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that's all for now. "the ed show" is up next. good evening, americans and welcome to "the ed show" live from detroit lakes, minnesota. let's get to work. a plane hired by a women's advocacy group flying a banner reading goodell must go. seven players facing allegations or cases of domestic abuse. >> a poll shows that more than half of americans are not satisfied with how the nfl has handled the domestic violence scandal. >> violence in the news is every day. >> jonathanen dwyer headbutted his wife. >> after she was physically
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assaulted he threw a shoe at their 18-month-old child. >> goodell has disappeared. >> ten days since we have seen roger goodell before cameras. >> we have seen all too much of the nfl doing wrong. that starts with me. i believe in accountability. thanks for watching. the man that's been talked about in the spotlight stepped out into the spotlight this afternoon in america's number one media market. after ten days of video silence roger goodell addressed the mounting criticism and the issues in the national football league. >> the nfl sets an example that makes a positive difference at our best. unfortunately, over the past several weeks we have seen all too much of the nfl doing wrong.
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that starts with me. i said this before back on august 28th and i say it again now. i got it wrong in the handling of the ray rice matter. and i'm sorry for that. the same mistakes can never be repeated. we will do whatever it is necessary to ensure that we are thorough in our review process that and our conclusions are reliable. we will get our house in order first. >> so roger goodell, the commissioner of the nfl makes himself available for almost an hour today. but he came to the microphone with just as many questions as members of the media. goodell knows what has to be done but it doesn't mean he knows how to do it. >> we need to change our policies and our procedures an we need to get some help in trying to identify how to do
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that. we have state laws that are different from state to state and even locally. we have to make sure we looked at when the nfl should be involved in the investigative process. we need to know how much reliance we should have on the law enforcement information. so you're highlighting exactly the issue. we aren't -- we do not have a clear and consistent policy to allow us to deal with all the different issues that are arising. >> it looks to me like roger goodell is hiding behind the legal system. he can't emphatically state that if any player in the nfl or is arrested you are out for the season. they can't come to that conclusion. they don't understand that they are a damaged product right now. goodell also had to answer calls for his resignation. >> have you considered resigning at any point throughout this?
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>> i have not. i'm focused on doing my job and doing the best of my ability. i understand when people are critical of your performance, but we have a lot of work to do. that's my focus. we've been busy. in the last couple weeks, we have resulted that show for it. we have talked about some of them in my statement. but i'm proud of the opportunity that we have to try to make a difference here. and do the right thing. we acknowledged that we need to change what we're doing. now we have to get to what are those changes going to be? >> so here are the numbers. the truth is even though 57% of americans say they disapprove of the way the national football league has handed if domestic violence allegations a fat number, a whopping 85% say it has no effect on how much football they're going to be watching. despite his disappearing act of ten days a majority, 43% of americans do not think that goodell should resign. the only positive thing to come
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out of these highly publicized horrific allegations of abuse is other victims are speaking up in this country. the national domestic violence hotline has seen an 84% increase in phone calls. unfortunately a lot of the calls went unanswered due to a lack of resources. commissioner goodell outlined how the nfl plans to address those needs which is good. >> we have entered into a partnership with two leading national organizations the national domestic violence hotline and the national sexual violence resource center. they need our help and we are providing it. i'm establishing a conduct committee to review the rules in the months and years to come and ensure we are always living with the best practices. >> well there's no doubt this is a good start. restart, jump start, transition, whatever you want to call it
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they're still slow to the punch. what bothers me about all of this is it's % to understand that roger goodell started in the public relations department and is this as good as it gets? he's asking questions to the media? he gets a question from the media and fires back with another question without answering what he's been asked. goodell is well aware of what people want to hear from the front man. the question is, is this going to be lip service to calm sponsors in the wake of another turbulent week when there are a number of sponsors out there cancelling, makeshifts in their advertising and promotional support and will what they do make a difference? what bothers me here is that goodell still doesn't know. he has a lack of intestinal fortitude to make a decision and let it sit there which tells me either he's the wrong guy for the job or he is a puppet to the
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owners and someone is really choking his chain. after all we have seen this league go through, child abuse, domestic abuse, all of that he can't say you get arrested you're done for the year and we'll sort is this out over time. it's your law. you need to understand, folks the national football league isn't run by the government. the national football league is a private business. these owners are billionaires and they can do whatever they want. they can take a paramount stand against domestic violence. okay, so they're going to cash whip a few organizations to help them out with resources. wait a minute, what's the restitution to the players? well they really don't know. not totally. i want to know what you think. tonight's question, will the nfl's latest actions do anything to stop domestic violence among the players? texas "a" for yes or "b" to know
