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kacarina simonetti. fifth straight record close. [closing bell rings]. only for the nasdaq too close for s&p and dow. that does it for "claman countdown." we have to see you tomorrow. better be here. melissa: historic day on capitol hill. a record day on wall street. the nasdaq extending gains for the sixth straight day but the dow, s&p 500 fighting for records in last minutes of trading. the dow ending down, looks like it will be about 23 points, still settling. any gain would be a record close. we'll not get there. i'm melissa francis. connell: i'm connell mcshane. it has been quite a run. appears the s&p 500 will fall short. down a point. any gain would be a record. nasdaq closes at record high again. melissa: whoo-hoo. connell: five in a row for the nasdaq. tech stocks doing well. longest streak of records since
last year, since back 2018. any minute president trump set to leave the white house ahead of a rally in michigan tonight. the house of representatives debating two articles of impeachment against the president. we'll bring comments he makes as soon as they happen. melissa: fox business team coverage. blake burman at white house. gerri willis on the floor of the new york stock exchange. edward lawrence standing by on capitol hill. edward, we kick it off with you. reporter: one by one republicans, democrats, expressing concerns over the president or concerns about the article of impeachment. house floor, adam schiff, representative adam schiff from the intelligence committee but out come is all but certain there will be impeachment of the president down party lines where that vote will go. now republicans and democrats both citing concerns here on either side. the vote to set up this vote if that is any indication, there will be two democrats that will actually switch sides here to vote no on impeachment.
representative mike johnson warning other democrats that the votes have consequences. >> 243 years of this republic, there has never been a single party fraudulent impeachment process like one used today. our democrat colleagues weaponized the constitution to nullify the votes of 63 million americans who elected president donald trump. >> jerry nadler said the president trump cannot consider himself above the law. he outlined how he believed the president abused his power for his own political feign within the u.s. nadler saying that the house has to impeach. >> congress cannot wait for the next election to address this misconduct. president trump demonstrated a clear pattern of wrongdoing. this is not the first time he has solicited foreign interference in an election. it has been exposed and attempted to obstruct the
resulting investigation. reporter: after the votes today the articles of impeachment will be sent over to the senate where senate majority leader senator mitch mcconnell will be a trial in early 2020. the president is not expected to be convicted or removed from office. back to you. melissa: edward, thank you. >> as we wait for those votes, go to the other end of pennsylvania avenue. blake burman on the white house north lawn with the take from there. blake? reporter: connell, president trump said he would not watch wall-to-wall coverage of the hearings today. the white house said the president had been quote, unquote monitoring what had been going on capitol hill. this was the official line from the press secretary stiff any grisham during the noon hour. the president will be working all day, will be briefed by staff throughout the day, could catch some of the proceedings between meetings. the president clearly caught some of what was going on up on the hill, something caught his attention about ten minutes after that statement was put out by the white house, he then fired off this all caps tweet,
writing quote, such atrocious lies by radical left, do-nothing democrats. this is an assault on america and an assault on the rerepublican party. as for the president he will be leaving the white house shortly to campaign in michigan tonight. vice president mike pence is already there. here is how he described hearings earlier today. >> what is happening on capitol hill today is a disgrace. from the first day of this administration democrats in washington have been trying to overturn the results of the last election. they're back at it again today with their partisan impeachment vote. you know the truth is, they're trying to impeach this president because they know they can't defeat this president. reporter: so president trump is expected to leave the white house here within the next 15 to 20 minutes that certainly could be fluid. we look live look at capitol hill where the proceedings are taking place. connell, melissa, could set up for fascinating image tonight.
