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u.s. embassy in beijing with the leaders of countries that presumably would sign on to a transpacific partnership trade agreement. this is something that -- that some democrats support, certainly not all of them. but we have seen pretty enthusiastic reception for republicans from this proposal. that would be an example of common ground that could be found in a way that sort of highlights how the president's policy priorities do at least in some areas overlap with the policy priorities that republicans themselves have identified as well. >> reporter: any of those policy priorities that the president has communicated to republicans that hadn't existed before the election. the things you mentioned are things that even though harry reid, for instance, doesn't support, the president has for a long time now. i'm wondering if after the election there's been any change of policies or areas of compromise that the president's offered to republicans that we haven't heard before the election?
>> well, i think -- you know, justin, at least in a couple of ways. the first is, i think before the election there were some pretty obvious areas of common ground that could be seized that haven't been. so, in some ways we don't have to go looking for new things. there are a bunch of thing on the table that both sides support that we haven't been able to make progress on. a couple examples beyond the trade example i just cited, you know, the president nearly two years ago now laid out a pretty common sense proposal for investing in early childhood education. this is something that very conservative governors across the country, republican gov nors, have implemented in their states to great effect. again, these are republican governors that don't have a lot to say that's very nice about the president, i assume. certainly, there's not a lot of policy agreement. but there is a policy agreement on this issue that early investments in early childhood education have-k have profound effects on a child's child. there's a strong correlation between participation in high
quality early childhood education program and lower rates when it comes to things like illiteracy, jail time or teen pregnancy. that's a positive correlation and a good investment and could potentially be a pretty fruitful area of agreement between democrats and republicans. it is second proposal that's gotten more attention is tax reform. that both sides acknowledge that tax reform is needed. both sides agree that the tax rate could be lowered. both sides agree there are at least some corporate loopholes that should be closed. both sides agree, at least some people on both sides agree, that some of those revenues could be used to invest in infrastructure. there are a lot of details. presumably, a lot of devils in the details. there should be an opportunity for us to make -- to find some common ground and make progress for the american people that in ways, both sides acknowledge, would be really good for the business environment and really good for the economy over the longer term. so, there's plenty of areas for
common ground. many of which were identified before the elections. but if there is additional work that can be done to try to find new areas of common ground, the president -- everybody here at the white house would stand ready to have those kind of conversations, too. peter? >> we've been listening to joshua earnest, white house press secretary speaking on what is a very big day here in washington. "the cycle," all of us here reporting from wash. the president in a preannouncement today saying that he will move forward on steps for immigration reform, widely expected to be that controversial executive order. let's take a listen to the new announcement from the president. >> everybody agrees that our immigration system is broken. unfortunately, washington has allowed the problem to fester for too long. and so what i'm going to be laying out is the things that i can do with my lawful authority as president to make the system work better, even as i continue to work with congress and encourage them to get a bipartisan, comprehensive bill that can solve the entire problem. >> we are all here in washington
on this big day in washington. this is, of course, the issue everyone is talking about. we to want go right to the hill where luke russert has been reporting on this and reaction all day. good day to you, luke. we hear now, john boehner referring to emperor obama. we've heard a lot of fighting words. give us your reporting there from the hill and any of your thoughts on what we just heard from the white house podium. >> reporter: wellings welco wwe the district, guys. >> thanks for having us. >> you brought the news. i think it's safe to say that everybody knew this was going to come down at some point but the date would be very important because a lot of republicans, as you have spoken about, are quite displeased by this news. and the one trump card they hold is they want to fund the government by december 11th. so the question becomes, what could john boehner and mitch mcconnell do to fund the government by december 11th in the wake of house republicans, some i spoke to who are greatly
