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it's just a pleasure to see you. i am so very taken by the idea that you cannot possibly -- you're going to waste your vote by voting for someone other than the two clowns that we have running for the two parties. host: do you have a specific question for dr. stein? caller: i do. my question is, do you see any way that any of this can be rectified so that parties like the green party and the congressional party and other parties might be able to get a little bit more media attention so that they can possibly express what their platform is? thank you. i'll hang up. guest: thank you, gus. really critical, pivotal issue. i couldn't agree with you more. fortunately there is a simple solution. the public actually owns the airwaves. we own the public airwaves.
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sthrs every reason for the president to in-- there is every reason for the president to insist that the f.c.c. revise their rules, because the president appoints the head of the f.c.c., the president can change hat the f.c.c. the rules so that the american public actually has access to the airwaves that we own. that means for issues of great public importance like a presidential election and other elections for that matter, that candidates who are qualified to be on the ballot have a right to be heard by the public. and that air time should be provided for free without discrimination, without buys ass to any ballot qualified candidate at the time of an election. this is simple. this is a no-brainer. and it should be done. and this is the kind of lutions that i will bring to our very difficult situation. it's not rocket science how to
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fix it. it's about asserting our right to real democratcy. host: next we have larry. larry is calling in on our green party line from charleston, south carolina. good morning, larry. caller: good morning. dr. jill stein, it is a pleasure to see another party candidate. it is unfortunate that we did not get to see you during the debate. i think being a veteran, that's very appalling we don't have a better system in place so that the voters could actually see what is available to us. like the previous gentleman said, only two persons who are not clearly candidates. they are just jokers in a sense. in regards to the situations going on in america, how would you prioritize the situation such as the black lives matter as opposed to whether or not a
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person can use a -- a male can use a female's bathroom? and how would you work out the persons who are the product of isis, disenfranchising people from their cities and downs, how would you work that situation? would you bring more persons to the u.s.? how would we resolve these people fleeing these crises? guest: a lot of important questions there. i'll try to address them briefly. personally i don't think these issues compete with each other. where there are issues of fundamental justice, they can all be addressed. let me just say the blanket statement, right now over half of our budget, half of our discretionary budget of the united states of america, is spent on these wars, which are butonly making us bankrupt, they are also putting soldiers,
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u.s. service men and women, and people like you who have been veterans, in harm's way without due justice and without good purpose. we have been squandering -- it's estimated $6 trillion since the trade towers in 2001, $6 trillion on these wars for oil which are not making us safer. they are making us less safe. that comes to $75,000 per american family that we have spent over the past 16 years. when you include the ongoing health care expenditures that we need to provide for our service men and women. and there have been tens of thousands who have been injured or killed in these wars that are only making us more dangerous. as a blanket statement instead of bankrupting ourselves morally, spiritually, and financially, on these wars for oil, we need to put those dollars into true security here at home. we need to use international law and human rights and diplomacy as the basis for our
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international foreignpolicy. and if we do that, we have all the money. we don't have to choose between, say, black lives matter and housing, or health care. and on the issue of bathrooms. people are their gender identity. we know that for all kinds of scientific and human studies that for various reasons people develop different sorts of gender identity. they should have the right to use the bathroom based op their gender identity. there's been no demonstrated sk to else by having transpeople use the bathroom of the gender that they currently identify with. and for immigration, maybe we can come back to that on another question but i'll just say the most important thing we can do to address this immigration crisis is to stop the things that are creating it in the first place.
