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for a basketball game. my thanks to the panel. that does it for our hour. i'm nicolle wallace. chk, are you get forw. tonight's game? >> i'm wishing you some bad luck. >> listen, the warriors always break my heart. i watch like this. i'm not going the trash talk until tomorrow. >> if they win tonight, it's over. that's the fun for you. if they win tonight, it's over. good luck. fell like to be continued 24 hours from right now. good luck. >> if it's wednesday we are coming up with the conspiracies. ♪ >> good evening. i'm chuck todd here in washington. welcome to "mtp daily." right now we are dealing with the sequences of a president who has bit of a wartime approval rating among members of his own party, and a president who is seemingly fix ated on a warw his
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political enemies. at 87%, only george w. bush in the aftermath of 9/11 has had a higher approval rating amongst members of their own parties at this point in his prency. in this case, it's republicans and republicans. according to a new uhl gallup poll. as a consequence, that 87% rating wrong republicans you might argue isdeal. we are endith a unending blitz of conspiracy theories maligning and smearing the russia investigation. here's today's fabrication. >> they are a group of 13 highly partisan democrats that make up the mueller team, excluding him, are trying very, very frame him. folks. the trump administration appointed mueller. think about that. is giuliani arguing t presenthe groundwork to frame himself? still, the president has an 87% approval rating among republicans. as a consequence of that, you
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might argue it's why those republicans who call out the president's conspiracy are soon to be former republican representatives. >> i am even more connced that the fbi did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got, and that it has nothing donald trump. >> i thi gouty's initial assessment is accurate. i have seen no evidence to the contrary of the initial assessment that the chairman has made but i want to make sure that we run every lead down and make sure we get final answers to these questions. >> still, the president has an 87% approval rating among republicans. as a consequence of that, you might argue we have a president obsessed with pushing the limits of his power. and his party is okay with it. he is reportedly abscessed with his power to pardon. were told he has dozens to
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consider. the president has an 87% approval rating among republicans. as a consequence, you might argue we have a presidency pushing the limits of what some might call corruption, the latest revelations that epa chief scott pruitt use h office in an attempt to get his wife a potentially lucrative chick-fil-a franchise. how he is still there is a head scratcher. his support among republicans appears to be weakening. we will talk with a republican senator joni ernst inus minu ahe suggested pruitt ought to be ousted. two pruitt aides resigned today. something is afoot. still, the president has a 87% approval rating among republicans. as a consequence you might argue we have a president trying to coopt american patriotism to help him settle political source. yesterday, we saw him use the marine band as a backdrop in a spat with the philadelphia eagles. the united states marine corps
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band at political event. also yesterday he played king maker helping john cox make a runoff in california's gubernatorial race because the president has an 87% approval rating among republicans. it may be all he has. he is not yet on the ballot november. and they are confident with democrats chances to take become th love the republicanertump mo pa. let's bring in today's panel. loie, what do you make of this? is this issue of the president's -- the lack of criticism on the president's expansive use of his pers because of that 87%. >> absolutely it is. in an election year the one thing you need is you need to motivate your base.
