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Oct 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
so many ways than george. a piecemaker. a humanitarian. a teacher. a minister. a congressman. a senator. a voice for the voiceless. and a champion for hungry children. in some ways it is and higher need that george's adult life began in war. when asked about his military service he would always minimize his heroism. but the fact is that if he had done nothing after reaching the age of 25 years old today we would be celebrating the life of an american hero. 35 missions in the be 24. as scott said so well last night there would have been a lot more had the war gone. a lot more than one close call. shrapnel penetrating the windshield at one point, nearly killing him. a blown wheel, an emergency landing, and on his 30 fifth and final mission, so much fire that when he landed they counted the holes in his fuselage and wings and it number 110. george's life was not an easy one. he saw more than his share of hardship, loss he fought many battles beyond the ones in the airplane. the hits he sustained in world war ii were easier to see but in truth he was riddled like that inside much of
CSPAN
Jul 7, 2012 6:00am EDT
of the matterow e' m ele i ,uy l george pelley can know or ian rankin or p.v. james. i mean, they'reerrific i atysyve th e fiha iad lar fiction, i pick up other people's ticks. so i kind up reading mysteries then. tht iryuears i had to finish a sayii'otsong tk, k inr me, i had to finish it. and i think it was probably about tenears ago, about the same time when i suddenly opped carihayo th winonatn w loenod t rshyou sh you clearly don't like it, you don't care whatappens, and i went back and forth with her on that, and eventually i decided that it wa in fact,cab bo et ot fsh a t ilnd ryrd at >>t:, tonul books that could take you a whole summer to read but aren't beach books, this is anna quindlen'sist. >>t:ilwh e? ueoh'sonul iter i mean, i would say that if you took a cross-section of 500 stiswr ed em roro t rfate d llulob wp m stth anybody else except maybe phillip ross and russell banks probably, i would guess that. if you were talng about soy leve,s ,riters, ofur h uhi f j rraihebe 80 this year. so, anna, you aremuch too accomplished to say from my sister and is you d a f
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2009 7:00am EDT
possible exception of abraham lincoln. they were up there together, roosevelt was ranked ahead of george washington. here, here is the quotation from his secretary of treasury. henry morgan that would and roosevelt were friends. he was in his position because of his friendship with roosevelt. the two had known each other for decades. their wives were both named eleanor, they'd been good friends, and roosevelt wanted a friend in the treasury department. henry was reeling at the end of roosevelt's second term mr. the latest -- from the latest unemployment statistics from april 1939 which revealed that 20.7 percent of americans were unemployed. in other words, more than twice the number we have today were unemployed after almost two full terms of franklin roosevelt in his spending programs in the new deal. he finally was so frustrated with the latest wave of statistics that he said this: we have tried spending money. we are spending more than we have ever spent before, and it does not work. and i have just one interest, and if i am wrong, somebody else can have my job. i want to see this co
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
george bush tax cuts that exploded our deficit and now she wants even more tax breaks for millionaires. she supports 0 program called pat cap and balance that would require deep cuts to social security and medicare. i will never balance the budget on the backs of our seniors. medicare and social security argentine went. they're a promise we made to our seniors and a promise i intend to keep. i come home every weekend to meet with new mexicans, old job fairs, raise my family. i am always fought for the things that matter most to the people of the state and if you send me to the united states senate i will continue that fight and be honored to have your support. >> moderator: representative will some. it could 21 i see an opportunity society opposite safety net. i support social security and medicare and the safety net programs my own family depended on when i was a child and my father was killed unexpectedly. those unexpected events are what the safety net programs are for. congressman martin heinrich has plundered the four years in congress. we have 30,000 fewer jobs in ne
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2013 7:00am EST
george bush's administration is to keep foreigners outside foreign territory did not give tomb -- need to give them legal rights. it is and offensive concept you can escape the law by keeping people in guantanamo. the government still argues that foremost rights except the right to habeas corpus and that has been gutted by the interpretation of the d.c. circuit, the most conservative circuit in the country. the d.c. circuit's interpretation of what habeas means would have allowed nazi germany to hold people in concentration camps because any of them presented by the government must be accepted. it is -- guantanamo is fundamentally wrong for the reason andy worthington said. of 150 people there, 86 have been cleared for release by an interagency task force of the most conservative security experts. we are holding people we say we shouldn't hold. that is crazy. we say we should hold them because it is politically inconvenient to let them go. it is wrong. absolutely wrong, guantanamo is. secondly, over christmas i was away and have to be at a dinner and a young girl was there, her
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2012 6:00am EST
. look at george soros. he can go any place. he is a citizen of the world. he has enough money it doesn't matter to him. is even an american? he keeps his money in the cayman islands. to most people, most people born in america or who are american citizens, being an american is something very important to us. it gives us privileges and rights. to say you're an american citizen. when you have more money than midas, what difference does it make? national borders mean nothing to you. you don't care if america stands or falls. >> host: what about the very poor? >> guest: same thing. as long as they get their welfare checks. >> host: tom, in freehold, new jersey, this is "booktv"'s in depth program. this month, best-selling author ann coulter is our guest. go ahead, tom. >> caller: good afternoon. ann, i'm going to preface my remarks saying i'm a conservative republican. so i guess you realize i'm going to disagree with something you said. >> guest: you know my rule? i always say when people call in to c-span, announce, i've been a lifelong republican, you know you're about to get a sp