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like these very unjust wars. like economically dominating other countries as through nafta, for example, that put a million farmers out of business south of our border by ending these predatory economic and military policies we can stabilize people and allow people to flourish in the countries of their home and their origin. host: we're talking with jill stein, the green party candidate for president. she's also been a green party candidate for several other offices in massachusetts, including secretary of state, and state representative. and also a physician. next, we have ed. calling in from arizona on our democratic line, good morning. caller: good morning. dr. stein, i have a few comments or questions that are quick. first one being is it true, i have read articles about you
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that you're not on every state poll. you're not going to appear on a ballot. is that correct? guest: yeah. we're in the process of getting on the ballot because the system tries to keep out political opposition. so six months ago we were on the ballot for about 60% of voters in about 20 or 21 states that. number is now up into the 30's, i believe, and growing. we expect to be on the ballot in just about every single state. so voters all over the country will actually have the option to vote for my campaign. and already we're on enough ballots it be the choice for the vast majority of voters so that if an election were actually held today, we do even today have the mathematical possibility of winning a majority of voters even today to
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be able to win the election. so we have every right to be included. it's not my right as a candidate, it's your right as a voter. you have a right not only to vote, but you have a right to know who you can vote for and who your choices actually are. host: speaking of candidates who are outside of the democratic and republican parties, it's sometimes difficult for those candidates not only to be scene but even when they are seen, to launch really viable campaigns from this piece from npr, it notes that even during a time, 1992, the last time we saw any sort of successful nondemocratic or republican candidate, ross time, pew at research shows that voters were disappointed in their candidate choices, as they appear to be this year, yet perhaps even more so than voters are today, that helped open the door to the most successful third party candidate by popular vote in more than 100
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years, ross perot. yet he won less than 20% of the popular vote and none of the electoral vote. why is it so tough? uest: we have a system that is routinely and systematically and pervasively suppresses opposition voices. i think we're at a very different moment in history right now. we have an entire generation of young people who have been locked out of the economy who are struggling to pay their student loan debt and who don't have the jobs that they need, who don't have a place to live. the birth rate is plummeting. this is signs of a society in crisis with a generation in crisis. let me just say that that generation alone has the ability to come out and dominate this election and transform it. if you include all the people not only debt, it's that generation, it's all
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generations. as people learn i am the one candidate who will do for young people what the powers that be already did for wall street, they bailed out the crooks on wall street who crashed the economy, it's about time we extend that to the young people who are trapped, who are held hostage by this economy and by that predatory student loan debt. as people hear about that, they begin to mobilize. that's how we have been coming up in the polls because the mainstream media has been locking us out in the same way they try to lock out political opposition and getting on the ballot. they lock out coverage. so the system is very biased against us, but we have enormous potential power in this race. if that word gets out, 423 million people, the -- 42 million people, the number locked in debt who have nowhere to go except my campaign if they want a future, that number is actually a winning portion of the vote in the three way race. it is a winning plurality. it's important for me to know we're not just talking about so-called splitting the vote.
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we're talking about flipping the vote so that those who are underdogs, who are really locked out of the future, can become among the top dogs. from underdog to top dog. we need an economy working for much. my campaign in this election provides the ability to do that. host: next we have don. calling in from pittsburgh, kansas. on our independent line. good morning. caller: it's an honor to speak with you, dr. stein. guest: thank you. caller: i think you're a very brave person. the core of my question is, do you really think that reform of capitalism, and we're dominated by finance capitalism now, is possible? i fear that the forces of reaction and power there will resist us in every way. just becoming president doesn't mean you take over the state. john kennedy tried to do t he was the last person who tried to bring sort of a renewal of the new deal, and he was dealt with pretty severely, thank you.
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guest: i agree with you. this is not an easy fight. it's not -- it's not just me as a candidate or bernie sanders to the extent he was trying to do this. it's not just our fight. this is the fight of the american people. and we finally have a majority, clear-cut majority, who are struggling in this current rigged economic system that puts corporate capitalism ahead of people. that puts profit ahead of people , ahead of the planet, and our survival as a planet, and ahead of peace and our ability to survive this nuclear arms race that has been revived not only by barack obama but bill clinton o took us out of the nuclear disarmament talks. we're living in very dangerous times. from my point of view the biggest danger of all would be to allow this madness to
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continue because there is no doubt where we're going. it's very important that we stand up and resist and not only resist, that we transform. we do have another way forward. i have no doubt that we have the numbers of people that it takes to turn this around. and if we had a president who was actually an organizer in chief and not just a commander in chief, but who could help mobilize and support the american people in our struggle for a new economy and new society based on principles of cooperation and human rights rather than on principles of predatory exploitation and cutthroat capitalism, we can make a profound transition right now that's not just in our interest in an academic way. i think our lives really depend on transforming the system. this is something we have the power to do. and we're going to make that happen. host: yesterday cornell west, the activist, endorsed you.
