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chief justice -- justice holland. restrictive cases that came to the court at the the of world war i when justices wrote a dissent. those dissents are today the law of the land. so -- yes, you can see from my disagreehat i would with. i also might mention in impressive dissent written by justice breyer a couple years ago and that was "why the death penalty is cruel or unusual punishment."
soyou know, this has been incredibly inspiring for all of us. think your career on the court, your career as an advocate and scholar is just so profound and changed not only the nation but also the world. for everyone here is you are starting your legal career, having an opportunity to spend an hour listening to about your career and what the law can do, i cannot think of a better way to start law school. please join me in a round of applause. [applause] announcer: this sunday night on q&a, author in columnist david jeh johnson discusses his book, "the making of donald j. trump," which takes a look at the residential nominee. >> i met donald, i immediately recognized he is peachy martyrdom.
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the day washington journal or events we covered that day. c-span is a product of your televisiontellite provider. president'sn the weekly address, he pays tribute to the victims of these september 11 attacks. pres. obama: 15 years ago, a september day like any other became one of the darkest in our nation's history. the twin towers were reduced to rubble. flames.agon was in a pennsylvania field burned with wreckage of an airplane. nearly 3000 innocent lives were lost. sons and daughters, husbands and wives. neighbors, colleagues, and friends. they were from all walks of life, all races and religions, all colors and creeds from across america and around the
world. this weekend we honor their memory once more. we stand with the survivors that still bear the scars of that day. we thank the first responders who risked everything to save others. and we salute the generation of americans, our men and women in uniform, diplomats and our intelligence, homeland security, and law enforcement professionals, who served indian some cases have given their lives to keep a safe. a what has changed in 15 years. we have delivered devastating blows to al qaeda who attacked us on 9/11. we deliver justice to a psalm of bin laden. we delivered justice to osama bin laden.
we strengthened homeland security, prevented attacks. we have saved lives. at the same time, the terrorist threat has evolved. as we have seen tragically from boston to chattanooga, to orlando. in afghanistan, iraq, syria, and beyond, we will state relentless against terrorists fighting isil and al qaeda. we will do everything we can to protect our homeland. it is important to remember what has not changed. what that define us as american. the resilience that sustains us. after all terrorists will never be able to defeat the united states. their only hope is to terrorize us into changing who we are, or our way of life. that is why we americans will that is why we americans will never give in to fear. that is why this weekend we remember the true spirit of 9/11. we are still be america of euros that ran into harms way, the ordinary folks who took down
hijackers. the families who turned their paying into hope. we are still the that looks out for one another. in the face of terrorism, how we respond matters. we cannot react in ways that he wrote the fabric of our society. it is our diversity, the welcoming of all talent, the treating of everybody fairly, no matter their race, gender, or safe is part of what makes our country great. is what makes us resilient. if we stay true to those values, we will uphold the legacy of those lost and keep our vision strong and free. god bless you and god bless the united states of america. video version of the responses not available. in the printed version he said and we thank the men and women in uniform who made us safe in
and made tremendous sacrifices to keep a safe and in some cases paid the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe. he also said the united states must directly end actively iraqi state. "we must kill them before they kill us. >> the smithsonian is commemorating the anniversary of the attack with a special one-day exhibit tomorrow. they will display more than 35 objects from the three sites. here is a look. >> these missoni institution -- the smithsonian institution. we are talking to the curator of these september 11 collection. thanks for talking with us. >> thank you for having me. >> what of it looking at? >> we are looking at a september 11 collection. the collection represents all three of the attack sites.
