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ter. we are back here next sunday morning at 11 o'clock and 5:00 eastern with the latest buzz. >> i am chris wallace, the new congress with the republican majority convenes this week but will they cooperate with president obama or confront him? >> i am being sincere when i say i want to work with this new congress to get things done. >> we will see whether we can work with the president. i hope so. that is what he says. >> we will discuss the g.o.p. agenda with two senators that take over key panels, bob congresser the likely chair of the foreign affairs committee and john thune expected to expected to head the senate commerce committee and mike huckabee considers another try for the white house and ends we his work with fox news.
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>> you there is a great deal of speculation if i would run for president and if i could rule it out i could keep doing the show but i can't make such a declaration. >> we handicap the field from the frontrunners to their favorite long shots. >> plus, a way of new republicans hit washington. >> we will ask two stars of the g.o.p.'s freshman claim in the house of representatives what they hope to accomplish and our power "player of the week," the chief technology officer trying to change how government operates. >> all right now on fox news sunday. >> hello again from fox news in washington. the new year brings a new republican controlled congress to capitol hill and the g.o.p. promises to tackle issues from the keystone xl pipeline to iran
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and try to fine a way to push back against the president's executive actions. joining us now are two senators expected to name to chair two key panels, from tennessee, bob congresser and from south dakota , john thune. before we get to your committees let's take a look at the big picture, relations between the new republican congress and the president. here is how president obama sees 2015. >> where i see a big problem and the opportunity to help the american people, and it is in my lawful authority to provide that help, i will do it. i will then side-by-side reach out to members of congress reach out to republicans and say, let's work together. i would rather do it with you. >> senator corker, can you do business with president obama on some issues such as tax reform and trade authority when he is off taking executive action on
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his own in other areas? >> absolutely. look obviously we have not likes the executive actions that were taken after the lame duck but we understand we have a last serious issues to be addressed. the bigger issues absolutely, they require the president to be involved. with anticipation we look forward to that opportunity. >> senator thank you very much -- senator thune how do you draw the balance of working with the president in areas where there is barn been agreement but also passing measures such as repealing obamacare and trying to undo the executive action on immigration reform which you know he will video. >> chris there are a lot of areas where we can work together. right out of gate we will act in the senate on the keystone xl pipeline. we thing the president ought to sign that into law.
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his own administration has now done five environmental impact statements and they all have said it would have a minimal impact on the government and his own 1279 said it would support 42,000 jobs so it is good for jobs and the economy. we will find out if the president wants to play ball based on our past experience, it would be triumph of hope or experience but you always enter a new session of congress with high hopes. i know republicans in the senate are willing to work with the president on areas where we can create jobs and growth the economy and strengthen america's middle-class. i hope the president will meet us there. >> senator thune, hearing both you and senator corker i get the sense from both of you are more interested in compromise than confrontation. >> chris, a we want to see are solutions, solutions for the american people. we hope the president will meet us there. it takes presidential leadership to do big things in washington, dc. obviously, there are a number of
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things where there is bipartisan support, bills that have passed the house of representatives that have been stalled out in the senate and we want to move the bills and put them at the's' deck and we will find out if he wants to be aing partner. we have big things to do for the american people as far as growing the economy and creating jobs and a stronger middle class. >> anotherator thune and then we will talk with senator corker and talk about the foreign phone, a particular point is immigration. you, the republican congress has only funded the department of homeland security until the end of february while you try to find some way to undo his executive action deferring to deportation for up to five million people in the country illegally, a couple of questions, can you promise the republican congress will not shut down funding for the department that protects our home land? how will senate republicans
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handle someone like ted cruz who could take a harder line and has stood on principle and shut down the government over that? >> we are not going to shut the government down but i think --. >> including the homeland security department? >> including that. it expires in february. we recognize it is important to fund the government now we are in the majority we have the responsibility to do that. who are also going to use the power of the force which is given by the constitution to the congress where we thing he oversteps authority. what he did on immigration, is an example. he said he did not have the legal or constitutional authority to do and this he did it. that needs to be challenged. we will look forry opportunity to do that but it will be important for us to recognize it as a majority in the house of representatives and the senate we have the responsibility to get things done for the country and make sure our government is funded but funded in a way
