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Oct 10, 2012 1:00am PDT
tiny group of insiders who set the rules. that's a shame because george ram mows and maria elena sorena are two of the most popular journalists. they work for the most important spanish language network in the country, univision. i met them for the first time earlier this week when they were in town to receive the emmy award for lifetime achievement from the national academy of television arts and sciences. here's part of the video presentation that introduced them to the emmy audience. >> they're two of the most well-recognized journalists in the united states. pioneers and advocates. for more than two decades maria and george have informed million of hispanics through the popular evening newscast. their brand of journalism is characterized not only by subjective and perspectives, but also by a high degree of social advocacy. in the last three decades both have covered a wide range of news and have witnessed history in the making. >> mexico, oh, yes. >> from presidential elections around the world to the most destructive natural disasters. maria has interviewed dictators, revolu
Apr 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
the american bankers association. organizer george goehl brought together a coalition of grassroots organizations big and small. >> the one thing we have. our own political currency is people. and people are ready to hit the streets. today is the beginning of a much larger set of mobilizations. they're going to take place all across the country. we're just getting started. >> that was george goehl then, and here he is now. one of the brains behind the 99% spring. george goehl has been a community organizer, a strategist and trainer for 20 years. he's executive director of national people's action. that's a network of grassroots organizations in 14 states using direct action to battle against economic and racial injustice. welcome, george. >> hey, thanks for having me. >> it's been three years since i saw you last. and congress has enacted the dodd-frank bill with some oversight of wall street. and the president has been sounding like a populist from time to time. are you satisfied with the progress? >> we're not. i mean, i would say that it's been hard for the president to tap into
Jun 21, 2014 4:30pm EDT
george w. bush set out to do just that, kagan cheered him on. then in 2006 called for a surge in american troop levels to prevent iraq's collapse. now robert kagan is stirring controversy again with this lengthy article in the new republic. superpowers don't get to retire. wh he calls for america to return to muscular global activism. his article brought a sharper post from another scholared historian who seized the role differently. they have seen the horrors too closely to advocate more of the same policies that failed in vietnam and iraq. a graduate from west point with 23 years in the military including time in vietnam. he teaches history at boston university and writes best selling books and articles and essays and journals both liberal and conservative. like this critique of kagan titled "the duplicity of the idea logs." welcome back. what do you mean by that? >> kagan's essay, which does deserve to be read because of his stature in washington, gives us a falsified sanitized and in some respects account of recent american history. >> how so? >> well, his notion of american
Feb 3, 2013 6:30pm PST
claimed by george w. bush and now by barack obama? soon after he succeeded bush, president obama announced he would not permit torture and would close down the detention camp at guantanamo bay. he also said this -- >> our actions in defense of liberty will be just as our cause. and that we the people will uphold our fundamental values as vigilantly as we protect our security. once again america's moral example must be the bedrock and the beacon of our global leadership. >> four years later, guantanamo not only remains open, but a few days ago, the state department announced it was eliminating the office assigned to close the prison and move its detainees. meanwhile, president obama has stepped up the use of unmanned drones against suspected terrorists abroad. those drone attacks have killed a growing number of civilians and have prompted the united nations to launch an investigation into their legality and the deadly toll on innocent people. >> the central objective of the investigation i'm formally launching this morning is to look at the evidence that drone strikes and other fo
Dec 23, 2012 5:00pm PST
, with cold, pallid slime in their veins instead of hot, red blood. you are more reptile than man george. so low and flat that the foot of man is incapable of crushing you. >> george pendleton in lincoln: how dare you! >> his words or yours? >> oh, god, it's that speech is an amalgam of me, thaddeus stevens and, bluff wade from the senate. i think the reptile thing is actually wade's, but stevens was capable of that kind of invective when he got angry. >> were you surprised to discover that the author of the gettysburg address and the second inaugural was as good as the rest of them in twisting arms and in understanding that politics often had to use underhanded tactics to achieve a great purpose? >> no -- >> you weren't? >> i mean, it's surprising how much better than the rest of them he was. i mean, you just see these-- letters of advice from all of his various secretaries. i mean, you should do this and you shouldn't do that, and they're almost always wrong. what he did works so often in this incredibly complicated and terrifying situation that he was in. but you know, politics is not
Jul 27, 2014 12:00am PDT