we have here pennsylvania. in the middle we have the pentagon, and on the far right we have the world trade center. >> how did you get these pieces? >> we sent curators to all three of the attack sites soon after the attacks occurred. the curators spent their time looking at three specific, collecting focal points. we looked at the attacks themselves, the recovery effort and the first responders, and choose to focus on just three elements of the september 11 because otherwise it would've been far too enormous to try to come and capture. it's very emotional to be able to just separate these story from what was happening. it would've been very difficult. but with those three, they were able to really create a representative story about what
happened on that day. >> some of these pieces making the unveiling for the first time with interesting stories. from the pentagon a note. tell us about this note. >> yes. we were contacted by the donor. they had a very interesting story. so they work at the pentagon and when the attacks occurred, they both met at a prearranged site and that was their car. she got there first and left this note for her husband frank letting him know everything was ok and she was going to go to a more traditional evacuation area. is a wonderful peas because it reminds us that in 2001, cell phones were not too ubiquitous and if i understand correctly, cell phone coverage the day was body guns of massive number of people trying to call emergency services, call loved ones. and, you know, it is a good
question. what would you do when -- to contact your love ones when you don't have access? it is something that today is so much difficult for us to understand because cell phones everywhere. i mean, what to do. and this simple note helps us better understand. >> on the table some pieces of plane, some office effects. what are we looking at? the jacket came from the world trade center. >> this jacket elong to a woman who worked at the salvation army. it tells us who took care of the first responders, who took care atthe family members were ground zero. we took of the law enforcement officers. i mean,e more common -- the people who were at ground zero were like first responders, recovery workers, and family members.
we know it expect, but at the end of the day, someone was feeding them. the recovery workers were working 24/7, three shifts a day. somebody gave them clothing when they were cold. remember, most of this happening is in the late fall, winter 2001 and 2002. making sure everyone was warm, place for people to meet. there were questions we're trying to help presenters and future researchers understand -- we are trying to help visitors and future researchers understand that there was much more going on the end is the recovery effort and we wanted to make sure that people understood that. >> you spent a lot of time putting these collections together. what do you want me to take way from looking at them and experiencing them? >> what we're hoping is that by providing this objects out of storage approach, you can come in look at the object just as they are now. there will not be any cases.
yuki and interact with our curatorial staff. we can discuss where the objects came from, how they work collected. most importantly, we want you to connect with the objects themselves by giving you this intimate look to allow you to be your own curator. to remember what happened on that day. as each passing year goes by, we are farther away from what actually happened. we're hoping this helps people connect with what actually happened on september 11, 2001. >> what you're seeing is just a small part of the collection. we're talking to the curator. .hank you for your time announcer: sunday marks the 15th anniversary of september 11 and c-span's live coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern during washington journal where you can join the conversation. then we are live from new york city or the ceremony at the
memorial. at 9:30 a.m. eastern we go to the ceremony at the pentagon with remarks from president obama and at 10:00 a.m. we will be edging spell, north carolina at memorial. then we will return to new york for the remainder of the ceremony. c-span, c-span radio app, in c-span.org. >> next, homeland security secretary jeh johnson and the parents of an army captain killed in iraq speak at the islamic society convention. then the latest on the 2016 presidential campaign. after that, supreme court ginsburg on bader the death of antonin scalia a. >> the pakistani american parents of a u.s. army captain killed in iraq speak at the islamic society convention. they were among the speakers at society of north
america national convention. among them the first sitting cabinet secretary to speak to the convention. this is about 45 minutes. peace, brothers and sisters, friends, ladies and gentlemen, it is my distinct honor to introduce secretary jeh johnson. he is the secretary of the department of homeland security. as such, he leads the third-largest department of the u.s. government with a workforce of 229,000 employees and two -- 22 companies, including tsa, border protection, immigration, and customs enforcement. u.s. citizenship and immigration services, fema, the coast guard, and the secret service.
