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Jun 16, 2016 6:00pm EDT
george. and a guy who had ever reason to be pompous and proud, he was not that way at all. how do i describe this, mr. president? he was -- he had the heart of a servant. he understood his job was to serve, not be served. he was humbling, not haughty. he came from a humble background and never had a lot of money he and his wife, until the day he died, he died in his sleep, almost at the age of 80, two days before my wife and i were supposed to have dinner with him and his wife here in washington with his other friends to celebrate his impending 80th birthday. but he had the courage to keep out of step when everybody was marching to the wrong tune. he -- how do i say this? he would -- face wad dilemma, like maybe voting with his caucus or voting with the president, and something that he just thought was wrong, he was amazingly -- he would, like, say, what is the right thing to do? i've heard him say this moreen this a few times. as governor, chairman of the national governors' association, here, he would say, what is the right thing to do? he wouldn't say, what is the easy thing to d
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2016 1:25pm EDT
about arms control agreements and in the second terms if we are not talking about now the george h.w. bush administration but in the second term of clinton, george w. bush and obama. the agreements have stagnated, frozen and they haven't been able to proceed. and this is tie today a broader, -- tied to a broader scene. each american president has come into office or in george h.w. bush's case he was already in office seeking to improve relations with russia, trying to have a more productive relationship. all of these have ended in disappointments because obviously we have a very different understanding of what a productive relationship with russia would look like. what has worked in the past 25 years has been issues where russia feels which we are treating it as an equal and it feels that its interests are respected and our interests and those of russia narrowly define b or coincided. one of those what happened in the fall of 2001, the cooperation with russia in the first phase of the war with afghanistan and russians were very helpful and cooperated with the u.s. because we had very
CSPAN
Apr 5, 2016 10:00am EDT
department of president george w. bush, led by conservative attorney general john ashcroft, agreed with judge garland's position. there was no controversy as far as they were concerned, so a republican president and a republican attorney general agreed with the ruling of judge garland. the other case in which judge garland is accused of having overstepped the bounds on the second amendment, never even addressed a substantive second amendment issue. if the judicial crisis network was so outraged by these decisions in the year 2000 and year 2007, why didn't they bring it up in 2010 when merrick garland was nominated to serve on the d.c. circuit court? in that year, kerry severino, the head of that organization, the judicial crisis network, told "the washington post," and i quote -- "of those the president could nominate, we could do a lot worse than merrick garland. he is the best scenario we could hope for to bring the tension in politics in the city down a notch for the summer." end of quote. i just quoted the person who was in charge of the judicial crisis network when merrick gar
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2016 12:00pm EST
activists and prior to joining heritage she served as the cabinet of governor george allen, secretary of natural resources and has also been a senior official in the reagan administration serving in office of presidential personnel and a special assistant to the president for his cabinet office and has been a special assistant to attorney general ed meese and for purposes of today's program she was deputy undersecretary of the department of interior and an assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks. please join me in welcoming becky norton dunlop. becky. [applause]. >> thank you very much, john, and lets me add my words welcome to the group we have here today have the heritage foundation. the heritage foundation is an organization, research and education organization that finds its policy roots in the constitution of the united states of america and i think that is a very important point when it comes to having discussions of such as the one we'll have today. we think that if you are on originalist that you don't look too prior court decisions, you look to the constitution. and
CSPAN
Jul 13, 2016 2:00pm EDT
last two years of george bush's term and we had the senate majority. well, mr. president, we have one day left before we break, and yet this body has failed to pass adequate legislation dealing with zika, failed to pass real funding on the opioid crisis. after another senseless tragedy in orlando, failed to pass sensible gun safety measures. and fails to fill our bench, whether it is the supreme court, the circuit courts, or the district courts. our republican majority owes it to the american people to make some progress on judges before members run for the hills. we shouldn'ting adjourning with this many vacancies, this many judicial emergencies. it's time to confirm these uncontroversial nominees. i say to every one of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, particularly the majority leader, it's time to do your job. and so i ask unanimous consent that the senate proceed to executive session to consider the following nominations: calendars 11, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 359, 362, 363, 364, 459, 460, 461, 501, 008, 568, 571, 572, 573, 597, 598, and 600 and that further the senate
CSPAN
Jun 10, 2016 4:00pm EDT
george foreman none of the sports writers thought he could win and actually they fear for his life. but what the africans called the miracle, he became a champion once more. [applause] and as the years passed passed, muhammad was compelled by his fate to use his name and notoriety for the victims of poverty. he served as a un messenger peas traveling to places like afghanistan. he campaigned over third world debt and stunned the world pretty secure the release of 50 hostages from iraq. [applause] and his message to on greater meaning he cable circle with the people of this country where he let a torch that saved to create new life for the 1996 olympics. [applause] muhammad always knew instinctively the road he needed to travel propelled his friends know what i read when i say he lived in a moment. he did not dwell in the past or harbor anxiety about the future. he loved to laugh and play practical jokes on just about everybody. he was sure footed in his self awareness, secure in his faith, and he did not fear death. but his timing is poignant. his passing should not be overlooked. as we
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2016 12:00pm EST
