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rebuild the road, the bridges, the water systems. when we do that, we create 13 million decent paying jobs. today, we will not toppt a situation where the muchof 1% owns almost as wealth as the bottom 90%. situationt accept a where the 20 wealthiest people own more wealth than the bottom half of america. create anng to economy that works for all of us, not just the people on top.
brooklyn new york. what a good education, and every kid in this city and state to have a good quality education. that means that instead of giving tax breaks to billionaires, or fighting wars we should not be fighting, we will be investing in housing, care.ion, and health÷÷÷÷÷÷ in this country, we should not country on major earth that does not guarantee family leave.
when the mother has a baby, she has the right to stay home with that baby, and not go back to work. we are talking about women's rights, we will stand, certain, every woman in this country has the right to control her own body. we are going to stand with our and,rothers and sisters we're going to defend their right to be married. you know, a great nation is judged by not how many
millionaires and billionaires it has, it is charged by how it treats the most vulnerable people in that country. i will not accept÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷, ifl not accept children in this country sleeping out on the streets. i will not accept, and you will not accept senior citizens oning to get by $11,000-$12,000 per year of social security. congress thating works for the benefit of a few, we will have the government that works for all of us. i am a member of the committee
that wrote the affordable care act. act has donee care some very good. endede and -- so-called pre-existing conditions. more to do in÷÷÷÷÷÷ health care. the united states is the only major country on earth that does to allrantee health care right. together, we will and not. 25 million americans have no health insurance. many of you are under insured with large deductibles and
copayments. the insurance companies are ripping all of us all every single day. after all of that, we end up capital much more per on health care than any other country on earth. we are prepared to take on the private insurance companies. we are prepared to take on the drug companies. pass there prepared to medicare for all single-payer program. >> bernie! in my view,:
something i believed my whole life, health care is the right of all people, not a privilege. we are prepared to reform, in a criminal, a broken justice system. is an international embarrassment that we have what people in jail than any other country on earth. it is not unrelated that we have whereities of young kids black, white, latino, and it americans are suffering 40%-450%.nt rate of
will do?what we be will invest in education and .obs for our kids investment in education and jobs, not jails, not incarceration. tired of seeing unarmed people shot and killed. worked with police all over my state and country. the vast majority of police officers are honest and hard-working. officer, like any breaks thec official law, they should be held accountable. we do not want to see in
communities all over this country, police that look like occupying armies. we need to the militaries -- demilitarize our police department. read the police departments to reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. need to and -- end private corporate ownership of prisons. so-called rethink the war on drugs. , millionsast 30 years of americans have been arrested for possession of marijuana.
listed underana is the federal controlled substance schedule one drug, right alongside heroin. that is pretty crazy. that is why i have introduced education to take marijuana out substance -- the controlled substance list. this is not only the right thing issue but a major racial because it turns out that the black community, the white community smokes marijuana at
about equal levels. blacks are four times more whitesto be arrested the÷÷÷÷÷÷÷ . else when something it comes to drugs. my state, and all over this country. we have a major academic -- andemic of heroin addiction opiate addiction. this is a very serious crisis to the way to deal with that crisis is to understand that trucking andion -- drug addiction substance abuse must be dealt not as a health issue,÷÷÷÷÷÷ criminal issue. when we talk about criminal
justice reform, let me tell you a brief story. sachs,s out that goldman a large financial institution -- goldman you know about sachs. goldman sachs recently received the billion settlement with federal government. wereeach that because they selling packages of subprime loans. they, and the other wall street those responsible for driving our economy into the worst recession since the great depression. here is the funny thing. some kid gets picked up for smoking marijuana in from on or new york city, and that kid gets a police record. if you are an executive of wall
street firm, you do not get a criminal record for destroying this economy, you get a pay raise. bring justiceill back to the criminal justice system. and, equal justice under the law be if you are rich or poor, you will pay the price if you break the law. say -- let me say a word or two about the differences that exist between secretary clinton and myself.
began this campaign we have to make a choice. the choice was would we do what every other campaign was doing, pac?stablish a super÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷ .e agreed with you we decided after about 1/10 of a thinking that we don't represent wall street, we don't represent corporate interest, we don't represent the billionaire class, we don't want their money. [cheering] [applause] so, what we did was reach out to working families of this country, and we have received individuallion in÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷ campaign contributions.
that is more contributions than any candidate in the history of this country. know what the average contribution is? try $27. lincoln atse abraham gettysburg, this is a campaign of the people, by the people, and for the people. [cheering] secretary clinton chose to go in another direction in terms of how she raised her funds. she has several super pac's.
pac reporteduper raising $25 million special including $50 million from wall street. in addition to that, as some of you know, secretary clinton has given a lot of speeches on wall street behind closed doors. received $250,000 for a speech. i kind of think that if you are going to get paid $250,000 for a speech, in sb of really speech -- it must be a brilliant speech. speech, shattering÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷ written in shakespearean prose.