under secretary johnson's leadership, dhs is responsible for counterterrorism, cyber security, aviation security, border security, port security, maritime security, administration and enforcement of our immigration laws, protection of our national leaders, protection of physical -- critical infrastructure, protection from biological, , chemical and nuclear attacks on homeland. secretary johnson was appointed by president obama on december 23, 2000 and, following confirmation by the u.s. and -- 2000 13, following confirmation by the u.s. senate. secretary johnson is a native new yorker and in private life has been a corporate lawyer with the new york city bank law firm. brothers and sisters, this is
the first time a sitting cabinet secretary is here to address the islam convention. so please join me in welcoming secretary jeh johnson with a loud rhonda of applause -- loud round of applause. [applause] sec. johnson: ladies and gentlemen, good evening. let's try that again. ladies and gentlemen, good evening. you just heard a message from the president of the united states, president barack obama. i want to thank you for inviting me to be here today. as barack obama's presidency and our administration draw to a close, i am proud to have been part of it. i have been on an incredible
journey with barack obama, not just since he became president in 2009, but over the last 10 years -- as part of his campaign, his transition team, his administration, and, now, his cabinet. history will record not only the transformational changes president obama brought about, but also that in 2008, he was elected president with 69 million votes -- the largest popular vote for any one person in the history of this country, based on a campaign of hope and inspiration. with that came a new generation of voters, and an unprecedented period of inclusiveness and diversity in our political process. as part of that, it's a great privilege for me to be present
in person here today, to speak to this full convention of the islamic society of north america. i'm told i am the highest ranking u.s. government official and the first sitting cabinet officer to ever speak in person before this convention. [applause] sec. johnson: i welcome that, as you have welcomed me. i am proud to have broken that glass ceiling, and to have created the expectation, in the future, that government officials of my rank will attend your annual convention. president obama has made it a priority for his administration to build bridges to american muslim communities. in 33 months as your secretary of homeland security, i have personally visited american
muslim communities in boston, new york, philadelphia, rural pennsylvania, maryland, virginia, detroit, dearborn, chicago, columbus, houston, minneapolis, and los angeles. i have come to know many of you, and i hope you know me. you have heard president obama and me call out the discrimination and vilification you face in this current climate. you have heard us say that the self-proclaimed islamic state is neither islam nor a state. [applause] you have heard us say that it is a group of terrorists attempting to highjack your religion. you have heard us, before multiple audiences of different
political stripes, refuse to bend to the political pressure to call terrorism "islamic" extremism. we know that isil, though it claims the banner of islam, occupies no part of your religion a religion founded on peace. after i am gone as secretary, i hope you will always regard us as your department of homeland security, aligned in interest with you for peace, the safety of your family, and the protection of your homeland. i hope you will always regard our new office for community partnerships as your partner. tonight, in this last and biggest opportunity i will have as your secretary of homeland
security to address an audience this large, all at once, i want to take our conversation to a security to address an audience. a leader of this organization reminded me that we spend a lot of time telling young muslims in this country what you should not become. a more effective message is to tell you what, in this great country, you can become. [applause] sec. johnson: we must not simply curse the darkness, but offer a candle. tonight i will not look at the large group of muslims before me through a homeland security lens. tonight i will not talk to you about counterterrorism. tonight i will simply address you as who you are, "my fellow americans." [applause]
tonight i speak especially to the young people in this audience, and to your parents worried about your future. many of the young people in this room worry that, because of the current climate, your religion, your skin color, and your attire, because of that, you will never win full acceptance in this country. i come before you tonight to assure you this is not true. your struggle for full acceptance in this country is one you will win. how do i know this? because my african american ancestors and i have traveled a similar road. i hear your stories of discrimination, vilification, and of the efforts to tar you with the broad brush of suspicion. i hear about the bullying and
physical attacks that muslims -- are experiencing nationwide. they are familiar to me. i recognize them. i look out on this room of american muslims and i see myself. i see a similar struggle that my african american ancestors have fought to win acceptance in this country. [applause] realize it or not, your story is the quintessential american story. your story is an american story, told over and over again, generation after generation, of waves of people who struggle for, seek, and will eventually win your share of the american dream. know the history of this country
and you will know that -- whether it's catholic-americans, jewish-americans, mormon-americans, irish-americans, italian-americans, japanese-americans, african-americans, hispanic-americans, or muslim-americans -- this will be true. [applause] sec. johnson: the arc of the american story is long, it is bumpy and uncertain, but it always bends toward a more perfect union. some of you are frustrated that you have been publicly denouncing violent extremism for years, sometimes at your own peril, and have not been recognized for it. some of you are discouraged that you must continually point to the patriotism of american muslims, by pointing to your military service, and to those american muslims who have died in combat for our country.