growth of the n.s.c. staff from 40 during the george herbert walker bush administration to more than 100 in the clinton administration to more than 200 during the george w. bush administration, to reports of nearly 400 under the current administration. in addition to the growth and size and largely enabled by it, we have seen an expansion of the n.s.c.'s staff role into tactical and operational issues. the ndaa will push the n.s.c. staff toward prioritizing the strategic mission that led congress to create it in the first place. i want to repeat, the national security council was created to give advice and counsel to the president of the united states, not to give rules of invasion -- engagement and specific instructions to officers and generals and admirals in the field. former secretary gates tells the story quite often of when he was visiting kabul, afghanistan, and walked by an office and there was a red phone there and the secretary of defense gates said, what's that? they said, that's our line to the n.s.c. friends, we have 30-something staffers at the n.s.c. who are giving dir
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2016 10:00am EST
chairman of the judiciary committee in 2001, george w. bush was president. i did not agree with much of what his administration was already doing, and i was very frank in discussions with president bush to tell him that. and i was not sure if i would approve of any supreme court nominations he might have the opportunity to make, but even with those reservations, i wrote a letter with senator hatch who was then the ranking member memorializing the agreement which republicans gave their word to follow. we reached how the judiciary committee would consider supreme court nominees. and that letter that we wrote, senator hatch and i, he gave his word and i gave mine. we wrote the judiciary committee's judicial practice has been supreme court nominees to the senate. once the committee has completed its considerations. this has been true even in cases where supreme court nominees were opposed by a majority of the judiciary committee, close quote. senator hatch and i gave our word on that and the republican leader at the time. senator lott then read our letter into the congressional record, to a
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2016 6:00pm EDT
, under the portrait of george washington, telling me stories from the poos but more -- past but more pofn talking with enthusiasm of the present. his most recent lecture, his next project. his plans for the future, the wonders of his grandchildren. in many ways he reminded me of some other giants of the 20th century that i've had the honor to meet. men like nelson mandela, women like her majesty queen elizabeth, leaders who have seen so much whose lives span such momentous epics that they find no need to posture or traffic in what's popular in the moment. people who speak with depth and knowledge, not in sound bites. they find no interest in polls or fads and like this leader shimon could be true to convictions even if they cut against the grain of current opinion. he knew better than the cynic that if you look out over the arc of history, humannings should be filled not with fear but with hope. i'm sure that's why he was so excited about technology because for him it symbolized the march of human progress and that's why he loved so much to talk about young people because he saw youn
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2016 2:00pm EST
the department of homeland security who are here. secretary chertoff, george webster, the aspen group, members of the press, dr. demarco, and claire who is visiting from connecticut and my niece. and most of all sarah harrison who has control of my slides. good morning everyone. thank you jane and the wilson center for hosting me again for this annual ritual. jane is a terrific supporter of our department and our homeland security mission, and a voice of strength and common sense in this town. jane, for the third year in a row, i continue to appreciate your leadership and mentorship. thank you. today i will outline progress we made in 2015 and the goals the president and i have for the department of homeland security in 2016. in the remaining 344 days of this administration, there is much to do. i intend to make every day count. the former president of my alma mater, morehouse college, used to tell his students we only have just a minute, but eternity is in it, and it's up to us to use it. with deputy secretary alejandro mayorkas as my partner, we will push an aggressive agenda to the
CSPAN
Apr 7, 2016 2:00pm EDT
with president george w. bush, 1991. in january 1991, the senate debated a resolution to authorize the use of u.s. armed forces to remove saddam hussein hussein's forces from kuwait. i opposed it because i felt the economic and diplomatic sanctions i just voted for should have been given more time to work. i was not ready to give up on sanctions in favor of war. in the end, i was one of just two republicans, along with senator hatfield of oregon, that opposed the resolution. i was under pressure from president bush, vice president quayle, white house chief of staff john sununu. i even was pressured by then-iowa's governor, terry branstad, no once again iowa's governor. i heard from a lot of iowans, particularly republicans, who were disappointed and even angry with my position. some were even considering a public rebuke because of my vo vote. being one of just two republicans, it was difficult to differ with a republican president on such major issue, but as i stated at the time, my decision was above any partisa partisanship. it was a decision of conscience rather than a matter of rep
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2016 2:00pm EDT
and whether we like it or not, when you look at former presidents of the united states, george h. bush,t george w. bush, they had quite a deal of money before they came in they happened to have had but they made quite a bit of money once they left. there's nothing strange or different about that for the clintons as it is for any other former president of the united states in that regards. so -- and what was the firstf part of the question? do you recall, kimberly? >> i'm sorry, i haven't had enough coffee today. c we talked about the hillary clinton's enthusiasm among black voters. a new report from the cook report shows that president barack obama's success likely came from black voters ander hillary clinton is going to need the same margin, shows in the chart how the black -- african-american turnout has increased through 2012 whereas white turnout went down. hillary clinton is going to need the coalition, do you think she can get it? >> as she gets in the campaignhi trail and folks focus on the issue and ask her what she will do about being president and not the name calling back an
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2016 2:00pm EST
