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we've got to teach them that everybody counts, and everybody matters, and everybody is deserving of respect, and we are stronger together, than we could ever be apart. we shouldn't let our kids think that politics is about pitching a new hotel. or a new golf course. or a tv contract. it's about working on behalf of the common good and promoting opportunities and justice. that's what hillary believes. that's why she has to win this election. it's at the hard of the method methodist creed, too all you can for all the people you can in all the ways you can as long as ever you can.
that's is why she is in this. she believes like i believe, that we can summon what is best in each of us, that we can make this country better for all of us, she believes that together we can do big things. we could never do on our own. and isn't that what america is all about? we're a country like no other in the world. we're a country that was founded for the sake of an idea. we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. that we are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights. that you don't have to be born into wealth or privilege. you don't have to look a certain way.
you don't have to have a certain last name. that if you are willing to give of yourself, you can move the wheel of history. that's what drove patriots to choose revolution over tyranny. that's what led g.i.s to liberate a continence. what gave women the courage to reach out for the ballot. what led marchers to across the bridge in selma. that's what led workers to organize for better wages. that is what has made america exceptional. that is why america is great. and all that progress, all that work, hasn't happened because some person from on high -- it's because we did it together. because ordinary people worked hard. because immigrant families like
debbie's parents worked the night shift. they saved and scrimped, they sacrificed. they got involved. they spoke out. and even though sometimes that progress is slow in coming, sometimes it's hard. sometimes it's frustrating, ultimately, that process of self-government moved us forward. and that's what hillary understandses. that's what she understands. she knows that in a democracy, that is big and diverse like this, you can't be demonizing each other all the time. you can't just make stuff up about each other. you can't spend all your time calling each other names. you got to compromise sometimes, even when you're right. she understands nobody is perfect. not even presidents.
but we should try our best to conduct ourselves with some basic home-spun value, honesty, decency, generosity, big heard itness, fairness, the things we try to keep our kids, the things most of us should have learned in kindergarten. that is what we should expect. look, i am here to tell you, -- i'm just going to be honest with you. i understand that this is a polear poorlyized country right now. i understand everybody i just rooting for their side. i understand that so much of the news during this election cycle has been discouraging or cynical, and these days, because of the nature of the internet and social media, sometimes it's
hard to sort out what is drew what is false. i know that so many people can feel cynical sometimes about our prospecteds for progress and change. sometimes it feels like washington is very far away and very distant, but i'm urging all of you, and i mean this, the choice in this election is really clear. you've got one person who is really, really well-qualified. who really, really cares about to doing the right thing. who is committed to sustaining the work that you and i have done together over these last eight years. i believe hillary clinton will be a great president. i believe she will move this country forward. but she is going to need our help.
it's not enough just to elect her and then have a republican congress that is already talking about not being willing to cooperate with her on anything. when they controlled the senate and the house, right now they can't even pass their own stuff. and all we're going to see is more gridlock and more obstruction. and more threats to shut down the government. and more threats to wreck the economy. they've given up on their own nominee but they're promising more unprecedented dysfunction in washington. they didn't work with me when i took office even when we were in the middle of a unprecedented crisis. they sure will not work with hillary now. some of them are already promising years of investigations and hearings and obstruction and repeal votes. they're already saying they may not appoint a ninth supreme court justice at all. they boast about their refusal
to compromise as if that in and of itself is an accomplishment. and all it does is prevent what everybody is looking for, which is fixing up our roofeds and putting people to work and cleaning occupy our environment and fixing immigration, educating our kids, keeping them safe. you know, if you think that the slogan, vote for us, because wore going to give can you gridlock. if that's a good slogan, then you should vote republican but i'm hoping you're that cynical. i'm hoping you believe america can do better. off caw irabout creating jobs that families can live on. if you care about child cair they can afford. if you care about equal pay for equal work, if you care about raising the minimum wage, then i need you not just to vote for hillary but i need you to vote
up and down the ticket. i need you to vote for patrick murphy. need you to vote for our members of congress. people are willing to roll up their sleeves and move this country forward. so, young people, let me say this one more time. i know you may be cynical sometimes and you may be fed up with politics. i know there's a lot of crazy stuff on tv and even crazier stuff on the internet. but you have the chance right now to reject a divisive, mean spirited politicked that that would take us backward. you have the chance right now to elect a woman, our first female president, who has spent her entire life moving this country forward. you have a chance to shape
history. so, don't let that chance slip away. you've got to vote. if you have been marching for criminal justice reform, that's great. but you got to vote for a president and a congress who cares about reducing the pipeline from underfunded schools to overcrowded jails. if you have been marching for the environment, i hear you, but you got to a president and a congress who believe in signs and will protect the progress we have made. because they care about the children. if you have been marching for immigration reform, i've heard you. but you got to vote for a president and a congress who doesn't consider immigrants rapists and criminals. but as people who love this country and are ready to contribute. whatever issue you care about, you got to vote.
