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December 7, 2015 - Jon Stewart

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MSNBC ransacks the home of terrorism suspects on live TV, and former Daily Show host Jon Stewart returns to shame Congress into renewing health care for 9/11 first responders. (26:44)

I'VE GOT TO TELL YOUGUYS, I'M A LITTLE UPSET

LAST NIGHT, I SETTLED IN ON MYCOUCH, TURNED ON MY D.V.R. TO

CHECK OUT ONE OF MY FAVORITESHOWS, QUANTICO.

MY NEW FAVORITE SHOW ABOUTDOMESTIC TERRORISM IN AMERICA.

BUT RIGHT BEFORE MY SHOW ENDED,MY RECORDING STOPPED 15 MINUTES

EARLY -- AND IT TURNS OUT, THEREASON IT HAPPENED WAS BECAUSE

SOME GUY WANTED TO TALK ABOUTREAL DOMESTIC TERRORISM.

>> THE PRESIDENT'S FIRST OVALOFFICE ADDRESS IN ABOUT FIVE

YEARS.

HE SPOKE FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTESLAST NIGHT.

>> PRESIDENT OBAMA CALLED THESAN BERNARDINO MASSACRE AN ACT

OF TERRORISM.

>> PRESIDENT OBAMA INTERRUPTINGALL PROGRAMMING ON MAJOR

NETWORKS TONIGHT --

>> A SUNDAY NIGHT WHEN EVERYBODYHAS THEIR FAVORITE TV SHOWS ON.

>> Trevor: YEAH!

WHAT KIND OF PRESIDENT ADDRESSESTHE NATION WHEN EVERYONE IS

WATCHING TV?!

(LAUGHTER)

WHAT ARE YOU, AN EFFECTIVECOMMUNICATOR OR SOMETHING?!

EVERYTHING GOT DELAYED BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT.

THEY EVEN HAD TO HOLD BACK THEOF FOOTBALL GAME ON TV.

NO, THEY LITERALLY HAD TO HOLDTHEM BACK.

"NO, ROETHISBERGER! NOT YET!"

"8:00, SMASH TIME!"

"NO!

THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO TALK!"

"NO, SMASH!"

(LAUGHTER)

NOW, THE PRESIDENT CALLEDTHE POLICE TO DISCUSS THE SAN

BERNARDINO SHOOTING LASTWEDNESDAY AND TO TELL US HOW HE

PLANS TO KEEP EVERYBODY SAFEFROM FURTHER DOMESTIC TERRORISM.

SO, MR. PRESIDENT, THE SUNDAYNIGHT LINEUP IS YOURS.

>> THE THREAT FROM TERRORISM ISREAL, BUT WE WILL OVERCOME IT.

WE WILL DESTROY I.S.I.L AND ANYOTHER ORGANIZATION THAT TRIES TO

HARM US.

IN IRAQ AND SYRIA AIRSTRIKES ARETAKING OUT I.S.I.L LEADERS --

HEAVY WEAPONS, OIL TANKERS,INFRASTRUCTURE.

IN BOTH COUNTRIES WE'REDEPLOYING SPECIAL OPERATIONS

FORCES WHO CAN ACCELERATE THATOOFFENSIVE.

WE'RE WORKING WITH FRIENDS ANDALLIES TO STOP I.S.I.L'S

OPERATIONS.

>> Trevor: I KNOW FIRST OFALL, SOME PEOPLE AT HOME ARE

GOING, WHO THE HELL IS I.S.I.L?

ISN'T IT I.S.I.S.?

SO, BASICALLY, PRESIDENT OBAMAWANTED TO AFFIRM THAT WE SHOULD

COME TOGETHER TO FIGHT I.S.I.S.

YOU KNOW WHAT, I'M NOT GOING TOLIE.

I WAS A LITTLE UNDERWHEMED ABOUTTHE SPEECH, BECAUSE THE LAST

TIME OBAMA INTERRUPTED US ONSUNDAY NIGHT WAS TO TELL

EVERYBODY HE HAD KILLEDBIN LADEN.

YEAH, SO I WAS HOPING FOR ALITTLE MORE EXCITEMENT, YOU

KNOW.

I WAS HOPING THAT MAYBE HE WASGOING TO COME OUT AND TELL US HE

WAS ACTUALLY BORN IN INDONESIABUT IT'S TOO LATE NOW, BITCHES!

[ APPLAUSE ]

(LAUGHTER)

SO I WAS A LITTLE UNDERWHEMED.

TURNS OUT, I'M NOT THE ONLYDISAPPOINTED PERSON.

>> LOOK, MR. PRESIDENT.

