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May 3, 2012 8:00pm PDT
in beijing. he is a self taught legal scholar who challenged abuses under china's one child policy after successfully seeking refuge, after a change of heart and claims his family had been threatened chen now says he wants to come to the us. he manage to place a call to a congressional hearing to convey his desire through a translate for. >> i want to meet with secretary clinton. i hope i can get more help from her. i also want to thank her face-to-face. >> clinton is currently in china, engaging in high-level economic talks between the two nations, but did indirectly address the situation. >> as part of our dialogue the united states raises the importance of human rights and fundamental freedom. >> here to unravel this mystery, is former assistant secretary of state for pubic affairs under president obama, p.j. crowley. thank you so much for your time tonight. >> good evening, eliot. >> help me out here i have been reading these stories as they have been emerging. explain to me -- who is mr. chen and why is the entire world focused on him? is he that important? was he that fundame
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May 8, 2012 8:00pm PDT
countries around the world in europe and china, and now we have infrastructure which is collapsing. that's a very quick way to create jobs not only blue color jobs, but engineering jobs architecture jobs et cetera et cetera. at a time when we are spending $350 billion a year importing oil, transforming our energy system to energy efficiency and sustainable energy becoming energy independent can also create a huge number of jobs. last point i would make obama doesn't agree with me the republicans, don't agree with me i think we need fundamental changes in our trade policy. unfettered free trade has not worked for our workers. start investing in this country, not china. >> i agree with you. free trade is a matter of definition, and what is free from our perspective has not been free for many of our trading partners where there is currency manipulations, and other barers they employ. i want to switch gears for a moment and look at the european elections from a slightly different perspective. you have been a clarion voice for reforming our electorate process. do the europeans have any
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Jul 19, 2012 5:00pm PDT
most recent violence in the abject failure of u.n. intervention, for the third time, china and russia vetoed sanctions against syria. although not expected, the move still upset many on the u.n. security council including u.n. ambassador to the u.n. susan rice. >> it is outrageous. what it does is confine the people of syria to continue in intensified conflict. the russians and chinese decided yet again they woulder are protect assad to the bitter end even though the bitter end is coming. >> eliot: let's bring in michael with the brookings institution and co-author of bending history. barack obama's foreign policy. thank you for joining us. >> nice to be with you governor. >> eliot: susan rice just referred to the bitter end and said it is coming. do you agree assad's days are numbers? there are defections in significant number in his military and there are bombings in the capital. what does this mean? can he survive? >> you know, i think ambassador rice is probably correct but i don't think russia and china agree with her yet. it is not just that they like assad. they think he may su
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Apr 10, 2012 8:00pm PDT
further and get them on the streets. >> let's go to china, larger in scale, larger in importance although perhaps not quite the hotspot that iran is right now. but if you move to china, china has similar to iran tried to filter access to the internet. is that going to succeed? ari? your experience in this, will they be able to prevent hundreds of millions of people from getting out? >> they are doing it. i was in china a few months ago and i can tell you i tried accessing twitter facebook, youtube. it's blocked. i was in thailand in myanmar. the control of the bandwidth they are controlling to the end user. it's terrible. they are only showing you what they want to show you. >> in other words, it is possible to put a filter in between citizens in china and everything out there? >>. >> they have the filters. i think the fitters will get wider. >> there are thousands of chinese on twitter, the twitter we know. they have sorts of ways to get on to it virtual private networks. >> why should you have to do that create an ad hoc slewing to something that should be to the user. >> there
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Nov 21, 2012 8:00pm PST
weapons. if we built 50 new missiles it would not have an affect on north korea, china or russia. we need new policieses. most forces have not been tested under realistic conditions in 20 years. it's basically junk in the attic. i'm not opposed to getting rid of most it. we need to put out declarations of what the united states will do to prevent others were using nuclear weapons. so i'm very much in favor of the declaration that we will never use nuclear weapons first. what that opens up if someone does use nuclear weapons, that suspends our pledge so we could use them to punish them. we need to redesign arms control. arms control is still built for the cold war but we have these talks that limit the forces of russia and the united states. that's not the problem today. the problem is pakistan and north korea. >> eliot: you're exactly right. i want to drill down on these. you're right. a bipolar treaty between the united states and russia is nice but does not confront the nations of the rogue nation that you're talking about and how do we deal with them. a no-use first strategy s
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Jun 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
