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deadline to avoid another partial government shutdown and as democrats in congress step up their investigation. house intelligence committee chair adam schiff announced he's launching new probe in financial dealings and grilled attorney michael whitaker about russia probe. let's bring in dan henninger, and columnist kim strassel and bill mcgurn. so, dan, you looked at state of the union that trump had flipped political opposition, what did you mean? >> well, what i meant by that is consider the one word people were use to go describe trump's state of the union speech. presidential, of all things, right. keep in mind that after the midterm election the democrats concluded that a lot of people voted against donald trump basically because they were put off by personality abraciveness and so forth and since then they
have been running against trump personally saying the president chaos, he goes up there at the the state of the union and surprises by giving, indeed, a presidential speech, he made his point, it was not in your face to the democrats even though he had funny colloquy to the women in white and wrapped himself in american flag, representing traditional american values which i think they understood, the democrats are drifting so far left, trump has been calling them radical, he's going to run as mainstream republican presidential candidate and i think he's thrown the democrats on the defensive saying they will run against him. paul: interesting, bill, the president mentioned a few ideas that they can work together, one of them is immigration, infrastructure, you mentioned paid family leave. >> right. paul: any real chances that any of that --
>> i think so. i think the impeachments even though mrs. pelosi said before the election let's not talk about impeachment, let's talk about the alleged, in paper they are rational trade-offs. paul: where you and i might disagree. >> but i think they're calculating whether they are right or wrong, they are more interested in not giving him a victory than working together for their own agenda, compromise and that's what hung us up on the budget, right, and the shutdown. paul: i don't think, kim, the people are still negotiating and we will see where that comes out, i think most members of congress and including morepublicans do not, i repeat o not want government shutdown but do you think that there's any more than bill does about bipartisan deals in the next year. >> who knows?
you saw from the reaction from democrats. dan made a pretty good point that this was very presidential and uplifting speech, he also did a good job essentially in the beginning talking about the accomplishments and you saw most democrats sit on their hands and refuse to applaud any of those accomplishments and then saying the worst state of the union ever, that was their argument. he's not getting any, you know, he's not making any headway there, their view is that somehow it is more to their advantage to run in total opposition to him going into the mpresidential election than thee is taking back any bipartisan accomplishment. paul: you know my own view that a policy it's probably mistake i can probably get trump to agree on price controls on drugs which is something that democrats want but they may simply demand too much and therefore not be able to -- to
get an agreement. kim, let me ask you about this investigation that is now being done, okay, you the russia probe, that's, i think, reasonable territory for the intelligence committee, but what about trump's personal finances, that would seem to be somebody else's. >> well, right, because remember what does the intelligence committee exist to do provide oversight of intelligence agencies, it's not clear where intersection. when they ran house committee to the extent they looked into questions, keeping narrowly focused on fisa abuse and whether or not the doj and the fbi in any way undermined the law governing surveillance which is absolutely a legitimate exercise of oversight power of
intelligence agencies, adam schiff seems to think that the whole world is where he can investigate anything he wants. paul: richard neil, ways and means chairman starting the process of subpoenaing down the road donald trump's tax returns, stating they have a right to do. tom sayer, billion from the west coast saying it's not good enough and running ad to say you start the impeachment machinery not tomorrow, today. >> right. impeachment is first, crime later. it's not unlike the russia investigation. this is what they were about -- remember, when -- >> pennsylvania. >> democrats won't be about impeachment, they have an agenda. now we are going to get this guy, you mentioned the policy point before. w i think that's a good point. i think they are actually in
position to ebbing tract -- extract concessions because trump is sympathetic to agenda. he's not conservative on some of those issues but i think that they're also calculating, they don't want to normalize the trump presidency. a lot of them are still fighting 2016. paul: given a deal on anything that are accomplishments and they don't want to share it? >> i don't agree with that because the democrats themselves can look like unnormal party at the moment particularly obstructionist trying to destroy a president. paul: all right, when we come back trump at the midpoint and we will talk on where the president stands halfway through his term and what is shaping up to be a bitter reelection fight.
