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garnish with a lemon twist. and -- say a toast to the new $20 bill. anybody who truly respects andrew jackson should be happy he's off that bill. he was against paper money. and anybody against harriet tubman being on the front of the $20 now, frankly, needs to chill out and have a cocktail. relax. it's going to be awesome. it's great news. have a great weekend. she was born in illinois. >> very middle class family. >> her mother taught her to fight back. >> you go right back out there and give her what for. >> her father a tough-minded republican. >> old school, task master. very conservative. >> do you recognize this girl and the woman she will become? >> became of age in the civil rights movement, the vietnam
war, the women's movement. >> we we had gone down to that godforsaken place. i love him and i want to try t. the campaign manager. the boss i. could have stayed home, baked xook ed cookies and teas. >> women rights of civil rights once and for all. >> i have behave. >> it is our job to figure out what happened. >> hillary has a lot of grit. take as lickin' and keeps on ticking. >> i am running for presidenof the united states! [ cheers ] good evening. i'm chris matthews. she's wait add long time for this. building a world-class resume,
two-term first lady, u.s. secretary of new york, and secretary of state. with it all, weathered partisan attack. this time announced on youtube. >> i'm getting ready for a lot of things. atal things. >> i'm getting ready to do something, too. i'm running for president. >> reporter:s it was a bit unorthodox of a venue but the message pure democrat with a big d. the deck still stacked in favor of those at the top. >> thank you! >> her friends told me she would wake up every other morning with a different decision. i can't go through that all over again. then the next day get up say, but hook what i could do. i can't let that chance go away. >> oh, my gosh. i love yoga. >> so hillary clinton took off for iowa and new hampshire. >> great to see you. >> you lost iowa in 2008. how do you win this time? what's your strategy? >> i'm having a great time. can't look forward to any more than i am. >> she set out to connect with
voters. something she struggled with in the past. >> lem hop in and say hello. >> she was now all onboard, full tilt, and there wasn't anybody else in her way. >> republicans started attacking her right away. >> what else don't we know? >> if she gets in office, it's 25 or 30 trillion when she leaves. >> when hillary clinton travels there's going to need to be two planes. one for her and her entourage and one for her baggage. >> the republicans seem to be talking only about me. >> summer 2015, polls showed clinton with a big lead, but in august, bernie sanders began to rise, while clinton began to dip. >> thank you all very much! >> bernie sanders had a message. wall street's bad. we need to do something about these big campaign donors buying influence, and hillary's message was kind of fuzzy. i'm fight for you. i'm a woman. >> october brought the first debate on cnn, where senator sanders surprised many. >> enough of the e-mails.
let's talk about the real issues facing america. >> he chose not to focus on the controversy surrounding secretary clinton's private uses of her e-mail server as secretary of state. >> tradition's operatives say you shouldever have taken aaa potential arrow from your arsenal. the mistake in looking a the it that way they underestimate how effective that was for him and his supporters in reinforcing his authenticity. >> soon after the debate, hillary clinton faced more questions about her previous job. she was called to testify before the house select committee on benghazi. >> we'll have more time, i'm sure, to talk about this, because that's not a view that i will ascribe to. >> after 11 hours of temperat s most thought she looked poised and presidential. >> the most important political thing she had to do, make sure those hearings were public and
that those guys had opportunity to be as mean and nasty as they wanted to be. >> things seemed to be going clinton's way, except sanders' support continued to rise. >> sanders highlighted the fact of the dependence of the democratic establishment on wall street money. they're supposed to be the party of the people, and yet that at bought off at republicans are. >> reporter: in cemeseptember attacked front-runner donald trump, a penchant for sex imt. >> a lot of abusive women. look at whether it's monica lewinsky or paula jones or many of them. >> something happened to pull her back down and i have been wondering whether it's trump surfacing all of that stuff again. hillary clinton is all during this campaign going to have a very complicated relationship with the past. with the clinton past. >> when we return, the girl who would run for president.
