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And that is President Obama saying.
Adios to move looks as bad as you -- us.
As he heads down to Mexico City.
Aboard Air Force One.
Four meetings discussions.
Dinner down there -- in the capital of our neighbor to the south.
On its way to -- summit.
The America is that's taking place and Costa Rica.
He's pretty sweet place to get -- and and this is power play and high and Chris Farrell and you know what president's gonna talk about what he's in Mexico City.
Not just Islam that is served for dessert.
He's going to talk about an effort that he.
And a group of eight senators.
Bipartisan group of eight senators are trying to push forward right now which is what it's called comprehensive immigration reform.
But as it turns out public opinion is turning against this.
In the wake of bombings and Boston.
And that was in a poll that was taken even before.
We found out that police would arrest two.
For their role in -- The suspected bombers we will talk about that.
We will talk about this Harry Reid.
Who runs thanks for the Democrats in the senate said oh yeah implementing the president's outlook is totally going to be train wreck wasn't.
Let's yes he says they need more money we'll talk about that the consequences.
In the 2014.
Mid term elections we will do that and we will also talk about.
Some controversy surrounding a slew of cabinet and semi cabinet positions.
That the president's trying to -- we will do all of that we will do all of that with good humor good cheer and -- Cassidy.
And it is good that that we have with us Susan -- -- who certainly there's -- cases Susan.
Great to be here that please tell me what that word.
Me and everyone else this is this is -- this is we're all day tennis is part of my the incentive that I received from.
Good dictionary now.
-- -- account but what is it but as me.
You have to look tired and you.
Haven't tweeted to stick to treatment now at -- -- -- -- and -- OK so.
And I should point out in and at this very important thanks Susan is.
The chief congressional correspondent for the Washington examiner the mighty -- And she knows stuff about.
How things happen and don't happen and don't happen is more important to know when you're covering congress.
So I wanna start with -- new poll from Quinnipiac University.
And here's what it says that 52%.
-- registered voters told quinnipiac that they favor.
A allowing illegal immigrants to stay in the country and -- a path for citizenship.
But that was 59%.
A month ago and what the poll found was that for a quarter almost.
Of all the respondents the bombing in Boston made them change their view.
That didn't mean that they said I'm against it now but for a quarter of the respondents they said.
Knowing what I know now about the bombing in this whole state in the day before the arrest there this -- in the field to the data for the rest of the of the alleged -- and -- said it made me change my view about this.
-- -- I wrote and if you follow me at -- -- won't issue true.
You would already have -- that this is this is probably the thing that's -- that's got scuttle this immigration -- well.
The immigration reform bill on the senate has many many layers of trouble.
Do okay and it's not going to be a final bill it's all you know he gets all this publicity everybody talks about this bipartisan bill.
It's not going to be what we see ultimately come out of congress if we see anything which I still have very serious doubts we'll see anything.
We'll probably see the -- -- -- whatever happens the senate.
You have to take into account the house which there's no way to going to take up this -- -- -- bill.
And -- -- in the house is just not gonna happen.
So what we're looking at over on the house side is how they break it up into pieces and that's where we get into the hole that you just reference.
And the issue of border security.
I think that pulls come and go and people's interest.
Waxes and wanes depending on what's in the news don't forget how support for gun control of -- As fit as that terrible shooting in new town became pregnant partner stuff.
You can expect that same effect this year where people are all worried about illegal immigrants now in the -- of shooting whoever.
They may be less concerned four months from now.
So what we're looking at still though aside from that -- have a residual effect on strengthening border security.
But the biggest problem really right now I think is that the house is not a cast this as a Republican run house.
They're not gonna passes gang -- -- bill and just not their break out -- -- hear people there isn't that big major proponent in the senate who they're really counting on course to Republicans anyways Marco Rubio to persisting through.
I get the sense is he is.
Becoming less enamored with this gang of eight -- and that he told me personally that he would actually really like to see -- busted up anyway and that he likes the idea.
