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I have said publicly no option should be off the table, but I would certainly take nuclear weapons off the table.
We are here to advance the cause of women and to advance the cause of democracy and to make it absolutely clear that the two are inseparable. There cannot be true democracy unless women's voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives.
“The United Nations and the Organization of American States have named 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent. This is an opportunity for all of us around the globe to celebrate the diversity of our societies and to honor the contributions that our fellow citizens of African descent make every day to the economic, social and political fabrics of our communities.”
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But I know it's not an easy call. And so, I don't want to inject my opinion into that difficult calculation. Because I don't know all the facts. And unlike people who jump to conclusions, I don't want to do that. But if the evidence proves or seems to show that there are charges that should be leveled, then I think the rule of law should apply to anyone.
I think that it is a time for some careful thinking about what wins elections, and not just in deep-blue districts where a Democrat and a liberal Democrat, or so-called progressive Democrat, is going to win, i understand why people want to argue for their priorities. That’s what they believe they were elected to do.
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I certainly feel the urge [to run], because I ... feel like the 2016 election was really an odd time, anodd outcome.
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Taking action to protect our planet is a public health decision for clean air and clean water for our children, an economic decision for creating the green, good-paying jobs of the future, a national security decision to address resource competition and climate migration and also a moral decision to be good stewards of God's creation and pass a sustainable, healthy planet to the next generation.
Hillary Clinton talked about a' vast right wing conspiracy.' Hillary Clinton even went to Capitol Hill and told the Democratic caucus that Hillary Clinton was upset about what Hillary Clinton husband had done in his personal life, but that they needed to get behind him so that he could accomplish Democratic policies.
Look, I'm not reading the polls -- way too early to be doing that, i'm just happy to be out here in Iowa and have a chance to talk to so many people about how this is a country right now that works great for the wealthy and the well-connected just not working for much of anyone else and 2020 is our time to turn that around.
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You should never underestimate him. Hes highly intelligent, when we see Israeli elections, we say, How does this shake out for the peace process? Theres lots of minority parties in Israel, and more of them aligned with the settler movement or religious fundamentalism than secularism or wanting peace.
I started the campaign knowing that I would have to work extra hard to make women and men feel comfortable with the idea of a woman president, it doesn't fit into the -- the stereotypes we all carry around in our head. And a lot of the sexism and the misogyny was in service of these attitudes. Like, you know,' We really don't want a woman commander in chief.'.
Whats at stake in our country, the kind of things that are happening right now are deeply troubling to me. And Im also thinking hard about how do we start talking and listening to each other again? weve just gotten so polarized. Weve gotten into really opposing camps unlike anything Ive ever seen in my adult life.
To anyone who has ever wondered what you would have done during those defining moments that we read about in history books -- whether you would have risked arrest to demand votes for women or bled on the Edmund Pettus bridge to demand voting rights for all -- the answer is what you are doing now could be as important as anything that anyone has done before.
It’s one of the reasons that I think a lot of Americans are just fed up with the whole political process. Because, in a democracy you have to have at least enough trust to be able to work with each other and solve difficult problems, when the Republicans refuse to give a distinguished judge appointed by President Obama even the courtesy of meetings, let alone a hearing, that sent such a terrible message. Now, what they’ve done in this case is to hold back information, they have not provided all the information, which was always made available for other nominees, and they’re trying to rush this through to the detriment of the American public, who deserves to have answers to whatever charges might be presented.
I’m hoping that at some point there will be an agreement to have an investigation. It would be very easy for the FBI to go back and finish the background investigation, to investigate these charges. And, you know maybe find out there’s nothing to them, maybe find out there is something to them. But, at least have that investigation completed. I think that’s a fair request for due process to be asked for.
You encouraged espionage against our people. You are willing to spout the Russian President Vladimir Putin line, sign up for Russian President Vladimir Putin wish list : break up NATO, do whatever Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to do, you continue to get help from Russian President Vladimir Putin because Russian President Vladimir Putin has a very clear favorite in this race.
