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Jul 20, 2013 2:00am PDT
gwen: the president stands his own ground on the george zimmerman verdict tonight on "washington week"." >> we the jury find george zimmerman not guilty. gwen: another controversial racial case. another national debate. as the president weighs in with a lengthy personal william nation. >> i just ask people to consider if travon martin was his age and armed could he have stood his ground on that side walk? and do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting mr. zimmerman who would have followed him in a car because he thought he was threatened? >> a remarkable moment in a remarkable week. another show dan: that forces senators into face-to-face compromise. >> i'm pleased that the senators decided not to break the rules to change the rules. >> this must be a new normal, qualified executive nominees must not be blocked on procedural super majority votes. gwen: and on the political playing field another incumbent republican face as challenge from the right. this time from a chaney. a mother question no longer afford to go along to get along. >> hot debates for a ho
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Apr 27, 2013 2:00am PDT
gwen: the latest on the boston bombings. the news -- the shaky senate and george w. bush's legacy. tonight on "washington week." >> whether it's al qaeda, the fatah or two twisted perverted cowardly knockoff jihadis here in boston. why do they do what they do? gwen: two weeks later, still sorting through the why's and the how's behind the boston terror attack. while no worries spring up abroad. this time in syria. >> the syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in syria. specifically the chemical agent sarin. >> i think it's pretty obvious that red line has been crossed. gwen: yet another democrat abandons the senate. why other democrats are getting nervous. and in texas. >> president george w. bush. gwen: the president's club gathers to open its newest library. >> the political winds blow left and right. polls rise and fall. supporters come and go. but in the end, leaders are defined by the convictions they hold. gwen: covering this remarkable week, martha raddatz of abc news, james kitfield of "national journal." susan davis of "usa today." and dan balz of "the w
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Dec 19, 2014 7:30pm PST
immigration, he's taken a substantial step towards a priority that he and president george w. bush shared could not get through. and so the fact that on both of those issues, cuba's a little different case because as tom said, the president's power to make foreign policy and engage in diplomatic relations, i think it's character exercise of executive authority than we have seen. >> so what's left? are there going to be more of these? what shoes do people think are likely to fall? >> i think especially on the environment, the president, he has continued to look at different ways, methane gas, other regulatory steps that he could take to achieve the commitments that he agreed to with china, for example, on climate and the attempt to get a global deal on carbon emissions. that is one. i think the president in part he's got to focus on how to make these withstand legal challenge because certainly you're going to see legal challenges and a swept president can reverse them. president -- congress and president bush reversed president clinton on the ergonomics order. >> how does that play out? yo
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Jun 14, 2013 8:00pm PDT
security agency was using to collect phone records of american citizens. president then, george w. bush, defended it. the american people mostly we are againre with one key difference. we have the identity of the theon who leaked information. what's more, he's fled to china. switchednversation has from the existence of the motives of the leaker. how did that happen, karen? >> one reason it switched is it both surprising to discover that this person who had all access to government secrets. edward snowden. thedward snowden, who had capacity to leak them, turns out to be a 29-year-old contractor the n.s.a. and he's only been on the job for three months. so that was one reason that it just so surprising, thating, but i also think edward snowden has in many cases rorshcharch test of how conflicted this country is because you have people as diverse as, you know, glen beck, the conservative commentator, the liberale, elsburgr, even daniel to whom he's being compared, calling him a hero, and yet you congressionale leadership calling for him to be tried as a criminal. gwen: is that happening in
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Aug 6, 2016 1:30am PDT
historical perspective i think you have to go back will -- 44 years to be the george mcgovern campaign to find a week in which a nominee has suffered so much self-inflicted damage all at once. could this be a turning point? absolutely. but there are still 90 days left and it's still theoretically possible for mr. trump to get his act together and gack -- back to the fundamentals which made this a very close race. alexis: one of the things you look at in terms of where he is now is you have to admit that he is still getting big rallies and has gotten a lot of financial support. one ncht caveats we've all been talking about inside our own media organizations is, as doyle says, be careful to lean too far into the future here because he still has a reservoir of support. he is still getting these rallies and the money he reported in july was quite impressive, right? gwen: doctors 80 million. >> and the cash on hand is not that far behind the clinton campaign, even though we would say he's not on the air and he's behind in organization on the ground. it is still possible as doyle is
