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>> michael: coming up first there was a slight tremendouser in the earth followed by frightened animals running in all directions and then a flash of brilliant white light and just like that michele bachmann was out of politics. i'm michael shure. you are in "the war room." [♪ theme music ♪] >> michael: we won't have michele bachmann to kick around anymore. well, yes, we will, but that's not story. after eight years of serving in the congress the conspiracy pedalling, global warming denying, death panel believing,
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representative from minnesota is calling it quits. she has sponsored exactly zero bills that actually became law. jay carney reacted to the news today. >> i came to the briefing room from the oval office from a meeting, kay tell you that that subject did not come up. so i don't have a -- a response there the president. i think we all -- we all wish her well in her future endeavors. >> michael: i love the chuckling of the press corps. but this could hurt democrats more than it helps them. but first let's look back at michelle's career. tirelessly campaigning to stop judges from forcing children to try homosexuality. and speaking out against the
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high-speed train in nevada that she claimed was designed to make sure kids started gambling sooner, and she raised the red flag on the president's trip to india. and also american history, the self professed lover of liberty told the new hampshire office that they should be fired that the shot heard around the world was fired in their state, except it was fired in massachusetts. >> i have identified at the outset of the so-called arab spring this administration's foreign policy blunders and how those blund verse attributed
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into turning the middle east into a devastating jihadist earthquake. and the ultimate risk of the redirection of our entire economic system. may it never be. >> michael: sort of noble, but perhaps she should be more worried about her own economic future. she is being investigated by five separate law enforcement agencies. they are looking attack situations that she used money raised for her house race to pay for her presidential bid. a special investigator in iowa is looking into whether her former campaign chairman paid himself out of campaign coffers
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and the police department is investigating whether sorenson stole an email list from an iowa school. bachmann responded to the growing chorus of critics, in the calm tone of a flight attendant. >> rest assured this decision was not impacted in anyway by the recent inquiries into the activities of my former presidential campaign or former presidential staff. it was clearly underthat compliance with all rules and regulation was an absolute necessity for my presidential campaign, and i have no reason to believe that is not the case. >> michael: she was one of the top fundraisers in congress. she brought in $25 million for her presidential and congressional campaigns last year. but she also helped democrats
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fund raise. direct mail writers are going to have to find new villains. but that's not the only piece of bad news for the democrats. it might be harder for a democrat to beat a reasonable republican than michele bachmann. she barely held on to her seat in the last election and was clearly vulnerable in 2013. >> be assured, my decision was not in anyway influenced by any concerns about my being reelected to congress. i have always in the past defeated candidates who are capable, qualified and well funded and i have very confidence that if i ran, i would again defeat the individual who i defeated last year who recently announced that he is once again running.
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>> michael: that individual is jim graves. i'm very pleased to once again say that jim graves joins me here in "the war room." he comes to us from minneapolis, minnesota. hello, jim. your day began a little differently than everybody else's? >> was watching the twins last night and i got a call about 2:00 saying bachmann was out. and i was surprised because she just spent so much time and money on her latest campaign ads, but it is a great day for america and a great day for democracy. >> michael: yeah, i know it was you -- let's clear one thing up. i know that the twins are your local team. >> okay. michael. >> michael: just clearing that up. but jim, i got to tell ya you
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say you were surprised. you say it is a great day for america, but she was the person you were running against. she considered not even running last time. so i want to hear what she says about that and then talk to you about that. >> last year after i ran for president, i gave consideration to not running again for the house seat that i hold. however, given that we were only nine months away from the election i felt it might be difficult for another republican candidate to get organized for what might have been a very challenging campaign. and i refuse to allow this decision to put this republican's seat in jeopardy and so i ran and i won. >> michael: do you believe she thought about not running against you? >> michele bachmann is a show horse and we all know that. and she is getting out of this
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race, michael, because she can see the tea leaves are going against her right now. our polling information indicates she is in trouble, and she is getting out because of that. and she'll twist and turn and tell you a bunch of things but at the end of the day, michele bachmann never ever lacks interesting things to say, but she does lack rigor. she doesn't ever have the facts quite straight but we're going to miss her michael, because it has been fun watching her twist and turn and say these outrageous things. but they are kind of humorous and fun, but think people of america need better leadership in the 6th district. and that's what we're going to try to do. >> so are you just going to sit back and wait while the republican hopefuls battle it out? >> we're going to keep spreading the message.