exception in history, and that was back in 1950 when president truman asked general george c. marshal, a five-star general -- there weren't new mexico our history -- but general george c. marshal to come out of retirement, he retired as secretary of state, and to serve as secretary of defense. under the new reorganization plan of our government. congress had to change that law. at that time there was a ten-year separation. congress had to change the law, and it took some time to do it, to debate it, to make sure the policy decision was the right thing for our country, and to make sure whatever we did was consistent with this idea that the civilians should control the military. they ultimately gave the waiver to general george c. marshall, this hero of our world war ii defense, secretary of state, and a man who won the nobel peace prize, i might add. so he was an extraordinary man. this bill that we have before us is going to ask us to expedite this decision. the time it was debated before with general marshall, the senate took the time to really consider this. so expediting and changing
CSPAN
Feb 22, 2016 3:00pm EST
lawmakers so that they desire to do your will. today, as we remember george washington's farewell address, may we not forget that our nation is not strong merely because of military might but that integrity and righteousness are also critical to national security. lord, keep our senators from forgetting your promise to surround the righteous with the shield of your divine favor. help us all to continue to find hope in your loving kindness, for we trust in your holy name. may we take refuge in the unfolding of your loving providence. and, lord, thank you for the life and integrity of justice antonin scalia. we pray in your sacred name. amen. the president pro tempore: pleae join me in reciting the pledge f allegiance to our flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the leadership time is reserved. pursuant to the order of the senate of january 24, 1901, the senator from delaware, mr. coons, will no
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2016 10:00am EDT
impact african-american churches, is co-authored with george, nominated for the golden deli award by the evangelical christian publishers association. jackson will argue in favor of supporting draw. >> thank you, dr. johnston. want to start with a little bit of a story. i begin pastoring in the state of new york after finishing mba from a well-known eastern business school, and i found myself starting a bible study. folks who wound up coming to the bible study, most of them happened to be white, and that the community had but one person black and eventually we started a church. and i became in that setting pro-life, profamily. and also believe that we needed to engage in changing transforming our culture through our political system. so with that as a beginning statement, want to say that donald trump is being challenged about race and racism, and we are living in an interesting time where he may be the only one able to bring some substantive healing to the racial divide. because god is in the details. and the details are practical answers, is where we stand. one of the challenges an
CSPAN
Feb 23, 2016 10:00am EST
view. the senior senator from new york didn't even wait until the final year of president george w. bush's term to declare that the senate should reverse the presumption of confirmation and not confirm a supreme court nominee except in extraordinary circumstances. we also know how the current democratic leader feels about judicial nominees from a president of the other party. here's what he said. "the senate is not a rubber stamp for the executive branch. nowhere in the constitution does it say that the senate has a duty to give presidential nominees a vote. it says appointments shall be made with the advice and consent of the senate. that's very different than saying every nominee receives a vote." well what about the views of the top officer at this body, the president of the senate? joe biden was a senator for many decades. he was a loyal democrat. he developed enduring friendships in both parties, and before becoming vice president, he served here as chairman of the judiciary committee. let's consider what he said in circumstances similar to where we find ourselves today. it wa
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2015 1:00pm EST
liberals, including moderates, and even prominent conservatives like george schultz, nobel laureate economist garry becker who was mitt romney's former economic advisory, gregory mankiw, and a former reagan advisor art laffer, former republican bo bobeenless, and many others. thit is being supported by economists throughout the political spectrum. the nation's leading corporations, including the nation's five biggest oil giants, are already planning their future budgets with the assumptions that there will be a cost applied to carbon emissions. in other words, some of the very companies that have strongly opposed action to address climate change are recognizing the reality in front of them, and that is that the united states is going to -- hopefully sooner than later -- address the crisis of climate change and that there will be a tax on carbon. this tax works by setting enforceable pollution-reduction targets for each decade, including a 40% reduction below 1990 levels by the 230's and a more than 80% reduction level by 2050. this legislation sets a price on carbon pollution for fo
CSPAN
Apr 18, 2016 3:00pm EDT
also what every other president since eisenhower has done, including ronald reagan and george h.w. bush. instead of litigating the president's executive action, republicans should work to fix our immigration system here in congress. by working with democrats to pass immigration reform, they would render the president's executive actions unnecessary. so i hope the supreme court ultimately decides in the administration's favor. i think they will. even though the court is short a member. i hope that these executive orders are implemented to get hardworking families out of the shadows. our nation would be far better off with a permanent solution. our nation would be far better off with a bipartisan comprehensive overhaul of our nation's immigration laws. mr. president, my friend, the assistant majority leader, has been at the forefront of these immigration issues. the dream act is something he stepped forward on more than two decades ago. i admire the work he's done on this. i think he has really kept this issue alive when a lot of republicans would have wanted it to go away. he's bee
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2016 12:00pm EST
men and women of that era, era of bob dole and george h.w. bush and men and women now in their 90's and late 80's, they were defined by being willing to work hard on behalf of the entire country, put their differences aside and work for the greater good. to recognize that our diversity is important, but what's more important is the fact that we're all americans. there have been some other times in our recent history when we've been reminded of that. 9/11 is the most important of those. i remember how i felt after 9/11, and i watched president george w. bush speak and i thought he spoke eloquently as did l al gore at that time about the principles uniting our country. celebrating our victory is a good thing. celebrating our oneness is more important and it is hard work. what we're doing today is a modest, much more modest example of the same sort of spirit. i do not want to suggest that passing a bill in congress equals going to war or running into a burning building in new york city after it's been attacked. but it's the same spirit. i don't have any apology for suggesting that. it'