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Jul 25, 2015 1:30am PDT
from the husband and the brother of two of 2016's leading candidates. perhaps that's because george w. bush and bill clinton have been there done that. as president bush said i can't tell you who is going to win. but i can tell you what's going to happen. really? what does he know that we don't know, michael? >> he mostly knows he doesn't have to live through this again. they both know that and enjoying that immensely even though they're living vicariously through their brothers and their wife. clinton said something really interesting in this interview that explains both his broader political philosophy the clintons and the race. he says voters hate divisive environments. but they sometimes reward them. and that was a great -- gwen: what does that mean? >> it means -- if you're a politician don't be afraid of division and strife. and kind of run toward it. it might actually help you in the end. which of course is a great explanation for in some ways his presidency. and may also pertain to his wife. the interesting thing is that both of these men decided to appear at this moment. wh
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May 6, 2016 7:30pm PDT
mccain wasn't going to the convention. george w. bush and george h.w. bush said they would not endorse race and jebn the bush said he wouldn't endorse trump and today lindsey graham came out with a statement. >> to donald trump, congratulations. you did a hell of a thing. beat me and everybody else and i just really believe that beenepublican party has kind here and this guy is not a reliable conservative republican. good luck with paul ryan trying to find a conservative agenda with this guy and i don't think to temperament or judgment to be commander commander-in-chief. john: molly, is this what you were talking about when you said the republican party died? the sentiment of a lot of republicans i talked to, a lot of republicans who deep angst about trump's nomination. there is a sense -- you saw the,licans all over important republicans, big-name republicans, whether on twitter or in statements like that, changing their voter registration, feeling like their sorts work, toiling in the of minds of building the party of ideas, that all that went out and as bob was saying, the t
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Jan 18, 2013 8:00pm PST
we've had leading up to the inauguration and the example we will have afterwards. george w. bush even holding the liberty bell. but he although george bush was a divisive president in his second term, he talked about the international ball which is in retrispect which is spreading freedom in the midded east. but at least he had a big grand national cause that he could call the nation 2r50. how this president speaks to coming mon purpose -- >> i think this was a pupil that came out the other day. said, this coming year do you think that republicans and democrats will work together to solve problems? they could come together. today it's 23%. gwen: they were paying attention. >> there's -- those are hopeless romantics. >> they are. i give them credit for this. >> you ask conservative republicans do you think that elected officials should compromise or stick to their principles? >> 60% said stick to pinspls. 60% -- says compromise. >> what are -- assuming that the 23% are right, what are the second term priorities the president is now. -- it's not a state of the union speech. but he's goi
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Dec 20, 2013 7:30pm PST
actually a little bit this point than george w. bush was and we know george w. bush had a very bad 2005. know, and president reagan and clinton were well over 50 percent. low end of that. >> man with an assault is the is the white house plan to turn it around and do they have around.o turn it gwen: they are keeping it a secret from him and us as well. always believe there is a direct connection between the economy and his standing and they will try to ride that. at the same time, i think they are looking for ways to make it appear as though he actually is somemmand and can do things. he brought john podesta in as a counselor at the white house in part with a portfolio to look at executive actions that he can do without the approval of congress climaterogress gres on change or energy or even the jobs front. >> when you are at a record low the temptation must be to say it can only go up from here. could it actually get worse from here? >> i suppose it could. i think the country is so littleed that he has a bit higher floor than perhaps president bush did in his presidency. the expectation
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Jun 4, 2016 1:30am PDT
opportunity to beat donald trump. withke the situation ronald reagan and george h.w. bush. karen: what's different is the mood of the country. the legacy argument is tricky to make at a moment when people on the left and the right are so have suchashington, little respect for washington. the other reason it's going to be a difficult argument to make that we have two nominees who have, between them, the highest any two nominees we have seen since polling started youhe playbook tells you are to make the race about your opponent. obama is also why valuable. he is the one popular guy among the big players. gwen: it's all relative, but, yeah. >> but among the big players in the field. neither one of them -- both of them have 60% of the american people saying i don't like those people but the president's got right now.than that gwen: the president has been to elkhart, indiana, including our visit, five times, including before he was president. he's kind of adopted this has comeconomy, which back, in which the unemployment 20% has dropped from nearly to closer to 5%, yet it's a when you talke o
