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Sep 12, 2011 12:00am EDT
lizzul >> george a. llanes >> elizabeth c. logler >> catherine lisa loguidice >> jerome robert lohez >> michael william lomax >> laura maria longing >> salvatore lopes >> daniel lopez >> george lopez >> luis manuel lopez >> to my brother, your family mrs. you very much. >> to my brother, -- your family mrs. you very much. >> to my brother, we will always miss you. >> manuel l. lopez >> joseph lostrangio >> chet dek louie >> stuart seid louis >> joseph lovero owesera elisabeth labell >> jenny seu kueng low wong >> michael w. lowe >> garry w. lozier >> john peter lozowsky >> charles peter lucania >> edward hobbs luckett >> mark gavin ludvigsen >> lee charles ludwig >> sean thomas lugano >> daniel lugo >> marie lukas >> and my husband. i believe them and all these other beautiful soul to die together this day have been walking alongside us these past 10 years and they will continue to be right here as we move forward to a bright and positive future. >> and my uncle of the new york city fire department. we all miss you and love you so much. i know you were looking down on us and you'll a
Dec 14, 2014 9:33pm EST
congressman george miller and henry waxman and representative michele bachmann's farewell speech. nd at 11:00 p.m. on q. & a journalist profile senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. two california congressmen are leaving at the end of this situation. george mirl and henry waxman. both finished their 20th term. congressman miller is a foreman chair to feel education and labor chill in. congressman waxman served as change of the energy committee. on wednesday the house paid tribute to both of them. this is just over an hour. henry waxman and congressman george miller. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. lofgren: i am the chair of the california democratic delegation and we are losing from our membership two spectacular members who have served with tremendous distinction for 40 years each, representative miller and representative waxman werele final two remaining member -- were the final two remaining members of the house selected as part of the historic watergate class of 1974. both were instrumental in passing the affordable care act of 2010, which is the culmination of a n
Jan 2, 2012 12:00am EST
former secretary of -- secretary of state george schulz who said how many times do you have to get hit over the head by a two by four to recognize you need to get the energy situation fixes? -- fixed? that's why we want american coal and oil and garks american nuclear power, america -- american wind power. iowa ranks second only to denmark in wind power. and you may remember in 1994 i voted for something called gasohol which reagan signed as part of our national security energy program. in 1986 it had been renamed ethanol and i signed it again. in 1299 -- 1998 when big oil tried to kill it, chuck grassley said i was the one person who saved ethanol from being killed by big oil esm the reason is simple. if i have to choose between paying $1 billion to iran or to iowa, i will pick iowa every time. [applause] and if i have to choose between paying $1 billion to sawed -- saudi arabia or south dakota, i'll pick south dakota every time. so that's how i would start the economy going again. yes, ma'am? >> a president doesn't do things by himself. we don't elect just a president, but a pres
Mar 9, 2014 9:35pm EDT
george w. bush made it a major priority but now we're down to the point where we'll me have for both mitt romney and republicans nationally in the congressional races. this is basically what i call the republican math problem. we have to adapt or continually lose national elections. why wewait to talk about are struggling to make this choice but if you look at how the math works, you can see we have no choice but to improve with hispanic voters. african-americans made up 13% of the electorate and six percent 93% forere mitt romney, obama. that means romney got 0.8% of his total vote from african-americans. you look at that and say we really need to improve with african-americans but the challenge to that clearly is -- i don't know if you guys know this, but he's african-american. toon't know that it's going be a very easy bond to break. i think it's going to be very difficult. to 0.8%.wn 12.1% that is two point seven percent and obama got 7.1% of the total came from hispanics. suddenly we are down 19.2% for obama. you see the obama cumulative to 3.5%.then down when you factor al
Aug 1, 2011 12:00am EDT
, since george bush the father was elected, and how we can rebuild that coalition. >> the head of the michigan afl-cio said that for a republican, you are pretty good on labor. why is this a defining issue between -- dividing issue between democrats and republicans, and how will the issue played out in a gop presidential primary? >> for a democrat, i think he is okay, too. high praise indeed. but that is a very relevant statement. there are places i did not look at whether you are in the union or not. i look at whether the situation you are advocating has merit in terms of how it will affect the rest of the community or country. to me, it is an artificial distinction to a large degree. i think that is one of the things that republicans have got away from pure ronald reagan treated everybody as if they were equal because they were. the republican party has to get back to that. my father was a reagan democrat, union member, voted for him. people in our community as i was growing up supported the republican party because they had a host of issue on which they agreed with this, but if
