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May 2, 2013 8:00pm EDT
he, just like many of us, he goes and pays his respects to george washington. not a national park at the time. not a tourist site. but there and -- george washington's nephew is the custodian of the grounds and lincoln can pay his respected to the first president as a member of congress. so lincoln meets a lot of people who will be important in the future. people not serving in congress but a man named thaddeus stevens, from pennsylvania, portrayed by tommy lee jones in the movie. this is their first meeting and they exchange first letters, and i was so fascinated to write about that. so, i after the convention, lincoln is touring massachusetts with his family. he is happy to be reunited to his family. every member of congress can tell you, everyone who has families, when they get elected to congress they've got all this contrary advice. take your family with you. good for you to have your familiarfully washington, dc. live your family at home. you don't want them getting infected by the swamp or dealing with anything associated with congress. and depending on which member of congres
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2011 8:00pm EST
george mason university. he teaches economics and again, you can find these videos on youtube. thank you very much for joining us. >> guest: thank you. >> guest: thank you. .. >> coming up in a special weeknight edition of booktv, officials from the george w. bush administration. >> .com interview with former defense secretary, donald rumsfeld about his recently published memoir is titled, known and unknown. he said that with historian michael beschloss at the national constitution center in philadelphia. this is an hour and 10 minutes. >> without we would have the scattering because secretary rumsfeld's book has not been getting very much attention, so we thought we would make up for that bailey by at least having one event. i know you're not doing anything else to make sure the boat gets the attention it deserves. it is appropriate that we are doing this here at the national constitution center because one of the things the founders were serious about unlike regimes in europe but they were starting this country to be unlike, they wanted to make sure we had a record of our le
CSPAN
Aug 31, 2009 8:30pm EDT
northwest, because when people think of the republican party they think of newt gingrich, george w. bush, tom delay, dicc armey,uys with texas twangs. >> host: what is wrong with that? >> guest: well, with ronald reagan and barack obama bh have been able to find the middle of american political life and maybe it is a midwestern sensibilities. i am not exactly surehat it is, but we just can be confined to the self. you know, why did ronald reagan puffin so many people inurope? because at that time, even though he was right, and was proven right and i think he eed 100 million europeans, there was that cowboy swaggert that scare them. even reagan you never saw that in him but george. bush had thatwagger. the sameith the late and sort of come in it just does not translate well in new england. >> host: let's get to the book. i have a million questions. but, let me preface it with this. when you were a young one coming up, the young man living in florida, at some point he became political. you may decision to be a conservative. he made a decision to be a republican or you started inking of you
CSPAN
Sep 2, 2011 8:00pm EDT
] ..n the chapman auditorium. here he is talking about george washington. >> washington was dignified, stoic, heroic, and fiercely devoted to do the. also a slave owner. an unyieldin kasr in unyielding taskmaster, somewhat who fein and a failure at business madison, hamill's command uivalh grade education. ron chernow was born in brooklyn, and he is an honors graduate of both yale and cambridge. he is considered to be one of the most distinguished commentators on politics, business, finance in america today. the st. louis post-dispatch has hail him as one of the most preeminent biographers of his generation. the new york times calls him an elegant architect of monumental histories as we have seen in decades. in 2000 for his biography of alexander hamilton won the inaugural george washington book prize for early american history . he brings political perspective to the politics of today. listen to his words. president washington, vice-president of bama enters the office hoping for reasonable and sensible discourse, hoping to enjoy a time of non partisan politics. the two-party system e
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2010 6:30pm EST
is extraordinary. he did what others could not do. he went on to defeat george w. bush everything you could think of was thrown at him in the media. there were rumors running on the internet. yet he 01. the 91, the speech he gave, -- the night he won, the speech he gave, he give it in chicago and i was in tears. i was texting people across the world. we were all in tears. it was a fantastically wonderful moment for people of color. >> what do people say who have followed that, who are minorities, the impact of how people view the united states? >> first of all, for people of color, minorities around the world, it has made them think better of america. the majority were able to rise above their history. but it says something for the american plant capacity for renewal. -- american capacity for renewal. the idea that a black man can live in a free world is a fantastic role model and encouragement for black young people. here you have this wonderful family in the white house, michele, barack, the two girls. it is such a great thing to see. i think, all around the world, whatever happ
CSPAN
Mar 11, 2010 8:00pm EST
in 2003 was not lost on george mason's squad of 2006. truly the ultimate cinderella story of march madness. first, they barely made the tournament. >> they came in here, didn't have a large team. a lot of people didn't believe that they belonged here. there were a lot of other schools. >> the one thing i told the players i promise you, i'm going to have more fun than any other head coach in this tournament and i'm asking you guys have to more fun than any other team. >> then, they upset michigan state in the first round. >> george mason, rolls -- now they're celebrating. congratulations, george mason! >> in round two, the 11th seeded patriots took on the defending national champion north carolina tar heels. trying to continue their unlikely journey on the road to the final four. shortly after the opening tip, it appeared that midnight would be coming early for this would-be cinderella. >> tar heels on an 11-0 run. >> and mother steal. they were showing a different story in the beginning of second half. george mason counterpunching. george mason! how about this! the new cinderella.