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to 67622. and that is another thing that bothers me is that goodell did not say we have got to stop this. and we're going to do whatever we can to stop it. there's something wrong with our players. we got a lot of good players doing good things, but what's happening right now is epidemic in the nfl. that's what i wanted to hear. him fessing up instead of telling me that he made a mistake and it's his fault. no, it's the players' fault and no one is correcting their behavior. and he could correct it by saying you know what? you got arrested. you're out. i get arrested, i'd be out. you get arrested in your business, what's your manual say? would you be booted? let's go to our panel tonight. we are joined by terrance moore
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from miami of ohio university. and also with us tonight, judge judy kluger who is executive director at sanctuary for families. judge, i want to start with you first, what did you hear and what did it mean? did it strike a nerve? >> i heard some positive things that bodes well for the discussion and action on the part of the nfl. he talked about education and prevention. he talked about sanctions. and i think the proof will be in how all this is implemented. i think overreliance on what happens in the criminal justice system is misplaced. they have to have their own procedures and policies and shouldn't rely on what happens in a court case but it's i think we're waiting to see how these are played out in the process. >> waiting for the court case. i have no patience for that.
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the league -- if the league can't determine what's right and wrong when it comes to domestic violence on their own merit i don't know why they are in business. terrance, what do you think? >> it is like eating cotton candy. tastes good but there is nothing there. i talked to a top executive of an nfl team yesterday whose team supports roger goodell but his team is very frustrated with roger goodell. this is all off the record. he said two weeks ago his team was so frustrated they started doing things on their own, getting the players and front office together and reading them the riot act of what they cannot do when it comes to sexual assault and domestic violence. they brought in an expert to talk to them. but i'm not optimistic because everybody is talk right now about the thing with jonathan dwyer. i know him. i have dealt with him in
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atlanta. i have covered georgia tech. he played for georgia tech. i bring that up because they had a visionary atlantic director who invented this thing called the total person concept where the players are taught everything from how to use a right fork and spoon to listening to people talk against domestic violence. and jonathan dwyer was part of that program which tells me no matter what the nfl does there is something that is inherent with the players. it's going to be very, very difficult no matter how much you talk to them you're still going to have an issue. that's unfortunate. >> and michael eric dyson, what is going to curb this behavior? what can the nfl do? what did you hear and what did you see today? >> a zero tolerance policy would be a good beginning.
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i concur that this is a good start. but it is "l" only be good if roger goodell follows up on it. remember roger goodell was hard on the new orleans saints when it came to bountygate. he is exempting himself from the scrutiny he gives to his players. having said that moving forward from this day it's good for them to contribute to the domestic abuse hotline but they have to tell the players you are grown men and understand that this behavior of violence is not something we will tolerate for one instance. but i would say this, that roger goodell went out immediately and empanelled a group of women to be a part of the discussion about domestic violence and not a black woman among them and the
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players are 70% black. the issue of racial tone deafness and gender tone deafness often come together here. we have to be honest and above board in addressing when we talk about domestic abuse and the tone deafness of the nfl toward these problems. >> judge, what do you make of the number of phone calls that have come in over the last week to domestic violence clinics and associations that deal with victims? what do you make of that? >> it's not surprising. it's one of the positive outcomes of an issue like this when it becomes an issue in the media that people feel that there is someone that will listen to them. they recognize they're not the only ones involved in this. and it's sanctuary of families, what your guests said about zero tolerance. that is our position. zero tolerance on issues of domestic violence.
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i think when the commissioner talks about different laws in different states. that is irrelevant to the conversation. it needs to be policy implemented that the uniform across state. it has to do with the conduct of the players. i'd like to see -- >> no question about it. >> he has put together some very, very good experts and he should take their guidance. >> where are the owners? terrance, i'm stunned. there was a question at the press conference if the commissioner had talked to any of the owners. he said i've talked to some of them taken we're working on some other things. what in the world could be more important to the nfl than this story? why hasn't there been an emergency meeting among the nfl owners to quickly come together. they all have big jets. they can go 500 miles an hour.