[cheering] if that speech is so great, i think the american people have the right to hear it. why, but i, myself, have not gotten an invitation to speak on wall street. not for $250,000, not for $25,000, not for two dollars -- they have not invited me. i got my cell phone on, and i'm waiting for the call. if it comes, this is what i would tell those people on wall street. i would tell them that their
, and, the recklessness there is the whole behavior -- destroyedhavior has this economy, resulting in millions of americans losing their jobs, their homes, their life savings. -- i would tell them they were bailed out by congress against my vote. banks were too big to fail. today, three out of the four largest banks are bigger now that they where would we bailed them out because they were too big to fail. i would tellhem --
them that when you have a handful of financial muchtutions, with so÷÷÷÷÷÷ economic and political power, now is the time to break them up. >> break them up! break them up! sen. sanders: all of you know that learning and growing intellectually is a part of who we are as human beings. know that we live in a competitive global economy where we need the best educated workforce on earth. if you had a high
school degree, you could go out theget a good job, but economy, the world, and technology have changed. that is why i believe, would we talk about public education today, it is not good enough just to talk about first through 12th grade, we need to make public colleges and university tuition free. [applause] my mother father never went to kid -- iby what ever south oakskid in the and dedicated in america who is
in the fourth grade through sixth grade, freshman in high school, i would them to know, seriously, iools they can get aow÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷ college education regardless of the income of their family. together, we will reduce the very high load of student debt that millions of students have. be punishing people for getting an education. we should be rewarding people. why we have legislation that would allow people with student debt to be finance their
loads at the lowest rates they can find. for this.n criticized it is unrealistic, too expensive -- let me tell you how we are going to pay for this. street's greed destroyed our economy, the middle-class bailed them out. 'sw, it is wall street time to help the middle class. that is why we are going to on wall street speculation. betweendifference secretary clinton, and myself is the issue of foreign policy.
listened to what george w. bush had to say in 2002. i did not believe him. in iraq.gainst the war clinton÷÷, then senator from new york, heard the same information, and voted for the war in iraq. opposed every one of these disastrous trade that have cost us billions of jobs. secretary clinton has supported virtually all of the. realve got some very differences.
campaign is listening to our brothers and sisters in the latino community. me is thatre telling with 11 million undocumented people in this country, they are shadows,living in the being voided, tired of living in fear. wantwant, but i comprehensive immigration reform, and the path towards citizenship. . its job,ss does not do i would use all of the executive powers of the presidency in order to make that happen.
this campaign is listening to a creditor should just -- to our brothers and sisters, and they are tired of having their kids , inadequate down schools. they are tired of skyhigh unemployment rates. they are tired of their kids breathing filthy air, getting cancer. want -- and it i want, major investments in inner cities throughout this country.