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consistent with what i think the american people said in the november election they want the congress more involved in the shes and not have the president overreaching as he has in the past with the executive powers. >> let me bring in you senator corker, you are going to be the chair and we have to say you are likely to be because the committee has to vote on it this weekend, but you are going to be the chair of the senate foreign affairs committee and there is so much on your plate that our colleague george will has a colleague in today's paper in which he calls you the senator to watch in 2015 so we will do a lightning round of quick questions and answers. the president's order to renew relations with cuba, will you block any nominee to be a new ambassador to cuba and will you fight the president's effort to relax the trade embargo? >> chris the first thing we want to do is what behavioral change cuba is will to make. you will see some rigorous
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hearings and i don't fully understand what the telecom company being open to going into cuba what that means. no one has seen a list of the political folks that are being released from jail so there is a lot to me and you will see us having hearings before decisions are made as to what to do relative to the action. >> turning to another subject, iran. do you have a veto-proof majority in the senate to pass a new bill in this next few weeks or months that would, if iran walks away from the current talk or if it violates the interim agreement would impose new sanctions. >> there is in question that if this deal falls apart there is going to be additional sanctions and so the banging committee actually deals with sanctions and that is their jurisdiction and i serve on that. the foreign phone committee could take up a bill that calls
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this congress to have to weigh in on any deal. this is the biggest issue we will deal with and for congress not to have a rule it is totally inappropriate. we will move through the competent process and the banging committee will take up an aspect and the foreign relations committee will take up another and through regular order we will see what will happen but i don't think there this is any question about those in iran or around the world that if this falls apart, certainly there will be additional sanctions. the question is when do you do that? when do you signal that. we are paying a lot of attention to what is happening in the negotiations and we are talking to people all around the world and we will see as we move ahead. >> we are in a lightning round so quick answers and questions. guantanamo, the president captured 28 detain yankees out of gitmo this last year. can you block him if he decided to try to close gitmo on his own? >> well, again the
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authorization for the use of military force is an issue that is still open. we have had meeting with the white house over that and part of that relates to what you can do with difficulty me. the fact is, all of us have been open to major changes at gitmo but we are waiting for the administration to lay out a plan, what he is doing right now is not as sensible as laying out a plan for the future as to how we will deal with all of the detainees at gitmo. >> if he tries to close it open his own will you block him? >> we will see. we will see where they going. if he tries to close it on his own, we will see. is there a plan that he has laid out of some keep? that is what we have been seeking for the last six years and that is a plan since he has been in office to deal with the an issue he campaigned on when he was running but has never been forthcoming. >> let me ask you a last question under the lightning
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rounds of quick questions and answers, isis: will your panel pass an authorization for the use of military force to deal with isis and what will you say about the use of ground troops? >> isis what we are hoping to happen is getting the white house to lay out a plan that has a plausible shows a plausible way to the outcome they rhetorically have outlined. it depends. early we will have hearings in january and february and hopefully they will findally cool forth and lay out to us how they will achieve that outcome. that is an important part of any authorization we could put forth with syria. >> thank you, sent thune i will turn to you and the commerce committee is big item is the fact you have to find a way to finance the transportation bill which would pay for upkeep of our highways and the public transit system and with gas prices now under $2.50 a gallon
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would you favor increasing the gas tax? >> i don't favor increasing any tax. we have to look at all of the options. we obviously have a big democrat that to meet the highway bill expires at the end of may and there are $100 billion if a shortfall over what it takes to fund the highway trust fund at current level of operation. obviously we have to deal with that. in are a number ways to deal with that and those discussions continue and we will get to a resolution on that but it is important we fund infrastructure and our committee deals where that and plains trains and automobiles. >> let me interrupt because we are running out of time, senator corker and others have suggested 12 crept a gallon increase, and you sound like you are not ruling that out. >> bob corker has a proposal out there and others have suggestions, as well and we