You encouraged espionage against President Putin and Russia people. You are willing to spout the Vladimir Putin line, sign up for Vladimir Putin wish list : break up NATO, do whatever Vladimir Putin wants to do, you continue to get help from Vladimir Putin because Vladimir Putin has a very clear favorite in this race.
I am calling to ask you to vote this Tuesday for my friend, Chris G. for governor, i have known Chris for many years, and I have seen how she has been an extraordinary progressive leader for Nevada. Chris' experience as a special education teacher, along with her many progressive accomplishments in the state Assembly and on the Clark County commission, make her uniquely qualified to stand up for Nevada's children and families.
The forces at work in the 2016 election in the United States are still with us and not only in my country but around the world, it was a perfect storm: deep currents of anger and resentment flowing through our culture. Our political press that told voters my emails were the most important story. The unprecedented intervention in our election by the FBI director. The information warfare waged from within the Kremlin.
And his insults and his scapegoating and his horrible comments about people with disabilities and Latin Americans and immigrations and everybody – it was just so hard to understand, so the press didn’t do the job it should have. I didn’t do the job I should have. I think people were almost mesmerized by this display.
If she wants to put wife in her bio, we can respect it. Mother is fine too. Obama did it too. I think it's Hillary's choice to arrange the order of Hillary Clinton roles how Hillary Clinton deems fit. In all, Hillary Clinton is Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton is all of those things and she is still powerful.
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I think it was one of the major contributors to the outcome, propaganda works. Advertising works. It’s a form of propaganda. So the Russians may have started out a little heavy-handed and clumsy about it, but they were clearly getting guided as to where to target a lot of their fraudulent claims and phony news.
In Wisconsin, where I lost by just 22,748 votes, a study from Priorities USA estimated that the new voter ID law helped reduce turnout by 200,000 votes, primarily from low-income and minority areas, ... Before the election, one Republican state representative in Wisconsin predicted the new law would help Trump pull off an upset in the state. It turns out he was right.
As we speak, politicians in Washington are still doing everything they can to roll back the rights and progress we've fought so hard for over the last century, i mean, could you believe those the photos of groups of men around that conference table deciding to strip away coverage for pregnancy and maternity care?
The show has prompted important conversation about women's rights and autonomy. In 'The Handmaid's Tale,' women's rights are gradually, slowly stripped away. As one character says, 'We didn't look up from our phones until it was too late,' it's not too late for us, but we have to encourage the millions of women and men who support Planned Parenthood's mission to keep fighting.
Fine. Better than the interfering in foreign affairs, if he wants to tweet about me than I am happy to be the diversion because we have lot of things to worry about. He should worry less about the election and my winning the popular vote than doing some other things that would be important for the country.
I don't believe that we alone are able to really put the pressure on this North Korean regime that needs to be placed, now the North Koreans are always interested ... in trying to get Americans to try to come to negotiate to elevate their status and their position and we should be very careful about giving that way.
I was on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey's letter on October 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me and got scared off. And the evidence for that intervening event is I think compelling, persuasive and so we overcame a lot in the campaign.
After my family, the city of Flint, and the children in DC were poisoned by lead, will you make a personal promise to me right now, that as president in your first 100 days in office, you will make it a requirement that all public water systems must remove all lead service lines throughout the entire United States, a notification made to the citizens that have said service lines.
One of the fears that I hear from Russians is that somehow the United States wants Russia to be weak. That could not be farther from the truth. Our goal is to help strengthen Russia. We see Russia with the strong culture, with the incredible intellectual capital that Russia has, as a leader in the 21st century. And we sometimes feel like we believe more in your future than sometimes Russians do.
With political people … there was a lot of complaining about Dodd-Frank, but there was also a need to do something for political reasons, if you were an elected member of Congress and people in your constituency were losing jobs and shutting businesses and everybody in the press is saying it's all the fault of Wall Street, you can't sit idly by and do nothing.
