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host: and day 2 of the democratic national convention begins. that, review out the news and take your calls. morning, our opening topic. why are you supporting hillary clinton? here are the numbers, 02-748-8000, for you in the eastern time zone, 202-748-8001. in the mountain and pacific time zones, you can leave a comment @cspanwj, and a
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twitter.and join the conversation there. through the going news. guest: peter new this morning, new research out this morning poll.he many democrats changed their mind. overwhelming chairs of emocratic leading voters, including 90% who consistently sanders backed clinton against donald trump. there is this from dallas as well this morning. clinton's image at lowest point in two decades. 38%.rable unfavorable 57%. notes just two years ago 55%.favorable was high as last night, hillary clinton got lady ement from the first michelle obama. epstein of bloomberg
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tweeted out, the reaction from crowd when the first lady came to the stage. [cheering and applause] a reporter from npr says michelle obama seems to have een the only thing that has unified this crowd so far. dems in philly. out, delegate tweeted michelle nails it. when hillary lost, didn't get serving her country. i'm with her. and this delegate, gregory to chant s, tattempted "bernie" during obama's speech shooshed ere promptly by the dnc. take a look at what michelle bama had to say when she made the case for supporting hillary
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clinton. i admire bama: what most about hillary is she never pressure.nder she never takes the easy way out. has never clinton life.on anything in her [cheering and applause] and when i think about the kind of president that i want for my all our children, .hat's what i want i want someone with the proven strength to persevere, someone this job and takes it who usly, somebody understands that the issues that the president faces are not and cannot be characters. to 140 [cheering and applause]
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because when you have the codes at your fingertips in your ilitary command, you can't make snap decisions. thin skin or a tendency to lash out. steady and be measured and well informed. and why are you supporting hillary clinton? that's our question this morning "washington journal." in-748-8000 for those of you the eastern and central time if you live 8-8001 in the mountain and pacific time zones. et's begin with a call from theodore from marriana, arkansas. you're on the air. caller: first of all, i want to thank you for receiving my call and second, i want to say this this: through the 1970s, nixon used the watergate
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episode in which he broke into the democratic headquarters. thing, we've seen the same , and the republicans nd donald trump used the russians to help them sneak into the democratic party and get e-mails. host: theodore, why are you supporting hillary clinton? standing cause she is for what's right and what's just and we can move our country forward. sir. thank you, this is from the new york times editorial this morning. hillary clinton, in winning a tough primary cycle has been adopt delegates from the sanders program. her platform used negotiations engage and rope sanders' dell gants in the search for enough in november.ail whether the party becomes more nified after the philadelphia convention which began monday on
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to be seenes remains but the platform remains how the party is evolving as a stark republicans.o the platform like same-sex blackge and lgb t.and the lives matter movement denounced y republican hard liners, investigating police shooting of professional officers preventing crime without relying on unnecessary force. changes to the platform testified to the strength of the sanders campaign and like that they are assigned that dynamism with the party and the left wing fashion led by and senator warren massachusetts.
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in florida, why are you supporting hillary clinton? caller: i think she has the highest qualifications for this job. secondly, we've had a man to run all of our presidents have been a male, and a female can do the same job just as well or at he same level, so i'm ofporting her mainly because all of the experience that she has opposed to the candidate that is running against her. it's all about that experience and the situation the world is in right now. experience and not just someone trying to learn their been there, who's done that and will do a better job. raquelle in up hartford, connecticut. go ahead. caller: the reason i am choosing because of ton is her intellectual, she doesn't
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ash out when donald trump insult her. worst ry rude and the erson, so she needs to become the president. he talks to a lady like that. and i believe in hillary because hillary has all the experience, years, and i know she's the person who's going to represent the children, every one in here, class and school everyone in here. for our want to see children in the future a man so rude and so inhuman when he talks about handicapped and the way he expresses disgusting. host: and that's raquelle in hartford, connecticut. supporting hillary
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clinton? what's your answer? caller: i'm supporting hillary danger donald trump is a to this country. he doesn't display the quality a president of the united states have.d he's been racist, childish, very convinced and i'm that hillary clinton, i don't believe she has the experience or the integrity to be the of this next president country in this current time, and we need somebody who can people, as we heard during the democratic national convention. -- we really need to be people. g in our young host: nate, let's explore this just a minute. ou're the second caller in a row to say i'm supporting hillary clinton because donald rump is "x." are you on board with hillary clinton? anti-donald trump? which way is more in. caller: more that i am anti-donald trump and i believe as a country and as the united
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wetes, we must be united and really need to work against aving somebody as dangerous, especially in the international community's eye as donald trump. ost: we'll leave it there and move to irene in anaheim, california. supporting re you hillary clinton for president? caller: because i believe in what she represents to me. 70 years old. have grandchildren, and mr. trump absolutely scares me to death. i am afraid to have him in pushing a button and that he e thin skin has, dealing with people. experience one with that has to think before they and this man n,
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will make a snap decision, and me, and i amghtens not just anti-trump. i am pro-hillary and i have been all along and i believe in what she believes in for our grandchildren, y just think she is the best choice for this country right now. ecause the way this country is going, it's just -- i am with donald trump representing us. to the lly embarrassed as oneo see what we have of our candidates. from -- that was california.anaheim and we have another call from california, lois. caller: good morning. hear me? host: please go ahead and tell
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us why you're supporting hillary clinton? put it bluntly, she's the best man for the job. biggest concern for this country is not so much donald rump, is that they are not paying attention to what's going on. not really. they are frightened and over time, you can get enough people together in common as citizens of the united states, donald trump reminds a little bit too hitler in 1933. people aren't paying attention. charismatic.he's he doesn't show you what his he's going to save everybody. i would rather have a plan with illary clinton who has already saved a lot of people and who can stand up to somebody people that she's going to be running against. in petaluma.lois george, carolina.
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you're on the "washington journal." go ahead. remember when clinton was president, the stock market was booming. nder the republican president, i lost everything i had. now i'm kind of getting back up on my feet and i figure with hillary and her husband working can get this country back to where it needs to be financially. the: have you been watching convention? caller: yes, i have. watch the ou republican convention last week? caller: i watched it one day and looked atff and never it again. bonnie in lone rock, on, go ahead. 're caller: hi, i'm voting for hillary clinton because for women's rights. i hear donald trump say that he's going to strip our because he's anti-women, anti just about cultures,
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sickens me. that arelot of friends african-american. i'm white. i grew up with segregation. it when i grew up. i don't like it now, and we're going backwards. civilgoing to put us in a war. i'm voting for hillary. she's for peace. don't need any more donald trumps. we need hillary. party to e democratic give back onger to the hate. host: that's bonnie in lone rock, wisconsin. in topeka, ext kansas. good morning, deborah, go ahead. caller: hi, there. i'm supporting hillary clinton because my governor is a he's tearing d apart, and he's messing and the ucation system medical system and many other
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things, and he's got a 22% rating, and hillary clinton is the right person to one ever proved that she was -- responsible for enghazi, and i think nobody ever proved who was responsible for that, so that's why i'm hillary clinton. host: that's deborah in kansas. we're asking this morning in our segment why you are supporting hillary clinton, and bellingham, washington. bob, you're on the air. hi.ler: i'm a full-on bernie sanders for hillary t i'm now. [audio cutting out] host: you know, bob, why don't back? to call the connection is really bad where we couldn't understand what you were saying so i apologize. going to move on to john
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in buffalo, new york. us why y don't you tell you're suspecting hillary clinton. aller: yes, she's adopted a public option for healthcare. i myself have a preexisting condition. death to think what would happen if we don't have expanded healthcare in this country. she's also going for public colleges.ree i think that's absolutely fantastic, investing in our future.n and our she's the only candidate with a plan on rebuilding this country. in host: john, were you a supporter f hillary clinton during the primary as well? caller: yes, i was. host: why? were you anti-bernie sanders? how did you feel about bernie sanders? kauc caller: bernie, i absolutely love him. problem is i have a little bit of a clinton bias when it came to the primary. york.rom new she helped my new york, when the
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got mill closed and they sick. she went out of her way to make open.t was kept she meant a lot to my area and that's why i support her. bernie.o problems with i would have voted for him if he was the nominee. you, sir.nk bernie sanders also spoke last night and he endorsed hillary clinton. just a little bit of his speech. bernie sanders: we need leadership in this country which improve the lives of working families, the children, sick and the he poor. leadership which brings our people together and makes us stronger! [cheering] not leadership which insults and mexicans, insults
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muslims and women, veterans, ricans and and seeks to divide us up. y these measures, any objectable observer will conclude that based on her ideas leadership, hillary clinton must become the next united states.e [cheering and applause] from the philadelphia inquirer this morning, after a urges discord, sanders party to unite behind clinton. democrats open their national convention in philadelphia on a tightly scripted message of party unity, even as angled to tamp down internal discord to threaten to overshadow the event. roster of bold-faced and little known party names to unite upporters behind hillary clinton and put acroimony suddenly
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reignited by the scandal that plotted through the primary to beat back bernie sanders' campaign. are call on why you supporting hillary clinton comes from bob in toledo, ohio. ahead. caller: yes, i'm for hillary because i'm a union member for years, and i was supportive when she ran against obama, and , i'm on her bandwagon. the biggest thing in listening to the different busting up night, not only donald trump but the coke brothers, who destroyed our unions, and that's my biggest reason. democrat is the only way to go, i mean, for the united states to have unity. and i keep hoping they talk very strong about that. that's what i would have are to
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say. are you a which union member of? caller: united auto workers. work at a plant in toledo. at john's i work controls, a battery plant, in ohio, car batteries. you saw the news that teamsteres union just rob portland or re-election. does that surprise you? caller: yeah. host: i tell you what, we'll go on and talk to jack in parkersburg, west virginia. morning. d caller: thank you. just the way hillary wants to put america back together. just put us back together again. need. what we i mean, black, white, we need to e together again and thos what she's going to do, and that's
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what i want.at's what she's going to do, and that's what i want. host: have you been watching the convention? caller: yes. ost: next call is marsha in maryland heights, maryland. air. , you're on the caller: hi, i'm in maryland missouri, and i support hillary not just because she's female. long-stand iing inner of the democratic party. offices.d she's even been the first lady. she knows what it is to be in the white house. to live what it is there, to take on this thing on a day-to-day basis. is a qualified on every level that we need in this and she is the most qualified that we have in this rena today, so i stand behind her because we seek stability
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and i believe that's what she'll be able to give us, stability, forward into the future because they're talking about, you know, we're laying children and our that's very important. they need to see us acting decently, and i really the way that the democratic convention is carrying on so far. so that's what i get from my -- host: marsha, one of the been made from hillary clinton is that she would make history, she's a woman, et cetera. does that argument resonate with you? caller: like i said initially, that it so much resonates that she's a female. yes, that's a groundbreaking has the , but she knowledge of the inner working of that entire system and this just some ploy. this is the truth. she's held many, many, many it will open up ur insights to be our president, not just as a female, but to be the president of the states. host: thank you, ma'am.
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boners in d.c. guest: why are they holding the convention? philadelphia? observers believe it will be a battle ground state. democratic reliably in the past few election cycles, but the washington times this now in says it's battleground territory. rom a historical perspective, mrs. clinton should win the state. she and her husband former bill never lost in pennsylvania. he carried the state in 1992 and 1996. defeated obama in the 2008 democratic primary and beat sanders in this year's primary.ial still democrats sense a lack of compassion for mrs. clinton this ear that could provide an opening for republican nominee donald trump. washington times goes on to say clinton ing shows mrs. with a slight advantage in pennsylvania by an average of percentage points and the
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real clear politics aggregate of polls. notes thattimes also to win pennsylvania, mrs. clinton will need to build up a votes in 0,000 philadelphia and its suburbs to offset mr. trump's expected in the rest of the state. little bit more about pennsylvania, senator pat tushg -- tumy up for re-election. rallied that critical swing tally in pennsylvania just five appears to have endorsed donald trump in that visit. take a listen. >> with the latest poll showing tight race for the senator seat, pat toomey held a meet and on thursday. >> there's two issues people are about. concerned
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they're on the front burner for almost every one. one is a whole set of back ic issues that goes to here we are, so many years after the recession and the financial crisis, and we still gotten back to really booming. hasn't ugh he still turned his support behind the president.idate for >> i want to thank all of you for taking the time to be here today. guest: a little bit more about bucks county. go to politicspa.com. piece ing editor has a about this critical swing county, and he says that some of political prognasticators in the business are watching pennsylvania and potentiallling it the tipping point in the electoral college and he says as he's pennsylvania has grown increasingly redder over the years, an encouraging sign for republicans. reality though, while that
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trend in other areas of the ommonwealth will be important factors, the state's electoral ate ultimately lies in the southeast, the counties of montgomery are and that surrounds philadelphia has and democratic since 1992 is a crucial factor in the commonwealth going through in six presidential elections. so a little pennsylvania politics for you this morning. and travis was in phoenix, arizona. why are you supporting hillary president, travis? caller: i've always saw her as a very strong woman and as a guy man, we look at these strong women in our lives, and i wanted to run for president back in george w.bush and i just believe in all the work she had done for her life, that she bring so much good change for this country, and
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she's a woman with a good heart, smeared and used fslaughter and everything else. but i'm ready for her to be the united sident of the states. host: what did you think of last nit's convention? goodness, i'm a bartender so we actually played some of that in the bar last and michelle obama, like i had to step away from the bar for a moment because she brought me to tears. like michelle, the speech she gave last night, talking about kids and what she wants to see for their future. i am choking up right now. it's so incredible, and that's the future that we're looking for. not looking for the are ive things that trump talking about. andant to build our country make it stronger again. host: that's travis in phoenix, arizona. next is emmy is hawthorne,
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california. us? you with caller: yes, i'm on the line. host: yes, go ahead. i support hillary clinton. i supported her when she ran obama, and i'm also supporting her now because she's manageable compared to trump. educated, y well well-informed. doesn't know anything. .nd i support her host: thank you, sir. ritchie, florida. carol, good morning, you're on the "washington journal." caller: good morning. supporting hillary because bernie gave a brilliant speech putting his agenda in her mouth finally agreed on all these things that bernie supporters had been wanting to vote for. a brilliant job.
