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>> this conspiracy was conceived, sponsored, and directed from iran. >> this week on n "inside washington," the plot to kill an ambassador on american soil. >> we call un other nations to join us in condemning this threat to internatiol peace and security. >> the senate defeats the president's jobs bill. >> will not take no for an answer and i hope you won't either. republican> have a jobs plan of the own. >> the president believes the government money createsobs. we believe business creates jobs. >> is herman cain at just
another flavor of the week? >>here is a difference between a flavor of the week and häagen- dazs black walnut, because it tastes good all the time. >> new hampshire primary befe christmas -- are you kidding? [unintelligible] captioned by the national captiing institute --www.ncicap.org >> the united states government this week accused the government ever ran of trying to assassinate the saudi ambassador to the united stes on our soil. it reportedly involved a payment of $1.5 million to mexican drug cartel to kill the ambassador and carry out other attacks.
attorney general eric holder said that 80 i involved members of the delete quds force -- elite quds force quds.. president obama says iran will be held accountable. >> what we will continue to do is apply the toughest sanctions and, you know, continue to mobilize the international community to make sure that iran is a further andnd further isolated, and that it pays a price for this kind of behavior. >> "paysys the price for this kind of behavior" -- what do youou make of this, charles? >> that iobvious the empty rhetoric. to talk about iran being isolated is a way to avoid the issue. but this is a serious issue because it is a alear escalatition. the iranians have been killing americans by proxy, in afghanistan, iraq, using hezbollah attacks on the marines in the early 1980's.
but to attack us on our soil is something new, and it shows t brazenness and lack of any concern about american response which is quite a alarming. >> colby? >> having made the announcement and the timing the response has been kind of tacky. it seems that once ericic holder made the announcement, the administrationhould and able to say specifically, these are the steps we are going to take beyond the two things we always say, we will increase sanctions and try to further isolate them. that is the part that leaveves such an uncomfortable feeling. >> nina? >> i amtill left with a slightly uncomfoable feeling about the plot. there is a limit to at we know about the iranians. clearly, if accept the information, and we have no reason not to, therere was some
iranian government role in ts. the question is, how high did it go, what was the knowledge, and even -- did everything to some injured over here it was goingg to try something and wgo well, we will let him or were they actively encouraging it? >> mark? >> i think it is serious, anand at the same time, there are remarkable details to it that fascinate anybody. i mean hiring an assassin fr a mexican drug cartel for $1.5 million? this is kikind of a noel concept. and justst exactly who is being id. at the same time,e, i am a little concerned about the faim- ready caus in the united states that was to in illegal in
and send drones into tehran. that is a good reminder that the reason that iran is dominant in iraq in its infence is because the united states opened up and forged an alliance with our invasion and occupation of iraq. >> this does not have anything to do with the influence iran has in iraq. this has to do with the fact that the regime in iran wants to demonstrate something. why would it do this? if you want to kill an ambassador, is easier to shoot or poison him, or kill the ambassador in london or pariris? why in a restaurant in the united states, in the capital? that would be a huge event. it would not b be an assassination, it would be a massacre. in the complaint, th speak about a weapon of mass destruction. that means they want to show something, and i i thinknk it means they want to show that we are acquiring the nukes and we can infiltrate the united states and make you worry about retaliation
on that scale. >> is there any doubt about iran's involvement in this and how high it goes? >> the transfer of money from iran -- the amount of money at to have some kind of governmenent involvement. we did not have a private citizen in iran at transferring money to a u.s. bank. there islearly some government involvement. the extent to which it goes up or down the ladder, we don't know at this point. we have heard the initi reaction- peter king as saying is an act of war -- congressman from new york. you have others who stood up and huffing and puffing, but nobody is seriously talkingng about mimilitary action. >> will sanctions it deterred this kind of activity? >> the main explanation for such a goofy plot that i haveead that makes any sense is that the whole iranian government is