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let's try to get things done. let's try to bring people together. let's try to find a solution to the real problems and i think the people of the district really want a change. they want somebody who can bring business experience and skill set to the table that understand that working together reaching out, trying to understand the opposition, that's how you get things done, not by ridicule and divide and separate and gridlock, unless that's what you are trying to do. and that's what michele bachmann wanted to do. but her 37th time to try to repeal affordable care act, those are all stunts. people want something to get done in congress. >> michael: let's talk a little bit about the reality to getting there. a lot of the attention that was put on your race was because you were running against michellee bachmann bachmann. if you are not running against
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michele bachmann will it be harder to keep the attention on this race? >> there's no question she a fire rod for interests around the country, but at the end of the day, the 6th district is in play. they are probably going to put up another very conservative person to run against me and we'll reach out. but it isn't how much money we make, we want everybody to help us out, but at the end of the day it is a message and who has honesty and integrity and civility on their side. that's what is going to make the difference. let's make sure we don't give the sixth district back to somebody who is just another michele bachmann in different clothes. >> michael: that is clearly something you should talk about. and just between you and me, jim. i want to show you a picture from the republican convention in 2012. you'll see your former opponent in this picture, and you'll
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also -- if you can see it -- can we bring that pick up up? it is just going to take a second. i was in tampa and i went up to a republican congress woman -- there right there. i went up to her and i said -- she had no idea who i was clearly. i just said can i get a picture with you. and she was very excited. oh, sure absolutely. but i want you to know jim, i'm on your side. >> i appreciate that michael. i assumed you were, but -- >> michael: the one more question i do have for you. don't be a candidate for a second here. would you prefer to have michele bachmann as your opponent or somebody who's name you don't even know yet? >> to be totally transparent and candid, it is so much fun
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running against michele bachmann, there is so much material there. but michele bachmann we're all going to miss her in a funny way, because these outrageous things -- they are comical if they weren't so sad. she is very divisive and often sometimes mean spirited. but some of these things like how much a trip costs to go over to india or whatever these are just silly silly things. but the benghazi and those, those are very serious things and very hurtful. and we won't miss that. >> michael: yeah, that's a great point. i appreciate you being honest about it. i agree, you would rather run against her because she is easy to attack but it's good to not
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have her in the congress. we hope you will be jim graves thanks so much for being here in "the war room." coming up eric holder promises the press that it was a onetime thing and it would never happen again. why would i want wiretaps baby when i can have you. plus the coach brothers have their minions do their bidding. public television, a koch ally really? and i suppose it was a obama conspiracy that lead to the good riddance of michele bachmann.
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real immigration reform? >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you would rather deal with ahmadinejad than me. >>absolutely. >> and so would mitt romney. (vo) she's joy behar. >>and the best part is that current will let me say anything. what the hell were they thinking? >> michael: welcome back to "the war room," i'm michael shure. eric holder you have got some explaining to do. for weeks he claimed he knew
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nothing about the justice department probe into the email and phone records. on may 15th, holder said this to the house judiciary committee. >> with regard to the potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure material, that is not something that i have ever been involved in or heard of or would think it would be a wise policy. >> michael: and it turns out he did approve a secret subpoena. so his under oath statements have some saying that is perjury. today the house challenged me. and wrote this strongly worded letter . . .
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now at the request of the president, holder is headed to various news rooms to speak with bureau chiefs. can the attorney general cover his phone-snooping tracks? joining us now to discuss eric holder and other beltway controversies, jack, welcome. >> michael, good to see you. hopefully i'll be smiling at the end. >> michael: the thing about you that is so frustrating is that you often are. but let's keep going. the gop has beguning for holder for years, but is chasing after him and screaming scandal a smart strategy in the long run? >> sure, i think republicans are finally starting to win. and it is substantively right.
