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That's evidence that the old adage.
If you are blue and you don't know where to go to -- -- intensity dance on the red carpet and this.
Is how -- -- and I Crist firewall and happy Monday Tuesday or whatever Davis -- that was President Obama.
Shaking his group -- on the red carpet they do state dinners a little differently in Tanzania than we do here in Washington.
But the president.
Group thing shaking as he made me.
It's not having a great time this week it's not been super fun trip for him as Vladimir Putin's.
Virtually slightly invites president vomit into the exclusive club.
Of repressive regime -- of these -- mr.
And the grumbling.
Of -- the world from Europe and other places about the United States conduct.
In espionage is growing.
People happy back home.
But what else is that we already kind of knew -- -- the question is what does it mean when the president gets back what about his agenda we have cavalcade of excellence today.
But we will answer those questions we will talk about the consequences the ins and out and what it means.
My fellow who -- We will do -- all with a good humor.
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OK so I -- I wanna talk with you about this and let's start with this specific.
Not super Republicans it's not big fans President Obama.
But they've got a candidate to run against Mitch McConnell.
And her name she's Allison -- right and she is the -- -- -- that she's congress dog.
Yes I believe so long lasting that -- Her married name is -- and that's what she's running pants well again that's the Colbert bush ran right as she got as Shelley Moore Campanella in West Virginia sometimes you lean heavier on that -- -- than you do it other she's.
Secretary of state of Kentucky yes.
And she's young so.
There's -- and is that if that some democratic polling shows her.
See real competitor from -- Who -- never been mr.
pocket and Kentucky I've always been there for six terms he runs the -- political machine everything was.
Republicans keep it staved off the challenges in the past he's had some.
Tough competitors and close calls -- he's managed.
To squeak by and win and -- and Kentucky's not -- -- state.
-- -- I don't know if you know they -- into musicals date -- combine those two elements and in and you had.
Time -- -- who is an Obama supporter went there she is denying an -- or not.
Let's talk well Obama's a lately about well what he's doing about -- he's making it hard difficult and very.
By pulling for reductions it.
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I'm sorry it.
We were your cousins here on the other side of the -- apologized but ms.
Grimes is attractive.
That's right she's -- an outspoken she's spoken.
She's thing but let me it's let me make in this is not too tough -- to vote -- in Kentucky politics a little bit and knowing what's going on this race started it some dirty tricks in the race date somebody they.
-- secret recording of Mitch McConnell having conversations stuff like that and -- -- people and against her already before she people don't like Mitch McConnell and a lot of people don't like Mitch McConnell of Kentucky it's true but they like him more than almost any Democrat that they can think.
And and now this whole I think I think Obama do their chances so think what I had my.
There was a third party candidate that's available at any time therein lies -- potential on -- that's -- hair that's the government not because of McConnell gets through the primary.
It looks like he's going to get that was his always his biggest danger.
Now for Democrats if they wanna be McConnell they need to find blame hall's cousin or -- around to run and a third party so that they can siphon votes away from.
I'm sure that you worked -- told he's scared he's he's working very hard it hasn't worked very hard for months to ensure his re election of the keys sitting in thinking this so I don't know -- and so that it will be a big effort to keep that from happening.
Is the case and other states in national elections everybody knows -- there right candidate might that mean do.
-- Kentucky line and we Democrat senate.
Especially given -- it is EPA.
Regs that are coming Dan I don't see a formula for success for Democrats even -- their polling institute -- acting -- this early on stage.
McConnell as -- history of -- these things out.
I don't see a big threat this time.
Even though she's coming Chinese new right analysis is so with -- look at that press -- wasn't -- -- Well wasn't terrible and -- -- -- -- you know that public policy and the two of them is 40%.
Radically it is Democrat has produced for a democratic.
To see is it all kinds.
But still -- -- someone you have to look as his potential threat but given.
McConnell sister -- these things out I think he'll keep a third party.
How does have done well yes and Mitchell got this guy is not getting -- Democrats want to please not -- -- Daschle.
Not gonna get -- in this sense Tom Daschle lost because he.
This failed -- soon enough apprehend the threat that Johnson who opposed him that the people we can't win when Daschle was about to become the majority leader.
Johnson snuck in on them and and and took the election off the -- but not that's not gonna -- adamant tablets and what about the overall chances for Republicans.
To retake the -- how does it look.
