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Jul 11, 2017 7:00am PDT
president george w. bush, thomas dupree and josh barrow thomas. let me start with you. normally we're on the same set. walk me through the interview that keir laid out with the lawyer linked to the kremlin though she says yet no connections to the russian government in this interview. what is your take away from that? >> hallie, my take away is this just underscores that we are in the shadowy world of espionage. i think it is going to be very difficult for anyone to pinpoint exactly what led to this meeting and then exactly what happened during this meeting. we've gotten conflicting stories from the participants in the meeting. some stories have evolved over time and the lesson here is that this is a meeting that donald jr. should have stayed away from. nothing good is going to happen when you meet with russian, potential russian operatives. >> so, what is more concerning to you? the lack of understanding that campaign officials were making themselves potentially vulnerable or people of the presidential campaign back in june of last year who didn't know they were meeting with. there w
MSNBC
Apr 5, 2017 7:00am PDT
criticized the war in iraq, the war in libya, also talked about george w. bush being responsible for 9/11. but at the same time talking about bombing the expletive out of isis, taking their oil, bringing back torture. nobody quite knows, i think, at this point how donald trump views the world, what the trump doctrine is. and i think that we're probably going to find out pretty in sort order now. >> this is time. >> he is being tested if not in syria, in north korea. how does he respond to these things. i think the public doesn't have a firm understanding, that's why the disapproval ratings are so high. nobody understand what is the trump doctrine is at this point. >> we're going to talk more broadly about this but before we do, we're talk to talk about ivanka trump. she's in a new interview disc s discussing her relationship with her father. how could that affect his administration. we're going to discuss that live when we come back. as you take a look now at the gorgeous washington monument on a real stunner of a day here in d.c. remember when you said men are superior drivers? yeah
MSNBC
Jun 1, 2017 7:00am PDT
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MSNBC
Jan 17, 2017 7:00am PST
nato, that could be one. >> i want to get to brennan's response to this. george brennan is not going to come out and make comments like he made to the wall street journal. walk us through what he said and why he might be talking about this in a public way. >> john brennan thing's donald trump's word are repugnant. he says he has crossed a line very clear on that. >> you talk about the reference to nazi germany, the tweet that donald trump sent out where he compared the intelligence community to having naziesque tactics. >> it wasn't just the tweet. he said it in a press conference and suggested it have the intelligence community that was behind these leaks. what brennan is saying is, a, he's defending his agencies and, b, he's crossing the line. brennan was a station chief of the cia in saudi arabia, then installed at the cia. he's making this argument that there are people that have given their lives, you go into the lobby of the cia, you see all those stars on the wall. here's what he had to say, let me see if i can find this quote for you. this is from brennan, hallie. there
MSNBC
May 1, 2017 7:00am PDT
on a hill. one of the reasons bill clinton did so well and george w. bush. and there's in question that barack obama represented optimism. the message out of the last election was optimism, stronger together and make america great again. that's the reason he won. biden's message is one that should be heard by both par parties. whoever goes into 2018 representing the optimism, that's the party that's going to be successful in the next election cycle. we can argue all day about issues, repeal or replace oba obamaca obamacare, all these are important debates to have. but i think joe widen's message should be heard by both parties. thinkty more interesting aspect of it is that the democratic party is a party better represented and they get excited about a past vice president rather than someone should be a future leader. >> all of the democrats are going to be 20 years from now going to be excited to see joe biden. thanks to both of you. >>> after the break, holding hollywood hostage. a hacker releasing the new season of the hit netflix show and threatening other networks that their sh
MSNBC
Jul 7, 2017 7:00am PDT
bring in my panel. cory and state department official under president george w. bush. business and politics reporter for "wall street journal" shelby holiday and white house reporter for associated press jonathan lameyer. the big question on everyone's minds. will he or won't he? will he go in there and bring up the hacking and russia's interference in the 2016 election which everybody has looked at pretty much seems to agree except if you listen to donald trump talking to hallie jackson yesterday. for this meeting to be judged a success, does president trump have to bring it up? >> no, i don't think he has to bring it up. and i don't think he will bring it up. >> you think the international community is not going to judge him as weak if he goes in and doesn't address the elfingerprint elephant in the room? >> i think there is a lot of business for the united states and russia to do. deconflicting our operations in syria and other things going on. i think the president should bring it up. let me be clear about that. i don't think he will. i also think plenty of other businesses we
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2016 10:00am PST
capitol police force when he was actually going to night school at george washington university, my alma mater. he's been here a long, long time. i think what you'll see later today is a celebration of his career from not just hillary clinton but joe biden and others. i think all eyes will be on hillary clinton because it's her first public appearance, political public appearance, since that concession speech she gave. we are going to see her, you know, interacting with colleagues. she was a member of the senate from new york for a little while. so, i think it's going to be interesting to see if she keeps it just focused on harry reid or if she talks at all about how she's been feeling in the last couplef weeks. >> potentially maybe talking about president-elect trump, though we shall see. thanks. kristen, there's that "new york times" report out talking about how the president-elect plans to delineate or build a wall between his business interests and interests of the nation. no response yet from team trump? what are are they saying? >> reporter: not really, hallie. what they are s
MSNBC
Mar 3, 2017 7:00am PST
