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establishment, right, left and center, to deal with deep national problems has left the door open. this businessman has come barrelling through. i'm chris matthews. thanks for watching. she was born in illinois. >> they were a middle class family. >> her mother taught her to fight back. >> you go right back out there and give her what for. >> her father was a tough-minded republican. >> old school, task master. very conservative. >> do you recognize this girl and the woman she will become? >> you came of age in the civil rights movement, the vietnam war, the women's movement. >> why have you got down to that god forsaken place. i love him. wasn't to try it. >> she was the boss. >> i could have stayed home and baked cookies.
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>> she was carving a new role. >> women's rights are human rights once and for all. it takes a village to raise a child. i have been accused of everything. >> she left office with her dignity intact. >> it's our job to figure out what happened. >> hillary has a lot of grit. takes a licking and keeps on ticking. >> i am running for president of the united states. ♪ >> good evening. i'm chris matthews. she's wait aid long time for this. bidding a world class resume. u.s. senator from new york secretary of state, with it a record that weathered attack. she announced on youtube. >> i'm getting ready for a lot of things.
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a lot of the things. >> i'm getting ready do something, too. i'm running for president. >> it was a bit unorthodox of a venue. it was pure democrat. the deck was 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 she would get up and say, look what i could do. i can't let that chance go away. >> i love yoga. >> hillary clinton took off for iowa and new hampshire. >> great to see you. >> how do you win this time? what's your strategy? >> i'm having a great time. can't look forward any more than i am. >> she set out to connect with voters, something she had struggled with in the past. >> let me happen in and say hello. >> she was now all on board, full tilt. and there wasn't anybody else in her way. >> republicans started attacking
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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 are talking only about me. >> summer 2015, polls showed clinton with a huge lead. 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 do something about these big campaign donors buying influence. and hillary's message was kind of fuzzy. i will 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 use of her private e-mail server while she was secretary of state.
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>> traditional operative will say, you can -- never have taken away a potential arrow from your arsen arsenal. but i think the mistake in people looking at it is 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 will have more time i'm sure to talk about this because that's not a view that i will b abscribe. >> they thought she came off looking poised. >> the most important thing was to make sure those hearings were public and to make sure those guys had the 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
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of the dependence of the democratic establishment on wall street money. they are supposed to be the party of the people. and yet, they are as bought off as the republicans are. >> hillary clinton attacked donald trump saying, he had a pen chance for sexism. trump responded. >> there was certainly a lot of abuse of women. you look at whether it's monica lewinsky or paula jones or many of them. >> something happened to pull her back down. i have been wondering whether it's trump surfacing all 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. >> hearing dr. king for herself really awakened her to the idea there was a revolution happening in the country. ♪
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hillary rodham was born in 1947 in chicago. she was the first child and only daughter of dorothy and hugh rodham. when she was 3, the family moved to park ridge. >> her father, he ran a small business. they had a comfortable life. they were middle class. >> hugh was a tough minded republican and devout methodist. she was a former secretary who dreamt of a career for her first born. >> when hillary was 5, she went out to the schoolyard and she was playing with a little girl who called her names. and she went back to her mother. her mother said, go right back out there and give her what for. and she went back out and punched the girl in the nose. >> they started pushing me around. i pushed back. it was a good lesson for a good in those days to be told, you cannot let life do this to you. >> her mother dorothy's experience being essentially
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abandoned by her family, enduring haendure ing hardship and she was close to her mother and 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 that she seemed to know her current affair s. well, around the table we expect our children to talk politics. >> as a teen, she was inspired by the youth minister at her family's church. >> he took us to see and hear dr. martin luther king junior preach in chicago. >> i can do none other but disobey an unjust law. >> hearing doctor king for
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herself awakened her to the idea that there was a revolution happening in the country. >> my mother and my church kept pushing open my understanding of the fact that not everybody looked like me, not everybody 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 young high school students that would can vvas fo goldwat goldwater. >> here is hillary's signature in her handwriting promising to work for barry goldwater. >> hillary rodham was accepted to wellsly college, one of the top women's colleges in the country. >> her father was furious about it. he thought this eastern girl school, it wasn't at all what he had in mind. but she loved it. >> she was actually head of the young republicans. she was a more liberal republican.
