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Aug 9, 2011 2:00am EDT
received a letter from george washington. [laughter] >> written to us. >> he was alive and living, where else, but in cincinnati. [laughter] >> actually, it was a gentleman who claimed to be the reincar nation of george washington who was eager and willing to offer us his help in understanding the great man's life. sometime after that, a group of very well-dressed individuals came into our office and our then-editor in chief, bill abbott, met with them, and they said they had some materials and information pertaining to george washington they'd be delighted to share with us and help us out. so they seemed to be very respectable, so he invited them in and sat down, and they placed themselves near the only exit to his office so he couldn't get out without passing them, and at that time they revealed they were spiritualists who had gotten in touch with washington's spirit and were in daily conversation. and willing to share information. again, about how washington lived and who he was. so on and so forth. so he had to sit there and listen to them for a while before they finally left.
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2010 10:00am EST
i all worked for george bush in one capacity or another. i would like to outline some perspectives of my relationship with president bush and how george bush managed the world. it is 20 years since he was president of the united states. time flies by. to remind you, some of the accomplishments that took place on his watch -- the end of communism, the soviet union fell apart, all new independent states in the former soviet union, noriega was overthrown, the end of -- the restoration of democracy in nicaragua with free elections. when you look back at it, there was quite a bit of accomplishments. at the time the president was undertaking these, he did not get much credit. there was some criticism. now there is a stern a stodgy for george bush 41. -- now there is nostalgia for george bush 41. the talk about the process and the people in this administration. the president had a process in place that was effective and congenial and the firm much successful. the people but surrounded him were key to the process to that success. some of those people were jim baker and brent scowcroft. peo
CSPAN
May 3, 2013 2:00am EDT
: george washington and forging of the presidency." this is very much a young law school book. it began as a paper while logan was a law student. the paper was written under the supervision of william eskridge. after graduation in 2008, working two years in a law firm, logan returned to yale law school in 2010 and began turning the paper into the book we feature tonight. appropriately we have william eskridge with us to comment on the boat. he's the author and the articles cover a wide range of topics. several of his books have been featured in previous booktalk series sponsored by her library. according to a recently published study by my colleague, fred shapiro, mr. eskridge is one of the most cited in that i think that was probably a mistake. professor eskridge is a dynamic and innovative teacher and a wonderful mentor to young scholars like logan. without further ado, i will turn it over to logan. >> thank you very much. i would like to add professor bill eskridge is fitting for this talk because he's a descendent of george eskridge, the godfather of our nation. when george wa
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2011 6:00am EST
recommended for the federal bench by john mccain 20 years ago. appointed by george h. w. bush, and rose to become arizona's chief federal judge. [applause] his colleagues describe him as the hardest working judge within the ninth circuit. he was on his way back from attending mass, as he did every day. he decided to stop by and say hi to his representative. john is survived by his loving wife, maureen. his three sons and his five beautiful grandchildren. [applause] georgian dorothy morris -- george and dorothy morris, dot to her friends, did everything together. their friends call that a 50- year honeymoon. saturday morning, they went by the safe way to hear what their congresswoman hato say. gunfire rang out, and george, the former marine, instinctively shielded his wife. [applause] both were shot. dot passed away. a new jersey native, phyllis schneck, retired to tucson to beat the snow. in the summer she would return east where world revolved around her three children, the seven grandchildren, and day 2-year- old great granddaughter. she often worked under her favorites tree. she woul
CSPAN
Mar 23, 2011 6:00am EDT
. next question, please. >> i'm a freshman at the george washington. you have had such a great career. is there any definitive moment or opportunity you had that got your career jump start? >ed? >> coming back from japan, my first story was three mile island. when i got to cbs. i had been there a few months and i had been paralyzed with fear because i watched marvin kalb and all the people that were there. the first thing they gave me to do was a little radio story to write, 30-second radio, and two hours later i was trying to write it. a co-reporter said she threw up the first story. i am speeding up in my car to three mile island and they thought the reactor would blow off. wait a minute,roger mudd is not going. they think i am expendable and that was going through my mind recorded. i covered this story because there was a lot of intricate nuclear information to impart. i would take the list of everybody i could get a hold of. i got every single name of anybody who had ever worked at three mile island. i would call them when i got home and see what they knew. eventually, i worked my
CSPAN
May 2, 2012 2:00am EDT
books with stephen called the george barracks. churches key to the universe. they are wonderful books. you have to hope those in the library. you have them? well, i have to recommend. they are wonderful. they are fiction. what's interesting is he meets a scientist who is next-door to him who is so clearly stephen hawking as he would be without his disability. it's so clearly the same person. it anyway, they have these adventures and it's sort of science-fiction, but their huge sections sections of the book they are kind of removed for the book and colored print and those are the sections that are the real science. there's a lot about the black holes, various things like that. they're wonderful books, really terrific. yes. on your mac -- student angus of notoriety for saying he didn't believe in god -- [inaudible] >> i don't think he's ever said he believes in god. and it "a brief history of time" he says it waits at the beginning and the need for a creator. he's made some very atheistic statements to the media about belief in an afterlife is a fairytale because rob really computers an
CSPAN
Jul 16, 2013 6:00am EDT
