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know ♪ where the treetops glisten ♪ and children -- ♪ >> merry christmas, welcome to washington. breaking tonight a scare in the holy land on this holy day for christians. benjamin netanyahu was evacuated during a campaign event following a rocket attack in southern israel. the israeli army has yet to respond or comment on the strike. >> we can confirm one rocket has been fired into southern israel and as we speak updates are coming in the israelis are responding with airstrikes against factions there. multiple training sites were hit
with these strikes. benjamin netanyahu was rushed off the stage to a bomb shelter for the second time this year after the rocket targeted the city was campaigning in. the last person to shoot at him is, quote, gone. he was referring to the palestinian islamic jihad militant who was assassinated by israel last month following orders he gave to fire rockets towards israel and then you in september. we are speaking with sources in the gaza strip this evening including hamas, the grouping control of gaza to get more information about what occurred tonight and what faction is there. >> you been studying christmas celebrations and messages from around the globe. what is being stressed this year? you >> from vatican city to notre dame a similar message, a message of hope and unity. take a look.
wednesday morning before crowd of thousands pope francis delivered a message of unity calling on people around the world to remember the good in all humans and to help those trapped in places like iraq, syria and venezuela. >> family and social relationships but the light of christ is the greatest, christ brings his life too many children suffering in the middle east and various countries around the world. >> 1000 miles away in the town of bethlehem, a place familiar with the ongoing conflict between israelis and palestinians a midnight mass was held to kick off christmas. the event was attended by palestinian president mahmoud abbas and other officials from the west bank and in france
after a devastating fire earlier this year worshipers who normally attend mass of the famous notre dame cathedral had to break a long-standing tradition, the 12th-century cathedrals empty on christmas for the first time in 200 years. a good reminder the even in the worst times in some of the worst places and toughest places on earth humans are able to find hope and happiness. >> thanks very much. in his christmas message donald trump called for unity and respect in palm beach. 24 hours ago he said nancy pelosi hates the republican party and all trump voters while complaining about the impeachment stalemate. once in a republican taking issue with the white house, working with the senate majority leader on impeachment strategy. richardson is following the president with the dueling narratives of respect and politics. >> reporter: for donald trump is christmas break from discussing impeachment at least publicly, the president spending his
holiday privately with his family in mara lago. democrats and republicans debate their impeachment strategies if there is a trial in the senate. christmas greetings from the president and first lady. >> we give thanks for millions of americans who come together to care for others with compassion and bring the warmth and bliss this holiday season to friends, families, neighbors and those in need. >> reporter: sometimes at the same table for christmas dinner the president's reelection campaign is offering tips how to win an argument with your liberal relatives, snowflakevictory.com arms trump supporters with suggestions to best their liberal so-called snowflake cousins by boasting about the economy and trade agreements and, quote, there was no quid pro quo, democrats always obsessed with impeachment and democrats contend the president withhold aid from ukraine to compel its president to investigate the bidens and a week ago impeach the president on partisan lines on that
charge. >> i hope we are going to find a way. look at the facts, the senators will be impartial, make up their minds and protect the democracy we love. >> reporter: nancy pelosi is withholding the impeachment articles to for senate republicans to allow witnesses in any impeachment trial. lisa murkowski of alaska told a local television station she was disturbed when she heard mitch mcconnell was in total coordination with the white house on a senate impeachment trial, mcconnell called impeachment a political charade. there is one more holiday message from the president this christmas, a tweet congratulating america on strong holiday sales. during celebrations today take a moment to remember christmas day is not joyous for all. the remains of a new jersey green beret killed in afghanistan return to american soil today and what is called a dignified transfer.