assistant attorney general under george w. bush. calls for an independent investigation. how independent are the investigations? >> i think if the justice department were to have an investigation, it would be very thorough. the people running the investigation would be the deputy attorney general. that would be rodrosenstein. have full confidence if there is an instigation, it would be independent and fair. >> you heard senator king right here this morning walk the line when he was asked whether the attorney general committed perjury during his confirmation hearing, the senator saying that's a really tricky thing to figure out. as somebody who knows a thing or two about this, what is your take? >> i don't think anybody would say there's a perjury case here. >> and you're saying that with your legal hat, not your political hat? >> that's true. i say that for several reasons. it's not clear it me that the answer was false. senator franken was asking about political campaign connections and senator sessions clearly understood that question to be in that context as opposed to any
MSNBC
Feb 7, 2017 7:00am PST
secretaries confirmed at this point than any other president since george washington. the president deserves to have his cabinet in place. >> all that we democrats are insisting on is careful, careful consideration of nominees who we believe almost universally are below par. >> let me bring in now our panel, democratic strategist jamaal simmons and susan del percio. susan, let me start with you. we heard senator mcconnell talk about the slow space of cabinet confirmation. but is some of the onus on the president's picks they have to go forward. the democrats have to stop being an obstructionist group here. most of the american people believe that the president has the right to build his own cabinet. the democrats don't like them. the democrats didn't win. they don't have a majority in the senate and they don't have a democratic president. it's time to let this administration move forward. >> democrats def in tinitely do like betsy boss to become the uj enters, really concerned as these progressive groups kind of activate and this and it doesn't succeed, does that say to you that per
MSNBC
May 9, 2017 7:00am PDT
trump has had. it's a debate that president obama and george w. bush had. the idea, going in hard and fast and getting out of afghan has not proved to be possible for any of them or for other nations that have gotten involved in afghanistan. that's what makes it such a hard question for the trump administration. clearly, if he goes for a troop buildup in afghanistan, that is at odds with what he campaigned on. the america-first policy, not just in afghanistan but elsewhere. his decision recently to do the bombing in syria was also a step away from what he campaigned on. and while it was widely praised in foreign policy circles, among some of the people who voted for donald trump, that's not what they thought they were voting for. >> go ahead, jeremy. >> exactly right. there are a few problems here. number one, ask any number of nations that have tried to intervene in afghanistan how that went. and if it's a place that president trump is looking for a political win, it seems like a curious place to do so. not that i think that he is being that callous and politically calculating that h
MSNBC
Jun 15, 2017 7:00am PDT
illegal." joining us former federal prosecutor and professor at george town university law center paul butler, also my panelists on set, betty woodruff from the daily business, vivian salama from the associated press. thank you for being with us. paul, i'll start with you. the "wall street journal" is reporting on this memo apparently written by the former deputy nsa director about a call between the president and mike rogers, the guy who leads the nsa. "during the call the president questioned the veracity of the intel community's judgment that russia had interfered with the election and also tried to persuade rogers to say there was no evidence of collusion between his campaign and russia" they said. i got to get your reaction to these reports coming out today. >> this is a major escalation of the investigation. there is a pattern of conduct by trump that would make any investigator think about possible obstruction charges. director comey testified last week that he felt ordered and directed by trump to call off of the flynn investigation. the intelligence chiefs last week wouldn't s
MSNBC
Jul 5, 2017 7:00am PDT
previously served at the national security council as a special assistant to president george w. bush. good to see you, sir. thanks for being with me, michael. susan standing by and so is catherine. going to get tho them in just a moment. before we get to afghanistan. north korea, again, you specialized in counterproliferation at your time. if you were advising president trump on how to move forward on north korea, what would you suggest to the president? >> i would suggest that we embark on what we're calling coercive diplomacy. when we, the united states, needed to rally the world around iran and combatting its malign influence and, frankly, its nuclear program, we were able to rally the europeans and the asians and others to impose secondary style sanctions. sanks on companies that did business in iran. we need to have the same type of attitude and strategy as it pertains to north korea. it's a myth that we already oversanked north korea and we have no influence over them. we have to do it harder against them and also about chinese front companies that give cover to north korean pr
MSNBC
Jul 27, 2017 7:00am PDT
then governor mike pence, as well as former special assistant to george w. bush. he is now with the american enterprise institute. my panel for the hour, usa today senior political reporter and msnbc political analyst hidy przby przbyla. ryan, i want to start with you. as you read between these tea leaves, do you think this will pass today this skinny repeal? >> it's hard to know whether it will pass. so much conflicting information coming off the hill. bigger thing is to step back and look at what this is supposed to be. it's a very trimmed down bill. it repeals these two mandates and device tax. no one expects this to be the final product. this is essentially a bridge to have a conference with the house. so the bigger question is, even if they are able to get the votes today, once they get into conference with the house, what will they actually be able to do that they haven't been able to do already in order to get the votes to send something to the president's desk? >> it's a great point. talk to me about the optics of this first step, though. it's one of what they anticipate wil
MSNBC
Aug 2, 2017 7:00am PDT
