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Jun 5, 2013 3:00pm PDT
so much for being here on the show. when we come back we go inside the u.s./china power struggle. as the president prepares to meet his chinese counterpart. then robert f kennedy gave his last political speech own this day, and the political national committee finally hires somebody who understands facebook. this is "the war room" only on current tv. >> if you believe in state's rights but still support the drug war you must be high. >> "viewpoint" digs deep into the issues of the day. >> do you think that there is any chance we'll see this president even say the words "carbon tax"? >> with an open mind... >> has the time finally come for real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle roo
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Jun 10, 2013 3:00pm PDT
rights in china? plus we look back at medgar edgars is legacy. we'll be right back. (vo) current tv is the place for compelling true stories. (kaj) jack, how old are you? >> nine. (adam) this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines. way inside. (christoff) we're patrolling the area looking for guns, drugs bodies ... (adam) we're going to places where few others are going. [lady] you have to get out now. >> lots of terrible things happen to people growing marijuana. >> this crop to me is my livelihood. >> i'm being violated by the health care system. (christoff) we go and spend a considerable amount of time getting to know the people and the characters that are actually living these stories. (vo) from the underworld to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. >> occupy! >> we will have class warfare. (vo) true stories, current perspective. documentaries. on current tv. ♪ >> michael: edward snowden
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Feb 12, 2013 3:00pm PST
increasingly isolated and impoverished it's people. other nations including china north korea's only ally, as issued statement opposing north korea's sanctions actions. here with me is gordon chang he wrote it just for today. welcome to "the war room." >> thank you so much. >> michael: obviously this is big news on a day we have the speech coming up tonight. but what is the significance of this test in a global way. >> north korea has crossed two technical thresh olds. there was the test of the three- three-stage missiles very successful. put a satellite in orbit which means with a few adjustments it could land anywhere. then we have this powerful explosion today. if it was a miniature device as the north koreans said, that's even more impressive. probably between five years maybe three, north korea could put a dent anywhere it wants to on the face of the earth. >> michael: it's interesting too, because kim jung-un. he was a power in 2011. a lot of people saw that he had a western education educated in switzerland, that he would be more reasonable about nuclear arms and arsenal. who
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Jun 24, 2013 3:00pm PDT
relationship with china is also strained. >> i think it is fair to say this is a setback in the effort by the chai >> stephanie: to help develop mutual trust. we don't buy suggestions that the chinese, you know, weren't a part -- that this is a logistical or technical issue in hong kong alone, so we believe it is a setback. >> michael: and snowden seemed intent on twisting the knife. he told the south china morning post that he sought his position with booz allen to get information to leak to the media. and that statement is why he'll probably have trouble getting the support of the majority of americans. joining me now, current's own bill press, my colleague and host of "full court press." bill thanks as always for coming back into "the war room." >> good to be with you again. >> michael: this is an odd day to say the least. is snowden losing sympathy among americans now? >> mike, i think edward snowden -- my advice to him would be shut up. >> michael: that's exactly what i thought. >> you have done this job. i think he did a public service, frankly, but telling us what the nsa
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May 28, 2013 3:00pm PDT
instance, leadership with china. dreamworks is making big moves in china. it will surpass as the biggest film make center america and katzenberg needs to be there. whether he wants to be there or not he has been in a great position to advocate for his industry, and to advocate for his own company by being so close with president obama in such a big support. >> michael: and asked and answered right there. maybe that's why and whether he can be doing it for the purist reasons in the world or to play defense from somebody like mitt romney becoming president but the point is when you give that much money, you raise that much money, even if you say you don't want anything in return, these are clearly the spoils that the rich want. some are already labeling next year's elections as the quote katzenberg primary. do you think he and his hollywood posses will support hillary clinton, i'm talking about 2016 not 2014. >> right in 2008 campaign, so i'm talking about 2007. katzenberg spielberg and these hollywood players known by the acronyms s.k.g. they were for obama and that infuriateed th
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Feb 14, 2013 3:00pm PST
