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He's got a little flag you know.
That's okay I'm proud of it.
That is what First Lady Michelle Obama.
Told the gang -- Entertainment Tonight in an interview yesterday when asked about having a husband who was sex symbol.
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Right so the question of course is this president have -- enough.
Two affect some changes to America's gun laws.
He goes out on the campaign trail again today.
It's Denver ahead of the quartet.
Of big money fund -- at California with the donors who want to hear him.
Be -- terrific when it comes to gun control wall test that assumption we will measure that.
We will talk also about the path for one Hillary Rodham Clinton who has reemerged.
From her post secretarial to -- And is now hitting the speaking circuit and what's her path forward how long.
Will she stay out this time before she goes back and then what do you what are the things that she needs to do to get campaign.
Up and running if in fact -- -- and 26 team.
And we will also talk about -- momentum lack thereof.
Or otherwise as it relates to an immigration bill that is either galloping ahead at full speed in congress or grinding to -- deadening -- depending on -- -- We will ask the head of the House Judiciary Committee.
Bob good letter project we will do all of that we will also have specials have -- -- PowerPoint -- you like that and you do -- like me.
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This -- this this that was a gift for my dad.
Who I was wearing a blue tie with the gray suit.
And he told -- look like the one hand and then he sent me this -- and the -- that she's -- always.
-- -- Yeah I don't shower shoes he didn't want me to look like a -- that beats that you look like a doorman -- what -- that happening I don't know.
So the president is gonna go to Denver today he's gonna talk about gun control and he's gonna go out to San Francisco.
He's gonna raise a bunch of money he's gonna go to billionaire's row which I -- people -- rich there.
Before he goes down closer to San Jose.
To Fullerton to raise more cash.
He's talking about gun control these donors I'm sure want to hear gun control they love this is an issue.
This is in fact the placed an area where to designate.
He had to explain why people were opposed to gun control minutes and -- -- about people who get -- Clinton's mention that the Hillary Clinton people love so much yeah.
Can he actually affect legislation or is this going to be talking.
Well I think we don't know yet I'd say that on the one hand you can credit the president was making is a major political issue.
He really refuse to have anything to do with it during his first term it was probably Smart -- and he was running for reelection.
But but the truth is there's been there's been some movement in the house of the senate or at least some discussion in the house and -- in the senate.
And talk of background checks expanding those you've heard talk of senator Tom -- -- -- conservative Republican from Oklahoma.
Possibly signing on to something like this you can't say that president has had no effect.
But for progressives.
And liberals who thought that.
You know after you know about a dozen years after we finally gave up on gun control because we knew we couldn't -- presidential race -- now we can -- forward again.
We can get the assault weapons ban we can do a number of other things that have been on the list I don't see that happening.
I never really saw that happening that it was he was.
You couldn't speak too soon after -- town slender reeds of possibility yes I think what we now see is there's a possibility of something.
And something is -- nothing in the president should get some credit for that that happens but.
Did the political landscape completely -- on its head in relation to gun control not completely -- No because.
What constitutes gun control this is always a matter of death fungible definitions.
What constitutes gun -- what constitutes universal background check -- -- different thing to a different senator we're a different member of the public right correct.
And I and I think one of the reasons.
If gun control advocates advocates for more gun control over then there is there are laws on the books.
If they want to know at the end of the day may be why they didn't get more.
I think one of the things that they were missing whether you look at the Newtown Connecticut.
Tragedy or the others over the past couple of years is that nobody was really trying to specifically address.
The things that led to those events insane if we pass this law it you're right there's a one to one poor relation of preventing this from happening they went to their wish list of gun control and just said.
This will keep guns out of the hands of people but they never actually were able to say.
If you pass this law it would make this event not possible.
And because of that I think you were unable to put more pressure on gun rights advocates on -- National Rifle Association.
And you were less able to change the minds of people that are very sympathetic to the Second Amendment which was a it's a huge deal this country much like the First Amendment.
You know but might have thought to themselves.
We don't get on children being murdered and we should try and do something but because they haven't done that.
I think that it's going to be one of the reasons why they may not end up with that much yeah.
And as a matter of fact.
Complicating things further now -- the United Nations yesterday.
The United States became.
Not a signatory yet but voted to.
Advance a treaty.
And arms trade basically.
-- created UN regulatory body.
And confront the trade of arms now.
The people who are doing this are trying to keep the say that they are trying to keep.
Weapons out of the hands of genocide a maniac.
Ex child soldiers they're talking about -- wand up.
But in the United States this has been a controversial subject for a long time.