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2011 6:00am EDT
reasons and 90-91 the george herbert walker bush, the first president bush, one of the reasons that we had to have a 5-year budget plan, the very controversial budget plan that we finally agreed on was that the rest of the world was hinting that they may not continue to buy treasuries if we did not get a multiyear plan. when push comes to shove at think we will be smart enough to fix it, but that doesn't mean we should not be working awfully hard and providing encouragement to fix it in the right direction. >> thank you for asking. anyone else? sur? in your opinion is the answer to the pension problem facing the states, what is happening in wisconsin will was there something in between that can be done? >> the most important thing the states have to do is to negotiate with their pensioners and movement from defined benefit plan to a defined contribution structure or 401k structure, and that has to be negotiated because there are contractual obligations. i really do think the most important thing we can do is to provide the political support and the encouragement to those that are tryin
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2011 7:00am EST
professor at george mason university who said i expect $100 billion which is money i believe that is a line of credit we issued to the imf, to be used and not be paid back. is what he said. i am curious about two things. number one, why all of a sudden there would be this shift in expectation of it not to be paid back. and number 2, statements made by [speaking in native tongue] followed up by the president of the united states suggesting that no additional funds should go to the imf. i'm curious to know if that line of credit should be withdrawn in your opinion. >> first of all, i think that the actions taken by congress in approving the $100 billion in 2009 which was signed into law shortly thereafter was a vital step. the announcement was instrumental in contributing to dispensing global stability in 2009. was very visible at the time and i strongly support that action. >> he would agree we are somewhere different today than in 2009? europe is somewhere different today? >> absolutely. my point is we want the fund to have the resources to do with job. the nab is part of that and we
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
. we have had leaders and the archbishop quoted one. our first president, george washington but also sojourners truth and martin luther king and so many others who both inspired us and challenge us to live up to our values. to keep faith with the ideals set forth and enunciated at our beginning. we know this work is hard. not only on going but never end mr. j. but like you we are compelled by our nation's history to stand up around the world for the values we ascribe to fat and advance, with the rise of the emerging powers like staffer of -- south africa usually start and too often stop with people saying with great power comes great respons the vility. it is worth considering what this% eally means. some critics are quick to say when america says emerging powers have great responsibilities they mean great responsibility to do whatever america wants. i believe because of your history south africa has an obligation to be a constructive force in the international community as the united states does but that obligation has nothing to do with what america or anyone else wants you to do.
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2011 7:00am EST
. >> this weekend on booktv, on afterwards george friedman, founder of a private geopolitical into london's company offers his prediction for u.s. foreign policy over the next decade and defense secretary donald rumsfeld sits down with a historian to talk about his memoir known and unknown and the director of iranian studies at stanford on the shot of iran. find a complete schedule on booktv.org. sign up for our booktv alert. >> c-span2 bloggers do we stays live coverage of the u.s. senate and weekends booktv, 48 hours of the latest nonfiction authors and books. connect with us on twitter, facebook and youtube and sign up for a scandal bullard e-mail at c-span.org. >> recently the supreme court heard oral arguments in the case of kentucky v. king. it concerns the question of which emergency situations allow the police to enter a home without a warrant to. this is an hour. >> we shear arguments in case 091272, kentucky v. king. mr. farley. >> may it please the court, the issue for you today of whether or not police can create exit and circumstances arises from the improper suppressi
CSPAN
Nov 19, 2011 7:00am EST
introduces children to the pilgrims's first thanksgiving, the boston tea party, george washington crossing the delaware and many other historic moments. it is my hope that these stories will help young people feel proud of our country and enable them to begin to appreciate the courage, service and sacrifice that has made this country and exceptional nation. today america stands at a pivotal moment. not only economically but socially, culturally and politically. it is important that each of us do our part now to advance and defend the pillars of freedom. our civilization is a learned civilization which means that anyone can learn to be an american. it also means that each generation is capable of forgetting or failing to learn and recall what it is that makes america a special nation. pulitzer prize-winning historian michael kamen said, quote, a civilization without memory ceases to be civilized. a civilization without history ceases to have identity. without identity there is no purpose. without purpose, civilization will whether. when we know who we are as americans, the way forw
CSPAN
May 12, 2012 7:00am EDT
