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Nov 11, 2016 11:30pm PST
to punish a local mayor who did not endorse him, by creating traffic jams at the george washington bridge. and last sunday, the governor finally broke his silence, and proclaimed his innocence in an exclusive interview at his home. >> no person has ever testified, even the convicted felons haven't testified that we said to the governor, "this was an act of political retribution," and he said, "okay." nobody's ever said that charlie. but if you of you read want stuff in the papers you would think that's what happened. >> rose: when did you first know that was happening? >> first week of october. remember, these traffic studies hammond the first week of september. first week of october, i saw a story in the "wall street journal" talking about this traffic problem in september, and the fact that the port authority said it was a traffic -- >> this was when? >> first week of october 2013. and i then went to my chief of staff and my chief counsel and said to them-- i handed them the story and said, "find out what's going on with this, would you please." charlie mckena my chief counsel ca
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Mar 3, 2017 11:30pm PST
recall repeated reports of his walking on water and so on. but actually, even george w. bush was-- was-- i can remember somebody saying something positive about dan quayle right at the very beginning of george h.w. bush's. this is a little unusually negative. but the truth is, the beginning of all administrations are a mess. and, i mean, we certainly have to give it 100 days. this is a particularly incoherent-- i mean, one of the things that bothers me about having donald trump as president is that it seems to be absolutely intellectually incoherent, ideologically incoherent. >> glor: you also say in the book, "individual freedom is about bringing things together. politics is about dividing things up." this is not a new concept-- >> yeah, i mean, that's what makes-- glp. >> glor: but it seems pretty important right now. >> yeah, well, that's my fundamental-- the reason i am basically a libertarian-- i'm a conservative, but my ideology is libertarian, because i worry about big government. and i think we have a perfect example here for everybody across the spectrum. i worry, you kn
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Nov 18, 2017 5:30am PST
shapers of american history, both political-- george washington-- and businessmen, like john rockefeller and j.p. morgan. of his biography, "alexander hamilton was the base for the broadway hit "hamilton." now he turns his attention to ulysses s. grant. >> the other people i have written about i felt were built for success, and even as i was researching hir childhood, you knew they were going to soar into the wild blue yornd. this is a completely different story, this tremendous pathos in this story. it's a man who was repeatedly defeated by circumstance, and there was nothing ordained about his success. >> rose: lacked ambition. >> yes, in fact, when he graduated from west point, his highest ambition was to be an assistant math professor at the academy-- not, mind you, a full professor but an assistant math professor. >> rose: how did he ascend the beginnings? how did he get on the road to greatness? >> finally 1860, 38 years old, he goes to his father and asks if he can work as a clerk in his father's leather goods store in illinois, and he goes to work junior to his two younger brothe
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Jun 2, 2017 11:30pm PDT
united states. >> rose: george schultz, former secretary of state in the reagan administration said, if the u.s. fails to honor global agreements that it helped to forge, it raises serious questions for this country's relationship and leadership around the world. agreements it helped forge. >> so i'm a huge fan of secretary schultz. i think maybe we've talked about this on the show before, but, you know, he says-- he says foreign policy and national security is a pretty easy thing if you do three things. if you say what you mean-- in other words, you have a clearly articulated policy with everybody in your administration saying exactly the same thing, consistency. you have a clear policy, and you articulate it, and everybody says the same thing. that's a real problem for this administration, right. secondly, that you do what you say. that if you draw a red line, you-- you-- you respect it. >> rose: or you lose credibility. >> or you lose credibility. that if you forge a treaty and you join it, that you stick with it. so now we're struggling -- >> people came to join it because you w
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Apr 2, 2016 12:30am PDT
troubled relationships with his father, his younger brother george, and the story taff brother's tragic death. >> well, my brother, it was such a poignant and difficult story. the end of his life, he had bipolar 1 disorder, and he had lived at home with our mother for nine years. he and i had become estranged. there was difficulty in the family. my life was under pressure in terms of my career. and i needed help moving home from vermont to north carolina. and after all of these years of estrangement, he came to vermont and during the move, he died on the highway in an accident helping me move. >> rose: you saw it in the rearview mirror. >> i saw it in the rearview mirror. >> rose: the book begins a coup of caiz before that. >> right. >> rose: what is it you're telling us? are you telling use because it's not just his story. it's your story. it's the story of a southern family. it's the story of memories. it's the story of coming to grips with flaws, dreams. >> it's about how i think-- it's about how we lost each other as a family. it's about how the-- a long history of mental ill