If the president signs this you're gonna have Republicans and Democrats alike say we do not want the United Nations regulating guns in the United States we do not want them to have any say so.
About what we do here there's the president signs it that means a vote in the senate.
-- and it's going to be very interest in -- -- -- the president can do with this treaty.
What he was able to do with this the last start.
Treaty over nuclear weapons with Russia there was a lot of resistance.
We didn't really know he's going to be able to muscle -- because you needed two thirds majority of the senate 67 votes I believe.
To ratify a treaty and he was able to get it done -- get enough Republican votes.
And there were I believe there were more -- -- -- -- -- -- And losing count over whether there were more Republicans at the time.
But their work that but the way to look at it this way Chris is you have Mark Pryor running for reelection in Arkansas Democrat mark -- running for reelection.
In Alaska Democrat Max Baucus the finance chairman running for reelection in Montana and so it goes and so can't he keep.
Democrats on board from these red states.
Given their political situation and given that there's no there's always been a lot of suspicion over the United Nations having any say over anything we do in this country -- even if it's gonna vote to ratify lollipops.
Because it's American cars discounted obesity and I'm at reagans our very suspicious.
Of the UN could.
As a general rule and I in this particular subject dealing with guns in its Second Amendment is -- -- for the -- -- -- an eagle pass 53 members of the senate already voted against a symbolic amendment preemptively.
It's not when -- and it will make things harder because now the Democrats have pressure groups coming from the laughed that are calling on them to call for gun control.
Mike Bloomberg and other so congratulations -- you're going to have a more interesting point thirteen you can send your thank goodness she's price we send -- thank you notes David M Drucker and follow him on Twitter thank you David thanks a lot.
And that we're gonna -- But while we break I promise I'm in -- -- out my column.
On this very subject you'll like it you better like it is our wrote it just for you wanna Judy Abbott -- very special -- -- -- -- we're gonna take a quick break -- cigarette.
And those are people who like Hillary Clinton and that is Hillary Clinton herself.
She was speaking last night there you see he saw her with the vice president Joseph Biden.
They were speaking at the -- women's group that was having their big to do at the Kennedy Center.
Pretty big deal.
And this is power play welcome back so.
Is that this same embrace these same moment that you might CNN debate stage in 26 team.
Very possibly very very possibly that was where you could certainly imagine Joseph Biden Hillary Clinton spending some quality time together in the run up to the 2016 election.
But what will her path to that if she indeed.
Undertakes it look like people who know and we'll tell you just because they're nice really.
Are Amos -- his principal.
That story partners the Washington loves that -- principal -- it's very it sounds very well you know.
But it means he admits he works there probably started it.
But he is used -- for Roy Blunt -- big deal Republican in the house now on the senate.
Makes him Republican Tad Devine.
Is a former senior strategist Al Gore's 2000 campaign but it's much more than -- He is many things beyond that including probably do you go by principle to.
You know what you want the president your -- -- get -- -- there isn't much -- heads and is there a period after -- -- that's.
There there are more vice presidents of -- consultant.
And then a lot of -- but the but Tad Devine is Democrat and -- Very welcome -- as always so attempts are with you this is the blue team.
Hillary and was expected to lay low for a -- There were many who said you know she's gonna take a low profile she's gonna leave the State Department.
And she's gonna take a lower profile for a while.
But she already has filled up several speaking slot she's going to be.
Speaking here speaking in New York high profile events.
And it did not -- -- notice that she's got an event scheduled in Michigan a key early primary state for Democrats.
Is this what you expect.
That -- I think so I think it's you know if she feels up to it I mean it was a she had four long years there at stated that an exhausting schedule.
President amount of travel.
And and some illness at the end of that tenure but she looks you know refreshed now and yeah this is what I expect to see she's a person of enormous energy great capacity.
-- issues people in politics so why should she get -- but it's not like she needs the money.
Right I mean -- well tonight -- OK if you get -- get paid anywhere from you know 850000.
Dollars for -- -- -- -- -- got to give a speech right if.
That's what we make per episode.
A lot of people don't know that that's why.
-- seems that your there.
Its -- thing that Hillary effect.
Amos has been seen in the Republican Party before.
Which is the broad expectation in the Republican Party was that Hillary Clinton would be democratic nominee in 2008.
-- caused so much of configuration reconfiguration while we need nominee Rudy.
Well OK everybody hates this guy -- -- we well John McCain got to go John McCain now -- -- we need to nominate a moderate.
Kind of a blue state issue seeming more popular to moderates because you're gonna go against moderate Democrat.