this is where democracy happens. this is not where it ended. it's where it happens. with your vote. hillary needed your help. i need your help. america needs your help. abuse your involvement is how progress is won. what you do is what is ultimately going to matter. and if you, if you do everything you cannot just to vote yourself but get your frencheds out there your family, your cousins, your uncles, your neighborsor,er coworkers, if you tell them this is the moment where america has to take a stand and decide what it is that we believe in, and who we are, and we're not going to succumb to cynicism, we're not going to believe in fear, and instead we're going to lift
up hope, if you want hope, instead of fear, then you will elect hillary clinton as president of the united states. and patrick murphy as senator. and you will continue what we started eight years ago. and america will continue on this amazing journey. this amazing journey in which every single person in this country has a chance to live out their dreams. god bless you, florida. god bless you. the united states of america. let's get to work. [cheering] ♪
portray dolly madison, abraham lincoln and teddy roosevelt. >> good morning to the constitutional convention where my husband served as secretary for president thomas -- president washington. when we end up with the constitution as the articles of confederation has failed. but i only wish this for wednesday but a is was wednesday i would be having a wonderful -- have maybe wonderful ice cream, and ask you all to give me a recipe and tell me where you're from and then share the recipes in scent gathering at the white house. any questions? >> what's your favorite ice cream? >> have herd people report it different ways but i answer this way. that when my husband had his second inauguration i gleefully served pepper mint ice ice cream.
hey been known to importantarrize strawberry ice cream and oyster ice cream which is not as well received as the others. >> this is also where, oh, on new years, 1902, she and i stood her for about an hour, meeting every american who wanted to come through the door, and i stood here -- she held a bouquet of flowers she didn't want to shake hands so would hold a buie sky -- bouquet of flour flowers but i shook everien hand in two and a half hours and this is the room we did that in and the would often we are tape people in the red room before a state dinner of some sort, and the east room, well, if any one
person responsible for making that into a splendid reception room it is edith roosevelt. one area we entertained 2,000 people in that room. and i don't know how they stood shoulder to shoulder but the work got done and then afterward we came down and kind of started the trend of musicals and such in that room. before then, it hadn't been used for much except kind of a stale, stodgy place. so, the magnificence of the white house is in good part the responsibility of edith roosevelt. >> tonight on c-span 2, a discussion about civility in the presidential campaign. former secretary of state henry kissinger sits down for an interview on british television,
and later, supreme court justice elena kagan. >> c-span2 brings you more dedates this week from key u.s. house, senate and governor's races and saturday night at 10:00 on c-span, the pennsylvania debate republican smart pat toomey, and -- followed at 11, trey gowdy and democrat debate in the shares fourth district race and at midnight on c-span, the north carolina governor res debate between republican governor pat mccrory, dem cooper, and libertarian cecil. and on monday, republican senator rand paul and democrat jim gray debate for the kentucky senate seat. watch key debates on the c-span networks and his on in the
c-span radio app. c-span, where history unfolds daily. >> bobby kennedy's last words were, eye pi on to chicago." he was due to go to chicago and meet with the powerful mayor, richmond daly. his son tells me that there was a 70% or greeter chance that his dad would have endorsed bobby kennedy for president during that trip to chicago. >> sunday night an q & a, author larry tye discusses this book "possibly kennedy the making of a liberal inning con." >> had bobby kennedy beat richard nixon, america would be a different plate and in of the issues we're revisiting today of racial tension and international discord might be a little bit different if we had tried to address them 50 years ago. >> sunday night at 8 eon c-span's q & a.
>> today, journalists and political scientists discuss the tone in media coverage of the 2016 presidential race. it was hosted by franklin pierce university and the newseum in washington. this is an hour. >> my name is barbara mccormick, the vice president of education here at the newseum. it's my pleasure to welcome all of you here today. the newseum's mission to promote, explain, and defend the first amendment, positions of perfectly to lead today's discussion in civility and presidential election discourse wife with our friends from the marlin fitzwater center for communication at franklin pears university. i'd like to recognize mr. fitzwater and miss -- we're so glad to have you and also like to extend a special thank you too christian and john maynard, my colleague and
today's moderator for all the work in helping put together today's program. without them this would not be happening. i'd also like to extend a special welcome and thanks to the teachers and students who are in our audience. you know first hand the unique challenges this polarizing presidential campaign is posing for teacherring and having civil discussions in classrooms and online so i really hope that you take advantage of this very safe format to share your thoughts, your ideas, opinions, your questions and help us figure out what we can do in the future. at the conclusion of the program we will be giving out more resources on how to navigate the muddy waters of the election. we have some resources on newseum.org and we have election 2016 stumped. we also have a great 13-page
teacher guide from franklin pierce university in the back to use and other fabulous giveaways. now like to turn it over to franklin pierce university president dr. tim moony. thank you. [applause] >> good morning. we're really honored to be here at the newseum for this chit important discussion just days away from the conclusion of one tv the most contentious political campaigns in recent american history so i'd like to welcome you students and teachers here in the audience and our viewers tuning in vie use they live stream. thank you for joining us and thank you, president barbara mccormick and her her staff. we believe that franklin pierce university, that student life is the start of a full life. which is why the marlin fitzwater center for communication involves our studentses on the frontlines of the democratic election process.