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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, women's movement. and a lot of us have had to really kind of find our way, make sense of the world that we're in. >> by the time she graduate, she had really migrated from being a rockefeller republican to essentially being a democrat. >> i decided that i was much more in the camp of people like president lyndon johnson, trying to promote civil rights, voting rights, ending poverty. >> hillary rodham rwas chosen t make the first ever commencement speech by a student. >> she used her speech to say
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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. a lot of faculty was shocked that she created an eruption. it actually brought her a lot of attention. "life" did a story about her. who was this firebrand girl talking about politics? >> after graduation, huillary rodham ended law school, one of 30 women in a class of 140. while studying, she noticed a young man staring at her. >> and she put her books down and walked across the library. it was a long, skinny building. if you are going to stare at me and i'm going to stare back, we should be introduced. i'm hillary rodham. what is your name? at the moment, i couldn't remember. >> coming up, hillary rodham has a choice.
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after graduation from yale law, hillary rodham landed a job on the house judiciary committee then deciding on the impeachment of richard nixon. >> 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. >> hillary rodham's future looked bright. that young man she met in law school, bill clinton, wanted her to move to his hometown in arkansas where he was teaching and had political ambitions. >> why in the name of god are you going down to that god forsaken place where you are going to probably marry a country lawyer who is never going to amount to anything. her answer was a very winning one. i love him and i want to try it. >> i had some apprehension. bill was the only person i knew in the state. i was packing up and moving. >> she told the attorney that she was working with at the time, i'm going out to be with
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my boyfriend. he is going to be president some day. this lawyer said, you are crazy. but she knew. >> 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 attitude was, you have a job. you have a role. you are 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 rock law firm. >> rose law firm was the 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 ran for governor of arkansas. he was elected to a two-year term. the couple moved to the governor's mansion. >> you know, you had posters on the wall. you had bricks holding up your bookcases. we moved our belongings in the back of a pickup truck.
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>> during the first year of bill's governorship, the couple bought into a real estate venture called the whitewater development corporation with arkansas friends. they didn't know at the time how significant this investment would become. on february 27, 1980, hillary rodham gave birth to their daughter. that november, he lost his re-election to the governorship. >> hillary and i have shed a few tears for our loss of last evening. but we accept the will of our people with humility. >> after his defeat, hillary stepped in and essentially took over his management of his political career. that was really the start of her involvement in politics. >> to focus on the campaign hillary took a leave from her law firm. she switched from thick lens glasses to contacts. began to use the name clinton. she was accepting the cosmetic choices of an arkansas first lady. >> to avoid any problem and to put it to rest, i will forever
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be known as hillary rodham clinton. >> she was the campaign manager. she was the boss. she describes hadd ede ede eders going door to door for bill. she would sit next to me and we would work on advertising, negatives and positives. >> in 1982, he was elected governor again. hillary clinton assumed an unprecedented role. head of a commission on education reform. the arkansas education standards committee. >> i believe we must hold accountable teachers as well. >> in 1988, bill clinton considered a run for the white house. an aide worried about what he would face. >> betsy wright sat bill clinton down and said, i want the name of every single woman that you have had anything do with that could be brought up against you as having sexual relations. >> hillary clinton fought for issues and her husband even barging into an opponent's
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conference. >> he has consistently avoided a debate. >> who was the one person didn't show up in spring dale? give me a break. i think that we ought to get the record straight. >> they ran as a partnership, uniquely equitable. both of them supremely political. as they looked toward higher 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. he dondged the draft. he got a friend to tell a friend to keep him out of the draft. he got away with that. the third, which was jennifer flowers, the lounge singer who sold her story of her romance with bill clinton. >> the jennifer flowers story broke in the supermarket tabloid "star" magazine right before the iowa caucuses and the new hampshire primary.
