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there is much more we can do. five years ago, using the immune system to kill cancer cells or protecting healthy ones, was not research havey.decades of committed is not shared -- that data is not shared. we are in a position to break down these silos and share them. we have an enormous capacity and computing capability to take pieces of data i and analyze it. we can do a million billion calculations per second now. my wife and i have learned about literally thousands of cancer patients, advocates, physicians, researchers and philanthropists from all over the world. to care. access forging an international commitment to fight cancer.
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this week i also released a report from the kids of the moonshot task force. team reimagining the fight of this disease. it touches every corner of the government. it expects the interest introduced felt to be involved in radiation therapy for cancer patients when radiation is used to deal with after the tumor is taken up. involved,a nasa to be nobody in the world knows about radiation than nasa. scientists are finding ways to protect our restaurants from harmful radiation in space. cancerto the moonshot, research can use the research at nasa to help cancer patients. 4% of all the adults diagnosed with cancer ever get to enroll in a conical style. -- in a clinical trial. thosehose patients and
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doctors that regum don't know where to go. it is a problem for drug companies as well. they can't do many research trials because they can't accumulate enough patients to generate research to find your breakers. you can now go to trials.cancer .gov. type in real words like breast cancer, a zip code or your age. you can find trials in your area to become part of. the private sector is also reimagining what it can and should do. , 71he last few months private public sector commitments have been made from the leaves like -- from companies like amazon.
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ibm offered their supercomputer watson to partner with the department of defense. someone diagnosed with cancer can get there to work sequenced sequencedir tumor and then search all the known therapies in the world to target that known cancer and deliver it right to the patient and doctor. folks, we weren't doing a lot of these things, but we are now. the moonshot is about all of us doing our part. .serve.gov so you can learn how to help loved ones and members in the fight against cancer. we have to be able to postpone for the loved ones we lost and the ones we can still save. so thanks and have a great weekend. may god protect our troops. >> 22%.
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that is how the average mid-level obamacare claim will close next year. that is just an average. for many families, the increase will be much more. in pennsylvania, the average increase will be 53%. in arizona the average increase will be get this -- 116%. that translates to hundreds of dollars out of your pocket each and every month. this is millions you could be using to save for your children's college education. put food on the table, or pay utility bills. here in texas, the obama administration approved rate increases for health care plans that will go up as much as 70%. if you try switching your plan to avoid the skyrocketing premiums, that means you may have to find a new doctor or new hospital. if you are getting treatment from a dr. you have trusted
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couriers, is easier -- doctor you have trusted for years, it is easier said than done to find a new one. you are stuck paying higher premiums. if you decide to switch, you have less to choose from. times theyear, 10 number of customers using the federal exchange will have only one insurance company to choose from, if you can call that a choice. obamacare is more than just another pile of broken promises, it is the worst all worlds. it is higher cost and fewer choices, less freedom and more government. more uncertainty and less peace of mind. but there is a better way -- republicans are hoping a plan to replace the longer and replace it with sensible legislation. this is a nation of 300 million
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people, it makes no sense for an unelected bureaucrat to dictate your health insurance plans. our plan gives you more control so you can choose the plane that best fits your needs, not washington's mandates. we want to make it easier to take insurance from job to job, give businesses more leverage to negotiate better rates, and allow health insurance to be sold across state lines. plan of the one agenda that we call "a better way." you can go to better.gop for all of the details. enterprise, and consent of the governed. it is bold, too. in addition to health care, a better way takes on poverty, a contacts code and the ros, -- and the irs. it takes on a sluggish economy and all of the overreach and
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abuses and all of the arrogance of government coming out of washington dc. this plan will score the separation of powers needed to stop unelected eurocrats steamrolling hard-working americans with regulations out of thin air. look, you don't have to throw in the towel on the head issues. we can tackle them head on. instead of finger-pointing, we can take a positive approach to the problems we face. we can have a government that honors the constitution and works for the people. we can bring hope, lean on one another, and share the work of getting our country back on track. that really is a better way. ♪ >> c-span's "washington journal" live with news and policy issues that impact you. sunday morning, we look at the
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general roy cooper and lon ceici of the libertarian partyl. this is about one hour. ecil of the libertarian party. this is about one hour. >> voters will soon decide who will lead our state for the next warriors. -- our next 4 years. hear from the candidates waiting to be your next governor. where they stand on the issues, and what they want you to know before you cast your ballot. >> we welcome the candidates, lon cecil, roy cooper, and has mccoury. -- pay mccory. >> formally, the economy and house built 2. >> is some background on the candidates. >> libertarian lon cecil entered politics in 2010 where he ran
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for carolina's 20 congressional seat. he is originally from oklahoma and served in the army. he has never held elected office. finishingoy cooper is his fourth term as north carolina's attorney general. he was first elected in 2000 after serving in both the state house and senate. he was born and raised in nash county and graduated from unc chapel hill. republican pat mccrory's north carolina's 74th governor. his term beginning in 2013. he was charlotte's longest serving mayor, a record seven terms. he grew up in guilford county college.ated from: >> we have many topics we would like to cover. if you have up to 90 seconds for your original response. there are sure to be follow-up questions and discussions.
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we hope yet you talk with each other. >> at the end of the evening, each of you will have a minute for closing statement. the first question goes to pat mccrory, then mr. cooper, then mr. cecil. >> one of the primary responsibilities for the next governor will be to help the state recover from hurricane matthew. if elected, what will you do to make sure that the tens of thousands of people who have been directly dramatically affected are taken care of? mr. mccrory: that is a great question. first of all my prayers are with the 26 people who lost their lives. we are grieving with them. i am so proud lake north carolina came together and splendid to an unexpected hurricane. teamhing i am proud of my was not only did we have a great team that was deployed early in the gross estate anticipating every type of hurricane scenario, but i am also pleased
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that we had enough money in our rainy day fund to pay for money that we will have in the future to help these people recover. sadly the attorney general just last month in lumberton, one of the hardest hit cities, spoke against having so much money in the rainy day fund, which would have been a huge mistake had he been governor, and we not had sufficient money. of all things, the rainy day fund -- this is the most rain we have seen in lumberton in decades. the thing i'm announcing tomorrow in long-term hurricane task force with people throughout the east. ,e will look at housing repairing the infrastructure, water and sewer, and repairing my main goal is to get people into housing. mr. cooper: i grew up in eastern north carolina. it is unfortunate that people have gotten hit again.
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in 1999, we had hurricane floyd, and it devastated eastern north carolina. i was living in rocky mountain of time. i remember governor hunt wanted me to meet him at the fort. i cannot get there because all of the roads were flooded. as the state senate majority leader at the time, i introduced legislation that provided for hundreds of millions of dollars for relief for eastern north carolina. and i know what kind of republican process that it takes -- kind of rebuilding process that it takes. i have been all over the carolinas talking to people. we have to help them immediately. it better matter of weeks and years to make sure we get thousand, to make sure we get businesses going. -- to make sure we get housing, make sure we get businesses going. this is one of the toughest parts in our economy in the
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state. ivernor mccrory always known have some supported a strong rainy day fund. that is where we got the money to help northern carolina before. i have supported it my entire career. governor mccrory asked the money from the general assembly for 5000 -- $500,000 in house built 2 two defend lawsuits that is your in the disaster relief fund. mccrory did not veto the legislation. we need to make sure north carolina is ready for this. we need a strong leader that does not rebuilding. we have done it before. eastern north carolina is tough. i know because i grew up there. mr. cecil: i moved here in 1997 and was immediately struck with the floating employed when that came through.
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my heart goes out to all of the citizens in eastern north .arolina with one it is a repeat of a previously. things were not corrected the first time. you have to learn from each flood. you have to spend the money to correct those things that happen. that is going to be money coming from the taxpayers one way or another, whether it is federal or state. we've got to help those people, a lot of them need a lot of help. >> everybody is talking about hurricane floyd only 17 years ago. addmccrory: i might discover is the one that said this will be worse than hurricane floyd. the attorney general has not always supported a large rainy day fund. two weeks ago and a month ago in lumberton he stated "we have two big of a rainy day fund -- too b
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ig of a rainy day fund and need to spend on other things." thank god we didn't have a government that had that short-term political aptitude to look at the next election as opposed to the next storm or working that will hit -- or hurricane. >> talking about spending money wherever it comes from, a part of these areas that were hit -- princeville, seven springs -- windsor in eastern north carolina has had it share more of these two storms. four highway 1211 the outer banks. we see destruction happening, we rebuild. description, rebuilding. should these areas the rebuild again? mr. mccrory: that is part of the long-term plan. i talked with mayor bobby jones, one of the most remarkable man i have met in princeville. his house was underwater. if we do rebuild, where and how?
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and what methods do we use? that question needs to be asked in every area that has flooded. that is part of the long-term plan will i will have engineers on this committee. i will have architects, environmentalists. we are going to have people think, what is the long-term sustainable plan on how to rebuild these communities? the most tragic part of these hurricanes is it hits the people that can least afford it. that is the part that grabs my heart. we have to do everything we can that can least afford a hurricane, and make sure plans are not putting those people in that position again. mr. cooper: kind of leader do you want to rebuild north carolina? after hurricane floyd, we did do
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some medication. and some places were not rebuilt. clearly we have some places like wentzville that were hit twice. like princeville that were hit twice. governor macquarie talks about people who can least afford it in rule eastern north carolina and here is is proposing medicaid expansion that can help health care in eastern north carolina. that is 100% federal dollars that can make a difference in the economy. he is talking about the people that can least afford it, when we have had ways to help rural eastern north carolina. it is time we take a long-term view of this. >> mr. cecil, should we rebuild these areas? mr. cecil: some of it should be rebuilt. we should learn lessons from katrina, don't build in the lowest lands, don't build flat to the ground.
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elevate, build homes just like we do along the coast. those houses are built with the presumption there are going to be hurricanes or a flood. if they rebuild, it should be with that knowledge. there are some areas that probably should not be rebuilt. people who are living there have lived there for many years because it was low-cost land. and it was low-cost because it was subject to flooding. >> something else the audience needs to know is that four of those poor that i have heard the most, we have helped with food stamps, cut through the bureaucracy, and we are also going to be helping with other items regarding infrastructure. i had a great relationship with president obama on emergency relief. craven county was added yesterday to help more people with cash to immediately get these poor people clothes,
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supplies. >> mr. cooper, very quickly. it seems like every time mr. mcrory makes a statement, you are shaking your head. mr. cooper: he talks about extending unemployment benefits. he pushed legislation that made north carolina's unemployment benefits the most restrictive in the country. and did it on the backs of working people. and there are a lot of people in eastern north carolina looking for work now. before counties there are more people were looking for work now before the recession. what we have to do now is have a leader who understands that, who has policies to help the working poor, the middle class, and not those at the top. mr. mccrory: when i came into office, i inherited something from beverly perdue, one of roy's biggest supporters.