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he formally -- formerly supported bernie sanders, but he wrote in the guardian newspaper in an op-ed. he says i am with her. the only progressive woman in the race because we have to get beyond this locked off situation. west who is a member of the democratic national committee's platform drafting committee. you can speak about that endorsement and what would you like to see him do as part as a member of this committee? guest: as a member of the platform? host: platform drafting committee. guest: i know he's fighting as hard as he k and ultimately he abstained -- as he can. and ultimately he abstained from the vote at least some of the platform positions because he felt like it wasn't working. and that the platform committee was not willing to take really example,positions, for standing up against the
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transpacific partnership, which is kind of a joke because hillary clinton herself felt enough pressure in this campaign that she flip-flopped, as she often does, and adopted the position, against the transpacific partnership. here you have her advocate in the committee who i'm told and it's reported her advocates were saying, stay the course. don't support the progressive position here. support this rigged corporate trade bill again. it's a microcosm of what's wrong with the democratic party. i'm so honored to be joined by leading lights, visionaries in the public discourse out there like cornell west, for him to be standing with our campaign as the campaign of justice and the way that we're going to create this transformation that needs to happen on so many counts. host: up next we have clarisse calling in on our green party line from peach tree city,
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georgia. you're on with dr. jill stein. caller: high, dr. stein. i did call in on the democratic line. my -- this is what i want to say. i am in agreement with almost everything you say. i would also say that hillary and bernie probably agree with a lot of what you have to say. i'm dismayed by your timing. i just think that the time to launch a campaign such as yours, virtually an unknown to most of the american people, is not during an election year. especially this election year. i remember the raffle nader, -- ralph nader debacle in florida and how we lost -- won't even say we lost to president bush,
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but president bush ended up being the president of the united states. host: we just have a few seconds left. caller: i don't have very many bad opinions necessarily of president bush, but the neoconsequence he surrounded himself with killed a lot of our youth. i have friends whose children did not come home from that war, that hellhole over in the middle east. i just think the timing is off. as far as dr. cornell west, dr. west has been against president obama since he got into office. so of course he's going to jump on your bandwagon. host: clarisse -- caller: i think you are wonderful. i really do. i just think after this election you need to continue to strife on and launch this campaign. host: let jill stein respond to that. guest: thank you, clarisse. i very much appreciate your thoughts and i have to say i used to be in that camp myself.
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i have a lot of sympathy for people who are, shall we say, intimidated by this campaign of fear. that tells you we have to vote your fears. you have to vote against what you're afraid of rather than what you believe. i think it's important to look at the track record of this strategy which has certainly een in full force since bush -nader-gore in 2000. what that strategy brought us is voting your fears has delivered everything we were afraid of. all the reasons that you're told that you had to vote for the lesser evil because you didn't want the expanding wars, you didn't want the meltdown of the climate, offshoring of our jobs, you didn't want massive wall street bailouts, you didn't want the expansion of mass incarceration in the prisons states, all of that is what we have gotten by silencing ourselves. and allowing political parties that are funded by the predatory
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banks and the war profiteers, by allowing them to speak for us with a lesser evil candidate. that's sort of what you're saying when you say don't vote for who you believe in but the least of the two alternatives. unfortunately that has delivered all those bad stuff. when you vote for a lesser evil candidate, i think the reason people like cornell west opposed president obama was because the first thing he did was appoint larry summers, the architect of wall street deregulation, and the meltdown, that has basically created chaos in our economy. that was barack obama's first act was to appoint larry summers. then it was all downhill from there. it's a case in point of the lesser evil doesn't deliver for people. you know what happens then? people don't come out to vote in that party. so we had congress flip from
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being blue to being red. and state houses flip and governors flip. and we kind of went from blue to red all over the place because the lesser evil is not a solution. it just paves the way to the greater evil. i say reject that propaganda. we need to reject the lesser evil and fight for the greater good. we have the numbers to actually do it. we need the strength of our convictions to stand up and make it happen. host: we thank you for joining us, dr. stein, green party candidate fo [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2015] morning, up saturday washington post reporter will join us to discuss the republican national convention and donald trumps as presidential pick, michael pence. and never by delegates to
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separate themselves from buddy for trump. and we'll talk about biblical party conventions and how they are funded and the role and influence of lobbyists and corporation. be sure to watch c-span's washington journal beginning live at 7:00 eastern on saturday morning. join the discussion. now republican convention digital director talks about the technology being used at the 2016 convention including the new gop convention app and snapchat. >> it is changing the way people are consuming media. obviously we have to adapt to that. it is really exciting the way we are integrating digital and all aspects of the dimension. a huge priority for the cycle. we made a priority that will not get our content, we're innovating everything we touch.