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he lied under oath. if he did isn't perjury, what is perjury. now you see the problem with no independent counsel. how do you prosecute eric holder? you can't. you have this mafia system of justice going. see all of this holder corruption not as an isolated incident, but part and parcel of broader abuse of power in the government. you have them going after james rosen, which is stupid politics -- then you have the irs thing too, and then you have holder going after the phone records. you now have -- when people say this is nixon, you now have multiple abuses of power. >> michael: we're talking about
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the perjury here and i'll grant you that. but aside from fast and furious, all of your cronies should love eric holder because he didn't go after any of the bankers, which is why the progressives in this country are frustrated with him. but when the clowns in your party started turning back the rights on civil rights eric holder was there and interceding on the part of american people who just wanted to vote last year. this is really pissing me off what he is doing with the ap and now of course if it was perjury, but i'm a little worried about the civil rights. >> i have known eric for many many years we used to do a legal debate segment in years past. i have always thought he was a
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fine guy. he has trashed his entire reputation. he has become the worst attorney general in u.s. history -- >> michael: come on. >> i never thought i would see an attorney general worse and more corrupt than janet reno. >> michael: wait a second what about john mitchell. >> oh, yeah. >> michael: i would like to speak with john's parole officer about that. >> he is dead. >> michael: i'm sure he is. i don't know if his parole officer is, but i don't think he is worse, and all you have to do is look at john ashcroft and others and you may find the worst we have ever had. you said recently on this network with this host that
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benghazi is worse than 9/11. i want to take a listen. >> oh, sure 9/11 is much worse in terms of what hand but this is much worse in terms of how things were ignored. i don't understand their motivations. >> michael: jack we were with joe williams there. it was on "the young turks." do you still believe that? >> i'm not talking about magnitude. i know this not a lot of internet play. i was talking about in terms of how the government handled things. this was people criticized bush and even clinton for not being prepared for 9/11. benghazi is a situation where the president of the united states let a u.s. ambassador and three others die. he clearly could have saved them and didn't. and i stand by my comment in terms of how the government handled it, i stand by it, worse than 9/11. >> michael: i sort of figured in
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our meeting today, that you would say you doubled down on it. because there was a memo in the president's hand when president bush was president saying al qaeda set to attack in the united states. you talked with me on that clip we just saw about ignoring intelligence. never in the history of this fine country have we ever ignored intelligence to such a disaster as that time -- >> even bill clinton -- >> michael: you can't get away without bringing bill clinton in here. go ahead. >> even bill clinton himself said no one could have reasonably foreseen 9/11. but i'm having trouble understanding why the left wants to continue to defend obama. clearly you have some level of high corruption. we can argue about whether it's massive or just a lot. then you have a situation in benghazi.
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i'm going to say he deliberately let people die you are going to say it is blatant incompetence -- >> michael: i think it was a tragedy. that's what i think it was -- and i think from tragedies we learn. and i don't think it is about defending the president all the time, because i don't. and about some of -- >> you are a scholar, i know that. >> michael: about some of what we're talking about here i just don't think benghazi rises to what we were talking about earlier. >> here is what we need to do -- we have got to put the president of the united states under oath. because you have a situation now where there's all kinds of missteps and lies. jay carney in terms of the irs stuff, he has back and forth six ways to sunday. and we need to know how much the president new about the james rosen situation at fox.
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it is time for john boehner to serve a subpoena. i think any federal judge will order the president to answer questions. i think the time has come to do that. >> michael: do you think eric holder is going to resign or stay? >> i hope he resigns. i can't understand why obama wouldn't fire him. if this isn't enough to fire an attorney general, what are you waiting for? does he have to commit murder. >> michael: so he is just one step away from murder from what he is done. i want to go to your hapless party. there was a call to rework the platform's ideas. are republicans too focused on scandal now to do anything in politics. >> they see political gain. there's a lot of play in this. obama is going to lose. this will help republicans in the 2014 elections.