when you look at the clock right now, try to guess how all of this could play out battle creek, michigan, 7:00 hour the president is expected to be on the stage. president trump screen left or screen right one side, reacting to exactly what is happening up on capitol hill on the other side. it could be potentially even within minutes of each other. back to you. connell: ultimate in split screens. blake, thank you. we mentioned the nasdaq, closing today at yet another record high. the dow did snap a two-day record streak. so with blake and edward talking about impeachment in this impeachment push we've seen, what about the effect on wall street? jonathan hoenig joins us, capitalist pig hedge fund founding member, fox news contributor. i haven't seen one credible comment, anyone, jonathan to suggest investors care at all about this. maybe you have, why not? why no impact at all? >> i mean it is not so dissimilar to the nasdaq back during the clinton impeachment when the markets completely
threw it aside and focused on fundamentals, the growing economy, even expanding leadership. today connell, you saw 245 new 52-week highs, only 50 new 52-week lows. this is widespread bull market that continues despite rancor in washington. people are comfortable putting money in stocks at all-time highs. connell: only potential political impact, might affect the race in 2020. you know that filters its way obviously into financial markets. even that may not happen. do you think this is even voting issue by the time november of 2020 or by the time we're getting to other things? >> not dissimilar during the clinton impeachment, clinton's popularity rising. we've seen same thing with president trump and more left-wing democrats elizabeth warren fall to the wayside along with wealth tax. congress looks it potential for impeachment but perhaps a trump victory in 2020 as well. melissa: fiat years letter, bsa
group announcing a 50 billion-dollar merger. making it the fourth largest auto maker. gerri willis has the. >> cost industries, cost pressures continue to rise, these companies are trying to get married. they added sweeteners for regulators that was a gooded were. peugeot shares higher, chrysler shares lower. this was announced in october. we're crossing the ts, dotting the is. fedex hurt by amazon. battering disappointment on top and bottom line. the company fourth time this year saying we'll disappoint in the future. six analysts reducing price targets on fedex. many of them saying they just are desperate to see this company make the turn to logistics in a way where they can deliver the last mile. fascinating there. amazon it was a great customer
of fedex. now it's a great rival. finally amazon, regional carrier called sun country. this is minnesota airline basically will hire 70 pilots to fly amazon branded jets that will deliver goods, not people. they have a six-year deal. amazon owns everything. we'll have to get used to it, melissa. melissa: gerri, very cool. thank you. jonathan is back with us. jonathan, this is what is beautiful about the free market. amazon gets out there, they don't want to be a slave to the delivery because they need all this capacity. they're like, you know what? we'll get our own jets. we'll do it ourselves. i love it! >> as you said, melissa, this is the free market at work. tremendous innovation, investment, competition, whether fedex, ups, amazon all competing for consumer dollars. what is fascinating to see, sometimes that investment takes time to pay off. you mentioned fedex down pretty sharply.
that company is invested billions of dollars trying to get the last mile, but also seven-day ground delivery. the stock is off 33% over the last year. as you said amazon is really reinvented itself. this is far from a online bookstore anymore. they opened a aircraft hub in kentucky. they have pioneered one-day shipping. that is what consumers gravitated towards this holiday season. why the stock continues to hold up. melissa: that is the lesson. the flexibility and innovation. you see a company, i always go back to it. netflix delivering dvds nobody uses anymore. so many companies fallen by the wayside because technology takes away its product. it doesn't take away the business. you have to be flexible, move, deliver what is coming next. amazon, you're right is the quintessential case. they were delivering books. astonishing. last word to you. >> quickly they have achieved and succeeded normalizing innovation, pressing bar for everyone, online, off-line.
