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created. peter: do you see a day where your tv station at sibley and isp.- is simply an bob: my daughter joined us a few years ago, i think that was a -- that is a problem she will have to deal with. i don't think that will happen during my tenure or lifetime. of nasa lynnent cable -- masolin cable. this has been "the communicators " on c-span. >> c-span, created by america's cable companies 35 years ago, and brought to you by a public service by your local cable or satellite provider.
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>> and we are live here in milwaukee, where the wisconsin democratic party is holding their 2016 founders day gala. the event will include remarks from presidential candidates bernie sanders and hillary clinton. we will also hear from several lawmakers including senator franken and tammy baldwin. and representatives more and marcy kaptur. expects the program to begin shortly. until that happens, we will show you a discussion from today's "washington journal." >> welcome to the program. good morning, sir. >> pleasure. >> it has been a week of storylines of politics and the media. it began monday with president obama speaking at syracuse university. here is president obama speaking at that event come a talking about the future of journalism.
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we want your thoughts. president obama: as i go into my last year, i spend a lot of time are selecting on -- on reflecting on how this crazy notion of self-government works. how can we make it work. important -- this is anything.nt as in an era in which attention spans are short, it is going to be hard. you have to figure out ways to make it more entertaining. you have to be more creative, not less. do great reporting, and no one reads it, that does
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no one any good. now, no50 years from one seeking to understand our age will be searching tweets the got the most retweets. or the post that got the most likes. the kind ofok for reporting, the smartest investigative journalism but told her story -- our story. and lifted up the contradictions in our societies, and asked the hard questions. and forced people to see the -- to see the truth, even when it was uncomfortable. >> what do you think of that? >> it is absolutely rich, fascinating, pure obama. i think on this night, a guy who is often the smartest in the room, thanks he is the smartest
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-- thinks he is the smartest, was not necessarily. by and large pandering to a .edia audience by the dinner put on school of communications at syracuse of university. there were boosters comment. he had a receptive audience talking about some of the great roles that we all play in a democracy. with countries without a free press. i think the heart of it, he started to segue into a lot of his personal browsing about the media. that is a conventional sort, not as nuanced as one might think. the obviously has a bug up his but about the presidential campaign and what you think has
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been overly passive coverage of the campaign and a lot of the errors that have been made. you can easily infer he is talking about the republican side about donald trump and his belief that journalists have not been as rigorous as it -- in fact checking as they might be. on a seemingly upbeat note he ends on how many years down the road he does not think people try to figure out what is going on in the country or society are going to be infatuated with that, or likes and all of let's see. that is sort of a notion that we are going to take the essence of that oscar-winning movie, spotlight about the boston globe and have globe like teams on steroids operating from
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everywhere from c-span2 the new york daily news to the west coast, to small operations in small and midsized cities. that may be the business model that are seeming to be crumbling. fashion givenin a way to some of the journalism he does not like, will somehow turn around. i think that was not the strongest part of his speech. areink the real questions raised about where we are going in the american media world. he stayed away from a significant political dynamic that we know is underway, it is a source of discussion on c-span all the time, these are these --antic lyrical expenditures political expenditures out there in each campaign.
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partly as a result of the citizens united supreme court decision. in many ways it is making the media less and less relevant. you have campaigns who do not need us to get their message out. they can get it out by circumventing us. that is something the president's's speech did not touch on. john: you talked about the desire for people to find truth and sourcing in their stories. they want to go and see the stories that lifted up the inconsistencies on the campaign trail. in an age of twitter and facebook at snapchat, do you think that fact checking matters? think there are some fascinating inconsistencies. on one hand, one does see a thrust particularly on mainstream media with places like c-span also, are trying to do old-fashioned fact checking.
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this is not new stuff, as i reminded by the passing of a great journalist, retired cbs news reporter, eric in berg -- in berg. ericted, it was 1992 that had a regular feature on the cbs evening news, when people were still watching the evening newscast. i think it was called "reality check." it was all about fact checking. he did it for years and years. he would call politicians on statements that he thought were errors or lies. he had a big platform there as the number one broadcast news network. then you have the rise of political fact and other organizations, people at the have --on post, may they have pants on fire, and the people in public office that
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they make statements they find to be errant. there seems to be a bit of dichotomy between some of those stellar -- declarations. they are declarations coming from organizations around the world. if you look at the website you will see a large amount of reporting that we do on the growth of fact checking organizations around the world. i think the jury is out as to what extent that will have impact on voters in any particular campaign. now we are focusing on presidential. what impact will it have on your local counsel or senate, may oral -- mayoral campaign in the years ahead. there is no doubt there will be an increasing amount. will it make a difference to people? do the core donald trump supporters care that he has been
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caught in life -- lies? so far, it does not seem the case. although something has happened this week with donald trump and that rather feisty one-on-one town hall with chris matthews and donald trump getting riled up about women and abortion. pre-say some new image of donald trump as someone who has a tenuous hold on the truth and is going to say anything, and is not well-founded in his opinions on whether major public policies? i don't know. we left him for dead a few times in the last seven or nine months. there was a day and last july or august, he made his comments about john mccain not being a hero.