i have another story for you. it is about a black man named charles s. johnson, who lived in the segregated south years ago. dr. johnson was born in virginia in 1893, the son of an emancipated slave. dr. johnson fought in combat in world war i, became a prominent sociologist and president of fisk university in nashville, tennessee, and a public champion for civil rights for the african american. despite his academic degrees, his honorary degrees, his reputation, and his many achievements, in 1949 dr. johnson was called to testify in congress before the house un-american activities committee. historians in the room know about the un-american activities committee.
part of its mission was to ferret out communists in this country in the late 1940s and 1950s, during the red scare, mccarthyism, and a great fear that communists were hiding among us. some of that suspicion was focused on african americans who dared publicly challenge the government to deliver equal protection of the laws for all people. dr. johnson appeared before this committee and had to deny he was a member of the communist party, and to defend the patriotism of all african americans. of this, he testified -- "it's like asking if tennesseans, or presbyterians, or foreign-born citizens, or american women, or persons with freckles, are loyal." as the prime example of the african american's patriotism, he noted that "in time of war
they have pleaded for combat service, for the supreme hazards of military service. they have offered and risked their lives freely for their country even while bitterly resenting, at times, the conditions under which they were permitted to die in honor." charles johnson died 60 years ago, in 1956, just as the civil rights movement he championed was about to take flight. at the time, jim crow still existed in the south. charles johnson knew nothing else in the south. but, one month before he died, dr. johnson wrote this about the segregated south, in which, at the time, we were not allowed to vote, or live with, travel with, eat with or marry anyone of the white race: "it is expected that negro southerners, as a result of our limited status in the racial system, would be bitter or hostile.
bitterness grows out of hopelessness, and there is no hopelessness in the situation. faith in the ultimate strength of the democratic philosophy and code of the nation has always been stronger than the impulse to despair." i believe this too, because charles s. johnson was my grandfather. [applause] sec. johnson: he died a second class citizen, in fact and in law. but he had faith in this country. perhaps he imagined the unimaginable in 1956 -- that his own grandson would one day become the person in charge of the homeland security for this entire nation, or, even more incredible, that i would serve
in the cabinet of a black president. [applause] sec. johnson: this is something, as recently as 10 years ago, that i never thought i would see in my lifetime. the house un-american activities committee was abolished many years ago. i'm told it used to hold its hearings in room 311 of the cannon house office building on capitol hill in washington. this is the same room in which the house homeland security committee holds its hearings today. therefore, sixty-seven years ago, my grandfather likely testified in that hearing room to defend his patriotism. now his grandson testifies in that same room to explain what the u.s. government is doing to defend our nation. this is the promise and the wonder of this country.
follow the example of many people in this room, the leaders of this organization, and become full participants in our great democratic society. continue to prod us toward a more perfect union. aspire, excel, contribute, engage, and vote. channel your energy in a way such that muslim-americans too become recognized as a full part of the fabric of this diverse society, like others have done before you. this is your moment of opportunity. for role models and inspiration, you can look to muslims who are already shining examples of great americans. [applause] sec. johnson: muhammed ali was not just a hero, he is a great american.
