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are not ever, we promise, that destroy trump media. we are different. we'll prove them right in that hearing today, stay on the case, we'll promise you that. let not your heart be troubled. the news continues. laura ingraham in d.c. hi. . i have incredible news this year with the fox viewers. welcome to "the ingraham angle." senator al franken is offering a not so funny farewell. the man who was accused of multiple gropings and other stuff will resign, but no apologies, no admission of guilt. just accusations. lashing out, of course, against president trump and senate candidate roy moore. as predicted, franken was a victim of the p.c. lynch mob. now there's a backlash against "the ingraham angle" for
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identifying the real cause of his ousting. it was all a cynical political ploy. and a huge development at the justice department. a top official demoted after reportedly, as we thought, coordinating with the law firm pedalling the infamous trump dossier. we begin with the fall of the liberal icon comedian al franken. that's the focus of tonight's angle. look, franken had no choice after most of his democratic colleagues called on him to quit. listen closely to his statement today. >> some of the allegations against me are simply not true. others i remember very differently. >> laura: think about that a moment. he's calling members of the me too movement liars. he's unwilling to fight for his
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reputation. i think this is a bad decision and i don't agree with him on anything. and why did his fellow democrats turn on him so fast and so furiously? as we explained in the angle last night, the dems didn't sudden become beacons of morality because they're on the moral high ground. this was a crass political ploy. democrats dumping franken overboard because now they can claim the moral high ground for 2018 and pursue allegations against donald trump and roy moore. >> there's no due process. zero. >> you're accused and you're a man, you're done. >> this is venezuela, cuba. this is every third world banana republic. let's not have due process, let's not have any questions or a chance for a hearing. let's just lynch him. because when you get done lynching him, we'll be so pure and feel so good.
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>> laura: the new puritanism in the democratic party. you wouldn't believe the headlines we got in response. the "washington post" says al franken finds unlikely defenders on fox news. news flash. we weren't defending franken. we were defending the notion that one should be considered innocent until proven guilty. you see, the real story here, what we were warning you about, is this -- it's a p.c. polgram underway. they're dropping like flies now. harold ford jr. was fired by morgan stanley for allegedly several years ago grabbing a woman. he was trying to take her out to drinks. she didn't like that. now he's vowing to sue the woman
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and morgan stanley, that it never happened. congressman trent franks. he announced that he's going to step down rather than endure an investigation for having what he called a discussion of surrugacy with two female subordinates. this takes the cake. we have to be careful that we don't get so caught up in the white heat of the me too movement that lives and careers are destroyed without much evidence and in a flash. look, there's credible allegations out there. there's creeps that need to be shown the door. no doubt about it. we also have to be weary of what i call the me too flu. the gender opportunists that come out of the wood work with allegations many, many years later because it serves a political or personal end. are any of you getting tired of the sudden explosion of moral
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piety? people looking the other way because it was politically ex-speedient to do so for years? me too. that's the angle. joining me capri and harme. let's start with you, harme. al franken and i have clashed a lot politically over the years. i found him personally nasty. but i'm getting worried where this is going. the democrats would not have act against al franken if they had the white house and they had a decent majority in the senate. this was so they could tar trump and go after roy moore. i have no doubt in my mind. >> i agree with your comments yesterday. i think al franken is a human sacrifice on the alter of 2018 for the democrats. look at the leader of the pack.