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i thought, that is it for him. he was a goner. then he made those comments about the arabs on the day of 9/11. the arabs in new jersey cheering, i thought that was it for him. look where we are now, he is the front runner. john: we are looking at the front -- storylines. writer at theedia poynter institute. -- chief media writer at the poynter institute. let's start with frank. i want to make a comment with regard to the campaign manager issue with donald trump. i see that,e that especially in the liberal media, they never use the word, alleged. that is concerning because it seems like everybody has to come judge and jury as to what the to theon was regard
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campaign manager shielding donald trump from the reporter. it is because of that that i aboutt very delusional the situation with the media. i think the media has a responsibility to insist on an alleged situation as opposed to making judge and jury. weigh in on that instant -- incident. incident has now been played ad nauseam. throughout the cable universe for days and days. there is a point to be made about, being precise and talk charge,ledge, and a
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misdemeanor. you also have your eyes in that video. -- and that video. just as notable as the frustration the caller had, that he has not heard folks on the left saying, alleged. it is just as notable to see who see noe right evil, hear no evil. i was watching sean hannity on fox the other night in a very solicitous interview with donald trump that went on and on. this was one of the ones that donald trump agreed to be on camera, not just phoning in from the golf course or maybe a shower. here he was on camera. the cap showing it -- they kept showing it. to his ears pledged he had watched this more than 100 times that day and he could not see anything, anything. look at the tape. something happened.
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they woman was jostled -- a woman was jostled. was this akin to ali frazier trying to knock each other, no? it does seem unrecorded -- uncourted. i think there are clearly two sides. something went on their -- there. there are ideological lines being drawn. john: henry from michigan. henry: good morning. mr. warren, i think the president in that opening clip that you showed does have an ax therind, particularly given dearth of resources that it seems the corporate media is now
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putting into it investigative reporting arms. everyone is seemingly getting their feeds from one source or the other. ap or reuters. networks cable especially seem to all be focused on the same story, on the same day at the same time, with the same shots. it seems that there is a coordinated effort by the corporate media to drive a narrative. i will give you a great case in point. everyone at the beginning of the campaign season focused in on donald trump. everything that donald trump -- every speech he gave, they would give his entire sheet -- speech. i think the president's point about the integrity of the information of the vignette --
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media and the steering of narratives that the media gives to engage in, for you to characterize it as president has something of his but and in acts utt, and anp his b axe to grind. jim: i think there is some mightism to make on what seem vaguely uniform coverage, but i think it is more notable for other reasons. i think the amazing volume of political coverage this campaign is a feast for political junkies. all of the networks are going live to various events. in doing so, sort of showing their own kind of -- in some cases, ideological inclinations with msnbc more likely to go live to syracuse, new york
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yesterday or upstate new york somewhere to see hillary clinton . fox is more inclined to get john kasich or ted cruz or donald trump somewhere. i think there are slight differences. all of them realize there is a great story here about the plan -- the play out. they are in a commercial business. one should realize this stuff is not covered in similar ways as other countries. this is the only country where commercial networks make money off of campaigns in this fashion. it is the only country in which they make money off of all of these debates and town halls. knows the prize they are marketing them in the aggressive ways they have been. i'm not surprised. you might also number, if you go back to the beginning of this, last summer, of how wrongheaded we have all been. it is not just the tv people, it
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is also the newsprint. at the beginning there was a theme about jeb bush. jeb bush was going to scoop up the established money. he was going to be the guy. then there were themes about wisconsin governor scott walker. he was going to the all-powerful. donald trump was sort of seen as a comedic, clownish, sideshow. john: was the media dismissive trump?candidate, donald or have they been dismissive of his supporters? >> i think there is a mix of those. at times the latter has been an unfortunate repercussion of this, focusing on the voters as somehow and rents and ignorant, when they really should be focusing more on the candidate. trump? or have they been dismissive of hisearly on, those first few mos there was a tremendous amount of atention given, and
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disproportionate amount of campaign coverage given to donald trump and pulling. -- polling. even as people didn't think he could pull it off. there was a lot of focus on how he was doing. that took a little bit of a wall for various reasons -- lull for various reasons in the fall. coverage went down on that. not all news coverage per se. donald trump was not dominating all news coverage in the local newspaper or cable television, but was getting clearly most of the attention when it came to the campaign. i think we went into their -- it was something nate silver, on his blog noted the other day in a very, very long -- did i say very long? a very long piece he did about some of the rhythms of campaign coverage so far. sometime in the last few months we went from a lull with trump
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to one with a lot of craziness of his. a lot of provocative declarations began to come to the floor and get the most attention. having him once again dominate the scene. john: let's try to get through more colors -- callers. mark, republican, go ahead. mark: i think it is rich that president obama is combining about the media not letting the candidates -- vetting the candidates. i consider him to be one of the most unvetted candidates. recollection was that president obama was only asked why george stephanopoulos once.
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also charlie rose and tom brokaw were on a pbs show and they spent five minutes marveling about how little they actually knew about president obama. of course this was certainly less than a week prior to the election. not vetted, he was the fact he would make these criticism on -- unveils what a secret he is -- what a hypocrite he is. >> i think it was circumstantial at the time. he has been in illinois legislature -- legislator. he had a long history there that was easily dissected. it was at the time. you may remember he actually ran for congress in 2000. just imagine, the leader of the free world ran for congress and got shellacked. absolutely shellacked.
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family, including michelle, that he should give it all up. he decided to get back in the game and try for senate. he won a remarkable contest. outside ae he sat very chilly springfield, illinois, state capital and announced -- no, he was not as well-known as some others, for sure. he was not as well-known as hillary clinton who was the clear front runner back then. i think quickly a lot of vetting was done. --hink people knew about it as much about him as one could. he had a pretty vivid public track record. that was something that donald trump does not have. john: it looks chilly where jim is joining us from, in chicago.
