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but this is truly an exciting time to be alive. the script is not yet written. we do not know what the page will read tomorrow. but for the first time in a long, long time, what we do know is that the pages will be authored by each and every one of you, and you. [applause] mr. trump: you, the american people, will finally be in charge again. your voice, your desires, your hopes and your aspirations will never again fall on deaf ears. the forgotten men and women of our country will not be forgotten anymore. remember that. [applause] mr. trump: you sure as hell weren't forgotten on election
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day, were you? you hear some of them saying, where are all these people coming from? together, we will raise incomes and create millions and millions of great new jobs. we will repeal the disaster known as obama care and create new health care reforms that work for you and your family. we will reestablish the rule of law, defend the second amendment, protect religious liberty, and appoint justices to the united states supreme court who will uphold and defend the constitution of the united states. [applause]
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mr. trump: we will heal our divisions and unify our country. we will be a unified country again. when americans are unified, there is nothing we cannot do. no task is too great. no dream too large. no goal beyond our reach. my message tonight is for all americans, from all parties, all beliefs, all walks of life. whether you are african-american, hispanic american, or asian-american, or whatever the hell you are -- [applause] mr. trump: -- remember that we are all americans and we are all united by one shared destiny. [applause]
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so i'm asking everyone -- >> usa! usa! usa! usa! usa! usa! usa! so i'm asking everyone to join this incredible movement, and that's what it is. all over the world they're talking about what's happening here, all over the world. pundits have said -- and i mean pundits that truly dislike donald trump -- have said this is the single greatest political phenomenon they ever seen. [applause] mr. trump: and it's about you. it's not about me. i'm asking you to dream big and bold and daring things for your family and for your country. i am asking you to believe in
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yourself again and i'm asking you to believe in america. [applause] mr. trump: and if we do that, then altogether we will make america strong again. we will make america wealthy again. we will make america safe again. and we will make america great again. thank you. thank you, pennsylvania. thank you. god bless you. merry christmas. thank you, pennsylvania. thank you. ♪ -- >> ♪ you can't
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always get what you want you can't always get what you want find, try sometimes, you you get what you need i saw her today at the
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reception a glass of wine in her hand meet here was going to connection at her feet you can always get what you want can't always get what you want get what youays want sometimes you might find you get what you need ♪ i went down to the demonstration abuse my fair share of
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if we don't -- 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 just might find, you get what you need ♪ >> follow the transition of government on c-span as president-elect donald trump selects his cabinet and the republicans and democrats prepare for the next congress, we will take you to key events as they happen without interruption, watch live on c-span and on demand at
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c-span.org or listen on our free c-span radio app. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] >> coming up this morning on washington journal, usa today white house reporter will discuss president obama's use of executive orders. he will talk about how the obama record compares to previous presidents and president-elect donald trump could reverse or modify obama executive orders after being inaugurated. for theid strickland self driving coalition for safe your street talks about the future of self driving cars and how technology companies, automakers, and regulators are working to safely bring the technology onto the market. editoria deeply managing on the syria civil war, the latest on the battle for aleppo
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and the conflict raging for almost six years. watch c-span's washington journal live at 7:00 a.m. eastern this morning, join the discussion. >> leading up to the new congress in january, we spent some time getting to know some of the new members. >> congressman colleen wakako hanabusa, how are you returning to congress? ms. hanabusa: it is an unfortunate situation but when i left to run for the senate and did not prevail in that election, a congressman assumed , he unfortunately passed from patriotic cancer, he was very young and one of the saddest things i have had to contend with. before he decided to withdraw his name from the election process, he called and asked me
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if i would run for my seat again and that is what brings me back. the people of the congressional district overwhelmingly voted for me and a very nice feeling to be supported but at the same time, extremely bittersweet. >> why did you say yes to the late congressman? ms. hanabusa: i think it is because he did not want as his legacy to be a situation where we may have lost a seat. more importantly, he wanted somebody to continue in congress who had a sense of what it was like to be here so that the district would not lose anything and we would not miss of the. that is exactly the reason. honoring his wish and also being very honored right it was the reason why i did it. >> what about his legacy will you pick up and carry on and what about your previous work that you want to take up again
