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Wolf things are staying -- in Virginia between you see there and -- -- Republican nominee Terry McAuliffe can reach an LA.
Distancing himself from troubled Virginia Republican governor Bob -- And about.
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What we've seen in his.
Call for immediate action.
Jump in and the stuff.
That does not turn out well.
Gets us mired in very difficult situations.
Can result in us being drawn him to.
Difficult costly interventions.
That actually breed more resentment in the region.
And that understatement came from President Obama in an interview this morning on CNN's new morning show and this is power play and I.
Still Chris -- while I Internet president they're saying.
Immediate actions were in multiple years now of calls for United States intervention in Syria the president is on the road.
Selling it middle class economic stimulus plan that this leg of which.
Focuses on increased government subsidies for educational programs.
But that's not much of the topic of the day at SUNY Binghamton where the president is getting ready to make some remarks.
And getting ready to bird -- him as always it is your friend of mine Ed Henry senior White House correspondent -- head.
Hello Internet hello Chris so everybody got great music today.
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And I take it and then the topic of discussion that the president.
Is going to be ripping on today when he is in -- at SUNY Binghamton and when he's later.
At -- one college in Scranton Pennsylvania.
Is not going to be you know what the big news story for the White House is today.
Now I think clearly as you point out by the fact that.
For two days now the president tried to keep the focus on domestic affairs college affordability that's all well and good important kitchen table issues.
But what keeps the crowd them out.
Here -- on this second term agenda if you will are these foreign policy crisis and it's been a bit curious this week that the president.
You know look as they say you can do the -- glory get out there talk domestic issues they are important.
But in the previous three days this week he basically had no real public events -- the White House other than welcoming in 1972.
Miami Dolphins in for their long awaited.
You know celebrations host if you will of their undefeated season in 1972 he has not spoken up until this CNN interview.
On -- he is on Syria where is on Egypt until instead Josh Earnest billion -- part of this week has been taken.
You know that the shots all week in the briefing room so the president finally speaking out in his interview what did we learn.
I think two things on one hand as you played that sound bite you heard a president who seem very reluctant.
To have the US intervene especially unilaterally and Syria.
And also in Egypt as well say they know that might breed more distrust and anger in the region.
Sort of it you know let's keep America out from taking a leading role here on the other hand.
For the first time he spoke out against this latest alleged chemical attack that might have killed up to 18100 people.
And gave -- in that part of his answer much more vigorous the idea that look.
US -- national security interest may be at stake.
He's is -- -- weapons of mass destruction.
Moving around the region as suggesting that maybe US finally will step up here so I I think while he expressed reluctance.
What we end up here with the is the likelihood may be of some sort of US air strikes and I certainly not US ground troops in Syria but maybe airstrikes which is in New York Times reports today it's on the it's being hotly debated inside the administration right now something maybe where -- -- -- the Pentagon this surgical strikes.
Not commit US ground forces but but maybe -- try to send finally.
President of -- Assad a message is if it was a year ago this week that the president talked about that red line.
Here again do we know White House is already said back in June the Red Line was crossed a few times and some smaller chemical attacks it looks like it was -- Big time this week and -- in the world is watching and waiting to see if the US lakers'.
Now the administration is pushing back hard about criticisms from.
Former UN obligation member and now Fox News contributor Richard Mellon others.
Who say that it was wrong for newly minted UN ambassador Samantha Power to not be present for an emergency meeting the administration says it's fine.
-- -- -- -- -- was there the message was -- the work is being done at the UN.
-- the criticism that is that the administration doesn't look like this is the priority they say it is if they're number one woman on this issue isn't present.
That's right think they are vulnerable because look I think the defensive at the power for second here and it's not my job for -- but to lay out you know the context.
If you will is that you high.
You know of the journalism side people inside this White House to the bush White House have taken vacation there was -- spent some time -- family recharge your batteries.
But when there's a crisis that pops up and your job is -- to handle something like Syria Egypt something of this magnitude where there's an alleged chemical attack.
That killed up to 18100 people you know the sort of fire -- -- -- the alarm bell goes off.
Didn't -- at the firehouse get back to work.
And so that is going to be the question is as to whether it's.
Her not being around for these deliberations an example of the administration.
Not having this at the at the center of their attention.
Which is of the piece of what I was saying a moment ago.
The president this week is all this has been happening you know.
