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Dec 21, 2013 8:35pm EST
of the blue, countries where facebook is the most popular. china is a big green because idu, a bigdo -- ba internet company. except for china, cause extent, iran, and russia, all of the other countries, the most dominant web services are american. knife you combine that information with what we are now learning about the nsa and the effect it has had and it's relatively unfettered access to information on communications happening on these websites -- arguably there are some controls over how they can access and what they can do with the -- of americanut citizens and u.s. persons -- there is virtually no meaningful control over what they do and how they collect information of non-us persons. person,re not a u.s. and you are looking at this map, and you are thinking about this map in the context of what we have learned from edwards out in, you might be -- edward snowden, you might be mad. you might feel that there is a power imbalance going on here. a lot of government are pretty bad. this is the president of brazil. she recently spoke at the united nations. she accused the united stat
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2014 7:00pm EST
gone outside the country. her first time going outside the country was when they were in china. in new york, they had a suite in the waldorf towers where they entertained. they entertained constantly. for both of them, there was an understanding, comprehension of the importance of personal diplomacy. >> let's get the sequencing right. first, there was the u.n. position. >> head of the republican national committee. this was during watergate. he has the unenviable job of going out every day and defending the president. he feels it is his duty. no matter what. he refers to this period as being in the eye of the storm. >> with the rnc position being a social one, this town was so full of tension. >> she wondered how he was soldiering on. mr. bush has to go to president nixon and say to him, it looks like most hope is lost. >> our next questioner is from quincy, massachusetts. are you there? >> hello? i am in quincy, massachusetts, the birthplace of john adams. i have a question and a comment. you mentioned earlier that mrs. bush is the only first lady after abigail adams who was the m
CSPAN
May 13, 2013 9:00pm EDT
live -- delightful. innovative. >> one of the more controversial questions is the white house china. an article says the art was absurd. who would want to eat a lovely meal and see a duck at the bottom of their plate? publictook a risk in affairs from an early age. that wereses important to her were veterans soldiers and or friends, children sewer made orphans as a result of the siddle -- children who were made orphans as a result of the civil war. >> she was a very devout mother. she does not neglect her children. .he embraces the life >> women's minds are as strong as man. in 1831, born, in ohio, she was the first first lady lady to have a college degree. that tells us much about the time she lived in. a time where technological innovation and significant social forces usher in an era of the norm is change for the united states. good evening and welcome to c- span's continuing series on america's first ladies. tonight, you will learn about lucy webb hayes. is a firstrt us off ladies historian and author's of a collection of biographies. welcome. in 1876, the country is joyously 10
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2013 12:00am EDT
' enslaved housekeepers. they talked about white china with gold trim. she talks about the slave cook making maryland biscuits and the games that would be played over the dinner table with the children, as well, talking and laughing about the days activities. from here, after dinner, the guests would've -- family and friends would've come into the sitting room, which is really where the family would've spent more of their personal time in the evening, playing games on the game table, checkers or chess, things like that. julia would've played with some dolls. lots of reading taking place. on the second floor of white haven were two rooms that served as bedrooms for the family. her parents typically would've had one bedroom. julia and her sisters would've shared most likely this bedroom. in the 19th century, frequently, when you had a nice upstairs porch area, the boys would've slept out there in the summertime. we know much about white haven from her, those memoirs. she is the first first lady to ever write her memoirs. she spent a lot of time talking about her life here at white haven
CSPAN
Jul 4, 2013 11:30am EDT
hall. it is the place where the family had their daily meals. the china you see here monogrammed here"vb" is the daily china. angelica could be seen serving some one -- someone here. a miscarriage, and we know from letters that she wrote that during that time, she convalesced on this couch here in the main hall. earlier, while she was serving as host is in the white house, she had another baby girl -- as an infant. -- to die as an infant. floor, theysecond would have spent a great deal of time while bought -- while visiting her father-in-law, president van buren. it is easy to imagine her wearing one of the stresses here, or even at the white house as she hosted president van buren. likely would use while strolling the grounds in the summer months on the air -- on their large farm of 240 acres. they had a very close relationship. he was a very amiable man, which was why he was so successful in politics. and she was trained in the social graces of the time. i think they genuinely care for one another. >> while her husband, john, rebuild his political career, letitia tyler managed