today's topic, civility in presidential election discourse would be relevant during any election cycle but i believe we can all agree, no matter our political affiliation, this topic has never been more timely than it is today. we are grateful to john maynard, director of exhibit programming, for moderating this exciting panel, and with that i give you've the stage to begin today's discussion. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, again. for working with us on putting this together. we are just 11 days away from election day, so we look forward to a spirited discussion. the main phone cuss of the knee sue hsiehums to promote, extend, and explain free expression and the first amendment which guarantees the country's proud tradition of political discourse and ideally political discourse includes respect, tolerance andassallity. so just what is happening this campaign?
by all accounts, it's been ugly. the illinois assaults have -- the insults have been flung fast and furious in person and on social media platforms and also watched the debates and seen the stump speeches. and this week donald trump and vice president joe biden challenged each other too a fistfight. so, today we're going to discuss the state of civility in this presidential and maybe campaign and maybe walk away with ideas on how today odd youth, represented in this audience today, can revive civility and ensure the health of our democracy. we have a stellar panel joining us, we'll provide each with a the briest of bios. a media reporter at politico where she worked since 2012. she was an international reporting fellow at the pulitzer center. calum borchers cover thursday intersection of political and media at the "washington post"
and prior to the post, he was a political correspondent and a business reporter with "the boston globe." alexander hefner is the host of the pbs series opened mind and has covered american politic, civic life and millenials. bill miller, senior vice-president as business roundtable overseas all outreach to capitol hill and the administration on behalf of the association of chief executive officers of leading u.s. corporations. he has also been an active support ore of the organization called no labels which is a movement of democrats, republicans and ins dedicated to a new politics of problem solving and finely, ed done-lan and the interim director of the new england center for civic light. hi reese search ands are in agent thicks -- elbrative democracy and the teaching of philosophy. so please welcome our panel. [applause]
>> i thought i'd -- sorry. going down the line, let's acknowledge that, yes, in civility, behavior in political campaigns has been around for a long time but what makes this year something truly different. >> i think for pup are -- one thing it's risen to the level over the candidates themselves, throwing these at each other, one candidate which attempts to throw more of them but that's not to say another candidate isn't rushing them back and i also think that it's brought to light a kind of an ugly undercurrent that is probably all existed in political life and is a very minor portion of the population who feel as though they're now emboldened and can speak their minds on issues that for most of us we would not consider that part of normal society in the way some of these people speak and as somebody who has been a victim of part of that, it's a little bit arresting to witness is and
realize it's 2016 and some of these issues are still coming up over and over again and it's not that the country has moved past it arm. it's something we still have to work on. >> calum. >> it feels a bit more personal and also a little more serious. was thinking about the contrast between this election and the last one that i covered from the globe. i was thinking bat story that a couple colleagues and i wrote, we are were covering mitt romney stuff in boston, and we went through some old sec filings and were reporting that mitt romney had stayed in his sort of ownership and executive capacity at bank capitol longer than he said which was significant at the time because he had been trying to distance himself from the decisions made at the company when he was running the olympics in salt lake city, and his campaign pushed back against it. they weren't ahead with the story and complaint bit it. we stood by the story and it felled very much like a game. like i filled like they were going through the motions you get a story you don't like,
complain about it and then move 0 on but mitt didn't call me scum. he didn't call me dishonest. he didn't threaten to sue the boston globe and those are things we're getting in this campaign. so to me that feels very different. much more serious, much more personal, we're not playing within the typical bounds of that tense back and forth between the press and the campaign. >> alexander, your observations, you what they said is true and it's unprecedented. i look at the insist u civility of the even lex cycle of the incivility of bigotry obama of obstructionism and which i incivility of political correctness and perhaps the most critical incivility is the unprecedented inequality of wealth. so inequity in many instances emboldens the candidacies of anti-establishment outsiders but it is that condition that is uncivil and it's very essence of
american life, so, from a media perspective i think there's been a complicity. a kind of incest in terms of the relationship with this bigotry, that is perpetuated the norms we have talked about shifting, assaults on the first amendment, assaults on freedom of speech, assaults of civil discourse, and when you have a mindset or outlook that is big big bigoted it leads to a kind of irreconcilable obstruction and we see this with the nature of politics broadly so i think this campaign speaks to incivility not just in term's the candidates, in terms of the rhetoric they're employing on the campaign trail. it speaks to the obstruction with the u.s. supreme court nominee, whom the senate refuses to hear to even consider to listen to, and it culminates in this is the kind of incivility
of political correctness and a refusal to japan set the stated cuss quo, and the political correctness argument is real and i visited a lot of college campuses from pittsburgh to south bend to st. pete where i just came from. and there are students who are fed up with the climate of political correctness, bit it does not give a license to engage in the kind offed a holm anyone assault, bigotry, what secretary clinton said in terms of that basket of deplorables we'll see to what extend our body politic is actually uncivil in not just rhetoric but in their actual behavior. so, if that cycle that is a vicious one, and torturing not just this campaign but politics more broadly. >> so, i'll hand it to you,. >> well, i certainly associate myself with the remarks previous
but i'd make a couple of observations. murph one, we shouldn't ignore the elephant in the room and the elephant is donald trump. donald trump has caused the incivility that exists at this presidential level. if we had any number of other republicans running against hillary clinton, this would be probably a substance oriented campaign. it's not because of him. that's my first observation mitchell second one is along the lines of what has created the opportunity for someone like mr. trump, but also what is created the opportunity for the incivility, and i have often thought that if you think back and look at the growth and birth of the "occupy wall street" movement and the tea party movement, they were both kind of driven by similar problems. it is this notion that politicians, big business, big
organizations, are not listening to me, they're more concerned with themselves, and therefore i want to do something extreme. and that extremism manifested itself both in the individual action of individuals who created these movements and then politicians who have taken advantage of them and really taken them to the fore, whether its be in the media, i would say more fringe oriented media, and -- but then the individual candidates who see that frustration, that truly does exist, all around this country, and whether it's on the left, manifested with bernie sanders, or really in this kind of populist, nonnist, xenophobic almost that has driven the donald trump campaign, these are real things that are happening in america and really began mostly in i think that the scarring in this country began through the crash in 2008 and the aftermath. but it's really been going on for longer than that.
