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Jun 14, 2016 2:15pm EDT
leadership grounded in american values. president george w. bush, after the epic tragedy of 9/11, made it clear that those responsible would be held accountable, but he warned america not to hold all muslims responsible for the radical views of a few. after orlando, the worst mass shooting in our nation's history, president obama condemned this act of hate and terror and promised to dedicate every resource to investigate and hold accountable those responsible for this tragedy. contrast this bipartisan leadership with donald trump. trump, the man who would be the republican president, in the wake of the orlando tragedy congratulated himself for his bigotry toward muslims and wasted no time blaming president obama for the deaths. the questions facing republican leaders again this week is whether they will ignore the fact that their candidate for the presidency is totally unsuited to lead this nation. his emotional rants, his serial insults, his bizarre conspiracy theories and his divisive singling out enemies to be loathed and feared distinguish him from any other candidate in mode
CSPAN
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
Jun 13, 2016 3:00pm EDT
about a cleg we lost -- a colleague we lost this past weekend. george voinovich was the oldest of six children and until his late teens an aspiring doctor. then he realized he didn't get along with the sciences. so he joined the boy scouts. the he got involved in student government. he told his friends that one day he would become mayor and governor. he was right. this is the guy voters chose to turn around cleveland after a wrenching fiscal crisis. mayor voinovich came to office with a simple motto: together we can do it. and together they did. debts were paid down, jobs were added and slowly the buckle of the rustbelt became "come back city." his constitutions propelled him to the governor's mansion where he served two terms and then to the u.s. senate where served another two terms. here in the senate, he was at the forefront of a number of important policy debates. he was an advocate for more efficient and effective government. he was an advocate for all of the above energy approach. and this son of eastern european immigrants cited his work to help spearhead two rounds of nat
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
Oct 4, 2016 3:00pm EDT
agreements, and in a second term if we're not talking about george h. w. bush administration but in the second term, clinton, george w. bush and obama, these arms control agreements have really stagnated, they have been frozen and they have not been able to proceed. and this is tied to a broader theme which is in the past 25 years each american president has come into office or in george h. w. bush's case it was already in office, seeking to improve relations with russia. there have been four different races find that a more productive relationship. all of these have been good in disappointment because obviously where the very different understanding of what productive relationship with russia would look like. what has worked in the past 25 years has been issues where russia feels we are treating it as an equal, and where it feels its interests are respected and where our interests and those of russia rather narrowly defined. one of those has been what happened in the fall of 2001, the cooperation with russia in the first place of the war in afghanistan and the initial defeat of the
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
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
Mar 17, 2016 12:00pm EDT
1992 during the presidency of george bush, in 2005 george herbert walker bush; 2005 senator reid made that same argument when george w. bush was president of the united states. in 2007, 18 months before president george w. bush left office, senator schumer, the heir apparent to the democratic leader, said that there should be a presumption against confirmation. so it's only fair to play by the same set of rules which they themselves advocated. and based on the conduct, based on the behavior of our democratic colleagues when they were in the majority -- well, first when they were in the minority, when they filibustered judges for the first time, and later when they were in the majority before they saw the majority flip to republicans, the democratic leader packed the d.c. circuit court of appeals by invoking the so-called nuclear option, breaking the senate rules in a raw display of political power in order to pack a court that many people called the second-most important court in the land. so this lifetime appointment to the court is a critical check on the executive branch, a ch
CSPAN
Jul 8, 2016 12:00pm EDT
