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♪ arthel: this is fox news alert, senator bill nelson set to make a statement after calling republican governor rick scott to concede victory in the florida senate race. eric: correspondent phil keaton where nelson's concession is expected at any moment, marks end of 46 years in public office and marks the first time, republican senators at the same time, phil. >> hi, eric, yes, it is all over after 12 hard-fought days over recounting and lawsuits and florida election 2018 is finally done, all that's left for the final numbers to be certified in
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tallahassee tuesday morning. i can tell you that the rick scott campaign, governor scott who hard-fought nelson for the race, u.s. senate seat, senator bill nelson who graciously conceded and i thanked him for public service and the election is behind us. eric: nelson 76 year's old. look, he's been in office 46 years, first elected 1972, what do you think the tipping point was in the race, so close 10,000 votes out of more than 8 million cast, scott campaign really tried to portray nelson as out of touch and out of sink and in office too long. >> the scott campaign an scott himself also repeatedly used the word confused saying senator nelson is confused.
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it was a tight race, a lot of money spent, the governor alone spent about $60 million of his own and the state flooded with tv campaign spots. this was also a big call by scott to nelson during the race that, you know, he also hit career politician, kept going with that, three terms is enough, it's time to move on and that's what governor scott graciously back and senator nelson thanking him for all of the years of public service. eric. eric: scott was a term limit as governor. what does this mean for the state, phil, now two republican senators as we pointed out in about century, as we look forward to 2020, florida really in a sense has tipped more red? >> yeah, florida is a republican state at this point all the way across the top and every
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statewide race except for nelson over the years there have been republicans in every position. the governor's mansion up in tallahassee, republicans control both chambers of the capital and senator nelson was the only democrat on the statewide ticket that kept being reelected, while that is over we have senators both republican, new governor in florida also republican and keep in mind the state is very friendly to president donald trump. you could really say that it was trump himself who swung the governor's race for ron desantis coming down and campaigned with -- campaigning with him two times in the last 4 days of the race and there had been a long-time republican that was running for the governor's seat, that was adam putnam, current commissioner of agriculture,
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everybody in florida thought for sure he's going to be the apparent in the race but desantis trumped him in the primary and tuesday night desantis beat him again. back to you. eric: we will wait for the concession speech which we will have momentarily and we will bring it to you live, phil, thank you so much. arthel: why we wait why don't we bring in john bussey, associate editor for wall street journal and fox news contributor, you know, it was a long, long and hard fought battle, a nail-biter till the end but -- any surprises to you, john, for the outcome? >> yeah, not a big surprise, he was leading all along, the expectation was that the recount should show that he would win, but, look, this is a notable win for the republicans. it's expected that they are also going to take the seat in mississippi after the -- after the runoff election there, so
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they'll have a 53-47 majority in the senate, that's up for 51-49 not bad showing after getting walloped in the house where you did see the blue wave. this is would be easier to get judicial nominees through for the senate, make it easier for him to change out his cabinet because remember it's the senate that has to confirm new cabinet members and it will provide something of a little how many eem, help going into 2020, though the results in the house, of course, will mitigate that. arthel: the president campaigning for ron desantis who is now the governor of florida and senator electric scott and we are waiting to hear from former senator bill nelson. rick scott also got the backing from the president, pardon me, what do you think we will hear,
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john from the president later tonight or moments from now via twitter or in the speech or some sort of statement later? >> yeah, we will want to claim victory. you know, he came out after the election said it was a great night when in fact, it really wasn't and showed it was worse than election day because more seats that were in the house that were still sort of up for grabs fell into the democratic camp, notably orange county, you know, kind of classically republican territory flipping to the democrats, so he's going to be happy to have this win and he's going want to put the election behind him because he's got over things to worry about now including the mueller investigation. arthel: go ahead. >> notably, it was very interesting the judge took a moment out in kind of making some of the decisions of what votes will be counted and what aren't going to be counted to scold rick scott for claiming that there was fraud in the