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Jan 21, 2017 5:30am PST
. >> malaysia flight mh 370 has now been called off. >> george w. bush is hospitalized. chief of staff says he is doing fine, very well, the doctors have a couple of theories about his ailment. >> the widow of the orlando nightclub shoot search expected to make her first court appearance. >> obstruction of just and other charges. >> a rough confirmation hearing for cabinet nominees. >> it is tough questioning for the nominee. >> did you enjoy meeting me? i hope you are as much fun on that diet as you were on the -- >> ♪ ♪ it is the last dance. >> rose: president obama holds a final press conference. >> hello, everybody. >> we will confront, but we will get the job done. every four years we gather on these steps to carry tout orderly and peaceful transfer of power. >> donald trump said after he is sworn into office on bring the he is going to take the weekend off. >> trump is not going to start until monday. >> he apparently thinks the presidents gets saturday and sundays off. >> instead of hail to the chief it is going to be everybody is working for the weekend. ♪ everybody
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Jul 16, 2016 5:30am PDT
there tuesday. he along with former president george bush and vice president joe biden paid tribute to the five police officers killed by a sniper last week in what the president has termed a hate crime. it was the single deadliest day for law enforcement since the attacks in september 11, 2001. >> if we are to honor these five outstanding officers who we've lost, then we will need to act on the truths that we know. >> rose: for more, here is peter baker and alan blinder of the "new york times." >> i think he had a lot to do with the speech himself. i think in the last day or two when he tried to work on it, it has been very difficult for him because he's give an version of this so many times in the last two years. he struggled to find words to convey something that have impact. he said i don't know if my own words will have the impact i want, that are adequate, exactly, and that's a real admission for a politician who lived on the strength of his oratory and he finds his oratory, his speeches and words have not been enough to heal the country. >> rose: alan blinder is also there fr
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Nov 7, 2015 5:30am PST
changing the war on terror and he ended up acting, a lot of people think, acting like george bush. he used drone strikes air, massive surveillance state. he went beyond bush in certain respects, like overseeing a crackdown on leaks . >> rose: all of this call you to say obama is no dove on national security. >> he certainly ise no dove but the question is how did we get here? what happened? something not as clear at the time of the bush years. there were two very different strands of criticism of what bush was doing and cheney was doing after 9/11. there was a rule of law critique and a civil liberties critique. the civil liberty critique says things like warrantless surveillance are inherently wrong. the state should not have the power to prosecute people in military commissions instead of traditional trials against individual rights. the rule of law critique is sort of agnostic about these policies, maybe except for torture, which is always illegal. >> rose: take the four lawyers profiled in the "new york times" having to do with osama bin laden. >> osama bin laden raised all these legal
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Mar 11, 2016 11:30pm PST
real. >> rose: george martin dies at 90. >> the great thing about getting old is that everybody does it, if they're lucky. >> u.s. forces in iraq have captured an isis chemical engineer who was producing mustard gas. >> rose: president obama hosts and toasted canada's first couple. >> canada's new prime minister justin prudough will visit the white house. >> >> the first canadian leader in nearly 20 years to be the honored guest. >> trump sweeps in sanders upsets clinton in michigan. >> and i'm talking about a huge voter turnout. >> bernie sanders stunned the prognosticators by taking michigan. hillary clinton took it graciously. here's her official statement after the results came in. >> what's happening! ( cheers and applause ) ♪ take it easy >> rose: pate an onmanning retires. >> he played the game with passion and went out in style. >> there's something about 18 years, 18 is a good number. ♪ ♪ >> electronic music group lead by producer diplo played for a big crowd in havana. >> it's preserved in time. >> rose: it's like a time caps ul ♪ is it too late now to say sorry ♪ >>
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Jul 29, 2016 11:30pm PDT
ronald reagan going after michael dukakis in 1998. bill clinton never mentioned george w. bush in his the convention in 2000. >> i know the system better than anyone else so i'm the only one qualified to fix it, obviously hillary clinton seized on that. a real politico would have looked at that and said this line should not be in this speech, it does come across as crazily self focused and ego maniacal. to hear that in his own words and to be able to throw it back and say america is not about one person who can the fix things, america is about we not about i. that became a true in obama speech and hillary speech and it leaves obama to a critique that could be very powerful. and something that katie is talking about. >> elizabeth warren is here, she's the senior senator of massachusetts this is day 2 of the convention in philadelphia and she made a remarkable speech last night in which she showed her own convictions that made her become elected as senator in minnesota. the democratic party and the campaign for president. did she call you up and say i want you to know i've decided on tim ka