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Feb 20, 2015 7:30pm PST
president getting to, as well. >> i think that was also a position of george w. bush and others in his administration. it's not a crazy thing to say. it may not have been the most articulate way to frame it but it goes to the idea that this is a very complicated conflict. it's not a simple battlefield where we may recapture mosul but there are so many elements to it and it makes for a complicated debate and of course people will get tripped up in semantics and we'll have partisan controversy. >> in the bush administration they tried to rename suicide bombing as homicide bombing. that didn't stick, either. michael, you talked about how the map of the fight is changing and different. was there talk about domestic u.s. terrorism or lone wolves showing up in the united states? >> i actually think that, to me, it's a slightly more practically addressable problem which is that the global problem is so vast but here at home, what can the government do to try to reach out and integrate its law enforcement efforts in communities they think are vulnerable to this kind of recruitment but it's so
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May 16, 2015 1:30am PDT
his credit george w. bush has written as much. >> yeah. he doesn't entirely regret his decision. but he admits that mistakes were made. and that is the answer that jeb bush has given in the past. yes, mistakes were made. but the surge worked. my brother was politically courageous. seeing this opportunity, it was stunning to watch republicans essentially violate the 11th commandment which shays thou shall not speak he'll of another republican and overnight they did. some did almost minutes after the speech or after the interview. ted cruz. marco rubio, rand paul, john cassive who is also thinking about running, very clearly making it clear they would not have done it and putting distance between them and bush. why are they doing this? there is a growing concern or displeasure with the thought of a bush running against a clinton. all of these republicans eager to distinguish themselves and become the anti-bush candidate and saw a opening and tried to take it. >> you mentioned hillary clinton and so did actually jeb bush. >> right. >> this reminds you of 2000 when her ash 2008 when her
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Jul 4, 2015 1:30am PDT
polarized time that the president can hope so. george w. bush didn't get over 50%. he doesn't yet have the kind of numbers that would help him push congress and do things that congress doesn't want to do. gwen: you guys think it resonated on the campaign trail? >> sure, the person who's most excite about his -- excited about his approval rating is hillary clinton. that's the third democrat in arrow depends upon his approval rating. they're watching this carefully. a lot of her advisors was his advisors. >> her advisor was trying to keep things on track. and they do -- gwen: they have the meetings a the white house. here's the thing the white house that we know is clearly watching the politics but they're mostly kind of pleased with what republicans are trying to do. to hear what the president had to say about the republican field. once again yesterday before a very supportive crowd in wisconsin. president obama: we got some healthy competition in the democratic party. but i've lost count how many republicans are running. they'll have enough for an actual hunger games. that is -- that is an
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Dec 26, 2014 7:30pm PST
public service, george miller reflects on his his career. >> the passage of the affordable care act is key to me. that was a huge milestone. >>> good evening. and welcome to "kqed newsroom." i'm thuy vu. tonight we reflect on the last year. joining me for the discuss are michelle quinn,
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Mar 21, 2015 1:30am PDT
report. this will is a tactic his brother used george w. bush in 2000. he didn't raise $100 million in one quarter. he raised $60 million over two. but it had an effect. and there were candidates such as dan quayle john casic back then and senator lamar alexander. they looked at that and they said we're not getting in. so it's very effective in clearing the feeb field -- -- field of some of his opponents. the world is entirely different and it's not having the same effect. the interesting thing to note is that that worked for bush in 2000 and it has never worked since. in 2004, howard dean was the money man. he didn't get the nomination. in 2012 hillary clinton started raising out more than obama. that didn't work out so well for her. romney was the run away money guy. john mccain got the nomination. in the last cycle romney was first when it came to money but also nobody quit. why? internet billionaires, that's it. adelson sustained newt gingrich's campaign with personal checks for a month. and that is a new dynamic here and what we see is that you know, marco rubio's got a billionair
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Aug 8, 2014 7:30pm PDT