. military to military ties are always good. now i was an envoy to president george w. bush, i think it was 2006-7. the north koreans came to me through new york and they said, look, we want, we want to do a gesture and we like you. i was about to run for president. i said don't broadcast that. so we want to give you some remains of american soldiers. and i had been working on that for years. a lot of people, don, families. i said, you're sure you're going to give us? so i went to the national security advisor, steve hadley, i said look, this should be bipartisan. give me a republican counterpart. gave me tony, the secretariry of va under george w., tony, anyway we both went and they turned over seven remains to us. we had proper ceremonies for the north koreans. we said we want to increase these military ties. there are more remains here. there about a thousand according to some of the organizations that specialize in this. i think this is another area of potential, potential cooperation that the political side says, no, no, don't do that because that's something we want. we pay them f
CSPAN
Feb 21, 2011 10:00am EST
was george washington's manda. ♪ >> it is important to understand where the white house came from. so many things that are there and are you make about the white house life and its usage comes from that time. >> the white house was sanctified by george washington's. it was he who never lived there who created the cornerstone. he had a major say in its design and location. >> with the capital scheduled to move to a new federal study on the potomac by 1800, in 1792, washington and thomas jefferson announced a design competition to build a president's house. after the selection of james hoben as the designer of -- an architect, problems soon arose between the president and the commission chosen to oversee the construction of bohol before the cornerstone is even laid. >> washington became impatient with the commission. they did not know where to put the cornerstone. washington was an old survey are and took off his coat and drove the stakes in the ground for where it stands today. he had a certain taste that was out of style for the white house is very out of style by world standards
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2012 6:00am EST
that it gone overwhelmingly for george h. debbie bush in 1988 and quickly switched in 1992 and 1996 as the northern suburbs to democrats, becoming a democratic state. he moved back in ballots and chris christie by four points, by far the most conservative governor and not state that i can because quite frankly. in virginia, we saw bobby donnell win with 59% of the vote. the second highest number since the founding of the modern virginia republican party in the 1950s. i don't really count what we had before the. it wasn't a functioning party in any sense of the term. what happened in virginia was critical portions of the clinton coalition that had been brought on board due to president clinton's progressive centrism if you will love it. the virginia suburbs had to go in heavily democratic went that. but donnell. the suburbs overall and did well in fairfax county, which had been subpoenaed towards democratic over a series of elections. the biggest changes came in western virginia. jacksonians in western virginia is cool mining country. it's mountainous. the counties voted for democrat
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
george mcgovern will be honoring him at a funeral service today in sioux falls, south dakota. george mccubbin was a u.s. senator for 18 years and ran for president in 1972. you can watch the funeral at 2 p.m. eastern time on c-span. >> with less than two weeks until election day the american enterprise institute look at the latest poll numbers and voting patterns in the battleground states. analysts gave predictions for the presidential race and house and senate races. this is an hour. >> on behalf of my aei colleagues, michael barone, henry olsen and norm ornstein, i'd like to welcome all of you and our c-span viewers to this, the final pre-election session of aei's election watch program. we will be back on november 8, 2 days after the election for luncheon session where we will be examining the exit poll entrails and try to tell you what happened and why. we hope to see you then. in 12 days, or 279 hours, voters will start casting the election day ballots. if tradition holds, the voters in new hampshire, population 11, will gather at midnight to vote and announce to the world who
CSPAN
Apr 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
george mason where obama recently came and spoke about health care. at one point he was saying he didn't know how health care would play out and his reputation as president, and i believe him. and i was just wondering is that his modus operandi, where he just does what he thinks is going to be the best thing? or is he more calculate? >> we live in a democracy. he made no secret about the fact that he was for health care. in fact, probably health care plan more for reaching the we ended up with, and he was elected. so this notion that he is imposing something on the nation by fiat as it is for a kind of, you know, dynastic situation is really wrong. i think he is being a little faux modesty or. it's a self-deprecating. i think what he would like to happen is this is seen as a domestic policy initiative and success on the scale of social security, or any of the big domestic policy initiatives that have taken place in this country. by the nature of the politics right now, and because of the nature of the program itself because it's going to have to be worked on and improved as time g
CSPAN
Apr 28, 2011 2:00am EDT
. president george w. bush made a decision when he first came into office that he was concerned about the fact that iraq was firing regularly at the united states and united kingdom aircraft that were supporting the united nations no-fly zone and patrolling in the northern and southern portion of iraq. those planes were being shot at almost every day. the only country in a world that was shooting at american and british aircraft. over 2000 times they were fired on. the joint chiefs of staff advised me in a president that they were concerned about the fact that eventually one of our planes, a british plane or airplanes will be shut down and the crews would be killed or taken hostage. third, the united states department of state had listed iraq as one of the countries on the terrorist list so there were a series of things like that by way of background. next, the united states intelligence agency spent a great deal of time and determined that they were convinced that the iraqi government had weapons of mass destruction, had the confidence to continue developing weapons of mass destruction a
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2013 6:00am EDT
the ceremony include attorney general eric holder, former cia director george tenet, and tsa administrator john pistole. this is a little less than an hour. [background sounds] [background sounds] >> all right. could you remain standing while we have the presentation of the colors. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> halt! present colors! ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> forward march! ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [background sounds] [laughter] >> good morning, everybody, and welcome to thi celebration of the public service career of robert mueller iii whom i have been accused of dubbing bobby three sticks. there are far too many alumnis and dignitaries present for me to point out by name, but you will have the opportunity to talk to old friends after this on fifth floor. but there's one person with us today whom i am compelled to recognize. the brains, charm, charisma and class of the mueller family; bob's far better wife -- far better half, rather, ann. [applause] she's also his better wife. [laughter] bob mueller, an american patriot, has spent his entire career in public service with only an occasional brie