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he is taking your questions and calls for the next 15 or 20 minutes. we will stay in chicago where allen is calling in. allen: good morning. if i could have a minute. i am an alumni of syracuse. i have my media credits there. great education. >> do you have tickets to the final four? i don't care about your media credits? alan: i came out of the pr program. i have done campaign work. i get it. i have done this for 25 years. --'s be clear on something the decline of conservative critical thought and political correlatesirectly with the advent of fox news. by network.dicted
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it was clarified in george clooney's good night good luck. that foxarch showing news viewers are less informed than people that watch no tv news. their positions become solidified. the decline of the conservative movement and the republican party is directly correlated to one mr. roger ailes. john: your thoughts on the role of fox news and these media echoed chambers -- echo chambers. >> i think it is incorrect. there are enough studies out there run by a group of business professors here on the south side of chicago. university of chicago
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statistical driven analysis of viewing patterns a few years ago. news consumption patterns in general. among the things they found, a bit of an interesting overlap. there are no shortage of new york times readers, liberals, self-appointed liberals at read the new york times who check in on fox news because they are curious what the other side is saying. fox folks maybe want to check out msnbc or cnn. polarizing --e as the actual viewing as one might think. there is also the reality that most americans, not folks who are the activist types who are listening to c-span, who are guests on c-span, and hosts. there is a world out there of folks who are getting a news from pretty vanilla, pretty
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neutral sources. all of those folks are getting their news from local television. critics tend to focus on a big national stuff. most people are getting their stuff in a pretty neutral, vanilla form. generated in many cases by the associated press on a local television. i think it is a misnomer to say that we all live in these ideological accor chambers -- echo chambers where we talk to like-minded people. that somet to say people have had huge impact in the cable universe. look at the ratings that fox gets. they are impressive. they pale by comparison to the ratings that the three evening newscast get. even though they are seemingly in decline, there are still a
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lot of folks getting their stuff elsewhere. there is a whole area one could go into about what david bloch, proselytizert-wing who in his mind saw the light and went to the left. is a hillary clinton supporter. he called it a right-wing noise machine. there is a somewhat unified, amalgam of forces out there. some of it might be traced to the coming of talk radio in the late 80's, and in particular with the impact of rush limbaugh. you had these forces, which were sort of playing on a similar ideological page. they have had huge impact. all of america is looking at them. to say that there -- that is their only source of news. to say that they alter the public agenda and legislative
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agendas all over the country, i think that would be giving them more credit than they deserve. john: i refer viewers to that poll we talked about earlier. mediums formon learning about a presidential election -- this is the percentage of adults who responded this poll about where they learned about the 2016 presidential election. a week before the poll 78% said television, including 57% said local television. 54% said cable. 49% national -- that national and nightly. from late-night comedy shows. 44% learned about it from radio. newspapers, 29%. nina.go to
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we are going to leave this portion of "washington journal." we go live to milwaukee. is just >> at the end of 2015 there were more milwaukee residents than at the end of any year going all the way back to 2001. more milwaukee residents are working today. we can be proud of that. there is a problem. we are going to hear more about the problem as we have heard throughout the probe -- campaign. there is too much property. -- poverty. even with people working full-time, they are not able to support their families. that is why wages are an issue at the state and national level. this has to be a country where people who are working tom barrett: and we have two
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candidates for president who will make sure that happens, and we should be thankful that they are bush pushing the issue -- both pushing that issue as hard as they can. we have people who have jobs, but there is another piece of good news i want to share with you, and i want to be a bit of a name dropper and i do this. we got a call from the white house in october. we love to get calls from the white house. they asked if the city of iraqi wants to be involved in the competition -- city of milwaukee wanted to be involved in a competition making sure its residents have health insurance. we said, we would love to be part of this. fast-forward to february, we got a call from the white house. they said, we would like you to have the conga, the county executives, other community -- the congresswoman, the county executives, and other community members. they want the press as well. i said, i don't want the press unless we are winning something.
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they said, we can't tell you that. just make sure they are there. we got the call from the chief of staff the president of united states told us that you did a better job in any city, 20 cities in this nation, to make sure people have health insurance. that is something we are very proud of. very proud. [applause] it is about dignity. it is about respect. it is making sure that people know that we value work, and we are going to support them. that is what this election is going to be about. two candidates who have had careers fighting for working people in this station. we should be proud that we have two adults and a running for president on the democratic side. [applause] -- he other side [applause] on the other side, i want to apologize to all the clown cars. they are giving clown cars a bad name.
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what you see on the other side is not adult behavior. what you see on the other side is trying to be as reactionary, reactionary as possible. we know what has happened to the republican party. for years, they blew that whistle, that dog whistle to signal to the people it was ok to be prejudiced, work against people. but now in his campaign they have thrown out the dog whistle and they have got the circus whistle, and they are blowing that was allowed. that is not our america. what we have to do, whether it is this tuesday or in november, we have to make sure no matter how hard they make it with restrictions on voting, we get people out to vote. that is our job, and we have got to do it together. i want to thank you all for coming to milwaukee tonight. it is going to be a great and exciting evening. let us go and win in november. go democrats. thank you. [applause]
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stagease welcome to the the chair of the democratic party of wisconsin, martha lanning. [applause] martha lanning: what a welcome from mayor tom barrett. let's give him a round of applause, please. [applause] this is already an incredible night, and believe me, we are just getting started. as i look around this crowd, i am so proud to be the chair of this party. and it is an incredible honor to be in here with all of the progressive leaders in this room so we can turn things around in our state. you have heard that we have some very special guests coming tonight, and it is a real pleasure to have two incredible presidential candidates joining us tonight. what an honor.