. george a shelby bush at the 1992 republican convention in houston bill clinton in chicago for the 1996 democratic convention and the 20000-- 2004 new york city with george w. bush. pass republican and democratic national convention. saturday night at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. book tv has 48 hours of nonfiction books and authors every weekend and here are some programs watch out for. on saturday at 7:00 p.m. eastern, hillary clinton's 1996 a book: it takes a village, is a topic of a roundtable discussion. >> 1990 through 1994, it takes a village is hillary's branding. >> it was a big moment right then to declare as she did in this book, i'm a moderate. >> any part of the hill's connections pushing ideas that she is pushing today in equal pay and child care, which is a huge issue for her right now. >> 8:30 p.m. eastern, gary burns discusses his book: crisis of character. white house secret service officer discloses his first-hand experience with hillary, bill and how they operate. on sunday at 9:00 p.m. eastern, afterwards, manhattan institute senior fellow heather mcdonald discu
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2016 10:00am EST
executive branch. this is because, mr. president, every president, from george washington to barack obama, have taken great pains to avoid even the appearance of impropriety, ensuring that such investments never interfere with performing their duties as president of the united states. that is why over the past four decades, president ronald reagan, george herbert walker bush, bill clinton, george w. bush, all had their assets placed into a blind trust while they were president. president obama went even further because he wanted to fulfill his promises of greater transparency. he invested the most of his funds into u.s. treasury bond. i wish that the well-established precedent and practice would make it unnecessary to seek and move this resolution today. i wish that president-elect would continue the long-standing tradition of presidential traditions. in september mr. trump said that if he were elected he would absolutely sever ties to the trump organization. despite that pledge, it has since become clear that absent intervention by this body, the president-elect may not follow the
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
Sep 21, 2016 6:00pm EDT
george w. bush and mrs. laura bush. u.s. supreme court justice john roberts, congressman john lewis and smithsonian secretary david . watch the opening ceremony live in saturday morning. the c-span radio app and c-span.org. >> between hillary clinton and donald trump we'll look at that pass presidential debates at this saturday at the 1976 debate between incumbent president gerald ford and former georgia government. >> we are faced with heavy inflation, over 12%. we are faced with substantial unemployment. but in the last 24 months we have turn the economy around. we have 500,000 more americans out of jobs today then were out of work three months ago. and we have had a 50% increase in unemployment. >> a 1980 debate with former california governor ronald reagan and president jimmy carter. >> when i made my decision to stop all trade with the un as a result of the taking of our hostages i announce then and have maintained since that that if the hostages are released safely that we would make delivery on those items which iran owes. >> we had adequate warning that there was a threat to
CSPAN
Jul 8, 2016 2:00pm EDT
the battlefield, afghanistan and other places. is that correct? >> yes, sir. >> so, george w. bush released more prisoners, attempted to vet them, was wrong, they went back, they killed americans on the battlefield. we know and it the public knows it. right? >> yes, sir. >> okay so george w. bush's failures are now very public. they released people who went back and killed americans on the battlefield. okay? like mr. sherman, that's not necessarily popular with my party. this president has released many additional people who have returned to afghanistan. are you prepared to say that none of them killed americans? >> you're talking about guantanamo detainees returned to afghanistan -- >> guantanamo detainees released after 2009 who in fact went back and killed americans. >> the assessment of the intelligence community is that no detainees released since 2009 during this administration are responsible for the deaths of americans. >> so your public statement is that no detainees released by this administration have killed americans on the battlefield as of today. >> correct. >> i just
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
Dec 11, 2015 4:00pm EST
did. >> what schools because i did my study abroad in mexico. i was at george washington university. a great program. >> did you have a boyfriend like i had a girlfriend? >> in mexico? no, i didn't actually. >> that was my motivation. >> all right. >> i had a latin american affair before i made -- [laughter] >> nice. i was just really curious about how you are experts in those been studying another culture and then doing the exchange, how do she just such a fromentine. >> it was really, i would andover down the road and we had a trimester system. for one trimester i went to mexico with eight or nine of my colleagues, and maybe and we a schoolhouse in a rural area outside the tent i met my wife at the very end of that time. and so i me i spoke, i spoke spanish okay. people as a barefoot sometimes you are done. i would was one of those. i probably brag i was fluent but i was and i fell in love. i was something and give him a life can be defined before her and after. i get out of school in two years. two-and-a-half is that it took a semester off. so she just got me going. i wanted to m
