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Good morning -- Chris Farrell and these aren't your buzz cuts -- Fox News first off the top Obama care benefits break down.
Wall Street Journal story out today adds to do come pounding blows about the -- as the interface but the data that's being produced by the web site that's designed to corral and create the new entitlement program for the -- what used to be -- you were here.
And is now forever known as obamacare.
With this -- cop had to do was compound -- the fact that the administration of that act.
Half a million people signed up this month.
-- -- -- often -- not even close to that even if they double what they've got in South Dakota -- fifty people signed up.
-- -- number two the debt soars anyway just a reminder just reminder.
For all of everything everybody talked about -- are are going to need -- debt ceiling increase again like I don't know about ninety days.
And we are about it clips the seventeen trillion dollar mark.
In the federal borrowing.
And how we solve this and how we deal with that it's going to take more than breakfast with the -- Marie.
And Paul Ryan to get that straightened out big issues at large besides we've discussed them.
Brian Schweitzer you know that guy you were able load extreme top ones relief in these times using governor.
Of Montana he is it maverick he.
Moderate from Montana who was much sought after to try to keep that senate seat for the Democrats next here that's not what happened.
But what he might do he -- -- those are real clear politics.
He told Scott Conroy from nuclear power.
That he might run against Hillary and he said I was -- forty million people living in America is there's somebody other than a bush or -- Clinton.
Who can be president in these modern times fairly provocative talk -- a party that is working hard to anoint her.
Palin setting her sights on Mitch McConnell that is rhinoceros.
Sarah Palin thinks that Mitch McConnell is -- -- And she took to FaceBook to.
Console her supporters about their loss in New Jersey trying to block.
We're broker from -- -- the US senate it's it's time to go to Kentucky.
-- some big game -- one assumes that she means to help the Tea Party challenger to.
It's taking heat from the right for the deal he brokered to ended the government shutdown.
And last but definitely not least since this is Friday.
Crowd sure singing his bail outsourcing his -- -- used to be that you got a call.
One phone call when you're in jail but meet David White.
He is nineteen years old and arrest in Beverly mass for doing what disturbing the peace -- -- to get rested when you're nineteen.
And he didn't want to make a phone call he wanted to updated his FaceBook status.
To see if he can get his friends to come and bring in his bail.
It didn't and it worked so.
Now you know it's not outlook hopeful.
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Is this is -- Secretary does have full confidence.
The president -- like everyone else in this effort is focused.
On our number one priority which is making.
The implementation of the affordable care.
Work well and people working 24 working 24/7.
To address the problems.
And isolate them and fix them.
When it comes to the website enrollment issues.
And that is the sentence that you never -- -- about two in the White House briefing room if you're cabinet official.
Blank does have.
The full confidence of the president that was Jay Carney the white house Press Secretary yesterday -- athletes billions.
She is the secretary of health and human services and this is still power play our Internet happy Friday -- -- -- that's what we're -- but I feel like -- the new set.
It's it's a blue dress here than be forced them out and not wearing a neck -- would be wrong.
Meredith -- would know.
Because she probably has impeccable fashion sense -- Friday and eliminating -- -- Tackle this if that's your casual Friday it's your -- you use your one up on this I don't really -- Meredith shiner is -- staff writer for roll call yes you can't follow current Meredith -- And would you -- of these devastating feet right.
-- -- -- world's greatest deliberative body luck WG DP but I didn't name it they don't I -- cut.
She's just makes it okay -- -- -- absolutely content but that the -- is that the United States senate if it's okay.
Yeah you can't get it out of the senate it's great I.
I really the only time ever use WG DP it's about using it ironically it's news service demeans the process so that when I was there I think when I think about the -- it.
It really just news.
And -- of futile exercise and delaying the inevitable we wish that.
The senate -- president.
-- right like like the future -- it is just it existed not news we will stipulate that the senate is is the senate.
And but they were enjoying being -- full -- and -- selves this week at a good time.
In the -- did you see if -- -- his class is getting smaller did you see how small his last.
Does he keep an answer -- is I think her whereabouts could like when -- serious they like I'm reading them out.
There is every very -- you can boasts that they have they have published a book.