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hillary rodham was born in 1947 in chicago. the first child and only daughter of dorothy and hugh rodham. at 3 the family moved to the suburb of park ridge. >> hillary's father, had a small business, a comfortable life but decidedly middle class. >> he was a tough-minded republican and devout methodist. dor dorothy was a former secretary who dreamt of a brilliant career for her first born. >> when hill hillary was 5 years old went out to the school yard and playing with a little girl who calmed her names. went back to her mother. you get right back there and give her a what for. she went back and punched letter
in the nose. >> i pushed back, particularly a good les son to be told you cannot let life do this to you. >> her mother dorothy's experience being essentially aband abandoned by her family, enduring rule hardship in her childhood and she was very close to her mother and i think it taught her a lot of grit. her relationship with her father, more difficult, i think. he was a real old school task master, very tough. very conservative. >> the little girl who rode bicycles and danced grew into a teen who her high school history teacher said was very aware of the changes happening. >> i had made the remark to hillary's mother she center seemed to know her current affairs and her mother then volunteered this information, well, around the table we expect our children to talk politics. >> as a teen, hillary rodham was inspired by the youth minister at her family's church.
>> he took us to see and hear dr. martin luther king jr. preach in chicago. >> i can do none other than diso disobey an unjust law. >> there was a revolution happening in the country. >> my mother and my church kept pushing open my understanding of the fact that, you know, not everybody looked like me, was raised like me, not everybody had the opportunities that i had. >> politically, she was still her father's daughter. a republican. >> hillary actually was a goldwater girl, which is what they called the young high school students who would actually canvas for goldwater. >> this was during the '64 year when hillary cass a signature, in her own handwriting promising to work for barry goldwater. >> accepted to one of the top law schools in the country. >> but her father was furious about it.
he thought this eastern girls' school? wasn't at all what he had in mind for her. but she loved it. >> was actually head of the young republicans as wellesley a more liberal republican. sort of a rockefeller republican. i think what really started to change hillary clinton was the vietnam war. >> it was at the height of the anti-war activity during the war in vietnam. and it was in a period where students were resisting authority. famously, not trusting anyone over 30. >> we came of age in the civil rights movement. the vietnam war. the women's movement. and a lot of us have had to really kind of are find our way, make sense of the world that we're in. >> by the time she graduated from wellesley, she really migrated from being a rockefeller republican to essentially being a democrat. >> i decided that i was much more in the, you know, the camp of people like -- you know, president lyndon johnson, trying to promote civil rights. voting rights.
ending poverty. >> hillary rodham was chosen to make the first-ever speech as a student. >> used her senior speech to say young people are dying for nothing. people are being overlooked. >> that was a bold but polite version of speaking truth to power, which was a very important part of the 1960s. >> a lot of her student friends got up and cheered her, and a lot of the faculty was shocked that she created an eruption. that it actually brought her a lot of attention, "life" magazine did a story about her. who was this fire brand girl talking about, you know, politics? >> after graduation, hillary rodham and her yale law school, one of only 30 women in a class of 140. while studies in the library she notice add young man staring at her. >> and she put her books down, and walked all across the library. library's a long, skinny building. look, if you're going to keep
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>> we don't know at the moment. >> to be a young woman right out of law school on a congressional committee that was looking into the impeachment of a president? unthinkable. >> hill are you rodham's future looked bright but that young man she met in law school, bill clinton, wanted her to move to his hometown of arkansas where he was teaching and had political ambitions. >> why in the name of god are you going down to that godforsaken place where you were going to probably marry a country's lawyer who's everyone inner going to amount to anything? and her answer was a very winning one. i love him, and i want to try it. >> i had some apprehension. bill was really the only person i knew in this state and i was packing up and moving. >> and she told the attorney that she was working with at the time, i'm going out to be with my boyfriend. he's going to be president some day, and this lawyer said, you're crazy, but she knew. >> and in october of 1975, she
married bill clinton. >> i had kept my name, because i thought that was the right decision at the time. >> the add ji was, you me you have a job a role, you're a woman. wouldn't you be better off if you were a real wife? >> in november of 1976, bill clinton was elected attorney general of arkansas. the next year hillary rodham got a job with a prestigious little law firm. >> rose law firm was a white shoe law firm in little rock. very highly placed. no other women. she was the first woman. but she was a rainmaker. >> in 1978, bill clinton ran for governor of arkansas. he was elected to a two-year term and the couple moved from fayetteville 20 tto the governo manx. >> still had posters on the wall and pricks holding up your bookcases. we literally moved our belongings in the back of a pickup truck. >> during the first ye they bought into a real estate venture call theed whitewater development corporation with arkansas friends.