CSPAN
Nov 26, 2013 12:00am EST
-class job creation. >> china has named competitiveness and gained shares. it has innovated efficiency as much as any country will. there are fewer countries -- there are fewer workers in chinese manufacturing than there were 20 years ago. comes,, if and when it ofl come from various kinds service work and greater customization. they it is a tragedy that are saying and you are right, that's there is not enough work to do. there areer hand, several million kids in this country who profoundly need and theyl attention are not close to getting it. we do not have a way of bringing the people who want to work together with those. i do not think it is traditional government that will do it and i do not think it will turn the country into a libertarian paradise. >> join me in thanking larry summers. >> pat nixon traveled abroad more than any first lady before her. she accompanied richard nixon to china, egypt.on, next, on c-span's first ladies. william hague talks about the recent nuclear deal that was reached with a ran over the weekend. iran over the weekend. [applause] >> i stay in the wing
CSPAN
May 20, 2013 9:00pm EDT
about the things like the white house china. >> here in the family dining room, we have the family china, which is the china they used at the white house. i will take one out. monogram on it. the garfield's were not rich people. they brought their best stuff with them. chinald have used this at home and at the white house. this would have been their former -- formal dinnerware. we have quite a collection here of the china that exists. it is a pretty impressive set, china painting was very popular. the very top row were hand- painted by lucretia garfield. up onarfield was very the latest trends and style of the day and she had a very good eye for art. she taught painting for a while. around the fireplace are hand- painted tiles. cornerted the tube top corner tiles. james garfield said that his wife had faultless taste. she chose her furniture very carefully. did she have the opportunity to host any events? >> she hosted a regular reception and it is fascinating that at one of those, a man by the name of charles, who would shoot the president two months later, not her and recorded ha
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2014 9:00pm EST
said, we didn't even have the right china. she raise the money to buy a set of china. she was also very interested in style and fashion. choose is a person who cared about her appearance. -- she was a woman who cared about her appearance. she got a new set of china. and there was a publicity about othes, and it was the image of a woman who cared more about things that did not matter. and it did not go over well. that contributed to the public view. >> what was the difference between jacqueline kennedy coming in wearing national, -- fashionable, european design" and nancy reagan doing it, not that long after? >> that is a fair question. nancy thought it would be a fair new start for, but it was dÉjÀ vu all over again. they criticized her for going shopping at bloomingdale's. case.jackie was a special there is an edgy website. i don't frequent it very often. it is called nerve.com. it is about sex and younger people stuff. i was there to see they ranked the sexiest first lady's in history. nancy reagan ranks very high. i was very surprised that this hip, young website up that. jacq
CSPAN
Jul 27, 2013 7:00pm EDT
-- withd in mary todd lincoln in the white house, her purchase of china, her decorating the white house, which had been done by others, it was severely criticized as action insensitive to the needs and conditions of the country. mrs. lincoln said that it was part of her duty to dress in find and expensive clothes as a way of lifting the morale of the nation. she felt that this was her duty, and that boil republicans -- loyal republicans loathe their jobs to her husband should help with the cost of her downs. blue room,g in the and she was harshly criticized for that. how could somebody be spending money on champagne and food at a time when money was needed for union blankets and guns? get she was entertaining -- yet, she was criticized for not entertaining. there was no sympathy of any 's sonhen mrs. lincoln died, because everyone was losing family members to the war. she had come from a seven family. many of her brothers, and half brothers fought for the confederacy. of aher sister, the widow confederate soldier visited, a cause so much trouble and talk that emily had to leave. mrs. li
CSPAN
Mar 23, 2013 7:00pm EDT
have china of his own. efore that, the presidents would bring their own china from home. the monroes brought this china to the white house during monroe's administration between 1817 and 1825. we count ourselves very lucky that we have what we do. > how important was virginia in understanding elizabeth onroe? >> monroe made a joke later in life. a friend who was a member of congress from tennessee married a woman from pennsylvania and took her home to tennessee and there was a little bit of trepidation about whether she would adapt or not. and monroe wrote to him and said, i'm sure mrs. campbell will do ok. rs. monroe was a little uneasy about leaving new york, but she has become a good virginian. so she teamed to have fit in the life very easily. something along those lines that really said a lot about her character from very young is, as we mentioned, she was very young. she was 17 when she married monroe. he was 28. she was from new york. he was a member of the ontinental congress. in october of 1786 he finished his term in congress. they went to virginia. she left her fam