i think about the incivility is in part a accumulation of issues that the american public has felt and just haven't had the proper outlet and i in this campaign they looked at the proper outlet, right or wrongly, on the left with the bernie sanders campaign and on the republican side, with the donald trump who is willing to speak to their darker side. >> ed jed, has incivility risen to dangerous levels ii see we it at a different level at the presidential level and i think this is the cull minimummation 0 of trends that we have seen developing for 0 long time but just risen to the presidential level. as an educator, i find one of the consequences is i'm having a harter time engaging my students in discussions about the
election cycle, the supposedly issues. i want to -- i have my own political positions, i want to respect the political position itself my students. one of the two major political parties is represented by somebody who i think is a very difficult person to support and yet people are supporting him so i don't quite know how to toe that line i've been able to toe in other election campaigns. i'm concerned that incivility is undermining what i like to think about the ethical foundation of democracy, democracy isn't just a form of government we happen to have. democracy is a form of government we think we think we want to have, and going back to historical developments i think democracy is an attempt to realize an idea that human beings can be self-legislating, autonomous and free, and if we don't listen to each other, if we don't work our problems threw together, if we don't -- if
we're not willing to take those people we disagree with seriously but give them a name like a deplorable, give them a name like the muslim order mexicans, then we're not a including in the conversation the very people we need to include to fix the real problems that we have because i think -- not frustrate the sense of politics and civility but the sense of governance and confidence or ability to govern with the challenges we're facing. >> to our media friends i wants to ask, what you think the media's role has been in covering this campaign in terms of, listen, the ratings this year for a the debates, the republican debates, for democratic debates, the campaign speeches, people are tuning in to cnn. so any way the speedways contribute together thing. >> to the incidence? >> yes. >> i think that it's difficult because a lot of times people look at the media and say, you should just be an objective,
delivererrer of the news. you should not put it through any kind of till fer, then you have -- filter and then people say you need to show us what is right and what is wrong ethically and whatnot. so that's where you're coming up against. you have cnn, for example, -- said maybe he shouldn't have put up all of his rallies so early, so unedited with absolutely noncontext but at the same time -- the media isn't the one who goes to vote. we individually might but it's the people who ultimately are the ones who cal the votes. the media can have an effect on who they vote for in terms of attention and whatnot but it's not ultimately the media who votes. think that the media, which i hate to put is all in the same basket but they did, for example in at the beginning, not pay enough attention to bernie sanders, that's for sure, believe. and they also did not pay enough attention to donald trump in the sense of him being a legitimate
candidate that was representing something important in the republican party, and not just the republican party but in the voters at large. in that they didn't take him seriously. they su him as joke candidate and should have taken him seriously sooner. i bring this up all of this revelations in the past few months about trump's conduct with women, and the 2005 tape and his tax returns. that's not stuff that just materialized in the last month...