CSPAN
Jul 15, 2016 10:00am EDT
trump about each other. >> joining us now is jonathan truly, a law professor at george washington university where he has been on the faculty since 1990. he is here to talk about the war of words between supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg and presidential candidate donald trump. good morning..ni >> thank you steven pinker joining us? guest: my pleasure.words st host: gives a rundown about how this war of words started between a supreme court justice and republican nominee for president. guest: this was breathtaking because there is in fact a codea of ethics that judges and this is the distinction that the justices draw, but the code ofw, ethics for judges says you cannot make these types ofof speeches opposing or endorsing a political candidate, so people were really taken aback when justice ginsburg when after donald trump and not one but three separate occasions and this can only be described as a tie rates. i mean, this was calling him basically dishonest that he lacked control and was driven by eco-. it was really quite wrong and on top of that she criticized the republ
CSPAN
Jun 10, 2016 2:00pm EDT
hit a ball and the brooklyn dodgers win and george lewis dismantle supremacy by knocking out max in 124 seconds, jesse lewis runs at speed and wins four gold medals. rosa parks sits down on a bus in montgomery in december 1955 and a young from boston university takes up and takes the complex ideas, dipped it in chocolate so big momma can understand it. [cheers and applause] >> and then from louisville -- [cheers and applause] >> emerged the silver tongue poet who took somebodiness to unheard of heights before james brown said i'm black and i'm proud. [laughter] muhammad ali said i'm black and i'm pretty. [cheers and applause] >> black and pretty was an oximoron, blacks did not say pretty. the first millionaire was not oprah but walker. [applause] >> made products in order to help black people escape their africanty. muhammad ali said, i'm proud, i'm pretty, i'm glad of who i am and when he said that, that infused in africans a sense of somebodiness. to extrapolate muhammad ali from the times to which he lived is called historic and to talk about george washington and not talk about
CSPAN
Jun 30, 2016 2:00pm EDT
too long. i am sorry we only have time for a handful of questions. >> from george mason university and read that positive it did -- the dishes sometimes it practices in peril of the chinese policy banks and is funding the infrastructure projects and how idiocy this practice and what type of impact does that have? >> em from george mason university have a question for craig you mentioned the shortage of bankable projects so what is the concept of a bankable project? is there a difference of how they view risk? if you cannot directly address that but to be more specific about the criteria of the determining whether the projects are bankable? >> eight you are referring to the recent article of "the financial times" of the china development bank combined and the multi lateral development banks and i guess you want to know what i think of their role if it is a good thing? >> of those developing countries how do they approach this different? . .
CSPAN
Jun 8, 2016 2:00pm EDT
. capital under president obama. nearly twice as many as at this point of george w. bush's presidency, and 50% higher than at this time under bill clinton or george h.w. bush. the number of federally designated district court judicial emergencies where seats carry particularly heavy caseloads or have been open for an extended period is also roughly double what it was in may, 2008, and may, 2000. addressing those emergencies is good for the country. keeping our courts functioning is good for the country. confirming nominees who have the supreme support of republicans and democrats is good for the country. but just a minute ago, the majority leader blocked confirmation of all 15 noncontroversial judges who are waiting for votes. that's not putting the country first. that's putting politics first. it's forcing the will of a small number of extremist republicans on the entire country, and the integrity of our judicial branch is suffering for it. so let me try this again. surely we can agree to confirm the four oldest nominations on this list, two democratic recommendations and
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2016 2:00pm EST
george washington said that the people's control over the constitution is the heart of our system of government. our freedom depends on it, with decisions like roe v. wade, however, the supreme court takes control of the constitution away from our -- from the people and distorts our way of government and compromises the freedom that system makes possible. thomas jefferson warned against allowing the supreme court to twist and shape the constitution into any form it pleased. yet that is exactly what the court does in decisions like roe v. wade. instead of conforming their decisions to the real constitution, the justices conform the constitution to their own preferences, values and agendas. they turn their oath to support and defend the constitution into an oath to support and defend themselves. mr. president, january 22 is known for the decision on which the supreme court degraded human life by degrading the constitution. the court used judicially tragic means to achieve a morally and culturally tragic end. thankfully, however, january 22 is also known for another radically different
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2016 12:00pm EST
terrorism. i remember in 2010 when you're worried about crime on burning and he said to george stephanopoulos the whole world is starting to look like a crowded jeter and a lot of purists like myself that now, the whole world can't be a crowded theater. but people die in pakistan when we burn around here and i think that was your point. i think you've been a little bit out ahead of some of your colleagues thinking about how we are going to reinterpret the way we think about speech when isis is clearly not instructional videos that everybody can get access to. this is something in some ways we now have the conversation, people who are very serious thinkers say we need to revisit how we protect speech because there is no longer a crowded jeter. i don't know if that inflicts on how you think about the intersection of the world. i don't know if it is something you feel you can comment on. but that is the chapter of the book i feel you fought very hard about and perhaps have not put into words here. >> i did say something about it. the one place they shouldn't have said anything abo
CSPAN
Mar 4, 2016 6:00pm EST