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thank him so much. that trump is a terrible danger to this country. primary, you he were supporting bernie sanders? caller: yes, i was, a very supporter. donated -- i retire, 14,000 a year, and i donated to bernie, that's how much i support him. tight, i'm 83. host: so carol, that said, enthusiasm level for hillary clinton? caller: well, i hate to say it, hope it will build up, but it's kind of the lesser of two voting mych i've been whole life it seems like, and i finally thought i had a that could do marvelous things for this and the people. host: thank you, ma'am, for calling in. watching.r
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cristienne, n past mississippi. you're a supporter of hillary that? n, why is caller: well, the main reason well qualified for that job. doing public relations work for people since out of college, and she could have made millions more than what she did if she'd have out on her own as woman has , but the given her whole life committed to people, and she's so much qualified than donald trump that man, you know, if you listen to him talk ometimes, he says, well, he uses his own brain. he's got a very good brain. to himself. i don't want anybody in there all the to their self time.
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to bernie, comes bernie is a good man, but hillary had a lot of those same ideas for years and years, if people would just go back and the dates. there's a lot of that stuff that bernie was promoting that she promoting for 30 years. comes to t intelligence, hillary clinton's times smarter than donald trump. host: beuford, did you watch day if so, convention, and what did you think about some of the speeches, some of the controversy, etc.? aller: well, to be honest with you, i watched it the first time it came on all the way through watched the rerun of it on c-span. came up and talked really true.at is
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something, and i know you've only got a limited time. but you know, if you think about it, anytime you get somebody on one party or the other one, other party e jealous. and bill clinton is two very smart people. they're both very good economists. that's the reason we had such a good economy when bill was in there. in don't want hillary there, because rich people don't when the ch money eople in the middle income brackets are making more money than they ever made before. republicans hese jealous because she's so smart, they've been trying to get stuff on her for decades, and -- beuford from ht,
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mississippi, thanks for calling in. you mentioned you watched the rerun of the convention on c-span. of course, every minute is live c-span, and you can watch it live on tv. you can download and listen to app.n the c-span radio that will be on every minute of the convention as well from in the world. we have the radio app, so go and radio app e c-span and you can be anywhere in the world and listen to c-span. plus, if you go to our web site you can download and watch video on demand. so if you want to go back and obama's speech from last night, just go to our site. it will be right there for you to watch in its entirety. galatin, tennessee. you're on the "washington journal." hillary ou supporting clinton?
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caller: thank you for taking my call. 've got several reasons i want to support hillary. first, i think she's the most qualified. hands-down, she's the most qualified. she wants to increase the minimum wage. she wants to repeal citizens united. she wants to put people back in charge of the government, not charge.tions back in she's a hard worker. i've never seen anybody work as state as cretary of she. i think she'll be the same way as the president. public schools. he's going to open colleges up to students, and more students. of this he future country our kids and our grandkids. she supports agreements that we've had with countries all over the world. she's not going to tear up the treaties that we've had with europe and all the countries the world to help protect
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them. that. not going to do she's going to give more help here. more going to provide toerage, healthcare coverage the people. less fortunate. she's going to support women's rights. she's going to keep women from having to any to jail because abortion.n if they had an abortion if they incest, or just goingdical reasons, she's to bring it -- she's bringing the democratic party together. at the een that with -- convention. let's see, what else. she can -- what, there's a whole laundry list of reasons, larry, we appreciate your calling in. convention is scheduled to
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begin day 2 at 4:30 p.m. eastern time today. of course, we'll be live and have a preview program as well. events that ther c-span is covering up here in the delphia includes wisconsin delegate breakfast. senator sanders will be speaking at that. that is going to be live on c-span 2. speaking at the vfw convention in charlotte, and live on c-spanbe 2. couple of events, we will be maybe all or two or three of our networks at some point with events from and other political events. carl, chicago, good morning. you a hillary clinton supporter? caller: good morning. peter? you doing, well, i'm not just a hillary supporter. i'm a democrat, and i support democrats, so their position basically is for the most part just that these people
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need -- i'm 63. respect for e republica republicans. but i've lost that over the in 2008, it hink made evident where the republicans are. they said that they would not help our president. in crisis, ntry was they would not help them. they would do everything in them from to keep getting reelected. that was the statement that was made. to fail.im at the same time, if he fails, our country is going to fail. can a party be so wrapped up in their self of water that power, wrapped up in even hey can't -- i can't beicism e sympathetic or respect republicans anywhere. host: so would you have bernie sanders.
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caller: absolutely. i would support any democrat. disappointing that the epublicans, ever since ronald reagan, the only thing they have in their mind, this is our we want to run it. they just want the power. ow it affects the people is of no confidence. they just want to be in control. used to be republicans i had with, t -- i didn't agree but i had respect because i anyhow they were -- in chicagoight, carl and gretta bronner is in washington washington. >> protesting by bernie supporters continued in into the ia going streets. nbc 10 local affiliate in story about had a how the police on bikes, you can ee them there, formed a blockade so the protesters could .ot move out of the area 55 people were cited for conduct.ly 35 men and 22 women.
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city passed legislation in june peaceful protesters from being criminally charged. issue $50 ead can fines for disorderly conduct. avoids a the city rnc.t of the 2000 one of the few demonstrators and taken away by the police force that used bicycles leader of de was a democracy spring. she was taken into custody after jumping a fence. for more than half an hour, members of democracy spring, thattried to break through bike brigade on your screen but the group had been told by each day to use nonviolent tactics and could not break that police line. nbc 10 in om philadelphia, thousands hit protest phia streets to dnc.he d we put together a piece where we
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secret interview from t interview from the secret interview about -- arriving to the city. langham's team built it. it's almost as detailed as the real thing. the exitample, there's and the stairs, the correct number of stairs. including f agents, those on the president's protective detail won't be able to get here before the convention. the model to prepare. >> to have the ability to see the route that the president is to see the vel in, gate he's going to come for and the door and route he's going to to the ough to get stage, it's an invaluable tool. >> it shows the perimeter encing that will line broad street, the area between citizens bank park and xfinity and behind the convention under i-95. wells go inside the
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fargo center too. philly police trained here at center in service maryland. we were there but not allowed to to rd the training due security concerns. but the secret service released an edited version of the to nbc 10.ly it shows agents training for an assault on the wells fargo motorcade ambush and a simple medical emergency. it's's a larger scale, but not different because we deal and train for this type of stuff. here. why we're > the nbc 10 gave exclusive access with swat officers that trained with the fbi and the service. >> what do you expect for the dnc? >> to be honest, i don't know. what's ink in light of going on this week, it's got a potential to be a program. officers and 00 agen agents looked at this model to sure it's a smooth thing and in practice. the city of philadelphia will from re than $40 million the federal government.
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the city will also hire private secure the area outside of the secret service's perimeter. for the investigators, i'm mitch blocker, nbc 10 news. back live in re center city, philadelphia. is at the constitution center overlooking independence hall and the liberty bell there. the wells fargo center is about four miles south of downtown philadelphia where you just saw report by a local nbc station. for this first segment of the washington journal," we're taking your calls on why you are supporting hillary clinton. will be on the screen shortly. from frank in s egg harbor township -- i can't state.e city -- the i apologize, frank. what state are you calling from? caller: it's new jersey. you.: thank go ahead and tell us why you're supporting hillary clinton. well, mainly because
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i've always had this feeling never oliticians i could vote for any politician to lead back to the less intelligent than myself. and when it comes to donald suspect he is greatly less intelligent than i am. but also, with hillary clinton, she gets a bone spear. was a combat soldier in vietnam and this benghazi issue ludicrous. we have 1969.00 troops there in i remember being on one valley ide and a company was being attacked by north vietnamese soldiers. we had helicopters in the area. we had all the army men. we had all our artillery. we were armed to the teeth but couldn't make it to the
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other side of the valley in time to save those guys. benghazi was an issue that just happened to spring up in a zone, and things like that happen and to just hold one responsible for it seems ludicrous to me. host: all right, sheila is in chester, virginia. sheila, good morning. you're on the "washington journal." caller: good morning, sir. thanks for taking my call. voting for hillary clinton because of tim kaine from virginia. she has been my governor, my senator. he has done a lot to help bring things back to virginia, and i on the ticket, out and plan lary on keeping her feet to the fire make sure i'm engaged in my politics and my country and that 'm very engaged here in virginia and my home town, win chester, trying to do what i can things better because
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of jfk, ask not what you can do for your country, but what you can do for them. i might have gotten that backwards. host: sheila, what did you think 1 of the dnc? caller: it was a little nutty, i understand where everybody stands with bernie. sanders. he's an intelligent guy, but i do believe --i mean, i'm the hard all my worked life for everything i've got, so i don't believe in complete free everything. i think everybody needs skin in the game, so that's -- some of -- all the free stuff is a little too much for me. you know, it's just, i think if it, you appreciate it a whole lot more. that's the type of person i am, kind of value i instill in my kids. i had a job at 11 years old, and i had nothing and nobody to count on, so i don't believe in government, but
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i do try to help my town out, better e're going to do in this election in order to keep the grid lock from coming, urging all democrats and independents, get out and vote let's the elections and overturn the republicans. otherwise, we're not going to very far. host: sheila, what kind of work do you do in win chester? a cashier for a now only has at part-time employees because they wages.us to pay host: thank you, ma'am, for calling in this morning. parkersburg, west virginia. why are you supporting hillary clinton for president? caller: i like what her husband can do th d if he can do that for america, she can do the same thing. did a good job.
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me and my friend -- i was i seen in day, and , so if he can do there's nothing he can't do, because he had good ideas also. for america. plan [audio cutting out] thank you very much. and bill clinton will be one of speakers tonight at the convention. in jacksonville, florida. good morning, go ahead. morning.ood thank you so much for your coverage on the convention. so enjoyed it. t was so in depth with no interruptions. i fell asleep at the end and woke up and watched it again. i'm for hillary clinton, let me just put it like this. i'm 80was a young woman, years old, and i was looking for
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a mate. i looked for someone who loved that.on't do don't do that. i looked for someone who loved me. and i'm looking for the same in a president, and i can truly say i believe that hillary clinton loves america. that conclusion is because when she was running they are such and a heated -- when it was over, she jumped in with president and she crusaded for him crusaded foras she herself to win that election. that kind of love is what we president, for in a someone who loves america. i don't know if you're familiar f the story of the wise king solomon when the two women had the dispute over the baby, and women when solomon asked what would they do if he the baby in half.
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none of the women agreed to cut the baby in half. the one who had the love, who really loved that baby, the no, let her said have it. so that's what i saw in hillary clinton, i think because she would do a a, she great job and no she's not perfect. perfect but the father. if anyone can tell me they never told a lie, that would be the lie you ever told. jacksonville, n florida. rancis, south elmonty, california, you're on the "washington journal." good morning. caller: good morning. can i tell you why i'm supporting hillary clinton? host: go ahead, please. you why? n i tell host: yes. caller: okay. there is a book that was written "i killed who says, bin laden." illary clinton was in the situation room and obama and
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naturally biden. who ordered to --i mean, it was obama who and yet bush and everyone was thinking oh, wow, it's hussein, it's this, it's that. hillary clinton was concerned about him. was concerned and a lot of scared.ere that scared when you see hillary is out there working with the coalition is a different story, and he's nato.g with -- the french th are the ones leading everything out there and the english and e're out there with the coalition. maybe we're not leaders, but we're out there working with them to move these people back home, that way they don't have to worry about being refugees ecause those people are going home because the kurds are the ones that are doing the work and we're out there helping. and that's my concern, you know.
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host: that's francis in california. out west in lso youngstown, arizona. on., you're go ahead and tell us why you're supporting hillary clinton. supporting hillary because i believe she is the and ixperienced candidate think that she -- since she was n the senate and secretary of state, i think she would be the could work with congress. the president doesn't make the laws. congress make the laws. hillary clinton has always been player, and i wanted to 2008 and when i knew that she wasn't going to did vote two times for president obama. i think he's an excellent president. but i will be voting for hillary . inton in this election
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host: thank you for calling in. more news from d.c. >> a lot of water is going to be needed this week in philadelphia triple digit heat. so the cleveland police are supplies fromover the rnc to philadelphia. by cbs 19 cleveland. take a listen. >> look at all this water. by the ollected cleveland president by the rnc. they distributed four big truck loads to the men and women in days hrough hot and humid last week, but they didn't stop there. >> we went around public square protesters as the well. gave it to whoever needed water rnc.ng the we have a whole bunch of it left over and we promised the would put it to good use so we're going to put it on to truck and take it philadelphia for the police
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officers out there. >> sea foods and shaker valley the police ading trucks to haul the water to the city of brotherly love and lots volunteers lined up to help here. >> the chief gave us a couple of down there to take with us so the city is involved in it as well and it's a good thing. >> left-over supplies going to ennsylvania from the rnc's convention in cleveland. attending the be democratic national convention in philadelphia, the wall street journal has this picture of 102-year-old jerry emit, an delegate from prescott, arizona, showing off her hillary for the startived of the democratic national convention yesterday in philadelphia. rare.us has this story dnc delegate, t and take a listen to what she her trip to out
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philadelphia and why she's supporting hillary clinton. >> at her age. to nominate hillary clinton for president. tell ruby gilliam will you just like she sees it. >> and i know everything that goes on. going to pull anything over my eyes. >> this is her eighth democratic vote tion and ready to clinton. >> i don't try to give anybody advice. i kind of steer them along the way. >> wearing her hat of democrats, she rode seven hours on a bus and other ohio delegates, she was their best form of entertainment. i'm sure not making what they make in hollywood, i can tell you. >> she's not making any money helping kickoff the convention monday. money could not buy what she's do. to >> i've never been so honored in my life. >> dressed in her navy issued gloves, this world war ii veteran is again ready it and the country democratic national convention.
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>> i pledge allegiance to the lag of the united states of america. host: and a good look at a ouple of delegates in philadelphia. independence hall on your screen our national constitution center set is right across independence mall. site, we'll be here all week during the dnc. this morning in our first hour, taking your calls on why you are supporting hillary clinton. going to heare're from pearl from california. pearl, good morning, go ahead. good morning. i'm calling in to give my for hillary clinton. because i think she's the most qualified person. is a t only because she woman. because she's the most qualified person. i would have voted for bernie sanders if he had won. them i think are qualified. but since she won, we have to to hillary.pport
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calling in.you for danny in pensa cola, florida. hi, danny. caller: hi. thank you for taking my call. i appreciate that. voting for hillary because i've got common sense, and me, i ain't tells got no business voting no other way. and i'm a vietnam era vet. and i remember one time in something heard dropping, and i'm a black man. can tell the way those folksac, they didn't even respect the uniform. donald trump is the same way were, but i was in mississippi in the hospital at the va and it was christmas time. people there treated me so ice i cried because i was thinking about how bad i was treated when i was a young man uniform. so i love this country.