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election process and by implication also scolding the president because the president had also without any evidence claimed that there was fraud and rick scott without any evidence claimed it was fraud and in fact, it was just kind of for slow bureaucratic process an ineptitude sometimes of the bureaucratic process that took us out this late to have definitive determination on who won. arthel: do you expect senator rick scott to come back to retrack that it wasn't fixed, there wasn't any sinister stuff happening in election in florida. >> i expect him to kind of say yesterday was yesterday and let's plow on into the future. you know, he kind of ran as centrist, he would have an interesting role in the senate, so it'll be interesting to see also -- the president backed candidates that without his backing may not have won and so the senate is a bit more sort of trump's creation now and that will help him, you know, people
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like collins in maine may not have -- arthel: john, let's listen to senator bill nelson. >> the fight on and on and on for the inalienable human rights, civil rights, women's rights and lgbt rights and the sacred right to vote, we must end all forms of voter suppression, make it easier for americans to vote and hon tor ideal that we are governed by the majority and not the minority rule. and, yes, i will continue to fight hard for what's right and i will also encourage others to seek common ground with their colleagues, colleagues on the other side of the aisle,
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inevitable at times the effort will fall short but we have to try. we have to move beyond a politics that aims not just to defeat but to destroy where truth is treated as disposable, where falsehoods abound and that the free press is assaulted as the enemy of the people. there's been a gathering darkness in our politics in recent years, my hope today can be found in the words of john f kennedy who said civility can guide us through that darkness to safe and sane future. thank you all, god bless you and god bless our country. arthel: and john busse, i believe you're on the phone,
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that was bill nelson and concession, passing the mantle, baton to rick scott making clear point that he is not going to away, mr. nelson, that is and some perhaps statements towards the president saying that it's time to move beyond politics, not just to defeat but to destroy, to move behind that and return to civility and he also mentioned that, you know, civil rights, women's rights, lgbt rights, end voter suppression and he wants to remind that it is -- that we govern by majority and not by minority rules, so clearly the senator, former senator now nelson, you know, graciously conceding but making it very clear that he has a voice, he has had a voice for, you know, 46 years and he plans to keep that voice very loud and clear in the public forum. >> yeah, i think that's right, i mean, he's had -- he's had a
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good-long run and this is really his last time in the -- in the kind of -- at the podium in the public sphere to the extent that he's had in the past so it's an opportunity for him to hit on some of the key points of what his party is concerned about and to, you know, not to avail criticism of the president but do so in a way that he can sort of gracious depart from the scene and pass the baton to a new senator rick scott. arthel: all right, john bussey, we appreciate your analysis and helping us cover this story here with senator bill nelson conceding to senator electric scott there in florida. eric: senator electric scott has issued statement in part, quote, you must do what all americans have done, come together for the good of our state and country, our focus will not be on looking backward but doing exactly what i ran on making washington work and so now the governor of
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florida heads to washington, d.c. exchanging the state house for the senate as the new senator elect, we will wrap this up with phil keaton, bill nelson mentioned voter suppression, allegations in florida insinuating that he blames what he calls voter suppression for his defeat because it was about 10,000 votes out of 8 million passed, how do you see that shaking out and what do you see nelson's legacy as? >> since thursday actually really since election day 18 days ago the thrust of the legal challenges and democratic senator nelson circled around voter suppression argument suggesting that a lot of the votes weren't counted in a nutshell around the state and he could have kept legal challenges going trying to earn a few more votes in this case but as we have now seen and heard, senator
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nelson giving it all up and conceding defeat to republican governor rick scott who is finishing up his two terms as governor in tallahassee and after that he will be heading to washington, d.c., his whole theme of the campaign was let's get to work and he vowed that career politicians need to go and he will get out there and did what he did to florida according to him and that is get to work, create jobs and keep taxes very low. here is how close florida is, remember, it's toss-upswing state, both parties fight for this state bitterly for presidentially at years, this was also one of those campaigns, one of those election years because both parties really felt that whoever controls the governor's mansion as well in tallahassee would help them in the 2020 presidential elections and here is what it came down to in the senator race. 50.05% for scott, 49.93% for
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nelson out of 8 million votes cast. that is a margin of difference of 10,000 votes. eric. eric: they say every vote counts, this is certainly proof of that, vulnerable democratic senator has been retired by the people of the state in favor of up-start republican as you say senator nelson will be finishing his term as florida looks forward to 2020 in and the republican slate perhaps in politic change for the state, thanks so much. arthel: we will have much more on the very race now and now the new senator elect senator scott, in the meantime stay tune as we rejoin you to journal editorial report in progress.
