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[inaudible conversations] [applause] they key is so much. thank you for that very generous introduction they give for this republican party for hosting us with such a wonderful organization in to support women. i want to start today by stinking you for a loving me to talk to you today about the need for fairness in the tax code system in than need for the success to pay the
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government and what a great success president obama has done in the middle east. [laughter] that he negotiates with iran? and my grandparents to emigrated i'm sorry i have the wrong notes. this says hillary clinton's speech. [laughter] this is not my speech. [applause] forgets that for i will start over. what i really want to talk about is what worries me the most about the president obama legacy think of all the things he has done $18 trillion debt, obamacare, the failed foreign policy he refuses to stand with israel. the is what the president is
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doing to redefine america and the american dream. this president seems intent to divide by race or gender or income this is a president who tried to teach us america is about redistribution in more intrusive federal government that is not the american dream my parents taught me. it was that our best-- are ahead of us were the circumstances of your birth to not determined your outcome if you want to work hard to get a great education there is no limit to what you accomplish 1/2 to be born to the right parents or zip code to do great things for ago this is so important because my parents have lived the
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american dream for torture briefly share their experience their lives in the house without treading water or electricity and was the only one in the family to get past the fifth grade. we have heard the stories every single day growing up. [laughter] that is our know this. uphill to a school and back. both ways. try to get an allowance from a father like that. [laughter] but here is the amazing thing per'' 40 years ago my dad and my mom came halfway across the world too bad rouge a louisiana. they had never been on a play before the first time they fly to america. i tell my kids there was no internet or google to search what kind of play sit was they'd never even met
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somebody who had been there to tell them what it was like but they came. daycare and to an idea as much as a geography but freedom and opportunity they were coming for the american dream. my mom went to school lets lsu there were running out of money my father opened up the yellow pages to look for a job i don't know how many people slam down the phone but he convinced a guide to give him a chance he said you can start monday morning. he has not even that hammer started work with a brand new boss and says that's great and have a car or a driver's license you will have to pick me upon the way to work.
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[laughter] who does that? and he was so taken by his enthusiasm that is what he did propose six months later i was born i was of pre-existing condition at the time there was no obamacare that means insurance did not cover i was born in the same hospital that my children would be borne. my dad goes to the director after i was born and says my insurance does not cover this birth then he shook hands with the doctor and said i will send you a check every month until the bill is paid in full. no contracts over paperwork for programs just two guys shaking hands and a hospital. that is the you do things back then.
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today is more complicated the ad pages and pages of paperwork but hard you pay for a baby anyway? can they take it back? >> you were such but there is a third job that was supposed to be born and he was born at home borough that is a whole other story. raid did not do it on purpose but there's a reason why women have babies. i don't care how tough you thank you are but one guy said to me the exact same thing happened to leaper triad a kidney stone the
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older and we get them smarter our parents become for. the more i turn into my father the older i get. i hate ted. i found out those things that i swore i would never say to my children. if all your friends jumped off the bridge would you? >> i have no idea what did means. you don't live and dead democracy. under my roof is a dictatorship for price say that to my kids. but never what he would tell my brother i am not giving
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you a famous last name or the inheritance. i will make sure you get a great education. if you get that there is no limit on what you can accomplish every night get off on your knees to thank god almighty they were blessed to be born in the greatest country in the history of the world. the united states of america. [applause] i will be honest i did not appreciate that as a child especially the second everyone i knew was but it was was he was trying to you teach me and for the children and grandchildren for truck why is that so
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important? >> we have educational opportunities for every child knows should have the chance and it is not a true professional. >> gore you can save been taking money to a private school but is the rate they're trapped but but we want our children to do better. we have a moral imperative of the definition of the american dream to work hard and do better. we're also a self-governing
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republic will have to teach the next generation to think for themselves to make decisions to from the next generation of leaders my refund public education in the first place. to stand in the way of school choice. it is sent complicated but it boils down is to order forcing those follow the school they should follow the child. [applause] and percent of our children are in its charter schools doubling of that percentage over five years. in the macy and we have statewide school choice parents can send to private or parochial or independent schools and parents tell me
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this is the first time children have brought home homework or wearing uniforms are going to school beyond high school the first time they feel their children are safe. we have first choice where you can start your day in a public-school and but we have a and i am here to tell you to liberal men and online. in the teachers' union said this. parents don't have a clue when it comes to making dresses. that is what this debate is all about. we make choices is every day
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we're no better than the bureaucrats. with second amendment rights and religious liberty rights or drinking a big gold bin york city is about the same thing we trust the american people more than bureaucrats. if the same even the dimmest mines said it but if nothing else we have to get rid of common for. [cheers and applause] politician say they are against common core but i am suing the president right now to say they have violated the constitution and federal law to force the common core. [applause] i am all for high standards
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and where does this end? >> can you imagine but we have the for is president the does the believe in american exceptionalism for carol i was here for his reelection and to say he was the worst president since jimmy carter. [applause] but i was wrong. i ignited that after the election the went to washington d.c. and i apologize to the president for being disrespectful. that was disrespectful to jimmy carter but this
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president doesn't believe if those bureaucrats would dictate parent that has helped their kid with math knows what i will say. can solve the answer is rates it to was very simple math edition is attraction but did you add up those numbers in that column? >> also to show wire answer was right using common scorer in the aphids but then you have to draw circles in boxes.
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ply the board has the attention span of the gnat. [laughter] he is the normal seven ruled so and the teacher asks in just because it is. with every single question. my wife talked to him but i
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a bad year to talk about to slow down the growth the you cannot reduce spending there is none since. but we have 30,000 fewer employees the smallest number in decades for the people benefit are the people of louisiana. going twice as fast as job creation more people living in sin to working he but we
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have the largest in income-tax but one of the things them of his set a year-end so hard-headed preparing ted his head but to be criticized tuesday that he will raise costs but will the raise taxes per car will put that in every campaign ad running for election. but there is a political price to pay. one river fighting for school choice they tried to recall the speaker is so many were protesting i finally told my kids d.c. those protesters?
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that is a parade for daddy. [laughter] when i was elected a first jury was the primary something that had never been done before with my reelection of the largest percentage of the vote ever i've years to to you my popularity has dropped 20 points because we cut spending to take on the teachers' unions bubbly need that kind of leadership in washington d.c. purposely need not just a republican and here is crazy idea. why don't we spend as much as we take in? instead of continuing to borrow from and then to have
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that is the sentencing but a few recurring end the for us to kill nine of phoenix though we have the greatest country is in the history but when my parents she in some manner -- the we used to be proud to say that. [applause] we used to be proud to call under cover of the overate
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but the reason it is so important to beat hillary clinton and not simply but i am absolutely e critical read beats space clinton 2460 in person who
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[applause] they key very much. i would be happy to take your questions. i promise day shot out to my parents always proud to be the end i will call on the folks here. >> i was wondering. it like and i believe that each state should have school choice. so how last president to you
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go about that? so each state has the option of school choice with vouchers? limited education issue pays state to promote school one of the things to fund-raisers were consulting but on foreign policy your health care or have had but let's thoroughbred the reauthorization of and then
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the block prints were eliminated. in following says have dish period stir in the day could then the state's in hidden put their heads to a huge man but but rea don't care
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has then but with the common core there will be another version for this isn't the first time and it won't be though last. we need to shrink the size with the republican presidents aged abused louis but congress could come up to the next term could soon
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the eric herr trades to focus our souls push ahead and is of better do aluminum end it if we do that to stir the move but with the proper oversight from congress especially if you look at the pit to asia.
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it sounded great to but he did not do it. we have an immediate threat with isis in the middle east in the medium term threat about resurgent russia and ukraine but the longer-term threat is the rise of china we have countries like our allies warning us to pay a of a greater role in non-traditional allies that have not bad with america up wanting to take the greater role so a good trade deal is good for national security if done properly. it is the devil and the details but it could be something that happened we need to reassure the administration gets there right to stand up for american workers this is good for our security and economy in this is
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especially important to see that spier of influence. this president made it a practice to lead from behind. he has shown over six years richet a problem away does not make us safer or more secure. america of must lead for tribal even a stronger america that is good for the world in the president that you gave the smeme thing. god bless you. thank-you very much. >> caller:. >> [applause] >> it is great to be here. i was here in in new hampshire back when i was a young man. i was thinking about running for president i have a fond memory.
