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showing up to work and vote no? >> chris christie has been missing half the time. fund-raising in california instead. new jersey governor chris christie and the onetime republican front-runner, former florida governor jeb bush. christie and bush, only on "fox news sunday." then -- >> we know we can't stop every act of violence, but what if we tried to stop even one. our sunday group on the president's plan to go around congress again and take executive action on gun control. and their predictions for 2016. all right now on "fox news sunday." hello again from fox news in washington. 2016 is finally here. and with the iowa caucuses and then the new hampshire primary just a month ago, we begin the new year with two candidates who have a lot riding on the early states. new jersey governor chris
governor jeb bush. first, governor christie, who has spent more time in new hampshire than any of the other republican candidates. governor, happy new year and welcome back. >> happy new year, and looking forward to getting back to new hampshire this afternoon. >> as we said, you went after marco rubio this week, saying, dude, show up for work or quit, which brought a lot of heavy fire. check it out. >> chris christie is a funny guy, but he's never in new jersey. he's gone half the time. >> the people in new jersey want to throw him out of office. we're going to hell and the governor of is in new hampshire every day have been town hall meetings. new jersey reporters have researched this. they say you've been away from new jersey for all or part of 72% of the time since you announced you were running for president. when you look at the total, over 200 days in 2015, which raises the question -- who are you to criticize?
this is the difference between being a governor and being a senator. i'm on the job every day. senator rubio just hasn't shown up to vote. listen, i understand he can't be there for every day, he's running for president. i get that, but there was a spending bill which he said he was absolutely opposed to. i would think he would take one day off of fund-raising to cast his no vote and speak on the floor to try to persuade had is colleagues, but anybody who has been a governor, and anyone who hasn't been i understand don't understand this. i'm always on working, and there's never a day off. i'm always doing my job. you're getting hammered in new jersey for beingway so much s. the asbury park press gave you a "d" overall, d-minus on leadership, complained about your being away so much.
approval numbers are the worse since you became governor, 33% approve, 62% disapprove. governor, these are the people of new jersey who know you best. >> well, listen, i'm not shocked that a liberal newspaper gives mess those grades, but let's talk about the facts. they gave me that grade on jobs, yet new jersey in 2015, without the december numbers, chris, already has had the best job growth year in the private sector it's had in 15 years, the best year since 2000. this is obviously just partisanship on their part. i've done better than the last five governors have done in new jersey in terms of job creation. so they're just dead wrong on that, and as for the other stuff, you know, the fact is whenever you're looking for a new job, your current employer gets a little miffed. i get that. i was honest with the people in new jersey, i told them there
for president. it's understandable, but i'm working hard to become the next president of the united states. >> you are surging, especially in new hampshire, according to the real clear politics, you were running ninth at 3%. now you're running fourth with 11.3%. the question is, governor -- what's happened? >> i think it's paying off. the hard work. all the time that i spent, mary pat has spent in new hampshire, putting forward a clear strong vision for putting homeland security first. chris, when you listen to the president of the united states and he says the reason people are so anxious is they're watching too much cable news and the only problem with his strategy on isis is that if fact he needs a better pr strategy and mrs. clinton says a week or two ago we're exactly where we need to be on isis, they want a strong federal former prosecutor and governor who understands how to get in job done.