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it was a $2.6 billion debt north carolina owed the federal government. we borrowed $2.6 billion for unemployment. had i continued the same program they supported, with the yet $4 billion of debt. we paid off the debt. now if we have another recession, and if we need to help these people, we have $2 billion in reserves in case there is a downturn or in case these people need the extra benefits i extended. that is the strong leadership we need now more than ever. not the old leadership, spend everything you've got," the debt on future generations. >> we need to move on to a few more questions. staying with matthew, we learned that floodwaters from hurricane carried coal ash into
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the water. 14 sites around the state -- do we need to rethink that decision in the wake of the storm? mr. cooper: one thing i will do as governor is pleasant to the scientist -- is the sin to the scientists providing the advice, unlike governor mccrory. the governor's scientist decided that will water from --w ell water from families was unsafe. they sent a notice to the families. governor mccrory, for political reasons, or because he worked at duke energy or something -- he told them to change it. they rescinded the order. the chief scientist in the state resigned, saying publicly that she was not going to be part of an administration that deliberately misleads the public. what we need is public officials who are going to listen to
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scientists, who are going to believe what they say, who act on that, whose data and facts and don't let their political ideology rule the day. particularly when you are not being honest with the public, like his administration is. when the top scientist nonpartisan person with a good paying job resigned, and yet another scientist too says the talking is on the phone to his public information officer in the room, telling them to rescind this order, that is wrong. i will not be a kind of governor. we will allow mr. cecil to enter this next question yet. mr. cecil: i spent a lot of time in the eastern part, looking at the low lands. i saw how hurricane floyd made so many problems. the people there were telling me the problem is well water.
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they don't have water to drink. they are fearful of using it with their animals. several of them commented it was only in june of this year they finally started getting bottled water delivered. hb630 law that you talked about past the legislature contains a provision that they have to put in public waterlines to certain areas. the basic data is by the end of 2013. to a person, they will tell me in goldsboro and snow hill and others, they absolutely do not believe in any way those waterlines will be put in before 2020 at best. >> to we need to rethink the decision to leave coal ash in pits? should we rethink it? i understandneer, what the problem is going. the underground water and surface water near them,
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particularly the underground water, can never be cleaned. service water will clean itself or can be cleaned like they did with the dan river. hazard.e a continuing the only thing we can do with that is properly mitigate them. there is a tremendous amount of ash in those things. when you look at it and say, how many truckloads do we have to hualaul to area properly? we are going to need some highways and a lot more trucks. mr. mccrory: he is right about the engineering and environmental damage. you can't move them all, because it would cause more environmental damage by moving each individual coal pit. i have to correct the record of 3 years of false advertisements by roy cooper super pacs. coal ash on my hands, as though i did the coal ash spill in
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north carolina. what is ironic, i resigned from duke energy six years ago, 2008. eight years ago into thousand eight. shortly thereafter, jim rogers, the ceo and chairman, endorsed beverly purdue then gave roy cooper and her a lot of money. and his job is supposed to oversight coal ash. there is not one e-mail during his 14 or 16 years where he has ever expressed concern about coal ash. not one email. by the way, he only has 14 females in 14 -- 14 emails in 14 years. not one action taken toward duke energy. duke energy gave a $10 million loan to the democratic convention, which they have yet to pay back. he has received during his time as attorney general, tens of thousands of dollars from duke
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energy, and during that time took no action. except he did approve some action during the purdue administration e-mail, which we have a record of in the public documents. an e-mail which is approved by the attorney general's office which allows duke to grandfather some of their coal ash spot for further inspection. had we had that dam infection, maybe the dan river wouldn't have happened. second that allowed duke energy not have the fine. we wanted to find them $25 million because of its general e-mail -- we had to pull back based on lawyer -- back that fi ne based on lawyer recommendations. mr. cooper: your question was about, jointly excavate?-- should we excavate? cold
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the head of the senate, the republican senate says, we are concerned about governor mccrory 's ties to duke energy and that he had worked there so long. governor mccrory sued the state legislature because he wanted sole control over what happens with the coal ash ponds. the governor did not want somebody looking over his shoulder. i talked about coal ash publicly. i have a strong environmental record. i have been endorsed by most all of the environmental groups. to hear the governor talk about coal ash and my record, the independent fact checkers said you were wrong every time you said something about that. mr. mccrory: he has not reviewed it anything i said -- has not
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refuted anything i said. he changed the subject, which is what roy cooper is good at doing. i tell you this, duke energy did not they wanted the coal ash commission. they did not want me to veto the bill. all overbyists were the house and senate. i vetoed something they did not want vetoed the cut that was a bad deal for the people. i might add that the senate did not override my veto because they read the details of it and they said -- you are right, governor. this would be harmful to the neighborhood in winston-salem. question: our next goes to mr. cecil. there has been a lot said about an economic comeback.
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in recent poll conducted showed the majority of voters do not feel they are better off than they were four years ago. 29% of them said they feel they are worse off. when i moved here almost 20 years ago, the economy was running good, the taxes were high and things were going quite well. slide a long downhill rather quickly through 2004 and 2008. and a lot of people lost their jobs. i lost my job at one point. with that recession. there has been quite a bit of comeback. but it has been industry-specific. and the technologies more critical industries have done well with it. inorked with rf micro greensboro and the cell phone
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industry and those related to electronics and consumer products have come back quite well. a lot of our classic industries that we had including the furniture industry has not come back near as much. they are strictly labor dependent. i think we have made quite a bit of comeback particularly in the last four years. i think governor macquarie's leadership -- i think the governor's leadership has done a good job getting us recovered but we still have a long way to go. i think some of the new taxes have been burdensome on the poor people that really could not afford much and you find out tax they have to pay sales to get their vehicle repaired really heard a lot of them. mr. graham: when i -- gov. mccrory: when i came into office, north carolina's unemployment was the fifth
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highest in the united states of america. 9.4% adjusted at 8.9%. we have had one of the greatest economic recoveries down to about 4.7%, below the national average. they saidirst year, governor, you are still not below south carolina. betternomy is so much than it was three years ago. is it good enough? absolutely not. one thing we found out when we came into office was that we owed $2.6 billion for unemployment and we were about to tax small businesses more for unemployment. that was the solution of the liberal democrat. we had a $5 million this forecast.-- mis even south carolina was beating us. nikki haley even told me that we
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do not consider north carolina competition anymore. we had to make some immediate changes or we could keep trying the same things under my predecessor, beverly perdue and mike easley. we could have kept trying those things. we have had a great comeback but we need more. i am extremely proud of what has happened in north carolina and let the progress continue. the recession,ce there has been a national economic recovery but north carolina is lagging behind. you go ask every day working people whether they have seen the carolina comeback and most of them will tell you that they are working longer and harder and for less money than they were before the recession and statistics show that they are right. wage growth is languishing in our state particularly for the middle class. and the governor comes in and promises everyone a tax cut.
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he did pretty well for those at the top. he gave the corporations and those at the top good tax breaks . but every day north carolinians -- many of them have seen a net tax increase including small as mrs.. he has raised taxes on people in 67 different ways. of governor is putting more a burden on the middle class and small business with taxes at a time when we need to be helping small business and the middle class. and i will work to do that. i will also work to invest in public education which is going to be a key. the new economy with the new jobs -- our community colleges have got to be the drivers of workforce development. mccrory, here he is talking about house bill two.
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you talk to economic developers and they will tell you that it is costing us jobs and money. we need a governor who is looking out for the middle class and that is what i'm going to do. >> let me ask roy cooper a question -- will you cut the taxes which has resulted in a strong economy? are you going to repeal it and raise the income tax on every working person that gets a paycheck. it is not just for the wealthy. you were at goldman sachs in new york city. it was for everyone who earned a paycheck and got a huge reduction and a net increase in pay from school teachers to nurses to independent business people. mr. cooper: we do not need to increase taxes.
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what we need to do is fix some of the taxes that he put on the middle class and small business and take some of those taxes off of them. moderator: help me understand the math. if you are not going to repeal it or change it, ultimately there will be a difference in the income. mr. cooper: it is about priorities. i believe the economy is going to grow. there is a national recovery. years, thest four governor has made the decision when tax revenue has come in, he wants to do corporate tax giveaways and tax cuts for those at the top. i want to invest in education, in teacher salaries. moderator: you say you can do that without raising taxes. mr. cooper: absolutely. we were able to cut taxes for the middle class. ourere also able to get
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teacher salaries to the national average. we can do that again. toerator: i am trying understand how you can have that both ways. if you can do that without raising taxes, it appears the gop tax cuts that you have criticized did not heard the budget. mr. cooper: it has hurt our public education and it has hurt the middle class. moderator: we have to move on. gov. mccrory: we lowered the income tax and guess what? we have more income coming in to pay for the bonds that i proposed -- we have more money year with aw this corporate tax and we did three years ago. that is incredible progress. that is leading the economy work. i have reinvested that money
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into education. a new science building at western carolina university. when that new money comes in again if he gets reelected you better believe that the choice for the new money will be corporate taxes and further corporate tax cut instead of investing it in education. i do like the part about -- when you get reelected. [laughter] moderator: much has been said about house bill two this election season. tum abouteard ad infini access to restrooms under the law. perhaps the most controversial part of the law is that it excludes lgbt people from the state's antidiscrimination law.
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you, not about the restroom provisions but about the lack of this protection. why was this necessary? gov. mccrory: it was necessary because there was a bathroom provision. couldn't the law have been written without this antidiscrimination? gov. mccrory: gov. mccrory: the left brought this issue. the great political scams in state history is roy cooper and the mayor of charlotte brought this issue to north carolina with a powerful group called the hrc. they just had to add a portion of the bill which said the following -- you must have gender identity or gender expression in order to get into restroom,sector locker room, or shower. had that not been there, i am
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not sure we would've had any problem. i don't believe in any type of discrimination. moderator: help me understand. as i've read about all of the different people who are protected, i do not see anything about the lgbt community, veterans -- gov. mccrory: one of that was there when roy cooper was attorney general either. there have been no formal protections in north carolina history at all. i think since the supreme court decision regarding marriage, i think there needs to be protection of the federal level. i wrote a letter as such but i will not accept the radical changes that roy copper -- that roy cooper has brought to north carolina. do you know the penalty in charlotte for someone who did not accept gender identity as the new requirement on
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identifying whether you are a boy or a girl? let us say it. let us tell the audience. of $500 and or a 30 day jail sentence. this is what the liberals brought. with a 30 ordnance day jail sentence in the city of charlotte. this is what we overturned. that is the first time i think any of you knew that. that is why we took action. mr. cooper: this is all he can talk about. all over it national tv and he talks about this. this is why north carolina is having a problem with its reputation. he continues to talk about that. what a lot of people do not know about and i think your question is trying to get to is that if a local government wants to protect people from being
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fired because they are gay, house bill two says you cannot do that. if a local government wants to raise its minimum wage, house bill two says you cannot do that. if a local government wants to provide discrimination aotection for veterans, and couple of the cities had those ordinances which have been wiped away by house bill two -- this is one of the reasons why house bill teo has been pointed out as one of the most discriminatory laws in the country and why we are suffering such economic damage for it. it is wrong. it writes discrimination into our law and it is wrong. do you believe lgbt people should be specifically protected under the state's antidiscrimination law. mr. cecil: the hb two -- people
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do not want boys and the girls locker room. otherwise, repeal it and sit down with a reasonable discussion to look at the bill and write something that takes more than one day to get through the legislation. moderator: if you were reelected, would you push to change house bill two to make it so that lgbt people would be specifically protected under the state's antidiscrimination law. gov. mccrory: i actually agree with that and i have been looking for compromise. i will make a deal with him right now. if you agree to take out the gender identity and gender expression with regard to our school bathrooms and locker rooms, i will support a bipartisan effort to make sure that we do not discriminate the
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lgbt community. i signed an executive order for all state employees which was buried in your newscasts and across north carolina news and national newspapers which for bids discrimination in the hiring and firing of anyone based on sexual orientation. and i support that for the private sector. roy, let us support that together. let us not support the concept that we will now identify gender based upon what you think you are. moderator: help me understand. than an matters more antidiscrimination policy? gov. mccrory: i don't understand the question. moderator: why does the -- gov. mccrory: the governor runs the state prison system. i have got prisoners now after this radical agenda has come to north carolina -- i have male prisoners that want to be transferred to the female prison.
