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discuss the middle class in politics. at 4:50, eric erickson on his book "before you wake: life lessons from a father to his children." a.m., on the 9:50 presidency, the life and times of teddy roosevelt. a.m., native americans and trade in 19 central california. eastern, a look at the first motion picture units world war ii films. thanksgiving day on the c-span networks. former president bill clinton and hillary clinton marked the 25th anniversary of the day he was elected president with a sitdown interview at the clinton foundation in little rock, arkansas. they talked about the administration's economic agenda, foreign-policy successes, and health care for
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children. this is one hour and 45 minutes. [applause] >> thank you. good afternoon, everyone, and come piercede 26th distinguished lecture series. this was established with a generous gift from the family, many of who are here today, as well as at&t. the lecture is presented by clinton foundation and clinton school of public service. please, give the family a big hand. will you stand up so we can recognize you? i insist. dean, come on, stand up. they're right here in the front. [applause] like to say ao very special word of thanks to our sponsors, who are here and they made this
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celebration possible, so thank you to our sponsors. [applause] begin what i anticipate will be a lively conversation, i would like to thank all of you for joining us .oday as you can imagine with this giant group, it would be nearly impossible to recognize all of our distinguished guests individually. groups of to ask people to please raise your hand when called. you ready? or former a current elected official, please, raise your hand. [applause] if you have served or volunteered during the 1992 campaign, please, raise your hand. i see a lot of hands out here.
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hands if youyour also served or volunteered during the 1996 campaign. [applause] >> is you served in the clinton-gore administration, please, raise your hand. [applause] or are a partwere of the clinton foundation, the clinton library, or the clinton school of public service, please, raise your hand. [applause] >> and for those who we have lost since 1992, let's all take a brief moment to honor their memory. this weekend, we have come together to celebrate a pivotal time in our nation's history, when americans year and for
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people who put people first. on november 3, 1992, they got one. [applause] today, as we look back at the 1992 campaign, what made it so groundbreaking and special, not only to those who were part of it but for the american people who were energized and enthusiastic about what this campaign stood for. 1991 as a started in volunteer for the clinton presidential exploratory committee and old paint store on the corner of seventh and chester. among my many earliest assignments, i was asked to help senior campaign advisers with necessities, like finding a place to live, the dry cleaners, and a liquor store. [laughter] >> i also have a high honor of
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driving bruce lindsey and governor bill clinton back and forth to central flying service. i took orders, as many of you in this audience have from sheila bronfman, i dropped off david 'sll him's laundry -- wilhelm laundry, and i made lots of coffee. you know what? i would not trade any of it for second. [applause] shortly after i proved myself as a competent errand and coffee as oneczar, i was hired of the first staffers by the campaign. one of my first assignments was to travel with arkansas's first lady hillary clinton on early campaign trips. yes, that was pretty exciting. you know what? that first trip confirmed what i knew about our states first lady, she was dynamic, highly
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organized, a little unconventional, and self-sufficient. she did not need a staffer, and she did not just listen to the people she met, she absorbed what she said. i knew that in addition to her genuine concern, she was thinking about real solutions. like president clinton, i grew up in a small town in arkansas. my dream was to work in politics before me. and many when i was 24 years old, bill clinton gave me that chance. i served eight glorious years in the clinton white house and now i am back in my home state running the [applause] clinton presidential center. >> yes, thank you. i can never really thank president clinton and up for the amazing opportunity he has given me. i pinch myself every day and feel fortunate to have had the
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opportunity to work with both of these public servants while dean a wife, mother, and raising my three daughters with my wonderful husband in arkansas. a place president clinton and i will always call home. we all share similar stories about the 1992 campaign. that is why we are here, to reflect, to celebrate, and to reconnect. i cannot think of a better person to lead this conversation than a one and only ragin' cajin'james carville. [applause] enthusiasm,tious unlimited supply of energy, keen ability to coin a phrase like "it is the economy, stupid," and that genuine cajun accent, james force ofis a nature and it was his ability to
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keep the campaign focused and determined to win every step of the way. when you turn your attention to the screens and enjoy the video we have made to commemorate the campaign that works tirelessly to put people first. thank you. [applause] , william, jefferson clinton, do solemnly swear i will execute the office of president of the united states. change,ction is about change in our party, change in our leadership, change in our nation. [applause] >> and that is why today, i announce my candidacy for president of the united states of america. ♪ don't stop thinking about
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tomorrow ♪ >> governor clinton and white hillary took the campaign outdoors this cold new hampshire day. they went door to door and passed out videotapes of candidate clinton. >> i want you to send a message of what kind of future you want, what kind of leadership you believe in and how we can win again. what is your name? >> calvin. >> how old are you? >> eight. how does it feel to be president? >> i do not know. i have not won yet. i hope it will feel good. will you tell them to vote for me? i think we know enough to say with some certainty that new hampshire tonight has made bill clinton the comeback kid. [applause] ♪ >> i am proud to say to all of
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thisere and united states is the next vice president of the united states of america, senator al gore from tennessee. [applause] people are hearing bill clinton's message, they are deciding to help change this country and get our country moving forward. [cheering] >> bill clinton wants to put people first. they are responding to the message of putting people first. we will make the government work for the average families. >> it is time to put the american people first to invest and grow this economy. >> people tell him things they do not tell anybody else. this is not unusual. part of it is, they recognized somebody who has had honest struggles in his own life. when somebody says something to him, he does not brush them off. he does not look beyond them. he listens to them. he will listen, and he will
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care. he will try to help. >> it is time for a change. it is time for someone smart enough to do, strong enough to lead. the comeback kid. i nominate for the office of the president of the united states the man from hope, arkansas. proudly casts out 48 votes for our favorite son, bill clinton. >> ohio casts 144 votes for the next president. [applause] gov. clinton: i still believe in a place called hope. god bless you. god bless america. >> number one. >> the next president, bill clinton. >> we are going to get on these buses in a minute and we are going to new jersey, and
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pennsylvania, and kentucky, and ohio, illinois, and missouri, and before we are through, we are going to go to the heartland of america and into the hearts of america. i will ask you one last time. will you help me change the future of america? >> [indiscernible] >> the next president, bill clinton. >> 4100 miles. will throw in the used towel. >> i also have 3000 the of construction fence. >> i think we are to win tomorrow.
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i think many of you will go on and help him. people will tell you you are lucky, you are not. the harder you work, the lucky eie -- lucky or you are. >> the sticker i have fun says i voted. >> [indiscernible] >> thank you. the sticker i have on says i voted. i voted for bill clinton and al gore. much,ave been smiling so so broadly that my jaws hurt. >> i went to work in the campaign of 1982. i have been home very little sense.