he didn't know at the time how significant this investment would become. on february 27, 1980, hillary rodham gave birth to they are daughter, chelsea. that november bill clinton lost his re-election to the governorship. >> hillary and i have shed a few tears for our loss of last evening but accept the will of of people. >> after that, hillary stepped in and took over management of his political career, and that was really the start of her involvement in politics. >> to focus on the campaign, hillary took a leave from her law firm. switched from thick-lensed glasses to contacted and began to use the name clinton. she was accepting the cosmetic choices of an arkansas first lady. >> in order to avoid any problem and fout to rest, i will forever be known as hillary rodham clinton. >> she was the campaign manager. she was the boss. she describes her role as having chelsea in one arm on her hip
and going door to door for bill. nonsense. she would sit next to me and we'd work on the advertising negatives and positives. >> reporter: in 1982, bill clinton named governor of arkansas again and hillary clinton assumed an unprecedented role. head on education reform. >> we must hold accountable teachers as well. >> in 1988, bill clinton considered a run for the white house but an aide, betsy wright, worry bhad he would face. >> betsy wright sat bill clinton down and said i -- in-of-the name of every single woman you've had anything to do with that could be brought up against you as having, you know, sexual relations. >> but hillary clinton fought for issues and her husband even barging into an opponent's press conference during one of her husband's wre-elections campaig. >> he has consistently avoid add debate. >> who was the one person who didn't show up in springdale? give me a break. i mean, i think in we ought to
get the record straight. >> they ran as partnership. uniquely equitable. both of them supremely political as they office. >> i proudly announce my candidacy for president of the united states of america. >> it was a tough campaign for both bill and hillary clinton with back-to-back scandals. >> one smoked marijuana. no, i didn't inhale. got away with that. dodged the draft. got a friend to tell a friend to keep him out of the draft. he got away with that, and the third, which was jgennifer flowers. >> that story broke in the tabloid "star" magazine before the iowa caucuses and new hampshire primary. the couple went on "60 minutes" on cbs after the super bowl to do damage control. >> now, i'm not sitting here as some little woman standing by my
man like tammy wynette. >> there was governor clinton with his wife saying, look, like all marriages, we've had other problems but we've gotten beyond it. >> seemed, at first, like a pretty definitive answer to questions about sexual infidelity. >> the next morning i met her at little rock airport. when we got to a motel room in the lobby, turn on the tv, there was gennifer flowers with her flot machine eyes, playing these steamy tapes with governor clinton. >> bill. >> hey. >> it's gennifer. >> how ya doing? >> fine. hardly sounds like you. >> i was right next to hillary clinton. looked to her to see the surprise. all i saw was like a lizard eye blink and she immediately said to her press secretary, get bill on the phone. get our surkitts rogatessurroga. right into battle mode. >> hillary's role as running the counter emerging from the role of the ebased wife to the role
of campaign manager deflecting the allegation celt up the basis for the whole rest of the campaign. >> bill clinton placed a disappointing third in iowa, but held ton second in the new hampshire primary. he dubbed himself the comeback kid. hillary clinton stayed in the spotlight when she was asked about charges of ethical conflicts when she worked for the rose law firm which did business with the state of arkansas. >> i suppose i could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas but what i decided to do was were you fill my profession, which i entered before my husband was in public life. >> sounded like she was dissing women who worked at home and cookies and tea become this iconic sound bite of the campaign. >> bill clinton went on to win a majority of the states super tuesday on march 5th. threeties later the "new york times" ran an article scrutinizing the clintons' investment in the whitewater development corporation. >> the whitewater story in and of itself was so complicated. it didn't really stick.
