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inton.com. you go to the website and it's a bad link. a picture of her, donald duck little chelsea and bill clinton in his bubba days at arkansas. >> i bet that was planned. but it's still pretty funny. come on. >> "special report" next. this is a fox news alert. i'm bret baier in washington. president obama is taking cuba off the list of state sponsors of terrorism. it's a move the president telegraphed late last year when he announced the u.s. and its southern neighbor were ending a half century of hostility. let's start there and get the latest from kevin cork at the white house. >> it was a move that was certainly expected out of this white house. here's what happens next. cuba will remain on the list of sponsors of terror for the next 45 days until that designation is officially rescinded unless congress can come up with a veto-prove override which would seem highly unlikely at this point.
that would leave three nations on the list. sudan syria and iran. now, the latter was the focus of another major story here in washington today as the attention shifted to the white house's nuclear arms talks with that country. this as the senate foreign relations committee voted 19-0 for engagement in that process. >> this legislation is exactly the congressional review that we've been working on for day one. >> reporter: the proposal requires an initial review period of 30 days that the president submit a final agreement to congress and certify to congress every 90 days that iran is complying with the deal. >> what this does, it means that the sanctions that have been put in place by this body, by the senate and by the house cannot be lifted cannot be lifted without the administration bringing to us every detail of the bill. >> reporter: significantly the compromise drew the support of
colorado senator barbara boxer which could create a veto-proof coalition. for its part the white house remained cautiously optimistic but wanted to see the fine print. >> enough substantial changes have been made that the president would be willing to sign it because it would reflect the kind of compromise that he'd be willing to sign. >> reporter: president obama and iraqi prime minister abadi met at the white house. it comes as isis in iraq killed at least 20 in attacks across the country and launched an assault on one of its major oil refineries. setbacks not indicative of strategic erosion. >> there's always going to be an ebb and flow to the conflict. we're not denying the progress that's been made. >> reporter: the white house's relationship with iraq in the fight against isis is a complicated one that at times has the u.s. iraq and iran all fighting a common enemy. >> we expect iran to have an important relationship with iraq
as a close neighbor. >> reporter: it's a complexity not lost on jordan's king abdullah ii who shares a border with iraq. as it grows from iraq to lebanon to pakistan and thereon. >> you have to deal with all these different cards to have a better understanding you've got to connect all these dots together. >> reporter: further complicating matters russia's decision to sell iranians as rocket propelled system. to scuttle an arms deal before they've had a chance to evaluate a comprehensive agreement. the threat for secretary kerry seems to be what he's trying to sell congress on. because what's been coming out of the white house and the state department seems to be the exact opposite of what we're hearing out of tehran. it's that disconnect that seems to be hurting his. i. >> kevin corke on the north
lawn. libyan officials are confirming to fox news that isis is expanding its foot print in north africa. isis wants to use libya as a springboard foreattacks on neighboring countries and europe. there's concern isis will use air strips it's captured in eastern libya to launch attacks. the 2016 presidential race in focus tonight. hillary clinton begins her second campaign with a trip to the state that was the beginning of the end to her first. while florida senator marco rubio goes back to his day job one day after formally entering the race. we have fox team coverage tonight. rubio begins to stake out asnd clarify his position. and we start with ed henry covering the clinton campaign in iowa. >> bret, good evening. hillary hasn't driven a car in 20 years but she came to this auto tech lab at a college in iowa to try to crank up her
campaign. call it hillary clinton 2.0, the public getting its first real glimpse at her second stab at the white house. >> let's talk later. thanks you all. >> reporter: she had been on a road trip for two days but today was her first look at her campaign vehicle dubbed scooby as she was driving under the radar, and she appeared to have little interaction with voters at least based on this surveillance photo. of her grabbing a meal at chipotle behind some shades. this was clinton the celebrity trying to become clinton the candidate. aiming to connect with middle-class voters by talking about the weather. >> it was fine. i thought it was great in illinois. >> reporter: clinton is trying to shake off a winter of her own left out in the cold here in the hawkeye state seven years ago when she finished third in the caucuses.
