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salaries for our working people have been flat, and actually have gone down, as have loans to small businesses. so if you are not in the flow of capital, of owning stocks, real estate, those sorts of things, you are probably not doing very well right now. and we need to make sure that the american worker, who is the hardest, most productive worker in the world, gets a share of this economy as we bring it back. [applause] the one thing i can guarantee you, if you look at the record i have put on the table over many years within government and out of government, is that i can take complex problems and work with people from across a philosophical spectrum and actually get things done.
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i'm very proud of the post-9/11 g.i. bill. i wrote this bill. i actually wrote it before i went into the senate. i introduced it before i went into office. and we developed a leadership prototype in terms of the senate as far as how you can work across the aisle to solve the problem. this was not an easy list. --lift. the bush administration oppose this g.i. bill. they thought it was going to cause people to leave the american military. the exact opposite occurred. and in 16 months, working with democrats and republicans together, we cast the greatest g.i. bill in history, and now more than 11 million gis have been able to take advantage of an educational program that pays their tuition, buys their books, and give them a monthly stipend. that is what happens when you
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get people together to solve problems. [applause] we took the same approach in terms of trying to solve our broken criminal justice system in this country. i started talking about this when i was running in the senate. we spent 2.5 years of hearings listening to different approaches from across the philosophical spectrum. we put this issue into the national debate. we took a lot of hits along the way. but we got people across the philosophical spectrum. if you can imagine any issue in front of the u.s. congress that has the support of the national sheriffs association, the international association of chiefs of police, all the way over to the aclu and the marijuana projects, we pulled it off. we got people to talk to each other about how to solve these problems. i can do that for you as your next president if you will
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support me, and particularly right here in iowa. thank you very much for being with us today. i'm not sure how much time we have left, but i have time to take questions. yes, sir? >> take you for your service, senator webb. as a voter in iowa, i believe that children all across the world have the right to grow in their full potential. one of the ways we can make a difference on that is by supporting early childhood nutrition and education. if elected president, would you commit to creating a presidential initiative to fund programs for early childhood education? senator webb: the question was about early childhood education and new print -- and nutrition programs, etc. i'm not point to say right now that i will sign a petition to do anything, but i will tell you i will focus on this problem. i don't find pledges.
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i pledge that i will give you my leadership. -- i don't sign pledges. i pledge that i will give you my leadership. >> in the 20th century, who is your favorite president? senator webb: i'm going to have to say, and i don't know what party you are in, but there is one on either side. franklin roosevelt for what he did. my mother grew up in utter poverty in east arkansas. she was one of eight children, three of whom died in childhood, not childbirth, childhood. her father died when she was 10 because there was no medical care for a fractured hip. franklin roosevelt stepped forward and put programs into place, created the tba, put work out there. my grandmother could not work. there was nothing out there in this rural area after my grandfather died.
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but she finally got a job through one of the roosevelt programs. social security, back when it was created, people were saying it was a socialist program. i doubt there is anyone out here who wants to stop their social security check. i like mine. the other favorite is ronald reagan. i served in the reagan administration. i will tell you, the reagan administration did a terrific job, whether you agree politically with them or not, of putting strong people into the administration, giving them guidance and having a step forward and lead. and in a wet administration, we will do that. we will bring the greatest minds in america to the table, given direction as to where we want this country to go, and have them lead. >> there are a lot of people concerned with losing our democracy because of big money.
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what would you do to get big money out of politics? senator webb: the question is, what i do to get big money out of politics. i will tell you, big money is having a very deleterious effect on our democracy, particularly the citizens united case. [applause] senator webb: there is no question about it. the power of the financial sector to shape the issues being debated right now. i will say two things to you. first, i am on bought -- i am not bought and i am not boss i will listen to everyone, but i have my own mind anded. you can see that in the trajectory of my career. i have people saying i like the super pac's. the idea is, you can only to between $700 for my election campaign, but you can rock -- you can only give me $2700 for my election campaign, but you can walk across the street and give me much more for the super pac.