There -- three constituent components of this legislation one deals with border security.
One deals with reforming the immigration system as it exists and then the last one -- to do with.
Amnesty or legalization or whatever else.
So the question is this we saw this play out Susan very well.
In -- effectively.
As it related to gun control.
Ben Folds I believe the philosopher eventful -- the -- it's called the battle of who could care less and if you hate the status quo.
You are motivated to change the status quo but if you can live with the status quo right.
You don't have to do anything -- that has happened for you to win is nothing.
And in divided continent divided congress nothing is always the most achievable way Democrats find nothing.
On immigration and border security a lot more palatable than Republicans do.
Well because they don't have as much.
-- -- is either way I know there's so many of the votes.
And he's got from the Hispanic vote dissident -- Republicans -- nothing get this new burst of millions of voters writers on pipe down.
-- long -- in other words they have time doesn't have to happen right now for them.
Right and they figure well what happened later will be even more as the as the Hispanic -- rose what happens later will be more liberal.
Then what would be and that's the president did win a house back I mean I didn't imagine -- politicians look.
Long term -- -- look elections ahead.
And he looks as we can we -- -- house passed the senate have the White House is expecting red light you -- nineteen occurrences like turns three greens you book it.
And that's what they do they can get all three in their in their -- I got there I was more positive by color green -- but yes I know I know I.
-- -- -- -- -- That's -- -- so for the Republicans are right and so the Republicans are frustrated conservatives are frustrated because they look at the fact that these two guys who were arrested yesterday.
Were they were here illegally in the system didn't catch that they had over State's game pieces.
They you know one guy get kicked out of school and he had thirty days -- -- On the status and he was allowed to go back.
And then returned to the United States in January and because the system didn't fare so for Republicans they're frustrated they feel like there.
Negotiating for something that should be.
The law anyway they they feel like immigration that the border security and the visa system should be reformed.
And that they shouldn't have to trade that in terms of legalization.
And it these arrests could aid that argument.
Because you know this type of illegal immigration -- people are overseeing visas is a huge part of the problem and -- of people jumping over fences it's that the border.
But there's people who getting here legally and -- stay and and that is another issue that's.
They barely addressed in terms of security interest immigration reform and and they can push for that picture right there aren't any sending -- already exists.
You know -- same thing with gun control is so I don't want to reinforce -- background checks that are -- in place instead of putting new stuff on the books.
That was -- argument then and that's the argument they're making now and in this could help aid that argument that ultimately I think.
The bigger problem with immigration reform is not going to be tied to Boston it's going to be tied to just problems in the bill itself -- cost.
Bringing in a gazillion people who are going to compete for your job your your chops mean.
We still don't have an economy that's recovered yet there's that there's a big fight over the guest worker program which people say arguably -- -- really the only thing you need to fix right.
But they don't bring in voters they are bringing union members and he had a big fight over that.
And president might like this for -- legacy job and that's what he's talking and talking Mexican president and others about this and effort trying to keep a coalition together.
But for the rest of Democrats they look at this I am sure.
At -- Jeff Sessions is in the gym demands and say -- -- find that's exactly go ahead and kill it guys because what we get later is going to be better.
And the status quo.
Stands in our favor so you guys go ahead and kill it -- him.
And as seven is just look at the last election how how badly were -- hurting -- and not not very badly and totally.
Beat out -- Republican Hispanic vote you know likely do so again they win the argument and then eventually they get the numbers.
-- we've had Bob good -- on here talking about this but to lose the house Republicans haven't together enough.
To put forward a FISA reform or some some targeted piece of immigration legislation that would deal with this quickly.
Well what they will have is separate legislation wind dealing with border security -- -- you're not gonna see anything comprehensive in house it's not.
Good do the moral of the last ten years in Washington as.