nancy gibbs on private and public relationships of american presidents from truman and hoover to george h. w. bush and bill clinton sunday at 8:00 on c-span's q and a. >> over the past year c-span local content vehicle cities for has taken booktv and american history tv on the road from tampa to savannah, charleston to knoxville, last month in oklahoma city. the crews visited places that define a city's heritage and literary life. june 2nd and third watch for special programming from wichita, can this on american history tv on c-span2 and 3. >> the house armed services committee spent 16 hours this past week drafting its annual defense authorization bill. rick maze is a congressional editor with military time is joining us from capitol hill. what are the key issues lawmakers will be debating when the bill comes to the house floor? >> they are issues we have seen before. talking about afghanistan though at the end of the day and not much they will do. probably has a sense congress resolution on things we got to look at. the site once again about detainees at guantanamo bay and cuba. stil
CSPAN
Apr 17, 2010 7:00am EDT
did. >> and can you have any examples of that? >> george probably would have the best example. >> all right. mr. doerr? >> yes, we did. we actually got resolution to this 2006 matter both to join the examination and the access for dedicated -- for november. it took several months and we got it. we again followed our protocols to join the examination for 2007. only to find out in february from mr. finaro that ots allowed us to look at files. >> they allowed to look at files after the traditional mortgage guidance. >> that's correct >> and ots opposed that guidance. and they gave -- took this position even to the extent that they opposed having the fdic tag along with the ots' own review. and i think you've just described that; is that correct. >> we told them -- or examiners will sit side-by-side with your examiners. no duplication of effort here. we'll work some files and you work some files but we want to work some files. >> you believe ots had a substantive reason for the position that it took in terms of fdic access? or was it in your view just a regulatory turf battle? >>
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2013 7:00am EDT
concept that george zimmerman had the right to stand his ground and that was the terminology that was used. i think it was granted for other purposes later, but it was just plugged in for whatever reason. >> okay. this one is one of the questions that the judge actually talked about, i really recommend it you haven't read the floyd legong case decision you really want to read it. it is an absolutely amazing piece of legal analysis, one of the most significant decisions on race and criminal justice in a long time, and this question goes from talking about repeatedly in her decision, how do we address the neurobiology symptoms that result from the trauma of being arrested and processed through the criminal justice system? >> what the judge did, remember the floyd case was actually worked on by the center for constitutional rights, lawyers like johnson more, the floyd case clearly recognize the decision of floyd, the decision several months ago was gone, that the indignity and humiliation of being stopped and detained by police for no reason whatsoever except that you are a member of a r
CSPAN
Jul 25, 2009 7:00am EDT
of people cross-section bipartisan from john mccain, george w. bush, barack obama have said guantanamo should be closed. why have they said that? because guantanamo is a bumper sticker for al-qaeda. >> so you're still talking about public perception. >> i'm talking about national security, sir. >> okay. >> i'm talking about this enhancing national security. >> so if we replicated gitmo, as you said we're going to move it into the united states, doesn't the bad guys still have the exact same issue? it really is just about the perception that we're dealing with and not the -- not any of the mechanics. you said earlier in your testimony, and i agree having been there myself, that this is a -- you couldn't keep these people any better than what they're going to be kept in. in fact, we move them into a federal prison they will probably have some course of action terms of lowering their standard of living moving them in a prison in the united states from where they're coming out of in gitmo? >> there are tangible national security reasons -- >> that are unrelated to -- >> this fac
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2010 6:00am EST
deposits or not. >> robert george, new york post. forgive me if i didn't hear this -- if you answered this in the previous question, but you said that you didn't like the idea of, you know, getting rid of a fed. what about the idea of auditing it, which again somebody pointed out it started as a fringe from ron paul and now it's got a majority of signatures in the house. >> one of the problems with all of the bailout's we've done over the past 18 months is we have a secrecy where you had the@@@@ @b pressure will go away. as for the specific proposals of auditing the fed, i don't think it's helpful because it looks like congress has a -- the fit is always publicized the congress obviously votes on the fed chairman but we don't need more day-to-day political interference if they are auditing the monetary policy it confuses the market as to what the fed -- is it making its decisions based on the merits or its congressional audit. thank you. >> henry stern, new york civic. what you say seems eminently sensible to me and i think to a lot of people in this room. is their anyone in washingto
CSPAN
Jun 4, 2011 7:00am EDT
and george bush, everybody knows pain. is a natural and important part of life. suffering is a choice. suffering is choosing to remain in that painful place. pain is one thing. it is information. wherever you are hurting is what you have to look at. i remember the doctor telling me i had the precursor to acid reflux. gave me a prescription for prosect. i'm suppose to take this for the rest of my life? what about i was eating dinner at midnight? that was causing the challenge. so it is graduation day and family members and somebody you think is your beloved is not here. that is not your parter. that person is not here with you. learn to understand what is going on inside of you. you know there is painful stuff. my parents loved me. they did. but i know this. hurt people hurt people. not everybody is helping. i don't say to my daughter we survived me, and my craziness. i'm in my right mind today. but you have to work at that. every day you have to put on your spiritual armour. every day you have to be reminded you are human and divine. every day you have to remember that you must ask, a
CSPAN
Feb 16, 2013 7:00am EST