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paul: tuesday night state of the union address als paul: president trump highlighting accomplishments over the past 2 years as he heads into tough reelection fight, here on where the president stands at midpoint of his first term and challenges that lie ahead, fox news contributor and wall street columnist karl rove, served as senior advise the other president george w. bush, welcome, karl, good to see you. >> good to see you, paul. paul: what do you think the president is right now as he gears up, is he in a very good position as he heads into reelection? >> well, i think he's in a challenging position. if you take a look at where he might be which is wheree the democrats might be, 38% by parson barack obama had 42% and the president's job approval in real clear politics just below 42%, he was starting out
somewhere between 38 and 42, the democrats, i think, that maybe the base of the democrats 43% say that all voters say they want to impeach president bush, president trump and 50% disapproved of performance, i think the democrats start 43 to 50, that's not saying the president can't win but he has uphill fight and i think they recognize that by the tone they took and by the direction they took in the state of the union address which really was as dan henninger presidential and also different in tone and in direction than we previously heard the president talk. paul: yeah, more optimistic about the state of the country but also threw marker down to democrats, let's deal with some of the issues that you want. but does president trump need deals on some of these issues to be able to say, look, i've been able to accomplish things or does he have enough already in terms of tax reform and the
economy that he doesn't need anything more? >> well, i think -- the answer to that question is up in the air. i do think that the president was wise to lay out town of bipartisanship and compromise and i think that if he sticks to that makes a good-faith effort to try and reach agreement and get stiff-armed to the democrats that it's to advantage. ironically it's advantage to both president and democrats that they find occasional agreements like border barrier, but if the president is consistent and says i'm trying to get an agreement on drug prices and on trade or his language of the state of union speech is frankly more favorable to sort of democrats -- paul: right. >> and if he continues to pursue things like he talked about child cancer, ending hiv aids, family leave, again these are more nonpartisan kinds of things or slightly center left, if he continues to push for action on these kind of things and doesn't get a response from the
democrats, i think ironically enough puts them in better position because he's trying to get thingss done and they are obstructionist. paul: some of the democrats are likely to say, look, we d a dont want to validate presidency to agreement that we signed onto, that might enhance reelection process, if we resist would be better off. you are saying that might not be the case for them, might be better off doing some deals? >> yeah, i agree, look as democrats become blind obstructionists and the president's narrative matches that, you talk about socialism, okay, they won't cooperate with me on things that are reasonable andth the american people want them to do and they have goofy ideas that places them on far-left of american politics, strikes me that the white house is determined that that's a winning strategy and it's not a bad bet particularly given the fact that right now the president is starting from behind where democrats are and not because of what he has done
is how he's done it. he's achieved great things for the economy, he's achieved great things for jobs and unemployment and wages but the tweets and the personal attacks and the, you know, meryl streep's acting abilities, all of the things diminish, the more presidential, the more compromise and the more reasonable, the more hitting democrats being so far left the better he's off for reelection. paul: one of the first goals avoid primary in own party for president, do you think the president trump is at risk for a primary candidate from governor larry? >> interrupting the journal editorial report with arthel neville. another democratic candidate now jumping into the presidential race, this time it is minnesota amy klobuchar, she's certainly
with unusual kickoffs weather wise, you are look at boom island in mississippi river, minneapolis, minnesota, braving snow and 15-degree temperatures to announce that she's in the race, senator klobuchar is moderate who basically is partly relying on toughness and minnesota and praise the governor of that state saying that she will replace chaos in washington and put down shutdowns in twitter and real accomplishments. arthel: several other speakers took the stage before we await the senator there. senator another minnesotan spoke about amy klobuchar, respect, stability, decency and a whole lot more honesty is what we can expect from senator klobuchar
and there she is on the stage in the mustard-gold coat there and 15-degree weather. whoa, that's too cold for me but the minnesotans can handle it. eric: klobuchar yale university. >> hello, everyone. eric: let's listen to amy klobuchar announce. >> welcome, america to boom island, where are we? now, we don't let a little snow stop us. we don't let a little cold stop us. like are you guys even cold? when i said that elected leaders should go not just where it's comfortable but also where it's
uncomfortable, this is what i meant. [cheers and applause] >> now, john and i want to first thank our amazing and incredible team and staff for putting this together. [cheers and applause] >> unbelievable. also the city of minneapolis thank you and all the incredible that turned out, my friend and governor wall and lieutenant governor, highest ranking native american state official and our nation, our congressional delegation thank you, mayors, commissioners, legislators, i forgot my dad he's 90 year's old. [cheers and applause] >> and you always want to thank your in-laws. bill and marilyn, thank you for
traveling with prince for so many years. >> if prince can do half time show in rain i can do this in the snow. [cheers and applause] >> rabbi zimmerman, thank you friends from across the country. this is why we live here. thank you greater minnesota, thank you suburbs and thank you the twin cities of minneapolis st. paul. [cheers and applause] >> we are gathered here today on the beautiful mississippi river, america's great river running straight through the middle of our country through the heartland. it takes its name from the native american word for the father of waters. it starts small up north and like so many of you as a kid i got the thrill of going up there and claiming that i jumped clear
over the mississippi river. it then gets wider and it flows down here to the twin city and then to wisconsin where my mom was born and then down to iowa. [cheers and applause] >> a place where we in minnesota like to go south for the winter or at least i do and then to illinois, a state that has a lot of extraordinary presidents from abraham lincoln to barack obama. [cheers and applause] >> then river to st. louis where you will find a big arch, gateway that honors our country's pioneers onwards to connecticut and memphis tennessee where martin luther king, jr. went one april day to join sanitation workers fighting for dignity and preached ant how
he had seen the promise land. [cheers and applause] >> and then to arkansas and mississippi, all the way down to new orleans where the spirit of resilience abounds. [cheers and applause] >> the mississippi river, all our rivers that connect us to one another, to our shared story, for this is how our country was founded. patriots who saw more that united them than divided them. and this is how this city, the mill city and our country into spers right along this river and our nation railways and roads grounded in the common believe that prosperity shared leads to better lives for all and this is how we became the world's beacon of democracy, one in which every one matters.