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[applause] secretary clinton and senator sanders are going to be joining us in just a few moments. and they will be sharing with us a real plan to make our lives better. but before we get too much fun going, i would like to take a moment to recognize the outstanding leaders in the building tonight who make me very proud to be part of this party. i know there are members of the democratic party and the administered committee and county party executive teams. can you all rise and get the applause you deserve for the hard work you made to make our party strong? [applause] thank you. groupt, we have a large of the state legislature here. it is led by senator jen schilling and representative peter barca. will they all please rise? [applause]
7:35 pm for being we all appreciate your strong commitment to turning things around in our state. senator tammy baldwin is with us tonight. a senator that makes me so proud. [applause] proud because i see her fighting for working families, for students, for seniors, and for our veterans. tammy baldwin, please rise and get that honor for your fierce fighting spirit. [applause] boy, let's not forget senator for the state of wisconsin, russ feingold. [applause] russ, i can guarantee you have about 1800 votes right here in this house. favoriteisconsin's
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congresswoman, gwen moore, with us as well. [applause] representative moore we are lucky to have your tenacious spirit fighting for us in washington. i also want to recognize congresswoman maxine waters, who makes a long trip from california to join us. [applause] congressmen andre harkin, who came up from indiana to share his spirit with us. we appreciate your support here in wisconsin. we have two more outstanding democrats from across the country, and we are going to be able to hear from then tonight, senator al franken from minnesota -- [applause] and representative marcy kaptur of ohio. please it stands. [applause]
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we are honored to have both of you in our audience tonight. now we know how important the decisions made by our local city and county governments are, and i we have no one to county executive chris ably and a lot of other local elected leaders here in the audience. please stand and get the recognition you deserve. [applause] i would like to acknowledge some very special guests. i am honored to have senator herb kohl and congressman dave all be. [applause] ofnk you for all your years public service and your continued commitment to serving the people of wisconsin. i am honored to have the president of planned parenthood, cecil richards in attendance. [applause] your, please stand with
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whole wisconsin team so we can honor your organization's commitment to being at the front lines each and every day, working to provide health care, education, and advocacy for all men and women who need to make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive health. now, we have a lot of men and women from the house of labor with us tonight. [applause] you all do so much for our democratic cause, and you do tirelessly on behalf of working families all across our state. will the house of labor please stand, each and everyone of you deserve to be recognized. [applause] i am so proud to be a part of this team. so many different people coming
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together to achieve a common goal and what makes me proud to be a democrat. i know 2016 is going to be a great year for our state party. we are going to help elect the next democrat at the 45th president of the united states. [applause] we are going to take back the state senate, and we are going to pick up state assembly seats. [applause] to ensure that we have two democratic u.s. senators. [applause] and next tuesday, we are going to bring fairness and balance and impartiality to the state supreme court electing judge joanne flock and berg the supreme court. [applause] in milwaukee, in nina, in
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superior, in eau claire, in warsaw, and in amenities all over this great state, voters are ready for democratic leadership to move wisconsin forward. they are tired of the obstruction. they want action. they are fed up with the lipservice and disappointed after the election day. ae democratic party is not party of talk. we are a party of action. then the democrats, we are party of the future. we are greater together than we are alone. exceed whenll everyone gets a fair shot. everyone gets their fair shot, and everyone plays by the same rules. we want to make sure the family in stevens point never has to worry about making their house payment or losing it, or getting the health care their family needs. we want the teachers in la
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crosse to rewarded for educating the minds of the future. we want the students from asselin to get a degree from the school of their choice and not --battled with debts for the saddled with debt for the rest of their life. we want workers in racine to earn a wage and have a voice in their workplace. we can make these goals of reality all over wisconsin, but our success depends on us working together. we can move the state and the nation forward, and that begins tonight, right here in this room by doing everything in our power to support the incredible leaders and candidates you are going to hear from. if we were together, great things -- if we work together, great things will happen for our party. and rememberes,
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that together we will move wisconsin forward. [applause] >> please welcome to the stage congresswoman gwen moore. [applause] [cheering] gwen moore: democrats. , i am going to yield back some of my time. because there are very many great speakers who will follow me. reiterate thatto we have some very special guests here who have come at my request, congresswoman maxine waters, who is the ranking member on financial services.