been done, and is this an opportunity for us to to engage china? >> well, it's a tough opportunity. north korea i think we have to keep a couple of things in mind. we obviously need to respond in some way. they can't be allowed to get away with this. they didn't kill anybody but nuclear tests are not acceptable in the modern world. the idea that i'm trying to think there is whether any additional sanctions that we try to impose on them should be temporary on the condition that they not test again. the idea being that you would like kim jung-un this new 30-year-old leader to get a chance to establish himself. maybe he needed to allow the nuclear test to please the hard linessers. maybe he felt inexperienced to quickly take on the hard liners. i'm not necessarily saying that he's a reformer but we want to allow that possibility down the road. a punishment that is firm but temporary may be the way to break out of this logjam, and china may go along with that more readily than slapping on sanctions in duration. but anything is going to be a long shot with north korea at this point. >>
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Jun 12, 2013 3:00pm PDT
congress. today he gave an exclusive interview to the south china post. snowden plans to stay in hong kong to fight u.s. attempts to extradite him. he believes there has been more than 61,000 nsa hacking operations around the world with hundreds of those being hong kong and mainland china. a new poll found that 41% found the programs completely unacceptable. while onlookers are divided on whether he is a whistleblower or hero, he told the post . . . while today's senate cyber security hearing wasn't supposed to be about this issue, it took center stage. >> i do think what we're doing does protect american civil liberties and privacy. the issue is to date we have not been able to explain it, because it is classified. >> michael: questions loom however. can we believe everything that snowden says? how much does big brother really know about our lives and can we do anything about it? here to answer those questions in san francisco is susan freiwald, a cyber law and privacy expert at university of san francisco school of law. thank you so much for joining us, susan. >> thank you for havin
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Jul 1, 2013 3:00pm PDT
to do it. investment bus not equal the same thing of spending. china, brazil other countries are already investing in africa. we're playing catch-up at this point. if we don't get on board and if we don't establish a relationship to help africa to develop, we'll be left behind and we'll lose partners to china and other places we're competing against. >> michael: spending does not equal investment. i always learn more after joe has been on the joe. up next my biggest fear was the voting rights decided by the supreme court would be eclipsed by what is going on in the mainstream media. for once i am wrong. we'll have that and much more right after the break. inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. >> did anyone tell the pilgrims they should self-deport? >> no, they said "make us a turkey and make it fast". >> (laughter). >> she gets the comedians laughing. >> that's the best! >> that's hilarious. >> ... and the thinkers thinking.
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May 1, 2013 3:00pm PDT
get engaged in the middle east he wants to reduce the importance in the middle east and focus on china. and if he were to focus on syria, he would be reversing his own policy. he has established that we are only going to get militarily involved or not involved at all. there's a lot we can do in between in terms of humanitarian assistance, and none of these have been discussed. >> michael:s and that's what is curious, and it makes me think in afghanistan -- theodore roosevelt had this talk softly and carry a big stick policy. it makes me wonder if this white house has ever talked about diplomasy before talking about arms. what do you think? >> you are absolutely correct. the president has embraced president bush's policy lock, stock and barrel. so when we get involved we get involved with our generals leading the way, and really don't focus on talking specialsly enemies. and on syria, it's not possible to have a credible stand tall carry a big stick policy when you look at the fact that we're showing such resistance to involvement in syria, and they think we're badder bigger more costly
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Jun 18, 2013 3:00pm PDT
these sweatshops in china that enraged scott. in the center holds my task was to try to pull back the curtain on familiar events and tell people what was actually going on behind closed doors. this would be an example. what was his motivation? what sort of efforts were made to catch him? what was the impact. after that in september, obama opened up a 7-point lead. >> michael: yeah. >> then on october 3rd, he gave his disastrous performance in the debates. i have a whole back story of how he blew it in the debates. he prepped for over six debates with john kerry. >> michael: in vegas, right? >> they were in vegas. and if obama hadn't had that 7-point cushion provided by the 47%, he likely might have slipped behind in the polls, and it would have been tough for him to catch up. but there were a lot of factors that lead to his improbable victory in a sluggish economy. and a lot of it had to do with the geek gap. and i detail that and also with obama's ability to craft a message and with romney's unbelievable level of dysfunction as a presidential candidate. >> michael: and aloofness too.