something that we might have seen under any republican president and certainly under george w. bush and also battles of this type between the sort of liberal bureaucracy and the political appointees. >> i would be remiss if i didn't bring up the fact a new fbi director confirmed over in the senate. first, jill, to you, an interesting vote here. you only saw two senators elizabeth warren and jill jill brnd the only fbi director to have senators oppose his nomination. what do you make of how the party lines were drawn on this one? >> this is a charged issue. a president who fired his fbi director, apparently, because he was concerned of russian meddling in the election and anybody who is in that position is getting such scrutiny. >> i have five seconds, tom. last thoughts? >> raised a terrific nominee and integrity of the department. it's a good sign. >> tom, thank you very much. appreciate you coming up on set. >>> we'll head over to an epic, epic job fare happening today from interestingly, amazon. looking to fill 50,000 jobs. check out those lines. one of the locations for a live repor
MSNBC
Sep 29, 2017 7:00am PDT
former top white house ethics lawyer from the george w. bush administration last night, and he was like, partially this comes from the top. this is sort of a tone that is set from the top of the administration. >> although sarah huckabee sanders did push back on that yesterday in the white house briefing. >> yeah. i was just struck by how unruly they were to give price much help here. >> much of a cushion, if you will, a lifeline. >> he seems to be left hanging out here. and you talk about the hearing on monday, that could be a concern for him. >> what are the conversations you're hearing inside the west wing from here? where price goes from here? >> i'm struck by the silence. i don't think they are going out to defend that much. and when the president says, we'll see, that can often be the kiss of death. >> "we'll see" is something you don't ever want to hear if you are working with the president of the united states. >> we'll leave it on "we'll see." we have breaking news and we want to go to the pentagon because a u.s. military helicopter has crashed in syria now. hans nichols is rep
MSNBC
Apr 3, 2017 7:00am PDT
approval. we've heard that standard obama, two appointments by president george w. bush. it's a standard we have accepted now in the senate. but when it comes to this one, the senate republicans say let's make an exception and put our nominee, neil gorsuch in, even if he doesn't get 60 votes. >> duke durbin there. i'm joined by the former judiciary clerk, and now an adjunct professor at the antonin scalia university school. josh, i want to start with you and the question i posed to senator durbin there, which is talk about the strategy. democrats, obviously, working to block this pick, but again, it is a pick that would likely not tip the balance when you look at the fact that judge gorsuch would be replacing antonin scalia. so is this appealing to the ba, more abo politics than the person himself? >> absolutely not. there's a false argument that has been perpetuated by democrats that the next supreme court pick would be easier to block. the next supreme court pick, heaven forbid it's a liberal like ruth bader ginsberg, but the republicans have it wrong. they are more likely to
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2017 7:00am PDT
george w. bush tried to pass those changes to social security in his second term. didn't work. and he was basically disempowered after that. if they pass health care, well, then they definitely own it. if they don't pass health care, how do you get through the rest of the agenda? >> what's the plan then? what's the strategy? >> the question is going to be, they set out this aggressive timetable before this april recess they were going to pass in the house and senate this bill. that's not looking like it's going to happen. trying to put together wis tax reform bill. even senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said that's not realistic. there's this narrative that needs to happen. can they have any momentum going into this august recess where they feel they get the momentum behind them again. right now it's definitely flailing. >> thank you much. dana, thank you. appreciate it. much more health care discussions next with the chairwoman of the house budget committee diane black. she'll be joining us. the republicans still divided ahead of a vote tomorrow. that's after the break. can i
MSNBC
Jun 29, 2017 7:00am PDT
allow george pell to step down gently from his post. if it is still unclear upon his return to rome and the vatican, he will still retain both his job and the trust by pope francis. >> claudio lavanga live from rome. little bit of a delay. we appreciate you joining us. we'll stay overseas but head to brussels next where james mattis is meeting with nato allies about sending more u.s. troops to afghanistan. ♪ ♪ (vo) you can pass down a subaru forester. (dad) she's all yours. (vo) but you get to keep the memories. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. (upbeat dance music) (dance music abruptly stopping) (dance music starting then stopping) let's take a look at some numbers: 4 out of 5 people who have a stroke, their first symptom... is a stroke. 80 percent of all strokes and heart disease? preventable. and 149 dollars is all it takes to get screened and help take control of your health. we're life line screening... and if you're over 50... call this number, to schedule an appointment... for five painless screenings that go beyond regular check-ups. we use ultrasound technology to
MSNBC
Nov 15, 2016 10:00am PST
right. here to talk everything transition, joe watkins, republican strategist who served in the george bushed a handwriting and then surrogate for the second president bush. let's talk about what the house speaker was just referring to, this firewall potentially between the trump white house and the business interests. do you think that should happen? should there be a blind trust and are you concerned if there's not? >> there should be a blind trust. >> how is it blind if it's his kids, jared kushner? is it really a blind trust? >> he needs to be removed from it so he can tend to the business of the country and not have any distractions. being president of the united states is a huge job and it's important that the president not be distracted and listen to the people closest to him and his children are bright kids. they probably went to the best university in the country, university of pennsylvania. i'm an alum. they are well-trained and able to handle the business and lots of other people there can do that. >> that's not a concern for you. let me talk about steve bannon. you have adv
MSNBC
Dec 27, 2016 10:00am PST
