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close to home. president trump's son-in-law jared kushner now a focus of the russia investigation. after reports he tried to set up a secret back channel with the a russians. just how far does trump's loyalty go? plus, hillary's back. >> you know what, i'm doipg okay. >> revealing how she felt watching trump's inauguration. >> i won't lie.
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chardonnay help ed a little, to. >> is she setting herself up to face him again? >> and -- ♪ happy birthday mr. president ♪ >> on the 100th anniversary of jfk's birth, we look at his legacy. >> a torch has been passed to a new generation of americans. >> are the kennedys eyeing a return to camelot, plus, the best political minds will be here on what happens next. >> hello, i'm dana bash in for jake tapper in washington where the state of our union is wheeled down. president trump returned last night from his nine-day trip. he refused to give a single press conference throughout trip. allowing him to avoid questions about thorny issues developing state side, including news his
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son-in-law, top white house staffer, jared kushner, sought to develop a line of communication with the russians that could not be monitored. it will be harder for the president to spurn reporters here at home as he discovered last night. >> mr. president, set up a channel with the russians. >> so, now that the president is back in town, can he get his agenda back on track or does this ever expanding russia investigation risk permanent derailment? let's talk with senator lind say graham, republican of south carolina, who joins us from clemson. thank you so much for being here on this holiday weekend. let me start with the president's trip. he just wrapped up a nine-day visit to europe and the middle east. this is is how he summed up the trip. take a listen. >> that's what we're going to have. a lot of strength. we're going to have a lot of peace. >> so, you've been highly critical of the president's plan to cut funding for the state department. what do you make of president's
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argument that beefing up the military should be the priority? >> well, it should be. i support the arm sells to saudi arabia. we need to beef up our ally's ability to help news the war orrer. i thought it was a good trip. good message to saudi arabia. nato need to pay more, but is probably the wrong venue at the 9/11 memorial, but soft power was your question. 29% reduction state department funding. that takes soft power off the table. all the things we've done in aftrica to eradicate aid ss compromiseded, our ability to help partners like jordan, front line states like the ukraine and the baltic nations have really been severely limited. so, destroying soft power does not make us safer. that's what his budget does. >> senator, let's turn to the bombshell report from "the washington post" that kushner and the russian ambassador discussed the possibility of setting up secret communications, channel, with moscow. and evan mcmullan, the former
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republican staffer who had a brief run for president, he tweeted that the report is quote treasonous activity, whether born of malice, naivety or both. >> we're chasing our tails as a nation when it comes to the ruggens. i don't know who leaked this conversation. you've got to ambassador to russia reporting back to moscow on an open channel, hey, jared kushner is going to move into the embassy. i don't trust this story as far as i can throw it. >> in what way? >> it makes no sense that the russian ambassador would report back to moscow on a channel that he most likely knows we're monitoring. the whole story line is suspicious. i've never been more concerned and suspicious about all things russia than i am right now, so i'm not going to jump to the conclusion that mr. mcmullan jumped so. >> so, you think that it is b possible that with the
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ambassador said to moscow was on purpose because he knew he was being monitored and not accurate? >> well, look at this way. apparently, the fbi director intervened in the elections in july 2016. based on a fake e-mail generated by the russians from the tr democrats to the department of justice trying to hut down the e-mail investigation of clinton. if that was fake, why don't you think this is? i'm not so sure the e-mail that i don't mean relied upon was fake, but i can tell you this, he never briefed the congress, the judiciary committee. what he told the intelligence committee about this e-mail he never suggested it was fake. so, if he intervened in the election based on fake information generated by the russians, that was an incredibly incompetent thing to do, so i don't know who to believe anymore. >> you said recently, you want to know more b about president
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trump's business dealings and any ties to russia. is it time to subpoena the president's tax returns, senator? >> not there yet, but i do want to know where they got their money in 2008 and 2009 when most were struggling with the real estate investments. but back to comey. this is a huge deal. there's a report out now by cnn that the fbi director knew that the information he relied upon was fake. that he wasically took over the department of justice's job baseded on a fake e-mail from the russians. that to me is a stunning story. from a congress' point of view, he never told us it was fake. so, he needs to be held accountable and if it were not, if it is not fake, we need another investigation. >> senator, if i may follow up because that was our reporting, he allegedly didn't tell congress it was fake or not or didn't matter to him.