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>> said i approve of both but you had interestingly enough about 10% of the electorate that said i approve of his policies but i don't approve of him personally and i'm going to give him unfavorable rating overall and those were people primarily in the suburbs particularly college educated and particularly college educated women. paul: okay, as you go ahead to look ahead 2020 how does the gop and president trump get them back because he has to reassemble coalition in state that is he got thumped, pennsylvania, ohio n ohio they did already, but pennsylvania, michigan, wisconsin, he came close in 2016 in minnesota but
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this year was a wipe out. >> yeah, georgia is defense and north carolina is defense, florida is defense, they came relatively close in colorado but that's going to be a problem. so look, we have two problems with suburban voters, our old problem used to be that they were rerelatively socially moderate but economically conservative, they remain that way today but in addition to gave nateing -- navigating they don't like how he tweets, they want a different tone in the president that's optimistic and unifying than they are seeing right now. paul: that's a fixable problem if trump is willing to do it. let's talk about nancy pelosi. you did column this week adding the number of congress that won't vote for her, do you think she will win anyway? >> i think she will. there are 234 democrats, there are 26 democrats who during the
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campaign said explicitly said i will not support her, 11 of those were incumbents, the rest are freshmen and that means that if all of them held true to their word she would get 208 votes, 10 short of what she needs to become speaker. she would still have the majority, only 201 republicans so she would still have the majority but if they voted for somebody else she would come up short of the 218. now, theoretically they could all vote present rather than voting for somebody and that would lower the number of votes that she would need in that case lower it down to about 205 i think or 206 but she's got to get 218 and the only way to get there now either two ways, either people break their voters with the first vote they cast or voting present. paul: voting present is a cop-out. i said i voted against her and then i said, oh, well, i
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chickened out in the end. >> absolutely. absolutely. look, we are likely to see that happen, we've already seen it happen in the senate, senator kristin sinima under no circumstances i would not support chuck schumer for senate democratic leader, yesterday elected senate democratic leader unanimously. paul: polls showing that health care was pivotal issue, democrats vow to make it central part of agenda heading into 2020, so can republicans change the healthcare narrative? i've always looked forward to what's next.
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people, first and foremost lower healthcare costs, provide better, stronger coverage from prescription drugs to premiums. we democrats are going to continue to press our republican colleagues for better, more comprehensive health care. paul: senate minority leader chuck schumer promising to make health care part of democratic agenda in the next two years as the party looks 2020, polls show that health care was top issue for voters in the midterm elections, with democrats stoking fear that is republicans would end coverage of preexisting condition. so, kate, do you think look at the all the exit polling, you look at the races, did the failure of republicans to repeal and replace obamacare cost them the house? >> yes, i think that's absolutely the conclusion you have to take because i think what happened, paul, there's a bit of a double bind in that the base is unhappy that the party
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fail today -- failed to repeal the law and they took all of the political heat of having succeeded without having any accomplishments or policy outcomes toy could point to. they were in double bind. i don't think -- it's what the left says the law is increasingly durable and popular. paul: if they had done something and passed an repeal and pointed to that, see, we have done something to address the issue and here is how we would handle preexisting conditions and what failed what happened is, see, they wanted to do this and you're just trying to prove a counterfactual. >> right, exactly, i would have disapproved that people were going to throw out insurance for having preexisting conditions. we saw republicans supporting lawsuit of constitutionality of mandates including preexisting condition mandate and while these are sort of interesting legal questions it's not likely to prevail and the members --
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the people supporting it, the candidates supporting it took a huge political hit for having supported it and it doesn't seem to have been worthwhile, seems like a political loser, that was ken paxton who led this, we criticized him, you probably wrote the editorial, kate, no, it really did hurt them. >> it did, it's unfortunately it's not going to convince john roberts to strike down the affordable care act, he already went through so much struggle to find a way to uphold it and i don't see this changing outcome and what republicans really should be doing is spending the time in wilderness thinking of how they will solve if they get another shot. paul: republican incumbent lost race, wrote for us this week that john mccain killing repeal and replace was the real in -- in the senate was decisive vote and that got a lot of criticism, how can you criticize john