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2016 2:15pm EST
there's a lot information about the disclosure except for maybe george soros and a couple brothers in wichita and even then i question whether most people know who contributors are and whether it can help them. it is supposed to be a way to give people information they can use. there is some disagreement about that. how do you see this going forward? as we said it has been 40 years this particular dichotomy has survived. do you think it has many years ahead? i thought there has been -- the last ten years there has been no decision at least from what i can tell by polling, where the public is less infused about it than citizens united case. maybe it is because it has been misreported or misunderstood. even like the gay marriage case there is that strong disagreement but it is a pretty even disagreement. there is a large percentage of the public says they don't like the citizens united decision. they remember the part of it that says on limited corporate spending. corp.s are not spending a lot but people don't like the idea that wall street or big corporations have undue influence and i
CSPAN
Sep 23, 2016 6:00pm EDT
absolutely essential to troop morale and to keeping the army together which they said it was george washington's great genius but george washington was a continent without martha. and she would arrive at camp with the food, cough, and all kinds of things that have been prepared at mount vernon over the summer, one of the many controversies that brought americans to the revolution. should be cheered into camp, lady washington, lady washington is here. they loved her, she would cook, so, pray with the soldiers. they were put on and nurse them, she put on entertainment for them which was a good thing because was a good thing she was on hand because george washington could be indiscreet and there is a time that he dance for three hours straight with a very very pretty katie green. good thing martha was there. she also had a wonderful sense of humor. you would never know seen her in that little mop cap. she named her tomcat hamilton. and that was appropriate. and it was the winter of 1779, there's -- this one and that particular winter was a terrible time in the war. troops were threaten
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2016 10:00am EST
. he said that if a supreme court vacancy occurred in that presidential election year, president george h.w. bush -- quote -- should consider following the practice of a majority ever his predecessors and not -- and not name a nominee until after the november election is completed, unquote. if the president did choose a supreme court nominee, chairman biden said -- -- quote -- "the senate judiciary committee should seriously consider not scheduling confirmation hearings on the nomination till after the political campaign season is over -- unquote. i'm sure vice president biden might feel differently about that today but that's what he said then as chairman of the committee. in other words, deferring the confirmation process until the next president was in office was the most appropriate way for the senate to fulfill its advice and consent role. then chairman biden listed several factors that led him to this recommendation and everyone of these factors exists today. first he noted an appointment process in 1992 would take place in divided government. different parties also controlled the
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
Feb 24, 2016 6:00pm EST
george h. w. bush. in 2015, senator grassley's first year as chairman of the judiciary committee affirmed 11 judicial nominations. that was the jews judicial nominations confirmed ever -- the fewest judicial nominations confirmed ever. ever might be a little much but sort in the last 50 or 75 years. that's quite a comparison. biden 64, grassley 11. but it even gets worse than that for my friend from iowa. in the entire 102nd congress when joe biden, joe biden as chair, senate confirmed 120 nominees, 120 judicial nominations under biden, 11 under chairman grassley. the difference is stunning. i encourage my friend from iowa to focus on chairman to biden's actions and results rather than cherry-picking remarks. only five years ago. the judiciary committee of the joe biden honored his constitutional obligation by visiting with the nominees in a timely fashion. even though they were a republican president's nominees. i can't say the same committee today. no one can. as chairman joe biden did his constitutional duty, process nominations for republican presidents to the supreme court.