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Mar 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
of us in terms of development. china's wind power just surpassed nuclear power. >> michael: that's not a headline you read very often. i want to take a look at a clip from your film dirty -- "greedy lying bastards." here is a clip of "greedy lying bastards." >> i would like to start off by asking you all to join me in saying carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. >> public debates, on one side you have all of the facts, on the other side you have none. but the folks without the fact are far more effective at convincing the public that this is not a problem than the scientists are in convincing people we need to do something about this. >> michael: so what do they need to do better in order to win this fight? >> well, that's a -- that's a great question. i mean it seems like this would not be a polarizing issue, since it's just about survival and we all need the same thing to survive. we all need fresh water, and uncontaminated food. but when you have the world's wealthiest corporations, well thinker than any corporation in the history of man kind they have a vested interest obviously i
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Jun 25, 2013 3:00pm PDT
declined than syria. the u.s. is the second largest greenhouse gas emitter, michael after china, in the whole word. did he go far enough to reduce carbon emissions today? >> no. no. the president's policies are strong. it's encouraging to see him speak forcefully and passionately eloquently, the suite of policies that the president developed, will contribute to significant reduction of greenhouse gases, but we have to go a very long way. and what we heard from the president today is a down payment on a long-term coordinated plan to reduce emissions. this fight is just beginning, and we have a long way to go. >> michael: i agree, and i'm glad there are people like you and the se s -- siera club. let's listen to this. >> obama: i don't have much patience for anyone who denies that this challenge is real. we don't have time for a meeting of the flat earth society. [ cheers and applause ] >> michael: so another line being drawn. he is out there on the forefront of this issue challenging the people and calling them flat earthers. how important is this tactic? >> it's important. we can't
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Jul 10, 2013 3:00pm PDT
opening doors with new relations with china--or not. but considering what today's process has become, fdr would have had a hard time hiding his polio from the public. but then again it would have been today and he likely wouldn't have had pole yes. we've run out of ways to cleverly introduce brett erlich, so let's go down to los angeles and get it over with. >> i'm just like to have clever and brett erlich in the same sentence that doesn't happen a lot. >> michael: it was an accident. >> i have a few stories. you know when the super bowl happens, they want to sell t-shirts they make championship t-shirts for both teams and whoever loses they send all those t-shirts, for example the 49er super bowl t-shirts-- >> michael: oh, you had to go there. i know you're a season ticketholder. that >> that is expanding in the campaign. there is send waters in kenya she has a nephew who is a county officer for the romney campaign, and so he sent some of his romney t-shirts, we have photos of them, to children in africa. and so now it proves that no matter where you are from the east village to eas
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Mar 25, 2013 3:00pm PDT
landrieu's desk here 4:00 am -- after he tied china and the un and abortion together and reprimanded him, and then she walked away and supposedly he was just sort of chuckling as she walked away. >> the senate for better or worse, i guess we still have to call at it gentle person's club if you will. unlike the house they really treat themselves with respect and that counts for a lot. that's why cruz's attitude flagrantly just violating all of the rules of decor um and respect for other members has turned people off on both sides of the aisle -- the worst of the tea party. the worst of the tea party. >> michael: it's incredible and maybe the state he comes from as he turns people off will turn blue. bill i want to ask you "politico" ran a story of paul ryan's latest move since being on the losingen of the romney ticket. he seems to be enjoying working behind the scenes. how do republicans see ryan's role right now? >> i think it's wrong to say that paul ryan is below the radar. inside of washington he is very, very much on the scene. it's the ryan budget which they passed, he is a maj
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Jul 9, 2013 3:00pm PDT
that cities can't do. they can't secure our food. they can't strike their own trade deals with china. they can't finance entitlements like medicare and medicaid. what we need is a national government that does less better and then for those things where cities really need to decide their own vision and their own priorities given their special advantages we need cities and metro--we need the federal government to come behind cities and metros. one of the most interesting stories in our book is around los angeles because there you had voters in the depths of the recession vote for state of the art transit and then the mayor and really coalitions of business civic union leaders from all across the country went to washington and said, we need more innovative finance from the national government so when a city or metro basically uses it's own local resources to invest in transit you can accelerate the construction create jobs and have the benefits of these smart strategic investments. >> michael: such interesting stuff. the book is "the metropolitan revolution." thank you for the conversa
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Apr 4, 2013 3:00pm PDT