Is a -- -- CE verify it's coming up next week Katrina see them talk about that question of whether employers should be have to verify whether their tanks -- -- -- -- -- a big question a lot of people supported.
It's the first bill out of the gate I think that's really gonna.
Now you know more than you did before and that is a consequence of having listened to your references to and we think you -- look okay Internet.
You want to hear what Alan -- has to say.
That's good because he's just around the -- we've got we brought a Republican.
Strategist for him two have reasonable discourse.
And we will talk about problems with the implementation of the health care law and what -- and -- For the 2014 mid term elections we'll do that when we come back -- stick around.
Access and unless we implement this property it's going to be a train -- and I agree with him.
So where are not spending enough money or not implementing -- properly your opinions.
That was senate majority leader Harry Reid on the rusty -- shows.
Which is the big talk radio talker in Nevada and this is power -- and the Macs to whom.
The majority leader was referring there's Max Baucus.
The retiring only in office.
Senator from Montana who said the implementation of the president's how close train wreck.
And the leader in the senate surprisingly agrees but it is noteworthy why he agrees he says the problem is that Republicans.
Are not providing funds necessary to implement this you can debate that yes -- nobody is that a reasonable strategy for dealing with public upset over the law.
And what does it all mean you know who knows and probably no different things about it you know Alan -- I know you know Alan Combs because he has -- awesome Twitter handle.
That's that's true for sure.
But also -- -- all studio called show and he is a prodigious Fox News contributor Alan welcome back.
I have I have when I know it where I -- -- prodigious means thank yeah.
Let's talk to the -- talk to the folks in legal about your contract yeah very and you also now Internet and -- -- welcome back Brian Donohue he's the founder of -- media.
And he was a hill -- he's a Republican.
Good standing even if he doesn't dress like one Brian welcome back thank you Chris that you're on okay guys so Alan I wanna start with you.
There is a growing agreement that the implementation of this law is not living up to the best expectations.
In terms of political consequence.
Who's going to -- the press.
I think it's much too soon to really know the problem with the law that I don't think was ever really sold properly to the American people -- is much too complicated which is -- favorite single -- A I think a lot of it doesn't kick in till 24 -- so.
It's really -- incentive to pass judgment on.
Okay we do know.
-- it that we've heard from Jay Rockefeller first and then baucus who were both big architects of this law that they say the implementations going wrong Reid agrees and says we need more money.
Can't they hold Republicans accountable as this is -- says goes into.
Affect key and they.
A -- some of that going to Republicans.
It's -- -- that Ireland it is too complex in.
But that's no surprise Chris.
-- -- Pelosi famously said that we wouldn't know what was in this bill until after it was passed.
People are really unsure what is going to happen what all the effects of of government run health care.
Are going to have -- the American people on businesses.
In what we're finding out for local governments as we saw.
Recently with the news around.
Part time employment.
Thirty employees and you see its local city governments and businesses rolling back part time employment to less than thirty hours.
Giving people less money less income.
As a result of this and and President Obama -- these were bumps and glitches in the road but I think I agree with senator baucus.
I think this is turning into a trailer.
Alan the president said and this is to your point which I thought was very -- when the president said.
In his press conference that basically this is as good as it gets.
He said 85 for 85 -- 90% of Americans this is the maximal benefit right of the law already.
Why hasn't there -- Why hasn't -- been among Democrats as you said either at the inception stage were subsequently.
A better sales argument for this hour.
A lot of stake for Democrats.
Although I'm a liberal but after.
Adam I I don't speak to the Democratic Party.
I'd like just correct what went and what Nancy which is about Nancy Pelosi to reason she said we won't know what's it until it passes because all the amendments.
Republicans kept adding to it that's -- context of that statement.
It wasn't like a what do we know it's and it they'll have bus pass that first.
But yes I mean I was for a single Payer plan that that would have been a 36 page bill.
And I would have been much easier if I would just say Medicare for all and let it be done but nevertheless the president is right that 85 to 90%.