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2009 10:00am EDT
to find somebody who could take away one of the enablers for the george bush administration that we could at least to feed our congressmen and put somebody in there that would stand up to the bush administration. for a long time, i was working for that. i then realized, we are the people we have been waiting for. i went down to katrina and a volunteer for over one month. i came back and said this has to stop now. this has to change. people have been asking me to run and i offered to help them run buried after katrina, never looked back. i know that we have failed on sunday levels that we had to do something when i saw what happened to the people, i had to turn around a woman who had about 78 cents in her pocket, she was elderly, and she came to our shelter and she said if she did not get money, she could not come back to the shelter. i could get for nothing in this country. this cannot happen anymore. i came back and decided to run. i will tell you that i raised $17,000 for the primary and i ran against the house minority leader. that was not very much money. i start off with $100,
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2011 10:00am EST
dan quayle and his council on competitiveness, tom delay, and president george w. bush and vice president dick cheney's efforts to roll back the law. i have never been in a congress where there's been such an overwhelming disconnect between science and public policy. the republicans in congress have become the party of science deniers, and that is profoundly dangerous. exhibit a is the upton-inhofe bill that overturns the scientific determination that carbon emissions in danger healnd we had a hearing on this legislation laston, senator inhofe was the lead witness. he told us that climate change is a hoax. the new republican majority in the house has a lot of power to write and rewrite the nation's's l laws. republicans cannot cure cancer by passing a bill that declares smoking save. they cannot stop climate change by declaring it a hoax. overturning epa's endangerment funding will not stop carbon pollution from building up in the atmosphere. it will not stop the drought and floods that are ravishing nations across the globe. will not protect the air quality of our cities when s
CSPAN
Apr 9, 2010 2:00am EDT
middle-class as well as more beautiful, powerful and smart. george bush did away with that. [laughter] sorry. that is not in the book. too late to stuff it back in. as citizens and scholars they said what needed to be known to monopolize the study of other people with himself hardly been marked and scrutinized in return. think of francis a. walker and william z. ripley for him for all education, new england ancestry and useful connections for offered authority. half a century later the people of those areas turn the glass around, bringing white people under scrutiny. think of malcolm x and james baldwin. today the attractive qualities that saxons, anglo-saxons, nordics or white were soon to monopolize or also to be found elsewhere. after a string of nonwhite mrs. america, jennifer lopez and beyoncÉ knowles are celebrated hollywood duties. vijay singh and tiger woods in the williams sisters, venus and serena dominates the league sports. robert johnson, the founder of et, bill cosby and the financier on flickr junior have made millions. oprah winfrey as rich and famous, coli
CSPAN
Dec 14, 2010 6:00am EST
retirement. >> james reed, reporter at wrjw news, the campus radio for george washington university. my questn is regards to the new freshmen class in congress. the media has portrayed that many are members of the tea party. you said you will work with the republicans and conservatives in congress to get things done. my question is how would you plan to extend the democratic way, well, the way of making laws and the democratic process, how do you extend tha to the tea party, in which ways would you do that? >> of course, you can't simplify that -- any of the parties because there are a lot of discussions within and the tea party is not a party in the sense that we know of it. all of them are liked as republicans so that what we need to do as republicans and democrats is come together and understand that these are, as i said, pragmatic difficult problems that confront us. not ideological problems, they're practical problems. it's been done before. ronald reagan sat down with tip o'neill and addressed social security and made it solvent to that year that bob weiner talked about. ronal
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2009 6:00am EDT
, george h.w. bush, clinton and we're looking forward at some future date to beginning work on president george w. bush. we have in past years conducted two similar symposium to the one like we organized here done. one on the white house congressional relations operation and on the on presidential speech-writing. there's two great vir to yous beyond what we typically do on individual administrations. the first is that this is an opportunity for those of you across administrations to sit together at a time and reminisce about the kinds of experiences and lessons that you came by during your years in the white house. and although we feel there are important things that scholars can learn from our individual interviews, it is equally true, as we've discovered over typically, there's great virtue of people serving in several democratic issues to have people talk about these issues. that's the one great difference the ability to cross-fertilize ideas. the second major difference is that when we do individual interviews as a part of our presidential historical work they are done unde
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2010 6:00am EST
democrat, supports this treaty. and lastly former president george herbert walker bush who signed both start one and start to issued a statement that he, too, supports this treaty. so there has been no rush of consideration in this treaty. still some sort of suggest what you have to do it now? well, the real question, my friends, is not why now put. the question is why delay? why would you not do this now when you have a chance to reduce the numbers of weapons pointed at united states and a chance to get american inspectors back on the ground and russia to understand what is happening there. so i hope that in the next days we will give time. we are not rushing this vote. they can decide how much time they think it takes, but we believe that a fair amount of time will be allotted by the majority leader in order to allow for amendments. i will go in in my statement on the floor to the huge number of changes we have made in the resolution of ratification on behalf of the republicans. we worked very closely with many of them. we have taken their comments and advice. we have incorporat