george will in the wall street journal op-ed column, and number of others across the spectrum including colleagues, more concerned than i am on this and this body come around looking at this favorably so we have seen a lot of momentum and i appreciate your thinking and second by want to bring up quickly, mr. chairman and i will not end with a question, last week i received the fed response regarding imposition of basel iii, with 42 of our colleagues last year, senator johnston and crapo sent a letter to the fed on the insurance issue at you and other fed officials stated several times you believe the proposed rule adequately accommodate the business of insurance, we respectfully disagree. won't ask for response. >> senator heller, welcome to the committee. >> it will be a pleasure to serve with you. thanks for making me part of this team and i thank those who have testified today, a lot to learn. there are two messages. this takes a team to solve these problems and i have a lot to learn, a lot to concentrate my comments today on consolidation. we have had massive consolidation in the ba
CSPAN
Feb 23, 2013 7:00am EST
ago this month, january of 1963. george wallace took off as governor of alabama in a speech, and inaugural address famously pronounced he would defend segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever. he was speaking for a caste system that was pervasive not only in the laws and the state constitutions of all the southern states that the institutions, cultural institutions of the country, of separation. separation strictly by raise is what segregation was about. young black people couldn't go into libraries under law. many went to jail trying to go into a library. in birmingham you couldn't even play checkers with a person of a different raise in public. in the freedom rides, people went to prison in mississippi for riding on a bus even next to somebody of a different raise. segregation was pervasive beyond what we think. when you stop and think about it, it was pervasive in a lot of things far beyond race. there were no women at yale, whip at when i with their the student body is 95% male. there were no female students at the university of virginia of any race. the i
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2010 7:00am EST
featured video box to find features programs. >> this week, george packer and christopher hitchins talk about george orwell and his washington and, talk about two recently published volumes, facing unpleasant facts and all art is propaganda and he, an essayist for the atlantic monthly is the author of "why orwell matters." >> welcome to c-span book tv's afterwards program, i'm christopher hitchens and i'm in the role of interviewer and producer, of my friend, and colleague, george packer. whose produced two volumes of the essays of george orwell, picked and introduced and commented upon and so, today, orwell is our subject and i wish we had more than an hour. i'm guessing that you will have read d. j. taylor's book on him. >> i haven't. >> it doesn't matter because what i wanted to say from his book was something that i have a feeling that you will agree with, taylor writes and says whine read other people writing about george orwell, i think hey, this is my author you are talking about. do you ever get that feeling? >> i do, and we all have a -- you and i and a few other people, w
CSPAN
Apr 21, 2012 7:00am EDT
collected. yield to ranking member mr. counts -- towns. >> let me begin with general george. your testimony indicates the ira's as two impediments that prevent them from effectively addressing the tax gap and of course you mentioned specifically that with the tax return that needs improvement, there is no change and this increases the burden on taxpayers. could you elaborate on this a little bit more? >> certainly. the irs has incomplete compliance research and the irs does not know all sources of non compliance so the irs's resources cannot be targeted appropriately. the research which is needed is on the relationship between the taxpayer's burden and compliance and on the impact on customer service on voluntary compliance, various studies may have engaged in. additional research is also needed to measure hall establishing benchmarks, and effectiveness that the are harassing gauge in in the past. so for example we know for a fact that when they reach out to a taxpayer by letter the initial context normally results in relatively high response from the taxpayer. a taxpayer will ack
CSPAN
Nov 17, 2012 7:00am EST
and everything by the way is george w. bush's fault. he doesn't have much historical memory when he makes that argument. any of you remember in 1978-1979? double digit unemployment, 22% interest rates, gas lines, stagflation, in 1980 and very different president got elected. ronald reagan liked barack obama and inherited a struggling economy. and reagan implemented policies 180 degrees opposite, instead of jacking up taxes. he cut taxes. instead of exploding spending and the debt he restrained the growth of spending instead of unleashing the hounds of regulators. when i think of regulators are can't help thinking of mr. burns saying release the hounds. instead of releasing the hounds of regulators on small-businesses and entrepreneurs reagan limited regulation and the result was one of the most extraordinary burst of economic productivity our nation has ever seen. the fourth year of reagan's presidency was 1984 precisely corresponding to the fourth year of obama's presidency. anyone know what gdp growth was in 1984? 7.2. seven.2%. our ideas work, there's don't. if you want growth, j
CSPAN
Aug 10, 2013 6:00am EDT
peterrer jennings -- peter jennings at abc, george -- [inaudible] at ap, randall pink son at cbs and said that my understanding is that colin powell has told ron dellums they're coming to kill the president on sunday, and we've got to get news on this. they said, well, we have to talk to ron dellums. i gave them the number. they called mr. dellums, and then peter jennings called me back and said ron dellums will not confirm that he had any conversation with peter jennings -- i mean, with secretary of state powell. no story. but the president knew that the rebels were a long way from port-au-prince, and so he didn't frighten, he didn't go anywhere. they stayed in the city the entire week and into the night. then the special forces arrived, abducted him, took him and his wife against their will stopping in antigua not far from us. we were told at the airport even the immigration papers were inconsistent, first saying there were 50 people on the plane, then striking through it and saying there were 0 on the plane when in actual fact there were 50 people on the plane. the special forces
CSPAN
Apr 30, 2011 7:00am EDT
