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questions and any property stories at propertyman@foxnews.com. i'm bob massi, the property man. i'll see you next week. [ woman vocalizing ] this week on the journal editorial report, russian warships launched cruise missiles into syria. gary castpera and the battle for the house speaker takes another unexpected turn as the divided gop struggles to find a leader to unite behind and hillary clinton moves left, breaking with president obama on its specif live from america's news headquarters, an ominous development in the middle east. iran announcing it has test fired a new long-range ballistic
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missile. state media says the missile is precision guided and can be controlled until the moment of impact. it says the missile can travel 1,000 miles putting it within range of u.s. allies. one expert says it's a major leap in terms of accuracy and overseas the taliban claiming responsibility for an explosion targeting a nato convoy in the afghanistan capital of kabul. authorities say at least three afghan civilians were injured in the attack. not clear yet if the blast was a suicide bomber or a roadside bomb. i'll see you again at the top of the hour with more news. please join us. welcome to the journal editorial report. russia dramatically escalated as military campaign in syria. this week, long range cruise
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missiles from warships in the ca caspian sea. launches follow two that kurdish airspace by russian jet and vladimir putin said he's willing ore start diplomatic negotiations over syria's future. the conflict must end with quote, political solution. former world chairman of the human rights foundation and author of the forthcoming book winter is coming. why vladimir putin and the enemies of the supreme world must be stopped. so welcome back to the program. what do you think putin is trying to achieve in syria? >> a global plan to sort of destroy the world order and the stability. dictator always benefits from chaos. russian economy not in good shape and will not get better. he has to provide a legitimate
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reason, the russian public why he's staying in power so many years and planning to stay there forever. and of course, for an aggression, it becomes the main -- >> it's domestic purrs. >> yes, for dictator like putin, it's an extension of his domestic campaign. the u.s. is a great, not only for russia but number one enemy. but in general, this is a free world. this is the free market, the democracy. it was ejected by russia because according to putin's propaganda, the fortress of good surrounded by the sort of evil empire. >> we see the domestic purpose. you mention the global plan. where does syria fit in to that global plan? >> after his nuclear installed and i saw that in between putin
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to continue this all. >> many people thought he was going smart people. thought he was going to accelerate that campaign in the summer and he didn't. you're saying that -- >> ukraine proved to be much tougher than he expected. he thought russians in southeast ukraine would embrace russian gangs. most prescribe to ukraine army. and made the majority between the army and the force. so too much for putin. >> open up another. >> i thought about georgia but florida south and i have to say that it was a good move because here, look for a spot on the map with the back and also with more opportunities to create and effect the reputation of the united states and bring it.
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and also, we can use because one of the effects of putin's attacks in here and he's support for bashar al assad of the regime a way for refugees. potentially millions of refugees into europe. >> he's putting pressure on europe. what happens in europe? >> with more reewe gfugees theru can see the nationalist parties gaining ground, allies of vladimir putin and eventually in march of 2016, has to decide on sort of sanctions whether to prolong them or to lead them. putin expects the allies in europe will help him. >> he'll whisper and say look to europe, i'll help you here with the refugee flow. just do one thing. lift those things. >> absolutely. also, it's an important message that if you stick with me, putin's message, i'm with you. america betrays old allies and look at what i do.