but inside the campaign, we know that they spent a lot of time and energy on this. >> the clinton campaign rolled on and headed to the convention with a clear majority of delegates. right before the convention, "weekend update" post michael isikoff discovered that jack paladino a well-known private eye paid by the campaign by a denver law firm and he called betsy wright. >> what are you using him for? >> not for anything except bimbo eruptions. >> in november, 1992, bill clinton elected president of the united states. many believe mrs. clinton had a lot to do with it. >> oftentimes, the candidate wife is just barely tolerated by the staff. in hillary the case, she was right there in the inner circle of people who made bill clinton president. >> coming up --
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>> i, williams jefferson clinton, do solemnly swear. >> what's the first thing they would do in the white house? >> well, pull the covers over -- >> i think every woman who's been in this position has redie firedie -- redefined it to fit her. >> the couple quickly got to work. >> hillary wanted to play a major role and was entitled to it. she and i discussed the possibility of her being chief of staff. i said that's a bad idea. because the owner always has to be able to fire the manager. >> i am grateful hillary agreed to chair this task force and not only because it means she'll be sharing some of the heat i expect to generate. >> so bill set up a task force on health care with hillary in charge. >> rosalynn carter sat in on cabinet meetings but this is the first time a first lady had an office in the west wing. >> am i conscious that i can get blamed or be criticized, of course, but i think that it's a risk that my husband believes is worth taking, and i agree were
with him. >> we believe if we have everybody in the system that will give us for the first time a truly competitive health care system. >> the health care initiative meant fierce resistance from capitol hill and inchurns companies. >> a sense among people in congress she put together a secret committee where they came up with policies and intended to shove them down the throats of the congress and imperial manner in a way she deviced what was called hillary care and went over like a lead balloon. >> while the health care debate raged the whitewater affair came back and boiled over. in october of 1993, nine criminal referrals to the justice department. reporter michael isikoff investigated whitewater for the "weekend update" and "newsweek." republicans seize on this. how can the clinton justice department investigate a land deal and a failed savings and
loan owned by the clintons' business partners? >> what the press was pushing for at the time, and i was a part of it, was to see the clintons' whitewater documents, but hillary clinton was very much of the camp, no. we don't give in to our political enemies. this is being driven by our political enemies. and as a result, the perception they were hiding something began to take root. >> i happened to be at a conference where hillary was speaking in 1994. i followed her into the ladies' room, and she knew me, and she let down her hair. and she said, i don't know what to do anymore. everything i do turns bad. >> in early 1994, the clinton white house agrees to the appointment of an independent
counsel to investigate the matter, and that was a fateful moment in the history of the clinton presidency. >> her legal friends tried to persuade her to, you know, be more friendly. be forthcoming with information. talk to the members of the press. you can trust. no. so it was hillary's penchant for secrecy about bill clinton's background, about their affairs. it's none of their business. >> in august of 1994, the clinton health care initiative died on capitol hill. >> the president was willing to compromise, and get a major piece of health care legislation through, and hillary said, no. i want the whole thing. and she had a lot of leverage over him for a lot of different reasons, and so he listened to her and he didn't compromise, and they both regretted it. >> in september of 1995, hillary clinton went to china and confronted the host government and others about women's rights. >> let it be that human rights
are women's rights and women's rights are human rights, once and for all. [ applause ] >> she's sort of a kind of a feminist icon in a sense that she did open up the possibilities of what a first lady could be. >> the whitewater investigation continued and mrs. clinton was called before a grand jury in january of 1996. the first time in history a first lady was subpoenaed before a grand jury, and required to testify under oath. >> she wore a flowing black cape with a scary chinese symbol on the back, and, you know, looked very defiant. they didn't indict her, of course. >> hillary clinton came out way book in 1996. it takes a village: and other lessons children teach us." >> from an old african -- >> a best-seller.