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get to a spot for 24 hours and figure out what to do with this problem? >> it's a fact that the average nfl team is worth $1.2 billion and that's the bottom line is still there. that people are still going to go and watch nfl games. and one thing i have to add real quick here is one reason why i'm pessimistic of anything they do coming to any effect is we are concentrating so much on the nfl we are not realizing that this starts before nfl. colleges and before that. and i talked about the situation here with -- at georgia tech. but here in atlanta you have university of georgia and every year during the off season, they lead the ncaa in arrests. they had seven guys arrested in this past office season including one guy for domestic abuse and you look at the university of miami, the bad
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miami in florida not the one i teach at in ohio. >> they get rid of those players? >> some of them. >> look at jameis winston right now. they babied him all the way along down the lines and contrary to popular belief he will be a high draft pick in the national football league and the cycle will continue over and over again. >> you have to start with the young kids. >> what breaks -- >> you have to start in the high schools and elementary schools. that is a separate issue. we need to have a society where violence is not tolerated. but we have a broad-based commitment to anti- violence and that needs to be implemented for the nfl for their players and do education from the time our kids are young. >> michael eric dyson, professor, are we dealing with a generational issue?
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this isn't going to be handled this year. i don't mean to indict anybody or anything. but i just think that this is so big at this point, at this level, and you know, before this what about that? >> you're right. it is a generational issue that has to be taken up now. we have to lay the groundwork for this problem not to be at a crisis moment ten years from now. we can't be repeating the same cycle here. and we'll do that if we pretend we're going to give money to this domestic abuse domestic abuse hotline and figure out policies and not addressing the fundamental issue. football is violent. sports in america are violent. men who play football tend to have higher testosterone levels and aggression for their sport but they have to figure out how to not do that on the field. i would invite the judge to say
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the experts are great. but be sensitive to all women on those panelings as well. i would like to see her take that up as well. >> i absolutely agree. there should be diversity. people should understand and be able to identify with the people helping them. and my organization is committed to that. there needs to be more diversity at the nfl level and throughout our society to the victims feel connected to the people who are helping them. >> great to have you all with us tonight. i appreciate the discussion. thanks so much. two months before mis-term elections congress takes another resort. and the large climate change march. a kitchen that kick starts careers
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what's hot, what's not? time now for trenders. join the ed team. follow us on twitter @edshow. and there is a podcast there 24/7, monday through friday. wegoted.com. you can find it on itunes, it's free, 24/7. here are the top trenders voted by you. >> the number three trender, call waiting. >> it is apple picking season. >> the iphone six models are bigger with better battery life. >> apple fans line up to pick up the latest iphone. >> i'm excited to feel it in my hands. >> if you're in tents and
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sleeping bags. >> they were here on the 1st of september. >> you can use your phone to order me a pizza. >> the number two trender. nay. >> the people of scotland have spoken. is it a clear result. >> are you english, sir? >> scottish. >> you ain't english then? >> i'm british. >> in response to the referendum question should scotland be an independent country? we're in favor of no. >> scots vote to remain part of the united kingdom. >> the turnout at the polls as historic as the decision. >> a turnout of 86% is one of the highest in the democratic world. >> in the end it was not a small margin. 55-45 in favor of staying in the union. >> they don't have to change their flag. >> and today's top trender. marge for change. >> we know the problem, burning fossil fuels is heating up our
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planet. >> a refusal to act could cost the united states economy billions in lot property, props and labor productive. the largest climate march will take place in new york city. >> more than 100,000 people are expected. >> everybody who cares about saving the planet stand shoulder to shoulder to demand urgent action. >> we want world leaders to recognize that the people are speaking with one voice saying it's time to take action. >> send that signal to the united nations. >> joining me tonight jane cleb, her organization, of course has been front and center trying to deny the permits for the keystone xl pipeline. i do want to point out before we get to our conversation here, jane. in the story in scotland there