in new hampshire are responding to, and i feel it in iowa, too, having just come back from there a few days ago. the conventional wisdom is that new hampshire is terribly important for you, you either have to finish first or if second, you have to finish ahead of the other so-called establishment candidates like marco rubio or jeb bush. is it win or out for you in new hampshire? >> absolutely not, chris. i mean, listen, you said it yourself, in october we were in ninth place in new hampshire. we're now third or fourth, depending on what poll you look at. the fact is we need to do well there, and we need to do well in iowa, too. and then we'll be able to move on, the field will be narrowed to four, five folks i suspect. we'll be in that four or five country. >> not to get too process-y, but
if you were to finb hind one of the other establishment candidates like wrub i don't, like bush, you could still survive? >> of course. >> okay. that's a quick answer. >> yes, because i'm note going to see too process-y, chris. >> one of the things you pointed out is terrorism and a strong leader in fighting terrorism is a big issue. it's one of the issues that you are running on. here you are at the last republican debate. >> we prosecuted two of the biggest terrorism cases in the world and stopped ft. dix by being attacked by six radicalized muslims. >> i'm the only one who has filed applications under the patriot act, gone before the federal intelligence is it court. >> critics say you have greatly exaggerated your error are on this. first your claim that you personally went before -- we
went before the fisa court to get national security wiretaps. the truth is you never did that. >> our office went before it. we the information to provide to the justice department so they could go before it and get the information we needed, that we requested based on our investigation. if you look at those criticisms, two things they have in common -- one they're working for others candidates. and two they have never done a lick of work for the department of justice. all of those people who have ever done any professional work didn't have those complaints and knew exactly what i meant. >> all right. second, and it's not just frankly your other rivals saying this, also independent -- "new york times," if they're not working -- [ laughter ] >> i don't think they're working for one of the other republicans. think say, "new york times" does, that you claim that you
the clip, two of the biggest terrorism cases in the world. i want to make it clear there's no question you have a report of fighting terrorism, but those particular cases that you cite were both fbi stings where the people were under surveillance for month. it was the la coni case and ft. dix case and there was nothing close to an attack. >> you're half right s. >> the haqqani case was a sting case, but not the ft. dix. one of the we received -- from our office, we were able to monitor those folks, but the plans wer also under way to attack ft. dix. you're wrong on the second part. >> they were under surveillance for months, were they not, sir? >> chris, that's our job. would you rather have the boston bombing, where people were not under surveillance? they were planning for quite
ft. dix, these were people who had already begun to an attack. we had video of them training for this attack. woe then began to surveyil them. i do understand it, because i've done it. to try to minute nice the ft. dix six case is being done by "new york times" who, by the way, eight weeks ago called for me to drop out of the race, so i hardly think they're an objective source. finally, i have to say you're in mid season form. >> thank you, my friend. president obama is expected to announce executive action on new gun controls this week to expand background checks, and also to bar more accused domestic abusers from being able to buy guns. your reaction to that?
chied going from 21 governors when he came in when he went into office, now 31, now he wants to act as a king. the fact is if he wants to make changes, go to congress and convince congress they're necessary, but this will be another illegal executive action which i'm sure will be rejected by the courts. when i become president, will be stricken from executive action by executive action i will tail. but the report seemed to case, sir that you have flipped on gun control. they know critics do, in 2013 when you were running for reelection you signed ten bills tightening gun restrictions, including handgun purchases by people on the terror watch list and the nra that year only gave you a c. they, say, critics do and some rivals, that you have changed your tune since running for president. >> i haven't changed my tune.
that banned guns on the terror watch list. as president, i would make sure that list is accurate, but i think most americans believe if you're on the list, you shouldn't be able to buy guns, but i have vetoed the 50-caliber ban, vetoed a statewide i.d. system, and also pardoned six different folks so far who have been caught up very unfairly in lauds. the approach i'm going to take is protect second amendment rights but make sure i make decisions that are in the best interests of the people of new jersey. i think that's what the people of the united states wants and will be. time. happy new year, and we will see you on the campaign trail. >> happy new year, and i like forward to being on again. good. you have next, a shift in campaign strategy for jeb bush, as the former front-runner tries to regain momentum. what went wrong?