[cheers and applause] >> we start in this place where about a mile down river on beautiful summer day a big bridge collapsed. i said on that day that a bridge just shouldn't fall down in the middle of america, one of the busiest bridges in our state, bridges a few blocks from our home where john and abigail drove nearly every day but it happened and suddenly the eyes of the nation were on our state and that day america saw in a very visceral way that everyone matters, everyone, they saw it in the off-duty firefighter who dove into the mirky water over and over again looking through the cars and trucks submerged for survives, they saw it in the story of paul edison, semitruck driver who sacrificed his own life by veering off the road to save a school bus full of kids.
they saw it in the school's staff member jeremy hernández who rescued each and every kid in miracle school bus as they hung next to guardrail after plummeting 30 feet. later we worked across the aisle to get the federal funding and we rebuilt that i35w bridge in just over a year. [cheers and applause] >> that community, that shared story, that's ordinary people doing extraordinary things. [cheers and applause] >> but my community is fracturing across nation right now, worn down by the petty ambitious nature of our politics. we are tired of the shutdowns and the showdowns of the grid look and the grand standing.
today on this snowy day on this island we say enough is enough. [cheers and applause] >> our nation, our nation must be governed not through chaos but from opportunity, not by wallowing what's wrong but by marching toward what's right. and it has to start with all of us. my family story is like so many of yours, on both my mom and dad's side they arrived in this country with nothing but a suitcase but they made a home here. it was cold, okay maybe not as cold as this, they didn't know anyone but like so many immigrants they wanted a better life for their family. my grandpa worked 1500 feet underground in the mines up north in the iron range, he never graduated from high school.
he saved money in a coffee can in the basement to send my dad to college. my dad who is here at age 90 -- [cheers and applause] >> got a 2-year degree from junior college and then finished at great university of minnesota. [cheers and applause] >> he became a journalist. as a young associated press reporter he called the 1960 presidential race for john f kennedy. [cheers and applause] >> he covered the 1968 convention. he interviewed everyone from mike to hubert humphrey. freedom of the press wasn't some abstract idea to my dad. he is embraced it. he lived it. my mom a proud union member --
[cheers and applause] >> taught second grade in suburbs until 70 year's old. her students now grown still come up to me on the streets and tell me she was their favorite teacher. so today on an island in the middle of the mighty mississippi in our nation's heartland, at a time when we must heal the heart of our democracy and renew our commitment to the common good, i stand before you as the granddaughter of an ironer miner as the daughter of a teacher and a newspaper man as the first woman elected to the united states senate from the state of minnesota to announce my candidate cri for president of the united states. [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause]
>> i -- i am running for this job for every person who wants their work recognized and rewarded. i am running for every parent who wants a better world for their kids. i am running for every student who wants a good education, for every senior who wants affordable prescription drugs, for every worker, farmer, dreamer and builder, i am running for every american. i am running for you. [cheers and applause] >> and i promise you this, as your president i will look you in the eye, i will tell you what
i think, i will focus on getting things done, that's what i've done my whole life and no matter what, i will lead from the heart. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. okay. let me be blunt, for too long leaders in washington have sat on the sidelines while others tried to figure out what to do about the changing economy and its impact on our lives, what to do about the disruptive nature of new technology, income inequality, the political and geographic divide, the changing
climate, the turmoil in our world. for a moment let's stop seeing those obstacles as obstacles on our past, did we view snow as obstacle? no, we did not. let's see those obstacles as our past. this is what i mean, there are insidious forces every day that are trying to make it harder for people to vote, trying to drawn out our voices with big money, it's time to organize, time to galvanize, time to take back our democracy. it's time, america, time to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn citizens united and get the dark money out of our politics. [cheers and applause] >> it is time to stop discriminatory actions by restoring the voting rights act. it is time to pass my bill to automatically register every young person to vote when they