she's building a case at a rural community college which has the feel of a scripted unscripted event. her mere arrival sparking a media circus. >> we've got to figure our country how to get back on the right track. and i'm running for president because i think that americans and their families need a champion. and i want to be that champion. >> reporter: pundits assume everyone already has their minds made up about clinton, though some of the students here suggested otherwise. >> she was in the senate or something. i don't really know much about her honestly. so -- she must be pretty big. everyone's coming out here for it. >> reporter: so big that republican pacs are already trying to sell vat clinton to be their general election opponent. >> losing ground. >> we're losing ground in key states including iowa. >> are you saying america should blindly trust her judgment? >> do you remember whitewater, do you remember travelgate you remember pardongate do you remember benghazi? >> less than half say mrs.
clinton is honest and trustworthy. >> reporter: top clinton advisers told fox they're tofocus focused on winning the democratic nomination even as they shielded the candidate from questions about her e-mail and other issues. >> hillary will be doing a lot of interviews. but at the beginning of the campaign she didn't want the focus of a national stage. >> reporter: at the end of the event she did walk up to the media and was peppered with several questions. she only gave one answer that repeated her message here. joe biden says he's still weighing whether or not to get in and challenge clinton. now, to the newest candidate to get into the race. at 43 marco rubio is also the youngest of the confirmed candidates. he's seeking to draw a contrast between himself and his elders in both parties. chief political correspondent carl cameron. >> reporter: one day after
announcing his campaign florida senator marco rubio was back at the senate foreign relations committee contemplating how to review any potential nuclear deal with iran. rubio was asked about immigration reform having abandoned his plan for a path to citizenship for those two years ago he may also back off his current lesser proposal that unauthorsed aliens come forward and pass background checks get some permanent status. >> people saying they should only have the work permit for the rest of their live, i don't think that's the best idea. but if that's the only way we can move forward on it i would explore it. >> reporter: they worry that his bid could be overshadowed by hillary clinton's announcement the day before. instead his reference to clinton is politics of the past has gone viral. >> just yesterday, a leader from yesterday began a campaign for president by promising to take us back to yesterday.
yesterday's over. >> reporter: rubio's happy if republicans apply that zinger to jeb bush, too, and further argues it's about preserving the american dream for more than just the rich and powerful. new jersey governor chris christie explored the explosive issue of entitlement reform. accused washington of ignoring a crisis and put raising the eligibility ages for both medicare and social security on the table in addition to cutting benefits for the wealthiest americans. >> i propose a modest means test that only affects those with nonsocial security income of over $80,000 a year and phases out social security payments sbeerly for those that have $200,000 a year in retirement income. >> christie and other sitting governors are expected to hold off their announcements until late june when most finish their budgets. dr. carstens looks like he's
running. the potential candidates will reconvene for a cattle call. dubbed the first of the nation primary summit and more than a dozen would-be presidents would be on hand. >> carl cameron in miami. thank you. the dea in the hot seat over agents attending sex parties paid for by colombian drug lord. fox 5 in atlanta with harsh sentences for educators in what has been called the largest test score cheating scandal in u.s. history. only two of ten took up a judge's offer to admit guilt in exchange for a light sentence. eight others received punishments of up to 20 years serving seven in prison and 13 years probation. wraz in raleigh, north carolina with the arrest of a man in connection with a shooting death at a local community college. authorities found kenneth stancil this morning sleeping on a florida beach. he's accused of gunning down a
school employee yesterday. this is a live look at a cloudy seattle from q-13 fox our affiliate out there. the big story an airline contractor says he fell asleep inside a plane's cargo hold. the crew and passengers heard the man banging and crying for help shortly after takeoff. the pilot returned to seattle-tacoma airport where the worker was discovered. that's tonight's live look outside the beltway from "special report." we'll be right back. 's newest energy superpower. surprised? in fact, america is now the world's number one natural gas producer... and we could soon become number one in oil. because hydraulic fracturing technology is safely recovering lots more oil and natural gas. supporting millions of new jobs. billions in tax revenue... and a new century of american energy security. the new energy superpower? it's red, white and blue. log on to learn more.