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Feb 24, 2017 11:30pm PST
? >> well, he probably would have turned back to george orwell, who he loved so much, and the very fact of the matter is, orwell's books are back in circulation. and the one consistency of this contrarian, christopher hitchins, our friend, was his disdain of authoritarianism in any guise. and he would go after-- whether it's henry kissinger, the catholic church-- he did not care if he smelled authoritarianism. so i think the moves of donald trump to suppress the-- suppress journalists would drive hitchins mad. >> although, it's hard for me ton where he would have come down on this election. lesli, what do you think? >> i think christopher would have been appalled by trump, but he also would have said, "who gave us trump? hillary clinton." i mean, christopher was not, as you know, a big supporter of hillary clinton. >> no. >> and feel that he would have said it's-- it's because of the way they ran that campaign that we ended up with donald trump. i think he would have laid a lot of responsibility at her feet. >> what do you think he would say about the people who support donald trump versus
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Apr 8, 2017 5:30am PDT
in sports ♪ play ball ♪ . >> all the way back! gone! walk huff off, george springer sweet caroline >> the north carolina tarheels are the champions of college basketball. >> march mad sentence officially over and cbs returns to your regularly scheduled trump madness, already in progress. >> rose: it has been a benchmark week in the trump presidency. the confirmation of his nominee to the supreme court, a key summit meeting with the president of china, and in a major policy shift thursday, president trump ordered a military strike on a government airbase in northern syria. 59 cruise missiles targeted syrian warplanes and facilities implicated in tuesday's deadly sarin gas attack on civilians. with me now is ian bremmer of eurasia group. he recently returned from the region. welcome back to this program. >> thank you, charlie, glad to see you. >> rose: set out for me where you think this is. what did it accomplish and what are the risks? >> what it accomplished by far it's the most significant foreign policy move that's been louded both domestically and internationally for t
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Oct 28, 2017 5:30am PDT
republican party when you have some criticism of the president-- jeff flake, john mccain, by george bush, without naming the president and, of course, bob corker. what does this mean, if anything, today in washington? >> well, charlie, it's the republican parties. and we're see more clearly on the national stage the split that we've been seeing in the house for a long time, that we looked at so carefully during health care. and now we're seeing the trump and bannon part of the party, and we're seeing the more traditional part of the party where so many senators now saying publicly what others are saying privately behind the scenes. but, charlie, here's the twist, and here's why a lot of the coverage this week has been very misleading. the twist is that all those senators and all those people-- republicans around the country that think privately the criticisms that mccain and corker and flake and bush and others are saying publicly, they're going to keep it private. trump is strong in their states, strong in their districts, and so, donald trump is now more commanding of the party than he
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Nov 3, 2017 11:30pm PDT
news may be a former campaign adviser, george papadopoulos, pled guilty to lying to the foish about his efforts to establish a relationship with the russians. with me is nick confessore. he's a political investigative reporter for the "new york times." welcome, nick. >> good to be here. >> let's do the timeline for people. manafort joins the campaign to help wrangle delegates at one point. that's in march. in june he takes over as campaign chairman. by august he's out. >> correct. >> all this has to do with the campaign but his indictment has to do with his work in the ukraine. why is that relevant? >> what's important here is years and year before he joined the trump campaign, paul manafort was working abroad at the intersection of business and politics. he would export american-style campaign consulting to places like the ukraine, and then do business with oligarchs in the ukraine and in russia. he had these business ties, and where it connects as he was coming on to the trump campaign, he was still in contact with some of those oligarchs and some of his russian contacts. and it a
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Mar 25, 2017 5:30am PDT
word "untruth. it conveys intent just as she said. so i don't believe that george w. bush was lying when he said there were weapons of mass destruction in iraq, and i don't believe barack obama was lying when he said if you like your health insurance plan you can keep it. i think they were both careless and i think they were both proven false. i think here what we have is a case where the current president speaks so many untruths just again and again, about the murder rate, his own electoral margin, the crowds during inauguration day, j.f.k.'s assassination, 9/11, president obama's birth, president obama's wiretapping, and i could go on with 20 more. he speaks so many untruths that i think we have to conclude that he doesn't feel bounded by truth. so while it is hard, probably impossible, to know on any individual case whether he knows the truth and is lying or whether he believes something that is false and is stating it. i think we can comfortably say he isn't concerned with truth. he is happy to lie, and that's what i find so alarming about this situation. >> rose: it is not only