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we used to do coffees and nobody would show what. but standing in the kitchen i have this lady if she will support me. she looked at her watch and said what time will the candidate get here? [laughter] >> i grew up outside of pittsburgh with fed move color is a visit and interesting place because people fund since those of
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for bad his father bucchero twosome:and in tamayo coinsurers but it to be very and opinionated but never got the education that she deserved. and her mother barely spoke english. . .
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and then they took my district away. the did not want me to go farther. so i. so i decided to run for congress. in 1982 i started my campaign. 1982 ronald reagan was not a popular man.
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interest rates were high, inflation was i, employment was high. when he came when he came to ohio no one wanted to appear with him except me because running for congress, i was running on the reagan record. cut taxes, shrink the government, balance the budget. in 1982 running against incumbent democrat democrat, i was the only republican in america that year to defeat an incumbent democrat in the united states of america. it was a great win. when i got there i went to the armed services committee because they did not have any room for this 30-year-old. 30 -year-old. i immersed myself and national security issues was on the armed services committee and that meant i had to take the resources of america and apply them to the threat that we face as
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americans. that is precisely what i did in the course of that i was able to travel. what an eye-opening experience, and i remember when we left, when the plane took off the ground and we were headed back to america everyone cheered. they said it would be that way. sent to el salvador. a remarkable experience. before the gulf war looking us at soldiers talking to them about what we should do. a series of things. in congress for 18 18 years -- don't hold that against me. and after six years i got a call one night. the person called me and said, you just selected to serve in the budget committee. i went on that budget community not because i care about numbers but
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because the budget committee tells you how you run things. so i knew that i knew that getting my hands on that budget community we could make changes. i was excited and then quickly get frustrated when i saw that politicians were not serious about restoring fiscal discipline. i was in i was in a gas station filling out my tank complaining the somebody. he saw me. listen to you complain but what he going to do about it? i flew down to washington and got my staff together and said, said, listen we we will read a budget for the united states of america. there are there are only five of us. i no we are overstaffed, but i think we can do it. we put together a budget and in that year president bush had a a budget, the democrats had a budget, the black caucus had a budget
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and john kasey keller budget. the vote budget. the vote on the budget that year was 405 to 30. i had the 30. my staff is upset. twenty-nine other 29 other people who think we know how to run the united states of america. we're just getting started. for the next ten years of my life i dedicated myself to get into a a balanced-budget the same way i served on armed services. get the services to work together involved in historic changes. seven people more senior. i introducing senior. i introducing budgets. my hometown newspaper said you keep getting shellacked.
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i am only a lone wolf. it will work. the harder the harder i worked the more beatings i took the bigger my group got. got. i jumped over the seven people and became the senior republican in 93 and wrote the alternative to bill clinton's tax increase. turns around we won the majority. and he becomes chairman of the budget committee. going to finally get up that mountain. we ended up in a government a government shutdown command i was part of it because the clinton administration wanted to use smoke and mirrors to get to a balanced-budget. don't play games. the government opened up again. the administration approached me and we sat down in secret for a number of months and wrote the blueprint for the 97 budget agreement. after ten years we pass the agreement and for the 1st
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time since man walked on the move moon we had a balanced-budget, pay down the largest amount of publicly held debt cut taxes on capitol gains were in balance, had a projected $5 trillion surplus, and american -- america was on the economically. the ten years of working through. i had this ill-fated effort to travel around and see if people would want me. i was me. i was a young man. they said, we like you would come back another day. i like politics. i just walked away from it. i have this surplus and went back to my hometown. you have to understand something the going to blow the surplus. you have to wake up everyday the republicans spend it all and then some and put us
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back in the whole. when tragedy. i am out of politics ten years. i do a lot of different things worked at lehman brothers, served on corporate boards command you might recall i was a huge star on fox news where i substituted for the low-key bill o'reilly. in life the lord calls us. my parents, simple blue-collar folks. the united the united states congress working with presidents, including ronald reagan. i had a great career out of politics and felt the call, take the skills and don't apply them to your state. so i ran for governor and wine and beat another incumbent democrat. it was narrow.
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when i won my faced some of the hardest times that the state ever had. 8 billion in the hole 20% for hall, 20 percent for general revenue fund. lost 350,000 private sector jobs $0.89 on our rainy day fund and people said there was no way up, and our credit was a risk. i won the election indefinite time for politics i really have not had a lot of reason to practice politics. we went to work at reinventing the government of the state of ohio. some people say you have to raise taxes. but we're going to do is reduce overhead, remake the state will lower the price. we went to work and brought massive change. at the end of my 1st year my approval
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rating is 28 percent. you have to work to be that unpopular. but it did not bother me because i was not in the business to be popular. i was in it to try to fix state. four years later and where are we today? from 350000 lost 350,000 lost jobs to a gain of 340,000 jobs over the last four years. [applause] from a billion in the whole now running at $2 billion surplus cut taxes by the most amount of any state in america and killed the death tax and have made significant tax relief for small businesses. our credit has been restored and there's all this has happened as we become more prosperous it is almost like a mom and dad. my state we have not
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ignored those who find themselves in harms way. if you have a developmentally disabled child we will help you. if you know someone who is drug addicted, we will treat you. putting you in prison and having you back and forth and back and forth and not dealing with your addiction does not make any sense. if your mentally ill we don't think you ought to live in prison. we had 10,000 ohioans in prison with mental illness. that is just a moral. we're trying to treat the mentally ill. for the working poor, we want them to advance without being hurt because they are trying harder to earn more money. let me tell you whether it applies to the mentally ill, drug addicted, working poor we are reforming welfare.
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we expect personal responsibility so that you can walk and realize your god-given purpose. 28 percent approval. in ohio how did he do? i won 86@of 88 counties. barack obama counties. barack obama one cuyahoga county by 40 points, and i carried it. 26% of the african-american vote, 51 percent of the vote for union households and 60 percent of the vote from women. my approval rating today is the same as my distant -- is my popularity was. now it is 28% that don't like me and 60 60 some do. what is the lesson? ohio is doing better. i'm not going to go to
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connecticut. why has it happened? people feel the improvement in the economy and hope to get a job. everyone i state, well, not everyone, most people if you are in the minority have have a drug problem can have a problem with all this we're going to include you. if ohio does better, we need to lift everyone. if you lift everyone, you give everyone hope. what is the lesson of leadership? no polls, no the polls, no focus groups, no consultants in the background, none of that. you need to take that message out and get people who don't agree with you to see the purpose.
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in our country today we are broken. we cannot figure what to do about immigration, balance our budget. we are heading to $20 trillion in debt. we can figure out how to lower the corporate tax. we can't figure out what to do with our infrastructure. when all that is going on that shows we are confused in the eyes of our friends and emboldens our enemies. let's get more let's get more down to earth. when we cannot do these things our children pay our grandchildren pay for our families are hurt. our communities are hurt. our state's art points i.so is our country. what i have learned throughout my career balancing a budget, working with the administration
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after shutdown, what i learned in ohio bringing people together to molière silos. you can't run anything from a silo. we have to realize that we can stand on principle and solve problems in america. if we can deal with our borders and immigration problem, begin to balance our budget and deal with entitlement and a in a fair and direct way to reduce the corporate tax because we work together solve our infrastructure problems, guess what problems, guess what happens? america regains his strength, and i have to tell you, in this time -- and we can america does not get it. we need a strong america to send a message to our enemies and to send a message to our strengths that america's back and be done. i did it in washington. it happened in ohio. [applause]
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and my only goal and my only purpose is to build a stronger situation for the people that i serve. and that is why i wanted to come here today to tell you the story. foreign-policy experience, success in washington in historic change for changing ohio and having people say pretty good guy, not perfect, pretty good. where i. where i run for president or not, i want you to think about this because of ohio is a microcosm of america. we wait three days for election results are ohio. i won almost 64 percent of the vote. the issue the issue of solving problems in bringing people together and leaving no one behind only result in a stronger america.
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only stand on principle we don't demonize adversaries and opponents. at the end of the day we may be here as republicans. they me down the street as democrats. but what unites us is we are americans. god bless america. thank you. [applause] thank you. [applause] >> we have time for a couple quick questions. back there. >> yes, ma'am. >> daisy from manchester. my question is what are your thoughts? >> i'm all for it. i am concerned about privacy and not just from the government. if we go to a grocery store they know what i'll your walking down. one of the keys for all of us is something that would
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protect privacy in light of all of these electronic devices and digital work that goes on this country. there has to be a balance. we can have can have long walks fundamentally we are free. it's an integral part. i don't know what else i i can say to mobile we can talk. >> the last question right here. >> governor, originally from ohio. >> what's that? >> move back.