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the head of the drug enforcement administration was peppered with questions from lawmakers today about agents participating in sex parties, and that's just the beginning. our correspondent has the rest of a wild story. good evening. >> good evening, bret. today's hearing was called after the release last month of an inspector general's report that found dea agents in bogota accepted gift money and sex from the very drug cartels they were fighting.
it's as corrupt local bogota police officers quote, arranged sex parties with prostitutes funded by the local drug cartels for these dea agents at their government-leased quarters over a period of several years. while the report also found a few cases of sexual misbehavior among fbi and u.s. marshal service staff it was the dea administrator who came in for the brunt of this three-hour grilling. >> these weren't simple mistakes. this went on and on and on. multiple reports of sex parties and loud parties to the point that the landlord was actually complaining back to our government about how to control our own federal employees who were serving overseas. >> she struggled to answer some basic questions over how the sex parties went on for years and how the severest punishment amounted to a mere two-week suspension. >> why can't you fire people? everybody else can be fired. why can't you fire people that work for you? >> under the civil service laws,
i can't intervene in the disciplinary process. >> she also said that she was unaware of whether any of the prostitutes were under age. the report says the behavior exposed to agents to possible coercion extortion and blackmail. one committee member wants the unnamed agents involved to be quote named and shamed. bret? >> we'll follow it doug. thank you. the doc fix is back up on capitol hill and it is a bitter and expensive pill to swallow for many lawmakers. chief congressional correspondent mike emmanuel examines the bill and its impact on your wallet. >> reporter: congress is trying to finish up a permanent fix to an annual problem, reimbursing doctors for treating medicare patient. the risk is if it falls apart, doctors would immediately take a 21% cut and would likely stop seeing medicare patients. the house passed a bipartisan compromise late last month costing more than $200 billion with $141 billion added to the
deficit. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said it isn't perfect but deserves a vote. >> senate will soon consider legislation that's designed to ensure seniors on medicare don't lose access to their doctors. it's a solution to a broken medicare payment system that has vexed congressional leaders of both parties literally for years. >> reporter: ted cruz, a 2016 candidate for president, announced today he would not paurt the bill saying, quote, any deal should be fully paid for and include significant and structural reforms to medicare. the house vote was 392-37 overwhelmingly bipartisan and members are urging the senate to get it done. >> if they want to pull the medical profession through the rat hole and the public through the rat hole one more time, that's their privilege but we helped them with a solution. >> if the money for the doc fix stays in the deficit, if you earn $15,000 it would be 4.33,
if you earn $250,000 or more, your share would be $13,877.22. if you like to put your salary into our taxpayer calculator to figure out what the medicare doc fix would cost you, go to foxnews.com forward slash doc hyphen fix. after all, it is your money. >> it is indeed, mike, thank you. renters should expect another increase in apartment costs this year. commercial property tracker reese says despite more apartments being built, rent is projected to rise 3.33%. rents have risen 14% since 2010. retail sales jumped up in march for the first time in four months helped by cheap gas and warmer weather. mixed day for the market, the dow grew 60 points the s&p 500 was up 3.
the nasdaq dropped 11. the economic dangers on the horizon. first a look at a past so-called inevitable presidential candidate and candidates and how often they did not reach the finish line. bring us your baffling. bring us your audacious. we want your sticky notes, sketchbooks, and scribbles. let's pin 'em to the wall. kick 'em around. kick 'em around, see what happens. because we're in the how-do-i-get-this-startup- off-the-ground business. the taking-your-business- global-business. we're in the problem-solving business. 400,000 people - ready to help you solve problems while they're still called opportunities. from figuring it out to getting it done we're here to help.