? >> george h.w. bush at the end of the gulf war for a year. >> he didn't win reelection. the economy undercut his success. >> that war. >> there was another piece of this too, though, which is the second term is traditionally one where the president says i got the domestic stuff done and already measuring the drapes for the next president i will focus on foreign policy this is something i can do without congress. >> bill clinton out of the hit of impeachment and scandal through the interventions in the balkans. >> and israel. close to a breakthrough peace deal. and ronald reagan with the nuclear arms talks with the beginning and the end of the soviet union. gwen: those were positive and second term. >> and it felt like they were dictating the terms here is what i want to get done. now there is a fire hose of issues coming at me i want to get through them and get back to the thing that i came to do in the first place. >> the challenge that president obama faces is one the things he is arguing is that the united states must accept a world where outcomes aren't perfect and the united st
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Jul 25, 2014 7:30pm PDT
this? >> there's george bush, bill clinton. but you do take a hit on the optics and the accelerated twitter and social world it's only more damaging. one of the interesting questions that comes up is what is in the u.s. national strategic interest? that's not a discussion that's been had. what happened? libya an interest? at what point does it become an immediate concern for the united states? we talk about ukraine but frankly it's a bigger concern for europe than the united states. iraq, at what point does that become a threat to the u.s. national security? if these countries aren't posing an immediate threat? gwen: except that you just cannot look away especially as the leader of the free world. >> we're at that stage where you cannot -- cannot look away. and we're nals a period when the american public is still allergic to direct intervention. in all of this list of conflicts you talked about has anyone raised in a serious way military intervention? the united states isn't even sending weaponry to the government of ukraine at this point. wen: talking about nonlethal aid. >> so a
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Nov 28, 2014 7:30pm PST
duck periods. ronald reagan, bill clinton, george w. bush. each of them actually managed to do thing it's that had not been expected at this particular point. when we sat around the table probably in those administrations we would have said, oh, last two years pretty grim for the president and he got things down. still hope i think for the next two years. gwen: are they reading the same history books you're reading in the west wing? >> they're seizing on to every glimmer of optimism they can. they feel liberated b optimism they feel liberated by the end of the midterms. they don't kowtow to the democrats in congress and can go forward with priorities on their own. gwen: we will be watching for all of that. unfortunately we have to leave you a little bit tonight so you can support the stations who support us. before we go, we want to send our condolences to the family of marion barry, former mayor of washington, d.c. he will be remembered for leadership in the civil rights movement and for his controversial political career and as mayor who defined a city and era. marion barry was 78
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Feb 2, 2013 6:30pm EST
to hurt his -- >> it's not unusual but that has been happening more and more often. one of george w. bush's attorney generals got in by a 50-43 vote i think it was, maybe more than that, that was pretty much a party line. no, it is becoming more frequent that these votes become partisan but for a job like secretary of defense that's not a good thing. gwen: so in the effort to take hagel down there were a lot of things that came up, mostly about his role in the surge and what he thought about iran and israel, what didn't come up and in the end, how much does the substance of his hearing tell us about what kind of secretary of defense he would/will be? >> if many of us that hearing was a huge disappointment because american defense policy is at a turning point. the budget has to come down. where are you going to cut? we are withdrawing from afghanistan. how fast and what happens next? 66,000 troops in afghanistan right now are risking their lives. the hearing lasted eight hours. by my down -- count, about 10 minutes was devoted to afghanistan. on substance this hearing didn't help us
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Sep 13, 2014 1:30am PDT
you closed your eyes you thought maybe george bush was saying it. the white house got a lot of criticism for not being quicker to come up with a strategy but i can tale -- tell you within the white house they were fine with that. he took hits but a lot of people called him the reluctant warrior this week, but in the west wing, they -- someone told minimum -- him today he's a deliberate warrior and they think that paid off this week where he took his time, came up with a strategy and has received support from both republicans and democrats. so i think in contrast is a -- to a year ago and how they druggled so much with syria, they feel really good but -- about how it played out this week. gwen: two big question marks come to mind. one is the free syrian army which we're now in league with. and the other is bashar al assad, who benefits if this works and we adds -- i think at least check still want him to leave office, right? these are to -- two big obstacles. >> you raise two really big, tough problems to solve on this. the free syrian army, we don't know if they're capable even
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Jan 17, 2014 7:30pm PST