>> thank you, chris. let's start where we left off with chris christie. your thoughts about president obama's planned actions on gun control. >> i haven't seen them, but his first impulse is always to take rights away from law-abiding citizens, ands wrong. it's a pattern that's quite dangerous. it's not a surprise that people don't believe our government is working on their behave any more when you have a president that recklessly uses -- the better approach would be when i had as governor of florida, when we focused on people punishing people who committed crimes with guns, but we enhanced the rights for law-abiding citizens. it seems from all the reporting that president obama is likely to propose as early as this week. expand the number of gun sellers who have to conduct background checks.
domestic abusers who are barred from buys guns. governor, what's wrong with those specific ideas? >> well, because you don't know the details, but the so-called gun show loophole doesn't exist. people that want to sell occasionally sell gunsnsought to have the right to do so without being impaired by the federal government. if states want to create specific rules around that kind of behavior, fine. as it relates to domestic violence violence, the state of florida did exactly what he's suggesting, but the top-down driven approach doesn't create freedom, doesn't create safety, doesn't create security. that's what we ought to be focused on. >> basically you're saying you agree -- >> no, because he can't do it by executive order. >> i understand you don't like the process. >> i got it signed into law, and people are safer because of it. >> we're not talking about the
>> how do you know? >> if somebody sells a a few guns and wants to sell a gun to somebody, who does it hurt for the seller -- or rather the buyer to go through a background check? >> if it's just an occasional question where you're getting federal license from a person who 'goods to sell one or two guns, that's completely inappropriate. he doesn't have the authority to do this, anyway. if it's such a great idea, let hem go to congress. my belief is the best approach is to have the laws thoroughly vetted at the state level. that's why i'm proud of the fact i have perhaps the most pro-gun, most pro-second amendment report of any governor. we cut down gun violence at the same time. that should be the approach. >> you started 2015 as the front-runner with about $100 million in your super-pac war
the course of 2015. as late as july, you led the field, now you're running sixth nationanay, and you've seenn basically the same drop in iowa and new hampshire, and all of this, governor, while you and your campaign and your super-pac has spent about a third off the campaign dollars that were spent in 2015 and you and your super-pac has spent double what nits other republican candidate has spent. which raises the question -- what happened to your campaign the last year, sir? >> i'm going to focus on what's going to happen in the next month and then ten days later. we're building a strong team, voter contacts is what counts in those states. we're surging in terms of identifying voters and going at it. as you said, we moved many of the people in our headquarters out to these early states. advertising in this world
it probably did in the past, so we're making adjustments. that's what i'm focused on, myy proven record and the need to have a person with a steady hand and have specific plans to fix the mess in washington, d.c. and us safe. >> if you're going to fix the mess in washington is learning from mistakes, and fixing in this case your own campaign. i goods the question is, did you squander of advantages that you had early in 2015? did you fail to cup come up with a compelling voters? i understand you want to talk about the future, but the past does give some indication as to what went wrong and what you need to improve. >> chris, i respect your world. your world is all about process. my world is about connecting with voters in these early states to build moment tough. we'll be on every ballot in every state. that's not a hard thing to do.
that and we're focused on iowa and new hampshire. we've had made the adjustments. i'm very optimistic when people see my record and see the ideas you have and see my personality, my character as a candidate and they can envision someone like me can be president, that i'm going to do fine, but sir respectfully again it's not about process. you talked about connecting with voters. i think the polls would indicate you failed to connect with voters. >> well, chris, let's let people in iowa and new hampshire and south carolina and nevada decide that. nevadaens i think have a right to be able to make that decision, not the pundits' request. that's my point. back in 2014, when you were considering a run for presesent, you want the key was, could you run campaign for. joyfully? it's a theme that you repeated often. here you are.