the families of the fallen agreed to have the media cover the event. >> reporter: the remains of sergeant michael goldberg returned on christmas morning, donald trump's national security adviser robert o'brien and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff were among those honoring, the 30-year-old new jersey native the 20th american killed in combat in afghanistan this year and deployed to afghanistan three times and received four bronze stars, leaves behind the partner, jen and daughter, zoe. the taliban takes us utterly for bombing his vehicle in northern afghanistan as the us-led peace talks with the taliban have resumes, the defense secretary says the united states will never let afghanistan become a safe haven for terrorists. >> and so we are confident that mission is complete we will retain a presence to do that. >> reporter: 13,000 us troops remain in afghanistan at the
height of us military involvement in 2010, it was part of president obama's surge. 500 were killed. fewer troops could spend next christmas in afghanistan as the pentagon ways his vision to pull 4000 troops out and even more from other hotspots. >> i'm looking at centcom, africa, all these places to free up troops, bring them home to allow them to rest and retrain or reallocate to the indo pacific to compete with the chinese. >> with 7000 troops to deploy to africa defense officials say there are not many troops to cut. ahead of us forces in africa in the secure conference room noticed the tank, no final decisions were made. this year us forces launched a record number of drone strikes in somalia targeting al qaeda affiliate and french forces have taken the lead in west africa to form colonies.
>> many thanks. it is time most americans spend with family and friends but we must not forget brave men and women in uniform who will spend the christmas season protecting this nation overseas. let's bring in 3 combat veterans, brian master florida, rob jones is running for congress in virginia and jason church who is running for congress in wisconsin. merry christmas, thank you for your service. let's start with you. your thoughts at christmas time for the men and women who are deployed overseas. >> we love you, we are proud of you, we are thankful for you and it shows the level of commitment from who we were to who we are today, the same commitment to go out even on christmas night, to go out there, george washington crossed the delaware river to kill our enemies and defend freedom and fight for independence, that is what our servicemembers are doing today. probably the greatest display of christmas spirit that exists in
the smiling laughter of your children. mike: is christmas time a time your extra grateful to be alive and with your family? >> yes, it is one more year i get to see the smiles and laughter and joy and glee on the face of my family. we think about friends we have lost and think of those friends, they don't get one more hug, the families don't get one more kiss, one more letter for one more gift or one more word or anything else. there's an amazing level of gratitude. >> running for congress in virginia, you have given a lot to this country, suffered a big injury yourself. are you hoping to be a role model for other that sort coming back and looking forward to the next career path? >> there's a saying in the marine corps once a marine always a marine. i still have a responsibility to keep fighting on behalf of my
country and my fellow marines and my way of doing that for the last nine years has been to do that. >> jason, running for congress in wisconsin, you wore the uniform very proudly and suffered a begin jury yourself. your thoughts why you are running? >> even when the taliban took my leg it didn't distinguish my desire to serve. it still burns in me, still there. we need conservative leadership from a new generation that fought battle against enemies across the globe, that knows what it means to bring outside perspective that can change things for the better in washington. i'm running to join people who made a positive world of difference in congress and are fighting for their constituencies for their country. >> what is the reaction on the campaign trail to a veteran running for congress? >> people in the seventh
congressional love outsiders. they like people who bring a perspective that is both hardened and tough and they see me as someone who served and fought in the tightest of circumstances and something i can bring not only to washington and the fight for the district but can build coalitions with other veterans like congressman dan crenshaw who can go up here and push back on things that really hurt people not only in wisconsin the country as a whole. >> what do you hear from folks on the trail? >> that they believe in me because they trust me because i am a veteran and it is interesting, it shows how much people love veterans in this country that even people that don't plan to vote for me say thank you for your service but i can't possibly vote for you and that shows a veteran can help to bridge the divide in this partisan climate we have.
mike: are you proud of these guys? >> i couldn't be more proud. i don't know everything about their whole life but i know one thing that is important and that is their commitment to the country, their sense of duty. they didn't put on a uniform because they thought they would become rich or famous or important to get a metal on their chest or right a book or do anything else. they did it for the right reasons, they willing to give their lives and nearly did and there's nothing more needed in this nation that kind of commitment. mike: your thoughts on the men and women serving overseas long from their family and friends? >> so thankful they are willing to be over there while we are back here enjoying their presence and time with their family and the feast they are going to have and we do that because these men and women are over there making that sacrifice. i am so thankful for that.