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>> it is hard to believe. >> where is elvis? he is always late. excuse me. >> hillary clinton, and governor -- chelsea clinton. [cheers] gov. clinton: my fellow americans. on this day, with high hopes and the brave hearts in massive
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numbers, the american people have voted to make a new beginning. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome james carville, secretary hillary clinton, and president bill clinton. ♪
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james: i think everybody. one of the things i good that they remember was in new hampshire, when our poll numbers are dropping faster than the thermometer. we had a group called arkansas travelers. how many travelers do we have here? and i wish that the two of you could talk about what it meant to be in that environment that they were going through. you had so many people in arkansas that love you so much. pres. clinton: first of all, thank you. thank all of you for making this possible. it is true what james said.
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our poll numbers were dropping faster than the temperature. it was cold. it was obviously part of a strategy. i had already been warned by the white house that if iran might -- i ran for president, my poll numbers would drop, quickly and in the primary. i was expecting it. i did not know how they were going to get it done, but i am sure it was organized, and it would have plenty of people obliging them. all of a sudden, all of this is going on, and then this full page ad appears in the manchester union leader with 600 arkansans, and young people will find this hard to believe, there were no cell phones, they weighed five pounds. 600 people from arkansas put their phone number in an ad in the manchester union leader, and said do not believe what they are telling you about our governor. call us collect and we will tell you the truth. i will never forget it.
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in the arkansas tabloids that had been there, another 150 people dropped what they were doing, and most of them drove on their own to new hampshire, and they put 100,000 drops on doors, and they turned it around. and the rest is history. if they had not been for the people of arkansas, there weren't enough of us to go around, we would not have made it. so, thank you. [applause] sec. clinton: new hampshire in late 1991 and 1992, it was a much shorter campaign. bill did not announce until early october. if you can imagine, october of 1991. it was not one of these endless, long, grueling campaigns. it started with a burst of energy. we flew to new hampshire for the
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first time as a potential candidate, and his team. and we found a really receptive audience of people who understood that we needed change, and we needed the kind of energy and dynamism that bill was representing. we spent a lot of time between mid-and late october into january, early february in new hampshire. what james is talking about, was a truly horrible moment. i had spent the day, bill was there as well, at the manchester mall. we had been greeting people there. random people, whoever walked into the mall, i would say hello, introduce myself, say that i was campaigning for bill, ask for their vote.
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the primary was 48 hours away. i got a really good response. people seemed very interested and positive, and you just felt, hey, maybe it was turning around. then we went back to the little hotel we were camped out in, and we had a meeting with our pollsters, and the pollsters said you are dropping like a rock. you may not stay even in double digits. i remember thinking that is not the way it felt. one of the big differences between 1992 and 2016 is you felt like you could connect better and more deeply, and more quickly with people. i thought, ok, that is what the poll is saying, but it is not what i feel. i said, i am going to bed
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because i did not see what else we could do. we did everything we need to do. when the primary came, and bill finished a surprising and high second, i was really helpful. -- i was really hopeful. one of the brilliant strategic decisions that were made in the new hampshire primary came when, as you saw in the movie, bill went out first and claimed victory even though we had finished second. [laughter] and it was just explosion because he had lost. [laughter] but compared to what we thought was going to happen, he had one big. from that moment on, he had momentum and he had so much support. i know there are some people from new hampshire who along the
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way have helped us in so many elections and primaries, and the people of new hampshire really sent him forward into the remaining contests. pres. clinton: i also think it is important to point out, it is true as hillary said, we finished second. everybody thought we were going to finish fifth. and we went down and came back up, and my principal opponent paul tsongas beat me like your yard dog in the first 10 miles of new hampshire next to massachusetts. the rest of new hampshire, thanks to a lot of people in this room, we won. when they said, you lost anyway. i said, yes i did. and i congratulate senator tsongas, now let's see how he does when we get to memphis.
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[laughter] and it had the desired effect. it was great. it was unbelievable. new hampshire was one of the greatest experiences in our lives. the thing that i liked was, people talk to you about real problems, real dreams, and they wanted real answers. they were not interested in how well you could badmouth your opponent, or what you could say. they wanted to know, what were you going to do to help them with their lives? and i will never forget it as long as i live. james: recently in politics we hear, politicians say one thing and do another. the night you campaigned, as i recall, putting people first. i think there was a sign that said, it is the economy, stupid.
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it was clear to the american people that what you wanted to do was build an economy that worked across america. nothing was any clearer. that was the promise you made. talk about the eight years that you were president, and talk about the things that happened across america, so at the end of the day when we had this focused campaign, people call it sloganeering and soundbites, that you were really clear, that if you look back, and let's talk about what happened to the economy and to people all across america in the last eight years. i think that is important. in this moment of national cynicism we have. pres. clinton: first of all, we were seeing things that people
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are upset about this time 25 years ago, which is very uneven levels of economic growth. both by income, and also by region. there was growing income and equality, and lower mobility. what i said was, if you give me a chance, we will try to build an economy that puts you first, where you can all be a part of it. and you have got a responsibility to educate your children and train yourself to do what is available. i cannot repeal the laws of economics, but we can shape it so you can do better. our theory was if we gave incentives to invest everywhere, we focused on the future, then trained people for jobs that we knew we could grow in number, we could drive employment and get rid of the deficit at the same time, and grow the economy faster.
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after eight years, it was the only time in a long time that all quintiles of the economy grew together. the bottom 20% of our people actually have their incomes increase in percentage terms as much as the top 5%, and greater than the top 20%. [applause] because we grew the economy from the bottom up, african-american families incomes went up 32%. hispanics, 24%. overall, 17%. and there was no interracial tension because we grew it from the bottom up instead of the top down. so everybody's incomes went up. it is the only time it happened in a month of sundays. obviously, that is what i was hoping would happen again this time. that is the only thing that works. we proved that growing the economy from the middle out and bottom-up works, and try to grow it from the top down does not.