turn 18. [cheers and applause] >> the obstacles that they are throwing at us with big money and limits on voting, they are obstacles but paths, they are how we organize. here is another one, climate change. the people -- the people are on our side when it comes to climate change, why? because like you and i they believe in science. [cheers and applause] >> that's why in the first 100 days of my administration, i will reinstate the clean power rule and the gas mileage standard and put forth sweeping legislation to invest in green jobs and infrastructure, and i -- and on day one we will rejoin
the international climate agreement. [cheers and applause] >> the obstacles, they are our past, here is another challenge, way too many politicians have their heads stuck in the sand when it comes to digital revolution. hey, guys, it's not just coming, it's here. and if you don't know the difference between a hack and flak, it's time to pull off the digital highway. what would i do, what would i do as president, we need to put some digital rules into law when it comes to people's privacy. for too long the big tech companies have been telling you, don't worry, we've got your back, while identities are being stolen and data is being mine,
our laws need to be as sophisticated as people who are breaking them, we must revamp our nation's cybersecurity and guaranty net neutrality for all. and we need to end the digital divide by pledging to connect every household to the internet by 2022 and that means you rural america. [cheers and applause] >> i mean, come on, if they can do it in iceland, we can do it here. we need to train our workers today for the jobs of tomorrow and strengthen our economy by planning ahead. that means respecting and recognizing educational certification and two-year degrees and making it easier for people to get them and, yes, and yes, that means comprehensive immigration reform.
it is time america. [cheers and applause] >> and by the way, we should close those tax loopholes design by and for the wealthy and bring down our debt and make it easier for workers to afford child care, housing and education. [cheers and applause] >> that is what i mean by shared prosperity. but we can't get there if people can't afford their health care and that means getting to universal health care and bringing down -- bringing down the cost of prescription drugs. last week my guest to the state of the union who is here with us today was nicole smith, nicole's son alex, 26-year-old restaurant manager from southern suburbs aged off his parent's health care insurance 3 days short, he
wasn't able to afford insulin, it didn't work, and he died. this disgrace should never happen in the united states of america. [cheers and applause] >> not with a simple drug that's been around for nearly a century. the obstacle to change the big pharma companies think they own washington. well, they don't own me and they don't own. we -- we are teaming up to pass meaningful legislation to bring in competitive safe drugs from other countries, to stop big pharma's practice of paying off generic companies to keep products off the market, negotiating power of 43 million seniors, that's a lot of negotiating and lift the band on
negotiating cheaper prices under medicare for prescription drugs. i have always believed in doing my job without fear or favor. that's what i do as a senator and that's what i did as a prosecutor and that means not only convicting the guilty but protecting the innocent. [cheers and applause] >> that's why i have and why i will always continue to advocate for criminal justice reform. that's why in a state where we all value hunting and fishing and the great outdoors, i am not afraid to join the vast majority of americans including many gun owners to stand up to the gun lobby and put universal background checks and common sense gun legislation in into law. it is time, america.
and a safer isn't just about what we do here at home, even if you want to isolate yourself from the rest of the world, the rest of the world won't let you. international problems come banging at your door just as opportunities come knocking, we need to stand strong and consistently with our allies. we need to be clear in our purpose, we must respect our front line troops, diplomats and intelligence officers who are there every day risking their lives for us, they deserve better than foreign policy by tweets. [cheers and applause] >> and one last obstacle that we must overcome to move forward together, stop the fear-mongering and stop the
hate. [cheers and applause] >> we may come from different places, we may pray in different ways, we may look different and love different but we all live in the same country of shared dreams. [cheers and applause] >> in minnesota, we have the biggest somali population in the country and we are proud of that community. a few years ago at the height of the angry rhetoric a somalian american family went out to dinner right here in minnesota, the guy walks by and looked on them and said you go home, you go home to where you came from and the little girl looked up at her mom and she said, mom, i don't wanting to home, you said we could eat out for dinner tonight, i don't want to eat dinner at home.