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2013 9:00pm EST
china you see her purchased in mexico, colorful. the president would sit down at this end of the table where you cowhide chair with mrs. johnson at the other end of table and one feature next handy president, a telephone. president johnson loved working the telephones and in the middle the meal could make a call or answer a call. mrs. johnson wasn't necessarily about that but got used to that. as first lady, mrs. johnson the rancht of time at and it was very important because it provided such a respite from the turmoil of washington, particularly later in the presidency where the home,ns could come recharge their batteries and make the connection back to the land in the place they valued so much. how important was the ranch to them? allhe didn't like it at when -- she said the house looked like a charles adams house. annoyed when he bought it but she got to love it and as you heard, called it her heart's home. >> in the first ladies series where we refeferred to a lot, writtenraphy of her is by lou gould. pointed about the difference between the kennedys who were people of the ea
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2013 10:30pm EST
about how freedom was in invoking innovation. worried china wasn't going in that direction because restricted.m is to official, but essential innovative pursuits. >> not going to sit here and nazi to comparisons to germany. >> she didn't mean it that way. she pulled it back. pull-back. >> i meant no respect at all. nothing like that. hat i say is if you look at countries like that and you look at what changed in those of eties during a time heightened surveillance, what their is people alter behavior. they automatically shield nstinctively and what goes is innovation, creativity, and freedom. >> what's happening right now, are emerging, not only in this society, but globally. eople have expectations of inclusivity. hey have expectations of transparency. they have expectations of reciprocity. if it's good enough for you, do this or are you doing this? in response to this. o this is -- there are global movement antidotes and rep excesses. not theacy community is only one outraged. >> we had an officer involved hooting that was resolved because someone held it over the window seal and
CSPAN
Mar 25, 2013 9:00pm EDT
room here at lindenhall. it is the place where the fall had their daily meals. the china that you see here is the daily china used in the household here. they ate all of these plates. you can imagine her serving somebody tea from the picture or passing the gravy boat. in july of 1843, while angelica and abraham were visiting her farm here she suffered a iscarriage and we know here -- we know she conventionalsed on this couch here at the main hall. she had another baby girl die as an infant while she was there. angelica and abraham had three adulthoodhood. they would have spent a great deal of time while visiting her farnl, president van van buren. it is easy to imagine her wearing one of these dresses here at one of the events at lindenhall. or at the white house. the parasol she likely would have used while she was out strolling on the grounds. it was a large farm of 240 acres. i believe that martin van buren and his daughter in law, angelica, had a close relationship. he was a very amiable man. that is why he was successful in politics. she was trained in the social grace. i think t
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2013 12:50am EST
in 1968 that was found where she featured the china you see here purchased in mexico, very colorful. the president would sit down at this end of the table, where you see the cow hide chair, with typically mrs. johnson at the other end of the table and one feature you will notice next to the president, a handy telephone, president johnson loved working the telephones and in the middle of the meal could make a call or answer one or it mrs. johnson was not necessarily happy about it but she got used to it because lyndon johnson was such a workaholic. mrs. johnson spent a lot of time here at the ranch and it was very important because it provided such a respite from the turmoil of washington, particularly later, where the johnsons could come home and recharge batteries and make the connection back to the land and displays they valued so much. >> how important was the ranch to them? >> she did not like it at all. she said the house looked like charles addams house. she was very annoyed when he bought it. she got to love it. as you heard, she called it her heart's home. twice in the first
CSPAN
Apr 8, 2013 9:00pm EDT
. the china that they used was beautiful. it is considered some of the most beautiful of the white house china. it features the presidential seal embossed along the side, the dinners that is white embossed with gold. they had a tea set that was blue and a dessert set in green. she did not allow alcohol in the white house, her presbyterian upbringing precluded that. that is not exactly the case. she stopped the serving of whiskey punches, but mine was one of their largest goals during their years there. in more interesting objects the collection, speaks to sarah and her ability with music am a we have a music book that has handwritten notations. one of the songs featured inside is the song hail to the chief, which she is credited with starting as the official presidential anthem during her time as first lady. >> a moment to ask about that. there is a little controversy between our last program with the tylers, who are also claiming that they introduced " hail to the chief." onthere a definitive answer that jacko >> i won't touch it. [laughter] [laughter] >> it came about in the 1840