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if you think that is wrong, why are you taking the money? if you want to change that, then vote for someone who won't do it. which is me, by the way. [laughter] senator webb: yes, right here. >> how do you stand on the pipeline? senator webb: i support the pipeline. if you look at it in terms of the environmental analysis, it is neutral. you can come here to the northern part of iowa and watch these trains and the accidents they are having and the environmental degradation of having to haul the oil down in that way. on balance, i think it is good. it is good for jobs. we are gaining the kind of independence we need for our energy sources. and by the way, i'm open to all options on energy, but i would support the pipeline.
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yes, sir. >> [inaudible] senator webb: the question is, do i support the renewable fuel standards. i support renewable energy and i think iowa is an area where it could work. i have visited a wind farm and got an nation of how it works. i have visited an ethanol plant and i'm very impressed not only with the ethanol program, but the advances they are making scientifically in terms of the type of stuff not being used. and by the way, ima proponent of nuclear power -- i am a proponent of nuclear power. i went to the naval academy and i saw the brightest minds going into that program. we have the safest nuclear power plants in the world. they are the best managed and totally clean. >> you talked a lot about how you are able to bring people together to solve problems.
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what do you do when people don't agree on what the problems are? how would you handle that? senator webb: i talk about uniting our country and bringing people together. what do you do when people disagree with you? well, the first thing you learn in any leadership position, whether military or business or government, there will always be people who will disagree with you. and we build the most creative society in the world because we have our disagreements and we worked them out and solve the problems. trust me, i was elected in virginia. i was a senator from virginia. that is a demographic microcosm of the country. on any given day on any issue, 40% of the people in virginia are angry at the people leading them. it could be the people in the far southwest, where they are conservative socially or the: the north.
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leadership is bringing people together and getting them to talk about things. i think we did this again and again on criminal issues and federal justice issues. you need a leader who will stand up and looked for the future, make their recommendations and take the hits, instead of playing it safe and trying to figure out which way this particular crowd would want to go. that is what leadership is all about. yes, sir. >> americorps has been a success story for 20 years. nearly one million american men and women have served in america or am i but congress wants to -- in americorps, but congress was to cut its funding in half. if you are elected president, will you keep americorps to hope -- help build our country? senator webb: i will not tell you that i will support the expansion of any particular
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program, but i will tell you that i do support finding ways to put young americans into areas of public service that affect our infrastructure, that affect the degradation not only in the cities, but in areas like the appalachian mountains. and by the way, when we talked about the early childhood program, in terms of education, let's remember two things. i only have a minute here, but lets her member two things. one is, only about 75% of our young people even finish high school today. we are not focusing on that problem. we talk about all of these educational incentives. how do we take that person, who when they maybe get to be 20 or 30 years old wants iran act of to get -- wants a way back up to get an education. i believe one of the ways we can motivate young people is to get them involved in programs of
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community service that also address their education. i believe in that and if you will support me, i believe we can do it. thank you very much. my time is up. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2015] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit]
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[indiscernible] >> we would love to have you talk. thank you. i'm working with arthur scott on this. the v.a. a strong here in iowa. [indiscernible] >> what separates you from hillary clinton? >> he will have to sort that out for yourself. [inaudible conversations]
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>> thank you. >> i wish you the best of luck. >> can i get a picture with you? >> thank you. [inaudible conversations] >> can i get a selfie? there we go. awesome. thank you. have a great day.
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[inaudible conversations] >> john. this is my son. this is him right here. >> [indiscernible]
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[inaudible conversation] senator webb: [indiscernible] and in the long run there are people who are saying they want more renewables in the market rates. -- the marketplace. [indiscernible] >> and the other question i have is, i was -- i what is considering changing the name. should they do that?