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my wife and i had the pleasure to meet you last time you were here thinking about running. we get to see all the great things we accomplished. a lot of us are feeling the pressure to get behind one of the candidates. while it seems only to some it is not. what what is between here and your decision as to whether you will run again. >> you know what trying to figure out what the lord wants me to do with my life. it is a professor everyone in the room. i want to fulfill my purpose life is short. the next will be accountable for what i did here. i have a beautiful wife i
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have to consider all that. at the end of the day you feel this is michael will come back again and again and again. in the meantime not going to change my message ignore people in the. i want. a lot of them on there feet. i want to avoid tough choices. thankfully. i like myself. i'm not heading into some political calculation. isn't it great to be free? [applause] and be respectful for those who may disagree.
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i i did come in here and spend visible speech blasting barack obama. i want us as a party. they are needed with our conservative government, last resort, not a 1st resort, powerful the 1st resort, powerful the bottom of power to the people in the neighborhoods. we have to when and we're not going to win if we just feel good about ourselves and don't take this message of unity across this great country. i'm so glad i grew up in a a place where i saw people who struggled, blue-collar middle-class, ethnic because it is in my mind's eye and it is about fairness and growth. think about me would you? don't commit to soon.
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but as all have a chance to breathe and get out. you know what i look forward to? being in your home again letting you get to know and see me. that's why i love new hampshire. thank you and god bless. [applause] ♪ [inaudible conversations] >> thank you. ♪ [inaudible conversations] >> thank you so much for that warm new hampshire welcome. i'm delighted to be with you i was a little girl my mother on sunday morning elected me and said what you are is god's gift to you what you make of yourself is your gift to god. it seemed like a promise that i had god-given gifts and the challenges well managed to find and use the.
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i would go on to enroll in stanford university graduate with a degree in medieval history and philosophy. exactly all dressed up and nowhere to go. i went off to law school. i hate it was cool. i quit after less than a single semester. now i needed to go back and arnold. i started to i started to do full-time what i have done part-time. it was a secretary. i used to be a kelly girl. it helps pay the bills. i typed and filed. kelly girls unite. i answer the phones. i accepted the 1st child those offered to type and file form nine person relisted from. i have lived all over the
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world. i no that it is only in the united states of america that a young woman can start is a secretary and go on to become the chief executive of the largest technology company in the world. [applause] and it's possible year because our founders knew what my mother taught me and everyone has god-given gifts. they built a nation on the belief that everyone has the right to find and use their gifts the right to fulfill the potential. that's what they meant when they said life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness and that that right god should god should not be taken away by manner government. my husband is the american story starting out as a ton truck driver and family-owned auto body shop in pittsburgh pennsylvania.
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i met this morning here in nashville michael buckley who also has lived the american story starting as a dishwasher and now owns five restaurants. i have traveled and lived in spoken to people all across the country. i must tell you i sense a deep disquiet. people fear that we are losing something. they they fear that we're losing the sense of limitless possibility that is always defined this nation. we lose that sense of limitless possibility we're losing record from your. i no i no from experience that there is a look people get their eyes when they accomplish more than i thought was possible. it is the opposite of that both.
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i saw the opposite of the dollars eyes as she battled demons of addiction. it is flat look of hopelessness. but it is not just addiction of the subway's waste potential. i see that look into many americans eyes. i. hesiod and the like of men in the central valley whose lives and livelihoods have been destroyed because bureaucrats have decided issue management scarce water there is. i see that flat hopeless look in a young woman whose life has become entangled in a web of dependents from which she cannot escape. escape. have seen it in the eyes of a small business owner gives up. and that flat i'd look of hopelessness cannot find this nation. the truth is our government has become so big so
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powerful so costly and so corrupt that the weight of the government is virtually crushing the potential of the people of this nation. [applause] we see it and lackluster economic growth 2 percent. we see it in the fact that our labor participation rates are at levels not seen the mid- 70s. we see it in people's people's lives who are tangled up in the web of dependence the fact that for the 1st time in history we are now destroying more businesses that we are creating. and while we celebrate in the world of technology people like steve jobs and bill gates the truth is this euros of the american economy has always been the person who opens up the nine person real estate firm the
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family-owned auto body shop, nail salon restaurant, lawn service can't -- one service company. small businesses and family-owned businesses create two thirds of the knew jobs in this country and employ half the people. only crush those businesses we're crushing the potential of the nation. at the same time, crony capitalism as well. when you have a government that is so big and powerful and costly and complex corrupt only that they can handle it. i no that having been the ceo of the $90 billion business. i could hire accountants and lawyers and lobbyists. the nine person real estate firm, not so much. the consequences when we pass along like dodd frank ten banks too big to fail became five. meanwhile 3000 community
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banks or gone out of business because those community banks not big enough for rich enough to deal with all the complexity and power. people fear that we are losing the sense of limitless possibility that has defined our nation and people worry that we are missing something important. what i think people think we're missing his leadership here is the truth -- [applause] is the truth. our government has gotten bigger and bigger every year for 50 years every year every agency has got more money. it has gotten worse under president obama, but it has been getting bad for 40 or 50 years.
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people people feel disconnected from the political process because they feel like nothing changes. when did we decide we needed the political class? hours was intended to be a citizen government. what we need in this country is citizenship and leadership. i am reminded think about our federal the the difference between management and leadership. managers are managers are people who do the best they can within the existing system. there are managers and business politics, life. they do the best they can. leaders of people who do not accept what is broken just because it has been that way for a long time. now we need the leadership and citizenship to reimagine our government just because it's so big and powerful and costly corrupt
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but because it is failing to serve the citizens who pay for it. nowhere is this more clear than in the example of the veterans administration. technology can do amazing things today. i happen to be chairman of opportunity international the largest micro- finance company in the world. i can send a $150 loan to the desperately poor woman but if you are a veteran and have served our nation you have to spend months filling out paperwork and many more months waiting for some bureaucrat to check the paperwork to make sure you aren't already the benefits that you have thought concern for them and then you have to wait while some other bureaucrat decides where you can get an appointment. and this is been going on for a long time.
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i come from a world of technology. if you're still going through major systems upgrade for 20 years, you have failed. the the scandal of the veterans administration in arizona broke what happened? the political process responded. they passed a bipartisan bill that said there going to let the administrator fire the top 400 senior executives if they are doing their job. not that that's a bad idea that really? that's the best we can do? and we have not heard a lot about the va for quite a while. now we have bureaucrats arguing about whether 40 miles is as the crow flies with the contracts. the veterans administration is a stain on our nations on and it is an example of why we must reimagine government
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let me take a moment. how many of of you are here has veterans? would you please stand up thank you for your service. speaking of leadership nowhere his leadership missing more than the. the world is more dangerous and tragic place where america is not in america is not for quite some time. you heard me say this before i have traveled hundreds of thousands of miles around the globe but i no flying is an activity not an accomplishment. [applause]
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i have met vladimir, and anyone who sat across the table from heaven knows his ambitions will be thwarted. i remember sitting in that yahoo!'s office five years ago a private meeting. you know what he wanted to talk about? the dangers it represents. do business. i've done business with the chinese and understand they are engaging in cyber warfare, stealing intellectual property. i chair of the advisory board of the central intelligence agency and no we confront many dangerous enemies but there are many things our allies have asked us to do that we are not doing. hillary must not be president of the united states. [applause]
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i was asked this morning on fox news with a woman's hormones prevented her from serving in the oval office. not that we have seen examples ever of a man's judgment being funded by hormones. [laughter] including in the oval office [applause] hillary clinton cannot be president of the united states but not because she's a woman. because she does not have a track record of the because she likes the candor and transparency necessary to leadership because she will pursue a set of policies that crush possibilities and the potential of this great
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nation. [applause] all our problems are solved. all solved. all of our wounds are self-inflicted. we have everything we need because all we need is citizenship and leadership. we rightly celebrate our founding fathers, as we should remind you that two of the most powerful symbols of our blessed and beautiful nation for women lady the end of it justice. the delivery stands. she is copyrighted. resolute. she holds her she holds her torch like a beacon of hope in the world. lady justice holds a sort because she's a a fighter. she is a warrior for the
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values and principles that have made this nation great. she holds a scale and the other hand with that she says all of us are equal in the eyes of god. god. so all of us must be equal in the eyes of the law. powerful like. she wears a blindfold. [applause] she wears a blindfold. i think with that she says to us it does not matter who you are. does not where you come from what you like or what your circumstance. here every american's life is to find the possibility with liberty and justice for all. and so let us rise together to meet our challenges.