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we're making sure that there is a content operation or public stores around the convention that are outside of the speeches. try to create-- opportunities. get behind the scenes. operation is set up to support this. and livestream. integrating facebook and twitter and google. the 2016 app is, a couple things, it will help bring information about the proceedings into the palm of your hand. like finding the schedule, speaker bios. livestream as well. you also have a experienced built-in. the ovi information about transportation, things going around cleveland. we are excited. we will help that from being at
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home to being here, it will help with the convention expense. gives you more access. more about having it physically in front of you, more than just being intercede to watch it. collected --ything connected and i think that is important to help improve the experience. launch the snapchat, we will the platform. it is a new iphone. it is important to integrate it the content plan to see and reach voters. and provide unique convention insight. we are excited. facebook is going to have some actual space here. able help is particularly gaining backstage content. look for the instagram account. twitter will be helping that as well. they will also have steak on media wrote. we also have google that will
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last year and provide video. you'll be up to see the stream on the youtube channel. they will also have about that. it is great to see that the companies have a physical presence, not just an online presence. and the elephant. she is the mascot. a family ask content around her. with theeen sharing it state party and delegations to have ensured it on line as well. -- share it online as well. be on the lookout for her. we are really working hard, , the -- thinking about we have professional volunteers to help support the operations.
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it takes a lot of work to going to do i imagine i will be running around everywhere. i will say that we have our content teams going out to capture content from the surrogates, from the events going on around the convention. we want to tell the story. we also will be supporting the live streaming may contribute -- vehicles -- videos are archived. about making sure everything is amplified. the moment are living on past the conclusion of the program. we are bringing the convention online. return to create opportunities for people to engage the on the convention. it is very exciting. i think we are going and eight the direction. engage withable to the convention effort. weekend on this american history tv on c-span3, a look into organized crime in the south during the 1950's.
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>> concluded that organized crime syndicates did exist, were not met. and that the dependent upon the support and cooperation of public officials around the country. >> saturday evening at seven clock eastern. she discusses her upcoming book, the wickedest city in america. organized crime in the jim crow south. and it 8:00, american university history professor argues whether the atomic bomb was needed to end the war in the pacific. premingerjapanese meets with the soviet ambassador in tokyo to discuss the possibility of ending the war. writesiet ambassador back to the soviet union saying that japanese are desperate to end the war. it was becoming clear to them. american leaders knew that too. a 10:30, the 50th
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anniversary of the national coalition for women. >> we got the fair credit act in the 1970's. women could have credit cards and their own line. until then, a woman lost her credit card if she or her husband died. , a landlord act could say i don't lend to women. that became a legal. title ix. finally pivoted sex discrimination in education -- prohibited sex discrimination in education. and sunday at chemical, wrote to the white house rewind. the 1954 democratic national conventions and lyndon johnson except in the democratic nomination and arizona senator barry goldwater accepting the republican nomination. >> i would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. [applause]
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also, thatremind you moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. over the last four years, the world has begun to respond to a belief, thecan belief that strength and courage and responsibility are the keys to peace. [applause] >> for our complete american history tv schedule, go to in her weekly news conference, house minority leader nancy pelosi criticized republicans for starting the summer recess without passing legislation on zika funding. and cleaning up lead poisoned water input michigan. flint, michigan.
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this is about 35 minutes. >> good morning, everyone. here we are again. france afternds in the terror attack. princes are oldest ally. -- france is our oldest ally. we are saddened by rents once again be the target of this kind of action. loss, butvery especially the two americans identified among the dead. sean copeland and his 11-year-old son. they were there on vacation. it is an attack that came on
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day.tille at that one of the statements of the officials of france was particularly moving. he said, in response to all those, we will honor the values of july 14. we will respond and on the honor thejuly 4 -- values of july 4. celebrating liberty, equality, fraternity. in became a target. it is said. began our vigil on the steps of the capital last month. to call attention to the fact that congress is leaving without passing any gun safety legislation. we began that vigil with a moment of silence for the people of france. those who lost their loved ones, those who were lost.
