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Good morning -- I am Chris tire walls and here are.
Your -- cuts for Thursday.
-- -- -- -- -- More benefit cuts under Obama care the president.
As he travels talking about his health care law and other things today news from the University of Virginia why -- why.
Is dumping spouses from its.
Health insurance program in order to save money under the president's -- off that's a continuing trend we're tracking here at Fox News -- from Washington bureau.
Second buzz cut Obama gets.
There you see the death star of the big black bus that the president -- driving into.
Across new York and Pennsylvania as -- is out campaigning for is a program of domestic spending how will it go.
Probably about the same as the last time but he's in buffalo today third -- that's kind of the NSA's domestic dispute there you see.
The Director of National Intelligence James clapper.
Has a complicated situation on his -- -- every day we find incremental either released from those agencies were found out by somebody else.
About what exactly gets by on what.
It's getting kind of -- and they're playing later and he now but anyway rest assured when his stuff is being -- on.
-- -- for Hillary.
Both sure is for Hillary yes that's right the vulture capitalists -- despised by Democrats in the when he drove elections are lining up.
-- it's excellent for Hillary Rodham Clinton as they cut big checks.
We will talk about that today and your final and favorite item -- -- a glass side and -- prosthetic leg.
What -- the street things have in -- those are all things that a recent survey found.
We're frequently left on aircraft here in the -- have been left on aircraft here these United States.
-- -- you couldn't -- to hear this behind.
So and that is all going to happen right now.
The president made clear the line was crossed we expanded the scale and scope of our -- That's ongoing we continue to consider all options all options remain on the table.
And that smiling denunciation of criticism of the president came from Kentucky who was -- -- studio B with Shepard Smith you know Fox News Channel yesterday and this is in fact still.
Power play and I and still in fact -- are -- welcome.
Happy Thursday Internet it is good to be here -- -- -- spokeswoman.
-- for the Obama campaign now for the president's State Department.
Was talking -- there is.
What's a red line is complicated because hundreds hundreds hundreds of people apparently were gassed in Syria.
In a sense it's -- era.
This was previously going to be -- red line for the administration even if chemical weapons were movie.
Moving in that country now it is clear that they have been deployed by somebody.
And US intervention is not forthcoming someone who has cast a skeptical line.
On this for some time.
Is Bill -- he is of course among other important things to you -- -- the editor of the weekly standard where you get much of your information.
Mister mister Kristol well -- the -- here -- -- to be here thank you for -- time.
I want to start with this Richard -- now.
Is Fox News contributor former formerly of the bush national security team.
And now Fox News contributor.
Where it is Samantha Power the newly minted I mean she is brand new.
UN ambassador for the president.
She was not they -- yesterday when they had a big vote on Syria.
We're now wants to know where we're asking where where is she they're not saying the state department's -- -- they're saying she wasn't there and she was traveling.
Doesn't seem like this is kind of that if you ever care about what the UN Security Council does isn't that sort of what would you care.
She was traveling though she wasn't too busy tweets I guess as to Hartford to come back perhaps in new York and represent the US that the UNQ -- -- -- -- deputy investor wouldn't matter.
It wouldn't matter because the pathetic thing is.
The US Security Council's unable to agree on anything serious predictably Russia China blocked it.
We ended up in the humiliating position of the president having said a year ago I think it was a year ago this week August 20 when -- well.
That this is chemical weapons systems and moving them fortunately -- -- -- of red line.
We've done nothing and I'm I'm struck.
Let's talk to people from the Middle East through -- the kind of countries how devastating this last year's -- US reputation US credibility and and the bread lines in Syria.
Comment by the single most devastating you say that your present -- United States.
You're utterly just she was content by Assad by Russia -- Iran which are backing us thought we do nothing and then this horrible attack apparently yesterday.
And we do nothing and Samantha Power on vacation I assume somewhere some she's she's somewhere -- -- not.
Not there -- back but she treat she treat she sent to treat yesterday afternoon our readers.