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2010 8:00pm EST
and that familiar skating stride. then georges continues. no worries for neuvirth. the captains giving michal neuvirth the lead to protect and it's tomas fleischmann who will accept the congratulations. oh! blue! time! time out. i touched it. i touched the ball before it went out, coach. come on, alex, the ref did not call that! you gotta be kidding me, alex! it's the championship game! talk to him, coach. i touched, it's their ball. don't foul them when they inbound. team on 'three.' one, two, three. nice going, alex. sorry coach. alex! good call. >> joe: there's a tackle machine in the house. london fletcher taking tail action on a inside dc. caps on top by one. verd says you make the call on this. >> craig: here comes knuble right there. but very close to breaking the stick. and the nod because of the strength of markov. markov wanted the call. very close close with not protecting that. >> joe: fleischmann as a result his 15th unassisted at 5- 14. washington has the lead on the man advantage. brooks laich play its back to the point. fired with of price. price got the pad in t
CSPAN
Apr 19, 2012 8:00pm EDT
the honorable russell george inspector general for tax administration and james white director of strategic issues at the united states government accountability office and the thank each of you for being here. we have had a chance to review your testimony and appreciate your submitted that ahead of time. it allows me to go through it. i'm famous for my blue marker and making notes for things i want to get to in the time we will have but we appreciate having had in vance -- advance. try to stay in in the five-minute window and hear opening statements before running to the floor for votes in coming back for question so commissioner miller if you would like to begin. i apologize. if i could ask all for it would be to stand pursuant to our committee to swear you in. you can stand and raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear dash solemnly swear or from the testimony you're about to give the committee will be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? thank you you may be seated and reflect before when when this is a firm deal then we will begin. you are recognized. >> r
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2009 8:00pm EDT
. joining me out of new york, defense attorney carmen st. george. and joining me out of atlanta, mr. and mrs. eleanor odom. welcome, everyone. out to lorraine in new jersey. hi, lorraine. >> caller: hi, nancy. i can't believe your twins will be 2 already. i'm the one that made the pillow cases for them for their first birthday. so my question is, about the 20 times that ron called home, i don't understand that, because i have two kids. i would have called home twice. if i hadn't got an answer, i would have left work, i would have gone home. he could have got in, seen if anybody was there, and then he could have reported it to the cops immediately. do you think that would have made any difference at all? >> i think it would have made a difference if he would have come home earlier. >> caller: i don't understand that. that really frustrates me. >> then tonight we would know, was she there, was she already missing. lorraine, number one, thank you for the pillow cases. we have used them and they are a thing of beauty. i have photos of them, actually. so lorraine in new jersey, thank you
CSPAN
May 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
torch the mansion in august 1814. the george washington portrait had been retrieved from the maryland farmhouse where it had safely rested after the fire and returned to the white house. as for jennings himself, his young manhood was behind him and he was still a slave. nevertheless now it i husband and father, he led a life of meaning and took advantage of opportunity as they came out. jennings rise would always require unremitting resistance against legal, social and psychological impediments. the contrast with dolley is striking. hopelessly alcoholic and with neither occupation or spouse. of course one could say payne took advantage of the situation too. he certainly take advantage of his mother and stepfather time and again slowly draining their finances and goodwill. as you know, every presidential family needs an embarrassing ne'er-do-well. and in this case, it was dolley's son from her first marriage, payne todd. and pain beautifully filled out the role for me and the arc of my story as a foil to paul jennings. here he had every advantage in life and squandered everyone. jennin
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2011 8:00pm EST
, conducted by george hansen and sung by a doctoral student in music here at the university of arizona. ["star spangled banner" playing] >> ♪ osage can you seeing oh say can you see by the dawn's early light and the rockets' red glare the bombs bursting in air gave approval through the night that our flag was still there oh, say does that star spangled banner yet wave land of the free and the home of the brave ♪ [applause] >> please be seated. tonight we had gathered here as a community to mourn the tragic and senseless loss. we are here to try in a small way to bring comfort to those whose lives had been forever changed by an act so heinous that it is simply impossible to comprehend. no one who lives here was untouched by the events of last saturday. over the past few days, i have repeatedly heard people ask, "how could such a thing have happened and how could it have happened here, in our town, and to people so loved and so it mired?" one of the characteristics that has struck me about tucson, of vast metropolitan area of 1 million people, it can function so much like a small col
CSPAN
Apr 25, 2012 8:00pm EDT
whose education secretary under president george h.w. bush introduced a bill to help ailing for proposed student loan interest rate freeze. their comments are little more than a half-hour.ng business. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. durbin: madam president, beginning next month, students from all over the united states will begin from graduating from college. families will will gather and celebrate. graduates will be filled with expectation and gratitude. but they're also going to be graduating with debt n. some cases, massive amounts of debt. 96% of for-profit college students will graduate with a debt of $33,000. 15% of them, one out of six, will default on their loans within two years. there's now more than $1 trillion in outstanding student loan debt. as i mentioned on the floor several times, a little over a year ago for the first time in history, student loan debt in america surpassed credit card debt. one of the reasons there's been such a huge influx is that college costs continue to rise at unsustainable rates. tuition and fees at four-year schools have ro
CSPAN
Apr 29, 2011 9:44pm EDT