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the only way i think republicans can see themselves motivating their base is to have the president speaking out. this result in california yesterday in the gubernatorial race was stng. you essentially had two caidates o both republicans, both nominally sort of with the esident. arguing they were proteges -- >> one didn't vote f hi >> the guy who gothe endorsement of the president that made all the difference that demonstrates how powerful his brand could be. the question is how big the spillover effect is. >> that's the question. he has all of this operating power inside the republican party right now. john boehner said it best. it's trump's party right now. but is that all he has? is that enough? >> i think there are a couple of things happening in his base. they are currently living in the media echo chamber. all this other corruption scandal, his base may not be -- it may not be penetrating his consumption. they listen to hiss, listen to fox newsnd they they ln to risch limbaugh
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reinforcing everything that trump is doing well. this whole idea of what is happening on deck with pruitt not be t privy to it, number one. number two, after lamb in pennsylvania won, the republican party basically said shoot this whole idea of giving people tax cuts, that whole policy went out thdoor. what can we use? since the primaries, the republican party has literally basically micro targeted their audience on facebook running close to 14,000 antiimmigration ads. that is the red meat. the challenge. >> the reason for that 87% approval rating that you talked about, chuck, is that president umds what really motivates the republican voter. there were 16 other candidates on the 2016 kneeled who were running on a traditional platform of lower taxes, fiscal conservati conservatism. voters don't care about that right now in the republican party. immigration.ivated by they want to hear about crime, ms-13. they want to hear about nfl athletes kneeling. >> he created that narrative. >> he understood the tribal
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instincts in the base and nativism driving so many republicans right now. congressional republicans who stick by the traditional methods do not fare as well with him i sense a lot of republican leaders uncomfortable with this direction but i assume they are not speaking out. we just discussed on one hand they see it's to the working, they are not buying the dog. >> here's the challenge. they content want to run across the president. that has been a dynamic at play since the 2016 campaign. that's been an issue. to talk about immigration and crime and justice issues, these have always been republican stronghold issues. these are things that republican voters responded to since the beginning of time. >> sure. >> you go back to republican primaries even in california, however long, and you will see candidates running on the issue of immigration. they recognize this is an issue that motivates. >> and animates primary voters. >> that's the only way you are going to win in a primary. turnout is going to be low. you have got to get people jazzed up. this is how you do it. >> president trump knows that the tax law that his party
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passed is still under water. he talked about how bored he is when it comes up, who put this on my piece of paper, my prompter? i don't the talk about that. the republicans tried to pass a health care bill that's unpopular. that's not a winning issue for them. president trump knows how to jazz the base. the mid terms are come down to base turnout. republicans have to default to the issues even if they don't want to talk about them. >> the long term brain damage that's going to cause for those coming into the sm the republicans are so short sighted they haven't come up to the poli- t t plan was functional forhe majority of ericans. they are going to have problems in the long term not only at the mid terms but for their bran. >> in an alternative universe. feel like we were living there. >> in an alternative universe where political parties had power, real power to decide who
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runs. the republican party in 13 would ound nominees around the country to help them with these issues like immigration. this is sort of what happens when you don't have a party infrastructure. assroots. >> they tried this, there was an autopsy after the campaign. >> they didn't implement the autopsy. i don't know if they had the power. >> they had no ability to repe even if they had it's unclear voters would have responded well to that. ly, voters would have had a backlash if the republicans ates in various pl the i agree, i think it's short sighted because i think it harms the republican brand going forward. for right now, 2018, the only way republicans win this midterm election hold onto the senate and the house is if they are able to drive they wedge iss hard. the president does t bet th anybody else. >> republicans in congress who strongly disagree with the press's tariffs are not eager to
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go after him. the last the rub leaders want is a battle between him and president trump going into theterm election. they know he has to be their side. are assessing that risk. they are not sure what the long term says. you assume it's lg term. they are now not so sure. maybe they agreed you where they thought the long term was going. what if trump is right and they are wrong? >> i think there is various factors worth looking into. i'm into the 2020, fundamentally it going to be how many people have access to vote? is the voting rights restriction going to continue making th people's votes don't get counted. in the california pmary last night all of a sudden you had a new slate of republicans coming hat the party could not control. and the reason they couldn't deceralid ofttiwhat republican party together the
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fund-raising ability. now you havetization cante a iis an put $5 behind di pol right now. >> ernst has strong words about scott putin pruitt and things over at the epa. sahil, how has he survived so far? survived because the conservative base like what he they le theact that he is strongly opposed to frankly the mission of theepa. he has h recor of suing the epa. he is deregulati the energy industry in a lot of ways. he is unwinding a lot of what president obama was doing. he has a base of people who are passiona whoe mey an supporting. that's the onlyway. ernst said yesterday or earlier this week that there is nobody swampier than scott prtt. >> want to ask a qu >> acan se >> fully funded by the lobbyists that are part of that energy cop have ia logical