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this is not just a north carolina issue. wants toce department change the official definition of gender to gender identity and charlotte wanted to add gender expression. governor, this governor is running the state prisons right now. --ools in the prison system when someone has an individual situation regarding their identity and gender, we have segregated those individuals and made special arrangements. that is what principles have been doing for years. says no.r, we need a state law with a threat of a prison sentence for both the private and public sector. he has been supporting. it is one of the biggest political cons in our history. he promoted the boycotts. the head of the democratic governors association helped announce the boycotts.
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that is all he can talk about but i have to address the boycott. i have been working very hard to encourage businesses to come to north carolina and help us fight house bill two. many have said -- we are not going to come. braeburn pharmaceutical company had announced they were coming to north carolina. house bill two was passed and then they said they may not come. i contacted them to say -- you need to come. they announced that because i had told them that we were going to fight that together that they were coming. attackedthe governor them and even the companies who have jobs here and work for people in north carolina, he is attacking them. that is bad for our economy.
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he did not attack the chairman of the democratic governors association. the governor of connecticut called on a boycott of north carolina. roy cooper who is accepting millions of dollars said nothing. -- all members of the democratic governors association. this was all politics. mr. cooper: that is flat out not true. the governor knows it. if he wants to talk about political contributions, he had a contributor who said he wanted something for his contribution in return. the governor if him a private prison contract over the objections of his staff. he is talking about political contributions all night tonight. to talk about political contributions, you are the one that now has a fbi criminal investigation as a
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result. gov. mccrory: as a general, you should be resigned right now for saying that. that is absolutely not true. there is no fbi investigation. and you should apologize right now. is aator: our next topic state crime lab. we have heard of a lot of problems over the years. you said you inherited problems from your predecessor. why are those problems not fixed? resource issues with the state crime lab. still have a lot of work to do. this is about leadership. when i came into office, there were over 5000 dna rape kits sitting on shelves. and there were years of shoddy investigations. , put people inr charge who knew what they were doing.
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we eliminated the backlog. help law to enforcement straighten out these investigations. and the crime lab now is helping to convict thousands of people. it is helping to exonerate people. this crime lab is the only one in the country that has certified scientists. and there has been tremendous progress made. we found the problem. we fixed it. we did not blame it on someone else. mr. cecil: i am not familiar enough with the internals of the crime lab here to know completely how it is working or how much it is still with problems but i was asked by several different people over the past few weeks how in charlotte, they got the gun, said there was light on it, and within 24 hours, the news media
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made the announcement that they were sure they knew who was carrying a. daughter'sid -- my rape kit is now four months old and there has still been no response. time is at least a lead that needs to be looked at in all crimes. saying the crime lab is fixed -- you ought to turn yourself in. it is still broken. if it were not broken, why would fayetteville be planning to build its own crime lab. they cannot wait on the state crime lab anymore. that is occurring in city after city including durham and greensboro and now fayetteville. moderator: do you talk to each other about issues like this? you are the state's top lawyer.
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you ought to have a conversation about what is going on there. you talk about 5000 cases. are you in few name the former ning the formerg attorney general? the technology was evolving. to say 5000, it sounds like a huge number which it is but the context seems to be missing. mr. cooper: the context was that the crime lab was not even testing the rape kits. we are getting tight on time. i want to talk about transparency. you brought up the lack of e-mails coming from the attorney general's office in 16 years. we have tried to get public records from the governor office and it has been like running into a wall. both talk about transparency.
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it seems very opaque to me what we see in trying to get information to the public. as attorney general, i have been told that you like to talk on the phone, go down the hall and talk to people. how can you do that as governor? isn't there a need for a paper trail of what happens in your office? mr. cooper: there is a paper trail. moderator: from you? mr. cooper: absolutely. there are thousands of documents that our office has produced. i believe strongly in transparency. and the governor has been stonewalling not only the media, the people who asked for public records. he has been sued three times for public records that he has failed to produce. moderator: are you prepared to
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say that you will make public records available within 30 days? mr. cooper: it will be as quickly as possible. people who know us know that we work expeditiously to get the information out to the public. i will make certain that all of our cabinet members know that this is a directive. moderator: in all fairness, i know that oftentimes law firms and the media come for discovery and they are looking for reams of information. but at the same time, we have waited months and months to get information. when you had folks from duke energy in for dinner, -- gov. mccrory: you saw that on my public calendar. mike cooper does not have a public calendar.
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but there was no information on what was discussed. gov. mccrory: we discussed how i want to veto this and take it to the supreme court. took this to the supreme court, i got support from jim hunt and jim martin on my case and i won with only one dissension in the supreme court. i am pretty proud of that record. i sued my own republican legislature. moderator: is there a way to cut through the legalese? gov. mccrory: it is not the media requests calling -- causing as problems, but rather the super pac's.
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they are making more requests -- andng on which funds going on which hunts. there is an issue of a middle ground. the legitimate news organizations causing problems, it is the super pac's going on witch hunts. it is a problem with technology right now. advocate as always transparent as possible. , thee governor said though personal information of the employees has to be protected. the body cameras for the police address some of that. i think it addresses it in a proper way so the judges can look at that and make the
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decision so it can be released. it is not up to the individual city council or town council to make those decisions. i am fully in favor of transparency everywhere that we can and automating the record retrieval where we can. a lot of this stuff is going to be difficult to get a hold of because it is on paper record only and that is the only way that they store it. moderator: four years ago at a debate i ask you what additional restrictions on abortion you would support and you said no. since then, the waiting period has been extended to three days. are there further restrictions you would support and how do you qualify that? gov. mccrory: what i had to do was i stopped restrictions from being done. if i had put further restrictions on women's legal
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rights to have an abortion, the court would have already challenged the current law and overruled as and i refused to do that. yes, a phone call is needed and 72 hours versus 24 but doing that, i stopped much more extreme legislation which was proposed by the senate and i threatened to veto. and as really knows, you have to make compromises and that was a 24 hour phone call versus 72. had i not done that, the senate and house would have had enough votes to override any veto with much stricter restrictions. of the fact that i enforced existing laws. we had an abortion clinic in charlotte that was treating women like they were going to a meat market rather than seeing a physician for a serious procedure. they were not even mopping the
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floor between abortions. it was revolting. said thatmy secretary it was unacceptable and we need to shut it down. because wepened them did not put those restrictions. i do not know where the attorney general was during the 14 years this clinic was open that it is unacceptable to have women treated that way. at this debate in 2012, when you asked the governor if he would support new restrictions, he said no. not only the restrictions that you have discussed so far, he also signed legislation that ultrasounds tos be sent to bureaucrats. regardless of how you feel about this issue or this policy, to have a woman's ultrasounds sent
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to bureaucrats is wrong. it is a restriction and it shows you whether you can trust the governor and i do not think you can. this is one of the many issues where he has said one thing and on another. the medical professionals to ensure that doctors are following the law regarding abortions after five months. i am sure roy agrees that there should not be an abortion after five months but for the life of the mother. mr. cecil: as i have told many people, as a libertarian, i feel that the abortion is an issue between the patient and the doctor and that the government should have virtually no say or control in it and should minimize or not pay for it.
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problem to a serious the woman. that overr friends the past 50 years have had one and it has long lingering effects. putting the big can't of government in there to stir it around does not help. no further restrictions. moderator: you have never held public office in your life. why should voters have the confidence that you can run state government? mr. cecil: i have not held public office. i do not means that have a long string of promises to people that are expecting me to pay back the favors. i have had very few contributions to my campaign. contributions or anything like that. i spent a year in vietnam helping the vietnamese understand tricky dick nixon's
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foreign operations and how we thought the world should be run. when i left there and came back to the u.s. i had about all of the public policy that i wanted for a lifetime. i went into private industry. 1980 thattent in eventually turned into the atm machines where if you put in your car, the screen comes on and says what is your pin number and you type it in and that all references my work. to get1990's, i worked keyless entry into cars. most of the new cars you get today have that. i have a tendency as an engineer --look at what are avail what are available. moderator: thank you for that. we have less than one minute before we go to closing
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statements. very quickly if you can give me a 10 second answer -- can we move, should we move per-pupil spending in north carolina where we are ranked about 42nd right now -- should we spend the money and make the commitment to do that and can you do it without raising taxes? 44th perr: we are student spending in north carolina which is unacceptable. moderator: can you do it without raising taxes? mr. cooper: absolutely. gov. mccrory: why record speaks for itself. our university spending is one of the best in the nation. moderator: each candidate will now have one minute make a closing statement. it is your one minute to convince the voters that they should hire you to be the next governor. we will go in reverse order from
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how we asked the first question. wralecil: i want to thank for hosting the event tonight. instructiveill be to a lot of the voters and help them make their choice. out for the early voting starting october 20. we have a lot of revenue sources in north carolina and i know that all of them are being tapped in every way that they can. but we do need more money for the school and more choice for the kids and education. only three fourths of them are handled well in high school. we need more homeschooling, more charter schools. and more vocational schooling. part of the funding of that is to perhaps cap the currently thepped resource -- we have tax law but if we set up a cancal cannabis law, we
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follow the lead of states like colorado, washington, oregon, and nevada mr. cooper:. thanks david and laura. all of the debates are now over. it will be up to you to decide who leads north carolina for the next four years and who you trust to rebuild it. we are facing the worst disaster since hurricane floyd and we need a governor who knows how to rebuild our communities. we have kids who are in underfunded schools and we have teachers leaving our state for better pay and more respect and we need a governor who knows how to rebuild the education system. and north carolina's brand has been tarnished and our economy has been damaged because of house bill two. and we need a governor who knows how to rebuild north carolina's reputation.