under enormous pressure, and doing things that it has not done before, and sometimes not dog them well. thequds which is supposed to be disciplined intelligence organization, should know that if you transfer money in $250,000 chunks, that transfer is monitored. it sen up red flags. that is the whole point of watching the currey post-9/11. if they did not know that, they are n not doing well.l. >> the pressure at the administration and the united states is trying exert an outside china, russia, europe, --s on china, russia europe, and india, as far as isolation of iran concerned. thats why makg the seven is available by private consultation -- it is not up to them. dew they choose e to reject this,
it turned their back on it? it does look persuasive. >> you have another one involved as well, saudi arabia. an attack on him is an attack on saudi arabia. the saudis understand this, , they are major players. the saudis and iranians are major antagonists in the region. >> different views of the faith. >> well, more importantly, it is over corol of the region. ththe saudisre scared, as are otr arabs aominant iran with possession of nuclear weapons. it is not about israel or the safety of america, is about dominance of the region. if it has a nuke, there could be conventional aggression and no retaliation because it possesses a nuke. it is the kind of deterrence
come in today and save up to 20% on a kitchen from ikea. >> no other jobs pulaski has that kind of support -- other jobs plan as i cannot support from economists. -- that type of support from economiststs. apparently this does not matter to republicans in the senate. >> well, republicans and two democrats, ben nelson and jon tester. the president is going to try to get pieces of it through the congress. any chance of that happeni colby? >> think there is a chance, but l's go back. it the jobs bill was not defeated. the senate prevented the jobs bill from beinconsidered by a filibuster and using that to knock it down. it could get the votes to get
past it could get it to the floor. there are pieces of the bill that are probably attractive. you have the house republicans talking about coming up with some infrastructure proposals of their of. they know theyave to do more than just say no, noow. >> mccaisays their plan will create fight any jobs. >> -- 5 milillion jobs. >> oh, come on. what we're seeing now is jt kabuki. something may pass that is small, but nothing will pass that is significant. >> what is going to pass, mark? >> i think payroll tas will be passed, as welll as unemployment extension. what is fascinating is the "wall reet journal"-c poll but the
sum, that a small plurality of people f favor the jobs plan. however, wn a they spell out what the details are and what itit includes, it goes to 63 64% and the same two-to-one of the millionais' tax should pay for it. the political advantage, when the case i is made, is very much with the dememocrats and the president. but he is an admission, an indictment, that they haveot and it ♪ ♪de the cas >> thehave not even made it to the democrats in the senate. there were two democrats who defected on this. however, there were two others, webb of virginia a manchin of west rginia, who said they would support the president to have the bill proceed but would have opposed it if it came to the floor, opposed the susubstance
of it. you at that out, you have four democratic s senators who presumably would have gone against it, which means that it had gotten a vote, it would have failed. >> a survey of 50 economis said that the income of american people decline by since 2000 and will not improve until the year 2021. this mightht give you some idea o why people are out in this is protesting this, altlthough it was written this wee "starbuck sipping, levi's-clad, iphone- clutching g protesters denounce corporate america evens they weep foror steve jobs" -that is a teific sentence. >> i appreciate that i like hearing my own words recited to me so wonderfully by so experienced an anchor. >> i am actually surprised that the current polling -- may not
necessarily continue this way -- seems to sort of like these folks. theyet decent approval ratings, even though nobody quite knows what they are f -- >> even if they don't. >> even they d don't. what people do now -- when the top 1/10 of 1% controlled 20 or 30% of the income in the country, the incomeap has grown to the kind of thing that existed hundreds of years ago that people came to this country to avoid. >> is is going to spread? do this remind you of the early days of e anti-war movement in the late 1960's and early 1970's? >> the anti-war movement had a specific point to it. this is a manifestation of unhappiness. i am not saying that people for doing t are the ones who are deprived, but people on the sides are jarring is because
they feel they have been victimiz. -- are cheering this because they fl they've been victimized. >> it has forced the debate. there is greater areness of it. the lines between the two parties are drawnwn. when republicans say it is all because of regulation, if w wall street were just left to do whatever it wants whenever it wants, the coury would be in clover and honey, i think that just begs any sense of f reality. >> the problem is lack of economic growth. in its absence youan redistribute all the money you want. if you getet economic growth, of which we have not met t today freight rail delivered caterpillar to peoria more than 100 years ago. and they're still delivering cat machines today. you can find us on every continent. and the journey starts here on freight rail america's freight rail companies.