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treatments, but my point is, can't trump find somebody whos chises and used mattressing,a using personnel to run errands for him. >>t reached the point of no return. there is goo whe cons for scott jeff sessions implementedwi a conservative policy. there does come a oint where you saough is enough. i think people reached that point. i think the issue will be they ve got to confer to somebody else. that could be tgher than just letting pruitt hang out there for another few days. i have got put uphi quote from the epa spokesperson. wilcox. this is what he said when the atlantic reached out about the resignation of two more say the ror to a you are af trash. this is scott pruitt's epa, and
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his chief spokesperson. >> this is a broader narrative of what is happening with this administration. this idea ofng rnment being a public servant. >> our tax pay remembers going to fund that guy's malicious attacks on press. on see why easy were'snteres to keep him -- >> absolutely. ad >> based on t tactt president trump came in omising to be someoneho was not only going to drain the swamp but someone who was too rich to be bought off or corrupted. if he is overseng this lev of corruption i think that is the one rare thing thatrn peopl. everyone hates corruption.ght. scott emra that on a variety of levels. >> there has to be a better way, both for the white house as well as for the policy agenda. there is going to be a point which tha is going to be compromised. if that's the only reason he is still around they haveot big problems you. >> can't tell me there are others -- i know you have issues with the substance but you can't
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welcome back. tonight in meet the mid terms it appears both democrats and republicans avoided disasters last night in california. the democrats managed not to get shut of three what they believe are winnable house races in southern california. something they feared as a result of the state's top two primary system. at the same time democrats were hoping to shut republicans out of the race for governor and repress republican turnou for november. but that didn't happen. cox newsom who is now as heavy as a favorite as we have had in race these days also avoiding disaster, people with the firstame of congressman or congresswoman. it was a good night for those g kee their seats. in nuch grisham pierce both
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came out on top in their respective primaries. the cook political report rates that race lean democratic. in south dakota the republican woman gnome won h nomination. she is the oddsn favorite to win this november's eleion and become the state's first female governor. we'll be right back. introducing walkabout wednesdays.
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it's a great day for a great deal! tender, center-cutlo or chicken on the barbie, fries, a draft beer or a coke, allor just .99. only for a limited time. so don't w♪lk, run tk. welcome back. panel is back. sahil kapur, and lonnie chin. we will talk about yesterday's might say one of the first big super tuesdays of this primary. we have a couple of big primary days coming up in august and september. lonnie chin, you were a republican delegate to the state convention in california. >> i was. >> i believe you informed me you didn't h to pick between john cox and travis allen in the republican endorsement race. what do you make of last night and that jo cox went from to suddenly pretty easy second d
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place finish? >> it was a consequential taing thing forublicans because it givesing them something on the top of the ticket to chase as we go toward november. i think that was important particularly for shese house racesow in southern ca. d also a few in the central valley and northerncalifornia, too. i think the second interesting thing is in a lot of they districts i think repns did better than they w take 33 competitive districts where a republican and democrat ran in 2016, republicans outperformed 2016 by a point. the republican performance in 2018 is not as bad as a lot of people thought it would be. the other reason for hope in some of these districts, the democrat that came out that will run against the republican in the general and the more progressive farther left democrat. that might be a great fit for safrancisco but it's not a great fit for orange county. >> maria, what did you see? >> the opposite. the fact that the democratic was splitting the three or four i basically diluted the vote. once you have vits like what you
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are seeing right now in southern california with cisneros and the top republican he is going to basically solidify a lot of that democratic independent voing to at a big challenge. >> sahil, i heard they are dying for the opportunity for a villaraigosa and newsom fight not because they cared which one became governor but they thought villaraigosa will be someone on democratic turnout in southern rnia which is always a big problem for democrats in it.>> newsom would rather be r against cox. >> he told me that in the debate. >> i heard that villaraigosa would boost voter turn out in southern california. i don't know that's what's going to make the difference for democrats. i think there is an argue that if you have a republican as a contrast to newsom you would
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turn out progressives. there was not a whole lot of good that could have come for democrats. yesterday was a primary, but there was a lot of bad that they avoided. three winnable district they could have squandered. if there is a blue wave it has to start in california. they set themselves up for that possibility. in orange county, the left democratic did win. progressives did win a lot o races yesterday. >> i have go to ask about the most odd runoff we are going to have. it happens to be a republican runoff. it is a rematch from a. toer democrat turned republican. it's not in alabama. roby gets forunf by bright. she has to claim bright one time voted for pelosi for speaker. igs going to say roby unendorsed donald trump. what do republican voters in alabama hate more, those that went against trump or those that
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went for pelosi? >> i think it's clear someone who went against donald trump. >> suspect that amazing. >> that's where we are this year. that's why the trump endorsement and the bran has been so powerful. because of the 87% number we talked about. >> listen, i think to be fully transparent. the trump light touch. if he endorses you from far away. >> every operative wants him to tweet but they don't want him necessarily to come to an even. >> let's not forget where robie was in trouble. because she refused to support donald trump after the "access hollywood" tape of him came out. she called him unacceptable and said she wouldn't vote for him. republican voters are mad about that you don't have a lot of incumbents in the house being pushed to runoff in the primary. she was for that reason. >> people s an't republicans speaking out? i would say meet martha roby.