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senator webb: [indiscernible] we are allowing them to say that simply because they are still being called an emerging economy they don't have to meet the requirements that we do. >> they are doing more. and we are, too, but if we keep extracting oil, that could make the problem deeper. agree or disagree? senator webb: i think on that, i disagree. >> thank you. >> [indiscernible]
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with his rise and you not really coming up in the polls yet, how do you see that happening? senator webb: we are gearing up and i'm looking forward to this next couple of months. i served with bernie for six years. it is an invigorating job. >> where do you see your place in this party in this cycle? senator webb: we will see. >> no plans to share a mac? senator webb: i have -- to share on that? senator webb: i have no further comment right now. >> what do you want to try to accomplish tomorrow -- to accomplish in iowa?
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[indiscernible] senator webb: actually, i'm going to be in new hampshire. >> ok. >> [indiscernible] senator webb: micro has been in public service and private
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enterprise. -- my career has been in public [inaudible] >> c-span is in des moines for
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the iowa state fair. our live coverage is on c-span, c-span radio, and as the candidates what the fairground and speak at the des moines register candidate hope box. here is the schedule -- >> on the next "washington journal," the new york times health care correspondent joins us and will talk about her recent piece on the expansion of health insurance and whether it cuts health care costs.
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then a reporter from cnbc on the anniversary of social security and what the future holds for the program and later, conversation on the u.s. foster care system with the director of policy reform and advocacy. we will also take your phone calls and facebook comments and tweets. "washington journal" is live each morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. more road to the white house coverage from the iowa state fair, up next, remarks from former governor martin o'malley. he served as mayor of baltimore as well. >> it is wonderful to be in iowa.
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is martin o'malley and i am a democrat and i'm running for president of the united states to rebuild the american dream. [applause] i have traveled around your state, one of the things i have been reminded of again and again is just how seriously the people of iowa take their vote and their responsibility as the first in the nation americans to make this decision. [applause] want to meetou each of the candidates once or twice or three or four or five times before you make your decision, right? and you expect all of your candidates for president to do question and answer otherwise it does not make any sense. isn't that so? [applause] let me share a couple of thoughts with you and we will get to the questions and answer. i would like to talk with you
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briefly about the story of us. of a living, part self creating mystery called the united states of america. the promise that is at the heart of that mystery is no abstraction. it is a very concrete promise and covenant that where ever you star our country, whatever your zip code or your parents income level, you start where you start a three-run hard work and love of family and your own talent, you should be able to get ahead. that is the truth of the american dream that we share. and that is the most important issue on the table of our democracy this year. let me ask all of you a question -- show of hands -- how many of you believe firmly you have enjoyed a better quality of life than your parents and grandparents? raise your hands. almost everybody, right? moree ask you this troubling question.
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how many believe just as firmly that your children and grandchildren will enjoy a better quality of life, raise your hands. and there it is -- in tougher times, franklin roosevelt told us not to be afraid. times have changed and john kennedy told us the governance to choose. i say to you today that progress is the choice and that is why today i have laid out 15 strategic goals for our nation. if together we follow them, we can bring greater financial security and better earnings to every american household. if together we pursue these goals, we can eradicate childhood hunger and do a better job of protecting the dignity of every individual in our country. theseether we pursue goals, we make this opportunity hours. we are americans.