dalilah muhammad, who last month brought home from the olympics the gold medal for the 400-meter hurdles, is a great american. [applause] sec. johnson: captain humayun khan, who put on the uniform and gave his life for our country in iraq, is an american hero. [applause] sec. johnson: gold star father, -- his gold star mother and his gold star father, who carries a copy of the u.s. constitution in his pocket, are american heroes. [applause] sec. johnson: like those who came before you, do not lose hope. do not despair. have faith in the code of this nation. we will continue on the path toward that more perfect union. if you know american history, take comfort in learning from
it. yes, it is frustrating to listen to those who foment fear, suspicion and intolerance, who don't know the mistakes of history, and are in the midst of repeating them. have faith that the character of the american people as a whole is such that, in the end, we will choose not to drink this brand of soiled milk. ladies and gentlemen, fellow americans, public officials in this country are often reluctant to ask the public we serve for your help. on behalf of myself and the president, i ask for your help. hear this message and share it with others in your communities. light a candle. show others the promise and wonder of this country. thank you for listening. [applause]
>> we have our brothers and sisters in the military and department of defense to help me introduce our next speakers. we live in interesting times. this presidential election has redefined social norms in america. things that were only said behind closed doors one year ago are now said out in the open on , without any source of embarrassment or any sense of remorse. the islamophobia has taken an uptick dramatically in the last 12 months.
like empower and others have been fighting back against this islamic other -- islamophobia. would have known that the ongoing -- undoing of the islam of folk, the undoing of all this hateful rhetoric, would come from a beautiful, humble, speakingmodest couple at the democratic national convention. ladies and gentlemen, my next are the khans. she graduated from university in pakistan and has a degree in literature. they are the parents of three children, including captain who khan.on -- humayun
look at me, i'm a big example for that. thank you very much love you all. thank you. [applause] >> today, i want to ask the favors.- three through you, i want to reach one 16 --billion muslims -- 1.6 billion muslims. you allah is witness, i ask is it because the majority of muslims have been silenced against the threat of terrorism on islam?
i ask you today to stand up in the name of your creator to claim that smear of violence from the name islam, and through -- i ask 16 billion muslims lion muslims to say no more. it ended today. aunt -- by a law as witness, it is ended today. name ofr from the islam, this smear from violence is ended today. billion reject the violence. we will be standing tall in front of our allah, and say wheat the lead, we were silenced, but no more. [applause] my second request is we live
in the democracy of the united , and the first visible of living in a democracy is participation -- symbol of living in a democracy is participation. you get back, be part of the process of democracy so that your voice will be heard. this generation, all of us, our banner bearers of this message , this universal message of islam which is peace. please do justice to your status, to your position in this generation, and participate regardless of issues, but vote, lete, register, your voice be heard so that
tomorrow, our future generations, our children do not have to hear this ugly political rhetoric that we have heard. it is ended today. [applause] we are brothers, protectors, and all faith, and especially to our immigrants, newly arriving brothers and sisters. why the government has to take care of them, why we cannot make this our mission that each family that comes into this country, each muslim family, each refugee family, will be accepted by the community, by i cite the, and example of the little town that we live.
any immigrant muslim family that comes, we adopt them as our families. we go to school with their children to register them. we are their caretakers. we go to grocery stores with services.o to medical i of appeal to all people in attendance, all muslims in attendance and through you to all community in the united newes, that adopt a immigrant family. theirre mentor, be caretaker, and be their brother and sister in time of need. may allah bless you. [applause] >> brothers and sisters, as you theknow, we are celebrating
53 years of islamic work in north america through nsa and through isna. these last five decades, every single day we strived to get the message across to tell our fellow americans what we are doing. in seven minutes, what we work ,- were able to do in 50 years they were able to get that message across in seven minutes. these amazing individuals have been a blessing to the american muslim community. for sevenstood minutes in silence, she became the voice of millions of americans, and she gave a voice to millions of americans.