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from sowent on to hear many families who lost their loved ones by gun violence in our country. making the point that 91 people e every day from the violence in our country. hard to find an answer why. why we can't pass a bill that expand background checks? internet sales at gun shows. on the floor yesterday, i talked about lyndon johnson after the assassination of kennedy, he tried to pass a bill but after martin luther king was assassinated and robert kennedy, he then doubled down on his attempt. he said at that time, we have to act fast. we have maybe 10 days, two weeks before the nra gets into the offices of the members of congress.
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i can't imagine what this way to sway they have is more important than the lives of children, young people can, people in church, the list goes on and on. not passing a violence protection legislation, there's only one thing that the republicans hightailed out of it. imagine, i don't read too much about this in the press. it is absolutely appalling that once again, they cut off a day and a half of legislative time in which we are supposed to be doing the people's business. supposed to be passing legislation. appropriation bills. supposed to be passing the zika legislation. we have offered compromises to the speaker on the subject in terms of the funding and his responses, just know that we are
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not doing anything that has contraception in it. just think of this. a sexually transmitted disease which would cause serious andormations in children republicans are saying in the house and senate, we are not putting anything for contraception in the bill. just another example of not depending on evidence, data, science, as to what we should do. over four months ago, president the $1.9 billion to address sica zika. over four months ago, the republicans still do not take action. they leave town without doing it for seven weeks. it will be on a six-month by the
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time he come back. lord knows what excuse they will have been. -- then. of course no funding for opioids. stunning. recognizing the problem, passing the legislation in a bipartisan way, but no money. the president made the request. flint. flint. they don't care. whatever it is. how could it be that we would ignore the needs of america's affected by are decision made by the governor to have them be drinking poison water. supreme court justice. supreme court justice. there ision says that a vacancy, the president shall nominate and the senate shall confirm. not even the courtesy of a hearing. such disrespect.
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such disrespect for the constitution of the united states. it is stunning. they seem to be getting away with it. you all to say congress is leaving. the republicans are leaving. they have shut down government and any action on issues of concern to the public safety of our country. the public health challenges we have. it is not to even have a complete supreme court. american people are saying to your job. we have tried. the president more than anyone tries to act in a nonpartisan, bipartisan way. because that is his strength, they try to undermine it by obstructing. i keep reading your journal. we have dysfunction in washington. it is not just auction, it is pure and simply obstruction.
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always been able to negotiate our progress in bills and a nonpartisan, bipartisan way on the bills. and then come the poison pills. policy that should not be in an appropriations bill. if we try to put pulsing the legislate on appropriations bills. that is what they have been doing. -- in doubtout whether they will even have a bill by the end of the fiscal year, much less the calendar year. zika, opioids, gunfire, supreme court, garland. on the positive side, i'm proud to have the house democrats coming out with the agenda yesterday. some of the were there.
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thank you. hard-working families look to this congress and see a reckless special interest republican majority that refuses to address the needs. i'm proud of our stronger america agenda securing our nation. africa's possibility to protect the american people. global security, national security, neighborhood security, personal safety. ourof it related from funding militaries and veterans. securing our future. the native platforms to create good paying jobs. in addition. bigger paychecks. home, herbertby so families can buy homes, and pay for college. goals that all american voices are heard. i'm pleased with this
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overwhelming response we have received from those who care about the issues. the threshold issue of money and politics. never going to succeed on some things. money has an impact on climate change, impact on gun safety, impact on the minimum wage. --'s subjectspect --,. money is a problem. in order for us and to achieve, we have to take down the role of money in politics and i'm pleased the response we have members take in the sum, moved to the constituents on the subject. we are very proud of. come together for a stronger american. any questions? message, whataign we say to the argument that that
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might not have enough traction with middle-class voters who might prefer middle-class tax cuts? >> i thank you for the question. this is the heart of the matter. this of the matter. but we're talking about here is triple down -- trickle economics versus middle class economics. as you have seen, we have been the victim of the tax cuts at the high end that affects the wealthy. which took us deeply into debt. deficitreducing the under president clinton, president was took us deeply into debt, reversing the trend we were on. president obama has taken us in the opposite direction. when he became president, the $1.4 trillion and now it is down to $500 billion.