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Yeah it's serious that's one of my favorite conversations of Orrin hatch was that he was commissioned to -- hip hop song giving them some mormons right at the -- -- Nation until -- down so you go to innovative and this week.
Video this had to be like four years ago and today it was released I don't know elements are like.
What inspired you to write a song to celebrate Chanukah and his you know I've been meaning to do it for a few years now it's probably been more than like a decade.
And -- just got talked -- -- and very few people know that that's on later when we have multi class difference.
Not really OK that I Meredith shiner.
Democrats don't want.
To say they don't want to obviously talk about problems with implementing the -- But.
Invoke that here many times.
Bill Clinton gave.
Democrats some great advice in 2000 limits of their problems of this -- you need to get caught fixing that.
And basically saying this is an opportunity for Democrats -- -- reforming party.
And say we want to keep the -- but we have to make it better.
How does the current dynamic in Washington where you have one party that just spent a lot of time and political capital trying to defund the law.
How does that affect Democrats thinking in terms of fixing a law that is right now in getting into the worst -- with the consumers and voters will.
I think it was a really tough but I think that ideally whenever you pass a massive massive -- You are going to need to fix -- there are going to be problems that are going to be struggles but what you have.
-- party that has so actively.
It seems and -- exception of that party that is so obstinate against seeing it succeed it makes it difficult you and me -- are probably concede might get attack.
Wait so they may have breaking news -- like some breaking news and it's actually about the world's greatest deliberative about.
The senate conservatives fund has endorsed Matt -- it.
Who is Mitch McConnell primary challenger now the senate conservatives engine demand.
Is the proprietor is this he still knows that this is actually really confusing it is really right calling the shots -- seconds -- his -- business.
Is this is an -- to him let's -- -- -- the perspective is Jim -- immediately.
Jim Eden who.
Was -- senator from South Carolina and currently runs.
Heritage which is heritage which used to bow which is this still think tank.
But then they have now what is much more influential.
Which is that political action committee and David the driving force behind this to finally flexing brain drain from the think tank and it's it's really -- is stepping up in Canada.
But their clout in terms of politics is much greater and -- the senate conservatives fund.
Is what he started what -- -- started before he went to hear.
So and the thing about the senate conservatives fund I went back to look at that and that sort of digging around -- what their -- is how -- is that.
Decent silently and behind the scenes push his conservative candidates in primaries and then immediately after the primary means of Virginia -- -- would release -- statement congratulating.
I mean I congratulate -- for winning -- about that now they're being much more of arts.
And early and their decisions to go after sitting senators and that is really not sitting well with a lot current senators I think that's actually a problem.
With tech -- reason why people -- so.
Became so aggressive and open in attacking his.
-- to shut down strategy is because they were already frustrated.
That he was cutting -- those conservatives on this case was on television spots in the states where they're sitting incumbent upon.
Cruise lines yes rescue crews are likely and the other thing -- -- is he still currently.
The vice chairman of the accuracy the National Republican Senatorial Committee that he is -- though.
But technically in the leadership structure for the formal campaign arm of the senate Republicans while others also actively campaigning against incumbent Republicans.
So it's it's just it's sort of -- And indeed there are a lot of incumbent Republicans who are obviously afraid to step up to bar and challenging -- conservative.
-- voices and more challenging hackers who had back Kashmir and.
So -- so -- cruise along with senate conservatives.
Senate conservatives fund was created by Jim -- And no -- still inspired by what he's doing it here to get it.
And you remember the thing is just fine I'd rather have forty Marco Rubio has been sixty Arlen -- it doesn't matter if you have majority if it's not an ideological.
Carolina has foundations and what we can save -- word but yes that.
That is that is when this first part as a direct quote collapsed Bartlett -- -- and being -- So the significance that -- -- is.
Challenging the so Matt Bennett -- who's been on the show.
Is more libertarian minded more Tea Party affiliated.
And we just talked about that just moments ago.
FaceBook page she said.
Backroom deals and billion dollar corrupt -- -- kickbacks.
And in the deal.
What happens she said let's start with Kentucky.
Which happens to be awfully close to South Carolina that you Lindsey Graham Tennessee and Mississippi.
And in Tennessee that did Lamar Alexander also moderate.