Hobnobbing with the Miami Dolphins coming out here on a bus tour again not to minimize how important is to talk about the economy college affordability.
But the mideast is burning right now it is going to be a question here in the days ahead as to whether the administration is on top of it or not -- And really be rolling down I seventy later today he's wrong with you right now Internet thanks -- They -- Internet.
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The favorite -- of screening and Joseph Biden vice -- the United States.
He says it's Malarkey if you think that Hillary Clinton has a presidential nomination.
Locked up on the democratic side.
We won't hear into that darkness and we come back -- cigarette.
It took me awhile to learn home.
Is where your characters etched.
In that it comes from the stories.
For the people who -- -- For me and Valerie.
As I said little starter -- -- table in north -- you haven't.
Our kids never sat at that table.
They inherited -- same sense of pride.
In the same sense of family.
That table not that.
That particular table but a metaphorical table there on the table from vice president Joseph Biden back in July 2012.
At a campaign stop in Scranton.
This city that he grew up in in part moved to Delaware it's complicated but he claims Scranton and -- screen claims and this is power of life that a vice president could be back in Scranton.
Pennsylvania is a swing state I guess in the same sense that life I don't know New Hampshire is a swing state that.
-- Republican has won it in history.
So it is somewhat important.
But Vice President Biden any public appearance by Joseph Biden now.
Is seen in part as well they're.
Keep making the point team I think he's made the point that he's running or could run for president if he wanted to and is not afraid of Hillary Clinton.
What about that what about the democratic race.
I -- view Internet.
UConn and he he is editor in chief quite right of the Washington -- -- and also the author.
Of a piece on Hillary Clinton and I mean zip.
Man the -- it only somebody who has been steeped in clinch the media.
For as long as you and me you you've covered the -- you know all the incidents in November under rules jets and you know about all that stuff.
And and -- welcome.
Thank you for having me Chris -- catalog in your piece the it's we we had forgotten so effective in the Clinton messaging -- about.
She is the international woman.
Mystery she either of the Tumblr fame machine.
Barack Obama opponent -- of moderate democratic virtue.
That we forgot about the house of Clinton and its loyal containers Terry McAuliffe.
And you cataloged it all in a brilliant.
He's that the preview -- thank you very much and I'm sad to say that's only the tip of the iceberg.
I found myself writing the piece which is based really on reporting excellent reporting from -- places in New York Times we've really looked into the Clinton foundation which is now.
Into kind of and not only almost.
Business for the former president and the job for.
First daughter Chelsea.
But also kind of the campaign for Hillary and waiting and one of the facts reported it is that her personal staff of seven.
Which is nice to have a personal staff of that size.
Is is moving with her -- I have to yes and I don't have -- I closer I don't like ten people in there they've -- innocent and -- -- -- -- -- okay fine.
-- so the question is this.
There is that Clinton not -- Clinton presidential campaign and -- and and she seems to be advised by everyone and no one at the same time because you have.
We're going to.
And do all this stuff that then events conspire.
What's his name.
-- -- -- -- Carlos danger who is espoused to whom and being.
Who is senior retainer inside the Clinton were.
That that drag Hillary should all of his bold -- photography.
Then you also have McAuliffe another very loyal retainer.
Who -- running for governor in Virginia and it's complicated down there.
And you have her brother embroiled in a scandal as it relates to the selling of US visas.
So they they didn't have any choice but to Sally forth right.
It's just like the 1990s.
All over again writing the piece I had this flash back and of course is that.
It is what we can expect as Hillary moves forward with I think there are inevitable.
Presidential campaign point -- well -- she looks so here's the question -- -- occurred in people a few months ago well if she doesn't run.
She gave the prohibitive front runner prohibitive front runners if she -- run the Democrats are toast now.
There's that possibility you know Martin O'Malley -- that are etc.
But now we're seeing him Carl -- reporting on this today which is Howard Dean and Elisabeth -- or doing anything to squelch.
These speculation that the rough there's room and even if you don't win.
If you've got a boat race going on sometimes is good just to get in the race I mean you get you get a concession prize right right and I think I'll say this I think all the -- As we've seen from the Clinton camp camp over the last six months suggests to me that she is serious about running.
That highly publicized speech recently -- for example on voting rights issues.
Sure her declaration that should be getting monthly speech on policy.
I guess whatever its interest didn't.
-- in the op -- on a given day it's kind of almost a shadow government taking place she wants to remain in the spotlight she's moving her staff to the foundation.
