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The chaos on Capitol Hill continues to battle the extension the payroll tax cuts -- to talk about that and much more.
Is still haven't from Fox News and good morning bill how worried about are pretty get a Chanukah and Merry Christmas whatever -- absolute holidays that's right big week speaking of what you get ready for -- -- I would assume we are Fox News coverage.
Italian Bill -- back we're gonna we're gonna get -- I think it's our sixty year really that your -- fifth year probably watch together you guys are it was available -- will get out -- more freeze but.
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You know I don't know what it's funny we have said they average from new Yorker that Yorker its campaign to go to -- -- because it's always.
People from out of town and and one time somebody depended on what differ work right actually is about that -- -- here.
If you're on the press riser and stuff it's not bad but it you know it's it's -- I'd rather watch you know on you -- -- you did it wants to do have to go back.
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I'm what -- like a set of went to the one year and the countdown is great but I always said.
For us -- oppress your -- I'm removed from -- a little bit that the people can go to the bathroom for a overseas people for a while in -- hey you know what if you wanna be there you got to work forward and we're gonna.
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On new years itself Bill Hemmer Megyn Kelly on the fox this -- now that you're talking about every day obviously.
Is the politics in Washington we'll get to the presidential race in a minute but I wanna ask you about this payroll tax nonsense that's going on right now they still haven't passed -- -- and you wonder.
Whether this time is the time when they really don't get something done or.
Again they wrap -- up the it.
They're gonna resolve something obviously they're gonna have to write.
Republicans are not going to allow taxes to increase on any one you would think.
Correct yeah and I think that's that will be the law of of this year as well.
I think what happened.
On Saturday night -- Republicans got together after the senate passed its version and they had a conference call you know and they were ticked off.
-- -- Greece Republican from Georgia use our program yesterday he got on the phone with Boehner and said you're -- William Wallace.
You are Mel Gibson we're gonna follow you -- the battle we're gonna get behind you I think that's the show for she saw yesterday with -- -- Republicans standing there -- Capitol Hill.
How this calculation works out in their favor remains to be seen it is set and -- detectives that for -- -- it could be you know Britain.
House Republicans would tell you that we passed X amount of jobs bills that the senate hasn't moved on.
But in the -- -- how long now since they passed a budget.
We turned our budget in back in April -- months if not years ahead of them that's what ticks them off yeah they're trying to get the senate to force well.
To move their hand right now.
And we'll see whether or not there's time to do this before the first of the year there are those -- think it goes well into the new year.
And yet the State of the Union Address the fourth week in January with the president seizes the mantle -- this issue.
Could you imagine if that would happen -- John Boehner would be turned over on that I don't they go to go that far.
Right because it all comes obviously in the backdrop -- -- presidential race that's happening -- you have the Iowa Caucuses on the third of January and if the president can change the narrative to saying hey I wanted to cut taxes and -- the Republicans who were always for tax cuts.
That don't want to do it that he wins the political argument there so you're that is that they -- correct they do something to come back.
To that point despite the facts on the ground.
Themes sell in election years yes and it you can sell the slogan you can -- -- votes what about the election coming up on these this caucus and have a look in real clear politics -- Ron -- up on the average if you look at -- by about a point in Iowa I mean.
Forget about predicting all -- stuff that's that's crazy.
I don't think anyone knows what will happen -- And I think that's not just true in 2012 but it was true -- 08 when Mike Huckabee stunned the world yes.
When he walked out average about 31 to 33% of the vote in the Iowa Caucuses that year.
Ed Rollins who now works for -- here at the Fox News Channel I was covering Huckabee -- to -- that day he came out to me at 4 o'clock in the afternoon said Huckabee is a win.
-- guarantee it I said I'm gonna put you on TV -- do it and Rollins went out with his prediction and again it played out in his favor but.
I don't know what happens here I don't -- these polls are right about Ron Paul.
I don't know if they're right about Mitt Romney Rick Santorum has been -- 99 counties I think he might have surprising strain.
And that's the reason we're gonna tune in on the 3 January is no -- truly knows the outcome.
One very interesting item on the so I would deal though we're gonna have the governor on at 915 today focus on America's -- -- he says some amazing things of the past two weeks that Gingrich might not have the discipline.
That even with the Ron Paul victory perhaps he intoned.
That you need to look at the second and third place finisher to stick to get -- true measure of who has the strength in the Republican race.
I mean these are things that are Republican governor would never say.
In the state of Iowa civil -- that out with.
We have less than a minute left but from being there on the ground and covered -- no way you're there and -- for right or two as well with John Kerry won.
What does it take to what did you learn anything from those experiences tells you about what might.
Prevail this time conventional.
Political wisdom -- issue that if you want to win in Iowa you live there for a year GAAP.
You get in their homes and their town halls and they're living rooms.
And you convince them that you're one of them in person you know John Kerry in the final three weeks of his campaign and 04 hired a helicopter.
He hit every star that he could to try to put him over the top and have it in the end network for him thank you bill you watch it today with governor -- -- stuff -- have a nine to eleven.
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