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the couple went on "60 minutes" after the super bowl to do damage control. >> i'm not sitting here some little woman standing by my man like tammy wynett. >> there was governor clinton with his wife saying we have had our problems. but we have gotten beyond it. seemed at first like a pretty definitive answer to questions about sexual inif i dealt. >> the next morning, i met her at little rock airport. when we got into a motel room in a lobby, turned on tt v. there was jennifer flowers with her slot machine eyes. playing the steamy tapes with governor clinton. >> bill. it's jennifer. >> how are you doing? >> i'm fine. it hardly sounds like you. >> i was next to hillary clinton. i looked at her to see the surprise. all i saw was like a lizard eye blink. she immediately said to her press secretary, get bill on the phone. get our surrogates on the phone. just right into battle mode. >> hillary's role as running the
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counter emerging from her role as the abused wife to the role of campaign manager deflecting the allegation really set up the basis for the whole rest of the campaign. >> bill clinton placed a disappointing third in iowa but held on to second in the new hampshire primary. he dubbed himself the comeback kid. she stayed in the spotlight when she was asked about charges of ethical conflict 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. what i decided to do was fulfill my profession which i entered before my husband was in public life. >> she had sounded like she was dissing women who worked at home and cookies and tea became the iconic sound bite of the campaign. >> bill clinton went on to win a majority of the states on super tuesday on march 5th, three days later "the new york times" ran
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an article jut niscrutinizing t investment in the whitewater development corporation. >> it 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, washington post reporter michael issicoff discovered jack paladino was being paid by the campaign to a denver law firm. he called clinton's chief of staff betsy wright. >> what are you using him for? she said, we're not using him for anything except bimbo eruptions. >> in november, 1992, bill clinton was elected president of the united states. many believed mrs. clinton had a lot do with it. >> often times, the candidate's wife is just barely tolerated by
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january 20, 1993, hillary rodham clinton's long ago vision became reality. bill clinton was the 42nd president of the united states. >> i william jefferson clinton do solemnly swear. >> what's the first thing they would do in the white house? >> pull the covers over our heads. i think every woman who has been in this position has redefined it to fit her. >> the couple quickly got to work. >> hillary wanted to play a major role and was entitled to it. and she and i discussed the possibility of her being chief of staff. i said, that's a bad idea because the owner 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 will be sharing some of the heat i expect to generate. >> bill set up a task force on healthcare with hillary in charge. >> rosalynn carter sat in on cabinet meetings.
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this first time a first lady had an office. >> am i conscious i could be criticized? of course. i think it's a risk that my husband believes is worth taking and a degree. we believe if we have everybody in the system, that will give us for the first time a truly competitive healthcare system. >> the healthcare initiative met fierce resistance from capitol hill and insurance companies. >> there was a sense among people in congress that she put together the sort of secret committee where they came up with policies and attempted to shove them down the throats of the congress. she had an imperial manner in the way that she devised what was then called hillary-care. it went over like a lead balloon. >> while the healthcare debate raged, the whitewater affair came back and boiled over. in october of 1993, a bank examiner made nine criminal referrals to the justice department. a reporter investigated whitewater for "the washington post" and news week.
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>> 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 that 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.
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>> in early 1994, the clinton white house agrees to the appointment of an independent counsel to investigate the matter. that was a fateful moment in the history of the clinton presidency. >> her legal friends tried to persuade her to be more friendly, be forthcoming with information, talk to the members of the press you can trust. no. so it was hillary's penchance for secrecy about bill clinton's background, about their affairs, it's none of their business. >> in august of 1994, the clinton healthcare initiative died on capitol hill. >> the president was willing to compromise and get a major piece of healthcare 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
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didn't compromise. 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. >> she is sort of a kind of a feminist icon in a sense that she did open up the possibility of what a first lady could be. >> the whitewater investigation continued. 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. looked very defiandefiant. they didn't indict her, of course. >> hillary clinton came out with a book in early 1996. it takes a village and other lessons children teach us. >> i took the title of my book
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from an old african proverb. >> not efrp wveryone is buying >> it takes a family to raise a child. >> in november 1996, bill clinton defeated republican senator robert dole and was 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 rodham clinton and her staff worked with congress and succeeded in passing the state children's health insurance
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program, the largest healthcare reform in the years of the clinton presidency. 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 tried to find a settlement. >> he came very close. but when he took it back to the white house, he ran into resistance from hillary clinton. we don't cut a deal on this. we don't give in to our political enemies. because that deal was not struck, the jones lawsuit went forward and that's what gave us monica lewinsky. >> the investigation into the paula jones case led him to a woman named linda tripp. >> she took me aside and said,
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there's a story here. but it's not the one you are thinking of. >> 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. miss 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 will find that out as time goes by, matt. i think the important thing now is to stand as firmly as i can and say that, 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. she said, i would like to stay in bed and pull the covers over my head and have a nervous breakdown but i don't have time right now. i will defer it to later.