upset by this, and some have said the president should wait until the new congress was set before moving on immigration, allowing the voters have their say from the last election. take a listen to what senator john mccain said on an interview on "hardball" that will be played later tonight on this specific issue. >> my question to the president is, why couldn't he wait and see what this new congress does? give them some time. not a deadline but some time. you'll know whether they'll be able to move forward or not. you don't have to set a timetable. and see then. obviously, that's not going to be the case. >> reporter: and that's sort of reflective, guys, of what i've heard from some members. some saying, look, we think if we had an all-republican approach to, this we could perhaps get a guest worker bill or something by the spring. the issue is that the president seems to be fed up. the reason being, if you talk to house republicans, there still is the ultimate thing they cannot explain. what constitutes border security in -- enough so that that would
then allow for a pathway to citizenship? until that question is answered, i think that's why the white house wants to move forward on the executive action because they don't see a clearance to that question. they're fearful republicans will continue to punt and punt and punt. no time's a good time. we might as well go now to see how boehner and mcconnell will react after their big win a few weeks ago. perhaps pin them into a corner a little bit. >> yeah, it's certainly seen with all the momentum for immigration reform post-2012, post that election. if it didn't happen then, it seems hard to imagine what would have happened now. but, luke, you know, john boehner is calling the president an emperor. ted cruz is calling him a monarch. as you know, a new politico op-ed, cruz is saying they should use every tool available to prevent obama from subverting the law pep talks about blocking all nominees from confirmation. he also talks about attaching
riders to strip the president of his authority to issue this executive action. tell us what that means, that sort of insidery speak, what's the practical impact there and how much sway does cruz have? >> reporter: let's answer your first question. what is the possibility of attaching a rider to a bill regarding funding, that in a sense would say, hey, we're going to fund the government but the moneys available to put forward this executive action, they might not be available or attach another rider? i don't think it's necessarily that possible because the democrats still control the senate. as we saw during the last government shutdown, the house gop tried to move forward individual pieces of funding bills, like let's open up the national parks and harry reid sat on them and that strategy blew up in their face. mitch mcconnell does not want to go down that route. he left it on the table but they want to avoid a shutdown at all costs because of how politically problematic it would be. all that being said, krystal, i
spoke to gop leadership aides before i came on your show, they said, we're not going to have a shutdown, mcconnell says we're not going to have a shutdown. perhaps we'll use a lawsuit against the president against his legal authority to move on this. we fund the government and then pass a separate bill saying the president could not do this. that being said, i've said on your show many times, it looks like this bill is going to pass. it looks like it's going to be okay. then 30 or so republicans, many inspired by ted cruz that say, no, thank you, we're not going to go along and john boehner and the rest of the leadership has egg on their face. do i think that's going to happen this time around? no. but we would be idiotic not to -- >> but you're always wrong, luke. >> luke russert on the hill on this big day. >> reporter: welcome to the district, guys. have a d.c. half smoke. >> a half smoke, okay. you heard it here first. now buzz feed news, d.c. news,
john stan, friend of the show. let's start with this issue of the big fight here and the timing. i was down on the hill this morning. obviously, there's plenty of interest in this and plenty of anger from republicans. yet that anger might reflect on the pure politics, where i want to start with you, john, this is good timing if the white house is ever going to do something like this. and an argument we heard from administration officials is, we have the authority, yeah we know they don't like it, but now the republicans are going to be tested because this is the beginning of the new period after they've won the election and they're going to have to show whether they're ready to govern or they just want to continue to focus on overheated rhetoric and what krystal mentioned from senator cruz, which is overheated obstruction. >> i think the white house made the decision that nothing was going to happen next year on pretty much anything anyway. maybe a few nom nailinations mi get through, maybe fund the government. but anything of significance that wasn't going to get dob
done, they saw no real reason to work with republicans. john boehner will have a harder time to move his caucus to a center point to quoswork with democrats on fundamental issues. they figured this is a time to get it out of the way. the small bits that could be defunded, frankly, could get it done, in terms of writing the rules, so thy they figure you might as well do it now opposed to waiting until next year. >> tomorrow night the emperor will announce his new plan on immigration and is it a big one, from what we hear. expanding daca, deferring deportation for over 3 million american americans, refocusing 12,000 immigration agents. even though nbc news/wall street polling says a majority of americans do not want the president taking executive action on this. but i've got to think, this is the point in the presidency when the president says, hey, look, i'm here now for my legacy, to burnish my legacy.