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it's the best country in the world for me. and i appreciate you taking my and and hillary got my vote my children going to vote for her too. host: that's danny in florida. is in fairfax station, virginia, in the washington suburbs. john, why are you a hillary clinton supporter? caller: good morning. call.you for taking my i am because she's been committed to the people of the service for ublic decades. if i can quickly say, i think have perfected the method of blowing things out of proportion. a couple of things i'd like to out during the george bush administration, over 60 people embassies, the u.s., and during his servertration, a private at the republican national committee was used and millions of e-mails were lost. just one comment on that very interesting item you reported from philadelphia. drink that republican water.
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it will turn your faces orange. thank you. host: randy, glade park, colorado. thoughts? are your caller: hello. can you hear me? host: randy, what are your thoughts? why are you supporting hillary clinton? i'm a 9/11 because survivor. pentagon.d the and i've been all over the map politically from republican to democratic.to and i feel bad for bernie, and i what we saw yesterday was tears of a shedding of and blood on the floor of the dnc. hear you.t hello. host: danny, we're just listening to you, if you can go head and finish up your statement and we'll move on. caller: okay. well, bottom line is, i tried to
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e supportive of republicans, but independents, and dnc, you know, whoever the best pick. right.all that's randy in gladepark, colorado. barbara, new jersey. good morning, barbara. are you supporting hillary clinton? audio] host: all right. let's try marty in good morning. donald trump cannot be trusted, he should be investigated by the treasury department. you don't become a blowhard make-believe billionaire in new york city by playing it straight and correct. they investigated his tax returns, that he still when willoduced and he produced his hillary that his birth certificate?
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but the treasury department also andstigate rudy giuliani see what they come up with as -- greasinggracing each other's palms. host: barbara is in new jersey. you are now on the air. caller: thank you. i will be for hillary because i see how she stands against the media, she stands for this country, and she is staying against so much -- standing against so much. the media has been against her and she hardly gets a chance to speak which is typical for how they treat women. she is amazing as being a leader and supporting things that are positive for this country. jeff inxt call,
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missouri. good morning. caller: yes. the fence about hillary, but i watched a couple of documentaries called clinton cash and they really changed my mind about her, and i like her spiffy little suit. this first hour, we have been asking why you are supporting hillary clinton for president. we will return to that question later on. we will be talking with a reporter from allentown, pennsylvania about day one of the convention. we will of course take your calls as always. we will have a couple of mayors on to talk about the relationship between the federal government and cities and some of the issues that cities are facing, so those are some of the
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things we're going to talk about. we will talk to a plaintiff in the gay marriage case that the supreme court recently decided. he has also written a book and has become an active -- accidental activist. marie in boulder colorado, what is the reason for your support for hope clinton? hillaryi have followed since she was first lady, and as senator of new york, and secretary of state, and she is the only qualified, experienced and accomplished candidate running. she is so compassionate, and family-oriented and she is amazing and i am looking forward to her acceptance speech on
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thursday night. stanley incall is florida. i support hillary clinton because i trust her and i do not trust the whole trump. he is a hater, a bully, economic cannot stand bullies. he's got names for everybody. go down onea is to everybody, not support them. we have to take this country away from donald trump. man, but hegreat lost. hillary got more votes and more states. come together, and let's not get this guy near the oval office.
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i do believe these leaks are coming from russia. i don't trust donald trump. donald trump is in charlotte, today, speaking at the vfw convention. that will be live on c-span starting in about 9:30 a.m. -- allentown morning newspaper, we will talk about the -- day one of the convention and day to with some of the issues they are facing in philadelphia. >> earlier this morning, we showed our viewers the warm reception that michelle obama got last night. if you missed it and want to watch it in its entirety, go to c-span.org. front page of the new york times has analysis of her speech and the role she will play in this campaign.
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a stirring speech by a first lady. they began his adversaries, but michelle obama often fuming over what she saw as brutal unwarranted attacks by hillary clinton against her husband. lastand their husbands dined together at the white house in 2013 and friends do not describe the women as close. get the new york times says that --. obama has occasionally drawing criticism from conservatives for her efforts to reshape the country's nutritional roles -- rules. lady was onhe first carful karaoke for the late late show with james morton. it has received 30 million views, take a look.
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>> what do you have? >> let's see. >> crank it up. ♪ [singing] host: the first lady also sang a
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beyonce song during that segment. about that speech that the first lady gave, the new york times says the speech was prepared and collaborated with mrs. clinton's speech writer in 2008 and was the consistent -- concession speech -- then, she has been mrs. obama's primary wordsmith and in a small way, melania trump's. the republican nominee's wife appropriated several lines are mrs. obama's 2008 convention speech that had been written. the speechwriter later apologized. -- after the convention, the first lady's a said she will actively
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campaigned for mrs. clinton, but even when the candidate was her husband, mrs. obama put limits on how much time she was willing to devote to the campaign trail because of family obligations. front page story about the first lady, michelle obama. back on independence hall in center city, philadelphia. -- re joined laura olson, a lot of talk about michelle obama's speech last night. guest: they were passing out signs and the crowd really loved her. especially after a rocky beginning to the afternoon with bernie sanders supporters who had been shouting bernie every time secretary clinton's name had been mentioned at the beginning of the afternoon schedule.
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by the time the first lady got up there, things had settled down a little bit. host: are we going to see a revival of that, today? the conflict? guest: tonight, we will have the roll vote of the state, going to each state delegation to cast their official vote and that is why we are here. as bernie sanders said last night, he is looking forward to the rollcall votes. he will be getting quite a number of the votes from the delegates. we will see them cast their votes and we will have to wait and see. among the pennsylvania sanders supporters, a fair number of them have come around and said when a look at the options, hillary clinton is going to be the nominee, i'm going to go that direction. there are some others who still are not ready to make that transition. as we continue our
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conversation about the democratic national convention, the phone numbers are on the screen. democrats, republicans and independents. start dialing in and we will take your calls in just a few minutes. schultz and all the controversy around that. is that over as well? guest: it was not something we heard a lot of from the delegates that we were talking with, yesterday. to an extent, it seemed to be the latest evidence with some of the concerns some of these people have had with how these primaries have played out. now that she announced her resignation and was not on stage last night, we will see if that
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actually begins to trickle out of the conversation. host: we learned that there is a planned 2:00 rally/protest. is that still happening? guest: i believe so. we have seen a lot of protest or demonstrations the last couple of days. there is definitely a feeling of passion in the streets. before bernie sanders went on, there was a lot of activity outside the convention center -- the wells fargo center. even if sen. sanders: not be getting the nomination, there are still some concerns and folks that would like to see change, the superdelegate rule changes did not go far enough. some things they would like to make sure that secretary clinton is focusing on. there has been discussion about how the party platform has
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become more progressive and some of the concerns that were included there. they want to make sure those are not being forgotten or overlooked. host: how are pennsylvania democrats feeling about hosting the convention, about their chances in november? guest: i think they are pretty excited. philadelphia delegates come out and say -- congressman come out and -- congressmen, and say welcome to our state. a democratic senator took the stage last night, and he gave a pretty hearty criticism of donald trump and his business practices, talking about the economic strength of other clinton's policy proposals and got in a few philadelphia blog -- adelphia plugs as well. host: i remember his father was a strong pro-life democrat.
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is senator casey also pro-life? he made ais, but transition on several issues, as well as on gun control. policyhim make a transition on that, where he is more in line with where other parts of the party have become, especially after the sandy hook shooting. we do need to make some changes. a state that favors gun rights in a lot of ways, so he has gone through a transition. host: what was your experience at wells fargo? caller: it -- guest: it was a pretty exciting room. we saw a lot of anger from the room, last week. this week, there was some anger as well. supporters of senator sanders are not happy.
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there was also a lot of evensiasm and excitement, more so when sanders came out and addressed the crowd. host: do you see any parallels between the donald trump ted cruz situation and the hillary clinton bernie sanders situation? guest: when senator cruz came out last week, there was a welcome for him at first and once to begin clear that he was not going to endorse donald trump, then the room definitely took on a very different tone, and there was a lot of shouting chanting, but with senator sanders, he has come out and vocally endorsed kerry clinton, and he repeated that to his delegates ahead of his speech, -- boos forgot some
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that. guest: he did. he has been much more forceful theaying it is that only contrast between the two candidates, but there was a clear choice here and that is where you should go and senator cruz has not been willing to do that. host: day two of the convention begins at 4:00 p.m. eastern time. guest: the big speaker tonight is former president bill clinton. the potential to be the first first man, it will be fun to see how the crowd reacts to him, and what his message is, how he pitches secretary clinton. there will be a lot of august on secretary clinton when it comes to children, family, quite a bit about her work with the fund and there'll be appearances from movements, mothers of
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children who were killed during interactions with police officers. host: including trayvon martin's mother, right? guest: yes. a number of them have appeared in philadelphia with secretary clinton, before. of prettyear a number emotional stories this evening. host: where is allentown? guest: we are north of philadelphia, about halfway between here in scranton. host: how far away is that? guest: about an hour or so depending on traffic. host: laura olson with the allentown morning call. first call for her comes from jack in annandale, virginia. caller: thanks for taking my call. i wanted to respond to a previous caller from chicago. he made a good point and said
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are political parties starting to value their own power over the general welfare a the country, and that is good point, our founding fathers predicted the political factions would eventually evolve to the point where they cared more about themselves and maintaining their power instead of the general welfare of the country, and i think they are starting to get to that point. i watched the republican convention last night, and i am a little worried, because i'm seeing a trend start to increase on both sides, where people are starting to get their emotions involved and people are reasoning with emotion, and that is not good. the whole purpose of government lawo enact and interpret
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and laws are supposed to be dealt with with reason, not with emotion. host: let's leave it there and see if laura has anything she wants to add. guest: that is a theme we have heard from both sides of the aisle the selections reason, is that the party systems are rigged, and that the primaries have not gone in a way that was fair and equitable to the voters. you have heard from both democrats and republicans that there are some real changes that need to happen. we have been hearing about the superdelegates in philadelphia, there were some concerns from voters in cleveland that things were going so well on their side , and we are also seeing a strong showing for some third thinks, this year, so i there are some folks out there that share that concern. host: dalton in alabama.
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caller: can you hear me? host: yes, go ahead. caller: in my opinion, as far as going for president, i'm not going for donald trump and the reason is you cannot trust a guy like the guy from florida, my can'tor states said, you trust a guy who can show his tax returns because if you are going to end up trusting someone for president, you at least have to see or all of their money is ither going or coming from think hillary will be our best choice. she has made some bad choices, but she is the only right person for the job in my opinion. host: anything to add? guest: i think trust is a big issue with the candidates this
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year, and we are hearing a lot of contrast between the desk of these candidates. in cleveland, there was discussion about whether hillary clinton was someone you can trust based on the things in her background, so i think that is a theme we will hear, particularly from republicans if the election continues. host: when you talk to delegates, what is their enthusiasm level? many callersd to who have expressed more of a anti-donald trump feeling than a pro hillary clinton. guest: some have become much more enthusiastic because of the contrast they are seeing at the top of the ticket. it is not just about hell of a clinton, and some of them have been excited and have been hillary supporters since 2008, but now, they are looking at the
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choice, in that is also definitely driving them. host: jack in rhode island, republican. caller: good morning. about the caller before the previous caller making some valid points about the people within the political parties valuing their own interests as opposed to the and the of the people strength of the nation. i was a ted cruz supporter. people the wrong way, because he can be a little rigid. alabama, alabama is going to go to donald trump. this election in my opinion is going to be decided by three states.
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pennsylvania, ohio, and florida. i think florida being the key. what donald trump has going for him is a lot of people don't talk about and i think it is jealousy. the man has unbelievable stamina. he is a guy who is 70 years old. i am four years older than him. he is 70 years old and he is pretty much going around-the-clock. host: thank you for calling. laura olson, the election is going to be decided according to jack, in pennsylvania, ohio and lorna -- florida. guest: pennsylvania has gone with the democratic candidate in residential elections in every one since 1988. the last time we went for a republican candidate, --
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partly due to philadelphia and the surrounding areas were voter turnout is heavily democratic and he goes through the roof in presidential election years and that will be a pretty key factor. at the same time, we are seeing the closest polls in a presidential race that we have had for some time. how do clinton -- hillary clinton and donald trump have been switching a very narrow lead in a series of polls we have seen. this is definitely going to be a close race. the trunk campaign says they spend -- intend to spend a lot of time and resources here. on the democratic side, it may be less of a must win state, because there are some other avenues where she may be able to pick up a few more electoral votes due to how the states are leaning, but it is definitely a must win on the republican side. tony next call comes from
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in fort worth. democrat. caller: good morning. 10oted in the last presidential primaries and general elections, and i'm never going to vote again, because i believe that hillary clinton was the presumptive nominee when she resigned her term as secretary of state. i think at that time, she became the presumptive nominee. which he did announce she was running, the best majority of the superdelegates went to her and never changed hands, no matter how close bernie came, and matter what he did or how many states he won. those superdelegates delegates -- superdelegates never changed. whenever had any serious competition in the primary race.
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where was john kerry? president?he vice where were these serious candidates? whenever had a serious democratic candidate. a man whonie sanders, did better than anybody ever thought he would. i think it was just her turn and that is why i'm never voting again. host: that was tony in fort worth. guest: that is a pretty representative comment that we have heard from certain -- from sanders supporters saying this is how the primary process was set up. there is a clear favorite and the words were in -- words were clear favoritee to remain the favorite. super day will superdelegates and other members who are not bound to any particular candidate going to clinton, giving her a lead in the delegate race that senator sanders was never able to overcome.