bridges that make the george washington bridge look like a toy. you see the most unbelievable things and you come home -- we are like a third world nation. you land at what guardia -- la guardia. it is broken. it is dirty. i do not mind going over potholes' in my car, but i do mind in planes. but would not be there except for us. libya, saudi arabia, and the others say, "we do not like gaddafi. we would like you to take them out." obama said, ok." we formed a group -- nato is us. nato is largely us. we do not even have control over what the hell we are doing. gaddafi is driving down the street waving at everybody. can you believe this? listen to this one -- do is the leader of the group? france. france wanted to go in first. of course, we have not seen them sense, but they were there the first day and they got all the glamour. [applause] they form a group and they go in and at obama talks about the regime -- we do not want to kill or hurt anybody, we want to change government -- nobody knows what the hell he is talking about. you know the other thing about libya that really bothers me? i
CSPAN
Aug 17, 2010 8:00pm EDT
secretaries of state madeleine albright and george shultz. after that, a forum on housing finance included remarks from timothy geithner and housing secretary sean donovan. later, the heritage foundation report on the economy, but it, and foreign policy. -- the budget, and foreign policy. a couple of live events to tell you about tomorrow on c-span. the national business group on health will report on how large companies urge employer provided health benefit programs to prepare for the new health care law. that is it 10:00 eastern. the funeral service for ted stevens who was killed in a recent plane crash. speakers include vice president joe biden. talks between the two leading political parties in iraq have broken down. next, former ambassador to iraq chris hill on the plant will situation there. this is 14 minutes. -- 40 minutes. >> could afternoon and welcome to the state department. it is my great pleasure to introduce a man who literally needs no introduction. ambassador christopher hill who is just out of his 60 amount to or in iraq and to answer questions about his time there and th
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 8:30pm EST
, george mason, the prudential mutual fund board, the hudson institute, the fight for internet freedom and tom's favorite great american pastimes dr. billington thank you for leaving the library with all -- what we we all recognize as the distinction and tear the 21st century and to your great judgment in bringing roberta i shaffer here. during the months of her chairman she has been a wise and important support. i have learned that she is the library and and the executive charge by dr. billington and in fact congressional and national library of the 21st century needs to be. her resume is reminiscent of -- het and positions across the world that were aid her in helping dr. billington make the library into the digital age. it is a privilege to have tom whitehead's statements here and i thank you both. i also thank the manuscript division, the curator of the eisenhower papers for several years whose idea was, who originated the idea of having tom's papers here and also john kaine who bears the honor of also being the co-author of the papers and the most elegant and graceful proc
CSPAN
Aug 30, 2010 8:00pm EDT
archives. i held the first inaugural draft, written in his own hand, by george washington. i went to the national cathedral, which is incredible -- an incredible space. there are too little alcoves -- two little alcoves. there is a statue of george washington on one side and a statue of abraham lincoln on the other side. what most people don't know is that if you stand in just the right place at the right time of day, because of the stained- glass windows, patterns start to appear on the chest of these great men -- and at the right time of day, they both start to glow red. the reason why is because the designers knew what made their chest glow red. in a small little window, high up above them, that most people do not see, there is a stained- glass window of martha and mary, their wives. when the sun hits them just right, it makes their chest glow red. the secret of being able to stand the test of time is being able to have god and a good by your side. -- and a good spouse by your side. family is the secret. when i knew we wanted to honor our military, i didot want to have a military
CSPAN
Oct 22, 2009 8:00pm EDT
george w. bush has finally stopped cutting brush so he can make some cash as a motivational speaker. what is wrong with this picture? and yet another high-profile cheating husband has been playing law with the system. oh, yeah. all this and more right now. >>> well, we disagree on just about everything under the sun, but somehow we can maintain a civil discourse because we're adults, that's why. conservative commentator and author of "guilty, liberal victims and their assault on america" ann coulter. >> you always have trouble with names when you're on with me. fortunately, it wasn't mine last time. >> i have trouble with my teeth. i want to tell you first of all, a lot of people on the left do not like it that i have you on my show. >> i think they're jealous because i won't go on their shows. >> people like richard belzer the other night, munch from "law & order." he said why are you having her on your show? she's a fascist. they start calling you names. what do i say to these people? >> up -- >> that i'm not a fascist. >> this is taking too long. >> i don't know. i kind of like h
CSPAN
Apr 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
. historians debate whether history is made by individuals or structural forces. if george washington happened to have lived, or james madison, or abraham lincoln, with the united states exists? if it did exist, would be the same country that we know it to be? would other people have come forth and fill their shoes and done what they did, or would things be markedly different. for our purposes, tonight the question is if william f. up legionnaire would not have lived, would conservative conservatism be what it is today? if there had been a movement, would it have achieved the same success? i'm going to put that question aside for the moment and try to circle back to it later. let's start with who was buckley? well, he had six different careers. he did things that would have been -- that would have filled cruise for six people and made them all successful. let's start with the fact that he was a syndicated columnist. he wrote for many years, up until he died, a column called on the right. it was published three times a week and 350 newspapers. he was one of the most widely read columni
CSPAN
Sep 6, 2012 8:00pm EDT