And then Tennessee turned out Mississippi ten conference is he running for another term is he running for reelection he's so -- And it will be interesting to see I don't know where Sarah Palin hate -- I think that she was released -- last.
Well that's true but I was sure she is under the radar for awhile then suddenly she popped up.
There's CN at this rally.
-- -- -- -- She's I think she's going to Kentucky and those just -- -- -- -- It.
Gossip is the opposite side.
-- -- endorsement costs it's complicated.
That's -- you came here to Tennessee -- on the Internet and read stuff about her and she can.
And she unfortunately has not did not critique my time anyway there to kind of thing you've already got.
If anything it's not about the Venus which is -- I don't.
-- -- -- And that's Jon Stewart attacking.
There is that our view -- -- stick around because when we come back.
We're gonna talk about Hillary -- when he sixteen Brian Schweitzer what's the way the Democrats are going to handle the coronation.
But Hillary Clinton will there be another revolt -- there was -- 2008.
Or is this going to be sort of the boat race.
Leave then that leads up to morning we'll talk about our guests when we come back.
So stick around.
He loves Hillary that is the big former first couple -- on stage.
This is -- -- welcome back not everybody loves Hillary Clinton.
Brian Schweitzer became the latest Democrat to.
-- public concern in some public doubts about whether the former first lady of Arkansas is in fact.
The right choice for Democrats and when he sixteen.
Is this pitiful is this just -- is this some stuff people say.
On the way to a coronation of boat race as they say it politics or is this something more.
People who know the answer to these questions or have a -- -- good -- there -- plenty.
Has left Colorado to be here with us -- -- -- here with you.
Internet she is the 88 former director of the White House National Security Council yes we it's true.
And Julie rigidity has never been in charge of national security for any or a bank.
Is that not true that.
Well I -- that is that a bass of the world but it's.
Every time I -- the people of Moldova are grateful.
And but you are the former communications director for John -- they you are Fox News contributor and you are delightful okay so -- -- -- -- -- are.
Now here's the thing Brian Schweitzer told real clear politics.
We don't have royal families in this country.
Maybe I'll run for president too but you can't challenge Hillary Clinton from the right inside the Democratic Party regularly.
Now look getting a lot of these people are lining up -- alternative to Hillary she doesn't run rate because nobody's convinced she's gonna definitely -- I'm not convinced she's actually in the country.
And you know I really -- saying I'm not.
Until she gets the plane with her name on the -- that well look I.
Campaign event this weekend at Virginia.
You know until they until the ratings and while I don't know -- I think a lot of these guys are saying OK let's assume that she doesn't run who's the next runner up I want to be me.
Let me get out there and do that I think after seeing a lot of right now.
Okay now -- ceremony for.
So Hillary Clinton.
As as sort of -- Mitt Romney problem for the Democrats she's there.
They know or they feel safe but they want to be romance they want something exciting President Obama told liberals in his party you can't have it all you can't have somebody who has both ideologically in -- -- you.
And that's where somebody like Elizabeth Warren it would seem like that Hillary's weakness would continue to be on the -- Not on the right Schweitzer is a moderate than he is good morning Joseph Democrat is one of those kind of -- It's only know money's an issue -- that he -- the other eight billion dollars and where.
And now he's delusional all the you know all the money in the World Cup and run and -- but there's an authenticity.
Issue and that's where bush went right in the Iran Iraq so it is for the Democrats is Hillary that's an -- -- authentic candidate I think it's interesting you talk about -- -- -- -- Just ended June there was a poll Chris Christie purses galleries on Tuesday and Christie -- -- well.
Everybody I -- so I do think there is this Everyman kind of -- that people are looking for that that you still need to be.
And he needed to be big money can any error in the history so we -- -- back on.
Julie rejects the Alex Murphy followed joined Twitter just we did that is when you -- your -- be on the show you just said enjoy yourself do you think.
Oh -- served as Alan Murphy my feelings are hurt us Friday -- then yeah I mean like happy and enjoy yourself and what is it like that.
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I mean I'm hoping behind it that is meetings Hewlett I'll enjoy -- -- -- Yourself with I think I think he's I think he's saying if you like good good luck with.
Well let's start off cuts so yeah that it at a time.
I myself as -- the -- time.
I'll answer it's so for Democrats.
There is this thing where it's like and they.