presidential politics are a marathon not a sprint as hillary clinton learned back in 2008. tonight john roberts takes a look back at some presidential favorites and the dangers of so-called inevitability. >> i'm back. >> reporter: it's been said america doesn't like a coronation. the idea that hillary clinton is inevitable irks many democrats. especially her potential rivals. >> i think history's full of examples where the inevitable
front-runner is inevitable right up until they're no longer inevitable. >> reporter: martin o'malley is on solid ground with that claim. just ask rudy giuliani who led the pac a year before the primaries. or take william seward. he was a shoo-in for the nomination in 1860 until a little known one-term congressman named abe lincoln came along. and let's not forget hillary clinton in 2008. it happens all the time. how do some of these inevitable candidates end up as road kill? >> when they end up as road kill i think it's because an insurgent candidate comes along who is able to kind of appeal to the sentiment of voters that someone is taking them for granted. >> reporter: in 1984 walter mondale was the inevitable mommenee but not before he nearly lost to gary hart. >> you can have a great campaign operation, but if someone else catches fire, particularly
against a candidate, that rocket ship has extra fuel in it because of what they're trying to do. >> reporter: when gary hart seemed inevitable three years later he imploded in spectacular fashion after some monkey business with donna rice. whatever the reason, inevitability is not all it's cracked up to be, although hillary may be inevitable inevitable candidate there's ever been. >> i don't see anyone in a position to make a serious run at her. >> reporter: that's said, it's almost ten months between now and the iowa caucuses. she'll have sole command of the spotlight on the democratic side. it's a long time to be under the hot lights of the campaign. bret? >> john thank you. what do you think? do you think either hillary clinton or jeb bush is inevitable? let me know at facebook.com/bretbaiersr or on twitter and you can use the # special report. three, two, one.
and liftoff. the falcon soars from its perch toward the international space station. >> a successful blast off late this afternoon for the spacex unmanned rocket set to deliver two tons the of supplies to the international space station. the launch was followed by the third attempt to land the used booster rocket on a floating platform off the florida coast so that it could be reused in the future. spacex's owner tweeted that the rocket hit the platform but too hard for survival. the president-elect of nigeria admits 219 school girls kidnapped one year ago by boko haram terrorists may never be found. locals are marking the solemn anniversary by changing slogans from bring back our girls now and alive to never to be forgotten. up next, a former treasury secretary and goldman sachs ceo tells fox news two world powers need to work together to keep
here's chief washington correspondent james rosen. >> reporter: for more than two decades as a top investment banker and ultimately a secretary of the treasury under george w. bush henry hank paulson has led the u.s. effort to help china develop its economy and to persuade beijing to play by the rules. now the former goldman sachs ceo has distilled the lessons he's learned about the world's largest economy in a new book titled "dealing with china." >> and how have you seen china's economy change over that time? >> well, just dramatically. i tell the story in first part of this book about working with the chinese leaders on some of the landmark transactions the first ipo of china mobile or their first oil deal petrochina and helped drive reform and opened the country up to more competition and economic development. >> reporter: paulson credits chinese leaders for moving
towards a free market economy over the last four decades and thereby lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty. and he sees xi jinping china's president as a committeded economic reformer who has amassed extraordinary political power in service to those reforms. >> he's also staked out a very important agenda domestically strong anti-corruption campaign big emphasis on pollution, food safety, property rights, big income disparities. he's effectively ended the one-child policy done away with forced labor camps and it's really not only in the chinese people's interests but in america's interests that he has success in dealing with some of these issues. >> reporter: with china's economy growing by about 7% a year and accounting for nearly a third of global carbon emissions, paulson argues washington has little choice but to find ways to collaborate constructively with the communist regime even as he