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and she marched on. >> in december 1998, president clinton was impeached bit house of representatives for perjury and obstruction of justice. >> his name will go down in the history books as the second president in the history of this republican to have been impeached. >> the senate did not convict. in february of 1999, the impeachment trial was over. >> she left office with her dignity intact despite all that had been done to her. also with something really important, which is sympathy. >> the public verdict on hillary was favorable. her approval rating spiked to an all-time high. her campaigni ining in new yorke the big shots of the big apple aware of her potential as a candidate in her own right. coming up -- >> i want your signature. i think everybody wants to see you signing something you said you are for. >> it's dangerous to get addr s aggressive in appearance toward
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july 7, 1999, hillary clinton travelled to upstate new york to the farm of senator daniel patrick maoynihan who wa retiring. >> i care deeply about the issues that are important in this state. >> her husband left office as president with 60% plus approval rating. >> she established an exploratory committee to look at running for moynihan's seat. >> hillary played it very smart. she didn't come into new york like i know it all. she came in saying i'm going to have a listening tour. i'm going to learn what new yorkers really need. she went right to upstate new york. >> she really listened. it was a classic clinton thing of combining real policy connection with real political chops. >> yes. i intend to run. >> in february of 2000, she
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formally declared and ran against a formidable foe. it showed guts. her critics would have loved it if she lost. in may the former new york mayor suddenly dropped out due to medical problems. >> this is not the right time for me to run for office. >> rick lazio, a congressman from long island ran against her. he got aggressive. >> i want your signature. everybody wants to see you sign something you said you were for. >> a very dangerous to get aggressive as physically aggressive even just in appearance toward a female politician, particularly if that politician is as shrewd as hillary clinton. >> if trump is smart, he will watch the tape of that debate. because she won that election when rick lazio tried to crowd her. >> hillary won easily, 55% to lazio's 43%. she was sworn in january 3,
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2001, becoming the first first lady to hold elected office. >> she was running at a time the clintons were popular. they had withstood the most ferocious attack imaginable. the president had been impeached and he was acquitted. and he was 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. >> she becomes quite friendly with john mccain and with other republicans who actually find out that they kind of like clinton. >> lindsey graham on the house impeachment team has talked about how impressed he was getting along with hillary clinton. >> chelsea was in the city. in fact, she was in lower manhattan with friends like every other mother and wife, i
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just frantically made those phone calls and made connections. >> she also held a press conference with other legislators. >> we have a lot of work ahead of us. that work includes the identifying of those who are responsible for this. >> in the days following september 11, new york's junior senator visited ground zero. >> i actually walked toward ground zero with then senator clinton. and she struck just the right tone in her support of conversations with the rescue workers and the others at ground zero. she also was very sensitive about not politicizing it. >> she then returned to washington and fought for funding for new york. >> i'm sitting there in the oval office and bush says to me, what do you need? i said, i need $20 billion to rebuild new york. he said, you got it. and he was good to his word.
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>> after that meeting, she earned prize frearn ed praise from across the aisle. >> you have become a senior senator quickly. >> she voted to authorize military action in afghanistan and in october of 2002, voted to authorize the war in iraq. >> 9/11 ripped the heart out of new yorkers. 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 advisors were cautiously in support of president bush's plans. although, privately, they all had quite a few doubts. and she cast the vote that has haunted her ever since. >> i have said iraq was a mistake. i have 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
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different kind on saddam wasn't allowed to go forward. >> she became the first senator from new york to serve on the armed services committee, a move that may have signalled presidential aspirations. >> would you under any circumstances accept the democratic nomination in 2004? >> tim, i have ruled it out. >> she won re-election in the senate in 2006. the iraq war was seen by many as a mistake. her vote was not forgotten. soon after announcing her 2008 presidential run, she was asked to clarify her position on voting for the war. >> why can't you say your vote was a mistake? >> well, i have taken responsibility for my vote. but i 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 festering issue, senator clinton hit the campaign trail with enthusiasm. >> i'm running for president, and i'm in it to win it. >> you are looking at an open election, a jump ball, which is
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the mosted av ed aveed aven taa. >> she had tremendous support. she had lots of super delegates. she didn't think she needed to bother with iowa. she lost third place in iowa. >> for her to come in third behind john edwards in iowa was devastating. that night was just 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. >> she made these women feel like there is a human being under there. i can relate to her. >> clinton won the 2008 new hampshire primary. >> let's give america the kind of comeback that new hampshire has just given me. >> on super tuesday, february 5, the largest number of states ever held primaries in a single day. obama won 13 to clinton's ten
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but won 17 more delegates. hillary would not leave the race until june. >> barak obama played a bill clinton kind of role in 2008. as the guy, he will never get elected president. in one case the governor from arkansas and the other case, he is barely been in the senate a couple years. 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 playing the same old washington games over and over again. >> suddenly, they were the establishment. and he is the change. and they were shocked. he was now challenging her for something the clintons had never, ever questions. that's the loyalty of the african-american vote. >> the 2008 comban wampaign was fiasco. >> clinton was the loyal democrat. >> barak obama is our candidate and he will be our president.
