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And that is the grand opening ceremony.
With ribbon cutting and everything of the Taliban's political office.
In Joseph Hough better.
This week and this is power play -- a -- and Chris -- well and the Taliban flag is flying.
And cutter or Qatar as I like to call it.
And other places around the world as our one -- enemies -- Afghanistan.
Become our negotiating partners in an effort to get US troops out.
Of that country out of Afghanistan.
What about that we will discuss that today we will also discuss what's happening with immigration -- talk about.
As the senate lurches towards trying to.
Put together a deal that can get enough support to clear sixty vote threshold.
To move on to final passage.
And we will also talk about a Obama administration program.
That asks federal employees to -- each other and four potential leaking or exhibiting behaviors that might lead to future -- We will talk about that NSA the iris all of that acronym soup.
When we come later in the show.
But let's waste no time -- talking to a somebody who will make us happier smarter.
And better adjusted I guarantee it.
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It it's been -- big talker about president Obama's speech -- -- we were discussing that before we get started here the before we get to that.
This process in Afghanistan.
And you discuss this last and it's a little bit -- this process in Afghanistan is a little bewildering to Americans.
Who a decade ago thought we were fighting the Taliban and now we're negotiate with what's what games.
-- still -- -- you know they took credit for those Americans last week that -- some Afghans the -- -- Afghans who are allies working with us.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Killing Americans that you should do so at a serious way with our eyes open with a real plan of why this is going to be our interest and and in the interest of Afghanistan and instead we just looked desperate you know President Obama wants to get out of this Torre said he got to Berlin you know that wars coming to an end it is.
I think that maybe you start this process we just get out the quickest way to end the war.
Is to this to lose it -- to work its way to get out is to just leave and not worry about the consequences and that's where President Obama unfortunately is going.
That's why that that negotiations the bucket desperation efforts to give us fig leaf rather than a serious attempt to -- actions against.
Well and basically that the president's -- -- in Afghanistan right now seems to be.
Getting out in a way that doesn't bring embarrassment like sort of get the troops out we've been dropped we wrapped up -- a double search.
And Afghanistan but as soon as -- necessary for the Sergio announcement at least.
And they're going.
And it being this very slow motion retreat that we've had in Afghanistan.
Has not gone.
-- was -- as well but it the surge did do some good despite president Obama's hampering it by announcing that it -- it as as he has beginning of it.
Even the draw down has been thanks in large part thanks.
Those parts of the military to -- make sure it's much that could within interest rates progress but.
It was that responsibly they have held a fair amount of ground they haven't given everything back.
There's still I just talked to someone who served over there -- very recently at the earliest days back in Washington.
And lieutenant that he thinks it's you still could have a decent outcome there if -- Obama is willing to follow the advice.
General comfort and others are still do the drug responsible way and still not signaled their own Afghanistan -- -- desperate that's what the only important policy consulates in this Vegas if you are on the -- in Afghanistan if you kind of like the American.
Side in the Afghan government such prevail that you know got an idea -- and -- some villagers some.
Place in the south -- Afghanistan.
Where that's how strong.
You look at what happened last week he's been here but it's definitely do yeah development that is really bad that is really bad and -- make the all the sacrifices of all the kids we sent over there pursuant to the president this president's -- is that something inherited from President Bush Aaron it is our war two courses to be bipartisan.
He decided to send more troops I support that I thought it was the right thing to try to do the tactics credit as it was happening in that particularly now -- -- to have that.
What's the right word that the seriousness -- -- -- just to say this is serious effort by the US let's play it through a responsible way.
It's sort of look -- you just heading for the exits it's depressing for an American presence in that.
-- getting a little here.
On the Internet the other -- About president looking like he was cast in the lose sight like he was it -- -- a commemorative desk collectible.
Inside this lose -- box staring into the sun jacket off sweating through.
The -- Mike -- somewhere is saying come on guys you can do better than that.
Yeah I guess you know things are -- things go badly across floors of the advance Ferguson -- weather doesn't cooperate.
But the substance matters most of us we're talking about for coming on this thing called it's and -- this.
We're talking on com.
You know ocean.
EC zero I mean he's talking about a fantasy world Indianapolis they need the speech it was that refers actually the real world.
-- countries Syria that deal.
Things that are happening like -- -- nuclear real crises.