not everybody was buying it. >> it does not take a village to raise child. it takes a family to raise a child. >> and defeated robert dole and re-elected president. the first time a democrat was elected to a second term since fdr. when the first couple returned to the white house, a young woman in a black beret hugged president clinton. the world would not know who she was for another year. >> 40 million americans still lack health insurance. 10 million children still lack health insurance. my balanced budget will extend health coverage to up to 5 million of those children. >> in 1997, president clinton proposed a new initiative to provide coverage to up to 5 million children. hillary clinton and her staff worked with congress and succeeded in passing the state children's health insurance program, the largest health care reform in the years of the clinton presidency, but even while moving policy forward as president, clinton was dogged by his past, in may 1997, the
supreme court ruled that a former state clerk, paula jones, who claimed clinton sexually harassed her in an arkansas hotel room in 1991 could file a civil suit. the president's attorney, bob bennett, tried to find a settlement. >> and he came very close, but when he took it back to the white house he ran into resistance from hillary clinton who said, we don't cut a deal on this. we don't give in to our political enemies. because has deal was not struck, the jones lawsuit went forward, and that's what gave us monica lewinsky. >> michael isikoff's investigation into the paula jones case led him to a woman named linda tripp. >> she took me aside when i went to see her and said, there's a story here, but it's not the one you're thinking. >> she ultimately -- tape recorded secretly monica telling her story about having an affair
with the president, in the oval office. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman. ms. lewinsky. >> he described to the american people what this relationship was not in his words. has he described to you what it was? >> yes, and we'll find that out as time goes by, matt, but i think the important thing now is to stand as firmly as i can and say that, you know, the president has denied these allegations, on all counts. >> eventually her husband told the country the truth. >> i misled people. >> i asked her how she was, and she said -- i'd like to stay in bed and pull the covers over my head and have a nervous breakdown but i really don't have time right now. i'll defer to until later, and she marched on. >> in december 1998 president clinton was impeached by the house of representatives for perjury and obstruction of
justice. >> his name now will go down in the history books as only the second president in the history of this republic to have been impeached. >> the senate did not convict, and in february of 1999, the impeachment trial was over. >> she left office with her dignity intact despite all that had been done to her and something really important. sympathy. >> the public's opinion on the first lady, approvable. spiking to all-time high. running with bob schumer made big shots aware of her potential as a candidate in her own right. coming up -- >> i want your signature. everybody wants to see you signing something you are for. >> dangersous to get physically aggressive, even just in appearance, towards a female politician. particularly if that politician is as shrewd at hillary clinton. . and onhat day you will walk into a room where 15 people will be waiting...
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july 7, 1999. hillary clinton traveled to upstate new york to the farm of senator daniel patrick moynihan, who was retiring. >> i care deeply about the issues that are important in this state. >> her husband left office as president with 60% plus approval ratings. >> she officially established an exploratory committee looking at running for moynihan's seat. >> hillary played it very smart. she didn't come into new york saying i know it all. she came in saying i'm doing a listening tour. see what new yorker's really need. went right to upstate new york. >> she really listened. a classic clinton thing of kpin kbirning with political chops. >> yes. i intend to run. >> in february of 2000 she formally declared and ran against a formidable foe.
rudolph giuliani. it showed real guts. critic wos have loved it if she had lost, but in may the new york mayor suddenly dropped out due to medical problems. >> this is not the right time for me to run for office. >> and a republican from long island ran against hillary clinton. in a debate, he got aggressive. >> i want your signature. i think everybody wants to see you signing something that you said you were for. >> a very dangerous, getting aggressive, physically aggressive, even just in appearance towards a female politician. particularly if that politician is as shrewd as hillary clinton. >> and if trump is smart, he will watch the tape of that debate, because she won that election when rick tried to crowd her. >> hillary won easily. 55% to lazio's 43%. she was sworn in january 3, 2001, becoming the first, first lady to hold elective office. >> she was running at a imtoo the -- clintons were quite
popular. they had withstood the most ferocious attack imaginable. the president had been impea impeached, was acquitted and triumphant. >> bill clinton's presidency was over but there was already talk that hillary clinton was going to be next. >> she began to win over people on the hill. including republicans. >> actually becomes quite friendly with john mccain and with other republicans who actually find out that they kind of liked this clinton. >> lindsey graham, on the house impeachment team has talked about how -- how impressed he was getting along with hillary clinton. >> chelsea was in the city, in fact, she was in lower manhattan with friends, you know, like every other mother and wife, i just frantically made those phone calls and made connections. >> she also head a press