>> & business flat tax 9% income flat tax 9% sas tax. >> when iear 9-9-9i want to call 911. >> that is the wife of rick perry, who says her husband has beenen brutalized by opponents i the campaign. herman cain, former ceo of godfather's pizza. in the latest poll, he leads other republicans in the race for the nonation. romney hovers at 23%. >> what you do if you e romney? you hahave four flawless debate
performances youou have raised money, you have put together a superb camign, you are a far better candidatand you work and y are at 23%. they don't like him. 80% of republicans say ty would vote for him against obama, buthe non-romney constituency is enormous. it was rick perry, it is now herman cain, it could be rick santorum and newt gingrich tomorr. >> 60% of the very conservative republicans view him favorably in the latest poll. >> yeah, but what does that mean? given the choice, he will rank high, but he does not excite them. there is a residue of doubt about romney. what is he really belilieve? this flip-floping charge he has been fighting the last four years is going to stick to it.
rick perry is coming after him on eight and wilhit him harder and harder on this and he still has problems with the massachusetts health plan. >> i think they will have marry him. >> done? > -- shotgun? >> i just don't knknow if it'll be a good relationship or not. [laughter] >> he is a northeast repubublican govern of a blue state, and he governed in that way and he ran in that way and he has sent major heresies. onone specic issue is that republicans would like to use obamacare as a proxy for the issue of big gernmenent, big spending, big debt, as in the midterm where it wawas extremely effective in defeating democrats. romney is disarmed on that because of massausetts. however, in the end, there is no passion, the republicans in favor of romney, but he is the nominee, the passion wl come
from the anti-obama sentiment. you're not going to have to lovove romney. it will be getting rid of obama which will be the driving force. and there will be enthusiasm even if romney is the nomiminee. >> a wd for herman cain. the "wall street journal"-nbc poll was surpred by his search so they interviewed people who were supporting him. what they found is that they knew who herman cain wise. they liked the fact that herman cain never held public office, they understood 9-9-9. it w not just "anybody but ronnie." >> ty said he s real. >> he wa real, did not sound like a politician. >> the gallup poll echoes the nbc-"wall street journal" paul, that people who were most enthusiastic about the race favored herman cain. >> that is yesterday like
christie, who just endorsed mitt romney. -- that is why they like christie, who just endorsed mitt romney. >> rick perris on the cusp of "i can see r russia from my lawn" of the sarah palin. after the debate, he spoke to dartmouth students about the american revolution occurring in the 16th century. little slips like that -- >> obama spokeke of the 57 american stas. that's heinz n america. its a slip of f the tongue. perry's problem is that he had thisth tererrible debates where he was not active and he did have answers that he should have thought t through.
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>> i am concerned because of states like nevada. >> sorry about the audio. they m must interviewed him in men's room or something. terrible. former senator rick santorum talking about moving primary dates triggered by florida's decision to move their primary update it will have a snowball effect. according to new hampshire secretary of state, they will go the first for second week of deceer. >> the sectary of state is following in new hampshire law. it is state law. the past seven days between new hampshire and the next. the republica party's national leadership has abdicated any responsibility. when the democrats tried to do this in michigan, with john dingell, powerful chairman, carl
levin, the united auto workers the governor, terry mcauliffe democratic national chairman said not on your life, and i if they ended it. that is what the republican leship should have done because i was and in new hampshire make -- because iowa and you have to give an underdog candidate a chance to connect with real voters -- iowa at new hampshire given under attack candidate a chance to nnect th real voters. >> while we are not watching, exceptpt for the time the city there is an entire new structure of the funding with thesese superpacs it is secret money for the mostst part. >> so is it a threat to democracy? now >>, it is not a threat to democracy -- >> no, it is not a threat to democracy.
from the standpoint of the republican par if you have this eararlier in the year, it t is to their advantage. >> what the hell? get it over with early. let's have a a christmas where it is already over. if romney wins iowa and new hampshire, we can relax until august. >> you can start attacking obama early. the minus is that if somethingng goes wrong with the chosen candidate, the likes of us find sosomething unpleasant, you are stuck. >> if it is romney, and you have not found something in the five years he has been running - -- >> b be careful about that. >> there is an enormous advantage to sustained primary fights. barack obama was a far better candidate by the time he w nominated after the fight with hillary clinton. >> not exactly abbreviated. started in march. >> what does the transcanada keystone
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