big issues with china which damage the u.s. economy and the u.s. committee it is has big domestic problems. but in the meantime, they don't want to dampen voters' mood by being too negative, and they don't want to be blamed either. what they're trying to do is actually the road we've taken in supporting the economy, there is more to be done to boost growth, but some of the biggest threats are not our policies but overseas. >> eliot: on the one hand he's trying to do what george w. bush was doing when the crisis was brewing for years ago which was to speak with a tone of optimism. but on the other hand he's trying to point the pink some place else and say things are not as good as they might be. it's europe, it's china everyone else. it's congress, don't blame us. these factors converged, and he seems to be dancing too quickly. >> absolutely, the white house spent a lot of time in the early months talking about finance and economics, and the psychological impact on the economy when voters feel depressed, happy or whatever. no one wants to dance in spirit dramatically, but they have
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Sep 14, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. would you like to have china's economy grow at 2% per year faster or qe 3? >> i'm going--that's a tough one. i'm going to say qe 3 because china growing its economy 2% faster would probably put pressure on commodity costs. >> i would probably want china growing faster because you need a growing middle class there to sell more things there. if our currency is going down, and they have middle class growing, that's good for us. >> i change my mind. i like that. >> eliot: in a way, factors outside of our control, which is the rate of growth of china's economy, will do more to determine our own economic future than what we can do domesticcally. >> the real game changer is europe. >> eliot: that's my next question. >> you take the disaster scenario off the table so it seems. >> eliot: well, they still might not make it. >> you never know for sure. more than anything, more than the qe 3 anything happening in china, europe turning the corner and european central bank. what they've done is much more powerful than qe 3. europe has the biggest economy in the world and they're saying we're go
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Aug 14, 2012 5:00pm PDT
incumbent. >> china, certainly for the next 20 or 30 years would imagine one of the most complicated and important relationships we will cultivate and nurture, theres a die virgentions how you see how they would i am complement that relationships. >> at least a couple of things. of course they are both trying to get tough on china comically. governor romney talked about designating it a currency manipulator. i am not sure how much difference it's going to make. he has taushd a tough game there. it's a classic approach over the decades. the incumbent tends to be selectsed into a china policied that's at some level more accommodating. the challenger tends to be tougher. in romney's indication he wants to do quite a bit with these defense dollars as best i can tell. that would be largely focused on the broader pacific, to some extension the persian gulf but china's rise. romney is saying let's deal with china right now. let's get in its face militarily a little bit more. obama is saying the challenge is more down the road. we can afford some military cutbacks in the short-term in order to r
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Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
china shop. he has no idea what he's doing. >> cenk: that was only a year and a half ago. hey joe you know what this is? i've got a personal one for you. elbow from the sky--bye bye. now, all of you stay right here because we've got a whole other hour of "the young turks" coming. and wait until you get a load of me on climate change, washington, new york, you've done nothing about it. that anger when we return. >> lots of flooding, let's of rain, lots of win. >> the beach is usually 100-yard long before you get to the beach. >> fema personnel are working with state and local governments. >> there are things flying off the roof here. >> 30-foot waves on top of 10 to 11 to 12-foot storm surge. >> this is not a time to be stupid. >> the national guard is not too far from husband. >> a lot of people are endureing very difficult times. >> 900 miles wide. that's the tropical storm. >> the crane is dangling above west 56th street. >> sandy has everyone scrambling. >> i'm not worried about the impact on election. i'm worried about the impact on families. >> this is what we live for. >> cenk:
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May 15, 2012 5:00pm PDT
bingeseuropeans but no one will bail them outed. >> let me ask the question: could china step into the void? we have been living in a moment where delinism is the ideology of the sent assessment of the moment, fallen off of the cliff, don't have the political wherewithal. china has 3.5 trillion of reserves? could they have step in and they have chosen not to or do they not have the power? >> they could make a much bigger move into europe if they wanted to show and the markets would like this, that they were going to provide a big deal for the germans to help with the broader bail-out. the french, of course, you remember nicholassarkolas sarkozy said when sarkozy was president -- not today -- how about some cash? the chinese said no. >> he was like the high school kid going to daddy for a loan and daddy said, you are on your own now. it was sort of a debilitating moment for europe where they realized they had to dig deep into their pockets. >> right. >> do they have the wherewithal to do it? >> the china's could have given the money but there was no quid proceed quo suggested by the
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Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