i can't be worried about polls. i'm worried about history now. and he does not to want go down as the deporter in chief. he hates that nickname p. he wants to do something to reform immigration. >> i think you're right. what is most at the forefront of the administration's minds at this point is his legacy and what it's going to look like after this. when you see that through this lens, it makes a lot of sense, frankly. they don't think they'll get nothing done in the last two years. they lost a bad midterm election. there's not a lot of other thing on the domestic front that he can do. immigration is one of them. he's lost a lot of ground with the latino community over the last year, year and a half when he made all these promises he was going to be able to get a bill done, he wasn't able to. he's been stringing them along in homes of not losing the election as badly as they did over the summer on this daca change. i think you're right. this is a long-term legacy project on his part. >> when it comes to giving people a pathway, majority of
americans support it. if you look at the most recent polls, 57% support that. when you tell them a pathway would also require raising taxes, a fine, passing security background checks among a number of other things, it jumps to 74%, which is why as you know the business community within the republican party supports this, because they know it would do a lot for our economy. why are we not talking more about this? why is president obama not talking more about this? there seems stob a disconnect where people do not fully understand what it means to have a full pathway. >> you know, i think it's -- it's interesting. i think a lot of people have -- the republicans have done a good job of making it be about this notion we have to secure the border first before we even start talking about that. and i think as luke said, the problem is that there's not really a good definition of what securing the border is. people have this sort of nebulous notion of no one getting through or almost no one getting through.
sort of a straw man and say, until the border is totally controlled, we shouldn't do this. it's a great prop to have, frankly. and i think that's taken away from the discussion of this. and given the fact that there's, you know, no chance of legislation for three or four years, probably, you know, pathway is not realistic. >> we saw a lot of momentum in favor of immigration reform. i think a lot of folks thought we would have comprehensive immigration reform after republicans lost so big with latino voters in 2012. and yet while a sprenss ive reform bill passed through the senate, obviously nothing happened in the house. the calculation at that point was, you know what, there are enough republicans there that even while a majority wouldn't vote for that bill if john boehner just brought it to the floor and was willing to pass it with a mix of some republicans and democrats, it would pass. has that calculation changed? have the politics of immigration reform, has it become less popular within the republican caucus or does that level of support still subsist there?
>> i think it still -- i think it definitely still is there. the problem is that outside groups, like heritage action and others, as well as sort of the talk radio networks in the states, have done an excellent job of putting the fear of god into republican members. so, there are lots of republicans in the house that if -- that if it were left up to their own devices and no one was paying attention, they would vote for this type of bill. but given the fact they have to face a primary in two years and, you know, there is this very hard opposition within the sort of base of the republican party to it, and this very well organized opposition on the radio waves and on the internet, that, you know, they feel like they just can't be out there publicly voting for it. i think that's been the same since 2012. you know, that hasn't not really changed at all. >> if only they could do their jobs in secret, they might be able to do their jobs. >> oh, now there's a suggestion. >> john stanton, thank you for joining us here in washington. as john knows, washington is frozen. no, really, it is like 30 degrees here.
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latinos, blacks and asians than there are whites. this will lead to america soon becoming a nation where no racial group comprises america. how will this affect america? william frye of the brookings institute whose new book is "diversity explosion." so, we're talking about this demographic explosion. we've been talking about this. obviously, the core story there is the sharp rise in hispanic or latino americans and the decline of white americans. how is that going to change america? >> i think in fundamental ways. i mean, i sort of see this transformation in this century to be akin to the baby boom transformation in the previous century. in other words, we saw these huge cohorts of baby boomers really changing our country in so many different ways. the woodstock generation and moving on, now almost retired. i think almost in 2050 when
people look back at the beginning of this century, they'll look at this periods a period where we're going to become from a baby boom dominated culture to one that's going to be a much more multi-ethnic culture, more plugged in with the rest of the world, much more accepting than we are now. we won't have these kinds of immigration fights 20 or 30 years from now. maybe even sooner when all of this takes place. >> i think that's right. a big part is because you have latinos, blacks and asians that are no longer just on the edges of the country. they're now moving in ward. talk to us about some of the pockets aren't the country where they really are exploding? >> yeah. you know, 10, 15 years ago most of the new immigrant minorities, now most native born, were stuck on the coasts. los angeles, new york, places like that. but since then they're moving inward. so, the southeast is a big place for what i call new hispanic destinations. atlanta, charlotte, all over. and in addition into the middle part of the midwest.
