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he could say, i have a woman who is my number two, i won't women in my cabinet. he has said that before. it would definitely send signals that he wants women to be a part of his administration. >> what role will women play in this election, not only those at the new york times pointing out them amount of money they have contribute, but those seeking election office. >> a huge role. it will be interesting to see what women running down ballot will do, if they are talking about donald trump and the comments he has made about women. andas had, it's about women women in the past. as part of the electorate, they will make a huge entrance as well. kellyclinton is -- clinton is going after suburban women who could decide -- hillary clinton is going after
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suburban women who could decide the election. it is good to be a huge election for women in the gender issue will be a big issue going into november. i wanttribute and add -- to share with you and add. it is aimed at the female votes. i want to get your reaction. >> you would not have your job if you were not beautiful. >> people even punishment for abortion? >> there has to be some form of punishment. >> for the woman? >> for the woman. spot, it look at that is just the first elbow in what will likely be a nasty campaign on both sides. absolutely.
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we going to see a lot more ads like that. we of seeing those down ballot as well. there's a democratic candidate in arkansas who ran a very similar add splicing together things that donald trump has said about women. donald trump talking about his sex life on howard stern. used deathly going to be by other candidates as well. >> what are you looking for a head. the right facing a crisis in the gop. and a lot of consternation among the conservative wing of the party. so many different layers involved in all of this. gop in next for the light of the fact that there will be a key meeting on thursday three donald trump and paul ryan. between donald trump and paul ryan. >> i think it will be figuring
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there will be a big movement to draft a third-party. it is difficult due to ballot access rules. be who forward, it will is going to line up behind trump and who will not. >> we're talking with a reporter from the national post. remind our audience that our phone lines are open and we want to hear from women only on this mother's day on what issues important to you in campaign 2016. here's more with donald trump. vote, nobodys respect women more than i do. i will tell you that. women are looking for security in our country and they know i will do the best job. look at hillary.
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atedy at, who will be awake 3:00 in the morning? they calleded he -- her at benghazi, she was sleeping. host: donald trump on the campaign trail. the tone, rhetoric, your thoughts. guest: people have said that if he wants to appeal to women, keeping it comes to save is a good way to do. on the other hand, women do not like his rhetoric about what he has said about women. what he has said in the past. security one should be a good one. at ted cruz rally, number of -- women do not
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like, from, no they say they do. she likes them because of security, the economy. the message is appealing to some women. let me share with you a couple comments from our facebook page. my wish list is getting the far right let players out of women issues, eradicating better depression, rebuilding infrastructure. more and better paying jobs. i feel that donald trump will be pivotal in ensuring that my husband will not have to work two jobs just to help us survive. the women, it is about economy and what type of future we will have. a couple sentiments from viewers. your thoughts? what: the economy has been donald trump central issue has been this point.
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a gender issue, they believe that he will help the economy and that's why they are supporting him. host: she is a national political correspondent for the washington post. her work is available online here think you very much for being with us. guest: thank you. we want to welcome back -- host: we want to welcome back jennifer. thank you for being with us. let's begin with this article from the new york times. women giving money and record amounts. large part because they are working moms, moving up in the workplace and now have political clout. guest: for many years, women have voted at equal rates as men and have engaged in other forms of politics. now they are beginning to catch andnd checkbook activism
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hillary clinton is mobilizing behind that. host: larry read a portion on this -- let me read a portion on this. theas founded back in mid-1980's collect them credit women who are abortion-rights advocates, and in the process has helped to build a growing network of female donors and the party. emily's list alone has bundled more than $37 million for democrats this election cycle. far more than any other fundraising effort on the right for female and it is. even among the publicans, female donors are playing a more significant role. some of the largest contributors to super pac's have been women including diane hedrick and karen buchwald. can you elaborate? guest: emily's list has been able to get women who might not ordinarily the big donors to
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congressional campaigns and they have allowed them to develop some type of financial clout over the course of the last 25 years. as a result, it has brought the miliary due to these women on how to engage the political system. on the republican side, there is no comparable organization. you have some high-profile donors with a lot of money, but they are lacking overall because there is no infrastructure by which to bundle these contributions and teach women how to become the political activist that they can be. host: there's a term you refer to. the political ambition gender gap. andt: it suggest that women men who are similarly situated in terms of their educational and occupational credentials are not equally likely to even consider running for office. whoard fox, a professor surveyed and interviewed over the course of the last 16 years, almost 10,000 women and men who are from a diverse group of
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occupations, women are a third less likely than men to consider running for office and then a third less likely to do it. they are far less likely to become elected officials because they are not running. host: the head ryan -- headline, girls just want to not run. guest: anyone in the 80's will understand that. is a take on cyndi lauper's favorite song. even among high school and college students, we fond -- .ound the gender gap 18-25 euros bounty difference between running for office which is bigger than what we saw in the dolls. to encourage -- adults. we are not going to see big change even if women continue to get the same kind of educational and occupational credentials. host: let me get a reaction to what heller clinton said recently.