recognizes, somewhat begrudgingly under probing questioning, how badly china behaves including brutally cracking down on freedoms at home, erecting trade barriers and conducting cyber theft and espionage against u.s. corporations and government. >> given certain aspects of the conduct of the chinese government that we've already witnessed and agreed upon, should we readily assume that china's statistics that it puts out, that it issues officially about its economy, its gdp or what have you are always honest? >> well, that is a problem. there are a good number of things you can look at. and it's not very difficult to see that the economy has been growing at a very rapid rate. >> reporter: in private, do chinese leaders pay lip service to the idea that they are committed to political liberalization, albeit over time. >> xi jinping has been really
quite straight forward about the fact that they have a different system, that they don't aspire to develop into a western-style multi-party democracy they don't welcome western values, and they have an economic model that has run out of steam. it's been too reliant on exports and debt's been growing faster than their economy overall. so the challenge for china is to reboot its economy and he's trying to do all of this without adequate government institutions or a legal system with a rule of law. he's modernizing the legal system trying to make it more consistent and professional. he's -- >> within limits. >> absolutely. because this is a legal system that applies to everyone but the communist party. and cyber espionage is something
that governments, all governments major governments gather information from others okay? the chinese government the u.s. government, the israeli government, the russian government, the french government and so on. but again those activities don't necessarily differentiate the chinese government from other major powers. >> reporter: they're not more aggressive than israel, france and germany towards the u.s.? >> i can't comment on that in any kind of detail. i'm just simply saying that they're a very large economy -- country. and it is very difficult, at least when i was there to tell where the -- you know where the cyber intrusions were coming from. because this is a country without a strong rule of law. >> reporter: paulson credits president obama for pursuing investment and trade accords across asia, but in dealing with china, paulson argue, u.s. policymakers need to be making, quote, a much bigger effort to get big things done including
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the alternative to this negotiation, this ongoing negotiation it's frightening to the american people. they don't want another war. >> i've been strongly pro the need for congress algional approval. there's been some suggestion that if you think you need congress to approve this, you're anti-diplomacy. there's also been some suggestion that if you need congress to approve this, you're pro war. that's offensive. >> a committee that voted 19-0 to move this congressional bill
forward. that would require congress to weigh in on any iran deal. the white house today saying the president would sign this amended bill and they've lifted their veto threat. amazing how the numbers changed that. let's bring in our panel. george will, mara liasson and charles krauthammer. there's a veto-proof majority in the senate for getting chronic to sign off. >> yes. if you have forgotten what it looks like to have a senator acting like a senator or if you've never seen it before look at corker. this is what it looks like, the patience of politics giving where he can, drawing lines on what he can't give up on. he said to the president look, if this deal is as wonderful as you say it is why can't you sell it to us? i think that convinced a lot of his people. also said this is going to help obama because he has by his ard or for an agreement has shown
that he'll take anything. now his negotiators can turn to the iranians and say, look we have these congressmen behind us and they're being difficult. and it will strengthen their position. furthermore, this is an extension of the revival of congress against presidential caesarism on the affordable care act, on immigration, on no child left behind on a whole range of matters the president has said i can undo laws on my own. this is corker and the others saying, no, we legislated sanctions and those that were legislated must be unlegislated. >> a 30-day initial review, final agreement submitted to congress then the president has to make sure every 90 days to congress that iran is complying. >> that's right. and the white house would not have wanted -- originally didn't want anything like this. they did bend to reality, but they got a 30-day review instead of 60.