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if we set our priorities right, north carolina can be one of the admiredbyard states -- states in this country. i will work hard as your governor. gov. mccrory: let us have more debates. i think this is great. i love our state. i love our people. i was so proud of our people coming together during hurricane matthew and i was proud of our leadership. in theership team helped recovery along with many volunteer organizations. i was also proud of my leadership team for responding to the charlotte incident where we decided to bring in the national guard long before the mayor requested it. workinger was against with the mayor at that time. i was working with the police chief and ornate with the chief and hand the powers over the chief to the national guard but
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i also showed this leadership as when ourgovernor unemployment was the fifth highest in the country. we needed to make change. we lowered the income tax in the business tax. we increased teacher pay. we paid off our debts. that is leadership for the future. moderator: thanks to all three of you. we hope this debate has helped you make our decision. thursday thebegins 20th and runs until saturday, november 5. moderator: we would like to thank all of the candidates for being here and thank you very much for joining us. have a good night. ♪ on newsmakers, steven law, president of the senate leadership fund talks about the role of super pac's in the 2016 of elections and efforts to keep a republican majority in the senate.
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10:00 and, sunday at 6:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> after i came up with this idea, first of all i did research, this is a case with a lot of pieces that will be done for this competition but mental illness especially. it is a complicated issue that is not black and white. it is so multifaceted i needed to research to get a base knowledge of what i wanted to talk about in the piece. it is so complicated that i cannot talk about it all in 5-7 minutes. would be nice to have a focal point. i started with an interview of my parents. i researched this topic extensively. this is my dad's pharmacy. i spoke with my mom and her
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colleagues and coworkers. i went to the library. >> a lot of internet research to find more facts and data and statistics about employment of those with elemental disabilities to see really what is going on. most of the information i got off of the internet came from government founded websites so that is how i knew that most of the information that i was getting was legitimate. >> this year's theme -- your message to washington, d.c. what is the most urgent issue for the president and the government to address in 2017. with $100,000 rewarded in cash prizes. students can work alone or in a group of up to three to produce a documentary on the issue selected. include some speak -- include some c-span programming and opposing opinions.
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a cash prize will be awarded among 150 students. and the grand prize of $5,000 will go to the student or team with the best overall debt -- overall contribution. mark your calendars and help us spread the word to student filmmakers. for more information, go to our website. studentcam.org. former president bill clinton speaks at a hillary clinton event in columbus, ohio. this is about 35 minutes. >> it is indeed one of the greatest honors that i could have to have my members of the congressional black caucus on this stage with me. speaker,hear our next you are going to have a treat brothershear these bad
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and sisters bring it. you have seen them on msnbc, c-span, cnn, and today you had the conscience of the congress, the brilliance of the congress here with us. veryight now, we have a special guest who decided that he would take time out of his tour to come to a battleground state. today. be with us here this band needs no introduction. but i would be remiss if i did not say about the former president, william jefferson -- bill clinton, 42nd president of these united states. someone who came to the white house and understood real diversity. someone came to the white house and understood equal pay for
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equal work with women. it was ok because he really understood when women exceed, america succeeds. he understood our issues and worked with us. do not need to say more about someone i was honored to know when he was president. able to honored to be say that he is a french. last week in florida, i leaned over and said -- mr. president, it would be just wonderful if you could come to this place called columbus, ohio. this place where i am a member of congress. aml, i am just saying -- i congresswoman joyce beatty and i approve who will walk out on this stage. my friend, my president, president though clinton. -- president bill clinton. applause] and
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[applause] ♪ mr. clinton: first of all, i want to thank your congresswoman for that introduction and thanks to the mayor and thanks to the members of congress who are here. --g meeks, a lie ship coming elijah cuming. there are a number of mayors and former mayors here and i want to thank them. who worked with me in the white house has come all the way from new, massachusetts. steve benjamin has come all the way from columbia, south carolina.
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thanks in no all measure to him, hillary had a victory there which got us started. mayor dennis archer, former mayor of detroit who has been my friend and hillary's friend for more years than i can count. and a great former mayor of this city, michael coleman -- i thank them all. the state party chair david pepper and thank you ted strickland, the first target of the koch brothers who has under a torrent of dark money. and i want to thank hillary's first boss out of law school who
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is backstage. a founder of the children's defense fund. [applause] look -- i feel kind of crazy. i feel like the 25th speaker at a four-hour banquet. [laughter] .verything needs to be said but i do want to say a couple of things. first of all, i am profoundly grateful to all of you. who supported hillary through the primary and in the general fella has that this had a bad week when he by accident went to the wrong rally. so give him a hand. [applause]
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give him a hand. know, one big difference in this campaign -- you might be interested to know that today, in iowa, a woman was arrested for voting twice in this election. for hillary's opponent and she said -- i had to, the election is rigged. you have some experience with this in ohio. 36th person since 2000 to be accused of fraudulent voter id out of 200 million votes cast. as your republican governor said, this charge is bull just like so many of the others but
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it shows you what the differences. and who would've thought when we , that ithis campaign would be a comment on who we are as americans. for example, the arizona in 126 years has never endorsed a democrat. this is why they are screaming, by the way. years, the arizona democrat has always endorsed republican. accept this year, they endorsed hillary. they received death threats because of it. but they hung tough. because they know we are about it business of defining what means to be an american in the 21st century. [applause]
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the columbus paper and the cincinnati paper have not endorsed a democrat for 100 years but they endorsed hillary this year. charlotte news, a symbolic paper of republicanism in the middle of the country has not endorsed a president for 75 years. on the edge of world war ii, they said -- it may not be such a hot idea to get rid of roosevelt. we may not want to change commanders in chief right now. they have not done that again but this year, they endorsed hillary. and for all of the other side bloviating about national former directors have endorsed her telling you
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what is really important about protecting this country. forces inr of our afghanistan, a four-star general endorsed hillary. clerk who commanded our forces when we saved the coast of ours -- the kosovars from slaughter has endorsed a hillary. why do they do this? because they want a commander in chief that reflects american values and knows how to keep us safe and strong enough. but at the bottom, this election is about you. the one thing this crazy campaign has done for the other side is that i can still go around. i was in pennsylvania, in writing the other night at a small college and i went through the economic choice, the economic -- the education choice
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, and a lot of other issues and half of the crowd there was really involved in the election. they still had not heard this stuff. saw, ones you just side would like you not to hear. but here is what this election is about. when hillary says -- stronger together, it is about having an economy that works for everyone and a society that everyone can be proud to live in and -- [applause] and it is a way of life and a way of thinking and it is quintessentially american. so, when her opponent says -- make america great again. i am a 70-year-old white southerner, i know what that means. i know what that means. [applause]
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means -- i will give you the economy you had 50 years ago. the same reason i would like to be 20 again. i would actually. [laughter] someoneuld not vote for that promised to make me 20 again. more important, it is saying -- you have to vote for me because i dislike the same people that you dislike and i will move you up on the social totem pole and others down. that is a bad idea. 50 years ago, it was not so great for african-americans or hispanic americans or first-generation immigrants or women in the workplace. children with disabilities could not go to school because no one saw their abilities. gay people were still confined to a closet even if they were free to walk around. is that ary believes lot of her opponent's fervent
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supporters do have a legitimate beef and that they have not been seen in their economic despair. they live in places that have been left out and left behind and nobody has done enough to bring them back but this totem poll deal is one bad idea. she wants to tear down all of the totem poles so that we can all rise together. so, the choice you have got to make is she says we are stronger together and he says -- no we are not. [laughter] -- it is ok to be angry but the only thing that will help you is answers so answers are better than anger and he says -- no they are not. she says -- i understand your resentment but what you need is not somebody rubbing salt in
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your wound so you are mad every day. what you need is empowerment which is better than rubbing salt in your wounds. and he says -- no it is not. she says -- look, we all like competition. we are in football season. we have a great world series going on and an election. but the only reason we are still here is that we have rules. the role of law, the protection of the constitution, that everyone should live under the same set of rules. we should have the ability to grow and flourish. conflict is not the answer. the answer is cooperation. it works better than constant conflict. and he says -- no it does not. and she says -- you can say whatever you want, but america is better because we are more diverse and we are going to the treat and so we ought to
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each other with bridges and no walls. and he says -- i disagree. that is the choice. what does it mean to be an american in the 21st century. and it is profound. all of the reason why these republican newspapers and republican national security people, many of home probably disagree with her on her economic plans and her specific social policies. they say nonetheless, she loves this country and she is capable of being commander in chief and we do have to have an economy that works for everybody. we are stronger together. [applause] down likeall coming it normally does to a handful of places including ohio. hillaryarry ohio for she will be the next president of the united states. [applause]
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there is not a chance in the world that that is not true. you to not only vote youy, but take everyone can't. there is a lot of evidence up by the way that when you get this close to the election what your family, friends, and neighbors say to you is more important than what you see in paid ads. it really matters. i will give you an example. i was in destin, florida the other night, a big republican place. me, outwhere they send there where people did well. this guy comes up to me in a clinton-gore cap. -- i was with her way before that. all of these people started to listen to him. said that he went to an early
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conference in the early 1980's. and then he was invited to the he says it is awful the way that they demonize her. i could tell that he made them reconsider the election. he was just pouring out his heart from his personal experience. i tell everybody -- it is one thing you need to know about this election. her stronger supporters are those that have known her the longest and worked with her the most closely. her second strongest supporters are people who have had dealings with her opponent. [applause] so, every time you see one of his, every time
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you hear the back and forth, you have to put it through that filter. do you want to go back to trickle down economics? that is not the change we need. this is a change election. are we going to build forward and build on the things that president obama has done? every time i come to ohio i think about one good thing he did. when he got elected, he made it impossible for me to ever have the experience i had with congressman lou stokes. when lou was retiring in cleveland, i called him and said i want to do something for you in your district. you decide. and he said -- let us go to this grade school where your americorps volunteers are helping our kids learn how to read. and so we did. we sat in this old-fashioned auditorium. he speaks and i speak. everyone claps. we go down and start shaking hands.
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we started with the six graders and we went down to the first graders. african american boy and he looks up at me and says -- are you really the president? and i said yes, i am. -- butaid -- and he said you are not dead yet. until barack obama got elected, a lot of this country said the definition of the president was an old, dead white guy. washington, lincoln, and jefferson. of that.me people believe me now. we are laughing. do not want to go back to trickle down economics. opponent says -- all we need to do is cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires and the biggest companies across the board. repeal the health care law.