CSPAN
Apr 25, 2016 3:00pm EDT
the one and only dr. john summers. [applause] >> thank you george. how do i sound? hell is my volume? can you hear me over there? what a pleasure it is to be introduced by george. i'm going to speak for just a few minutes and then introduce you to the magazine and some of the personal and institutional background that has gotten us to this point and i hope we can have a conversation because as george suggested this is a topic of a very focused, kind of rich substandard discussion and it would be a shame if i did all the talking. so let me start out with a kind of baffler catechism. our editorial program issued four times a year in print and everyday on line offers a mix of social mouth this, political criticism, stories and satire. also lots of art and as you can see from this issue which is out in the foyer there this cover was made eight high a displaced iraqi artist living in sweden, displaced white house and comes at a nice time for the discussion about worn policy. all throughout we keep the focus on the money power. the way that money talks the dogmas that it generates in our c
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2016 10:00am EST
later apologizeed. more recently, george takei's play "apledge allegiancians" which ended its broadway run recently depicted the shock, humiliation, anger and resolve of one family, the kimoras who were interned in hart mountain, wyoming. their internment was like that of thousands of other japanese-americans. and like too many others, the internment didn't end for the kimoras when world war ii ended. their family relations were irreparably damaged. yet despite efforts to educate a new generation of americans through efforts like "allegiance," today we hear echoes of the sentiments of 1942 directed to our members of the south asian, muslim, sikh, hindu, arab and middle eastern communities. there are reports of children from these communities beaten up in schools, families being threatened in their homes and houses of worship vandalized and set on fire. we hear calls from public figures and officials to racially profile and conduct surveillance on muslim-americans as well as to bar their entry into our country. while the security of the american people is a top priority, the advice and
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2016 10:00am EST
democratic leader in 2005 said this. of course, this was when president george w. bush was president. he said, "the duties of the senate are set forth in the u.s. constitution. nowhere in that document does it say the senate has a duty to give presidential appointees a vote." senator reid was entirely correct. that's what the constitution says, as i mentioned earlier, that the president can nominate anybody he wants, but the constitution does not say that the senate is obligated to give a vote to that nominee. i would note, i read some of the remarks that the democratic leader -- i read some of the remarks of the democratic leader this morning. and i want to say he was critical of a story that included my name and the word "pinata" included in the story, suggesting this was somehow a threat. i would be surprised if any person who actually aspired to be on the united states supreme court, a current judge or a legal scholar or lawyer, would allow themselves to be used by this administration in making a nomination to the supreme court for a seat that will not be filled during the remain
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2016 3:25pm EDT
people say arms control wasn't on the top of the george w. bush list of things to do, it did do some things in a way that were positive in terms of u.s.-russian relationship in the second term, the clinton administration a bush administration and in the obama administration, arms-control patients were racing pushes like national defense, or the, problems. >> thank you both very much. before the questions i wonder if we could just say if both a good like to sell about what happens if we have not decided the russians have violated the inf treaty? one of the applications that? >> well, we have pointed a finger at the russians. >> right. >> we are determined russia's testing missiles but they are in excess of inf range and, therefore, these tests are illegal. i'm not aware made a funny to deploy those. although one would suspect if you're testing, they're sort holding out the option. going back to my time in the bush administration, i had conversations with russians where it was very clear, they're unhappy with his treaty. in fairness to the russians do have some legitimate complaints. t
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2016 4:00pm EDT
disagree on this. george washington even -- couldn't get some of his nominees through the very first senate, and he personally came over to the senate bringing his nominee saying i want my nominee to have a hearing and then the very first senate with the very first president, the very first senate sent george washington away and said no, we're not going to hear it today. it's the wrong time and may be the wrong person. we haven't decided yet. this is an ongoing process. this senate has determined as it has many times that in an election year, it is the wrong time to have a departing president choose a supreme court nominee. as many folks have said over and over again, this is not only old history of the united states. it's recent history. at that time senator biden who was the chairman of the judiciary committee said on this floor in 1992 this statement. the senate, mr. president, must consider how it would respond to a supreme court vacancy that would occur in the full throes of an election year. it is my view, stated senator biden, it is my view that if the president goes the way o