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appreciate the fact we have solutions being put forward. we don't take anything off the table. it is important to recognize we have a problem, an issue and we need a solution. we need to look at all the possible ways throughout in which we can address the challenge and address the problem. that is one prepare am out there and bob congresser has been taking a strong sand on that issue. >> a final question --. >> chris, if i could, i want to point out yes, we have prepared raising the gasoline tax user fee by 12 cents and also, by offsetting other taxes that americans would pay for it is a revenue neutral but at least it would put our infrastructure on strong footing and that second component seems attorney left out of the conversation most of the time. but, yes be i believe that is what we should for. >> thank you for that clarification. finally, senator thune in the last minute, we talked about keystone xl pipeline, that is not handle by your committee but
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the energy comment takes the lead and it runs through your state. do you have a spree tremendous proof majority in the senate to force the president to approve the keystone xl pipeline pipeline? the question is, whether there are did we will find out if there are moderate democrats in the senate. this is something that has broad bipartisan support in the house of representatives and it has a number of democrats supporting it in the senate. can we get to 67 in the president decides to veto it that is a good question. it will be up to a last temperatures would have expressed support for this in the past whether now that it matters, it is more than a symbolic vote whether they will be there. >> you intend to push that and let me just ask briefly, in 30 seconds if i may if the president decides to veto it, what does that say about him? >> what it will say, he is listening to his left wing base on this issue rather than where
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the american people are who are supportive of the project and where this is a fairly big bipartisan support in the congress. we will see. we are going to get an indication of how the president wants to govern and how he wants to work with republicans in congress. this certainly is going to be a way in which we can measure where he will come down. >> senator thune and senator corker thanks for coming in and joining us. we will follow you in the new year. next 2015 is just beginning but some are talking about 2016 as the presidential fooled tables place. >> what would you like to ask the panel about the run for the white house, go to facebook or twitter and we could use your question on the air.
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the honorable knowing do at this point is to end my tenure at follow. as much as i love doing the show i cannot bring myself to rule out another presidential run. >> former governor huckabee announcing he is ending his show on fox news channel as he decides by this spring on another possible run for president. it is time now for the sunday group, co-host of the "the five," and laura ingraham and president of the liberal think tank the center for american progress. zana, the real clear politics average of recent polls it shows jeb bush is in the lead as you can see a bit of a lead over chris christie and paul ryan and mike huckabee is close
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behind in a third tier as you can see with ran paul and ben carson and scott walker. if he runs, how serious a contender is mike huckabee? >> we are in "let a through flowers bloom," and as we turn the corner this year we are going from wild speculation to slightly more informed speculation of would might run. huckabee will have a strong stand in a few of states particularly starting strong in iowa which is important. what they are all needing to do is figure out some personnel who is going to join up with these guys and what big ideas could they have? the polling showing jeb bush in the front could just be a name i.d. issue at this point and i don't think the polls are accurate yet. >> it is interesting huckabee did not say he was running but he said he cannot be on fox and actively explore and a big issue is money so he will spend the
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next few months trying to explore where he has the financial support to run. we asked you for questions for the panel and we got this from steve on twitter "would will pick the g.o.p. nominee, the media/g.o.p. establishment or the base." how do you answer steve? what are the chances for an insurgent, more conservative candidate knocking off the front runner jeb bush and could huckabee fill that? >> inning can happen this election. electrics are more unpredictable than we like to admit openly this when the country is changing dramatically and the voting population is so upset with both pairs. i look at dark horses and give them more serious consideration than i normally would such as mike pence in indiana. we could have a big surprise. mike huckabee i covered in
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arkansas along with pick bib an interesting guy but he has a lot of baggage starting with his decision to release a man who went on to kill including a wedding regisistry he had in arkansas which was a form of gravity, unethical doing. it would be interesting. >> laura, big picture how do you handicap the right? how strong is jeb bush? who do you see as the republican likely candidates and lastly can any of them beat hillary clinton? >> i disagree slightly with dana who is it is great to see. money is a huge part of this. jeb has been actively courting the top donors, billionaires and multimillionaires trying to lot them down and he has been doing that quite well.