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this is together and understood the promise of this the greatest nation the world is ever known. god bless you and may god continue to bless the great nation of the united states of america. [applause] >> thank you thank you so much. i think we have time for a few questions. he is making his way through
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>> my name is doctor pam grill. i work for velcro industries we produce and manufacture in new hampshire. >> yes. >> my question is this. you had a high-pressure company. you faced corporate threats to internal and external. i believe that positions you uniquely to make the decisions that need to be made for political office. >> thank you. i do think that the next occupant of the oval office is to understand how the economy works how the world works and is in a car bureaucracy and how they work and how you changed. i think they need to understand executive decision.
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executive decision making is making tough: a tough time with high-stakes which you are prepared to be held accountable. you don't study that the briefing book. new line that over a lifetime of experience. iran is interesting challenge to my grave threat to the world. the negotiated plenty of deals. for certain cardinals that apply to every situation. world number one no what your goals are and do not accept a deal until you have achieved. the president laid out very clear goals. we have failed to achieve a single one. not a single one of 19,000 centrifuges will go away. whereas karen agreed they would ship for some material
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out this it never mind. mole number two, call number two, be prepared to walk away from the table. [applause] we have never walked despite the fact that that line after deadline after deadline is passed. despite the despite the fact that the iranians have never agreed to unfettered inspections of the final is did not celebrate victory to have the do you want some of the president takes to the rose garden and celebrates a framework agreement want to the irradiance conclude? his probably committed to us we we will spend the next two months making a bad deal even worse. if it were me i would stop talking immediately come put all of the sanctions on could unilaterally command we can do quite a bit.
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i would not talk to them again until they agree to full, unfettered inspection of every single nuclear facility the half. >> high. >> i met you before. ever since i want to tell you your inspiration. >> thank you. >> following the mouth the mic. >> thank you for being here. as a young woman college student people on my campus blindly follow hillary clinton. i've heard people say they will vote for her because she's a woman cannot name a single accomplishment that she has.
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how will you reach out to college students and told them that tell them that you are the choice and how it cannot be present. >> wouldn't it be good if we gave a choice? by the way maybe you can help educate some of those people that there is a choice. one of the reasons i think a lot of young people would have disengaged from the typical process is because they think it has nothing to do with them. them. of course it has everything to do with because the policies that politicians pursue impact everyone and in particular the lives of people your age because you are the ones who are going to take on unbelief that deficit and a bureaucracy
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that truly has forgotten who is there to serve. yet people i have talked to and women i have talked to and it's interesting to note that women and 53% of the building public public majority. but a lot of women disengagement process. we found out over here last year because they don't like ourselves. they think it seems hopeless. arguing back and forth forth, soundbites for nothing seems to change. this is nothing i can do. i'll tell you a story that crystallizes it perfectly. it isn't that people don't care that they think they
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don't count. we have to make sure everyone understands that they do count. i was in a woman's shelter in new york city, and association for the cherries only speaking to a homeless we will visit those politicians, those politicians, their up there in the world talking about language. they don't know anything about estonia. the only trouble is, all the things they are doing when none of us. that is as good as a description of the disconnection of citizens for the political class as i heard. one of the things i promise to do is engage citizens in the political process. we have so many exciting ways to do it. technology gives us an incredibly powerful tool to reimagine government and to reengage citizens in the process of the. new line a funny example? how many people both for american idol and really? how many?
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i no i know some of you in this room do. well, why can't we use that tool that is the american people directly a set of questions. do you think think it's okay somewhere in the federal do watch pornography all they entered exactly the same pay, pension, and benefits for someone trying to do a good job? that would put political pressure on the system. you know what i would do? asked 1025 -year-old veterans will put them in a room and say you tell me how you want to be served. we end up with (and how to serve the heroes of this nation don't make anything that bureaucrats have done for the past ten years which is like what it is columbia.
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>> what would you do for the farmers? it seems like an attractive problem. secondly, there are some institutions one of them in manchester, new hampshire, absolutely wonderful. my husband goes for his health care. they are fantastic. maybe they could do some best practice sharing. >> wouldn't that be nice? hold it up as an example. of the people should do the same thing. great example. repeat the 1st part of your question. farmers.
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my husband and i moved back home to virginia. we know longer live there. we take a moment to explain the tragedy of california. it is an example of politicians decided that there ideology trumps someone else's life and livelihood. california has suffered from doubt -- droughts for centuries. if you knew you were going to have a drought you might think about taking advantage of the rain is falling. the population of california has doubled in the last 40 years. and yet liberal environmental policies have intervened and prevented california from building a single the water reservoir or conveyance system. imagine your population doubles and you do nothing to save water.
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then to add insult to injury a bunch of liberal environmentalists say the resulting fish and something called the delta and we think were going to protect it. were going to start managing water you have. so what we have today in good times and bad, rain falls with terrible droughts 70 percent of the rain that falls close out see. and in the central valley have seen the devastation of 40% unemployment, 40 percent unemployment, acres upon acres upon acres orchards it feels destroyed the most productive agricultural farmland by politicians and policies. the answer to this is the californians figured out how to solve this problem. in the late 90s the past a
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bipartisan bill in california that balanced -- balances so often the art of leadership that balanced growth considerations, economic considerations, job considerations the necessity to protect our environment. it had bipartisan support. washington dc said no. we will manage order for you. over and over and over i have learned problems there are always people who understand how to solve them that they need to be asked and never the people from 3,000 miles away. [applause] >> this will last question. >> intrigued with your campaign remarks especially
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your professional background, business acumen. i we will i we will ask you to put on a business and for 2nd. i like what i see so far. give us a business case for how you compare and contrast >> while. talk about a softball last question. first with say how lucky we are that we have such a broad field of so many qualified people. that's wonderful. [applause] and i think because we have such a broad field of this is going to be in many ways a process of elimination. i am different from anyone in every respect.