Jun 16, 2014 12:35am EDT
president as we see a drawdown on u.s. troops in afghanistan and the uss george herbert walker bush making its way to the persian gulf with the headline -- iraqi crisis and other foreign policy complications. no question about it. a lot of our foreign policy complications for the president don't have any clear solutions. no good options. you keep hearing that. you see political debates over and over again, democrats in the middle of this midterm with the president having to deal with something that has no clear solution. the other complicating factor is a real mistrust of prime minister malki. this is one of the big factors. many of the people who fled decided to go back because they felt that the isis group that was in there was better than the army that was shutting off streets and not providing services. you realize you have a very complicated situation here and what did the president do? did he somewhat aligned himself with iran? who the shiite faction is aligned with a little bit more? when you have that as your issue and you are the president and you sit there in the white hou
Oct 6, 2013 9:00pm EDT
the vice president. >> unfortunately we are out of time. chief of staff from 2006 to 2009 for george walker bush, thank you very much for joining us. > thank you for having me. >> for a d.v.d. aller: of this program, call 1-877-662-7726. for free transcripts or to give us your comments about this us at >> next sunday watch part two of our conversation with josh boll on the. >> start off by giving us what you saw with the press, the media and that world. how did you view them? . usually with some hoss tilt it's the natural state of affairs between the white house and the press corp because that's just the nature of what the press needs to do. they need to try to catch the white house out on whatever is going on. >> more with josh next sunday .ight at 8:00 on c-span's q&a ming up next david cameron addressing the conservative party. talking about the global economy. then another chance to see q&a with josh bolten. >> we need some fundamental overhall of how this government works. i mean we vote on tuesday because sunday is church day and monday is market day and you ride y
Nov 17, 2013 9:20pm EST
if it was lyndon johnson or george bush. i think everybody who is president thinks they're trying to do what is right. daddy used to say, it is not hard to do what is right. it is hard to know what is right. we were facing a situation where we had a lot of people on the other side who wanted to bomb -- go into vietnam with the bombs of corrosion the i get rid of -- hiroshima and get rid of the problem. i hope that history will talk about a lot of the things that he did and i will hear some of that clapping in my lifetime. >> i think history and historians are constantly reassessing your father. there was published something about the presidency. one of the newsmagazines, daddy was in the top four with the two roosevelt's and i believe wilson, i cannot remember. >> just a couple of more questions. just as people have reassessed your father's presidency, your mother does rank very high on historian polls, why do you think it is? >> she recognized like teddy roosevelt it is a bully pulpit. there were things she cared about. she cared about head start. she was cognizant that there were c
Jul 20, 2015 12:00am EDT
? [cheering] george: a lot of you do not know me. i am a former commissioner. i want to thank you for coming out and we all know why we are here but i wanted to take a minute and talk if i could about dover and the special police it plays in the clinton's lives. you know, this is the first town hall in new hampshire for hillary. [cheering] : and i cannot think of a better place to do it. how about you, do you agree with me? [applause] george: one of the things i wanted to mention, i was told to mention a lot of things that i am not going to do that. that long history history is the only thing we have to rely on when we don't elect the president. -- go to elect the president. president. i want to tell you that through my experience in the last 40 years of being in the public light i have never had a group of individuals like the clintons who worked hard for the middle class throughout their entire lives. [applause]. so hillary is here today to talk about economic growth. she is here to talk and take your questions regarding our economy and you know we had this whole promise here in ame
Feb 22, 2015 9:00pm EST
founding father, first president george washington. someing that we hope we can and should live by. and it is a very, very simple quote. but it has a very different meaning to a lot of people. to me is not just part of being a strong leader is a quote -- but it is a quote that i think embodies the republican party. it is very simple. " the constitution is the guide which i will never abandon." think about george washington speaking about the importance of the constitution. as we endeavor on the challenges today, both here in concord and washington dc, far too many people ignore the basic evidence -- premise of following the constitution. but it is in part why we are here today. there are other quotes from great leaders. the first president that i remember that i grew up was ronald reagan. " america is too great for small dreams." he was a visionary. somebody who thought that america could always be better. then what we were being offered, at the time. something that i think again is a challenge that we have facing america today. far too many americans feel that our best days are be