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this isn't a sexing scandal. everybody can identify politically, and this is what the polling is starting to show everybody identifies with abuse from the irs. >> michael: jack, you just said this isn't a sex scandal like lewinsky, and earlier you said you want the independent counsel back, the reason the independent counsel gone was because of kenneth star's abuse of the office. then you are saying that that rose to a level -- this isn't a sexual -- but if it was such a little thing, that sexual dalience of president clintons why distract this country for so long over that. >> it's not a little thing, michael. but what i'm saying is this -- this staggering number of circumstances is just much worse.
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if you look at the sum total of what obama has done here, it's ten times as bad. clinton was very serious too. he committed perjury committed obstruction of justice. he lied multiple times. all of that was very serious, but this is even more serious because it involves like nixon a much higher level of abuse in the government. >> michael: this wasn't begin, begin to rise to the level of what richard nixon did. it's an insult to hear you say that. one of the great things about john mcglockman is he can look at his guest and say wrong, move on. so wrong, move on. after the break we'll look at congress. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more
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in coloradoan effort is underway to recall democrat state senator john morse for his votes on gun safety. the colorado springs gazette said they are offering gift cards, a 9 millimeter pistol and ammunition to the person who gathers the most signatures. wow. even worse, though, the "new york times" reports that the fbi is investigating ricin-laced letters sent to new york mayor michael bloomberg and his mayors group. but moms demand action lawn. ed its moms demand social responsibility companies. but it also thanks companies such as pete's coffee and ikea or keeping guns out of their
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stores and serving great swedish meat balls. joining us now is one of the moms. welcome back inside "the war room." >> thank you so much. >> michael: when you were on the show in march your focus was on lawmakers, why move to the corporate responsibility now? >> we're still pressuring lawmakers. but when the senate voted against background checks in april, they locked a door so we decided to go in through a window. we're going to change the culture in this country. and we realized there are a lot of lax laws and policies in this country, including the policies of american businesses. i didn't realize when i was getting my latte at starbucks, i may be standing next to someone
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with a loaded weapon. i don't want to spend my money there. and moms make 80% of the spending decisions in this country. so we're telling moms go to pete's coffee instead. >> michael: how important is it then to change the culture of guns in america and not just the laws? i see you are focussed in both directions. >> one impacts the other. so if the laws change the culture changes, and if the culture changes, the laws will change. so we're going to go after american businesses and pressure them to have gun sense, and then thank those companies that already do. and continue to pressure our congress and state slater. >> michael: yeah and when you go to pete's they have small, medium and large. and you don't need to know another language to order your coffee. you already have over 100,000
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members, why is this key? >> we keep hearing this over and over again, that moms have been the missing voice in this for so many years. we had a great million mom march about a decade ago, and we needed group of moms to come along and pick up that torch, and after sandy hook, and finding out that eight children are shot and killed every day in this country we can't afford not to be activists, and we have to keep up this work. it is an important voice. we are the caretakers for the most part of this nation's children, and we have a moral obligation. >> michael: and it's a demographic that i think everybody responds to, mothers. let's talk about a poll out today showing that voters in dark red states show supporting
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background checks. these same voters are also unhappy with their senator who voted against background checks. can these numbers change the conversation you are having with lawmakers finally? >> absolutely. these numbers are changing numbers on a somedayly basis. you don't have to be a democrat or republican to believe that we don't have enough gun flaws this country, and our gun violence has become an epidemic. it doesn't matter if you live in a red state, a blue state, or the south or north, this is an issue that all americans agree needs to be solved. and if legislators don't listen to the voters, then we'll have new legislators soon. >> michael: but they didn't
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listen last time. people like your group lobby all the time and they said the same thing. i think it was 90% of americans want background checks. how does it change when you hear it from places in the south or these very red states? >> it changes the so-called connecticut effect that this is a one and done. sandy hook happened and people forget and move on and these numbers show that not only are people not moving on even people who would be considered to be on the side of the nra are not moving on. they know we need change, and we are going to make that change. >> michael: you talk about that movement going after legislators, now you are running a grass root's movement groups like yours, moms rising. they have websites. they don't work for you. do you think these groups can create a powerful faux to the
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nra and the face of the nra wayne lapierre. >> absolutely. we already are. we can motivate moms online and then get them to act off line and you are seeing that today as an example. ted cruz is in new york city for fund racing, and our moms are twitter bombing him and our moms are on the ground protesting his presence in new york city asking why he voted against background checks. so social media is helping moms get out there. this movement is moving forward and we are winning. >> michael: and mom knows best. thank you shannon. keep up the good work. coming up, the makers of citizen koch join us with their story
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right after this.