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Nov 5, 2016 5:30am PDT
is a verdict in the trial over 2013 lane closures to the george washington bridge. both aides to governor chris christie have been found exwlt of all charges. >> reporter: a fightal pipeline explosion in alabama. >> oh, my god, it was growing so fast. >> rose: the f.b.i. begins reading huma abedin's e-mails? >> we won't be distracted no matter what our opponents throw at us. we are just getting warmed up, right? >> we never thought we were going to say thank you to anthony weaner. >> it's true. it seems anthony wean ser forth the nation to relitigate the entire e-mail controversy and putting hillary clinton's chances of winning the presidency in serious danger. carlos danger ♪ danger ♪ . >> this is a reflex. i'm not having fun. you are ruining my dance! ♪ i wear my sunglasses at night >> reporter: joe biden slipso his aviators on the trail yesterday. >> maybe when i need a job, ray ban may hire me as a sponsor. >> the cubs win the world series! it's over! and the cubs have finally won it all. >> the chicago cubs victory game seven of the world series last night, hillary cli
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May 14, 2016 5:30am PDT
more grounded in reality. but i think my heros, people like george martin, quincy jones, they have decades and decades -- >> great producers. >> and a legacy of great music. maybe i have a best seven to eight years of having made records that could be considered important or people like. but i just-- it's all i want to do and just get better as a producer and arranger and do that. >> rose: a revival of "blackbird" is currently playing on broadway. it is the story of a man confronted by a woman with whom he'd had a relationship with she was a minor. it has been nominated for three tony awards including best leading actress in a revival for michelle williams and best leading actor for jeff daniels. >> originally had done it in 2007 at manhattan theater club off broadway. i left it feeling i had done what i was supposed to do with it, and when scott rudein called and say let's bring it to broadway, usually it's been there, done that, but i hadn't done it right. >> rose: you see it new then. >> yes. >> rose: with fresh eyes? >> well, there's more clarity for me. what i didn't have befo
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Feb 4, 2017 5:30am PST
, a secretary of state. you know and i know, say, go back to jim baker. when jim baker was george h.w. bush's secretary of state. everyone around the world knew when jim baker talked he was speaking with the full backing and thfort president. i'm not so sure that when rex tillerson speaks people are going to be able to assume that, if donald trump is tweeting certain things or various people at the white house are saying or doing things that are inconsistent with what the message is supposed to be. >> rose: because it's in the nature of his d.n.a. to be hands on and it's okay to tell people what he thinks. >> another thing. donald trump if you read the inaugural speech, the entire intellectual assumption of the speech is that the united states is getting ripped off by the world-- allies aren't doing enough, trade is bad furst, we're spending too much in the fine, it's what got himt got elected. it doesn't mean it's necessarily going to work out. it doesn't mean it's necessarily constructive. >> rose: we're seeing this week he's doing the things he said he would do. >> absolutely.
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Feb 10, 2017 11:30pm PST
with the united kingdom? charlie rose spoke to george osborn. es a he a member of parliament and a former chancellor of the exchequer. >> the bottomline is donald trump is unpredictable. and because is he shaking up the political establishment and reaching out to the people who supported him for the rest of the world, it makes it a challenge because the united states is a bit more unpredictable, and we don't exactly know what the view of the u.s. is going to be towards nato or russia or syria or trade. and you know, that's going to be something that i think is going to concern the world until we hear more from this administration. i think people want the administration to succeed. they want president president trump to be a porntd leadser of the world and we are just going to have to wait and see. >> what can we say about the visit that the prime minister may make. >> i think she had a pretty successful visit. indeed the most important thing was a speech she gave in philadelphia because there she said i think britan needs to say and other countries need to say to the united states,
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Sep 2, 2017 5:30am PDT
clinton's last chief of staff. and andy card was the first chief of staff to president george w. bush. also joining me was chris whipple. he's the author of a new history of the chiefs. it is called "the gatekeepers: how the white house chiefes of staff define every presidency." is it the toughest job, second to the presidency, in washington? andy? >> it's the toughest job because you're helping the president do the real toughest job. >> rose: right. >> which means you have to have discipline and bring order to chaos, and you also have to pay attention to what's happening outside the white house as well as inside the white house. and you actually have to make sure that the president is served with the challenge in time to meet the thj so when a decision is made, it is relevant, and not irrelevant. >> charlie, it's also-- it's also tough because one of the chief roles of the chief of staff is to make sure that the president is hearing all the voices that he needs to hear, that he-- that he's getting all the -- >> to be an honest broker. >> to be an honest broker. to be a very honest br
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Feb 18, 2017 5:30am PST