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i hate to see us go down that road again, because we're going to reach the same dead-end again. it works to do it the way we did. put the people first, they will bring everybody else along. sec. clinton: the other aspect of this, which i really thought was amazing, is in addition to growing the economy for everybody, by the end of bill's eight years, the budget was balanced and we had a surplus. if we had continued those policies, we would have eliminated our national debt. [applause] that seems almost impossible to believe. i was in the senate in 2001. all of a sudden, the new republican administration said,
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we have got a surplus, we need to give it back to the people, meaning the very richest of americans. and so let's cut taxes, and we will go back and show you. maybe it did not work before, but we will show you we can trickle down and have economic growth. and a number of us said, why would we undermine the hard work of eight years? remember, when bill became president, he inherited an economy that had a growing deficit and debt. the prior 12 years had quadrupled the debt of america, more than at any time in our entire previous history. and he was determined to try to reverse that because he believed, number one, it was good for the economy, and it was responsible, and it was what we should be doing for our children and grandchildren.
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it was really, really hard. economic plans, the deficit reduction plan passed in each house by one vote. and not a single republican voted for it. instead, they beat the drum day after day about how this policy of raising taxes on the wealthy, of getting more revenue to be able to invest in our people, putting people first was going to wreck the economy. and they were dead wrong. now we are hearing the same baloney today, right? [applause] i know we live in a really speeded up world. it is important to learn that lessons of history, not revisionist phony history, but real history.
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we know how to grow the economy in a modern globalized world. it is heartbreaking, when you saw the results, when you saw people getting ahead for the first time, more people were lifted out of poverty in bill's eight years than at any time and -- time in previous history. believe me, it is frustrating. if you try to live in the reality-based world which is where we should live, making these points and not being able to get them across, or have them believed, it is the fairytale of economics that it is going to trickle down. we are going to make everything great. we may be cutting medicare and medicaid and health care, make it more expensive to go to school, and all the stuff they
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are trying to do in washington, but it is all going to work out. it is such nonsense. the tough budget that bill fought for, that he passed that was really, really difficult, it did not immediately kick in, so people did not see results quickly enough. in the 1994 midterm elections were disastrous. then they shut the government down. and he had to fight against them on every front to save medicaid and medicare and the rest of it. but eventually the facts were proven. and the results were seen. and i think there is a lot of important lessons to learn in those eight years about how to get the economy going, how to have inclusive prosperity, that we should not forget. if we do, we are back in the soup again. pres. clinton: since it is a little bit of a retrospective,
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i owe a thank you to al gore. he did a great job. he loved to cut this joke about breaking the tie in the senate on the budget. he said, nobody else can say this, whenever i vote, we win. [laughter] he only voted when there was a tie. everybody is for change in general. and against it in particular. and people like it when it works out, but if it requires effort, for ave to be prepared payment of a short-term political price. i grieved, literally grieved for
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years that so many people lost their seats in congress in 1994, because we were seeing the beginning of a pattern. which was broken only in 1988 -- 1998 and 2006, thank you, mayor emanuel, but the truth is, it worked out pretty well for the american people. last night, i was watching cnn, and the trailer came on and said, after they killed all these members of congress because they voted for the budget, but for the brady bill background checks and the assault weapons ban, that now 95% of the country supports comprehensive background checks, and 65% would support an assault weapons ban. [applause] that still does not mean you could survive voting for it.
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it all depends on who shows up. one of the great challenges we both face is in national campaigns and governance in the white house, is to realize that between you and the people you are trying to put first, the further you move away up the totem pole, the more layers there are between you and the people. and the more difficult and challenging it can be to communicate. so, you cannot be undisciplined, and you cannot be weak-kneed. you have to keep trying to break through. never stop trying to explain. never stop trying to reach people. it is a big part of the job. frankly, one that after i got in, i underestimated it. i was governor of a small southern state. the idea of being in touch with all of your people was natural and inevitable.
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when you are president or running for president, or when you are secretary of state, it requires strenuous effort against forces determined to see that you cannot communicate with people. that was all very exciting. it worked out great for you, but change is not easy. a lot of people checked their careers at the door to make america stronger, safer, and a more fair place. in addition to economic progress, a 25 year low in the crime rate, a 33 year low in the murder rate, a 47 year low and -- in the illegal deaths by gun rate of all kinds. i thank all of you who made
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that possible. james: mrs. clinton, i want to go to one of your areas of expertise. the economic success is what people remember. i was going in the library and i noticed this mandela exhibit, i wish you could talk for a few minutes about the foreign-policy successes we had. taco little bit about that and other things because i think there were some real foreign-policy achievements that tend to get overshadowed by the economic achievements. sec. clinton: that's right. thank you for raising it. if you look at the eight years, the united states played a major role in some significant foreign-policy successes. let me name a couple. first, the irish peace process. [applause]
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it would never have happened without bill deciding that united states was going to back it. that happened because of the campaign. when he was trying to get support, and people were still try to figure out who he was, and what he had done in arkansas, he had a meeting with irish-americans led by a man we both knew from law school. one of the requests was, if you get elected, would you be willing to play a more active role in trying to end the troubles? and bill said he would. it was a risky decision. i remember well he decided to give gerry adams, the head of sinn fein, which was seen as the equivalent of the ira, a visa to come to the united states, and
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there was an enormous uproar in opposition from the government and our own ambassador in london, and people saying, no, do not do this. bill said, you have to make peace with people you have serious differences. he asked george mitchell to be the negotiator. it went on for years. there was nothing fast and easy about it. et about it.wea he got to work about it. and he actually got it done. [applause] another important action that was taken involved europe, and involved the balkans. you remember the horrific war in bosnia, where it was almost a precursor of some of what we see in the world today, where disinformation and the media are
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used to sew discord. and set people against each other, and you had serbs and s livingnd bosniak peacefully together. sarajevo hosted the olympics a few years before. and all of a sudden, there was this intense effort to blame different groups and individuals within those groups. and a war started. and it was very difficult for the europeans to figure out what to do about it alone. and again, bill said the united not on ourh others, own the, would try to end the war in bosnia. the late richard holbrook was the chief negotiator, and he did an extraordinary job in a really cornering milosevic, and they were able to craft a difficult
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resolution. of course, it was hard, and there were still outstanding issues as we saw later in kosovo when milosevic begin to deport people. i went to the refugee camp and saw these people had been loaded onto freight trains. too terribly reminiscent of what had happened in the europe in 1930's underd hitler. bill said, we are going to end this. and he ran a bombing campaign against serbia and forced them to end their deportation and kosovo is an independent country now. they still have a lot of problems in the balkans, let's not kid ourselves. these are difficult, terrible
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problems. he worked incredibly hard with his counterparts in israel to try to come up with a solution to that very challenging set of issues. he was at camp david with prime minister barack and yasser arafat. we remember the incredible photograph of the oslo accords being signed in 1993 on the white house lawn. from that moment forward, bill worked to try to find resolutions in ending conflict with jordan, and creating more support for israeli security, and recognizing the desires of the palestinians. camp david got close, but not close enough. but it was a consistent, concerted effort. when you think about that time, one of the really bright spots i
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think for the world, was the election of mandela. [applause] mandela became a leader by list -- by whom i list as the most admired people i ever met. with my understanding of history, ranking right up there. he became a close personal friend, and advisor, a mentor, and his example of how to pursue truth and reconciliation is something that i wish more of the world would pay attention to. there are many other things, but those are the ones that i immediately think about, and maybe you would like to add some ideas as well. pres. clinton: i want to make a couple of points. first of all, since there are so many people here who not only helped to elect us, but helped
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us to govern, the only thing that compensates for the president being of vulnerable to be blamed when the sun does not, -- does not come up just about every day is that you get a fair amount of credit when all the people who work for you do something good. i want to thank everybody here. hillary is talking about the balkans. one person who played a big role was wes clark. he was richard holbrook's aid when we were trying to do that. everything we did over eight years, there were somewhere between one and 100 people who deserved a major credit for the good outcome. i want to point that out. people's willingness to serve in
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public office, which may go up or down depending on how they perceive it as a good or not good thing to do, is very important. and had a lot to do with it. second thing, hillary made all these points then talked about mandela. why do we love mandela? because he is not like what we do not like about today's politics. in today's politics, conflict is more important than cooperation. attacking people and demeaning them and debasing them and dividing them is more important than treating them with respect, and lifting them up. mandela was in prison or house confinement for 27 years, and yet he always treated people with respect and tried to lift them up. he tried to bring them together, and succeeded in doing it.