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
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
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
Nov 16, 2016 12:00pm EST
, caspar weinberger and george schultz, defense, state. there was only one vote. it's like abraham lincoln. when the cabinet voted against him, they voted unanimously against something and devoted for it, and one of the cabinet member said, i thought this was majority rule? he said it is. the president has the majority. >> reminds me of margaret thatcher. talk about this, about steven. there's a lot of concern expressed today about some of the things he said sosa with breitbart, the organization he runs has got cut out i put this? a reputation for some slightly robust approach to news in ways in which the only people find it very offensive. he's been accused of racism, some even said anti-semitism. you were mayor of new york city. you had to deal with these issues of racial tension. >> i haven't seen any of that in steve in the time that i don't within. i've seen a very, very smart, a very bright man, very worldly man. i also think something happens to you when the election is over. i think you've seen it happen to donald trump. happened to be when i became mayor. the day i woke up
CSPAN
Jun 6, 2016 3:00pm EDT
has steadily grown over administrations of both parties in recent decades. under george herbert walker bush, there were 40, and now more than -- first 40 under george herbert walker bush. more than 100 in the clinton administration. more than 200 during the george w. bush administration. and now there are reports of nearly 400 under the current administration, plus as many as 200 contractors. this tremendous growth has enabled a troubling expansion of the n.s.c. staff's activities from its original strategic focus to micromanagement of operational issues in ways that are inconsistent with the intent of congress when it created the n.s.c. in 1947. it's gotten so bad, so bad that all three leaders who served as secretary of defense under the current administration recently blasted the n.s.c.'s micromanagement of operational issues during their tenures. former secretary of defense leon panetta. leon panetta has come out publicly in favor of shrinking the n.s.c. staff, saying he thinks we can do the job better with fewer people. in short, the n.s.c. staff is becoming increasingly in
CSPAN
Sep 9, 2016 4:00pm EDT
macarthur. can you imagine the great general george patton or one of our great general that we have today, general flynn, easier someplace. i love general flynn but can you imagine these people saying, i mean, they're basically giving up the strategy. there will be no boots on the ground. if you don't want that, i fully understand. don't say it. don't say it. could you imagine macarthur saying where going to fight the enemy and move our troops in about a month, we're going to hit from behind. we're going to hit them from the front and everything they say turns out to be true. i hate to say this, there's a lot ofevangelicals in this room . maybe we shouldn't be so honest when it comes to military strategy. i hope i didn't lose your vote for saying that. [applause] just look at what her policies have left us with in iraq, syria and libya. the problem is, hillary clinton is trigger-happy, she really is. she's trigger-happy and yet she says, there probably will be boots, it turned out to be another disaster. she has brought us only war and death. she's just too quick to intervene, invade or t
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Dec 1, 2015 10:00am EST
here in the 1990's when then-senate majority leader george mitchell came to the floor to address this disturbing trend. he said, and i quote -- "the unilateral decision by a member and employee to release confidential committee information is inconsistent with the senate's practice of making such decisions ultimately collaborative. this can destroy mutual trust among members and be harmful to this institution, close quote. that is an understatement. senator mitchell's quote gets to the heart of the matter. leaking information undermines the institution of the senate and the trust between members. in the republican fervor to target secretary clinton over benghazi, we should not lose sight of the rules that govern our behavior in the senate. the benghazi report on her is now over $5 million. it's wrong to target a former clinton aide with invasive requests about her maternity leave and pass her personal information to members of the press. it's wrong to politicize the legitimate oversight of congress ahead of the 2016 presidential election. sadly, the improper disclosure of sensitive ma
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Sep 9, 2016 6:00pm EDT
. and was carried out by this promised -- islamic supremacist. even george bush had a hard time to bring him to say that because declare a war on terrorism of course, barack obama getting to say who the enemy is almost impossible. the proud chief hottest -- the g. hyde that believed with all their hearts. think about that what a strange thought they must worship to think that killing or massacring civilians that this was a noble religious thing to do. and 15 years later. and those that carried out the attack are engaged in a blood soaked rampage across the world. leading in their wake the crucified and be headed the rate and the enslaved each day's headlines are worse than the debut for every word the army of satan goes by the dozens and by the hundreds. as the corpses pile up and while this solicitation faces the existential threat we have been cursed with leaders better clue less. [applause] >> howdy explain in german of the young muslim migrants coming into the country and m. lane except her as an invitation and then in the weeks and months that follow in those under being moles