mike: you mentioned the bracelets. do you think of your buddies who didn't make it home? >> yes. people who served with, not spending the time with their loved one right now and it is something i think about every day, when i put my legs on in the morning and go out and campaign, i think of the people who have given the ultimate sacrifice for this country. and people like that motivate me to serve and defend from all enemies foreign and domestic. >> merry christmas to all our service members, army, navy, marines, coast guard, thank you for being away from your families and defending this country. >> thank you for your service, merry christmas to you and your loved ones. mike: tonight the pentagon has a warning for members of the
military, do not use those popular dna kits that may have ended up under your christmas tree. servicemembers were warned the industry is largely unregulated so data can be sold to third parties and since the genetic information poses personal and operational risks. the pentagon also warned the tests may or may not provide accurate results. elizabeth warren criticized the trump administration for its border security policy. the 2020 democratic candidate tweeting this christmas i am heartsick for all families who won't be celebrated together because of the trump administration at school treatment of immigrants and asylum-seekers. earlier the acting head of customs and border protection import americans to appreciate cvp officers and others who wear the uniform. watch. >> it is not just the military.
it is law enforcement in general so i encourage people that throughout the holidays if you see a man or woman in uniform take the time, thank him. >> criticism of the trump administration and support policies has become a staple with democrats on the 2020 campaign trail. two billionaires in the presidential race are spending huge bucks to court voters. according to politico tom stier and michael bloomberg have poured nearly $200 million into television and digital advertising more than double the combined ad spending of all the non-billionaire candidates combined. the $100 million spent by bloomberg went to prison workers hired by an outside company to make campaign phone calls, the bloomberg campaign said was unaware of the arrangement and cut ties with the contractor. senator rand paul has an idea to pay for college loans, borrow from your future retirement. not all financial experts are on board. we will look at the proposal
>> m mike: all politics is local even for the senate majority leader. mitch mcconnell is in kentucky touting the benefits and money for his state in the recent spending package signed into law last week. is up for reelection in 2020 and his his leadership role will allow kentucky to punch above its weight. the spending bill mcconnell is boasting in securing $400 million for new veterans hospital in louisville, $25
million to fight asian carp in western kentucky and benefits for coal miners. americans collectively about $1.5 trillion in student loans, more than twice the total a decade ago. the burden ways on millions of adults impacting life choices and often stunting financial growth. one senator has an idea to help, borrow from 401(k) retirement plans. mark meredith looks at the proposal and the potential issues. >> this is a big burden. >> reporter: rand paul says too many americans are struggling to pay down college debt which is why he has introduced the helper act, a bill to let people withdraw $5250 annually from their retirement accounts, tax and penalty free to reduce college loans. >> we think it would dramatically transform the way college is paid for. >> he says with more companies matching 401(k) contributions even americans on smaller incomes are saving money. letting people reduce debt now creates opportunity to save more in the future. >> it still encourages savings it doesn't work, super savings. >> could exceed only helps a certain class.