And it but are Republicans gonna do this again is is that it's Hillary looms larger and larger.
Chris I think it's a good question it's like the the Olympics every four year we have -- Clinton running for president.
I think you know what we've actually seen on the right in the sobriety I think it was tees yesterday -- -- news report.
Conservatives are really rallying around this group called America rises they're gonna do is look to the Clinton foundation of America rising and rising Iraq's -- them.
Yes this -- that is the group that is led by the former Matt Rhodes former campaign manager for the Romney campaign.
And Joseph pounder by the way who is the one of the best researchers I've ever seen -- -- -- The guys that Allentown is the Republican.
Are all over.
But -- the clintons do have some stuff but.
She's formidable and -- like she's at 62%.
She's a juggernaut is metric yeah I think she's.
Very from an abundance and I can't think of the candidate none incumbent president.
Who's in a stronger position to be a nominee and possibly to be the next president and Hillary -- today.
But no but they just say that was before her well and and as it turned out you know there was -- there was too much confidence and not enough preparation I don't think that's going to be.
It's gonna happen this time -- -- I think if she runs again.
It will be a wonderful campaign she's completely -- of president the Democratic Party would quickly come behind her.
The only one that really release the vice president should he decide to make the race against -- And after that I don't think that -- -- There's and now there's -- there's also the -- experience at the Democratic Party and that's where you see.
Very few people on -- politics have the ability be -- field clearer and and certainly you can argue that there are people who didn't get into the Republican field in 2000 vote because Mitt Romney looked.
So strong and well funded and run before -- -- -- hired a big campaign staff.
If Hillary runs we wouldn't expect to see.
-- -- -- and the Biden's and the others get into the fight what I think you're right I think is an exciting time to be a Republican because we don't know who's gonna step up and be the next leader that we have for the party.
If Hillary does show Ben I think you're right it's gonna clear the builder buddies and -- this is where we need to be puts a lot of behind Erica.
And -- that necessarily David from.
Who used use people for George W.
Bush wrote a piece I think for CNN where he warned Democrats he said.
If you have a coronation instead of a nomination if you have an early front runner.
Difficulties and problems inside the party won't get addressed you won't have the time to deal with these issues if you have if you have a prohibitive for.
You know I think I think that it -- it's probably would be good advice if you didn't have someone like Hillary already been through the process has already been tested.
You know who pulled apart together very quickly so I would say from the democratic perspective it would be much better if we have a coronation earlier.
This primary if you let the Republicans have a bloodbath on the outside I think that would advantage her enormously these guys are gonna have a -- it's going to be it's.
-- -- -- -- Brutal -- and we're really -- bring it on the fifth.
Whatever whatever -- previous it's about changing the primary process you guys are gonna have a real a real fight on your hands because.
If we do quinnipiac poll -- -- -- that talked about.
Who the front runners for the Republican nomination -- this the visceral.
There are no front runners it's basically a five way tie.
And this includes rubio is in the lead but not by anything big -- -- in their Chris Christie's in there and the list goes on.
There is there is not that gathering momentum behind -- yet you.
Absolutely I think it's you know it's a challenge I think there should be a real conversation about our nominating process.
So we don't see what happened last congressman all the money fighting each other the only area from the general election about six days.
Man that was that was that was cut that was kind of all right so let's get let's go with our prognostication.
Will you want to I think you have salute will wrote president I think to -- the democratic.
Dead and a ten minutes and didn't agree with -- a 100%.
Look at all that look at the consistency bipartisan -- just didn't want to get bipartisan.
-- ability gentlemen thank you major Internet sites are making unforced okay we're gonna take a quick break but when we come back we're gonna talk one of the key key key.
Republicans on the immigration fight he chairs the Judiciary Committee in the house and that could be the place where.
Broader ambitions -- comprehensive changes to our immigration system.
Could -- or prosper we'll talk to him when we come back -- stick around.
Reform is one where it's something may come out in the end.
But that looks like an issue where that he's base have been invited to kind of stay out of it let congress work its will.
That was Brit Hume hand.
And rested and ready back from his -- in Florida.
On special report with Bret -- saying that things look like they are moving ahead.
On immigration reform package.
And the heat that Britain's argument there was President Obama so that the congress can work its will miss his power play but what is that will.
And what direction is it taking somebody who knows I promise issue.
Is a congressman Bob good -- Who represents.
The commonwealth of Virginia in the United States congress but he also happens -- chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
Where this legislation is ultimately headed congressmen welcome.
Cannot hear that congressman.
Congressman can I.
-- -- -- I guess -- hear me.