in china you have a troubled position where the military is more powerful. the chinese military has traditionalcally supported north korea. what we have is a volatile situation where these blustering words from kim jong-un. >> michael: with all this conflict from north korea, how does it effect us? is this possibly an opportunity that hasn't existed in north korea for some sort of change if the army generals are all upset with kim and everybody else is upset with kim, is that possibly a good thing? >> well, it could be. i mean, some people believe that kim is sort of appeasing the generals so he can go out and implement economic reforms. we got to remember in all of these threats and everything that we've seen over the last week a reformer was named as premiere of the north korea. and so in a sense that's a good sign. there's a lot going on right now. a lot of it we don't know. but the big thing for us is if this goes beyond april 15th, which is 101st anniversary of the founder of north korea if it goes beyond april 15th then we're in dangerous territory. then i believe this is diff
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Jun 13, 2013 3:00pm PDT
china, an then i started the campaign women's international. i representative, allison decided she was going to run for governor, i started to get calls saying look at this. why don't you get back into it. although it isn't seamless, these are issues i never have stopped dealing with. women, children, education making sure we've been dealing with literacy all over the globe, looking to strengthen income for families, education for girls so important. it seemed it was so much the right thing to do. i've never stopped working with applications or ngos so it's not a huge leap, jump. >> michael: you spent a lot of time on women's issues. you entered congress during the time popularly referred to as the year of the woman. >> with 365 days and died. >> michael: there is that, too but you know, congress now boasts a record setting women in the house and in the senate. do you think the g.o.p.'s war on women has the unintended affect of women running? >> i hope so. we're more than 50% with regard to the population, and i do not think that we're better or worse. i think we're difference and that
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Sep 17, 2012 9:00pm PDT
like china. next balance the budget. we have got to cut the deficit. and finally, champion small business. we put those in place we'll add 12 million new jobs in four years. >> five points. where is this new -- well actually this old strategy coming from? "politico" from this morning, it's all top romney campaign strategist stewart stevens. he's reportedly not only the campaign's chief strategist, but also its chief ad maker and chief speech writer. those were three different positions in the obama and bush campaign. so you stevens is reportedly pushing for romney to keep dodging the specifics. all of this is happening as the specifics of steven's only life are becoming quite an issue. this guy is kind of amazing. not only is he a strategy and an ad maker and speech writer but he is also an adventurer, and a hollywood screen writer and on top of all of that he was a strategist, for bob dole mccain, and george w. bush. now romney is trying to place the problems squarely on steven's shoulders. hum. but it is really stevens' fault or is he maybe beingscape goated as republicans trip
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Sep 24, 2012 9:00pm PDT
where you outsource a bunch of american jobs in china continue to invest there over the years and bash the president for cozying up to them. if you put any more money in china they're going to name part of the great wall thanks for the secret tape. it used to take until after launch find evidence of you being a flip-flopping hypocrite. >> all right, let's start the show far far away from the campaign trail across the globe, in fact, in china. the chinese government now has restrictions in place that limit the number of foreign films that can be shown in the country to just 20, 20 films a year. the chinese people hungry for more entertainment options have turned like many americans to the internet to a site called youku, the chinese version of you tube. chinese sensors banned you tube in china. youku became the number one source for all source of prioritied movies and t.v. shows. the most popular is the american break. they said, they're putting stolen content produced by american companies on line, making youku one of the biggest tech companies in china valued over $2 billion. it'
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Jul 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. that's president obama in ohio today. announcing a trade complaint against china. the u.s. sells about 92,000 cars a year to china. made in the u.s., sold in china worth about $3.3 billion. so president obama's action is in response to these harsh tariffs that the chinese imposed on cars like jeeps and cadillacs which jack up their cost by as much as 22%. when products get more expensive, obviously there's less demand for them which leads to fewer jobs. the chinese say that their tariffs were because of the $80 billion u.s. auto bailout and they're saying that amounted to an unfair subsidy by the u.s. government. the timing of today's announcement is no coincidence. president obama needs to beat mitt romney in crucial swing states like ohio by appealing to working class voters. the latest poll there though has president obama leading mitt romney 47% to 38%. and now to my point. why should you care? about u.s. trade policy? what does it matter? it matters because this fight is about whether the u.s. can create and keep good middle class jobs in america, in this global economy! it should
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May 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. tonight, in the war room, we look at those wildcards. a china dissident situation was coming up aces for team alabama just 24 hours ago. a new day brings new cards. campaign spokesman ben lebolt talks about playing the hand you are dealt. team romney wants to get away from the war on women and move all of their chips to the middle. but jokers at the state level keep milking the deck. it's wild car night in the war room. so let's shuffle up and deal. there is nothing politicians like less than events not under their control. president obama, baring in the low of the one year anniversary of the death of obama. accord and he gets a wildcard. the blind china he's dissident, chen guangcheng. first chen took refuge in beijing after esc caping house arrest and then agreed to a u.s.-backed deal to stay in china. now, he rejected that deal and says he wants to leave his country and he is worried that the u.s. is abandoning him. chen's plight is now grist for the presidential campaign and presumptive g.o.p. mitt romney is calling out president obama. >> this is a dark day for freedom, and it's