There's all kinds of possibilities that are inside.
You guys -- scenes in Louisiana is there's so many possibilities are many of them are nominated in that.
They only added that it's 5546.
-- -- to get -- so.
Hate being needed something on the -- last -- they needed and it really well.
They couldn't miss it here's -- serious I think you'll see you are greater effort.
To keep candidates out.
Who might throw away with the word whenever behavior issue so I think -- -- careful about who's running.
There's a -- march here taking about just hanging on to seats Ayers -- her.
So I don't think you'll see is me -- -- in situations and he did an election that's -- his.
-- -- -- But this is gonna have to do.
What the economies.
It's a lot to do.
Health implementation of the Affordable Care Act and Democrats are really worried about this because.
If it is a big disaster it could -- elections in the same way to 2010.
Everybody you know thousand seats -- -- -- -- -- -- different levels because of the believe.
That's the 2010.
Q they called the Obama care however it's now so here between fourteen coming and it Collins has implementations.
Some people say is not play well on -- -- -- it -- -- -- -- -- -- grass now but also complete disaster -- Democrats are worried about how that's affecting chances.
That's going to be probably one big deciding factors here and it's great yes great today.
It's going to.
I marvel I marvel it's not.
This time grant you're not sick -- now.
That's been -- -- great.
This isn't as good paying bills next time she -- -- nothing about it we'll -- and we don't have to give any thought to this proposition.
Know what you're talking about and we thank you for making you're welcome thank you -- Okay Michelle Obama is headed back to what she calls he really nice prison.
In describing the White House she's -- Roberts.
But she's coming back the president's coming back how does his agenda stand -- do the efforts of Republicans.
To bush whacked him how -- those going.
Talk -- that there and when we come back.
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What the Obama administration wants and has been trying to establish the last almost five years now with the unprecedented war -- whistle blowers that it is waging.
Is to make it so that everybody is petrified of coming forward with information about what our political officials are doing in the dark that is deceitful illegal or Iraq.
And here is a sentence I do not think that I would be saying very often in my life.
But Glenn Greenwald of the guardian on FOX & Friends this morning talking about President Obama.
And Vladimir Putin and Edwards -- and leaks and stuff like that so old this is our state for the record.
So what about that how's it going great but does it matter.
People who know.
-- an illness because he's a spokesman.
And he is now.
A democratic strategist and what kind of person it's the escape he got to him felt good -- that time.
And -- welcome Internet for the very first time.
Hadley -- she is a senior policy analyst at the independent women's forum.
Think she will woman of the -- -- conservative yes yes independently conservatives like to say free market free market free people.
Love you in the sun also rises let's see how you do in this segment so question.
Duck president basically is riding out this will be thing and there's I -- -- Maria Shriver moment.
Where the Europeans like I am shocked to find out that we have been eavesdropping on each other implicitly for all of this time and I can't believe it.
Only when the -- -- shows up with the terminator -- you -- have to take -- public oh my -- this I'm so outraged.
Right right right.
Well I mean look I think.
You -- he.
He spilled secrets that compromise our national security.
Potentially compromise the security of our men and women in the military and I think he needs to be sent back to the United States.
And and sodas sweetened sodas the Florida -- We'll stipulate broad agreement my point is the European leaders -- and a bit of a squeeze with the president because for domestic consumption Europe they have to -- it's not like they aren't buying a house right.
You know -- -- we help them.
And and you know I think that.
What you're actually seeing some of these countries and -- -- you know -- has been you know kind of wishy washy on this you -- the same thing in Ecuador mean.
If you're one of these countries why would you want Edwards -- -- -- in your country someone who it is it admitted.
That he has.
Spied on the United States -- -- -- definitely there's definitely not gonna get -- -- in Ecuador basically said that the president of -- said well you know this -- has some -- to -- -- -- -- president of Ecuador.
Also said in parentheses.
Was the United States just squeezed me just squeezed my coconuts.
And now I know that if I let this guy in a trade deal that I -- the United States and everything else.
Is next Laver who -- an interest staying.
It was the ultimate backhanded compliment President Obama yesterday when he said.
I want him to stay I -- that he be allowed to stay this guy here in Russia if only he would stop leaking and hurting our partner.
Obama making it sound like that Obama was like joining the club of repressive.
That's interesting I like -- Maria Shriver announced in I think it is.