Reports devastated hundreds dead -- streets including kids killed by chem weapons UN must get their fast and if true.
Purpose must face justice.
How pathetic is that she's the US invests in the US whether she's on vacation and drama about choices and stretch -- -- this since I've tweaked.
When there's a chemical weapons -- something we've set as a red line.
By a dictator who was killed tens of thousands maybe 2000 people.
And it and she sends out a tweet UN must get there -- -- if true purpose must face justice is better say nothing that he's trying to understand that at this point it's it's humiliating.
Humiliating as Americans to the American ambassador -- the UN.
He's sitting at this tweet or post -- maybe she's suddenly indicating.
That she disapproves of president Obama's an action which I think she -- and this is sort of by being so ridiculous in this tweet she's actually telling us that the Obama administration's policy.
Is feckless and pathetic.
But whatever intention.
This this -- historical look at this a look at the presence in the year ago -- -- -- -- -- street yesterday what's happening on programs say this is a very.
Unfortunately a dark moment for American foreign policy for the need do.
We saw that is was to -- a briefing from general Dempsey.
To talk about I forget what he was gonna talk about but he's.
Was taken that was scrubbed that event was -- -- the letter came to -- he the -- got a hold of the letter yesterday.
And general Dempsey road to an interest in congressman -- -- why are we doing something about Syria we've got children dying in the street.
And that's it basically -- said because there are no good options because the bad the good guys or bad.
They've bad guys are worse we're not sure what to do and we don't think that by materially that the chairman of the joint chief does -- think that if we start.
In -- more weapons and helping somebody there were helping anybody that's interested in doing what's right.
Well I think two years ago the options -- much much better one year ago the president is commenting options are much much better.
We could have -- and we could have done huge damage should be -- regime could have helped the rebels were then I think reasonably pro western.
And it was a reasonable chance -- a decent -- Now this archive has gained as we have stepped back and archive as backers of gay and -- -- -- so it's absolute worst schools.
Now it's kind of pathetic honestly I respect general Dempsey for his service but really the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is supposed to present president military options carry Apple's policy.
He's not really if our policy spoke that the administration says he wrote a letter that might have -- better.
Have written by it from this -- say department with secretary of defense I guess is expressing their views is that the view secondly if you chairman -- has Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The United States as a country have because Syria you know ten when -- of like bigger but the cutting out of jobs -- -- -- but whatever it is not a huge country well had a huge country -- is just things have succeeded in destroying various chemical weapons.
Some glitches such things to Syria in the last few months from that we succeeded -- going to Libya -- -- -- -- -- We've succeeded we're going to -- talking the government there we can't do anything we can't -- it's so hard it's so difficult.
But it's really that hard difficult I guess the only solution that is to -- out try to cordoned off the place but then don't say it's a red line it is actually the worst.
All things and that's the thing and -- we're watching it Egypt now.
Even when you when you go back and force.
When -- splitter on Twitter and you're saying well we like this but we like that but what we want is the right thing to happen.
And were urging yet but not too strongly.
And it's sort of like -- why are you talking what is the talking for.
But the truth is that any US president has to talk where the United States people expect -- he's a Kentucky -- at least they just can't believe.
Are in activity are passivity.
I evidence I suppose we could choose if we elected a true isolationist as president to be.
Impetus in active in that part of the world we haven't been for seventy years not gonna happen really I don't think and so we do have to have a policy of the policy this president has had.
Is whether that is -- and didn't back and forth as you say that he is engaged in.
Has left us just our friends looking at us with just astonishment kind of horror really and our enemies just increasingly deciding they can act -- impunity.
And they say internal debate that you want to.
All right bill as we stay with us you -- Steve Steve is probably tweeting right now don't have to get out while you can -- -- -- I value much.
Much pride is when you're your your request -- rather than Steve case.
That's just saying Steve case just saying don't -- no good team and I've still got clout I -- -- -- -- -- it before we take a break.