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i have a completely different experience set. i'm not a career politician. while there are many public servants who are fine politicians the truth is politics is only one experience. i have many others. i have a different perspective because of those experiences. i, problem solving differently from have a different voice. and i look a little different. so i think if you believe as i believe that ours was not intended to be a government covered by a professional political class ours was intended to be a citizen government by for and of the people. [applause] sometimes people who have
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been inside a system for soul cannot see it for what it is. i cannot see what is truly broken. i cannot see what can be done to change the system and the change the order of things for the better. i promise you this. i understand that leadership is not about position or title of perks. highest calling of leadership is to unlock potential and others and to change the order of things for the better. thank you. book tv. [applause] ♪
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but that he was a primary voter in nashua new hampshire. magic try to be his friend for
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25 years and larry bird wasn't interested about it because all very bird cared about was winning. and it's very simple this difference between winning and losing. it comes down to math. it just comes down to math counting the votes giving the people -- listen this is a simple concept and i'm a simple man. i'm not even good at math. i went to the university of alabama. roll tide. we may not be good at math but we don't have to be because of your we only have to count the number one. [laughter] roll tide. hey, i don't need any of that talk about it. whoever is for the buck as you can leave. now, if you're a noted dan then we'll talk about that again. do i look like lee corso? so like i said though when it
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comes to the ports of this election and would love to say this election is the most important election of our lifetime. i forgot 20 times in my lifetime. let me tell you something. this year if you republican and if you're a conservative and you care about who controls the supreme court over the next generation and you care who runs the lower court for the next generation and you care about iran's the bureaucracies for the next generation, if you care about the second amendment and whether the second amendment means what the second amendment means what it means committee get a life issues about federalism, the relationship between the federal government and the state and the individual, then this election matters. matters more than any election in a very long time because in all of those issues in the supreme court it is five to
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four. and if we lose another election and another election and lose the white house for another eight years we will lose the court and the federal government for a generation and we just can't afford that. [applause] there's a critical time for america as well. not just in the courts but for people that are working who are losing hope. my dad he was unemployed for a year and a half. i know what that's like i'm someone who plays by the rules does all the right things who works hard and then somebody who gets caught up in a bad economy. we drove around the southeast for year and a half with my dad struggling to look for a job. and after he died i actually found in his belongings i actually found a diary that he
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had. it's a diary he started to try to make sense of the time where everybody would say what he was doing to find a job and talk about the hope of getting that job. and after about a year he stopped and he wrote in there discouraged. he wrote he said god will find a way. and he did. and despite the trouble that my dad faced he never lost his faith in god. and importantly to us and the lessons that he taught me he never stopped voting republican. he always be the that free markets gave him the best chance to get back to work. he always was scornful of a politician who promised in the new government program would somehow get his back working at a place like lockheed where he
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lost his job. that's happening across america at it's not just happening over the past four years or the past eight years. this is something that is a generational challenge that our candidates have to tap into. because the rich this isn't elizabeth warren saying this alan greenspan said it. it's unreal. the rich are getting richer. the poor are getting poorer. the working class is getting left behind. too big to fail banks are getting bigger. and we have got to stop preaching capitalism to single moms while we practice socialism with the biggest banks on wall street. crony capitalism doesn't work. this year i've got to tell you this year with the candidate that looks like the republican party is going to be running against, i think it's an issue that will work well for republicans if we let hillary
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clinton and bill clinton take care of their 1% friends on wall street and we worry about the other 99% in the republican party. we can win. [applause] one of the things that we've got to do and i think we're going to do it because i think we're all excited, just walking around excited about the field of candidates that would we have. we've got to get somebody that understands in their got that what we believe in, that conservatism, that free enterprise that freedom it applies as much to an 18 year-old in south-central l.a. as it applies to a hedge fund manager in greenwich connecticut. in fact, if you believe what ronald reagan believed and what margaret thatcher believed, a shopkeeper's daughter, that i should what we believe matters
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more to 18 year-old latino in south l.a. because a hedge fund program greenwich, connecticut, will have all the lawyers and all the accounts and all the lobbyists to help him out. if you believe that then you can reconnect with middle-class americans and working-class americans, and we can win this election. and with your help the help of the new hampshire primary voter we can do it. we can win and we can reclaim the american dream. i think it's going to happen. i'm really, really excited because i think we've learned from the mistakes of the past. let's hope so. so with that let's introduce our panel, our very distinguished panel. we're going to talk about media and to 2016 campaign and let's start with stephen hayes. [applause]
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steve -- come on up man. we've got no theme music. good to see. you pick a seat, whatever you want. stephen as a columnist of course from "the weekly standard" and a prominent conservative magazine we are told here. also fox news. a prominent network. also alex skatell. let's bring alex a. alex as an american author and political advise you. he founded the "independent journal review." it's must read every morning. great to see you, alex. [applause] and final let's bring up a drew cline, editorial page editor of the "union leader," of course new hampshire's largest newspaper, and add for the candidates, its most feared. [applause] >> good to see you.
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have a seat. >> so let's see here. bachelor number one -- [laughter] they are good looking right, ladies? [applause] bachelor number one you were interviewing rand paul and he starts sounding more like any conservative than rand paul three years ago. what do you do on the campaign foreign policy is very important to you, what do you do if every candidate to try to figure out whether they are adjusting too much for 2016 and whether they going to back off once they get -- i was joking about rand. you can say that about a lot of guys were out of their. >> server that is a chrism that's been leveled at him recently, this anonymity offered that the defense budget was patrick.
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i think of the board as candidates what they think now versus what they said in the past. tim russert of "meet the press" was a master of those who would always frame up what candidates are saying now and compare to what they said in the past ended our differences make them explain it. i think that's important for rand paul. i think it's important for any other republican candidates inefficiency it's important for hillary clinton, to. you know, if she ever games to be interviewed, maybe people can ask about this. yesterday to with introducing -- interesting article in health about a friend of hillary clinton gave an interview to an israeli television station early before hillary clinton's announcement in which he sort of vaguely speculated that she might not be supportive of the ironic deal which, of course, would be big news since she help construct, help lay the groundwork.
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i was reading that article and i think it is this what we are really passionate we are reduced to any media speculating about a friend and what he thinks hillary clinton might believe about, i would argue the most important issue of our day. >> let me ask you this. we talked about a lot is what commercial. my cohost who would be here today except there's a young leading integrator manhattan area that she had to attend. i'm joking, mika, if you are doing. but no comes usually there. they're such a great contrast though between the last week for republicans and in what hillary is doing. hillary isn't as protective to tune and that's not me saying it. that's me to another journalists thing as well. engadget got chris christie waiting in the crowd having people shout at him, marco being available. job over the place. how do you cover that fairly
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when you have one person to what and who puts himself out there to get beat up and they will probably get beat up? >> one of the great things about new hampshire but it is you guys want authentic candidates people willing to stand up and speak to you that are willing to take really tough questions path [applause] i think clinton this week with her tour through iowa was really interesting to watch. the circuit happen with the media chasing her band. she tried her best to get a chance to get with at least five feet over but the closer she could get was 100 yards in a
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photo. she captured the students there inside the schools that were locked in. campaign coverage will be much different the cycle because people want authenticity. if you're not going to give to them they will show you the sideshow that results in not being up front and straightforward. >> the scene of ordinary iowans were there sitting around with that backdrop that look like the set from the office, like doctor mifflin. it really did. we found that one of those ordinary average day i was was actually a lobbyist had been driven for 30 minutes and screen for the rollout to sit at the table. so that is i guess a better result. let me ask you too want to go back to foreign policy because we could afford policy doesn't win elections. doesn't decide presidential elections and yet this year we have isis. we got yemen inflames. we've got serious going over the
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cliff, iraq over the cliff, and iran nuclear deal. i could go on and on and on. seems to be this you may be an exception to the rule. but are you going to focus for under page on foreign policy and what these candidates positions are than what you would've done eight years ago? >> probably of a but more. we do quite a bit focus on foreign policy realizing the people coming in a trying out to be commander-in-chief, foreign policy is always one of the questions or one of the subjects we tackled in interviews. but i think with more questions about it now because it's complex. there so many issues. 15 years ago you didn't have to as candidates about china and isis and immigration and benghazi and all the other stuff
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going on all over the world. it takes up a larger portion of the interview than it used to. but one of the things we look for is a candidate who has prepared a candidate who has studied. you'd have to be a sitting u.s. senator to know about foreign policy. you need to go do your homework and you're trying out the commander-in-chief. what i love is the senators who will be in the interview and says, you know, when you're governor you don't ever have to deal with foreign policy right likes they wink at you. we deal with that stuff and the governors who say you're a senator, you don't know how to run anything. they try to use their current job whatever the chavez and reminds me when abe lincoln got to washington. so it takes a train against the washington. this guy was a one-term
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congressman. is only extremes was in the black hawk war. he said he had injuries from mosquitoes. he actually, this is true company goes to the library of congress. he knows the war is coming. he checks out a book on like a basic entry level book on tactics, a military tactics. think of it, this is abraham lincoln. everybody's got to do their homework and that's one of the things we look for is how much they've actually prepared. >> stephen, let's talk about experience. it's critical. let's look specifically to three senators. first term senator's. i've said this on the air so it's not like i'm sitting in front of you at i haven't set it on the air every day. i personally believe, and i'm sure you do and i see fred barnes in the crowd or at least i did enjoy started talking. so anyway, thank you, fred.
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but anyway i said from the very beginning that it was disastrous that we were electing a president that had just gotten up to the senate and decided to use the senate as "the wall street journal" set of marco reduce announcement as a political trampling. i think we paid over the past seven years on the international stage for having a guy that is inexperienced but when you look at marco, when you look at ted and look at rand, do you have some of those same concerns? >> i think it's a legitimate complaint and that's something that reporters should be asking about the relevant experience. i don't think it's necessarily disqualify that these guys are first term senator's. but i think experience does matter to get to look to what they had done before the. rand paul was successful ophthalmologist. he ran a practice, a business. that's a real life experience.