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there is one opportunity to knock off the establishment candidate and that is one conservative alternative to whoever that establishment candidate is. mike huckabee and i like him, i think he is strong but he would do better conserving conserve tip if he ran for one of the two open senate seats, and he decided newt do that. but the idea he will be president of the united states...i predepict that will not happen. >> who is the likely conservative person to run? >> i think this is an interesting play, people -- what if chris christie decides to be the candidate? and chris christie actually decides to take on the bush establishment? what bush representatives, his policies, his popularity what he did on phone policy and on economic policy, i am not saying that is going to happen but it is an interesting thought. the idea there will be 15 conservatives and one of them is going to beat whoever the
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establishment candidate is, maybe chris christie or public it is ludicrous. it will not happy. >> the conventional wisdom on hillary clinton is she had a bad 2014. let me make the case. dead broke corporations don't create jobs you have to empathize with your enemy, can she raise the level of her game? i would say show had a good year and you look at the end of the poll where if she had a bad year and it is still beating republicans by a double digit it it will be brutal for the republican party. she had a book tour, she admitted she had inartful statements on the tour but you saw at the end of the year she had strong support among all corners of the democratic party and with the american public and people see her as a strong leader for the tough times and i don't think happens that took
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that away. >> laura? >> hillary clinton will be covered by the press they will cover for her. >> they --. >> look, hillary clinton will get an easy ride and general will get a fairly easy ride until he is the nominee. if he is. he is the nominee then the president, well, what about the we connections here? >> let me contradict you. she did not get an easy ride on dead broke. >> campaign is about to start. >> in 2020 it was an easy ride. thank you is different you had a charismatic young african-american historic figure would was antiwar and connected with the antiwar sentiment at the time, and this will be entirely different game and the republicans are going to have to bring up their game to defeat the clintons, bill clinton and hillary clinton who are powerful and adept the politics. >> first having covered her since mid-1980's she has never
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gotten an easy ride. second her biggest challenge is she is the establishment. she is politics as usual. she is the in knews and this is an election where people people want transformational train and unless she can show she can run a different campaign. >> if it is bush versus hillary clinton? >> let me bring this up. one thing being said is hillary clinton is tired. >> she have to show if she runs she has in ideas for new times. these are different times from the 1990s and they call for new solutions. she has to do that like any candidate. she will be able to do that because she always has had been a stub standive can bit. >> the reason she so popular people thought she was a strong leader. >> good or bad for clinton if she does not face a serious primary challenge?
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slow would not be forced to move further to the left to cover her liberal flank but she would not have the test that makes someone a better candidate when they face the other party in the general election? >> a primary allows you to make some mistakes and get the see legs. jeb bush has big hairy eyed audacious joels. she has less of a clean state slate and in a tough spot, to win a primary if she get a challenge she needs to a line with someone like rebound but to win the general she needs to govern more like someone like bill clinton both candidates if they ran they will be tied to other people. i want to see, can they break out and become independent, not independent as a party but independent on their own. who are they as people? it could be the first presidential election where we refer to the candidates by their first name, jeb and hillary
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great rates. on tuesday the new republican-led congress will be sworn in. and that will be the first official day on the job for the incoming freshmen class. joining us here to talk about their goals, new y ontuesday-- congratulations. welcome to "fox news sunday." you both beat democratic incumbents congresswoman mack sally, you won the closest house elon.yo won >> i am sure you will get jokes about landslide mcsally. what do you think the voter whose supported you in arizona in your district want you to do?
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do they want to you work with president obama or con prompt? >> my district is very diverse and it does represent america but 50 percent of the people did not vote for me. i heard through the course of the three years campaigning people want congress to work for them? their focus areas from southern arizona are the economy and security. those are the two main issues. domes, business owners can agree they want to grow their small business kids graduated from college want job opportunities and they are not politically charged. they want me to focus on what united us and not what divides us. i will focus on growing the economy and the areas of security: border security i am one of nine border districts with two big military bases and 85,000 veterans. that is the focus. >> we will get to immigration with you in a moment. congressman, you say that president obama's decision to executive action on immigration
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to defer deportation is unconstitutional but we should not shut down the government. where do you put yourself on the spectrum between ted cruz and the tea party but standing up and confront the president and stand on principle even if it means shoulding down the government and speaker boehner saying look for compromise. >> the president's action is unconstitutional. i have a lot of president for the office of president of the united states but it seems like he thinks he is a monarch. over the course of our history we have been sensitive to presidents who view the executive branch in that fashion. it is very important going forward as we hoof into january and february whether it is through legislation or the funding of part of the budget at the end of february we use the power of the purse, that congress uses this emergency sent in november.