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he tried to make a pitch saying that some of those folks to change their mind and they could have, but they did -- they did end up staying with secretary clinton and that is where we are. host: michael in arkansas, independent line. caller: good morning and thank a drastic -- for for a fantastic, neutral show. with howy refreshing polarized everything has been, to be able to see people's opinions the way that i can with washington journal. i would like to make a request before i have my questions, for yourvery brief, running question on why hillary, i am a burning -- a party
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supporter -- a bernie sanders supporter and all the calls i have seen so far answering the why hillary have been not much depth, and a lot of repetition of the same reasons, which appeared to be predominately talking points that i have seen on the news. how they are against donald that bernie lost. all of these things, we know. i have not heard any talk about policy. any originalard reflection, and -- host: could you move on to your question for our guest? guest: absolutely caller: --
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absolutely -- caller: absolutely. i wanted to know if she would have any knowledge of any will be reports or covering any issues that were voted on for the platform, and did not make it in, like -- and then for the roll call, apparently, that has been moved to this morning's breakfast, outside of the convention, and will no longer be televised and simply the results will be announced, and i was hoping for some insight on that. host: thank you. first of all, the rollcall being moved to -- guest: that is not something that i have heard about at this point. host: some would say that would be huge. guest: that would be very
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unusual, and regardless of whether the nomination has been -- has been contested and -- as contested and exciting as this has been, the rollcall is a traditional part of the process in almost all the states are going to go to a clear candidate and there is not another candidate, they will still do the ceremonial rollcall, so that is a part of the convention process and why the delegates are here. in 2008, we saw that rollcall process go through, and secretary clinton -- as for the minority report, that is something i would have to check on. i have not heard a lot of discussion about those during last night's proceedings. host: surely is in pennsylvania,
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ley is inn -- shir pennsylvania, republican. caller: thank you for taking my call. after yesterday, the whole world bad the deceitful and democratic party is in the united states. and is an absolute shame the chair should not have just resigned from being chairman, she should completely resign and go home. after what all happened yesterday, and i give bernie a lot of credit. i don't go along with him because he is a socialist and that is not going to work with people in the united states, but at least he is getting behind the party, and i give him credit for that. this country has had enough of the lying, the sneaking, the conniving, we had enough, we
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have to do something about it, and the only thing we can do is vote for donald trump and at least give him a chance to see if he can turn some of this terrible mess around. thank you so much. we heard a lot last week in cleveland along those same lines, that secretary clinton's background, that her tenure as secretary of state and other periods in her life, that she has not proven that she can be trustworthy, that she has some concerning aspects, and it seems situation with the democratic national committee has kind of added to some of those concerns for folks. host: what is the situation economically, socially in allentown? guest: allentown has a little bit of a resurgence, we had a new minor-league hockey arena open up and getting a bit more
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activity downtown, there is the state tax incentives set up down there that has allowed for a little bit more developed to come back in and we are seeing more people walking along , which istreets pretty exciting in a region that was hard hit when the steel industry took a hit. host: are there any steel plants left in the area? guest: not really. host: who are some of the larger employers? guest: we have a striving medical industry. you may not think about some things when you had to the doctor's office, but also along interstate 80 -- 78, there is a lot of warehousing activity, amazon has a couple of warehouses and it is a good place to be moving things to end through, and get to the
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northeast and back down along the eastern seaboard. in davenport,y independent. i was born with a mark on each one of my hips. my mother was a diehard republican and my father was a diehard democrat and i am quite political, but right now i am going through something that i guess no one should have to go through, my grandson is 37 years old, his dad died when he was 49 and he inherited his disease, and 12 years ago, they put a pacemaker and defibrillator into him. he has been pretty good for the 12 years but could never get insurance, and about three months ago, was able to get on the affordable care act in
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michigan, and two months ago, he nearly died. he was put in the university hospital and his disease is so rare that there are only three doctors in the world that can do the surgery. betty, we appreciate your story, and certainly sympathize. where are you going with this, what is the question you wanted to tie into politics? caller: there are so many reasons that i would like to talk about other things, but unless you are involved in something like the affordable care act and what michigan has had to do because they could not -- my daughterr, has had to go through, to get her son, today i am waiting because the surgery is tomorrow, lose acause she had to
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home that they were going to pay for, they had to lose the flight, he was not able to fly, she had to drive him -- host: thank you for calling in from davenport and sharing your story. the democratico platform, when it comes to the speeches, when it comes to some of the teams, is the aca being talked about -- some of the themes, is the aca being talked about? guest: we have not heard it mentioned yet, but i'm sure it hear aboutething we when president barack obama takes the stage, tomorrow night. a signature part of his administration, but it has also had some flaws and i think politicians on both sides of the aisle have not been shy about pointing those out. we heard about it last week, comment saying when donald trump
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's president, you will be able to pick your doctor again. there have been some strong critiques about how the program has worked. the democrats have also had some there arebout it and concerns ranging from the accessibility of the health care programs and also to how to pay for it and democrats like bob casey said we need to tweak some things like how to structure paying for the program. there are some other ways to update the law and make it work a little more smooth way, especially as we have seen premiums go up. thank you for coming by and chatting with our viewers. coming up next, a name that might be familiar to you from the supreme court case. we will talk to him about that at some of the issues at the democratic national convention after we get this news update in washington. two --ing ahead today
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to day two of the dnc. bill clinton will be speaking. the headline, can clinton boost clinton? time to let the big dogs hunt and the olympian website has this story about this being the 10th convention for the former president. on tuesday night, he will promote his wife's lesser-known achievements, early days as a child -- child advocacy lawyer, her policy campaigns as a senator from new york. his address may require one of the toughest balancing acts of his career, separating his wife's legacy from his own. also this morning from time magazine, meet the first openly transgendered speaker at a party convention. time magazine says that when sarah mcbride takes the stage in
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philadelphia, she will have three minutes to make her speech, but she will only need to say a word to make history. when she does, the 25-year-old press secretary will be the first openly transgender person to address a major party's convention. that will be happening thursday night. looking back at last night's convention, after a speech in the afternoon were bernie sanders supporters were booing him when he suggested that they get behind hillary clinton, an effort was made by bernie sanders himself and the campaign to reach out to his supporters. a text was sent and take a look at the picture put on the verge's website. it did not stop there. he then sent out an e-mail to , saying ours
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credibility as a movement will be damaged by booing, turning it back -- turning a back, walking out or other displays. that is what the corporate media and the corporate media and donald trump once, but that is not what will expand the progressive movement in this country. i know everyone is frustrated by the recent dnc e-mail exposures -- disclosures, but as a result, debbie wasserman schultz herself was forced to resign. then the washington post goes on to say this, some in philadelphia want sanders supporters to embrace the movement -- the moment and quit the party. and one of two rallies, the green party's likely presidential candidate jill stein said the democrat e-mail hack reveal that the worst fears about the dnc were true. she has limited sanders opportunities to debate clinton and she and key staffers took every step possible to diminish
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him and that is what stein said to her supporters, yesterday. there are more protests expected in philly. the philadelphia 2016 dnc facebook page has a list of some of the protests that are going to be taking place today. at 11:00, no one for president is happening, black dnc resistance is happening and a 4:00 p.m., shut down the dnc is happening. you can also find the occupied dnc calendar. -- occupy dnc calendar. back to peter at our studio. we are downtown, center city philadelphia at independence hall. that is a shot from the national constitution center, right across independence hall, where we are and where our studio is and will be, all week. jim, a us now is co-author of the new book called love wins.
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he has also testified at the democratic national convention. what is the case and why should we know what it is? guest: that was the supreme court ruling last june that made marriage equality the law of the country. host: how did you become part of that case? guest: by virtue of unexpected occurrences. my partner of almost 21 years being diagnosed with als, dying 13,ls and on june of 20 when the winter decision came down, striking down the defense of marriage act, i asked him to marry me, and he was in at home hospice care at that point, and we made it happened. we could not at home in ohio because of a constitutional amendment, so we flew to baltimore where we got married on the tarmac.
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by virtue of running into a civil rights attorney and telling our story, he asked if we might be willing to come to him and that is how it all started. host: june 26, 2015, how did that change the law of the land? to that ruling, it was a patchwork of laws across the country were seemed -- some states allowed same-sex marriage and others did not and that ruling changed every state across the country to allow same-sex couples to marry and had to recognize lawful same-sex marriages from other states. host: why are you here in philadelphia? guest: primarily to participate in events with equality forum which is holding their annual conference, and i'm doing a few things with the convention. tried to go to the event last night, had tickets, but due to a experience, that took over an hour to get even close to the center, we gave up.
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host: we want to make sure the phone lines get up on the screen , divided by political affiliation. (202) 748-8000 for democrats. (202) 748-8001 (202) 748-8002 for republicans --(202) 748-8001 for republicans. (202) 748-8002 for independents. this is unrelated to why you invited you one -- why we invited you one, but this headline, worst convention ever -- invited you on, but this headline, worst convention ever. what happened? it was a case of the uber driver not paying attention to all the communications from uber explaining where to drop passengers off, where to pick them up, as well as road closures.
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it was this never ending circle, but -- about two miles wide around the wells fargo center, get dropped off places, chased back into the car by police, then dropped off somewhere where we had to walk for miles to find an entrance. host: will you try again tonight? guest: i will, but i will talk to people who have made it there, successfully. i will be there tonight. host: will you be speaking? guest: i will not. host: what about the addressing of lesbian gay bisexual transgender etc. issues? guest: that is really focused on mcbride speaking on thursday. she is such a fantastic activist for the lgbtq community.
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i am excited to listen to her and see what you has to say. she will really be the voice of our community at this convention , in addition to everything else that comes up by everyone speaking. host: what about the platform? does it address lgbtq issues? guest: it is the most lgbtq friendly supportive flat -- platform ever. everything from supporting continued marriage equality, unlike the gop which has decided that they will do everything they can to overturn that, supporting transgender communities, supporting everything that president obama has put in place, his executive orders, they will continue those. the platform is incredibly supportive. became -- whoou were you and what kind of work
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did you do? host: in december -- guest: in december 2014, i got my real made twocense and i deals before the supreme court kind of took over my life. before that, my career was in corporate trading. the soft kind of i.t. consultant. host: let's take some calls. ron in virginia, democrat line. caller: i want to say that i love c-span and a listen to you guys quite often. --emain a bernie spent bernie supporter who is not convinced by hillary. looking at the recent wikileaks e-mail showing that the system remains rigged, as much as we hate trump, he is playing to the
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fears of the masses. as a well-informed citizen, i think hillary at the convention contributed to the criminalizing of the middle east, and the current migrant crisis. if elections were held today, i think trump would win, and hillary should not be complacent. host: anything you want to add? guest: i would say, i think hillary clinton has reached out to bernie supporters, and everyone who spoke last night has reached out to bernie supporters, and i have to look at policies. bernie's policies and hillary's policies are not that far apart, and for anyone who supports the progressive policies of bernie, that is the place to be, supporting hillary. no candidate is 100% perfect for every single person, but hillary will fight for the things that bernie cares about and that bernie supporters care about.
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host: donald trump in cleveland got off his prepared remarks and said he was really proud of the republican crowd for applauding his remarks about gay and lesbian issues. did you hear it? guest: i did, and i have to say, that is crazy. he is not a supporter of the lgbtq community. nominate said he would supreme court's to the justice -- supreme court justices who would be open to overturning the ruling. at the head of that platform which is completely hand-tied, he is not our friend in any way, shape or form. host: jim in new york, independent line. i believe it is a well-known fact that if independence or allowed --
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independents were allowed to vote in the primaries and across the states, bernie sanders would have won the primary. we talk about bringing fairness and honesty to the system. these rules need to be changed, as well as i personally feel that the platform of the delegates and the superdelegates should be eliminated and that the primary vote show what it shows, and he done with it. host: are you a democratic activist, or are you in lgbtq activist? guest: that is a great question. both,k it is a bit of predominantly and lgbtq activist. i ended up in this role because i was fighting for something for the lgbtq community, but as a lifelong democrat, and as someone who looks of the democratic platform and looks at
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democratic politicians and lawmakers who do stand up for all americans, they do fight for all americans, not just some, it is hard not to be as well, a democratic activist. host: sherry, republican. caller: good morning. lgbtuestion was about community, which i am not that privy about, except rino donald trump being republican is very and as on the subject far as bathrooms concerned, everybody use whatever bathroom they want, but i would like to equate that trump should not be associated with the kkk, nor the tax returns when being audited. you cannot reveal that tax return because it is not correct
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until the irs finishes, and his comment on muslims, obviously that was pertaining to shia law -- showers -- shia law and terrorists. he elaborated on that sense, because he has been a politically correct. host: before we go to far down that road, we appreciate your comments. we are focused more on jim and the issues including the lgbt issues. gay marriage. neutral on these issues according to sheri. guest: i disagree. any nominee who is at the top of the platform and the plot or ms. what it is, they are not neutral on lgbtq issues. they willate who says
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nominate justices who will overturn marriage equality is not neutral on our issues. he willidate who says reverse president obama's executive orders related to the lgbtq community is not neutral on lgbtq issues. host: what was the process of writing love wins? guest: i have a great benefit -- i had the great benefit of working with a prize-winning journalist at the washington post and it was a great comfort level. my late husband's aunt married us and she had one son. her son keith and debbie used to be married. we were at their wedding over 25 years ago. when she reached out to me and said are you interested in writing a book with me, of course i was interested, but it
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was this great level of comfort and safety working with someone i knew. it was a really good experience and what i realized is, reliving all of these things and telling stories and writing and going back-and-forth with debbie as well as everyone else we worked with for the book, it was a great way for me to work through my grief. it was a good healing process. i cried a lot, but i laughed and i smiled much more than i cried, and it was a great experience to pull up those memories that i did not know were still there. host: what is equality forum? organizationonal focused on the history of the lgbtq fight for equality. i have dissipated two years in a row with their annual conference here in philadelphia. yesterday was a legal panel with others talking about the current state of affairs for the lgbtq community.
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thursday, i have the honor of presenting an award from equality forum to nancy pelosi. host: or you invited to speak at the convention -- were you invited to speak at the convention? guest: i was not. host: would you have accepted? guest: absolutely. host: john, democrat line. caller: good morning. thank you for c-span. i wanted to say that i watched the democratic convention last night, as well as the republicans last week. it was kind of like the difference between going to a pretzel stand and going to a full buffet. convention was like, they only had one issue,
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they did not talk about policy, they did not talk about anything. the young gentleman you have there today, he has things that he is dealing with in the -- united states. i am african-american, born in d.c., and we have issues in d.c. as far as african-americans, but last night, the democratic convention was a plethora of everything we are dealing with in america. you had immigrants, african-americans, indians, white folks, you had everybody in one common goal, trying to accomplish but we need to accomplish as a unifying force. i commend you for what you are doing, fighting for what you believe in. i will continue to fight for african-americans to have as many rights as everybody else, and i commend the folks that are coming over here trying to get liberties that are rightfully theirs.