mitt romney needs advice on what not to do. >> he has a stance on china which is a country that just ripping our heart out. we just do nothing to protect ourselves. >> this is a beautiful tie. this tie is made in where china? made in china. >> the donald trump factory in beijing, and we'll put a tie factory in jamaica queens. >> i'm for it. >> david shuster. >> thank you so much. >> eliot: imagine if corporations could give to political campaigns but unions could not. that could be the future in cal. more "viewpoint" coming up ahead. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at devry university we're teaming up with companies like cisco to help make sure everyone is ready with the know-how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make sure america's ready. make sure you're ready. at devry.edu/knowhow. ♪ ♪ from silver screens... to flat screens... twizzlerize your entertainment everyday with twizzlers the twist you can't resist. endless shrimp is ou
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Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the challenges of the next century and really make sure that our navy is able to confront china, i think that we're going to have to do some building and that building has not been done by the obama team. >> eliot: former romney national security spokesman rick grenell, thank you. governor romney will agree with the president on tax policies. crazier things will happen. >> no, no. common ground. >> eliot: for more on last night's debate, i'm joined by p.j. crowley former assistant secretary of state for public affairs for president obama and former special assistant for national security affairs for president bill clinton. p.j., as always, a joy to have you on the show. >> always a pleasure, eliot. >> eliot: so you're a seeing all day this remarkable conversion about mitt romney now agrees with the president on foreign policy. explain what happened from your perspective. what was the strategy here on either side? >> well, i think you put the hammer on the nail which is a day where you have headlines on foreign policy, day of president obama. it was completely clear. romney wanted t
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Jul 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
tax reform, his support of free trade and failure to push back against china's currency manipulation me. joining me is carol lennig whose headline was: obama's record on outsourcing draws criticism from the left. thank you for your time tonight. >> sure. >> this is a fulcrum of debate within the presidential campaign right now. is it bravado on mitt romney's part to try to bounce this back against the president saying you are the outsourcer. not me. what are the claims being made against the president? >> well eliot, both sides are obviously engaging in a good bit of bravado. the president and his campaign claims against romney that he invested and got rich off of outsourcing was a little bit of a stretch because my colleague, tom hamburger wrote that original story. romney? demagoguing a little bit stretching the key facts in this. but both have a kernel of truth. both cross accusations a kernal of truth. in the case of romney the claims that the recovery was shipped overseas the stimulus dollars were all shipped overseas, that's an exaggeration, but there were a lot of dollars, hun
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Oct 19, 2012 8:00pm PDT
a sense where his judgment would be in some of these issues. well i'll sanction china the first day. i think russia are our greatest adversary. those two statements they have not produced a winning foreign policy. >> eliot: it's good marketing but coherent foreign policy. nicholas burn, so many things for your joining us tonight. >> thank you very much. >> eliot: for more on politics of this past week i'm joined by reuters columnist david rhode and wayne barrett. thank you both for joining me. it's great to have you both here. david, let me start with you afghanistan not as much in the news now as perhaps north africa and syria. are we getting out fast enough? >> i think we are. i think we got to get out. i think in this debate you're going to see romney hammer the president on this. the strategy will be this is president jimmy carter not president barack obama. he'll play on this reaganist theme. the world wants to be led by america--which isn't true--but that's the theme you'll see and he'll talk bengahzi and we're leaving afghanistan too quickly. >> eliot: the unfortunate imagery
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Nov 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. russia and china has mandatory labeling which gives people a choice to know what is in their food. they are distinct distinct while there has been no independent science other than by the patent owners, the chemical companies that own these patents the average citizen has no clue if we're eating this stuff or what the long term effects will be. while they're searching citizens have a right to decide. all of europe, india, japan russia etc. >> eliot: it's terrifying that russia and china are ahead of us in terms of consumer disclosure. let us know if there is gmo in our food. what are the health effects of this genetically modified stuff. what is the science on that? how much data do we have that we can rely upon, we can't rely upon those who are marketing their own products. >> that is exactly the problem. the patent holders for these genetically modified crops they own these crops as i say they've been patented as uniquely theirs. the u.s. government does not require independent safety analysis for these crops to be approved. as you know perfectly well in washington where now $600 mill