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kristin gillibrand who last year was campaigning with bill clinton. sent him thank you tweets and thinks it's fine. when it's time to throw the clinton overboards, they have done that as well. this me too movement has been enabled by the fact that the democrats are not held back by the clinton dynasty. everybody knew what was happening, but they couldn't say anything because the leaders were doing the defending and the shaming and the blaming and all of those things. now it's a new day. they're going overboard here. i'm not sure al franken based on his comments is truly with the program. >> no. what are your thoughts, capri? >> it's gross. >> laura: what does that mean? >> the culture is gross. it's the swamp. it's the swampiest of swamp things. al franken is not necessarily on board. i do think he did this to take
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one for the proverbial team. >> laura: he says he's going to keep his voice. what do that mean? >> a good question. here's why. obviously he resigned because the democrats wanted to make sure that they were -- >> laura: clean. >> getting the high ground. >> laura: the baptismal high ground. >> getting the high ground in light of the theoretical roy moore next week. if roy moore loses, that will be interesting. >> he's not going to lose. >> i don't think so. but at the end of the day, poor al franken is trying to salvage his reputation. what makes me angry is that if people were not called out, democrats or republicans -- >> laura: roy moore said he didn't do any of this. he's denying it. >> al franken denied it, too. >> laura: roy moore is fighting. i didn't endorse him but roy moore is frighting. franken is quitting. he won't stand up to the
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democrat women. >> from a democrat perspective, democrats and myself included say look, if you believe women, if you believe victims -- >> laura: can a women ever tell a tale that is false about a man? does that ever happen? to watch what people are saying about this, all women are saints and all men are sinners. >> we need to be careful and there's due process. >> laura: there's no due process. >> not on either side. it needs to be equitable. the bottom line it needs to be equitable. >> laura: this is what i saw. a mere allegation. harold ford jr., who i know a little bit, several years ago. you can't ask someone a date more than a couple times. that's a violent. the trent frank thing, i don't know what to think about that. i don't know if that is harassment if it's a condition of employment or part of a hostile work environment, which it's not. >> it's exploiting power. >> there's a different between john conyers that allegedly
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harassed aides. but al franken grabbing of the butt cheeks in public -- >> which is peer taste. >> there's no legally -- you take that case to a d.a., they're not going to -- >> laura: and george w. bush -- >> let's leave that poor man alone. >> laura: you said be equitable. let's be equitable. >> that's out of control. >> laura: this is going to backfire on women. i've had so many conversations with men. everybody is afraid. everybody is afraid to hire women, travel with women, they're afraid to be alone. if it ends up being their word against a woman's word in this climate, they're done. they're done. >> you know, democrats -- >> laura: no matter what. >> that is lovely. at the end of the day, it's -- not only is it important to believe women but at the same time we do need to engage in due process. there is a way to marry those two things. >> it's politics. politics in a different court.
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>> laura: but that's why it's so dangerous. when it becomes -- bad actors should be removed from office. >> period. >> laura: if you're -- >> democrat or republican. >> laura: it has nothing to do with politics. but it's taken on the edge of political warfare. that is where it's tedious for people. i'm telling you, it's going to backfire on women. "time" magazine, the me too movement, the person of the year? what will it be next year? >> let's make sure it's not the flavor of the week. here's the risk for women. when we cry foul too much, we diminish the real victims. >> laura: and ted kennedy, he was lionized when he died. he was a big figure in the senate. >> i have the greatest respect -- >> laura: he was very nice to me personally. i actually liked him personally. but he had his own issues that go way back to the late 60s. come on. no one's house is clean here.
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>> nobody's house is clean. >> and another thing to bring up 10-year-old allegations. >> laura: john lewis says he will not appear at a mississippi -- i guess it's the civil rights museum if donald trump is present. >> it's sad. this man is a bona fide hero of the civil rights hero and now throwing his legacy down the tank to work with a republican that is improving the african american laws in his state. >> laura: the economy is soaring and helping everybody. >> he has a right to protest like every american. i understand where he's coming from. let him do what he wants to do. >> laura: aren't civil rights for everybody? >> it's easy unless you were denied them at some point. >> laura: it's a litmus test at this point. ladies -- can i say that? girls. >> broads. >> laura: chicks.
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ferocious wild fires are spreading towards a location where adam housley is standing by. worried about you watching the flames. >> yeah, this is one of the big fires burning in southern california. it began monday night with the santa ana winds. the good news, the winds have not come back as once feared. bad news, you still see a number of flanks of this fire, the thomas fire, burning. threatening home in this area outside of ventura and ohi, which is about an hour or so north and west of los angeles. this fire has chewed up more than 115,000 acres since monday night and several hundred homes. while this fire burns here in a number of locations and pretty spread out, there's a new fire that started today in san diego called the lilac fire. that burned more than 3,000 acres and several homes in
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san diego. 18,000 people have been evacuated because of the conditions. the conditions are rough and steep terrain in many cases, a lot of the cities haven't -- the areas around them haven't burned in a long time, including here in ventura and santa barbara county. not a lot of air support this time of night. we haven't seen many helicopters at all. the good news, there's no winds in this area right now and hoping it stays that way. the red flag warnings remain in california until midday saturday. laura? >> laura: thanks, adam. stay safe. the fbi chief tries to defend the bureau to congress today. it was wild. it was an onslaught of i love kiwis. i've always had that issue with the seeds getting under my denture. super poligrip free. it creates a seal
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>> the fbi that i see is tens of thousands of agents and analysts and staff working their tails off to keep americans safe. the fbi that i see is people, decent people, committed to the highest principles of integrity and professionalism and respect.
