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or certified letter please go get it. it's very important. that's all we have time for today. there's much more on fox news.com/property man. be sure to send me your questions and property stories to property man @fox news.com. i'm bob massi, the property man. i'll see you next week. this week "the journal editorial report." and then there are 16 as john kasich jumps into the republican race we'll look at the state of the republican field, the current front-runners and potential dark horses. the defining issues of campaign and threat of third party run. plus hillary clinton falters in some key battleground states. what's behind in her slide in the polls and how are democrats reacting? welcome to "the journal editorial report." i'm paul gigot. ohio governor john kasich
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announced his run for the white house this week rounding out at 16 the largest republican field in modern memory. the two-term governor and budget chairman is hoping his reform record will help him break through the republican crowd. does he pose a threat to any of the current front-runners. here is a look at the state of the republican race as "wall street journal" columnist and manhattan institute senior fellow jason riley, editorial board joe reagano and mary kissel host of opinion journal on wsj live. joe, you're too young to remember this but this the most impressive biggest field since 1998 when they had george w. bush jack kemp and others. so very impressive. john kasich number 16. is he getting in too late for this or do you think he actually could be a significant player? >> i think the size of the field makes it a lot easier for some
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of these what we might think of as more marginal candidate right now to break into the top. so why not go for it. this is going to be a volatile long race. >> jason, what do you think his strengths are as a candidate, john kasich? >> he's got legislative experience 18 users in congress. he's got executive experience in ohio where the economy has grown. unemployment is down. the economy is doing much better than the neighbors, that neighborhood. >> including wisconsin. >> including wisconsin. i think his big eselling point is address, from ohio. a big swing state. the next election decided by a so swing states. john kasich is going to say i can bring ohio. i just won election by 31 points last year. i think that's what he's going to be selling. >> good reform record? a tax cutter in ohio cutting marginal income tax rates. the state before he took over really hadn't grown in a decade.
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now it's growing over 2%. >> you heard some numbers when he announced for president. they are impressive. he took a billion dollar deficit, turned it into $2 billion surplus. 250,000 new jobs. some $5 billion in tax cuts. has he a lot to discuss on the trail. >> what about the weaknesses joe? you follow john kasich and have written some editorials about him. what would hold him back given what mary and jason have said are some impressive credentials. >> he's a very idiosyncratic and undisciplined politician. anybody who watched his announcement speech which was almost ad libbed would notice. >> so pretty much anything can happen when he's talking. >> sure. i think he has a strength which he wants to broaden the appeal of the republican party. >> that's important. >> to some groups they have traditionally not succeeded. he can take that too far into
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moralizing. he expanded medicaid under obama care. >> right. a lot of other governors have not, although chris christie did in new jersey. scott walker rick perry did not. >> right. he didn't merely expand it but became leading republican evangelist for why his colleague should do so. >> he overwrote his legislature, didn't want to do it. >> he bypassed legislature and barnstormed the country going to other states that hadn't expanded saying you need to do this to help the poor. if you don't do it you're a person of bad faith, you're an ideologue. so i think that's kind of a problem for him. he's got to government say my brother keeper's type mentality here where government programs are an emblem of your support for helping less fortunate. >> that won't work with the tea party. >> no, it won't work at all. look i'm not sure who he challenges in this race just yet because he's kind of on the
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margin. number nine 10 11 in the polls. >> he has to be in the top 10 to get into the debate. i think he's going to try to break through jason in new hampshire. he's got to do it in new hampshire. he's probably going to do well in new hampshire. on the air up there in new hampshire. i think he's got a breakthrough with jeb bush chris christie marco rubio, scott walker. those are the people -- >> he doesn't have walker and rubio's youth. he doesn't have bush's name recognition and money but those are the guys he's got to compete with. >> and so you agree with that mary? >> yeah. he's going to run as a reform governor from the swing state. somebody who, as joe said reaches across the aisle. he's got some tough competition in bush and particularly in walker who made more of a national lead for himself. kasich doesn't have the name recognition yet. >> that's an issue. if he did have more name
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recognition, which is interesting, a show on fox for a few years. if it was a few years ago, they forget you on tv. out of sight, out of mind. when we come back with less than two weeks to go before the republican debate we continue our look at the state of the gop field. will donald trump's immigration emphasis and threats of a third party run do long-term damage to the gop. a panel waist in next. a fact. kind of like mute buttons equal danger. ...that sound good? weighs in next. not being on this phone call sounds good. it's not muted. was that you jason? it was geoffrey! it was jason. it could've been brenda. i am totally blind. and sometimes i struggle to sleep at night, and stay awake during the day. this is called non-24. learn more by calling 844-824-2424. or visit your24info.com.