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we maker on future and our own destiny and the choices we make. there are many candidates for president in our economy. some of them might come to the soapbox and they will make progressive promises but i'm the only candidate in our party who can look you in the eye and tell you that in 15 years of executive experience as a big-city mayor and as a governor, i have brought people together to make progressive accomplishments and get things done. what are some of those things? the biggest crime reduction of any city in america over 10 years. living wage, we raise the minimum wage, we pass the dream act and marriage equality in maryland. defended a aaa bond rating through the recession but we invested in infrastructure. we invested in new jobs and new injuries -- we invested in new
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jobs and industry. note to governor branstad, rather than cutting education, we increased our funding education. [applause] we made our public schools the best in america for five years in a row and we went four years without a penny's increased to college tuition in order to make college more affordable. these are the things -- [applause] what does any of that have to do with the here and now? the reason i share that with you is this. hoping and wishing for a better future will not make it come true. the good news is we only need to return to our church sells as -- to our true selves as americans. my daughter is here, a first grade teacher in baltimore. where is she? [applause] grace o'malley. she teaches first grade in baltimore city public schools. 60 days ago, i announce -- after i announced for president, she
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returned to work and the place was buzzing and a little girl in 100% african-american kids and a little girl in her class and said "ms. o'maley, i'm not so sure about your father running for president, because i like barack obama." [laughter] a lot of us like barack obama. [applause] when our country was this close to a great depression, we elected a new leader to make tough decisions, not the popular ones. the good news is this, we have now created more jobs every month then we have lost for 65 months in a row. give america a round of applause. [applause] the hard truth of our times is this.
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70% of us are earning the same or less than we were 12 years ago. in the hearts of a lot of great americans, -- great american cities, unemployment is higher than it was. eight years ago. we elected a president, not a magician. we will need new leadership everyone to make our economy work for all of us again. how do we do that? we return to our true selves. remember that our economy is not the money. it is people, all of our people. therefore -- [applause] therefore we must, just as our parents and grandparents did, raise the minimum wage and keep it above the poverty line. we need to pay overtime pay for overtime work. we need to extend family leave and paid leave so more women can
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participate in our workforce fully. [applause] we need to make it easier to vote and not harder, and we need to make is -- make it easier to join labor unions and bargain collectively. [applause] for better wages. unlike some of my colleagues in the republican party who would advocate cutting social security, we need to expand it so that all americans -- all-american seniors can live in dignity. [applause] can we hear that? these are the things we do as americans and let us also fess up to the things that as a party we have done in the past that have not been good to build a strong american up -- economy. i'm talking about the bad trade deals that fast-track jobs and corporate profits out of the united states. i am opposed to the transpacific partnership.
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we need to build our own economy. [applause] let's talk for a second about wall street. eight years ago, we were all on the hook. the big banks became too big to fail, too big to jail, apparently too big to manage but not too big for all of us have to bid -- to have to bailout. we are in just as much a danger of wrecking the economy again. we need to put prosecutorial muscle back on wall street. we need to reinstitute glass-steagall. [applause] finally, there is something we need to do for ourselves because it will the country is going to do it. -- because no other country will do it for us. china and india, they have countries of their own to invest in. we need to invest in our own infrastructure. we need you square our shoulders to the challenge of climate change and i am the first
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president to advocate moving -- candidate for president and hopefully not the last two advocate moving america and putting forward a plan to move america to a 100% clean energy grid by 2050. [applause] these are the things that we do as americans. there is a thread that runs through the better part of our history. our grandparents and parents understood it well. what made is known as the land of opportunity all around the world is that in every generation, we took action to include more people more fully in the economic, social and the political life of our country. that is why affordable college and debt-free college is important. that is why it is important to get 11 million out of -- 11 million of our neighbors out of the shadow of economy.
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[applause] and into the mainstream of a be american economy by passing immigration reform. [applause] it is all about including more of our people fully and the economic life of our country. the more workers earn, the more money they have to spend and the more our economy grows. i leave you with this final thought. as we had to question and answer. if you have answers i am on a search. over the better part of the last 30 years, we have strayed far away from the american formula of success. we embraced trickle-down economics. anyway you want to slice it, it was all about concentrating wealth at the top, removing regulations anywhere you could and keeping wages low. they promised us eventually the clouds would burst. they did not.
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our economy nearly did. we need to return to the economics that actually work. we have so concentrated wealth and power in the hands of so few that it is literally taking opportunity out of the homes and wallets and the neighborhoods of the many. the great bruce springsteen once asked is a dream alive if it does not come true, or is it something worse? we have better choices to make. there are only two paths forward, and only one of them is good. one path is a sensible rebalancing based on the common good we share and our concern for one another in building an economy that works for all of us and the other path is pitchforks or stones or rocks. more of them in the hands of more and more unemployed young men. i vote for a sensible rebalancing.