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dodd-frank l which stops wall street from beating main street. that does not sound like a new antiestablishment program to me. -- no, everyone that has gotten the financial benefits since the great crash eight years ago should at least pay their fair share, a minimum amount is their fair share. rule.-called buffet 30% tax will not kill anyone. and she says, let us spend the money to put people to work and modernized the infrastructure including roads, bridges, and airports and also making sure that every school child in this country has access to affordable broadband so that they can do their homework at night. 5 millionkilled --
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kids still do 5 million kids still don't have it. [applause] mr. clinton: also making sure that people that live in areas that do not have a lot of sun and wind can claim the benefits of clean energy. iowa has the cheapest electric rates in america because they have the largest reliance on wind energy. you want to bring more jobs to ohio -- cut the cost of power. we have the biggest market in the world. that is why your manufacturing they have congress, endorsed hillary, because they all work together to bring manufacturing jobs back. to do it, you have to have a new modern transmission system to take the energy where it is most efficiently generated, where it is needed. one of the things we learned in this primary season is a lot of kids in flint, michigan, have elevated lead levels in their blood as they drank water out of rusty pipes, and people knew it, and did not replace it, but we
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then learned that it is nowhere near the only place in america where children have elevated lead levels in their blood. babies were drinking water out of rusty pipes. if you took all the rusty pipes up, gave all of our kids a healthy future, without regard to race or region, you would create a zillion jobs, and every single one would be an american job, and every single one of them would pay more than the national average income. [applause] mr. clinton: now, that will work better. and on the tax deal she said look, i don't want to charge all businesses more taxes, but if they close a plant that is making money in america to make more money in the short run so rich shareholders can get a tax cut in a year and a day when capital gains kicks in, i do think they have to kick back every last red cent they ever got from the state and local
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government. i do not think they should be able to bring their products back here. i am not for raising everybody's taxes. i want to lower corporate taxes if they fairly share profits with employees -- if they train employees so they can keep getting better jobs and better incomes. and if they will go into some of these areas that have been left out and left behind, to national -- from coal country to the rest of the small towns in america, to neighborhoods in our cities that have had no new investment. if they do that, i would cut their taxes a lot, because they would be doing what americans should do -- making money by helping other people make money -- giving other people a chance, other people a chance to start. i have been doing this half my life. this will work better. you don't have to take my work -- my word for it. we have been fighting over trickle-down economics versus growing out the economy from the
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middle down and the middle up for 25 years. even the first president bush, who did not believe in it, were forced to follow it by the extreme of their party. so we can keep score -- the eight years i served, the eight years president obama served, and there are 20 -- what is the and their 20 years. what is the private sector job score? in their 20 years, 15.8 million jobs. in our 16 years, four years less, even if you count the more than 2 million jobs we lost right at the beginning of president obama's term that he has nothing to do with -- that crash occurred four months before he took office -- even if you count that, republicans 15.8 million jobs. our two administrations, more than 32 million jobs. better than two to one. that is what is at issue in this campaign.
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across all the races and every region of america, you cannot afford to go back to trickle-down economics on steroids. small businesses account for two thirds of the jobs. only one candidate has a small business plan -- to get more loans out. to relax the rules not at the top of the pyramid so futures can be gambled away, but at the bottom, so people can make any -- people make community loans again. it works, and it is important. i could give you a lot more ideas, but you get the idea. she has an economic program that will work. we also need to live together. that means we need to treat each other with respect. hillary was the first candidate in either party to have a program to put affordable drug prevention and treatment programs in every county in america that needs it, and this is the first drug epidemic in my
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lifetime where the addiction rates are even higher in small towns and rural america than they are in urban areas. then, she met with the police chiefs of cities that have very good community relations across racial lines, and they were an interesting group. they said look, we do not care about body cameras. have them. and we need more training -- always, we can use it. do it. but what we really need is mental health in every community in america. you don't want people to be killed under pressure, we need more mental health. she is the only person you can vote for who believes being part of a community includes mental health. this is a huge deal. i was in pennsylvania the other day, and the mayor of that city's twin brother is the head
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of the city council, and it has suffered a lot because they have lost some jobs. i said how did this happen? he said one night a couple of years ago, 3:00 in the morning, i got word my sister had been shot, and we rushed to her, and i held her in my arms, and she said i am not going to make this. you and your brother, you have to save our community. she was shot by her own child. no mental health coverage. and in honor of their sister, he became the mayor, his brother became the city council chairman, and he said we are going to grow this together. we are going to get out of this, and we are going to have our heads in the right place.
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we have got to believe we are stronger together. i will never forget that as long as i live. i have a friend -- he was african-american. i have a friend from new hampshire, where there are almost no african-americans, who was the chief justice of the supreme court when his mentally ill son nearly beat him to death. and he said that -- and this guy has been my friend for 25 years. i know him, i know his wife. they are wonderful people. he said "my son -- i did not know -- i did not even know how to do this." he said i was for you because we were friends, and i agreed with you. i am for her because i notice a life and death matter to get mental health services to every single community in america. [applause]
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mr. clinton: this has a happy ending. he stayed with his son through his prison term. he made sure he got mental health treatment. the young man has an eight-year-old son now. he is married to a woman who won an emmy for a documentary. he got his life back because we are stronger together. because we did not give up on people. i am tired of everyone saying america's future is bad. we have the youngest, most diverse workforce in the country. we have 79 months of job growth. we have never had that before. there have been trillions of dollars from other countries sent to america because people believe we have the best future. why are we bowed mapping it -- badmouthing it? we have left too many people behind. let's put them up and go forward together. that is a we have to do. nobody can be invisible to us -- and this is the last thing i want to say. the most important thing for you to do is vote, because if she wins ohio, she will be president. [applause]
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mr. clinton: the second most important thing to you -- if you get somebody screaming at you, like i did. do not respond in kind. say the difference in our campaign and yours is we want you to go along in our trip to the future, and we need you, and it is not right that you have been left out and left behind, but answers are better than anger, and empowerment is better than resentment. get on the truck, and let's go home. [applause] mr. clinton: let's go. i was in mayor brown's old town yesterday, and there are a lot of republicans there, too. i did this rally, and when i finished, i went out and i shall -- i shook hands. i always look for the little kid that get squeezed out. there was this young boy looking at me, and he said you know why i'm for hillary, and i said no,
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but i would like to, and he said because i am autistic, and she won't make fun of me. i said you are pretty smart, too, aren't you, and he said that is what they say, but i have trouble getting along. but he got the message. i said well, you should know that hillary joined with democrats and republicans when she was a senator, in an autism group, and she was the first person to run for president that had a position on this, and the number of children with your condition has tripled in the last 20 years, nobody exactly knows why, but we know you can all do better. he said good, i feel better now. then, two or three rallies back, there was a handsome young man that looked like he was from
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south asia, and looked like he was about 10 years old. he said i am for hillary because i am a muslim, i love america, and she likes me. i was a republican, my whole family was republican we are all , for hillary because she likes us. i get home, and i go to this little book store where a woman has bravely risked her life savings to open an independent bookstore -- how crazy is that, right? and she is making it. she said i want you to read the essay my 13-year-old wrote about the first debate. he said i really liked hillary in the first debate because she had facts, statistics, and concrete answers to the questions. it gave me confidence. this young man at 13 wrote an essay i could not have written at 25. it was so well-written. there is no telling what this kid's iq is. he writes all about that, and at the end he says i felt she cared about me. he said that is important to me
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because i have a very severe muscular disability. not a mental one, a physical one, and i need someone who cares enough to give me a chance to do everything my abilities will allow. that is stronger together. that is what this whole election is about. what is america going to be like for the next 30 years? i am telling you, we are the best positioned country in the world. we have the chance to elect a president with the standing in the world and the understanding of the world to keep us safe enough, and give us space enough to grow and lead the world away from this divisive rhetoric, and even killing, on our differences. that is what this whole thing is about. bob dylan won the nobel prize this year.
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and for us people of a certain age, that was a kick, right? the most important song he ever wrote for this election was "forever young." it says "you stay forever young, if there is a ladder in front of you, and you can climb every rung." listen, my heart breaks for a lot of people on the other side because they are so angry, hurt, they think their tomorrows are going to be like today, and they cannot change them because we do not give a rip about them, but we do. remember, this is an election about answers over anger, empowerment over insulting people's wounds, bridges over walls. if we choose the former, we will do what our founders told us to do. those people were really smart. you think they thought we had a
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perfect democracy? thomas jefferson said when i think of slavery, i tremble to believe that god is just. in other words, i am toast if i do not get forgiven. when the country started, only white, male property owners could vote, and that meant a lot of people, including the ancestors of me and governor strickland would not have been able to vote either because they did not have any property. the founders said we pledge our lives, fortune, sacred honor, to form a more perfect union, because we are stronger together. and ever since then, in fits and starts, with struggles and fights, like the ones we are going through today, we always chose to widen the circle of opportunity, to deepen the
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meaning of freedom, strengthen the bonds in our candidate. that is what is at stake. i am telling you, you have a chance to vote for a person who by the time she was 30 years old had done more to advance the public interest than her opponent has in a lifetime. [applause] mr. clinton: and you have a chance to keep america forever young. i have one of those lanterns. if i were 20 again, and a genie comes out and says you could live wherever you want the next 30 years, but you have to decide right now, i would pick the united states because no rational person would count us out. any rational analysis would say we could grow our way into shared prosperity. we can grow our way into taking the world away from climate change. we have to believe we can do it
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together. there is no alternative. so, i am going to leave you with this -- the single most emotional moment i had in this campaign for me personally, occurred in eastern ohio. i met a bishop. are you ok? i met a bishop who told me his name, and i said the most important thing here is not that i am a bishop. he said the most important thing is that i am the grandson of luther black of hope, arkansas, a working man, who bought all of his groceries from your grandfather's store, before
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,here were any food stamps before there was any help. he said your grandfather -- as my grandfather told me many times -- when he came home and his children needed food, and he had no money, he said luther, take whatever you need, come back and pay me when you can. he looked at me and he said somehow, we have to get that back in america. we have to look at each other and see the hope in our eyes, and the pain in our eyes, understand the problems of the -- other people have, the dreams we all have, and we have to help each other. he said that is what we have to do. this is a big deal. [applause] mr. clinton: you put her in charge, you make her president, you will be glad. will it be a great thing to have the first women president? yes. is she better qualified, as president obama said, van --
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than i was than he was? , yes. the only chance we have is to be stronger together and forever young. thank you, god bless you. [applause] ♪ >> c-span's washington journal, live every day with news and policy issues that impact you. weing up sunday morning, look at the integrity in the election process, and accessibility to polling places , with then day democracy project director. also, the atlantic's american onurist project writers their recent joint report on immigration and migrant communities in the u.s., and how the current political debate is affecting these communities and immigration issues overall. columnist ann
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coulter joins us from new york to talk about the 2016 election about donaldt book trump's rise to become the gop presidential nominee. c-span's washington journal, live beginning at 7:00 a.m. eastern sunday morning. join the discussion. now, republican presidential candidate donald trump to supporters in phoenix, arizona. this is one hour.
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[cheers and applause] mr. trump: thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen.
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thank you. boy, this is a lot of people. so this was the scene of my first major speech right after i announced that i was running for president. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: and it was a tremendous scene. i think we are beating it today. we have more than 15,000, and we have a lot of people pouring in. should we wait for them? no. we are not waiting. the silent majority is back. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: in 10 days, we are going to win the state of arizona. and we are going to win back the white house, oh, we are. a trump administration would immediately repeal and replace the disaster known as obamacare.