about because they don't need papers of the way that george washington does. so that is how i was drawn to the civil war soldiers to begin with. so these letters are completely uncensored and expected to leave out sensitive military information. but there is no office, there is no -- they don't look at the male. you also get a publication of newspapers these were really interesting. so the moral and welfare and recreation in the civil war disorder of amuse themselves and one of the ways they do it in many regiments is the start newspapers sometimes they do it with a piece of paper and pen and their handwritten and sometimes they do it by occupying the printing press of the local southern newspaper, the conservator in virginia for example, the editor was carefully setting the type to his newspaper one day and i think an early 1862 barges the first minnesota and this side not to undo all his work for the other three said the paper exists with one page of sort of local news and three pages of news for minnesota news and other places they actually traveled with portable printing presses the
CSPAN
May 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
written a couple of children's 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 becau
CSPAN
Jul 6, 2011 8:00pm EDT
america from george washington to william jefferson clinton was like chile$5 and others. a $5 trillion. and we had a surplus in ourresie annual budget and when president george w. bush took over nex then-president clinton handed him the keys to the white house, he said next year if you follow my budget, you'll have 120 billion-dollar surplus. that's what president george w. $5 trillion national debt, now fast-forward eight years later. at the end of president george w. bush's eight years in office, let's take a snapshot of what iw looked like then. the national debt was no longer $5,000,000,000,000.8 years later. it was almost $11 trillion. t in more than doubled in an w eight-year periodhe of time. t and when president obama took office, instead of being handed a budget for the next year with esiden $120 billion surplus asama w president bush attended by r esident clinton, presidentea obama was given a project anddgu said next year if you follow oui budget, you'll have times $1.2 trillion deficit. amo 10 times the amount president bush hadn't hasurplus president obama was so
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2009 8:00pm EDT
] the war in iraq -- somebody talked about bailouts. i'm sure you been george bush's system -- here's the deal. when you're through yelling, raise your hand and i will talk. i assume by bailout, you mean the $700 billion in george bush asked congress to vote for last year. do you disagree with that fact? you say don't blame on george bush. [inaudible] there is an indicator and i hope people understand, when you say people things cannot refute, they try to drown you out and that's understandable. i understand why people resent the fact that my mentioning it was george bush's bill. when it comes to bailouts, as people call them, whether it's general motors -- let me talk about aig then. i will talk about aig for a minute because aig was done by the bush administration was no congressional votes. it was the bush administration officials decided to bail out aig. it was bush who first decided to bail out general motors and chrysler without a congressional vote. yes. on fannie mae and freddie mac, i will be glad to respond to that. the bailout of fannie mae and freddie mac, we passed legisl
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2010 8:00pm EST
is a short picture of where the jobs have gone. in the previous administration under george bush, just before president obama came into office in january, we had lost 700,000-plus jobs. this january, 2010, 20,000. we're moving up in the right direction. yes we need to generation more jobs, but how did we get into this mess? it started really back in 1910, and we're not done yet. we've had two wars at the same time without paying a dime for it. we've had two tax cuts to the rich, without paying for a penny. we've had a $400 billion handout to the big drug companies on wall street. without paying a nickel for it. and then at the tail end of the last administration we had a losing of the united states treasury of nearly $1 trillion while they fed their friends on wall street. again, without paying a single dime for it. well in wisconsin, much like in ohio and everywhere else across the country, including iowa, we have a saying. you know, there is no free lunch. we have to pay our bills. so we have to pay our bills, we have to live within our means and to do that, the populist caucus
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2012 8:30pm EDT
examiner." she served as chief of staff george w. bush's council of economic advisers 2001-2002, and served as chief economist at the labor department from 2003-2005. are you supportive of title ix when it comes in the world of sports? we just celebrated the anniversary i think, 40th anniversary or something. >> when the courts were discussing title ix, one of the message that colleges could comply with title ix was having as many just fulfilling the desires of the different groups. in other words, if they were exceeding to the requests of women playing sports, then that was fine. but the way that now courts are interpreting it is that it has to be proportional. so now supportive of title ix as regards to proportionality. it's become a court system. the fact is there are more young men who want to play college sports than young women. there have been articles in "the new york times" about how these colleges are playing games with the numbers. soy woman can be on two teams, for example, an account as two people. or a young woman can sign up to play hockey when she first enters as a fr
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2010 8:00pm EDT
the uss george washington. we are still working on that date. but rest assured, we will do so with that aircraft carrier in the yellow sea, so stay tuned as for when. but we will be back there with those assets. but this notion of canceled i think is just hyper evolved. they've got a lot of moving parts here when it comes to one including an aircraft carrier, so it is difficult to get all those parts together and assembled in full agreement on when to proceed with this. but we will do so. we will be back in the yellow sea. we'll be there with the george washington and so stay tuned. >> when will it be? i mean, next month? >> it still be determined. we haven't nailed down and sure we will share with you. all right? gordon i think is the last one. >> a quick question. president karzai continues to be concerned about the contractors in afghanistan. i'm just wondering if you have some current sense of what the department is doing to help alleviate those concerns and what is plan b is. >> you know, i frankly know i'll miss what i've read on it, poured in. it sounds as we clearly have be
CSPAN
Nov 6, 2012 8:00pm EST