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Aug 2, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. syria with the active protection of russia and china. those two countries have made sure that there will be no meaningful action coming out of the security council so to an extent what kofi annan did today because countries hiding behind his efforts russia in particular, he stepped off the stage and said back to you security council and back to you arab league. you guys have to decide what to do. >> eliot: with kofi annan gone, will there be additional pressure on russia or sufficient pressure on russia for them not to veto a security council resolution that would permit some form of concerted action? >> i'm not sure it is going to be possible to have any meaningful action of the united nations. a year ago there was meaningful and concerted action through the u.n. on libya russia in particular and china are determined to make sure the u.n. does not play a significant role in syria. so as the united states has said in recent days and weeks it now has to look to like-minded countries, perhaps other international institutions to be the foundation for whatever happens going forwar
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May 25, 2012 5:00pm PDT
instance, letting china as being as predatory as they have been with respect to our products and workers, but of to tax the top. >> eliot: let's keep it domestic. we'll have the trade discussion another day. we need to have that, but the capital gains of 15% versus the 35% that ordinary taxpayers pay is contrary and counter to what you would say is good economics? >> yeah, i do believe that the capital gains rate should be differentially lower than the top tax rate to give people a reason to invest, but it's not just capital gains eliot, it's dividends and car carried interest. people like me pay very little tax at the very tippy top and you have hard working middle class americans who are paying 35% or more. it's backward and crazy and not economically effective. all i do is accumulate money and hedge funds and other things and it's not in the economy. >> eliot: and then you pointed out in your speech this was the data point i had not heard. if income distribution had stayed where it was several decades ago, median family income would be up to $92,000. give us the numbers, and most of t
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Jul 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
president has taken off the gloves on tariffs over american cars and china. we're going to tell people why it is a critical move to bolster the american middle class and to create jobs in the u.s. we're going to look at that. we're going to follow the bus tour and check out how the president is betting on america. we've got michigan congressman gary peters who is my guest. that's the congressman in whose district chrysler is headquartered. we'll look at the battle for ohio as well. we'll have some fun with mitt romney's art of the flip-flop which i know you have taken on tonight as well. we have a lot going on in "the war room" at the top of the hour >> eliot: mitt the gymnast. i want him on the olympic team. floor routine is the best i've seen. man, i'm impressed by that guy. if only he stood for something he could be qualified to be president. >> jennifer: thanks, eliot. nice to talk to you. [ applause ] >> when someone stumbles across the show, it usually doesn't end well. >> stephanie: it ended better do. all right. just a truce. all right. 45 minutes -- it was a wash. 45 minutes after
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Sep 24, 2012 5:00pm PDT
look at one of his investments in china. and talk campaign crisis communications with chris lahain, and michael is back in "the war room." and he is feeling a little sorry for mitt romney. we'll tell you why. >> eliot: things jennifer sounds great. we'll be watching. elevator and the workers get the that is a whole bunch of bunk. the powerful may steal an election, but they can't steal democracy. >> eliot: as world leaders descend upon the united nations this week for the annual meeting of the assembly plenty of voices will be heard, including the president of iran. while the topics will cover a brood spectrum the focus will be on the continuing violence in the middle east and now africa. using a perceived attack on the koran by a private voice as a pretext to incite anger, usually causing damage of some sort and in the most recent incident leading to a tragic and devastating loss of life. one of the tough questions that follows is how should we respond? we should be clear understanding that these attacks are the price we pay for believing in free speech. we are used to dismissing
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Oct 23, 2012 8:00pm PDT
operate in china. may operate in europe. a bank like jpmorgan in order to serve the customer well. i don't actually, for all that -- if we're going to break up the banks what do we replace them with. in the end you need a financial system that functions well and you need one that serves in the businesses and customers. what does that look like? >> eliot: the vocal rule which would try to create a divide between the proprietary trading that we're talking about here and depository work, not purely but in essence doesn't itself go to scale. you could still have two very large institutions. another element of dodd frank of course, does try to make it more expensive because it creates systemic risk. jamie dimon is losing the debate. even sandy while disagrees patron saint. i think there is will almost a consensus emerging that leaves jamie dimon off on his own in the minority now. >> i think that's a really interesting point. i think there's a lot of movement in washington that would suggest that the big banks are losing the debate because at a certain point if you impose punitive capital
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Apr 17, 2012 8:00pm PDT