by the way, when we rebuild housing stock, affordable housing, our roads and bridges, water systems, we create millions of good paying jobs. in number of the u.s. sai senate committee on the environment. scientists all worldhe country, all the -- all over the world. the debate is over. climate change is real. -- it is caused by human activity, and is already doing harm to this country, it countries throughout the world. together, we must have an except
moral responsibility of leaving way that ist in a healthy and -- habitable for or children and grandchildren. together, you will take on the fossil fuel industry. we will transform our energy system to sustainable energy and efficiency.÷÷÷÷÷ brothers and sisters, we live in the wealthiest country in the history of the will, but very few people know that. the reason they don't know that is because almost all of the new income and wealth goes to the call of you know that the history of real change in
america and never takes place from the top down. it always takes place from the bottom up. hundreds of years ago, would workers were treated like animals, working seven days a week, no rights on the job, be÷÷ fired, workers came together, informed trade unions andegotiate contracts working conditions. for hundreds of years, african-americans and their and fought back against racism, segregation, and bigotry. know how many of them aten, were lynched, or be
but people by the millions said, in america, we will not continue to have a racist society. a hundred years ago, not a long not, within in this country vote.he right to÷÷÷÷ le allies stood up, and said, women in america will second-class citizens. ago, were here 10 years and somebody jumped up, and said, i think the marriage --
but it is a result of the struggle of the gay community for decades against incredible the country and hatred.a with the support of the straight community, gay marriage today is legal. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: if we were here÷ five years ago, no time at all, somebody jumps up and says $7.25 is ahis starvation minimum wage." the person next to her what have said "$15 an hour, guys nuts." you hav you can't do it. but people in the fast food industry, people in mcdonald's
and burger king and wendy's went out on strike. [cheers and applause] they stood up. they fought back and you know what happened? seattle, los angeles, san francisco, $15 an hour. [cheers and applause] california, $15 an hour! if i have anything to say about it, and if elected president, i will -- $15 an hour in every state in this country! [cheers and applause] [crowd chance "bernie"} bernie sanders: here is my point. real change takes place not when some president signa s a bill or
the supreme court makes a decision. real change takes place when millions of people look around them and they say, you know what? the status quo is unacceptable. the exploitation of workers, unacceptable. racism, unacceptable. sexism, unacceptable. homophobia, acceptable. and we can do better. and where we are right now is a pivotal moment in our history. all over this country, people are looking around them and "you know what? we should not have more wealth income inequality than any other country. should not have the highest rate of child poverty in any major country. we should not have our people working two or three jobs to
survive economically. we should not have women earning the dollar. we should not have young people leaving school $50,000 or $100,000 in debt. we should not have a crumbling infrastructure. we should not be the only major country on earth that does not guarantee health care to all or pay family and medical leave. [cheers] bernie sanders: people all over this country are looking around and saying, establishment politics and establishment economics, the same old, same old is not working. [cheers and applause] and that is what÷÷÷÷ this campaign is about.
what this campaign is about is that no you tah president, not bernie sanders or anybody else, can address these issues alone. we need millions of people to stand up, make a political revolution. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and create a government that works for all of us. it will not be an easy fight. i know that. wall street has unlimited sums of money. companies will do everything they can to prevent us from going forward. morel fuel industry, worried about their short-term profits than the future of our planet. destroyions wanting to public schools in america. i understand all of that. i understand it and you
understand it. but together, we are not going to duck away from this fight. we are going to defend our kids and our parents and our grandparents. [crowd shouts "yes"] bernie sanders: in a month or so, this state, on april 19, this state will be having a very important primary. [cheers and applause] [crowd shouts "bernie"] bernie sanders: if there is a large voter turnout, we will win. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and if we win here in new york, we are going to make it to the white house! [cheers and applause]
[crowd shouts "bernie"] bernie sanders: so, i urge all of you to come out and vote. bring your aunts and your uncles and your friends and your neighbors. let's win
in new york. let's take this fight to the white house. thank you all! [cheers and applause] pretty exciting, huh? [cheers and applause] ♪÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷÷
>> with a few days before the wisconsin primary, we wanted to check in with charlie sykes. he's the host of "midday charlie sykes." thank you for being with us. charlie sykes: it is my pleasure. >> can you compare this to any previous wisconsin primary? bernie sanders: no. just like this campaign is hard to compare to any previous campaign that we have ever seen. wisconsin has been a major player in presidential politics before, but this particular circus is all on its own. >> wiki. represents -- we keep hearing
references to the establishment. speaker paul ryan, are they the establishment? charlie sykes: well, i am not sure. i am not sure what the establishment is anymore. if you look at mainstream conservatism and you use that, you kind of realize what is going on here. wisconsin is actually -- it has seen a conservative revolution since 2010. scott walke, paul ryan, and a variety of others. the main dynamic here is you have a very motivated, very locked in conservative electorate that has been through a lot of fights before. zsaw thats the buz donald trump is running into, not so much the establishment, per se. >> what do you think of it or governor walker used your program to introduce senator ted cruz? charlie sykes: i have known governor walker since he was,
before he was in the state legislature. we go they whack. and i think that scott walker and other conservatives in wisconsin have a very close relationship to talk radio. talk radio has been the way they have been able to go around the mainstream media, the way they have been able to build support in this state, the way i wish they had been able to inseminate their ideas. given my relationship with walker, it was not all that surprising. >> donald trump phoned into your program on monday and we will hear an excerpt in a moment. but how did this come about? charlie sykes: that was surprising. that i did not see coming, i will be honest with you. i am actually taking a nap on easter sunday after brunch and my producer says "are you sitting down?" trump, 8:35onald tomorrow morning." i said, there is no way the he will do that. someone will realize i have been a very consistent critic of donald trump for months.