WE'RE NOT AFRAID!

WE'RE ANGRY!

PISSED OFF, WE'RE FURIOUS.

WE WANT YOU TO REACT!

WE WANT YOU TO DO SOMETHING!

YOU'RE AFRAID!

I MEAN, THIS GUY IS SUCH A TOTALPUSSY, IT'S STUNNING!

(LAUGHTER)

>> Trevor: THIS IS ONE OF THOSEMOMENTS WHERE I WISH THE GUY WAS

IN THE SAME ROOM AS THEPRESIDENT.

I COULD JUST PICTURE OBAMA ATTHAT MOMENT GOING, WHY

DON'T, UH, WE, UH, TAKE THISOUTSIDE?

WHY DON'T WE, UH -- I REALLYDON'T UNDERSTAND WHY CALLING

SOMEONE A PUSS IS AN INSULT,I'VE NEVER UNDERSTOOD THIS.

BECAUSE VAGINAS ARE SUCH STRONG,POWERFUL THINGS.

HUMANS COME OUT OF VAGINAS ANDTHEY'RE STILL WORKING.

THEY'RE INSTRUCTIBLE!

YOU JUST SIT ON A PENIS WRONGAND IT BREAKS.

YOU SAY SOMEONE'S A DICK AND --SORRY, I GET CARRIED AWAY BY

THIS.

BY THE WAY, HE'S AN ASSHOLE.

SO PRESIDENT OBAMA HAD TO MAKEIS A SPEECH TO ADDRESS THE

SAN BERNARDINO SHOOTING AND THENATIONAL CONVERSATION THAT

FOLLOWED.

REALLY THE WHOLE NATION AND ALOT OF THE WORLD HAS BEEN

GRIPPED BY THE STORY.

WHO WERE THE KILLERS?

WHY DID THEY DO IT?

WHAT ARE THEIR LINKS TOTERRORISM?

CAN WE STOP PEOPLE LIKE THEM?

THOSE ARE THE QUESTIONS NORMALPEOPLE ASK.

HOWEVER, IF YOU'RE A NEWSORGANIZATION LIKE MSNBC, YOU

ASK, CAN WE GET INTO THEIR HOUSENOW?

>> THE OWNER OF THE APARTMENTHAD HIS APARTMENT HERE RELEASED

TO HIM BY THE F.B.I., AND HE'SCURRENTLY AT THE FRONT DOOR

WHERE IT WAS SEALED UP WITH WOODAND HE'S GOT SOME CROWBARS.

LET'S SEE IF WE CAN STEP IN.

AS WE STEP IN, WE SEE WHAT ITLOOKS LIKE.

UNFORTUNATELY, THERE APPEARS TOBE A LITTLE BIT OF A PUSHING AND

SHOVING, WHICH I'M NOT SURE WENEED TO DO.

BUT AS WE STEP INSIDE, WE'LLTAKE A LOOK AND SEE WHAT WE

HAVE.

>> Trevor: OH, REALLY, THEPUSHING AND THE SHOVING IS NOT

SURE WHAT YOU NEED TO DO?

REALLY?

I'M STILL LEARNING THE NEWSNETWORKS HERE, BUT IS IT

SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE THE MOVIE"NIGHTCRAWLER"?

IS THAT WHAT SUPPOSED TO BEHAPPENING?

YOU KNOW WHERE JAKE JAKE RUNSINTO CRIME SCENES TO GET

PICTURES OF DEAD BODIES?

BECAUSE I THINK MSNBC TOOK THATMOVIE AS AN INSTRUCTIONABLE

VIDEO.

WHEN THE LANDLORD LET THEM IN,THEY DIDN'T KNOW WHAT THEY WERE

LOOKING FOR, THEY BURST IN ANDRUMMAGED AROUND LIKE AN EPISODE

OF STORAGE WARS.

>> LET'S GO TO DECEMBER TO SEEIF ANYTHING OF IMPORTANCE WAS

MARKED ON THE CALENDAR.

NOTHING THERE.

IT'S JUST SORT OF A TYPICAL SORTOF CALENDAR.

>> Trevor: MMM...

LET'S SEE WHAT'S ON THISCALENDAR.

MMM, AH, WHAT DID YOU THINK YOUWOULD FIND ON THAT CALENDAR, A

LITTLE X SAYING MURDER MYCO-WORKERS?

OH, WHAT'S THAT ON DECEMBER 3RD?

GO TO DENTIST, IF STILL ALIVE.

IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE GOING TOFIND?

WHILE THEY WERE INSIDE, MSNBCLEFT NO IRRELEVANT, MUNDANE

STONE UNTURNED.