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[cheers and applause] mr. trump: it's just been announced that the citizens of arizona are going to experience, congratulations, a 116% increase in their obamacare premiums. [boos] mr. trump: don't feel bad. you won't be the highest in the country. is that amazing? 116%. and it does not work. elect me and we will stop the premium hikes for good. we will stop the madness of obamacare. it will be repealed and replaced, believe me. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: i would love to have those cameras turn over here and show those people. they don't understand.
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they don't understand. it would be so good for their television ratings. they keep it right here on this very nice, but small group of people behind me. they don't have great seats. they don't have great seats, but tomorrow they will be famous, ok? [cheers] mr. trump: i wish the cameras would turn these cameras. the people don't have any idea what's going on, do they? but they know. they are the most dishonest, corrupt people. they are the most dishonest people. they are the most dishonest people. the only time they turn is when they have a protester, and that we learned through wikileaks that hillary clinton was paying the protesters $1500 each to be violent at our rallies. [boos] mr. trump: we just learned that
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last week. wikileaks. every single one of arizona's 15 counties is losing insurers next year because of obamacare. in phoenix, there are eight obamacare insurers, ok? good luck. by the way, have a lot of fun negotiating. there is nobody to negotiate with. next year, you will have one group to negotiate with. i would like to be that one group. that one group is going to do very well, but you are not going to do very well, but you will do very well if i am getting elected, because we are getting rid of obamacare. we will have an alternative that is cheaper, better. it was announced this week that obamacare premiums in phoenix will go up 145%.
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[boos] mr. trump: the worst part, it's no good. it's not like it's great. it's no good. one insurer in the state will have a $14,000 deductible. in other words, you've got to use $14,000 worth of care before they start giving you anything. sounds like a good idea? no. folks, we are going to have so many great plans. we are going to have so much competition. we are going to get rid of the borders, get rid of the lines, the artificial lines that are put there to make the insurance companies rich. you are going to have so much competition for your business, and you are going to have great health care, and it is going to be a tiny fraction of what you are paying now. just remember. obamacare is a catastrophe for
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arizona, and it is a catastrophe for the united states of america, and we are going to get rid of it. even bill clinton admitted obamacare is the craziest thing in the world, where people wind up with premiums doubled and their coverage cut in half. he's right, but it's actually much worse than that. in minnesota, where the premium increase will be close to 60%, the democratic governor, who is a real party stalwart, said the affordable care act is no longer affordable. that's in minnesota, a state which we could actually win. we can win minnesota. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: and by the way, we are winning arizona big. you have seen the recent polls. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: and i want to thank governor brewer for being here. where is she? she is around here someplace.
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and what a job that young, beautiful woman -- what a job you did. and folks, folks, he's a good man. he was one of the first endorsers of donald trump. vote for sheriff joe. stand up, joe. [cheers and applause] [chanting "joe"] mr. trump: they don't love tough people in this country anymore, and fair people. he's tough, he's fair, and i hope he gets reelected, and he should. go out and make sure he gets reelected, everybody. there are some bad undercurrents out there, folks.
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jonathan gruber, the architect of obamacare, remember from m.i.t.? [boos] mr. trump: my uncle john was a great professor at m.i.t. for a long time. unfortunately, i liked him a lot better than jonathan gruber. but jonathan gruber admitted it was all a fraud, and he said, outrageously, that it was passed because the stupidity of the american voter is unbelievable. [boos] mr. trump: we are going to show him, on november 8 -- [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we are going to show him on november 8, the american voter has had it. hillary clinton wants to double down on obamacare, make it even more expensive. in fact, much more expensive than it is right now. [chanting "lock her up"]
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[cheers and applause] mr. trump: you know, when people ask me about the crowds, they say it sounds like an ohio state football game, actually. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: sure sounds big. you can actually tell a crowd by the sound. you can't imitate that sound. when hillary clinton got up, i watched her today -- oh. [boos] mr. trump: and she had very few people. she walked onto the stage -- i always do this, and today i didn't. i'm always surprised by how many people. it goes all the way into the corners, look at that. this incredible room come all
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the way into the corners. when she came on today, she looked at a small group of people and goes wow, wow, wow. that's what i do. she's copied me. i don't do it anymore because she's copied me. she went, "wow," and there were very few people. my contract with the american voter outlined the plan to repeal and replace obamacare, and i am asking for your vote so we can save health care for every family in arizona. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: real change also means getting rid of the corruption in washington, d.c. [cheers and applause] [chanting "drain that swamp"]
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mr. trump: drain that swamp. it was announced yesterday that the fbi is reopening their investigation into the criminal conduct and illegal conduct of hillary clinton. this is the biggest political scandal since watergate, and it's everybody's deepest hope that justice at last will be beautifully delivered. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: hillary has nobody but herself to blame for her mounting legal difficulty.
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her criminal action was willful, deliberate, intentional, and purposeful. hillary set up an illegal server for the obvious purpose of shielding her criminal conduct from public disclosure and exposure. she sets up this illegal server knowing full well that her actions put our national security at risk and put the safety and security of your children and your families at risk. [boos] mr. trump: but she did not care. as long as she and bill got the money, the safety of your family made absolutely no difference to her. [boos] [chanting "lock her up"]
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mr. trump: to cover up her crimes, she bleached something that even sophisticated people know nothing about, partially because it's so expensive. she bleached and deleted 33,000 e-mails after, after, after, after, after receiving a congressional subpoena, made 13 phones disappear, some with a hammer, lied to congress under oath many times, life to the fbi -- lied to the fbi many times, and then, recently, two boxes of e-mail evidence went mysteriously missing. [boos] mr. trump: although they might have found a lot of those e-mails over the last couple of days, folks. [cheers] mr. trump: a lot of e-mails, a lot of trickery.
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the wikileaks revelations have exposed criminal corruption at the highest levels of our government. hillary put the office of secretary of state up for sale. look at what's happened. and if she ever got the chance, she would put the oval office up for sale also. [boos] mr. trump: she would put it up for sale to the special interests and the foreign dictators, whoever offers the right price, and usually that is the highest price. yet, now it's reported that the department of justice is fighting with the fbi. that's because the department of justice is trying their hardest to protect the criminal activity of hillary clinton.
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[boos] mr. trump: what has our country come to? 97% of the department of justice employees, all of their presidential contributions, just about, 97% went to hillary clinton. i don't think they like me. [boos] mr. trump: there are those -- and i happen to be one of them -- who think hillary offered loretta lynch, the attorney general, a reappointment as attorney general if hillary were to become president. [boos] mr. trump: we don't want that to happen.
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a lot of people feel that way, right? perhaps that was what bill clinton was arranging when he met with attorney general lynch on her airplane, on the tarmac, on a very warm day, right here in arizona. [boos] mr. trump: the meeting lasted 39 minutes, and it was just a coincidence he was here to play golf. i hate to tell you it was about 109 degrees that day. we all love arizona, but i am here are some much. -- i have so many friends here, i'm here so much. when it gets to a certain temperature, we just say, let's stay inside today. it was a very hot day. but he just happened to see her. did you see that? oh, there is the attorney
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general's plane riding down the runway. i'm out golf, oh, there's the attorney general. i have had a plane for a long time. never once has somebody entered my plane by saying, hey, can i come on the plane, from the tarmac, while the plane is running. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: so they spent 39 minutes talking about golf and their grandchildren. i give golf two minutes, i give the grandchildren three or four minutes. the rest of the time, perhaps, was discussing the fact that the attorney general was going to make a decision, right after that, about hillary clinton. so what's happened to the justice department? what's happened? this is what i mean when i say that our system is rigged. our system is rigged, folks.
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be careful with your votes. a vote for hillary is a vote to surrender our government to public corruption, cronyism that threatens the survival of our constitution itself. what makes us exceptional is that we are a nation of laws and that we are all equal under those laws. hillary's corruption shreds the principle of which our nation was founded. so sad. government corruption spreads outward, like a cancer, infecting the whole operation of our government. i have to tell you, i respect the fact that director comey was able to come back after what he did. i respect that very much.
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and when the other side is complaining and complaining and complaining, there was no reason for it, because all of the crimes that were committed, something should have happened then, not now. and just to break it down, when you delete 33,000 e-mails after getting a subpoena, that's it, it's over. it's over. and i will tell you, without knowing anything, the only reason -- [chanting "lock her up"] mr. trump: the only reason that they did this action that you
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saw yesterday was very, very serious things must be happening and must have been found. very serious things. and you can also ask, when they complain on the other side, why wasn't this evidence given previously? why wasn't it given previously? and when you talk about instincts, i don't know if anybody saw my comments on anthony weiner -- [cheers] mr. trump: it's called instinct, folks. i had no idea it was going to be that accurate. boy, that was right on the nose. when the outcome is fixed, when the system is rigged, people lose hope. the system is rigged, people lose hope. they stop dreaming. they stop trying. when the powerful can get away
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with anything, because they have the money and the connections to rig the system, then people lose confidence in our loss and confidence in their futures. hillary clinton's corruption is corrosive to the soul of our nation, and it must be stopped. it must be stopped. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: and one of the reasons i've been saying that the system is so corrupt and rigged is not only what happens at the voters booth, and you know things happen, folks.
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i watched obama saying, oh, this is a foundation of the system, how can he say it? and yet, eight years ago he's on a cliff talking about chicago and how the voting is rigged in chicago. give me a break. take a look at it, eight years ago. it's all over the place. but one of the reasons i say it's rigged is, hillary clinton -- nothing to do with what was found recently -- hillary clinton should never, ever, based on everything that took place, be allowed to run for the presidency of the united states. she should not be allowed. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: she should have been disqualified a long time ago. when you read the nasty wikileaks, the horrible things said about catholics and the horrible things said about evangelicals, and the horrible things said about bernie sanders.
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i mean, say what you want, what they said about bernie sanders is rather incredible. and then they have their superdelegates, and they had all the people stacked against him. he never had a chance. and you know what? the worst thing he did was backing her, because you would -- he would have gone down as a great figure in political history in this country, but once he did that he sold his soul to the devil. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: but we will take the bernie sanders voters, because my trade policies are much tougher and much stronger and much better than his, and we are going to have a lot of trade, but it's going to be a two-way highway, not a one-way road out, believe me. as fdr once said, government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob.
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so true. hillary believes money and power, not truth and justice, should rule the day. we have one ultimate check on hillary's corruption, and that is the power of voting november 8. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: so the only way we are going to beat the corruption is to show up and vote by the tens of millions, including millions of people voting for the first time in their entire lives. vote with all your heart and soul, because we are going to make america great again, ok? just remember that. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we are. [chanting "usa"]
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mr. trump: restoring honesty to our government and the rule of law to our society will be a very high priority of my presidency. haven't we had enough drama with the clintons? [cheers] mr. trump: bill clinton was impeached for lying and obstructing justice, signed the worst trade deal in history, nafta, which emptied our country of its manufacturing jobs, and he does not even have the right anymore because of what he did to practice law. hillary has brought scandal to or destroyed virtually everything she has done. look at whitewater, look at cattle futures look at jobs in , upstate new york, a disaster. or look at syria, iraq, libya. and now look at the mess she is in with these e-mails.