of george michael and so many other iconic legends in 2016, carrie fisher will live on. this iconic role as princess leia, is that what she's going to be remembered for? it seems that will be part of her legacy. >> it is absolutely her legacy. she played the princess for the first time in 1977. but also in someone honest who was an advocate for mental health. she came from hollywood royalty. her father left her mother for elizabeth taylor. she and her mother became beyond close. her daughter is acting in "scream queens." also an author, advocate, mother and a daughter. >> when you talk about her later roles, too, where do you think she'll be most remembered when it comes to her post "star wars" fi filmography. >> i think you will see how stunning she was. look at the movies after "star wars." she's multi talented and reportedly was a ghost writer for a lot of movies such as "the wedding singer," "the princess diaries." debbie was someone -- excuse me, carrie was multi layered. i know her mother will miss her. she tweeted on christmas day saying she was doing fine. >> yeah. listen, l
MSNBC
Apr 19, 2017 7:00am PDT
headed live to houston where we're watching former george h.w. bush back in the hospital for second time this year. he is doing okay, but we want to fill you in on his condition when we come back. umbrellas!! you need one of these. you wouldn't put up with an umbrella that covers you part way, so when it comes to pain relievers, why put up with just part of a day? aleve, live whole not part. tell you what, i'll give it to you for half off. when this guy got a flat tire in the middle of the night, so he got home safe. yeah, my dad says our insurance doesn't have that. what?! you can leave worry behind when liberty stands with you™. liberty mutual insurance. >>> back now with a look at your morning headlines. aaron hernandez was found dead inside his prison cell this morning. the 27-year-old hung himself with a bed sheet happened just a few days after he was found not guilty in that double murder trial. hernandez was serving a life sentence for a murder in 2013. some of his former teammates will be at the white house today with president trump set to meet with the patriots later on. >>>
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2017 7:00am PST
protests are very well organized and financed unfortunately by obama's organizing for america, george soros endivisionible. we've seen their manuals, we know they're bussing people in. the left is really protesting the election and the man that americans elected in that election. it's very much -- very different than the tea pear where they were protesting policies. they were protesting bailouts and dodd-frank and excessive spending and debt. i think this is just mostly just an organized astro turf type of protest. >> so let's -- it is organized, right, but senator tom cotton, fork, worked with one of the groups organizing it to make sure he put on this town hall. he said to his constituents, sure, you may be organized but it doesn't mean you're still not voters in his state. is he wrong? >> certainly all these concerns will be listened to but many of these protesters are bussed in from out of state. we can't quantify that but many have spoken of it. we need to listen to the concern. but the evidence is that they're trying to disrupt these meetings rather than actually contribute and
MSNBC
Feb 10, 2017 7:00am PST
. what's up with that? how normal is that? we'll talk to an advisor from the george w. bush years next. a, narrows the influence of narrow minds. bridges continents and brings this world one step closer. so, the question you asked me. what is the key? it's you. everything in one place, so you can travel the world better. i did... n't. hat? hey, come look what lisa made. wow. you grilled that chicken? yup! i did... n't. mhm, lisa. you roasted this? uhuh... n't. introducing smartmade by smart ones. real ingredients, grilled and roasted using the same smart cooking techniques you do. you own a grill? smartmade frozen meals. it's like you made it. and you did... n't. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. call now and find out. about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. like al
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Jan 23, 2017 7:00am PST
president george h.w. bush and former first lady barbara bush and their health. their doctors are set to hold a press conference at the top of the hour. president bush has been recovering in the intensive care unit since wednesday. mrs. bush also in the hospital with bronchitis. a family spokesman says they are both comfortable and in stable condition. we will bring you that update as soon as we get it in about 40 minutes from now. the other big story, the string of tornadoes sweeping across the south and a nasty nor'easter whipping up the east coast. we'll go to break and get an update when we come back. did you make that? i did... n't. hey, come look what lisa made. wow. you grilled that chicken? yup! i did... n't. mhm, lisa. you roasted this? uhuh... n't. introducing smartmade by smart ones. real ingredients, grilled and roasted using the same smart cooking techniques you do. you own a grill? smartmade frozen meals. it's like you made it. and you did... n't. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my
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Nov 29, 2016 10:00am PST
secretary of transportation. and under 43, george w. bush, she was the secretary of labor. the only member of his cabinet to serve all eight years of his administration. she's also been director of the peace corps. so she's someone who really knows her way around washington. and that's going to be very important to president-elect trump because one of his big campaign promises was to revitalize and repair the nation's infrastructure. in fact, he proposed a $1 trillion plan to do just that. and that pn is going to need congressional approval. and it just so happens that elaine chao is married to a man who will vote on the proposal, mitch mcconnell. she is a good pick because of her connections and the knowledge that she brings to a team that ran on an outsider status and any administration needs people who know how washington works so they can deliver on their campaign promises. >> ann, picking up on the idea that the woman who will be in charge of the department tasked with sort of shepherding through big infrastructure spending, if what the president-elect said on the campaign trai
MSNBC
Aug 11, 2017 7:00am PDT
. >>> with me, chad sweep and chief of staff from the department of ohomeland security under george w. bush and my panel for the next hour, senior white house correspondent for bloomberg news margaret and nick johnston. guys, thank you for being here. chad, i'll start with you. giving us sort of the broad picture before you drill down and what's happening at b bedminister with nikki haley. we have been talking about this for four or five days now. what is different today that we didn't see earlier this week? >> a couple things. number one, if you look at the kore koreans previously they made broad threats. in this case, they made a very specific threat. they have a specific target, guam. the waters next to guam. a specific flight path and actually identified for specific missiles. to telegraph in advance in the time frame in the next few weeks that's unusual and we haven't seen that before and it it does, unfortunately, put kim jong-un in a box because now as it was just reported our anti-missile defense systems in that region leave him with no choice. if he tries to follow through on