more formally. my name is irene and i'm director of the peace studies program here at the george washington university and also professor in the religion department. i've been asked to speak about why a peace studies program and academia generally would want to support an initiative like 2,011 hours against hate. in my opinion one of the most important goals of a college education is to teach students so that they will become thoughtful citizens of our communities, our society, and the world. in order to do so, students must not only acquire the spaelectricual skills to comprehend and analyze our increasingly complex society but also acquire the leadership skills to initiate and to carry out the changes that will better our lives here and lives abroad. these two aspects of learning, the book learning, and the service learning, are best achieved when combined in such a way that students can relate what they've read and discussed and wrote about in the classroom to the world about them. and i have to admit that academia has been rightly criticized for not engaging in this interacti
CSPAN
Apr 10, 2010 7:00am EDT
, when -- early on in the process, i remember having a little talk with george stephanopoulos as i was getting started, in a informal chat and he said if anyone can get all of these pieces and show how they are connected -- which no once had done before, everyone treated them as separate -- you would have something. and that is what i tried to do. >> let's begin with this. because the characters, particularly in arkansas, that predate clinton's arrival in washington, d.c., are absolutely fascinating and you spend a good deal of time explaining this context that sets the stage for what is happening in washington, later on. and, the story of jim mcdougall is really extraordinary. why did he play such an important role in this? >> without jim mcdougall you didn't have any of the rest of the scandals getting any traction. and, it was also -- arkansas as you know was always in the background of all of this stuff. i spent a lot of time in arkansas, to try to get this story right. by dad was from kentucky, so i loved being in arkansas. it was like seeing all of my aunts and uncles and spe
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2009 6:00am EDT
do a novel about george washington. we just did a dvd called rediscovering god in america which includes a section on washington. and i'm very intrigued with the extraordinary job that mount vernon has done in blding a remarkable education center, which i encourage everyone who comes to washington to go see. i would be very tempted someday to write aovel aut washington personally. i think washington's life is so amazing. he is such a personal odyssey in the development of freedom and he's so little understood, but it would be very daunting because washington is maybe the most complex american. i'd be pretty intimidated right now to try to explain his mind and explain how he operated. >> host: we have about 5 minutes left in our first hour of three with author, writer newt gingrich and also former speaker of the house and historian. we're spending three hours talking about his 14 books over his ceer so far. the next telephone call is from jacksonville, florida. you're on the air. >> caller: hello and thank you r c-span and congratulations to brian lamb on his presidential medal o
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2011 7:00am EST
his driver, case numbers the -- k. somersby and talked to george marshall about that and truman took on the state department, destroyed them. at least one skull or rhino of who is pretty good things that truman made that up. i am not qualified. not giving you a very good answer. >> i had heard and where sadat made a statement years later that nasser told him that because we didn't back our allies that the united states could be trusted and became allies of the soviet? is that true? nasser said that to sadat. sadat related that. >> i couldn't dispute that. i tell folks on know a whole lot about a little. i know whole lot about what i just talked with you about. i couldn't dispute that. i think there's still work to be done on the evolution of things after the eisenhower years. the colonial diplomatic historian has been to assume the eisenhower doctrine and eisenhower policies and nasser ends of being allies of the soviet. i am not sure nasser has ever -- it is through the soviets built the dam but i'm not sure egypt ever became what you could call a satellite of the soviet union. nass
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2011 6:00am EST
, and all of george washington's fellow founding fathers knew who was going to win. the reason washington was first in the hearts of his countrymen was that he put those countrymen, his fellow citizens and his country first. washington said the constitution is the guide which i never will abandoned. it is for that reason that he is properly esteemed for from he is. george washington understood what we today often forget that the federal government must be responsible to the american people, not for them. it must protect our liberty. it must do so, washington knew by protecting us against external threats and in so far as we see the nation's ability to ensure the country's security, we endanger our liberty by limiting the government's size and reach, citizens help to ensure that there will do the things that it must do. that is why we've titled today's talk it's not just the economy, our speaker today understands the threat the nation faces today. mr. kennedy as president of the claremont institute. its mission is to restore the principles of the american founding to their right
CSPAN
Aug 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
20s and 30s among them the playwright george bernard shaw who was founder of the london school of economics all believe the same thing. that somehow some kind of golden era was being created in the soviet union. they visited the country in their streams during the year >> host: 30s and came away persuaded that the agricultural revolution being conducted was selected farms and such like was some sort of return to a golden age. a few of them saw what the results of that revolution were which was mass starvation in the countryside and that is what it had produced. later, many of them did learn what was going on in the soviet union and became disillusioned as they learned more about it but the cambridge spies, the five young men were different from the ideologues like george bernard shaw. they didn't just talk about it. they took action. hand while still at cambridge university or shortly after they left they accepted a clever recruitment approach by russian intelligence officer and for years supplied the soviet union with a stream of information from inside the british establishment.