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host: before we get an answer or here -- sometimes, the democrats are said to be practicing identity politics. what is your reaction to that? caller: the democrats are practicing american politics. we have to understand that america has a lot of different anthems. we have a lot of branches. we have to deal with everything, we can't just single one thing out and say we will jump on this or that. donald trump he is going to be the law president. let's deal with the law. why were those police out there in the first place? i feel sorry for the families and i feel sorry for anyone affected by that, but they were out there because initially, we were protesting against the way black folks were being treated by certain police officers.
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let's deal with the law. let's not single it out for one group. let's deal with everything. host: thank you. more: i could not agree with your characterization of the two conventions. for me, the democratic party is all about inclusion, all about everyone in the united states, not just some of the people. politics, asntity you were replying to peter, i am ok with the democratic party being called -- or being accused or people saying they practice identity politics, because they respect every identity, and that is something the gop does not do. they respect some either the d's. the democratic party respects them all and that is why i am proud to support the democratic party. host: jason in wisconsin, independent.
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caller: hello. i'm calling about a couple of things. identity politics, especially with the lgbtq community, i am a straight male, however i have a lot of friends that are homosexual. and care about their needs i understand some of the struggles they go through. be withn i have would the democrats and hillary clinton especially, how late they were to the party, to come around to this with supporting it. another thing -- photo clinton reaching out to , inie sanders supporters guess i am still undecided, who i want to vote or.
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i am leading to work till stein, but it problem i see with hillary in reaching out to bernie sanders supporters would be the fact that she hired debbie wasserman schultz after she stepped down for the allegations. that seems like a slap in the face to bernie sanders supporters. i have not read all of this completely, but the way i understand it, she did not necessarily higher debbie wasserman schultz. she gave her an honorary position. again, i have not read fully into that, so you could be right. that is just my understanding, and i could see why a lot of bernie supporters might feel that as a slap in the face. i do not want to make mistakes, but you never know. as the democratic party and hillary being late to the party as you put it to support lgbtq writes.
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i take this back down to the very personal. when i came out, whenever any single member of that community comesout, and we hope for is tht family and friends immediately still love you. you are no different and we support you. that is what we hope for but we don't always get that. time, as our community and neighbors get to know us, they learn more about us and we hope that their attitude changes. and so than they do become supportive. now look at hillary clinton being a supporter of the lgbtq community. that is what we want. it is disingenuous for not always being there because she is where we want people to be. that is how i look at it and that is my personal opinion. we want people to change, learn and become our allies and it is
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exactly what she has done. host: do you do any work with the republicans? guest: when you hear the phrase, "gay republican" what is your take? personally, i struggle to understand supporting a party that would rather we don't exist. a party that thinks we are less than. personally, i could never do that. what the other policies are, if they don't respect me as a person and treat me with value and believe i deserve the same rights as other americans, i could never support the party. is donee next caller from florida, a republican. we are listening. caller: the title of your show btq."h s "same-sex,
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fromer hear the opinion -- despite what you hear from science, we don't know what kind of impact all of this -- forgive the term -- this encroaching homosexual culture might have on our children. bigre they allow construction projects to be done in the united states, they require an environmental impact study to be done to make sure we don't harm something. but we are not doing studies on children. and i know they say they have done studies and it is fine but they haven't done them long enough. my point is, what right do parents have with their children to protect themselves from what could potentially be something
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dangerous to their children? host: thank you. i just don't even think i can respond to that. host: does he have a right not to associate with people he doesn't want to? guest: everyone has that right. freedom of association. no one is forcing him, his family or his children to associate with people they choose not to associate with. what we are saying, and what science and studies have shown, is that being gay and having two gay parents in no way, shape or form harms children and you can't "catch gay." just like you can't "catch straight. "
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"choice" isthe word thrown out. we are not a catchable disease. we are people. we are born that way. we deserve rights. we deserve everything else that every other american has. , a democrat. caller: i was calling, i wanted to know -- good morning to everyone. i live in indianapolis. there was newspaper an article about the kkk. 200 cases of a letter left in the neighborhood -- criticizing illegal immigrants and the lgbt community.
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i know, after donald trump speech last week, he is talking up a lot. i wonder if this is going to be the fear of everyone now? that all the hatefulness is going to come out now, and they will be worse than they used to be? and even when the neighbors collected all of these, they called the police and the police said there wasn't anything they could do about it. to me, this is going to be an issue, we are going in that direction. and if trump is elected, it will be worse. host: thank you. guest: i have to agree with you. i worry about that as well. current climate, hatred towards various groups, african-americans, immigrants, community --btq that environment is pervasive right now and it does nothing
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but embolden hate groups. and i agree with you. i'm concerned. i'm afraid that they will become more vocal. more toing to do even drag our country backwards and down. so i am right there with you. i am worried about that. int: this is dan bridgewater. caller: hello. here is what is bothering me. biologically, there are three behaviors that we tend to do privately. for security reasons. and other species do the same. having sex, eating and sleeping. our auto he needs. these are private things because of the vulnerability we are in to physical impact at those times. i look at you, you are a nice gentleman.
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well, youtting very would fit in wherever you go. i don't see why you have to be identified by what you do in a private setting. lgbtq never heard of an thereity -- i don't think is any culture that is specific to that? host: we will get a response. dan, do you have any gay friends? oh, dan is gone. we will never know. so dan thinks you should not be identifying yourself. guest: why not? the people who are opposed to lgbtq communities who always bring up sex. we are not out there saying hi, i am jim, i married john and we had sex. we don't do that. the people who are opposed to us as human beings and think we are
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less than, they are the ones who bring sex into it. we don't talk about it, they do. james obergefell -- appeared on tv recently and you can watch that on booktv.org. type's last name into the search function and you can watch it at your leisure. in her speech, michelle obama used a phrase, and it was "america is the greatest country on earth." and we will play a little bit of the video from last night. we want to talk about that. get your reaction to what mrs.
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obama had to say. the numbers will be up on your screen. we will put them up so you can get a sense of what you will talk about. (202) 748-8000, democrats. (202) 748-8001, republicans. (202) 748-8002, all others. here is a little bit of mrs. obama last night. michelle obama: don't let anyone ever tell you that this country isn't great. we need to make it great again. because this, right now, is the greatest country on earth. [applause] [cheers] obama: and as my daughter is prepared to set out into the world, i want a leader who is worthy of that truth. worthy of myis girls promise and all of our kids promise. a leader who will be guided
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every day by the love and hope and impossibly weak dreams that we all have for our children. so in this election, we cannot sit back and hope that everything works out for the best. we cannot afford to be tired or frustrated or cynical. no, hear me. between now and november, we need to do what we did eight years ago and four years ago. [applause] [cheers] michelle obama: we need to knock on every door. we need to get out every vote. we need to pour every last ounce of our passion and strength and intofor this country electing hillary clinton as president of the united states of america. [laughter[applause] speech, shet of her
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used the phrase "greatest country on earth." we want to hear your reaction. (202) 748-8000, democrats. (202) 748-8001, republicans. (202) 748-8002, independents. host: first, d.c.. politico playbooks behind the monday- he took in night's proceedings in a box inside the wells fargo center. he was accompanied by cory booker and his mother, the pennsylvania senator, the mayor of columbia. the georgia representative john lewis. , and formerrds attorney general air colder. also this from politico this morning -- in the department of
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"you can't make it up" donald asking-mailed politico, politico, ordering donald trump on the cover. meanwhile, donald trump has politico and refuses to allow us into any campaign event. laststatistics -- in the 24 hours, 10 million people in the u.s. generated nearly 40 million likes, posts, comments and shares related to the convention. in the same time, the top election related content on facebook was this live video from hillary clinton of last convention proceedings, including the speech by michelle obama. inegates are up philadelphia for the convention. here is a tweet from raymond
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buckley, showing the former vermont governor addressing delegates from new hampshire, vermont and maine. , a delegate from indiana -- she tweeted this picture. "first speaker, alison lundergan grimes, kentucky secretary of state." she ran against mitch mcconnell and try to knock off the majority leader in the senate the last time around. --on ford treating out tweeting up this picture, he got to hear from the top campaign aide from hillary clinton. stacy mcdermott tweeting that we have "a real melting pot at the convention here." new hampshire public radio a mixture of sanders and clinton delegates at the breakfast. from a delegate,
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"standing ovation at the maryland breakfast for representative elijah cummings as he walks into the delegation breakfast today. all the delegates here love him." viewers know he is a figure because of the top democrat on the benghazi committee. he declined to run for the competitive open senate seat in maryland. that is being vacated by a retiring senator barbara mikulski. back live in philadelphia, getting your reaction to michelle obama using the phrase "america is the greatest country on earth right now ar." richard, what have you got? caller: good morning. i think this has been the greatest country on earth for me at my family and we have been very fortunate to live in the united states. unfortunately, america's dream
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has not come true for everyone. and maybe with bernie sanders policies, it can be. thank you for letting me talk. from mike calling washington, oklahoma on the republican line. caller: good morning to everyone. i think michelle obama is absolutely disgusting and a liar. this is the same woman who, eight years ago, said -- i am paraphrasing -- this is the first time i have ever been proud of my country. wake up america. the democrats are going to take us down. .ur people just dumb i am befuddled. in florida on the independent line. caller: good morning. really disgusted by the
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last caller. -- i'm sorry to say he does not have love in his heart. i believe michelle obama is absolutely correct, with the country being the best there is. i am a independent and gay woman and i just got married. andnt to thank the congress government and michelle obama and mr. obama for allowing that to happen. and i believe that hillary goingn can continue with forth with what america needs as a country. be elected,. trump i believe that we will really be in trouble. i did go with mr. trump at first. but as far as calling people names, that is just not what america is about.
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we have to keep love and god in our hearts and make the right judgment in november. thank you for taking my call. is jamie in for genia, the democrat line. go ahead. caller: good morning. , this to say that i agree is the greatest country on earth. i lived overseas playing basketball and i couldn't wait to get back home to america. and people don't really pay attention to a lot of things. at the democrats, at the convention, which you hear is hope. you hear about a better future. policies and the way we will make it better. look at the republicans and you hear about fear and anger and his respect. no humility. it is just amazing how all of us can be here around each other, daily on a daily basis, and have
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two totally different types of views and emotions. it amazes me. this country has been great for so long at it is by far the greatest country on earth. you heard mrs. obama use that phrase on earth oft night, what do you think donald trump's tagline "make america great again." caller: it is a contradiction. how do you make it great when the country has always been great? it hasn't always been perfect but it is the greatest country on earth. it's not going to be great "again" -- that is a certain cliche. we cannot go back to those ways. , tied intoeducated other countries in the world right now. the best thing for us to do is continue to strive to be better people and get out and vote.
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you don't have anything to say if you don't get out and vote. go out and vote democrat this year. host: hannah is next, an independent. caller: good morning. thank you for c-span. i love being able to watch you all and get the entire convention without a bunch of commentary. i watched the entire republican convention. and there was chaos there. but then i am watching the dnc,ratic convention, the and i'm seeing so much of the united states being the best country. we ought to realize that we are we are all of one race, the human race. and we need to bring humility and the human spirit back, and love for one another.
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of ahe love of a color or difference. there is no difference in any of us. realize that we are all human. and we all deserve respect. and until we can all we realize see wheren't really we can truly get back to saying that we have a wonderful country here. dana in northis dakota on the republican line. what is your reaction? well, i think most people around the world would say they love their country and their country is good, even in syria, they want to get out as refugees because of what is going on but they love their country. so of course i love my country and i think it's great and i'm this never wanted to leave it.
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to if it wasry like how it was in other countries. have watched all of the republican debates. and i am watching the democrats. there has been dissension on both sides. and i do believe that we need to love everyone. lgbt was onhen the and i was left over on this. but donald trump did say that they are people too -- so he does believe that everyone is soluble. the black people are valuable. , humanans and the gays beings. you can't take it that donald doesn't like them.
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if everyone would listen to the though they even are democrats, listen to what the republican said. said,hing the democrats you could have a broader view of your opinion or what you have to say. you have to see and know both sides. in order to make an informed decision. host: thank you for calling. in georgia,o tony the republican line. michelleyou think of obama's speech and her remark about america being the greatest on earth? i appreciate you taking my call. african-american, i appreciate what the caller was just saying. we are not a meticulous people. allowwere, we wouldn't
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people to sit there and say one thing and do a different thing. i appreciate what you said but thehe same time, she was first black first lady. if we were meticulous like we should be when it comes to the people he put into power, we wouldn't have this chaos. i wasn't a donald trump fan. dr. ben carson. order for america to continue to be great and be appreciated by the world, and to be liked, we have to appreciate the god that has blessed us. in order to do what we have done around the world. next, charlie in pennsylvania, the democrats line. what is your view? caller: my view on the whole
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that michelle obama gave a great speech last night. that i roblem is vanka gave a speech where she plagiarized michelle obama -- when she the tv gave her tv it was all over the place. my problem is with the fox network. they haven't said one word about her speech. what do we say to the people in our country when we have a station that is a racist station? because they did not say one word about her speech. and the coverage that donald trump gets is ridiculous. even on your station. donald trump is on your stage much more on your station and
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hillary clinton. how can she win when all you hear on tv is nothing but donald trump? even his wife, after she broke you never heard anything on fox network. the president of it harasses women. it is so ridiculous that obama and clinton and all these people abused for being americans. host: that was charlie. every single minute of the democratic convention will be live on c-span. youcan watch it live or, if are away from your tv, you can watch it on our facebook page. we will be streaming live on our facebook page as well, plus, if you are away from your computer and tv and you want to listen on the radio, download the c-span
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radio mobile app. anywhere in the world, you can c-span.o we have a radio station in d.c. which plays in the general area their tea radio mobile app is a wonderful way to stay in touch. the other thing is, you can go to our website at c-span.org and you can watch all the speeches, video from the republican and democratic conventions. not just the speeches but everything we have ever covered for as long as we have been on the air. 37 years. 37 years of c-span archives are available on her website at c-span.org. the next call, getting a reaction to michelle obama saying that america is the greatest country on earth right now.
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let's hear from thick torilla, the independent line. inc. you for holding. thank you for taking my call. i have so many thoughts. -- likes michelle obama that other caller said -- i that she wasn't proud to be an american until right now when my president is elected. my favorite person was dr. ben carson -- i really hope you would become the candidate. fox this morning covered everything. they covered michelle obama speech. , theyey talked about hate mentioned how she never mentioned donald trump's name.