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2013 7:00pm EDT
affairs minister talks about the relationship between america and china. >> helen taft was more ambitious about getting to the white house than her husband, william howard taft, and was willing to get personally involved in politics to get him elected. she overcame a serious illness to directly manage the white house. invited top classical musicians to perform there. helen taft also has one of the most visible legacies of all first ladies. washington d.c.'s famous japanese cherry tree. bring tens of thousands of visitors to washington every year. good evening and welcome to "first ladies." the life of helen taft. her husband served in the white house until 1913. here to speak about her life and legacy is her biographer. the biography of her is "helen taft, our musical first lady. you open the book by making the case that she is the most obscure of 20th century first ladies. why do you think she deserves better than being obscure? >> she did things that were very constructive. the cherry trees, bringing the classical music and musicians to the white house, and, generally, trying
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 6:00am EDT
have also seen growing middle classes in places like brazil, turkey, india, china demand more accountability and transparency from their governments. america is the strongest and oldest democracy, and we remain prouder of liberty and than representing our values these last four years. yet many americans are asking, how do we ensure that the law continues to serve and belong to the people in a time when ideology and gridlock have paralyzed our politics? when the advance of technology and the dangers of terrorism have complicated efforts to balance our desire for liberty with our need for security? when old demons of discrimination have taken on insidious new forms? these are all challenges not just to our society, not just to our government, but to our legal system. they are strains on our social compact. i am convinced that they are tests we can meet. over the coming months, i will deliver a series of speeches focused on questions like these. today, the assault on voting rights, which threatens to block millions of americans from participating in our democracy and further erod
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2014 9:00pm EST
sold credit card information to purchases round the world and the indictment last year of a china-based manufacturer of wind turbines who stole trade secrets from an american company causing losses.00 million in we must own sure the statutes we technology up with so we can keep pace with cyber criminals. proposing tration is several statutory provisions to keep federal criminal laws up to date. recommend the establishment of a strong uniformed federal standard equiring certain types of businesses to report data breaches. should be able to require prompt notices and notify breaches vernment of so that law enforcement can pursue and catch the perpetrators. rely on cutors also them to tes to bring justice. the most important is the computer fraud and abuse act. the administration proposed several revisions in may 2011 to support nue changes like those to keep federal criminal law up to date. working ook forward to with congress to address the insiders such as bank employees or government mployees who access computers in violation of their and then steal or use the information. propos
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2013 9:00pm EST
first couple to kiss at the inauguration -- she completed the white house china collection. she was the first one to invite tv actors to the white house. and they used white house as the they used camp david as the official retreat. we are running out of time. we are going to robert in portsmouth, new hampshire. robert, your question. >> my question is jackie kennedy has been mentioned a few times tonight and i'm curious how the eisenhowers viewed the kennedys and how mamie viewed jackie and the differences between them. >> i would say that jackie and mamie got off to a very rocky start and that was never righted. part of it is the difference in age, but beginning with a misunderstanding and it was just very rocky when mamie took jackie through the white house on her tour before the inauguration and mrs. kennedy was telling mamie already the plan she had for renovations and that didn't really set very well with mamie. and it went on from there. >> but i have to say that later when they were trying to raise funds for what's now the kennedy center, the eisenhower administration had al
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2013 10:00am EST
did not have white house china. that was a conscious decision on their part. they went into the white house following world war i and in a deep recession. mr. harding was stressing the need for a economy and government. they decided that was one expenditure that did not need to be made. there is plenty -- they just used what was there. this collection has never been displayed in its entirety before. mrs. harding collected figurines of elephants. she thought they were good luck. especially if the trunks were going up. conveniently, they also are the symbol of the republican party, so it serves two purposes. made of all different kinds of materials. jade, ivory. these were often displayed in a curio cabinet in the private quarters of the harding white house. we have a very unique piece here. a portable movie projector used in the private quarters of the white house. the hardings were both movie fans. they like comedies. charlie chaplin, buster keaton. this was used in the upstairs hallway, the private quarters. they would turn that into an impromptu movie theater for their friends. on t