-paid worker in china is. this polar iedzation of jobs happens in sharp bursts and those sharp bursts are recessions. so if people feel like the recover isn't doing it for them that's because this is one of those moments. >> that to me was one of the fascinating points in your article. really what happens you get to a recession and suddenly because people are forced to contract they figure out how to do it differently, and the other jobs don't come back. let me bring in washington post columnist, harold meyerson, explain why -- where this comes from and if anything can be done about it. >> it comes in large part from what you have been discussing the i haves ration of middle income jobs. health services home care workers, that's 70% of the jobs being created in the last six months. most of the jobs in manufacturing, are being scaled down to the wages we associate with southern manufacturing. caterpillar is opening a plant in indiana which is paying 12 to $14 an hour to assemble very technically sophisticated locomotives. we are seeing the down scaling of middle income jobs in america,
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Aug 1, 2012 8:00pm PDT
decreasing the co2. that's our switch from coal to natural gas but china is shooting up. by the end of this year they will have twice the emissions of the united states. if they continue on this track of he hadding one new gig watt of coal, then it will be very severe within the next 20 years. >> eliot: is there a point of no return? is there a point where the environment of the nation some our crisishow crystallizes or mesetas sizes. >> nothing has held up to scrutiny. what's frightening is that we have a point of no return, but everyone has a new one that we have to study. i worry about the one we haven't found yet. >> eliot: i got to ask you and i hate to mix politics and science. we try to keep them different. the koch brothers had funded your project presuming that you would be a skeptic and continue to be a skeptic. what has been the response been from those who had been skeptics and were disappointed that you looked at the evidence and drew a different conclusion. >> their skepticism was on solid criticism in the way the data had been selected, manipulated and poor station quali
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Jun 12, 2012 8:00pm PDT
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Oct 12, 2012 8:00pm PDT
. this is what romney is not about. this is a man whose company bought companies in china where they paid people $0.24 an hour. this is a company who shipped jobs off shores. what adds insult to injuries, while americans are working hard and dealing with our financial institution, he actually took his money offshore and put them in banks to avoid paying taxes? if that's something that the american people should know about, then i don't know what is is. >> michael: well, congresswoman waters you should write that down and fax it to your president. i appreciate your time, congressman maxine waters from california always a pleasure to talk to you. >> thank you. >> michael: issues that women care about it affects half of the chill of peppermint. the rich dark chocolate. york peppermint pattie get the sensation. [ ryan ] it doesn't get any better than endless shrimp at red lobster. you can mix and match all day! [ male announcer ] don't miss red lobster's endless shrimp just $14.99! try as much as you like, any way you like! like parmesan crusted shrimp. hurry in, offer ends soon! i'm rya
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Sep 19, 2012 5:00pm PDT
against china blaming they will, not a perfect metaphor, but we need an external source to explain our problems, and therefore-- >> we're we not quite as angry because our situation is better. >> eliot: not quite. >> so we're nicer. i think we need to distinguish when we say "we," let's not despair over what's happening in the middle east because it's not good for us. it's really not good for us right now, but it doesn't mean that it's bad for them, and i'm hopeful about the direction of events in middle east. >> eliot: moving towards justice. you're saying patience
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Oct 18, 2012 8:00pm PDT
finely well cut. >> the last person is going to get tough on china is that guy romney. for god's sakes romney was assembled in beijing. >> they talked about a lot of things but everybody knew that mitt had one ace in the hole. libya gate. romney and his running mate have been hammering the president over this cover-up for weeks. >> that's not what we do. that's not what i do as president. that's not what i do as commander in chief. [ laughter ] >> who do you think won the debate last night between ann romney and michelle obama? >> definitely ann romney. i think she's very classy and a wonderful lady. >> was there anything she said during the debate in particular? >> no. i just like how she looks. >> i hate to say this on fox i hope i will be allowed to leave here alive but i don't think there's any way we can gut spending and not -- to make a meaningful difference, we're going to have to raise taxes on very, very rich people. >> as i've been counseling people don't let these obama administration officials who basically treat women like meat, come on, vote with your lady smarts no
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Aug 24, 2012 8:00pm PDT
, maybe they're right. maybe we're done. maybe we just give up. give that number one spot to china. >> yep that's the bride. and that's the groom, jet packing down the aisle to their wedding at newport beach. >> folks, i can tell you and i've known eight presidents, three of them intimately. >> people canoodling in union bay j they did canoodle in union bay. >> now a chance to look at your forecast. and before that maybe we can canoodle before you get into it. it's about time. >> we're not going to be canoodling. all right. >> i thought canoodle meant chat. >> or thought maybe--maybe we make them take it from us! take it from us with their tiny hands. this is our house. this is our house let's show the rest of the world usa, usa, usa. >> eliot: it could be the republican convention next week. i continue my talk with (vo) every news network will cover the convention. but only current coverage will put you at the collision of tv and social media. we'll provide unsurpassed insight into the most buzz worthy tweets, posts and pontifications, from the entire social stratosphere including