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instinctively, i think most americans who care about their country know that ever since the end of the cold war, when the bipolar world of the former soviet union and the u.s. went away, and we could have fights without blowing each other to kingdom come, even with the rise of terror, it has been more profitable at home and around the world for many people to act like our differences are more important than our common humanity. most people who say, oh, that is wrong, i want people to be reasonable and compromise, they may be, but they do not vote that way very much. why? because, sometimes we take our democracy for granted. we take our public servants for granted. we expect people to come, and election time comes, and we want
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somebody that can play into our fears or anger. do not do that. because, one of the things that everybody who has governed since the end of the cold war has learned, the world is interdependent. we have to find a way to share the future. that means we have to have shared responsibilities. we also have to bring the opportunity for economic growth to everyone, for personal opportunity for their kids, for mobility, for social security and cultural dignity, and so far there are a lot of ragged edges. because we say one thing and vote another. we were navigating all of that. so, i want you to think about that. we worked like crazy to try to
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bridge all these divides. the final thing i would say, not necessarily in our interests, today while we are all celebrating, there is not much the united states can do to make peace if the leaders in the local region do not want to make peace. you can help a lot if people are inclined to do the right thing. then you can maximize the benefits, and minimize the risks, and help to pave the way, which is what i tried to do in all of the situations hillary mentioned, and several others. first, you have to have -- the american poet carl sandberg said you have to have rich one team -- wanting, you have to want. you have to want this thing to work out. that is what i pray will happen for all of you and anybody you can reach. we cannot let this country go away. we cannot let our divisions eat us alive. we cannot trash our democracy
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are children and grandchildren of the world the chance to do that. you have to want it. [applause] james: one of my favorite moments in the campaign took place at the governor's mansion in arkansas, when we introduced al and tipper gore, and named al gore your running mate. talk a little bit about that. they know something you are passionate about is you are identifying with the economy, and he was identifying with the environment. he talked about the environmental record and also going forward with people like my family, who live in a place that you want minsk, who are concerned about the decision. i think it is worth mentioning at there with foreign policy. pres. clinton: i think today people do not think much about it. it was a groundbreaking choice.
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we were the same age from the same part of the country. in the same wing of the democratic party, and i picked him because he knew more about things than i did, certain things. i knew more about economics and education policy. and sort of state, federal relations. hillary knew more about childhood development and education. but al gore knew more about information technology, nuclear and other defense issues, and the environment. i read "earth and the balance" when it came out. i thought there was no point in having this job unless you could make a difference in peoples lives and prepare for the future. so that is what we did. a lot of people thought it would be a big mistake politically.
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it was interesting because when president george w. bush ran for president in 2000 and picked dick cheney, at the time he did it, he seemed he was taking a different path than he is now, but he was part of that neoconservative group. the idea became more current at the president and vice president should be in sync. i think that is important because there are a surprising number of presidents since our country began who were unable to finish their terms, and therefore you should pay a lot of attention to who the vice president is. i thought hillary made a very good selection of tim kaine from virginia as her vice president ial running mate. [applause] they saw the world the same way. he had extraordinary executive experience and got things done. i think we need more of that in washington.
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sec. clinton: i want to add onto that about the environment. been aw, al gore has persistent prophet about climate change and the risks we face. [applause] i really admire the work he started as a senator, that he tried to continue as vice president. he still continues it today. he has another movie out that is trying to change public opinion. not only change public opinion but the decision-making of a elected officials. here's where we are now. when kyoto was signed and al represented the united states at the signing at kyoto, al and bill had great hopes they could persuade the senate to go along, and those hopes were dashed. and it was a bipartisan bashing. both republicans and democrats.
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pres. clinton: 98-0. sec. clinton: it doesn't get more bipartisan than that. [laughter] which al this idea, was so committed to trying to disabuse people of, that trying to deal with the very threats of climate change would be bad for the american economy. and both bill and al tried during the 1990's, despite a big resistance, to make that case. and then, in the years after that there was a brief moment under george w. bush when we thought we could make progress on climate change. i traveled around with john mccain and we went and looked at melting glaciers. we went to the northernmost inhabited place in the world to talk to their scientists.