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you think that is going away? that will be there for years. this will be the year the american people say, "enough is enough." [cheers and applause] mr. trump: this will be the year the american people break with the bitter failures of the past and embrace a new, optimistic future. we have such potential. my contract with the american voter begins with a plan to end government corruption. i want the entire corrupt washington establishment to hear and heed the words we are about to say. when we win on november 8, we
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are going to washington, d.c., and we are going to drain the swamp. [cheers and applause] [chanting "drain the swamp"] mr. trump: when i first heard that term, i hated it, i said, oh, that's so hokey. but i said, look, let's give it a shot. i tried it and the place went crazy. then i said, maybe we will try it again. the place went crazy, and now i like it. [cheers] mr. trump: great singers, frank sinatra.
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frank sinatra did not like "my way" when he first sang it, and then he noticed the audience liked it a lot, and it went out and became number one. and all of a sudden he started to love that song "my way," right? so drain the swamp. at the core of my contract is to bring back our jobs that have been stolen from us. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: right now, 70 million american women and children live in poverty, or near the brink of poverty. america has lost 1/3 of its manufacturing jobs since bill and hillary's nafta, 1/3. [boos] mr. trump: america has lost -- listen to this, because it's not even a number. honestly, i thought it was a typo. i thought it was 700 factories, or 7000.
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america has lost 70,000 factories since china entered the world trade organization. [boos] mr. trump: and i am very close to china. i have done great deals in china. they have tenants and buildings in new york of mine. china is wonderful. i'm not angry at china. i'm angry at our people for allowing them to get away with this. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: i have the biggest bank in the world, the chinese bank, a tenant of mine. i sell them condos because of china. china is wonderful, but they are getting away with murder. mexico is getting away with murder. their people are smarter than our leaders. their leaders are smarter. they are more coming -- cunning, something is different.
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we will build a wall, don't worry. [cheers and applause] [chanting "build a wall"] mr. trump: we are living through the greatest job theft in the history of the world. this is the single greatest jobs theft in the history of the world. there has never been nafta. one-way street out. they get the jobs, they get the factories and plants, right? they get the money. what do we get? we get the drugs, we get the unemployment. we get the drugs, the unemployment. hillary's goal is to send millions more jobs out of our country, because that's what her special interests want. i will have over $100 million invested in the campaign.
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my money, ok? if i don't pull this off, i am going to feel very foolish. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: but you know what? it is money i don't take from special interests and lobbyists and donors. and we have had tremendous success with the small donors, $61 a head. no republican has ever come close. we have raised millions of dollars in campaign contributions from small donors, people who put up $61. and no republican has ever done that. very few people have ever done it. but it has been beautiful to watch. they love our country. i love our country. that's why i'm doing it. again, remember, i had a good time with the other side. when you talk about inside or outside, i was on the other side for a long time. i did very well on the other side. but i also loved our country, and i saw what was happening,
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and we were going in such a wrong direction. we were not going to have a country left anymore. between an iran deal, where we give them back $150 billion -- how about we give them $1.7 billion in cash? we thought it was $400 million, right? remember, it was $400 million. you know what that is? much bigger. triple it, going up to the ceiling. that's what cash is. $400 million. and we were wrong. it was not $400 million. it was $1.7 billion in cash. airplane loads. and then obama said it had nothing to do with the hostages, but it did. the hostages would not be released until this cash came. $1.7 billion, and they would not release the hostages until they got the cash. and then they humiliated us.
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everybody forgets -- i never forget, never forget. then they humiliated us with the 10 sailors, right? they would have kept them forever, except the cash was to be paid two days from the time of their capture. so instead of saying, hey, folks, you were delivered the wrong order, hey, get out of here. they captured them, brought them to their knees, humiliated those 10 people, but the rest of their lives they humiliated, and they humiliated the united states of america after they made one of the great deals ever, and then they ride around and do things around our boats, they circle us. they would not be doing that.
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[cheers and applause] mr. trump: and then they take their fighter jets and fly very close. it's amazing. we gave them everything, and now, instead of thanking us, they feel emboldened. they feel emboldened. so you watch. we are going to be very, very careful. we have to be very careful. signing nuclear deals is a good thing, not a bad thing, but kerry never won. they got every single point. this is worse than if we had no deal. the worst deals are the kind that are worse if we had no deal. with all the stupidity i see, how about with a capture, they are going to deport 800 people. these were tough people. they made a mistake. they became united states citizens, welcome aboard. [boos] mr. trump: strike the money.
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it was worse in -- it was worse. so the 800 people, instead of being reported, they pressed the wrong button. you know what the wrong button is? this. the wrong button is somebody got cash, that's what i think area -- that's what i think. of course, how would i know a thing like that? just like they said, "how can donald trump complain about voter fraud? there's no voter fraud that goes on." really? watch. so the 800 people, instead of being deported, what happens? congratulations, they are now citizens of the united states. [boos] mr. trump: we made a mistake there, too. instead of 800 people, it turned out to be 1800. our country does not win
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anymore. we don't win with isis. we don't win with trade. we don't win with borders. we are going to start winning again, folks. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: if you elect me -- i'm doing this for you, believe me. hillary clinton is going to raise taxes up to 45%, massively expand regulation, shut down american energy, which is a disaster, and push through terrible trade deals that offshore our jobs to the benefit of her donors and special interest. her policies, in my opinion, will cause major recession and maybe even depression. a trump administration would stop transpacific partnership, a horror story. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: really bad deal. that's a really bad deal. we will renegotiate nafta, and we are not going to stand up. i will tell you why.
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we are going to have a great relationship with china. i have a great relationship with china. but we are going to stand up to china on its massive currency manipulation, because they are beating our companies because of currency manipulation. we are going to lower taxes on american business from 35% to 15%. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we are going to cut taxes for middle-class families by hundreds of billions of dollars. my infrastructure plan will provide help for projects like the proposed interstate 11. you know what that is? it would connect phoenix with las vegas and other areas. everybody wants it. it's time we had something new. you ever notice we don't build bridges anymore, we don't build tunnels anymore? you go to china, they have bridges all over the place, tunnels. we don't build anymore, and we don't make anything anymore, relatively speaking. everything comes in from lots of
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different countries. we will also unleash the full power of american energy, including shale, oil, natural gas, and clean coal. we will put our miners back to work, folks. we will become a rich nation once again. but to be a rich nation, we must also be a safe nation. a trump administration will secure and defend the orders of -- the borders of the united states, and yes, we will build a wall. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: i'm very proud to say that we have the endorsement of america's ice. you know what ice is very of these are tough, strong, good people. also, 16,500, all of them, the border patrol officers -- the first time they have ever made
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an endorsement for president of the united states. first time they have ever done it. when hillary clinton was secretary of state, she allowed thousands of the most dangerous criminal aliens in the world to go free inside america, because their home countries would not take them back. so we would catch these killers, these druglords, these gang members. we would bring them back to their country and very intelligently, their country would say "we don't want them." so they would call the secretary of state, and she would say, oh, bring them back to my and that's why we have a lot of problems. we have people causing problems. there will not be one instance where we take them. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: these were people guilty of murder, assault, rape, and all matter of violent crime. countless americans are killed
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by illegal immigrants because our government will not do its job. these are amazing americans, and you saw that incredible friend of mine who just spoke incredibly. the pain that so many people are going through. remembrance project, incredible people. americans like sergeant brandon mendoza of mesa, arizona, who was killed by an illegal immigrant with a criminal record a mile-long who should have been deported. everybody wanted him deported. people begged that he would be deported. but they government under obama refused to act. i spent time with his unbelievable mother. they were devastated. 28-year-old park ranger chris engle was shot and killed by a drug cartel responsible for a
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number of murders all over mexico. chris died trying to protect our borders from drug and weapon trafficking into the oregon pipe cactus national monument. he died. violently died. 33-year-old phoenix police officer, a young cancer survivor, was murdered a -- by a previously deported illegal immigrant with delaunay -- with felony warrants and a record so long you would not believe it. how do these people get into our country? nick was shot twice in the back of the head. 21-year-old grant, whose father is here someplace. where is his father? you are fantastic. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: you are fantastic.
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grant was working at a convenience store in mesa, arizona when he was shot point-blank by an illegal immigrant. his illegal immigrant killer, despite a tremendously horrible criminal record, was out on bond and roams free. when i become president, you can count on this, when i become president, this crime wave, this needless, senseless crime wave will end, and it will end immediately. [cheers and applause] [chanting "build that wall"]
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mr. trump: we are going to cancel all federal funding for sanctuary cities. [cheers] mr. trump: we are going to impose tough prison sentences for illegal immigrants who returned after a previous deportation. in other words, we get them out, they come right back. look at kate steinle, san francisco. he came back five times. we say, listen, do it again, five years. do it after that, 10 years. you know what will happen? they won't come back. not complicated. we will end illegal immigration, every lasteport criminal alien, and save american lives, and we will do it quickly. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we will also repeal the obama-clinton defense sequester and rebuild our badly
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depleted militaries. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we have tremendous military support, unbelievable military support, and having, as you know, general flynn here, and having so many generals at our side -- in fact, where is general flynn? he's around here somewhere. incredible guy. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: general catalog. we had -- kellogg. we have such incredible people. we have the endorsement of 200 admiral's and generals and 22 medal of honor recipients. our air force is the smallest and oldest it has ever been, and my plan builds a modern,
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advanced fighter aircraft we need. fighters like those that will be stationed at luke air force base. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: you ever see our fighters are so old that they don't even make parts for them anymore? you've seen the documentaries. they are all over the place. they have to go to plane graveyards and old airplane museums to get parts. our army is the smallest -- that's right, but we give beautiful new stuff to people we hardly even know. we are run by a bunch of geniuses. our army is the smallest it has ever been since world war ii, and we will significantly increase both the size of our army and the emphasis we place on intelligence. you see what is going on, and i want everything to be done properly, but you see in mosul, i have been reading about mosul for four.
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but you see in mosul, we are going to be attacking mosul in four months, in three months, and we will take the leaders of isil -- oh, did i say isil? isis. isis. i don't like saying isil. i don't like saying isil. we will take the leaders of isis, and we are going to capture them. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: but you can't capture them because they know you are going in, right? so how do you capture them? about two minutes after they hear you are going into mosul, they are gone. whatever happened to the element of surprise, folks? as you know, mosul is tough. those leaders are gone. you go in, you do the job, you have the press conference a week later, not four months before.
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i wonder what the great general douglas macarthur, i wonder what the great generals of our country of the past would think when they see what is going on, when they see isis using human shields, killing people. it's like medieval times. you don't talk. you get it done. here is obama -- we are going in four months to mosul. i don't want to hear it, though. please. we are going in in three. two months, we are preparing. one month, we are drawing a redline. what a group. we have a president who is essentially incompetent, i am telling you. incompetent. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: and why is he always campaigning with hillary
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clinton? why isn't he working on jobs? why isn't he working for the vets or straightening out that, because the veterans administration is a shame and a disaster. why isn't he doing these other things? he is always campaigning for hillary. here is my question -- under the circumstances, with what the fbi just announced, will he continue to campaign? i don't know. i don't know if they are going to be able to do that. but we want to support the men and women at fort wakuka, home of the army's intelligence center.