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been talking all morning about her speech. 'sd they mentioned melania speech, the lines that she took. it is terrible to look at an entire speech, where she talked ,bout equal pay for equal work and how women who are single mothers are taking care of in the trump organization. host: all right. undecided, independent voter. peter in pennsylvania on the republican line. there is douglasville, pennsylvania? about 30 miles outside of philadelphia. host: all right. what did you think of michelle
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obama speech last night? i think her speech was very good last night. and i think she is right when she says that. we just have a lot of problems. every time the republicans get in, they started war. if you take the money away from could 60 roads and help poor people in this country. i think they are all on track. they can do what they say they want to do if we can get help from congress. host: that is peter in pennsylvania. d.c., looking at the news. his speech last night, bernie sanders is up and at them this morning, stopping by many delegate breakfasts. he was at the wisconsin delegate breakfast. he also attended the kansas breakfast, a tweet from one of the delegates -- "a little bit
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of what he had to say to be kansas supporters. " >> why not? [indiscernible] i am delighted to be here. just a very quick message, we have been running around. over at the texas delegation breakfast is a reporter in dallas, fort worth -- tweeting at this moment where bernie sanders supporters and hillary clinton supporters start yelling. >> [indiscernible] [chanting] hillary, hillary, hillary. >> that happened this morning on day two of the democratic national convention. a lot of attention has been paid
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to bernie sanders last night, what he gives a full for did endorsement to hillary clinton at the podium? he did. , putting this together with the headline "al gore sure took his time to endorse hillary clinton." >> he won't be attending the democratic national convention but he is planning to vote for hillary clinton in november. his tweets read, given the significant challenges facing our nation and world, considering especially the global crisis, i encourage everyone else to do the same. the endorsement might be coming later than others in the party expected. odd,re silence seemed considering he served as vice president under bill clinton for eight years, but apparently al gore and heller clinton were not and hillary clinton were
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not on great terms. a florham are -- a former white usually do member -- give your vice president something of that level. people forget that sort of started the relationship on a downward spiral. host: we will take one more call and get your reaction to michelle obama saying that america is the greatest country on earth right now. we hear from bob in california. go ahead. caller: thank you. i enjoy the c-span experience. thank you for presenting both sides well. my comment was that it was nice that michelle obama had decided that you liked this country. i would think that anybody who got $200,000 vacations would feel that way. it is sad that what we really
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need is to encourage people to have values that believes that the united states is a great country. i would like to see more encouragement of values. coming up, we'll introduce you or let you meet two mayors. themayor of new orleans and mayor of columbia, south carolina. they will be here to talk about issues they are cities face and why they are here at the democratic national convention. mcardle is here in philadelphia and he is having one of the best jobs here. yesterday, he got to go around to various sites and see the sights and sounds of philadelphia. yesterday, he caught up with ben franklin. ross are at the betsy
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house, off independence mall, joined by philadelphia's most famous son, and human franklin. i want to ask you today, what do you think of the political convention going on in this town? >> i find it interesting. it is not something i am interested in. in my time, we don't have conventions or political parties. it is an interesting gathering of people. it seems to be democracy at work. >> and this is a convention that is being covered by over 10,000 members of the media. and you talk about the media in your day? >> the media in my day, and i'm guessing in yours, could actually change opinions. as a newspaper man myself, i wanted to change opinions. -- in give you an example 1787, we met in the state house of pennsylvania to form a constitution and we had people
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come from all over the country with various views and interests. so we decided we would meet in secret for four months -- i don't think you could do that now and get away with it. we met in a closed state house where there was no media access. and that is how we were able to get a constitution. had we had this analyzed in the press every day, some people probably would have given up and gone home. days, politicians are so worried about their favorability ratings and the polls, and you talk about the politicians of your times and whether you think anybody would be as worried as they are today about their poll numbers and favorability ratings? >> george washington would not be worried. john adams might be worried. he was convinced that nobody with know who he was. wasaid that when history written was benjamin franklin
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striking be lightning rod and out sprung george clinton. could step if we away from benjamin franklin for a second and talk to the man behind benjamin franklin? can you tell us your name? how long have you been studying? years, studying benjamin franklin for many years and certainly for the last 15 years. i consider myself a serious student of history and benjamin franklin. i am a more passionate student of that. i have put in several thousand hours. i want to do this right. i want to speak of benjamin franklin and not just how maybe i think he would answer. i want to speak as much as possible as how franklin would speak because i am trying to bring him to people. >> what is your favorite part of portraying benjamin franklin? the respect that benjamin
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franklin has among people and the respect that i have among him. a man who was an innovator. a curious person, always trying to invent things and reinvent himself. that is what interests me. benjamin you portray franklin for? what is your group? >> today i am here representing philadelphia historic corporation who bring free historical programs to people. costumed interpreters, a fine group. >> you can make benjamin franklin on the streets this week. thank you. int: we are back lies mayorslphia, we have two here at because duchenne center.
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the columbia south carolina mayor, steve benjamin, what is the biggest issue? is howand every city it to have the resources and the ability and flexibility to be able to make sure that men and women can make a decent wage. invest in their families, in their children's futures, and making sure that cities continue to have the flexibility to be the incubators of innovation. we have a working with our working to create an environment in this country cities are allowed to innovate. to have the resources from federal government and state government. and the ability to build partnerships and nonprofits to continue to create an environment where we can flourish. host: you mentioned state and federal. what is the relationship between
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the city, state, federal funding -- are you dependent on the federal government funding? guest: absolutely. a significant amount of federal funding has disappeared in some key areas. it is the federal government's responsibility to support key programs that are happening in our cities. it is the federal government's responsibility to support tax exemptions that fund 80% of the upper structure to help build safe roads and good schools. wastewater systems -- all across the city. so that relationship is key. it is important. the challenges we have different states have
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different experiences but we are seeing a troubling trend in state governments beginning to restrict how cities can grow and prosper. mandatesown unfunded that cities have to comply with. america's profit being created in cities and metropolitan counties right now. we don't want to see that be restrained. we want to continue to show what we are made of. sometimes the relationship between the federal and state government can be difficult. host: the population budget? are 140,000 metropolitan area under one million, our budget is $250,000 a year. mitch landrieu, you heard our discussion here, as the mayor of new orleans, what do you want to add?
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ceo of a city,he we are in the business of doing a lot of things at one time. running a city is hard. some days there is joy and some days there is agony. but generally speaking, cities are in better shape today than they have been in a long time. in america are moving back into the cities, a reversal of what was happening in the 1960's-19 70's. people are moving back into cities and cities are getting bigger. weare in a position where have to be smart, thoughtful and manage budgets well. a minute ago, stephen was talking about the great stuff he has been doing in his city. in the city of new orleans we have a balanced budget as well. we had to cut 22% out of our budget. congress argues about whether they will cut spending and state
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governments cut 1% or 2% but we, on the ground, have to make decisions that affect people right away. our credit rating has been upgraded three times and the unemployment rate is down. historically, our crime rate in cities in the united states has gone down by 66%. all mayors have to deal with bad things that happen in cities. whether it have seen is boston, san bernardino, paris, orlando, alice, baton rouge -- when there is a difficult public safety threat, a hurricane, tornado or some kind of terrible incident that we have seen, we have to manage that. we have homeland security teams that manage that as well. but it is important for the tople in washington, d.c. understand that we are the people on the ground. we are not a special interest.
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it is essential that they understand that it is an essential role for us. we have been that, given a lot of responsibilities that we did not have in the past. mayors have to manage on the ground, in real-time. donald trump said something that was untrue the other night -- in the last 10 years, the cities of america have become the hub of innovation, entrepreneurship, education reform and job creation. we are where things are happening. america areround the people who are finding a way to get things done because we are forced to create partnerships with not only the federal government and state government, but with the community, it not for profits, neighborhood leaders. we are the ones making it happen. there is a lot of good stuff getting done but we can't do it by ourselves. you have seen in response to all of these terrible attacks is
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that our law enforcement officials are the tip of the spear when we are combating urban gunfire or potential terrorist threats or really, not to disasters like katrina. and we need the appropriate amount of funding to do our jobs well as our citizens expect. host: what is the conversation you had with your chief of police when the incident in that en route occurred? guest: first of all, that was a devastating couple of weeks of really bad things that had been happening in cities across america. the city of new orleans has been working on this for the past five years. immediately after the dallas shootings, we had a tabletop exercise in the city of new orleans for the public safety to make sure that everybody's head was in the right place. one of the things that is really difficult in managing crisis
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ease like this is to be prepared and have a plan and understand what you are dealing with. to make sure that you are in communication with your community. so right after having a conversation with the chief and the commanders about it being a difficult and dangerous time, we are called upon to be professional, thoughtful, don't go too slow and don't go too fast. and saying touch with the community -- you can't do that if you haven't build relationships already. for the past five years, we have working on that. group of community leaders and ministers about the impact that both sides of this our city.d have with we had seven protests in new orleans and they were peaceful. we don't shy away from acknowledging that this is a difficult time. mayors have to run into the fire and have good temperament and make the decisions and show leadership that we saw in dallas. for thee going home
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funeral of one of the three officers that was killed. a very sad time and a difficult thing for us to walk through but you have to walk through it. you have to talk about the issues that we are confronting. host: the same question. guest: the tragedy that happened andaton rouge, mitch and i greg fisher -- we had all come back from dallas. we went there to support and show respect for those fallen officers. theackground -- i served as chief of a law enforcement i know the sacrifices that those men and women in blue gave every single day, to provide a blanket of security that we sleep under and we cannot take it for granted. we are watching law enforcement change as we speak. and 21st century
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policing, i am proud that our police department is taking a leadership role and is working to make sure that law enforcement adjusts to the role of being peace officers and law enforcement officers. working to build a transparency and accountability that the public can trust and that we may have. no matter how many hundreds or thousands you have, you have to have community trust. so we move forward with our community and we are now at 100% body camera deployment in our streets. we invested heavily in training for our officers. alsot the same time, we talk about transparency issues. issues of data. using data to improve our citizens understanding, we look at a report and say that we had you000 calls for support --
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only had three incidents of deadly force. in this report you can see that the race of the officer or the person who was subject to the deadly force -- how it is independently investigated and what the result was. it is a way to use data to build public trust. we also make sure that these men and women who put their lives on the line every single day -- we hold them to higher standards than the ever have been that we need to treat them like the professionals that they are. pay increases across the board. become increases if they training officers or investigators. as they continue to advance educationally, we help them with educational costs. every time there is an achievement, they get pay increases. we adjusted our home loan program, $500 out of pocket, we give them a $500 bonus if they move into the city.
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can buy a home in the city of columbus of they can live with the people that they are charged with protecting every single day. you have to treat the men and women who provide our safety like professionals that they are. we demand very high standards of them. that is the way we do it in very great cities. we are very proud. let's take some calls. frederick is in connecticut, on the democrat line. you are on the air. caller: hello? host: we are listening, please go ahead. i am always seeing cars pulled over on 95 and i say myself, -- chances are they in not. there are people of color here. guest: is there such a thing as
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driving while black? columbia is not a majority black city. we are a majority white city. but certainly, one thing that is so important for all of us to have biaseshat we that are unconscious. our job is to make sure that we -- we putrs in place structures in place. we are human beings, not robots. how do you help someone become the very best that they can become? biases exist and racism exists. we have seen incredible studies lately out of new york and chicago that look at the vast majority of law enforcement thaters -- nypd study show
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20% have never had a complaint, 20% have had one complaint but there is a very small number where they have had several complaints against them. and focusing on some of the officers that face those challenges is a way we can begin to move the system in the direction that we know. but it is important to understand that we all have biases and we all have challenges and we are not perfect. we have to make sure that we have rules in place that encourage transparency and accountability. when people break the rules, even though some of us may be in uniform and positions of authority, we are held accountable. there isdon't think any question that there is. i want to talk about a couple of things -- no matter how upset we no excuses, there is no justification that you can say that makes it ok to shoot a police officer or to hurt a police officer while they are
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trying to protect us. a have to do an important job and we should honor them and hold them up. have seene time, we from time to time, police officers who do the wrong thing. when we do that, they have to be held accountable. orleans, weof new have body camera's as well. anytime there is a police involved shooting, there is a transparent and independent investigation done. on top of that, we are beginning to train officers in new techniques because leasing is changing on the streets of america right before us. we are the ones on the front lines. it is true as we go through this that there is bias. and we have to be trained to do two things. if the community wants police officers to see them based on what they do as individuals then they have to see police officer's the same way. he overwhelming during a police
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officer's are really good folks. if you want to judge them on their behavior, do that not on the fact that they are wearing a uniform. and we want to train a police officer's to see people based on their behavior and not the color of their skin. and that takes training and work and accountability and doing it over and over again. we are clearly in a moment where this issue is creating great conflict and mayors are in an issue to manage that conflict and do it in a thoughtful way. we are in the process of doing that right now. host: the next call comes from ray, on the democrat line. you are on with mayor lan drieu and mayor benjamin. caller: the section of boston ruse, there is too much poverty. and that is a problem.