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[applause] thank you, maxine. is, i am, she has given me the honor of being a ranking member of the subcommittee on monetary policy and trade. all things banking industry, wall street, maxine waters is presiding over there. and let it tell you, she hold them accountable. [applause] with me,dre carson representative from indianapolis, indiana. yes, he --on the transfer transportation committee, but importantly, he is a member of the permanent select midi on intelligence. you can't even have a conversation with andre. he can't tell you anything he knows. thewe know he knows about service for secretary clinton, and i am happy to have in your
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tonight. along with all of my wisconsin democrats. i am so pleased that we are hosting this at a time when we have two outstanding candidates for the presidency, senator bernie sanders and secretary hillary rodham clinton. [applause] but before they come out here and take the mic, i think it is very important for us to consecrate this place. and to let them know exactly where they are, where they have come. let them know they are standing on hallowed ground. that this is sacred ground. and i want to welcome them both to the milky way. that is what i call walking, the milky way -- what i call milwaukee, the milky way. it is a band of light formed by the proud history forms from so
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many different people. i want to acknowledge our first inhabitant of the milwaukee manomihe native people, hosha, who have been great stewards of this environment of wisconsin and they still -- we had the forest county pot tawatami as they give and give to the community to make a great. this is milwaukee. this is the milky way, sacred grounds. , alace where solomon juneau french-canadian explorer came in on one of his vessels and founded the city. he brought along with him a colored man named joe oliver who got a chance just because he was there to sign the original
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charter of the city of milwaukee . so a black man find the charting -- charter of the city of milwaukee. this is the milky way. [applause] place we hear people talking about building walls and keeping immigrants out. this is the place they are going to have to build a lot of walls. we have germans, italians, polish, greeks, serbs, african-americans, people from the caribbean, asia, vietnam. a lot of folks here in middle rd. it is the first district in the entire state. we have muslims, christians, jews, people who don't have any religious faith. they have the faith that the righteousness of politics and breaking down barriers for people will prevail in the end. this is it, y'all. this is the milky way. you are in the milky way.
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you are in a place where a runaway slave ran away from , which toshua glover rest scenic, 27 miles south of racine, 27- went to miles south, and was put in the county jail. brokends of milwaukeeans the jail down and freed joshua glover. [applause] that is where you are, people. here in the milky you are in the fourth congressional district, where 19-year-old sergeant moran graham, second folder from wisconsin who died in the civil from- second soldier wisconsin who died in the civil war is interred in the home and is laid to rest. you are in milwaukee, where ezekiel stood for the right to vote. where phillips led the fight for
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segregation against -- against segregation in milwaukee. you are here where workers died for the eight hour workday. this is where you are. you are in wisconsin, a place where lefty -- less than 50 miles from here was the very first regarded in united states. desk in the united states. unemployment compensation, record laws. some of you long legislators may not know about that. [applause] day camer of earth from wisconsin. prophet russ feingold who solves the impact of citizens united is still here. hey, hey, hey you all. let me tell you where you are at. this was the first state to amendment, the
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national suffrage for women. [applause] wisconsin. -- the nation's first equal rights of bill. the first place. we have seen tens of thousands of workers and people convening in medicine to protest -- in madison to protest unfair laws for workers. entered into a right to work itate, restore laws, and all on the nation -- eyes on the nation are on wisconsin now. why? because it is the state of a carthy. .- mccarthy it is also the tea party darling. it is a place where donald tr ump should win easily, and now rising withruz
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anti-immigrant, anti-health care, shut the government down -- i have got to stop. i have got to tell you a story. [laughter] went to mandela's funeral in south africa, and he was determined to talk to maxine waters, who is on the plane. and he stopped her the entire ulked her the entire trip. she said, i am not interested to talking to anyone who would set the government down. the judge running for the supreme court says gays are degenerate. his first goal is equivalent to murder. this is the party of scott walker, against women's rights, workers rights, full funding.
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nra.liticians owned by the they took away -- they instituted a new concealed carry law, and the wisconsin anti-violence advocacy group says that our law doesn't have as many safeguards and restrictions as other states. we have voter suppression laws, but democrats, don't be weary. don't give up, because we have prepared you. you are standing on hollow ground. you are standing on solid ground that will not shift because this is a strong party. this is a party that has been built by the native son. oh yeah. [applause] this is a powerful party that was built by david o'leary and yell phillips and mary schreiber. it is a party standing on the shoulders of giants.
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it is a party where we have workers in the vineyards like cathy baldwin, and we are standing on the history and on the blood of workers and the as weionists and women are badgers, and we are going to fight and scrape and scratch our way to the top. and let me tell you, after next tuesday, we are going all in and be there on the first tuesday after the first monday in november. and we are going to have a showdown with these right wing fanatics in this state. [applause] up.annot -- we gonna show stands tall, democrats. be encouraged. he fight will be won.
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thank you so much. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, now we will have a brief intermission. background chatter] >> ♪ little girl that look like you i felt that can be true new york and santa fe wherever they get away from me but that one guy
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more than him, i did not hear you that was so true it was going well, and i'm scared to tell because i really felt for you i will be there for you if you are down just a sad guy looking for a good guy let me be your old man when you move me, everything is groovy me weight you do just but 9-to-5 my love to you and viral, but i hear you again how you been?
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but that one guy built a high life i really need you until i came to and i was overwhelmed and frankly scared as hell because i really felt for you oh, i swear to you i will be there for you this is not a drive-by ast a shy guy looking for two-ply hefty bag to hold my love when you move me, everything is groovy they don't like it sumi in the way you do me oh i swear to you i'll be there for you this is not a drive-by please believe that when i leave here's nothing up my sleeve
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but love for you and a little time to get my head together too on the other side of the street i knew stood a girl that looks like you i guess that the deja vu but i thought this can't be true guys oh i swear to you i'll be there for you this is not a drive-by just a shy guy looking for a two-ply hefty bag to hold my love when you move me everything is groovy sue don't like it sumi -- me the way you do me oh i swear to you i'll be there for you this is not a drive-by ♪
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> ♪ it ain't me, it ain't me, i ate no center no in't me, i have it ain't me, no i ain't no millionaires a son
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♪ it's been a hard days night , and i have been working like a dog been a hard days night, i should be sleeping like a log but when i get home to you, i find the things that you do will make me feel alright you know, i work all day to get you money to buy your things and it is worth it to death -- to hear you say your gonna get me everything
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why on earth should i mona okn i get you a loan, i feel when i am home, everything seems to be right home, feeling you holding me tight, tight, yeah night en a hard day's and i've been working like a dog it's been a hard day's night i should be sleeping like a log but when i get home to you i find the things that you do, will make me feel alright ahh why on earth should i moan?