MSNBC
Jul 21, 2017 7:00am PDT
ways. as well as a member of george w. bush's legal team and then our panel for the hour, as we still look at carol here, we have julie and jim on set. carol, let me start with you since we're showing you here. you're behind one of the bombshell stories of the morning. walk us through what the president is trying to find out now from people close to him. >> well, remember, one of the most famous legclients in the wd right now, president trump, learning from his team, what are the problems in this case. what is my exposure? what is my family's exposure? what about my white house? the president, naturally, is asking a lot of interesting questions like what about pardoning. can i pardon my family? can i pardon advisors? can i pardon myself? when can i use this power? he is asking the natural, curious questions you would ask if you're a client. it just so happens to be he's. >> ron: on a dominant stage. >> what can the president realistically do when it comes to pardoning? >> in our nation's history we never had an example of a president who tried to pardon himself. the short answer
MSNBC
Nov 2, 2016 10:00am PDT
presidential campaign for george w. bush in 2000. i had wisconsin. we ended up losing that night in a very narrow margin. people were focused on florida as they should have been. i was focused on wisconsin and the fact that it was tight. so is iowa tight that year as well. scott walker had great success in wisconsin and wisconsin has elected other republicans to state-wide offices like ron johnson who is up this time. wisconsin gives us a shot. michigan gives us a shot as well. michigan had great displacement in the auto industry, manufacturing. they have had this terrible controversy with the water supply in flint. i think a lot of people in michigan are discurrentlied with the way politics played out in their lives. donald trump was smart to end the campaign talking about the fact that he wants to upset washington. states have a lot of economic dislocation problems. i am going to pull up the pulse here. we are seeing a tweet from marquette, the marquette law poll out of wisconsin showing clinton leading trump among likely voters in wisconsin 46% to 40%. she has a fairly healthy six-point
MSNBC
Apr 20, 2017 7:00am PDT
political analyst and former chief of staff for president george bush. ashley and jonathan are here on set. andy, i'll start with you. overall, it seems like president trump is doing well among republicans. 33% give him an a. 39% give him a b. if you're a college student, you dig those numbers. on health care, only 20% give him an a. not horrible, not great. you think the white house is still feeling pressure to act on this one? >> actually, i think the 100-day plan has been, obviously, a plan that was in place, but they've had to deal with a lot of things happening outside of their plab th -- plan that caused them to lose focus. they've accomplished quite a bit, more than i would have thought. they're behind on finding people to serve in government and getting those people nominated and confirmed. but in terms of changing the momentum in washington from the old days to the new days is happening. we're all debating about it. i'd love to get ashley and jonathan's take on this. but they've had a relatively productive, close to the end of the 100-day test period that we've all put out the
MSNBC
Nov 17, 2016 10:00am PST
transition meet sngz we'll talk to a member of george w. bush's transition team after the break. >>> we're also hearing about the white house transition from president obama's national security adviser susan rice will give us a behind the scenes look at day three of president obama's final overseas trip as commander in chief. ♪ ♪ ♪ is it a force of nature? or a sales event? the season of audi sales event is here. audi will cover your first month's lease payment on select models during the season of audi sales event. (bing) weand sustainability goals asool one of our top priorities.mental i definitely rely on pg&e to be an energy advisor. anything from rebates, to how can we be more efficient? pg&e has a number of programs, to help schools save on energy. when i see a program that fits them, then i bring it to them. with the help of pg&e we've been able to save a tremendous amount of energy and a tremendous amount of money. we're able to take those savings and invest it right back into the classroom. together, we're building a better california. he wears his army hat, he ge
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Nov 23, 2016 10:00am PST
recently who put everything that they had into a blind trust. george bush, ronald reagan, bill clinton, all of their assets went into a blintd trust. given the criticism he had of hillary clinton using her connections, for him to suggest that it makes it okay, is it okay? >> well, two things to take into consideration. first and foremost, donald trump is not -- what the president-elect said is factually correct, is my understanding. to your point, that's out of the abundance of caution because clearly when you're president, you have such vast control and, in theory, there will be a conflict of interest because of the sheer nature of the size of the government. you can make the argument that donald trump would do the same thing. to the second point of your question, donald trump said, and i'm quoting him, i don't care about his business. my business is just fine. i will put this hold true to the word and three problems with that. first of all, it's not a blind or a trust. secondly, the president is exempt from conflicts of interest laws. >> hold on. back up. >> that's what donald trump
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security council under former george w. bush and barack obama. hans, i want to start with you and set up what you're hearing about a response from the trump administration, members of congress. talk now of a travel ban. what do you know? >> well, the president himself last night said, we'll handle this. that was a little ominous and potentially intentionally cryptic. we've heard from the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein this morning saying that what happened to otto warmbier amounted to torture. and then talk about constricting the ability to travel 5,000 americans make that trip. that is an indication of just what the sort of policy responses that they're considering. but on the big question on how you counter the north korean threat, both military. the overall geopolitical threat. the strategy is still in process. there isn't a great deal of -- there isn't a great deal of real concrete strategy aside from playing for time. that's something they think they got with the most recent ground intercept. so, it seems to me this policy response is still in formation and that they have
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Jan 25, 2017 7:00am PST