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lower, but 70% lower than what the republicans left it. we want to reduce the deficit. you have to do that on the backs , pell grants, investments in education and efforts in science and technology, science is a four letter word. i think we should have been a hopeful that we will, they make it hard to do, that whole initiative on texturing is. fairness. what helps grow our economy. helps us reduce the deficit and do so in a way that honors the middle class because we are a consumer economy. 70% of our economy is consumer-oriented. we cannot have stronger
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paychecks, then they can't consume and expand and help turn around our economy. until we do, it would obviously recovered even though the president has made giant strides . it cannot be fully recovered until he strengthened the paycheck of american workers. i think the issue of the budget tax fairness if investment in the future for the republicans to say, give me a tax breaks and cut investment in education, that is our value system. i said nothing. raise more money to the treasury than investing in education. early childhood. lifetime learning. that is a false economy on their part. the whole issue has to be taken in terms of the budget and the battle of the budget is what the differences between democrats and republicans. now we can even have that
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discussion within the appropriations because they insist on running in poor health. it is unfortunate. are having that we this divide in this country, the gap we have had with income the samey and it is people who want the tax cuts for the rich are talking about not raising the minimum wage, not raising minimum wage. not giving people the opportunity for education. education reduces the deficit. education keeps america number one. innovation begins in the classroom. this is not the argument. the argument is that we gave middle-class tax cuts. therefore subscribed to that. that is not what the plaintiffs. the fight is about tax cuts for the rich and special-interest code. within the tax
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dollars,ver a trillion will over a trillion dollars in tax expenditures. their expenditures, they cost money to give a rich person on the other tax break costs money to the taxpayer. .ubject all that to scrutiny what really goes are country and growth, what is about reducing the deficit. keeping america number one. not what it's about making the rich richer at the expense of investments in the future. >> this is what elections are about. good morning. >> you were involved with the intelligence committee. imminently, you may be released of the special committee. what is the, from your concernive, what is the about those papers and the
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impact the release of those papers will have? >> i will talk about the substance of the pages. the administration has taken it to the next up. they will release a doctorate. the documents are coming to congress today. was the ranking member during the investigation, the joint investigation in the house and senate, we wrote a letter point thet at some classified information, what address the next congress would be released. be parliamentarian, this may so they may never need to know, the parliamentarian has said coming overormation cannot be released just because of a letter. it will take some act of congress to do it. the intelligence community's
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-- -- have to redo it -- the intelligence committees have to review it? >> you would think that if it thebeen declassified, ultimate declassified. the declassified or in chief. that has come over to us from the director of national intelligence. we thought that our letter directing for the next congress would hold for now. i don't think the parliamentarian would have thought it would have been held for them. it something more than just a letter. without getting into state concern what is the about from a reason why they were redacted, people have speculated about saudi arabia and administration has expressed
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concern. >> on and the declassification like that, the main concern is sources and methods. in terms of how the declassification take place. hows just wait and see comes out. >> i want to ask something. is it not clear at this point whether the source pages will be released to the public? >> it will be. imminently. we are at the mercy of the parliamentarian, could be that the state bipartisan agreement among the committee. we should be here right now. there is a recent why we should be in congress. to also actslation upon other issues that congress needs to act upon.
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not be such an issue. he could be that the senate could do it. and then release it on their website. obviously we want to release it as well. parliamentary issue. upis not anything holding it to do it according to parliamentarian approach. that is what we are trying to do. moving quickly. the is your objection, what , how do we get that done. it would be easier if we were in session. >> may i ask how you would compare speaker ryan? has he made good on his promises of a more open house and would anything different have happened if speaker banner were still
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here? >> i think you can make your own judgment. we can bring a bill in terms of gun. in terms of the good they will not give us a vote. the list goes on. i would say, i have great respect for the speaker. it is a difficult job. i know it well. he doesn't have unity within his caucus that we had. i had. we did not have consensus all the time, but at least we were not obstructing. members disagree, here's the thing. i would distinguish the revoking a congress of obstruction but not a congress of any constructive action on behalf of the american people. they had two more investigations coming up.