Sep 8, 2014 12:36am EDT
this column in 2012 when george gallonway was elected as a member of parliament. and my point was that muslims cannot keep going back to the ballot box and voting only on the basis of foreign policy issues, only on the basis of which war is current right now. that doesn't mean foreign policy is not important, it is. you want to talk about palestinians. i spent the last month arguing about gaza. i've been on radio shows talking about iraq. i've written several columns about isis. iran and iraq, let's go now. we can refight the 2003 iraq invasion. but you can walk and chew gum at the same time. you can also focus on issues at home that matter, issues in our community that matter. whether it's the high rates of muslim in prison or mental health patients in the u.k. or issues to do with drugs and sex and all the other issues that the previous session was touching upon here. i don't buy this false division between we must talk about foreign policy because muslims are dying and people who want to talk about domestic politics are self-indulgent, middle class, they don't care about their musli
Sep 21, 2014 9:00pm EDT
, right, a little bit of anxiety. it came from an irish playwrite, guy named george bernard shaw. i've got it taped to my computer. it is really important to kind of listen. progress is impossible without change. and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. so think about that. it relates to the massive transformation unfolding in this industry of ours. the register, sioux city, other newsrooms around the country particularly in this state, weef beak newsrooms of story tellers and watch dogs. social media experts, interpreters and big data. things that five years ago, i know i wasn't talking about in my newsroom. i know you weren't talking about it in here but you are today just like i am. somewhere between all of that and des moines, still two print editions touching readers in all kinds of ways and our sunday paper is reaching more than 400,000 readers in this great state. it is a remarkable time to be a journalist, an unbelievable opportunity to leave an imprint. i'm proud of the things we're accomplishing. we have the seventh best reach as it relates to the combined
Dec 29, 2013 9:00pm EST
had to cancel my grade three piano exam because it is exactly the time when george osborne is standing up to do is autumn statement. i think he should have gone away -- gone ahead with the chopsticks rendition. >> george osborne clashing on the day of the autumn statement. i am joined in the studio by norman smith. welcome to the program. that energy price pledge by ed miliband, how big an impact did that have politically? >> it was probably the defining moment of the year in that it changed the terms of trade over the economy. suddenly, it gave labour a compelling narrative at a time when we all know the economy was beginning to pick up. it seemed labor talk about plan a not working. it ishey shifted to say all about the cost of living. they focused on energy prices. that did two things. one is it was very much in sync with public opinion and it enabled ed miliband to ride the crest of public outrage at his colossal increases in energy prices. it also through the government on the back foot. i had to scrabble around and find some sort of repressed -- rep -- repast. >> do you
Jul 14, 2014 12:35am EDT
. >> conventions used to produce. george wills talks about this. he said basically thatraps won in 196 fire. it took 16 years for the results to come in i would expect conservatives would be the first to question the intervening years when it was puric. >> you are traveling out to california, speaking with ronald reagan as part of a tour of presidents and patriots. the website is presiden to learn about the influence of california on party politics. >> yeah. a day at the reagan ranch, a picnic up there. sam simeon, ex-president of the hoover institution in san francisco where warren harding died. it's an 8-day california experience. i guess we got the information up on the scene. >> the website is there. >> let me give you a phone number if people want to talk to a real life human being, they can call 202-657-7444. >> we will come back to the number in just a moment. why did the republicans choose san francisco as its convention city? >> that's a great question. ironically because there was a sense the republican party was really growing in the west. we think
Oct 27, 2014 12:34am EDT
calls them enough. he doesn't usually golf with democrats. and we heard this when george wr bush was in the white house as well the house and senate was upset and they started to publicly criticize the president for not communicating. is this a problem that the president and this president ho served in the senate, is he enough with ting members of his party on capitol hill or is it not getting their egos stroked? >> you've got to step back and look at this job we call president and what it requires somebody to do today. i think it is by far the toughest job in the world. it always has been a tough job because the president always has to work closely with congress. the constitution created congress in article one. it is the most important thing they did. and they gave most of the power to the congress. the congress spends the money. the congress declares war or doesn't declare war. it has to sanction all of the candidates the presidents wants to put up for the cabinet and other important positions. there's always been required a lot of time on task for presidents with the congress. and i
Jan 8, 2012 9:00pm EST