so, what's happening is here is when people used to think of new minorities, hispanicics, asians, multiracial people, they would think, well, those people live far away. they don't affect my life very much. but not only are they affecting my life, but they're affecting my politics as we've seen in the last presidential election. >> especially in the south. that's one place you mentioned. >> and on that note, william, one thing i was looking at as i was looking through your book is the fact that through the lens of what we saw unfold in ferguson, missouri, it really revealed the fact that black and white communities still view the country and view events unfolding in the country in different ways. pew research center had this number showing 80% of blacks showed the shooting raised serious racial issues as opposed to 37% of whites. how do those divergent viewpoints square with the integrated america you're writing about? >> we have a way to go. race has always been a volatile
subject in the united states. a lot of irrational fears on many sides. and it's most volatile when the racial change is new. so, in ferguson, in recent years, a lot of that population was new and difficult for some of the long-standing members to react to and accept. and i think a parallel to that is where the new hispanic minorities, new asian minorities are moving to other parts of the country. they move in. the first thing they see is people in their schools that are different because it's the younger part of the population that's the most diverse. and once they get used to that, i think things fall in place a little bit. but it's always taken us as a country a while to deal with these changes, as maybe 100 years ago when we had immigrants coming in from italy and poland to parts of the country that didn't see those people as really people like them. but i found positive about this, and the reason i'm positive about this is because it's the younger generation that's much more open. it's the younger generation where these new minorities are going to proliferate.
in about four years, more than half of the people under 18 years of age, are going to be racial minorities. and in 2027, more than half of the people under age 30 are going to be racial minorities. already we see interracial marriages, interracial dating, yet there are these flashpoints like ferguson, no doubt about it. but i think that's going to change n good ways, as we move ahead. >> even what you just said and what your work and others refers to the neu notion there's now going to be a majority of minorities, right, speaks to some of the elasticity in these terms. i think often when people hear minority in the u.s., what they're really thinking of is a member of a group, maybe racial or religious, and potentially a group that is somehow marginalized or oppressed. we know for many other nations that just because that group might constitute a majority doesn't mean that anything automatic happens in our power or laws to ensure fair treatment. can you name plenty of countries in south america or africa where you have a minority power
structure that hurts the majority population. so, speak to us about that dynamic. >> well, i'm hopeful that as -- i mean, the big point of this book is that this is such a huge demographic force, the growth of new minorities moving up the age structure. bubbling up, as i like to say. when the civil rights laws were passed in the 1960s, there were only 15% of the population who we would think of as racial minorities. mostly blacks. mostly in segregated parts of the country. when the 2020 census is taken, more than 40% of the population are going to be racial and ethnic minorities. >> right. that's a point -- >> that's huge change. >> in south africa or other places, that didn't get you automatic progress. >> but in the united states you get to vote. in the united states you get to move upward. you're able to have different -- much more influence than in south africa. that's the difference. the power of both the demography and the democracy in this
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shelton, who i absolutely love, rounded out the top five. it's one of the things everyone is talking about so we had to bring it to our table. i don't know how they go about deciding who's on this list. i would love to be at that table at some point. what i love about this list every year is that it's such a great conversation starter. you could be at a table you don't like or people you have nothing in common with and you bring that up -- >> bring it to me. >> always works. >> always has an opinion. >> let's talk about "people's" sexiest. >> i was reading twitter and some were hilarious. ari, do you want -- >> no, it's true, it's a topic. >> i repeated it. go ahead. >> i was looking through twitter because i'm curious to see what the reaction is. it has to be a great honor, and chris hemsworth was humble saying, i think i'm too old for this. maybe i'm a fine wine or nice cheese. >> too old? what? he's 30 years old? >> yeah, 30 or 33.