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May 21, 2012 5:00pm PDT
behind us are now skunking. china pushed into double digits, and india and brazil keep going up and occupy. these rising g-11 powers will only get bigger. political power follows economic power. with special guest guy kawasaki and dylan ratigan. >>steve jobs was many things but he was not a politician. >>we're just getting started. (vo) the state of the 2012 campaign. >> eliot: after over 10 years the war in afghanistan appears to be winding down. earlier this month president obama flew to afghanistan to sign the strategic partnership agreement with afghan president hamid karzai assuring that american troops would be out of a of afghanistan in 2014. in the words of his predecessor mission accomplished. the n.a.t.o. transitioned out of afghanistan will begin in 2013 when security forces take the lead of combat situations with all drops removed from the country in 2014 leaving all provinces in the hands of the afghan troops. a move that some say is too soon. a fear that the president echoed and said enough is enough. >> i don't think there is ever going to be an optimal point where we
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May 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
what we sell we sell to ourselves. most of what we buy, we buy from ourselves. even that made in china thing that you buy in the store, a lot of the price is domestic trade added to it. we're not so different from the economy that we used to be as many people imagine. >> eliot: but it has had a depressive affect on middle class wages. >> a lot of those domestic politics canada, sweden, they still have vibrant line movements but here we crushed that labor movement. >> eliot: what should we do to provide the capacity of wage earners to reclaim the wealth that they create? >> a lot of it is that we need to recreate an environment with union organizing is possible. unions are not perfect but now that we don't have them, we realize how much we liked them. we need a counterweight to big money in this country and we need big labor back. >> eliot: could we do it by raising the minute wage? >> that's part of it. we should do it, definitely, but we should also guaranteed health insurance is a big thing. all of the things that would make life a little less insecure for the american worker would i
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Sep 12, 2012 8:00pm PDT
is under assault by the republican congress who wants to ship middle class jobs to china yesterday of providing incentives of creating new jobs for america. they have sided with the rich and turned against the middle class. >> eliot: when up the you were at the dnc, you began with a beautiful story about how one individual mailed in a war bond from world war ii and said my dad bought this but i want this used to make taken a democratic stronghold. >> i received a war bond that this guy's father purchased on the island of guam in 1945, and his son was contributing it to elect democrats. if you could ever have a more powerful statement about the need to invest in the middle class that bond was a bet on the middle class and now this guy knew that the middle class is losing the bet under these republicans in congress. >> eliot: not to be partisan, but the bet you're placing you're doubling down on that bet with policies that you are trying to put in place. paul ryan, on the other hand is the leader of the architect of the assault of the middle class. what has it meant politically since
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Jun 13, 2012 8:00pm PDT
to china. there is a snow job. they brand these for trade but the majority of the rules have nothing to do with trade. this agreement would ban the use of buying merge procurement. what is that doing in a trade agreement. >> eliot: we have to cut it there. realities of tv. we'll continue this conversation downtown. lori wallach, thank you for your time. >> thank you. >> eliot: syria is now in a civivivivivivivivivivivivivivivivivivivivivivivivivivivivivivi jennifer granholm is politically direct on current tv. >>the dominoes are starting to fall. (vo) granholm is live in the war room. >> what should women be doing? >> electing women to office. (vo) she's a political trailblazer. >>republicans of course didn't let facts get in the way of spin. >>do it, for america. the new slogan should be "we own wall street." that's my view. desk top, lab top, ipad. iphone. >> pleasant your hearts. >> the big one. >> stephanie: all i know, the little flower is there and it means go to meeting. i love go to meeting. >> the high priest of voodoo economics is arguing with false numbers. first, let's ch
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athletes. some of our lawmakers are upset because some of the uniforms are made in china and they found on their iphoned andy pads. >> and he was unable to pronounce his last name. >> you're wrong. you can pronounce it any way. >> chris, i just said, after we play the sound byte, you can call him anything you want. >> it's cheney. >> i'm comfortable with what i did, how you did it, and i'll let others judge whether they liked it or not. >> do you have any regrets? >> not really. >> chris, what say you? >> it's the same as cheney. we all check it out and we'll know what we're talking about. [ chuckling ] >> eliot: now they've got me con if you have copd like i do you know how hard it can be to breathe and what that feels like. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open a full 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. and it's steroid-free. spiriva does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have ki