CSPAN
Aug 29, 2009 7:00am EDT
want congress to proceed with his impeachment and yet you did proceed. now with george bush and richard cheney, the american people would favor impeachment, at least according to a pole by the american research group this past july. 46% favored impeachment for george bush. and 54% for richard cheney. and this is even without the democrats putting it on the table, without any media coverage of it. the american people would favor ity even greater percentages if the congress and if the media actually told the story of why presidt bush and vice-president cheney should be impeached? >> guest: well, think the question back in 1998 was very simple. if you think it's okay for politicians to commit felonies and to commit perjury and to suffer no consequence, then we should have relaxed and letlÑ le go on. but by the way i think that leads to a level of corruption and a level of undermining of the law that is very, very dangerous. so it's a judgment call. both presidents and the congress are sworn to uphold the constitution and each person has to do what they think is their moral responsibility
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2009 6:00am EST
. george bush -- president george bush was a great champion of community health centers an bernie sand -- and bernie sanders in this bill is making sure that we get a very significant increase. thousands of new clinics. so are opportunities for democrats and republicans to work together. i'm going to talk about a way we can create a new marketplace in american health care through these exchanges and get more value for the health care dollar, again, focusing on the opportunity that we see with community health centers for democrats and republicans to team up. and i thank my colleague for his statement. mr. president, and i know because of our work together on health legislation, you share my view that we can continue this effort to bring the senate together, both sides, around key principles of health reform. and i want to do that again this morning by focusing on one of the most transformational and least understood parts of the health care debate. and that is the question of the health insurance exchanges. now, my guess is across the country people are trying to figure out what in the
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Jun 8, 2013 7:00am EDT
ambassador. down here you actually see a photo of george bush signed with lasting appreciation, friendship to, here is george w. bush much later in the anonbergs's life, the clintons with gratitude to your friendship from hillary rodham clinton and bill clinton. this wall is full of individual memories that record numerous conversations over decades in the anonbergs's life. clearly those individuals who were important to them over time made it to this wall. it isn't generally an individual whose a new, only interacted with only once, but rather people who became their friends. in addition, we have a photograph of ronald reagan sitting in this chair looking at the television in this cabinet in 1983 when gorbachev was speaking to the american people about nuclear disarmament. at the same time, ronald reagan's speech to the soviet people was being broadcast. this important topic was critical in changing world political dynamic. for us it makes this an important historical spot in sunnylands. the anonbergs were definitely republicans and they rely flaw republicans. however, they cr
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Nov 21, 2009 7:00am EST
georges county, maryland and want to take the opportunity to thank the cdc for inviting us and this has been great and one of the things i'm really concerned about is the disparity in sentencing that we have really been working on out in maryland. because of the crack versus powder. and i would love to know, have we came to some solution, as to what we can do to try to get some of the people who are in the system out of the system, who have been there for 15 and 20 years, for crack. not a big-time player. small-time. you know, our young people are trapped in the system, and we don't have them getting out any time soon. does anyone have a solution, because weiss are trying to find... if there is anything you can do to help us we'd very much appreciate it. >> who would like to answer that question? >> put your microphone on, please. >> okay. to say again, i don't have a solution but i can tell you what is working. one of the things i said before, is the importance of not looking to national level officials to make these changes. i think in terms of the disparities, you are interested
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Aug 15, 2009 7:00am EDT
, judges have been political from the beginning of the republicans. even george washington's first nominee to the supreme court was defeated because of votes he took on the jay treaty. judgeships are designed to be political decisions. that is why we have got a president who nominates and a senate that confirms and so let's all decide once and for all that we are going to just beat the other guys at this game. >> those of you in the hall i invite you to join the political debate, there is a microphone in the middle of the room if you would like to go to the microphone and ask questions. yes, sir. >> i have a couple part question. the people who follow the general news are not able to understand what goes on in our country. and then, secondly, we have the problem, the basics that you are talking about... >> can't hufrment closer to teae mic, perhaps. >> the first point is if people follow the regular news in this country they cannot understand the issues. the news is not dealing with the complexities of it but on this issue, the basics, basic understanding of what you are talking ab
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Mar 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
here at george washington university is engaged our citizens who live in one part of the town that has high educational leads and low unemployment and across all wars of the district of columbia and their service projects. one of the ways we're doing is commemorating every september 11th not only with a vigil to remember the terrible losses that occurred on that day in 2001 but also have advanced service where we can out across the entire city so that when children come back after a weekend suddenly find their schools have been cleaned and painted. we will be doing that for them over the weekend. we engage our veterans. strong outrage to veterans and over 700 of those we find they are tremendous leaders who have gotten the experience and the dedication and the skills they brought back with them that enable them to be leaders within the student body. how veterans have stepped up to wiki younger and less experienced students in the values of service and discipline of service and creativity of applying their skills the way we have been hearing about. at the same time we are developing ini
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Jan 30, 2010 6:00am EST
insisting ultimately successfully that this should be done through the u.n. route, so actually george view of the means was actually different from theirs because they would've been prepared -- they weren't that keen on the u.n. view untrimmed route. >> we did have to persuade them, although i think it's good to say that even at the meeting president bush made it clear that america would have let the inspectors in to function properly. >> another thing -- >> if i can just point this out, several occasions over the next few months president bush made it clear to me that if it would work, then it worked that we would've taken yes for an answer. >> you equally affected him as he just repeated in sf i said earlier they came to military action there would be no way of doing with his diplomatically that she would be with them. >> if we tried the u.n. route and it failed in my view was that would have to be dealt with. >> we will come back to the question where that left you in terms of your legal base quite a lot later on, because i think it's best we take that as a single job checked in it