-- do the less they think Republicans are credible and Reagan Democrats and it seemed to believe that Republicans will never.
Win the presidency ever -- this -- I know you don't you tomorrow.
But because because this you know this politics you're never far the old citizen or did you think you're never -- down if you think you are.
In and that's always true but for Democrats it's going to be an invitation to not.
Settle for Hillary.
But think about -- -- I wanna be romance video at something else and now I think that's Brian -- bullet necktie I'm just saying that that could beat her Elizabeth Warren -- Howard Dean or somebody that -- gets the juices going.
Well -- dean and all due respect her friend Harry dean you know his time I think this kind of coming got -- right you don't get a second bite of the apple Hillary being the exception by the way -- -- I was gonna say cities.
Yeah immediate exception but look out of it talked about other -- of Chris Christie's the Republican nominee.
Yeah and I think that's a real problem for the Democratic Party I say that a -- who actually knows Chris Christie quite well on a personal level he is.
Incredibly good he is by far in my mind the most talented politician we've seen since Bill Clinton.
-- really yeah I mean unbelievable -- real activist upon an incredible.
And I'm not sure didn't get through the Republican prosecutor got.
-- -- -- This guy this is a guy who is via a US attorney for.
Us northern New Jersey yeah.
Five years ago.
Yeah yeah really the up and listen and I'm from New Jersey I'll tell you he.
It -- it is.
The politicians have Clinton had it Obama had it's an extent but I don't know his charisma it's -- combination of just we'll.
He's you know I wanna go let him too much but he's he's great.
Breaking news breaking this and I do want to get in on this.
The results in distorted -- email that you sent -- doing this I did not even know this I'm ashamed of myself you or campaign consultant to Cory Booker.
I am I -- -- I'm the biggest smile yeah.
-- -- -- Hey how dare you not follow what I do on a daily basis for Irish smoke I'm just I'm confident marshmallow I got -- comes at -- -- -- you know billion now what's been going out of -- These -- -- I want to get as you can watch that race I network yeah I think maybe I was what do you think Sierra let's watch I.
-- -- -- -- I didn't -- -- and making sure.
But in that race Monaghan didn't and he did better than expected he got closer.
Does that tell you anything about Republicans in New Jersey.
You know Chris Christie and me Chris Christie and battling 62 point three -- is -- not.
Yeah I -- an 87%.
Got it right.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- This is true now how did you handle doing all this stuff Cory Booker came out much hotter than -- two dollar fiscal.
That a lot of expectations that has it when I did Tebow thing had a couple of other perhaps as it went through.
Just eleven points would it was usually be considered a wide margin of victory.
There was some expectations.
Miss in that race I -- any problem for when he runs for the full term next.
Think so first I'll look this election was scheduled by Chris Christie's matter -- on a Wednesday in October nobody New Jersey hasn't ever -- -- -- voted I -- in October the turnout was the lowest turnout.
-- history that includes.
When the like -- generals only the top of the ticket I am so incredibly low turnout.
That's one -- still he actually did better than anybody since Bill Bradley.
20/20 five years ago -- Bob Menendez did better than he did.
Last cycle the last cycle Barack Obama -- on top of the ticket so you're you're you're talking about a guy who won by eleven points.
On -- Wednesday October which I think is pretty pretty darn good for somebody who by the way is not an incumbent.
And who exceeded every other election.
You know they're both better they're both better than Bill Bradley or Bob Menendez that Julie -- jet -- -- my mother ship in New York.
Thank you -- it's -- I'm players on our own space.
Candidate -- today we thank you very much you ladies and gentlemen.
Howard -- would you like to talk to him I think -- so you should stick around.
Understand what the polling data sets.
It's 74% of the American people disapprove.
Of the Republican handling.
Of this issue and I agree -- that.
Wouldn't some of us at the beginning that said we're going on a fool's errand to believe that we will be able to -- -- Obama care.
Was John Sidney McCain senior senator from Arizona denouncing.
-- fool's errand for Republicans speaking there on the senate floor this is power play.
And that's fool's -- and the funding obamacare that McCain was talking about.
It is not every day that when you -- big time national debate discussion -- -- -- public poll reference.
As a reason to do or not do something in fact politicians usually shun.
The idea of talking about -- media poll.