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>> are you saying you would let funding for the department of homeland security which runs out in februaries run out, to make a point to the president about immigration? >> all options need to be on the table and we need to utilize the power of the purse and if we show no willingness at all to use that power to our advantage that leverage is immediately off the table. >> you both and i don't think a lot of people will know this, you both serves in the military, congresswoman you were the first woman and we have a picture for commend an air force squadron in combat. how will that experience in the military shape you? >> i spent 26 years in uniform and those who serve we took an oath that is the same oath we are about to take on tuesday. we are very much about serving the country but we need more veterans at time where the world is more dangerous and you only have 20 percent veterans so that experience is going to be
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absolutely vital on the issues of national security making sure our military is strong and capable to deal with the very threats we are facing but also in the military we are solution-or yenned and pragmatic you have to get the job done. that is what the people in southern arizona were looking for from my military background, solution-oriented and getting things done rather than be an ideologue and focused. >> congressman you served in iraq in 2006 and 2007 how does that shape your view and role? we learned so much abut leadership, we have the we we loyalty, duty, respect leg rate and personal courage. so much apathy people are turned off when we have people who are elect the to represented us in washington lacking those values. lacking the core. remembering where they come from.
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that certainly helps. i was in the army no knock on the air force branches the boast possible branch. >> come come on. >> 40 years ago 75 percent of congress were military veterans and now that is less than one in five so a lot of the soldiers and sailors and marines returning home, many are running for office, fortunately; that is good thing for us. >> congresswoman mcsalaryly you served from arizona and appropriated a district in tucson, obviously immigration is a big issue. in the wake of president's executive order how do you think republicans should handle the we immigration issue? should it be about tougher enforcement or should there be an effort to find some path toward legalization? >> we need to address the root causes and do first things first n my district that includes border security as a main focus.
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we have to secure our border. we have trans national and criminal organizations trafficking drugs and people and weapons and money in and out of the our neighbors and we need intelligence help based operations and a better strategy to address the issue because it is a public safety threat and national security threat. the people i am talking if my district, they want to revamp and modernize the legal immigration system so someone would wants to come here to work or they graduate from the university of airs with a phz they don't go back do a competitor but we give them an unit too come here and pay taxes. my district is looking for addressing the root causes but the political maneuverings are addressing the symptoms and we need bipartisan solutions but we have to focus on the root cause which is board security and modernizing the legal immigration system. >> congressman, you are now the only jewish republican member in
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the house with eric cantor having been defeated. are you concerned about the reports of the house majority whip scalise, a dozen years ago, he spoke with a group that was founded by former kkk leader david duke. >> it is important as you mentioned, it was a dozen years ago and the speech was not about what has been reported. the speech is about making the state government where he was serving at the time a more efficient situation. the reports do not mention that it was a dozen years ago or mention that it was a very specific issue to reduce wasteful spending. there are many in the mainstream media would look for any opportunity to try to tear down a republican to help backup the president of the united states and the democrats to congress. the fact of the matter is there has been so much progress, we saw it with the election of the
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youngest woman ever to be elected to congress. >> after after -- an african-american woman elected in utah. thank you is progress, it is undeniable account media is trying to get a head start tear down the republican party. >> congresswoman which is not coming at a good time. do you worry the ask less controversy will hurt republican efforts to reach out to minorities. >> no. you look at the people elected we have a lot of work to do. we still have a little over 100 women, and we do not reflect america and the whole congress regardless of both parties. we need to make sure we are focusing on things not a distraction but getting the job done. the american people clearly spoke they want washington to work for them and we need to focus on getting the job done
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and not sideshows. >> we have a minute left and we will see how well you can play, as you are sworn in how optimistic are you, because everyone talks how unproductive congress is and how gridlocked washington is, that you can do it better and be more productive? >> very optimistic and confident and we will see tax reform the keystone xl pipeline legislation passing and improving foreign affairs and veteran affairs and testing budgets. we have only had one federal budget since 2007 and new we have had a democratic-led senate we have a republican house of representatives to work with and a republican senate. >> we are still divided but it has a long 1,049 days i wanted to step up but i feel confident that with solution oriented people we can show hard working americans we have solutions to help.