wall. at least under president george bush we had compassionate conservatism. what wer seeing now is crazy conservatism. these are extreme ideas that a majority of americans do not support and that's why you saw the huge people rallies turning up for the women's march on january 21st. >> so congressman, how do you try to stop what you are calling crazy conservatism, if the end goal presumably would be to work with republicans. you need to work with republicans as a democrat in congress. do you think that rhetoric helps? >> i do because keep in mind donald trump and the -- >> even with republicans? >> yes, because what you're going to find out is you're going to see a significant number of republicans who do not support donald trump because they don't agree with many of his policies. speaker ryan has to come up every couple weeks and say something public to contradict what donald trump has said. so speaker ryan publicly came out and said, no, we're not having a deportation force. speaker ryan said, no, we're not going to impose tariffs on american companies. you'll see a reaction from
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Dec 22, 2016 10:00am PST
deference to him as the next president in a way that he really cherishes and values what george w. bush did for him when he was coming in. >> 29 days. >> keep in mind the national security entry exit system was founded by kris kobach who was under consideration for department of homeland security. this is an idea that even though the obama administration may be rescinding the regulatory framework op doesn't mean it won't come back even by the people who wrote it in the first place. >> i'm sure you saw the president-elect's tweet this morning talking about essentially fortifying u.s. nuclear capabilities if you will. it was very similar, as a lot of folks are pointing out, to mg that vladimir putin reportedly said today talking about his nation fortifying its nuclear capabilities. is this just a preview of what we can expect to see in the future as we take a look at donald trump's tweet here talking about strengthening and expanding nuclear capabilities? >> so interesting because on the one hand people are worried that he's going to have a loving relationship with putin, all the putin lo
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Nov 9, 2016 10:00am PST
handoff, right? between former president george w. bush to president obama, a handoff that was really widely praised as being one of the more successful ones. and that seems to be informing the president's transition moving forward to president-elect trump. >> yeah, he started right away this morning. i'm told he had a series of meetings with small groups of staff saying many of the same things you heard him say, you know, we have to move forward. the reality of it is and andrea knows this well, she's been around transitions before, if you are hillary clinton's staff, you're kind of left alone with those questions. you know, what happened? what could we have done differently? and the sadness that they feel. but if you are here at the white house or you're a donald trump staff, you have about 30 seconds to breathe. and then you have to go back to work, right? because this transition is already underway. there actually is something, hallie called the center for presidential transition, they coordinate both sides of this. one of the things that they recommend is that within by thanksgivi
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May 19, 2017 7:00am PDT
adviser during george w. bush's term in office. just spoke to some aides here a short time ago trying to get her sense if we would find that out today. sean spicer told us, we have nothing for you on that. >> peter, thank you so much. >>> you know, there is a sense within this white house that that this is an opportunity for reset. right. he's going out on the country. he is going to be focusing on something different. they hope the press will be fosing on something different, as well. and by, think anybody's measure, the last two weeks have been horrible, terrible, very bad weeks. shelby, what do you think the chances are that he kicks off this trip by appointing a new fbi director, turns the page, starts a new conversation? >> i wouldn't be surprised if he does because it does sort of reset the narrative and then he can leave and have this behind him. he doesn't have to come back to this tough decision. us sitting here talking about bob mueller really ramps up the pressure on him to pick the right fbi directperp you have former fbi directors who has such incredible reputations and ever
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Mar 30, 2017 7:00am PDT
reagan. it was george bush. your reaction to what we heard from president putin? >> so we know from u.s. intelligence that the russians under putin are the masters of fake news and propaganda. >> you think vice president is l -- vladimir putin is lying? >> i think what the committee has started to do today is really layout why the stakes are so high in this investigation and getting it right. this is a national security challenge to the united states and we need to make sure we understand the nature of it and how we get our arms around that, learn the lessons so it doesn't happen to us again. >> we have much more to talk about coming up after the break. we are seeing this hour a fight developing between president trump and members of his own party, specifically members of the house freedom caucus. remember here at ally, nothing stops us from doing right by our customers. who's with me? we're like a basketball team here at ally. if a basketball team had over 7... i'm in. 7,000 players. our plays are a little unorthodox. but to beat the big boys, you need smarter ways to save people m
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Oct 24, 2016 10:00am PDT
i obviously worked for president george w. bush. i was involved in both campaigns. usually republicans headed into election day you worry if you have a couple of points to make up. usually the democratic ground game is stronger, tougher. the early vote game is tougher. we worry if we are going into election day down. the strange thing about donald trump's candidacy is i feel he could be down going into election day and still win. the main reason is the enthusiasm gap. people supporting donald trump are very enthusiastic about it. hillary clinton has the base of supporters. they are less so. of course she has the lagging problems with people who feel she's part of the washington scheme we want to see changed. for the first time in a long time they could make up a short deficit. >> before i let you go i want to drill down on that. i hear it from a lot of them. when you look at the numbers, one poll that came out here the number is lower for republicans. it's 8 in 10. generally i think back to 2012. romney was pulling in 30,000 people two weeks before election day. tons of ent
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Jan 3, 2017 7:00am PST