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Apr 7, 2016 4:00pm EDT
backed off. i had a similar experience with president george w. bush, 1991. in january 1991, the senate debated a resolution to authorize the use of us armed forces to remove saddam hussein's forces from kuwait. i posted 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 sue nuno. i was even pressured by governor terry branstad and once again i was governor. i heard from a lot of iowans particularly republicans were disappointed and even angry with my position. some were even considering a public rebuke because of my vote being one of just two republicans, it was difficult to differ with a republican president on such major issues but as i stated at the time, my decision was above any partisanship. it was a decision of conscience rather than republican versus democr
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Jul 15, 2016 6:00pm EDT
police officers killed by gunmen in dallas. former president george w. bush also spoke along with texas senator john cornyn, the mayor of dallas, and the city's police chief. this is 90 minutes. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of united states, and distinguished guests. [applause] please remain standing for the presentation of colors and our national anthem. >> right turn, halt. present arms. ♪ oh, say, can you see ♪ by the dawn's early light ♪ what so proudly we hailed ♪ at the twilight's last gleaming? ♪ ♪ whose broad stripes and bright stars ♪ ♪ thro' the perilous fight ♪ o'er the ramparts we watched ♪ were so gallantly streaming ♪ and the rockets red glare ♪ the bombs bursting in air ♪ gave proof through the night ♪ that our flag was still there ♪ ♪ oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave ♪ ♪ o'er the land of the free ♪ and the home of the brave? >> to begin with the program please welcome the mayor of dallas, mike rawlings. [applause] >> please be seated. good afternoon. welcome. at 8:58 p.m., five days ago, the soul of our city
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Mar 3, 2016 12:00pm EST
continuing to politicize the process. just days after george w. bush bibecame president, senate democrats vowed they would -- quote -- "use whatever means necessary" to block the president's judicial nominations. democrats went so far as to filibuster a supreme court nominee. that was the first time in the history of the united states senate that they ever tried to filibuster a supreme court nominee. it was the nomination of justice alito in 2006. the democrats failed. even though they failed, it set a new precedent. some of the leaders of that filibuster were senator barack obama, now president, were senator hillary clinton, then the secretary of state, now presidential candidate, and senator joe biden, now vice president of the united states. senator reid voted to filibuster, as did current senators durbin, senator leahy, and senator schumer -- all part of the filibuster of the supreme court nomination of justice alito by george w. bush. that's the history of how our confirmation process became so political. that's three decades of democrats politicizing the process. that's the preceden
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Apr 7, 2016 6:00pm EDT
a global problem i think. i'll look always and so to study them with george washington university here what turns the leader into a statement? they need to have a vision and had convictions and the ability to identify to make the of bold decision to act on them. and carry your people with you. 1942 add very difficult year and to know that the focus he knows he's to be liberated his country and then if course and so forth. and sent with the leader of the concessions and he does that aerial show and i spoke with and to rabin from an early stage was a security hoc he wanted to resolve the palestinian problem and believe it should be done in agreement but the security hoc it believes it should win. to explain some of his statements and actions but he was always very high style to arafat and sova 1982 he becomes prime minister and then to give another chance to spend another four years but is meaningful. and tried to resolve the fundamental problem with the relationship with the palestinians and syria. realizes the only partner you can negotiate with is the plo. and of we don't like to
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Dec 8, 2016 10:00am EST
told me i was his pet. i don't know if i was or not but he sure was good to me. george mitchell, what a wonderful extemp rainous speaker. he was the best. the u.s. attorney, this good man from maine. bob dole. i was a junior center. i have had a lot lately. he all cames me, some of the issues he's working on. i can recall one of the most moving times in my life -- lying in state in the rotunda. he called me and asked me if i would go over there with him. of course i would. he was in a wheelchair. somebody pushes him. he says stop. there's a little alcove there. and bob coal as hard as it was for him walked over to the crypt where annie was. he climbed up -- climbed up and said danny, i love you. if that won't bring a tear, nothing will. i'll always remember that. trent lott, he was really a good leader, extremely conservative but extremely pragmatic. we got lots of stuff done. i was senator daschle's point person to get legislation out of this body and we did some really good things. tom daschle, he always gave me lots of room to do things. i can remember once i was the whip and