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>> but as far as foreign policy goes that doesn't help you so much with isis. the glasses could come even if theirthey're pretty accurate, you can see 2020. still have to figure out how to stop them going, you know. >> i would argue on foreign policy what matters more is intellectual curiosity and judgment. it's great if you come in with a lot of knowledge and certainly marco rubio having served for five years on foreign relations committee and the intelligence intel knows this stuff as well as anybody. that's helpful but what really matters is judgment. joe biden had a ton of experience on foreign policy. i'll just leave that right there. [applause] so experience doesn't necessarily produced success. >> right. what do you think? >> i think is also different types of experiences. recent experience if the issue is isis, marguerite he would have more reason relevant
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experience in either a governor jeb bush has been out of office for 10 years. recent experience versus past experience, campaigns have changed a lot of the way they are run so it will be interestiinteresti ng to see a guy set up in the mix the last four years who have been really front and center in the news have a kind of handle modern campaigns versus some of the other guys. >> drew, let me ask you about the process in specifically what impact national coverage as specifically on you guys and also on new hampshire voters. you have in chris christie a guy who was just been hammered by "the new york times" mercilessly for a very long time and i'm just wondering he comes up here and has a good they are too. "the new york times" as to putting headlines up a double to
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match the realities on the ground. it is their reaction not only, counterreaction of not only that story but a general resentment about the national media covers politics? does that actually end up helping a candidate that might get hammered on the national level if they are out there shaking hands and knocking on doors of? >> first of all very few people in new hampshire read "the new york times." [applause] >> how do they have the time reading your newspaper over and over to? >> they have a better newspaper here in new hampshire to read. it's a matter of come if you're in new jersey he read "the new york times" and the philadelphia paper but the people here don't come even when you get to attend article iii online, able to tend to read "the new york times"." >> i'm talking more about all
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the reporters in manhattan of the report for all the national newspapers that are on all the national television. it shapes news coverage. including a wire story short on the front page of your extraordinary newspaper. >> right. we get reuters and we acquire source in our paper. it absolutely helps shape the narrative but that's why new hampshire is so important. because the candidates come here and the voters get to decide for themselves and not by the media narrative. and i'm from a big state. you hear this from people who say why should new hampshire primary? should make a too big state? florida or somewhere close the answer is no because in a large state, the only in actions are going to get from the candidates for the most part are through the filter of the media. anti-new hampshire you don't have to have a filter. spill let me just add to that --
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>> come from a large state you're exactly right. you did it in a 30-second commercial to give me meet demanding airplane hangar when they fly in and wave and lately my kids were distorted media filter. >> it so important that we saw this with the questions that were asked of the candidates all but yesterday. i suspect we'll see it again with the questions asked today. one woman yesterday asked jeff bush a question i think a lot of people asking is this going to be a coronation on the republican side? she said we don't want a republican in name only. and i thought she asked him that drug with your buddy answered the question pretty well. i thought he handled it pretty well but it's important to see candidates in that way and to interact with them. in terms of the media, in terms of "the new york times," it's not the it's a left-leaning paper, though it is, it's about for people affiliates would call them everyday americans who are reading a new times come it's
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hard to know which journalist to trust. i read "the new york times" and to look for bylines and some of their best reporters in the world right for the new kind report for "the new york times." most ask reporters in the world right for "the new york times," report for "the new york times" to a lesser falling just updated it or you know who to trust it's hard to make heads or tails of the. >> and alex, you obviously, what is most important things about what you guys are doing and what others are doing is you really are knocking down the walls. not so long ago about of us can remember the only news source of network cbs, abc, nbc "the new york times" and "the wall street journal" and that was it. it. >> the biggest change you will see in 2016 is you guys yourselves are actually a new source for your friends and family and relatives. i think that's what we really capitalized on. we are trying to tell a visual
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story people to share that with the friends and family. that's going to really change the balance of power because its largest distribution channel is doubt anyone here. you are going to pick and choose what you think of the relevant interesting and you will shut out, focus on that and actually going to change i think a campaigns are covered for over. >> drew, should your newspaper, and should other newspapers be skeptical of a bush clinton matchup 25 years later? doesn't jeb bush have come i know what the donors come with a so called smart money which i republican party more times than not is not smart money losers. that does trying one worker maybe i higher curve because he is a bush? we have this thing talk would ask all of you guys in 94 when he was running for governor we all laughed and said if his last
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name wasn't bush, he would never be year. now it's almost like you have a feeling if his last name wasn't bush, he would be in a much stronger position today. >> sure. he has a built in impression. people taken into associate with his brother and father and have an immediate impression, where walker does not. walker is a blank slate to a lot of people in new hampshire because they know what they have read in the media about him here and there about the union stuff. so he has to overcome this and establish come history erase and i.t. that people have and create a new one spirit which may not be accurate. >> which i think is a unique challenge for a candidate you don't often see that. he does have a bit more to overcome i think in some of the new folks.
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>> stephen, from your reporting and also just us growing up with a jeb bush being governor of the state of florida and following jeb come is he the most conservative bush? >> i think it probably is the most conservative bush. it was interesting to listen to him yesterday fielded a question as a people in florida are perplexed that i've been portrayed as a moderate or liberal republican. i was down giving a speech to a think tank in florida a month ago, and talking to the attendees, that's what everybody was saying. i can't believe this guy is used as a moderate. on the other hand, and i think it's to say if you look at his record in office, he was a strong conservative reform governor period. that's his record he got a lot of things that don't get a lot of attention. >> and i was down there. >> the time and time again he
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took on really unpopular issues. if you want to talk about florida, vouchers. one time he said to me the is not a victory. v. is for vouchers. i did know what he was talking about and then the whole statement up and it was on fire. they went after him with a vengeance. it's almost surreal hearing a guy that would get hammered i the saint pete times and "the miami herald" and the palm beach post for being a right wing lunatic of having portrayed as some squishy rino. >> but -- >> common core immigration. >> go ahead. >> it's not just many conservatives you jeb bush through the prism of common core and immigration. it's when you see and talk as we did yesterday, and i did yesterday morning up at saint anselm. he is clearly most passionate about those issues. when you see him speak he is
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energized and enthusiastic about the issues that put him at odds with a lot of people in the conservative base. >> do you really think he is most energetic about those issues? >> there was no question who is most passionate. >> i find that curious because i didn't see it yesterday but do we have almost a mccain sort of attitude about, i need to teach my party i need to lead the conservatives, i need to make them wiser and clear for the mass? >> i don't know that i would go that far. steven and i were talking about this and i think bush has a demeanor that comes across as whether it's intentional or not he had the kind of separate, so if bush had never done anything since leaving the governorship of florida committee had vanished and we british are out of no where people would be saying mama, this is an amazing conservative governor, let's listen to their but in the
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intervening years has come across as a bit of, i do want to say, some of his attitude is i have to be the adult in the room. i'm the experienced seasoned governor. you've got all these whippersnappers and obd adult in the room. >> you are saying much more eloquently what i was trying to save. listen to we don't have adults behind this ongoing to be the adult that leads the party forward. >> what he intends it or not that's what comes across. the impression people are taking from it and package a bit of it and oppression of being a squish or a moderate. >> alex, because you are the only person appear under 40 we will ask who are the young whippersnappers come is very candidate out there right now that you since it's more excitement, more heads more traffic than others?
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>> yeah, i think it's rand paul has done a really good job kind of bottling the energy in the digital space. he's done a lot to really use visuals and he think he's even sort of definitive for controversial statements using visuals, for example, with a vaccine statement. he could have easily put out a press release. he could've tried to -- it took a photo of himself taking a vaccine and, not to use a pun but speed is inoculated him, very good. >> i figure there's a lot of old people who. >> wow. >> ladies and gentlemen, let's thank alex for being a prick thank you very much. >> sorry. spent i met on the panel. >> can you cut his mic night? no, no. can we do a rapidfire? how much more time do we have would you guys say?
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15 minutes? we could all time in the world. by the way i have a three hour show. lock the doors. i can do this all the. no teleprompter. let's talk about the different candidates. i would be fascinated to hear what you guys think and you guys -- let's talk about some candidates. you can start hissing before i say their names. stephen, what do you think about chris christie? he came up here declared dead by the national media. came up here and come i always had with griscom everybody is declaring and. you never know whether a guy can hit a curve ball until he steps up to the plate interest on the curveball. >> absolutely right. in just talking to a number of you, many of you have raised chris christie performance weather was here yesterday speaking, whether at the pub yesterday evening and saying hey, i'm giving the guy a second look.