Calculation obviously -- -- have to make ends up the door.
What do we do with this guy a lot of it.
We have enough you know it'll have to deal with how -- they feel that the United States you know not just how they feel that was the Oilers back.
And they're they feel you know -- you throw a good point -- and a lot of these folks that's apartment what's been called it seemed like they had no idea I.
-- I think that you know when these countries are making this decision whether to grant you know mr.
That's gonna come there's a lot of other things that they need to folk -- they need to you know determine whether that's worth it based on trade deals.
A lot of -- a lot of foreign money that the United States investments and I'm not sure it's really worth it especially.
You know he wasn't blowing the whistle on the fact that tobacco causes cancer.
You know simple you know what I believe are true whistle blowers about you know saving people's lives this is stuff that.
You know if you if you -- administration.
Did the these.
-- intelligence that they were able to gather saved you know countless lives well so.
That the libertarian point of view on this is expressed budget I'm out here the other day basically it was this he's glad that -- -- did.
But he sure -- that he had stood United States and said you're gonna put in prison but this is so important.
To tell everybody about all of this surveillance -- that it hurt his case.
That is aside from all of this we what we're crafting here our politics.
Right as any of this matter when you get past the moment.
Liberals are crappy European liberals especially which hadn't gotten the memo about like.
The change we can believe -- is gonna take longer to have the change we can believe -- than we previously told you.
For the European liberals yes for some liberals in America there's this this readiness and dissatisfaction.
But does this really have legs is as consequential -- I think so look the Obama administration made one very important state from the get -- and that was treating this extradition like it was purely a legal matter when it is actually a diplomat.
-- here and now we're seeing the consequences that.
And it but I mean for his base it on does this last is this -- lingering is there stink and the administration or in 68 weeks is -- like.
Oh you eavesdrop but you're much -- -- This news came out in the midst of news about several other scandals from the DOJ IRS and I think that snowball effect.
Does -- -- I think that people have the woken up in a sense of the fact that.
This hope and change president is not most transparent administration of history I the.
Well let's let's that was yeah I had these you know and on number of those scandals of proven to be a little you know basically.
Pretty good spirits and so he thought you know I mean yeah.
You can look at the IRS situation we found that now that they -- that I don't -- roller -- on progressives or at least -- it to end here isn't sure how he's been granted death and scandal is -- definition so to your question I think it it doesn't have legs but I think the president probably sees it did in his approval rating with protests -- questions -- in over the circle in the short term.
Yeah that are I did I read well.
It was tough on the president it was tough -- -- out there that stuff out there and -- you follow me at these -- you'd have already.
About backers emblem case for low expectations.
But in the air I point out Q did things that if your -- -- -- it is Tuesday and Wednesday -- -- word class.
Former president George W.
Bush at this point in his second term and for Barack Obama at this point.
And basically what are the words they asked you about 770.
Americans chose random Q does it tops the fairly tough screen.
What are the words that you associate now both presidents can be happy they were hanging out this week.
Both business to be number one attributes they came out of -- work -- were positive in Bush's case it was honest in 2000 -- case it's good or good man.
And that's like thirty to 35 people said -- -- Obama's case in Bush's case the second place were both of them.
And -- numerical -- was incompetent.
Here's the question.
Do it and eight -- -- it.
The question is is the presidency just too big.
Is every president in the second term of the problems is that job it is do I think so big is the -- -- complicated our -- so deadly all of that stuff.
That every president in the first year his second term is going to be deemed competent wise.
Is it over tablet.
And eight seconds.
Yes -- -- and can.
Right yes the president ECB executive branch of government's too big the powers of the executive branch -- you regulate even I would -- -- level legislate.
Not just -- -- -- congress.
Congressman Mark Campbell president so yes time to scale back.
So it's an impossible job for anyone to survive into a second term -- Our president and -- the president went into it -- limited government conservative beset you know my back and doing the best I can well.
You know that if you you know.
If the blueberry cobbler it's too hot wait till after -- George Bush exercise and so some very powerful executive.
Let's look at edit it quite right.
We've stated we restate.
Is we've now seen this two times in a -- which is a president sports.
-- over the trades escapes into a second term.
With an arrow kind of win a coalition kind of -- and get out the days my bass -- your base.
And it reelection.
You don't it's in neither case did -- much expand their horizons for re election.