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2009 2:00am EDT
-- wrote a trilogy novel called the complete memoirs of george schritstaqn. it is very autobiographical. poetry's very sarcastic. the book is completely the reverse. it is beautiful. it is beautifully written. it shows an incredibly tolerant thought. [unintelligible] it shows a young man growing up in england and learning country's ports and leading what to my mind a life lived in a truly conservative society, a society where politics is very remote. the people naturally have a christian order to their life. it is a book from the early 20th century. we've been -- it may be that we need the active duty and politics. the goal is not to make it all hyper political. i often hear people say you should go to the school board and get more women involved. i disagree. better to abolish the school board and have volunteers. [applause] my last book is a book by george orwell. several these people i mentioned one of card-carrying conservatives. i think it is still worthwhile. orwell's political journalism -- if you look of these things out -- as outstanding examples of style. i'm a
CSPAN
May 3, 2011 2:00am EDT
pelosi has pointed out, bill clinton, george w. bush, and president obama have worked diligently to accomplish. president obama, our intelligence community, the members of our armed forces have all work together to bring this day to reality. as the leader pointed out, however, this is one person. this is a person who was diminished in his ability to carry out terror attacks on the united states, its people and its territories, but nevertheless remained a symbol for those who think that terrorism is a policy that is a useful and important to pursue. whether they be islamic jihadists radicals or others who want to buy terror -- by terror accomplish that which they cannot accomplish by peaceful means. we see people reaching for democracy, reaching for an opportunity to participate, reaching in peaceful ways, and bringing osama bin laden to justice was also important for them. terror is not the way. peaceful demonstrations, discussions, actions are. so, yes, this was a date for which we all waited, but we do not delude ourselves that yesterday's solved our problems. that yesterday will
CSPAN
Dec 14, 2010 6:00am EST
this. along came george bush, and i think with some measure of wisdom which i rarely attribute to him. i think that there -- i think there is some merit to that, and in that sense although i have many criticism of obama in the world, in so far as obama representing a continued faith of possibility of the reform in the muslim world, i think that's a very valuable thing. i don't think that's naive. the orthodox. well, i think that's a complicated manner. i think that there's something new going on there. yes and no, i think that there is a new legitimacy, a new prestige if you will in the any orthodox extreme. i think there's a prestige to openly bigoted antiarab antimuslim arguments i mean, of a very classical kind. you know, religion has its dark side as well as its light side. >> why now? >> a mixture of fear of their surroundings and a feeling of strength internally about their own, i think, i think, -- again, the orthodox in israel can be as misguided and ugly as they wish. what bothers me is the extent of the political system to permit some of this to seep into places that really
CSPAN
Feb 17, 2010 2:00am EST
philosopher than just as an economist. >> we will get to that. the proposal russell roberts at george mason university. what has been the impact of the wealth of nations? >> guest: teaching a lot of economics along the centuries was published in 1776 really saadi holds on for social science. the combination of empirical work, observation, logic, philosophy, all melted together. it's really an extraordinary work that ascendant norm if impact on scholars in the real world. >> host: professor fleischacker, when we talk about moral philosophy, what do we mean by that? >> guest: well, with which went by it was something close to a because social science in part. that is to say everything today recall sociology, economic, political science, all that would be called up moral philosophy as opposed to natural philosophy. now shofar lasciviously mutated good. but it also meant for him as it does for a the study of whites at right and wrong, good and bad, what human beings are aiming for. and those things are part of his vision of social science i would say. so how groundbreaking was his word? >> gues
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2011 7:30am EST
from my keating and his people in the national security and george tamim was involved. there have been a conversation between the two of them this is within a couple of days of my 11 as i recall the to them had talked and the question was are there additional things we can do with our capabilities, our capacity to read the mail that would help us deal with the situation we face? that led to the meeting in my office as i recall where mike came in and then general haydon and then the head of the nsa and later the cia and george and the three of us talked. and there were things that the nsa thought that they could do if the had additional authority. and i took that package of that proposal basically and went to see the president and sat down and went through it with him and he signed up to but with the caveat he wanted it carefully managed and wanted to make certain he personally approved. each step of the way they had to come again for approval on a regular basis. what emerged out of that is the enhanced capacity for us to be able to intercept communications originated outside of th
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 7:30am EDT
change. >> i like to say that in some way barack obama is the first president since george washington to be taking a step down into the oval office. >> we know that wind can make a cold they feel colder, but can national pride make a freezing day feel warmer? it seems to be the case. but regardless of the final crowd number as to much, never have so many people shivered so long with such joy. >> from above even the seagulls must have been in all i the blanket of humanity. >> in a way obama stand above the country. is sort of god. >> oh, boy. i mean, didn't clint eastwood said it best when he said well, we all believe -- now we are all crying. that's a prime. and in 2012 really very little has changed with our friends in the media. they still love all the same heroes, and they still get hot flashes at night. and i said this on my radio show the other day but a lot of these male journalists seem positively postmenopausal in their reaction to president obama. so this year we offer as our first award, and our first nominee for the obamagasm, three finalists, and our first nominee is a man wh
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2011 10:00am EST