conference with other legislators. >> but we have a lot of work ahead of us, and that work includes the identifying of those who are responsible for this cowardly and evil act. >> in the days following september 11th, new york's junior senate visited ground zero. >> i actually walked towards ground zero with then senator clinton, and she -- she struck just the right tone in her support of conversations with the rescue workers and the others at ground zero, and she also was very sensitive about not politicizing it. >> she then returned to washington and fought for funding for new york. >> so i'm it-the-sitting there in the oval office and bush says to me, what do you need? i said i need $20 billion to rebuild, you know, new york. he said, you got it, and he was good to his word. >> after that meeting she earned praise from across the senate aisle. >> you've become a senior senator very, very quickly and
you are a tower of strength. >> she voted to authorize military action in afghanistan and in october of 2002, voted to authorize the war in iraq. >> 9/11, you know, ripped the heart out of new yorkers, and there was almost no other vote she could have taken but to authorize military force against iraq. >> many of her husband's former foreign policy advisers were cautiously in support of president bush's plans, although privately they all had quite a few doubts, and she cast a vote that has haunted her ever since. >> i've said iraq was a mistake. i've said that what i thought the strategy was, which was to let the inspectors finish and to find out, and if necessary, to be able to then put pressure of a different kind on saddam hussein, wasn't allowed to go forward. >> in 2003 she became the first senator from new york to serve
on the armed services committee. a move that may have signaled presidential aspirations. >> would are under any circumstances accept the democratic nomination in 2004? >> tim, i've ruled it out i'm going to continue to rule it out. >> she won re-election to the senate in 2006. by this time the iraq war was seen by many as a mistake and her vote was not forgotten. soon after announcing her 2008 presidential run, she was asked to clarify her position on voting for the war. >> senator, why can't you say your vote was a mistake? >> well, meredith, i've taken important is for my vote and also as a member of the united states senate have an obligation to try to figure out what we're going to do now. >> despite this, hit the trail with enthusiasm. >> i'm running for president and i'm in it to win it. >> you're looking at an open election, a jump ball which is the most advantageous situation, particularly for the opposition party. >> she's the inevitable
candidate. she had tremendous support at the organizational level. she had lots of super delegates and din think she needed to bother with iowa. don't put a lot of money in there and she lost, third place, in iowa. >> for her to come in third behind john edwards in iowa was devastating nap night was awful. >> then an emotional moment in the granite state. >> i have so many opportunities from this country. i just don't want to see us fall backwards. >> and shez may these women feel like, oh, there is a um whoen being ounlder there and i could relate to her and empathize with her. >> clinton won the 2008 new hampshire primary. >> let's give america the kind of comeback that new hampshire has just given me. >> but on super turks february 5th, the largest number's states ever held primers on the say tame. barack obama won and hillary would not leave the race until june.
>> barack obama played a bill clinton kind of role in 2008. as the guy oh, he'll never get elected president. in one case, the governor from arkansas. in the other case, barely in the senate a couple of years. and so it's wrong to say that hillary clinton ran into bill clinton's doppelganger, but she did run into a character who had a lot of her husband's skills. >> the biggest gamble we could take right now is to have the same old cast of characters, plan the same old washington games over and over again. >> suddenly in be the establishment, and he's the change. and they were shocked. he was now challenging her for something the clintons had never, ever questioned. and that's the loyalty of the african-american vote. >> basically, the 2008 campaign was a fiasco. >> but on the floor of the convention that august, clinton was the loyal democrat. >> that barack obama is our candidate and he will be our president! >> and after barack obama won that fall he asked hillary
clinton to be secretary of state. >> it was a way of turning the clinton family into allies as opposed to enemies. it was a move worthy's bill clinton himself. >> he brought her into the tent. and -- and, you know, nobody questioned her ability to do the job. >> but controversy arose after september 11th, 2012. >> every day all across the world american diplomats and civilians work tirelessly to advance the interests and values of our nation. >> u.s. ambassador chris steenks and three other americans died in an attack in benghazi libya. >> there were questions all along about the security that chris stephens had while there and whether the state department responded the way it should have to -- the warnings about
security in libya at that time. >> the attack at benghazi shad ode secretary clinton with hearing after hearing. >> what difference at this point does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again. >> before president obama's re-election, clinton said, she would not stay in the state department for a second term. when she left in february, 2013, she became a private citizen for the first time in 30 years. she joined her husband and daughter at the clinton foundation. in march 2015, another controversy erupted reports of using a prive e-mail server while secretary of state. >> an unsecured private e-mail server. the government is supposed to protect the e-mail accounts of senior government officials. so this raised security questions. >> and the creation of this private server just is hard to
believe, unless you put it in the context of someone who had been under such harsh attack for over 20 years. >> in april of 2015, hillary rodham clinton once again announced. >> i'm running to are president. >> and there wasn't anybody else in her way. people who talked about joe biden, afterthought. bernie sanders was a no-name recognition guy from vermont, you know, was in the senate but who knew? >> democratic race right now is so tight you could bounce a dime off of it. >> wow. >> which proposed a -- >> boring! >> come on, people. let's debate something that actually matters.