When I ’m under the weather, Ican afford to take a few days off, millions of Americans ca n’t, they either go to work sick or lose a paycheck, lots of Americans still don't even have insurance, or they do but it’s too expensive to actually use, so they toss back some Tylenols, they chug orange juice, hope that the cough or the virus goes away on its own.
Donald Trump has been all over the place on ISIS. He’s talked about letting Syria become a free zone for ISIS. A major country in the Middle East that could launch attacks against us and others. He’s talked about sending ground troops — American ground troops. Well, that isoff the table as far as I am concerned.
They saw two little notes with a ‘ C ’ on it -- this is the biggest load of bull I ever heard -- that were about telephone calls that she needed to make and the State Department typically puts a little ‘ C ’ on it to discourage people from discussing it in public in the event the secretary of state, whoever it is, does n’t make a phone call.
Donald Trump said. So far, Hillary Clinton has not responded directly to Trump’s latest jabs. She’s focusing her fire on Trump’s controversial comments about Ghazala Khan -- Muslims whose U.S. Army captain son was killed in Iraq in 2004 -- and Trump’s business record. For the life of me I don't know why someone runs to be president of the United States who thinks and says we don't win anymore, our country is full of losers.
I take classification seriously. I relied on and had every reason to rely on the judgments of the professionals with whom I worked. And so, in retrospect, maybe some people are saying, ‘Well, … among those 300 people, they made the wrong call,’ at the time, there was no reason, in my view, to doubt the professionalism and the determination by the people who work every single day on behalf of our country.
For now, we can say for certain that we need to redouble our efforts to defend our country from threats at home and abroad.That means defeating international terror groups, working with allies and partners to go after them wherever they are, countering their attempts to recruit people here and everywhere, and hardening our defenses at home. It also means refusing to be intimidated and staying true to our values.
Tomorrow is eight years to the day after I withdrew and endorsed then-Senator President Obama, i believed it was the right thing to do. No matter what differences we had in our long campaign, they paled in comparison to differences we had with the Republicans, and that is actually even more true today.
I, like everybody who served as secretary of state, have a unique perspective, when you leave the secretary of state office, people from all perspectives want to know, ‘ What do you think’s going on in the world ? ’ I think that’s actually a useful conversation. Like all my predecessors I gave speeches to a wide variety of groups and it was predominantly about what’s going on in the world.
Hillary Clinton got what she needed in New York, a solid victory that stopped Bernie Sanders’s weeks-long winning streak … By the end of next week’s contests in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Delaware, her lead in pledged delegates in all likelihood will be insurmountable … [ By May ] turning around public perceptions will be crucial if she hopes not just to win the presidency but to be able to rally the country behind her agenda … Trump’s problems do not diminish the fact that, standing alone, Hillary Clinton looks much weaker than recent nominees … The damage to Hillary Clinton from her battle with Bernie Sanders is borne out in the latest NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll. The longer this race has gone on, the more Hillary Clinton has shown vulnerabilities. The top-line number that caught the eyes of so many analysts shows Hillary Clinton now in a dead heat with [ Bernie ] Sanders nationally — ahead of Bernie Sanders by just two percentage points, 50 to 48percent.
We can either do that directly or through tax credits. And, kind of figuring out whether she could do that through executive action, or she would need to do that through tax credits working with Congress. She thinks either of those will help solve the challenge of kind of the crushing costs that still exist for too many people who even are part of the Affordable Care Act.
Terrorists have once again struck at the heart of Europe, but their campaign of hate and fear will not succeed, today's attacks will only strengthen our resolve to stand together as allies and defeat terrorism and radical jihadism around the world. GOP candidate Texas Sen. Ted Cruz essentially called for a pause on immigration until the United States improves its vetting process to keep out terrorists.
I think the numbers are adding up on in our favor, the number of delegates will continue to increase, so I am going to keep working as hard as I can, but I think it is important that we really do focus on the very dangerous path that Donald Trump has laid out here, the kind of bluster and bigotry and bullying that he's exemplifying on the campaign trail is disturbing to I think the majority of Americans.