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Mar 26, 2012 9:00pm PDT
made it an issue, take on china. and then later, brett ehrlich is wondering why everyone isn't as happy as he is. take a listen. >> coming up the santorum campaign makes the what's up? >>hi! >>how ya doing? >>good. >>what you got there? >>a u.v. light lunch box. >>wow! how does it work? >>you put the fruit in, you turn it on, you wait for ten seconds, you take it out. it's a healthy apple to eat. >>that's big. if you sell as manny of those as we sold records, one day i'm going to be going to your house. >>got a cool idea of your own? enter it now at wouldntitbecoolif.com. four finalist will have the chance to pitch their idea to will.i.am. one winner may see their invention idea brought to life. capital one is issuing a venture double miles challenge. show us how much you spent last year and we'll give you 2 miles for every dollar spent on your travel reward card. up to 100,000 miles! hawaii, here we come. claim your miles at capitalone.com today! what's in your wallet? can you play games on that? not on the runway. no. ah, claim trouble. [ dennis ] you should just switch to allst
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Feb 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
unfortunately there is no invisible wall to keep the problem in china, and then free wifi for everyone in the country, rich or poor city or farm, sounds fantastic, unless of course you are a wireless industry executive, and then it doesn't sound so good afternoon. it is "the war room" on a monday night. we're just getting started. (vo) later tonight current tv is the place for compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. >> jennifer: karl rove likes to win elections, so to do so, he needs two things money and candidates that actually appeal to voters. we know rove can raise the money according to the center for responsible politics his super pac and the nonprofit one, they spent $175 million during the 2012 election cycle. but sometimes karl rove ends up with ca
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Feb 7, 2012 1:00pm PST
things like apple moving all of their ipad manufacturing to china? >> that's a good segue. it will be the details of the plan. i think what you see the president, the union, another thing that came out of that poll is six of 10 americans who had seen or heard state of the union, 57% agreed with obama's vision, he talked a lot about jobs. he's laid out specific proposals about manufacturing jobs. i don't know if americans are focusing on it, but the initiative which has garnered support from the private sector to leverage what the administration has started. i think those are the keys, he's focusing on the right kinds of jobs. >> you look at capitalism, understanding of how you fill jobs, the wrong way to do it. >> what kind of crony capitalism is shown by gingrich want to go put a lunar economy on the moon. selecting a sector that i'm not is going to create too many jobs for america? >> i'll stipulate that newt has the moon. >> and a big constituency that is. >> that was a smackdown by the head of the tea party. the tea party, what he also said is you cannot fight romney one-on-one. h
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Feb 6, 2012 6:00pm PST
intervention? >> well, it's going to be very difficult, particularly without russia, without china supporting the international effort. we've got arab countries with us. the rest of the world is with us, really, except for those two major countries, and that's what the problem is, and even if they were supporting tough sanctions it would be uncertain. but without them, i think that just kind of gives syria the kind of support that they don't deserve, and it's a tragedy that china and russia have so isolated themselves on this issue. >> do you think that because of the number of people and the killings that are kinking, that some additional, would hope, diplomatic pressure will be brought to bear on china and russia? or is there -- what's the next step to make -- to make this stop? >> the next step, i think, is with china and russia, another effort at the u.n. to bring about a u.n. resolution that would impose very significant, hopefully, sanctions and pressure on syria. but that veto stands out as a blockage of the kind of stronger action which might work, but without those two cou
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Oct 10, 2012 9:00pm PDT
china, and that . . . to me they are letting us know we mean nothing to them. we're just nobody. we're nothing. >> my children don't understand that. they are like just go get a job. well there's just there. >> jennifer: those are just three of the folks that work at the profitable plant in freeport, illinois. that factory has been there for decades, but as you just heard it is about to close, and the 170 people who work there are going to be laid off. the company's owner is moves its operations to china, where it can make even more money producing sensors and controls, but the workers are not giving up. they have created an emcampment across the street from the facility. a constant reminder that lives will be ruined if jobs go to china. both president obama and governor romney has spoken about the threat that china poses to the u.s. manufacturing base. president obama has pushed back loopholes to that give breaks to companies that move jobs offshore but mitt romney is running for president on his bain capital business experience, and bain has helped companies maximize profits by outso
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Mar 16, 2012 5:00am PDT