lawyers on both sides of the aisle, that served under george w. burke and president obama. uniformly there is a sense that this is the foxes guarding the hen house. how do you reassure americans who have serious concern about congressional scandals and rightfully so, that there will be some sort of oversight when it sort of them taking your word for it, is it not? >> we've always had oversight in congress. it's always been the ethics commite that's balanced. i would assure constituents that if you have a complaint, have an objection, take it to your member of congress. if your objection is about your member of congress, take it to another member of congress. or you can file a public complaint with the office of congressional ethics but you can't hide behind -- you can't do it anonymously. and then the ethics committee will be doing oversight of the office of congressional ethics so they're folded in together and there are just some rules that take away the things they were doing that are unethical. it unethical to leak confidential information to the public. >> even having this conve
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Sep 18, 2017 7:00am PDT
ambassador to the u.n. for special political affairs under president george wchl bush and our panel for the next few minutes, sarah westwood and newsweek national politics reporter nia burley. ambassador, i'll start with you, this is a moment for theth. he's on the world stage with a lot of foreign policy issues looming. you heard kristen mention north korea front row, what are you going to hear from president trump that they have not heard from nikki haley? >> first of all, it is remarkable the president is talking about the potential of the united nations. so this is a candidate who criticized the united nations and i think it is a reflection of nikki haley's influence and also the fact that they have confidence in the secretary general to be a real reformer. so now that they have set the stage on reform, they are going to use this as a bully pulpit to kind of rally around the north korean issue and to take iran, a swipe at iran. >> as we take a look at ambassador hailey and the united nations secretary general, there's an interesting tribal developing, haley, donald trump and tillerson.
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Aug 14, 2017 7:00am PDT
former boss george h.w. bush came out strongly. about these kinds of issues. they talked against them and used the power, the moral power of their office to show the direction in which america needed to be headed. and i remember the head of the republican national committee when david duke was running for office in the, maybe 1989/1990 saying vote for the democrat. don't vote for david duke if he's a republican fwhanominee. don't vote for him. that's not what the republican party stands for. donald trump needs to make the same kind of strong statement. he needs to make a comment to respond to david duke's remarks from last saturday. and to say that what david duke says in no way is what he supports. that he's -- that the kind of america that david duke sees is a very different america from the america that he's going to oversea as president of the united states. he's got to put his foot down and say, you know, the buck stops with me and on my watch, i'm not going to stand for it. >> so, a reminder right now that james alex fields jr., the suspect here, is currently facing a judge. he
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Aug 3, 2017 7:00am PDT
former george w. bush speaker writer, ned ryan and bob costa and vivian -- let's start there. you're kind of giggling at one of the president's critics in west virginia. >> we're 190 days in and people are looking what he's been able to do by himself without obstructionists on the other side of the aisle or lack of leadership on the republican side. >> you're talking about executive orders. >> he's rolled back 1,000 regulations from the obama era. he's put in the keystone dakota pipelines and neil gorsuch on sc scotus and scott pruitt at epa and deregulators. we like what he's been able to do when he's able to do it by himself. at the same time they have to get tax reform and health care reform done sometime before 2018. >> is there unlimited patience when it comes to conservative groups. jeremy peters, friend of the show has a piece out talking about this. mr. trump has strained relations with a lot of people these days but through the drama and dis y dismay, one group has never waivered, the leaders of the conservative moment. is that sentence going to hold six months from now? >> if he
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May 11, 2017 7:00am PDT
member of former george w. bush's national security council. mike jump in over to you because any minute we expect to see andrew mccabe, the new acting fbi director joining intel officials over on the hill. a live shot of that hearing room right now. the republican chair this committee does not want a special prosecutor. the democratic vice chair does. how is this thing going down? >> it was supposed to be a big marche marquee hearing. mccabe the deputy fbi director here. we're seeing senators come in and out of this hearing room getting red tee ady to begin th hearing. the controversy, the explosive controversy over the course of the last few days. we can expect democratic senators to hone in on mccabe to try to get some information about what is happening. shifting timelines from the white house, undercutting republican support and their resistance for the calls for a special counsel or prosecutor here. that will, obviously, dominate this hearing. the intelligence committee moving on another track. remember, this is the only show in town. the ongoing investigation that they have
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May 15, 2017 7:00am PDT
regarded, fran townsend, george w. bush's security adviser. what is different about this list is partisan politicians is on. that that is raising a lot of concerns among current and former fbi officials and also criticize bid lindsey graham over the weekend who said, look this picture comes from within the rank and file. now mike rogers as kristen mentioned, was endorsed by the fbi agent association over the weekend. he may be different because although he is a former house member, he's also former fbi agent. and while he was running donald trump's national security transition, he was ousted from that job. and he has a reputation for independence. senator john cornyn of tex stectexas, he is a big trump supporter. i think picking him would raise a the love questions on the hill and in the fbi community. and, of course, democrats are saying they're not going to vote for any fbi director unless someone is named to oversea the russian investigation. they would need new help to block the fbi nominee. >> all good points. ken, thank you. i want to bring in the panel now. harold, matthew
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Nov 14, 2016 10:00am PST