. thank you. >> live pictures this morning from george washington university here in the nation's capital where agriculture secretary tom vilsack and health secretary kathleen sebelius will be announcing the latest dietary guidelines for americans. those guidelines are updated every five years and they aim to reduce the risk of chronic diseases and obesity by encouraging improved nutrition and physical activity. this is live coverage here on c-span. >> good morning. i amylin goldman, dean of the school of public health and health services here at the george washington university. it's my pleasure to welcome you this morning. i'm particularly proud our school is part of today's announcement. our dedicated research faculty work every day on issues related to food safety, obesity, policy, and epidemiology and public health students, many of whom are in attendance today, are studying how these issues affect the public's health. i also have to acknowledge and thank our wonderful staff as well as the staff at the usda and hhs for putting this event together this morning. we at g.w. shar
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2009 10:00am EDT
and cruises, why not combine the two? richard, do you know the george favorite combination? corn beef and love. anyway, i thought this was funny. famous musicians hit the high seas. you can go along. here's one band. ♪ what's your name little girl ♪ what's your name >> we don't always have the most up to date footage of lynyrd skynyrd. fun to be on a cruise with members of the band, and they're going to have a five-day cruise to cozumel, mexico in january according to aol. you can also cruise with lyle lovett, rick springfield or the four tops or theme cruises. you can't cruise with elvis but the imperson naturors you could. >> a the lo of shuffleboard and bingo, stuff like that, i guess? >> i don't think so. i don't know on these. i think it's a little more rock 'n roll. >> that's different. that's right. >>> we hear from the family of a girl who police say was run over by her angry father. we told you about that story last week, but now we hear from her brother. how they explain what happened. >>> the family of an iraqi girl wo police say was run over by her own father in arizon
CSPAN
Nov 23, 2009 10:00am EST
? guest: i think what you're talking about is president bush giving the medal of freedom to george tenet, the director of central intelligence, both 9/11 and in the iraq period. that is much more a political thing for george bush because if you remember he also gave a medal to the general who sort of did the invasion of iraq which turned out not to have been totally prepared for what happened afterward. at that period of time, the interest in the bush white house was to make things look good. at a time when there were not looking good. host: here is a caller on the independent line. caller: good morning. you have a nursing a lot of operations, mr. walter pincus. my favorites authors run the gamut. i want to throw out a few things and you can respond to whatever it interest you. the 1993 world trade center bombing was supervised by an fbi mull who was surprised -- fdr knew about pearl harbor but we needed it to get. into the get muhammed's nephew was in the 9/11 world trade bombing which is current to what we are dealing with today. guest: that covers a lot of ground and conspiracy theori
CSPAN
Sep 6, 2010 10:14am EDT
any statutes to george bush, you know? [laughter] will they be able to look back and distinguish the pain and misery that they are experiencing from what they could have been experiencing? that would be pretty hard to parse out. 40 years from now they will look back and say what the hell were you all thinking for the later part of the 20th-century? >> why did you sing aloud george bush? -- single out george bush? >> the younger. >> but why? >> years of moving backwards at a critical juncture in history. >> if you look at 40 years -- >> this might be another debate. [laughter] >> i do have real issue was on george bush, but if you look back 40 years, where can they click on that? >> on the pickens plan they can find a video. >> and jon stewart, he does a fabulous job of taking you back, all the way back to nixon, taking you back to what all of them said. they all told us that we have a problem with importing oil. elect me, we will get it fixed. you kidding me? i do not care if they were democrat or republican, nobody is doing one thing to fix the problem. what is that, jon stewart, "
CSPAN
Jun 27, 2011 10:00am EDT
brothers was named george. george tirelessly searched the waters for his brothers, but there were not to be found. george survived the attack. but later, george perished at sea. of the 697 brave man of that ship, only 10 survived that attack. the rest gave their lives for their country. and in spite of the intense pain of losing five sons all at once, the parents of the sullivans' became an inspiration to the rest of the nation. in the midst of their grief, they spoke to millions of americans on behalf of the war effort. so to honor the sullivans, two ships were named for them. the motto of the last ship -- we stick together. [applause] theirs was a demonstration of the holy scripture which sat, greater love hath no man than this but that he laid down his own life for his friend. that is the kind of love we americans have for this great country. we americans stick together. we triumphed together. in the words of daniel webster, who said -- one cause, one country, one heart. that is the kind of commitment it will take us to face these great challenges that are before us, but i believe
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Feb 23, 2011 7:30am EST
advisor for then-vice president george h.w. bush. in 1989, he was appointed as ambassador to south korea where he served until 1993. after which he left government service and took on the position as chairman of the korea society. he currently holds the position of chairman emeritus of the korea society. don gregg has been here many times in my time here giving electric tours, classes in our winter study term. i've met him on several occasions. but there's two things i learned just recently about him. one of which shows us the true breadth of his accomplishment in foreign policy and international relations. it turns out in a 1995 book by tom clancy called "opp center," there is a character, the ambassador of the south korea character, fictionalized to be sure but nonetheless that character's name is known as gregory donald. [laughter] >> and, in fact, it's believed that it's based loosely on our own donald gregg. and i also learned just this evening don gregg's middle name finny and for those of you who are historians of williams college history, you'll know one of the great presidents h
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Oct 19, 2009 10:00am EDT