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>> laura: that was fbi director chris wray responding to the president's assertion that his agency is in tatters following the bomb shell revelations about anti-trump bias but the bureau's former top investigator peter strozk. and after that, there's a potential conflict with a obama holdover. they're coming out of the wood work. this one in the justice department. bruce orr was stripped of his title after the house intel committee learned that he met in the 2016 campaign with christopher steele, the former british spy that authored the infamous russian dossier. joining us to discuss is matt gates and joel payne who was deputy national press secretary and former senate majority leader, harry reid's guy. great to see you both.
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joel, let's start with you. a lot of people working for this investigation that are political adversaries of the president. if the shoe were on the other foot and this was an investigation of hillary clinton and the investigation was stacked with anti-hillary prosecutors, you guys would be going crazy. we have peter strozk in this case who has been sending anti-trump texts during the debate. he was at every big interview. what are your thoughts on the status of the fbi now after seeing this play out? >> it's interesting. the shoe has been on the other foot before if we go to ken starr and his investigation. you do research, you'll see that actually four of his top five deputies were all bush, scalia, reagan appointee types. i think alex azar who was just appointed was fourth in line to ken starr and he was a scalia
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law clerk. so you can't invalidate -- >> laura: i just got -- you cannot equate -- i clerked on the court. a scalia law clerk? i knew justice scalia well. he hired liberals, conservatives, moderates. hired kids from all background. as does judge thomas. it's about merit. so you're saying if someone clerks on the supreme court for a judicially conservative justice, that person should be barred from an investigation? >> no. >> laura: i wouldn't have a problem with that. that's ridiculous. >> what i'm saying is that you're asking if the shoe was on the other foot -- >> laura: alex was -- any of these guys that worked on the starr hearing, they didn't have the internal conflicts where they were representing the other side. that's the difference. congressman, you've been all over this. representing one party, the white house or the clinton foundation and you hop to work for mueller and you're
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investigating the president. that's a nice revolving door. >> yeah, we've had hillary clinton's own fan club investigating her. you have these people that bring their anti-trump bias to the mueller investigation. today i asked christopher wray, did mueller have a standard where people had to agree to hate the president in order to work for him? christopher wray wouldn't answer that question as to whether or not there was a litmus test where people had to bring anti-trump bias. time and again, we see instances. there's more to come. we're going to see time and again other circumstances. you didn't mention andrew wiseman that was praising people -- >> laura: we did that the other night. >> they were defying the president of the united states. >> laura: jim jordan posed a question about peter strozk to christopher wray. let's watch. >> did peter strozk help produce and present the application to the fisa court to secure a warrant to spy on americans associated with the trump
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campaign? >> congressman, i'm not prepared to discuss anything about a fisa process. >> what was presented to the fisa court? >> i do not believe i can legally share a fisa court submission with this committee. >> laura: i'm not sure that is correct. >> it's false. >> laura: what the fisa court down is still -- you can still have a check on that. congress can still check on what the fisa court does. you have an obligation to do that. who submits an application, that's not any type of confidential or classified information. >> we don't want to list in the world where the fbi can use the fact that they have submitted documents to a court as a should to oversight. we didn't get an answer as to whether or not the fbi used taxpayer money to buy this dossier. peter strozk that hated the president was probably the person that packaged this together, brought it to the fisa court and launched this entire false russia collusion theory in
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the first place. it's ludicrous. strozk is at the center of this. if it is, he's the fruit of the poisonous tree. >> the system is working. you want accountability, we have it. you're finding these things out. >> laura: why should it be a treasure hunt to find out about strozk? if i were mueller, i would say we found out something disturbing about a member of our teams. they shipped him to h.r., which is an odd place. i wouldn't have put him there. i would have been transparent about it. instead of -- >> by the way -- >> these are circumstances where we have to have outside watch dog groups and the inspector general come in and expose this double standard. >> i'm happy to be on the side of bob mueller. he served tours of duty in
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vietnam, has a purple heart. >> laura: why didn't he give me he's resume. >> he's somebody of impeccable -- >> who is hearing him? >> is ken starr -- >> laura: we're going back to scalia. that was the worst argument ever. >> you have to go back to ken starr -- >> we're going to whitewater because ken starr -- >> i wasn't alive in the whitewater investigation. >> neither of us were. >> laura: i'm a lawyer and it bugs me you're trying to make any type of legal equivalency. ken starr's team and i know those gentlemen well, they happen to be -- yes, many of them worked for the bush justice department. they did not personally represent people that were antagonistic politically to president clinton. they were not representing one side and then going to work on the other.