>> office. >> 110 that was taken away from us. what comes to mind in april with the national require 11 negative "national enquirer" reporter extramarital affair set 10 crews have had. for three or four days period almost everybody totally ignored the story. we did not report of that that it is unsubstantiated but then what happened? a donald trump surrogate a columnist from boston was live on cnn with the man
that carpenter a former communications director on live television accuses her of being one of the women. and then that is thrust into the conversation now what do duplex somebody said this on my tv but but now he felt compelled to respond to al-zawahiri allegations so now we have to cover it. >> but if he had not responded would you still have covered that? i feel did he bring that up quick. >> right. tromp brought up ted cruz father was also national inquirer. but you are right. but that is a different innuendo.
but talk about the raunchy sex innuendo but one that has been normalized that was completing the normalization with the entertainment 10 chief potentially and that is what is so o devastatingly occurred with the media this cycle. i have to see say that our impetus not just from the political campaign but from the profit incentive and motive, taking the money and of the news division as an independent production house that is fundamentally different of the architecture how we do business that leads us to a more fruitful outcome with
the media to be accountable and increasingly post factual or post contextual democracy nothing more than the truth that to be the truth. and with this toxicity that leads to the gerrymander of the discourse. read thinkpad as a structural flaw in in the democracy to perpetuate the partisan rules. but the tax base from silicon valley to take more responsibility for importing those set of values to the modern communications apparatus.
there has not been a firm enough acknowledgment or a blueprint to chart a future to have discussion but don't have to tolerate the hate that we have seen in this campaign. pdf. >> the philosophy is to have the elected officials so why have we become so polarized? >> said gerrymandering is an interesting way. the disruption and message he hinged taking place is creating news for you and dad is obsolete contributing
51 day liberal viewpoint go to msn b.c. or the cut income post. >>guest: date conservative view go to fox. are good to the red state and that is what is creating that is the of media for you but it is not tolerant and so when some time summer 20 f-15 now all of the cameras were trained work on an airstrip in alabama. there was nothing substantive but they believe that would drive more eyeballs.
but the fraction makes it different. but that did say wade to think of the organization to be embraced by members of both parties and to have 60 members of congress who are problem solvers and say when date work together. that that has to be a governing element whether the members of the senate are the house to have that process to identify the issues of common ground with
the 1787 conference with members of the house and the governor's to look at the agenda items not check their ideology or philosophy but looking at things that he can collaborate on that is good for america. >> and in essayed you wrote because of several questions there is a responsibility for our current state. >> so why democracy that we want to espouse? that tries to embody that particular view of a human
being of the self legislating economist. to defy common ground i'll pretend it don't down these opinions because of full discourse then we don't have discourse that all. if a real disagreements are adjudicated then it is banter so thinking of that of the people and by the people in done for the people. for catholic conflict not to listen to their own gerrymandered television station it is interesting to hear from better journalist
of the object kennedy many people say if he agrees it's me it is true then that is objective have you go beyond that to say that some fundamental level to share those values of security safety prosperity what does that mean to be citizens of the united states? towards a better understanding looking to make progress with the issues that we face. >> this is what we are saying that as opposed to accepting agreed to disagree it is a dysfunctional system
but we have to knowledge going back to the tax base that for this generation of millennial said twitter and baseball canned snap chat arnaz analogs for contemporary public affairs and society. the proliferation of political robots' in the malicious activity is being fed information based on their friends and network of lot of that means to disharmony that the state legislatures in basically the entire political system and highly we extract ourselves requires consensus building of civic education
how they are adopting that gives the impression not only are we stigmatizing people for the unity and was doing in any yesterday. can civil discourse been foreseeable in the future quick 65 percent said no. i think there is a huge '08 with a new wave of back to this journalism. >> so talk about the gerrymandering and then
doing the reporting. and the 300 million people. stood there will probably be many dissertations. social media is really important i see twitter with my albert white publicize powell i interact with readers to ask the audience how many of you are on twitter? notice the front part that is another pullback part not nearly as much. went donald trott the first time you saw that from cnn?
nobody held many where blacks step tax the text from your friend banks held annie went to political.com but just to show you if nobody learned about a from traditional media first and all the gerrymandering of news they're not purposely choosing to reach out some people are but one more traffic is coming to the website now more people are coming through face but as people who have big followings so when allen
goes on tv or postpone her face but page you are more likely tuesday it other than if they don't talk about a. so talking about that echo chamber so that does affect things because it will get more pick up on social media ninety% in the time when somebody is yelling at you. but on the flip side to make life more difficult not only 24/7 1/2 to turn everything off and there is times for people what social media for three hours there is a fold worldwide changing event
started and then ended now there is whitefly in the sky you cannot escape it. also what comes from social media is astounding. talking about it too much but personally somebody was posting pictures of me with bubbler call on my head -- of bullet hole when now remember that you measure try to do your job going to rallies they are if fearful for their safety by a escorted back to their cars by secret service. that is a storm of social media. and it caused people to leave social media.
and also makes it weighed more difficult because it tried to convince you to read all of our stories which then is on social media. >> i learned about it on the washington post mobile lab. [laughter] so i would get that out of the way. [laughter] but is our social media goes sidelined twitter is great for news gathering but generally i am disappointed in twitters ability to improve discourse between the press and the readers may british as the 140 character limit as a listed
and from cornell reached out and then restarted the offline chat it was a more expansive forum. for one of the alps or the promises that if we respond i have not found that to be the case. >> with the backlash remove the comments section. and in partnership with the times that have embarked on extraordinary commons but sites with that common discussion of we are the prize.
that work is ongoing but there are no clear answers at this point for how they will be adopted and i will point out in terms the face but at least unleashed of modernization but if you watch a video on you to there is an advertisement you can click the feature and the same type of monitor his asian that leading the most vital stories sometimes factual sometimes not the entire trump propaganda so there was an abdication of ethical purchase a patient on the part of baseball and twitter which is really irresponsible.