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>> it is a. changing dynamic. people who are speaking out are largely people on their way out. >> gouty and ryan. >> does the dynamic matter at all? does it matter that people are speaking out on their way out? i tend the think it's nice for the movt e d o day it doesn't affect republican voters. they see president trump through the same lens. >> the 87 approval rating is critical to thef e mueller investigation. the legal argument is that the only punishent more a president is impeachment. their pr strategy is to delegitimatize the investigation to the point where republican voters don't believe whatever comes of it. you will never get the two third majority in the senate to remove him no matter what happens. >> the democrats have to be careful not to make it about impeachment of it becomes partisan and that's where they
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after schneiderman had to step down ier this month. yesterday, keith ellon filed to run for attorney general of minnesota.joing me now is curre congressman ellison, who is now a new candidate for attorney general. and he joins me now. congressman ellison, welcome ba thanks having me. >> you are running for ag instead of re-election to congress. it strikes me, and i have heard this from others, why -- attorney general. what do you believe that post will give an opportunity to do that you can't do in congress? >> you for example it will allow me to be the people's lawyer, a lawyer that will fight for them, for their consumer rights, for their rights as workers and employees, for their rights as people who need civil rights protection. it will allow me to protect seniors who are often victims of scams and abuses and mistreatment. and it will allow me to help veterans and people all over the state of minnesota.
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also, the attorneys general work together on things to stand up on the administration's rules, to weaken the internet and block it and make it more in the hand of the private interests and things like trying to weakens the census and trying to interfere with that. of course we all know it has been the secretaries general who have come together to protect ople's civil rht of a the esident tried to inconstitute the travel ban which of course is still in the cour >> you if democrats get control of the house, you could do a lot of those things with the majority in the house, subpoena power, chairmanships, with the ability to convene, you know, hearings, whether, you for example it is a group that's, you know, the drug manufacturers, with opioids, things like that. there is certainly a lot of ability. everything you jedabout, t is ay to do that if you have a majority in the house which right now looks like good possibility. so why -- why risk potentially -- you could lose
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this election and suddenly be in neither place. >> that's true. but let me tell you, when i checked the minnesotans -- they are telling me about their concerns, being taken advantage of in student loans n nursing homes throughout the state. they are telling me about these critical problems. before i was a congress penn i was a lawyer. i did that work for 16years. i enjoyed the ability the get in there and fight for people, particularly people who didn't have anybody on their side when they were up against powerful interests. it's the kind of thing that always made me feel personally satisfied. and i will continue to work with my fellow colleagues in congress and in the state legislature to protect minnesotans. >> is there something the trump administration has done that you think attorneys general should be confronting that they haven't yet? sore is this one of those like
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you said, they ayou see your ow opportunities there. >> this is about public service to be part of the fight to protect the public's interests, which i think the trump administration has stepped on in many occasions. they are coming up with new stuff every day. a while back, chuck, they tried to pass a rule that said that the tips workers got in restaurant belonged to the owner. we were able to fight that back. but what if something like that comes up in the future. >> i want to be able to protect the people who labor hard every day, people who work hard. i have been -- in congress i have been leading the fight against wage theft. so i think that it is a matter of defending the violations of people's rights and being on the firing line for on the other hand working americans. >> my understanding now you would like to keep your position
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as deputy chair of the dnc. i would imagine that's part. kno the process in minnesota. it is shall we say, loud and very am bunk husband is sometimes. >> we are high spirited. >> yes. i to be tough to balance. >> it's common for elected officials to also be active at party building. s in a regular thing. and -- this is a regular thing. i will be devoteding well more than -- [ audio problems ] i will also help strengthen the democratic party to advance values of inclusion and fairness in our -- for everybody. >> i do know there are some among certain segments of the democratic parties that some diss truss of the dnc chair tom perez and a lot of sanders supporters in particular see you
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as their guy, right, as their person to watch at the dnc to watch on behalf of sort of the snickers wing - between now and and foreseeable future to really focus on helping to build the democratic party. -- our commitment to run every race -- time -- not let any particular race go unfought for. we are committed to 24/7, every race, in every year. we are going to continue to do that. but that's going to be a long term project of it's going to take a whole lot of people. it's also going to take us here in minnesota to do our part. >> let me ask you about this controversy involving the dnc
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chair's endorsement of cuomo in new york. bernie sanders is unhappy about it. him py endorng folks not happy him. would that done in error? was that a mistake, something that you regret happened? >> it was a decision based on a long term relationship that he had with those individuals. our main policy, our default policy still to not get lved primaries for dnc officers. >> so this is a one-time thing, and there isn't going to be any more endorsement from you or him in primaries? >> you don't see any endorsements from me in primaries. >> all right. congressman keith ellison, i'm going to leave it there. it's going to be fascinating to watch your race for attorney general. you have to go through caucuses, then a primary? >> well, the primary is coming up on august 14th. we have got the get folks out.