that is why the stock continues to power higher as other sectors like banks start to take control in the market. melissa: jonathan, thank you so much. amazon's world. they take over from all these other businesses but they enable small businesses to go online to sell their stuff through amazon. they support small entrepreneurs too. connell: agreed. part of the story doesn't get told very often of the other side focuses on so much. president trump will leave the white house. will make his way to the rally we talked about in michigan. we're standing by as always to see whether he speaks especially today what is going on in the house. whether he speaks to reporters. if he does, we'll show it to you. melissa: the house's $1.4 trillion spending package could have implications on your health care. we'll talk to tom pryce, former health and human services secretary under president trump. that is next. connell: backing away from key campaign promise. elizabeth warren softening her tone on "medicare for all." we're breaking down her comment. what it could all mean for her
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repealing obama care taxes that today what we'll focus on. our next guest says striking down obamacare could open up a path to better health care. tom pryce with us, former health and human secretary with the trump administration. in congress many years before that. thank you for coming on. tell us what you mean by that. that is part of this plan, we talked about hey, we're avoiding shutting government down. on health care where are we going? >> as viewers were called, obamacare taken to the supreme court in 2012, the chief justice, justice roberts, decided it would stop constitutional muster because there was tax or penalty. connell: right. >> almost two years ago now in december of 2017, that tax, that penalty was taken away. consequently 20 attorneys general across the country have sued because the tax no longer exists the whole bill, whole law
should come tumbling down. a judge in the fifth circuit agreed with that. that is in the fifth circuit court of appeals. that decision is likely to come out relatively soon. if it they agree with lower court judge, they say law should go away. he should fear-mongering if that happens, millions of individuals will lose their health coverage. connell: right. >> that is not the case. connell: you wrote about that in "usa today," in the op-ed. we'll stop there, have you explain your position on that for a moment. because you're right, people say if the ruling goes, forget it, health care coverage for millions of people goes away. you contend, cite strongly that will not happen. what will actually happen? >> both sides agreed neither wants that to happen before the supreme court decides. who suffer loses that, the appeal goes to the supreme court of as you well know, your viewers well know, that will take a long time. the first time that i think the
supreme court could weigh in on a final opinion would be sometime in the spring and early summer of 2021. connell: to your point, health care coverage could to away potentially anytime soon this is not problem to deal with near future, certainly after the next presidential election? >> the time allows appropriate bipartisan reform. that is what i'm working on with number of folks. a group called job creators network foundation and physicians for reform. connell: we'll talk about that in the minute we have left. as you know the health care in the last election, midterm, 2018 benefited many democrats in the race. >> yes. connell: republicans have been criticized by other jose they really for all the talk about getting rid of obamacare they have not come up with their own plan to get people behind it and
get excited about. >> right. connell: you say you're working on it. what is the conversation different for 2020 than the 2018 midterms. >> the job creators network gone to people, thousands of voters, not do you like this, not do you like that, but what do you want to see in your health coverage plan? they have compiled all of this data. it is market research date that that is incredibly innovative and people have told us, told job creators what it is they want to see and there are seven specific parameters, increase choice, decrease cost, increased quality, allow for greater expansive of opportunity for choices in plans people want, preserving physician-patient relationship, protecting preexisting illnesses, ending practice of defensive medicine. all those things as constellation health care for you, personalized medicine, has greater support than "medicare for all" because people want it to be patient centered, not washington centered.
connell: for all the talk about impeachment, this may end up being the big issue again in the 2020 election. we'll see. we'll follow very closely. >> very likely. very likely. connell: tom pryce, god to see you. >> okay. melissa: we're waiting potential headlines from president trump. the president is set to depart white house any moment, what could be his first comments since the historic impeachment debate from capitol hill. we'll bring you updates this hour. a major admission facebook. how the giant is tracking you even when you think you're opting out. isn't that nice? we'll talk about it next.