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call this the nesting, firstly do thehazi and that we e-mails and homey and investigation of whether congress was delicate honestly and now we other things and it is like, do your job. what is it? subpoena subpoena subpoena. getting yourrms of job done for the american people. ofy left their duty in terms health issues. zika, opioids. flint,. they left without addressing because of concerns. just a vote because we think we would win on background checks and no-fly, no by. they do nothing. they have a bill signing on opioid that has not one red
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cent. it is who they are. i'm just saying what this congress has not done. here, last time it was the dead of night. they ran out the door, they ran out on a wednesday night when we were supposed to be ending that session. and now leaving for seven weeks without unfinished as this. it is stunning. i don't know what they had to be proud of. i really don't. country andor the as i said, we said you don't want to be this, -- let's take ,.th the pen is senate passed let's get that done. why don't you do what the senate did in a bipartisan way. that, and besides,
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we will not have anything that has contraceptive. another senate is going to the contraception thing. they are both a mess. both majorities rms for the republicans. is a reflection of them. that's what keep same. difference worth the between donald trump and republicans in the house of representatives. i can say to this body on a daily firsthand basis on whether anti-everything and now considering a vice presidential candidate for the whole country rejected his attitudes towards .ays in indiana he had to modify his position towards that. when he was in the congress he was supportive of privatizing social security.
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till have a debate. i don't know who he was going to choose where he was not ready. but whatever it is, it is very clear that what donald trump has republicans in congress have beaten him to that punch over and over again over a long time. and with power. any other questions? >> when you spoke to speaker ryan after the dow's shooting, did you raise with him idea of establishing a select committee on gun violence? and if so, what was his response? >> i did bring up. interested of a chair of the gun violence thinking committee which is working in a bipartisan way.
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a bipartisan bill on background checks and supporting the bill on no-fly, no by. some basis for doing something in a nonpartisan way or a bipartisan way. that memberso him would be interested in participating. i think he thought the timing was not good. , theon the heels of question as good to ask them anyway and then along came dallas and he said, this is not a good time. i don't know what the time he would be right now. what your tell us views are on the democratic deep -- veep stakes. >> on our side, we have fabulous candidates. to theompletely up
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secretary as we on the. whoever she chooses, we will fully embrace because all the names she has put out there are valuable choices. i have no idea who he will pick. what did you make of newt gingrich going for the deportation of muslims who believe in sure you and what do you think congress should do in response? to france? just can't statement that sharia, i don't want to dignify the response. we have gone in the value of our fourth of july as they honor the values of their 14th of july.
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really sad. that is it is not what our country needs in terms of healing and bringing people together. interview every muslim in the country and then if we did not like their views they would be deported? not a good idea. in keeping with the donald trump this is, are still an intelligent person at these years. i have the benefit of knowing and things and i observe make judgments and i do think isis is losing on the battlefield. they're are losing on the battlefield in iraq and syria. they perhaps have encouraged people to do these kinds of
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things, pathetic souls. we have have all the facts on france right now. acts ofhow some cowardice where they attack noncombatant people in multiple liketions and make it look they have some strength when in fact they are losing. we have to think in a very careful way. we had to share our intelligence in our resources so that we are france is our people a valued ally. our first ally as a matter of fact. those of you who follow the congress know there are only two pages in the chamber. one of george washington, the patriarch of our country and we all love. and the other a french person.
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i'm not sure the republicans know that when i start calling french fries freedom prize. they start calling french frie freedom fries. again, shared values. in the interest of global security, we need to work andther, share intelligence some planning and of course call to work muslim nations with us on the subject. i don't think it serves any idea heto put forth an does not rise to the level of an idea. still in motion. in 2010, when democrats were
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in control, you have to not a budget resolution. now this is a republican have not done a budget resolution. they say mid factors, the fact that the two-year agreement, the ryan-murray 2.0. >> do you buy what they are saying? no budget, no pay. that is what they said. they put such a high body on that. so there idea. since it is their idea, and they don't have a budget, no budget, no pay. thank you. see you in a few weeks.
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we had the ribbon from dallas. we have these. we have these from orlando. of orange shirt on the steps the 91 people who die every night. read for girls kidnapped by boca harambe. we have all these colors. so much violence, too many colors. it is just stunning that would have to elevate our conversation that is worthy of the american people and worthy of our responsibilities to the world and the very least we can do, the least we can do is to say that we will have these background checks for guns and no-fly, nobody.
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in our own country. our oath of office to keep the american people safe. onn this rainbow is taking different colors. community, for lgbt the colors of all the pain people are feeling and all the do.gnition that we want to thomas was ready to sing into the wind, how many were people must die. must die? thank you all. >> tomorrow, house minority leader nancy pelosi speaks at the national governors association


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