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i hope the president relies it is time to get on board and lead and be part of those solutions and i look forward to helping address the issues that are related to the economy and security which are the things i was sent to fight for. >> thank you both for joining us today. please come back. a what happens when the 114th congress convenes this week? will they get anything done? will it be as dysfunctional administration ever? that is ahead.
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good example, keystone xl pipeline. good example, 40 hour work week. repealing a medical device tax. voting on the individual mandate of obamacare, the things we know the american people don't
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like and would like to see us address. >> new senate majority mcconnell laying out the agenda for the opening weeks of the republican-controlled senate. laura, you heard mcconnell's initial plan is he trying for the right balance between compromise and confrontation. >> an interesting poll and 64 percent of republicans think speaker boehner doesn't do enough to oppose obama which is contrary to what the media mean you have for work with obama, i don't think it is smart for republicans to fall into that. they have to have a pathway to progress and prosperity. but people around the country watching tonight, i don't think they are obsessed with, can republicans work with obama? they are obsessed with what they see as a country in decline. some economic progress, that is great but the middle class is stuck. they want to feel like republicans are fighting for them. that means oppose the president
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not just with the board security bills on immigration, on the issue even forms and obamacare and real repeal and replace but real action. the idea of, you have to work with obama, when it works for the republican party and the middle class yes but as an an approach? they should get rid of the process and focus on the politics. >> neera, how aggressive do you think the president obama will be going off on the executive actions. would he dare and the administration is not ruling it out, would he day to close guantanamo on his own? if he continues on that path does he rib the opportunity to have compromises between the republican congress and the democratic white house? >> i don't know what he will do on guantanamo, he has actually had that position for a long-term and gotten re-elected. the president wants to work .
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>> the position he could do it on his own without congress. >> the president should want to work on congress with things they can be working together on. i don't think it means it is everything he was elect on but there should be areas to fine meaningful things put together. on immigration, on infrastructure, there are areas where the republican party in the past has had a position close to obama, including comprehensive immigration reform and infrastructure investment. >> part of the republican party was for comprehensive immigration reform and a lot has been against it. >> we got a lost republicans who are in the senate now who vote if a bill just a few years ago. >> it died in the house of representatives. >> now we are in an era of bipartisan feeling. >> does that mean the president
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will go over to the president side? >> we can see if we can get together. it cannot just one side gives, republicans ask for things and the president takes. it is the deal they offer. >> we all gray that country is hurting but we all say we are unstable but we fight for what we agree. the american people doesn't want to fight be they want the progress. i significant what will happen is the best thing the president will get is through executive action and the republicans will get the best from the court showing you how dysfunctional we are. we turning to the courts rather than the two broom byes that are to solve the problems. >> big case of obamacare before the courts. >> wait wait, wait you heard republicans and you heard mcconnell talk about tax reform and giving the president trade authority and a deal on infrastructure and you say it will not happen. >> i have heard a lot of great
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things from the president and speaker boehner and mcconnell and it does not happen. words are chief. i have seen in indication that neither party has the ability or well to work together and solve problems. i would love toen wrong. >> am i living in an alternative universe? you had two members energy and enthuse, and they were elected with a lost goals in mine. you have the fact that a lot of the vision in the democrat so on two of those things that mcconnell wants to put forward -- keystone xl pipeline and infrastructure -- you could get bipartisan majority on those and president obama will have to actually make decisions because harry reid has been his veto pen for so many of the congresses and you think of all of the bills that the house of representatives passed on jobs, jobs jobs, those will come over to the senate and pass and the president will have to decide --. >> wait, you still have the