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because he felt that he couldn't talk about it any way because it would give up sources and methods. by that. >> no, because he did talk to congress about it. he did talk to the judiciary committee. he talked to members of the senate and house intel committee that he was sitting on e-mails that the russians had between the democratic party and the department of justice that were highly explosive, that was the main reason he jumped in in july to take over the investigation because he thought the department of swrus tis was compromised and never once told a member of the house or senate he thought the e male was fab. if he did believe it was fake, he should have shared them with the congress. i can't imagine a scenario where it's okay for the fbi director to jump in the middle of a lecture based on a fake e-mail generate d by the russians and not tell the congress. >> can i just follow up on tax returns? you're talking about the fact that you have a lot of doubts about the issues and the
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questions surrounding the president and his aides and so forth, but a tax document should not be something that is questionable. it is a legal document. so, why is it too soon to take a look at those tax returns and use your power in congress to subpoena them? >> number one, i don't have any business deal iing before me between the trump organization and russia that seems to be inappropriate. do i want to look and see if they are, yes. now, we got the special counsel. i don't want to get in his lane. mr. mueller has independent responsibilities to investigate all things russia, so does the congress. we need a decon flix meeting, but i want to get back to the idea that the fbi director's decision to jump in to the election and say that hillary clinton did not commit a crime but she was pretty much incompetent was based on a fake e-mail from russia.
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he never told anybody in congress and if the russians are this sfis kuwaited, we need more sanctions against the russians. or if this is a true e-mail. i want to see the e-mail. >> before i let you go, senator, president trump seems to be leaning towards leaving the paris agreement on climate change. during your presidential campaign, you challenged your fellow republicans on this issue. of climate science. do you think it would be a mistake for president trump to pull out of the paris agreement? >> it's a voluntary agreement. it doesn't require cap and trade. measures to be imposed on our economy. it's all voluntary. i would stay in the agreement and make it a better deal. for worldwide business interests to improve the climate better deal for business, but if he does withdraw, that would be a definitive statement by the president that he believes climate change is a hoax. stay in the deal, make it a better deal would be my advice. >> and so, if he pulls out, what does that mean to you? >> it means that the leader of
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the republican party is in a different spot than the rest of the world. it would be taken as a statement that climate change is not a b b problem, not real, that would be bad for the party, bad for the country. stay in the agreement because it's voluntary and try to make the world respond to better business practices when it comes to cleaning up carbon. >> thank you so much for joining me. appreciate it. >> thank you. >> new reports that jared kushner wanted a secret way to communicate with the russians. why did he want to be off the grid? next. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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>> and i'm joined now by democratic senator cory booker of new jersey and senator, you are in poland this morning. president trump just returned from europe and sebastian said that the president in just ten days has changed the geo political reality where ever he went. what's your assessment? >> well, i have a lot of concerns that his whole trip unfortunately wasn't confronting a lot of the core issues that are concerned. even in the middle east. a lot of human rights concerns and for him, not to talk openly and candidly really breaking from traditions to go back from reagan to his predecessor, barack obama, not talking about the real human rights concerns in saudi arabia. it's like reducing america from its light and hope that it presents to the world to just a utilitarian kind of
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transactional relationship and here in europe, there are a lot of folks looking to hear things from him. whether it's his commitment to article 5 of our treaty with nato or even just talking to larger issues of climate change. really missed a lot of opportunities to add to the security or add to the important urgency we have in meeting russian aggression and to me, it's starting in a very bad pattern for this president. >> senator, russian's ambassador to the u.s. told moscow that jared kushner wanted a secret communications channel with the kremlin. are you with the dnc in wanting jared's security clearance to be suspended? >> well, i think this should really raise a lot of concern and i think the sort of media around this not overblown in the sense that you have republicans and democrats coming out and saying wait a minute, that's
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problematic. we need to get to the bottom of what was going on. there needs to be an investigation, an answering of the obvious questions that are arising, but again, to me, what's worrying me are the patterns we're seeing. one is this administration's not talking about our values, closing up to authoritarian leaders and the other pattern we have the just this continuous drum beat of inappropriate contact. >> but senator with in the meantime, while there's been investigation, should jared kushner's security clarence be revoked or suspended? >> again, i think we need to first get to the bottom of it. he need to answer for what's happening at the time. it raises serious concerns for me. that could be a potential outcome that i seek, but i want to understand at least hear from jared kushner, as well as the administration about what was exactly going on there.