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we are a great and generous people. if you have any doubt where america is heading, talk to our young people. you really need among them denying that climate change is real or that the government to do a thing about it. you rarely meet young people who want to discriminate against gay couples. our future can be better but we need to act like americans again and together we well, together we must and together as americans, you and i are going to give our children a better future that all american kids deserve. i need your help, thank you. [applause] [chanting o'malley] thank you, god bless. gentlemen up her, strong public schools? >> does he need a microphone?
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there you go. >> governor, thank you so much for being here. i am a retired educator with over 40 years of experience. my question is this. i am on the cedar rapids school board. i appreciate your position on early childhood education, pre-k. my question would be, the you have thoughts on how to fund it? -- do you as a school board member, we struggle with resources to be able to a conflict some of the mandates -- to be able to accomplish some of the mandates. gov. o'malley: in our state, we realize that the building of the best public schools in america was not a matter of doing less, it was a matter of doing more. i believe that true leadership is leadership that forges a new consensus in order to get things done. unlike what just happened in iowa, when i was governor through eight years of recession, we actually increased school funding at 37% -- by 37% in the state of maryland. [applause]
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we saw the return right away. we went to full day kindergarten. i believe the federal government needs to play a greater role and i think we can play that role in expanding pre-k and encouraging other states to do it. this is a shared responsibility, it is not just be better on -- it is not just the federal government it is your state as , well. in our state, we passed an -- a progressive income tax. we gave our kids the best public schools in america five years in a row. you get what you pay for. [applause] >> governor o'malley, i am excited to hear you talk about early childhood education like that. here in iowa, even if our governor does not know it, we really do care about it. people around the world are a lot like us, they want a better future for their kids.
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i had an opportunity to hear secretary clinton mention an initiative on providing nutrition and fun for free k around the world -- for pre-k around the world. would you also working to an initiative if you were to become president to give people around the world and opportunity for education? gov. o'malley: the question was about making the investment that we need to in sustainable development the world over. i gave a talk, you can check this out online. i gave a talk about america's role in the world. i believe our role in the world is to lead by example. the rise of a global middle class is in the best interest of our prosperity and security as a people. there are other ways to do it besides waiting to weep -- until we are back in two a military corner.
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-- backed into a military corner. we need a new policy of engagement with like-minded people. we need a new strategy that identifies threats before they arise and works with other nations to defuse those threats. we need to dial up diplomacy and we need to dial-up sustainable development. we are the leaders in that and that will make our planet safer and a better place for our kids. [applause] >> governor o'malley, i think secretary clinton and senator sanders -- -- for as much as i admire them, are two dem old. >> you are standing in the aarp section. [laughter] i think it is time to talk about your generation being in charge and i think you ought to make a stronger point out of it. gov. o'malley: talking about my generation.
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good advice. every election is about the future and usually in the democratic party, what happens in iowa is after you get a chance to meet everybody, usually -- you usually will down -- window down the field. in a democratic party that has a pull toward the future, that has -- that inns up being a choice between the inevitable frontrunner and the voice of a new generation that most of the country has not heard of. i have been a 25 of your -- in 25 of your beautiful 99 counties and i intend to go to the rest of them before this campaign is over and that is our theme. it is about new leadership, a new perspective. our world has changed. his is not the cold war -- the this is not the cold war or vietnam. this is a new world. yes, sir? energytalked about your plan could you go into more , detail about your energy plan? how you plan to create sustainable energy?