CSPAN
Mar 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
the middle of a paragraph, remember the ladies. and then goes on further to suggest that if china did not like this idea -- if john did not like this idea, it was a remarkable thing because he was in a position to do something. he was on the committee that was drafting a declaration of independence. he could have made a move for women's rights. it is remarkable that she did suggest that. >> give us a sense of the role women have in society. they could not vote. how could women be influential? >> it is much more subtle. in the same way -- many times, a decision is made, people think that the husband makes the decision. there is a kitchen table discussion that goes on before that. in the adams household, there were a lot of kitchen table discussions between john and abigail. i the deal may not have been more -- most obvious -- at the domain not have been most obvious in making the decisions. we know much later after the revelation -- revolution that he is very influential. >> i want to tell you a little bit about what the country looks like in 1800. we have some statistics we will put o
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2014 9:00pm EST
now see america as the number-one place to do business rather than china. and it's a sign of a lot of things converging, both on the energy front, worker productivity, our innovation, our research, ease of doing business, and a lot of that work is as a consequence of steps we've taken not just at the federal level, but also at the state level. so we've got to take advantage of that. secretary pritzker has been helping a belgian company create jobs in stillwater, oklahoma, helping an austrian company create jobs in cartersville, georgia. so we can do more of this, and we really want to engage with you over the next several months to find ways that we can help market america and your states to businesses all around the world and bring jobs back. since i called on congress to raise the minimum wage last year, six states have gone ahead and done it on their own. last month, i asked more business leaders to raise their workers' wages. last week, gap said it would lift wages for about 65,000 of its employees. several of you are trying to boost wages for your workers. i'm going to do ever
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2013 9:00pm EST
communicate. he was offered a position in china and he sent her a telegram . it went to the post office and ,he post office on these names and it just said, heading to china, will you join me? so the postmaster posted on the bulletin board for everyone to see it. >> that is like going on the internet today. hurtickname for her was that her nickname for him was bert. >> he was known as bird, yes. -- bert, yes. quest if you go online, you can fromou henry's ba degree danford university. you can see that document that did not serve her well in the job market in but let her to a life-changing partner. so they went to china. when did they go and what was it like? >> they want to china and day after they got married. they got married on february 10, 1899. they were headed off to china on a steamer the next day. is that a couple of days in japan and then they were there when the box and -- boxer rebellion occurred. twitter, did the louver's stay in china influence their policies in the white house? >> i think a lot of countries influence them. they were looking for ways to keep freedom. they saw w
CSPAN
Dec 28, 2013 7:00pm EST
continue to communicate. he was offered a position in china and he sent her a telegram. the telegram went to the post office and the post office sell these names new -- these names lou and bird. it was not a formal proposal, just said, heading to china, will you join me? so the postmaster posted it on the bulletin board for everyone to see it. [laughter] >> that is like going on the internet today. >> it was an invasion of privacy. >> we call him herbert hoover but her nickname for him was bert. .e have a robust website every week there is a special item attached for the first lady we are looking at. today you can see lou henry's the a degree from stanford university. you can see that document which did not serve her well in the job market but introduced her to a life-changing partner. >> absolutely. >> she said yes to china. what was china like at the time you cope -- at the time you go >> -- at the time? they left for china the day after they married. they were there when the boxer rebellion occurred. >> to the hoover's stay in china it influence their clinical policies and the whi
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2013 9:00pm EST