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for workers to compete against the onslaught of china, indonesia. and senior editor author of the great diverge he knew timothy noah. we will continue the conversation an essential subject we must thing about. executive power and the president's kill list. more ahead. he's certifiably insane! and just signs a deal for $100 million and people listen to that crap! i just can't believe it. 1-866-55-press. the airplanes are going to get from one part of the country to the other without any air traffic controllers. i mean this is ridiculous and mitt romney ought to know better. i stand with our public employees and cops and firefighters and their teachers? admitted that that look, we were able to keep a lot of the folks because of the stimulus. >> bill: absolutely. again, do you great work, judd. thank you. all of your colleagues at think progress. we'll see you again next and everyone likes 50% more cash -- well, except her. no! but, i'm about to change that. ♪ every little baby wants 50% more cash... ♪ phhht! fine, you try. [ strings breaking wood splintering ] ha ha. [ male anno
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la chan. let's invade china again. that was a great idea. this is guy is cuckoo for cocoa puffs. throw him in the middle of the ring. lunatic! that's all we got for you. we'll see you tomorrow. >> eliot: good evening. i'm eliot spitzer. this is "viewpoint." the white house confronted republican leaders today with a new vision of how the country should navigate what we at "viewpoint" prefer to call the fiscal slope or austerity bomb. the white house proposal wasn't well received. treasury secretary timothy geithner met with house speaker john boehner and laid out a detailed list from president obama that includes $1.6 trillion in tax increase over ten years. more stimulus spending to boost the economy including home mortgage refinancing and the permanent end to congressional control over the debt ceiling. in return, president obama is offering republicans $400 billion in entitlement cuts over ten years. still to be negotiated. mr. obama also wants emergency unemployment benefits and a temporary payroll tax holiday extended along with the infrastructure spending and mortgage relie
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-sketch people is made in china! >> eliot: man even mitt romney's favorite toy has been outsourced. >> jennifer: (vo) always outspoken, now unleashed, joy behar. >> on tonight's show, jesse ventura gets tony danza in a headlock. not really. but they're both on the show. >> eliot: coming up, despite diminishing funds and popularity todd akin won't go away. but first obama takes another shot at birthers, the daily show explains campaigns and the g.o.p.'s solution to their women problem, ignore it. when it doesn't fit anywhere else, we put it in the viewfinder. >> stump speeches are the backbone of american democracy. if american democracy had suffered a massive spinal injury >> romney: he -- >> welcome to the stage confidently smiling and waving at people as if you recognize them even though you very much don't. [ applause ] >> talk about how today you met some fantastic people in the place you're in and how one of them mentioned that she was worried about a thing that you too, are worried about and that you happen to have a solution to. >> romney: i was with a couple in appleton, wi
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in china thing, a lot of price is domestic value added. trade complicates matters but not as much. we're not as different from the economy we used to as many people imagine. >> but it had a depressive effect on labor's capacity to negotiate that has had effect on wages. >> canada, sweden, they still have vibrant labor movements what happened here we had a political system that rushed that labor movement. >> what should we do to revive the capacity of wage earns to reclaim a great percentage of the wealth they created? >> a lot of it i think we need to recreate an environment in which union organizing is possible. unions are not perfect but now that we don't have them we realize how much we lack because of them. we need a counterweight to power to big money and we need to bring labor back. >> could we do it by raising the minimum wage? is that sufficient? >> that is sufficient, that is part of it, but it hits only the low end. we should do it, definitely. but we should also guarantee health insurance. all of the things that would make life a little less insecure for the american wo
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look, he served obama as ambassador of china. >> eliot: they would not vote for him. >> that's the problem with the republican party. there is this level of intolerance. it is black and white. you're either in or you're out. that's what we're seeing with people like todd akin. >> eliot: everybody has been commenting on the polarization of our politics until ten years ago the fact that your dad a former republican governor would could serve a democratic president would have been viewed as a good thing about the ability to reach across the aisle and work cooperatively. >> there has been a purge of moderates in the republican party. that's the way i look at it over the last ten years. >> they're the silent majority. >> eliot: quickly if this turns out the way we're projecting, a couple of weeks to go obviously with the republicans only getting 47 senate seats does, the leadership say you know what? it is about time to cut back to the middle. this is not the way we finish. >> laura laura ingraham says they're going to have to shut down. >> when does the fund-raising dry up? when do big