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mccain, what do you think of that? >> well, there's something to that, look, it's just the way it was, john mccain was proud of that vote and we should remember that he took it. he and susan collins and lisa murkowski of alaska, the republicans were on a knife edge close enough to get this through, it would have given them as kate said both the actual success of repealing it but the ability to then go out and see changes in the law that helped bring down prices and where people could see that was actually happening. they didn't do it in the end. it was a huge failure on the part given campaign promise, yeah, the house republicans bore the brunt of the decision made by a handful of senators on the other chamber. paul: dan, where do democrats -- when chuck schumer says or threatens depending on your point of view, we will make health care our focus, what are they going to do? >> threaten, let's go with
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threaten. [laughter] paul: obamacare, they passed that and now basically they it hurt them for several applications and now they are champions of it. >> the democrats for the next year are going to be aiming at two targets, one, donald trump, the other the pharmaceutical industry, big pharma, elijah cummings chair of oversight committee, tremendous committee and spend about 70% of his time tormenting the trump administration but he says he intends to investigate the pharmaceutical industry and he will issue subpoenas, he will ask questions about drug prices and the goal is going to be kind of use that as cat's paw to get them to compromise on some sort of deal that regulates drug prices in the united states and the problem is that the president of the united states himself seems to be willing to do that, he has talked about associating medicare part 3, prescription prices to those in developed countries over in europe, so big pharma has really got its work cut out for them
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defending innovation. paul: kate, i think that's a possibility for trump, he might go for that. what about medicare for all, is that something that democrats will push or in the house and senate or are they going to leave that to the presidential candidates? >> you know, paul, i think they are going to be relatively quiet about that over the next couple of years because i think it's really unpopular with the public when you start to talk about eliminating employer-sponsored insurance. right, the bernie medicare for all bill was not written to become law, it's written assort of a policy proposal and i don't think it's helpful to democratic house candidates to hold it up as what they are really about. i think that dan is right, they are really going to coalesce on the pharmaceutical price control ideas because it's something that it's something that trump can be amenable to and maybe talk about public option for insurance and wait for medicare for all to really litigate that in presidential debate in 2020. paul: thanks, kate, amazon's
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details of the deal emerge with new york state alone offering more than a billion and a half dollars in tax breaks and incentives to the retail giant in return for bringing a promise 25,000 jobs to its new campus. mayor bill de blasio called it a great day for new york city and newly elected congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez democratic socialist called the taxpayer subsidies extremely concerning. we are back with dan henninger, wall street journal bill mcgurn and editorial board member allysia finley. bill, my favorite part the pad, this won't be available to everyone. is this a good deal for new york and virginia? >> no, it's not, it shows that the real threat to the economic world isn't socialism it's corporatism, few you are going to have welfare it should be for the poor and not the world's richest man, that seems to be
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uniting people. governor cuomo's defense is extraordinary. anyone in this right mind just judging by the merits would go to texas, therefore i had to cough up a lot of stuff to get amazon to come here to give them privileges and favors that other people don't get. paul: who is responsible for those tax rates? >> right. paul: he could change those. >> that's the difference. they are all betting, you have business unfriendly environment on the state, right, and then you play favorites and you try to get somebody to bail you out, look, it's not the first time. buffalo -- up state new york and ended up in corruption. >> i don't think it's ended, t continuing. [laughter] paul: well, allysia, from amazon's point of view even
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though it's true about jeff bezos, it's hard to blame him, i guess, it seems to me if politicians are willing to shower him with money, he's a pragmatic businessman, they are saying, here, you can have all of this, why not take it? >> right, elon musk is the same thing with nevada and battery factory. if they are going to give him a couple of billion dollars why not. paul: scott walker. >> another package to help rescue jobs there. this is bipartisan on both sides. but really the politicians should be responsible and be more responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars. paul: 200-some jurisdictions tried to get amazon. >> turned down some of like maryland and newark which offered even bigger subsidies which suggest maybe it would have gone to new york and dc anyway. paul: because why? >> it has more intellectual
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capital, talent, tech talent, finance, banks, hedge funds are really recruiting engineers, amazon will be able to poach some of those. paul: figure dan that i like and another one is google has a big presence in new york as well. i think they have something like 10,000 jobs here. they're not getting a package of a billion and a half dollars and i think allysia's point, they might have gone here anyway because of the other things it offers. >> yeah, store, technological workers, northern virginia will be able to provide that, we don't have enough technical workers to supply amazon with 25,000 people, all of that aside, to me the most fascinating thing going on here is that this deal was done by mayor bill de blasio and governor cuomo, probable candidates for democratic