that mean can one do it joyfully, without tied to all of the convention of the politics of the here and now. >> governor, do you still feel that way, that you need to campaign joyfully? >> yeah, and i do that. i'm excited about the future of this country if we fix a few big complex things. the joy in my heart relates to the greatness of this country. i believe in its future, but washington, d.c. is broken. the joy i have is the prospect of being president to fix the mess in washington and work with congress on how we tax and regulate and build a security system so we can be kept safe again. >> the reason i asked is we looked at a couple of your recent ads just in the last month, and we found clips on them. i'd like to play them. these are ads from the bush
weeks. >> probably equal. >> one of the things you didn't take an opportunity to do last night was really go after donald trump. >> you have not beenling to attack mr. trump in public, but you questioned his judgment -- >> jeb bush was the only one who try to do go after donald trump. >> you couldn't see them, governor, but you attacked trump, rubio, cruz, and i guess the question is, what happened to joyful? >> you can be joyful and also point out the differences. i want to be president of the united states, so i can fix donald trump i don't believe will be the party's nominee. hillary clinton. his views on policy have shifted with its winds. he is a strong supporter until recently of hillary clinton now the front running candidate? someone has to call him out.
beginning, you have shifted really the third overhaul of your campaign in 2015. you have basically ended, canceled all of your ad buys in way and south carolina. you've deployed almost all of your head quarter staff to the early states. same question i asked chris christie. new hampshire would seem to be terribly important for you. don't you have to finish first orort least ahead of the other so-called establishment candidates? >> look, i have no control how you measure who's up and who's down. i'm going to focus on doing the best i can. i think we'll do well in new hampshire and that's my goal. i have a campaign organization in every state. this could go a long, long way. i have no clue about that. i just have to act on my heart and work as hard as i can. i'm excited about the start of this new year and look forward to campaigning hard in iowa and in new hampshire and in south carolina and nevada.
were the one as head of the campaign who made the decision. why did you decide to cancel the everybody out of the headquarters in florida? >> based on what we know -- continues to do advertising on television, and we ought to be focused on voter contact. it was an adjustment based on the reality of where we are. that's how leaders lead. >> does that indicate that you think you have less of a chance in iowa and south carolina, putting more eggs in new hampshire? >> no. no, because we're excited about iowa and south carolina as well. look, we want to go identify every voter and make surur they vote. the way you do that is the old-fashioned way in these early states. that's the mission and objective. >> governor, thank you, happy new year. safe travels on the campaign trail, sir. >> look forward to seeing you. up next our sunday group
air. coming up, our sunday group weighs in on the face-off with donald trump and hillary clinton. >> and her husband is one of the greatest abusers of the world? >> we shouldn't let anybody bully his way into the presidency. >>ow will their fight days after the paris attacks, senators came together for a top-secret briefing on the terrorist threat... marco rubio was missing - fundraising in california instead. two weeks later, terrorists struck again in san bernardino... and where was marco? fundraising again in new orleans. over the last 3 years, rubio has missed important national security hearings and missed more total votes than any other senor.
president obama in his weekly address on his plan to take action on gun control, likely as early as this week. laura ingraham, susan page of "usa today" head of heritage action for america michael needham, and kirsten powers. we
got a question like this one on facebook. he writes -- do you think congress will stand up to obama's lawless action? or will we have to vote out the gop leadership this week? laura, how do you answer jack, and also about what, ifs in, republicans can do? >> article i gives congress the power to enact laws. the president has abused this power. the republicans have largely allowed him to so. on this issue, if the
this in a meaningful and smart way with facts, debunking the lies, jeb bush was right about the loophole -- if they do not do that, i think you underestimate the wrath of the voters next november. this is an issue about liberty and about law-abiding gun owners stopping crime, being allow to do give in freedom. you want to give a gft of a gun to a son and now the federal government wants to create a national database, which would allow this through executive action to be meaningful. they would need a national database for gun owners, 300 million guns in the united states today. look at what texas did. they have a new pro-second amendment regime in place. in florida they're considering the same concealed carry law. so i think the president is trying to overreach in hi last year in congress.