here. >> do you think george w. bush lied about iraq? do you think lyndon johnson lied about vietnam? >> yes. i do. you know, i've -- i tried very hard. you know, in the case of bush, i actually was trying to give him the benefit of the doubt. because if someone believes it, if it's a matter of conviction and they've persuaded themselves of something that's untrue, is that a lie? or do they just have misguided beliefs that, you know. and i tried to give bush the benefit of the doubt there. but over time, each passing year, i've decided that i was way too generous. and the -- i look at flatly -- did they make statements that weren't true? the answer is yes. did they decide they were going to willfully do that over a period of two years? and was it an orchestrated campaign? and it was false statements. those were not coincidental. if you look who said what, when. and the when, especially, is quite relevant. this was an orchestrated campaign. which, of course, scott mcclellan, the press secretary to bush, publicly essentially said in his memoir after our report, "iraq: the war card" cam
Jul 6, 2014 4:00pm EDT
remember that the, you know, the original boston tea party was not just about king george iii's government. it was about the east india trading company, and the way that they were treating the merchants and the consumers in the colonies. and people hated them. and in fact, that's the tea that they were throwing overboard was east india trading company's tea. that spirit has been a part of america from the very beginning. so, you know, people are ready for that kind of politics. and if they see it beginning to work somewhere, then they take greater heart and they make a bigger effort and other people join with them. that's to me how you build a movement. >> jim hightower, thanks for joining me. >> my pleasure. >> get up, get down! corporate greed get out of town! >> we're in a bit of a crossroads. we can continue to go down a path of a low road economy where the fastest growing jobs are all poverty wage jobs. or we can start to chart a new path. >> if we're serious about changing the country and changing who our economy serves, and what values are underneath it, we've got to come
Feb 15, 2012 1:00am PST
george bush. yet for all those credentials, he is today an outcast from the very conservative ranks where he was once so influential. that's because bruce bartlett dared to write a book criticizing the second george bush as a pretend conservative who slashed taxes but still spent with wild abandon. the subtitle says it all, "how george w. bush bankrupted america and betrayed the reagan legacy." for his heresy, bartlett was sacked by the conservative think tank where he worked. undaunted, this card-carrying advocate of free markets and small government has been a prolific writer for popular and academic journals and just established a new book, "the benefit and the burden, tax reform, why we need it and what it will take." it's a lehman's guide through the jungle of a tax system that thanks to rented poll situation and anti-tax laws enable the 1% to make out like bandits while our national debt soars sky high. i talked to bruce bartlett soon after he had finished his new book. you made the point america's top earning 1% had an effective 33.1% federal income tax rate in 1986. and an e
Mar 25, 2012 4:00pm EDT
and awe." plan a was the george w. bush administration's belief that the concerted application of american military power could fundamentally transform the islamic world. that what really -- that's the real genesis of the iraq war. iraq was going to be the place where the bush administration demonstrated our capacity to fundamentally change countries in the islamic world. it didn't work. and we ended up by 2004, 2005, with an insurgency that we could not control. that's when plan b followed. plan b following the 2006 elections, was the notion that even if we can't liberate the greater middle east and democratize it, perhaps we can at least control it and we can control it by adopting counterinsurgency tactics. >> right. >> petraeus, period. the surge in iraq. which some people think succeeded. it did certainly succeeded to a degree in iraq by reducing the level of violence. and plan b by 2009, with president obama now having succeeded george w. bush, plan b then was applied to afghanistan during the mcchrystal era. the notion that "comprehensive counterinsurgency," that was the ph
Jun 17, 2012 6:00pm EDT
north carolina, republican congressional candidate george holding received a handsome super pac that includes $100,000 each from an aunt and uncle and a quarter of a million from a bunch of his cousins. yes, nothing says family like a great big, homemade batch of campaign contributions. >> 2012 is the most important election we're ever going to have. >> you can start a super pac on your own or contribute to one that already exists. super pacs are available for every kind of race -- presidential, congressional or statewide. but there are other ways you can help buy an election. look at the wisconsin recall campaign of republican governor scott walker. at least 14 billionaires rushed to walker's side. he outraised his democratic opponent by nearly 8-1. most of his money came from out of state, more than $60 million were spent, and $45 million of it for walker alone. here are just a few of the satisfied buyers -- wisconsin billionaire diane hendricks contributed more than $500,000 on scott walker's behalf. fearful the united states might become "a socialistic ideological nation," she's
Jul 14, 2013 3:00pm EDT
-- >> yesterday, huge day in the george zimmerman trial -- >> coming up, a crucial day in the george zimmerman trial -- >> george zimmerman trial is eating up a lot of time on cable television -- >> the trial that has got america entranced -- >> we are watching with great interest -- >> the jury is not yet seated. as soon as this trial begins in earnest, we will take you there -- >> it's a good story, by the way. would they be doing this if people weren't watching? >> no. they are both creating and responding to demand. but what they're not doing is exercising journalism. what they're doing is they're part of the entertainment industry. they're providing content. journalism, in principle, is set apart because it has a notion of what's important, not just interesting. and in a dream world, journalists would make important stuff interesting. that they would use the same kind of techniques they use in covering the trayvon martin case to make stuff like climate change just as compelling. >> you've been following the debate between glenn greenwald who broke the edward snowden story and nbc's david