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then after that, the general. >> we shall see. we will be watching, congressman keithellison, congressman in minnesota. now running for state attorney general. up ahead the latest on epa administrator scott pruitt, once again imbroiled in controversy. we are hoping to have senator joni ernst join us in a moment. we'll be right back. orning. orning. you never know what the day's going to bring whensiness, it might even bring a blue screen of death. having it problems? ask a business advisor how to get virus and spyware removal, and 24/7 tech support. office depot now offers on demand tech support for as little as $15 a month. ♪ this week get boise ca paper for on $29.99 at office depot office max.
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the number of controversies surrounding epa administrator scott pruitt has basically become ludicrous. the most recent involved an old mattress and tried chicken. at first i swear i thought i was reading an onion article. according to house article an epa aide who just resigned was instructed to find him a used mat tress from a trump hotel and perform other errands. pruitt had one of his epa aides reach out the ceo of chick-fil-a last year to discuss a business opportunity. turned out that opportunity was to see if they could get a franchise for his wife. pruitt's scandals have been filing up for months. now a few republicans are starting to sound less than supportive. >> there is a lot of smoke. and there might be some fire. >> i think he hasbe ver careful. >> is there a point where it becomes untenable for him to continue in the position? >> at some point, it will.
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i don't know where we are along that spectrum. but there seem to be a lot of things. >> as you can see, support does seem to be eroding. iowa republican senator joni ernst who has been critical of pruitt's position as ethanol said pruitt is about as swampy c. you get hn washington, ouch. she has been in a meeting at th white house. we are hoping to have her on in just a moment. one more commercial break. n dad. liberty did what? yeah, liberty mutual 24-hour roadside assistance helped him to fix his flat so he could get home safely. my dad says our insurance doesn't have that. don't worry - i know what a lug wrench is, dad. is thiwrench? maybe? you can leave worry behind when liberty stands with you™. liberty stands with you™. liberty mutual insurance.
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dates, deals, done! tripadvisor. visit tripadvisor.com welcome back. time for the lid. the panel is back. sahil, and lonnie. we are hoping that senator ernst will be joining us shortly. she just got out of a meeting at the white house with president trump. i think the topic had to do with certain issues about the pork industry. she and other republican senators were there to talk with the president about some of those trade issues. i have a feeling we may see her tomorrow. not today. let me bring back the panel.