the los angeles vineyard society was to hire george and his job was to bring irrigation here and lay out the town side and plant hundreds of thousands of grapevines before the families would actually come down here. >> watch the c-span city tour saturday on noon eastern and sunday afternoon at 2:00 on american history tv on c-span3. the c-span city's tour working with cable affiliates and visiting cities across the country. >> next a look at intelligence priorities for combating terrorism t featured speaker is gregory treverton who share it is national intelligence council. this is an hour and a half. >> i would i would like to welcome everybody on this snowy friday. i think everybody will be cleaned before we get out of here. before we go any further, let me point out the emergency exits, many of you may have come the stairs, main staircase to the right of the second staircase and out to the back is a third staircase, follow me or my deputy caleb johnson and head out if there happens to be an emergency. my name is tom henderson. we conduct independent field research around the world
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2016 3:00pm EDT
visual problems, sweating, s wa. george h. w. bush glancing at his watch or a invading the space of the opponents there's a lot of different things, a performance, visual, and content that shows how risky this format can be for the participants. >>host: if this can be a game changer is it the potential for either candidate? >> because of the high ratings anticipated it does landis on urgency ando importance to what happens. his starkly -- historical the, you cannot say a particular debate was one or loss but there was a couple instances.that took 1981 debate only that took place one week before election day. and ronald reagan of course one that carter did not so great. and he was reportedly not recovering after that. then it 1960 was the first time ever with kennedy and dixon. he was not prepared the way kennedy was and he really used the opportunity. and that was very close if you factor the debates in past to do with kennedy's success.s. >>host: our guest and historian and professor looking at a presidential debates and to answer your questions about the format tonight, and the hi
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2016 6:00pm EDT
to the book which was put out by the george w. bush institute. gutted booktv.org for the complete weekend schedule. ♪ >> when i tune in on the weekend sharing new releases. .. ssia >> they bring you author after author and spotlight fascinating people. >> i love booktv and i am a c-span fan. >> senator marco rubio turns to the senate today, two days after ending his presidential campaign. he participated in a foreign relation committee and voted on a resolution holding backpage.com in contempt. here is video from the vote where you can see his republican colleagues welcoming him back. >> mr. rubio, aye. mr. connell, aye. mr. toomey, aye. mr. hatch, aye. ms. fienstein, aye. mr. johnson, aye. mr. rono, aye. >> the c-span city tour this weekend takes you to montgomera, alabama. >> he showed you a house that was a turning point. this was house was a regrouping stage and it wasn't the place where you will find scott and zelda engaged in indom domestic activities. they were planning their next move. >> and what happens in the 1958 campaign walt really does try to reach out to the raci
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2015 11:00am EST
hear from the democratic line we have george from ohio. >> caller: yes i am. i have a question. if donald trump gets to be the nominee how will that affect the senate? >> guest: there is concern among republicans that the republican operatives and lawmakers themselves that if someone come in mr. trump or someone like him is the republican nominee for president, it makes it very much difficult for the republican party to a controlled the the control of the senate and the 2,016th election. if you look at the electoral map that is facing the republicans in the senate in 2016, the places where they have income bent republican senators running in particular, we are looking at places like wisconsin, illinois, new hampshire and ohio and pennsylvania, these are places that often skew more moderate to liberal when it is a presidential year so those are vulnerable senators to begin with. the fear is if you have someone like donald trump headlining the ticket that you end up with someone like hillary clinton who is the democratic nominee. if you have jerry clinton versus donald trump there's
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2016 6:00pm EST
recognized under both the george w. bush and the obama administrations that climate change will present real and costly risks to our national security and that the effects are going to get worse if we don't do something about it very soon. as general douglas macarthur warned about the dangers of unpreparedness for war, he said, we don't want to be too late. the president-elect will hear from our national labs and from noaa and nasa, the folks who put a rover on mars and are driving it around and may know a little bit about real science, about the robust scientific consensus on climate change and the urgency to change our course, and if he doesn't trust our own scientific agencies, he can go to any major university in any state in the nation and confirm what the government and military experts tell him. the president-elect will hear from world leaders who have pledged alongside the united states to work across borders to limit carbon emissions. the paris agreement brought nearly 200 countries together with the common goal of keeping global warming below two degrees celsius and avoiding t
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2016 6:00pm EDT
unsatisfied. george's most conservative county offered $200 million bonding initiative for transportation is that are going unsatisfied. a user pays the system monitored out well intended, brings out the same tired ideas of what the folks who already pay and let the businesses already going overseas get taxed more. we need to do this together and locally, lead by example >> i thinki think the gentleman and will yield the remainder of my time. >> thank you. i just begin by making note of the sponsors words talking about the great economic recovery. many people i talked to my children graduating from college from heaven to live with their parents not out of choice because they can't find work. 47 million americans still on food stamps. high unemployment rates, not the type of robust economic recovery i would be bragging about. with regard to the infrastructure aspect of asked this question. do they know where route 23 is? where the road is in bergen county? and they all say no. if they are the ones we have to go to had in hand begging. florida is a donor state. if you want wa
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Nov 13, 2015 10:00am EST
george h.w. bush says, no, no, i'm not using this as a steppingstone to the senate, i want to be president. [laughter] this is 1965. he is 41 years old. he has yet to win a race to be the harris county chairman. but he had a sense of destiny. >> saturday night at 10 p.m. eastern on c-span2's booktv, a conversation between pulitzer prize-winning biographer john meacham and former president george w. bush about the life of the president's father, george herbert walker bush. also on saturday it's the louisiana book festival in baton rouge with presentations including adele levine and her book, "run, don't walk." keith medley and adam rothman and his book, "beyond freedom's reach." and sunday night at nine on "after words," former congressman patrick kennedy shares his personal journey with mental illness and substance abuse. >> i really was convinced that no one could pick up on the fact that, you know, sweaty, you know, palms, i was perspiring, i was, you know, furtive and moving around in an agitated way. i mean, i totally thought no one knew. >> he's interviewed by democratic rep