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♪ >> michael: the koch brothers have long been a source of exasperation here at "the war room." their deep pockets and considerable skill of transforming republicans into puppets are reason enough to redefine the word d.c.sy. and now citizen koch is getting rave reviews. the citizens united case and it's effect on scott walker. >> more than $3.5 billion has been spent making this the most expensive election on record. >> any chance that we can get to be a completely red state? >> how much have you put into wisconsin? >> since january of last year, just over $10 million. >> $10 million. >> wisconsin is open for business! ♪ i want to be elected ♪
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>> people ask, governor why won't you be on a debate. what kind of country are we? >> i tell you what $10,000. >> i'm not in the betting business. >> oh, okay. >> michael: the crazy thing about this documentary is not only does it examine how the koch brothers affect pole ticks but the film itself fell victim of their reach. public television eventually buckled under pressure from one significant board member and director, david koch. this chilling story comes fresh on the heels of the koch koch -- brother's attempt to buy major newspapers. joining us now are the directors of citizen koch. welcome both of you.
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>> thanks for having us on. >> good to be here. >> michael: what a unique experience you have had. your film looks at how the supreme court's decision on citizens united impacted politics. why did you focus on scott walker's election in wisconsin? >> well, the citizens united decision is a relatively new decision. and we were interested in seeing its effect on the ground. wisconsin was happening. it was interesting. there was a ground swell. it was the first occupy, and they were dealing with a lot of these issues of the money that is flooding into elections. scott walker came into office alongside the 2010 midterm elections. so we just thought it would be a good place to start and start to piece together this story.
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>> michael: and you really couldn't have picked a better place. >> and we came to find through investigative reporting that happened on the ground that, you know david and charles koch were among the biggest contributors to scott walker. they were freed up by citizens united to spend unlimited money on the ground. and they bank rolled scott walker into becoming governor. >> michael: yeah very clearly. teeia i want to ask you, here in "the war room," we're used to looking at strong ties when big money and republicans. but in your film you show republicans who take issue for this. buddy roamer ran for president in 2012 by pledging he would limit campaign contributions to
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$100. and we saw what that strategy lead to. >> i would like you to bring a check, but not $35,800 on wall street. 60 bucks. and have your neighbor do that and them a million people do that, and then 5 million do that, and then guess who runs the country? the people do. i thought that's what the constitution said. >> michael: so are there republicans -- because i haven't met them -- but people like roamer who are uncomfortable with the influence of the 1%? >> we met a whole slew of them in wisconsin. people who were just outraged at what their governor was doing. it was affecting them their families and their communities, and dividing the whole state. so those were the republicans who actually are -- guide us through the film. there's a school teacher
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in -- in wisconsin. there's a public employee corrections officer, and there's a veteran's nurse, and all of them tells, you know, a different story about how walker's reforms have gutted, you know, their communities. >> michael: karl let's talk about your film a little bit now. it's about money's influence on politics, but you ran into the same dynamic while making your film. can you guide us through that? >> what is it like imitating art? or i don't know what you call it. we were faber -- flabbergasted. we thought public television was
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the place to tell the story and tell the story. so we had a wonderful relationship with the editors and it really wasn't until we were accepted at the sun dance film festival and another film dealing with a similar topic dealing with charles and david koch aired and we got caught in the blowback, the pbs affiliate in new york city turns out that david koch was sitting on their board of trustees and was a major donor. >> and it's not even as if he picked up the phone and told them not to air it -- all he had to do was tap it wallet and threaten to pull funding. >> michael: i want to take us through it a little bit too. because the television service initially supported your film
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with this initial confirmation . . . so you open that. you are like fantastic. then they sent you more notices of support. then they suddenly pulled their funding. when did you realize that your film was being censored or koched? >> well, you know, when -- when we came up with the title citizen koch, we had this working title, citizen corp and we changed it to citizen koch. and at that time it was about a week after park avenue aired on national pbs. he started to get a flurry of emails, and text messages, and they needed to see this film. they were desperate. it turned out they told us this was a red flag.