they have to prove that iran is not sponsoring terrorism. >> isn't that a little strange, they don't have to certify? >> because they argued this is not about iran stopping its support for terrorism. that's why they don't want it to have the bomb to give to terrorists. the biggest thing that the white house got was that the vote that congress will take after it gets this entire deal with all the details to look at is whether or not to lift congressionally mandated sanctions. that's what the white house wanted all along, those can't be lifted without a congressional vote anyway. it's not a vote to kill the deal or not, it's a vote to say we've looked at the deal and now we'll agree to raise sanctions or not. lift sanctions. >> russia now says they're going to sell these missiles systems to iran. the white house is weighing in on that. and again trying to separate that from this negotiation. >> obviously we have expressed our concerns directly to the
russians about the possible sale of this anti-ballistic missile system to the iranians. the concerns that we have, though, are, while significant are separate and apart from the ongoing negotiations that are aimed at preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> so in other words, take off the terrorism requirement take off the s-300 missiles. >> we have expressed our concerns. well i'm sure they're trembling in moscow and tehran. this is an extremely important thing that has happened. what the russians are giving the iranians is the most sophisticated air defense system on the planet. you can track 100 targets at once. it means that once it arrives in iran and installed by the end of the year, they'll be essentially invulnerable to israeli or even american attack. so when obama says if they cheat, we can reimpose sanctions, military option everything is on the table
that's no longer so. but look at why this occurred. this was done by the russian in response to the announcement three weeks ago, the giddy announcement by the secretary of state of state in geneva in lausanne that we had this interim agreement which in fact we do not have, z as we heard from the iranians there's no agreement on sanctions, no agreements on inspection, no agreements on anything of substance. in order to make it look like we had an agreement which was done as way to stop congress from acting at the time, we make this announcement, the russians say, well, if there's already this agreement, if we're already on the path, we're now going to allow the sale of the missiles. this is the damage done before the agreement is even signed. imagine what the damage is going to be afterwards. >> you can't get those sanctions back once you lift them. the sanctions regime is already falling apart if russia's already leaving the fold. >> right. >> to that point i just returned from amman jordan this morning and just to
reiterate what king abdullah said about lumping all these things together -- >> iran has a lot of different cards it plays. one it is obviously of tremendous importance to the united states and is being discussed now is the nuclear one. but it does have its role in iraq as i mentioned with its influence sometimes in baghdad. it does have its support to the regime in syria. it does have its support for hezbollah and lebanon and to an extent in syria. it has its presence in yemen, the horn of africa. it does play its influence in afghanistan. it has its tensions with pakistan on its borders. so when you deal with iran, you have to deal with iran with all these different cards to have a better understanding of it. you've got to connect all these dots together. all these issues are of instability. so these are things that have to be discussed with the iranians.
you can't i think, discuss them in isolation. >> but that george is what's happening. the administration is discussing it in isolation. >> that's right. and evidently russia did not get obama's memo saying that iran is an isolated country. they're not isolated. they're now back into what obama smilingly calls the community of nations. charles is right, of course, that these missiles, the s-300s will make a preemptive disarming attack on iran much more difficult, but i think that was highly unlikely anyway. but this is evidence that the mere fact of the negotiations themselves served to, in a way legit mate the regime and legit mate dealing with the regime and people rush to do so. >> this is why henry kissinger and george shultz were begging the administration to have a comprehensive policy on how you're going to deal with iran as a whole. >> and king abdullah is joining in the plea. that's what's connecting the dots. what he's saying in a measured
way, read between the lines i'm astonished that the united states looks at iran extending its aggression everywhere. he names all the countries. is now extending its influence, destabilizing, threatening all of its neighbors and the united states, together with the idea about the missiles being supplied, is pretending as if it can do the nuclear deal in isolation. it's going to be feeding the treasury -- apart from the fact that it gives iran a path to develop nukes, it's going to be putting hundreds of billions of dollars into the iranian treasury precisely to accelerate its aggression and obama's idea that it will moderate its aggression is simply lunatic. >> quickly, mara, today the official word that cuba was off the state sponsor of terrorism -- states that sponsor terrorism. now just left on that is syria, sudan and iran. cuba is still harboring known terrorists that we list as terrorists. what about this move? >> well the criteria is whether it has supported international
terrorism in the last six months, and apparently it's given assurances to the u.s. that it's not going to do so in the future. so those were the criteria laid down by the law and this was not a surprise. the president has made pretty clear he's going to do this and he's going to move forward with this. >> and the castros are reliable, as we know. >> next up the panel talks 2016 movements on both sides.