going to let these jobs go on a slow boat to china on the internet to indiana or on a fast -- india or a fast track to mexico. >> the notion that it was the only way to save the industry. it didn't happen in the airline industry. >> the airline industry wasn't facing liquidation. we will be right back, though, with this discussion with tom the chill of peppermint. the rich dark chocolate. york peppermint pattie get the sensation. [ male announcer ] this is lawn ranger -- eden prairie, minnesota. in here, the landscaping business grows with snow. to keep big winter jobs on track at&t provided a mobile solution that lets everyone from field workers to accounting, initiate, bill and track work in real time. you can't live under a dome in minnesota that's why there's guys like me. [ male announcer ] it's a network of possibilities -- helping you do what you do... even better. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> we were in the middle a discussion about the policies that the these candidates could take onto actually create jobs in herring. and, tomamerica, i want to ask you about this all seriousness, we
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Oct 17, 2012 9:00pm PDT
bain-owned company that is planning to ship 170 jobs to china. workers at that plant who actually italy have been forced to train their chinese replacements, they've been appeal to go mitt romney tober convenient, and--tober--to intervene and so far he hasn't. they've received their severance panel, and it has become central to this campaign. last night the president threw mitt romney right in the middle of it. >> obama: when he talks about getting tough on china yeah, keep in mind that governor romney invested in companies that were pioneers of outsourcing to china and currently is investing in companies that are building surveillance equipment for china to spy on its own folks. governor you're the last person who is going to get tough on china. >> jennifer: it's not just that romney has personal investments in companies that outsource but his tax plan and his party's actions actually encourage companies to do so. earlier this year congress considered the "bring jobs home" act which would give companies incentives to hire workers they're instead of overseas. here is pat quinn pus
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Jul 26, 2012 9:00pm PDT
china will beat us on the olympic in your jeep grand cherokee. and when you do, you'll be grateful for the adaptive cruise control that automatically adjusts your speed when approaching slower traffic. and for the blind spot monitoring that helps remind you that the highway might not be as desolate... ...as you thought. ♪ ♪ >> and now to "my point." nevermind worries china will win more olympic gold me dassments they're already focused on another competition. the race for clean energy investment and jobs. they're given a head start by manchurian candidate republicans, and they might do it because of that help. today, congressional republicans are debating how to gut the department of energy's investment in clean technology and they're killing our ability to outinnovate the chinese. well, mitt romney talks tough about competing with china but he has proposed eviscerating the u.s. government's role in investing, too. and even though he actually invested in clean energy when he was governor of massachusetts. he put $15 million in the massachusetts green energy fund for private inv
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Apr 12, 2012 9:00pm PDT
. china is taking no prisoners. they plan to spend 473 billion dollars, 473 billion dollars on clean energy over the next five years. so who -- the wind energy is unwith of the tax credits that is going to expire if congress doesn't renew it and the last time that that credit expired in 2003 so here is 2003 the tax credit expired, boom you saw 77% drop in wind power installations by the way, that means jobs. here we go again, end of 2009 end of 2010 and 11 it's going to drop again, boom unless congress extends. now, all of this is going on and guess what continues to fund congressional campaigns is oil, and oil lobbyists, and subsidies romaine intact even though oil subsidies remain intact even though the wind energy credits are going to go away. so check this out. oil lobbyists are flooding congress to the tune of 148 million dollars. last year so right now, joining me from washington d.c. is phyllis, the director of pew's clean energy program. thank you for joining us i know that you are on this. what is the -- what is the good news and what is the scareiest news from your report?
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mean by that? >> this ad in ohio on the jeep -- shipping jobs to china. when you get the ceos of chrysler and g.m. mad at you in the same day this is like an eight-car pileup. it just goes to the whole issue of romney being almost allergic to the truth on some of the issues. >> jennifer: totally. >> i think it is huge. >> jennifer: and i want to play just a snippet of that ad to remind our viewers who may not have caught up with that yet. let's watch this for just a sec. >> announcer: who will do more for the auto industry? not barack obama. fact checkers confirm his attacks on mitt romney are false. the truth? mitt romney has a plan to help the auto industry. >> jennifer: you know what kills me is this airs in ohio. ohio knows very well where mitt romney stood on -- >> the guy painted himself as a son of the auto industry and when you have the head of g.m. today saying this belies everything apparently he knows nothing about the way cars are marketed. i think it is very, very damaging and this is an ad that's been called pants on fire. >> jennifer: four pinocchios. there is anot
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concerns in china. there a boom in highly educated young people has significantly changed the work force in china in the last decade. china now has 11 times as many college students as it did in 1999. and while that sounds like good news, the economy hasn't produced enough white collar jobs, so many of those graduates are unemployed, and wages are stagnated, so this is the challenging new world john kerry is going to face. good news is there is no one more prepared to face it. joining us from skype is zbigniew brzezinski. he is a counselor and trustee at the senator for strategic and international studies. dr. brzezinski thank you so much for being inside of our "war room." >> it's very nice to be in that war room. >> jennifer: thank you. it is great to have you. on this issue, will a strategy to help spread economic prosperity work in regions like the middle east or in china? >> it will take time. it will take a lot of time. but in the meantime i'm afraid some of the tendencies politically will be increasingly extremist and potentially violent. more so in the middle east than in c