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gov. o'malley: how do we get to a 100% lean electric grid by 2050? let me give you a couple factoids. here in iowa, you're already making it happen. 15 years ago, this was not true but today it is. 30% of iowa electricity comes from clean iowa wind. [applause] that is in a short period of time. the great thing about those big plays is they are to big -- they are too big to import from china so we make them right here. the governor of hawaii just set a goal of moving hawaii to a 100% clean electric grid. the governor of california has set a goal of moving to a 50% clean electric grid. it will require new technology and submit generation nuclear,
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it will require new battery technology and probably some we have never heard of. in the meantime, with wind, with solar, with designing smarter buildings, that zero homes that produce more energy than they use, we can move to a 100% clean electric grid and just in the nick of time. some of the things we do like the renewable portfolio standards have to constantly go up and not down. that is true of the renewable fuel standard as well. when he to go up so we developed a the next generation that can make our economy go. >> we want to thank you for the work you did in 2014 in iowa. the democrats are very grateful for that. i want to ask you --
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will you make it easier for them employees to sue their employers? gov. o'malley: the question in essence is this, and in fact this is one of the goals that i have unveiled today in the 15 strategicals for our country level in trees -- increase financial security for every household and get earnings to go back up instead of flatlining. a big part of it is to cut, by at least half, the gap between what men are paid and what women are paid. presidential leadership is important. [applause] there are lots of things that we have done, and other measures, but we are not done. any more than your grandmother was done in securing the vote. we have to keep moving as a people. did only way we secure a better future with more opportunity for
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our kids is to care enough about one another now to do the things necessary to include more people in the political and economic life of the country. that is our genius and formula. that is what we need to return to doing. i thank you so much for coming out. [applause] [chanting o'malley!] we have seen such a concentration of corporate power across our economy. one example -- in iowa, 15 years
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ago, there were a dozen packing houses. in the intervening time, farmers have become more productive than but there- then ever are only four packing houses. competition is right and just but it's also better for economic growth and allowing people to turn in a living wage. inlan to be more invested terms of pushing back against mergers on the concentration of monopoly powers. freedomwilson also said is freedom from monopolies. i think rural america and agriculture can play a critical role in moving us to a clean energy future, the next generation of biofuels and the good things you all are doing on your land here. >> between hillary clinton on your right and bernie sanders on
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how can you distinguish yourself? >> it's funny you see it like that but i see a whole wider lane opening. and from town to town county to county in the great thing about iowa is people here are not intimidated by big money taking over elections and are not intimidated by pundits. they want to meet each of us and they come out and engage in a serious conversation. they are looking for new leadership this year and an ability to get things done not just a progressive promise. i think you will see it will continue to gain support in iowa and new hampshire. 60 days ago, we were at 1% and after 30 days, we went to 3% and now it's at 7% and we will keep going. that's how you emerge. points, arer 15
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there any that distinguish yourself between the other democratic front runners question mark >> most of them have been received as the most detailed plans of any of the contenders in our party. reform -- there is no candidate in any party that has stood at the center of enforcement and racial disparities that i have for 15 years. -- inal justice reform have reduce the roots -- the 15% andsm rate by restore the voting rights to 52,000 people. also wall street reform, i have the independence from wall street and the ceos of big megabanks. independence to act
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for all of the people. not for goldman sachs or or any of the architects of some of our failed policies. i had the independence to do what was necessary to protect main street from wall street. i'm the only candidate to advocate 100% clean energy by 2050 and layout of plan to get there. out the most comprehensive plan for immigration reform. it's a national security imperative and an economic imperative and we laid out one of the most detailed plans for debt-free college. unlike the other candidates, i went for years in a row as governor without a penny increase to college tuition and that's probably the greatest distinction feature. most of my time has been spent as an executive accomplishing progressive things. not just talking about them but i have actually gotten things
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done and been able to reach over the aisles in order to put together the votes from democrats and republicans to get things like repealing the death penalty done and marriage equality passed in our state. what would you be doing right now with the chinese devaluing the currency? i think one of the tough things about the current cd evaluation -- about the currency devaluation -- if you listen to some, they say the chinese are moving to make their currency the reserve currency. there are others who say it's economyo control the and manipulation of their monetary policies. they want to make their goods cheaper. andhe latter is the case