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question of the filibuster not getting 60 vote. >> they will on some but you have to watch for president obama has a new a new legislative affairs team in nt oba place to work with the congress.e i think that they will start to congr make some decisions of you can get things done in the last two me years of a divided government.in things didn't fall apart, but here's the difference. when president bush lost the majority going into '07 and '08.ork wi now it's president bush is going presi to go work with democrats. it's that the democrats had to e making go work with president bush. >> >> let's take energy reform for ergy example.ref we all need a comprehensive energypo policy in the united ountry states. what are we fighting about? keystone keystone. >> one of the most interesting things i think happening is that in defeat. is
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obama looks like he's setting loo the agenda. his poll numbers are up, he has e a bounce in his step. but he is rising in the polls as the he comes across this near defeat across the board. defe the republicans shouldn't fall into the media trap of we have into to t work with obama. obama is going off of on his own.a. he's draining gitmo, he's going oing t to keep proceeding a pace. e the economy has been improving with two things gridlock and president obama. grid lock in certain cases. >> i don't think gridlock is o part of their problems the country is still ailing on the ood economy obama, he's up in the t obam polls because he's doing things that are popular. the last couple of years, we
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have had stagnation in congress. >> the democrats lost the ll i november election. >> i think the message was doingoing nothing is a failure. and so doing nothing -- >> why did they reward the republicans? >> doing nothing over the last few years, is -- he's had a one, two-year high in the polls now in the because people are responding to o good economic news and the ortant president is i taking action on >> issues that are important to the country. lsay, >> let me say something to you, ron. as i hear party of this constitution, you have divided hey government there and they were able, able, some say the president wasinton kind of forced to go and get things like welfare reform.elfare can we get that kind of get t agreement here. >> we hashould.e there's plenty of incentive for it. i don't see any evidence that i don' either side ist capable of it. they both lost a little bit,
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they both won a little bit politically and the country won. >> all right i'm going to take as abl the hopeful note one this. i'm going to be with dana.. thank you, panel. next up next our power player of the week, the nation's chief technology offer on a jetson future for the government.rnment.
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when the white house rolled out the when the white house rolls out the obama care website, we saw how badly things can go when the government isn't up to speed on technology. now the government is getting some help in that area straight from silicon valley. here's our power player of the week. >> you know you here iq and eq i think of tq technical quotient. more people are using those skills to join our colleagues here. >> megan -- appointed by president obama last fall to apply cutting edge tech ideas to government programs. for instance, her team helped develop a new ebola suit. that's easier to remove with a zipper in the back. >> u how different is the
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culture of washington from silicon valley. >> it's almost a little bit more academic, versus corporate there's not a ceo type style of being in charge. >> smith comes from google x, that company's lab for next generation projects which has developed ideas like those drone delivery systems. >> they call them moon shots, just like kennedy. >> she says she wants to transfer that approach to government. what is sand boxing. >> it's like it sounds. >> smith says tech people can help policy officials pray with ideas, like new uses for unmanned aerial vehicles. >> somewhere in our future is a jetson future. but we're not there yet, we're just beginning to play with this idea of delivering critical medical devicesthrough uav or to look at crops for a farmer.
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>> one thing that's pushing is teaching every kid to write computer code, making it a basic part of school. >> we would never teach them not to write when we teach them to read. but we teach them about science without teaching them to make and create. >> she says that -- why was the obama care website so messed up. >> we need people who have tq in the room when we're making decisions. so we had contracted a lot of technology out to other people and weren't really having the some of the architects in the program. >> megan smith says she got an early start from mandatory science fairs at her school. at mit she was part of a team that raceded a solar car across
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australia. >> at night we would go and sneak in and build our car at night and then go to sleep for a little while and then go to class. >> now she faces her toughest challenge. try to turn government agencies more into tech startups. >> you set a goal way out there, but you start, what's a problem in the world worth solving what's a technology that sounds a lot like science fiction but it just might work. >> megan smith says american women are actually going backwards in technology. more women got computer science degrees four years ago than do today. she's determined to get more girls involved in math and science. now this program note. nextal next week we'll have an interview with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff martin dempsey. that's it for today.
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