Apr 23, 2012 12:00am PDT
, people like barney frank, or george mcgovern, i admire barney frank and george. >> mike: govemcgovern, but thin modern people, not demagogic in any way. >> liberals don't have the instinct to fight? >> number one, they've lost their self-confidence and two, to a degree hampered by their own recognition of complexity. listen to limbaugh and buchanan, everything is simple. here's what we've got to do, but if you listen to a liberal, obama said this about himself and about jimmy carter and about bill clinton. he said, we're paralyzed by our wonkishness and makes it difficult to communicate a vision that we can march to as a -- >> a scale of 1 to 100 as a measure of where someone stands where do you put obama as a liberal? >> with 100 being who? >> roosevelt. >> i put him at about 30. >> really? >> 35. yeah. and in today's society, i would put him at about 55. 50. >> why the difference? >> because as a society we've moved incredibly to the right since roosevelt 's time. there's something about our political system dominated by money and corporations and by the elite media, t
Sep 2, 2012 4:00pm EDT
conversation that we call democracy. >> in 2000, reed helped put george w. bush and dick cheney in the white house. >> ralph reed is with us, he's the southeast regional chairman. >> and four years later he corralled true believers for their re-election. but reed fell from grace in 2006 after he was implicated in the biggest washington scandal since watergate. his pal and colleague, the lobbyist jack abramoff, pleaded guilty to defrauding clients of millions of dollars. some of which had landed in reed's pockets as well. reed's exile in political purgatory was cut short in 2008 by an event he said left him feeling as if he'd "been hit by a truck" -- barack obama's victory. >> if there is anyone out there who still doubts that america is a place where all things are possible -- tonight is your answer. >> as i prayed about it, and i thought about what can i going to do, i'm not ready to give up on america, i realized that god's not looking for perfect people, because there's only been one perfect person in the history of the human race -- he wants people who will come to him just as
Nov 12, 2012 9:00am EST
the guy who was their previous incumbent. and so i think -- >> george w. >> george w., yeah, who just, you know, didn't come within 1,000 miles of the convention or wasn't mentioned in the speeches. so i think that the democrats, they do have these tensions. but at least they can have some sense of a majority party, which they hadn't thought of themselves as for a long time. being able to say, "okay, how do we address the basically progressive narrative we have that's not just tax cuts and it's not just the top 1%?" >> before this campaign began, i picked up and reread your book you wrote many years ago on the press called "breaking the news," right? and i read it, i watched the campaign informed by it. you were tough on the media in that book, and had been in many of your long articles. so what did we miss in this campaign? the mainstream press? >> i think that there is the mainstream press, there is a tropism that we both talked about towards the horserace of politics. and we did better in that part of the coverage than the right wing press, which i think is now shocked to realize t
Oct 27, 2013 6:00pm EDT
its own publicity-- stands the magnificent st. george's hall. this building might have been winched onto its hilltop position from ancient greece or rome. it reflects the immense pride that the wealthy merchants of liverpool felt for their city when they commissioned the architect harvey lonsdale elmes back in the 1830s. elmes had his work cut out because liverpool really needed two very different venues. st. george's hall was designed to be, firstly, a home for liverpool's musical festivals-- the small concert room for intimate gatherings, and the great hall for more lavish affairs. secondly, or more importantly, depending on how you looked at it, the building had to serve as the hub of the city's legal system. beneath the grandeur of the great hall, prisoners sat in bare stone cells, waiting to learn their fate. sentences handed out here in the crown court ranged from imprisonment to transportation, and in some cases, execution. a young barrister named william gilbert made several appearances here before giving up the law and combining his gift for words with the music of a certai
May 27, 2012 6:30pm PDT
incredibly thuggish behavior. and one of my favorite documents is a transcript of george tenet's interview on "60 minutes." which isn't a declassified document, at all. >> it's been portrayed is we sat around the campfire and said, "oh, boy, now we go get to torture people." we don't torture people. let me say that again to you, we don't torture people. okay? so. >> come on, george. >> we don't torture people. >> khalid sheikh mohammed? >> we don't torture people. >> waterboarding? >> we do not -- i don't talk about techniques. we don't tosh torture people. no, listen to me. no, listen to me. i want you to listen to me. >> what struck you about it? >> he clearly has to say, "we don't torture people." like, he's just, he's been told, or he knows, like, he must just repeat that sentence over and over again. but he's being confronted with overwhelming evidence. and at the same time he's sort of saying, "some people need to be tortured." but he can't really say that. and so seeing somebody sort of squirm in this position, where they know they can't support, they morally can't support
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