>> HERE'S A COMPUTER.

AS YOU CAN SEE, THE HARD DRIVEIS GONE -- SO WE HAVE AN LG

MONITOR.

WE HAVE A CHECK FROM CHASTE TOSAYED FAROOK FOR $7.98.

>> Trevor: WOW, WORST PRODUCTPLACEMENT EVER.

(LAUGHTER)[ APPLAUSE ]

I WISH I COULD SAY IT WASHARMLESS BAD JOURNALISM, BUT

THOSE WERE THE HIGH POINTS,BEFORE THEY DECIDED TO AIR

PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PHOTOSABOUT THE FAMILIES.

SOMETHING THE DAILY SHOW HASCHOSEN TO PIXILATE.

SO COMING UP, WHENEVER TYOU SEEA BLUR ON YOUR SCREEN, JUST

THINK "JOURNALISTICABOMINATION."

>> HERE'S AN I.D.

SO CALIFORNIA I.D.

LET ME LOOK AT IT FIRST, OKAY.

(BLEEP), (BLEEP), (BLEEP).

THAT LOOKS LIKE SOMEBODY'S NINTHBIRTHDAY PARTY THERE.

>> LET'S MAKE SURE WE DON'T --LET'S --

>> OKAY, HERE'S A PICTURE OF THECHILD.

>> LET'S NOT SHOW THE CHILD,KERRY.

LET'S CUT AWAY FROM THAT.

>> THIS IS PROBABLY NOT HERBECAUSE IT SAYS (BLEEP) ON THE

BACK.

>> Trevor: NO, IT'S FINE.

IT'S JUST SOME OTHER TOTALLYINNOCENT MUSLIM CHILD

TANGENTALLY CONNECTED TO THISAGAINST HER WILL, SO THIS IS

FINE.

YEAH, AND HERE'S HER NAME ANDPICTURE.

SO MAYBE THEY DOXED THESHOOTER'S MOM ON NATIONAL TV.

WHATEVS.

IT'S NOT LIKE THEY WEREN'TALLOWED TO, RIGHT?

>> WE SHOULD JUST POINT OUT THATTHE OWNER MR. MILLER PERMITTED

THIS PRESS TOUR OF THE FAMILY.

THE F.B.I. CLEARED ALL THEUSEFUL EVIDENCE OUT.

>> EXACTLY, AND HE'S GIVEN USPERMISSION TO COME IN AND TOUCH

THIS STUFF SO IT'S NOT AS IF I'MTOUCHING THINGS I SHOULDN'T BE

TOUCHING.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)

>> Trevor: WAIT...

SO THE F.B.I. ALREADY TOOKANYTHING YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED

IN, SO YOU JUST BROADCASTEDUNNECESSARY PERSONAL INFORMATION

ON LIVE TV, KNOWING THERE WASREALLY NO NEWS VALUE INVOLVED.

SO I GUESS, TECHNICALLY, YOU'REWRONG.

THERE IS ONE THING YOU SHOULDENTHAVE BEEN TOUCHING -- AND THAT'S

THE RECORD BUTTON ON YOURCAMERA.

IN THE REPTILE KINGDOM, IGUANASARE KING.

BUT THE BIG QUESTION IS, DO THEYHAVE --

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

I'M SORRY, SIR.

ARE YOU LOST?

>> NO, TREVOR, WAIT!

IT'S ME!

TREVOR!

IT'S ME!

>> Trevor: PAPA?!

NO!

(LAUGHTER)

IT'S ME!

>> Trevor: IT'S JON STEWART,EVERYBODY!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

OH, WOW!

OH, WOW!

IT'S JON STEWART!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

OH!

I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!

THIS IS AWESOME!

OH, WAIT, WAIT, WAIT -- (BLEEP).

ARE YOU HERE TO TAKE THE SHOWBACK?

OH, MAN, I HEARD ABOUT THISIN AMERICAN TV!

ARE YOU TAKING THE SHOW BACK?

>> NO, TRUST ME!

TRUST ME!

A THOUSAND TIMES NO!

ACTUALLY, I HAVE THIS ISSUE, ICARE ABOUT IT VERY DEEPLY AND I

WAS WONDERING, I WANT TO GETATTENTION PAID TO IT, BUT I WAS

REALIZING I DON'T HAVE A SHOW,AND NOBODY GIVES A (BLEEP)

ANYMORE.

SO I THOUGHT, YOU HAVE A SHOW,AND MAYBE I COULD COME AND --

>> Trevor: HEY...

I'M HERE FOR YOU, JON.

MY SHOW IS YOUR SHOW, MY FRIEND.