It's all about you know let's have peace process that les let's accused of their weapons let's -- -- -- global climate change and welcome to citizens of one world that.
Thank you and I'm proud to be -- -- -- -- in this world -- it's really.
You know a good laugh about it as they love to law -- let's get it out of office I speech but he is present in the states.
We really haven't gone down this road before even harder -- say where where the president sort of just.
You know lives -- his fantasy world gets mugged by reality that decides -- -- Realities -- -- there some this morning businessmen at this point today.
The deal reality stuff that you run a business and you got.
You know sales it now it and isn't competitive here and -- makes mistakes internally and suddenly as part of this is work well it is not fun.
To get that to get into the you know get down in the mud may come to grips with what's happening out there and dangers in -- -- businesses.
Profitability or -- its existence.
-- Obama does not like dealing with these wheelchair colleges to real American interest -- real America pretzels and real American allies and so -- we're not -- that was to get this.
Abstracts and -- speech.
But other than that.
It was a great trip except for the time confused.
Georgia were there for -- and a couple of other things before we let's don't get your take on what's happening in the -- big day for immigration.
In this and it it's -- -- to move the legislation for cloture.
This doubling of the -- for.
Agents of -- of the rest of the stuff last night looks like it's given enough Republican senators cover to.
Get the votes to pass and pass it with some margin.
I guess the question Lindy with question will -- -- the Republican House does that lessen as this report that god created a Republican House to block.
Bad pieces of comprehensive legislation.
The government liberal legislation like this.
I had to either it's just a much better pieces of legislation.
-- it didn't -- particular aspects of racial problem or just -- for this year next year.
Get back to work 2015 to be huge pressure well -- huge pressure from business lead slip -- conservatively -- the media.
Against this to build your guests improvements that's what did it say priceless photos are against immigrants your stick in the mud you're maybe.
Arguably on the verge of being -- racist and don't like and it's going to be adjusting whether speaker Boehner has the sort of courage and the ability to withstand all that I I believe -- to let this -- go through the more I mean it's bad legislation you.
That was that public policy defensive -- and it's -- last it was pure optics pure political copper.
Some Republican senators from these conservative states.
At the Republican House this world.
This well there.
-- -- So we thank you for your.
Kindness forbearance and you know whether you should -- and other equipment are without -- -- -- -- -- separate us pesos.
That it didn't help grenades cheated me out out of -- it will all I can say is I wanna see what -- the Internet wants to stay the focus that we know that you indeed did all that was promise we thank you.
Now Internet let's take a quick break because it's a very good balance work for -- -- think you don't like this it's something a little different.
And we're gonna talk more about the immigration we're gonna talk about this anti leak initiative inside the administration other stuff that you will enjoy it.
So stick around.
You communicate the single most important message.
They can be communicated in foreign policy that's something that's been missing for -- gauge movement Latin America.
Respect ER ESP.
That is why Joseph Biden vice president United States as.
Passing immigration reform.
In the United States congress will demonstrate to the Latin American world.
That we respect them because we are allowing the people left their countries to come to this country.
Legally to stay here.
-- this -- -- -- now the vice president was being there at caesar's palace in Las Vegas I don't know about you but I would very much like to be on in Las Vegas Strip with Joseph Biden who's out there for a couple of days that would probably be pretty fun.
But he was talking to the league of united.
Latin American citizens.
And known as going back.
And that table is being set now for what.
Looks to be a rough.
Play on the house Republicans senate is getting ready to pass.
This legislation and what you're seeing now -- team Obama.
Getting the base together and saying my guys we got to rally and now's the time once we get a legislation whatever legislation comes out of the senate.
That it's time to start jacking up the pressure on Republicans will that work.
People who know people who know because they've seen things that work and don't.
-- -- -- he is a senior vice president at the box global now.
You wouldn't know what that means he's democratic strategist yes and you have previously worked with -- ask -- okay so those -- things that you know about yet.
Somebody who has a different -- -- Is Alice Stewart she is former Press Secretary for senator Rick Santorum doesn't work for Michelle Bachmann campaign.
She worked for Mike Huckabee she knows how to win caucus in Iowa that extradite insurer has.
-- -- -- well and a straw poll that's the truth.
And that makes her Republican.
And I had the honor house is rated -- and he has great right now now -- I don't like this thing and they're -- okay I'll.