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Dec 7, 2016 10:00am EST
endangered species afnlgt george h.w. bush signed the extension of the clean air act and many republicans led the charge for environmental protection. but now, unfortunately, protecting the environment has become a divide where we truly duke it out. as i leave here, i intend to do everything in my power to work to bridge that divide because we all live on one planet. doesn't matter what party we are. we all breathe the same air. we all want our families to be healthy and live on a planet that can sustain us and all of god's creation. so now, in this time of deep division, we have to find areas to work together. well, i think i've found approval -- a proven formula with senator jim inhofe. we never surprise each other, even where we disagree. ever. our word is our bond to each other. we found that we could work as a winning team to build and strengthen our nation's infrastructure, and we have made incredible progress for the american people on those issues: long-term highway bills, long-term water bills and the first update on the toxic control act -- and that was a doozy for us. i'll neve
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Mar 7, 2016 3:00pm EST
executive overreach because they had to deal with somebody called george iii. they had firsthand experience with that executive, george iii who imposed his will on the people unilaterally. so you wonder why our constitution has checks and balances. the president executive power, the congress making the laws, and the supreme court interpreting them. that's what we call separation of powers. and that's why our constitution is designed so that no president can appoint a supreme court justice with a pen and a phone, like he claims things to do when he has a pen and a phone and if congress won't. so as we continue to discuss what's at stake during this presidential election and whether the american people want to elect a president who will appoint yet another liberal justice, i want to take a few minutes to review some of this president's efforts to expand his reach of power and impose his will on the american people. this president has pushed the envelope at every turn. he has sought to impose the will, his will on the american people in ways and to a degree that this nation has neve
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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
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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
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May 17, 2016 2:15pm EDT
. those are deputy sheriff john walk are sr., officer george prey of dover, police officer charles d p ollof. from manchester sergeant henry mccal ster. from exeter, officer albert colson, officer james roach. from carroll county, sheriff harry levitt. from the new hampshire state police remained elliot. from lancaster, chief andrew malloy. trooper harold b. johnson. from nashua, patrol man mike latvis. lieutenant ivan hayes. from north upl -- umberland joseph platt. from new hampshire fish and game conservation officer gary water house. from farmington, assistant chief lewis sheets. from berlin, officer robert duboyd. from berlin officer dorman wheelock. department of corrections officer robert precott. from nashua, armand rousseau. from durham, lieutenant robert hollis. from berlin, sergeant paul broder. from manchester officer ralph miller. from the new hampshire state police, trooper richard champy. from summersworth, donald colowsky. from hanover chief james collins, from the new hampshire state police, trooper gary parker. from the new hampshire state police, trooper joseph edwar
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Sep 27, 2016 10:00am EDT
the honor of knowing is a man by the name of george shultz. one of the major reasons why the cold war ended and we won. i'd like to give you a quote in direct contradiction to mr. kerry's continuous quest to bend the knee and hope that vladimir putin will agree with him and stop this slaughter in syria time after time after time. here's what secretary shultz said on diplomacy, and i quote -- "americans have sometimes tended to think that power and diplomacy are too distinct twarns. this reflects a fundamental misunderstanding. the -- distinct. the truth is power and diplomacy must go together or we will accomplish very little in this world. power must always be guided by purpose. at the same time, the hard reality is that diplomacy not backed by strength will always be ineffectual at best, dangerous at worst. i wish the secretary of state would read what secretary -- former secretary, one of the great diplomats and leaders of our time, george shultz, said. meanwhile, the slaughter goes on. this morning's "washington post" entitled -- and, mr. president, i ask unanimous consent the edi
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Nov 18, 2016 1:30pm EST