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that's a conflict -- >> they had political affiliations -- >> laura: everybody votes. it's ridiculous. >> why would you assume that bob mueller -- >> laura: why? because we have bruce orr at the justice department who has been relieved of his duties because it turns out he was meeting -- we're moving on to why the integrity of the justice department is being questioned right now. it's important. that's why christopher wray was on capitol hill. bruce orr, very quickly. >> it's ludicrous that bruce orr had this type of access and brought this bias to bear. it would be one thing if you had one person that expressed their viewpoint. time and again, you see circumstances. orr, strozk, jenny ray. people that hate the president investigating him. the double standard is evidence in the fact that hillary clinton was investigated by her own fan club. >> laura: we're out of time. we'll have you back, a short segment. too short. gentlemen, with partisanship
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look at it. >> there was a struggle happening. >> we don't have updates on his health. we don't know what is going on. >> donald trump is not in perfect health. >> there's no reason why that person should have that as ability and we as americans don't know if he has the physical and mental capacity to function correctly. >> laura: we should a supply that standard to the media. when hillary clinton looked woozy and unstable -- remember that during the campaign? ended up falling at one point. a lot of them sang a different tune. >> want us to be very careful here in the way we read her health and how that can be a proxy for the way we're talking about gender. >> today the news media lost its mind. hillary clinton's health became the most important thing in the world. >> this idea now of attempting to cast doubt on hillary clinton's health, i mean, she uses pillows, which is a dead give-away that she's at death's door. >> laura: the double standard is
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so predictable. but this effort to question the president's mental fitness is getting totally out of hand. joining us now, someone that knows what it takes to command, general wesley clark, a former democratic presidential candidate and former supreme allied commander europe and nato. great to see you, general. what do you think about that? president trump had probably some throat or teeth problem there obviously when you watch the video. we're jumping to -- one day it's his dementia. the next day he's mentally unfit. what are your thoughts? >> you know, president's health is a big issue. >> laura: so you think that's fair. he slurs his work because he had some bridge work fell. >> i was president when most people were born here. he had a heart attack. ike had to lay off duties in the oval office. it was a big thing. so there's always been media interest. >> laura: this is ridiculous.
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>> it is. he obviously had a dry throat or something, bridge work or something. it happens. it can be embarrassing but it happens. >> it's not a double standard. it's the same standard. it's different -- >> laura: they went crazy. the democrats that hated trump went crazy when -- hillary was falling into a limousine and disappeared for how long was that? she disappeared for some time. remember september 11th? we were not supposed to talk about that. she actually fell, okay? that wasn't the first time. >> people look at candidates and president's health. >> laura: he's going to bethesda naval. >> it's no big deal. people are opposed -- >> laura: general, he's -- >> laura, you know what they told me when i ran for office, they said -- my boss when i was in the military said, i would support you but why would you want this job? he said before you run, people will try to keep you from taking it.
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when you have the job, people try to keep you from doing the job. and after you've had the job, you spend the rest of your life defending yourself. so everybody understands, it's highly partisan. always been that way in american history. from george washington, andrew jackson -- >> laura: but the left is having a melt i don't know over trump. the american economy is soaring. you know it, i know it. retail is soaring. we're re-establishing and reasserting ourself as focusing on america first. we're still working with other countries, redoing the trade deals. things are looking up. so the democrats have to go to identity politics, trump's mental, mueller investigation. identity politics, trump's mental, mueller investigation. that's your party. you proud of that party? that's the party. >> i'm basically a military guy, laura. i did run for president. >> laura: you could have run as a republican. i don't know why you're a democrat. >> when i talk to democrat -- i
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am a democrat because that's where i'm registered. they say they can hardly wait to run on the tax bill. so they have the tax bill, healthcare, they have education. but as an american, how do i feel about it? i'm glad to see the economy doing well. i'm glad to see low unemployment. >> laura: who is responsible for that? can trump get any credit? >> i think trump gets some credit for the atmosphere. i think barack obama gets some credit. i think george bush and hank paulson -- >> laura: george bush. >> yeah. george bush. >> laura: for the economy? >> when it was falling apart in the fall of 2008, in the middle of that election, he blew the whistle. he got his treasury secretary, hank paulson and did something. >> laura: are we stronger -- when you were in nato, compared to the -- you were in nato till today. america was richer, more powerful, we were less in debt.