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>> senator, you've always prided yourself on reaching out to republicans, when you first came to the senate, you had dinner with ted cruz, wrote a book about finding common ground, so let me ask you about what's going on in the senate right now, which is they're considering the future of obamacare. have you personally reached out to any republicans to try to come up with bipartisan solution? >> i've had a lot of discussions with republicans on both side of congress and frankly, really frustrated that there seems to be b this desire to kill the affordable care act. please understand even before we talk about the administration, this administration doing things that are endangering the mark markets. they're doing things that cause uncertainty for insurance companies and so this is a very bad climate and i've been roa reaching out and having conversations with folk, let's
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come together not to destroy obamacare, but to fix the problems and try to make it better for everybody, but unfortunately, we haven't seen that desire. the republicans in senate seem to be going off on their own trying to come up with legislation and what passed out of the house of representatives, we now see what the cbo said, it's a disastrous piece of legislation that will put tens of millions of americans health care in pearl and then on top of that, frankly, given the wealthiest amongst was tax breaks to yank health care away completely from some of the most vulnerable of our citizens. seniors and children. this is a craven what we've seen is a craven efforts on the house amongst the house republicans and now, it doesn't seem like there's a climate in the is that the to doing the right thing, which is keeping health care for millions of americans, taking the advancements we've made under the care about and make ing them better. that's what we should be doing and what i'm hoping we get to,
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at least in the united states senate. >> senator, hillary clinton reemerged this week with a major speech at wellsley college and talked about the mood on the campus in 1969 when she was still a student. >> we were furious. about the past presidential election. of a man whose presidency would eventually end in disgrace with his impeachment for obstruction of justice. after fire iing the person runn the investigation into him at the department of justice. >> now, to be b clear, nixon was never impeached by the full house. he resigned before that happen, but present time, are democrats getting ahead of themselves by imagining the demise of trump's presiden presidency? >> well, first of all, cut secretary clinton some slack. people might want to rough to
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criticize her. it was a very beautiful speech. many inspiring words for folks and we often take little sound bites out. >> to be clear, that wasn't a criticism. that was a -- >> incredible career. >> that was a question about whether you agree. >> oh, i just want to tell you now, i'm not going to rush to impeachment. i think we need to deal with this in a very sober way. this has b to be an objective assessment about the facting beginning on right now and all i know is i'm very satisfied that with the independent investigation going on through the u justice department as well as both houses seem to be not as fast as i'd like, but moving towards an independent congressional investigations. we need to make sure that the united states of america is protected. we had nobody disagrees with the fact that the russians attacks us in term of their cyber attacks and we need to get to
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the bottom of what happened and if there were americans that colluded with the russians, they should be held to account. >> thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> fighting trump. what the windy city is doing to buck president trump's immigration policy. chicago mayor rahm emanuel will be b here next. in an unreasonably narrow fast food drive thru lane. but what a powerful life lesson. and don't worry i have everything handled. i already spoke to our allstate agent, and i know that we have accident forgiveness. which is so smart on your guy's part. like fact that they'll just... forgive you... four weeks without the car. okay. yep. good night. with accident forgiveness your rates won't go up just because of an accident. switching to allstate is worth it. manait's a series of is nsmart choices. and when you replace one meal or snack a day with glucerna made with carbsteady to help minimize blood sugar spikes
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welcome back. president trump introduced his budget this week which includes $2.7 billion nfor immigration enforcement, border security and the wall. the proposal targets sanctuary cities as well, calling for local police to follow immigration laws if they want to receive government money. rahm emanuel is bucking the president's muhao orders and has launched a new ad campaign promising the windy city will continue to welcome immigrants.