i am a #nevertrump guy. i have actually called him a cartoon of the presidential candidate. i thought there was no way he would call into my show, but he did. that was a surprise. apparently, nobody in his staff thought it was important to let him know that talk radio in wisconsin is very different from some of the national talk shows. >> what is that tell you about donald trump and his staff? charlie sykes: a tilt means that -- i think the campaign infrastructure is should we say, lacking? i actually got a call from a national figure afterwards. he said, that was very reviewing that -- when you asked him, mr. trump, did you know i was #nevertrump? he did not. it tells you something about this campaign. it does not have the normal infrastructure that does the blocking and tackling and even vetting a talk radio host. iso think the significance
-- like you have seen this entire delegate process before. i have never seen a story like this. a lot of the things we would normally expect to happen in the presidential campaign are not happening in this campaign. either through arrogance or because it is this 35,000 foot -- i am going to fly around in the jet and calling to talk shows and that is all i need to do -- sometimes you actually need to sweat the details and i don't get the sense he is doing that. >> charlie sykes, here is an excerpt from the past conversation heard on wtj the locking. -- milwaukee. charlie sykes: if a candidate for president of the united states does something despicable, is that ok? i would inspect that from a 12-year-old boy. trump: i did a retweet and it was a retreat from somebody else. i have a lot of support. they were angry about what they did. you know, in sending out this
photograph, which was frankly, fun. it was an artistic picture. it was not a big deal. thelie sykes: your wife is beautiful, classy woman. why can you say that about ted cruz's wife. trump: i don't know ted cruz's wife. i am sure she is wonderful. i just of nowhere. all this was was a response to what he did. and by the way, charlie, it was a minor response. >> what was your take away with donald trump? charlie sykes: donald trump is never going to apologize or back away. and as a result, he has backed himself into a corner. the context of that question was two fold. number one, i was welcoming him to wisconsin and saying, in wisconsin we have a tradition of stability and decency and we take these ideas seriously. now that you are here, how would you like to start your pivot towards being a different kind of candidate by apologizing to
heidi cruz for tweeting a picture of her that makes fun of her looks? he certainly could have said, you know what, you are right. i need to be more presidential. let's agree to leave the wives out of it. i am going to stop retreating out the insult. instead, he decided that he was going to double down and play that h"he started it" sort of thing. and in the last three or four days, he has doubled down on that kind of tactic. my take away is that donald trump is not going to rise to the occasion. either he has decided not to, or he is incapable of making a pivot to being a more serious presidential candidate. show senator polls ted cruz is ahead, leading up to the wisconsin primary. is inor john chapikasich third. is it a tactical move of the
kasich campaign not to campaign there? why is senator cruz ahead there? charlie sykes: i think it is a tactical move -- there is a assertive base in wisconsin -- to coalesce around the one candidate who can beat donald trump in wisconsin. donald trump's numbers have not changed. his numbers have been at 30% he is not dropped or gone up. % ofthat means that 70 wisconsin voters are anti-trump. i thought this would be a great state for marco rubio. i thought there would be a coming together for him, but that did not happen. what is happening now, is a lot of people in wisconsin, who might not have thought of ted cruz as their first, second, or maybe even third choice, are recognizing that on a technical basis that, if you want to make wisconsin a firewall, it has got to be going with the guy who can actually beat ted cruz
statewide and by congressional district, and be told from, and that is ted cruz. >> charlie sykes is a radio talkshow host heard in milwaukee. thank you for your time. we appreciate it. charlie sykes: my pleasure. >> american history tv on c-span 3. this weekend, saturday night at 10:00 eastern on "railamerica." >> foreign job are tough, dirty, and hard jobs. understandably then, this is the only area in which the american farm labor as a supplemented by mexican citizens, sometimes called nationals, or mexican nationals. but the term most commonly used is baceros. that means a man who works with his arms and hands. in short, the big question in many minds is, why braceros? >> this 20 minute film produced
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in eastern ukraine. we can all stop by what the s violated. i five if i could have been ukraine, a good happen to any nation gathered here today. two centuries, a relationship with russia has been complicated. we have always been rivals who depend on each other. although we are allies out of necessity in world war ii, mistrust dates from the russian revolution, when the allies invaded russia out of fear of communism, which continued in the cold war. u.s. russian relations have improved with the new approach to russia. however, let them if you didn't has revived -- however putin has revived an age of military aggression. >> in late august, we specifically asked the russians, what are you doing? they said, according to the administration, well, we are fortifying our interests there.