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Feb 5, 2011 7:00am EST
. commissioner mcdowell was first appointed to his seat by president george w. bush in 2006 and was reappointed to the commission in 2009 by president barack obama. previously commissioner mcdowell was senior vice president for the competitive telecommunications association otherwise known as contel and was responsible for advocacy efforts before congress and the white house, served on the north american numbering council and the board of directors of north american numbering plan -- >> if you keep going at that level of detail you're going to kill c-span's rating is a. they don't care about ratings. >> i'm going to stop. it is true. >> local member of the aaa. the american automobile association. >> i want to talk about some of the current hot topic policy issues or substantive basis but also want to talk about how the agency goes about its work. on the latter part about how the agency goes about its work, probably want to talk about how the commission functions or whether there's some institutional changes you might recommend and so forth. let's talk about these process issues fir
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Sep 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
. we visit -- visited a school in prince george county where they moved out and brought in more social workers and counselors. a very public meeting like this. the head of the meeting stood up and said this is the hardest thing i have ever done in my career but had to do it. we can go through the data that i talked to. dozens of these schools around the country. and students talking about what is different for them today. extraordinarily powerful. one young man is a senior going on to graduate. this has been fantastic. i wish you had done it a lot sooner. we have to push very hard in this area. the final thing is the flexibility around no child left behind. it is a joy to work on. we want congress to fix the law in a bipartisan way. is broken in many ways. actually in keating progress, stifling creativity and 33 states and another dozen working through the process. they're showing great courage moving away from focus on one test score but looking at growth and what is doing improvement and looking at other metrics. graduation rates going up. dropout rates going down. high school gradua
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Aug 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
the president is yes power and reward. when george bush senior went to war for the q8 he had a vote 51, 49 in the senate approval but in the case of iraq it was unanimous. but the congress could have blocked -- can block -- not the congress but the senate, i guess, can block any war because of your -- in canada it's an executive order. but the consequences is if the parliament disagree with you, you're out and you're looking for a law firm. [laughter] >> prime minister, i wonder if you could comment on the arab spring and what nato and the united states and canada is doing, pick a country, libya, egypt, syria? >> you know, it's very difficult because we don't know what will be the result. i remember -- and we're not good at judging these things. but when we realize that -- and i talked about that and we had some initiative back then and to have a predictive of the human rights but there is a reversed side to the and now they prosecutor its former leaders in court but as they know they are going to jail, they hang around. it was days when the guys would quit and go in exile and say i
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Jan 14, 2012 7:00am EST
whole idea of containment was initially brought up by george ken nonin 1947 in trying to stem the advance of communism. it's also been used in relationship to iraq and iran. i think it was president carter that started a policy of dual containment of iraq and iran which, of course, went throughout the '80s and even into the '90s. now when we think of containment, we think of north korea, we could even think of iran. so how would you think about containment in the case of pakistan? well, we might view it as trying to stem the advance of terrorism and extremism. but the problem is pakistan itself is under threat from extremism. pakistani leaders are indirectly promoting this dangerous ideology by their sort of physical support to groups that adhere to it like the lashkar-e-taiba. but at the same time, most pakistani military officers are disdainful of the extremist ideology, and they don't want their children to grow up in a society that's dominated by it. so how do you deal with a state institution that is willing to take risk to its own country's stability and willing to provide s
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Apr 6, 2013 7:00am EDT
republican party associated with george bush when they controlled that period of his presidency cruise the government massively. that was, quote, conservatives doing that and that is free war they were doing that. i would tell you what we have to do is find our values and ask for leadership so that is not cheap conservatism but one that is willing to stand on principle and willing to lose. if you are not willing to lose and you are not willing to stand on principles which means you put the people ahead of principles then there's not much future. >> host: are term limits a cure for the fiefdom politics that we have? fiscal cliff arguments are juvenile in light of that. >> guest: i agree. i believe in term limits. i actually had no intention ever of running for the senate. i can imagine how great my life would have been had i not. my wife reminds me of that whenever i complained about my job. term limits is a great dancer but term-limits are only going to work if you term limit and ask the populists who have experience outside of the political realm. there really is a lot to say. if you
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Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
most voters interested in these still blame george bush for economic problems and both camps understand this. obama says he inherited a mess. ronny acknowledges it was a problem but the recovery has been too slow. private campaign polls show the same thing. people feel the worst is behind us economically. a little uptick in optimism. romney free debate had a lot of convincing to do. likability was more in obama's favor. romney may have dictated a bit of the obama strategy such as it was during the debate and the issue of campaign competence. both had so many unforced errors more so in their romney column than the obama column until denver this past week. in this highly polarized environment both campaigns have strategically been appealing to their respective political bases. what is unusual about this election cycle is most voters have picked sides early and lead to our polling right after the convention. looks like the final weekend of the campaign. they tell us they are firmly committed to their candidate and the number of undecided voters has been surprisingly very low. si
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Apr 10, 2010 6:00am EDT
of us will never meet barack obama or most of us will never meet george w. bush so the fact this person to be someone who would be fun to have a beer with is irrelevant because we are never going to have a beer with them and yet when it comes to our decision making we often w. and overvalue the personal connection we feel with people or the disconnection we feel with people and so in ways when it comes to politics, one aspect of bias that cuts across not just the city election but many elections is the over reliance replace on personal relationships with these people with whom we actually do not share a personal relationship at all. you have a question, sir. >> there are two surgeon and local concept [inaudible] are these concepts woven into this notion of the hidden brain or are they a distinctive category not much related to this notion of the peter connected [inaudible] >> my book is not a book about 40 in psychology but it's in for my think by the center inside of the freudian psychology which is that the unconscious plays a role in our lives. so, where freud may have spoken