first lady lady before her, accompanying her president and husband, richard nixon to china and the soviet union. up next on our first lady series, the life and influence of and. then, from the university of north carolina, a conversation of televisionre news. ♪ [applause] >> i stay in the wings and do not come out too often. this is quite unusual for me. i do want to thank all of you for your friendship and your loyal support and for the planning of this wonderful evening for me. i shall remember it always. and thanks to the young people for this great welcome. >> pat nixon, the first republican first lady to address a national convention, miami, 1972. she went from a hardscrabble background to the white house. as first lady, she traveled more widely than anybody before her, volunteering was her issue, and was a chief supporter to the political debts and political a visor to her husband. good evening. tonight, we will tell you the story of pat nixon. although her time in the white house was really eclipsed by her husband's resignation from office in the wake of watergate. we will
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2013 7:00pm EST
china. the russia visit which resulted in the salt one treaty. the moon landing. the creation of the environmental protection agency. administration continued the resignation of vice president agnew under controversy of water great -- watergate break-in and the resignation. we'll focus on the first lady during all of those years. she chose an issue. her issue was volunteerism. how much a choice did she have in that selection and did it have an effect? >> she did not want to have to choose an issue. she did not like that. in fact, it bothered her within the first few months she kept being asked -- what is your focus? she said, people. she did not want it to be one. yes, volunteerism would be what she was best known for in the first year. she made trips around the country to show her support for volunteerism. but then think about it and she did not want to be programmed. what she felt and this was the criticism of lady bird johnson, she had beautification. pat nixon did not like the fact that was assumed she will be programmed to do one thing. they came to her, apparently the white hou
CSPAN
May 25, 2013 7:00pm EDT
kitchens and places to keep china, and then there is the main floor. with the east room and green room and red room. there are three hallways -- the hallway that is at the furthest end, where the family rooms were, in the middle section, and the east, and where the presidential office is. members of the public who had some vague connection from a senator or congressman, even if they did not, would be able to go up the stairs, check in with the doorkeeper, and wait in this hallway with spittoons, filled with cigar smoke, and hope to see the president secretary's pressing their case, usually with letters of introduction, claiming how great and wonderful they were and how they deserved some kind of minor federal position. we're not talking about people coming in there to be cabinet members or postmaster of this or paymaster of that. this is the kind of stuff a president was having to deal with while he was in his office, and the private secretaries were trying to do with it. guiteau was one of them. he never got to press his case. he took it personally. host: clearly. the garfield st
CSPAN
Sep 14, 2013 7:00pm EDT
see the cup here in the top picture. she ordered 1001 hundred 25 pieces of new china to replace , theshe called the scraps bits and pieces him all the white house china sets that were in the house when she got there. what we do have here are examples of an image -- invitation to a garden party that she threw. the dinner invitations are very specific. they tell you when to arrive and when the dinner will be over. it is very clear you are not to overstay your welcome.you are not to argue with the president afterward. you are to come and have your dinner and go home. some of the other objects you see year include a goldplated vanity sets like the sober one she had as a younger woman. this was very elaborate. it has her initials carved into it. these were used for perfume. a comb, a brush. jars for rouge and other lotions. of hers indicative status. she was the first lady and she took this is a set of her gloves and this is a glove box that was kept on her dresser. and it does open. you see it's lined with velvet and would have held a dozen pair of gloves. she loved fans. she collec
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2014 8:30pm EST
for building a liquid five natural gas conversion plants, how much we could sell .o china we would lower the price of energy all over the world. energy is become one of the biggest costs and manufacturing. green energy has been a scam. clash -- cash for clunkers. bribes and corruption to build .olar plants that are phony we are not going to take it anymore. >> i would like to make one point. if it is a good idea, you do not need government money for it. ice cream.idizes state.nny we are building a nanny state. president obama says i have a pan, and i have a phone. he wants to be the imperial president. obama, i alsot have a pan. i also have a phone. i am going to use them nonstop to pound away at our .epresentatives they should be true artist with perjury. -- they should be charged with perjury. there are five republican women governors. we are batting five times their averages go.r as let me get slightly crass. -- and we are conducting a war on women? that is bizarre to me. >> races. the only people who are racist are the one that used the words racist. >> the good senator from th
CSPAN
Jun 10, 2013 9:00pm EDT