comcast local edition. i am donna richardson and my guest this hour is colonel george f. johnson iv superintendent of the maryland natural resources police. colonel, thank you for joining me. >> great to be here with you. >> in addition to being with the maryland natural resources you are president of the maryland police chief association, and who in addition to chief are your members? and who is working with you? >> it is comprised mostly of chief of police from all over the state and state government and law enforcement chiefs and county and municipalities that exist in all of the state of maryland. >> i know as a group i know there are several initiatives taking place. there is a new one. checkpoint strike force. >> yes, it is a research based-multi-state situation where we pick and we go out there and we look for drivers that are impaired and work to get them off of the road and we do that through our sobriarity checkpoints and our saturation patrols. >> and so, which jerse - jurisdiction, one specific area or all of the jurisdictions now involved? >> all throughout maryland, th
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May 10, 2013 6:00am EDT
mr. steve miller and mr. jay russell george, treasury ig for taxpayer -- for tax pay where ares. and i must say, mr. george, we welcome you to the table. we have two distinguished georges in maryland, mr. george russell. so you've got these names transposed here a bit, but i gather you are as distinguished as my two colleagues. [background sounds] >> colleagues, i invited mr. george to testify as i have on my own subcommittee and encouraged other subcommittee chairmen so we have the benefit of thanking the igs. they identify management problems, give us a heads up if we're heading to some technology boondoggles which i know we're worried about, and i just think it's a way to be really, a sense of frugality, smart government and perhaps some reforms that we would even come together. having said that, mr. miller, you're the acting commissioner of irs. you have a big job, and we're going to give you a big opportunity to tell us what you need. would you, please, proceed. >> thank you, chairwoman mikulski, ranking member johanns and the members of the subcommittee. i appreciate the opport
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Apr 13, 2010 6:00am EDT
history with pat moynihan and george mcgovern, george mitchell, robert c. byrd, you know, tom harkin and the disability work they'd done, ted kennedy on voting rights -- i mean, there was -- on the other own colleagues. an acknowledgement of really a change that would occur with his departure. >> mike, what did you feel that day? >> for me it was more of a -- well, i would say it was shock. because in particular because i felt it more as a kansasan. and it was really a palpable sense of loss for our state. because i knew -- you know, i had learned enough by then to know that, you know, the leverage and the power of the seniority that senator dole had brought to the congress in representing our state was so significant. and probably would never be replicated. so from that perspective, it was -- as a campaign operative, i frankly was happy on one hand because i knew that it would be easier to concentrate and focus on the general election that we were facing, which was an uphill battle to start with. but, you know, more as somebody from home, i felt a sense of loss that he built up over the
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Apr 9, 2010 6:00am EDT
house meeting where george bush and john mccain. it's hardly been mentioned in the coverage. it shows how unprepared mccain was and well prepared obama was. our republican aide says in the meeting as he listened obama take over the meeting effectively, if you closed your eyes you would have believed this was the president of the united states and not george bush and john mccain. we have a very interesting story about david geffen and maureen o'dowd and a column she wrote in the early portion of the nomination fight and how this came to bring and how this famous mogul and this "new york times" columnist how they dealt one of the first severe blows to the notion of clinton's inevidentibility. >> there's a back story. she was trying to write that story before she finally got him to agree to do it. >> she was. as john says it's an interesting story of two not only prominent people by iconic people. the most prominent "new york times" columnist really of our time -- or right now i would say in many ways and david geffen this incredibly influential figure and part of dreamworks with steven
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Jan 13, 2010 6:00am EST
would not have done. >> we can broaden that to underserved markets. look at prince george's county. they are the highest income county in the united states in terms of african-american wealth. over 50% of mortgage loans in prince george's county were subprime mortgages. from my work in the field, i started out as a fair lending advocate. i ran the toledo fair housing and sought more lawsuits than any other fair housing or civil- rights agency in the country. what we saw over and over again were lenders who were not willing to go into underserved markets, even if we were talking about more affluent african- american or latino markets with their plain vanilla products. i can remember -- used to be able to purchase data in ohio and we could look at the address and it would provide the interest rate and to the finance their bosses for that particular mortgage. i sit down with mainstream lenders and i would say that person has a law and elsewhere, 18%, 25%, go to that person and refinance them. there is your mortgage. they refused to do it. surprisingly, when they adopted some prime len
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Apr 9, 2010 6:00am EDT
also the so-called gang of four, henry kissinger, george schultz -- by the way, george schultz and my old boss participated in our meeting in paris. the real reason is barack obama , to be honest about it. here's a guy who talked about this issue when he's running for president. having been elected, his first meeting with the president of the russian federation, dmitri medvedev, got the russian statement that supported the goal of eliminating nuclear weapons. they agreed to get back into a new negotiation. and then barack obama in a historic first, chaired a u.n. security council meeting at the united nations last fall and gotten dorsment for the global zaire -- -- got endorsement for the global zero concept. he has been proactive in the lockdown in the summit that you'll see next week. so this is an example where one man with a vision can make a difference. but if i can make an analogy here, it's a bit like, i think, the health care debate in the sense that there are a lot of obstacles here. and one of the biggest obstacles that barack obama faces is his own bureaucracy. you know, an
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Apr 13, 2011 6:00am EDT
george washington university. that is a little after 1:30 p.m. eastern. throughout the month of april, we will feature the winners of the studentcam competition. students submitted documentaries on the theme of, "washington d.c. through my lands." watch the video is just before "washington journal." meet the students who greeted them. stream all of the videos any time on line. >> next, secretary of state hillary clinton at the islamic world forum. it includes leaders of the u.s. and more than 30 muslim countries. it meets -- is convening in washington for the first time. this is a little more than a half-hour. >> good evening ever run. thank you for that introduction and your french. it is a pleasure for me to join you at this islamic world forum. his highness and the people of qatar have posted the forum for years. as has been set, i was honored to be a guest last year. now i am delighted to welcome you to washington. i want to thank the center at the brookings institution for keeping bees the event going and growing. i want to acknowledge all of my colleagues and the diplomatic corp