some people tweeted if chris hemsworth is sexiest man alive, then '90s hair is back. others tweeted, what is chris hemsworth? i don't mind chris hemsworth all that hot, but whatever. my personal opinion is that ryan gosling should be the sexiest man alive. ever since he did "the notebook" i think, what does it mean to be the sexy man alive. it's well rounded. it's being someone that seems to be a good guy. that would treat their partner well. someone that could be rugged in the mountains, someone that could look great in a suit. someone that's humble, funny. >> wow. that is an impossible list that you just outlined. >> you were going to read for us what you looking for in your match.com profile. long walks, rugged, utah. >> loves wine. >> i actually -- i met a woman one time who works for a magazine and helped to assemble a different sexiest man list. and she told me this really amazing story about how many
letters they get from wives around the country. >> how nice. >> who want the magazine to consider their husband. >> that is the cutest thing. >> as the sexiest man. she said it was heart-warming. you get this long list of why they're the best man ever, so sexy and so sweet. i thought that was cool. i also love this because for one brief men we can objectify men in the way women are always objectified. >> let's do it. >> one trend, lots of scruff on dudes. scruff is in. >> scruff is definitely in. >> there's a scruffy man. i didn't know who most of these guys are, but that's not a testament to the list. that's a testament to the fact that i have no idea about pop culture. >> ari, i think you're bitter because you aren't on the list. you guys both have an attitude about this. >> no, you know, i didn't really care for the guys they chose. i tried to brainstorm about, you know, like who else should be on the list and, you know, i don't know.
i have no idea who else could be on this list. you know, i don't -- oh, wow! thank you, control room! thank you! you like me. >> our team loves you so much. >> they really, really like me. they mocked that up. i had no idea that was going to come. thank you, guys. i appreciate that. >> that is so toure. that is so toure, isn't it? >> he created his own graphic with his face on the cover. >> you mentioned gosling. there was a movie on this weekend i stumbled across. have you seen the old movie where he has a doll for a girlfriend? it seems really weird. it's a weird premise and then gets tender and this community trying to help him deal with basically his sort of problem or what he's struggling with, which is he thinks the doll's a human being. sounds weird. while i was watching was thinking, the only actor who could pull this off is ryan gosling. >> you agree with me. he used to be mormon, too.
>> i didn't prepare for a ryan gosling spin on "the cycle." sorry, guys. >> drive is perhaps his best movie. >> matthew mcconaughey was not on this list. as a man who looks up to him, he says his hero, as he told us in the oscar speech, was himself in ten years but i'll never become my hero because it takes ten more years and that's my hero. do you remember that? >> yeah. you talked about it a lot. >> he was life-changing. we know you like him. what a great conversation starter. a new phase in the isis fight and this one has both parties as far apart as ever. imagine that. the senator votes on government spying. you know ari has something to say about that. still ahead in "the cycle," we're live from washington.