One of the quotes New York Times piece was that a fund raising for the foundation is considered a dry run for a fundraising for her now.
The fact that she's running does not mean this should be the nominee remember she was -- Extremely inevitable.
Bringing 2008 and look what happened and so that Giuliani Clinton race I really good yeah it was really hot really interest -- two New Yorkers saw anyway you mention.
I think Hillary is most worried about Elizabeth Warren well -- -- it was a huge star on the left.
That's for the party is.
It's almost exactly replay of Obama some of them pops out it's a few years before the cycle and then just rides at the top is -- woman.
Is a woman.
And I mean has to grassroots and so this is what we're seeing with Hillary -- is she's moving to the left.
And I think one other thing she did she she -- that -- speech he talked about here at the ABA where she went out and just.
Piled school -- high.
Upon racist Republicans for voter ID laws and it was like what is this and then decent job.
That is keeping the base.
The keeping the base happy right feeding the child her next speech I believe is.
It's on surveillance and I think I expect the same thing you did she go and do a very innovative tricky one that's -- -- anti Hillary candidate Elaine we know -- didn't she faithful like that it even Obama has now.
Created room for other neutering his own speech where he said you know what these powers I have been a limitation -- it was a limitation and I now need to bring in.
You know adversarial -- people at the defenseless and the president or whoever did this vehicle that was made -- she now has room to move alluded to the left on the surveillance issues as a she'll do that but now Warren.
War and and other Howard Dean and others.
It is Clinton's.
Corporate cronyism that they never like one of the reason she lost in 2008.
Is for all of this I mean is that the real -- -- in I mean they're worth like a 110.
Million dollars they are Oprah rich.
And the clintons got that way not just because they're savvy investors they have a lot of rich friends rich people do.
That we checked the rich people do get richer is accurate.
But for the clintons.
Persona that has -- is not helpful on the left but as it's been pointed out here before.
It may help you get it out of the way now.
You deal with this stuff now -- -- and that this is very this is very Clinton night.
Where -- later you say oh that's old we talked about all of that stuff years ago now moving on to.
Why blank republic and hates women in his evil.
The other thing is Chris that's true and I think that is.
One of the reasons why we're seeing reports like the New York Times that I mentioned so early in the Sabra.
But the thing about the clintons as.
They don't change and even if the stuff that's being reported now they'll be able to dismiss is old news.
Come 2015 points sixteen the truth is this is just who they are there will be new scandals there'll be more cronyism -- be more appeared troubled associations.
For Elizabeth Warren to ride to the democratic nomination -- sixty vote.
-- this issue here is neither here nor.
I hope it is neither -- -- we are grateful for your association here grateful for your Smart -- it's fun.
It's almost it's more it's more informative and it's almost as fun as what I wrote about the clintons this week.
Yes I am absolutely but I'm -- -- but I'm just being I'm I'm just I think I.
I just you want.
But we thank you for it introducing facts thank you thank you very much my take is Smart.
We know that for we know that for a long time my -- -- -- following me -- our our.
Following me -- these are all I think says this great we get -- -- that you didn't build that person I pray for this country -- I think let me say this.
Primaries because it teases out the ideas it -- people to talk about what's going on when you have coronation there's nothing to talk about it just happens and that he was and why did we get here.
These kind of fights are probably good for America just -- well at least they're good to cover but the probably good for America.
We'll talk when we come back about.
-- house race going on right now down in Virginia so stick around.
-- Commonwealth's attorney -- -- -- of any wrongdoing.
Originally personally launched an investigation into Bob McDonnell.
Called for immediate reform and strengthen ethics laws and those -- the facts.
And that is a political -- that -- the fact that candidate was cleared of any wrongdoing.
Not usually a sign that things are turning out exactly as you wanted them to end this is powered by and welcome back now that -- there was from Virginia attorney general conclusion -- Who polls -- to be trailing.
In the early still early going here.
Where there -- technically -- the other side of the Potomac River in the race wins he of the house of Clinton Terry McAuliffe.
Democratic Party chairman.
And now rich -- running for governor of Virginia he's from Syracuse, New York -- But now where the president that was yesterday and a desire to say this is -- -- -- -- that I say that good -- it's for a new inventory includes.
The happy these happy facts Tim Miller -- -- executive director of America rising -- I did not -- violent.
