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state house before voters in west virginia's third district elected her to congress. politics runs in her family. she is the daughter of former congressman samuel devine. the seat would later be filled by 2016 presidential candidate john kasich. was assman michael guest local prosecutor in mississippi for nearly 25 years. the last decade was district attorney before his election to the house. he is also a sunday school teacher at his local baptist church. representative david trump and his brother opened -- david trone and his brother owned a liquor store in the 1990's. they eventually moved to maryland and has expanded to become the largest fine wine retailer in the country. and washington's eighth district elected representative kim schrier, the only female doctor in congress. new congress, new leaders. the democratic weekly
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address is given by california representative barbara lee, in which she celebrates black history month and talks about the democratic agenda. host: -- rep. lee: i am proud to represent the 13th district of california in congress. every february, we celebrate black history month. but this year is particularly meaningful, as it is 400 years since the first african slave arrived on the shores of america. families were separated, children were taken from their parents, and they entered into lives of bondage and unspeakable cruelty. from this painful history, african-americans have risen to and speak ason, the conscience of this country.
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i stand on the shoulders of ughtk leaders who fo truth to power, visionaries like james baldwin, a social critic who told the stories of disenfranchised african-americans. james baldwin used to say, i cannot believe what you say because i see what you do. we are going to have chambers on tuesday after the state of the union. these words echoed in my head. we cannot believe what president trump says because we see what he has done. he has sabotaged our health care the pocketsd of billionaires at the expense of the poor, and presided over the most corrupt administration in history. and after offering a lukewarm pledge of unity in his speech, he then turned around and threatened anyone who would hold him accountable. let me be clear.
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.e will stand up for the truth we have seen what he has done, and we will stand up for the american people and for justice, for righteousness, and for truth. democrats will follow the constitution, as well as the three coequal branches of government. congress will be the check this president so sorely needs. we have worked for the people, and that has already begun. priorities is hr one. would safeguard our democracy, expend voting rights protections, and rein in the corrosive influence of money in politics. we are also tackling rising health care costs, because no one should have to choose between refilling their prescriptions were putting food on the table. and we are working to raise wages for everyday families who
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are still struggling to get ahead while euro -- while billionaires poured wealth at the top. start by rebuilding america's crumbling infrastructure and creating good jobs.y good paying our agenda was written for the people, for all the people. it is an agenda dealt on radical truth, on the understanding that every american will benefit from fair elections, lower health care costs, in higher wages. this february as we celebrate the black truth tellers and changemakers who have transformed this country, i am reminded that this work must continue.reading there are new chapters to be told, more battles to be won. die african-american women in childbirth and nearly four times the rate of white mothers, there is more work to be done. when every day across the nation
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loved ones are gunned down in a senseless acts of violence, there is more work to be done. when children are once again snatched from their mother's arms as they come into our country, there is more work to be done. yes, there is more work to be done. for centuries after the first slave -- four centuries after the first slave ships came to virginia, i sit in congress as a black woman tasked with building a more perfect union with liberty and justice for all. thank you for giving me this solemn responsibility. i welcome it. and happy black history month. announcer: this week and on book tv, a look at the use of offensive cyber weapons by the u.s. military. withht at 8:40 eastern hoover institution fellows and their latest book "bytes, bombs, and spies."
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with>> artificial -- >> artificial intelligence, they will have leaders of one country creating deceptive operations affecting another without geographic boundaries. of this technology will make with the russians did with social media look like "the flintstones." announcer: then, the 1946 beating and blinding of an african-american world war ii veteran by south carolina police. federal chart -- federal judge richard gurgle on the response, unexampled courage. >> they were fraught with problems, most notably all white juries deeply unsympathetic to civil rights cases. further, congress was under the control of powerful southern committee chairs who were determined to block even the most modest civil rights legislation. announcer: on sunday at 9:00
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p.m., an author and her book, "the age of surveillance capitalism." the famous kayla dall that i write about, where folks doll ourd that this children are talking to is actually picking up the dialogue of our children. chunks were being sent to a company called nuance communications, which then sells dialogue chunks on to other organizations and companies and ciaitutions, including the and nsa, who are developing voice-recognition software.