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black people don't have any work and there is a lot of segregation going on in baton rouge, for years. it is like nobody is taming what is going on. i don't know if it ever will change. my heart and prayers go out to all of the folks in baton rouge. i will be there with the governor on thursday. you raise a really good point. people are concerned about public safety and crime. where does crime come from? if you look at statistics, the overwhelming majority of crime comes from places where there is high poverty and high unemployment and people feeling left behind. not thingon system the targets they way they want to. the mostked, what is important thing and he said jobs and he is completely correct. are tied to
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infrastructure, infrastructure is tied to education education is tied to housing. it is all tied together. we need to create an environment where people can be happy and healthy and have opportunities. if we can find a way to make sure that all of the limited resources that we have are spent we can put people in a place where they have opportunity and hope. and that will create a better environment that will reduce the level of crime that we have. you cannot do this without resources. there is this upside down thinking in washington, d.c. that doesn't make sense. people say things like, less is more. less is less. less is not more. in washington, they think rhetorically. just because they say a thing, it will be so -- but it will not be so. another thing to be talked about partners, mayors are you have to stop imposing
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mandates on is that you don't pay for us. or unleash shackles that legislators have on us to restrict our ability to do work. you need resources. you have to have money to hire firefighters and police officers and to do community training. and everybody has to work hard and take personal responsibility. andeed all of those things right now there is a disconnect between the federal government its relationship with the city from the congressional side. president obama has done a great job of partnering with the cities but with limited resources. what you need is a great partnership and robust resources. nobody would expect somebody to do something with nothing. and i think we are going to drive this message home. we went to the republican national convention and it is a very important message. guests, mitchour arerieu and steve benjamin
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democrats. let's hear from evelyn. caller: yes, i have to go to the doctors in birmingham. and the sections that i have to go through, you get little thrown at you. by the young blacks. it is very uncommon. i have lived with them all my life in chicago and i have never had this kind of problem. it is horrible. trying to get into birmingham, those streets, -- host: what would you like to say to your mayor? or the mayor of birmingham? what would you caller: i would ask him please cleanup the streets where you
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have to get into birmingham. host: thank you. let's hear from mayor benjamin. when you hear a complaint like this, what do you do with it? let theirst, i want to lady know that we will be with the mayor of birmingham. he is a fantastic mayor. but that is the reality of being a mayor. i was thinking about this when earlier. speaking we see our constituents every day. at church, in the supermarket, in traffic. hemmed at the street corner. we are on the ground. she will catch the mayor of birmingham or belen. she will have the opportunity. that is the great thing about
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being a mayor. we do not care if you are democrat, republican, independent, lack, white -- we serve you. we represent your interests. that is all we try to communicate. we serve the same constituents. but we are on the ground, dealing with them, working through their problems in a real way. i saw a study about new orleans recently. hasing about how mitch pulled together almost 70 different funding sources from washington, all with prescriptions. small pulled together amounts of money to do great things in criminal justice, social justice, housing reform. it shows the creativity mayors have. imagine if you freed up the funding with prescriptions. give us accountability. we do not mind eating
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accountable. but the ability to leverage those farms -- we do not mind being accountable. but the ability to leverage those funds. we do not mind being accountable for it. but we need the ability and possibility for things to happen. aost: next call comes from ev in lansing, democrat. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. i would like both mayors to consider they are dealing with a in any or more of memory african-american community where police officers were not accountable. they could do, at will, what they wanted to block people who are little recourse. are probably white officers on police forces in
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this country who still feel they should be able to do anything they want to african-americans. and there are african who take --rything as a huge problem there are african-americans who take everything as a huge problem perhaps when they should not be. are because we say things such and such a way, it does not mean it is. people carry -- mayor mitchtalk to landrieu. it your father was mayor. majority african-american city. you have been there a couple of years now. guest: thank you for those comments. you make a truthful observation. again, i want to go back to the general rule. most police officers in the united states of america show up and lay their life on the line. the overwhelming majority of them do a great thing and we should he thankful for their service. that is not to say that when a
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police officer does the wrong thing or we have not trained the rightr giving context for what is before them, it is not right. in new orleans, we have been working through these issues. points that two were opposite of each other but were true. one is that police officers still do not get it -- that is true, but we are working through that. with training. with ways that we do not let incidents spin out of control pay we have body camera is and are working on transparency measures. thatf the things she said was right is that sometimes, folks overreact. seeing,he things you're unfortunately, and the death of these police officers, the african-americans on the street,
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the black lives matter, blue lives matter movements, they are thinking about the assassination of police officers -- the adults need to step back. leadership requires good temperance. the last thing we need is incendiary rhetoric from residential candidates or protesters on the streets or anybody on either side. dangerous and people can get hurt. one of the things alluded to earlier when is evelyn was talking is we touched our constituents in our real way. people find us and talk to us. it is not just the reticle conversation -- it is not just theoretical conversation they seem to have in washington. we see the flesh and blood. there is a humanity to what we
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do. you will find mayors are circumspect in around this. -- mike rawling kept dallas together under an emotional time. that is not easy to do. at theough we are democratic jerseys on, mayors whenot ideologically bent governing. answer to solve the problem. we do not have the luxury of being ideological. we have opposition about what the role of the government should or should not be, but when we are solving problems, you either find a way or you make one. host: mayor benjamin, what is your relationship with nikki haley and how important is it as a mayor? guest: it is important. i share a great relationship with the governor.
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our terms have overlapped. we have the opportunity for our families to spend time together. philosophically, we disagree, but that is the most important aspect of american politics to highlight now. disagree and not be disagreeable. to recognize that two people can look at the same thing and see a different. how can you respect those differences and make a list of 10 things that are a priority to you or the people you represent and make sure at least those three or four we agree on, let's get those done. the other six, we will fight those out in legislature, we will win some or lose some. but those four -- let's keep it civil and respectful. a great relationship with the governor. the governor showed great leadership in getting the flag
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out of the state capitol. working with her. she is in the waning days of her second term. we look forward to what will happen. guest: i served as lieutenant governor for six years. i worked with bobby jindal. we had the same relationship. we did not agree on a lot of stuff. but one we saw common ground, -- but when we saw common ground, we wanted to find the things we agreed on and moved to solve those problems. what we did not do is that we did not go "i do not agree with you 100% and i will fight you about that." that is going on in different parts of the government now. i am a democrat. i have a jersey on. there is no question about it.
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but in my travels, whether in my statewide job or the citywide job, you can always find common ground, if you are looking for it. will find aare you human being you do not have something in common with. the question is is your method of operating getting something done or are you interested in being divisive? host: our next caller is a republican named houston from new orleans. go ahead. what is really needed is there is no money in a black community. what is needed to really enjoy america. -- are not terrible.
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likene side -- it seems black people are the only ones causing the revolution. thank you for calling in. mayor landrieu -- guest: i do not quite catch it all. host: i did not either. but if you find something to comment on -- guest: i thought i heard you say there was not a lot of investment in the african-american community, that the police did not really understand, and that it is the black community that needs to stand up. i am paraphrasing because i did not hear that well. clearly, when you look at the poverty and jobless rate in the city of new orleans -- and across america -- the unemployment rate in the
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african-american community is exponentially higher. we have to find jobs for everyone. you have to make sure we had to do that. make sure we have good recreational opportunities. make sure there is a wonderful connection between job-training centers and the jobs that exist to and new orleans posted trina -- and by the way, thank you america for helping us -- you have seen a great turnaround in new orleans. we have physically reconstructed almost every school in new orleans. now kids coming out of the toughest neighborhoods have the greatest opportunity to have a great education. we rebuilt rec centers. now what has to happen, and the city of new orleans is in a 15ter position than the last years, structurally -- now people have to walk through the system.
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the new health care delivery we have, people have to use it to get healthy. the schools we have have to do the work to make sure kids go to school and do their homework. the city has to do a better job and continue, as we have, of being an open, transparent, honest place to do business. the future islly through the schoolhouse door. if you have a happy and educated population, jobs will come. our school system is completely different. it is a very unique system. almost all of our children in new orleans will go through what they call the "charter model." it is not sacred. what is sacred about education is making sure parents have responsibilities for their children. have a choice where to send their children.
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put great teachers in the classroom, that as well resourced. that you hold children to high expectations. these kids are smart. are as and new orleans smart as anyone else in the country, but they have not been given the opportunity historically. now graduation rates are out. dropout rates are down. kidschievement gap between in the city, who could not learn, and outside the city has closed. so every child, given the right opportunity and tools can go and do well in their life. host: mayor benjamin, final comment from you? guest: our message this week as towant to encourage congress invest in american cities. help us protect our citizens. fundingseen cop increase more than 80% the last
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two decades. protect the cities. america cities are the great incubators of innovation. fantastic things happen from anaheim, california to miami to boston. we have to make sure we preserve what is happening. not let partisan politics affecting washington and the state capitals seep into our cities. the: stephen benjamin is mayor of columbia, south carolina. he is a fighting gamecock was an undergrad and law degree. and mitch landrieu is the mayor of new orleans. thank you for joining us. back inou will see us washington and take more calls. in just a minute, we will return to the question we started with. why are you supporting hillary clinton? we want to hear from you and
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learn why your supporting her. 202 is the area code. 748-8000 and the east coast. the mountain and pacific time zones. we will take those calls after greta brawner. was putpiece together together on "vox." the speech is among many highly anticipated ones from a star-studded lineup. and it is the first time such a speech will be given by a man. less top part of changing
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achievement for women in high achieving roles is how they change family dynamics at home. that means the roles of their spouses need to change as well. if we are to have a woman president -- this time or at any point in the future -- we will have to let go of the traditional idea of the first lady. on such atly taken prominent role in part because of outdated ideas about marriage. as marriage evolves, the role of first spouse should evolve too." then about elizabeth warren's speech, the "washington post" has a picture of her coming on stage after being introduced by joe kennedy the third. the headline "warren's clout in the senate grows." this report says the biggest this thing missing factor -- is warrenhing factor
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is using all of the tools at her disposal while sanders is mostly sitting on the out. -- on the outside. travels the country, attending fundraisers and allies -- and rallies for other , as she did in illinois. she has allowed more than two dozen e-mails to go out in her name, yielding millions of dollars in small donations from her fans. that is the sort of thing that earns goodwill in the senate, where personal relationships go a long way. the "washington post" saying she is popular but feared by lawmakers on wall street. that is what the "washington post" reports. if you go to the "boston globe"
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website, there headline says "warren's future lies in clinton's defeat." they say she has nothing to show for her years in the senate. jobwas considered for the of hillary clinton's vice president, but was passed over. as often happens when you apply for another job, reports are circulating that she is tired of the one she has and once out of the senate. someone floated her name for the chairman of the democratic national committee. also focuses on a position in a clinton administration. ambitious democratic congressman, led by seth moulton seph kennedy the third, are already stockpiling cash in the event warren vacates her
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office. herehere is "town hall -- townhall.com with a picture aroundgate being erected the convention center. it says there will be no bridges being built in philadelphia year, the convention this and instead, there will be a four mile wide, eight foot tall border wall surrounding the compound to prevent commoners from entering the premises. bus isnd the c-span parked outside the national mall. if you are here for the convention, here as a tourist, or as a resident, stated h -- say hi. you can pick up political trinkets. you can see the location of the bus right there.
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it is within running distance to the liberty bell. so come see us. the last 40 minutes of the program, we want to ask why are you supporting hillary clinton? democratictheir national convention kicks off today. diane in dayton, independent line, why are you supporting hillary clinton? caner: there is no way we let donald trump in the oval office. that cannot happen. nie is getting ber involved into the plank. i really hope hillary clinton does not ring more drama. -- bring more drama. but i will not be voting for donald trump. host: is the republicans had nominated someone else -- he did
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not terribly sound pro-hillary clinton. caller: i am not, but i am definitely more a democratic independent than a republican. i do not think they could have let anyone else in their. host: thank you. james in illinois. why are you supporting hillary clinton? i am a christian. the bible says "whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, you do unto me." with that said, there is no way i could ever be a republican, because they do not seem to care. and i do not know all of them, of course. but they do not seem to care about what happens to our poor. the poorest of the poor, not just the poor. for that reason, i have to vote democrat. i am 80 years old, a retired professor.
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i have been voting democrat as long as i can remember. and that is why. host: professor, where did you teach and what did you teach? a professor of industrial and vocational education. in the chicago public schools for 25 years. host: thank you for calling. are you planning on watching the convention tonight? of it. every minute i want to thank you for your wonderful organization. what this country really needs. we need c-span for each party, so that they can hear the honest truth about what is being said. buffse this country is ooned by so many different organizations, with the type of media we have. your organization c-span is the
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only way we can get the honest truth he had i wish each political party would subscribe to doing that. host: james, tonight bill clinton will be speaking in the traditional spouse's night and spouse's role. your thoughts? caller: anything the clintons want to do is ok with me. some bad things, but being christian, we are supposed to forgive. i do have a comment about guns, though. back the deathg penalty, because when a person does the crazy things they are doing, they get six years in jail. big is going to be a problem, especially with trying to control what people will do with guns. host: james in illinois. next up, philip innovaro,
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colorado. why are you supporting hillary clinton? first of all, i am a conservative democrat. i support hillary clinton because i believe, back in 2008 when she ran against president , it wasd lost understood that, if hillary ran again, then the democratic party would support her. that was the understanding, that we would support her during this process. i also believe that, historically, the secretary of the state did, in fact, go on to win the nomination and win the presidency. so her experience from being falls right state
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in line with historical fact and qualifies her -- host:. you explain what you mean about being a conservative democrat? well, i am from pennsylvania originally. i grew up in a republican area. goodieve there are some points in republican ideals, but inre are more better ones democratic ideals. because of that, i'll line myself democratically, but i still feel the conservative values are good for our kids, , for localties government. host: thank you. michigan. whywin,
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are you supporting hillary clinton? because i think she is the only choice i have eyes and independent -- as an independent voter. she is not the greatest of choices, but she offers the opportunity for people to try everything they may want to be, in this country. host: thank you. this is jerry in gloucester, mississippi. are you with us? caller: yes, sir. host: so, go ahead. caller: the reason that i am supporting hillary clinton is , shese, back in the 1980's really stood by us.
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not afford lawyers. could not afford a lot of things. to keeply helped us legal services going. i was the former president of the county naacp. i cap watching what she was doing. she always would make sure that frontrogram stayed on the line. i just hope we can elect her as the first woman president of the united states. thank you very much. host: that is jerry in gloucester, mississippi. bill clinton addresses the democratic convention tonight in the traditional spouse's role. prize-winning clinton biographer david maraniss joins us by phone.
