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paul: welcome to the journal editorial report as we wrap up a busy midterm election i'm paul gigot and we begin with the ouster of attorney general jeff sessions, admitted resignation on wednesday at the "of president trump ending 10-year mark over decision to recuse himself from russian interference in 2016 campaign, the president announcing via twitter that matthew whitaker would take over as acting attorney general until a permanent replacement can be confirmed by the senate, michael served as the 81st attorney
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general of the united states, welcome, judge, good to see you again. >> good to be here. paul: what do you make of handling of the sessions resignation? >> look, i like jeff sessions, i consider myself a friend so i think that he was unfairly treated and i think he was fulfilling the president's mandate and that the criticism of him from having rescued himself was completely unfair because there was regular intaición that required -- regulation that required him to recuse himself, he might have rescued too soon or broadly, but he would have had to recuse himself and before event happened. paul: given all of that, the president clearly should have any president attorney general he trust? >> he asked for resignation.
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didn't let him stay till the end to have week. paul: not great treatment. >> he may well have had statutory authority to have appointed matt whitaker who had been in senior position. paul: chief of staff to jeff sessions. >> had been there more than 90 days which is magic term under the statute, there in fact, two statutes, one is the act which specify that is the president can appoint in a couple of ways, one of which would involve appointing somebody in matt whitaker's position, the vacancy act is exclusive unless there's another statute that applies to the particular agency. there is another statute, that one say that is the pecking order at the justice department if the attorney general can't act or vacancy, it goes to deputy attorney general and the associate attorney general and then down the line to -- to
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senate confirmed officials. paul: so you think other actors are controlling in this case? >> it's per missive. conceivable that but the president had authority to appoint somebody who was acting, who was not confirmed by the senate, but that doesn't solve the constitutional question and the question is regardless whether the constitution governs. paul: what do you think? >> i think there's a real problem, the constitution say that is officers are to be officials are to be appointed by the president with the advice and an sent of the president other than inferior officers who maybe appointed only by the president. paul: acting attorney general is not inferior office because he's essentially running the department. >> correct. there are some duties that can be performed by someone properly
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appointed. paul: obviously the president tends to nominate somebody fairly quickly to the post but we don't know how long it would take to confirm that person. >> interesting he cannot nominate matt whitaker at a time that he's serving and acting, even the vacancy's act doesn't allow that but the question then becomes whether anything he does that is a nondelegable duty is void. paul: that could go to litigation, assume. >> it will go to litigation i assume and ultimately somebody affected by something he does will raise case thanked case will win its way through courts and we will find out whether it's fixed or not paul: safer legal play would have been to just say rod rosenstein, deputy attorney general is the acting attorney general? >> or noel francisco, solicitor general and rosenstein has his
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own recusal issues with regard to the mueller investigation, of course, he was the one who wrote the memo justifying the firing of jim comey and a whole lot of other participation including signing off of fisa warrants, perhaps he should have rescued himself a long ago and noel francisco is not. paul: let's put that a aside and who he should nominate. there's a balance that you report to the president as attorney general, part of executive branch, on the other hand, you need to be independent enough in terms of credibility that you have to reassure the lawyers in the department and the american people that you are administering justice fairly. how do you strike that balance? >> i think you try to distinguish, maintain with distinction between policies an cases, policy, you apply the policy of the administration in which you serve and jeff sessions did that, did it very well, cases are a different
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story, that is something that should not be subject to any interference by the president or anybody else other than people in the justice department. paul: so if somebody in the white house says, you know, let's make that case go away, that's where you draw the line and say -- >> so. paul: sorry we will make the call on the evidence and the law as we see it? >> right. paul: what you are you looking for in an attorney general? >> looking for somebody who can fulfill your promises, i think matt whitaker does that and somebody who has the regard of people in law enforcement and people generally. whether he does or doesn't, i don't know. i don't know the man although i do know people who know him who say he's a fine lawyer and is well regarded and people who know him. paul: presumably if you're the president you would like to get somebody of stature like president bush went to you -- >> that's kind. paul: other people, the former
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judges, for example, there are former deputy attorney generals, those kind of people who have some independent credibility? >> right, and the question would be finding somebody who has that credibility who would be willing to do it. paul: right, appreciate it. >> thanks. paul: when we come back with jeff sessions out our panel weighs in on the future of the a once-in-five hundred year storm should happen every five hundred years, right? fact is, there have been twenty-six in the last decade. allstate is adapting. with drones to assess home damage sooner. and if a flying object damages your car, you can snap a photo and get your claim processed in hours, not days. plus, allstate can pay your claim in minutes. now that you know the truth... are you in good hands?