.. >> in honor of george mcgovern, the campaign in 1972 was the one -- it became a clichÉ. this idea that the democrat is weak. but the democrats don't know how to really beat a commander-in-chief. all he wanted to cut defense spending. this is a very effective attack ad. you will notice that the end that it has the tagline. this was an attack line in the 1972 campaign. >> the mcgovern plan. he would couplings by one third. the air force by one third. he would cut media personnel by one point. he would cut interceptor planes by one half. the navy fleet by one half. and carriers from 16 down to six. senator hubert humphrey had this to say about the mcgovern proposal to it isn't is cutting into the facts, it isn't just cutting its manpower. it is cutting into the very security about this country. president nixon doesn't lead we should play games of our national security. he believes in a strong america. to negotiate for peace from strength. >> that is why there is such a memorable image. we see these little plastic toys, and nixon is on a real battleship. we have aircraft carriers
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2011 8:00pm EDT
draft as a measure. there was a man named george creel who was a journalist and he set up the committee on public information and it was a propaganda. he was brilliant. he was -- >> it doesn't sound like one. [laughter] >> and, you know, one of the things he suggested doing was calling it selective service because selective appeals to the kind of sense of the elite and suggested choice service. you know, they didn't want to call that conscription and wilson actually gave a speech early on in the announcing draft and send a note way conscription is unwilling it is rather -- i don't know the exact phrase but it's rather the decision of people who volunteered in mass. and the conscription when they decided to implement the draft day put up posters and said you have to reach reses you can enlist, join a group that will be called up leader, or you will be deemed to have enlisted. [laughter] >> let's talk about the brothers'. put them in context at the beginning of your screen. who are they, where are they, what's going on? >> there are four thomas brothers. the oldest -- all brothers went to
CSPAN
Apr 27, 2011 8:00pm 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 destructi
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Mar 7, 2011 8:00pm EST
. problems and issues that might be in power, george r.'s, or other states. i asked a rhetorical question -- when was the last time anything was micromanage from washington, d.c., and it worked? time is up. we have got to move from an entitlement society, and the only way we are going to get our hands around the runaway spending is we have to take those programs that had been misnamed entitlement programs. they started out as assistance programs. the only way that we are going to get our hands around this runaway spending is those programs have to be restructured and the state's given more responsibility and authority to do what they do best, and that is to deal with the people's problems at the state level. empowerment, not entitlement. [applause] then my third guiding principle that i want to share with you is not about us, it is not about us. i am a founding father -- we must all now be the defending fathers. have to defend the life of the unborn -- we have to defend the life of the unborn. we must defend those principles that this nation was founded upon. we must defend it the future
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2011 8:00pm EST
make a speech, i am going to cut you off. good >> i of the journalist student at george washington. -- i am a journalist student at george washington. when you originally published the first round of wikileaks information in july, you included a comprehensive editor's note and personally answered readers' comments and questions. the new thing that it is important -- do you think it is important to open the door to your editorial room decisions like that? >> i do. it is unavoidable -- i do not think it is unavoidable, but it is useful to do that. i am sure marvin can cite polls that show the steady decline in trust in the american media, and i take those with a grain of salt. a lump all the media into one bastion. when people think of congress a thing thumbs down, but when they think of their own congressman, it is thumbs up. there has been a steady erosion of trust in the media, and it is a useful way to regain some of that to explain what we do and why we do it. >> are you going to be doing that on a regular basis? not in response to a specific story, but every month you are going
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Aug 10, 2012 8:00pm EDT
coming through the presidents emergency plan for aids relief, which president bush, george w. bush started, announced to everyone's surprise in the state of the union address in 2003. that has gone up under obama and his flattened out the last couple of years, but is still an enormous amount paying for drugs, paying for clinics, paying for labor, paying for the whole, you know, sort of transportation and infrastructure it takes to put millions of people on this lifesaving -- that's exciting therapy. >> host: was very senseless on the latest in test approaches to prevention and treatment? >> guest: well, i wouldn't say there was a consensus, but there is more stuff to do. there's more options now than there has been ever before. once our so-called treatment is prevention. this means that if io -- if someone is infected and you treat them even very early or perhaps especially very early in their infection, the amount of virus they have in the bloodstream goes almost to zero and they become essentially noninfectious. in other words, they cannot transmit the virus onto anyone else. it
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Oct 5, 2012 8:00pm EDT
would like to say that in some ways, 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 day feel colder, but to national pride week a freezing day feel warmer? it seems to be the case because regardless of the final crowd number estimates, never have so many people shivers along with such joy. >> from above, even this sequel is ranking of humanity. >> in a way, obama standing about the country, about the world, a sort of god. ♪ >> i mean, didn't clint eastwood say bessie said well, we'll believed oprah was crying her well, now we are all crying. that's the problem. in 2012, very bitter loose change with our friends in the media. they still love all the same heroes and they still get hot flashes at night. i said this on my radio show the other day, but a lot of male journalist seemed positively post menopausal in their reaction to president obama. so this year we offer as our first award in our first nominee for the obama got some free finalists. our first nominee is a man whose infatuation wi
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Apr 26, 2011 8:00pm EDT