dysfunctional political system and get unaccountable money out of it once and for all, even if that takes a constitutional amendment. and we need to protect our country from the threats that we see and the ones that are on the horizon. we've got to figure out in our country how to get back on the right track. >> back on the right track. not sure the obama administration wants to hear that but hillary clinton on the stump in iowa we're back with the panel. george, you're take. >> that's the awkward part of this i will clean up the mess in washington and make it more fair than its current and equitable position. i hope americans heard her one of her four fundamental goals is to change the first amendment to empower the class restricting the quantity content and timing of political speech about the political class. i don't think anyone has ever announced running for president that they wanted to change the bill of
rights. her ideas are so unbelievably past sell by date. she wants 23rd increase in the minimum wage since 1938. free community college which means get someone else to pay for it besides the people getting the education. at the end of it all it's nault is what she is going to stress. inequality has rocketed because of zero interest rate policy which has the purpose of chasing all the liquidity in the country and equity at this time. the stock market goes up for the enormous benefit of the 10% of americans who own 80% of the stocks. >> not phrased the way george phrased it. it's more of a dog whistle to the left of the party on citizens united. >> what leapt out at me from that list of four things there was only one things on it citizens united i don't think narcorubio would disagree with those other three things. big money that tells you how
big an issue it is for the democratic left. citizens uniteside a very big deal. she started out by saying those at the top are doing better. she also pointed out, which is true that even when workers productivity goes up, it doesn't reflect it in wage increases. so i think as she is reintroducing herself to iowa, the state where she came in third in 2008, she is making sure she kind of pushes all the buttons and touches all the bases with the democratic party. >> what about the dynamics her charles the whole going small. the small events even though the media following her is just a crush of cameras there was a melee trying to get a picture of the van, scooby or whatever she calls it what about that? going small is about the only way she can go. she tried going big in 2008. she couldn't outspeech and outrally barack obama. she doesn't have opponent. she is not good at that she is not bill. she is not even good at
going small. it beats going large and being a flop. that's not her strength. but, i find it simply astonishing that she could campaign by proclaiming one of her big goals is to get big money out of politics. i mean, isn't that a little bit peculiar coming from the clintons who are the most legendary raisers of money who sold the lincoln bedroom among other items in the past and is her cause? she has such an unbelievable inauthenticity problem any time she says something like that i can't take it seriously. we are on the wrong track. her party has been in power for six years. country is running on the wrong track i will put it on the right track? >> governor christie talking about raising retirement raising social security age. gave us a glimpse much the americans future means testing of entitlement programs. making them more progressive. less generous to the wealthy. he is up against the
dominating fact of our politics which is we now have the politics of gerantocracy one third of the country is over 50 years old. elderly vote more than younger people. that is important to them. >> chris christie is having a hard time if you listen to everybody getting off the block in competition with other ones is raising social security age the way to get them back in this race? >> i don't know. i give him points for being courageous because not only are the elderly an important block, they are really important block in the republican party more than they ever have been. that is one of the production' main -- republicans main kinsey groups. bite the hand that feeds the republican party. trying hard. is he so unpopular in his home state and that's going to be a real obstacle for him. >> there are tweets and messages coming in to make sure that your eye is okay. >> the blood in the eye. i should never have borrowed harry reid's exercise
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those. i can see those all night. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair beings balanced and unafraid. kimberly guilfoyle is "on the record" tonight. developing now battle under iraq for key battle isis is closing in. as the battle rages in iraq today the iraqi prime minister is in washington. making an in person appeal to president obama. but what does iraq need from the u.s. to take out isis? also, turkey deporting an isis recruit with a frightening connection to a british politician. "on the record" will take you live to london. but first international business aaron is just back from the front lines of iraq she joins us live from istanbul. erin, thank you for being on the program tonight. what is happening with this oil