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Feb 1, 2016 3:00pm EST
, whose long service to our country includes as defense secretary under president george w. bush and president barack obama, as well as high-level jobs in the c.i.a. he said -- quote -- "i think the odds are pretty high" that russian, chinese and iranians had compromised secretary clinton's server. and here we are now, knowing that information on that server not only included classified information but information classified at the highest leve levels, known to the federal government. on friday, given these reports, president obama's press secretary, his chief spokesman, josh earnst, was asked about the status of the investigation and if he believed secretary clinton would be indicted. it would have been easy enough for him to say "no comment," or "we're not privy to the investigation because it's being conducted by a law enforcement agency and that's wait these things are done." but instead he said -- and i quote -- "some officials have said that she is not the target of the investigation and that an indictment "does not seem to be the direction in which it is trending." so as with
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May 19, 2016 6:00pm EDT
signed into law on july 26, 1990. that was by president george hw bush. exactly 20 years to the day after i got my disability. therefore, i had 20 years of experience living with a disability prior to the americans with disabilities act and now i have 26 years of experience living with a disability post ada. fortunately the ada has literally change the face of the globe. although i am honored to be here, i'm here to testify in opposition of the so-called ada notification bills. as congressman, the original ada and the 2008 amendments which were passed and signed into law passed because people with disabilities, bipartisan lawmakers and businesses worked together. the various efforts to make it harder to bring a title pre-lawsuit lawsuit have never followed the same process. and never enjoyed support with people from disabilities or organizations that support them or organization that represent them. people with disabilities do not want more lawsuits, we want more sensibility. adding notification requirement will not make the multiple lawsuit phenomena go away. simple he sends the me
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Feb 25, 2016 4:00pm EST
had the privilege of serving as the first senator from the ea state of delaware to ever read george washington's farewell address on the senate floor on april 22. the appointed day, excuse me, on february 22. the appointed day every year. but we recognize washington's contributions to our country and its history by repeating his farewell address on this floor. in the more than two centuries since president washington wrote and delivered those words, i am struck by how relevant they still remain in warning americans of the dangers ofpartisanship , factionalism and division. today, the constitutional order which president washington and so many of our founding fathers and so many americans wrist and dedicated their lives and which has sustained our experiment in democracy for generations is threatened, not by one person or one political party but rather by the relentless division n and dysfunction that has come to define our current political discourse. just over two years ago, this discord led to an unprecedented shutdown of our whole federal government for 17 days. at stake today no
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Dec 18, 2015 12:00pm EST
, close to here in prince george's county and the work they're doing there. these are important tools that help create jobs and we now have more predictability. then we have the two year extenders including the energy efficiency that i led the effort on. so bottom line, we now have much greater predictability. let me just comment just very briefly as the ranking member on the senate foreign relations committee. i'm certainly pleased when you look at the budgets that have been, that have been brought forward or passed now for our foreign development assistance, i'm pleased that we have the support for israel that's included in this package, the economic aid for ukraine. refugee assistance, one of the great humanitarians crises of our time, funds are in here for the united states to work with our international partners to provide refugee assistance. there are many anticorruption initiatives. there's $2.5 billion -- $2.5 billion in this budget for good governance to advance human rights globally. it is a high priority of the senate foreign relations committee working with senator corker,
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Mar 16, 2016 10:00am EDT
until the final year of george w. bush's term to essentially tell the senate not, he said, not to consider any supreme court nominee the president sent. the biden rule supports what the senate is doing today underlining that what we're talking about is a principle and not a person. so here's our view. instead of spending more time debating an issue where we can't agree, let's keep working to address the issues where we can. we just passed critical bipartisan legislation to help address the heroin and prescription opioid crisis in our country. let's build on that success. let's keep working together to get our economy moving again and make our country safer rather than endlessly debating a issue where we don't agree. as we continue working on issues like these, the american people are perfectly capable of having their say, their say on this issue. so let's give them a voice. let's let the american people decide. the senate will appropriately revisit the matter when it considers the qualifications of the nominee the next president nominates, whoever that might be. the presiding offi
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Sep 22, 2016 2:00pm EDT
: 25 years ago next month, the senate confirmed president george h. w. bush, appointed clarence thomas to be associate justice of the united states supreme court. to paraphrase president john f. kennedy, i would like to note both of what this country has done for justice thomas and what justice thomas is doing for his country. president bush made the announcement of then judge thomas' supreme court nomination on july 1, 1991, at the bush home in maine. in his brief remarks, judge thomas said that -- quote -- only in america could this have been possible -- unquote . he was right. it would be difficult to find a more powerful story about how far someone can go in this country. clarence thomas was born on june 23, 1948, in a small wood-framed house in the rural town of pi pinpoint, georgia. six people lived in that house which had no indoor plumbing. life in the world of clarence's youth was fully segregated. in 1955 the year after the supreme court ruled segregated education unconstitutional, he and his brother moved in with his maternal grandparents, myers and christine anderson