. unhappy with republicans the double the debt under george bush and double the size of the department of education and had the audacity to broker a bank bailout. i guess you can get elected as a republican, because it matters what kind of republican we get. i tell people that the republican party is an empty vessel unless we view it with values. you have a lot of candidates running around saying that they are reagan conservatives. reagan would be rolling over in his grave to hear people say they're reagan conservatives when they voted to double the size of the department of education, when they supported an individual mandate that was the lynchpin of obama care, when they supported things that were inconsistent with the conservative wing of our party. there has only been one person who has voted against these over the years. who never voted for any budget that was not balanced. sums -- some will say that they never voted for planned parenthood. they put in a line the said the money would not go for a portion, but they voted for it anyway is. they never had the courage to say no. there
Apr 12, 2015 9:00pm EDT
curious, we did an interview with barbara bush and she said i love bill clinton. george herbert walker bush and bill clinton have a close relationship did jeb bush and hillary clinton, what is that relationship going to be like next year? guest: george h.w. bush -- this relationship was developing. i said, what is it? he said, bill likes to talk and i like to listen. but i think i'm the father he never had. it is a very interesting dynamic. i think they all understand politics. they will handle it just fine. host: from savannah, georgia. good morning. caller: good morning. how we doing this morning? host: fine, thank you. caller: i am a c-span is my species. the ladies, talking about the first ladies. i just think they all did a remarkable job. it was just hard to get to know mrs. reagan, but all the other first ladies, they were wonderful. and i love the first bush wife. i really loved and admired her. host: thank you for the call. observations? guest: first ladies do tend to be very beloved, but it is not necessarily a role, like laura bush was saying, but they understand when they w
May 31, 2015 9:14pm EDT
, depending on all the circumstances of a particular relationship. the first president, george washington, articulated an additional approach in his famed letter to the touro synagogue which has been cited as the basis for the concept for religious pluralism, a definition that is more inclusive and perhaps more appropriate in today's united states than the venerable term "tolerance." washington said, it is now no more the toleration is spoken of as if it were the indulgence of one class of people that enjoy the -- the exercise of their natural rights. the government of the united states, which gives to bigotry no sanction, and to persecution no assistance, requires that only they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens and giving it on all occasions their effectual support. our speakers today have dedicated their careers to considering issues of the appropriate interaction between religious liberty and our u.s. laws. greg liver and christina arriaga , council on key cases in the u.s. supreme court. michael garson is one of the nations most though
Mar 17, 2014 12:00am EDT
clearing up the mess that she left behind. >> brendan george. >> mr. speaker, the government's response to the recent storm damage to help fishermen and restore the link is very much appreciated but the severe damage the vital lifeline transport link to the facility is largely gone unnoticed which is not something local authorities can entirely resolve on their own. will the deputy prime minister ensure a delegation from my constituency can meet the appropriate ministers and officials so we can seek the support necessary in order to find a long-term resilient solution to this problem? >> mr. speaker, i visited his constituency to see for myself and hear for myself the damage done to many communities by the terrible, the terrible flood and the extreme weather in recent times and i know how long he has been campaigning on this issue. i will insure that meeting does take place with the relative minister in government. >> mr. robertson. >> mr. speaker, surely also right to extend condolences to the family and friend of bob crow and the secretary of state for defense has issued a ministerial co
Jan 23, 2012 12:00am EST
that wasn't working properly. >> andrew george. >> a year ago the prime minister told me the reason for the new health bill was this country does european level of health spending that does not have european levels of success. now that we know that isn't the case with the prime minister please shelve the disruptive and disruptive bill which is struggling in other places? go back to the coalition agreement and build up from there? [shouting] >> great respect from honorable friend but i don't agree with him on this one. with the health bill, huge exercise was undertaken which the deputy premise and i both play quite a large role in, listen to health professionals, doctors, nurses, associate health professionals to understand what they most wanted to see in the nhs reform bill. that is what we are delivering. he says it is not the case that we have outcomes that are less than some, i am afraid it is the case but in some cases we could be doing a lot better. and argue just that the nhs simply needs money and not reform i don't believe is right. >> mr. speaker, in the northeast unemploym
Jan 25, 2015 9:30pm EST