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even with my army, because you were my friend and not let you down. >> what does he get and is doing this, forming an alliance, not only with syria but iran. >> that was forever. >> a long time. but what does he get out of it now? >> it's very important that it boosts the international credentials. he looks strong. that's why it helps him to win battles elsewhere. also still hopes that russian presence there and combine assault with the forces could create sort of a major war in the middle east. for putin to influence oil prices vital. >> you want high oil prices. >> you must put oil prices up because with $50 a barrel, maybe two years. >> but isn't he also taking a risk? he's aligning with the shiites
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and the aloites in syria. could he create more jihad inside russia? >> absolutely. but we should not make one mistake by judging putin's actions. dictators strong, successful dictators, they do not play games. it's all about survival. putin thinks two or three weeks ahead. i have to survive today. we'll see what happens the next day. that's why he needs instability because in the situation in which instable, without rules, so he always dominates the game because he doesn't have to go to congress, the parliament, doesn't care about public opinions. >> quickly here, 16 or 15 months left in the obama administration. what do you think putin's next move is to take advantage of the weakness perceived in the u.s. president? >> unfortunately, everybody knows thisians try to
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gain maximum ground while obama is in offense. >> they know the next administration is different and they have to gain as much as they can now to negotiate or fight from the position of strength. >> elsewhere in europe, or the ukraine. >> i would another nation. look at putin's preferences. oil, deep water. instability, benghazi. that's another possible. another oil exporter. >> refugees. it's important. >> thank you so much for being
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: one thing i found talking to everybody, if we're unite and strong, we need a new face to help do that. >> a stunning turn thursday in the fight to replace house speaker john boehner. exiting the race leaving republicans scrambling for a candidate to unite behind key votes in congress this fall. let's bring in "wall street journal" columnist. editorial page james freeman. kim mccarthy has the majority
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support among republican colleagues but couldn't get the 218 because 30 or 40 members say they would never vote for him on the house floor under any circumstances which is a real break from tradition. usually, the winner goes and welcomes the republican candidate. they say, no, it's our candidate or no candidate. >> yep. >> what do these members want? >> if you listen, they have a specific set of demands. they claim that they want more democracy among the caucus. they want reform among many of the rules. they would like to have more say and who's on committees and who's the majority leader. what they want is the impossible. they want a speaker who is going to ram some victories through the white house and give conservatives. >> repeal obamacare. >> which can't do. >> a bunch of things. he has no power to do because president has the veto. so we have divided government for a reason.
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>> does the republican leadership, boehner, mccarthy, clearly hurt by the fact he was guilt by association with boehner, do they bear some blame for this problem? >> i think they do, paul. i think in addition to what they said, most of people want and i think outside of washington, they want a greater republican conservative public presence in washington. they wanted a voice that was fighting for them all the time. john boehner with a personality and mitch mcconnell. >> he's an insider. >> they want someone who's publicly fighting with barack obama and i think the last few years, we might not be having the problems we are now and now gotten to such a point, they're asking for many impossible things. >> take the export import thing, james. i've been against that for a lot longer than some of these guys have been alive. and, but they're 300 votes for it in the house.
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maybe 70 in the senate. it's very hard if you're the leader of the republican party to stop a vote with that kind of support. >> i don't know if john boehner wanted to stop it. i think we talked about how he's an insider in terms of personality. also in terms of policy. the needs of differences, generally conservative but was close to k street and i think he made a big mistake not getting in front of that parade to say, this is a win for limited government. we can get it. >> on the export import. >> crony capitalism and then i think would have had the credibility with some conservative members thinking, okay, maybe he's got further. >> i know this looks like a big dysfunction but if you end up with looks like instead of john boehner, you've made a huge upgrade. >> well, raise paul ryan ahead of the ways in this committee. former vice presidential nominee. is he the person that could unite republicans? >> there are huge benefits to having ryan be the leader.
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he does unite a lot of people. great on policy, does trust people. a big voice out there. >> conservative credibility and a gnash standing. >> absolutely, and a lot of other people in this race don't have but there are huge risks i think to ryan in that position. in that, how do you stop from becoming the next john boehner? one of the problems we have is there is a collection of republicans these days who have seen value in attacking other republicans. >> there's a kind of count counter-establishment. really raising money. they don't want, they want -- they profit from the republican dysfunction. >> it has become a business model, as it were. rather than complaining about barack obama or nancy pelosi, it's easier to fire in your own trenches. >> would ryan be programmed to fail in that case? >> this is a political institution. at some level, you have to allow leadership to happen.
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if you don't, you have gridlock and dysfunction and i think the broad american public will punish the party if that happens. >> next week's democratic debate, hillary clinton with president obama and a trade pact she once called the gold standard. will her latest left turn help her with democratic voters? usaa makes me feel like i'm a car buying expert in no time at all. there was no stress. it was in and out. and it was just easy. usaa, they just really make sure that you're well taken care of. usaa car buying service. powered by truecar. save money, zero hassle. it takes a lot of work... but i really love it.s. i'm on the move all day long... and sometimes, i just don't eat the way i should.