I can hear you a little bit.
-- -- so congressmen.
Here's the question for you.
This this looks like it's on a fast track in the senate -- some gains saying -- Marco Rubio and others about we need to go slow.
In where where do you think this stands in terms of being right for the house to take up.
Well first of all important thing is not how fast or slow -- ego is getting it right.
We can't repeat what happened in 1986.
The deal then was will legalize that close to three million people who are not lawfully present in the country.
And we'll have new sanctions on employers that will and the magnate and we won't have any future illegal immigration.
Obviously that didn't work because virtually every president since then not just the current president haven't enforced the -- so.
-- we've been hard at work on this since the beginning the year we have a broken immigration system we'd like to fix it.
-- let -- take a step by step approach.
Do you put all of the aspects.
This including making sure that we address what to do -- would be.
Eleven million or more people who are not lawfully present the United States and we also need to make sure that we reform are illegal immigration system so that that we don't have sectors of our economy that are -- that -- you know.
Workers vote the high skilled workers and workers in areas where it's hard to find US citizens like agriculture.
And we also need to make sure that the enforcement mechanisms -- in place.
So that in the future no one person not the president United States or anybody else can turn the -- -- on enforcing our immigration laws.
So then we have a secure border we have been eager -- system.
To make sure that employers know that someone who's applying for a job is or is not eligible to work for them if we have all these things in place then I think we have a workable system we've -- harder work.
Since the beginning of the year -- -- holding hearings and our committee we're starting to draft legislation we're also making sure that members of the house.
Most of whom don't deal with immigration a regular basis are every brought -- this -- -- -- holding weekly briefings.
With members of the house and their staff to come in and hear what immigration law is all about how legal immigration works how enforcement works and what our options are moving forward.
And it's my hope that -- at least producing legislation in the house very soon.
Now your fellow Virginian Eric Cantor -- The majority leader said that perhaps a step by step approach would be superior to doing something comprehensive that things like enhanced border security.
Should go first and that individual bill should be passed on those perhaps rather then doing a catchall what do you think about that.
Well we have definitely left that option open in fact we are in the process that holding hearings.
On specifically aspects of immigration law and holding and working.
We have a group in the house of bipartisan group just like they have in the senate that's been working very hard.
And whether we take pieces.
-- this and then put them together later on or whether we pass something.
More broad based.
Remains to be seen.
But it's just gonna be what will the house will be this needs to come from the bottom up when they try to do immigration reform this -- -- in 1987.
It was imposed from on high collapsed it had a Republican President George Bush working with a democratic senate.
And yet the public outcry about.
Not being well informed about what was taking place and about not having input in this process and not going through that.
Marcos and subcommittees and full committees and all the hearings -- -- help.
Was a big problem so Marco Rubio is.
Well -- saying let's make sure we are completely carefully examining this.
They should do that over this and it all the additional hearings after they have a product -- -- definitely going to be doing at an -- If you were from -- you know Omar ready but if you are you do now congressman Bob good -- we thank you make -- conference today.
Let it it.
All right OK Internet on the hunt with Jonathan Hunt is -- next yes yes yes I know you're eager to get there I know you're eager to scamper on down the Internet trail.
To get there but before I let -- ago.
How about some power points.
These are favorites of mine so yes let's have some PowerPoint -- -- the night they drove old Dixie down.
So here's your first power -- -- the band.
Was wrong yes the great dance song and I think growth old Dixie down song that I loved said by made -- -- Richmond and felt in fact.
Richmond fell on this date in 1865.
As the civilian government of Richmond win and surrendered the city.
Two union forces just.
On the other side of -- her book out by the James River.
The day before the confederate forces in capital had -- And in trying to burn down these stores and supplies in the city had started a fire that putted terribly the already war ravaged city what a disaster that was.
-- second PowerPoint.
Painful trained and trained to handle Virginia was the last remaining -- head in Virginia or near Richmond that was the last -- -- available and the government DK jumped.
Two -- -- which I've been to -- many times.
And it is an unlikely place for a national capital but there was no nation to be capital.
-- -- they was all over Jefferson Davis and the boys went out there but once Richmond was gone it was pretty well all done in your third line there goes the property -- it was just a week later than about fifty miles west of Richmond.
-- aframax courthouse Robert.
So there and -- -- to think -- we thank you for your time today and now.
As we like to do every day.
A word from our French girls took all this stuff for delays the regulation.
The arbitrary -- -- -- -- direct result.
I was taking over six of the American economy on a flyer in -- system that nobody else has devised in the history of mass.
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