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Dec 29, 2009 6:00am EST
themselves from george w. bush, right? how successful was that? ñryou think you will do it with eight weeks left before election day with your democratic incumbent? who has 84% hard name i.d.? unlikely. this is how the political and berman changes how you run campaigns agree with everything looks like it is turning against you, you have to be more aggressive. yes? >> what would your response be to the argument that by packing the challenger, you could -- by attacking the challenger, you are increasing his name id and while you might increase his unfavorable by a technician, you might actually draw attention to and and get some people to faovr him. >> that is a good question their. two types of names id, positive and negative we are giving him the-kind. we will polarize the voters, desperatyes. if you ignore this guy and your own peril, you may lose to him. there's a saying that you cannot beat somebody with nobody. that is warm. -- that is wrong. in the 1980 election cycle, ronald reagan swept into office. the republican congressional campaign in 1980, they did not have biographies fo
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Feb 16, 2011 6:00am EST
visitor to our campus. we are proud she is an alumna of the george washington university, had received an honorary doctorate and deliver the keynote address at our commencement ceremony in may, 1994. it is a distinct pleasure to welcome secretary clinton back to our university for this address entitled," internet rights and wrongs." this is a topic of particular interest to our faculty in the elliott school of international affairs. we can all agree that the role of the internet in recent events in the middle east make this topic especially relevant this afternoon. ladies and gentlemen, please join me anin welcoming the 67 secretary of state, hillary rodham clinton. [applause] >> thank you all very much and good afternoon. it is a pleasure once again to be back on the campus of the george washington university, a place i have spent quite a bit of time in different settings over the last nearly 20 years. i would like especially to thank president knapp and provost lerman because this is a great opportunity for me to address such a significant issue and one which deserves the attention o
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Nov 21, 2012 7:30am EST
. governor mitt romney received a small percentage of latino and asian voters, much less than george w. bush received it's often noted, and many have said his views on immigration and conservativism's approach to immigration generally were to blame for the gop's poor showing this time around. it's worth noting, i think, that romney tried to appeal in some respects to all factions, all conservative factions on immigration. he repeatedly said that he was in favor of more legal immigration emphasizing legal, but also particularly during the primary season he took a harder line on the question of illegal immigration. what we at aei have decided to do in the wake of this election is convene a thoughtful panel of folks to discuss conservatives and immigration reform. now, i should note that this is the american enterprise institute for public policy research, it is not the institute for figuring out how to get conservatives elected or how to get republicans elected. we're interested in finding the right solutions to pick policy problems and issues -- public policy problems and issues. so i a
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Dec 25, 2009 6:00am EST
recession. and the tort bill, i believe that was passed under george of the bush. -- the torque bill, i believe that was passed under george w. bush. the deficit, it is like $148,000 per person now. host: thanks for the input this morning. it is christmas morning. here are some photos of the gathering at the church of the nativity in bethlehem. also, soldiers in afghanistan. the pope benedict yesterday's celebrating christmas eve services at the vatican. he was knocked down by a woman in the crowd. you have probably seen some video of this by news programs. he was ok and help back to his feet. that woman is the same woman who tried to reach him at midnight mass last year. favored political story of the year, omaha, neb., here is julie. caller: it is it snowing blizzard in ahman. host: how much snow you have this morning? caller: i think about 11 or 12 inches on my driveway. host: still snowing? caller: oh, yes. i am a true democrat but i am very disappointed -- i know kay bailey hutcheson and the other gop have challenged the constitutional right of this health along -- of this health b
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Jul 16, 2009 6:00am EDT
and mccarthy, senator george miller and my friend chris dodd. i am very pleased to be joined today by representatives of the american nurses association on behalf of 2.9 registered nurses. as i said before, i have a long standing bias for nurses. when shasha was diagnosed with a dangerous case of menagitis, we were very afraid. it was the nurses that walked us through this. when both our girls were born, we saw the delivery doctor both times for about 10 minutes. the nurses were there the whole time. i know how important nurses are. they aren't in it to get rich last i checked. if it weren't for nurses, many americans would have no access to healthcare at all. it is safe to say if you understand why we have to passq the reform as intimately as our nurses. they see firsthand the outraging cost of her health coverage. insurance premiums and prescriptions that they consume a family's entire budget. families forced to use the emergency room for a sore throat because they cannot afford to see a doctor. health insurance premiums have sky rocketed. every single day we wait to act, thousands
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Jan 17, 2011 10:00am EST
leading us. we had about 30 members of congress over the years. the first time we went, george wallace was still alive. it was the last year of his life. he was in pretty rough shape. the congressional delegation went to see him. i remember john lewis, earl hilliard, the african-american congressman from that area, they walked right in and were as comfortable as could be. i remember a couple of our white, midwestern, liberal members, standing at the edge of the door wonder whether they wanted to walk in or not. george wallace received them with wonderful spirit, they responded with wonderful spirit. two years ago when we went back, peggy wallace kennedy, george's youngest daughter, came to sell my, spoke at the church, and join us in the march across the bridge. i think martin would look down and say, yeah, you got it, keep going. thank you. kim [applause] [applause] >> thank you very much to everyone. we would like to begin the conversation and also, we plan to have you included in the conversation before the evening is over. doug, i want to ask, how do we get there? i guess i