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now, stop me if you've heard this before. the senate just blocked a bill that has the support of the american people. >> stop. >> well, yesterday it happened again when a bill to end collection of american phone records by the nsa was killed. the vote went along party lines. democrats for it, republicans against it. ari has some thoughts on the nsa bill's failure and how isis was a big reason for it. that is later this hour. the facts are pretty clear. fear of even the possibility of an attack from isis has increased our military footprint overseas. here's the thing, there's been no public debate or congressional votes. now many in congress are coming out sounding the alarm over the president's unilateral actions. one of them joins us now. democratic congressman from vermont, peter welch, welcome back to the show. >> thank you. >> so, we do seem to keep digging deeper and deeper into this war against isis to the point where there is no turning back for a very long time. has enough thought been put into
the long-term impacts of all of this? >> well, absolutely not. i mean, obviously, this collective revulsion at isis and it is a threat. the question we haven't debated is what is -- what is it that we have to do to protect our national security? and there's really two schools of thought. one probably best represented by senator mccain is boots on the ground, all in, do whatever it takes to get rid of isis and go after assad. the other, and this is really my point of view, we have to make certain that there is no safe haven in the region from which another 9/11 style attack can be launched. depending on your point of view on that, what is required to protect the national security and protect americans? that determines what policy you have. we haven't debated it. one policy requires boots on the ground, open-ended and long-term commitment president other would be more traditional counter-terrorism activities, much more limited in scope. and congress has a job to do and we haven't done it. >> congressman, you've spoken
out about the need for an authorization here. we know the authorization after 9/11 ultimately was used to justify actions and bombings in many countries that we haven't have expected at the time. should this new authorization n your view, be constrained to certain named countries only? >> well, it absolutely should be constrained by what is a specific and identified threat. i mean, if it were like isis where it's in some -- in iraq, you could write it in a way that would allow for that effort. but here is the situation. there is ongoing conflict in the entire region. not just iraq and syria, that reflects the ongoing conflict in unresolved civil war, in effect, between the sunni and shia. what we know is that that is going to go on until the people in that region decide they want a civil society instead of civil war. now, we can play a constructive role with our allies, but we can't solve that ultimate conflict. so, i believe that the united
states should have a discussion and debate about what we have to do to protect america. but we're not going to be the ones that can resolve what has to be resolved by the sunni and shia. >>, yeah congressman, you're right that it's difficult for us to resolve what's going on between the sunni and shia. when we talk about what we need to do to truly protect america, perhaps the answer is something else entirely. perhaps the answer is for us to pull out and not be there at all because our presence motivates our enemies there. do you think it's even possible to debate the concept of pulling out and making the countries in that region handle this problem themselves? >> after the fact we made this mistake in iraq, the general powell rule, you break it, you won't it. i don't think it's possible to entirely pull out but your point is valid, the more we're there, the more it becomes the focal point rather than helping it can actually hurt. so, i believe that we really should be focused on, what do we have to do to protect america
and be realistic about the limits of what we can do there and the collateral consequences that iran intended. >> congressman peter welch, thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> up next, simply the best. one of the world's best soccer players, captain of team usa, christie rampone is in the guest room. we gave her the entire set. in a race, it's about getting to the finish line. in life, it's how you get there that matters most. like when i found out i had a blood clot in my leg.
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time for sports now. as a working mom, i can tell you it's a marathon and the morning routine of getting everyone out the door is a full-out sprint. if i'm a little late, i only get a sideways lance before our extra guest might get extra laps. christie rampone is a three-time olympic gold medalist, proplayer for sky blue fc of the national women's soccer league and the mother of two girls, 9 and 4. she'll lead the u.s. daisht u.s. women next summer at the 2015 women's world cup in canada. she is such a champ, that we had to give her the whole set to herself up in new york. we're thrilled to have christie in the guest spot. welcome. >> thanks for having me. >> i have to say, have i two kids of my own. you're making me feel a little like a slacker. it's okay. understand you're the only mom on the team, correct? do you have any secrets for how you kind of make that whole balance work in your life?