up and then you said, well, they should have facts or hearings. >> they'll have to go to the courts. we know the course are very unreliability on some of these constitutional issues. i think it has to become a campaign issue for 2016. if it's a court, it certainly will not get done before barack obama leaves office. >> that's why we don't want to fund the government through next september/october. that's why you don't unilaterally disarm yourself in they debates. that's what grass-roots groups have complained about. this is a split within the republican party on tactics. not so much on substance, but on tactics. >> there's two different audiences for this, of course. it's not surprising that the republican base will be upset, but the country overall in terms of gun rights has moved more in
curbs on gun rights, which is a shift. it hasn't always been that way. we've seen hillary starting to shift. she's much more in favor of some sort of gun control. i think, you know, if you look at universal background checks, 90% approval rating in this country, so it's not something that is seen by st americans as some major constitutional crisis, as i think it will be seen -- i agree with laura, it will be seen that way among the bay of the republican party and probably very good foror donald trump if you want to look at it politically. >> a national gun registry doesn't have that support. president obama is actually getting what he wants out of the this entire conversation about gun control is a distraction from the real issue that makes americans unsafe right now. that's radical islamic president obama's foreign policy is a failure. he's distracting fromm the control. none of the gun control measures
anything to stop any of the tragedies that we have seen during the last couple years. this isis distraction from t t real issue, which is the failure of the policy of leading from behind that summarizes barack obama's policy. >> the places where these two get together, susan is after san bernardino, on the one hand, kirsten is right, on some issues people generally favor that, other than the there was an explosion in gun sales after sanan bernardino, because people are afraid, and even, i saw a report on the news today, after news of the executive action there was a gun show out in virginia, and people wewe there like more than usual to buy guns, because they're worried their guns will be taken away. >> just to be clear, we don't knowprecisely what president ama will opose. i don't think he's proposed -- there were some case, including
of a background check had -- subject a convicted killer to a background check, but the question has become complicated. nine out of ten americans support universal background checks. other there was a poll about a month ago that show the a plicality think that more guns would make us safer. i would look for what hillary clinton does. she's running for election. she hopes to be running for president. does she continue toean forward in thth issue in a way that democrat versus not done for about a generation. >> it's a good issue for a democrat in a primary, particularly against bernie sanders, who more conservative. >> because the support is with people who oppose new restrictions, even when a majority of americans support some of those restrictions. >> crime has gone down acrossss the country.
rates, chicago just released 50 more murders than 2014, most strict antigun jurisdiction. the 90% s stistics of supporting -- lots of the myths about gun ownership are perpetrated by people who never much liked the second a andment the first place and have a vested interest in amassing more power in d.c. it's not about keep people safe or liberty. columbine is the only thing they can point to that would have chanand with gun control. that was the transfer of a weapon that was illegally modified. newtown wouldn't have been gabby giffords wouldn't have been stops, so you'll hear from a lot of powerful re9 rick, but it's on the side of the gun owners and the second amendment. meanwhile, the two front-runners in the 2016 race hillary clinton and donald trump have continued their battle over
donald trump upped the ante considerably.y. take a look. >> i don't know that he has any boundaries at all. his bigotry, his bluster, his bullying have become his mpaign. she wants to accuse me of things, and the husband is the one of the greatest abusers of the world? give me a break. give me a break. >> wise or not to get back into bill clinton ace history. >> if she's going to put bill clinton out there and have him campaign, there's no reason anyone is claiming she's responsible, but for the first time the republican party is -- rand paul in new hampshire is saying if the democrats want to come up with every obscure instance of abortion and quiz up on that, we'll question why she -- ted cruz is saying
the supreme court se this past summer, it's absurd to say a 70-year-old grandmore shooter forced to bake a cake, and if hillary clinton wants to put bill clinton out there, it' valid to point out there's nobody who has done more to degrade women or the office of the president of the united states than bill clinton. >> there are some liberal columnists this week who said he's fair game. thth also questioneded hillary clinton and the fact that in a lot of these cases she may have enabled bill clinton, because she ended up attacking the women who maa allegatatns aaut bill clinton. >> so ruth marcus made this point. i think it's fine, fair game. is it smart politics? i think probably not. didn't we see this movie before in 1998, when bill clinton himself was the figure at the center, not his spouse, got impeached, contributed to historic democratic gains inhe
so i think donald trump should feel free to attack him, but i question whether this will rebound to he bin fit where independent-mindedewomen may be in play and key to the election. >> these are real people. their lives were forever changed. juanita broderickck it isly claims that bill clinton sexually assaulted her. i interviewed her in years past, contemporeous corroboration. these are real people. we have a lot offeminists watching, and they care about women. i'm not going to say it's going to be the focus of the campaign, but the idea that bill clinton is aaunted figure heshould be taken offf the realm of possibility, you know, subject matters and discussion, he will be the co-president, the most trusted adviser of hillary clinton, he's not going to be the focus o o the cammign, but the idea that you can't talk
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. we have a tradition around hhe to have the panel make some predictions for the new year on a range of topics and under the heading often in error, but never in doubt. politics first. ura? > think the highlight of the democratic national convention will be the speech by former president bill clinton. i think for three republican conventions in a row republicanss ll not hear from a former republican president.