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-- -- -- You can't smoke in my this when I started we had crossed the 14100 employees now -- over 6000.
And that was Barack Obama calling Mitt Romney is vampire any campaign -- in 2012.
For the work that Willard M Romney had done.
As in the private equity world where you -- stuff and try to make money from it.
And this is power play now private equity is back with a -- sense.
Hillary Rodham Clinton former secretary of state former first lady of the United States and Arkansas former senator from New York.
It is going to it has picked up some -- and -- pick up some more no from some Romney I kind of got us.
As she continues her run up to an expected much.
Bill Kristol has been covering and contending with Clinton's.
For decades now you are in your into your second decade of Clinton's contention.
Somebody who has even more Clinton contention.
Then I didn't arguably anybody in this organization is your friend and -- -- -- he is a Fox News contributor sure.
Sure is -- former pollster for President Clinton.
But you know and love him most Internet because he is the co host of political insiders which -- on you every Monday morning at 10:30 AM -- And Chris carrier bill good to be on -- All right the pleasantries having -- gotten out of the way.
Why is Hillary Clinton hanging out with a vulture capitalists who put people out of work and stuff.
I think the answer that it's pretty -- -- money.
Know that oh backbone that old thing.
With the issue -- I mean I speculated today on our Fox News first note.
That are -- in my column today which I wrote and we'll tweet soon that the money is important that they had.
Have a lot of money -- can raise a lot of money.
They they have a lot of -- and the Clinton family fortune is enormous.
I would think that the money she's talking these guys about is finding a -- a presidential campaign that may cost two billion dollars.
-- -- -- that's what I was alluding to all players is and look there are always speeches and speeches are well.
Compensated for either or both clintons or four.
-- foundation and there's nothing wrong with that I think there's a lot right where they're having worked for the foundation -- a volunteer.
But bottom line.
There's nothing wrong and in fact everything logical about going where the money is -- raising money.
From those who have paid cash to contribute and -- that's potentially even do independent expenditures.
That's where it potentially even -- crystal now.
For the democratic base tonight I've heard about this day and I promise hopefully I'll promise I can get that we have new political -- web -- And my Twitter machines not working right now but I promise that we did but I am I right there ready for Hillary are you sure.
Because there is certain element for the democratic base that as the clintons get geared up to do this.
If you if you if you want to talk about this conference call you have Barack Obama.
Mitt Romney is unfit for the presidency because of his work in this field and what he did and what game capital into these people in Hillary Clinton says.
Whatever I'm going to go these people are gonna fund my campaign is there a moment where Democrats go.
I don't know -- I really am ready.
For Hillary there should be I mean she may just be so strong so much scored.
Be the first woman essentially -- was all those things before we drive right but that without someone.
With a Obama's particular -- and attractiveness.
Against -- that she may make it to the nomination I suppose you have to bet right now that you have but having said that I would love to be.
The campaign manager for a genuine populist running against Hillary Clinton -- -- think there have been a lot of Democrats out there.
Who already think the Obama administration has been too crowded capitalist as -- too close to a street didn't break up the banks at that up to speed are just of the banks and indeed.
And in the in the Affordable Care Act obamacare -- -- are just as big insurance companies the big pharmaceutical firms.
Big business and -- -- given a relief on the employer mandate that individuals of course.
And this is an actually a big business friendly administration the clintons would be even more so it's nothing to do that when the economy is growing -- -- -- get a little better -- something -- middle class.
The working class incomes are going down -- to have been.
For the last several years so I would love to run the populist candidate guess we'll have that should make it into the -- -- -- fun campaign and she is not shown that she's a great campaign in the past is not running against Bill Clinton this is run against Hillary Clinton.
Doug V this good man from hope.
Could do things that perhaps his wife cannot as it relates to making a populist pitch right.
Well I think.
If you're asking me whether Hillary Clinton is -- today.
Retail politician is Bill Clinton my answer is no one is.
But I don't regret that that is -- -- that is about patently unfair question but but I guess what I mean is because if his upbringing because of growing up and Hot Springs because.