during the early days of the obama administration, and press secretary under george w. bush. this is one hour. >> welcome back. i would like to introduce our moderator for the panel, the white house: view from the inside. and compton has covered sent -- 10 presidential campaigns. she also served a one-year term as president of the white house correspondents's association. she has traveled to all 50 states and six continents with american presidents, vice presidents, and first ladies and she has also been a panelist on two presidential campaign debates. she has shared in an emmy for her coverage is the only broadcast reporter on--- on air force one during september 11. she has been inducted into six halls of fame and has received multiple honorary degrees and lifetime achievement awards. one fun fact is that her husband found she was number 12 down in the sunday new york times crossword puzzle. [laughter] please welcome ann compton. [applause] >> thank you. thank you very much. i have a frequent attendee -- i'm a frequent attendee at these seminars. this is the icing on the cake be
Dec 12, 2011 12:00am EST
nhs. where the closing the maternity wards at king george hospitals? he should have said, i will cut the nhs? >> the deficit is coming down and the nas spending is going up throughout this parliament. his own spokesman said that he is reading it is irresponsible to increase spending on the nhs. we think it is the right thing to do. the secretary has set up the criteria for all local changes including proper public patience engagement -- patient engagement. >> the prime minister has taken an interest in the work of the oxford project in helping families who are struggling to form a strong attachment with their babies. i started a new charity. will he commit to looking again at the incredible work that can be done in early introduction that saves the fortune later on? >> i think the lady is entirely right. i know about the project that she speaks about and i am delighted that she is now expanding it into her constituency. the more we can do to help children and their parents between the ages of 0 and 2, -- her work and the work of members across this house in prioritizing early interve
Dec 11, 2011 9:00pm EST
begin, george and i have been talking -- we have been talking to many of you about what it takes to run the presidency in this country. we are talking about the physical stamina and the road that he traveled, the
Dec 22, 2014 12:00am EST
american history tv on c-span3 at 8:00 a.m. eastern, the fall of the berlin wall with footage of george bush and bob dole and speeches from president john kennedy and ronald reagan. at noon, fashion experts on first ladies fashion choices. tom brokaw on his more than 50 years of reporting on world events. that is this christmas day on the c-span networks. for a complete schedule, go to minister david cameron taking questions of the house of commons. after that, the european parliament discusses the u.s. senate report on cia interrogation techniques. then farewell speeches for retiring senator mary landrieu. >> in the final question time of the year, david cameron answered questions from members on the economy, climate change policy, and relations with russia. he also condemned the attacks in australia and pakistan. this is about 35 minutes. >> questions to the prime minister. minister? i am sure the whole house will join me in condemning the outrages that shocked the world in recent days. the siege of the cafe in sydney was accompanied by harry was typical of that great nati
Jun 28, 2015 9:00pm EDT
. there were more deficits under reagan. there were deficits under george bush as well, but now there is a tripling and quadrupling of the rate of accumulation of debt under obama. there is an argument to be made that neither party is good at controlling the deficit. >> you have said you want to blow up the tax code. you are proposing a flat tax. how do you get it done? sen. paul: the consensus would be the american people are tired of our tax code. the american people are made to understand or allowed to understand, but we are losing jobs overseas and we are losing companies overseas because we have the highest business tax in the world. corporate taxes 35%. canada is at 15%. i am embarrassed i have to complement canada for having a better tax code than america. burger king left america and went to canada. companies talk about re-incorporating overseas because the taxes are better and regulation is better overseas e-reader have to win a national election, get rid of the tax code and have what rate, 14.5% for a business tax. the interesting thing is, we could get road -- rid of the payro
Jan 4, 2015 9:00pm EST
maternal great great-grandfather of mine, george marx, served in world war i and when the good conduct -- and won the good conduct badge. at 32, he was on the higher end of the age spectrum. but he served with a feeling of patriotic duty to fight for the country he called his own. a farm laborer by trade, he enlisted at the local office and in 1915, christmas eve, he was deployed to the western front. thankfully, he returned safely albeit with the flu and pneumonia, but safe nonetheless. not every soldier's story ended with a welcoming home. for at least 800,000, the last site of a saw of the country they were prepared to die for was -- the midlands had a powerful effect on world war i and how it was fought. a little less exciting but as vitally important were eggs. 500,000 eggs were requested weekly by the soldiers on the front. eggs were provided from farms and sent to the front line. there were many other services that helped the allies and push them to be the powers but there were too many to name. the midlands and every the region in the u.k. were absolutely instrumental in helpin