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Jul 6, 2013 6:00am EDT
feeling his way, and when a commander has been sent to him by george marshall, the chief of staff -- who's not only eisenhower's superior, he's ten years older and eisenhower reveres him -- so when the chief of army ground forces send him out as effectively the senior combat leader for the u.s. army, eisenhower is going to take a while to recognize that this guy is not up to snuff. there were suspicions, eisenhower came to share them, that friedendahl may have been a physical coward. i don't know that that's true. i don't think the evidence is there to make that kind of really damning charge against him. there's after l evidence that -- ample evidence that he is not the guy to lead second corps. when casserine pass offensive begins in 1943, friedendahl is nearly paralyzed. he is 100 miles back from the front, he has taken very precious engineering resources, they're digging a headquarters from the side of a quarry, the bottom of a quarry, they're towing this headquarters. when eisenhower sees this, he recognizes that friedendahl is not anywhere near the front, that he's showing si
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May 4, 2013 7:00am EDT
make the business successful. at the same time something has stumbled onto, people like george gilder -- dozens of other thinkers i realize their explanations for how the economy worked and hamas security worked made a lot more sense than the half baked philosophy i have had as a so-called progressive still lie abandoned that philosophy. it didn't work. in the real world it was proved to be unsatisfactory so that is how i got started on it and the economics helped me become a better business person so much as they just gave me a world view that made sense of what business was actually doing and what i was doing as a business person. >> you now understand that all of these ideas like voluntary exchange, profits, that they all not only create good businesses but help society. what is conscious capitalism? how does it differ from what any of us would call plain old wonderful capitalism? >> the understanding is we think business is good and it creates great value but it can be better. it has greater potential than is being realized. when you understand, look at the gallup poll that shows
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Jul 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
delighted to welcome you to the george shultz great hall where you are right now. ste eaauarters of the ac toangop o tt i ledth beumtohe great presidents as well as the war memorials to those who sacrificed themselves to protect this ti. it atntwa d ld suses t wld thas aie through public/private partnership. congress was supportive as was the prive sector including some leading corporations. on t fstt iclppoheches ivate citizens contribute personal effort and funds to complete the project. tonight's speaker was a tireles dee ig a wareorto lyrar t st. e sotu w established to recognize a great figure in the conduct of america's relations with the world. he was present at the aewatnaseri cttofrthsi e he enlightened, imaginative and effected policies ever created in the u.s. or elsewhe, marshall planri ont bfent o chngha d i acheson's day. failed and failing state's, non state actors, bitter religious and icsput e rnnammty siicewla ituf e es an idea of profound imrtance. that this country must find non-violent ysevt d d d cabs t retrnas ter war and find practical solutions for a dangerous w
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Aug 10, 2013 7:00am EDT
has to do with the anger that jefferson and george washington and so many felt, with the exception of one of the early americans, thomas paine who spoke out against what the u.s. was doing in haiti, because haiti had the temerity to strike out on its own and to stand up and remain african, he is the most african country in the caribbean. the idea of its religion is when you die you will return to guinea because they still remember africa, its art, inspired by african. haiti is a country of a thousand proverbs of when african proverbs have been forgotten throughout the diaspora and haiti is a country that knows its history, that invites the almost a anger of western society and particularly in france, they remember jean ja u jacques dessaline. i went to school in jamaica to speak to high school students in jamaica not far from haiti and i a; tiew santa lieu v.a. cure went up, and not a hand went up. i asked if they knew who snoop dogg was, and all hands shot up. they knew nothing of the story or of people who whom we owe so much. but it still seems to gall the united states and western
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Aug 6, 2011 7:00am EDT
independence. the declaration of independence is a little tough on george iii. when he went bad the first delusion he had was that he was george washington. it is like barack obama waking up and thinking he was dick cheney or something. the declaration was key to lincoln. i would like to have a participatory portion. there are three key sentences to the declaration that are key to understanding lincoln and this country right at the beginning. i wonder if i can have a volunteer come up and read these three sentences. will your voice be as deep and resonant as will's? that is the key question. read it like you mean it. here we go. there you go. >> we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. to secure these rights governments are instituted among men they arriving just powers from the consent of the government. whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends it is the right of the people to alter or aboli
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May 21, 2011 7:00am EDT
wanted to happen in 2003-2007 when george w. bush that what political capital he had left on his last great fight. are still think he is a hero for doing it even though he is not my kind of president but he had the guts to do it. it will take what it takes but i am convinced the forces that are driving this phenomenon are going to lead to reform. demographic, economic and political forces will lead to reform. we have an aging society because immigrants want to come here. we have a population that is sustained. in china, italy, germany they're having debate. young couple are not having babies. what do we do? in china they want to have babies. they are just told not to. so demographically, emigration is a lifeblood to america and one of our competitive assets going forward. economically, i know people love to think about the stack high. but as stuart points out so brilliantly we live in a dynamic economy. there is a reason why we attract indian high tech workers and mexican low-skilled workers. they complement rather than substitute for american workers. they add to the dynamism and cre
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Jul 6, 2013 7:00am EDT
the european theater, what george shultz called the american prodigy of organization shipped eighteen million tons of worse off to europe, equivalent to the cargo in 3600 liberty ships or 181,000 rail cars. it ranged from 800,000 military vehicles to footwear in sizes 2 a to 22 triple e. u.s. munitions plants had turned out forty billion rounds of small arms ammunition, fifty-six million grenades from d-day to they date gee is fired five hundred million machine gun bullets, twenty-three million artillery rounds, quote, i am letting the american taxpayer takes this hill, one prodigal gunner declared and no one disagreed. by 1945 the u.s. had built two thirds of all ships afloat and was making half of all manufactured goods in the world including nearly half of all armaments, the enemy was crushed by logistical brilliance, 5 power, mobility comment and an economic juggernaut that produced much more of nearly everything than germany could. in las vegas, good afternoon. >> good afternoon. thank you for taking my call. it is a privilege to speak to rick atkinson. i read the first
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