Madame Speaker! California Rep. Nancy Pelosi was elected as House speaker Thursday -- returning her to a position she last held in January 2011 as Democrats took control of the lower chamber. "House Democrats are down with NDP, Nancy D'Alesandro Pelosi," New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries roared as he nominated the 78-year-old veteran lawmaker, in what was likely the first reference to a Naughty by Nature song in a nominating speech for speaker. Pelosi carried 220 of the 235 Democrats in the House. There are also 199 Republicans, with one vacancy in a contested North Carolina district. A number of Democrats voted against Pelosi, including Utica Rep. Anthony Brindisi, who voted for Joe Biden, who is not in Congress. Chad Pergram Fox News Senior Producer for Capitol Hill has the latest from the Hill.
2020! It's officially 2019, which means it's time to talk about 2020--or more specifically, who could win the Democratic nomination and the right to take on Donald Trump in the general election. Several dozen Democrats have already emerged as potential challengers, with Elizabeth Warren getting a head start on everyone else by announcing her candidacy on New Year's Eve. And while not all of the other rumored candidates will jump into the race, the party is preparing for the likelihood of so many contenders that they won't all fit on the debate stage at once. Adrienne Elrod, Former Clinton Campaign Director Of Strategic Communications, gives her take.
Biased! A former executive editor of the New York Times says the paper's news pages, the home of its straight-news coverage, have become "unmistakably anti-Trump." Jill Abramson, the veteran journalist who led the newspaper from 2011 to 2014, says the Times has a financial incentive to bash the president and that the imbalance is helping to erode its credibility. Howard Kurtz, host of Fox News Channel's "MediaBuzz" and author of the new book "Media Madness: Donald Trump, The Press, And The War Over The Truth," has the latest.
MAGA! At two years into his first term, President Trump and his top White House team are turning to the 2020 re-election campaign with a new focus on the 2016 promises they have kept and the impact they have had around the country and on the world stage. Our next guest goes through the highlights. Kayleigh McEnany, National Spokesperson for the RNC, joins the show.
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