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in washington trouble for democratic front-runner hillary clinton as two inspectors general say there was classified information on her private e-mail server either sent or received when she was secretary of state. the clinton camp continues to deny any wrongdoing but can they prove it? our fair and balance debates whether she will finally have to turn over that server. now there are 16 candidates vying for the republican
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nomination. former new york governor george pataki and mike huckabee joins americas news head cars this afternoon. we'll find out how they will stand out from the pack. day two airstrikes in syria, even releasing video of the attacks. the nato ally is also targeting kurdish forces in iraq. the top of the hour we'll break down what this means for u.s.-led coalition fighting isis. we'll see you in 20 minutes. >> i want to run as a republican. i think i'll get the nomination. we'll see soon enough. i think i'll get the nomination. the best way to win is for me to get the nomination and run probably against hillary. >> continuing now with a look at the republican field and the state of the gop race with less than two weeks to go until the first debate. that was donald trump continuing
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to push the issue of immigration and not exactly backing off a threat from earlier in the week to launch a third party candidacy if his republican bid runs aground of we're back with jason and dorothy joins the panel. jason, before we get to trump, let's step back and look at the republican field. who do you think is in the top tier as we get into summer. >> i think still a three-man race with bush and walker and rubio leading the pack. >> those three are the frors? >> i believe so so yes. >> i tend to agree with you. i think they have the broadest appeal to all the factions. bush relatively social conservatives. that surprises some people but he does. they can appeal across republican spectrum. >> yeah the big difference in this race isn't between moderates and conservatives it's
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about political strategy. they are united on policy in very broad terms. it's between the uniters and dividers. does the gop mean to broaden coalition, appeal to more voters or does it need to divide does it need to follow the obama path of polarizing the country and driving out core voters. >> democrats think that's a good strategy because they feel they are in the majority with obama coalition. polarize that helps them. republicans, they lost five of the last six popular votes in the election. they need to expand the republican voting pool. >> that's right. look their basic problem is they need more voters. the question is how to find them whether it's through sympathy with more of the country, trying to unite the country or just get out what they say is the republican base. >> put bush rubio, rand paul in that uniter category.
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it's still out, we still don't know where walker will fall in that divide. >> i don't think we know that yet. the other ones might be ted cruz for example, would be one of the polarizers. >> who do you think, dorothy, among other candidates. not the frontier who has the best chance to break out and -- >> i have a hard time thinking about that. i don't get beyond that. cruz never had a chance to begin with. i think his comments on donald trump did not hab. the appeasing and all the rest. but i really do think we are located without dark horses. if i had my way as a citizen i'd be happy to see lindsey kpram in the top ten. >> you like him on foreign policy. >> lots of people do but it's not going to happen. i have to say when you count walker in the top ten, the more i listen to him, the more i
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think, he promised for one thing his willingness to go and -- were he president, he would announce for having a state's vote on whether you could have one man, one woman. this is the kind of polarizing reach out that is not going to play well. >> jason, donald trump. how do you explain his surge in the polls? he's the one who has broken through so far, if you look at some of the surveys. >> he's a celebrity. he knows how to get attention. this is what he does. the press has played along. >> democrats love his rise. >> they can't stop talking about it. >> i think that explains the polls largely. i don't think it's going to last but i think it does explain why he's been able to get where he's gotten so far. >> one of the impacts, dorothy, of trump in the race has been he's really taken -- sucked all the oxygen out, apart from front-runners jason mentioned,
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the other candidates can't break through. people are having a hard time getting media attention. they give speeches and nobody pays attention to them. you see rick perry attack cruz to get attention, but saying he's a threat to conservatism. if donald trump would defend his record on the texas border where he has -- >> he is a threat to conservatism. he's a threat to the whole chance of the republican party. >> donald trump. >> indeed he is. it's largely because people bought into the notion that americans have found their angry voice. the delusion they are a great writhing mass of people waiting for a man like donald trump to come along to help them out is simply ludicrous. >> how do you explain his surge? >> i explain his surge by the fact this is a spectacle and people have bought into this spectacle. so when you ask joe blow on the
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street what do you think -- oh, yeah he's great. he's saying the right things. in their hearts they go home and say they don't work that way, they don't work that way. they don't vote for people. it is good fun. it is not serious. people are believing in all the cliches of the american people leaving the idea that everybody is angry at the government. no they lead their owns lives. they go home. >> has trump peaked? >> i think he has. there have always been hucksters, cranks and populists who see a brief rise in american politics going back to william jennings bryant at the turn of the century. the body politic has a way of expelling these invaders. >> thank you. we're going to watch it. well the republican field may not be the only one in turmoil as a new poll shows hillary clinton in trouble in make critical swing states. we'll take a look at what's behind her sliding numbers and
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well some bad news for the democratic front-runner this week as a new poll shows hillary clinton trailing for top gop rivals in key battleground states. for the first time clinton is lagging behind florida governor jeb bush wisconsin governor scott walker and florida senator marco rubio in head-to-head matchups in colorado iowa and virginia. while a majority of voters in all three of those states say they don't think she's honest and trustworthy. we're back with jason riley, mary kissel and so how explain these polling numbers? they're precipitous fall? >> it certainly is. it's easy to explain.