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one, i can get you al you know i feel ok. when i am home, everything seems to be right when i am home, baby you holding me tight, tight, yeah night, n a hard day's and i have been working like a dog night en a hard day's i should be sleeping like a log but when i get home to you, i find the things that you do will make me feel alright you know, i feel alright you know, i feel alright ♪ [background chatter]
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born in the usa born in the usa orn in the usa orn in the usa ♪ c-span cameras are live at the democratic party 2016 founders day gala in milwaukee, dinner and then speeches. shortly, president of candidates bernie sanders and hillary clinton, both candidates are campaigning in wisconsin ahead of the state primary.
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delegates at stake in that contest. hillary clinton is currently ahead in the delegate count with 1712 delegates compared to 1011 for senator sanders. the number necessary for securing the nomination is 2383. we are live at the wisconsin foundersc party's 2016 day gala in the lofty, and we will continue to look in on the action. -- in milwaukee, and we will continue to look in on the action. [background chatter] gentlemen, these take your seats. we will start again in two minutes. two minutes. ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats.
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we are starting now. [background chatter] >> and now, a video presentation. ♪ >> ♪ let us be lovers
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will marry our fortunes together i got some real estate here in my bag counting the cars on the new jersey turnpike, they have all come to look for america america to look for for america ook america to look for -- i am berniers: sanders, and i approve this message. >> please welcome to the stage, senator bernie sanders. [applause] ♪ thinking i'm going to drive
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we have paid our shares we have taken care of them all we are at this we have taken care of our own ♪ bernie sanders: thank you all very much, and let me begin by thanking you enough just obviously for being here tonight, but for the work that many of you have done over the years. one of the crises we face as a country is that too many people are detached from the political process. and what you are doing by getting involved, by standing up to fight for a better america, to fight for justice for working people and people of color and minorities and gay people and those people who are not getting
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their voices heard, you are showing your love of this country and our patriotism, and i thank you very much for that. [applause] i am running for president of the united states not because i woke up or that i believed when i was a little kid or grow up in a home where they said, bernie, you are going to become president of the united states, not quite. i grew up in a 3.5 room rent-controlled apartment in brooklyn, new york. running for president because i think, frankly, that given the enormous crises facing our country, crises like a grotesque level of income and wealth inequality -- [applause] 1/10 of 1% noop
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current almost as much of the bottom 90%, crises in which our people today millions of them are working not one job but two or three jobs, and yet 58% of all new income is going to the top 1%. which millions of our young people are graduating college deeply in debt and hundreds of thousands of others can't afford to go to college at a time when we need to have the best educated workforce in the world. [applause] a crisis in which we have a corrupt campaign finance system -- [applause]
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which as a result of citizens united allows super pac's and the billionaires and wall street that find those super pac's -- fund those super pac's two by elections. democracy is not obligated process. it is one person, one vote, not -fined elections. [applause] and then, to add insult to injury, not only do we have these as super pac's undermining american democracy, we have governors like scott walker trying to suppress the vote. [booing] if you want to know what kind of president i will be, think about all of the things governor
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walker does, and i will do it exactly the opposite. [applause] bernie sanders: you know, one of the things i have discovered in this campaign is that there are a lot of people, including conservatives, who believe strongly in the principles of democracy. we can all argue amongst each other, but at the end of the day, one person, one vote, majority rules. contempt.olute i have friends who are conservatives and we disagree on issues, that is fine. but i have contempt, absolute contempt, for those republican governors who do not have the guts to support free, open, and
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fair elections. [applause] i have run for office in the state of vermont a number of occasions. i have lost and i have won. it has never once occurred to me to try to figure out how i could deny people in my state the right to vote because they disagree with me. [applause] say to governor walker and all of the other republican governors who are trying to make it harder for poor people and old people and people of color and young people trying to make it harder for them to participate in the political process, i'd say to them, if you don't have the guts to participate in a fair election,
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get out of politics and get another job. [applause] governor walker thinks it is a great idea to try to destroy the trade union movement. i think it is a great idea to try to build a stronger trade union movement. [applause] so let me tell governor walker rest, if i west -- am elected president, we are going to pass an employee free assurance act, which will make it easier for workers to negotiate contracts and form unions. [applause]
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governor walker apparently feels it is a great idea to give tax breaks to large corporations and then cut education. [booing] well, i think it is a better idea to increase funding for education and demand that the large corporations partake their fair share of taxes. [applause] governor walker thinks it is a good idea to try to make it as hard as possible for women to control their own bodies. [booing] i believe that women have the right to control their own bodies, and we will take on the scott walkers of the world who
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are restricting that right. [applause] and by the way, we are also going to pass pay equity for who don't make $.79 on the dollar. [applause] and senators and virtually all public officials are denying the science of climate change. and that is a very scary and dangerous proposition. it is hard to run a government. it is hard to do serious public rejecte -- policy if you science. i am a member of the u.s. senate committee on the environment. i have talked to scientists all over the world.