Of Americans will be covered as a result it does do a lot of good things but again most of it doesn't really kick in until a year from -- -- -- to when we start looking at the races and 2014.
You know the president has it is has sort of even dessert first he took the things and -- just describe.
26 year olds on their parents' health insurance -- can't drop you know caps stuff like that that is that had bipartisan sport -- broadly.
People are cool with that he took that part of four point twelve and said -- you like this -- this was okay now Democrats are gonna have to face it for 2014.
In terms of what happens.
Can Democrats Whittle away from this sufficiently not to pay -- -- I think -- bring -- an interest important one that I haven't heard before which is the implications of this in future elections and most expected that it would happen in 2012 foot.
Because I think of what we're seeing here in the fact that no one really knows what effect -- with the outcome was people weren't really voting on it in 2012 but I think I arrived.
That this actually may end up impacting 2014 and sixteen elections because now that it's coming into practice.
We're starting to see what might be the glitches in the -- but also what could potentially be that train reckon if it is.
The train wreck that Harry Reid indicated in my opinion senator baucus said it it it looks like you will be.
You you'll see a difficult time for Democrats who voted in support of this.
Like you said wiggling away from him and I think it might affect them in these elections something that wasn't anticipated.
Back in 2011.
Alan every second term president we saw this with George W.
Bush and his Social Security agenda and then subsequently his surge in Iraq.
Every second term president faces the -- of blamed a witness at the hands of his or her own party that's just that's the reality.
Is this some thing that is going to drive a wedge a deeper wedge between senate Democrats in the present.
I -- I think there's always some kind of a -- -- an executive branch and legislative branch is a very different agendas.
And we always -- honeymoon period that then kind of evaporates much more quickly to second term.
And second term because as you point out the lame duck this if I can invent that.
A little more difficult.
And it's whereas they -- they -- -- -- people and Democrats in congress wanna get reelected the president does have to worry about that so they have a very different future trajectory.
And that that there's a -- and create a very different motivation in terms of what they're doing.
It's and he hopeful and insightful Internet aren't you glad that Alan -- -- time for -- don't get carried away.
It's true it's true -- I won't I won't I won't hear word otherwise we thank you for your time mr.
Carl thanks very much.
And -- we thank you for your time too and we're gonna take Indian engagement or at least a mascot with -- -- day advertising revenue -- nice -- that's got there you go Brian Donohue we thank you are right Internet.
I here's what you say having 1953 says what Democrat doesn't want more money for anything and everything well I mean did that is kind of -- they don't hide it they're not saying that they don't want to do that so that's that's okay we have that's why we have two parties we have one that wants to spend a lot -- the other one that wants to spend more than that.
And will get to more of your chance and more raw political excellence on the other side of this break.
When we talk about house.
And the yeah rankled some -- -- and other friends nominees of president has made -- -- cabinet and pull those thereby so stick around.
Penny Pritzker to serve as my secretary of cops.
Now penny is one of our country's most distinguished business leaders.
She's got more than 25 years of management experience in industries including real estate finance and hospitality.
She's built companies for -- from the ground up.
She knows from experience that no government program alone can take the place of a great onto -- nor.
She knows that what we can do is to give every business and every worker of the best possible chance to succeed by making America a magnet for good jobs.
And that's -- iteration.
It is President Obama and nominating any -- his long -- political -- from Chicago.
To be his secretary of commerce she is just the latest.
And in a slew of second tier -- second term.
Cabinet post that the president and things like the cabinet that the president is -- And this is power play -- -- -- makes union people crappy.
Because she doesn't necessarily like the idea of organized labor staffing the hotels that her and her family operated so they don't.
Crazy about her but she's just the latest as I said in this string.
And we're getting down to the nitty gritty so.
Who knows the nitty gritty and not just the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is Doug Callaway.
That's how you doing today.