>> i just -- i love the balance. i get to be a mom and i also get to i get the best of both worlds and i think the balance helps to enjoy the game of sport and put things in perspective. >> because you know they'll love you no matter what. >> that's true. >> soccer is so exciting to watch. i love when i can get up early enough to watch the english premiership or some of the spanish leagues. it's such a thrilling sport when you relax and watch the whole thing and you don't have the american a.d.d. thing like, they haven't scored in ten seconds. i want more! still, how do we get america more passionate and excited about professional soccer? >> just come out and watch it, enjoy the sport. like you said, we can't just rely on goals. there's so many that goes on within the game and learning it
and educating yourself on the -- you know, the little things that happen in the game. like a good tackle or good play or good set piece. once you are more educated, you really enjoy the sport more. >> i love good tackles. >> absolutely. there was a little controversy in the last world cup where the women had to play on turf. the men played on real grass. men even in tournaments play on real grass. this is something that a lot of the women soccer players have spoken out about. do you still feel like women athletes, particularly in your sport, are behind or are treated differently than men? is this just one example of that? >> correct. it's been disappointing because the 2015 world cup will be on turf. you know, as players, we're hoping that and expecting fifa and canada to make the right choice and have a great world cup and respect the women's game. just having the game played on grass. it changes the game. it's disappointing that we are playing on turf, seven games,
major tournament for soccer around the world. so, we're hoping that they will change and we'll be playing on grass. we're doing everything in our power to make that happen. >> you know, in interviewing pr >> in interviewing proathletes is something fun we get to do, we talked to folks about the concussion problem and you're in a sport that is sell blcelebrate and you're going amazing thipgs. would you want your daughter to follow in your foot steps. >> absolutely. i love the sport. soccer is a good starting point. you're athletic, you can run around the field. doesn't cost a lot of money. you get a team-oriented feel. i would love them to play soccer. whatever sport draws to them. you have to be educated to know when is the good time to start heading the ball. it is a contact sport.
my daughter is nine now i'm holder her back from heading as much as possible. >> that's good parenting right there. christie when i watch professional soccer, i think about watching the guys who play the game at such an artistic level that it just draws you in. you want to watch more of it. because they play the game so beautifully. who makes you want to the play. >> morgan, puru, press, technical and fun to watch. meagan r apino, fun to watch the creativity as well as heath. are you seeing more and more it is not just about being strong and fitness but technical side
has come into play. >> and christie as you talk about coming up to the end of your career not to long in the doesn't future have you changed your workout regimen? >> absolutely. recovery is huge for me at my age but i also incorporate my lifting sessions with fitness sessions. i do a lot of interval training, cross training, similar to cross fit. i go to the training room, it's interval training, i get 35 to 45 minutes of a full-body workout. it keeps me going. and i implement it to what i need to do on the field. >> thank you so much. pleasure having zblu okay. thank you. nks up next that thing ha happened in the news room that happened this weekend could happen to us. what? i sure hope so. with healthcare costs, who knows.
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until last night when solid majority of senators, 58 senators voted to move forward on the freedom bill act to standing protections for american citizens. it is hard to get 58 senators together for anything let alone tough dil emmas between civil lis liberties and national security. here's mitch mcconnell. >> our intelligence committing is working to track foreign fighters working to fight in syria. it makes little sense to hinder our intelligence community. >> problem is, not only is that not true but also mcconnell's attack could boomerang because house republicans joined
democrats to pass a version of this very bill in may. it was a bipartisan backlash to the nsa's run away with yes votes from ench both caucuses. there will be another vote next year. house republicans clearly sbhant reform here. this bill doesn't tackle every problem with the nsa but makes three changes, stops the nsa from gathering our phone records in bulk. the bill ends the one sided core process for surveillance adding a people's advocate, that's the idea president obama said after the snowden leaks. >> to insure the court hears a broader range of privacy perspective. i'm also calling on congress to
establish a panel of advocates from outside government to provide an individual voice in significant cases before the so court. >> not a bad idea. finally the bill would force government secret spy court to change legal opinions to change our laws. can have secret intelligence but not secret laws. these are good steps forwards. as the deadline approaches next year, reformers will have more leverage, we can finally put the scare tactics in the garbage and figure out how to form a spy agency that has long shown it is unable to reform itself. i'm looking forward to it. that does it for the show here on "the cycle". "now" with alex wagner starts now. for a lame duck, president obama is sure ruffling a lot of
feathers. it's wednesday november 19th and this is now. >> washington has allowed the problem to fester for too long. >> i'm going to be announcing some steps i can take to start fixing our broken immigration system. >> the president has decided to move forward. >> will be announcing a set of comprehensive reforms within our existing legal authority. >> it will be deeply harmful to our nation's tradition of the rule of law. >> wait couldn't he wait to see what this new congress does bl zbl . >> we have waited for years to pass reform bill. >> this shows obama is not a lame duck. >> democrats find it hard to say we're