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real.e change is climate change is caused by human activity. and climate change is already doing devastating harm throughout our country as well as the world, and this problem will only get much worse. in years to come if we do not transform our energy system away from fossil fuel to energy efficiency and sustainable energy. [applause] the time is now to tell the fossil fuel industry that their short-term profits are not more important than the future of this planet. [applause]
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in america today, we are living, as you all know, in a highly competitive global economy. and yet, in wisconsin and throughout this country, our public school systems are in deep distress. we have a childcare and pre-k system which is literally dysfunctional. mom is going to work, dad is going to work, people cannot find quality affordable childcare. [applause] abouten you are talking crazy, of which we are talking a lot about in this campaign -- [laughter] every psychologist studies the issue understands that the most important years of human development are zero through four.
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[applause] , when mom and dad go to as not, the people who were taking care of their kids are getting paid mcdonald's wages. [applause] this is not what america should be about, and it should not be the way we treat our children. we need a revolution in early childhood education. people who work with those kids should be well trained, well d.ucated, and well pai [applause] now, all of you are aware that when our republican friends talk , you family values, ah know what they are talking about. and what they are saying is that no woman in this room in this
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state, in this country, should have the right to control her own body. what they are saying is that our gay brothers and sisters should not have the right to get married. i disagree. [applause] now, you have met jane. jane and i have been married for 27 years. we have four grandkids and seven dutiful -- four kids and seven beautiful grandchildren. webelieve in al milley -- believe in family values, but our values are little different from republicans. albert used dictate that we -- our values dictates that we hand the international embarrassment of america being the only major country on earth not to guarantee paid family and medical leave. [applause]
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there are women today giving birth in wisconsin and in vermont, all over this country, and if they are working-class women, if they are low income women, in many cases, they are inna have to go back to work two or three weeks and separate themselves from their beautiful new babies. value. not a family that is the opposite of a family value. and if elected president, we will pass a very good legislation that democrats are now supporting in the house and in the senate, and that is 12 weeks paid family and medical leave. [applause] there is one country, one
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wealthy industrialized country on earth, that does not guarantee health care are all people, and you are living in that country. and i think it is time that we changed that. [applause] now, i have been criticized for saying this by various establishment media and others. so let me repeat it. [laughter] so there is to mr. standing -- misunderstanding, no equivocation. i believe that health care is a right of all people, not a privilege. [applause] i am a member of the senate
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committee on health education and labor. that committee helped write the thelable care act -- affordable care act, and i am very grateful for president obama's leadership in making sure that excellent legislation was passed. [applause] did wast legislation and this obscenity called pre-existing conditions. it ended the discrimination against women in terms of the price they paid for health premiums. it ended over 17 million americans to the ranks of the uninsured. it provided health insurance for young people to be on their parents programs. all of that is very good. we should be proud of that a competent. [applause] -- of that accomplishment.
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but, we should not forget that aca, 29 the gains of the million americans today still have no health insurance. many of you have health insurance, but you are underinsured with large to duck doubles and copayments -- .eductibles and copayments and every day in this country, we are being ripped off in an unconscionable way by drug companies, charging is higher prices in the world of prescription drugs. [applause] crazy,want to talk about crazy is one out of five americans getting prescriptions from their doctors and not being able to afford those prescriptions. crazy is seeing the citizens dividing their pills in half because they do not have the money to buy the medicine they
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need. and that is why, in my view, at a time with this country -- don't tell me that health care, don't talk about the cost of health care without understanding that in our fartry, we are spending more per capita on health care than on the people of any other country. we spent almost three times more than the british do. 50% more than the french, for more percent -- four times more than the canadians. that is why i believe we must move towards a medicare for all single payer programs. [applause] now, secretary clinton and i disagree on many issues. but on would issue -- on one issue, we surely do not
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disagree, nor do i think anybody in this room disagree. that is, we have got to do everything in our power to make sure that donald trump or some other republican does not become president of the united states. [applause] bernie sanders: on that issue, we are all united. me just say this, and i say this as honestly and a straightforwardly as i can. i happen to believe, based on all of the polling that i have , thatand on other factors i and the strongest candidate to
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defeat donald trump. [applause] and i say this with no disrespect to secretary clinton or anyone else. i know opinion polls go up and down. had bernien poll sanders defeating donald trump nationally by 20 points. a significantly higher margin .han clinton uphold on in wisconsin had a speeding donald trump in this battleground state by 19 points. [applause]
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a higher number then clinton. here is an objective assessment of what is going on. campaign that has created and a amount of excitements and enthusiasm and that is our campaign. of is thatery proud for the democratic party to succeed we need a fiber and see and an energy, a level of grassroots activism that we do not have at this moment. in millions ofg young people who have never
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voted in their lives and i'm proud to say they are coming into our campaign. [applause] if you go to some of the rallies out, andpeople coming you look at the eyes of those young people and their spirit and their love for this country and their desire to improve this country. you have enormous confidence in the future of our country. [applause] i am enormously proud not only that we have created that kind of energy and grassroots enthusiasm but that we have revolutionized campaigns
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financing in the united states. pac.'t have a super i don't get money from wall street. [applause] received over $6 million in individual campaign contributions averaging $27 each. i believe that is the future of the democratic party. [applause] i believe we have got to tell wall street and the drug companies and the fossil fuel industry and all the big money interests sorry we are not on your side we don't want your
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money. let me conclude as i began. have a country today we series of serious crises. i wish that i could tell you that the same old establishment politics could solve these problems. i don't believe that. what i believe right now is like every other great movement in american history, the trade unions, the civil rights , gayent, women's rights rights, what we need right now is a movement of millions of people to stand up and fight back and demand a government that represents all of us not
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just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors. thank you all very much. [applause] [applause] ("starman" by davivid bowie) ♪
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>>bernie, can i get a picture?