you think of the innocent words of that little girl, she only knows one home and that's our state, she only knows one home and that's the united states of america. [cheers and applause] >> the great poet once wrote these words, i hear america singing the carols i hear, those were the songs to have mechanics, the carpenters, the masons, the shoe makers and those carols are still being sung today. they are now also the songs of our sisters and brothers of different faiths, races, creeds and ways of life. out of one, out of many one. it is more than a motto,
america, it is the north star of our democracy. it is the north star of our efforts. i am asking you to join this campaign. it is a home-grown one. i don't know if you can even see our number because of the snow but you can text, i don't have a political machine, i don't come from money, but what i do have is this, i have grits, i -- i have family, i have friends, i have neighbors and i have all of you who are willing to come out in the middle of winter all of you who took the time to watch us today from home, all of you who are willing to stand up and
say people matter, i'm asking you not to look down and not to look away anymore, i'm asking you to look up, to look at each other, to look at the future before us, let us rise to the occasion and meet the challenges of our day, let us cross the river of our divides and walk across our sturdy bridge to higher grounds. as one faith leader reminded me this week to pursue the good we must believe that good will prevail. i do believe it and so do you. so let's join together as one nation, indivisible, under god and pursue the good. [cheers and applause]
>> thank you and god bless america. [cheers and applause] eric: braising almost blinding snow amy klobuchar is now officially a candidate. in the heartland, metaphor of mississippi river, something that units news the country, viciousness of politics and she said america is higher than shutdowns, the speech to moderate democrats from economy to health care, debt, digital privacy also wanting to lower the voting age to 18 and not mentioning president trump but criticizing him clearly accusing the president of foreign policy by tweet and stopping what she called fear-mongering and stopping the hate, clearly more
of the moderate candidate in a primary field that's far more left. arthel. arthel: all right, eric, thank you, what we want to do now is bring in a little more information, senator klobuchar is now the fourth u.s. senator to officially run, launch her run for the white house, joining elizabeth warren, kamala harris and cory booker can kirsten gillibrand, klobuchar is considered a moderate voice as you point out, eric, among the democratic candidates. right now what we will do is get reaction from political panel, joe ruben, president of the washington strategy group, david mcintosh, former congressman who is now president of the club for growth and republican strategists. so pardon me, here is a couple
of different -- senator klobuchar in 15-degree weather in boom island, stop the fear-mongering and stop the hate. she said we are the world's beacon of democracy where everyone matters, again, some of the lines from the speech there today adding that she suspects automatic voter registration at age 18, joel, what in senator klobuchar's remarks stood out for you, in minnesota and across the country? >> arthel, senator klobuchar is donald trump's nightmare, strong woman with mid western roots, working-class roots and highly effective track record in the senate and she's gotten a lot done in bipartisan level and what struck me was how she focused on the coast and midwest and talked about, for example, universal health care which is a core objective of the progressive base of the democratic party but she also spoke about foreign policy that
brings in our allies and works with an effort that really does include many factors that frankly are in the center in the mainstream of the democratic political community. she is trying to bridge divide and she's going to highlight effectiveness as well, brett kavanaugh hearing in particular, she can ask tough questions and be respectful, difference than what we have seen in washington. arthel: she's for universal health care and advocate for universal background check for gun purchases. how do you think this bodes for her presidential run? >> she's signaling she's moving to the hard left, a real touch of irony that her first initiative was to tackle global warming in the middle of snowstorm in 14-degree weather,
it might be mother nature -- arthel: you know global warming doesn't mean that it's little -- literally hot, it can be cold. >> oh, yeah, that's why they changed from global warm to go climate change. will bring socialism and the real consequence of that is i think given up the blue wall state in the midwest because there's millions of jobs lost in minnesota, wisconsin, michigan, ohio and pennsylvania when the democrats end up running on this far left program to restructure the economy, fossil fuels and completely change the way of life for families in neglected states. arthel: i mentioned senator klobuchar's support for planned parenthood, certainly not by chance, what do you make of that?