>> OH!

>> Trevor: YEAH!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

WHAT DO DO YOU NEED?

>> LET ME JUST --

>> Trevor: NO, I'M NOT GONNA --

>> I UNDERSTAND.

THAT'S GOOD.

SO BACK IN 2010, OKAY, AFTER FARMORE LOBBYING THAN SHOULD HAVE

EVER BEEN NECESSARY, CONGRESSPASSED WHAT WAS CALLED THE

ZADROGA ACT, HEALTHCARE FOR 9/11FIRST RESPONDERS WORKING AT

GROUND ZERO AFTER THEGOVERNMENT TOLD THEM IT WAS SAFE

BUT IT GAVE THEM CANCER.

>> Trevor: SO HAD TO CELEBRATETHE ANNIVERSARY?

>> NO, THEY FUNDED THE ACT FIVEYEARS.

THEY WANTED TO MAKE SURE THEPROGRAM WOULDN'T HAVE PEOPLE WHO

WOULD TRY TO CHEAT IT AND YOUCOULD SCIENTIFICALLY PROVE A

LINK BETWEEN THE RESPONDERSHORRIBLE DISEASES AND TOXIC AIR

THEY WERE BREATHING DAY IN ANDDAY OUT WORKING AT GROUND ZERO.

>> Trevor: AND YOU'RE HEREBECAUSE THEY COULDN'T PROVE THE

LINK?

>> NO, THEY PROVED THE LINK.

>> Trevor: I SEE, BUT THEREWAS A LOT OF FRAUD.

>> THERE WAS NO FRAUD.

>> Trevor: SO NO REASON TO NOTRENEW IT PERMANENTLY.

>> YOU'RE NOT FROM AROUND HERE,ARE YOU?

OF COURSE THERE WAS NO REASONNOT TO RENEW IT PERMANENTLY, BUT

THEY DID NOT RENEW IT WINANYWAY!

IT EXPIRED IN SEPTEMBER, SOON TOBE OUT OF MONEY, MANY FIRST

RESPONDERS, SICK WITH CANCER,PULMONARY DISEASE, HAD TO TRAVEL

AT THEIR EXPENSE TOWASHINGTON, D.C. HUNDREDS OF

TIMES TO PLEAD FOR OURGOVERNMENT TO DO THE RIGHT

THING.

PLEAD!

>> Trevor: SO YOU'RE HERE TOTELL US ONCE CONGRESS SAW THE

FIRST RESPONDERS, OBVIOUSLY,THEIR RENEWED VIGOR CAME IN,

THEY RENEWED THE HEALTHCAREFUNDING AND MADE IT PERMANENT,

RIGHT?

>> YOU'RE NOT FROM AROUNDHERE...

THEY HAVE NOT DONE THAT.

>> Trevor: THAT DOESN'T MAKESENSE, JON STEWART!

>> I KNOW!

THE ONLY CONCLUSION I CAN DRAWIS THAT THE PEOPLE OF CONGRESS

ARE NOT AS GOOD A PEOPLE AS THEPEOPLE WHO ARE FIRST RESPONDERS.

>> Trevor: OH, WELL, JON --

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

-- I DON'T KNOW...

>> THAT'S WHAT I THINK.

>> Trevor: I DON'T KNOW, JOHN,YOU CAN'T SAY THAT BECAUSE HOW

WOULD YOU KNOW?

>> LAST WEEK, I HAD THE DISTINCTHONOR OF ACCOMPANYING SOME OF

THESE HEROS ON ONE OF THEIR MANYTRIPS DOWN TO THE CAPITOL TO SEE

HOW IN GOD'S NAME THIS IS IN ANYWAY A CONTROVERSIAL OR

NON-PRIORITY ISSUE.

IT'S EASY TO TAKE OUR DEMOCRACYFOR GRANTED BUT SEEING IT FIRST

HAND IS TRULY HUMBLING.

I'M HERE IN THE SEANTE RUSSELLBUILDING TO WITNESS THE MAJESTY

OF OUR NATION'S LEGISLATIVEPROCESS.

THE BEAUTY, COMPASSION,INTELLIGENCE -- I'M JUST (BLEEP)

YOU.

I'M HERE TO SEE IF SHAME WORKS.

SAHME -- THE EMOTION YOU MIGHTHAVE IF YOU WERE A SENATOR

WHO TWEETED AFTER 9/11, WE WOULDNOT FORGET OUR HEROS, BUT DID BY

NOT SIGNING ON TO THIS BILL.

WE DECIDED TO HAND-DELIVER THEIRSHAME.

WE'RE GOING TO STOP IN TO RANDPAUL'S OFFICE.