from context clues, locations they tag in photos as well as users i.p. addresses. perfect. connell: great. uplifting news. long night ahead for anybody who is watching the proceedings in the house of representatives, the impeachment debate on the house floor now. it is in its four hour. it will continue. fox's chad pergram for the state of play such as it is. blake burman mentioned earlier, chad, people have been talking about the ultimate split screen possibility this evening with the president's rally in michigan. he is supposed to leave the white house within the next few minutes. the impeachment debate possibly or a vote happening on house floor. how are things going that we're so far into it? can those two things line up this evening? >> absolutely we think we will have the votes in the 7:00, 8:00 hour tonight. two distinct votes here. i will run you through some parliamentary algebra. we know with 431 members of the house it would take 216 members
to impeach president trump. this is the reality. in the two roll call votes they cast earlier they were at 425 and 426 members voting. you could see where the number might be 213, 214. order should be abuse of power. that is the first article of impeachment they vote on. then obstruction of congress. we don't expect too many democratic defections. colin peterson, democrat from minnesota from a district, he is from a district in minnesota that president trump won by 30 plus points. jeff van drew just indicated he will vote today as a democrat. maybe make announcement later. he will indicate he will switch to the republican party. he will vote as a democrat. he is expected to vote no. jared golden a freshman democrat from maine. he will split his vote. vote one way on abuse of power. he is yes on that one. no on obstruction of congress. that is real swing district in
maine. he won in run off, one of maine's four electoral votes went to president trump. that vote represent what that district and state is like up there. then it will go to the senate. we expect the house to take a separate vote later tonight on the resolution which impanels impeachment managers. it sends paperwork to the senate. i'm told they might not physically send paperwork over tonight. this is not only thing that is going on capitol hill in the past hour. i have gotten a little bit of intelligence what happens tomorrow. the usmca will be debated in the house of representatives, probably in the late morning with a vote midday. that will be passed tomorrow. then that goes over to the senate. however the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell has indicated they will not take up the usmca until they have settled the senate trial and how that is going to work and when that is going to be done is anybody's guess. that is the big question here in washington, what does a senate trial look like exactly. we really don't know.
connell: brings me back to something you wrote or spoke about at the beginning of the week. you were the one that said this week could be the one that breaks congress, remember that? in the house of representatives though, looks like for better or worse, depends on what side of the aisle, your point of view what you think of this. getting the big three accomplished, avoiding government shutdown, impeaching a president, which look likes it will happen tonight and passing that trade deal on to the senate, you know could be three for three. >> any one of those things in one week would be monsterous enough. they knocked out the appropriation bills in the house pretty quickly yesterday. 2300 pages, that members had less than 24 hours to review. that will probably go up in the senate tomorrow. they have to pass that, if the president trump to sign it by friday night at 11:59:59 p.m. this period over the holidays, doesn't appear we have government shutdown like last year. topic de jure will be impeachment. connell: we'll let you get back
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pete buttigieg is trying to do that with getting rid of the electoral college. >> i have even gone so far to embrace the radical proposition in a democracy, it might be appropriate in the future for us to begin choosing our president by counting up all the votes, giving it to the person who got the most. reporter: michael bloomberg is pinning his primary strategy on a strong finish california, spending more money on tv ads in super tuesday states than anywhere else. that is rubbing some democratic rivals the wrong way. amid changing rules to qualify for debates too. allow more diverse mix of democrats on stage. elizabeth warren wants to make sure the dnc doesn't make it easier for michael bloomberg to be there. >> i think there are many ways that we could establish our criteria. i do not believe that billionaires should be buying their way on. reporter: but there might be a potential problem in the first month or so of, last month i
should say of campaigning ahead of iowa for warren, other four senators running for president. that is, no matter how much money a campaign has, you can't by more days on the calendar. senators will have to sit as jurors in an impeachment trial and any day away from early states, iowa, new hampshire, nevada, south carolina, super tuesday states like this one could be costly reaching voters who don't list impeachment president trump as their most important issue for 2020. connell: advantage buttigieg. advantage biden. mike bloomberg as well. thank you, peter doocy. melissa. melissa: backing down on a big campaign promise, presidential candidate elizabeth warren says her government-run "medicare for all" plan could be optional. take a listen. >> going to start by giving a people a choice to opt in. nobody has to vote on this until they have had a chance. for 135 million it is going to be free. now they don't have to take it. it will be there for them.