going on during this time? >> guest: oh, boy, i was there for everything. i was there when george wallace stood in the schoolhouse door at the university of alabama. i was there for birmingham, the fire hoses and the dogs, and all of that was happening so close to me, and i'm in this little rural town of 5,000 people in the middle of nowhere, alabama, and -- but we saw the news, and you have to watch the national news because the local news didn't do a good job of covering the civil rights movement, and i felt bad that i was not demonstrating, that i was not part of the movement, that i should have been out there, but then i'm like, but i want to be a journalist. >> host: you didn't join it because you wanted to map tan the objectivity and cover it? >> guest: yes, and i -- it's -- it changed me again because i had been in the north, and now i knew what segregated life was like. i lived under segregation. a young guy asked me out to a movie in alabama, there was one little movie theater there, and he said we're going to have to cook our own popcorn and bring it there, and we need t
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Jun 3, 2013 8:30pm EDT
commissioner of daniel werfel and treasury inspector general jay russel george, and i hope you will hear how we will get to the bottom of this and prevent this from happening again. here are some things i can tell you all ready. we will insist that the irs implement all nine of the recommendations in the inspector general's report to the satisfaction of the inspector general. we're going to require more frequent and in-depth reports from the irs about how they allocate their funds among their different offices and we are also going to demand that the ira's to mr. to the committee that the funds provided by this committee are used without a hint of partisanship or ideology when it comes to the application of tax loss. this hearing is inspector general's second appearance before the subcommittee this year. we appreciate your willingness to meet with us again. this is the first congressional hearing in his new role as acting irs commissioner. want to congratulate you, if that is the right word, on your appointment and thank you for taking this assignment in a very difficult time. we appreci
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Jul 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
to bring thi up. after george w. bush lef oficethub has rols trioe lyt thridsed n e a cut est rv sceic ass thing to do. his vice president can take that approach. [laughter] but when he finally broke cover about two ekoai' lycntrirismf tad gyli f nt oo esid i n'lie our president, our country should criticize our president said that the public role of supporting theren e ots. ai nzi me n,yes although we argu about whether eiseower counts as a texan and two men who had woed closely with senher est jon jo e ilrupuan t deat e t key' ssiooh i t oneenhower and as i needed you for a long time. i need you more than ever now. the next morning eiseer edhirndrito ys te e ou jon. kne ngn at riou lan a l pad. it's got a joint session of congss and here is that you need to say because the world is watching. e coy israize e eratgoto enn b des nd omto hi r r usro key' agenda. kennedy's agenda was stalled in congress for not going anywhere. eisenhower sufficing him to push tr thnoteceiow kennsaed thae hoer li aisenat unne w mge stability and continuity. throughout johnson's presidency, senhower p
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Nov 2, 2009 8:00pm EST
boozy magazine publisher, george christopher, as we just saw in that clip from the new hbo series "bored to death" which i love. ted danson. happy to have him here with us. >> hello. >> i do like that show very much. >> it's fun. >> it's very funny and it's clever and, you're terrific in it. >> thank you. jonathan ames is the writer and he's a new york novelist and truly a remarkable character. >> i saw him in one of those, you know, trailer things. >> yeah. >> he's kind of like the jason character there. >> yeah. you know, he's incredibly bright. princeton, you know, really, really respected novelist. he's like this -- he has this innocence and you can't be sarcastic around him. it goes over his head. yet, there isn't a proversion he won't jump into, you know, feet first. >> he's a man. >> yeah. that's true. but a sweet, innocent man. is that also dismisbl? >> men and there perversions. i want to show people how we booked you on this show. >> yes. >> larry david was on my show and you called him. take a look. we have footage. >> ted danson. >> ted danson? can i speak to him for a
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Dec 10, 2012 8:30pm EST
-- the republican share bounced around. you know, to some extent, i mean, it. george hw bush got up to the mid-30s. ronald reagan brought it up to the mid-30s. bob dole, in the middest of the sentiment in fact 1990s took it back below 30. george w. bush got it back up to the imagine irk 40% that carl thought was the jumping off point for neutralizing the questions. you know, we're talking about a fairly small margin of voters here so if you, you know, a 10% shift in latino vote moving a million-two, a million-three, you know, what the turnout is is we don't really know yet. it will take awhile. the exit poll numbers lose credibility as time goes on, but i don't want to get too geeky with you, but say, you know, shift of a million voters, million and a half voters, and romney would have been in the mid-30s in terms of the share saying that was a good night for republicans. now, what would have happened in terms of actual states? i know you were going to ask. [laughter] >> then i want to go down the road. >> it's interesting because it doesn't -- it would have -- if the exit polls wer
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Jul 15, 2009 8:00pm EDT
different. we have a situation where george bork was an advocate on original intent from his days writing the law review article in the indiana law review. and how can you have our original intent with the 18th amendment was written by a senate of equal protection with the senate galleries which were segregated? or where you have judge bork who believed that equal protection applied only to the race and ethnicity? it didn't even apply to women. but it was a very thorough hearing. i spent beyond figuring days and three long sessions, five hours with judge bork. so it was his own approach which resulted. you've had an evolution of constitutional law which i think it's empathy in an okay status, in an okay category. now, on to the issues. i began with an area of cases which the court has decided not to decide. and those cases can be even more important than many of the cases which the court decides. the docket of the court at the present time is very different from what it was a century ago. in 1886, the docket had 1,396 cases, decided 451. a hundred years later, there were only 161 signed o
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Dec 26, 2012 8:00pm EST