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china was not as powerful and not as strong. you fast forward 20 years to today. america is $20 trillion in debt, china is on the rise all over the globe. isis still out there. the establishment lost hold of this whole thing. that's why donald trump was elected. if things were riding high, the economy was going great, donald trump wouldn't have been a factor. he's a factor because the establishment never held up a mirror and saw that they traded our managing away, didn't take care of their people first. donald trump said look, i'm not a politician. that i'm what i'm going to do. >> it's the way democracy works. when people think things are not going right, they want a change. we can dispute about exactly what happened. if i go back and look at it, i look at it like how come we had all of those tax cuts in 2001, 2003? let me finish. george w. bush said i'm giving you back your money. he did. he did it in the middle of a war. so we spent a lot --
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>> laura: tax cuts happened before 9-11, remember? >> 2001 and 2003. two tax cuts. >> laura: you want the government to take more of our money? >> i want responsible fiscally responsible smart government. >> laura: you're not going to get me to defend much about bush. >> talk about the war. the war in iraq was a mistake. >> laura: no kidding. you were for it. >> i was not for the war in iraq. >> laura: you said you probably would have voted for it. do i have to pull up my research? >> i ran for president because the war was not going well. >> laura: at the time i probably would have voted for it but i think that's too simple a question. did you say that or not, general? >> i would have voted for it -- >> laura: point made. you would have voted for it. >> no. bush -- that's not the point. >> laura: we're not relitigating your presidential campaign. it's boring. >> you have to give me a chance to answer, laura. so you can vote for the president to have authority to give him greater negotiating
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leverage. >> laura: i got it. >> that's what it was about. it was about diplomacy. not going to war. -- >> laura: you and i agree on the war. i was for it in the beginning. ambassador to israel, obama's ambassador to israel mocked the heavy breathing coming from the critics of the move. whose side are you on this. a good idea for trump or -- >> it deflects domestic policy for trump. it's a good idea for him politically. a lot of foreign policy is derived from your political base. so it's sort of a natural move. the question is now, having sort of shaken up the region, can you take advantage of the shakeup? so i say three things have to be done. >> laura: quickly. >> number 1 the saudis have to displace the iranians and delegitimate iran as the big protector of islam.
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number 2 is the b.b. needs to say that no more settlements until we get the peace agreements and number 3, donald trump needs after these other two, he need to say, by the way the palestinians can have their capitol there. >> laura: i think he's going to have more success than your former boss. you're not going to believe what a comedian is blaming was trump for now. that's coming up. more fire sweeping through california. why does the pope want to change why does the pope want to change the our ♪
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>> laura: chelsea handler may need an intervention. now she claims trump is responsible for natural disaster. that was her show. wasn't that the natural disaster and the pope wants to change the word of the our father. what? we're joint by lee and raymond. i'm a huge fan of chelsea handler. >> yeah. >> laura: she's a whack job. what is she saying? >> she has a tweet she sent out during the fires. fires are encroaching on your house. people are evacuating. just i vacated any house. it's like donald trump is setting the world on fire. stay safe, everyone. dark times. you know, he should be chelsea handler her lightly. she's off base to worry about politics when your house is
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about to go up in flames. we've had friends that lost their homes in bel air and ventura. why would you be focused on a political agreement when a tragedy is focusing in? the woman is obsessed. you can see why netflix cancelled her show. >> it's an obsess with hating trump. they're not funny, they're not smart. they don't understand the word literally or what it means. that would mean he was literally lighting the fires. >> right. figurative and literally. he's an arsonist. she's a complete goof ball. >> her next backdrop should be a rubber room for the political show. >> laura: oh, no, no. the pope. what is happening with the our father? just when i learned -- i just learned the our father. no. just when i learned all the readings and litturgy.