You get over the hump into his second term you get to the other side and nobody's happy after George W looks like it's happening -- -- problem well.
-- as far as pupil it's actually not that surprised me you know because -- -- -- weren't such a partisan environment you're obviously did his second term it is the second or most people are gonna probably -- -- -- because that's going to be coming from -- opponents so it's just it's and so it's not that surprised me I think that.
But the president has you know and I think if we can get something done on immigration we have the fiscal.
Issue face staring at -- September something can be worked out there you know those are significant accomplishments on top of other accomplishments.
And and so I -- But it's always -- -- be like that I thought I -- I.
I don't know.
Now I'd like like now they're pretty good thing but are predicting it's over well we can't do it all apple can do is thank you.
We can thank you for being that you actually you were Smart you brought fair minded person or entity tournaments that you always do the -- now and badly -- we thank you very much thanks Chris now we've got to take a quick break but what about student loans.
You don't really care because they're gonna fix it retroactively but there's an interesting moment.
In the discussion that tells us something about Washington we have -- -- going to take his maiden voyage on this show is from the libertarian Cato institute and he -- of interest -- about it today talked at.
-- -- -- Is what it looks like -- college students part.
It's our plan yes that was video of spring break it's kinda words here so why not have video sophomores -- each or wherever.
This is power -- I didn't mention that before and those kids may have less reason to party if they're going to -- -- new student loan.
As the student rate.
Student loan interest rate.
For government supplied student loans doubled -- -- to six point.
Eight as of July 1 because congress despite being in broad agreement that there should be subsidized low rates.
Couldn't allow each other to have credit for doing it and essentially decided to go home with -- that -- -- somebody wrote something Smart.
About this was -- McCloskey he is scholar at the Cato Institute as this is true that -- -- that -- you at least as libertarian ish.
Do I think argument with the addition he would just go straight will return upper case of our tests lower K okay so yeah they're all good -- all that is alternatives in what area are right I feel you.
You held today it's or yesterday in six blog post and -- six point eight day is here.
A good piece.
You said first in the long term it might actually be good at these race which will only affect some federal borrowers go -- what do you -- There were also the biggest problem in higher education is rampant price inflation -- this problem for decades.
Well the fuel for that this federal student in basically saying anybody who wants to go to college we will give you as much -- -- as you need.
Go to school now a lot of that is in the form of loan -- -- got a lot bigger last two decades.
But the main point is the federal government saying here take everything that college could possibly charge who.
They won't give it to you and you go to college and what that's led to our millions of people going you know finished it -- shouldn't be there and the price of is astronomical for just about any.
And the the point being if it's cheap.
People don't care as much -- it if you can get the money cheaply you could care less about what the schools are charged.
And as you point out in your -- if it's dearly bought.
You're likely to be more exacting about the product right.
Yeah absolutely so we see these amenities arms races with the stereotypical big is climbing wall in North America and and pools or parks all sorts of things like that huge explosion in administration lots of offices that are supposed to make your lives just easier when your college.
Very little that is central to education.
But massive increases in per.
And I'd point -- I was.
-- about this day.
But be my grandfather.
Literally went to a one room school house.
And he had its six month business school degree on top of basically what was high school.
He knew some -- he had mastery.
Love -- mathematics he could do algebra in his head.
He was excellent user of the English language and this was coming out of the wabash river valley of Illinois at the turn of the century and I watch.
These Zimmerman trial and saw that first start witness.
For the prosecution who can't precursor.
Money that expenditure by the institution does not necessarily -- -- -- -- we have poured buckets full of money into colleges and K through twelve schools.
For decades with no meaningful improvement outcomes in college actually -- -- get worse and worse.
A lot more degrees so people get a piece of paper.
And that's what the president says we've just got to get more degrees but those degrees don't signify any meaningful learning no meaningful skills in many cases.
So it's just -- inflation and a huge sink money.
And once everybody goes to college.
And high school cares less about making sure that your quipped when you leave -- school.
And every time you move the -- down to what the finish line for basic education is it lets the last runner in the relay off the -- and say.
Well they'll go someplace and actually learn who community comes from its base -- -- just remedial training right now.
The filters of course yes sorry sorry we're bad at this but your point that I love.
Which was a super power play moment.
-- -- -- -- Republicans in the house senate Democrats essentially agree on this they are essentially in agreement.
But neither side is willing to let the other side.
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