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Dec 6, 2016 2:15pm EST
president quayle. i want to thank president george w. bush who gave me the opportunity to serve as our nation's ambassador to germany. and colin powell who led the department of state during my time as ambassador. and i want to thank the exceptional staff that i've been blessed to have support me over the years. , some that are here today and many that have served through the years and gone on to achieve great success in their own careers. i specifically want to thank the five chief of staffs that i've had as a senator who have put the team together to support me in such exceptional ways. david hoppi, david gribbon, sharon shonastein and don have led our team with exceptional leadership. and i want to thank my colleagues for their friendship and encouragement over the past six years. this is a demanding job, and we all work hard, but it's also a job that allows each of us the opportunity to spend a lot of time interacting together. the friendships that i have had and now have with the talented men and women that i've served with in the body is what i will miss most upon leaving the sen
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Jun 21, 2016 10:00am EDT
obama participated in an interview with "good morning america" host george stephanopoulos who asked him the following question -- isis is gaining strength, aren't they? the president's reply, and i quote -- "well, no, i don't think they're gaining strength. what is true is that from the start, our goal has been to contain, and we have contained them." end quote. one day later, one day later, isis gunman and suicide bombers attacked paris and killed 136 people. less than a month after that, two isis-inspired terrorists killed 14 people in the first home-grown isis attack on american soil. and now orlando, the worst terrorist attack on america's homeland since 9/11. so much for we have contained them. unfortunately, mr. president, despite these attacks, president obama continues to paint an unrealistically rosy picture of our success against isis. emerging from a meeting last week, the president declared that, and i quote, we are making significant progress -- end quote, in the fight against isis. he went on to say, and i quote -- isis ranks are shrinking. their morale is sinking. two
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Jan 22, 2016 10:00am EST
look at history, it is littered with this function and the challenges george washington almost resigned because the treaty. what we want to do is look forward and say here are some things we think would make a difference. sunday at eight eastern the journalist examining the changing world for young women in the middle east in her book excellent daughters. she looks at the kind of choices that young arab women are making and how they differ from those of their mothers. >> when men are going to the university in greater numbers than men all over the region and especially in the gulf countries where the proportions of women are even greater compared to the men and the women will tell you this is partly because it is a socially acceptable way of building marriage were to be outside the home in a way that the families will support. >> watch with tv all weekend every weekend on c-span2, television for serious readers. >>> the environmental protection agency last year announced its clean power plan to reduce carbon editions from power plants. several states sued about yesterday the th
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Sep 23, 2016 4:00pm EDT
george herbert walker bush. black flags, the rise of isis. stacy shift with the witches, salem 1692. and join us live this weekend from the 16th annual library of congress national book festival on c-span2 book tv. get the complete weekend schedule at book tv.org. >> the pakistani american parents of a u.s. army captain killed in iraq were two of the speakers addressing the annual islamic society of north america convention in illinois labor day we compared they also appeared at the democratic national convention this summer. other speakers at that islamic society event included homeland security secretary jeh johnson, the first sitting cabinet secretary to address the convention. this is about one hour. >> greetings up piece, brothers and sisters, friends, ladies and gentlemen. it's my distinct honor to introduce secretary jeh johnson. use the secretary of the department of homeland security and as such he leads the third largest department of the us government with a workforce of 229,000 employees and 22 contents including tsa, border protection, immigration and customs enforcement, us
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Mar 17, 2016 2:00pm EDT
president gerald ford and later president george h.w. bush wrote in an august 21 "washington post" op-ed, "congress should ensure that the iaea a and other relevant bodies and intelligence agencies have all the resources necessary to facilitate inspection and monitor compliance with the nuclear deal by iran." to fully and sustainably fund the iaea is to make a sound investment in a highly technical organization that directly contributes to international peace and our security. but, mr. president, why exactly is it so important that we fund the iaea and force the jcpoa and push back on iran at every opportunity? a brief review of iran's dismal human rights record might reinforce why it is crystal clear this is a priority for our nation and must remain so. iran's government continues to preach anti-semitism, to incite hathatred against israel and to call for the destruction of the jewish state of israel and uses state-run media to blame the jewish people for the instability and violence that currently dominates the middle east. just last week, one of the ballistic missiles iran illegall
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Sep 8, 2016 10:00am EDT
stuck with me. here's someone nominated by president george h.w. bush in september of 1992, which to the best of my recollection, what an election year. he was then confirmed by a democratically controlled senate in october of 1992, less than a month before a hotly contested presidential election. judge lewis previously came to the senate to testify in support of then-judge samuel alito of the third circuit before his elevation to the scrowrt. -- to the supreme court. judge lewis warned us earlier this year in this meeting in may that what we are doing is not only deadlocking the supreme court, it is diminishing it. mr. president, our system of justice, our federal courts, our constitutional order is one of america's most precious assets. as a member of the foreign relations committee, i have had the honor of traveling to other countries to represent our country. most often on bipartisan delegations to other countries where we are urging them to follow our model. and sadly in too many countries i have visited, they cannot depend upon their judiciary to be truly independent, to enforc