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constitutional crisis if president interferes with mueller probe. kim strassel and bill bill mcgurn, bill, i interpret what chuck schumer said, please don't mr. president, fire robert mueller, fire him so we can have constitutional crisis. >> they have been warning about this for years and bob mueller has gone on merry way, i don't think that there's any danger in bob mueller being fired. i think he may be close to wrapping up and i think maybe there's a prod to wrap up more quickly. paul: what about the firing of sessions, was that justified? >> look, i have mixed feelings on jeff sessions, on the one hand, i don't know the management where you berate people in public and you get the best out of them. paul: the president going after sessions. >> and i think he's done good things, i like that he didn't appoint a special prosecutor against hillary and the other things but on the hand when he
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rescued himself he did leave the president with crippled attorney general on the essential investigation at the time. so just hope we can move past all of that. paul: what about this -- the matt whitaker appointment, kim, it's unusual as judge mukasey had, it would have been a lot more sensible to avoid that problem and any challenge to future decision that is whitaker makes if he appointed rosenstein or francisco or somebody confirmed by the senate. >> yeah, well, the president was asked about this and he basically made it sound as it was there and easy, and so it doesn't sound as it was a great deal of thought put into that who seems like a competent person, the chief of staff and let's hope that in the end what happens is that the president moves quickly to name a successor and we don't even have to go through the entire mayhem of the question of how long or whether, what powers whitaker has. paul: if he does make decisions
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and are challenged you can have thrown out in court because he didn't have authority to make decision. >> right, for all the criticism of jeff sessions and the fact that he was not able to exert influence or adult supervision over mueller probe you now potentially have acting ag that can't assert any influence over anything. paul: right, i thought sessions handled it very well in the sense of a personal -- the way he handled it personally, he didn't lash out at trump, okay, it's been honor to serve, he may go back and run for senate in alabama against doug jones, democrat who won in 2020. >> well, look i agree with bill, there was a real problem there that he couldn't exert this influence over the mueller probe and have control. give sessions due, a, classy how he left, he's still very popular in his state he may well be reelected, but he also did some really important things at the justice department outside of supervision of the mueller
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probe, one of them is a return to law and order, go figure, you know, after 8 years of the obama administration politicizing that justice department to go after political folks, et cetera, he's turned that back and on issues like free speech, some of the prior litigations going out in the states, it's been a very sound leadership. paul: who is he going to turn to, chris christie riding to the rescue, former new jersey governor, pam bondi of florida, i guess the question would be could those two or rudy giuliani be confirmed by the senate? >> look, the president has gained senate seats, more room to confirm people, one reason he waited till now to have jeff sessions resign because he has more room. paul: i don't know that rudy could be confirmed and i think -- >> i would be doubtful that be the one nominated.
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paul: who are you hearing? >> some of the top foreigners i'm hearing one person that we have been hearing about a lot noel francisco, current solicitor general and i think obviously a sound pick but he's also got a good job where he is right now and he's doing good work there. i'm hearing michael, who is now out at boeing, former judge and he would also be a very sound pick but i think in the end will probably likely to get somebody who isn't the names, chris christie, rudy giuliani but somebody who is well respected in the legal community and comes in -- because again they have to get through senate confirmation. paul: briefly here the florida senate race, they found a box of ballots in schoolhouse, they are supposed to -- broward county was supposed count, we don't know what's going to happen.
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>> this isn't new in broward, this is business as usual. i wished the people who word about russian interference about the election might look at what's going on in broward. >> a lot more to go after there than there is in russia. paul: that could be messy if turns the democrats' way. president trump gearing up to face democratic congress following tuesday's midterm election, should we expect two years of deal-making or gridlock as divided government returns to washington? >> now is the time for members of both parties to join together, put partisans
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are all much better off the way it turned out because i really believe if the democrats want to we can do a tremendous amount of great legislation. paul: that was president trump wednesday calling the outcome of tuesday's election a great victory despite democrats winning control of the house for the first time in 8 years, the president saying he's ready to make deals with the newly elected democratic majority. so how should he approach the new power balance in washington, we are back with kim strassel, bill mcgurn and wall street journal editorial board member alicia finally, kim, let's start with you, cut deals with democratic house than house republicans does that strike you at all plausible? >> no, if donald trump thought working with republicans was hard he's seen nothing yet. look, it's good that he is offered a hand and that this is a way he's going to this new scenario saying, look, if you want to work with me there are places we have to have deals.