IS HE IN?

>> I DON'T KNOW, THERE MAY HAVEBEEN A BRIEFING.

>> WE WERE WONDERING IF SENATORJOHNSON IS HOME.

>> I'M NOT SURE.

LET ME CHECK.

>> TRICK OR TREAT, ANYBODY WECOULD SPEAK TO ABOUT THE 9/11

RESPONDER'S BILL SENATOR PORTMANHAS YET TO SUPPORT?

IS THERE WHO IT WOULD BEAPPROPRIATE T BE UPSET WITH?

>> YES, SIR, I WOULD BE HAPPY TOCHECK FOR YOU IF YOU --

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH, I REALLYAPPRECIATE IT.

>> WHO CAN I GIVE THIS TO?

WHO CAN I FOLLOW UP WITH?

>> I APPRECIATE IT.

YEAH, SO ACTUALLY WE CAN'TRECORD INSIDE THE OFFICE.

IF WE COULD STEP OUTSIDE.

>> WE CAN RECORD OUT IN THEHALLWAY?

WHY IS THAT YOU CAN'T RECORD INTHE OFFICE, IS IT ACOUSTICS?

>> I BELIEVE HE'S AT A COMMITTEEMEETING.

>> THE BILL HAS BEEN TAKEN OUTAND WE'RE LOST AGAIN AND THESE

ARE -- THESE GUYS ARE ALL DYINGSO WE WOULD LIKE TO STOP THAT.

>> NO, I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND.

YOU DON'T WANT IT IN THESHAME CHAMBER, YOU WANT IT IN

THE SHAME HALLWAY.

>> HERE'S MY CARD.

WE WOULD LOVE TO SET UP A TIMEWITH YOU ON CAMERA.

>> THEY'RE LIKE IN MANY WAYSMEERKATS OR PRAIRIE DOGS BUT IF

THEY SENSE DANGER, INFORMATIONTHEY DON'T LIKE, BOOM, RIGHT

BACK INTO THE HOLE.

IF WE NEED TO WAIT HERE UNTILHE'S READY, I'M HAPPY TO DO

THAT.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU KNOW THIS, IDON'T REALLY HAVE A LIFE

ANYMORE.

I'M UNEMPLOYED NOW, SO I'MREALLY AVAILABLE ALL DAY.

>> OKAY.

AND I HAVE YOUR CARD, SO I'LLGET BACK TO OUR SCHEDULER AS

WELL.

>> DIDN'T KNOW THIS COUNTRY WASKNOWN FOR CRANBERRIES.

>> NUMBER ONE CRANBERRY PRODUCERIN THE STATE, YEAH.

>> SOME PEOPLE GOT MEETINGS.

>> WE'RE NEW ENERGY, HOW AREYOU?

>> HOW ARE YOU?>> NEW ENERGY.

>> SEE YOU GUYS. WHAT ARE YOU,HAVING A MEETING?

PASSING THE ZADROGA ACT SEEMSLIKE A NO BRAINER!

LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S SEE THERE WAS AMONSTER UNDER YOUR BED OR IN

YOUR CLOSET AND YOU WERE SCAREDOF THE MONSTER AND PEOPLE CAME

IN, VERY HELPFUL PEOPLE, FIRSTRESPONDERS TO THE MONSTER

SITUATION, AND THEY HELPED GETRID OF THE MONSTER, CLEAN UP

AFTER THE MONSTER FOR MONTHS BUTBECAUSE THEY GOT MONSTER JUICE

ON THEM, GOT SICK.

WOULD YOU HELP THOSE PEOPLE?

>> YES.

>> NO.

>> HOLD ON ONE SECOND.

NO?

YOU WOULD BE A GOOD CONGRESSPERSON.

WOULD YOU GUYS TAKE CARE OF THEPEOPLE?

>> YES.

IT SEEMS OBVIOUS.

SO WHAT I WOULD SAY IS THIS ISOUR SENATOR MCCONNELL -- YOU BE

SENATOR MCCONNELL IN THIS -- ANDYOU WOULD BE, UH, NORMAL HUMAN

PEOPLE.

YOU KNOW WHAT?

THANK YOU YOU GUYS FORLISTENING.

WHAT TIME IS SNACK?

IS IT SOON?

WE CAUGHT UP WITH SENATORPORTMAN ON HIS WAY FROM VOTING

TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE ON THETERRORIST WATCH LIST COULD STILL

BUY GUNS.

>> WE'LL LET THEM KNOW I SUPPORTIT.

THE QUESTION IS HOW TO PAY FORIT.

>> YOU KNOW YOU CAN FIND MONEYWHEN YOU WANT.