organizations. we have a piece that is a paper and the wife of the other candidate. well the piece of china that has ida's image. were outese pieces there in the public. the public.there in she did not make speeches. she was always there and always present. -- how wellwas known where her illnesses known by the public customer -- public? what's the greater problem which william mckinley never ceased searching for a cure for the seizures. because visually he would see andwith a gold handled cane will chair did not, toward the end of his administration. he would always give his arm to her. it was easy to focus on that. she would talk to reporters and say, i have a lameness in my leg. ,hat for a while cap things kept the public satisfied. you start hearing expressions like nervous affliction. used the word epilepsy in her lifetime. what was really going on and was tragic in and of itself was the ignorance of the vast population about the seizure even when the agent knew balaji is donning, people age of neurology, people was mental. mckinley was afraid people would and his wife had a mental illn
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Feb 23, 2013 7:00pm EST
office in terms of needing to order additional pieces of presidential china that would be used for state dinners as well. i know we had supplements made of the f.d.r. service and the wilson service to fill out those services because they had been depleted by breakage and so forth over the years. and in the year 2000 when the white house historical association offered to fund a new state service, we worked very closely with mrs. clinton in deciding about the colors, the designs that would go on the service, how those particular colors would look in the various settings in the state dining room or the east room, and i do remember mrs. clinton's mother, mrs. rodham was living in the house at the time and would come to some of these meetings about showing samples from the porcelain factory, and none of them seemed to be satisfactory. and she said, you know, i've been -- the bathroom of my suite is a beautiful yellow color, she said. and i think we should try that yellow color. so we got a sample of the wallpaper and sent it off to lennox, and they did some samples and worked out beautifully
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Dec 31, 2013 12:00am EST
year. mexico, india, china, and the philippines. if they say you should go to the back of the line, for some countries the line is 20-40 years. in 1990, congress raised the ceiling migration by 40%. that is a lot. that was in response to the economic expansion at the time. because every country gets the same limit, 20,000 limit went up to 25,600. for a country like mexico or india, a small increase. you still have the same problems. i want to end by saying a few words about the most recent period of economic expansion and recent recession and how it has affected immigration. one is economic restructuring and that took place at the end of the 20th century was continued to draw migration said anti-immigrant sentiment. you had a decline in manufacturing industries and growth and service sectors so native whites and blacks suffered greater unemployment and was a new sector and service economy as well is agriculture and agricultural practices that drew a low-wage immigrant labor. it saw declining strength in organized labor. and getting away from unions which hired low-wage immigrants.
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Sep 2, 2013 9:00pm EDT
did not matter in the 1930's, and china did not matter when atrocities took place in those countries, we paid a horrible price for not paying attention to what happened in those countries, and we paid a heavy price in world war ii. we have to pay attention to this region, and we have to bring assad down. >> isn't what is being contemplated about as risk free as it gets, by the way? isn't that a key selling point? >> absolutely, and the key selling point is no american boots on the ground. they are tired and weary of that, and we have to tell them, no american boots on the ground. you have to show them a way forward, and that so far has not been articulated to congress or the people. >> [indiscernible] you needed to degrade command and control -- you still believe that? >> i believe it. >> destroying the chemical weapons delivery system -- >> they are one and the same. the delivery systems are the same. they are the scud missiles, that deliver conventional weapons as well as chemical weapons. the grading these capabilities for chemical weapons would degrade his capability. to grant an
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Dec 3, 2013 12:00am EST
talks about working with china. trade representatives discussed .he u.s. trade policy that is followed by elena kagan on the workings of the court. dan malloy outlined his state's effort to close the education achievement gap. he was part of a discussion hosted by the american enterprise institute. this is just over an hour. >> good afternoon, everyone. startedgo ahead and get . how are you doing this afternoon? director of education policy studies at the american enterprise institute. happy to welcome all of you for an intriguing conversation with connecticut governor dan malloy. i am delighted to have you here with us and those of you watching at home the live stream or on c-span 2. we are going to be going for an hour. the format will be pretty straightforward. been, the governor has kind enough to agree to share some thoughts on the do's and don'ts of school reform in connecticut. what are some of the lessons they have learned? i will have an opportunity to chat with the governor for 15 or 20 minutes. we will open it up for conversation and q&a. governor malloy was first elected in
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Feb 25, 2013 9:00pm EST