thinking about his own record as a senator who about george w. bush, as a former constitutional law who hasr and someone openly talked about how he's tried to balance, what is your tippedn whether he's more to one side or the other? a because he is, as you say, pass critic of some of these things, he spent a lot of the them, saying,ng there hasn't been abuse, these to do thiss who want the right way. they're not listening to your calls and if you're not talking to terrorists, you have about and he'sy defending a program he's felt uncomfortable about. them toard was it for find this balance, president and his advisers, specifically with the metadata program, the telephone records. how hard was it for them to decide what to say about it? >> this debate has beegoing on all week all the way up until last night as of they're trying to put together this speech and make last-minute decisions. decision in which he announced in which n.s.a. analysts will have to go to the court forveillance judicial approval before tapping into the database, that decision late last night, added in at the las
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Jun 6, 2014 7:30pm PDT
leaving in an inconclusive war where we have not achieved almost any of the goals that george bush lid out and haven't achieved any of the goals that president obama talked about in the 2008 campaign and then did the surge convened a group whose name was so wonderful because it told you everything you needed about the war, it was called the afghan good enough committee and that committee cut back what the objectives were. and now this looks like it fits narrative let's get our guys and get out. >> one quick question for you issue ast became an you talked to law makers this week. of how theany sense opinions of military leaders have changed over the course of this? we know from the conversations they had privately classified setting back in 2011 military leaders concerned about this and this week they are saying no, no big deal here. >> among them were the former chairman of the joint chiefs who opposed this as had other military leaders even when the release was in the service of a bigger goal trying to get the taliban to talk a deal. >> and hillary clinton opposed she was secretar
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Mar 2, 2013 2:00am PST
house, republican dominated house, signed by george w. bush with great, huge bipartisan support over the years and justice scalia said 98-0, maybe because everybody thinks it's politically unpopular to vote against a racial measure. at one point he used the term racial entitlement. >> i thought that was democracy. >> frankly, a lot of people drew back and i think even some of his fellow conservatives don't like that phrasing at all. gwen: in the chamber when he said that, was there an intake of breath? >> this is as loud as igets. there is no audible gasping in the supreme court but there was, it got everybody's attention. it got so many people's attention that justice sodamire asked the lawyer for shelby county, alabama, saying, do you think racial discrimination still exists in america? >> is there possibility of middle ground here or ever in the court? >> not on this. >> and we raise the name of justice kennedy. >> justice kennedy is clearly the swing vote on this again but this is a harder case to find missed -- middle ground. 2009 when they took up the same issue in texas, they were
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Nov 28, 2015 1:30am PST
,nal response to which is that we rallied behind our leaders. george bush sort in the polls as the country rallied behind him. now of whenense will this and? why does this keep happening again and again? instead of rallying to our leaders, we have decided that our leaders, republican or democrat, have failed us. we are looking for something different, a magic solution. gwen: one dynamic doesn't change, and that is change. we always say we want change. president obama was famously elected on hope and change. but now we are talking about change for what? was mentioning, there is a sense of insecurity. where is the country going? fear turns into anger on the campaign trail. 71% of gop primary voters in a recent poll said that they felt out of place in their own country. they feel that their leaders are , whetherering for them it is president obama as a democratic president, or what tthey see as the establishment f the republican party. they are looking for the outsiders. when you talk to conservatives, when i travel around the country, they say we tried to wait and be patient with mem
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Oct 5, 2013 6:30pm EDT
. people said we blame george w. bush for the economy. we blame the republicans for not working with you but we want the president to get it. we want the superhero to get the villain so the political weight on the president, even if people see he's in the right they still may want him to do something. >> president obama is not one you know -- running again. the house republicans have to defend their majority. and they said if there's one thing that could threaten our majority -- people talk about jer manned -- gerrymandering districts. but if you have a situation where you are shutting down the government and potentially causing a breach of the debt limit and causing a recession, that's where you run the risk of actually expanding the playing field, putting many more seats in jeopardy and losing a majority. gwen: this is a big difference between now and 1995 and 1996 when we had that long, long shutdown and that's bald. we were on the lip of a midterm election year. actually of a presidential election year and that affected the way people responded. even the president needed to look stro
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Sep 5, 2015 1:30am PDT