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build jeeps in china. chct republicans are liars. now i don't say that flippantly or say it because i'm partisan. anybody who watches the show knows i've got a lot of issues with democrats. i say it because it's true. it is demonstrably true. now a lot of the rest of the media says well, no, no, no, if i say the republicans lie from time to time, i have to say the democrats lie from time to time and i have to call it even but it ain't even! so mitt romney is in a lot of trouble in states like ohio because he wanted to let detroit go bankrupt and there is a lot of jobs that were affected in ohio. and those folks might not have jobs if we went in mitt romney's direction. s what's he going to do before the election? he's going to have highly deceptive ads running in ohio like this one about chrysler. >> announcer: barack obama said he saved the auto industry but for who? ohio or china? under president obama g.m. cut 15,000 americans jobs. but they're planning to double the number of cars built in china which means 15,000 more jobs for china and now comes word that chrysler plans to sta
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romney right into the middle of it? >> when he talks about getting tough on china, keep in mind that governor romney invested in companies that were pioneers of outsourcing to china, and is currently investing in countries -- in companies that are building surveillance equipment for china to spy on its own folks. governor you are the last person who is going to get tough on china. >> jennifer: it's not just that romney has personal investments, but his tax plan and his parties actions actually encourage companies to do so. earlier this year congress considered the bring jobs home act, which would give companies incentives to hire workers here rather than overseas here is pat quinn pushing for that bill in july. >> it says that we're not going to use the tax code in the united states of america to allow these companies to outsource jobs ship them overseas, and then they get to take tax deductions tax breaks on their plant, their equipment, their workers. we the taxpayers are basicallyic subsidizing the outsourcing of our jobs from america. >> jennifer: it may be wrong, but senate
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. and we are not going to let these jobs go on a slow boat to china on the internet to indiana or on a fast -- india or a fast track to mexico. >> the notion that it was the only way to save the industry. it didn't happen in the airline industry. >> the airline industry wasn't facing liquidation. we will be right back, though, with this discussion with tom del bacarra, chairman of the republican party in california. >> california republican party, we were right in the middle of a discussion about the policies that these candidates could take on to actually create jobs in america. and tom, i do want to ask you about this in all seriousness. i know we both can deinvolve devolve to talking points. but how to create jobs when we are in a global economy and when we have economic conmpetitors like china like jamiegermany, like russia, like india who are actively interveneing in their markets to be able to get jobs and to get our jobs, who are aggressive about going after it, and the idea of relying upon old economic theory, which was very valid maybe in the last century or $0.02 trees ago
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will not keep putting up with this coin-operated government. it's not going to happen. take china, for instance. that's not even on the radar for anybody to talk about. we've lost 5.8 million jobs to china at a minimum over the last 10 years. nobody is talking about itmented it's an unlevel playing field for the american worker. we are just not talking about textile and furniture jobs talking about high-tech jobs going over there. >> mudcat -- >> nobody -- nothing wants to level the playing field. >> well, that's exactly right. the question is: even if you put out policies that level the playing field or that try to do you end up are you able to attract some of those white southern voters? we are going to talk about that just after the break. hang on, donnie and mud cat will strick around after the break. president obama spent the day in iowa handing out cold beers and throwing fast balls, political nirvana. we will be right back. >>i jump out of my skin at people when i'm upset. they're doing this this corruption based on corruption based on corruption. >>that's an understatement
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, high-wage countries there, but it also moved a lot to china, and caterpillar like many american companies is saying, hey, if you the unions allow us to keep our wages lower, we'll bring more jobs back here. and i think you know -- even -- i think the companies that are doing that like ge, that are bringing some jobs back still keep -- and create lots of lots of jobs abroad. so it's very hard to know whether these companies are really dead serious about moving jobs back to the united states, or whether it is kind of when they are addressing public relations. >> well, there is certainly something that we're going to be watching, because it is reflective of the global shift in manufacturing jobs, and whether as a nation we're going to commit to policies actually that help to have jobs be created in the united states. and these companies are beholden to profits not to political lines. it is a fascinating story. and coming up "war room" arch nemesis, alec, you remember the american legislative exchange council which is that conservative organization that turns out the model bills tha