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sahil. is keith ellison sending any sortontric messageo other democrats saying the house isn't place to be? being an attorney general is. or is this just an opportunity for ellison. >> he tried to become dnc chairman, and he said he would quit the house if he did. >> that's true. >> he is doing this while his wing of the party ascended. the democratic caucus if they k the house is destined to have more power than the left flank has had for a long time. >> and he would have been seen as the leader of that wing. >> the co-chair of that caucus. yeah. >> for keith ellison, if he wins this, i joke that ag stands for aspiring governor. but you could see this as an interesting springboard for keith ellison as a national political player. >> i think he is playing chess. he wants to have a national
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spotlight. governor perhaps, but also i think he would like to be floated as president. let's look at kamala harris. she became the first ,ow she is te and now everybody is asking whether she will be on the ticket in 2020. >> lonnie, you realize now, about sarah is like am i going to wait until pelosi leaves? >> now he is runni hwninit's in more people realize this is a powerful post to have if you are not a governor. >> you can be pro consumer, pro law enforcement. there is all sorts of things you can do it. republicans have good campaign organization around their attorney general candidates. >> democrats have been behind on this. >> absolutely. >> republicans have been cleaning the democrats clock on this one. >> it's not great for the democratic party to be sending messages, look i'mling and
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i'm going the do my own thing. >> it is a shift from his traditional m.o. which is to move the democratic party in a progressive direction idea of n the minority.ecially when 're in the offic or vernor, you're an executive making bottom line decisions. i have spoken to fmer ag's who went to congress. they say they miss that job because they could do stuff. >> there's one tiny risk here. sometimes you got to defend som may pernally not be fan of but the law is the law. she's gotten like some of those issues in a democratic presidential primary might fight her a little bit and it was because that was her job. >> right. i think that's where the challenge is because she is very much threading the needle of a broader coalition which she is actually the preside candidate. that's what sh
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ho bring in the most progressive wing at odds with what she is doing. ellisons riding wave of the democratic party. who puts the pure onto dnc to be moderate. >> he would be first muslim american whose faith is islam to win a statewide office. he's not the only one running for statewide officer who happens to be muslim but that's an interesting barrier. >> the question is whether the politics of minnesota shifted. a lot of people suspected minnesota was the next place where the populis may go and see if he's successful in that environment. >> he came close to winning that state. >> the sanders people are very upset at tom repeperez. this timing is so odd to me
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he goes and endorses andrew cuomo which made a whole bunch of progressives crazy. thin ty wish they hasn't done is tha big rift or small one in. >> i don't think that rift is going away any time soon. i think there's still a lot of animosity there. >> i don't think that will stimy the democrats. they are two real factions of the party. >> it's going be an interesting test for president candidates on the democratic side. i remember when a whole bunch of democratics had to endorse ned
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lamont. that created this weird progressive establishment rift and everybody said i'm going with ned lamont. >> part of e channel we'll see, we'll have a slate of candidates like we saw on the republican side on the democrat side. the difference is unlike the republican who is will cast that ballot for republican at the end of the top of the ticket, there's a wing of democrats that will cast independence. that could fracture the party in larger ways than we could imagine. >> it's a very important difference that we're seeing in the resistance and the tea party of 2010. it was primarily interested in purifying their own ranks or kicking out moderates. they were toppling their own republican party establishment. we're not seeing that on the democratic side. for better or worse you have a bunch conservativeng democrats. john tester ran.
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>> might be a little yellous a bit. >> republicans do well eating their old. that's what we've seen right. >> i think the split will effect them at some point. it may not be a 2018 problem. i absolutely think it's a 2020 problem. i can pretty much guarantee you that single payor health care isn't going to drive a democratic nominee. i think that dynamic is very telling for the democratic party. >> that split was very real when you look at how jill stine split the vote. had they gone under hillary clinton, that was a very real fraction within the progressive movement. >> well, you had a pinch hit.
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teams this senator teted out this fphoto of los angeles congressman steve scalise throwing the baseball out. one year ago he was shot by a gunman on the field in virgini practicing for the annual game. scalise nearly died that day. he's had to learn to walk again. he still uses crutches gwagain. in septereturned to capitol hill. today's return was decidedly more understated but i would argue even more powerful pch scalise respondedeels o back with the team. he's pretty determined guy to get through this physical therapy. he's doing what every physical therapy hopes somebody does is does the physical therapy. well done. republicans and democrats face off in the ball game next thursday. that will be one year to the date of thatootinge
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everybody on that field will be feeling pretty much like a winner that y. that's all we have for toniwe'lw the beat with ari starts now. good evening. the legal walls are closing in on donald trump tonight and not just from the mueller probe. i can report for you on never before seen messages from michae c because thet leaked. in a brand new lawsuit filed by michael avenai in los angeles. this aeges that cohen secretly plotted with avenatti's own p d predecessor to work against her and help trump lie about their relationship. that's one new case. there's another development in another case from another woman former aapprentice with a judge setting a schedule that could force donald trump to be deposed there. this as bob mueller

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