Bill how he talks and what -- and -- and who he is in his personal narrative.
He was able to deflect a lot of the kinds of charges that mr.
Kristol was just -- out.
Well look I I think it's a different time a different person.
But it went neither you nor bill is talking about is the fact that the Republican Party is now going through a circular firing squad itself.
Having some of the worst ratings that I've ever seen and I think.
Bill understands having worked in the White House for Dan Quayle that when you have a unpopular party.
Effectively fighting among itself.
Was -- popular leaders.
Yes she's vulnerable but it's unclear.
Cool and how and under what circumstances.
She will be vulnerable.
What's news there's not loving -- Nice feature of the council say yeah I was things -- I think it is I'll I'll write it democratic primary I think I don't very valuable I would -- Well I think that happened over there were to happen in 20052006.
Either get a but I think I.
What who's going to be anywhere Schweitzer from Montana tester it Thanksgiving labs around somehow felt I don't know I got it embodied the bat out of this -- -- -- on the last day anybody at this there's that big business consultants and not an outside and outside.
This is what Democratic Party has devolved to it's a very sad day here yeah there are true for true populist Democrats not.
Populace and as I wrote today.
Claire McCaskill is endorsement is not worth as much Hillary Clinton as it was to Barack Obama in 2008 she's part of ready for Hillary but if I were David Axelrod and as I was -- my mustache and using what the future might hold I might tell Cory Booker and I might tell Deval Patrick.
Hey lets just.
I go out there and a current event -- to have a -- -- Someone who actually -- -- a genuinely accomplished.
Woman didn't isn't where she is negotiating with the wife of an extremely successful governor and president.
I kind of looked like to run -- -- campaign against Hillary Clinton.
I don't that you think she'll hire bill.
I don't I think there are many things that are possible.
-- this -- -- I don't see a Bill Kristol aligning himself Elizabeth Warren.
It's just I mean you wanna talk about the ultimate bipartisan you wanna talk about the ultimate by authorities are grossly values -- reaches across the award candidacy is shot but it but we -- we would all agree I think.
She is a nearly prohibitive favorite for the Democrat I think so -- She is the most prohibitive favorite of someone who's not there -- -- incumbent president or incumbent vice president right India and arguably since Eisenhower.
Verizon are a tough race against after I don't think -- right now Hillary right now really really like she -- so I don't really -- know I don't know enough history having exactly that we have to go back to sort of Hillary may be Hoover would be good example 28 former -- no cabinet secretary like sector like Secretary Clinton has been.
Who -- of coasted into the nomination.
Hoover played out here over I think you can hear that again -- -- -- -- stay with us because we have more inventory to move -- OK so Internet we're gonna take a quick break but we're doing that remember you could be signing up.
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We call -- -- news as you are.
Yeah it is President Obama he is making remarks.
And it's not -- presidential trips to buffalo have gone really well.
But the president is hoping for good things as he goes there today.
And this is power -- and welcome back.
And welcome back also to Bill Kristol and to show them -- -- helping us sort all of this out.
And there is a lot to -- out.
Is talking about his initiative to make college more affordable but there's -- there's another look overlay message in all of this.
That is he's got -- health care law.
That he wants young people needs in fact young people to sign up for because the -- spreading in the way you pay for the -- essentially is predicated on the idea that you will.
Either entice you or -- -- younger uninsured people to buy.
Insurance products that they will broaden the risk -- paper the people who insurance companies are now compelled to cover.
He's made his message meantime at the University of Virginia where young people exist.
We're hearing that they're dropping more spouses.
This is something we saw at UPS.
As people face there.
As soon as as these.
Firms and institutions face realities under this law changes are coming from a steady.
Done by consultancy.
On among their members that 400 business is 40% say they were planning changes not positive changes under the law.
Bill -- question.
Four young people.
Young people might be inclined to wait a while to see if this is a good law to be part of right.