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>> it's incumbent for us to use our voice. to make sure that those who are dreamer, those who have called chicago home, those who may not have all their papers in order are welcome. >> joining me now is chicago mayor, rahm emanuel. thank you so much for joining me, mr. mayor. >> thank you. >> thank you. i want to start with some statistics. immigration related arrests are up 38% under president trump but deportations were up higher last year when president trump was still in office and i don't remember you complaining about deportations when the democrats were in charge, so why now. >> i think you meant president obama, but that said, the whole purpose here, the kids who go to our schools, the dreamers, the kids, we have 140 languages spoken in our schools. those kids and their families are fightin'ed and it's incumbent as a city, whether
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you're from ireland or india, mexico or mull dove area, where my grandfather came from, those children are part of the chicago family and their parents are doing working incredibly hard. they sacrifice, they struggle so their kids could not only come to a place called america, but specifically, chicago. and i think chicago will always represent the promise of america. if you believe that tomorrow can be better than today, you are welcome here and i want those families to know and their children to know that if you believe in america and you believe in tomorrow, which is what we always believe here, you are welcome, not just being a sanctuary city, it's a welcoming city that it was to my grandfather 100 years ago fleeing eastern europe and he was only 13 years old. if you look to the future, immigrants are a vibrant part of that future and i want them to feel welcome here. because it is who we are as a city. it is everything that has built this city out of many one.
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>> the trump administration is asking congress to require local police officers to enforce federal immigration law, now, under this new law, local law enforcement would have to hold undocumented immigrants after they would normally be released from jail, so federal agents can pick them up. will you order cops in chicago to come ply with that? >> look, you know the value, first of all, this is all in court. you know our position and it's not just chicago. but it's big, small, immediamede cities across the country, from every part of the country. we're going to do law enforcement the way we do it. which is community policing. our police department if we were to ever be subject of some sense of scrutiny by the community, they won't come forward. your safety on the streets is built on relationships between community and a level of trust. and if you violate trust, you violate the ability to accomplish what you want.
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>> but then it ends up -- >> you're asking me a hypothetical. the court's about to decide that decision. they've made some implication that the administration way overshot the runway. they've had to recalibrate the runway. the city of chicago like new york, l.a., boston and other cities that have been welcoming cities, are on solid. >> i want to show our viewers a flier, which according to local chicago reports are cropping up in chicago neighborhoods with large numbers of african-american residents. it says ice them. the flier say that sanctuary cities -- while violating federal law and destroying the black community. it's no secret that you've had some -- what do you say to that sentiment that this flier is trying to put forward that it seems as though they're worried that you're trying to help one group at the expense of another. >> well, first of all, it's, i
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disagree with your charact characterization and question fully, but that said, bringing people together is what the company one chicago is about. the first way we'd look at it is immigrant refugee, actually, was from somalia and about how chicago welcomed him and then his family joined him. and in fact, we watched this campaign and the museum on the south side of the city of chicago. sure, there are people that will try to play devicive politics. my job as mayor is to find that common grown and inspire to our better angels, rather than using politics to provide people and assume one group meeps that you lose. it's not true. >> mayor emanuel, unfortunately, as you know, chicago is the second deadliest city in america. on multiple occasions, trump has tweeted if you can't handle the situation, you need to ask for hem and he'll give it to you. i know you are now pushing to hire more police officers. but some are asking why didn't you do that sooner?