>> we would get to audience questions suggest rage european and we will come to you. but talk about what you think the effect of the campaign will be. hominy first-time voters? fleet can act ask them but what do you think? >> i can imagine to be the most proud about. i would urge you to vote in this election, recognize not
all be like this there will be policy oriented elections that talk about different viewpoints based on where individuals want to take the country this is a little boy dove that. for the just a little bit of laissez what does it mean when the shooting is done in the election is over? i spend my day job as a lobbyist with a work for 200 of the biggest ceo's in america almost all of them are american-born running multinational american based company's them to see more jobs and investment and a more competitive america, but the risk reward dynamic for members of congress today does not work towards compromise and solution so if it is every individual works for a company and wants to see
their children are grandchildren do better there hungry for the solutions that members of congress today they have incentives not to provide so the risk reward dynamic that leads to the media and sensibility is to the republican to compromise at the democrat in a way and that ronald reagan would say i will take half a loaf today to get the other half next week that dynamic for each member who can go this afternoon to talk about how they were instrumental to blow up the compromise that but have been good for america is a baton perpetually the instability that is forthright during the election but when we moved beyond that my hope is that those of you that are
disappointed with the lack of discourse of the future of america is involved, because we will have opportunity to bring people together to have the radical center take the stage. >> keith touched on your students earlier. >> i think this election cycle perhaps with policy is the reason after this election cycle that illegitimate way to determine once fell. it isn't unheard of to really not having of policy discussions and we should be having a think that has been repeated most of my adult life. but certainly we're not having it this time out of bed this uh temperament of personality that shows how
the vote will be. i worry about what's next. if this is like a crisis moment for from, i will allow the deep and in berger will open -- inward and look. we have had headlines over the past few days of stirrings of rebellion by paul right of appeals he is letting down the rank-and-file and if you haven't seen the infighting digest don't know what means frankly if total trump did nature of our political discourse on or if that will
become normalized. that worries me state again normalizing political is of course, you have the revolution the civil war and the kkk with lynchings we seem to be regressing of the endorsement of the political violence that is transcending that behavior that allows a sitting congressman to say i can do this if my opponent wins in that is problematic but and the new technology brings complications whether things are rampant or under control but the reason i think this
ability of discourse is important a recent stern survey from harvard pointed out that clinton has taken the lead even more than some obama -- even more than obama had because the alleles -- the look at the addition of the democratic candidate and that is their identity other then engaging in the december ship of the modern american society. as perceived by the millenials. >> we are live on c-span. >> i and a first-time voter i new-line did my friends will not vote for either candidate so what do you
believe that negative effect on the selection clerics. >> despite clean or sightseeing in the poll even if the support is greater among millenials if the turnout is not big enough that can severely impact the vote sunday but did not believe either candidate that can still vote to exercise the right especially because for many years in this country with a member not allowed the right to vote so just exercising that to remind them it gets a lot of attention but you don't like the way your roads are paved or if you think your teacher should be paid more then go vote because you need to be voting for your local elections city council and
state legislature they have laid more power than you think they are more likely to affect your everyday life president of united states cannot issue a bill that opens your school, earlier to have breakfast they cannot control that you can is the superintendent or the city council or state legislature. so leave the presidential blank if you want to or write to in yourself but just go into tell them don't vote for president by also keep in mind and not voting is also voting but delight donald trump and a little more than hillary clinton fan even if they decide to see what happens if he becomes president. the act is almost more
important sometimes. >> diaper for to remain anonymous but and the student from capital city. but first with the term millenials it is very unnecessary for people to keep serious in mind that the point not selecting either presidential offense candidate because most wonder how did we get here in the first place? yes donald trump was a joke but people will go for the man who speaks his mind and that is how people rally.