>> it would be a win for people who have a lot of money and can take an extra tax break by investing in a 401(k) first and taking it out tax-free but those are people who don't struggle with student debt. >> financial experts one retirement account withdrawals, long-term costs. >> we send a message it is best to leave that money untapped and literate benefit for growth. >> reporter: the senators proposing to let parents withdraw retirement money tax-free meaning a student could pay off $15,750 worth of loans tax-free a year. senator paul tells fox news he has reached out to some senate democrats to build support for the bill. >> there's a big audience with it. >> he hopes more students will pressure lawmakers to increase the ways to increase the burden of college that. senator paul is considering syndicate proposals walk-through tax-free benefits to grandparents of borrowers as well. mike: thanks very much. democratic governor gavin newsom
granting the role to a cambodian refugee who served 22 years in prison for killing a rival gang member. he was then immediately turned over to federal agents for possible deportation. immigrant rights groups want the california governor to end the transfer of prison inmates to federal authorities. corrections department spokesman says normal procedure was followed. donald trump has been mostly quiet on twitter today but did take the time to call out the democratic leader of california, gavin newsom has a really bad job on taking care of the homeless population in california. if you can't fix the problem the federal government will get involved. landlords in seattle have a lot less discretion over who they allowed to live in their property. dan springer looks at a new law that could have important unintended consequences. >> reporter: a big change to property rights in washington state after the supreme court reversed a lower court ruling and approve this yellow
ordinance forcing landlords to rent the first applicant who qualifies. the law the first of its kind in the us. >> the washington supreme court reversed 130 years of us supreme court case law as well as washington case law. >> reporter: estate is needed to illuminate landlord bias and a victory for racial minorities, the disabled and lgbt q. >> even without consciously choosing, to favor one group or the other, we know that favoritism still happens. >> landlords point outlaws already protect those groups from housing discrimination and the right to choose the best tenants based on other factors is critical. >> it is chasing people like us away who really have a tie to the property and want to be part of the community. >> opponents believe the law could hurt the people that aims to help. those selling to large investment firms that usually raise rent. also many landlords are now making it harder for applicants
to qualify going from one page of criteria to four. among the new requirements, income three times the rent, no delicacies on credit reports and a perfect rental history. they say it is about protecting their investment. >> landlords are portrayed as greedy vicious people when we provide reasonable quality housing to people. >> the first law is being challenged to the us supreme court but landlords have another issue to worry about, a ban on -- no compensation for owners who could find themselves out of rent 5 months of the year. in seattle, dan springer, fox news. mike: a look at the white house christmas ornament the on the borders tonight. iran joins forces with russia and china for joint naval exercises in the indian ocean, before they drill will start saturday it is a response to
recent exercises to the us and saudi arabia which china participated in. iran is secret of bowls -- amid continued economic pressure from us sanctions. in afghanistan the taliban ambushed a peace convoy and abducted at least 26 activists. local authorities say insurgents force their way to convoy vehicles and drove off to an unknown location. officials say they are working to locate and free the activists. a small christmas -- christmas gift from mother nature, areas ravaged by deadly wildfires expressed temporary relief is cool condition set in but temperatures are expected to rise again this weekend. more than 12 million acres of land have burned in australia in the past few and. nine people have died, 950 homes destroyed. other stories beyond our borders, we will be right back.
♪ ♪ ♪ well i'm standing here, looking at you, what do i see? ♪ there's a booking for every resolution . book yours at booking.com >> mike: i gil >> helicopters adorning trees all over the country as the 2019 white house historical association's christmas ornament. the story of the declaration from concept to hanging on your tree. >> inside this building the production line is coming as dozens of employees work long hours to make this your's white house christmas ornament. >> exciting to see what we can compass.
>> dan markey is the president of a second-generation veteran owned family business in lincoln, rhode island, begins producing 1500 white house team tournament in 1981 at the request of first lady nancy reagan. this year they are approaching 1 million all put together by hand. >> there are people putting this thing together. >> they release a new design every year paying tribute to presidents in sequential order. the first one of an honor george washington, the 1999 ornament features a portrait of abraham lincoln in the state dining room. the 2008 benjamin harrison award marks the first additional christmas tree in the white house, the 2019 ornament is unlike the rest, a 3-dimensional helicopter on the white house lawn.