george w. bush got elected and president obama got elected. both time the chinese president pick up the phone. and talked a while. but this time there's no call, it's just a telegram. now, that reflects the cautious attitude that china is having towards donald trump, because obviously he said a lot of things about china. and the chinese government doesn't really know how to communicate with him yet. but i think they will eventually extend invitation to him to talk it over. >> katie, i want to talk about nader for a second because something donald trump has said is that he would want the members of nato to pay up before we would abide by our responsibilities as allies of these countries. how plausible do you think it is that we would renege on our native commitments? >> i think if we stop and think about this in realistic terms, we won't really know whether that we are reneging until something happens. we can tell people they have to pay up but it's not until an army crosses a border and we see whether not nato react or doesn't react and we are in a moment on to say you didn't pay up, wh
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Jun 17, 2016 6:00pm EDT
is to survive its going to have to become so. >> george from orlando and i'm curious about your feelings as pointed out on breitbart news immigration is really successful argument that the league campaign used against the state campaign and the second part of my question is i remember reading the canadian newspaper during lady thatcher's tremendous governance of united kingdom and one of the newspapers about his proposal of a monetary union within the anglo sphere. thank you for using that term, between u.s. and canada and between canada, the u.k. and australia. >> i'm sorry so the question, sorry but is the question? [inaudible] i think, i'm not an economist. looking at the euro makes me think there should be serious tests before we have a monetary union. we would have course be going back to sterling area. i would like to leave that to the monetary experts. i can see where something is failing like the euro. i don't necessarily want to lay the groundwork for somebody that might fail as well. with regards to the immigration debate, yes. in a way if you are thinking of it being
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Jan 20, 2016 12:00pm EST
george h.w. bush, george tenant, the late sandi berger among many others. this year it is the institute's pleasure to partner with the institute of politics and public service at the school of public policy to prevent a moderated conversation with mr. ben rhedoes for speech writing. the topic this afternoon is national security and mr. rhodes see speech writing and global engagement. in a sense he does complete his eighth state of the union address and his also responsible for many of the president's more memorable domestic and global speeches. previous he served as deputy director of white house speech writing and a senior speech writer for the obama campaign. prior to working for obama for america he worked with hamilton, a previous presenter where he helped the iraq study group in recommendations of the 9/11 commission. his coauthor hamilton without the precedent, the inside story of 9/11 commission. a native of new york city and mets fan, i was told to mention, ben has a ba from rice university and msa from new york university. he's perhaps best known for channeling president obama's
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Jul 12, 2016 2:15pm EDT
legal. e & e legal has several different aliases. the american tradition institute, george mason environmental law clinic, free market environmental law clinic, but its m.o. is one and the same. like c.e.i., e & e legal has a core mission of discrediting climate science and dismantling regulations that protect the environment. however, instead of rolling out ad campaigns, e & e legal has a different approach. its specialty is harassing individual climate scientists and researchers with the aim of persuading the public that human-caused global warming is a scientific fraud. of course, the group's lawsuits are frivolous and baseless. but this doesn't matter, because the entire point of the lawsuits is to disrupt important academic research that may help us anticipate, avoid or mitigate the impacts of global warming. and once again, if we look at the funding behind e & e legal, we understand exactly why this group is attacking climate scientists and their work. e & e legal does not publicly disclose its donors. we've seen that before. however, bankruptcy proceedings have identified
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Jun 10, 2016 12:00pm EDT
american people. >> host: he was a george w. bush appointee in many financial commissions throughout his career, mr. lockhart. what percentage of the american people fend solely on social security? can you give us statistics?ve >> guest: well, you have to the by quintile. 20%. so the lower 20% is almost 90% of their income is coming from social security. as you go up, obviously the top 20%. the most important thing is the middle and lower. that's what we try to do as thih commission try to help the lower-income people into retirement and increasing retirement benefits significantly. we put in a basic minimum benefit with the idea that we are trying to reduce poverty in old age and in fact, we reduce it by 30%. >> host: we learned that 40% of seniors are going to run out of money in their retirement and that the lowest 20% in america, the income wise 90% of them rely solely on social security? >> yes, they don't have personat savings, one of the things we try to do is look at retirement savings, they allow smaller companies to easily put money into 401k's with employees by having sort of
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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
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