candidates, to know the answers? peter: remember, when george bush was running, he was asked the names of four foreign leaders and om got maybe three and a half. but it didn't matter. it was a peaceful time, mostly focused on domestic issues. this is a different moment. the difference between the kuds military force, the par military force in iran fighting us for years and the kurds, fighting on our side against isis, is a pretty big difference. whether the average voter connects with that or not, probably not. but it's more relevant probably to today's issues than it has been in the past. karen: and hugh huet put those -- hewitt put those exact same questions to carly fiorina and she was able to answer them. peter: even if you don't know who they are because -- it was his dismissive tone about well, does it matter, they'll be gone when i'm in office and i'll know them better than i know who you are -- let's turn to the iran uclear deal. secretary kerry: we want anybody and everybody to vote or it. we're going to continue to try to persuade people up until the last moment, and our hope is
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Dec 14, 2013 1:30am PST
example of george w. bush who just kept hitting bumps and went on down. any evidence as to what type this is? >> you shouldn't expect him to follow a bush pattern of continuing to go down. the succession of blows president bush had. an iraq war going badly. hurricane katrina, which caused people to say maybe he's not competent at all and then a recession and financial crisis after that that was a tremendous set of blows the president had. i think this president has a growing economy, an improving job market so if he can get the health care system figured out so that the enrollment process is smooth enough that people don't look at the government and say they screwed this up i think he has a chance amount a recovery. >> will they believe in him again? can he win back their trust? gwen: how do you do that, exactly? >> if he's just competent will that do it? >> i don't think you can fully recover from a blow like this remember, the president is the most well-known figure in the country so if people reach a decision about his credibility on an important issue and find it wanting, that's not a
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Oct 11, 2014 1:30am PDT
you don't put a hold on history. gwen: some do. after george w. bush was out of office, we got emails from condoleezza rice and dick cheney and stay pointed fingers at 50e67 other. >> this president has had bill gates. hill rill clinton. i this isn't unprecedented but i think that you have two people on the national security team, gates and panetta who have both come out making the same critique and i it's really about leadership, i think. >> when i was a young reporter on capitol hill and you were on the hill -- >> you're both still young. >> i love you. >> we both remember leon panetta from the hill. >> what about karen? >> we were all there. [laughter] >> but what i want to know is leon panetta was talking about congress and he's comparing president clinton and president obama and it's very interesting. what does he say in the book? >> he writes about working for bill clinton and the joy in politics that bill clinton took and what he effectively says is bill clinton would make any deal with you and what he was great at was convincing you that what he wanted was actually good
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Mar 29, 2014 1:30am PDT
health care law in 2012 and was a solicitor general under george w. bush. the question was whether for-profit corporations can claim a religious exemption to the contraceptive mandate based on the employer's religious views. now everybody should know that right now churches and other religious entities already have an exception from the requirement under the obama law that you provide insurance coverage that includes birth control. but these are companies that are for-profit and just happen to be run by people who have very strong religious views. in this case they say that of all the birth control that we're supposed to cover there are some methods that they felt were akin to abortion. now, the science, there's a lot of dispute over the science. but for purposes of this case, the federal government is saying, yes, these people have deeply felt religious views. but we still don't think that they should be exempt. because for-profit corporations shouldn't be exempt from this. this is a comprehensive scheme. public health is at issue. and there are other ways that -- they should not
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Nov 22, 2013 7:30pm PST
courts right now was a conservative justice that was appointed by george bush and i think there was a big movement on the progressive left that they really were pushing the party to have more -- more representational judiciary which right now because of the previous agreement did not go nuclear under the bush administration has left the judiciary that has more conservative judges on it. gwen: that debate is just beginning. because they only reach closure on one of the three judges outstanding and will move on. there was another senate argument and was not about rules but injury. as reported, sexual assaults in the military continue to soar. all 20 female members of the senate and of course some men have decided to do something about it but they can't yet agree who gets to prosecute the offenders. >> which way are you going to have more protection? if a group of colonels, half a continent away, are looking at the facts of the case, or if your commander has signed off? of course if your commander has signed off because that sends a message to the unit, we're getting to the bottom of thi
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Jan 23, 2016 1:30am PST
. super bowl and what a volatile stock market means for silicon valley. first, san francisco george gas con felony bribery and three former fund-raisers for mayor ed lee, zula zones and mohajer, $20,000 in bribes from an undercover fbi in exchange for political access. act in charge, david johnson spoke at this afternoon's press conference. >> no level of acceptable corruption, the violation of trust is the