>> do we have a question? >> how do you feel i feel like that the next four years will be meaningless? stimuli say secretary clinton has yet opportunity to be a national hero in this campaign as she has demonstrated her capacity to tolerate and tolerance donald trump's capacity is not something she will stand for. so the question of how she governs to heal divisions within her own party, there is no magic bullet to
execute domestic policy to enable her to cross partisan lines while simultaneously giving a bone to the sanders voters who have to like the person you are voting for what she said most recently about being likable enough like when president abominate that comment you can vote on the basis of character and policy like is not a strong enough word of conviction for our democracy >> spending lot of time thinking about how we can put together passages to move the country forward from legislative perspective i do think secretary clinton has a opportunity to travel lot of political pent-up demand for action to make
investments in america that is a job creation opportunity, from those that our better skilled or prepared for all of the lead dislocation taking place from automation and technology that people are up on the hill, a lot of people that know the people's will provide an important backstop and backdrop to think through a lot of those things to move forward? and the nissan last eight years one of the most important people in the obama administration was joe biden and the reason why is he was well-regarded by his colleagues were he spends much time. hillary clinton was
well-regarded tim kane was well thought of by not suggesting this is the way the election will go but if it is then there are opportunities including making a big deal when people are helped able believe in those institutions. >> my question is what the believe young people can do to bring civility and policy argument back to the presidential discourse post election and right now? >> i will turn the question around a little bit to say what can civic education due to develop that skill set
with those students? i will give male plug laugh laugh at the university am proud to be the interim director from the foundation along with many other similar centers so to build capacity to be able to engage with people they disagree with it to seek common ground with a set of issues to go forward. o o in the audience today five last fall she brought a group of students together to talk about school shootings and random gun violence in education and
the results of that conversation with a set of guidelines was that the students recognized the policy it should have had given us circumstance for and for that reason if and other reasons we are having workshops. silicosis to make couple points the presidential election is exciting but to beat an active citizen and one to quickly address the question of how to read it here? derail a primary process that has the dismal the voter turnout for igo to every four years because that is when accounts but that is and when it counts.
for so many to try to build the capacity. >> i am the graduate and many mysteries of the public to hear more about the connection of the act the defect that you mentioned that we are engaged in appearing our own opinion. so maybe with the connection between the history of the boston tea party and a protest on wall street analysts raised laugh father who's studied american history through the age of 91 without twitter or face but and not owning a computer but you're reading the newspaper could have relevant and current
totally true but he was serious and genuine rethought that we're totally ignoring the stories. in my pointed out then he found out about it so i wish i could have that type constructive conversation with all the readers but health and that more take attitude to be willing to except information that they don't normally rely upon. >> the prerequisite for civility is earnestness that fundamental earnestness whether backyard barbecues duende gerrymandering was not out-of-control going back to their districts out of control are going back to their districts every few
days but that is the foundation to have a civil society. but the way it is most relatable about your father is an american historian we have the honor tonight other bits water presents it is a "house of cards" election the most rancorous cenacle violent and i fear for the west wing election. [laughter] with the consultant on the west wing and that was my political education and that was the profile in courage not cowardice but doll highest ideals and not the sioux were -- sewer. >> we will leave it there and thank you for your time. [applause]
regards tuesday issued the directors' letter reads in part. >> in connection with an unrelated case the fbi has learned of the existence of females that our pertinent to the investigation the fbi she take investigative steps to review to determine if they contain classified information. the state department also commented and here was with the spokesman had to say at the briefing. >> as you know the fbi director has informed congress they found a new e-mail sutter pertinent to their investigation into secretary clinton's server. duties e-mail's relate to while she was secretary of state? what do you know, have you been asked to cooperate? will you and. >> we don't know much more
than what you know, we just learned about this when we saw news reports of the letter so let this point you have to be referred to the fbi for details what e-mail's they may be looking after or what they're looking for core details of all we don't know anything about the scope costs, and sure it is an investigation into don't know if they pertain she was at the state department we don't have that information at that time but. >> you say you just learned about it? >> has the state department gotten a letter as well? in it is far as i know we have not. >> is but to several people
before coming out here there is no indication that we have. >> but you will cooperate greg. >> of course, as we had in the past we will cooperate to the fullest extent so you are mystified. >> we were just not aware. >> has the state department turned over any mills. >> not that i am aware of. >> and think people are trying to understand. >> to be honest have no additional details we will cooperate if fast to do so but we have no additional details to provide at this point. >> the court has ordered you to produce several more
batches cody e-mail's that the fbi turned over. >> that is an ongoing process. >> you anticipate those will continue on schedule greg. >> said of investigation by the fbi will not affect your release of the mills quick. >> >> as speaking as someone without full mission with uh new development idol see that would be in conflict. but we planned to proceed in accordance with the legal
commitments. >> aeronautical pertinent? >> what about the idea fdr knew clinton e-mail's then technically they need state department assets that belong to the state department or somebody was working for her. >> so the question is will you or have you asked the fbi to handover the dawkins and if not value? >> again we're just at the point where we try to figure are even what date pertain to militant to her time and secretary of state the assumption is that they are but as much as they are be will seek to work with the fbi if they ask us to but we just need more details
provided at this point. >> reaction from members of congress was whipped concluding paul ryan. >> this decision is long overdue as the result of reckless use of a private e-mail server in her refusal to be forthcoming with federal investigators. i redo my call for the national intelligence directors to suspend all classified briefings for secretary clinton until the matter is fully resolved. the reaction from secretary clinton's presidential rival donald trump was quickly forthcoming as well. here's what the nominee had to say at a rally in new hampshire this afternoon. >> i need to open with a very critical breaking news announcement. [cheers and applause] the fbi. [cheers and applause]
has just sent a letter to congress. [cheers and applause] informing them that they have discovered a new e-mail's pertaining to the former secretary of state hillary clinton investigation. [cheers and applause] costs 50. >> they are reopening the case and to hurry illegal conduct to threaten the security of the united states of america. [cheers and applause]
hillary clinton's corruption is on a scale we have never seen before. we must not let her take her criminal scheme into the oval office. [cheers and applause] i have great respect for the fact that the fbi and apartment justice are now willing to have the courage to write the horrible mistakes that they made. [cheers and applause] this was a grave miscarriage of justice that the american people fully understood and it is everybody's hope that it is about to be corrected.