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feministeve i am a because i believe that women deserve the same rights as men in every aspect of the economy and our society here at home and around the world. [applause] i devoted a lot of my public life to advocating for women's rights being human rights and making the case that we have to do everything we can through laws, regulations, culture to change the still existing stereotypes that hold women back. i think it is also important to recognize that we have made progress, but we are still a long way from where we need to atand i know, it if you look pay, equal pay is still a
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problem. it is a problem that gets worse as you get older. often are paid pretty close to equal. it is not actually equal, but within a few years, there begins to be a disparity. it is hard to explain all of the claim,nce because people women make different choices and therefore they have a different kind of work life because of the choices. that is not all of this. lily ledbetter a few days ago, she was talking about how she never knew that she was paid 40% less than the men doing exactly the same job in the factory that she worked in. what does that mean? it meant that her family was treated. it is not just a woman issue. ,ave a wife, mother, sister
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daughter who is working, if they not being treated fairly, the whole family suffers. host: your reaction. guest: she is right. we are in a situation in this country where there is not pay equity. women do not have the same access that men have come to our public policies that have a disproportionate effect on women, especially issues that have to do with them and families and children. one example, we asked these women and men who are well situated to run for office, who was responsible for the majority of household taxes and childcare? even though the women and men had similar situations, women were more likely to be bearing the childcare burden. women and men are not navigating the same lives. that will be a dominant narrative as we move forward in the general election. ont: going back to research women not want to run. this is a graphic you put together. it changes a little bit among men.
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blue is men, pink is women. women. about political office. last four to 2012. 37% of men thinking about office, 37 women. a decline. men thinking about running for office, 37% women. host: we are not seeing any fundamental shift and we are not seeing circumstances that are closing the gap. when we did the original research, this was before 9/11. it was before heller clinton ran for president, before nancy pelosi or sir palin. palin.h without those events would change people's attitudes and we did not see that. host: your upcoming book, women on the run. why we still polarized?
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guest: we have good news. that, at least as far as how selections, because it has become polarized and whether there is a dior and rb fourth candidate's name -- d then, thefore and campaigns have little to do with the sex of the candidate. an upside to the polarization that has contributed to gridlock in washington has rendered the sex of the candidate moot. that means when women run for office, they are treated and evaluated the campaign. much like men. what our previous guests has cowritten a piece and it is online. here's the headline.
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it has touched off a defining issue on the campaign. for both his campaign and her likely campaign. guest: i think that is right. reason, every presidential election since 1980, there has been a gender gap where women are more likely than men to support the democratic candidate. it does that mean that a majority of women always support the democrat. havees suggest that women a predisposition to support democrats. going in, heller clinton has an advantage. isre public and try to do mitigate the gender cap. what donald trump has done has likely exacerbated that. in addition to policies that do not embrace women, he is also made explicitly sexist and misogynistic remarks and given that her clinton is highlighting issues that disproportionally affect women like health care and pay equity, she's going to likely exacerbated even more. he might be able to overcome
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some of the statements, but he is starting with a deficit. the penny on the pole, many women have an unfavorable poll. this is from priorities usa. supporting her clinton is in the words of donald trump. -- hillary clinton using the words of donald trump. >> you would not have your job if you were not beautiful. >> do believe in punishment for women? >> some kind of punishment. >> for the woman? >> yes. host: there will be more of these ads coming out in the days and weeks ahead. guest: when we watch that, we
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see that part of the narrative heading into the general election will be targeting jamel voters.-- female highlighting examples of donald trump suggesting the opposite. as a move forward, there will be uncluttered -- incredibly high-profile examples of sexism. not to send this message that when women run, they are going to encounter the biases and misogynistic statements that donald trump is making. in most cases, that is not the norm. host: donald trump this past week. vote, nobodys respects women more than i do. [applause] i will tell you that. and women are looking for security and they know i will do the best job.
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with herillary clinton call. remember the ad? who will be awake at 3:00 in the morning? when i called her for benghazi, she was sleeping. -- they called her for benghazi, she was sleeping. guest: i think any objective impartial analyst would be that statement as ridiculous. who is a former secretary of state, a former u.s. senator, a ferry for middle presidential candidate in 2008, it is hard to imagine why that would be the case. he said something along the lines of, she's not qualified to serve on the city council. that is under baseball -- unbelievable to objective viewers. c-span washington journal. coming up on monday, founder and
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president of the center for .ecurity policy frank gafney keller.nnis .resident and ceo efforts by the justice department to investigate banks . and how reform efforts are bringing change to the banking sector after the dodd frank act. according to a recent analysis, the irs estimates man taxes go unpaid. taxes how the missing funds have affected the federal budget. be sure to watch c-span's washington journal the live at 7:00 a.m. monday morning. >> tonight on c-span, q&a with former u.s. ambassador zalmay khalilzad.
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that is following with british prime minister. blogger activist and talks about civic participation. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] ♪ >> this week on q&a, formate ambassador to afghanistan, iraq, and the united states, zalmay khalilzad. he discusses his men memoir, "the envoy: from kabul to the white house, my journey through a turbulent world." new book oute a and you talk about where you were on 9/11. what is the story? mr. khalilzad: i had been in the office with my


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