But America rising is a group that looks up stuff on Democrats and is.
What we call Oppo research right that's -- the -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But you can listen to all over the country but it could at least he's on 1488 -- Richard welcome.
They were having we should stipulate you're a man of the left I have -- left indeed -- itself -- okay now here's the thing.
If not for Bob McDonnell's problems and that's what this that is about that's -- this latest quinnipiac polling shows.
Is that could -- -- would be doing substantially better in his race with McAuliffe if -- were not for Bob McDonnell's problems.
Spiraling wage shockingly took in loans and all of Rolex watch and -- the Ferrari -- -- Bob doll.
From his wife's shopping spree at Neiman Marcus yeah.
Like again Oprah.
It is said that the question is.
Will this ad from team who -- which is a good attitude is -- it's like.
We're talking about it is this an effective and can it change the discussion Tim Russert.
I think so you know the problem pretenders and LA right now as a sort of guilt by association.
And the fact -- -- on his side and that's what gets about ten occasionally actually started the investigation into this wrongdoing are the -- alleged wrongdoing in the governor's office.
And the I think the most important message that needs to get out there -- -- Virginians are unhappy about politicians who are too cozy -- donors.
Going to Terry McAuliffe is a pretty absurd illogical Jonathan Buick dealer a sentence with steroids and baseball saying you know A-Rod should be -- new commissioner.
No he was thinking about -- -- of the car over here I guarantee LA and LA right on the -- god on the blog know I.
I don't know I don't know I disagree here's a couple reasons one we are there is evidence that can usually is connected with the same individual on this campaign contribution can -- campaign contributions it usually houses of the guys there are.
Republican donor go to the world we use and he's in the -- -- -- that the governor state on vacation.
So on top of that and how can somebody manage an investigation when you're getting campaign dollars in the same person I think that's the problem -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Virginia voters I can say this is.
We -- -- go Virginia voters -- -- -- voters and say listen you can just tell us who you are who believe you.
And we'll take you did you were you -- Mark Warner or Warner had visions he had a vision love just not true about Virginia voters.
She about it yeah I want to go away Bono joked that Jordan has endured don't to have a little bit different he told him he -- a funny about what you I mean I think that was that has more to do with his racial implication of saying.
This is what I do in my past and I'm now moving forward now on the campaign -- I made a racial -- completely different -- are on -- transparent -- we didn't give him credit -- field even that was throughout Virginia voters in -- running as the total -- don't want.
A lifelong democratic operative I disagree with your -- NYC and Boston called campaign he's very -- -- admit that this I have I don't so please look at your sleaze ball -- and then I'll be if that is what I'm glad you said that he doesn't.
It's -- -- sleaze ball for you is complicated.
And so is I is launched the investigation about the thing that I was implicated and so we have here on both -- but I gotta say this.
Chris -- leader who is running this campaign is one of the Smart in terms.
Writing campaign is one of the smartest guys on the red team is going to happen truly Smart guys.
He wouldn't be doing that he would be in triggering the risks attendant to this ad.
And doing this if they didn't think that this was the whole under the waterline that they've got to do something to -- If they can plug it.
If this does if if this message works to go out and say I -- this we understand and I'm addressing your concerns about corruption.
If they do this do we start to see the boat rise -- -- well.
Number I'm not absolutely look at that the problem is that Terry McAuliffe is so vulnerable on this issue and let live kind of familiar -- -- different -- like we shouldn't kill him on the clintons stuff right now so what silicon originality is gonna do.
Is make sure the facts are out about this case and distinguish himself from Bob McDonnell and then turn the tables because of the is this campaign is about ethics.
Terry McAuliffe has a long rap sheet he's the one is actually under federal investigation right now he was away if you blinked and veteran deal with the clintons that happiness I think this either to federal investigations into his former company so if that's true.
Good return because Leno and Letterman I think you're I think you're just focuses for us and I think to be doing mistress of the service the end of the day schedules as far to the right as possible even read every issue including -- Catholic -- the biggest lobbying organization or the -- so -- is -- -- and let's hope this is -- Michael this is -- my point.
It can -- the end.
That's what the McAuliffe campaign wants to be talking about they want to talk about.
The war they won't call war on women and they go -- his story at the end if this becomes an election about scum.
If it does come off you get down to the end they're on they're not on message team -- -- I think can't somebody there right sir I -- too -- thirty seconds.
-- let's wrap it up.
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