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we went to alaska, and mccain really tried to put together a group of republicans to work with democrats on these issues. but here is the lesson. climate change is one of those issues that a lot of people care about, but it is not their number one issue. it is like gun violence. a lot of people care about it, wish we would do something about it, but not everybody sees it as their number one issue. determined,a really well-funded minority view, that does nothing but try to prevent you from taking action on something like climate change, it is hard to make it a voting issue. what happened when president obama came into office, and i was honored to be secretary of state, we decided to make it a voting issue. we were going to try to do something about it. i went off to copenhagen and we
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made a commitment that the united states would be willing to help fund climate science research, help fund mitigation efforts. the president joined me there. we had a contentious meeting. it was incredibly difficult. the chinese and indians and the russians were not interested. we eventually pounded out an agreement. we got the first agreement post-kyoto, because nobody was going back to kyoto, is -- because everybody knew the developing countries were growing faster, and they had to be part of the solution. we hammered out an agreement, and in subsequent years more agreement was reached until we got to the paris agreement. the paris agreement really was the culmination of so much of the work of so many people , including, and most notably, al gore. along comes the new
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administration, and a whole -- and they pull us out of the paris agreement. and we are now the only country in the world not in the paris agreement. even assad when he is not murdering his own people joined the agreement. we are the only one left, and we are losing economic opportunity. westernwhat is most team because even back in the 1990's, we tried to green the white house. we tried to do things that would demonstrate personal leadership. and we also, thanks to bill and al, made the case that this was an economic opportunity for america. so we are out, the fossil fuel guys are supporting trump and the republican party, and they are more than happy to prevent us from doing anything. all these actions have consequences. i really do, as i said in the beginning, give al gore a lot of credit for not giving up and never throwing the towel in, as
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frustrating as it must be for him. right now he is without budget governors who are telling the world, hey, some of us still understand the stakes, and we are not going to give up either. the environment was an important flash point, and people forget about the many struggles that the clinton-gore administration had. [applause] james: one of the things that always grabbed me, is that you helped found the children's defense fund in washington. [applause] the president and i were talking about this earlier. one of the great accomplishments in the administration you are very involved in was chip. right now, as i understand it, there is a funding crisis.
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if you could please talk a little bit about children and -- children in the united states, and also chip and what it means, and why it is so important that this program continue. sec. clinton: i have to say that my commitment to children's health really took off here in arkansas when i got involved with the arkansas children's hospital. [applause] and i was so proud of what happened with the hospital, starting in the first term of bill's governorship when the hospital wanted to grow so that every child in arkansas would be taking care of her regardless of ability to pay. and we would have the most sophisticated tertiary care that you could possibly provide. with bill's leadership, there was a great partnership between
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the state and children's hospital. we watched it grow and flourish, and take care of so many children. i saw firsthand what a difference it made. with my own daughter, i saw how important it was to have the confidence and support you needed as a parent to make sure your child was taken care of. when bill asked me in 1993 if i would work on health care, i foolishly said i would love to. i cannot imagine anything more important than taking care of people's health care. i remember a governors meeting after that announcement, and mario cuomo who was governor of new york said, your husband just put you in charge of health care. does that mean he loves you are -- loves you or hates you? [laughter] we all know what happened. it was incredibly controversial. but it laid the groundwork for what we were able to achieve both with chip and the
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affordable care act. [applause] after we were unsuccessful with health care reform writ large, i was determined we would take care of kids. during the time i was working on health care i traveled the country and met with so many parents. i will tell you a quick story. i was at the children's hospital in cleveland and i was meeting with parents who had children with chronic diseases but who were uninsured. we were sitting in a conference room and they were telling me their story. i got to a man who said, i have two daughters with cystic fibrosis. he said, i am a successful businessman. i built my own business. i could afford insurance, and nobody will sell me a policy. i said what do they say to you , when you ask them to help you bear the cost of caring for your
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2 daughters? he said, i will tell you what the last insurance company i met with, what the agent told me. he looked at me as i explained what we were up against, and he said you don't understand. we don't insure burning houses. and the man i was talking to had tears in his eyes. he said, they called might -- they called my little girls burning houses. i never got that image out of my head. so, i went to ted kennedy, and i talked to him about trying to figure out some way to cover kids. he was the mastery of the senate, as he always displayed brought republicans on board, , including orrin hatch. we worked to create a bipartisan children's health insurance program at was a partnership between the federal government and the states. it helps to take care of 9 million kids a year.
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[applause] it primarily deals with families that are working families, or even successful families like the man i met in cleveland, whose employer-based health care does not insure them because of pre-existing conditions, or because they hit their lifetime limits. and they are certainly making more money that would make them eligible for medicaid. they were in that no man's land. so, we got it passed, and every year since bill signed it into law these 9 million to 10 million kids have been taking care of. and i have probably done a lot of book signing, dozens, people who came to my book signings and campaign events thank me for
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chip. yesterday in austin, today in little rock, people came and said think you. one young man said, i would not be alive if it were not for chip. i had cancer as a child. we ran out of money, ran out of insurance, and thank goodness the chip program was enacted. [applause] so under george w. bush, under president barack obama, chip was reauthorized. the program continued seamlessly. this congress and this white house have not reauthorized the program. states are starting to run out of money because it is a partnership and they rely on the federal dollars. so, by the end of the year, unless it is reauthorized by the end of the year, nine million children and their families will be facing some very, very dire circumstances. i can only hope by the end of
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the year there will be some kind of deal that will provide that continuity. it is a program i am very grateful for that i had some small role in because of the lives it saved and the futures it has given to so many kids. it is the kind of thing we should do to take care of each other and give every child a chance to live up to his /her god-given potential. [applause] james: mr. president, 50 years from now the economic achievements, foreign policy achievements, the environmental -- i think the thing you will be remembered for more than anything else is the human genome project. i really believe it will happen. talk a little bit about that. how was funded, what it is, what it could potentially mean to
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these young people here, their children, and going into the future. mr. clinton: i think one of the most important jobs is to keep america on the cutting edge of pioneering research and development. [applause] i think that while we were getting rid of the deficit, determined to balance the budget, i wanted to keep us doing that. so i spent $3 billion of your money to sequence the human genome. a big multinational scientific research effort. then, we made a private partnership with craig who was funding his own private entity. i think it would have a major impact on the quality and length of life for the next generation and for hundreds of years to come.
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if we can keep from blowing things up. and so we did it. now you can get a genome analysis for considerably less than $3 billion, and we know that there have been well over $200 billion of economic activity generated out of that. so, your rate of return on your tax dollar investment was about the highest we have ever gotten in the united states for that $3 billion. [applause] what do we know? we know that there are certain genetic variances which put women at high risk of breast cancer. so we know which women should start taking tests earlier. we know we can pretty soon we will have the capacity to say to every mother of a young female
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baby to go home with basic genetic information. we're close to unlocking the mysteries of alzheimer's and parkinson's and other things. so it is very important and yes, i agree with you it matters a great deal. it is not the only thing. i also made in five minutes a decision to put gps in the public domain. that made a huge difference. [applause] a lot of people did not want to do that. 20 years ago we started the first cyber security unit in the national unit, and we should have kept it going. last year, israel got half of the investment of the world and capital investment and cyber security. that should bother you. even though they are our allies, the united states should be well ahead of them in cyber security investment. and congress was not all that interested in it, but this is a
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very big deal. we spent the first $500 million of your money, and this was all bipartisan by the way, in nanotechnology. one of the most interesting days i had when i was out campaigning for hillary was in eastern kentucky in the middle of appalachia in the eastern most university, morehead state. they asked me to look at their nanotechnology program. they were doing it with nasa. with the first $500 million and its successors that we got appropriated. are building, in eastern kentucky in the middle of what used to be coal country, eight pound satellites for a million dollars a piece that will do most of what those $4 million satellites will do.