SO THAT PAY FOR IT STUFF REALLYDOESN'T REACH -- IT'S NOT

PASSING THE LITMUS TEST WITH MEAT ALL.

>> THAT NIGHT, SENATOR PORTMANOF OHIO SIGNED ON TO THE BILL.

MAYBE SHAME DOES WORK.

IF IT DOESN'T, MAYBE WE SHOULDFOLLOW AROUND MITCH MCCONNELL

MAKING THIS FACE AT HIM.

>> Trevor: I GET TO SAY THISONE TIME AND ONE TIME ONLY --

WELCOME BACK TO "THE DAILY SHOW"WITH TREVOR NOAH WITH JON

STEWART!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

THIS GUY IS HERE.

SO JUST TO BRING YOU UP TOSPEED, TODAY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

THE ZADROGA REAUTHORIZATION ACTWHICH GIVES PERMANENT HEALTHCARE

TO 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS INJUREDOR SICK THROUGH THEIR WORK AT

GROUND ZERO.

SOUNDS LIKE A NO-BRAINER.

JON, WHAT'S HOLDING IT UP NOW?

>> NO BRAINS.

THERE ARE 67 SENATORS SPONSORINGTHE BILL AND 260 REPRESENTATIVES

WHO SUPPORT THIS TO DO IT.

EVEN BY STUPID SENATE MATH,THERE ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH.

SO IT COMES DOWN TO TWOINDIVIDUALS WHO CONTROL

CONGRESS.

ONE, SPEAKER OF THEHOUSE PAUL RYAN OF WISCONSIN.

RIGHT NOW AS WE SPEAK, THE HOUSEIS STILL TRYING TO PULL MONEY

OUT OF THE HEALTHCARE PORTION OFTHIS BILL.

I BELIEVE WHEN PUSH COMES TOSHOVE PAUL RYAN IS GOING TO DO

THE RIGHT THING BECAUSEULTIMATELY HE IS STILL HUMAN.

(LAUGHTER)

THEN THERE'S...

>> Trevor: DR. DOOM!>> YOU COULD SAY THAT.

SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCHMCCONNELL.

HE IS THE KEY TO GETTING THISDONE AND SO FAR HE HAS BEEN AN

ENORMOUS OBSTACLE, UNWILLING TOMOVE THE BILL FORWARD FOR PURELY

POLITICAL REASONS.

>> Trevor: YEAH, BUT, JON, TOPURE IT'S PURELY POLITICAL, YOU

WOULD HAVE TO HAVE A VIDEO OFMCCONNELL SUPPORTING OR EVEN

SPONSORING A SIMILAR BILLGRANTING PERMANENT HEALTHCARE

FOR NATIONAL SECURITY-RELATEDWORKERS WHO HAPPEN TO LIVE IN

HIS HOME STATE.

>> THAT'S A BRILLIANT IDEA,TREVOR!

ROLL 212.

>> DURING THE COLD WAR, WORKERSAT PADUCAH'S GAS DIFFUSION PLANT

ARE PATRIOTS WHO DID SOME OF THEMOST DANGEROUS WORK.

>> WE FOUND OUT ALONG THE WAY ITWAS MORE DANGEROUS THAN WE WERE

MADE AWARE OF.

>> EXPOSURE TO RADIATION WASMAKING SOME WORKERS SICK.

THEY NEEDED HELP.

>> SENATOR INCOME CONNELL TOOKIT ON HIS OWN TO DO SO MUCH FOR

THESE PEOPLE WHO DID SO MUCH FORTHE COUNTRY.

THE PROGRAMS WOULDN'T BE HEREWITHOUT HIM.

>> I'M MITCH McCONNELL, IAPPROVE THIS MESSAGE.

>> Trevor: THIS IS (BLEEP)CRAZY!

>> THAT IS CORRECT.

AND IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR MOREDIRECT PARALLELS, IT GETS WORSE.

>> WE CREATED THE ENERGYEMPLOYEES OCCUPATIONAL ILLNESS

COMPENSATION PROGRAM TO ENSURETHAT OUR NATION'S NUCLEAR

WORKERS FINALLY NOW GET THEATTENTION THEY DESERVE FROM

THEIR GOVERNMENT.

MEDICAL SCREENING IS AVAILABLETO ALL PADUCAH WORKERS SO THAT

THEY MAY BE TESTED AND TREATEDFOR ANY ILLNESS THEY CONTRACT AS

A RESULT OF WORKING AT THEPLANT.

>> AND RIGHTFULLY SO.

AND THAT BILL COST MORE THANWHAT THE 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS

ARE ASKING FOR -- MORE.