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Sep 28, 2016 6:00pm EDT
voters away from george nixon, to richard somebody who was going to put he brakes on the social transformations and which bred a sentiment among working class americans. what i've observed is that the baiting has shifted and what has me is how pervasive homo itions of bigotry, phobia, racism, xenophobia have on the left and this inspite of the remarkable ransformation of our society for the better over the last 50 years. maybe this e think has a function of trying to mobilize the democratic party's base, just as bigot baiting, race baiting was attempt to party's the republican base generation ago. host: you said, though, you will things still exist today? guest: those things, not even emotely in the same form as when i was a child, in baltimore, maryland. black and you came into the italian neighborhood, you got beaten up with baseball i mean this is just the same as in the '60s. remains important political issue. we saw that in the debate on monday night when hillary accused donald trump of and sexist.st unprecedented in politics. nixon d be like richard of being ubert humpry a
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Apr 15, 2016 12:00pm EDT
today if we had adopted them because for all the differences president george w. bush wasn't afraid of immigrants he wasn't trying to divide america by their immigration status and he said if you pass this bill i will sign it. the farmworkers were begging in society, all the immigration. there's only one person running for president left in either party that voted for this bill, hillary. it's the right thing to do then and now. [applause] so i hope you will think about that. that was a good part of debates last night but i'm not sure that anybody fully understands what happened. we had the biggest college program since the g.i. bill. everybody got a 20% tax credit for anything that didn't hire education after the first two years we gave basically tuition aid for the first two years. within about five years the benefits were gone from inflation. we had the first program to let people pay their loans back as a percentage of their income, but it only went to colleges and universities that issued loans and wanted to do that. when president obama came in he had an even bigger program and al
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Jun 8, 2016 10:00am EDT
dean of public health at george washington university and the good advocates at the humane society comp national wildlife federation. .. responsible medicine, the building trades, the american association of justice, and so many others. they reminded us that we were working for reform that would improve the lives of countless mothers, fathers, and children. from new mexico to michigan, from california to maine, they reminded us that the american reminded us that the american from new mexico to michigan to california to maine, theyan reminded us that the american people need a working chemical safety program. i know there are many groups out there in environmental and i understand and appreciate where they were coming from. group from safer chemicals, natural resources defense council. they brought passion and conviction to the debate andt stood firm on principles, they played a great and important role and i want to thank them for that. good legislation takes work, it takes give and take from everyone including industry 100 groups, the american equipment industry council, the ameri
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Dec 18, 2015 4:00pm EST
learn about the life of political philosopher and politician henry george. and then we will visit the american antiquarian society more of the largest repositories in the country of original books and periodicals related to the history of the united states. next we will talk with author jeanette greenwood. >> there were, you know, organizations and worchester. there were lots of aid societies that are organized as well. it is a city that is very forward-looking. >> we will visit mechanics home. the building is listed in the national register of historic places. originally served as a learning center and also a platform for social and cultural activity including woman's rights rallies. >> the 1st women's rights convention happened before the hall opened. afterward most people came here to speak. worchester was a central location. mechanics all was where everything happened. >> finally we will tour the special collections the physicist robert daughter. we will talk with fordyce william. >> he attributes his 1st interest in travel and his 1st interest in a career in science to a day in 1
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Jun 22, 2016 12:00pm EDT
, and that's the words of president george w. bush in july of 2007. in october of 2011, at the same time that the president said the tide of war is receding, i myself said this decision will be viewed as a strategic victory for our enemies in the middle east, especially the iranian regime which has worked relentlessly to ensure a full withdrawal of u.s. troops from iraq. an iranian regime. all of our military commanders with whom i have spoken on my repeated visits to iraq have told me that u.s. national security interests and the enduring needs of iraq's military required a continued presence of u.s. troops in iraq beyond 2011 to safeguard the gains that we and our iraqi partners have made. nearly 4,500 americans have given their lives to our mission in iraq. countless more have been wounded. i fear that all of the gains made possible by these brave americans in iraq at such grave cost are now at risk. that's what i said in october of 2011. that's the situation -- as the situation worsened in december, 2011, i said domestic political considerations in the united states and iraq hav
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Mar 9, 2016 2:00pm EST
what we have today, was the year 2007 and 2008 under president george w. bush. the judiciary committee was chaired by chairman leahy. that year, by march 9, we had cleared and confirmed 40 judicial appointments. 40 compared to 16 in this congress. and by the end of the year, we had approved 68 of president bush's nominees. going back to the last -- other time for a republican president with a democrat-controlled senate, president reagan in 1987 and 1988 under chairman biden, by march 9 of the last year, the senate had confirmed 47 of his nominations compared to 16 this year. and by the end of the year, we had confirmed 85 nominees, including a supreme court justice, justice kennedy. mr. president, we have pending right now on the floor of the senate, that have cleared committees, every single one by voice vote unanimously, we have 12 article 3 judges that are ready for action and five other judicial appointments for a total of 17. but that's not the whole story. we have 25 nominees that are still pending before the judiciary committee. including stephanie gallagher of marylan
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