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so i went to see this young guy, who was clearly supporting her, probably to risk life and limb where he was. [laughter] so, he is putting all of the nanotechnology for the satellite into a little box about an inch cubed. i said, what is that box made of? and this kid in his hillbilly twang looked at me and said, tungsten. he said tungsten does real well in outer space. [laughter] i said, how old are you? 19. i said where you from? he said, right near here. so we talked. on the way out he said, mr. president, he said can i tell you one more thing? i said sure. he said, tell hillary not to take it when people make fun of her for saying she is going to put up half a billion solar panels.
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he said, actually i think she is a little low. [laughter] i said, why do you think she's a little low? he said, because before you know it we will be making solar panels with 3-d printers just like i made this little tungsten container. and when we do, they will be as cheap as dirt and just as good and we will all be pretty. myself, why am i telling you this? because that young man did not feel the walls closing in on him. he felt the walls opening up. so he voted for the person he thought would open the most doors, not the people who would build the most walls. [applause]
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daesh why am i telling you this? i tried not to do anything stupid in 1992. i tried to find a way to say whatever i was going to say that i knew i would be dangerously unpopular, but i did try to level with people and tell them we could not roll back the tides. we ought to be going with the future and a future we can all share. we had to be both responsible and opportunistic if we wanted to build a future we can all share. but at the time, it was easier. i mean, we put out this little booklet. you had to be kind of a nerd to support. we got -- because back then there were actually hiring people to do a
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job. it made a difference if you knew anything. that was really important. -- iere not being hired want to tell all these people from arkansas, we had one month in the previous eight years, only one, where employment was below the national average. then we led the country in job growth every single year in 1995. it takes a long time to turn the economy around. the same expert that said we had the worst school system in the country in 1978 said in 1992 we were one of the two most improved school systems in the country, thanks in no small measure to hillary's work. [applause] the other state was south carolina when i made bill o'reilly secretary of education. more kidss to create
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everywhere without regards to gender, orion, identity like that kid in eastern kentucky making nanotechnology satellites. [applause] , i want you to think about that, because they say snapchat is 10 seconds. i felt like a great moral whenry had been won twitter announced it was going from 140 up to 280 categories. but, and ighing, want you to laugh, but i want you to think. teeing president is a job. -- being president is a job. you hire someone to do a job. you have to say what you want to go? to get fromropose here to there? how are we going to do it
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together and benefit together? before you have a slogan you have to have an idea of how to get there. i consider the greatest honor of my life that first of all i had this laboratory of training as a governor here for all of those years. got to start at a time when grassroots politics still mattered. when people listen to each other. they didn't just want to think of some new put down. it wasn't a question of whose resentment was better than someone else's and who had better answers. you believe in putting people first, you have to have an other-directed politics. it may not work for the people who are communicating for you in the political media. it might not be the most financially remunerative or
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emotionally successful strategy, but in the end that is what counts. i am proud of her for trying to put people for the rest of our first lives together. [applause] [cheers and applause] james: so i think there is an
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elephant in the room. knowing me, if there is an elephant, it is this. we talked a lot about children. i think one of the real values that all of us who have been pledged to be associated with you is that we earnestly believe and earnestly taught our children that life is a struggle, but at the end of the day, if you prepare, work hard, are willing to accept risk and if you understood that there were setbacks in life, that you would ultimately achieve your goals. this has been a hard year for parents. so, try to help us and help these young people, how we talk about things in light of the events a little over a year ago.
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mrs. clinton: well, i wrote a book "what happened." it is a book about resilience. as well assilience national resilience. i do think everybody gets knocked down. the real question is, are you going to get back up? not everybody will lose a presidential election, but everyone will suffer loss. james,e of the message, that we were told and we try to tell our kids remains absolutely true. you have to find ways to findome disappointment, to strength. for me, it was my family, my
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friends, my faith. it was a lot of long walks in the woods. yoga. alternate nostril reading, i highly recommend it. [laughter] it was cleaning my closets. jobs that had a beginning, middle, and an end. reading a lot of mysteries, because the bad guy always got it in the end. [applause and laughter] but trying to fall back on the consistent message that i certainly got from my parents, and that, you know, i have tried to impart to my daughter and will likewise try to do the same life isgrandchildren,
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not always fair. the struggle does not always go the way that you hoped or planned. but, life is too short to give in to the kind of disappointment or despair that comes with losing, or with suffering some kind of setback. and so, for me, it was getting back up and taking stock of where i was, and where i thought the country was, because i think also in this particular case over the past year, the country -- at least a majority of the country -- has similarly felt that something went amiss. and what i've tried to do, i have a new organization called "onward together" to support individuals and groups that are really harnessing a lot of the grassroots activism and energy
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that is out there to try to push back against some of the changes that are being imposed from washington and ultimately win some elections. i was really heartened by what happened in virginia about 10 days ago. [applause] so i think the general message remains the same. but i also think we have to be willing to kind of pick apart everything that led to the in 2016. i tried to do that in this book, because obviously i talk about had, that myngs i campaign had, and that ultimately i was responsible because it was my name on the ballot. but, there were other forces at work and it was like a perfect
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storm. there was a lot that was happening that was unprecedented. whether it was the intervention by the fbi at the last minute no good reason, or in russia, which we are learning about every day, or suppressing the vote. thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of people across the country unfairly prevented from voting even though they are just as much a citizen and registered and tried as hard as they could, but couldn't cross the barriers that have been erected since the supreme court gutted the voting rights act. when i talk about what happened, i am very focused on making sure it does not happen again. so that is why i am speaking out continue to speak out and i am going to do everything i can -- [applause]
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to try to have an election in 2018 that is about real things. you know, this has been one of the challenges for bill and me. i will be very clear about that, over the last several years, you heard him talk about how much he loves getting out around arkansas listening to people. i was with him every step of the way when i did the education standards we held hearings in . every county of the state. we were so in touch with and able to listen to thousands and thousands of our arkansans and try to take that on board and figure out, ok. what are we going to do? we also had a clearer channel for communication. unfortunately, our body politic been there has been a concerted
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effort, starting with the creation of the fox network -- it wasn't there when bill first ran. it is one of the reasons he probably survived. it was there when he ran the second time. associated of its media outlets who are by no means delivering news -- they advocacyering partisan positions irrespective of the truth, the fact, the evidence. we have to stand up, regardless of what party. regardless of our own ideological beliefs. a democracy depends upon an informed citizenry that has access to accurate information . and i will tell you that -- [applause] there is no such thing as an alternative fact.