SO THIS CLEARLY ISN'T ABOUTMITCH McCONNELL'S OBJECTIONS

TO PERMANENT HEALTHCARE PROGRAMSFOR HEROIC WORKERS.

>> Trevor: SO THE QUESTION ISWHAT IS IT?

>> HERE'S WHAT I BELIEVE ITIT IS-- SENATOR MITCH McCONNELL

OF KENTUCKY DOESN'T GIVE A(BLEEP) ABOUT ANYTHING BUT

POLITICS.

THE FIRST RESPONDERS OF THE ACTWERE TOLD IT WOULD BE INCLUDED

IN THE TRANSPORTATION BILLPASSED LAST WEEK.

MITCH McCONNELL OF KENTUCKYPULLED IT OUT OF THE

TRANSPORTATION BILL WHEN HEDIDN'T GET CONCESSIONS ABOUT

LOOSENING OIL EXPORTREGULATIONS.

>> Trevor: SO HE USED THEHEALTH OF 9/11 FIRST RESPONDERS

AS A BARGAINING CHIP TO MAKE ITEASIER TO SELL OIL?

>> YES, TREVOR.

HE'S NOT NICE!

(LAUGHTER)

SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DOTO MAKE SURE THIS BILL HAPPENS.

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO!

>> Trevor: WELL, YOU KNOW,JON, BACK IN 2010, DIDN'T THIS

VERY SHOW HAVE A PANEL OF FIRSTRESPONDERS THAT HELPED GET THE

ZADROGA ACT PASSED?

>> YES, HEARING FROM A PANEL OFFIRST RESPONDERS FIRSTHAND WHO

WERE STRUGGLING WITH THEIRHEALTH WAS UNDENIABLY POWERFUL.

IT WAS A WONDERFUL THING TO HEARFROM THEM PERSONALLY.

>> Trevor: THERE IS YOURANSWER.

WHY DON'T WE GET THAT PANEL BACKTOGETHER AGAIN?

>> THAT'S AMAZING!

THAT'S EXACTLY!

LET'S DO THIS!

LET'S DO THIS!

LET'S GET IT BACK!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

HEY, KENNY.

>> HEY, JON.

KENNY SPECT, EVERYBODY.

(APPLAUSE)

JUST OUT OF CURIOSITY, WHEREIS EVERYBODY?

>> JUST YOU AND I.

FIVE AND A HALF YEARS AGO WE DIDA SHOW.

75% OF THE PANEL IS NO LONGERHERE.

TWO OF THE PEOPLE HAVE ILLNESSESAND, OBVIOUSLY, BY LAW, I CAN'T

COMMENT ON HOW SICK THEY ARE ANDJOHN DEVLIN, WHO SAT AT THE LAST

CHAIR, AN OPERATING ENGINEER,PASSED AWAY SINCE OUR SHOW.

SO I THINK WE BROUGHT THESTATISTICS TO SHOW THAT, WHEN WE

DID THE SHOW FIVE AND A HALFYEARS AGO, FOUR MEN SAT HERE.

IT'S JUST YOU AND I.

>> THIS IS THE REALITY OFPEOPLE'S LIVES THAT ARE AFFECTED

BY THIS.

AND EVEN THE IDEA THAT YOU HADTO COME HERE FIVE AND A HALF

YEARS AGO TO PLEAD YOUR CASE ONNATIONAL TELEVISION TO GET THIS

DONE WAS INSULTING ANDEMBARRASSING FOR US AS A NATION.

>> WELL, YOU KNOW, JON, WE DIDYOUR SHOW FIVE AND A HALF YEARS

AGO, YOU STEPPED UP, AND YOUASKED WHAT YOU COULD DO TO HELP

US.

FIVE AND A HALF YEARS AGO, WEDIDN'T HAVE THE VOTES TO GET THE

ACT PASSED THE FIRST TIME.

BECAUSE OF YOUR SHOW, WE WEREABLE TO GET IT THROUGH AT THE

LAST MINUTE, RIGHT BEFORE THEHOLIDAYS, ALMOST THE SAME TIME

OF YEAR AS WE HAVE RIGHT NOW.

NOW WE'RE BACK FIVE AND A HALFYEARS LATER, NOT BECAUSE WE

DON'T HAVE THE VOTES, BECAUSEYOU PUT THE NUMBERS UP, 67

SENATORS, 260 MEMBERS OF THEHOUSE. WE'RE BACK, WE HAVE THE

VOTES AND NOW WE DON'T HAVE THEPEOPLE THAT WANT TO DO WHAT'S

NECESSARY TO EITHER VOTE FOR ITAS A STRAIGHT UP AND DOWN BILL

OR PUT IT ON AS AAN ATTACHMENT.