she showed the entire world what for.nified woman stands this evening, i want to say that this beautiful couple has americans,llions of and this extraordinary couple inspired ordinary individuals like myself to carry the constitution of this great country. [applause] recognizing this community of muslims and peaceful of other paint -- other faith under this roof, together we are recognizing the khans. islamic society of north america, in recognition of their strategic and most kindly contributions towards the improvement of the image of
islam and muslims in america, this award is presented to the khans, outstanding investors of islam. september 3, 2016, chicago, award toi present this this amazing couple. loud join me with a very pause. [applause] -- often laws. -- please join me with a loud round of applause. [applause] >> i am joined over here from the members of the u.s. armed forces and people from the
department of defense. these honorable men and women defend our democracy, our nation , so please join me in giving a round of applause to these wonderful brothers and sisters from the muslim community. [applause] thank you so much. may god bless you, and may god bless your families. thank you for serving our great nation. thank you. [applause]
[applause] >> amazing. a strong woman can say more with her silence than others can say with their words. our next speaker is the isna then. he has been with us for well over a decade. he served as vice president, he served on executive council before that. he is currently based in dallas. he is the senior national director of the largest muslim charity in the united states. he is also active locally in dallas, where he serves in various capacities in islamic
organizations. ladies and gentlemen, the president of isna. [applause] [speaking in foreign language] >> my brothers and sisters, my dear friends, my dear children, on behalf of islamic society of , i want to express my deepest thanks and gratitude to each one of you. i am immensely grateful to our creator for giving me this opportunity to serve this very
important and very amazing islamic organization, the islamic society of north america. i am grateful to all my , i am indebted to the staff of the islamic society of north america for their dedication, for their hard work for their commitment to islamic work in north america. it is providing a common platform for presenting islam, for presenting muslim communities, for educational and social at which, and fostering good relations with other religious communities and civic and service organizations. days, weis last two were blessed to have so many guests came and shared their thoughts and shared their wisdom
with all of us. we were very blessed to have senator dick durbin, one of the senior most senators representing this great state of illinois. he was our keynote speaker at the inaugural session. we were blessed to have the eveningop to speak last with the leadership of islamic society of north america. we were very honored to welcome our very own from the white , rishaad hussein from the .epartment of justice we are very honored to have today reverend jesse jackson among us. [applause] we are very honored to have
the khans. so many members representing the different branches of administration of law enforcement and people serving our nation. we were very honored to have the secretary of the department of homeland security, mr. jeh johnson, and other members of their administration. my brothers and sisters, this year's election campaign has been one of the more arising campaigns we have seen in recent times. it is very sad, and it is very unfortunate, that in this great nation of ours, people who are aspiring to the highest office , reckless insensitive comments, not only against muslims, but against minorities, against hard-working individuals
, people who strive to do good every single day. comments can be very disheartening, very disappointing, and they might be very painful. i appeal to each one of you that you counter this irresponsible, it insensitive, reckless statements by dedicate yourself to democracy. i urge each one of you to register to vote, and on that election day, we should do our best to make sure that american contribute and participate in the election. insa is a nonprofit not vertical organization. we do not endorse any candidate, but i sincerely urge you, i trust your wisdom, i trust that
you will be right person to serve our nation the next four years. the most important message that we have been giving since the beginning of this year is for each one of you to vote. people before us, especially our african-american brothers and sisters, made immense amounts of sacrifices so that people who would come later on, people like you and me, would be able to enjoy the blessings of democracy , and we will be able to participate in elections and vote. must notking said "we be a segregated nation, but an integrated one. ofmust not be a nation racial dissemination, but a nation where all people are free."
my brothers and sisters, while we talk about the challenges backyard,e in our own i just want to draw your attention for a minute or two to urge you to do your part for brothers and sisters in syria. time,ear, exactly at this we saw images of refugees on the shores of turkey. changed the heart of thousands and thousands of people. as a result, many european nations opened up their doors to welcome the syrian refugees. exactly after one year, we saw the picture of a boy who was pulled out of rubble.
his life is reminding us that there are millions of syrian children who are suffering every single day. he became the symbol of those millions of people -- of children who are urging us to do something to help our brothers and sisters in syria. , ibrothers and sisters today, that each one of us should do our part to ensure that in our lifetime, we will see an independent, free, sovereign syrian nation that has been suffering. this oppression should come to an end. by just chanting slogans, or by just protesting, the change is not going to come. each one of us should do our part.