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there are things he needs democrats for, needs them to pass trade -- paul: nafta 2. >> negotiate budget. he needs them to raise the debt ceiling limit at some point. you know, if there can be some area of bipartisanship great, look, right now i don't think democrats are in the mood of much deal-making. paul: freedom caucus is going to look like easy partners here. >> mrs. pelosi is good at keeping caucus together. the president is all about deals, he's always said that, there's going to be a lot of deals that we may not like that he would do. if he's willing to raise taxes at the top, he can get a lot from the democrats, that's my fear, right? paul: willing to resign even more. [laughter] >> but there are conceivable deals, i think that's a danger middle-class tax cut, you raise top rates and middle-class tax cut. i think there's a lot of stuff they could do but all presidents, look, it's the
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morning after, all presidents and all speakers talk about bipartisanship and then they go and have to coral their votes, state of the union when the president puts out policies of what he's going to do. paul: allysia one moment of conference, well, you proposed this middle-class tax cut in the campaign f yaw want democrats to vote for that would you be willing to revisit tax reform and raise taxes sopwhere else, yeah, i think maybe we could do -- >> make adjustments, right. paul: what the message sent to pelosi and chuck schumer, oh, baby, let's go because we can get the republicans and the senate to have to vote to raise taxes which would politically just deadly for them and trump would hurt trump. >> right, then again you have to remember the original tax proposal that is republicans put out actually had a higher margin rate so pelosi, again, and schumer are in the house had 39 higher than -- paul: had the
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little special bump. >> exactly. paul: that went away in the senate and went down 37. >> they negotiated that. so i think they -- paul: they don't want to vote for that again. the republicans don't want to vote for tax increase. >> i think that's right. corporate rate maybe for public works project, maybe probably make the argument, 25% is still competitive, though on the other hand i don't think democrats really care for paying for any kind of spending, i think they'll just spend. paul: do it anyway even if they don't get one. they love to pin one, kim, what about the broader message to have election, president trump says tremendous success, losing the house because he gained seats in the senate, held onto governorships, florida, ohio, key ones, iowa, got wiped out in upper midwest for the most part and the suburban damage is just enormous, they lost the suburbs
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of houston, des moines, charleston, oklahoma city, i don't know how you define that as success much less tremendous. >> there were pockets of success obviously. the fact that they manage today expand their majority in the senate, if you look at the states, there's some initiatives that passed that were very good as well too for the president's progrowth policy, yeah, what you're seeing in those result that is you just mentioned especially in suburban areas is a message to this white house, you did not manage to grow your coalition at all over the last 2 years and that's a very frightening prospect going forward because that's the way you win midterms and you win reelection as well as too and the president has to figure out a new way to bring more people into the fold. paul: and is this about his temperament, about his persona, allysia, how he's behaved, he didn't do particularly well with women in particular?