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do i have to go to confession after that? >> no. i'll absolve you. he thinks lead us not to temptation -- >> laura: lead us -- >> the pope's take is god doesn't lead us to temptation. in fact, god does permit temptation. he does. to test us, to try us, whether it's saints, jesus, whoever. so but he thinks that construction is wrong. he pointed to the french. the french changed it a little bit. they say do not let us fall into temptation. so the onus and the emphasis is on you rather than god leading you. >> laura: melania and michelle. >> we're already -- >> laura: the pope. you lost me. losing me on the translation. that didn't work. let's go to melania versus michelle. the left will do anything to prop up michelle obama. she looks at a store window and they say the economy is like growing because michelle looked
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at a store window. meanwhile, melania is the most incredible awesome person. funny, smart, humble. they try to take it away from her. >> a new poll. you'll love this. still not as popular as mitchell obama. she's like one point beneath her in popularity. mitchell obama is the beyonce of politics. >> laura: look at that poll. 53 -- >> it's so close. >> laura: that's the unfavorable. >> michelle obama only has her by two points. here's the problem. we are we making first ladies compete with each other? why are we politicizing two figures -- >> laura: because they hate the trumps. anybody that supports trump and melania is incredible and they can't stopped that. >> all that matters to the american taxpayer, michelle obama had 24 people costing a
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million dollars. melania has four people costing us $487,000. you tell us who you like better. >> i like melania. >> i like them both. >> laura: do we need christmas or what? you bet. a group of nuns whose cd is dominating the billboard classical chart join us. we need that after this segment. ♪
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>> laura: the billboard music charts are dominated by people like taylor swift, justin bieber, this christmas, an unexpected group is making a big impression by doing this. ♪ ♪ >> laura: anyone can do that, no, no. they're the dominican sisters from ann arbor, michigan and burning up billboards, classical and holiday charts. the new album is "joy of man's desiring." joining news the studio, two of the group's members, sister joseph andrew and sister peter
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thomas. this is great. we needed you here. we needed you here after this segment. we were just criticizing the pope. no. let's start with you, sister joseph andrew. people are saying why are -- why is it a man's -- you pick saint's names? >> we do. i have sister mary teresa. teresa is my mother's name and andrew is my father's name. we got it covered. >> laura: okay. how did this album come about? >> because so many people asked to us to put out a christmas cd. so it's our third cd. everybody really wanted a christmas one. we finally said okay, we'll do it. >> laura: sister peter thomas, when did you start singing? >> i grew up singing while doing chores around the house. it's really been -- it wasn't something i did in a serious way. so to do it all the time in our life as sisters is part of our prayer life and this is just
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bonus, that we sing together in a different setting. a great gift. >> laura: so many people watching this now, angelic, the sounds are angelic. the sound, the blend of the sound, the blend of the melody with the harmonies is so beautiful. when did you know that you have this? you sing and pray and sing together. when did you know you had that magical sound? >> we have a lot of musical talent. we used it a great deal in the community. it's part of our prayer life. so it flows out. everything that we sing really is a prayer. so the sisters break into harmonies and we just have fun. >> laura: now when you want to hang back and like you're not doing the prayer life thing what are you singing? heavy metal? molly hatchet? >> these songs. >> laura: okay. your mother superior, who is
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amazing, she -- there's a wonderful a.p. feature that just came out about this recording. she said it's -- the music is like about beauty in general. the sound is beautiful. when you hear beautiful music, it does something to your soul. >> it's true. it's so freeing an uplifting and so peaceful. it's like how do we find peace in the world today. music is a beautiful outlet. pope john paul ii would say that, the good, the true the beautiful are like a magnet in our hearts. we all have to respond. you can't not. you have to. >> laura: there's something about seeing music live, too. a lot of people like to see music live and touches you in a different way. sister peter thomas, what do you pray for daily? your big go-to. >> there's so many intentions in our world today. first, we have to be saints. we're all called to respond to god's love. i ask god to help me become who
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you want me to be. there's so many intentions and everyone in the world has a place in our prayer as a community. >> laura: sister joseph andrew what do you play for? >> we do represent the church when we pray. we have individual an personal intentions, but i'm aware that i should be imaging mary in the world today. especially at christmas when she is carrying christ, joy. >> laura: congratulations on this album and thank you for being here. thank you for your witness. it's beautiful. >> thank you. >> laura: i love the habited nun. sorry. stay there. i might sing with you when we come back. let's do it! people would stare. psoriasis does that. it was tough getting out there on stage. i wanted to be clear. i wanted it to last. so i kept on fighting. i found something that worked. and keeps on working. now? they see me.
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