Oct 7, 2013 12:00am EDT
this time we fix the roof when the sun is shining as george said in that brilliant speech on monday. \[applause] to abandon deficit reduction now would throw away all the progress that we've made. it would put us back to square one and unbelievably that is what labor now want to do. how did they get us into this mess? too much spending, too much borrowing, too much debt. they proposed last week more spending, more borrowing, more debt. they have learned literally nothing from the crisis they created. but finishing the job is about more than clearing up the mess we were left. it means building something better in its place. in place of the casino economy, one where people work hard can really get on. in place of the welfare society, one where no individual written off. and in place of the broken education system, one that gives every child the chance to rise up and succeed. our economy, our society, welfare, schools, all reformed, all rebuilt with one aim, one mission in mind, to make this country for the first time ever a land of opportunity for all, for all. so it makes no differen
Nov 9, 2015 12:00am EST
percentage since 1984 in a presidential election went to george h.w. bush in 1988, barely equaled by barack obama and 2008. that was rounded off to 53%. where thead elections easiest way to predict which party would carry the electoral votes was to look at the last map. in 2004, only three states switched between parties from 2000. between states switched 2008 and 2012. and even between 2004 and 2008, which was the biggest artisan swing, you get to nine states out of 50 changing parties. we see the same thing and house elections. the popular vote in nine of the 11 elections, starting with 1994, a period when i think i was the first to write that there was a chance the republicans would win the house. almost nobody had any idea this would happen. static numbers. the numbers are nearly overlapping. 2006 and 2008 are the exceptions. numbers dropped. this has been accompanied by increased straight ticket voting. "book was produced called the ticket splitter." that was then, this is now. 26 of thee only had congressional districts voting for president and one party and congressman in anot
Sep 14, 2015 12:00am EDT
, c-span interviews with republican presidential candidates george for tacky and rick santorum. >> british prime minister david cameron talked about the u.k. role in the syrian refugee crisis, northern ireland, and combating isis. us of remembers paid tribute to queen elizabeth the second on being -- several members pay tribute to queen elizabeth the second being the longest-serving monarch. >> number one, ion to make duties in this house i shall have further such meetings later today. >> julia knight. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i would like to echo the sentiments in relation to her majesty the queen. will the prime minister join me in congratulating parents of the newly announced alternative revision academy providing vital places for those in complex behavior means that nobody also agree with me those who ascribe free schools would deny parents choice in children opportunity. [shouting] >> my friend is right. the movement is bringing but we need in this country which is more good enough dinning school places. over 250 such schools in existence and we want to see 500 set up ov
Sep 13, 2015 9:00pm EDT
commons. then, c-span interviews george pataki and rick santorum. david cameron answered questions from members in his first question time since the august break. he talks about the syrian refugee crisis, northern ireland, and combating isis. several members pay tribute to queen elizabeth ii. >> order. questions to the prime minister. >> this morning, i had meetings in addition to my duties in this house. knight.n will the prime minister join me in congratulating parents of provisionalternative academy, providing vital places for those with complex behavioral means. will he also agree that the offices that would scrap free schools would deny parents choice in children opportunity? prime minister cameron: my honorable friend is right. the preschool's movement is bringing what we need in this country, more good and outstanding schools. we have over 250 such schools in existence. he wanted see 500 set up during this parliament. what we have seen as one quarter of classes are outstanding. instead of the education spokesman speaking out today, he should praise the fact that a quarter ar
Nov 8, 2015 9:00pm EST
in a presidential election went to george h.w. bush in 1988 , nearly equaled by barack obama in 2008. rounded off to 53%. had elections where the easiest way to predict which party is going to carry the states electoral votes is to look at the last map. switchedy three states between parties from 2000. only two states switched between parties between 2008 and 2012. 2008,etween 2004 and which was the biggest swing, partisan swing, you get nine states out of 50 changing parties. we see the same thing in-house elections. popular vote for house of representatives, in nine of the 1994ection starting with when i think i was the first one to write there was a serious chance the republicans would win the house, the article appeared in july of the election year. almost nobody had any idea this was going to happen. we have had static numbers. republicans winning between 48-52%. democrats 42-44%, nearly overlapping numbers. you have two exceptions. 2006 and 2008 when george w. bush's numbers plummet. and then you have democrats republicans in%, the mid to low 40's. in 2010, we swung back to the