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that would appear to me to be the case, we need to put more pressure on the appropriate agencies and take action on her own to have countervailing measures. we need to impose tariffs when those things happen. it's a tough call. one thing i am sure of is we should not be entering into the transpacific partnership. i think it's a bad deal and i'm opposed to any trade deals that congress has to vote on before the rest of us can read it. one of the things everyone acknowledges is there is nothing in that agreement to discourage or take action against those that manipulate the currency, not just the chinese, but everyone. should vice president biden jump into the presidential race? >> i would welcome him. he is a very good and decent man who has served our country for decades. i think he would bring a lot of
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prospective to this race. i think our party would do better in the general election instead of limiting the debate, we got more. the more voices of experience that we have in that debate, the better we will be. i would welcome him potentially into the race. welcome his entrance. i have a tremendous amount of respect for his family and everything he has done. i would welcome him. he's a good and decent man. we were well served by him and the senate and as vice president. >> is a problem for the democratic party that senator sanders is a self-declared socialist? is that an issue? does that make his candidacy viable for president? >> i don't think it's a problem for the democratic party but it might be a problem long-term percentage or sanders. >> what you mean by that?
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>> i believe the democratic ofie has the tradition offering pragmatic solutions to the challenges we have in this country. i am a lifelong democrat. i believe deeply in the principles of our party and believe deeply what franklin roosevelt espoused and what john kennedy was about. that's why i choose to be a democrat not just in presidential years but every year of my life. >> do you think you could win if you became the nominee? >> i'm not answering hypothetical questions. >> why is this a problem for senator sanders? >> i don't know, why do you think it is? >> iowa and maryland have one
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a hugeoblem, agricultural runoff that is hurting our waters and rivers and lakes. in iowa, there are so many rivers and lakes that we cannot use because they are too polluted. in maryland, there has been a huge agricultural runoff problem with phosphorus. you until thee dead end of your ministration to put forth -- of your administration to put forth actionrules to move into which has already been rescinded by your successor? >> you are misinformed. i was working on the phosphorus thing probably from day one. we also delivered on a promise we made to the people of maryland are in the campaign which was that we would
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implement a new way of reducing the nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment into the rivers and streams of the chesapeake bay. we convinced five of the states to join us. we took action on land. among them, best management practices on farms including many we paid for like cover crops going from 100,000 acres per year to 400 50,000 acres per year. it was not popular but it made our rivers cleaner. storm water management to reduce e from storm water and the pressure on septic systems. best to get over the goal line at in my short time as governor. there were many things we were not able to accomplish it wasn't for lack of trying. i will leave you with this -- the chesapeake -- the epa still
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monitors the cleanup efforts even after my term expired. years, we reduced the nitrogenediment 17%, 12%5%, and phosphorus by into the chesapeake bay. i believe those were the biggest reductions of any governor so far but i hope for bigger ones in the future. thank you for asking me the one question i would get asked. me standu for letting here. host[captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2015] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] " is next.gton journal
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we will have more coverage of the presidential candidates at the iowa state fair today and over the weekend. at 10:30 a.m. eastern, remarks from the florida former governor jeb bush. we will have wrote to the white house coverage this evening when donald trump told town hall meeting at a high school in hampton, new hampshire. our live coverage starts at 7:10 p.m. eastern. coming up this hour, the new york times health care correspondent is our guest and we'll talk about her recent piece looking at whether the expansion of health insurance coverage actually cuts health care costs. epperson of cnbc on the 80th anniversary of social security and what the future holds for the program. later, conversation on the u.s. foster care system.
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the policy reform and advocacy director will join us. host: good morning. 14 we have aaugust three-hour "washington journal." we will talk about health care's ending in the united states. we will also take a look at the state of the foster care system in america. we begin with the increased speculation about a joe biden a presidential campaign. it reports say he is calling supporters to discuss the possibility of joining the democratic primary contests. we


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