-- questions and air.
Take -- back every year but Alice as a radio showed and down in Arkansas where there are some others that we have a friendship we have a branch of us -- others have been good.
So here's the question -- So Republicans are giving -- done.
Because they figured it looks like there's going to be sixty votes.
Because there -- enough Republicans who looks like they're gonna -- to this so called borders her.
You're gonna double the number that the proposal is.
We have 20000 border between Gaza border now with Mexico make that 40000.
At several hundred miles of fence and -- that looks like there's going to be enough support but it's dawning on them.
That as soon as they let this fly.
House Republicans are going to be right across -- and we're gonna hear a lot of stuff like what we've heard from the vice president -- bigger stage.
That's very true and it's it's interesting to listen to the two factions right now talk about the immigration bill.
And Republican Party it's folks like Lindsey Graham are saying look.
The time has come we need to get this done and we need to get it done immediately -- folks like its previous Hussein our political future is at stake at the national level that we don't get an immigration bill done.
And then you have a demonstration that you had yesterday.
On the capitol grounds with folks like Michelle Bachmann and take crews saying that no we need more we need even more border security that is often in this amendment that's been put forward so.
I think there have very strange place and I think you're right it does put tremendous pressure on John Boehner to get something put together that they can get past here.
They -- this year.
I don't know if I agree court puts pressure on the speaker to.
To ask something but it certainly will put pressure on the speaker there's going to be a big discussion about what what's the house gonna -- Now the house Alice had some legislation Bob -- -- been here and many other places talking about they have a plant which basically breaks did the comprehensive reform.
In 23 smaller bucket.
The first one deals with enforcement and border security and stuff like that -- -- -- deals with the existing programs.
Pieces and the -- seem -- -- and -- the last part.
Legalize stats after everything else -- done that it legalized its power power house Republicans gonna play this.
Well I think the key is going to be clearly in order to get that the proper number of votes.
Border security it's gonna have to be first and foremost and it can't be just about saying we're gonna put X number of people this is exactly how we're going to implement -- -- Krauthammer says it's not enough input that I am putting my money into it is the Alps that houses going to play out.
And -- he -- here we are yet again against another deadline -- July 4 trying to get this done.
And is it is not about we we absolutely positively have to do something we have to do something right.
And there's going to be enough Republicans that stand up without specific guarantees that we have hard border security first.
And legalization to come after that.
I don't see this passing we need to have definite plans on exactly how we're going to secure an appointment at a top priority and -- legalization come after that this excitement.
And if the Republicans -- and can frame it that way it could be a good one for them because polls show that people like the idea of security first they like border security first.
This border search could do that.
Does it look like.
By your reckoning that Boehner has the votes to get through at least that peace first and taking eating this elephant one bite at a time can he at least passive borders are urgent security measure.
I think so I think this is the type of vision that.
Folks salute writers and would appreciate in the house -- what's ironic about this conversation is this is the same position that President Obama has taken as far as.
An immigration bill that immigration reforms concern.
He has doubled the number of agents on the border.
He has increased surveillance.
He has increased and or deportation of dangerous criminals people with criminal records who are here -- So that's it that's already a policy that's been put put in place by this administration.
And that's why we're at a place now where we can seriously talk about since -- immigration reform and working with the folks who.
Illegal immigrants who are here.
So -- conversations already happened.
Well -- the conversations happening but you know -- there's a discussion we've we've talked about your audience the Republican Party.
There are the demographic doomsayers who say basically.
This would be I think and I will not do it justice but -- with Marco Rubio and others -- As long as Democrats have this is an issue.
It will be -- -- Should -- it's not gonna get you Hispanic votes but what it will be as long as the issues that there's an excuse for Democrats to you guys -- if it can raise salsa.
I know that we're not doing anything to help the Hispanic community you're not in touch with them -- But this is not about solving this issues not about Joseph Biden going to Vegas giving a speech is not about the president going -- giving -- speech.
The speech it it this is clearly about serious negotiations coming to the table and having the president.
And his top leaders meeting with Republicans who -- at a standoff and having this discussion rubio spokesman.
Apps -- said you know if they think.
Passing legislation is like sausage making them a bunch of vegetarians they're not doing hard work.