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>> after barak obama won that fall, he asked hillary 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 of bill clinton himself. >> he brought her into the tent. and 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. >> an ambassador and three other americans died in benghazi. >> there were questions all along about the security that he had while he was there and whether the state department responded the way it should have
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to the warnings about security many libya at that time. >> the attack at benghazi shadowed secretary clinton with hearing after hearing. >> what difference figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again. >> before president obama's reelection hillary clinton said she would be 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. >> this was an ensecoured privae e-mail server. the government is supposed to protect the e-mail accounts of senor government officials, so this raises security questions.
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>> and the creation of this private server just is hard to believe unless you put in the context of someone who had been under such hash attack for over 20 years. >> in april of 2015, hilary rodham clinton once again announced. >> i'm running for president. >> and there wasn't anybody else in her way. people would talk joe biden was an after thought. bernie sander was a no-name recognition guy from vermont in the senate but who knew? >> democratic race right now is so tight you can bounce a dime off of it. >> wow p blah h .
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whatever it is you civilians do when you're not thinking about car insurance. i teal feel very positive and energized. >> candidate clinton was staying positive when i interviewed her a few days before the iowa caucuses but it was getting very
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close with polls showing younger women were going for sanders. did they know the rights for choice where they do get it were fought for? do they get it? >> i think young people of every background of every racial, ethnic religious background are trying to understand how best they can participate in our political system. >> you could feel, you know, bernie out there. you can see the enthusiasm that he was arosing. on the other hand, she had a good organization on the ground. she wasn't going to get out organized. >> the thing the clintons don't want to have happen is a repeat of 2008 where they lose in iowa but this time don't come back in new hampshire. >> democratic race right now is so tight you can bounce a dime off of it. >> wow. >> it was a squeaker with hillary clinton beating bernie sanders 49.9% to 49.6%.
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>> 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 better than expected winning 60% to 38%. >> sanders' people were showing poll data saying that young latinos were getting drawn to sanders so that even if hillary was going to have a fire wall with african americans and latinos, part of her fire wall was burning. >> she couldn't catch a break in new hampshire and they tried to deflect it by saying this is the neighboring senator from vermont but he wasn't natural for new hampshire. he wasn't. she had a much better organization. >> next up was the nevada caucus
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then on february 27th, the south carolina primary. >> the fire wall for the clintons is still black voters and south carolina where she's beating him by 60 plus percentage points among african americans. >> clinton crush sanders by winning close to 74% of the vote. her support among african americans and organization made it seem like she won the nomination. she 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, she continued rolling winning seven states, many with big delegate counts. sanders won in four races in smaller states and by smaller margins. it looked over but. >> the big news out of michigan last night was the big upset by bernie sanders over hillary clinton. >> michigan was significant because it showed that sanders' message on trade was really
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sinking in and that his appeal to lunch bucket blue color 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. >> a clinton lost in wisconsin but scored a big win in new york two months later. >> you proved once again there is no place like home. >> 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 remember, it's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up.
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>> she's running in feminism to validate women's potential and achievements but at the end of the day, i think most women believe that a woman whose been a united states senator, secretary of the united states, whose had a history, whose had policy ideas, whose 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 with stand personal humiliation, her talent for that is already in the record books. not on her endurance of people meeting and stage craft. we know she'll do what is necessary. no, the test for the woman born hillary rodham that rose up through the toughest american politics is whether she can shine through it, bring the gleam of optimism and genuine hope that grabs the voter in the
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heart. can she be to the young the battle veteran whose been through the bloody fights before and gives confidence to the worry of every age that yes, i'm just the one to take you through this. i'm chris matthews, thanks for watching. bitter battles until the final ballot. >> i'm going all the way. >> i'm beating hillary clinton. >> a political revolution. >> america has never stopped being great. >> the struggle for the nomination turns to time worn traditions, shadow operations for the last uncommitted delegates. >> we ended up with 1180 tonight. >> we researched them in detail. we knew who they talked to. we knew who they slept with. we knew who turned them on. we knew who turned them off. >> jimmy steward came and


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