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nomination, they are getting hammered, hammered by fellow democrats who are just dumping on them for giving away this $2 billion. i think what's going on here is ocasio-cortez, head of the city council are upset that this money has gone to amazon and not to their pet project. it's not as though they are upset about corporate welfare, it's just that the money is all gone now. paul: wrong corporate welfare. [laughter] >> look, that's what happened when you politicized decisions, one of the really bad aspects of this was that a lot of is -- cities didn't say what they were offering, some disclosed and some didn't. this really was the case. we had to agree to it to find out what was in it. i think that's why people are sprung. paul: any chance that this could be undone in either new york
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state or new york city or perhaps virginia? >> i think it'll be hard to undo it. i think it'll be hard. some of the incentives already exist it's just that they are are applying it to amazon. paul: some of them. >> i think the wall street journal's position is right, we don't want bodega owners and guys that work at laundry mat to have subsidize billionaires. paul: right, britain's messy dworgs -- divorce from the eu, we will take a look at what's driving economic jitters and what the u.s. needs to do to adapt to potential global
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paul: economic worries ratcheting up this week as oil prices plummeted to 1-year low on tuesday on demand for energy could be slowing, amid sluggish world economy this as the british pound dropped sharply
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thursday after prime minister's theresa may draft divorce bill from the european union was into doubt. dan, how worried should we be about the world economy right now? >> well, i think there's a lot of reason to be concerned, paul, because the united states on the one hand seems to be booming, full employment, all of the signs are consumer confidence, tremendously strong but if you look out around the world the picture isn't so bright. germany's economy con tatted in the last quarter, europe itself seems to be slowing down, you described what's going on in the uk with brexit. japan's economy slowed also in the last quarter and china's growth rate is now about 6.5% which is really kind of low for them, so you get the sense that there's a lot suppressing the global economy out there, the dollar is very strong and delinking from some of the other
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currencies and usually when that happens bad things happen. paul: what's behind it, bill, i think you've got some bad policy choices in political turmoil in europe, for example, but rising interest rates also here in the u.s. -- >> right. paul: which is drawing capital from the rest of the world. >> and i think that hurts the president when he's so critical of the fed chairman and he actually had some points but it makes it harder for the fed chairman to do the right thing without looking like he's a lacy of the president. >> maybe pausing -- >> i think it's the right idea but the timing is everything. look, i think the united states is fundamentally sound. i reject the idea that we are in a sugar high. paul: yes. >> the corporate tax cuts really changed the structure and incentives for investment. i live in the suburbs, when you buy a house you want nice community, there's no point of having nice house and you depend
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on the community to be prosperous too. these people are customers of their economies, the two other big economies japan and germany are contracting, less that they can buy of our stuff. paul: difference, allyisa from having 3 and a half percent growth continuing here and going back down to the slows of 2, 2 and a half percent which donald trump promised to get us out of. >> in the third quarter you did see drop of business investment to .8%, consumer spends hag been boyant but if you want to maintain 4% growth or above 3%, you're going to have to maintain a higher level of business investment and that is going to require foreign global market. paul: and the trade piece of this, dan, i don't think you can underestimate, the third quarter figure that allysia mentioned figure, i think that's partly trade related, one thing we
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criticized barack obama for was all the regulation which called -- something of a capital strike as businesses say, hey, i don't know who will hit me next here so i'm not going to make that investment. trade operates in a similar way, arbitrary government that can hit people with tariffs or new rules to change supply chains, if that happens, they may say fear that might happen, well, i will hold off on investment. >> yeah, well, donald trump, president trump argues that we want to open the chinese market and there are certain disparities in trading relationships with all of the other countries that justify these tariffs that he has imposed. be that as it may, the negotiations especially with china are going nowhere and so tariff regime that he imposed on china is beginning to look chronic, long-time problem because you have supply chains, companies have to make decisions on whether they are going to make money in the context of
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these tariffs, i think probably the best thing the president could do right now given what we've just described is pull back to a great degree on the tariff war that he's undertaken and ensure that the global economy doesn't slow down because if it does, it'll going to be hurting him possibly in 2020 when he's running for reelection. paul: dan, i mean, bill, last question, wilbur ross, one of the trade hawks, commerce secretary said we will have framework with president xi in november. >> i think we need something positive. that's the danger. you mentioned supply chains, trading is things for things but at lot of pricing from own goods come from complicated network and when you put tariffs on you just blow the whole thing up so i think the pressure right now is on, the bad news peter navarro, one of the hawks, right, was out there warning wall street don't pressure us on china and larry kudlow warned peter navarro don't pressure them on this.