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coming from your child's nursery, all the way to the cia for voice recognition software through these odd supply chains. announcer: watch the tv this weekend -- watch book tv this weekend on c-span2. announcer: there are nearly 100 new members in the house of representatives this year. ohio, west virginia, mississippi, and washington are five of the states that added one new member. congressman anthony gonzalez was a football player for the indianapolis colts drafted him in 2007. after injuries cut short his professional football career, representative gonzalez earned his mba at stanford business school. he is the first latino elected to ohio's congressional delegation. representative carol miller served over a decade in the state house before voters in west virginia's third district elected her to congress. politics runs in her family. she is the daughter of former
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congressman samuel devine. his seat would later be felt by future of ohio governor and 2016 presidential candidate john kasich. congressman michael guest was a local prosecutor in mississippi for nearly 25 years. the last decade as district attorney before his election to the house. he is also a sunday school teacher at his local baptist church. representative david trone and his brother owned a liquor store in delaware in the early 1990's. the company eventually moved its headquarters to maryland, and has expanded to become the largest independent fine wine retailer in the country. and washington's eighth district elected representative kim schrier, a pediatrician and the only female doctor in congress. new congress, new leaders. watch it all on c-span. >> it seemed to be happening just about every week that somebody, either a famous person or an ordinary man on the
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streets, was getting subjected to social media condemnation, saw themselves in the middle of a shame tornado or some kind of misbehavior, either genuine or perceived. were much bigger than they had ever been at any time in human history because of the internet. editorer: the managing magazine isington our guest on "q&a." >> it was a tough decision to write this essay because it brought back what was a troubling experience in my own life. but his event was a headline i read in the new york times about a man who had committed suicide in a parked car in the west village and not been found for seven days. had the will --
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the worst moment of his life when he threw a sandwich at a server at mcdonald's for giving him the wrong order. she turned out to be pregnant, in this story made the local newspapers. but it was at the top of his google search for the rest of his life from then on after it happened in 2013. he could not get a job because anytime anyone googled his name, this story came up. prospective employers thoughts, i don't want to hire this guy. and it ruined his life. announcer: helen anders on online shaming, sunday night at 8:00 eastern on c-span's "q&a." scott long joins us. he is the senior staff writer with the help. with the deadline looming, what is the status of the border security talks? >> it looks like the house and senate bipartisan negotiators are nearing some sort of
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compromise deal to keep the government open. they are approaching a compromise number somewhere from the range of about $1.3 billion for president trump's border billion for his border wall. that is significantly lower than what president trump has been demanding for the last several months. the president wants $5.7 billion. but given the fact that we just had a 35 day shutdown and the ed andent was weaken hobbling coming out of that shutdown, it appears the president will have to come off that $5.7 billion number. the question is, once the bipartisan group comes to some sort of deal by, we are hoping, by monday. what does the president do at that point? nobody can speak for the president. nobody really knows what he is going to do. that remains an open question,
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once they put it in the president's hands. >> it certainly did seem to some reporters that the president was leaving it in the hands of legislators. his acting chief of staff mick mulvaney inviting legislators up to camp david. saying a about that, bipartisan house group is heading to the camp david retreat. who is going up there, and what do they hope to get done? and is it on all weekend affair? this group of house republicans and house democrats, four republicans and four democrats, should be leaving any minute now. they will be up there this evening for a dinner with the new acting chief of staff mick mulvaney, who used to be a member of the conservative freedom caucus. there are a number of negotiators who are negotiating the government funding bill who will be attending, including
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henry clay are of texas. also a number of appropriate or's and the top members of the budget committee including john yarmouth of kentucky. is it will not solely focus on funding the government. although that certainly will come up given the people in the room. areasmore focused on where democrats and republicans can find any bipartisan concord -- compromise in this new congress and in this new era of divided government that includes, perhaps, some of the things president trump touched on during his state of the union address, lowering prescription drug prices, a possible big package on infrastructure that members of both parties have desired.
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sayinge white house is is there are no indications. we want to extend an olive branch and have maldini -- have mulvaney talk to members across the aisle. >> you were talking about the 2 billion-dollar range for that. each week that the negotiators lower the range. how quickly do they have to get this done to meet that february 15 deadline? need looks like they will to come to an agreement by monday that will get the ball rolling. that means these negotiators will be working through the weekend. kay granger, the top republican appropriator in the house, told me she will be here this weekend. they asked the white house and the leadership for more time to strike a deal. they feel they are that close, and that is within reach.
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by monday, they are hoping to get a deal. that gets the ball rolling for votes in the house. if it passes the house, it goes on to the senate, and then to the president. as i mentioned before, that is where the rubber hits the road, because it will be up to the president. you will have many options at that point. he can sign it into law and that will be that, and congress will move on. he could decide to shut down the government and have a second shutdown in as many months. did not get what he wanted, the $5.7 billion on his wall. there are a range of options. he could decide to sign the syntel lot and go ahead and move forward with an emergency -- sign the law and go ahead and move forward with an emergency declaration. the president will have a range of options, and nobody quite knows what he is going to do next. >> we know the senate will be
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taking up the nomination of william barr. we know the house is taking up a war powers resolution on yemen. tell us about that briefly. >> this war powers resolution would essentially forced the president to bring troops back home from the civil war conflict in yemen. is something the senate has passed already back in december. the house foreign affairs committee just approved it this week, and it now heads to the floor in the house next week. the reason this is significant is if both chambers pass this and send it to the president, flexing their congressional authority and the separation of powers, this likely will be the first resolution or piece of legislation that will be vetoed by president trump. obviously a significant moment
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in this new era of divided government. >> scott wong, senior writer with the hill. follow him at thehill.com and on twitter. announcer: there are nearly 100 new members in the house of representatives this year. ohio, west virginia, mississippi, and washington are five of the states that added one new member. representative anthony gonzalez was a football star at ohio state before the indianapolis colts drafted him in 2007. after injuries cut short his professional football career, representative gonzalez earned his mba at stanford business school. he is the first latino elected to ohio's congressional delegation. representative carol miller served over a decade in the state house before voters in west virginia's third district elected her to congress. politics runs in her family. she is the daughter of former
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congressman samuel devine, whose seat would later be filled by future of ohio governor and 2016 presidential candidate john kasich. congressman michael guest was a local prosecutor in mississippi for nearly 25 years, the last decade as district attorney before his election to the house. he is also a sunday school teacher at his local baptist church. representative david trone and his brother opened a small liquor store in delaware in the early 1990's. the company eventually moved its headquarters to maryland, and has expanded to become the largest independent fine wine retailer in the country. and washington's eighth district elected representative kim schrier, a pediatrician and the only female doctor in congress. new congress, new leaders. watch it all on c-span. announcer: c-span, where history unfolds daily. in 1979, c-span was created as a public service by america's cable television companies. and today, we continue to bring
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