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very badly, gap 19 points. >> exactly. he did well in the senate, you can't really take credit for that, that was backlash against brett kavanaugh hearings and how democrats supported themselves for that and you see rural divide and if he wants to win the presidency in 2020 and take back the house they are going to have to broaden coalition independents and suburban women, college-educated people. >> yeah, i push back at that a little bit, look the president didn't win victory but it was not defeat, the defeat that might have been and he did -- i think there's there's achievement in the senate, a lot of rallies and you have to go back to jfk and a lot of this historical of somebody unpopular. suburbs have been growing problem for republicans, we saw in bush years 2006 election, 200, if you look at
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>> we will try bipartisanship, we believe that we have a responsibility to seek common ground where we can. where we cannot we must stand our ground but we must try and so by openness and transparency, accountability, bipartisanship, very important part of how we will go forward. paul: democratic house leader nancy pelosi striking a bipartisan tone wednesday following her party's victory in the midterms so what should we expect when democrats assume control of the house in january park penn, managing director of group, chief strategists to both bill and hillary clinton, welcome. so you know number of democrats who won who in their campaign said they would not vote for nancy pelosi as speaker, you think she'll still become speaker in january? >> well, i thought it was a sure thing but my sources are telling me now not so fast that there's growing movement that maybe we would be better off and somebody
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like jeffress from new york is being floated as possible contender and i thought that was -- if you'd asked me a week ago i would have said forget it, she's it but now not so sure. paul: i would assume she would say, look, i helped you win back the majority, i raised a lot of money, you know i can do this job, i did it before and why don't we negotiate transition, you can fight over who succeeds me but give me the next two years and i can make this work for you and we will get rid of trump? >> i think she's indicated just give me a year i'll be transitional, someone else will go to election but then i think members are figuring out why should we have transitional person when we ought to come back fighting and swinging with the new leadership, more youthful look of the democratic party so i still give it to her 75/25 but i think you could see a little bit of a fight and also the moderates here are going to fight for rule changes. paul: and what do you mean rules changes? >> well, the problem-solver's caucus may have enough votes to hold up speaker vote which
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requires a majority of the whole congress and say, look, bills should come out of caucus and go to the floor if they have a reasonable level of support not necessarily majority support in a caucus and that will in fact, open up the floor to a lot more votes. paul: that's because they want to be able to vote on things that may not be necessarily the choice of the house leadership? >> we don't wanting to from freedom caucus -- [laughter] >> we want to get bills to the floor and also then open up the possibility of more deals. paul: okay, let's assume for the sake of argument that speaker -- it is speaker pelosi but how do you expect the democrats to proceed handling donald trump? you heard the bipartisanship line but i have to tell you, i'm a skeptic on both sides that anything is going to get done. >> well, i work with president clinton when every day we would go out and blast speaker gringrich and every day speaker gringrich would blast us and secretly we would try to make a
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deal. the worst that it appears on the surface the better it usually is below the surface, i'm more optimistic because i think at the end of the day democrats want to get something done, the president has an opportunity, i think the voters got what they wanted here which was the republicans were so dysfunctional in the house that they threw them out and they're expecting a little more functionality on the democrats and investigations going on and i would not be surprised if we saw infrastructure, maybe criminal justice reform, i'm hard-press to anyone how anyone can agree on immigration but even some progress on health care. paul: well, but the democrats are saying, look, we want to raise taxes and do away with some of the -- raise the corporate tax rate that passed last year or raise top rate on individual income to get the financing for infrastructure, my own view is that republican senate aren't going to go along with that number one and number two if president trump goes along with that he will hurt himself in the election, you see that kind of trade possible?
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>> i don'tthink they will retrae corporate tax. i think they will look for some kind of bond or private-public partnership, underwriting, some kind of different with capital investment. that's up to the creativity of the president and the administration and his people. deal-making is what they have to do. paul: that's right, let's talk about the investigations, robert mueller is going to report, we don't know who will say, who will he indict, fizzle or not but as the democrats there's a lot of them out there, tom styer billionaire of california, impeach, impeach and there's real pressure from the democratic base to do that, how do you think that the democrats, the professionals in congress view that? >> well, i think they view it with a little than they did before, they won the house but impeachment was not really an issue, less than 40% of the voters were interested in impeachment, it wasn't one of
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the top issues, just making issue trump dysfunction, trump being extreme, trump being erratic and not being able to govern, they did a lot better with that stuff than impeachment. they will look at it, i think it's unstoppable in some measure, i think on the other hand the president isn't necessarily going to respond to them. he'll do what the administrations and the other ones and stonewall the whole thing. paul: he can't stonewall -- >> executive privilege on most everything they out. pulling out tax returns would be bad precedent unless they pass a law that tax returns of presidents and presidential candidates should be public and that sets precedent that they could target anyone. paul: do you think it would be vindictive? >> a lot of people want tax returns. paul: some kind of criminal offense in there, not likely since he was audited. >> the whole thing has been
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teapot to begin here about the tax returns and so he's playing cat and mouse in it. i don't know what's in tax returns, he's been audited and he's had to file a lot of disclosure forms on all sorts of things so i think they are going to do it, i think it's kind of unstoppable, i don't know that it's going to get anywhere, i just don't think that's going to be the main -- the main ring here, the main ring will be the mueller report, what does it say and if the mueller report doesn't really have trump-russia collusion or obstruction of justice in a serious way, then investigations are done, the issue is gone. remember when bill clinton, once it was done it was done and that's what's going to happen here. paul: fascinating, appreciate it. still ahead president trump vowing a war-like posture if democrats launch investigations into his administration, so what should we expect when they take control of the house?