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so that was when we began to suspect that there would be a problem. we had no idea that they would actually pull our funding and pull our chances for a national public audience. >> michael: yeah, it's hard to imagine how the entire landscape has been changed because of this. what sort of influence do you think these large donors will have on independent film making in general? >> well, i mean i think we have seen it -- we -- we -- i hope we haven't seen the future but we have seen the impact that it can have. and you have people who are ideologically far to the right, and one of the targets has been the arts and public television. well as the public financing for public media goes away, something has got to fill that void. one thing that has happened
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recently is david koch has left the board of wnet and took his money with him. and frankly, we think that's a good first step. we want to keep the focus -- the problem is, the influence -- the chilling effect that having these ideologically driven wealthyier wealthy done ors dictating what going on the public airwaves. >> michael: if someone wants to see citizen koch how do they see it? >> go to our website citizenkoch.com. but right now we're looking for outlets. we would love to get it out there, and please help us do that. >> michael: all right. thank you so much. what a journey you have been on. brett ehrlich doesn't hate
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♪ >> michael: michele bachmann a bizarre combination of colonel kurz, and concern clink. will history even bother to look upon her career or just roll it's a eyes like everyone else. just breathe and calm down everyone, because now brett is talking. >> hey, everybody. it's a pretty sad day. michele bachmann has released a video saying she is quitting, in so many words. that's not an expression it's so many words. eight minutes long. wrap it up girl. now that it is drawing to a close, i wanted to say, thank you michelle my bell for all of your excruciating moments. your theory that jimmy carter
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invented swine flu. >> it was back in 1970 that the swine flue broke out under jimmy carter. >> it was actually ford that was president at the time. what else? oh your time in office went by so fast, almost as fast as you were going when you ran away from dana bash when she was asking you where you got your facts. >> but you are the one that brought it up. >> there is also your attachment to intelligent design. >> there are hundreds and hundreds of scientists many of them holding nobel prizes who believe in intelligent design. >> congress woman you are not an expert on intelligent design. speaking of design your husband
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who counsels men druning with gay thoughts how to walk a straight line. here is what he sad to say about homosexuality. >> even those steps would feel . . . oh so right. oh michelle to you and your crew, we bid a fond adieu. don't ever come balk-man. i'm done talking now. >> michael: that was funny. finally tonight, 50 years ago today, president john f. kennedy celebrated his 46th and last birthday. in november of that year kennedy would be assassinated in one of the most designing days in american history. but on may 29th as the president celebrated with family and close
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friends, later in the evening a smaller group would continue the festivity festivity an a yacht sequoia. we'll see you back here tomorrow. bsing them for some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know i'm going to be the first one to call them out. cenk on air>> what's unacceptable is how washington continues to screw the middle class over. cenk off air i don't want the middle class taking the brunt of the spending cuts and all the different programs that wind up hurting the middle class. cenk on air you got to go to the local level, the state level and we have to fight hard to make sure they can't buy our politics anymore. cenk off air and they can question if i'm right about that. but i think the audience gets that, i actually mean it. cenk on air 3 trillion dollars in spending cuts! narrator uniquely progressive and always topical the worlds largest online news show is on current tv. cenk off air
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>> cenk: welcome to "the young turks." we have a big show for you. like apples? we got a lot of apples for you. we have the crack mayor of tornado who was doing a press conference. that's a wild, wild story than eric holder, should he stay or should he go? one very prominent progressive said it's time for him to go. no tha

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