happened in 2008 between george w. bush and barack obama. just taking the president's word it was mannerly, orderly transition. there was a lot of respect for the office. there was a lot of respect for the fact that barack obama would feel his administration -- fill his administration with people who could advance the vision and the policies that was make good on campaign promises. i would hope she would not be a disruptor of the transition process and give it a chance to work. the markets are actually responding very positively to the fact that president-elect trump and vice president-elect pence have, in fact, reached out to both sides of the aisle in congress. they have worked within the party and they have said to the people and a lot in the media referred to as -- country that you matter, that you are not going to be marginalized. we'll create an environment for the country to grow, jobs to be created and you to be put back to work. >> let me talk about that a little bit. you are obviously part of the transition team. give us insight into progress in the transition. when will we see c
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Apr 28, 2017 7:00am PDT
presidents including george w. bush had done with north korea. this is a moment on the world stage for rex tillerson indeed at the security council. an unusual meeting. it's chaired this month by the u.s. and that means nikki haley. and there are also reports that there's tension between the state department and the u.n. because of her high profile if you will and rex tillerson's low profile in the media. tension within the foreign policy cabinet as they sit together at the united nations. >> a huge moment. a critical moment. and i want to play, because you mentioned, the interview that rex tillerson did. here's what i think made a lot of people sit up and take notice. take a listen. >> do you intend to direct talks with north korea? is that your goal? >> obviously that would be the way wae would like to solve this, but north korea has to decide they're ready to talk to us about the right agenda. and the right agenda is not simply stopping where they are for a few more months or years and then resuming thing. kristen welker, that is a change. is it true what rex tillerson is saying? does s
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Jan 6, 2017 7:00am PST
year, reagan 2 million, george bush one saw 659,000, bill clinton 2.8 million per year, george w. bush was 160,000 and president obama sort of sits here in the middle. he's got three presidents who did better and two who did not as well under this. i will remind you of something that people always remind me to be more specific about on twitter, presidents don't actually create job, they create environments in which businesses create jobs. that's the number we're looking at. >> the hallie and ali power hour. >> i love it. >> thank you very much. we are looking ahead to a jam packed week on the hill. and today, an historic final step to cement donald trump's presidency. and look at this, this is live from outer space. nasa astronauts at the international space station performing this space walk today. they're starting a mission to try to upgrade the station's power system. they started this space walk about three hours ago. this is unbelievable. the whole thing is expected to last about six and a half hours. we're keeping an eye on it. hang out. but with added touches you can't get every
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Dec 23, 2016 10:00am PST
george w. bush would say clearing brush in texas. he was working, too. president obama surely working in hawaii. trump made such a big deal that he would never take a vacation and the optics look strange. >> i don't meet many people that don't think there is a little bit of pressure associated with being the president of the united states and they deserve to have a change of scene now and then. >> if we had a president who never took a break we should be alarmed. >> thank you, my friend. >> thank you very much. >>> coming up, more on the shootout that left the berlin terror suspect dead. how was he able to pass through at least two european borders and evade police since monday? >>> another holiday message from troops overseas. >> hi. this is lieutenant colonel gary mar low from idaho currently deployed to the middle east. want to wish everyone a merry christmas and happy holidays, especially shoutout to jewel, olivia, amelia, grant and eliza. see you soon. >>> back to breaking news out of europe. the end of a massive manhunt for the tunisian man suspected of carrying out monday's tru
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Jan 26, 2017 7:00am PST
. aleve direct therapy. find yours in the pain relief aisle. senior fellow george washington university's center for cyber and homeland security. it is mouthful but thank you very much for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> you know this from your work on the ground at ground level. president trump says waterboarding is not torture. senator mccain says it is. >> this is not just the national security but the intelligence folks and other places in the intelligence community, speaker ryan and mitch mcconnell have said torture is illegal. so the question is what is torture? we kind of defined it as the using physical pressure to get information. it's ineffective to take out an entire terrorist network. the idea that torture is never useful, if someone is hitting you with a lead pipe to give you your atm number, you probably will give that up. but when you're talking about a larger segment of knowledge, rapport building is much more useful in the long run. >> can you talk about the way at that the united states government fights terror now? it seems as though when you talk a
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: an ethics expert at george washington university says what is different from george w. bush's trips to his ranch in texas or president obama's trips to martha's vineyard, trump can mingle with members who now pay over $200,000 to join. >> he shouldn't be traveling there on a regular basis on the public's dime, and shouldn't be driving business to his personal interests. it is unacceptable. >> reporter: what is the price tag and who is paying? preside prime minister abe's was a personnel gift from the president himself. the transportation, secret service protection, military support and the coast guard are paid for by taxpayer's money, as they are when any president travels. it is estimated a weekend trip in 2013 by president obama to chicago and south florida cost about $3.6 million. the costs for air force one alone, $142,000 per hour. >> this is where he sees his family. he brings people down there. this is part of being president. >> reporter: critics, including a conservative budget watchdog group, say the frequent trips cost too much. >> there is room for improvement, and
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