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>> yeah, well, truth is, we haven't added officers and we're getting kid, guns and drugs off the street. i know they, "the wall street journal" noted a recent story about the progress that's been made in doing what we're supposed to do, which is crack down on the shootings and this year, we're down 14% on shootings. and toughest neighborhoods on the south and west side where this is predominant, the gun violence, we're seeing more dramatic reduchovnies in that effort, so we're making that type of progress. >> i can't have rahm emanuel on and not talk a little bit of politics with you. back to 2006, when you led democratic -- >> you guys talking a little bit about. this is something you want to remember nofondly, which is tha you led the efforts to retake control of congress for democrats back in 2006. but you're not feeling so good about the prospects this year. i want our viewers to hear what you said at stanford university. >> it took us a long time this
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get to low. it ain't going to happen in 2018. take a chill pill, man. you got to be in this for the long haul. >> so, you don't think the democrats are going to take the house back in to 2018? >> approach it's one election. over the last eight years, you're not going to solve it in 2018. republicans do what they did with just one election cycle and mind set. you have to have a long horizon. obviously and work towards that electing people at the local level. state houses into congress. now, your question is only because you're nationally is b obl about congress. but the question is, what are we doing about state houses? to recruit to run for other types of offices? my point was and i stand by it is if you think this is going to happen in an entirely just one cycle, you're going turn around years of eroding democratic sfort at the local level, you're
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not having the right perspect e perspective. i think we're going to have a good year in 2018, yes, but i think everything is going to be solved in a single cycle, it's not how we got here and how we get out. >> hillary clinton reemerged on friday with a commencement address at her alma mater and the speech drew parallels between nixon and trump. if hillary clinton is up for another presidential run, would that be a good thing for your party? >> you know, look, you're asking something that we're not even first through the midterm election. she hasn't even declared that's like -- >> but that's the question? do you think she should? >> it's not a good question. so the question is -- >> why not? >> it's not a good question. zbr she sounded like she should be a candidate again. do you think that's a good idea? you're a party leader. >> i happen to love hillary and i think she's full of energy and i happen to think there's a lot of time between now and the presidential election, she has to decide whether that's in her heart. we have a lot of time between now and the presidential
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election of 2020. hillary has a lot to offer. the core question is not whether i think she would be a good candidate. it's whether she wants to run. because at the end of day, the public is pretty smart. if it's only going through the motion, they'll pick that up. >> thank you so much, mayor emanuel for joining me on this holiday weekend. appreciate it. a top republican calls trump a complete disaster. with friends like that, who needs enemies. we'll tell you who said it after the break. when you're close to the people you love,
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in this, we have a great a team. we have a team of all-stars. >> that was donald trump in february praising his son-in-law u and senior adviser, jared kushner. kushner is now the focus, a focus i should say of the fbi's
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investigation for his contacts with russia during the transition. let's talk about that with our panel. former republican candidate, rick santorum, jennifer granholm, former democratic governor of michigan, kevin madden and former democratic ohio state senator, nina turner. senator santorum, does this trouble you? >> not at all. to be honest with you. jared kushner was involved in the campaign on policy. involved afterwards, to me, it's not inappropriate at all for him to be b talking to people about, at least the substance, we don't know this to be b true, hey, will the russians back away from iran. that's a good thing to be talking to russia. >> with a back channel, to ask if he can have a communications channel directly to moscow as a member of the -- >> transition team. >> to me, look, there are all sorts of back channels established in lots of different
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capacities and he's clearly a very close confidant of the president and it doesn't bother me in the least. doesn't. >> it's in a context, rick, he fails to disclose meetings with the russians on his security forms. there are p in the team, 18 failures to disclose contacts with russia. jim comey is fired for investigating russia. mike pence is lied to about russian contacts, so the question really is why all of this secrecy? what is going on underneath? >> it's classic conflation. >> this is a common sense question. is it about the fact that donald trump has got financial interests that benefit his ogss and he doesn't want people to know that? is it payback for the russians helping him get elected? covering up the michael steel