Oct 26, 2015 12:39am EDT
never held elected office. i reminded george stephanopoulos this morning, i was on his show the day that i announced. during the august 6 rate i was not even on the main stage. in september. i had to fight my way onto the stage and shannon helped me with that tremendously as did all of you. in the debate next week, i am number four bang. i am feeling pretty good. we have come a long way. is, i am still introducing myself to the american people. it is still true that during that debate, 40% of republican voters don't know who i am and still don't know that i am running for president. so allow me to take a moment to introduce myself to you. when i was a little girl, i was in church on a sunday morning, my mother was my sunday school teacher that year. she looked at me and said to my sunday school class, what you are is god's gift to you, what you make of yourself is your gift to god. those words have stayed with me all my life, perhaps because of that little girl or a young woman, i do not feel gifted and her words were a promise that i had gifts and a challenge to find and use those gifts
Oct 11, 2015 9:00pm EDT
, i know we will not have on the side the british people, we have our chancellor, george osborne. [applause] me mostnow what makes angry? it is not just our arguments are wrong. these deficit deniers who go hurting theg we are poor. hang on a second. what gets hurt when governments ratesontrol and interest go through the roof. who gets hurt when you waste money on debt interest and you the nhs?ut who gets hurt when taxes go up firinginesses start rather than hiring? not the rich. it is poor people. working people. people labor claimed before. let's just remember labor ideas poor, they hurt the poor. that's right, labor. people not for working but for hurting people. you don't want to lecture about government and ask labor. if you want something done about conservatives, the s. [applause] thank you. there's another argument. we also need to win. there are some people who toerstand the deficit needs come down, but they don't get why we need a surplus. why we do.ou i don't stand here like a former prime minister did and say i've abolished boom and bust. remember him? we can't just b
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information. 28 pages long, and it was about who funded the attack. now, george bush said himself that money is the lifeblood of terrorist organizations. without the money, this could not have happened. those men were fed, closed, senatorsnd half of the wrote an open letter, calling for the declassification of it, and it is right here, and it says that saudi arabia paid the money for those men to attack and a lot of men and women have died in the war on terror. we are now ready to send more of our young men and women into the battlefield next to saudi arabia, and no one has investigated if they are the ones that were responsible. the nine 11 victims have a lawsuit against saudi arabia. they have asked to have it dismissed. they need this information urgently. this is not old news. would you join with us in advocating for those victims of that horrible day and all of the people who have died since then and call for the immediate declassification of that chapter ? and i give you that letter. those senators said there was nothing in it that would upset our national security. nothing was dangero
told george bush that he would, george w. bush, that he wanted to take part. it was not legal for the united kingdom to take part in a war being launched for the purpose of changing the regime in another country. he received that advice, i think every lawyer in the place has agreed that was undoubtedly right. i know somebody here said that was not the view of the -- that the americans took. american neocons are not so impressed with international law. their constitution does not constrain them. i once had a key american official tell me that we have all the legal authority we have to invade. we have a large majority in both houses of congress. and that was it. but of course, they were so keen to have the british that they were there to give some time to tony blair to tackle this problem of whether it was lawful for him to take part and to work out some bases upon which the british could join. so far, i think the motives of all these people were virtuous, that they believed all this. they were making the world a better place by removing a western,d installing a pro-american, pro-wester
when i was responding on the report and we should continue with that position. >> george howard. >> the prime minister kennedy and crime commission in commending the bravery, tremendous bravery of the police officers involved in the stabbing incident in my constituency and police being asked to do more and more with fewer and fewer resources? >> well, once again, i join the hon -- honorable gentleman, i think if i said earlier, our police officers brave i will go where others wouldn't go in order to protect the public. they do so much in the line of duty but also when they're off duty swell, they're prepared to go and face danger in order to protect us. on the issue of resources, i would simply remind him that we have protected police budget over the period of the comprehensive review spending settlement. >> order. >> you have been watching prime minister's questions from the british house of commons. you can find these on, and other british affairs programs. u.k.iday, outgoing independence party leader nigel farage if his final address to members and supporters.