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and try to fight for here in washington? ms. hanabusa: he wanted to continue the armed services area, part of the guard he was and the armed services committee was something i serve on for four years. for myself, one of the issues that i was passionate about before i left the congress was what did it mean when president obama said we are pivoting to asian-pacific and representing hawaii, asia pacific is critical, we are the most forward of the states but more importantly, what they called the pacific command area of responsibility is about 55% of the earth's surface and i tell --ryone, we are in the middle of the pacific and all of the military services are located in congressional district one in some form or another. it is very important and i believe we shared that but for me in particular it was
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something i looked forward to, president obama said that the 21st century would be defined by asia-pacific, whether we lose in conflict or cooperation. hillary clinton said, let's not forget hawaii is the way to asia-pacific which has been something that has driven me and it is not only for what we call the pivot which people think is a military pivot but it is not, it is one of the greatest peace movements. in addition, it is diplomacy as well as military presence in the area. >> what have you been doing since you left the house? ms. hanabusa: a lot of fun things. i was teaching at the university of hawaii law school at the university of hawaii political science department. in addition, i was asked to sit on various boards and resume my practice of law. it was a matter of 18 months but
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during that time it was a wonderful experience to reunite with people and there are so many different types of issues that hawaii was faced with. a lot of it related to our people,roup, indigenous i was able to keep abreast of a lot of the issues because it was not long enough to be away to divest the major issues that we are facing in our community. >> anything you would do differently now that you -- from your previous years in the house? ms. hanabusa: the one thing i would do differently, having been here for four years, you can hit the ground running and you are able to look at things and know what to do. i jokingly tell people -- i do not have to know where the bathrooms are, it is a way of saying that you are familiar with the setting and also having the relationships built. whatl people, no matter
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anybody says, congress is no different than any other local government or local legislature, it is a matter of relationships. we may have partisan labels on us but the bottom line is it is the relationship and trust you build and i am fortunate that i have built a lot of them and they are all here. because of that, i think that it is -- can we get along? you know who you can rely on and that is the greatest difference in how i can better serve the constituency. >> do you have a mentor in washington? did, senator norway who unfortunately passed -- since then, a retiring -- a retired senator is somebody i see all but theyin hawaii taught me the best way to be not partisan and this past year the
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joint -- an appointment as the a jointano institute -- effort with the library of congress when he did a series of lectures. my topic was civil liberties and a time of national crisis and that is something i feel passionate about, especially given the fact that we are on the 75th anniversary on the attack of pearl harbor and the result of that which this series brought out was the internment of japanese americans. having watched what he went through or heard what he went through an understanding that he felt the most important thing was do not forget who you represent and the power structure swings back and forth. you need to have those relationships because without them, it is your constituency that really suffers. that is what i walk away from, a
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very great man, who knew very well that to be bipartisan and to understand the needs of all the various states and never losing your concentration on your own state was what this is all about. + and a name -- >> and a name known to our c-span watchers. thank you for your time. ms. hanabusa: thank you for having me. aloha. >> next, washington journal is live and follow but you and secretary general ban ki-moon. end news obama's year conference and a conversation with sean spicer. coming up in 45 minutes, usa today white house reporter will discuss president obama's use of executive orders and how president-elect donald trump could reverse or modify those orders after inauguration. then david strickland of the self driving coalition for safer streets talks about how
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technology companies, automakers come and regulators are working to safely bring self driving cars onto the market. and syria deeply, managing editor on the syrian civil war. ♪ host: good morning on this friday, disability and. president obama speaking on the russian hacking of the u.s. election. he did an interview with npr and vows a u.s. repository. he says we need to take action. we are reading about possible further economic sanctions against russia or maybe some kind of response in cyberspace. our question is what should the country he doing about this suspected russian hacking?

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