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bernie!e you,
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("rocking in the free world" by young)
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("rocking in the free world")
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♪ hillary came to work for the
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children's defense fund. lori: the children i met lived harsh lives. treated likeeing they were not full human beings. it was hard work. sticking with this perseverance.
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she has made a significant impact for children. >> in september 19 905i was at the u.n. conference. clinton: many people in our government did not want me to go to beijing. your child way from confronting these human rights abuses. it is a violation of human rights when babies are denied food or trout or suffocated simply because they are born and girls. >> she brought all this energy and enthusiasm. clinton: women's rights are human rights one and for all. >> she taught me that there were no limits to what i could achieve.
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bill asked men: to head up our efforts to get health care for every american. our chance to beat the historical odds. we worked really hard. we were not successful. i was very disappointed. you have to get up off the floor and keep fighting. so i got to thinking what can we do to help kids? i was very proud when the children's health insurance program past. sed. >> one of the firefighters just said to me don't let anybody forget what happened here.
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hillary clinton: i was so overcome by their courage and their compassion. i had to pay attention to what happens to those brave men and women. >> i was a foreign service officer for 26 years. was willing to work for a former rival like president obama. clinton: p1 and i lost. and then he asked me to be the secretary of state. and i said yes because i love our country. she was the most dogged to i never seemed she didn't just fight for american values abroad . she fought for the families who serve the state department. hillary clinton: everyone
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deserves a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. the dream we share. that is the fight we must wage. my dad is the son of a factory worker. my mom never went to college. everyday americans and their families need a champion. i want to be that champion. every single up day working for you and standing up for you. by now people know i don't quit. [applause] [applause] >> welcome to the stage hillary clinton.
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[applause] song") hillary clinton: hello milwaukee. thank you. martha lanning and the democratic party of wisconsin. it is great to be here. milwaukee's mayor tom barrett. your fearless congresswoman gwen moore. senatora fantastic tammy baldwin.
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and will be a great day when we can once again talk about your two fantastic senators with russ feingold. [applause] thank my friend cecile richards. there is a lot about her that i admire. showedng the poison she while speaking truth to power with some of the most fact averse republicans in congress. trust me, that is not easy. i am so grateful to have been endorsed by the planned parenthood action fund. i also want to thank my friend senator al franken
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for campaigning here for me. that congressman andre carson from indiana is here. and congresswoman maxine waters from california. to all of the cities and states local leaders who pour your hearts into building the democratic party across wisconsin please know this. back thelp you take governorship and to the state legislature. [applause] i am a proud democrat and i support democrats up and down the ticket. always have and always will. [applause]
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members who have faced a hostile agenda in this state please know help is on the way. [applause] we are here tonight because we want together to build a future where every american can live up to his or her god-given potential the matter where you come from. no one who works full time should have to live in poverty in america and every american thatves the peace of mind comes with quality affordable health care.
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governor attacks teachers and nurses and firefighters it doesn't make him a leader in makes him a bully. [applause] we believe america's diversity is a strength not a weakness. together ass join democrats and i am proud of the campaign that senator sanders and i have been running. it has been hard-fought all across our country and here in wisconsin it's no exception. we have tried to stay focused on compared to the republicans who have been focused on insults.
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i am deeply honored to receive to nearly 9 million votes so far . that is a million more than donald trump is received. has received. 2.5 million more than senator sanders. taking anyone for granted. i hope to earn your support this tuesday. here's what i believe about this race. anyone running for president faces three big tests. you deliver results and improve people's lives? can you keep us safe? can you bring our country together? i think every candidate should be judged by those tests. let's talk for a minute about what it takes to make a real difference for people and families.
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a lot of americans are frustrated. they are worried that their best days and their country's best days are behind us. i understand why. 9 million americans lost their jobs in the great recession. 5 million homes were lost. $13 trillion in family wealth was wiped out. a lot of americans haven't recovered. working people on average haven't had a raise in 15 years. wonder how they will give their kids the opportunity that they deserve. we have to i believe break down all the barriers holding people back. we have to come together to build ladders of opportunity in their place. we have to make the promise of america real for all our people.
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that starts with creating more good jobs with rising incomes that provide dignity and pride. the good jobs of the future going to end up somewhere in the world. i want them be here in wisconsin. i have laid out a national manufacturing strategy so that we can make it in america. i proposed a new $10 billion investment to bring together anders and unions government at every level to create those new jobs. witht everybody to come up their own back to factoring plan . this election should be carried
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out over the agenda. have you expect to get it done? i offered specific reforms so ship jobsnies that giv give back every penny of tax breaks they got. if they move their headquarters to a foreign country and skip out on the tax bill we are going to slap a new exit tax on them and put the money they have to pay up to work in the communities that they want to leave behind. [applause] out approachesd that will make it harder for wall street to force businesses to treat workers as costs to be cut instead of assets to be invested in.
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we have to keep our eye on where these problems are coming from. let's reward companies that provide high quality training and share profits with their employees. that is the kind of approach that will begin to push back on crony capitalism. pressures from active shareholders. i will lead the fight against republican attacks on president obama's financial reforms under the dodd frank legislation. think the don't president gets the credit he deserves for saving this economy and cracking down on wall


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