the prime minister will join with me in mourning the death today of the fifth beatle george martin and the wonderful music that will last for all time that he gave us. last week the prime minister told the house that we had a strong economy with a sound plan. if the economy is so strong then why this week has he forced through a 30-pound per week cut hitting some of the poorest, disabled people in the country? >> first of all let me join him in what he said about george martin. he was absolutely a massive figure in popular music and responsible for some tunes that will live on forever more. it's just what he can't comment on the point i made earlier. it seems to me we have a responsibility and party leaders -- [shouting] he asked about the strength of the economy. we do face an uncertain international environment and all the experts are warning about the dangers that we face but as we speak today we have inflation at 0%. unemployment at 5%. our economy is growing. wages are growing and we are cutting the taxes that people are paying. that combined with reforming welfare and we are
video where it shows the leading lights of the united states of america from nancy pelosi, george clooney, harry reid, and various others all saying that there is not a chance that this man would ever become president of the united states. they sneered when they said it, and why were they sneering? this goes with the inauguration of donald trump, right at the end, they say the united states has a new president, his name is donald john trump, so for those people who are finding it difficult to get to terms with brexit, with actually leaving the european union, for those finding it difficult to understand that the american people have voted for donald trump, get over it because he is president of the united states. what i would say for all of us here, and this actually includes myself, is that we have to ask ourselves, why is it that people behind thatleft they made the democratic decisions that they had, which we think we can't understand. how could you possibly vote for brexit? how could you possibly vote for donald trump? the fact is that the people have. these were the forgotten
facility at guantÁnamo. end quote president george bush when he said the facility have become a propaganda to enemies. for obvious reasons, it weakens our security, drains resources, emboldened enemies and it is contrary to liberty and everything we stand for. i urge my colleagues to support this amendment and that these restrictions on closingg detention facility at guantÁnamo bay. th cheaply and without subjectingng us to the continued propaganda against one time appeared thank you. i reserve the balance of myman,i time. >> the gentleman from texas isn recognized.ttee, >> mr. chairman, i'm pleased to yield one minute to the distinguished member of the armed services committee, gentlelady from indiana. >> the gentle ladies recognize. thank you, mr. chairman. high-rises strong opposition to the gentleman's amendment. i take particular issue at the point made by the gentleman from to keep guantÁnamo open. i declare to you that we can't afford to close at. let's look at the numbers. according to south com, the annual operating cost is over $100 million. however, according to thi
a sense they destroyed the world as we knew it. as general eisenhower famously wrote to george c. marshall upon liberating part of the concentration camp in germany said i saw things that description. liberating europe remains one of the greatest accomplishments in history of the united states and its allies. i'm proud that my dad was one of the greatest generation who flew b-17 missions from england over into nazi germany having been shot down and captured on a pod commission. but so many others endured for so much worse. among many crimes committed by some massive looting of art and other cultural prop eddie from victims in europe. estimates reached 5 million objects. in the immediate aftermath of world war ii, the united states collected and cataloged an incredible amount of property and under chip to repatriate lost art to his native country. for a variety of reasons, about some which we heard today, much of it never reached what it was taken from in the first place. decades later when they became the scope of the crimes, the united states government resolve to do better. in
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