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dossier? who knows but this is why we need an independent commission at the level of congress to be able to investigation this. >> i think it's great. >> nothing in this. >> good, we agree on something. to me says there is any connection between -- >> that he lied on his forms doesn't disturb you? >> kevin, you are a communications specialist. the white house is preparing a war room. how would you lead that war room and lead this communications strategy if you were in the white house? >> look, i think oftentimes, you see white houses when they're in trouble like this, put together a war room. it's no good unless you have strategy. the strategy has to be b to conpartmentalize the ve investigation part of this issue and to have mb who's daily job is to deal with just inquiries about the special counsel and its investigation. the biggest problem and where i'm worry ied is that investigations are worrisome. they become a huge distraction. the president and his team have to get back on o innocence and talk about the agenda that got
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them there in the white house to begin with so ipg that's where i would focus. is conpartmentalizing the inquiries. talk iing about the agenda. >> how is this playing out in ohio? >> no one in ohio is asking about russia. i mean, we have to deal with this. we definitely have to deal with this. it's all on the minds of the american people. but people in ohio. they want know about jobs, their children. i was just in california where california folk, especially the national nurse, pushing for healthy california. single payer, medicare for all kinds of things. i talked to a boomer, a baby boomer who african-american baby boomer who lives here in d.c. russia is not in his top five. he believes that both parties are failing. i talked to a gen exer in the union. hemts third party. president should be concerned about this, but if we were to go to flint, they want to know how
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they're going to get clean water and why 8,000 people are b about the to lose their homes. we are preoccupied with this, it's not that it's important, but every day americans are being left behind because it's russia, russia, russia. do we need 35 members of the congress to deal with russia is this can some deal with some domestic issue sns. >> your former boss, john boehner. he served in many lately and this past week, he said the follow iing. the p president for his work against isis, but he say everything else trump has done has been a complete disaster. he's still learning how to be president. if we were in the green room, i would ask you the give your answer with the john boehner invitation. it's up to yu. >> this is the john boehner i remember when we would brief him. he would say something privately then awhoa, john, you can't say that out there because you have a responsibility to the conference, to focus on issue
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agenda. this is john boehner unfilteredened a lot of what he's saying is a reflection, not a perfect reflection. there are members of congress that are exasperated that there hasn't been more of a focus. they're left to litigate the day by day news coming out. >> you might think the jared story is not a big wone, but its hard to disagree with the former gapg of gang of 7 member. going back in time. >> 26 years. about the notion that the agenda is -- they're both right. the fact is that administration should be doing so well. and could be doing so well if they just focused on getting their agenda passed. last nine day, hopefully have shown the president that if you stay on message, you stick to the script. you focus on policy. you drive home the messages you talked about during the campaign and that people in america are fite xooit excited about.
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you can be a great president. if you tweet every day and complain about the media and about how you're being treated, you're going to be sidetracked and not get your deals done. >> a million dollars from medicaid. >> the reason why john boehner said at the end of that, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, that he's not in that position anymore, not in d.c. anymore is because he sees what's coming down the pipe. the people are reacting to the fact that the republicans are going to slash 23 million people off of medicare. in fact, 17% of independents have said that they would vote, would be only 17% so they would be in favor of a member of congress who voted if for that disastrous republican health care bill because if you're 64 years old and make iing $26,000 year, their bill would have that person pay $16,000 a year in premiums. someone making $14 ab hour. now, you cannot say this is a good thing, rick santorum. >> i welcome this discussion.