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i feel very, you know, very positive, and energized by what i'm seeing happening here in iowa. >> candidate clinton was staying positive when i interviewed her by phone a few days before the iowa caucuses, but it was getting very close with polling showing younger women were going for sanders. >> do they know all the rights to choice to equality at
workplace where they do get it, all fought for. do they get it? >> i think young people of every background, every racial, ethnic, religious background, are trying to understand how best they can participate in our political system. >> you could feel, you know, berniementum out there and feel the enthusiasm he was arousing. on the other hand, she did have a really good organization on the ground. she wasn't going to get out-organized there. >> the thing the clintons don't want happen is a rebate of 2008 where they lose in iowa but this time don't come back in new hampshire and that she loses that one-two race. >> the democratic race right now is so tight you could bounce a dime off of it. >> wow. >> a squeaker with hillary clinton beating bernie sanders 49.9% to 49.6%. >> wow. what a night. an unbelievable night. what a great campaign.
>> bernie sanders saw it differently. >> it looks like we are in a virtual tie. [ cheers ] >> new hampshire was eight days later. sanders from neighboring vermont was seen as a favorite, but he does even better than expected winning 60% to 38%. >> sanders' people were showing poll data saying that young latinos were now getting drawn to sanders so that even if hillary was going to have a firewall with african-americans and latino, part of her firewall was burning. >> she couldn't catch a break in new hampshire, and they tried to deflect it by saying, well, this is the neighboring senator from vermont, but he wasn't a natural for new hampshire. he really wasn't and didn't have any endorsements and she had a much better organization. >> next up the nevada caucus, which clinton won by five points. then on february 27th, the south carolina primary. >> the firewall for the clintons is still black voters.
it's still south carolina where she's beating. by, you know, 60-plus percentage points among african-americans. >> clinton crushed sanders. winning 74% of the vote. the superior organization made it seem like she had won the nomination and began hitting republican front-runner donald trump. >> despite what you hear, we don't need to make america great again. america has never stopped being great. >> just a few days later on super tuesday, march 1st continued rolling. sanders won in smaller states and by smaller margins. it looked over, but -- >> big news out of michigan last night, of course, the big upset by bernie sanders over hillary clinton. >> michigan was significant, because it showed that sanders' message on trade was really sinking in, and that his appeal to lunch bucket blue collar democrats was real, and was
going to be a problem for her in the industrial midwest. >> we should be breaking down barriers. not building walls. >> tuesday, march 15th was seen as crucial for clinton, and she won big, sweeping all five state primaries. in illinois, ohio, florida, missouri and north carolina. >> i know our future will be brighter tomorrow than yesterday! thank you all so very much! >> clinton lost in wisconsin but scored a big win in new york two weeks later. >> you proved once again there's no place like home. [ cheers ] you know, we're going to go up against some powerful forces that will do, say and spend whatever it takes to stop us, but, raeb -- remember, it's not whether you get knocked down. it's whether you get back up! >> she's running in feminism, validating women's potential and
achievements, but at the end of the day, i think most women believe that a woman who's been -- a united states senator, who's been secretary of state of the united states, who's had a history, who's had policy ideas, who's had a career really ought to be judged on her own merit. >> in the months ahead, hillary clinton will be tested, not on her ability to fight off attacks. she's proven that. not on her ability to withstand personal humiliation. her talent noor is already in the record book. not on her endurance and relentless tedium of stagecraft. she'll do what it necessary. the test for hillary rodham clinton who rose up through the toughest nails of american politics is whether she can shine through it, bring optimism and genuine hope that grabs the voter in the hear. can she be to the young that battled hardened veteran, who's been through the bloody fights
before, gives confidence to ef age that says, yes, i'm just the one to take you through this. i'm chris matthews. thanks for watching. tonight on "all in" -- >> he's talking politics in a private room, it's a different persona. >> the trump campaign is an elaborate act! so says the trump campaign. >> the part that he's been playing is evolving into the part that now you've been expecting. >> tonight the new trump sales pitch to the rnc and the questionable lobbying resume of the man making the pitch. then the desperate politics behind the new cruz scare tactics. a new look at the staggering fund-raising numbers keeping the bernie campaign going. our first official word on what happened to prince. >> we have no reason to believe at this time it's a suicide. >> as remembrances continue to pour in. >> this morning we played