>> that of course meaning the only living former presidents are the bushes. >> ifeb is t t nominee, i ink he wants to be his own man.
don't see it. >> my prediction on politics is it's going to be a three-way racece there will be aung establishment republican. if trump doesn't get the nomination, somebody else,
trump, maybe somebody else runs instead to show how mad they are at the establishment. >> basically you'll sea there would be two republican/conservative. >> the party is too split to hold. >> is that guarantee that hillary -- >> likely. that's not part of my prediction. nikki haley has been given the economy room to flourish, shown grace in leadership. she alsosonderstands the dynynic dynamics of the grassroots versus the establishment. when he ran for governor, she was opposed. she will be the republican nominee for vice president. >> it's a republican state, used not go for ohio or florida?
show they understand this divide, a provenn -- shoo the new face, nikki haley is that person. >> and a woman? >> and a woman. >> i'll stay susan one step further, sanity will take hold and trump will not be the nominee, and run as a third candidate. >> meaning hillary would win? >> theory kale, yes. >> what about the possibility of a democratic third or fourth-party candidacy like jim webb? >> if it hapens, it won't impact the race in any way. >> okay. sorry, mr. webb. economy, laura? >> i think once again median income in the united states not peak since the 1999 levels. i think once again on the econony we'll see a trade deficit with china that is exceeding $300 billion as it has for the last many number of years. i don't think we'll see much of
predictions about america's economic return. the middle class still in my mind rules this election. what's happens to them, all backgrounds i think will dominate e th with hilllly and the republicaca nominee. >> susan? >> this would be very bad news for hillary, and a recession in 2016. our recovery already, while it hasn't felt like much of a recovovy for a lot of americans is what economists call mature, third longest recovery since world war 2. possible we'll see a downturn whichould be devastating for the candidatat of the party that now holds the white house, that would be the democrats. >> so you giveth and takist away. >> mike ago equally bearish? >> i am. i think it will be a terriblee for america's fraudulent monetary policy. the fed says they'll raise the interest rates four times by a quarter of a point. hat the opiate of ultimate low
forward consumer spending, both of those things will reverse. i think it's confide likely you have a recession in order to prprerve the presidency,y, you'll have the fed back off those monetary policies, the interest rates. the federal reserve rate will be ost likely close to zero. >> kirsten? >> some good news. the economy is on track to reach full employment in 2016, which would be e point to which everybody who wants to be working would b b working. >> and what would that be as a number? >> 5% unemployment and 9% underemployment rate. >> what are they missingthat you see? >> i don't know. this is generally agreed among most economists, and something that hasn't happened in a decade, so it's a very key marker. >> and you think the recovery continues through 2020? >> i think one prediction, really? i have to do the whole economy?
full employment. we have to see the other issues in t t econony, but i think the economy is fundamentally turning around. >> okay. sports, , ura? >> abama will win the national chchpionship in phoenix. it will be a great night. and uconn women's basketball will once again win the ncaa women's championship. >> i have to say once again. they have won it threeears in a row and ten out of the 20. >> i don't care. my mother was a bear bryant fan, alabama will win the national championship, but i have to stick with my uconn women. >> if a recession is bad for hillary clinton, here is a sporting event that would be good for hillary clinton, which is the chicago cubs, the first time in 107 years wins the world series. she's been a fan of the cubs this would happen just days before the election.