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Nov 5, 2010 6:00am EDT
districts that george bush carried in the 2004 midterm elections. if you go back to that election soik l, it was kind -- cycles it was kind of a flat political environment, there was no wind to anyone's face or to anyone's back. >> host: yeah. >> guest: and there have been 84 democrats in the house who represent congressional districts that george bush carried in that 2004 election. that's where most of the losses were sustained. >> host: and as i looked at it, you mentioned tom perriello who's a great guy, that it wasn't just freshman who lost, right? >> it wasn't just newcomers like patrick murphy, also, in pennsylvania, but you had ike skelton, john spratt, paul kanjorski in pennsylvania. it, it was across the board young and old. right? >> is just because they had a d after their names. >> guest: well, that's the pattern here, and you look at the guy like ike skelton who's been just a great champion for the veterans and the men and women in our armed forces, he has represented a district that has leaned republican. that is a district that george bush carried in 2004 as is the distric
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Jan 10, 2012 2:00am EST
nixon in 1970 or george wallace in 1968. they voted for hubert humphrey. most successors of the democratic to humphrey did relatively well, these jacksonian voters, at least for southerners. if you look at a map of the county baconian mapping areas in eastern kentucky comedy central tennessee, west virginia, even across arkansas and into northern texascommittee's work areas of unusually strong democratic strength among whites in the south, even after the democratic party and flipped to become civil rights in the 1960s. obama change this coalition do not necessarily for the better. take a look at the maps. what i have done here is taken basically states that were basically tied in 1996 or 2008. and as a republican gets to a point coming becomes a little bit better, and other reflate georgia in 2008, which is barely won by mccain is way better than mccain does a little bit better gets darker and darker with the democrats. you will notice that the blue states in 2008 look a lot like the blue states in 1996. why is this? because her 1996 to 2008, only three states moved more than fi
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Jan 7, 2011 2:00am EST
, it is the largest one in history. let me say that aga so you get replace general george casey. general dempsey is presently the commander of army trainmen the undock turned command and previously was acting commandern the ntral command history of this great nation. it will be worth $110 billion that they will take away from the middle class. now, a few weeks ago we passed a tax bill out of here and we had to give tax cuts to people who make millions and millions of dollars. millions. they said, if you don't give the tax cuts to the rich, we are not going to give them to the middle class. the entire republican caucus voted against tax cuts. unless millionaires got it. well, we should have learned from that that this repeal will be just more of the same. take $110 billion away from the middle class by taking a repeal of this law. you don't have to take it from by the service leadership. third, i want this tribe i will follow through to completion it will make it to protect the sides cannot reach and fighting strength despite a declining rate of growth and eventually flattening t
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Aug 6, 2009 2:00am EDT
and a law degree from george mason university. he is retired from the armed forces and the father of two identical twins who have autism. >> thank you very much for holding this hearing. as the chairman indicated, i am a board member. we are the second-largest many college in the nation. i and the co-founder of the consortium on autism and intellectual disabilities, comprised of 41 community college presidents. i am pleased to say that a colleague is a very active member of our consortiu as well as the president of hines community college, which he tells me is the largest one in mississippi. both of these leaders could not be here today, because a previously scheduled board meetings, but we do have some community college presidents here that i would like to introduce the subcommittee to. the first one is willing duncan. he is the chairman of taft college and the chairman of our consortium. we also have dr. wayne burton, president of the north shore community college in massachusetts. we have the chairman of passaic county community college. also with the is jeff ross. if you look
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Jun 1, 2010 2:00am EDT
thank our board members. many longtime friends are here, general george price, bill cooper, and others. there is a commercial message here. basedechnologies gave but the nation allowing us to film the ceremony and airing at lie. if everyone wants see of later, they can see it on our web site. they're great people to give us the prisoner of war and american flags here that we all have. they give them out for the special events. and speaking of thanks, we all owe our thanks to a vietnam veteran named blaine jackson. who is doing jackson? you will rememr him right away because during times square, when a terrorist attack was being attempted, duane jackson was fair, and when he saw the smoking vehicle, he immediately called the police. he is no stranger. he was there on 9/11 and saw the aircraft hit the world trade center and was very much affected by it. he is a graduate of boston university. a fine human being, and he will receive the patriot award from the vietnam veterans memorial fund, and we will ask admiral mullen and i to hold it as we get a tooth dwanye -- as we get it -- give it
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Aug 23, 2011 2:00am EDT
three roosevelts, leaders who transformed america and the 2004 biography of george george washington. professor burns' 1978 book "leadership" is still considered the seminal work in the field of leadership studies and the theory of transformational leadership has been the basis for more than 400 doctorow dissertations. what he has written about he is also lived. professor burns served as a combat historian in the pacific theater from 1943 to 1946 and he was awarded the bronze star and four battle stars. user democratic nominee for the first congressional district of massachusetts in 1958 and was also a delegate to four democratic national conventions. a member of the american academy of arts and sciences he is also the past president of the american political science association and of the international society of political psychology. he received his b.a. from williams college and his ph.d. in political science from harvard and attended the london school of economics. he is currently the woodrow wilson professor of government emeritus at williams college. james macgregor burns schol
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