Do well to roll your -- you're listening to this -- -- -- because organized labor has this protest that it many.
The Hyatt hotel she's the heir to the Hyatt hotel chain as she sits on the board of that the rich.
One point eight billion dollars she -- she is worth.
Yeah -- and but what and so but there's two there's two others.
Yet I want to talk about.
What is Mel Watt now this is a congressman -- -- the president has lauded it as.
A fighter on behalf.
Against big banks and things like that he wants him to run.
The board that oversees Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac right.
The FH AK yeah guy and he you know he is up to his eyeballs in alligators when it comes to those of the demise of the housing industry in this country in the bursting of the housing bubble.
Investor's business daily I think it was today sent.
And I'll quote in the years leading up to the subprime mortgage crisis -- worked closely with representative Barney Frank and house financial services -- -- To pressure Fannie and Freddie to underwrite more risky loans for low income homebuyers.
Despite warnings from this administration officials they were there ever over exposing themselves of the sub prime loan.
Crisis so he was right there all along that prompting senator Bob -- to say that this -- For -- FH FAA is it is akin to letting the foxes guard the hands if you mean -- -- -- and he also not hard court order.
Mel Watt also has faced controversy surrounding the creative drawing of his district in North Carolina believe -- one of the most heavily gerrymandered districts in the let you know.
Look at how about yourself and that it is a doozy when you get when you get an -- of Mel -- stitching and the other thing he also one other thing -- you face and the ethics committee investigation.
He was cleared of any wrong with -- same -- about what it was shortly after the of the investigation was cleared and that he was -- some doubt about it.
But but did he call for.
-- -- -- he was cleared of violating the ethical statute as it related to him but no one especially liberal watchdog groups like crew felt that he had acquitted himself very.
In the process because what he was accused of doing was holding fundraisers.
About a key piece of financial legislation.
With the very individuals who would be affected in doing so right before the vote that's not illegal it's not wrong but it didn't make a lot of people -- They waited his pick though is your sense of very very curious message does the administration won't repeat the housing crisis that that -- -- -- this economic mess in the first place it almost seems like.
They -- consciously want to do that with us this -- -- know that no one wants to repeat it.
But it it was fun getting there and who dug for yourself.
I have done -- it was fun having you here -- Okay Internet on Jonathan Hunt is up next.
And but today about some special power points today's power points or the color.
Of the blues.
And down in Nashville at the grand old -- today.
Is the funeral service for the greatest American singer yes that is accurate George Jones.
Today let's take a let's.
Just like to pick your brain she -- at what you're -- to help me right -- for.
He said I'll never forget he said.
I just wonder now that got my life together.
It's eleven minutes -- mean all these people would view me from heaven looking down.
And I thought.
I just blurted out oh we need to write the ultimate -- -- and -- -- -- -- -- -- he said I'm darned thing in those Jenkins looks pointedly said.
And I tried to explain you know no one talking about closure -- that -- -- -- and we spoke a bit more and I hung up and I wrote a song.
I wrote -- -- of course personal and never got to give -- And I just give you a little bit up and it was called.
And in the course do -- I may be a little slower but I'm still twelve steps ahead you.
-- spent a lifetime didn't sober and I wondered if you knew.
And now I'm spending my days without the pop -- I don't know if you.
And if that doesn't give you a little bit goosebumps.
You probably don't love America as much as you want to George Jones.
The marvelous -- -- it was Kid Rock there eulogize seeing him George Jones born on September 12 1931 at Saratoga Texas.
Passed away last Friday and the -- will be missed in these -- thanks -- is wonderful saying.
And -- as Kid Rock was talking there his struggle.
And success eventually to find sobriety in this life so thank you George shows.
And now as we like to do every day we -- leave -- with the word from our French.
-- -- have been a long time ago.
That's a definite -- of Huntsman this administration has stonewalled every inquiry and related sensors and not release names.
And told all kinds of stories is now saying well it's an old story.
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