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order your kit now at >> almost from the time i announced that i was going to run they've been giving us this investigation fatigue, it's been a long time. they've got nothing, zero, you know why, because there is nothing, but they can play that game but we can play it better and all you are going to do is end up back and forth and back and forth and 2 years will go up and we won't have done a thing. paul: president trump wednesday warning that investigation fatigue could ruin any chance of bipartisanship when democrats take control of the house in january. the president vowing a war-like posture if democrats use their new majority to follow through on promises to look into his financial and political dealings, we are back with kim strassel, bill mcgurn and
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allysia finley, kim, should nancy pelosi be speaker in the democrats' best interest, do you think that's in their best interest? >> i think it's still unknown if she will be, there's some members that declared that they would not vote for her, she has a cushion now because they obtained enough of the majority. i'm not necessarily sure it is the best thing for democrats and it's because she is a liberal leader, once again presiding over caucus that elected a lot of moderate democrats who least ran as moderate democrats going far left which is what she did the last time she was speaker, lost them majority last time. paul: from 2007 and '08 when he was president they didn't go too far, they went far left with obama, what they tried to do with bush try to get progressive victories where they could get bush to sign up for them like on the bad awful stimulus package that they passed and the bad energy bill they passed that banned those lightbulbs of a
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certain kind, if she can do that get with trump and try to do that and not go too far left right away. >> here is one difference from that from time to time is that the left party were a lot more powerful than they were bush, they'll be a lot more pressure to go left. are there areas -- here is where i would be concerning as free market conservative, there's area of compromise, in particular populist policies, family medical leave, raising minimum wage, price controls on drugs, those are the areas where i worry there could be bipartisanship. paul: family medical leave you mean entitlement perhaps mandated, see i think that maybe where she goes and maybe where trump goes along and i'm worried about a tax increase because i think that the president doesn't have a particularly firm compass on some of these things. >> you hope the advisers, this is key to the economy, there's a reason they want the president
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to sign onto a tax increase, right, that's what democrats do to republican presidents because they want to reduce the potency of this. look, on the big issues, one of the problems that the dynamic is that they did elect a lot of moderate democrats, conor lamb, the military veterans in my district, mikey cheryl, naval academy draj -- graduate, helicopter pilot and there's moderate and excitable wing, ocasio-cortez, you look at the chairman coming through committees, adam schiff in intelligence, nadler in judiciary, he's talking about impeaching not only trump but kavanaugh and stuff. they'll be a lot of enthusiasm there, look, one area they could make a deal we have talked about this so many times is immigration, the president wants border wall funding and it seems the trade on daca or something should be something in both their interests but i don't see the democrats wanting to give trump victory as he heads into
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2020 on that cause he would be crowing about it and if he got it he should. paul: do you agree with bill on that? >> i don't think the left wants a deal, they want to use it against him. issue is daca, suspension of the daca program, that's going to probably come up to the supreme court within the next year or so and if the supreme court upholds the president's decision to stop the program, then democrats and republicans are going to be in a position where they may have to negotiate. paul: right, what about this dilemma that they might face if mueller comes in with no russian collusion evidence, you know, except that lower-level, some people played footsy with leaks. how do they pursue impeachment or not? >> i think trump may want to run against impeachment especially
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if the mueller probe doesn't uncover anything and pelosi and them try to make much to do about nothing with the tax returns or maybe something on the clause. profits from real estate ventures. paul: you think that might actually play well for trump? >> well, i think this might be the one reason all these theories of him making a bad deal on some of this stuff, let's see what the environment is when these investigations really start rolling because if we know anything this president does not like criticism, does not like attacks and they'll be coming at him full frontal from the house. paul: well, kavanaugh experience counsel's restraint because the democrats paid a price the way they behaved in the hearings, the state of the at a times following midterms as republican governors suffered big losses in the upper west whether he recollects tell you what it means for policies in the states for the next four years.