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was an 86% turnout of the vote. i mean, if there was 86% of the turnout of the vote in this country i think that we probably would do something about climate change and we would see serious change in this country. just to keep that in mind but it's this march in new york city is right before the united nations climate summit. jane, what do you hope the world leaders are going to take away from this event? how important is it? >> i hope when world leaders are on the floor of the u.n. talking about climate change they refer to the people in the streets. if we had people connected the issues they care about and marching in the streets an on november 4th marching to the voting booth that's when we see change. but politicians continue to ignore the issue. they think it's a niche issue. you will see moms and cowboys
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and indigenous folks saying we want action on climate change now. >> what do you hear the most? what do you think americans want to do on this issue? >> we want to see a transition to clean energy now. we are tired of folks saying it's in the future. we can't rely on wind. all of that is just hogwash. reality is we can rely on clean energy and start that transition in a real way. instead of saying that will be in the future let's do it now. let's start saying we're going to have 30, 40% of our energy clean energy by 2025 and start taking carbon pollution seriously. it's not just energy but about our health. you will hear about the need for clean energy and how it is affecting our health. >> now on thursday this week the white house announced it would
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invest $70 million on renewable energy projects including 24 0 solar projects. this is in an effort to help the climate change. this has got be a step in the right direction. >> it is absolutely a step in the right direction but we can't stop there. when we are continuing to subsidize fossil fuel companies to the tune of billions of dollars every year that is not enough. we have to get rid of the subsidies and invest in renewable energy and making sure there is a benchmark for all states and local communities to reach. unless you is the goals people are going to continue on the status quo. >> you know what they are going to be calling this march. they will think of everything to vilify it. and rnc chairman tweeted out in support of the keystone xl pipeline and house republicans
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pushed through a bill that includes an approval for the pipeline. it seems like they have no regard for the environment or the environmental impact that is taking place and how this pipeline would contribute to it. it's just the money, isn't it? it's just too much influence on the other side. is that what it is, jane? or are they completely in denial? >> i think they think that you know, the bible tells us there are changes in weather and everything's going to be fine. if he wants to care about the things that his party stands for like property rights and being against foreign oil he would be against the pipeline. but he can't get past the none from the fossil fuel companies on their side. so there are going to be over 2,000 actions all across the united states and the globe for the people's climate march. you can find an action on our
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website. and we encourage people to take action and to vote on november 4th. >> this is about awareness. that's what this march is about. getting more people into the fold on what we're facing as a world not just as a country. it's a big one. great to have you a part of it. coming up, priorities, two months before mid-terms. hour do-nothing congress takes yet another vacation. wait a minute. they have to run home and run for re-election. that's a tough job. the united states air force believes in freedom of lynn but pat robertson doesn't. we're right back.
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i think this idea has been born out of the economy over the last couple years that you know, i really don't have to work. you know, i really don't want to do this. i think i'd rather sit around. this is a very sick idea for our country. >> it sure is, speaker boehner. but we should point out before you left for an eight-week vacation you called unemployed
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citizens slackers. this is someone who didn't want to touch any topics before mid-terms. wall street is on a role. the conservatives have to be loving obama right now. take a look at where it was in january of 2009 and take a look at what the obama economy has done for the power brokers in this country today. wealth has increased. when i visit from folks around the country like i was last weekend in iowa they have a lot of concerns. and instead here's congress. here's what they have been concentrating on. >> you're not going to ask for buy in by the united states senate or house of representatives on behalf of the american people in a conflict. >> he was running against the wars of the previous administration and people voted for him for that very reason an he became part of the problem. he now does everything that he criticized. it's what the american people
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despise about politics. >> no american could make the case that those aren't important discussions. they are very important. but there is no excuse for congress to hit the trail this early to ignore what is impacting americans every day, it's jobs and tax inversions and citizens united and health care. these are the things that americans want addressed. this is what they're locked in on. maybe that's why congress is so disliked by american voters. a recent cnnorc poll found that 83% disapprove of the way congress is work and 65% say they feel it's the worst congress of their lifetime. the conversation needs to be back to front and center on what the american families care about and what moves people this election cycle. will it be the war? joining me right now, glad to have larry kudlow.