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is china. and although romney has said he would declare china a currency manipulator on his first day in office, that sounds like more than it is. there are no policy or economic ramifications other than the fact that the u.s. has called china a currency manipulator and while i think that would be a good thing to do, it's -- i am not sure what flows from it, and i am not sure romney would do it. >> he could do what donald trump said he would do, just tell those chinese to stop, you know manipulating the currency, of course. you actually say that you were surprised when researching for this book to learn how much of a details guy the president is when it comes to foreign policy. why did that surprise you? >> it surprised me because i don't think he gave any indication of that in campaign he mounted a very coherent attack on the war in iraq. he showed familiarity with policy issues, but he struck me as the kind of person who might delegate a lot of foreign policy to other people. and while he does really, it's turned out that obama, himself, is the person laying out the kind of stra
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desk. my beautiful tigers cup made in china. my shirt my jacket, my shoes made in china. this computer, made in china. these pens, made in japan. this etch-a-sketch from ohio art made in china. my phone made in taiwan. my glasses made in denmark. it makes me so sad and frustrated that these products all around me support jobs overseas. i've been losing sleep over this but what about us? what about us as in the u.s.? well looking around, i did experience one moment of joy. this expo dry erase marker is proudly stamped made in the u.s.a. they're made by sanford corporation in oak brook illinois. it is owned by newell rubbermaid a multinational company on the fortune 500 list, about 20,000 employees around the world but these dry erase markers were made in the u.s.a. it made me want to order more but we only have one white board. when president obama told the democratic convention that we can create a million new manufacturing jobs in the next four years, i was on my feet! and i'm not alone. admit it. admit it! you want products stamped made in the u.s.a., too. you want the quality. you w
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employing a million people in china. until we have the skilled work force, and the very desirable places for manufacturing, we're not going to solve the problems that we have right now, and you know -- you know the detroit area, i too, extremely well this is an engineering powerhouse even to this day if we could get our act together because the -- the greater metropolitan area of detroit still has world class engineering that could be leaders of 21st century mobility, self driving vehicles state-of-the-art electric vehicles, and so forth, but we don't have the strategy to put the pieces together to make this happen. >> that is exactly right. and i'm going to carry this conversation over because it is so important for the united states to hear this, that a hands off strategy that is completely thinking that the wealthy are going to take care of it all just flies in the face of what our economic competitors are doing and of logic. please stay right there. we're going to continue after the break. and later chris van hollen is going to join us to talk about the acting roll of a lifeti
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media eliminating jobs in california and washington while it was creating jobs in china. mitt romney, has held himself to a double standard, claimed credit for jobs created during the period at companies that he had acquired. but has avoided responsibility for that job loss. >> jennifer: i completely agree. i think the reason why the romney camp is reacting so strongly is because this is an effective attack to say that mitt romney outsourced and it is one of the reasons perhaps why if there was falseness in statements either publicly or filed, that he knew that it would be very harsh reality. so the question is if he did file a false statement at the s.e.c., is that a felony? is the obama campaign claiming that mitt romney may have committed a felony? >> well, that's certainly the question that we raised today on the conference call. look we know according to the documents that were in the "the boston globe" this morning that during this period, after 1999, when romney says he left bain, he was president of the company. he was chairman of the company. he was ceo. he was sole owner an
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made at wart, that's only made in china, then you lose the extra benefit in the economy, do you not? so this whole issue of a huge trade deficit and not having manufacturing policies that incense the production of goods here where you can have the benefit in this economy seems to me where we need to go. >> i certainly agree that actually, if you give a consumer of the united states a dollar to spend and they spent 30% of it on products made abroad, then that is going to be 30% of that dollar not spent on production and jobs in the united states. and you are absolutely right about that. the president did emphasize very much in his speech the importance of manufacturing in the united states and actually, good news, part of this report is that manufacturing has been an important source of job create in the last several months. >> right. >> the last several months last three months, employment generation has really picked up. there is -- there are some promising signs of insourcing or resourcing. american companies looking at the rise in costs of doing business abroad, the supply chain unce
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shanghai automotive and the government of china is requesting and pressuring general motors in order for them to sell in their markets to share their intellectual property. presidential debate. with unrivaled analysis and commentary. (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like you. >>now that's politically direct. (vo) brought to you by communications workers of america. bring jobs home now. >> jennifer: as we mentioned earlier, the president has a big lead among women in ohio. a full 25--point advantage but he now also leads among female voters nationwide by 18 points. that 18-point lead is unprecedented. >> no candidate has ever won either gender by such a large margin. at least in the 90 years since women got the right to vote. the margin among men which exists is 10 points. 10-point lead for romney. so why are women so decisively in the democrat's camp? well, it might surprise of some you but it's not just about reproductive rights. in fact, pew research finds the number one issue for women is -- you ready? the role of government. 4
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