are against it and no one was shut down and no one was put in prison. if they like george washington or didn't like george washington or gave an anonymous speech, just a proliferation, robust and wide-open uninhibited. up and down the continent. that is the year that we bark today, this month, the beginning of that so some thoughts on free speech and at that moment as you look back and then we will work our way forward in time. >> i don't have a lot of company in my views on mcintyre and anonymous speech but if you think about it, 225 years ago, you had the articles of confederation. you had a congress that did not work. it was not functioning. oh. [laughter] [applause] that was inadvertent. but you had ,-com,-com ma it was very interesting convention that arguably wasn't quite what they were authorized to do. you have the resolution that is going to be on exhibit that is interestingly worded. someone throws the word unanimous in it and it's used in an interesting way. but you know, think of going to washington and trying to get mount vernon and he doesn't want to leave because he's
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Jul 16, 2010 6:30pm EDT
. >> the michigan governor's republican primary debate tomorrow with tom george, mike cox, pete hokstra. they are seeking to replace the democratic governor who is term limited. that is at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >> for a snapshot of washington, d.c.'s ban congressional directory. order online at c-span.org /store. c-span is now available in over 100 million homes, bringing you a direct link to public affairs and nonfiction books created by america's cable companies. >> assistant secretary of state for political affairs talks on the state of the u.s.-israeli security relationship and the efforts to make the relationship stronger. this is a little over an hour. >> good morning, welcome to the middle east policy at the brookings institution. i am the director of the center here. i am delighted to have you here for what will be an important session. let me begin by doing my most important duty, which is asking everyone to silence their cell phones, or what ever electronic paraphernalia you may have. we are pleased to have an old friend. andrew shapiro has been a friend since its inception, a fr
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May 16, 2012 8:00pm EDT
your grace uphold rose mary, greater comfort. we ask that you grant your piece to george and his family. we ask your blessing upon all of our servicemen and women at home and abroad. they are defending our constitution. grant presence and guidance to those who lead our nation. may america ever ever shine as a beacon of justice. may we always remember our heroes, like leslie sabo, who more than themselves for their and their country they loved. we ask your holy presence to be with us in this sacred moment. we ask and pray in your holy name, amen. >> please be seated. thank you general rutherford or good afternoon, everyone. we gather today to present the medal of honor for valor above and beyond the call of duty. in so doing we celebrate the soldier, a life that produced such gallantry -- specialist leslie h. sabo, jr. today is also a solemn reminder that when an american does not come home for more, it is our military families and veterans who bear the sacrifice for a lifetime. they are spouses, like rose mary, who all of these years since vietnam, still displays in her home her
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May 27, 2011 6:30pm EDT
george w. bush. on this memorial day eve, we will discuss and look at the world war ii memorial and discuss as well world war ii on the last hour of "washington journal." we are joined by american historian douglas brinkley, who is one of many books is "world war ii memorial: a grateful nation remembers." thank you for being with us on a hot friday morning. what did it take us some years after world war ii to build and dedicate this monument? guest: remember, world war ii consumed our country. we lost 400,000 americans, many, many more wounded physically and psychologically. se gi's comee home and want to get back to normal, drink coca-cola, go to the movies, be part of the healing of the country. in the 1950's and 1960's, as you did not have or ii veterans standing up, and we had the controversial vietnam war dividing the nation. that was not a good war. suddenly, by 1984, and ronald reagan, i believe was the catalyst -- he went to normandy and talked about the u.s. army's second rangers climbing the cliffs and getting shot down. all over america in the 1980's, people recognized th
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Jan 19, 2010 8:00pm EST
, because before longwood, he was an assistant for jim layer larenega at george mason. landon milbourne with another field goal. >> strong to the mask. >> 7-8 from the field and battles on the rebound. hayes has it. 2-2. vasquez with the night pass knocked away. meantime, sean mosley went into the locker room and they'll check on his injury there. >> ron: trust me. if it's any slight possibility that it ought to be a lingering injury, we won't see him any more tonight. >> steve: i can't imagine there áááááááááááááááááááááááááááááááá >> steve: maryland leading 71- 34. a big night for jordan williams, the freshman from connecticut. and he is getting lots of valuable playing time, ron. >> ron: he gets on the glass and doesn't just leave it up to the guards to finish the play. he runs right up under the rim. works, jumps two and three times. comes up with the present, has the put-back. >> steve: 7 rebounds for jordan williams along with 12 points. four of the rebounds on the offensive glass. you can see he's made 6 of 8 from the field. dana smith, the best player
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Mar 16, 2010 8:00pm EDT
billups, johan, carmelo, and nene starting for denver. as you know, george karl is undergoing cancer treatment accident, but he is here. adrian dantley is the substitute coach. currently 4-1 in filling in. you can see george karl is on the bench. he's just been told not to scream and yell and do all the things a head coach would do, but he undergoes treatment for prostate cancer greeting the wizards' coaching. >> phil: of course randy whittman, and flip saunders and the rest of the coaching staff showing their support. >> steve: our toyota ones to watch tonight, carmelo anthony who had his 7th game of 40 or more points. 45 in the lost to houston. and al thornton who the last time they played was terrific. >> down the stretch, that was really the story. you had thornton who had the team high, 21. in the 4th quarter, 7 points, carmelo had no points, a big part of the story. washington went on to outscore them 29-15. >> steve: we know what the wizards did the last time they played. what are the keys tonight, phil? >> phil: it's the end of the five nights and six days. tomorrow night is
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Sep 26, 2011 8:30pm EDT