the situation in ukraine. >> the writer george saunders has done pretty well as an author of short stories infused with a healthy dose of satire. now he's out with an impressive novel. "lincoln in the bardo" say ghost story full of ghosts with stories. it's set in the cemetery with president abraham lincoln is paying the last visit to the grave of his songs, willy. seth myers interviewed the author. >> my wife and i i were in d.c. and we passed the oak hill cemetery and her cousin said that crypt is where willy lincoln was buried. and she threw off this detail that linkon had reportedly in the newspapers the day gone into the crypt and somehow interacted with the body he was so grief-stricken. and finally, in 2012, i had finished my last book, feeling good, that idea showed up, and i'm like why don't i try that? and the answers were all like, "it's too hard. it's too earnest. it would require too much heart of you." you know, so i thought okay, you know, i'm 58 or whatever i was, i'll at least try it. and then i just kind of gave myself a little window, maybe three months to, to go
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Apr 1, 2017 5:30am PDT
careers on hold to join the war effort. frank capra, john huston, william wieler, john ford, and george stephens, all joined us to document world war ii. five came back as a new netflix documentary series that tells their stories. it is adapted from mark harris' 2014 book of the same name. the director of the series is laurent buzureau. >> when i was working on the book, i became really interested in this era and in these world war ii movies. and when the book came out, i was surprised at the number of early readers who said to me, "it was fascinating to read about these documentaries. too bad most of them are lost." and i would say to them, are, the documentaries aren't lost. they all still exist. they're properties of the u.s. government." so i thought this is a real opportunity for us, as well as i could try to describe these films in a book, there's nothing like being able to show them to people. so that was the germ of the idea to make it a documentary. >> rose: and then the idea of to take five directors and explain each director. >> that was our director's big innovation. >> rose
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Apr 22, 2017 5:30am PDT
director terry george. the early 20th century love story set against the backdrop of the armenian genocide. it stars christian ailes bailz. >> the background to the genocide itself is when the first world war broke out, the turkish government at that time-- actually, the ottoman empire government, there was no turkee they made a decision basically to eliminate the armenian population. and they used the cover of the war between the turks and russians and the northern border on to say that the armennians had risen up and they had to be moved out of that war zone. what in fact happened is was the bulk of the population from around the ottoman empire were basically herded into the desert and walked to death or massacred in rivers, fields, cliffs, drowned at sea. it wasn't the first genocide of the 20th century, but a key moment in these catastrophes in that the word itself "genocide" came from this event. >> rose: who is your character, christian? >> i play a character called chris myself, a member of the associated press so he's there to cover the events. he's there, actually, more l
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Jun 25, 2016 5:30am PDT
written and directed by george c. wolf, and choreographed by savon gloverrer. >> the most challenging thing about creating a musical is making sure the buoyancy maintains no matter what. even when you have something like anytime west side story" or "sweeney todd" the energy of buoyancy has to push it all the way through. all the way to the curtain. there is a story that huby blake tells that george gershwin lifted the note of "i got rhythm" from a pit player after sheeg "shuffle along." he lifted those notes and he stole them. i'm not saying what he did. i'm not saying that he didn't. >> rose: somebody said it. >> huby plac said it. it became an interesting thing. and it becomes a tap dance that savon choreographed of him playing the instrument, and him dancing out the fact in theory somebody lifted his notes. and he becomes-- gilbert said "shuffle along" is filled with joyous rage and this number becomes a manifestation of that. >> rose: how about this? this is from chris jones writing in "the chicago tribune": >> it's extraordinary. it's an extraordinary statement. when i first met
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May 20, 2017 5:30am PDT
republican pol techs advising richard nixon, george h.w. bush, and donald trump. but it will be his creation of the conservative and controversial fox news channel and the subsequent transformation of cable news for which he will be remembered in part. here is roger ailes at the table. >> i think it all comes down to people and a vision. >> rose: so what's the vision? >> well, the vision is that there are some people underserveed by news in this country, that they don't necessarily agree-- they think there's a big rubber stamp. there are certain stories that aren't being covered and so on. and so we ceepped of created-- kind of created people like bill o'reilly-- we didn't create him in the sense bill has been around for 25 years, but we gave him a forum to do his thing in prime time. for several centuries, scotland was ruled from london. parliament hadn't met here since 1707. recently, the scots voted to bring their parliament home, and london didn't object. in the year 2000, edinburgh resumed its position as home of scotland's parliament. scotland's strikingly modern parliament bu
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