>> this one is one of the most exciting because it pushed technology to the limit. >> attribute to president number 34, dwight eisenhower. >> the first to use a helicopter for presidential travel. >> the president of the white house historical association believes this here's ornament honest the most iconic images that come from the white house. >> we see the majestic butterfly in, land on the south lawn of the white house, the president first family disembark. it reminds you this represents the united states of america. >> in washington, david fund, fox news. >> when candy stand above all the others, the candycane. from the standard minced to all kinds of wild flavors, religion correspondent lauren green looks at the sweet treat's origins. >> reporter: this bubbly pot of gooey liquid will in a matter of minutes become the most iconic christmas candy of all time, the candycane. here at lucas candy in new york, nick makes them the same way his
great-uncle made them some 120 years ago. the way they have been made for centuries. >> we started in 1896, have been here since i was a kid. 30 years i have been doing this. >> candy canes are big business. that's why the president kane is getting stiff competition from new one of thes along with traditional sweet varieties like cinnamon, fruit flavors, now the savory is moving into the market, kale, pizza, pickle, bacon, even claims and coffee. >> from flavors to packaging. >> each year 2 billion candy canes are made with 90% sold between thanksgiving and christmas. >> you might step back. >> it is a simple recipe, sugar, corn syrup and water boiled at 315 °, cool on a metal slab, add peppermint flavoring, red coloring to the rest, then twisted with red and switched to
form canes and the signature hook. the candycane's origin as part of the christmas tradition is a little sketchy. the story goes a german choirmaster in 1600s gave candy sticks to children to keep them quiet during the christmas service. to make it more about the holiday put a crook in it as a nod to the shepherds who came to visit baby jesus. did a big company will produce 2.5 million candy canes per day. lucas candy will make 2000 over a few weeks. either way a christmas candycane is here to stay. >> the panel jointly after the break to look at us foreign-policy around the globe as we wait for that supposing christmas gift from north korea. i remember setting up shipstation. one or two clicks and everything was up and running. i was printing out labels and saving money. shipstation saves us so much time. it makes it really easy and seamless. pick an order, print everything you need, slap the label onto the box,
haven for terrorists. until we are confident that that mission is complete we will retain a presence to do that. we are going to leave one where the other. the question is to make sure we do it well and not poorly and that has to respond to conditions on the ground and the need for a political settlement. >> the taliban cannot be trusted to be a reliable counterterrorism force. it would be insane for america to rely on the taliban to ensure that al qaeda and isis doesn't come back in a way to represent a threat to our allies and the american homeland. >> look at foreign-policy this christmas day starting with afghan peace talks on a day when a heartbreaking day for the u.s. army as michael goals's remains were brought to dover airbase in what is called dignified
transfer. he was called in an attack in afghanistan. the taliban taking responsibility for it and a lot of questions about what this will do to talks going forward in afghanistan. from the washington examiner, quote, this scenario his shutdown talks in the past. a pentagon official told the washington examiner it is as far from good faith as you can get. philip klein, executive editor at the washington examiner and white house correspondent for mcclatchy, white house reporter for the associated press panel, welcome, happy holidays, merry christmas, your thoughts on the impact in terms of afghanistan and these peace talks? >> a couple things what this does to the peace talks immediately. the bigger idea of what donald trump wanted to end these endless wars, he puts himself in a situation where he has been in a good place in the sense that he has not gotten the country into more wars, he has reduced
troops but from a political standpoint is not biting off more than he can chew and at this moment this is a good time to listen to your generals. don't exasperate the situation, take a cautious approach. you don't win reelection with foreign-policy but you can lose reelection with foreign-policy. >> foreign-policy will play a bigger role in the 2020 election then we have seen in previous elections and there's a whole range of reasons but focusing on afghanistan the defense secretary said he would like to get troops down to 8600 which would be a significant reduction from where we are now. previously we were at 14,000 troops, now the numbers roughly 12,000 troops so there's a lot more that the trump administration would like to cut from that but your point about not wanting to reduce too