Our poll conducted for media outlets as a reason to do anything because it's considered should be.
Uncool you're supposed to say that your leader you don't care what the polls say.
In this shut down -- Republicans that.
For some Republicans I think here.
Very much Howard Kurtz knows how that works.
And I'm -- -- get it right this time as I changed myself wrong.
11 o'clock and 11 o'clock in the morning eastern time on Sunday you were already watching -- purchased -- of us on our experience.
The media was a big part.
Shut down around.
And as it went forward we didn't we were what sixteen days of shut down this -- -- -- attitude.
Does that -- fifteen.
Seem like six months it's so much fun it was so great not sleeping and being here at the bureau eating old tuna fish sandwiches but.
The way that the polling in the way that the media stories about this affected the discussion inside the -- Republican Party was -- What really was striking was that the media narrative was Obama was winning Republicans were losing and I'm sure some people of this liberal bias is is just depressed.
Dignity a chance to read about -- GOP except that a lovely people who were the most caustic in their criticism.
More conservative commentators ranging from.
Chris -- to -- national review.
Two across south of the New York Times.
To John -- Hard to get your commentary all saying that while they sympathize with the effort to defund -- a tough blow up Obama care.
It was simply not going to work -- -- Right and that was -- tactical discuss essentially the program intact discussion but that.
I think you know Brit -- -- commentary.
On the subject that sort of caught fire on this because it is hard work reporters.
You know if you don't understand your subject.
And I think and I think this is a good example.
So this is big this is the buzz right now today in Washington this is -- Bloomberg the new fusion publication Bloomberg business week.
The Tea Party want to cruise and expanded dead -- -- the -- through the looking grass and the glass that crazy as the new normal and so for many in the press.
The view of the of the Tea Party -- or conservatives is crazy but they never were crazy it's OK to use it's not.
The error it used to be what they're ideologically -- and on you -- day.
Now it's like they're intentionally crazy or something -- Can see you don't nut jobs are left wing web sites would do business -- pretty over publication.
So it has become -- I guess because Ted Cruz and his.
You know disdainful of the Republican establishment's.
We're going to stick to our.
Guns and even if it means a shutdown if it means we march up to the brink of default.
It seems to me that you know you could argue that was principle but.
Look foolish you can argue that it was shortsighted.
But certainly made a name for ten crews most of -- And got the point across but there's no dispute here.
GOP as a grant has taken a beating during those sixty days.
No and no doubt about it the but still have Democrats in as many great season for Washington -- -- every.
Terrible and the media don't look great here either because it was a lot of confrontational.
And inflammatory language on cable networks as well and people look at this is just -- all his faults in Washington you're all crazy to use that word.
It's for a season.
For a -- to send an island of sanity and now for the most meta moment of the week Howard what was it like to interview Megyn Kelly.
About her show on which I appear on this network that you were -- but our media critic wrong.
Well to -- thousands of bikers say it was a blast that.
Not just going back and talk about -- show which cover huge hit overnight.
I don't want to talk about herself.
She's actually human being with the securities.
He doesn't actually look as glamorous as -- -- think because chairman -- people have to do work their magic.
Actually five foot to a lot of people don't know that they can do amazing things about it that's exactly is so fun to get the personal side of that it was a good interviews on the show this week.
We have the Fox News -- you know Juan Williams in any hole we totally shut -- -- keep -- correspondent James Rosen.
Weighs in on the very important subject of Paul McCartney's new album as general -- media fixation wind when you can deliver via the the apotheosis of the man's career you you'll know that you've -- -- what you have done for James -- and that's you he can never believe we're -- you make him.
Why should electric car every week.
Don't Howard Kurtz we thank you for making time for to you Internet we always think.
Conference -- were awful lucky that you do we appreciate it we will be back now we've got -- 1030.
You will enjoy that will be back on Monday where you can -- now as we like to do every day but work from our French.
-- structural reform which is what you need.
It would be simple it could be raising the retirement age but Obama does not see himself as a man who came here.
Too restrained to restrict them to diminish the welfare state he came to to be the one who -- completed.
National health care and national pre school.
And -- green energy economy which he creates I don't Washington.
That's a vision he has and the Republicans are simply never going to agree so I see an impasse looming.