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it does not exist. in politics or in nature. and, it was astonishing to me the things people believed about me in this campaign. some of my arkansas traveler friends and other friends of mine from literally my childhood to adulthood, and all of the places i have lived and worked. they were out there knocking on doors, calling people, and they would run into folks and they would get somebody on the front porch and they would say, you know, i am here campaigning work hillary clinton i've known her since sixth grade, i went to law school with her, i worked with her with the children's defense fund. wherever they identified themselves. i would like you to support her. more times than you could believe they would get an answer like, i can't support her. she killed somebody. i can't support her, she runs a child trafficking ring in the basement of a pizzeria.
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and my friends would be totally bewildered. they would say, no she didn't. i know her. i have known her for decades. no she did not. oh yeah, i saw it on the internet. now we know russia was sending a lot of those messages on the internet. they were weaponize and information, stealing information, providing phony news. so, there is reason to be disappointed and reason to feel like you know, we did not , succeed and that is hard to live with. very painful. but there is also a call to action. we cannot let our politics be turned into a fiction that benefits a very small minority of americans and -- [applause] you know, i'm going to keep
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speaking out. apparently, you know, my former opponent is obsessed with my speaking out. apparently there was another, somebody told me tweet today. , honestly, between tweeting and golfing how does he get anything done? i do not understand it. but yes, resilience is the key . and it is not only the key for individuals, it is the key for our country. and therefore, we have to take every election seriously. not just presidential elections. we need to vote in every election. this 2018 election is going to be really, really important for our country and you know, the best antidote to disappointment is to keep fighting and keep
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working and be successful, and that is what we intend to do on behalf of the country that we love and that, you know, we have tried in our own ways to serve over all these years. james: i want to turn to the man from hope. the paddler of optimism, the man that is always looking don't , stop thinking about tomorrow. talking about tomorrow, tell us , at this hour of despair, why you believe america's best days are still ahead of it? i know you believe that and have always believed it. what do we do? how do we make sure that happens? mr. clinton: first of all, we are the best positioned country in the world for the future so up it willscrew this require a lot of willful blindness and -- look, in the last election she won the popular vote. and it would have been --
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[applause] clinton: and, if the voters, we have a slight disagreement about this, about what really happened. if the voters had not been told that the first email, the this was -- that this was the most important issue since the end of world war ii i doubt if the fbi could have swung the election in the end. we all have to get back in the harness here and try to get frameworka basic beyond which we will not go in arguing the issue so we are just out there in la la land. but i will tell you why we should be optimistic. because having lost it, i can tell you youth matters. we are one of the youngest countries on earth. you should be optimistic because we have so many immigrants , because like every other wealthy country, the birth rate
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among our native born are going down to barely replacement level. so it order for us to continue to grow and be active in new economic areas, we have to have more young people. you should be optimistic because notwithstanding what you were told, if you count the documented in to the undocumented immigrants in this -- and the undocumented immigrants in this country, the crime rate is one half the rate of the nativeborn. you should be optimistic because we have people here from everywhere and if you count all of the terrible things that have been done by muslims expressing violent resentment about aspect of american life in the modern world, their murder rate is one third that of the nativeborn. now, we have got to stop this silliness and get down to it here.
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if you want to indulge resentment, you can. the problem with the people who did not vote for her and don't listen to me anymore and think i am, you know, gone over to the dark side, is that they live in places not with a lot of immigrants or a lot of muslims or a lot of people who have been transgender or anything else. they live in places where there is not enough mobility because there is not enough investment because there's not a national network of broadband that puts everybody in the global economy because nobody will stand up there and say, yes, our differences matter, but what we have in common is much more important. korbel --, which jade james coral -- james carville started with, he said this would be my greatest legacy. to know what everyone of you should say -- not about this. it does not matter if each of us lives to be 120. every difference in this vast crowd today is rooted in one half of 1% of your genome.
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now, there are 3.6 billion genomes in the body. so even a half of a percent is a substantial number, but it is peanuts compared to the 99.5% we all share without regard to gender, race, body shape, skin color, eye color, you name it. we have says 99.5% of the time about the .5% of ourselves that are different? why should we not spend just a little more time. [laughter] -- [applause] mr. clinton if we really put : people first again, we would think about how we can share the future. i am optimistic about america because of our diversity and because of what we did with the genome, because where we are in science and technology. because we ranked and second in first the world above all advanced countries in the ability to fight crime and
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change by generating energy from the sun, the wind, and other clean sources. oneuse you name it, name me single, solitary thing -- we are leading the world still in all material science and all this other stuff. we've got more than enough juice to get back in the front of the pack on, you know, it internet -- you know, internet security, all of this information technology stuff. the only thing getting in our way is our stupid politics. our insistence on putting special interest ahead of the general interest. on deciding when we will go and when we will not go to vote. based on when do we feel enthused? [laughter] mr. clinton: and i feel, look, this -- i am unsympathetic.
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this is a problem for my party as much as yours. stop griping when they take your votes away. stop griping when they redistrict your congressional district and your representative district. if you had showed up at midterms, it probably would not have happened. [applause] it?clinton: do i approve of no. i do not approve of it. i think it should be illegal and unconstitutional, but we are getting in our own way. we could build the most modern infrastructure of any country in the world and interest rates are still low. we can build alliances around the world. we can tweak our trade agreements if they need improvement, but we should not run away from the rest of the world, that is what i think. you should be optimistic. we are the best positioned country in the world. all you have to do is have politics that think about the future of the children here instead of whether you can when -- win a cheap shot by
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driving a stake the between americans in the short run. otherwise, i do not feel strongly about this. [applause] james: two points i want to make before we leave and to me they are very important. the first one is, the way over here i got a call from my best friend. he reminded me that they do, gallup or someone does a survey on the most admired women in the country. the person who has won that survey most often in all of its existence is one hillary rodham clinton. [cheers and applause] james: so -- [cheers and applause]
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james: i kind of thought you would like that. just this morning, i was on the phone and happened to be doing research and i came in, i talked to the present. i think i am right. i will probably be fact checked on this, but i think i am on really solid ground. in the last 35 years, 35 years, a clinton has run for public office, put themselves before the voters 18 times. president clinton, 11. secretary clinton, seven times
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you have run. do you know, of the 18 times, how many a clinton has gotten the most votes? that would be 18. [cheering] james: nick sabin could not do that. and 35 years, you are 18-0. i have to tell you this, somebody somewhere out there really loves you guys. that is a heck of a record. [applause] mrs. clinton: james, before we close, i just want to say a really heartfelt word of thank you to our team here at the presidential center in the library. i want to thank everybody, but in particular i want thanks bruce lindsey stephanie street , and lena moore and everybody who worked for them in with -- and with them.