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paul: a look now at the state of the states following tuesday's midterms with democrats picking up wisconsin and michigan. what's the big take away from tuesday's results? >> democrats picked up 7 governorship, 6 legislative chambers, taking total control over state houses to 14, nearly doubled what they currently have. they also broke the republican-control over kansas, wisconsin, michigan and the result is the conservative reform may have come to a halt at this point because they don't
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have the power that they did before. paul: what about the rollback, for example, in wisconsin and michigan, had really made enormous progress on tax reform, on public union reform, on a variety of other things, education reform, is some of that going to be rolled back now just right away? >> i think that's hard to do right away because they do not have the -- democrats do not have legislatures in those states but, of course, gain control of the legislatures through 2020 and through redistricting process. in some states you may see some of the reforms in kansas, tax cuts maybe rolled back, i know the republican legislature actually passed medicaid expansion that former governor brown vetoed, that's almost a surely going to pass now. paul: that may be the biggest change, kim, public policy point of view, the red states that haven't expanded medicaid are
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now going to do them, will add numbers to the rolls and potentially be big future hold on the budget. >> well, it would be expensive for them as well, the experience that we have seen in the states have agreed to it that they got hooked into it and then their rolls dramatically expanded expd i think what's concerning is not necessarily immediate rollbacks but halt to some of the great innovations we have seen out in the states under republican governors and the risk to things like school choice, for instance, future pension reform tax reform, we are not going to see a lot of growth in those areas. paul: and bill, in new york city, now they lost 8 seats in the state senate republicans now with 40 to 43, had been republican controlled for a long time andrew cuomo, king of the county -- >> right. paul: the question is what does
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he do with it, does he move sharply left if you can imagine? >> he's been perceived as moderate. kim's point is good especially about state legislature, they are underestimated. during the obama years republicans won about 900 seats federal and state levels and a lot of those are in legislatures and it's almost more important to have republican legislature than a governor in terms of these reforms. that's a secret to a lot of them. democrats flipped 6, i believe, again in the context 900 seats for republicans over these years, democrats are claiming they got 350 back. paul: wow. that many? >> rebalancing of what it was before obama, that's a big thing. even in states i think that are red, you know, north carolina and texas, they gained a bunch of seats in their state legislature, so --
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>> well, one other casualty i just note with the loss of governorship and changes in the states, you finally have republicans at state levels, give waivers and help innovate in difficult problems, that's likely to drive as well. paul: let me ask you allysia, two other states you follow connecticut, california, pretty much democratic controlled again and yet at least in illinois, connecticut, big financial problems. >> california may have in a few more years but connecticut, won governorship, large majority in state senate that had been split. question is what do they do, how do they tame one or 2 billion-dollar deficit going into the next year. paul: economy shrunk by almost 9%.
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>> puerto rico, right? he will not raise taxes but also has not put forward any proposals of how to deal with the pensions or labor -- or labor obligations and how to renegotiate niece contracts and i think that's going to be same issue they face in illinois, jp, the democrat who just won governorship, we will find efficiencies in government, talking about raising taxes, that would be suicide at this point i think in 2020 -- or 2022. paul: they are going to raise taxes because the legislature will insist on it. they will not find deficiencies. >> legalize marijuana, we will legalize -- they will try to go to low-hanging fruit at first and try to go to progressive tax. paul: if you live in illinois and you're a taxpayer you want to smoke marijuana to forget it.
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paul: time now for hits and misses of the week, kim. >> paul, this is a hit to all voters out there who voted the right way for proenergy policies out in the states on tuesday. washington state they voted down a carbon tax, in arizona they voted down a terrible renewable energy initiative and in colorado they voted down new restrictions on drilling, same in montana, same up in alaska. across the board pretty good night. trump gets a little bit of credit for this because he's been talking about proenergy policies clearly people are lung. paul: allysia. >> miss to new york city on election day ballot machines broke down across the city, causing lines going out from gyms, apartment buildings, the city blamed it on bad weather, but this is just another example of the dysfunction of
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progressive government here, the subways don't work, voting machines, computers at tennis courts don't work. i'm trying to find something that does work in the city. paul: bill. >> paul, this started as miss when saturday night live comic made fun of former navy seal who lost eye and turned into a hit when dan crenshaw responded, rather than play victim, i don't want culture where people are demanding apologies besides we seals don't get offended that easily. paul: they have bigger problems. >> congratulations to the new congressman from texas. paul: if you enjoyed the journal editorial report be sure to join us on fox nation for our daily deep dive every afternoon we will assemble for the smartest minds in the business, more important story of the day, one story, one panel unparallel expertise, only on fox nation, sign up now. that's it for this week's show, thanks to my panel and to all of you for watching i'm paul gigot,
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