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gold standard of trade agreements. but hillary clinton came out this week against president obama's transpacific partnership or tpp. the very deal she helped negotiate during her time as secretary of state. so, james, what is the political calculation here for secretary of state, former secretary of state clinton. >> from the very beginning, she was for it and now she's against it. so, i think she's looking at bernie sanders on her left and she's moving left to counter that on trade, energy, taxes, various other things. but she's not going as far as sanders. i think the question is, are the people who are for sanders doing it as a protest urging her to move left or do they actually buy what he's selling, in which case, i don't know if it's -- >> you don't buying that she believes this? >> well, the turn is so sharp. it's so dramatic across so many issues. keystone pipeline. she wants to essentially take the obama regulatory surge and go further across each of the
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issue areas. dodd frank, et cetera. hard to believe it's not a response to what is happening in the campaign. >> a little preemptive joe biden blocking here. biden would have to support it as a member of the administration. maybe this gets her to the left of the biden. >> if he's going to get in, again, as you say, she's picking her spots that way. all across the board. she's looking very carefully at places she can distance herself a little bit from the administration. look like her own woman. but at the same time, stall biden from taking issues from her if he was to get into the race. and get a little bit more of it. just super charged. >> democratic voters going to kind of ignore all this previous position. nafta support, korea support. >> that's the big question. that's the big question. i mean, what is the key word in the election now in the republican and democratic party?
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authenticity. and bernie sanders is sort of like the ben carson and carly fiorina on the rig. will all these progressive voters who are, after all, people. politics. are they going to buy what hillary is saying right now? >> what do you think? >> i don't think so. i don't think they are. i mean, not in the states, many of these states like the northern states where you have a lot of liberals and then she's going to have to run this strategy of going through the south, running up primary delegate votes and simply outrunning bernie sanders and biden. >> one of our viewers may find this hard to believe but a former top obama campaign staffer told us recently that basically the huge turnout oamong young people, minorities were notidia logical. it was really about barack obama the person. >> this was the obama coalition that said that. that person said it was not necessarily transferable, though, what hillary clinton is trying to do is to replicate it. >> she runs the danger here, if
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she's splitting apart from the president, she may be alienating a lot of these voters and parts of the obama coalition that she might think they like her on the issues, but moving away from obama has risks. >> here's her other problem, too. hillary clinton it's more dangerous for her to switch around on these issues than i think a lot of candidates. because she is working in this environment where people already don't believe her because of everything that's come out with the e-mail. remember, people think that she's untrustworthy and then you have her saying, well, i was for keystone and now i'm not. and all these things. it's hard for anyone to believe that she's being honest when she says any of these things. >> america hasn't elected a protectionist president overtly protectionist president since herbe hoover. >> on that light note. >> look out below for the american and global economy. we have to take one more break. when we come back, our hits and misses of the week.
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time now for our hits & misses of the week. kim? >> a miss to donald trump for this week confirming that he believes that eminent domain, the government taking of private property, is "wonderful." this is not necessarily surprise since mr. trump has spent years working with government stealing people's property in order to make things like limousine parking lots. but to add insult to injury, he suggested the conservatives just don't understand the constitution, as well as he does. i think plenty of conservatives understand that when government takes your stuff, it's bad. and that maybe the one that is lacking in a little knowledge of the constitution is donald trump. >> all right, james. >> paul, i think i don't understand the environmental protection agency. >> you understand it very well. i know you do. >> this is a miss. lawyers who spend their time, but tom coburn writes in our
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pages this week, they spent more than $600 million over the last several years on weapons, including amphibious assault vehicles. so, as if they weren't dangerous enough with litigation. >> look out. showing up at your home in new jersey if you don't watch it. dan? >> paul, the famous architect frank lloyd wright said if you tip the united states on its side everything loose would roll into california. this past week the governor of california, jerry brown, passed laws mandating gender pay equity and passing a law that would create assisted legal suicide in california. so, the one that strikes me is the assisted suicide law, which perhaps if you live in a utopia like california might be necessary. >> well, more reasons to move to texas. >> yes. >> all right, remember, if you have your own hit or miss, be sure to tweet it to us. that's it for this week's show.
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thanks to my panel and especially to all of you for watching. i'm paul gigot, we hope to see you here next week. . and hello, i'm eric sean. welcome to america's news head quarters. >> topping the news, top republicans putting a full press on congressman paul ryan to convince him he should be the next speaker of the house. >> paul ryan is a good man. he's a great communiqe he's a great communi communicat >> the voice is in for the american reporter charged with spying in iran but many remain tight lipped what that ruling is. >> the investigation into a

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