melissa: here now hadley heath manning, independent women's forum policy director. what do you think about this little about face? >> at least she is backing off on a campaign promise before she is elected. a lot of politicians do it after the fact. this is politically motivated change. not a change of heart. not a change of philosophy. elizabeth warren recognizes she has gone too far to the left maybe for democrat voters. we've known from the beginning, looking at polling, public opinion on "medicare for all" is malleable. by that, people change their minds when they find out more about it. she is backing off. i'm supporting what sounds like a public option in health insurance, as we all know, ultimately leads to one single option as a public option, runs private options out of the marketplace. this is a key point i think, represent a change in the democratic primary, they're starting to pivot towards the
middle. melissa: i don't understand. how do you know when the politicians are lying? when they have the first position totally outrageous, you can't pay for it? or is it when they come back to the center and try to convince people they're not as scary as they seem, so when they get into office, maybe they are that scary and push for that thing? or in both cases you can see how how do you know when they're lying? >> at least elizabeth warren's case, senator warren case she served in public office before. she voted for different pieces of legislation, so we can look at her record i think speaks more loudly than words. sometimes you have people running for president or other public offices who never held public office before. in that case you have to take their campaign statements for what they are. i think in elizabeth warren's case. we know she has shown her cards on "medicare for all." she supports that as ultimate end. she would rather see government in charge of health insurance. melissa: everything. socialism on the rise. american voters having increasingly positive view on
socialism although capitalism remains the favorite. this is latest of "fox news poll," which makes me laugh. among democrats, positive views of socialism are up eight points from february, standing at 51%, on par with their favorable views of capitalism. hadley, you have an interesting theory to explain this. tell us? >> i do and it comes down to definitions, it comes down to linguistics how we use socialism. a lot of younger people were not around for the uss-r. they don't know about socialism, government managed economy, when government owns the means of production. they think of socialism as social welfare state. they point to countries like nordic countries which are not socialist. they are market economies. they have robust welfare states that provide taxpayer-funded health care, taxpayer funded education for everyone and this is where the crux of this debate is, we're better off debating issues and those points, rather
than debating socialism and capitalism unfortunately those words mean different things to different people. melissa: they totally do. you made a grade point. for younger people does it look like i achieve the american dream or impossible or too overwhelming. in case i love the idea of the nanny state? what does it look like longer run for young people. i thought that was a great note you made in your points. >> thank you, melissa. connell: if you're hoping to avoid politics over the holiday, some people are, amazon's alexa can help you out, the speaker. they added a new feature, it prompts alexa to step in with a quote, distraction technique whenever someone says, this is what you have to say, alexa, change the subject. i don't even know what the technique is, they step in with some sort of technique. i like to say that loud when we're on tv i know people have them in living rooms. now they say change the subject.
melissa: is it subtle? connell: alexa, change the subject. we have to check with people at home. melissa: tweet us at home. connell: alexa, who is melissa francis. melissa: stop. house leaders waging an impeachment war against president trump as commander-in-chief gets ready to leave for a rally tonight in battle creek, michigan. we'll bring you updates as they come in. a an attempt to quell a protest. french leaders hoping to move beyond the deadlock. [shouting]
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thousands, and they are energized and amped to hear directly from the president. his supporters began showing up, they stood in bitter cold for hours and hours here in western michigan where the president enjoys a lot of support. this arena has capacity of 6,000 people. the white house and police anticipate it will be filled. tonight the president is holding a merry christmas rally just one week before the holiday. but the dynamic, the history of this rally is rather stunning. democrat-controlled congress is expected to vote to impeach the president around the same time he is holding this rally here in the midwest. we talked to some of the president's supporters here at the rally. here is what they told us. >> i think he is going to bring a good spirit here in town. good spirit for a merry christmas. >> we got here 5:30. >> in the morning. >> in the morning. >> must be freezing. >> we're very, very cold. it is worth the wait. >> there is political awakening
happening. as we saw in the uk the conservative party won. this should send a message to democrat here in america. reporter: of course outside there are protesters who tell us they believe the president is destroying the country and the constitution. they believe he is guilty of obstruction of congress and abuse of power. back to you. connell: should be quite a night. still waiting for the president to leave the white house. a few minutes behind schedule. matt, thank you. melissa: when the plan backfires, the president trump approval rating spiking as support for impeachment went down. this according to a "gallup poll." we bring in charlie hurt, opinion editor at "the washington times." what you do think about this? i feel like, charlie, everybody has a poll that proves their side is winning the impeachment wars? >> yeah. although i think most of the trusted polls are like the gallup one you've seen there, if you look, i'm very distrustful of polls all the time. melissa: yes, absolutely.