thin take your questions. with that, i'll turn it over to him. general? >> thanks, george. i assume you can hear me okay. i'll start by saying i appreciate the opportunity to have the ability to come back and talk to you, well over a year i left to the pentagon press corp., but there's been significant progress and changes occurring over this really not just the last year, but two years looking back. two years ago when we made the decision, nato did, to stand up the mission in afghanistan, the key thing they did was they made sure we had the right resources with the right strategy, what the right kind of people were necessary with the skill sets and put the right organization in place that enabled us to get after the mission that was so critical, so much so, you know, today i say the return on the investment we're starting to see is pretty significant from the efforts made in the last two years by the men and women of this international community. to me, it's a clear sign the afghans are moving forward and will have the ability here in december 2014 to assume the lead for security h
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Jan 9, 2012 8:30pm EST
and music director george hansen. [applause] jovian the john of calexico our very special and most giving local musicians. [applause] the university arizona and the tucson police department, the community foundation under the leadership of arizona, the university medical center, and one person in particular who guided the planning of this event with patience, sensitivity and genuine concern for those who were directly affected by the tragedy she is the relations manager for the university of arizona medical center. [applause] before we began our program, i think everyone is doing this any way but just a gentle reminder, please do not activate your blow stake until we ask you to do so later in the program. would you all please rise for the presentation of the colors by the davis air force base honor guard with? >> [presentation of colors] [presentation of colors] ♪ oh say can you see ♪ by the dawn's early light we kill the twilight's last gleaming. whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight ♪ for the ramparts we fought for so gallantly streaming. ♪ the r
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Oct 4, 2010 8:00pm EDT
expansion of our passenger rail will cost $250 million. is that too high a price tag were george >> at this point in our economic crisis, we need to cut down. you have 38 realigns in the country that are not profitable. until we see a metric their root -- provides profitability, we need to look at other ways to engage our economy -- so, not now. >> if you set roots and a profitable and making money, it's like saying our highways to not make money. of course they do not. you have to invest in this basic infrastructure. the above problems with congestion and be know that this would be good for businesses and easier for them to bring their products back in play. absolutely we should be investing in commuter rail and every other kind of real. >> congresswoman, should the congressional savings freeze the budget until it is imbalance which emergent i voted against my pay raise every single time. i think that is reasonable. >> i think the pay raises are voice votes. i think that if you have a voice vote opposing it passes, it does not do taxpayers much good. we should cut it. we should cut th
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Aug 7, 2009 6:30pm EDT
coulter of the national conservative student conference at george washington university. you can see her remarks live beginning at 8:15 p.m. eastern here on c-span. tomorrow, we have the scoring in a ceremony for judge sonia sotomayor. see it live tomorrow here on c- span. florida senator mel martinez held a news conference earlier this afternoon where he announced his intention to resign from the senate before his term ends in 2011. his remarks were about five minutes. >> hello, everyone. thank you for coming 12 years ago, i offered myself as a candidate for public office in florida out of a deep sense of appreciation -- of appreciation for the people of florida who supported me as a young immigrant. first, i had the privilege of being the mayor of orange county and then i was a member of the president's cabinet. now, i have had the honor of serving as the united states senator. i have gained a great respect for the people of florida and have enjoyed immensely serving their interests. i began my term as senator and promised that i would not simply war may seek appeared i promised to tak
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Nov 19, 2009 8:00pm EST
. >>> and the latest edition to late night, george lopez, explains why he could never make his grandmother happy. eeeee >>> tonight on "the joy behar show," she can't stop poets with her bare hands or leap tall buildings in a single bound, but she is one of america's best and most famous crime fighters. hln's own nancy grace will be here. >>> then it's a good fight. martha stewart stirs up a pot of trouble when she takes on america's kitchen sweetheart, rachel way. >>> george lopez is here, he's part of the changing face of late night talk. he'll be there to chat about that and whatever else he wants to. he's funny. all that starts right now. >>> we're starting tonight with a horrific story out of missouri. a 15-year-old girl confessed to murdering a 9-year-old girl to feel what it was like to kill someone. now she's being charged as an adult and could face life in prison. is a 15-year-old girl or boy an adult? where do you draw the line between punishment and rehabilitation? joining me to discussion this is hln's nancy grace author of the best selling book "the eleventh v
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Apr 19, 2011 8:00pm EDT
fussing about george w. bush and the structures he put in place, including indefinite detention and military commissions, which has been a long part of our history, guantanamo bay, a prison that has been maligned and the people down there have been criticized. i would submit that it is undoubtedly one of the finest prisons on the face of the year. it is exceedingly well run. i asked a journalist the other day. give me a sense of how many people would probably waterboarded down at guantanamo. and she said, oh, tens. >> of course, the answer is zero. no one was ever waterboarded at guantanamo. not one. in any event, here we are, almost april 2011. we could have a terrorist attack tomorrow. they can attack anytime, anyplace, using any technique and it is not possible to defend against terrorist attacks in every location, day or night, against every possible technique. but we have not had a successful attack in the united states of america for close to two years. that, in my view, is due to president bush and the structure put in place and it is not simply a defense structure. the succe
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