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i understand what cbo says, cbo has gotten obamacare wrong by a large margin. they always, always, always predicting that government mandated solutions work better than the market based solutions. so, you can't, just can't rely on cbo on this. make the case. >> the government run health care is not going to work is not working and we have to left the -- >> speaker boehner said if it were him, that he would have advised the president to fix obamacare. and not necessarily -- >> it's easy for him to say that now. but to repeal obamacare. 27 times. >> this is real though. this is, flesh and blood is behind these decisions. >> we have a few seconds left. tom mcarthur, a member of the moderate tuesday group quit and he said he thinks the reality is that republicans would rather just see this health care thing go away. you believe that? >> i think many folks have come
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to the conclusion that it is worse to not have delivered on a promise than to litigate a new or promote a new advancement and i think that's one of the big worries. such a depressed republican base if you don't follow through on the promise for repeal of obamacare. >> thank you. happy memorial day weekend. appreciate it. and after the break. >> to go for from this time and place to friend and foe alike. that the torch has passed to a new generation of americans born in this sencentury. >> on the 100th anniversary of president kennedy's birth, who is picking up his torch? the next generation of kennedys looking to make their way in washington. that's next. by the time you head to the bank and wait to get approved for a home loan, that newly listed, mid-century ranch with the garden patio will be gone.
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tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of president john f. kennedy's birth. i'll be celebrating at a special ceremony at the kennedy here in washington. while coamelot lives on forever there's a new crop of kennedys looking to join the family business. >> the faith, the devotion. >> reporter: it's one of john f. kennedy's enduring legacies, his call for americans to serve. >> ask not what your country can do for you. ask what you can do for your country. >> reporter: it inspired milliomillion s to join the peace corps, enlisting for office, including his children and grandchildren. his daughter, caroline, hasn't
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ruled out following her father's footsteps to the senate and maybe even the white house. >> the fact that people would come up to me and say i got involved in my community because of your father's inaugurate speech. they were so inspired by president kennedy's service and that kept him alive. >> jfk's great nephew, joseph kennedy iii is serving in congress, where he's taking up health care, the signature cause of his great uncle ted kennedy. >> i was struck by a comment made by speaker ryan, where he called the repeal bill, quote, an act of mercy. with all due respect to our speaker, he and i should have read different scripture. the one i read called us on to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to shelter the homeless and comfort the sick. >> reporter: and on the campaign trail now is chris kennedy, bobby's son.
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he launched his campaign for senator in february. >> to embrace the notion that we're all in this together. that's the country i want for my kids. >> reporter: and who knows? even younger kennedys may be eyeing public office, too. jfk's granddaughter, rose, who bears a striking resemblance to her grandmother, jackie, wrote a speech in honor of her grandfather's birth. >> it caught to be possible in short for every american to enjoy the privileges of being american, without regard to his race or his color. >> we're faced with tremendous inequality and injustice. >> reporter: and all eyes on jack kennedy's grandson, also named jack, who is studying the former president's legacy carefully. >> my favorite speech was the speech he gave at rice university, explaining why we
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should go to the moon. >> we choose to go to the moon this decade and do other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. >> in that speech, he said great challenges are great opportunities. i think it's important to remember those are opportunities and we can raise to the occasion if we choose good leadership. >> reporter: will he run? >> i'm inspired by my family's legacy of public service. it's something i'm proud of. but i'm trying to make my own way. stay tuned. >> we will. thank you for watching. hope you and your loved ones have a meaningful memorial day. i'm dana bash in washington. "fare "fareed zacaria gps" is next. and administrative paperwork... your days of drowning people are numbered. same goes for you, budget overruns. and rising costs, wipe that smile off your face. we're coming for you, too.
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this is "gps," the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zacaria. today on the show, we'll tackle the president's whirlwind trip. saudi arabia, israel, rome, italy and brussels. the highlights, low lights and the scandals awaiting him back home. i have a

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