quickly, we don't want to see resurgence of any fighting because then you put yourself in a situation where you could be blamed for that if you have significant troop reduction. >> what we are seeing in afghanistan and other theaters is basically the policy is reflecting that trump is trying to appeal to different trends of the republican party. on the one hand he talked about ending endless wars but on the other hand he doesn't want to be seen as, quote, week like president obama and as a result at the same time as that he has a mix of advisors, some from conventional washington think tanks and washington foreign-policy perspective. others who want to smash that system, smash the status quo. you see that in afghanistan where we have gone through cycles of he will make a bold
declaration for getting out, then other people say we are not going to rush out and then we want to negotiate peace and the telegram elusive like that, peace talks are off, this is reflecting that he has different advisors and different impulses within the republican caucus. you heard lindsey graham and you will hear from rand paul in the opposite direction and that is what we are seeing in afghanistan, syria, iran and north korea. mike: we have expected a promised christmas gift, donald trump joked it would be a vase. a lot of us were thinking some rocket launches threatening its neighbors and crying out for attention. there is bipartisan concern about north korea with senators on capitol hill. listen to this. >> pyongyang has ominously promised the, quote, christmas gift if washington is not meeting its demands. so clearly the current strategy
is not working. it is important that we tighten the very leaky economic sanctions regime seems to be our best chance that north korea is on his with crippling sanctions. >> the north koreans what really from the sanctions. >> north korea is the most difficult situation and it is snowballing into something bigger, maybe the biggest threat he faces to his reelection short of the economy falling apart. sorry to repeat myself but this is a place where you can't go back to fire and fury again. at the same time you can appear too week and i do think kim also has a say in this and for him to
go too far would be a big mistake. there is a lot to gain by trying to show that he is willing to work with finding a middle road. >> i covered president bush and obama and some of the gray hair they have is from north korea. this president tried a different approach. >> one thing we don't know is what is happening in private letters between donald trump and kim jong un. we know they have been writing each other and donald trump likes to say they are big beautiful that is what we've not seen any of those letters. he is shown them to some people so there's always a difference between what the president and kim jong un you're saying publicly because kim has to maintain power in his country is an authoritarian leader and compare that with what he might be saying privately and letters to donald trump and we do not know what that is. >> kim jong un and his predecessors have a history of trash talk which isn't to say
they are not dangerous or haven't done a lot of things to thumb their nose at the international community but it is often difficult to say when they are going to back up their trash talk by doing something and when they are not and i think early on in a relationship you saw that trump was giving back some of the trash talk with his statements of rocket been and my button is bigger than yours and that sort of trump talk and so he took a gamble by trying to deal diplomatically and by backpedaling criticisms, not really wanting to criticize human rights so i think if this turns out not to just be trash talk and he does have this christmas gift, then that will put trump in a difficult position because on the one hand he doesn't want to be dragged into a conflict. on the other hand he doesn't
want to be embarrassed and find his pet project backfired and blue up in his face. >> i would like to briefly touch, queen elizabeth senate has been a rough year for the royal family. listen to this. >> jesus christ would show the world how small steps taken in faith and in hope can overcome long-held differences and deep-seated divisions to bring harmony and understanding but the course is not always smooth. may at times this year have felt very bumpy. small steps can make a world of difference. mike: thoughts on the uk, brexit has been difficult. >> but it is happening finally. mcqueen's perspective you have princes that are reportedly not getting along at times, a marriage that starts off by them talking about how much strain
they feel, getting ensconced in the jeffrey epstein and an elderly member of your family getting in car crashes, bumpy year, that is an understatement. >> and new prime minister. they had an election. there's a lot happening but as you said they're moving on with brexit now so 2020 seems to be a little smoother. >> not so sure it will be that smooth because -- the thing is i feel like people feel like it is a relief that okay, it is going to be over with but what happens now is there's going to be this transition period leading up to december at which point during this transition period the status quo remains in britain has to try to negotiate with the eu on various trade deals and if
that doesn't happen you will have the so-called hard brexit so this time next year if there is no deal with the eu you could be looking at this deadline and you could have financial markets kind of sweating, what sort of disruption that will look like. >> it doesn't have to be a trade deal with the united states once they leave. other than the incident. >> politics during family gatherings. the panel will weigh in on the controversial topics.