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and bob shrum. great to have you with us. >> glad to be here. >> larry -- you bet. larry you wrote in an article about pob's isis strategy you wrote that republicans need to get on board with obama with this plan. if not they risk blowing what appears to be a landslide election. why do you put that much emphasis on this strategy in syria. do you think the republicans risk blowing the election by not paying attention to the issues? >> i think that basically they are backing the president at least in terms of his goals to degrade and destroy isis. when i wrote that, it was not clear that was going to happen. i support the president on the goals. i have criticisms of his tactics right now. but in the broad sense we can't let these terrorists beheading americans without punishing them. and i think the president's goals are correct. i think most republicans,
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including rand paul are going to back him at least on the goals. >> what about the issues i mentioned? why hasn't there been enough attention put on them when i get a sense that's where america is in this election? >> well, look at -- one thing we may not agree on a lot of things, but one thing you're right about i don't think that congress works hard enough. they take too much time, the senate and the house. i agree with you on that point. regarding the key issues in the election, i don't know. i'll tell you this, from my side of the aisle i don't think the republicans really have a clear message yet, okay? i think they got a lot of wovg to do in the next couple weeks. they're asking the voters to give them control of both houses. nonetheless they have not told the voters what they might do if they got that mandate. i'm talking tax reform and changing obamacare and keystone pipeline and slashing corporate
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tax rates. i don't hear a clear g.o.p. message. >> is that going to be a problem in the mid-term? >> it's nice to see and half agree with larry. we mostly disagreed when i was on his show over the years. i think the republicans have a fundamental problem and larry half put his finger on it. they can't have a program or compromise because as speaker boehner said he has 16 knuckleheads in his conference who can desert him at any time. they can't propose an alternative to obamacare or deal with immigration reform. they had a tax reform proposal in terms of corporate tax reform they didn't dare bring to a vote because their own members wouldn't support it because it closed loopholes. they don't have a compelling message out there. and the result is that the republican party's favorability has fallen very sharply over the
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last few months and democrats have a real chance now to keep control of the senate in november. >> i mean, i think shrummy we are making the same points. >> how rare. >> i enjoy it, bob, you're a class act. but look at -- to me, they don't have to write a new contract with america. it's way to late for that. but get five or six key bullets. by the way one is corporate tax reform. the people who would benefit the most from a lower corporate tax rate are workers. and wage earners. that's what the studies show. they should go after obamacare. the g.o.p. stopped talking about obamacare. >> because it's working. >> i don't think it's working. obamacare is just as unpopular as it of was. >> the numbers show it is working for millions of
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americans. millions of americans have coverage they never had before. >> i don't think that -- >> i don't republicans want to go into this election saying they are going to reinstate the capacity of insurance companies to put lifetime limits on policies. and there are some alternatives but they can't get any traction among the republicans in the house because there are such bitter enders that all they want to do is repeal obamacare. i don't think that's something they can sell long term. when you look at the corporate tax reform, if you do it correctly you could help job creation. but to do it correctly it's not just lowering the rate it's closing the loopholes and dealing with the tax inversion which lets people hide profits overseas. they have a proposal they spent two years on in the house. the guy from michigan who worked hard on it held a press
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conference and proud of it and the republicans couldn't bring it to a vote. >> actually you're right but not quite right. first of all, dave camp, i moderated before the business round table. dave camp and jason furman is president obama's chief economic adviser. on corporate rates i believe as many deductions as possible should be eliminated and get the top rate down to 20%. if you do that you don't have to hide your profits overseas. i don't like inverses any more than you do. but companies have an obligation to protect their shareholders. so the answer is comprehensive tax reform. >> but they can't do it, larry. the republicans can't do it. they don't have the votes. >> i think, though, you know what? i think they're going to do it. i think the republicans in the senate are going to do it. >> all right, i got -- larry,
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you're a good supply-side conservative. look at the stock market numbers. you have to be loving up president obama. where we were and where we are right now. look at that. i don't want to keep you too long, larry. i know you want to watch that fdr special that is playing on all the public television stations. >> i like the fdr special even though i think it is a little bit bias. but lets give business profit and the fed some credit for the stock market. >> let's give fairness to all americans. >> we're going to have a big discussion again on this. thanks so much. enjoyed it. coming up, is the lone star state ready for hillary? ountry. we operate just like a city, and that takes a lot of energy. we use natural gas throughout the airport - for heating the entire terminal, generating electricity on-site, and fueling hundreds of vehicles. we're very focused on reducing our environmental impact.