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when i do the national media declare someone dead it's my signal to pay more attention. when the national media declare to john mccain did -- >> in 2007 come exactly. >> i came to new hampshire with john mccain and spent i think four or five days and look just be careful as the report you don't want to extrapolate too much from an individual experiences or dangerous thing on a limited basis but it was very clear he had some enthusiasm here in this state. i thought if this guy is dead dead might not be a bad place to be given the reaction that he is getting. i can chris christie will get a second look or i think the secular will probably happen here. conservatives are not going to support chris christie by large. there are so many other strong and serve the candidates. is likely to do more to moderates and independents but i think you get a second look. >> let me ask about rand paul. really the question people are
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asking is can rand paul take the excitement that his father had in iowa and new hampshire, new hampshire especially come and i can turn it into something more than that? can he win new hampshire which is father never did? even though his father's supporters took over the streets and sometimes wouldn't let you passed unless you told them you voted for rand paul. can he win the nomination but he think rand paul can win the nomination? >> officially, yes. i do spend it all off the record. no camcorder to choose between you and me. >> new hampshire primary is all about performance. we all know that. you don't look at the poll numbers now and in the spring. it's all about performance. rand paul has a really interesting message that's a different that almost everybody else. he's talking about the bill of rights, talking about things that the republicans are not talking about.
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as you all know there's a free state movement in new hampshire and a lot of them will go with rand paul. not all of them i don't think. but rand paul is not his dad. he's got a different message edited think there's an opportunity here for him to go around and talk to people and we have this wide open a primary, and you've got six eight, 10 12 people who might be offended next january. >> let's go next to the noted aged, alex. alex, please don't insult anybody on this next question. this primer is so wide open getting believe we've gone this long and have even brought up scott walker's name, i guy who a month ago -- [applause] everybody was talking about. but let's face it, i mean
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vicious group of candidates are so much stronger than even four or eight years ago. we can say it now. some of them were just crazy. i said it. but you look at jeb bush marco rubio, rand paul, ted cruz scott walker. you've got a lot of really gifted politicians here. it speaks to just how strong this field is. talk of a scott walker. what are scott walker's biggest pluses and what you think is biggest challenges are? >> this field is i think 19 declared or undeclared candidates are here in new hampshire for this event. it is amazing to see just the depth and diversity of the field on the right and in contrast to the left were you kind of had one candidate who will walk through. but with a scott walker i think he's been really smart
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politically with the 1 dollar sweatshirt from wal-mart the other that was a really smart move to set himself up. [inaudible] spent what's that? through coles, i'm sorry. sure enough. >> you know what these young kids, accuracy just doesn't matter to them, does it? makes me sad for the younger generation. [laughter] facts be damned. go ahead, kid. [laughter] but i think he is deaf to appealing to a lot of younger voters spent what about a scott walker? so let's and let's say what people say on the air. i will say what the knock on scott walker has always been. these great, great shortstop but he's a double-a shortstop when he gets up to the dixie would get knocked around her to a not be ready for prime time anyway some of these other candidates have.
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you've probably heard that a lot, too. has he shown that in his early performance speaks to cosign from wisconsin i don't scott walker pretty well. [laughter] look he came bursting out at his speech in iowa and a lot of us who have seen him up close expected to be a first year candidate. we are not surprised that is a first year candidate catapulted up as the first year candidate not that i think even he would tell you that you surprised that it happened as quickly as it happened. and he had a couple of weeks of tough media reporting on answers you give and i would argue some of it was gotcha media reporting to some of it was not. some of it was self-induced. that will be the question can he sustain that momentum? in terms of the field he's got a pretty strong message. piquancy look i came to wisconsin with a 3.2 billion
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annual deficit. i told the hard truths implement it difficult reforms, took on the unions and special interest. a past and it worked. that's pretty good thing to be able to say running for president. >> why don't we do this? [applause] we are not supposed to do this but we are going to do this. why don't we open it up do you guys for the last 10 minutes? just shout a question of and will get an answer. anybody? yes, sir. >> the donald, all right. spirit do you want me to go? >> your the only one who's going to talk to the donald. >> this is not go to make a lot of people happy. i think he is a clown. [applause] sometimes he says things that people find refreshing because he is not intended but i don't think is a conservative. i think he's a conservative of convenience spent let me just throw in so let's just assume,
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let's assume that he runs and he announces and he gets and. the pressure is on you. right? if he gets in its up to you to decide whether this guy is a serious candidate or not. that's what new hampshire is for spent and i would say the same thing about donald dataset about chris christie. donald has always talked about running and he's never run. if he runs come if he steps into the batter's box, that i think you are right. the partial be on you guys to see if he can hit that curveball, and we shall see. and then with the nantucket reds. i need those pants and that bowtie. sir, can you go backstage please? [laughter] i didn't ask you to model. i just asked you to take off your clothes. go ahead ask a question. >> the question is about the likability factor cannot afford
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is the likability factor. he's yelling at me now, then it is the question of a likability. [inaudible] spirit how important is the likability? >> let me translate for you. how important is the likability factor come the ability to connect, the ability of every man, the heart speak with there's nothing more important than likability terms of getting elected, period come into discussion. look at the past several elections. you know, i'm sure a lot of them barack obama doesn't seem likable too many people in this room not even likable enough as he described hillary clinton but you go back eight nine cycles. the candidate that was judged more likable by the electorate at large won those elections are i think it matters tremendous and i think one of the problems the republicans had in 2012 was mitt romney was a good and decent man in many ways a better
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man than often runs for president then runs for office but he wasn't a great candidate and in some ways he i think accentuated the exact kind of critique that the obama campaign was trying to light on him. and came across as not likable. there's the same as exit poll results about candidate who cares for voters like me, and romney lost that 81-18. in the exit polls. you have somebody like a scott walker i think will be more relatable, certainly marco rubio is tremendous if you edit it will have appeals across the map map. [inaudible] >> we are seeing the candidates here and it's wonderful we also did a lot of research on our own. of course assuming your publication are at the top of
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the list. beyond that were should we be looking? information we should be reading, who should be searching out for accurate information, things, because there's a lot of stuff to sift through. obviously, takes all of your time if you want to commit yourselves to it. >> alex? >> one of the advantages you have is you live here in new hampshire and you actually have the candidates are, and will meet with you and talk with you but that's a huge advantage to getting a chance to come to events like this, it's great that the new hampshire gop put this together and allows you guys can meet and get to know the candidates. so i think that's the best way. everyone can't do that so think of to really do your homework in terms of following along with their policies, kind of the game and understand more about what they are actually putting forward.
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a lot of campaigns now understand the likability factor is the most important thing. so that becomes the entire focus of theirof the campaign. they sort of ignore everything else. it's been interesting to see certain candidates come forward with the bold proposals. >> you've got to read the "union leader" first. >> critical. >> because we ask questions that other reporters don't ask. don't be afraid, one of the things that drives me crazy about conservatives is basic and well, i don't read "the new york times" i don't read the left wing paper. you're missing out on a lot of information to uniquely read as much as possible. i recovered in jonathan martin and "the new york times" writes. i read everything read epstein and "the wall street journal" writes. i read "the weekly standard." their profiles of candidates are amazing to read "national review." take the publication should like or don't be afraid to read the mainstream press.
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there's lots of valuable information. they have access and you might find some reporter, read the byline, you might find some reporters you trust that you'll find a lot of value information. >> very quickly can read the byline if you can do. this is a sophisticated enough crowd and he would say old enough crowd that -- [laughter] >> you are here because you're interested, more interested in the everyday voter. read for my life. don't just look for people writing things you agree with. look for things to look for people who are doing good reporting spewing this is critical not only for the republican party moving into 2016 but also for the conservative movement. we conservatives, back before alex was born, we would always make fun of liberals that always make fun of democrats because
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richard nixon would win 49 states and they would stumble around the upper west side and export and save how did he win 49 states are excited know a single person who voted for him. the same thing happened with ronald reagan. ronald reagan's election in 1980 was a shock to the media world up until the moment he went over 270 electoral votes. i remember frank reynolds ask at one point early even what the hell is going on out of there? because they live in a bubble. our challenge now quite frankly is getting out of the bubble that we now live in. there is a reason -- [applause] and by the way i could search long and hard for two people i love more in politics than that and ann romney but there is a reason why mitt and ann romney workshop late election night that they were losing their when
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your websites a costly consulate said romney was up by 12 percentage points, when we claimed to gallup, when gallup was wildly out of step with everybody else. when we only would listen to shows and watch shows that reinforce all of our pre-existing beliefs we allowed ourselves to get blindsided. when i grew up i read the "national review" but i also read "the new republic." you have to see what the other side is thinking even if it makes you mad as i tell my friends at "the new york times" i buy to "the new york times" everybody. one to read and one to burn in the backyard. but i read it. we've got to be well read because they are exactly right. we've got to get out of that bubble or we're going to keep getting blindsided. >> joe, we saw what happened in jenin when bob dole gentlemen john mccain and '08 and gentlemen and romney in 12.