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her favorability and unfavorability rating is worrisome for people. look, it's several things. she is scandal ridden. you have the e-mail scandal, the benghazi scandal, the clinton foundation scandal, the fact she has her buddies double dipping at the state department. she is a hypocrite. she says bankers are broke. >> that's popular in the democratic party. >> it is but when she gets in front of the camera people don't like her. she doesn't have the political skills of bill. she is grating and hard to listen to. >> you don't think she's a good candidate? >> that's right. for all of these facts -- >> you said the core political skill. >> the core political skill and the fact this is a person not only who does not light up the room a person who is difficult to listen to. i used to think if you wanted to extract information from terrorists put them in a room
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with hillary clinton and force them to listen to a speech. >> i don't think that's true on the republican base dorothy. a lot of them like to listen to her. i mean the democratic. >> the other thing the contrast between hillary clinton and the three front-runners, it is not just a fantasy. these are serious candidates the republican top three, marco rubio and the rest you cannot help but pose to the american people. >> the head-to-head matchups this is a long way to go. >> that's a problem. >> and i'm sure that's what's jumped out. and since we do have the drip drip drip of a scandal, the worry is those will only rise and now we have news the inspector general, the department of justice -- two
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inspector general, department of justice -- >> at the state department. >> they're looking into the e-mail scandal and whether or not we're going to get more of that coming out. >> they've requested an investigation at the justice department into the handling of the e-mails which suggests not just her handling of it hillary clinton's, but the overall state department. how big a threat is that? >> i think it's a big threat and a conundrum for the clinton campaign. what do you do? the more she's in front of voters and has to confront the questions, the less she's liked. on the other hand she can't maintain this bunker like campaign forever. >> she insists they release no classified information. she personally said no classified information over e-mails. if this goes into the bowels of the justice department and they look at it and nothing happens, is it really that big a threat to her campaign? >> the big threat for hillary clinton is going to be does she look vulnerable.
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the democratic party is of two minds about hillary clinton. the establishment wants to rally around her and say we want to decide on a candidate early. we're going to go with her. there's still the grassroots bernie sanders, people looking for an alternative to the extent these vulnerabilities in clinton continue to rise. i think you might see another more serious candidate get into the race. >> bernie sanders is not going to be the president of the united states. >> no he's not. what's really going to happen there comes a time when the pot boils over you've been listening to hillary clinton, right-wing conspiracy all these people with these ridiculous fantastic charges, and one day people begin to see there's something to this and i think this is what has happened. people are cottoning to the fact you cannot listen to the grating voice say over and over and over again, what are they talking about? they are the republicans. >> but barney franks said
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democrats, let's get behind her because this is the only way we're going to prevent an entire republican government. >> i think there's some panic going on on the left. salon, a far left media outlet said the numbers are falling into gruesome territory. >> all right. thank you all. we'll take one more break. hits and misses of the week. ere's just one last thing to do: check with truecar. car prices change all the time for all kinds of reasons. but truecar pulls in the latest, most accurate data so i can be sure if i'm getting a great price. this is truecar.
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time now for our hits and misses of the week. mary start us off. >> a really big miss. president obama, who appeared on "the daily show" this week said the irs' biggest problem is its lack of funding. what is it with this guy? he wants money for every regulatory agency. by the way, mr. president, the irs' biggest problem is it is a politicized vindictive agency that targeted conservative groups pro-israel groups the administration that is the irs'
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problem. >> joe? >> paul obamacare is driving a wave of consolidation in the health care industry. it's a merger frenzy leading to much bigger hospitals, much bigger insurers. anthem announce add tie-up with significant in a. in the last month the number of major health insurers has dropped from three to five. less competition and potentially higher costs. jason? >> bill de blasio has been trying to stop uber from expanding in the city. he favors the traditional car companies. this week new york governor andrew cuomo stepped in on the side of uber. so that's good for the governor a hit for the governor and a win for consumers who love uber. >> i agree with that jason. as a consumer and as somebody who needs to get around the city. and, remember if you have your own hit or miss be sure to
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tweet it to us on jer on fnc. that's it for this week's show. thanks to my panel and to all of you for watching. hope to see you right here next week. for hillary clinton, it is the controversy that will not go away. two federal investigators say secret government information may have been compromised because of her private e-mail server. will the democratic front-runner face a justice department investigation? >> i have said repeatedly that i will answer questions before the house committee. we are all accountable to the american people to get the facts right. >> and he was convicted of selling u.s. secrets to israel. now infamous american spy jonathan pollard could go free soon. why some say it's a move to patch things up with our closest