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show." this is the story for those of us who shower after work. governor perry thinks texas is the state of denial. texas has shown bright red on the election map, but the tide really could be changing. the assault on women's health care, the rejection of obamacare and the focus on living wage jobs have fired up the liberal base in the lone star state. i traveled to dallas last friday to do a focus group with folks about the changing political climate in the state. >> do you think texas will turn blue? >> if national democrats put the money into texas, we will flip the state and republicans will either have to change their far right-wing stands on the issues or face presidential obscurity, they'll never get the white house back once texas flips. >> we'll have better outcomes when we start dealing with health care for especially women. >> focusing on obamacare and women's issues did that propel
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wendy davis to go down to the road of abortion and this story to evolve? >> so much emphasis is being placed on, she stood up for abortion. that wasn't it. she was actually standing up for a woman's right to have access to health care. >> nobody honestly did not have access to health care. they might have had a problem getting health insurance. >> i have had medical problems that i haven't been able to take care of because of a lack of health care. >> so it's back to the old days? >> yes. >> you feel like the state missed out on a great opportunity? >> yes. >> how so? >> well, they turned down billions of dollars in, you know, obamacare money to come to the state that will build the economy and jobs. >> finally, hillary clinton, i want some opinions. i want to hear it. >> we are absolutely setting up the infrastructure and the ground game for hillary clinton
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in 2016. >> college students, we're faced with, you know, hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt when we leave college. they know that people like wendy davis and hillary clinton will help us get through that. >> what about joe biden? what about bernie sanders? >> bernie sanders would be great. >> but when it's your time, it's your time and the momentum right now is with hillary clinton. >> governor perry? >> i really hope he runs for president. and here's why. because every time rick perry runs for a higher office, the national media pays attention to him. they pay attention to him, to his policies, they pay attention to what happens here in texas, and that translates to more informed voters here in this state. >> i'm joined by the field director of the democratic party in texas. sarah, gt to have you on again tonight. i was surprised at the answers i was getting. i was even told that they think that hillary clinton can win texas. so i'm balancing that comment
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from that group against the comment of what governor perry was saying, that of the 254 counterpa counties in the state, there's a lot of red out there. your thoughts? >> first of all, i'd like so say, i'm so proud of those texans and i agreed with everything they said. it's a shame that perry can't read a map of his own state. dallas is blue. he spends plenty of time there, that's a blue county. if like someone said in the clip, national democrats make the investments and listen to texans and the people in our party who have been doing the hard work for the past 30 years, we can build the momentum we need for 2016 and 2018. >> well, texas is a low voter turn-out state, isn't? >> yes, sir, it is. we have the lowest turn-out in the nation. we're also very big. a 26 million person state. the gerrymandering has not helped for people, as far as if
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they could feel represents by whoever's running. but yes, we definitely suffer from low voter turn-out, not low voter registration. >> so what turns that around? you're going to have to get the turn-out if you're going to turn blue? >> absolutely. so i think this year, we're focusing on the base voters, our true democrats, from the party standpoint, the people who come out and vote in the primaries will most likely determine our mid-term elections. by paying attention to the people, the soldiers who come out for you, i'd like to highlight the african american women who carry democratic party politics, we'll get better at making messages that connect with voters. say hard-working instead of middle class and working class. the more we listen to our primary voters, our dedicated texan democrats, the better off we'll be. having a full slate that we can
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believe in, and in the face of all this failure from republican leadership, i think we're going to be okay. >> okay, we'll have more on our texas conversation in the coming days. good to have you with us tonight. that's the ed show. "politicsnation" starts right now. >> good evening, and thanks to you for tuning in. tonight's lead, the nfl commissioner breaks his silence. under mounting pressure to speak publicly about the scandals hanging over the league, roger goodell faced the media for the first time in ten days. in a 43-minute conference, he says he's forming a new personal conduct committee, and vowed all players will go through a training program. and he said he's sorry. >> unfortunately, over the past several weeks, we've seen all too much of the nfl doing wrong.

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