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places like marine corps air station huma. they will have new aircraft. they won't have to get spare parts from the museums anymore. we will also need a new policy that puts america first. we don't put america first, folks. it's almost like we have leaders that say when negotiating with countries, we want to make sure they come out well. us, don't worry about us. they are doing it for a reason, because people take care of them very well. hillary's policies unleash isis, empowered iran, and spread death and destruction across the middle east. hillary and our failed washington establishment have spent $6 trillion on wars in the middle east, and now it is in worse shape than we started. the middle east is in far worse shape.
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our failed establishment has betrayed the american worker and family. they have dragged us into foreign wars that have made us less safe, and they have left our borders wide-open at home, and they have shipped our jobs and our wealth away to other countries, which we are stopping immediately. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: when we lose our companies out of arizona and other states, they move to mexico. take the example of carrier air-conditioning. indianapolis, indiana, great place. by the way, how good is mike pence? [cheers and applause] mr. trump: what a great job he has done. that was a good choice. see? that's good instincts. that's good judgment. bernie sanders said hillary has bad judgment, and podesta -- i don't know this guy podesta. whoever the hell he is, i would
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fire him so fast. he says nothing but bad things about crooked hillary. the guy says nothing but bad things. he says nothing but bad. he has a memo. "she has bad instincts." if somebody said that about me, even if it were true, i would fire them. unbelievable. really, the way he talks, and the way other people talk about her. i mean, this wikileaks is fascinating, they say so many bad things, but let's leave her alone. she is home now sleeping, let us let her sleep. to all americans, i say it is now time for powerful leadership. just think about what we can accomplish in the first 100 days of our presidency. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we are going to have
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the biggest tax cuts since ronald reagan, and hillary wants to raise your taxes. she wants to raise your taxes, which is pretty hard to believe considering we are the highest taxed nation in the world. we are going to eliminate every unnecessary job killing regulation. we will cancel every illegal obama executive order. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we are going to stop the massive inflow of refugees and keep radical islamic terrorism the hell out of our country. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we are going to rebuild our depleted military and take care of our great veterans. we are going to take care of them once and for all. we will reduce surging crime and support the incredible men and women of law enforcement. [cheers and applause]
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mr. trump: this dishonest media, the world's most dishonest people. [boos] mr. trump: terrible people. you can have a 100% home run and they will make it look bad. they are bad people. but they don't tell you this. the murder rate in the united states, the murder rate in the united states is the worst, the highest it has been in 45 years. nobody talks about that. nobody talks about that. we are going to provide school choice and put an end to common core. we are going to bring our education home. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: i was endorsed by the national rifle association, the nra. we are going to save our second amendment, which is under siege. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: and appoint justices
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of the united states supreme court who will uphold and defend the constitution of the united states. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: americans are tired of being told by politicians that they have to defer their dreams to another day, but they really mean another decade. that's what they mean. they don't mean another day. they mean decades and decades away. hillary has been there for 30 years, and she has accomplished nothing. just made things worse. [boos] mr. trump: she's the candidate of yesterday. we are a movement of the future. this is a movement, folks. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: this is a movement like our country has never seen before, and we are driving these characters crazy. they are not happy.
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our movement represents all americans from all backgrounds and all walks of life. we are asking for the votes of republicans, democrats, independents, and first-time voters. there is going to be a lot of them, believe me. we are fighting for every citizen who believes that government should serve the people, not be donors, and not the special interests. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we are fighting to unlock the tremendous potential of every american community and every american family who yearn for a better future, a much better future. with your vote, we are just 10 days away from the change you have been waiting for your entire life. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: i will never let you down, i promise you that.
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i will never let you down. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we will not be divided any longer. we will be a nation of love. together we will make america just again. just. we will make america strong again. we will make america safe again. we will make america wealthy again. and we will make america great again. god bless you, everybody. get out and vote. thank you.
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thank you. god bless you. thank you, arizona. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: thank you. ♪ >> ♪ you can't always get what you want you can't always get what you want you can't always get what you want but if you try sometimes you'll find you get what you need ♪ ♪
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[captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] c-span's road to the white house coverage continues on monday, when republican residential candidate donald trump speaks at a campaign rally in grand rapids, michigan. we will have live coverage of that at noon eastern. live at 6:15 p.m. eastern, we will show you democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton speaking at a event in cincinnati, ohio. see both of those events here on c-span. now a debate between candidates for illinois 10th congressional district house
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seat. they are the republican incumbent and former democratic representative. this is 30 minutes. >> here's our moderator. >> hello, and welcome to the debate. they are the republican congress and -- congressman, and the difficult challenger. the candidates will each have one minute to answer after each of our questions. the candidate who answers first will have a chance for rebuttal. in addition to our questions, each candidate will have a chance to ask a question of their opponent. they then will have the opportunity to rebut.
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there will be a closing statement from each candidate. we begin with the opening statements. a coin toss was held earlier. congressman bill, we begin with you. small business owner, my top priority is making sure that our community is safe, healthy, and strong. we need to break to the gridlock, which is why i broke what i party time again thought they were wrong and worked with the other side drive up they were right. it is why every nonpartisan organization that has looked at my record has ranked me as one of the most independent and effective members of the congress. that is why every newspaper that is endorsing this rates have also endorsed me over my opponents, and white 20 local mayors have endorsed my candidacy, and groups across the political spectrum, from the political rights campaign to the , and thosecommerce have given a phrase trying to protect the and run it.
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mr. schneider: thank you. i'm asking for your boat on november 8's i can go back to congress and continue the work that we started four years ago, and protect the legacy of president obama by making sure we have an economy that is growing for everybody, and not just a few. by building on the success of the affordable care act, fixing the problems, and making sure every american has access to affordable health care. i want to make sure every child has the opportunity for quality education. i want to work to help all those working a lifetime to be confident they will have a secure and dignified retirement. i want to work and address the environment, tackle climate change, and try to do something about this score to gun violence -- scourge of gun violence affecting the country. that is why i want your vote to go back to congress. >> we're going to turn to our first question. it deals with the current tone of politics in this country.
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it is categorized by bipartisanship by -- by partisanship and gridlock. do you think this lack of civility is hurting our country? can it be fixed? and who are you supporting for president? rep. dold: i think the lack of civility can be fixed, which is why i have been ranked as one of the most independent and bipartisan and effective members of the house of representatives. havehe legislation we moved forward with has been with bipartisan report. i realized as a small business owner that that is how we move forward. we cannoty team is if get democrats on board with the legislation we want to move forward with, then we are not doing a good enough job. we have been able to move forward on key pieces of legislation that will have a huge impact on people's lives here at home. -- ae give you one example
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woman lost her brother to a heroin overdose. we worked with her and crafted legislation, got it over the finish line using bipartisan support. it is now the law of the land. >> who are you supporting for president? going to: imacs are write someone in. i am the first person running on that haslican side said they will not vote for him. mr. schneider: this is a very important issue. floor.ars there is no as a look to young people and talk to them about getting involved in the political process, i am very concerned and what we are hearing this election. i am proud both of us have been ranked in the top 10% for bipartisan's. that is how our district works. legislation tot protect our workforce. i worked to create legislation
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to enhance our relationship with israel. this is how things happen by working together. i will work with anyone who has an open mind and a good idea. supportedpresident, i hillary clinton since she announced. i think she will be an excellent president. it has been disappointing to see my candidate campaigning against hillary clinton did the only thing standing between donald trump and the white house is secretary clinton. rep. dold: i think it is comical , and the same lies were putting forth were put ahead in the tribune, the daily herald. they basically called laughable. my position has been clear since december of 2015. i came out against mr. trump. his comments about women, about latinos, about muslims are indefensible, but when he says ,hat john mccain is not a hero
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my uncle was the second one shutdown in vietnam. he is absolutely heroic. >> we have to move on to our second question. >> mr. snyder, i'll start with you -- schneider, i'll start with you. 526 in cook county have died from heroin overdose. how are you going to convince your colleagues in washington if you are elected that there is more funding needed for prevention and rehab programs for people suffering from addiction? mr. schneider: we are seeing an epidemic of opioid addiction overdose and death across our .ountry progress was made this year in taking some steps very when president obama signed that bill, he highlighted the fact that there was a refusal to support his call for more money treatmentnd provide
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for people that once they are sick, do not fall into addiction again. vineyard colleagues to get the money needed -- how will you get your colleagues to get the money needed? mr. schneider: there are so many people across the spectrum of economics, across the spectrum of age who are falling victim to opioid addiction, falling victim to heroin and other drugs. then they die because there is no one there to provide the antidote or treatment. that is the best way to take on this challenge, and in the long run is most economic to do it. people visit the emergency room because of a heroin overdose in chicago this summer than any other area and the nation. rep. dold: the heroin epidemic that is sweeping the country is something i took action on. frankly, working with local stakeholders, we realized addiction is a disease and we need to treat it as such.
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we are working with local stakeholders like local law enforcement and other treatment providers to make sure we are getting the treatment that is needed for many of these individuals that are going to heroin. usually protection drugs is the key in there. the comprehensive addiction and recovery act is a big step forward hearing what i will tell you is is not just there. we are not just waiting for washington for legislation. that is why we want to walgreens to help them help us. to offer that over-the-counter. this is not left versus right, this is right versus wrong. every community across our country is suffering from heroin addiction. frankly, we are losing too many lives. we lose one every three days around chicago. >> i'm still waiting to hear how we are going to get the funding. mr. schneider: as president obama said when we signed this, we need to have congress step up and we need to break through the
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partisan gridlock. it was the republican congress that took out the funding that the president asked for. i will try to talk to my colleagues to explain the need that the fact that money spent on dealing with treatment rather than prevention is far better to invent -- invest in prevention today that dealing with people with a lifetime of addiction. we have to spend the money on prevention. schneider --esther mr. schneider. there would be about $1.4 million by 2030. it would also reduce the federal deficit by $1.4 billion. why wouldn't make sense to include the dream act as part of immigration reform? rep. dold: we have to go farther than the dream act. i think of a dreamer who lives up around round lake. she embodies everything that i believe is great about our nation.
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moveieve we have to forward with comprehensive immigration reform. it can't just be the dream act. it can certainly be a piece of a humanitarian issue, a national security issue, and an economic issue. we have to work at the 12.5 million people can come out of the shadows without fear that they will be ripped away from their shut that in their that they will be ripped apart from their families. we are working right now on bipartisan conference a reform. we have to talk about a humanitarian issue that is an economic issue for them in their districts. it is also one of those things we frank we currently have to step up as a humanitarian, economic, immigration reform. >> if i could pick one piece of legislation to put on the floor tomorrow for those, it would become because of immigration reform. it would include a pathway to citizenship, take care of the dreamers, make sure we secure our borders. theg

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