In order to get this legislation passed which is having negotiations talking with Republicans and and giving them the main thing that they want which is act actual.
-- -- answers and solutions that they are going to secure the border first before the legalization.
Here we are out yet again running up against the deadline -- can -- ran things through and Republicans not seeing -- going for.
Okay before we get a quick rate and that's it from both -- this -- TO.
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If you've seen something sleep so good.
And that hypnotic.
Music in the background.
Was from the Department of Homeland Security in a public service announcement.
Encouraging you that if you see something you should say something and this is power but it.
Now we found out today thanks to the report them McClatchy newspaper chain.
That if you see something say something applies also to all the federal workers when it comes to their co workers and -- reporting today.
On an initiative.
That as it as -- spooky what -- they call it.
It's called insider threat.
Which is an initiative inside the administration.
To tell people not just in national security agencies but it he's four.
Department of education and Agriculture Department and all these places.
To be observing their fellow coworkers for potential -- That they may be up to no good -- that they should be watching them for.
Certain life experiences stress divorce financial problems frustrations with co workers or the organization.
If they've got that -- tell their supervisor.
And I would say that.
Our friend have a 1953.
Said it best.
I'd like to implement -- worker for taking my -- he might become a spot this makes me angry so I might become a -- to.
And with us still of course are our friends -- bonds and Alice Stewart.
And -- -- the this administration.
It is fair to say and this is true some of you will disagree.
This is the most transparent.
Administration in history in the sense of all the documents that have been made available you know they complain about the white as visitors -- being.
Released they weren't released before at all they weren't a searchable public document or so there's a lot of transparency.
But I got there -- a lot of secrecy there is that from this about secrecy and anti leak -- and then all of this stuff.
Is the battle against leaks by this administration.
Proving to be self defeating.
Certainly I don't know if we have enough information regarding censorship to object to agree that to choke -- Every administration the Bush Administration the Reagan administration.
They all hate -- because ultimately.
You want everybody who's on your team to be on the team.
And secondly whenever -- leak occurs especially when it's in the national security space.
-- I don't endangering endangering the people who are.
Working in that in that area butcher our courts ultimately endangering the lives of the American people so I don't know that there are doing it to spite their face.
But this increased diligence towards identifying people who are leaking I think it's a good space tourist forest -- My my -- his -- ten now I mean all this time.
They look conservatives there weren't people are following them now we have the government there apparently the -- worried about the employees.
Talking about -- business granted.
National security issues should be kept I should not be -- and I only think that it.
-- making great point in your article that this administration is concerned about leaks because it undercuts the public confidence we have.
What -- public confidence it's bad leadership.
And failing to -- and not being accountable and that's what we've seen in case after case with the IRS the NSA and the object.
It's just that leadership and I was taking control analysts take -- responsibility for -- and that undercuts.
Public confidence when -- so important win so national security leaks are back.
This is everybody agrees this is not this is that not it is not secure to have leaks about national security.
The pursuit of the lakers though at the Obama Justice Department.
Has brought all sorts of unpleasant things to -- at the Associated Press here with James Rosen.
Mean that we we have seen some unhappy consequences to the -- right I.
Think that -- needs to be -- to be sure and it leaker should be prosecuted but not those who are responsible for importing.
Delete delete her actions that members of the news -- should never be targeted.
For reporting information that's been given to them they should be rejected by the First Amendment but the leaker.
Especially one who has sworn -- To protect and defend specific information.
Absolutely they should be dealt with the court.
Every time I mean I think I think it's important now that we know the -- The road and that phone calls their -- -- Again -- -- private national security information should be kept secret.
I just feel like Snowden to bars -- and one thing if you decide hey look this is -- looking for him to put that stuff out there that that's strong independent.
Go to China.
Of all places exactly where.
China Oval -- -- we will be right here for you want whatever happens not in China and not at all.
Promised -- -- -- and America and here in -- Korean.
Hands on the tellers thanks guys for being with us today.
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Got to run choice income room got one choice in the Taliban.
And that is exactly what the Vietnamese and did in negotiating at the end of that war that was why we had all the arguments -- with the shape of the table.
I'm negotiations who was had the status of legitimate it -- compliment.
Obama would have given it away.
With a flick -- hand but now we sent to.
Reverse himself -- only because Karzai was not that stable due to start with flipped out yesterday.
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