contact, if we have relationships, if we know people who can make a difference, this is the time for all of us to rise and go above and beyond, and do our part. this is the need of the hour. i have seen with my own eyes the suffering of our brothers and + --rs and all steam -- palestine. to every notego and corner of this holy land, and it is imperative on all of us to see this injustice comes to an end. we also lend our support to our brothers and sisters in kashmir, who hard -- are suffering for the past two months. i know more than 200 young boys and girls are blinded because
shells are shocked -- shot in their eyes. this should come to an end. , inrothers and sisters faith and inhumanity. i know we don't -- and in humanity. i know we don't have many numbers here but, but we should do a thing we can to represent their cause. chicagothe shooting of -- here in the city of chicago, we have seen racial discrimination that people are getting discriminated, and are becoming victims of hate and bigotry. we need to do our part. each one of us should offer their hands and support to ensure that this great nation of all forms offrom
discrimination, from all forms of bigotry and hate. once a wise man said only those to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. in conclusion, i want to remind that rich areyou the blessings of your lord. in this great nation of ours, we enjoy some and he blessings, so many bounties. we need to express our gratitude toward our creator for the mercies and for the bounties that he has bestowed upon all of us. my brothers and sisters, islamic society of north america is your organization. for the past 53 years, this
organization is working tirelessly to serve on american muslim community. year, this organization has been to more than 100 cities across america, taking our programs, taking our events, taking our conferences, taking our education forms, taking our interfaith and government forms, taking our youth cap's, taking our youth camps to serve american muslim communities. tonight, i urge you, and i appeal to you, and i urge each and every individual young and sister, tor and strengthen the hands of islam, become a member of isna and ensure this organization continues to serve american another 500 years. my brothers and sisters, i will in thee, since we are
land of lincoln, i will finish with a quote -- "i like to see a man out of the place he lives. i like to see a man lives so his place will be proud of him. " but as sisters, no matter what you do, isna is working for you. please continue to support the important work of islamic society of north america. [applause] announcer, earlier this afternoon, vice residential candidate mike pence. they spent half an hour during in unannounced visit.
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writer for the national examiner editorviously was a web and communication structure at the heritage foundation. carpenter who zoe is associate editor at the nation and previously worked at rolling stone magazine. i get so much for being here this morning. you i want to start with and this washington post poll recently came out that shows that hillary clinton has a when yoummanding lead look at the number of electoral votes and the math. but his donald trump's path forward at this point? guest: i am not sure he really has one. he is workingin some battleground states. recently haven't been that great for clinton. she is up in pennsylvania, or florida, and tied in ohio and
pennsylvania is close. makingtrump can keep inroads, he may have a chance. host: zoe, do you agree? is this raise over? -- race over? guest: the traditional battleground has shifted slightly in the sense that certain states in the midwest like pennsylvania or michigan are perhaps more competitive than we might expect whereas states like even arizona and for trumpht be worse the might expect. it is definitely different, it is a new race. our clinton the comes down to turn out and enthusiasm. she is up among latinos more than obama was at this point. host: hillary clinton has tried to address this in the past we can make yourself more available to the media, launching a new
campaign to makers of more personable. how's that going? guest: it depends on which voters are receiving them. her message about being caught between competing demands on her as a female candidate in particular is an argument that will resonate with many female voters. women who are in public life feel that strain between eating to be warm and personable and smile more but also to prove they are serious and perhaps more domineering than men to make up for their femininity, so to speak. continue tors will see her as cold because we have decades of her appearing that way. host: here is a little bit from was released that on friday that attempts to make that more personable pitch to voters. [video clip] >> over the months people wanted to know how i was doing.