sharemichael's skepticism on this. i think when she moved to new york suddenly she was a mets or yankees fan. >> exactly. >> but she never gave up being a an be fans. >>he cubs should stick to a more realistic goal like winning a playoff game versus the mets. there's not a single player who deserves it more than david wright. the mets pitching staff is phenomenonal. syndergaard will capture the hearts of the mets. >> fofo those of you who don't live in new york, those are all mets players you haven't heard of before. >> that's part of the charm of the team. >> kirsten doesn't know and doesn't care aboutsports,s, and -- >> steve hays told me this. the washington capitals will win the stanley cup. >> can you name two players? >> no.
>> one player? >> call steve. >> what? >> call steve. >> i thought that was an international nam. hamilton will dominate the tony awards, and everyone should go see it. >> i have to tell you, as somebody lucky enough to see it, it is fabulous. to go to musical and hear them singing about writing the federalist papers is -- >> "hamilton" is incredible. >> what i hope to win is "spotlight" the best movie i have ever seen about how reporters actually do their jobs, why it matters, the difference it can make, holding thee powerful to account, with a local newspaper doing the jobs that journalists are supposed to do. >> this was "boston globe"
>> and led to revelations across the globe. >> michael. >> t man versus superman. the premise is that batman goes from gotham to metropolis, to check on the -- >> how do you know this? >> i read it on wikipedia. e only catch is that it's laughable to think that superman will be intimidated by ben affleck. it will be fundadantally unserious. he'll go down as hollywood's worst batman. >> kirsten. >> a movie called "13 hours" is coming out aboutthe benghazi attack. it's a terrific movie, but very fair, evenhanded, i think a true telling to what happened. >> this is about the cia operatives at the ananex, who was prevented or dlied in getting to the consulate? >> exactly. i think it's not overly political.
snow-vered woodbury, iowa, just 29 days before the first in the nation voting starts there. and our crack research team has found out that the tree is a redwood, and it's actually the band. this time you get to choose the topic. laura, you start. >> the question is whether the establishment repeplicans can hold on for another presidential term in this presidential election cycle, or whether the country and the party is going to move in a more nationalist economic direction. that is the fundamental divide. i think it's been papered over to some extent. that's where we are right now. you also see it happening across europe. different types of movements, but there's a sense thaha things just aren't all that fair and a lot of the people in the middle just can't get ahead. and very briefly, does the
>> i don't -- i don't know. i don't know how to predict that. i think money is with the establishment, as usual, and the power is with the people. >> susan? >> we would expect this to be a ar in which nothing gets down, because generally nothing gets down in washington and we have a presidential election going on, but i think it's possibility we'll have a situation that odd bedfellows between a lame-duck president and reluctant speaker to get some things done on a trade deal, tax plan? >> obama and paul ryan? >> espepeally if it looks like it's a blowout, a three-way race, it could be like 1996. you remember the republicans in congress worked with the democratic president in order to get things done, because they candidate? >> i think you'll see a party that unifies around a pro-free interprice anti-washington, d.c. message.
box and a majority of members mandate. that would force the cronies at the chamber of commerce a a elsshere here in washington, to choose whether they want to join a optimistic free enterprise, or go to the democrats. does your -- >> if the establishment wins we'll have a continued debate whether this should be a party that playing the chronnyism politics that the democrats are doing a perfectly capable job of. >> kirsten. >> once that was referred to as bill clinton's bimbo eruption will be problems for hillary during thehe campaign. the conventional wisdom says this has all been hashed out, but if we look at the bill cosby situation, the country has definitely changed, and these are seriris allegations, and her role in them at well. thank you, panel. i predict it will be a great