Yeah especially the exchanges have been judged to have -- the normal security and privacy.
Guarantees you have if you went.
That this exchange right now working here of companies.
Health insurance plan.
So I think there's huge problems with obamacare and I just came across this was really startling as those shows are -- the right -- -- has put -- a photo yesterday President Obama.
Participating in an Affordable Care Act video conference that's normal I suppose he's rally his supporters are discussing how it's going to be implemented -- -- -- Iraq.
Where is this video conference in the situation room of the White House.
I worked in OS I've got to say this is pretty amazing that this is the same day.
It was Syria's using chemical weapons hundreds being killed which is discussing sort of the powers tweeting away from somewhere not in New York or DC.
In any case this is -- they use in the situation room for not to actually deal with the US national interests abroad but to promote.
Obama works -- we're trying to confirm this right now I'm taking I'm taking an Internet based action Internet try to confirm its.
-- he's this big.
Sure seems to be a White House photo by -- in the White House photographer the president sitting here with various people I can't check -- recognize.
Look at this video conferences this -- right.
I -- I want to ask you this.
Recent Gallup polling indicated that the people that the president most -- in the law.
Know the least about it today are skeptical but they are also young younger Americans know less about.
The -- than anything else why is the push to educate and and bring him into the process.
Happening so doggone -- well.
Process that he's getting up and running so dog -- like -- -- bill mentioned privacy concerns.
But as I understand that the and insurance exchanges themselves are way behind schedule and bottom line if you're a young person.
Why would you want to -- in if you were you there on your parents insurance don't wanna say it's.
-- after 26 -- sort of say.
I'll deal with this if I have to -- pay a small fine if I need to why don't -- wanna get intertwined in this especially given some of the reports that suggest.
That premiums will be much higher.
For young healthy people that are expected.
9095 dollars is the penalty so basically -- the government is saying it's been 4009 your health insurance where you pay in 95 dollar fine.
-- -- the administration is trying to -- different metrics.
Where -- today mr.
Well we really need seven million but it's really this many and it depends on the states and it depends on how old there so whatever here's here's what we know for sure.
However many people sign up Democrats or Obama Democrats will say.
-- correct its grip and that's just what we wanted -- eleven kids sign up for this thing will say if that's we we only were hoping to get -- so we're we're so thrilled to have eleventh.
Win though does the economic consequence if they miss a number of start to -- down due to the American consumer.
Look at it -- be outspent the program is being implemented.
Will people be better off a year from now they are today -- and health -- with the previous below or how many more people might have health insurance but how many might have been dropped by their employer how many people -- 29 hours a week because of obamacare.
And feeling that gee this is not help that this is hurt Democrats are small business owner told me that's what he felt he had to do and he said this is really terribly this in the -- -- is not a fancy business.
These as the best thing to do for kids is give him a start at seventy years old they don't even make a full -- where they can get.
Forty hours a week -- -- second job facility at home.
Analysis cutting them back there were 25 or so we kind of a really get the start on the latter that they -- get there were forty that's because he if you'd asked -- health care through before being he's running -- small -- so tight margins.
But again -- gonna matter at this point we'll be outspent.
Doug shown we're almost out of time but when -- -- Hillary Clinton Paine -- says Hillary Clinton may be able to work -- to -- advantage says that she can either -- or what do you think.
Well I think she's got a delegate.
Balance here I think for the primary audience -- has to make it clear that the idea of obamacare if nothing else.
Was -- emanated from and was animated by her own efforts in the ninety's.
As I know I don't yeah we've we've got to go but we understand the duality of the situation we also understand that you're great to join us things aren't quite progress.
Thank you -- -- mr.
Kristol as always Internet get this.
Adam -- is filling in for Jonathan -- you like that I know you do and I -- this kid and now as we like to do every day.
The work for our friend Charles.
-- Egypt where there are only two sides there's only the brotherhood and there's only the military with a wide popular support.
We're not choosing either and I think in fact the Obama administration's incoherence on policy is astounding.