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until i'm re-elected and i'll give you what you want. and then china what is the foreign policy with china? some months were played tough and some were giving china what it wants. on counter terrorism obama has continued many bush policies. and the drone attacks are also not popular. those are continuations and mitt romney would continue those as well. >> eliot: i think guantanamo was a difficult issue. i think you're right. we'll put that one aside. counterterrorism, the president has been successful. margie let me ask you. i think borris does have a fair point when it comes to china and russia reset. those have not worked out terribly well. whether you fault the president or say that's the nature of foreign policies, it's slow and lumbering, how do you address what can be perceived by some as a lack of consistency in our relationship with china? >> i know a few things. i know first of all people think that the president has been handling foreign affairs really well. i know that they feel that secretary clinton is enormously popular and doing a great job traveling around the world a
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: now owned by the italians are thinking of moving all production to china. i will fight for every good job in america. >> cenk: just not true. lies, lies lies. all right, we've got all that and so much more for you tonight. it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> sandy has the campaign scrambling. >> we're keeping an eye on the ocean back here. >> obama: our number one priority is making sure that we're saving lives. >> debris is coming down, and now we're watching a partial collapse. >> and a lot of people are enduring very difficult times. >> water levels rising suddenly. >> very clear on what you're supposed to do. >> this is not a time to be stupid. >> we picked up the-- >> obama: fema personnel working with government. >> more droughts, more of this. >> you can't have fema for every state. >> pushing record storm surge. >> the governor ordered all of businesses in and around this area to be shut down. >> we're going to cut through red tape. we're not going to get bogged down. >> today it is extremely dangerous and. >> cenk: already, we're going to talk about alfas sets of hurricane san
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was china's central bank not ours. maybe -- make no mistake. what happens in china clearly does not stay in china. the china's monetary policy is important for the united states as the fed's is with the pace slowing, the volume of imports china orders from us slows down as well. we pay the price with a sluggish economy. china has been the economic engine of the world for the past year or more. if they can't get their engine going again, we will be in trouble. so here is hoping that chinese central bank jennifer granholm is politically direct on current tv. >>the dominoes are starting to fall. (vo) granholm is live in the war room. >> what should women be doing? >> electing women to office. (vo) she's a political trailblazer. >>republicans of course didn't let facts get in the way of spin. >>do it, for america. if you have an opinion, you better back it up. >>eliot spitzer takes on politics. >>science and republicans do not mix. >>now it's your turn at the only online forum with a direct line to eliot spitzer. >>join the debate now. >> every season has its. >> own phrase. this season
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class. trade has to work for america. that means crackdown on cheaters like china. >> eliot: at issue president obama tried to take away from romney in an ohio campaign speech. >> obama: today, launching a new action against china. this one against illegal subsidies that encourage companies to ship auto parts manufacturing jobs overseas. we're going to stop it. it is not right. it is the against the rules, and we will not let it stand. >> eliot: romney is also repeat lid attacked the president on another key foreign policy challenge, iran's nuclear program, and the threat of an iranian atomic bomb. susan rice insisted that the president's policy is working. >> what is clear iran does not have a nuclear weapon, and iran is more isolated than ever internationally. >> eliot: yet there was a voice of skepticism. israeli employment called to establish red lines for iran's nuclear program. netanyahu insisted despite his long-time friendship with mitt romney he was not meddling with american politics. >> i'm not going to be drawn into the american election. what is driving my statement not t
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by quoting a marge at the largest manufacturer in china that makes many of the amy apple products that we buy. now they're putting in robots. is this driving getting rid of human animals? >> you know, there is the problem, and then there is simply cost. i think the cost may be a more important market, the cost of labor. the cost of this technology is accelerating. that's what restarted this debate about automation. >> eliot: look, you write a story that gives us a window into car manufacturing facilities warehouses, across the spectrum of manufacturing and menial services, robotses are capable of doing virtually everything that the human labor used to do. who is being displaced in the workforce? >> it's a little bit like the frog in the pot. there are things i can point to, for example activities that require dexterity where the robots are making inroads simply because the cost of robotic arms are falling dramatically. that means people who did things that were previously beyond the capability of machines are now at risk. >> cenk: and of course there is an enormous efficiency gain
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