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in a minute, we will hear from skip rutherford. i want to thank him and the great team at the clinton school. we are proud, we are really, really proud of what the center and the library and the school are doing and we did not want time to pass without thanking and of course, we want to thank the family that has been friends with us for a really long time for sponsoring the lecture series. mr. clinton: and i want to say, you know, we are very reluctant to start recognizing but we have already mentioned the arkansas travelers. thank you for not only going to new hampshire, but to georgia, florida, missouri, and other places. there are a lot of people here who were in that 1992 campaign. david, frank, stephanie, thank you very much. harry thompson, coming back from california. everybody who was in that 1992 campaign.
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it is different now. but it -- one thing should not be different. we should still be able to talk to our friends and neighbors about things that are about their lives without having people whose sole goal is to gain power by discrediting, using,busing -- disab confusing people and and abolishing the line between fact and fiction and truth and lie. so if you want to think about something for next time, think about how to get people to vote at midterm and think about how the next generation can do a better job than i could anymore. snapchat, twitter, creating -- in the snapchat and twitter world, to create space to remind people that, as my great uncle buddy used to say, when people make you mad they are trying to stop you thinking, and there is something to be said for thinking.
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i want to thank you all. and just let you know that if you don't stop thinking about tomorrow and you never forget that we have to go together in -- together, and you never forget that our racial diversity makes us smarter and better our , gender diversity makes it better, us smarter and our ethnic adversity makes us smarter and better and that diverse groups of people make better decisions than homogenous groups. don't forget that. now, i was thinking about all of the people here who would say, what is your crazy boss reading today and what in the hell does that mean -- excuse me -- but that is what i want for you.
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ask yourself how you're going to keep score as we claw our way through this mess. look at your kids, grandkids, look at the young people here. all that matters. whether people are better off if you quit than when you started and those kids future. it is better to come together into have been torn apart. and one of hillary's favorite phrases, all of the rest his -- is background music. play the main theme. don't stop thinking about tomorrow. thank you. [applause] please welcome skip weatherford, dean of the university of arkansas clinton school of public service. [applause]
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>> thank you president clinton, secretary clinton, and james. it is always great having you back. i want to thank you, clinton's, not only for your candor but for your inspiration. thank you very much. that was a wonderful program. i want to thank the clinton foundation and at&t and special thanks to the family whose generous gift honoring your parents made this lecture series possible. we owe you guys a big deal. thank you very much. and secretary clinton, back to 1992, i want to say on behalf of arkansas advocates for children and families, on behalf of the arkansas single-parent scholarship fund, and i want to say on behalf of the many families that you touched, we
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are bringing hippie to arkansas. [applause] hurt -- mr. rutherford from a personal : perspective of working on that board with you, for the thousands of children that are alive and thriving because of that intensive care nursery that you brought to arkansas at arkansas children's hospital and tonight, when we drive home and you drive by children's hospital and see those lights on, the 30 plus children living because of hillary clinton's work in arkansas. [applause] so from that paint store on 7th street to 1200 president clinton avenue, 25 years has been one heck of a ride. for the next 25 years, mr. president, madam secretary, just know that it will be clinton school graduates who will be putting people first all over
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arkansas, america, and the world. thank you all for joining us. have a safe trip home. [cheers and applause] ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2017] >> c-span social media team put together our road to the white house graphics. since 1988, we change them every presidential election. they unveiled the 2020 look for the first event of the presidential campaign, which is coming up tonight, as a matter of fact. it is the road to the white house 2020, kicking off the night with presidential candidate john delaney and tim ryan, a democrat representing
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ohio. congressman ryan talked about democrats leading on policy change. here is a portion of the event. congressman ryan: a young child, a boy, a baby in youngstown, ohio has less of a chance and survival -- of survival than a baby born in iran. we have the republican party saying we are going to throw 20 more million people off of the health care roles. we are going to disinvest and try to undermine the very program that provides health care for our citizens. this is not right. this is why we are here. this is why we have come together. this is the job before us. has to beatic party the party that build the new system. we have to be the party that build the new system. [applause]
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>> ohio congressman tim ryan in a new hampshire, one of the keynote speaker with 2020 presidential candidate john congressman john delaney. that is all tonight at 8:00 eastern on c-span. coming up next, former vice president joe biden will join ohio governor john kasich, talking about bipartisanship, what is wrong and what is needed. they will look at the differences between private and government run prisons with the journalist who took a job in a private prison and wrote about his experience. and a later discussion about recent actions by the crown prince of saudi arabia and what that means for the u.s.. giving day on c-span, here are some of the highlights. at 11:30 a.m. eastern, the liberal medal ceremony honoring senator john mccain at the national constitution center in philadelphia.
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at 1:00 p.m., former secretary of state john kerry receiving a lifetime achievement award at the kennedy institute in boston. p.m., david brooks and ronald white discuss character and the presidency. that is on book tv on c-span two, the southern festival of books in nashville, and jonathan eich on the former heavyweight muhammadof the world, ali. and then authors discuss the middle class and politics, and at four: 50, eric erickson on his book "before you wait," life lessons from a father to his children. on c-span3, the presidency, the life and times of teddy roosevelt. and native americans and trade in 19th-century california. from a p.m. eastern, national archive, a look at the first motion picture unit and world war ii films. inc.'s giving day on the c-span networks.
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>> former democratic vice president joe biden sat down with republican ohio governor john kasich to talk about the universityat of delaware political center for communication, looking at alternative ways to approach government. [applause] vice president biden: thank you. john, welcome to my campus. i was not a graduate here, two thirds of my staff and ohio state where he went, i just wanted to see a really beautiful campus here. john, because of the doctor and the faculty here, they have been kind enough to give me a platform here to work with, in this case, the center for political communication. and to


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