christ is greater still. there is darkness and personal, family and social relationships but the light of christ is greater. >> would be willing to put past differences behind us and move forward together. we honor the freedom and democracy won for a set so great a cost. >> we renew our hope for peace among nations and george the world on behalf of the entire trump family we wish everyone a joyous and merry christmas. >> world leaders there and then some 2020 democrats on the campaign trail spending christmas in places like iowa ahead of the caucuses there. check this out. take a breath and remember the values we share and recharge for the weeks and months ahead. together let's be ready to assure and not just a new decade but a new era. >> a loja and merry christmas to everyone celebrating both here and around the world. >> for great healthcare.
>> we are back with our panel. your thoughts this christmas. >> how can you beat healthcare? for all of us regardless of where you are to have this sort of time between christmas and new year's to reset and try to push away some of your cynicism is almost that reset moment particularly for the democrats on the trail as you go forward and iowa, getting past arguments about my mother daughter bottles of wine in wine cubes versus a $1000 bottle of wine that was before and was giving out his souvenirs and getting to the issues of why they the best ideas to be the next president and to flip the switch and give the positive outlook of why they are the best candidate going forward. >> january will be an
interesting time in the presidential race because folks are running out of time. 5 or 6 weeks, early voting begins and supertuesday states including california, new hampshire and all the states coming out and to this point democrats to really be attacking one another but with a field this crowded they have to start finding distinctions whether it is wine bottles or healthcare or something else in order to make their case to the voters before it is too late. how that emerges at the beginning of next year will be something to follow and help voters understand who they should be voting for. >> you don't want to be seen as launching your big attack on christmas first of all. it is not in the christmas spirit and not many people are paying attention anyway. only negative publicity would happen but once we get back from
new year's you only have a month from iowa and for several candidates it is do or die, at least make a strong showing there. this is a brief respite and it is going to have to get a lot nastier than talking about crystal wine caves. >> you look at the polling, the country is divided, a lot of families are divided. last night at our house we had my mother-in-law on one side, my senate nephew on the other side pushing each other's political buttons. thoughts on that? >> now trump taught, like a more hate him you are not changing anybody's mind on this. you guys had the thing of the snowflake. first piece of advice, don't call anybody a snowflake at the dinner table. you are not going anywhere. >> we don't talk about politics. i don't see my family very often. it is very busy so we were just
catching up on the year we had and what we expect in the year ahead but i was saying one tradition is christmas confession. people can't be mad at you at the holidays so i told my family about little sins i made as a child. >> in my case i celebrate monica which i sort of ics commemorating thousands of years of jewish continuity and perseverance and for me at the risk of sounding cheesy i think there is something to be said of using this time not to argue but to appreciate your faith and your family and appreciate next year it is going to get nasty. friendships are going to get tested. families are going to be divided, social media is toxic. we have a time we can enjoy each other's company. let's try to avoid arguing. >> when we come back santa tries
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>> mike: finally tonight san i may be back at the north pole, but some >> center may be back at the north pole but some folks took to the beach in support of two charities. 600 servers dressed as santa traded slaves for surfboards during the 10th annual surfing santas in cocoa beach, florida. almost 10,000 spectators cheering them on. the fundraiser is $40,000 for the grind for life, a nonprofit
that helps people with cancer. will into a little to the water and all those who supported this worthy cause. thanks for inviting us into your home. merry christmas. i am mike emanuel, good night from washington. >> time for donald trump to lower the boom not just on north korea but north korean sponsors. rob: a maximum pressure policy christmas day passing with no sign of that promise from north korea. shannon: tensions reach a boiling point between the us and the rogue regime, the us needs to be ready. if you are heading home from your holiday celebration experts warn your triple be a nightmare. >> you can expect some day after christmas delays as a new storm system comes in. >> that is the most precious thing i have ever seen in my life.