they're all wrong. >> exactly. but the only one that counts is the one on election day. but if you look at patterns, they can be very valuable in that respect. i think undeniably the patterns of legitimate, reputable real polls do pretty uniformly show that the president is, support has only increased over the course of this whole impeachment battle. which shouldn't be that much of a surprise if you stop to think about it. this is not only, not only is it the most partisan impeachment we've ever seen, it is only impeachment we've ever seen in the last 100, 150 years. so it's a pretty big deal. people know it's a big deal. when they get into the nuts and bolts, hear the explanation why this is going on, they sort of shake their head this, is ridiculous. you look over here, the economy is doing really well. everything else seems to be moving in the right direction.
things like illegal immigration. the president has done more to control that than anybody has in 20 years. melissa: yeah. >> people, of course they're going to say, look this is ridiculous. this is typical washington nonsense. and they're going to wind up supporting trump, even if they don't love him. melissa: if juan williams were here he would say there is always a poll, most recently there was a fox news one that said 50% of people polled were in favor of impeachment and removal. so you still, you have like a massive group of people that hate the president, want to remove him. >> oh, absolutely. those people would have voted that way -- melissa: day one. >> a year ago. long before that ukraine phone call and they certainly, probably would have voted for that on the day that he, day after he won the election. i don't put a whole lot of faith in that in the first place. in the second place, you get this much coverage of non-stop coverage of these hearings that describe president trump as
doing something horrible, it has impact. it is negative publicity basically. of course it will run your negatives way high. it is amazing how the amount of negative coverage this president has gotten not only throughout the process, the beginning of his presidency, since the beginning of the campaign, still he plowed through that and i think the juxtaposition tonight of the house voting, not only is trump out on the campaign trail with supporters he is in michigan a state no republican played in since, what back to reagan probably. melissa: charlie, one of the things i wonder about, some of the channels have become wish fulfillment television. that hollywood segment you can fly or like batman, throw your mother-in-law off a cliff, whatever you always wanted to do, you live out that fantasy. i was in a cab today, the guy was blasting the impeachment, cackling at the democrats, they
have got him. he is going to be out of office by the end of the year. i didn't say anything because he was driving the car, obviously i was worried for my own safety, i was thinking you not understand for sure that won't happen. they watch all the coverage, yes, they got him. he is going to be removed from office. what happens with that? >> you know, melissa, i think that is the biggest unknown we don't know right now. when i talk to people, outside of washington, outside of new york, just regular working people, i find far more of them who say that they didn't vote for trump to begin with but they have changed their mind. they say they will vote for him now because of this whole impeachment process. what we don't know, we won't know i don't think until election day, there are a lot of people, good people, who have good reasons not liking donald trump. they can give you good reasons not liking him. they have been lied to by the
politicians, and media 2 1/2 three years, we'll get trump, we'll throw him out of office. every day wake up and they have been lied to for a long time about something really serious. you can only do that for so long before common sense takes over and you lose those people entirely. melissa: charlie hurt. i didn't mean my mother-in-law, i was talking about other people. i wanted to be clear. connell: you should be. me neither. let's shift gears completely for a moment as they are recovering from a massive disaster. the state of california reaching a settlement with utility company pg&e after fatal wildfire destroyed thousands of homes and businesses. susan li in the newsroom with details. reporter: after being blamedded for sparking 19 wildfires in 2017 and killing more than 100 people, pg&e's 13 1/2 billion dollar settlement to wildfire victims finally getting approval to california courts. half paid in cash.