[cheers and applause] cad assayed big announcement i heard it 10 minutes ago and i guess most of you have heard about for all of the people that have suffered for so much less including just recently four-star general betrayals and many others perhaps finally justice will be done. [cheers and applause] >> in reaction to the news of additional scrutiny the campaign released a statement saying in part fbi director call me should and we provide the american public more information that
is contained at the center in the rape committee chairman we have seen characterizations that they are reopening investigation but his words do not match that characterization nancy pelosi said'' now there is no indication that this be viewed involves secretary clinton's only use of the mandels it is providing the facts rather than allowing them to spread innuendo and falls and -- false and
was a key element of american policy. it was each, the delicate passage that issues allowed the relationship which were inherent in the nature of the problem and not in the policies of the eli elite. the objective of the organization was the security of individual states based on the definition of the strategies to deal with them.
for each person in his own opening to china, the suddenness of the policy implied a sense of unnecessary preemptive. in the end he achieved the same goals on the same path and the policy would stand as a monument to each incumbency in office. these differences might have strained some relationships were it not for th those responsibler
the conduct including the level where they provided extraordinary inspiration. having said all this, the role of the state is to take the society from where it is to where it will never be and peaceful account among the important statesmen of this period. because they inherited the truth is a key figure of the conservative party and later as prime minister the ambivalence about its absence between
developing closer relations in the united states, managing the common grounds, or entering europe it had rejected the plan and european defense community. even churchill argued it was between europe for the open seat and if they would choose the latter. he rejected the inevitability of such choice. he was mindful in the common market. he managed britain in a way that
combines a dramatic adaptation of the traditional policies and determination to preserve the interests. his successor got the outcome among the public by the referendum that indicated its approval. he welcomed the following statement. i have looked for this for 25 years. it was the prime minister about what britain into the community so i'm delighted that it's
working out as it is. over the decades it was filled with the essence of both the atlantic relationship and special relationships were preserved but now decades later raising the issues in a new and even more complex ones than the challenge was how to maintain unity under the conditions of approaching the appeal from the
soviet union. today it is a far-reaching. new capabilities in the technology and multiple aspects like cyber and artificial intelligence for the strategy does not yet exist. they are accompanied by the forms of international conduct an imagined a decade ago. they led from this and it's not always in alignment.
the most significant then becomes what concept of world order can restore stability or establish criteria by which to fashion a common design with the atlantic alliance. what is the relationship of the european union to the creation of world order? the influence that combines the relations unconstrained and if so how will the eight possible
to avoid an even more cataclysmic outcome than the two world wars. in these circumstances, breck which was first seen as a domestic issue is taking on a more general significance. on one level it will lead to new negotiations on the british relationship with europe. it is overwhelming on both countries and both parties and the world order into the
interest is to encourage that process of splitting europe and britain and help the process and that's a great locations in 50. there are the issues of 1973 in the new sector there will be three elements. the european union, britain relates the special negotiated relationships with europe as the custodian of common security to
maintain a healthy and the articulation of the identity the combined with the partnership. can a monetary union be maintained without a common critical policy and a common strategy to emerge from such a structure what is important to understand about the president world for 300 years the world has been organized on principles first developed by europe and the idea of the nationstate, the notion of sovereignty.
in the disputes of the atlantic community or the disputes in europe, infrastructure and emerging britain could perform its historic and global role contributing to a world order that is stable and forward-looking through the atlantic partnership. while undermining the diversity and inspires loyalty and creativity. it is not bureaucratic but it is a moral and political test.
i first met him before he became prime minister and i stayed in contact with him until the auspices of the aspen institute which mess in the united states and iran in 1978 and germany in 1980. my last encounter was at the funeral in 2001 that was attended on its own as a token of friendship because of their common service.
great services for europe and between the countries is a legacy worthy of recognition. europe and america hopefully together to face the challenges. [applause] for those that knew ted extremely well, i think as we all know, he could occasionally be a little prickly. on one occasion he was dining at the downing street with a lady on either side of him come and
he wrote a note that said prime minister, please speak to the women on either side of you and he replied back i have. and that was the end of the conversation that evening. on the very big issues, you touched on domain member of them this evening. let me turn to something more implicit in what you were saying. when you heard the secretary of state. we are quite as clear these days up with the order is or what it stands for, and i recall now george bush senior referring to
the world order emerging. i'm not sure entirely what that order may be coming and i welcome your thoughts given what you've had a to say about the atlantic relationships and the importance of utilizing the prestige of the united states and of europe. >> i studied at the university that was based on the nationstate and its developed at the end of the 30 years which the doctrine of sovereignty emerged as the ideas of international laws laid out the