there just as scared of islamic state as you are and we think something needs to be done. the adopted a sort of watch and wait, and i think it sort of wishful thinking posture. >> i think that our relationship with russia is one of the most complicated in the world. worse overen much the last few years, in large part because of russia's invasion of ukraine, but the same time, we have been cooperating with them on very important issues, like the nuclear agreement with iran and important counterterrorism programs. have helpedwhile we the relationship, we must not forget that is still fragile. >> consider playing nice with countries who have traditionally been friends to russia.
>> russia is lying through their teeth when they tell us they are on our side. sometimes they are fighting isis, but at other times they are fighting the syrian opposition. ♪ and syria fight. let russia, they are in syria already, let them fight isis. >> while some approaches are passive, like mr. trump's, some are much more aggressively carly fiorina's. carly fiorina: i would not talk to putin at all. begin to rebuild the fleet immediately. >> we believe this is not the way to go. >> it is really about finding the right balance and delivering messages with consequences to russia when they overstepped the bounds of international norms. like they did in ukraine. remain,e been, i
convinced that we need a concerted effort to really up the cost on russia and particularly, on putin. >> we need to make it clear to russia that their invasion of ukraine cannot stand and we will ever recognize their or occupation. >> russian aggression is not quite as budgeting as it might seem, despite its current military posture. >> it is supported to recognize the russian economy has been weakened. inflation is up. he russian central bank has lost more than $150 billion in reserves. russian banks and firms are locked out of international markets. itten offhas been more than he can chew. if you look at the number of issues he has actually started to fall off from -- because actually, russia's military
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at 10:00 a.m. eastern on c-span2. and later the congressional internet caucus looks at proposed fec rules on consumer privacy. that is live on c-span2. us thatedia teaches democrats and republicans are supposed to be at odds with each other and i think that people need to recognize that we need to be respectful towards each other and we need to understand a senator is a respectful towards each other and that will be more conducive to getting deal policy done, instead of just acrimony. these people we see on television, on c-span, rb of people. and we saw president obama processing, what most stood up to me was he had bags under his yes. he was tired. he was a real person, dealing with real things. "q&a," highi on
school students around the country are attending the 54th annual senate youth program. they discussed their plans for the future and their experiences. they met with members from the executive, judicial, and legislative members of the government, as well as military india representatives. -- as well as military representatives. >> he came to talk to us the outside source, reporting back to us and the electorate about what is going on in our government. >> ruth bader ginsburg was the most inspirational person we have met this week. she has been one of my idols for a long time. i either want to be in the legal profession, or possibly, a senator. >> i understand the need for bipartisanship at times, but i also think it is important that politicians go to washington or their state capitals, with their eyes on the goal and the determination to meet that goal, instead of sacrificing it in the light of money or
bipartisanship. >> we need to get back to a constructive discourse. we took it back to respecting all americans, no matter their backgrounds, and making this country a more respectable place where people feel welcome to give their opinions. >> sunday night at 8:00 eastern on c-span's "q&a." >> live today on c-span, "washington journal" is next. international law, cyber security, and terrorism. at 1:00, a discussion on syria's president. and then, president obama holds a news conference at the closing of the nuclear security summit in washington. in 45 minutes, retired general wesley clark, former nato supreme allied commander in europe, on nato 's in the aftermath of the british attacks. then, at 8:30 eastern,
lemmonst gayle tzemach and her book "ashley's war." host: good morning. it's friday the first of april. the headlines are about donald trump and the presidential race. is trailing senator ted cruz. the campaign tries to recover from comments he made about abortion. we ask our viewers to weigh in on this question. is donald trump a conservative? we have special lines this morning.