>> she has to win in a crowded field and getting women is central to that. i have to comment on the description of her somehow far left radical and portrayal that, of course, not factual, the fact, number one, in the last year being an effective senator is getting laws passed, she clearly understand how to work across the aisle and i think we will hear more of that. arthel: quickly and fairness, david, 30 seconds. >> sure. arthel: go ahead. >> i will point out the score card on economic issues and she's right down there with chuck schumer and most radical democrats on the senate when it comes to voting on bills that would affect the economy. she was for obamacare and cost millions of jobs in industry and critical to home state of minnesota. arthel: i have to leave it there, thank you very much, we
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wars. >> president trump making plan tuesday for plan withdrawal from syria and afghanistan on describing the torn policy approach aspirin -- principle.am we are back with dan henninger, kim strassel, dan, great nations do not fight endless wars, applause line for sure and what do you make of that, declaration of policy? >> well, it's a little bit complicated, it's sort of interpreted as isolationism, i don't think president trump quite has isolationist foreign policy and leaning back against ramps, army ukrainians to push back against the russians, what he's talking about to summarize is boots on the ground, he wants to pull them out of syria, he wants to pull them out of afghanistan. he considered doing that in south korea, the issue here is whether placing u.s. troops in certain places of the world acts
as deterrent against our opponent the way we have hundreds of thousand of troops in germany after world war ii, the way we've had troops in south korea after the korean war and that value has never been questioned and i think that is what's at issue here when president trump says he wants to pull americans out and leave the fighting to our allies who are unlikely to do that unless we are out there fighting along side with them. paul: the tide of war is receding said barack obama when he pulled troops out of iraq, what happened is vacuum after we left isis developed within 3 years the tide of war was not receding and it was rolling in and we had to send troops back there and we are just finishing the job, bill, is the president in danger of a similar kind of miscalculation? >> i think so. i think he's where the american people are, it's been a long time.hi we've had troops over there.
you're a mom of a marine and you want to wonder if this is going to end, is my son going over there for nothing. i think there are real answers, slightly different answers and i think other parts -- paul: to that question. >> it's a cost-benefit question and a mature nation has large costs sometimes, we are not where we are deploys tens of thousands of troops anymore. the 2,000 troops we have in syria, i think are doing incredible job and i think the president has done in other areas such as venezuela and russia, they've done a pretty robust job. i think what he's trying to do the way he looks at it, i don't want to be george bush leading us in open-ended wars and nor do i want to be barack obama who looked weak and declared red lines and i'm short-term but great power has longer-term increase, we have been in asia for all the years, would anyone say it's not worth the cost?
paul: kim, speaking of asia, north korean summit later this month, do you have a clear sense on what the president wants to get out of the summit? >> well, look, i think he wants to get more promises because what we've had and timeline which would be the ultimate goal here. we've had the prior discussions which we had some concessions from north korea said, okay, we will denuclearize, we will not be as aggressive. what does that mean in practicality? and this has been the complaint about that, kim jong un is a slippery character, you know, and we have seen the kind of promises from north korea over and over, over years over years to see break it and i think there needs to be actual understanding by the end of this, what happens, what comes out of this and what are you going to do. paul: thank you, kim, thank you gentlemen, we have to take one w more break, when we come back hits and misses of the week. e we
>> time now for hits and misses of the week. kim start us off. >> so far a miss to massachusetts senator and democratic presidential candidate elizabeth warren who spent all of these monthste telling us that even though she incorrectly identified as a native american for many years but don't worry it didn't help her get her ahead in any professional capacity. well we now have a card written in her own hand, from the 1980s for the state texas bar in which she declares herself an american indian. did it help? we don't know.di she claims not, but if you didn't think it was going to, help why do you put it down there? >> all right, bill? and when senator corey book er was interviewing her during the hearings he asked her
did you have any gay law clerks and she says i wasn't a judge so i didn't have any law clerk but it didn't stop there. let's go to the page. >> to be honest i don't know the sexual orientation of my staff, so, you know, i take people as they come. irrespective of their race, ethnicity, sexual orientation i treat people as individuals. >> point made. [laughter] dan? >> i'm going to give a hit paul and hopefully not a future miss mto treasury undersecretary dad malpass, who donald trump just nominated to be president of the world bank. now he is superbly qualified to lead and reform the world bank who tries to help developing countries but the world bank has shown itself capable of driving out reformers before. this may be mission impossible butis hopefully, david malpass like the tv show will actually win this one. >> well good luck to him. all right and. remember if you have your own hit or miss be sure to tweet it to us at jer@fn
c. that's it for this weeks show thanks to my panel and thanks to all of you for watching. we hope to see you right here next week. here next week. >> a teacher and a newspaperman , as the first woman elected to the united states senate from the state of minnesota. >> [applause] >> to announce my candidacy for president of the united states. >> [applause] >> well now there's another one , a new democratic hopeful, entering the race of the white house, just moments ago, that was min minnesota senator amy kl obuchar, announcing her candidacy in cold