>> i'm counting on it. >> she doesn't have to do that. host: ashe, what do you think when you see that ad? guest: i think it does make her look more personable. this also occurred at the dnc were person after person came forward and said she visited me in the hospital and was the first person to call me after i had my child or surgery. she does need to keep doing things like that and it might actually work. said we have decades of for looking cold. it is a high hurdle for her to overcome. host: our viewers can call in
and join the conversation with ashe and zoe, here are the numbers, democrats at (202) 748-8000, republicans at (202) 748-8001 and independents at (202) 748-8002. tweets.ading your we are also on facebook. areas where the donald trump has been struggling to build up support is among college-educated white women. what is his campaign doing in order to reach out to those voters? guest: i haven't seen a whole lot. outve seen him try to reach to black voters, but not a whole lot of outreach to the college-educated white women. so, i believe it might be coming. there might be more coming.
beenanne conway has so far a pretty good job of reining him in and not letting the whole trump be trump situation go on. she has aimagine plan. don't have much time left. we need to see it now. guest: it is hard for him to recover from other things he said about women in the things he has done. he example, lately, what said about women in the military. blaming the incidents of sexual assault on the fact that women and men were serving together even now they have done that for decades. continues -- he is even continuing to bring them back up. i think he just doesn't get it. that is going to damage any attempt to recover. host: let's bring in some of our
collars now. first color is calling from coconut beach in florida on the democratic line. caller: yes, it is a shame, the same commentary. we don't have two good choices. i wanted to talk about how the media is giving clinton a free pass. when there was that recent town who was thett lauer moderator, during that time, she was talking about libya. americanshere were no who died in libya. ok, will a few months ago on the chris matthews show, he was goingg about her position into these countries. he mentioned libya. she said no one died in libya. i thought this woman is so callous, she forgot that the wasssador chris stevens
sending the state department e-mails, 600 of them during the benghazi hearing. that. attention to i realize the republicans were right. she was not answering her questions. there we knowg hours she was on the stand that chris knew the danger he was in and the risks he was taking. it was her idea to send him there. you are calling in on the democratic line, you don't, get supporter of hillary clinton. what does that mean for you and how you will vote this november? caller: well, myself and many people, total frustration. for many ethical reasons, i cannot vote for her. kool-aidhe clinton in the 90's. they realized how much damage his policies did to the average american. host: all right, that is marge
from florida. guest: i would be interested i don't know she still on the line to whether she thinks that trump answers questions directly when he is asked of them. if you compare the two especially at that nbc roundtable what you heard from trump was zero policy details. if recent answers about everything, for example, just direct lying on his record on the iraq war. disagree that-- clinton is the one given a free pass. guest: we're not hearing their policies, not hearing that. i think it is pretty equal at this point. that is what people historically don't like either of these candidates. hillary's you do here policies. she has extremely detailed policy ideas. she responds to journalists questions perhaps not on the record, but her team does.
when someone asks a fact checking? team does get back to them. trump has this disregard for the will of the media in pressing for details. can find details about hillary clinton's policies you can't about trump mostly speaking. you are a column recently criticizing hillary clinton's lack of accessibility to the media. do you think she's made efforts to turn that around? guest: she made an effort but it was a very poor effort. her first attempt when she popped in on a plane. wasn't really a press conference. with a couple of questions that left. i think her team said she was coming back and then didn't. members of the media said can we really reset the clock on her? chance onnother thursday. she came out and did the podium and had that. she took like six questions. look at trump's last press conference he sat around for it was 80our and
questions asked. but i that this is her attempt to get out there. most of them were easy, simple questions allowing her to just attacked trump. i don't think she's that much more accessible. again, part of this is on the media. they finally had a chance to ask her questions and didn't ask them. now, minnesota, brad is calling on the republican line. caller: good morning, ladies. caller: good morning, ladies. it is pretty well done, so was hillary. i have to tell you this. don't ever, ever let anyone tell you obama hasn't been the greatest to give. the house, the senate, the governorships, the 900 states -- the democratic party is dying the democratic party is dying and they don't see it.
all they are worried about is the big prize for the guess what, it is done and over with. accept it. host: that is brad from minnesota. let's hear from one more call it coming here for our guest. matt is on the independent line, go ahead. caller: thank you, let's leave aside the fact that hillary has committed perjury by lying to congress and obstructing justice. that is put aside because we all know she is above the law. two points that are pertinent here that you the trouble with the voters on, number one she is against school choice for poor, inner-city. number two, she supports this failed president's sanctuary city policy which alerts convicted felons, by the way,