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what should we expect from mr. clinton tonight? guest: good morning, c-span. , it iser what he says going to be a speech unlike any other ever given. you have husbands speaking on behalf of their wives before. former president speaking on behalf of of potential future presidents. but never before a former president who wants to be first man speaking about a former first lady who wants to be president. what you will get from bill clinton is in science, a payback of a promissory note he has had, trying to explain, as only he can, this woman he knows better than any other in the world. int: you are here philadelphia. what are you covering for "the post"? i am doing different things. because i have written
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biographies for bill clinton and barack obama, i will write about their speeches. bill clinton's tonight and president obama's tomorrow night. i am also roaming around. i wrote a column when i was in cleveland for the republican convention, so yesterday i wrote about the phenomenon of the history of e-mails and how they affect politics. i am trying to take in the whole thing. party ofthe democratic 2016 similar to the democratic party of 1992? guest: not at all. hadink that if bill clinton run this year, with the policy is and that's with the policies and programs and actions of bill clinton of 1992, he would not have had a chance. but bill clinton is a changeable character. if you dropped that old things
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and into today, he would change and adapt to the times. by thinking about what was going on, and for a democratic presidential candidate, to return to arkansas and oversee of a mentally challenged human being would be a disqualifier today. third so many ways, the way, as it was called, the , sort of,ion of this conservative nature of the clinton campaign in 1992 would not play out in the democratic party of today. house politicians, our bill and hillary clinton similar? -- asked politicians, our bill and hillary clinton similar -- bill andcians, are hillary clinton similar? guest: they work with each
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other's strengths. bill clinton adapts to situations. hillary is the harder worker. i think they are quite different, but they have used each other, mostly for the better, sometimes for the worse. finally, having been in cleveland and now philadelphia, what is the mood of the folks you are talking to, delegates especially? guest: there is always chaos and contention. notion is for everyone to embrace it, in some fashion. but there are bernie supporters who are still quite hostile. it is a minority, but a loud one. it was fascinating to watch yesterday, when you started with
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-- the party was throwing everybody up there they could to try to quiet the bernie crowd, and they could not do it until michelle took the stage. when the first lady started talking, you could see somewhat of a transformation from her to elizabeth warren to bernie himself. you would never want a democratic convention to be dos i'll -- docile. and this is not. host: david maraniss. "first in his class," the "wa shington post." way, mr. maraniss spent three hours with book tv, talking about all of his books. his biography of bill clinton, barack obama, of roberto cl emente. you can watch that online at booktv.org. every minuteatch of the convention live on c-span
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tonight, beginning at 4:30. you can also watch it on facebook. we are streaming it live on our facebook page. facebook.com/c-span. to the also listen convention on c-span radio. simply download the c-span radio app. you will get c-span on your radio. and if that is not enough c-span for you, go to c-span.org and watch video on demand you can watch this convention, the cleveland convention, conventions from 2000 or whatever. go back and watch anything you want from our 37 years of filming public affairs events, all available online at c-span.org. now back to your phone calls. on why you are supporting hillary clinton. this is larry in gloucester, mississippi.
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you are on the air. -- i apologize, we are having trouble hearing you. so we will move to run a -- re nee in union city, california. why are you a hillary clinton supporter? though ther here, group of latino americans we have over here are united states citizens now. we believe she is the number one candidate. we have mr. donald trump, we are going out of this country. i believe so. because of this man is so, so out of his mind. we do not believe he will be the number one guy for us. will be following obama pay it hillary will
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continue to help all of these poor people. they need help. all of these people, they need all of the help they can get. all of the old folks and everyone else. rene, where are you from originally and what was the immigration process like? caller: i am from nicaragua. actually, i became a u.s. citizen in the 1990's. long time ago. 36 years ago i came to this country. i've been paying my taxes, supporting all of these people, trying to be a good worker. trump in the republican party is trying to take everything away from us in one crop. do you think there
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should be immigration reform, and specifically, do you think undocumented or illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay in the country? caller: i believe so. this is one question no one has been asking. all of the republicans during the conventions or in the meetings they have. who wasask the people, really ready to go and pick up seats to get the jobs, they would get all of these undocumented people. ok, who is going to do all of those jobs? rene in union city, california. thanks for calling in and thanks for watching. another news update from greta brawner. senator sanders is already busy. he is showing up at delegate breakfasts, sometimes unannounced. here is a tweet saying that he
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was at the new york delegates' b reakfast with governor cuomo. senator sanders also went to the florida delegation. a surprise visit. many of you remembered yesterday when the florida delegates got breakfast,r their debbie wasserman schultz, the nationaldemocratic chairman, she was cheered but also boot. then senator sanders showed up. listen to what he had to tell them. [video clip] >> -- how's begun, and it will continue. you,t to thank all of those who supported me, those who supported secretary clinton, for your doing something that americans are doing.
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that is getting involved in the democratic clinical process -- political process. a great thought. let's go forward. let's elect secretary clinton. let's transform this country. thank you very much. [cheers] [applause] that was this morning. the florida delegation. he also surprised california delegates. this is a tweet from one of the delegates. here is a tweet from scenes around philly. a sign thatuy with says "give me money, or i will vote for trump." that sayss a tweet "rousing musical rehearsal for tonight's speech is. michelle obama's an incredibly though.t to follow" take a listen to some other music you will here tonight.
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♪ outside of the wells fargo center, several groups taking part in philadelphia's gun rally happening this morning. with the sign. and aaron biggs who tweeted this out. this is the official voting sheet for the democratic national convention. to was my honor and pleasure vote for bernie, the way of people of colorado elected me to so. you can see the mark on the official voting sheet. democrats will be in day two of the convention, the nomination put forth. that is when hillary clinton loses the word "presumptive" before "democratic nominee."
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-- thiser tweets t-shirt says "girls just want to have fundamental rights," is what she puts on twitter. host: i hope someone checks back in with the guy with a sign to see if he has made any money here in philadelphia. .hat is where we are live from all week, the democratic national day two. this is "the washington journal." an extra houroing during the national convention. in this last 20 minutes, we will supportingu are hillary clinton. max in chicago, tell us why. caller: hi, mr. slen. first, i want to say thank you to c-span, book tv, american history tv. the main reason why i am supporting hillary is because i am disabled.
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but i am not just disabled. i am schizophrenic. for about 10 years now. when i had my first two psychotic breaks in 2005 and 2006, the psychotic breaks had to do with a fantasy world that compacting by reading there a right wing news blogs, supporting unpatriotic type material. , was uncritically reading them and all of a sudden, it became ofond nature for me to think international bankers controlling the world or something like that. but i made a change. i realized how silly i was. in 2006. "q&a."re was
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then moved on to book tv. these wonderful first and second hand sources. the archive, going back in history to see what parallels there are to today. what i'm saying is i'm voting for hillary because i'm disabled and i don't want to wake up to a world in which the preside -- the executive office isntial extremeng these very right-wing headlines. host: max in chicago. thanks for calling and watching. cal in orange city. caller: thank you very much, c-span. i appreciate your program.
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you're the only unbiased program, i think, on tv today. really appreciate that. i may ben that supporting hillary is her husband was the only president that i can remember in my lifetime that actually did not grow the national debt. i have not heard any of the democrats talking about this at all, which i am disappointed. and i am disappointed that -- i guess barack obama talked about , it wentnfortunately from $10 trillion to $19 trillion. so i am not sure how to really respond and believe any politician at this stage in my life. host: do you feel as strongly about hillary clinton as you do have -- as you do bill clinton?
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caller: no. obviously, bill clinton lied to congress and was impeached for that. , -- i was intely sales for many years. i was an economist and i lrned to read people and learn to tell if people were telling the truth. was alwaysnguage pointing towards this option. so i struggle with that. i have a lot of democratic relatives and friends. but it has been a struggle. host: cal in orange city, iowa. joe is in colorado. why are you supporting hillary clinton? caller: hi. i want to say thank you to c-span. providing a channel four news and not as entertainment. i think c-span is the least
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biased channel, and i enjoy watching. so thank you. the reason i am supporting hillary clinton -- like most callers, i voted for bernie sanders in my state caucus in march. and the reason i am now supporting hillary is i think hillary has the wisdom and experience to get things done in congress and fight for the progressive change. fighter her whole career. i started following politics in 2004 and 2008. i saw the way she fought barack obama and would not quit. i think she can really fight for us and for working class families as president of the united states and build on the progress of president obama's terms. collegeere do you go to and what do you study? caller: cu-boulder.
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i could either graduate this year or next year. i major in economics. congratulations. did you think about coming to philadelphia and participating or keep an eye on everything? caller: i participated in the caucus in march. it was my first caucus, because election wheret i could vote. i was actually named as an alternate delegate. but it did not seem like i said -- it did not seem like something i have the time and money to commit towards. arei know some people that actually there as delegates. i have a good friend who was delegate for bernie sanders there. i would give him a shout out. but i have been involved in
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politics pretty much my whole life. it is really cool to see the party finally start to unite. i think we need to unite and we need to have the bernie sanders supporters get on board and get behind hillary, and enthusiastically, if we are going to defeat the awful candidate republicans nominated in donald trump. an alternateu were delegate, did they give you a cost estimate? caller: not really. they just told me i would have to run for a delegation spot, which was not something i wanted to do at the time. another reason i did not decide to go on is because i live in parker, but i was registered for boulder. it will be hard to go from parker and then go back to for causes. i did not want to make that trip all of the time for the next
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level and the next level. it was a lot of time and effort. host: joe, thanks for spending a few minutes with us. things for watching. the convention begins at 4:30 e star -- eastern. there will be a preview by the wells fargo center. greta brawner is in d.c. what do you have? >> here is a different story. it was put together by a local also,filiate in to oklahoma. "party conventions could mean a surge in human trafficking." [video clip] a longill take all of us time to really and the demand and have a world free of slavery. >> anti-trafficking advocates and the gop want people to be aware of the red flag that happen in hotels and communities. >> we need to raise awareness on the issue of human trafficking.
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we know with any large event, there may be -- it is not because of the convention. 365 -- allpening days. staff at dozens of cleveland hotels were educated on how to look out for human trafficking, especially during the convention in cleveland. similar education efforts are going on at the democratic convention. >> lots of things to look for. who will not look you in the eye. very nervous, very frightened and perhaps is accompanied by someone who is domineering. national global and issue. >> and that issue is addressing the gop party platform. the way peopleg seek to abuse someone else. use them as a throwaway item.
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there is no one face of a victim, no one face of a trafficker. you would like to think that the trafficker would be really obvious. and we are back live in philadelphia at the democratic national someone else who is is a man by the newkirk with democra we are trying -- host: what happened to you yesterday? i was arrested, along with probably around 53 other people that did a protest a we
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marched from marconi a plaza down to the wells fargo center, where the dnc is meeting, to bring our demands to the democratic party that they live and commit tome reform and prove their commitment to democracy by immediately abolishing superdelegates. we said if they did not do so, we would do mass civil disobedience. yesterday was the first day and a we marched to one area where entering and sat nonviolently. then we decided we could ensure we bring our message to the party, and then decided we would nonviolently, peacefully cross the police barrier. do so,f us were able to and then more and more were arrested by the police, held for some hours, then released last night. host: where were you taken? guest: we were put in a small
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paddy wagon at first. then a big bus. then the buses were taken to a local station and processed. held for several hours. a lot of people were dehydrated. but this is a tradition of nonviolent civil disobedience. we feel this is a serious question for our country. whether we will have a democracy for all or a plutocracy for the few. we are working to have the democratic party live up to its platform of reform. host: how would you describe your treatment by the police? guest: by and large, they were kind and respectful.
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some of the folks who were reallygetting hot, dehydrated and thirsty, they and gatorade.r some of them were more frustrated. but our fight is not with them. tomorrow andin us they should stand on this side .f people but our fight and our message is to the democratic party. to the nominee. the presumptive nominee. to publicly pledge they need to pass democracy reform. that is voting rights, protections, and expansions. and an amendment to overturn citizens united. inhave seen concessions recent days and weeks and we think that is progress, but we are continuing to fight.
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we are clear about donald trump. he is a that doesn't have solutions to the corruption he calls out in our system. we do not support that. ,e need them to step up especially at this time and let us know that they will deliver that change. those solutions are on the table. they can do it. like what was the process to get a parching permit and what are the protest areas that have been affected? freedomhey have some cages in the fdr park where they a freedom park. an oxymoron. this largely has been shut off to vehicular traffic as part of the changes they have made for the convention.
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so we didn't go through the process to get a permit. we just exercise the permanent permit of a commandment. we crossed over the barrier. everydayomething that people can do. and i imagine many of your listeners and viewers agree that we should have a one person, one vote democracy in which the voices of everyday people have a vote that counts as much as a billionaire. they should join with us on twitter so that they can be a part of what we are doing here. we are doing trainings for people to prepare. people's power cannot be taken away. tell us about yourself? i grew up in west virginia. my mom works in childcare. they moved there from the d.c. area.
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they are back to the land movement. they have real respect for the land. and with community service. split up when i was young. for me, i discovered organizing towards high school and college. it felt like this was a way that i could carry forward the dreams that my parents have and the responses to people that were hurting. aboutre i have learned the action of community organizing over the last 16 years, i have seen that i can't really show up for people as a brother, uncle and for the people that i love just by being in their them individual lives. i have to be part of a movement that is fighting to change the things about society that hurt people and make it so people cannot fulfill their dreams.
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i am devoted to this full-time. nation,is we face as a historic climate change, deportation -- all in all, we fully and inhese the timeframe that we need with the urgency unless we meet the test of entering the corruption. and showing that we have a tool for the people. by thenot be blocked muddied interests of the status quo? part of an honor to be this movement and to participate in this change. again, when is the next march? how can people get a hold of you? follow us on facebook and twitter. we are gathering at marconi
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plaza to rally. after, we willly head down to the wells fargo center to nonviolently carry forward our message and bring demands to the democratic party. we will not settle for anything less than leadership that gives us an equal voice. solutions are on the table. there has been much movement towards them but we need commitment to see it get done. the mission director for democracy spring. he claimed what he is doing. thank you for being with us here. time for a few more of your calls. on why you are supporting hillary clinton. david, thank you for holding. go ahead. caller: yes. [indiscernible] was from taiwan.
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on communist, -- [indiscernible] i look at reality. living people in this world. we didn't create the world. a living person means that they have to observe, live and let live. that thehe principle haitians live by. , i win, you die is the wrong thing to do. host: thank you. d.c..go back to when the democrats gavel in later this afternoon, the gavel will not be wielded by the outgoing dnc chair, debbie wasserman schultz, that she is
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staying in philadelphia throughout the convention. the washington post reports that this morning and they report that on sunday, after the news broke that she would be stepping down after the convention, she met for a drink on sunday night with the former chair of the democratic national committee. looking forward to tonight -- the new york times has this story about the convention on temperament and character. -- it isn't nearly as polarized. many voters agree. want in aies they president -- steadiness, judgment, maturity, understanding and honesty. poll,ew york times-cbs 67% of voters did not consider hillary clinton honest. from the boston globe this morning -- if you are going to run for president, you better be perfect. something ought happens.
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according to research, done by a social psychologist at the yield school of management, a case in which a male police chief made a mistake managing protesters and compares his favorability with a female police chief in the identical situation. loss inake cost him 10% favorability and she plummeted 30%. we expect a great deal from a female candidate, it is called perfection. from lastd with this night, something you will see more of tonight. ♪
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host: time for one more call on why you are supporting hillary clinton. christie in indiana, why is that? you so hello, thank much, i am surprised. think first and foremost, having a woman president is so necessary in this country. a goodevery woman is man. i am not against men. i feel like abortion is a big issue. choose.rd to because she supports everybody coming into this country. a -- hardape -- it is thing to do. i have friends who have been and and because of religion pressure, they did not have an abortion. -- donald trump has been cleaes

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