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May 3, 2014 1:30am PDT
that's not mentioned anywhere in our poll is i think this is the legacy of george w. bush's presidency. that even still today, his -- the decade of very active american involvement militarily still hangs over what people feel about things. like enough already. long wars. and i do think that the hidden thing in the question, do you want to be more or less active? it's not just active. it's militarily involved. and i think people are really, really done with -- gwen: and there's something about this president and this presidency or is it just second term-itis that makes people -- to use the weak word to describe him? we remember when h.w. bush had the "wimp" cover on tisme time and knaus week -- on "time" and news week. >> he ran to disengage from the world. and you just don't have the sense that he's just longing to exercise military strength. and it happens also that the problems that have been presented to him thrust in front of him are not very easily amenable to simple military solutions anyway. so that i think even bob corker isn't talking about mobilizing troops to solv
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Sep 5, 2014 7:30pm PDT
blustery george bush. now barack obama and the democrats who are now criticizing him are creating an appetite for some kind of president who can bear -- bare their chest and replace nato who canterbury their chest or beat its chest and putin who does the chest baring, and a president who has that kind of more strong man behavior that we used to associate with the kind of republicans. john: indira, as you think about this, and quickly, do you think of what's going on right now as a function of the effectiveness or lack of it of obama's foreign policy or is it about the way the world is post-cold war? >> i think it's partly the way the world is post-war. and the way that putin is incredibly canny. and he knows exactly how to walk up to the line, push through it. and then step back with one little pinkie toe. but i do want it say in the long run i think sanctions are going to be hurting putin whether he likes it or not, particularly in the energy sector. john: thanks, everybody. great discussion. that will wrap it up for tonight. the conversation continues online where we drill down on
WETA
Oct 25, 2013 8:00pm EDT
you knew about the relationship between george w. bush and dick cheney is probably wrong. it streams live at 8:30 p.m. eastern and all weekend long. you can keep up with daily developments on the pbs "newshour" seven days a week and we'll see you again next week on "washington week." good night. >> corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we went out and asked people a simple question, how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and this them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who lived well into their 9o's and that's a great thing. though we're living longer, the one thing that hasn't changed is the official retirement age. the question is, how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years? >> additional corporate funding for "washington week" is presented by northrup grumman. additional funding is provided by the annenberg foundation, the corporation for public broadcasting, and by contributions to pbs stations from viewers like you. thank you.
PBS
Jan 16, 2015 8:00pm EST
george pataki? >> i talked to former ambassador bolton yesterday. he said he's not diswaded by this wall of money he sees from bush and romney. look, you can run for president and get a lot of press attention, get in the grass roots dollars and survive pretty far. gwen: you're saying it's our fealt. the more the merrier. that's what a lot of people are saying and i'm all for that. more the merrier. fun for us. finally tonight, as the president delivers to prepare his annual state of the union address this coming tuesday, he's taking the unusual step of forecasting what it will contain. contributing expandant john harwood of cnbc clues us in, in our "friday focus." >> after six years, presidents can get overtaken by events and see americans tune in. so president obama's strategy for previewing this year's state of the union is to touch their lives as many ways as he can. in washington, he announced steps to protect americans from cyber crime. >> we're introducing new legislation to create a single strong national standard so americans know when their information has been stolen or mi
PBS
Nov 6, 2015 7:30pm PST
if something is coming at them from the outside. george h to be bush and his last years, a wonderfully interesting w george h to be bush -- h , ah, in his last years wonderfully interesting biography, starts taking potshots at people in his administration and his son's administration. there is an old rivalry george h w bush has with rumsfeld. some of that is coming out. he clearly does not think dick cheney served his son well. all of this comes out, and you saw various people either scrambling for cover or trying to figure out which side to be on in that dispute. stuff was they most interesting. he served as his defense secretary, and he said something about him changed after 9/11. said rumsfeld graciously he is just getting up in years. eamon: and cheney said i haven't changed. george h w bush said it was cheney's wife and daughter who had pushed him in that direction, and he said no, it's me, and george bush said look, i made the decisions. gwen: if jeb bush was not running for president, how much would we care about this? how much of this trickles down to him in any way
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