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and then sadly last month what happened to gentlemen mike pence in indiana. many of us in the grassroots believe that we don't have a fighter we're going to go down again and i haven't heard ted cruz has been mentioned. i would like what the panel thinks about ted cruz who is a fighter and does the constitution governor knows the issues and can articulate them. i haven't heard anything. i would like to hear what they think. >> thanks to bring up ted. ted was discounted by a lot of people even some conservative because "the wall street journal" editorial page, our good friend charles krauthammer because the government shutdown and now that blew up. but ted, ted has raised over $30 million. he had a great lunch. -- launch. and as we sat on the air ted cruz may lose but ted cruz isn't going to blow up at all the people on the left or paint him as a cartoon character are
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underestimate just how bright this guy is. >> and the benefits frankly found that caricature cartoon character depiction because he will come to events like this and give a speech of people the site i didn't see his horse. where are they? he is going to be a factor. i do think there's any question he will be a factor that he is despised by most members of both parties in congress and washington, d.c. i don't say that as a negative. congress has a 16% -- [applause] congress has a 16% approval rating at a big ted cruz has wisely positioned himself as a disruptor. we know what we've seen from congress, from washington over the past five decades. it's gotten us to do. i'm here to break it up it is a pretty good i could. >> and also another great argument i think works in a republican primary is we try to
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dig government republicanism to we tried it the first eight years of this century. and we found out that the government republicanism was a disastrous, big government liberalism. i think we have a candidate who's willing to call up their own party like ted cruz is willing to do and say these are all of this takes we've made come it's not enough to win for winnings sake. we got to actually do the right thing. that's a powerful message spent it's a message he articulates beautifully but it's also message that think they can but that's not articulate that message right now. think of a candidate who is not saying i'm a fighter i'm going to go after the establishment. there's some things you can pick and choose which issues are going to go on but most of them are saying, i'm your guy and what is going to take it to the establishment and be the real conservative in the race. look likability and fight our things you can look for in a lot of these candidates and fight and that's why think so many
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conservatives are happy about this race. you've got a walker, cruz bobby jindal, christie. these are guys who have records of fighting in their states. i don't want to leave anybody out but i don't have time to list them all. it's an embarrassment of riches right now, which is an amazing place come an amazing place for republicans in new hampshire to be. >> alex, we have a question of likability. it's a balance of likability and also being a fighter that people do want a gentleman who will fight by markets of queensbury rules whatever else is throwing switchblades at them. does ted cruz have come we know he's a fighter but does he have the element of likability is going to get them over the top not just in in new hampshire or south carolina but in an ohio primary or in a new york state primaries because i think a catholic does. he's got a good story that he articulates well and i think we've seen that on multiple
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occasions, the rnc convention get a good job. a bite out of this primary to so many candidates i think find a really strong pocket of support is probably easier to do being a fighter versus someone who is likable. so i think he's putting himself in a position where he could really go the distance by kind of pivoting at some point from a fighter to the likability factor. >> first of all before i go want to congratulate you. i was your last year and jennifer was talking about the need to take back the legislature. congratulations on doing that. [applause] and jennifer said you're going to hold at this time. is walt here? wold man that was a great race but it really was. it was close. [applause] everybody, a big hand for walt.
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[applause] good to see you man. great job and because of lot to be proud of. thank you, guys so much. by the way we are taking alex around a lot but i tell you what, when he is done for the "independent journal review" is really anything everybody up here will agree is really so important for conservatives to have somebody like alex doing what he's doing because it's pulling in so many people and so much traffic to a really positive message. so thank you, guys so much. greatly appreciate it. thank you. [applause] >> here's a look at today's schedule on c-span2.
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>> coming up today on our companion network c-span3, the senate foreign relations subcommittee will be testimony from state department inspector general steve lenox on efficiency and effectiveness. live coverage gets underway at 10 eastern. live at 2:30 p.m. veterans 2:30 p.m. veterans affairs secretary robert the dog appeared before members of the senate appropriations subcommittee to present his department's 20 '16 budget. -- robert mcdonald. is also on c-span3. spent she was considered modern for time mrs. present at her detractors and was outspoken about her views on slavery and women's rights has won the most prolific writers of any first lady but she provides a unique window into colonial america and her personal life. abigail adams, sunday night at 8 p.m. eastern on c-span's original series "first ladies."
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examine the public and private lives of the women who fill the position of first lady and influence on the presidency for martha washington to michelle obama "sundays at eight" p.m. eastern on american history tv on c-span3. and as a complement to the series, sees this new book is now available "first ladies" presidential strong for the lives of 45 iconic american women providing lively stories of these fascinating women creating an illuminating come entertaining and inspiring read. it's available as a hardcover or an e-book for your favorite bookstore or online bookseller. >> here are a few of the book festivals we will be covering this spring on c-span2's booktv.
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>> next, house and senate budget conferees meet to consider fiscal 2016 budget resolutions. last week lawmakers voted 54-43 to go to a conference committee and reconcile the two chambers proposals. than meeting includes opening statement by house budget committee later and appointed conferees. it's led by senate budget committee chair mike enzi of wyoming and runs just over two hours.
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>> i am pleased to call this conference committee on the fiscal year 2016 concrete resolution on the budget to order. since the house hosted the last conference on the budget resolution it is my privilege to recognize that you're a vicious conference but as he was chairman of the senate committee on the budget senator enzi. >> thank you. today we're going to consider a concurrent resolution on the budget as congress and the house amendment will begin with opening statements there recognize myself first and then dr. price and senator sanders
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and then mr. van hollen and then we have a list of the others in order. so glad that we are at this point and appreciate all who have shown up so far although those who don't show up will help reduce the length of the meeting of course. so we meet today on moving forward with the joint house, senate budget conference with the goal of producing a balanced budget, a balanced budget that does not rely on new taxes and its and strengthens our nation's defense can protect them affordable citizens, prince economic growth and opportunity are hard-working families and slows the rate of the federal government out of control spending growth. was no small task to contact the list of both houses of congress passed a balanced joint budget resolution was in fy 2002.
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it means we haven't had a balanced budget for almost 15 years. when it comes to the federal budget americans know that we live for too many years with too many blown deadlines and too many last second deals. both ends of pennsylvania and have allowed this to become the new normal on how we operate. this is why passing a budget is so important for our nation. it lets the congressional policymakers who watches allocated for dollars get to work and observe the spending limits in order to achieve goals for the nation. by passing budget has not always been a priority especially in the senate. in fact, over the past five years senate democrats and women able to pass one budget. but now that congress is under new management senate republicans put together a balanced budget in our first 100 days. last month the house and senate took an important first step in helping to change the way we do business in washington by each passing a balanced budget will help make the government live within its means. today we take the next step and
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start to work on a joint balanced budget resolution to expand america's economy and increase opportunities for hard-working families. restoring the trust of the american people can be done by passing a balanced budget and it is about restoring the trust of the american people because the federal government chronic overspending and exploding debt threatens each and every american. the biggest reason for this broken trust is because of our failure to do what voters have long demanded, to eliminate wasteful washington overspending comeoverspending, to the government truly more effective and more accountable, to improve the programs that protect our most vulnerable citizens and strengthens the health and retirement security of our seniors. americans see trillions and waste, fraud, and abuse and ask why we don't do what must be done. at a time when america's facing difficult challenges both here and abroad the american people expect us to put their priorities ahead of politics and gridlock.
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today that's exactly what we are doing, a balanced budget promises a government that will actually spend tax dollars wisely and its hard-working americans the freedom to pursue their future. our work today and in the coming with social hard-working taxpayers that congress is committed to a government that is more effective and more accountable. our fiscal outlook is grim and has been ignored for far too long. runaway spending over the past six years has created a dangerous and growing debt because washington spends now in paisley. hard-working taxpayers across the country are feeling anxious. the congressional budget office projects that the federal government will collect a record $3,200,000,000,000, that's 3.2 trillion come and read da vinci. so even as federal revenues have hit record highs we are on track to overspend by nearly a thousand billion dollars in debt 10th year.
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american taxpayers understand that the more we overspend the more debt we owe and the more to our children and grandchildren will have to carry. we have reversed that. every man, woman and child in this country now owes $56,000 on that debt and if left unchecked the number is expected to grow more than $75,000 per person in the next decade. .. would spend $61,000 a year. the family would add an

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