longer worried about our economy being overwhelmed by europe at large or china somehow swallowing up every bit of innovation that exists in the world. there are no longer worried about our economy being overwhelmed beyond our shores. there is very little doubt in any circles about america's ability to be in a position to lead the world in the 21st century. the american people are ready to get up as a civil-rights leader. the american people are tired of being tired. they're ready to get up and move. we are in a good position to lead the world. that is why i think they're so frustrated by what they see and what they don't see here in washington. their frustration is turning into anger. i doubt an interesting dynamic. whether it was a democrat for governor republican -- governor i heard from several of you how do you deal with this? how do you deal with the congress. no distinguished about how you deal with this. you deal with legislatures that are split. you represent a minority party. you get on very well. the accomplish things and are state. that is the way it used to work. there
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Aug 24, 2013 7:00pm EDT
. there are catholics. oney are eastern europeans. the west coast, a lot of people coming from china. the demographic change that the american population is going through in this major movement from a mainly a growing population to one that is based in the cities and is focused more on manufacturing. it is having a major impact on and how you aree. relating to it and there's the question about how do you assimilate these immigrants. how do you deal with temperance as a political issue? you have people who enjoy a pint or two at the end of the day. these kinds of issues that are coming up are the kind of things reallyre in her sphere. trying to tackle head on, especially when you're talking about what is going on in bigger cities like new york. what do you do for the people will have the least resources among them. kindergarten was a way to get at that. >> she remained interested in kindergarten throughout her life. is that true? >> she did. she had a kindergarten for ruth. daniel lamotte was back as the chief of staff. both men had children about the same age. there was a kindergarte
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Dec 17, 2013 12:00am EST
is shanghai auto. it is robust. it is strong. we have the lead market share jointly in china. we hope to hold that, it. it has been a very robust partnership and one that we value and cherish. >> speaking of japan, transpacific ardor should negotiations are ongoing. there are hangups including safety and other regulatory issues. what kind of provisions do you xpect to see if an agreement isn't reached in those bilateral talk? is a currency position necessary to close the deal? >> i was on the japanese board for three years. i could count the number of american cars i saw in three years on two hands. there's not an american manufacturer in japan. throughout asia the japanese yen has weakened to the point where they have a 20% advantage not only versus the united states and the dollar but other major currencies to include the korean won and euro. the united states has been called a fiscal manipulator. this is an important part of the tpp and one that needs to be watched very carefully. >> david strickland announced last week that he is stepping down. what is your assessment of his tenur
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Dec 2, 2013 9:00pm EST
event on u.s. china clean air and climate cooperation. we're really honored and thrilled to have the to talkrator here today about the important effort ahead week.r trip to china next we are nize that excited to be here -- that she's here. this is the first time spokentrator mccarthy is and we're excited to have her here. this summer, president obama the climate action plan. we have applauded that effort. the critical goals. it's important not just for the for the world. that we embark on this effort to reduce green house gas emissions to prepare the u.s. for the and to of climate change lead the international effort to combat climate change. believe these efforts will actually ensure that the u.s. grows economically, we'll create jobs as we do it. and we'll meet the important job f reducing green house gas emissions by 2020. we hope it highlights the key tance of china as a partner. combatting climate change is not the united states can or should take on alone. hat's why administrator mccarthy is headed to the u.s. next week. or our work on the ground in china, we've been able to see i
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Jun 3, 2013 9:00pm EDT
next video. and you will learn more from the white house curator, about the white house china collection. >> when she came to the white house she was very interested in how the place worked. she came down here. this was the ground floor but it was sort of considered to be the basement because the kitchen was down here, laundry facilities, storage for food and tableware and such and she found that it was rather dirty. sort of ominous. and she tried to like spruce it up. she went through the cabinets and found old pieces of china and then asked servants if they could tell her, does anybody remember how old this piece is? so she started the idea of trying to catalog and create a sense of what chinas were. she had a plan for putting some display cases in the state dining room. but never came to fruition. she was credited with being the initiater of the concept of a permanent china collection at the white house. she was interested in designing china she wanted it to be american, as our first ladies had discovered there was not a strong enough porcelain manufacturing industry in ame
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