the other paid in stock. pg&e agreed to separate $1.6 billion settlement. this is with the california utilities commission. another $11 billion paid out to insurance creditors paid up front for the fire damages this clears another hurdle for california's largest utility company, pg&e, to possibly exit from bankruptcy after being weighed down by over $30 billion in liability cost this is year, however the clock is ticking. pg&e has to exit bankruptcy by the end of june next year in order to qualify and participate in a state fund for wildfire risks. this is under new california laws. pg&e as you see here, highly unpopular in california. this was this week's san francisco protest against the utility. yes, they're getting heat from the governor gavin newsom for safety record and up keep. residents not happy about the damage caused by wildfires and pg&e's decision to shut down power voluntarily this fall and
mostly in northern california to prevent future wildfires. >> we can't go on and let pg&e do what they say they need to do which is about their shareholder profits. we're calling on the governor. we're calling on the cupc to put power in the hands of the people. reporter: a downed pg&e transmission line sparking the deadly camp fire in 2017 killing over 80. just this past september broken pg&e power line sparking the kincade fire spreading over 77,000 areas, connell. thankfully no one was killed. back to you. connell: susan li in the newsroom for us. melissa: france uprising. leaders hoping to end a deadlock over a dispute the pension overhaul. french president emmanuel macron offering to improve the plan but is it enough to ease tensions across the region? who better to ask than our own francophile david asman. >> i wouldn't go to france if
you paid me. 600,000 transportation workers are on strike. this is object lesson for public sector unions. private sector unions gone down 6%. public sector unions are up. if you have 600,000 public sector workers on strike at the same time. it hits before christmas. it hits restaurants, all kinds of hotels, retailers. champs-elysees is practically closed down because people are not able to get anywhere in paris. this is an object lesson to us. let's not to the route the french have gone. it leads to disaster. >> won me over. what do you have coming up? >> we have a fun show. larry kudlow. chief economic advisor for the president. he will be on with a panel that includes steve moore, steve forbes, a host of others. we have andy puzder. we have a a great show. melissa: that sounds amazing.
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melissa: selling garbage on amazon, a new report over some of the tech giant's selling practices. >> we go to kristina partsinevelos. reporter: a good one, my hats off to wall street reporters that did the digging, they found third party sellers, many selling used, discarded trash items on amazon, they went diving in a new jersey dumpster, they found trader joe's lemon
kurd, they sold them on amazon, they combed through about 45 thousand comments, a huge chunk almost 4,000 comments or products with comments about the items unsealed, expired, moldy, sticky or problematic. of those, 554 were actual amazon choice products. company has change their policies, they have, pand -- expanded scope of the existing supply chain verification effort, "wall street journal" dug into the story, and amazon has now changed their policying tpoliciesto be more stringent. there are so many puns with this story. melissa: thank you for that. you have the right to sell your garbage if you want, as long as
it is labeled. connell: that phrase unnaturally sticky i hope that is never on the show again. melissa: "bulls and bears" is next. >> tonight on "bulls and bears," president trump set to leave for a rally in michigan, as the push to impeach rages on. and an historic rote to take place -- vote to take place in the house tonight, but wall street does not seem phased with nasdaq closing at a new high, i am david asman, thank you for joining us, joining us, steve moore, robert wolf, steve forbes and liz peek. we have white house economic adviser larry kudlow, he will join us in a fox business exclusive. but first edward lawrence on capitol hill. where the house is prepping for impeachment. where is it now? reporter: this isot