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paul: firefighters in california continue to go battle wild fire this is week, the campfire north of sacramento is now the deadliest in california history with dozens of people killed and more than 600 still unaccounted for, president trump who is visiting the state this weekend faced criticism earlier in the week for initial response to the blazes tweeting that they were result of gross mismanagement of california's forest and threatening to pull federal
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funding if the state didn't remedy the situation, we are back with dan henninger, kim strassel and allysia finley, allysia, we don't know how they started? >> not yet, they suspect the one in the north pg&e company, transmission line went down. paul: why do the fires seem -- maybe seem is the right word because we have the immediacy of them, why are they worse now? >> you are coming after 6 or 7 year drought, conditions are extremely dry in california, it's in the 80's -- paul: temperatures in the 80's. >> low humidity, so it's dry, it's hot and you have high winds and there's a lot of combustible fuel after 6 or 7 years of dead trees, 130 million in the state.
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paul: in terms of the human damage, the towns and homes and so on it's because people are building closer -- >> that's right. increasing development. i don't think environmentalists complained about that but that's also partly because of zoning regulations on the coast that really restricted development. that's exactly. paul: what about this trump point, that's gross mismanagement. he got a lot of criticism for the threat which turned out to be phoney threat that he'd cut off funding but does he have a point about forest mismanagement? >> yes, the federal government and state government have really restricted the ability to manage forests and that includes tree trimming, logging, controlled burns. paul: why? >> because environmentalists oppose all of this. paul: they want natural growth? >> yeah, right, exactly, you to think about back in 1700's,
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4.5 million acres of land would burn a year in california. right now it's about 1 million. you cannot return everything to the nature because humans were not here. [laughter] paul: kim, do you know -- you followed the forestry a lot, is the trump administration doing anything to improve it? >> oh, yeah, this is great news. go back a year ago, september 2017, ryan zinke put out a memo giving park managers and land managers across entire interior department the ability to now for the first time in 20 years use whatever resources necessary to proactively clear away dead brush and undergrowth and dead trees and clean up the forest. this is -- this is new and important, this really goes back to the clinton era when bill clinton turbo charge
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mismanagement and we've never got come back from that. back before his tenure, the first service sent about 16% of its money on fighting fires now it's more than half and that poaches money from the necessary programs we need to clear away this underbrush and problems in the first place. paul: dan, speaking of politicians and what they say about this, jerry brown, governor of california blamed the fires on climate deniers? >> i would say arguably one of the most irresponsible things jared brown has said. look at the incredible human destruction and devastation that's taking place in california, there's a legitimate debate about how those forests should be managed in california but the left is proposing that this is all about climate change, not just jerry brown, left-wing politicians, celebrities in california and i am going to say that i bet you they suppress any initiative out
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paul: time now for hits and misses of the week, kim, start us off? >> so paul the wall street journal just finished its first ever ranking of the 20 largest airports, everything from on-time reliability to security wait times, restaurant reviews and also an extensive survey with readers, my miss is going to the city whose 3 airports managed to all come in dead last which would be new york city. kennedy, laguardia and newark were ranked the worst of the worst. you know, new york is lucky because a lot of people need to go there for work but it should
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be concerned when growing numbers of people don't want to go there because it's just so hard to get there. paul: bill. >> paul, a miss to big mother, otherwise known as district of colombia government, there's been a play group for 2-year-olds for 45 years of capitol hill just run by the parents and they recently got a visit from the office of state superintendent for education saying we will regulate you now. write sensible rules, contact information so you can't bring the sick kids to the thing. i mean, this is literally what they mean. paul: kate. >> paul, this is a hit for naomi who trump appointed to dc circuit court, she's been overseeing the white house deregulatory campaign and hasn't gotten much attention but her office announced in october that the trump administration had repealed that year 12 rules for every 1 issue with 176
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regulatory actions, she's shing one of the biggest regulatory efforts and cheers to her on new adventure in dc court. >> could be potential supreme court material, dan. >> the trump administration gets showered with misses with war with media, this is a big hit for vice president mike pence at big asia summit in singapore took leader zuki to talk, two jailed reuters reporters who had been prisoned, it's a big hit for mike pence for raising the issue about the two imprisoned reporters. paul: all right, if you enjoyed the journal editorial report be sure to join us at fox nation every afternoon, we will assemble for the smartest minds in the business to analyze the most important story of the day. one story, one panel unparalleled exper his it's only on fox nation so sign up now.
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that's it for this week's show, thanks to my panel and to all of you for watching, i'm paul gigot, hope to see you right here next week. to his opponent republican governor rick scott. hello, everyone. i'm eric shawn. to bring the hour of the americas news headquarters. >> hello. i'm arthel neville. releasing the video after 46 years of public service his defeat marks the first time in a century that florida will be represented by two republican senators at the same time. >> well, things

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