SO THEY KEEP MOVING THE GOALPOSTAND TELLING US THERE IS THINGS

WE HAVE TO DO AND WHEN WE DO IT,IT'S NOT ENOUGH.

>> THE PAID FOR THING DRIVES MENUTS.

THEY HAVE PAID FOR IT WITH THELIVES OF THEIR FRIENDS AND

THEIR HEALTH.

IF I HEAR ONE MORE OF THESE GUYSTALK ABOUT A PAY-FOR, IT'S GOING

TO MAKE ME INSANE.

BUT YOU GOT TO MEET WITHMCCONNELL FOR A LITTLE TIME.

>> I DID.

MY TEAM WITH US TONIGHT--

(APPLAUSE)

WE WERE ABLE TO MEET WITHMITCH McCONNELL THE FOUR OF US

LAST WEEK.

WE GOT PATS ON THE BACK AND TOLDBY SO MANY PEOPLE HOW DIFFICULT

IT IS AND HOW HAPPY WE SHOULD BETHAT WE GOT TO MEET WITH AN

ELECTED OFFICIAL IN THE UNITEDSTATES.

>> RIGHT, RIGHT.

>> EXACTLY.

WELL, ANYWAY, WE MET WITH MITCHMcCONNELL, AND MITCH

McCONNELL GAVE US HIS WORDTHAT HE'S GOING TO ATTACH US TO

THE OMNIBUS BILL AND HE'S GOINGTO FULLY FUND AND PERMANENTLY

EXTEND THE ZADROGA HEALTHCAREACT.

THAT'S WHAT HE TOLD US.

SO AS THIS BILL COMES UP THISWEEK, WE'RE GOING TO KEEP HIM TO

HIS WORD, AND THIS SHOW IS DOINGTHAT, PART OF IT.

>> LET'S KEEP HIM TO IT.

PEOPLE FORGET, WITH ALL THISTALK ABOUT TERRORISM AND FROM

THE WORLD TRADE CENTER TOSAN BERNARDINO, THE ONE COMMON

LINK TO ALL THIS IS THE FIRSTPEOPLE ON THE SCENE WERE FIRST

RESPONDERS.

SO I DON'T WANT TO HEAR ABOUTWHAT WE'RE ALL CONCERNED ABOUT

TERRORISM NOW AND THINGS GOINGON.

THIS IS THE LEGACY, YOU GUYS.

WHAT MESSAGE DOES IT SEND TO OURFIRST RESPONDERS IF, ONCE WE'RE

DONE AS A NATION WITH THEMHELPING US, THAT WE FORGET ABOUT

THEM?

THAT'S UNACCEPTABLE TO ME.

>> YOU'RE RIGHT.

IT'S UNACCEPTABLE TO TWEET ANDPOST ON Facebook AROUND THE

ANNIVERSARY OF SEPTEMBER 11thSEPTEMBER 11th THAT WE'LL

NEVER FORGET AND IT'SUNFORGIVABLE TO DO THIS ON THE

BACKS OF THE FIRST RESPONDERSWHEN YOU GET A CHANCE TO

DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT AND YOUBACK AWAY FROM IT.

>> WE NEED YOUR HELP.

IT DOESENTS WORK WHEN WE GOOR BRING CAMERAS DOWN THERE.

IT'S ALL LOCAL POLITICS.

KENTUCKY, IT'S UP TO YOU.

I WOULD LIKE YOU RIGHT NOW,WRITE YOUR CONGRESSMAN, MITCH

McCONNELL, A LETTER --

>> Trevor: JON.

JON, NO ONE REALLY WRITESLETTERS ANYMORE.

>> YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT.

A SHARPLY-WORDED EDITORIAL INYOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER --

>> Trevor: JON, PEOPLE DON'TREAD THE NEWSPAPER.

>> GET OUT YOUR PHONE, DIAL YOURCONGRESSMAN, KLONDIKE 5 --

>> Trevor: JUST TELL THEPEOPLE TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA.

>> OH, GREAT!

SOMETHING CATCHY LIKE THIS, ENDTHE (BLEEP)-RY!

END THE (BLEEP)-RY!

END IT!

>> Trevor: OR A HASHTAG PEOPLECAN USE.

>> HOW ABOUT -- HASHTAG WORSTRESPONDERS!

GET ONLINE AND TELL MITCHMcCONNELL AND PAUL RYAN AND

CONGRESS DO THE RIGHT THING,PASS THE ZADROGA REAUTHORIZATION

ACT.