We are going to pull together and stay together and stand up against those powerful forces. And I always get a little chuckle when I hear my opponent talking about doing it, well, I don't know where he was when I was trying to get health care in '93 and '94, standing up (against) the insurance companies, standing up against the drug companies.
We need to get more companies, more nonprofits, to fill this space. The ones that knew what they were doing have provided good services, but a lot of them have failed because they didn't have the right support, even in those markets where those co-ops had previously operated, we have seen a commitment on the part of those who are administering the markets to try to facilitate greater competition.
The subprime problems are now creating massive issues on Wall Street, it's a serious problem affecting our housing market and millions of hard working families. So what are some of the things we need to do? We need to expand the role of the (Federal Housing Administration) to issue more mortgages at better rates to these homeowners. We need to give consumers more counseling and information, prevent families from being trapped in high interest loans with pre-payment penalties and in some cases, allow more breathing room from foreclosure.
Secretary Clinton prevailed upon the governor of New York, Eliot Spitzer, who wanted to do the right thing and provide drivers' licenses to those who are undocumented. She said don't do it, and New York state still does not do it, in Vermont, by the way, I worked with officials and undocumented people in Vermont do have the ability to get drivers' licenses.
The money was there and had to be released in order to save the auto industry and 4 million jobs and to begin the restructuring. I voted to save the auto industry. He voted against the money that ended up saving the auto industry. I think that is a pretty big difference, given the terrible pressures that the auto industry was under and that the middle class of this state and Ohio and Indiana and Illinois and Wisconsin and Missouri and other places in the Midwest were facing, I think it was the right decision to heed what President-elect Obama asked us to do.
We have a lot of communities right now in our country where the levels of toxins in the water, including lead, are way above what anybody should tolerate, we have a higher rate of tested lead in people in Cleveland than in Flint. So I'm not satisfied with just doing everything we must do for Flint, I want to tackle this problem across the board.
When it comes to trade deals, here is my standard: I won't support any agreement unless it helps create good jobs and higher wages for American workers and protects our national security, i need to be able to look into the eyes of any hard-working American anywhere in our country and say, 'This deal will help raise your income.'.
I'm just speaking out against bigotry and bullying wherever I hear it. And I hear a lot of it from the Republican candidates. They seem to have forgotten completely about issues and they're now running their campaigns based on insults, it's turned into a kind of one-upmanship on insulting and I don't think that's appropriate in a presidential campaign, and I'm going to speak up on it.
We need to take these people on. They are often connected to big drug cartels. They are not just gangs of kids anymore. They are often the kinds of kids that are called 'super-predators,' no conscience, no empathy. We can talk about why then ended up that way, but first we have to bring them to heel.
We’ve got to say to the gun lobby, you know what, there is a constitutional right for people to own guns, but there’s also a constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that enables us to have a safe country where we are able to protect our children and others from this senseless gun violence.
I think that's a question that people are trying to sort through. And I'm going to demonstrate that I've always been the same person, I've always been fighting for the same values, fighting to make a difference in people's lives, long before I was in elected office, even before my husband was in the presidency.
I want you tell your friends and neighbors, I believe with all my heart we can have common-sense gun reform measures that are consistent with the Second Amendment. It's important for people to understand that and hear that, we've had the Brady Bill since '94. I want you to find one person who's had their gun taken away. Just find one for me. ... There is a difference between respecting gun owners and gun owners' constitutional rights to hunt, to collect, to shoot, and going along with the agenda of the gun lobby which represents the gun makers more than they represent the gun owners. And what we have seen in the last few years is a concerted effort to mislead, misinform gun owners by the gun lobby.
Now Many Republicans say they ’ll reject anyone President Obama nominates, no matter how qualified. Some are even saying he does n’t have the right to nominate anyone. As if somehow he’s not the real president, you know, that’s in keeping with what we’ve heard all along, is n’t it ? Many Republicans talk in coded racial language about takers and losers. They demonize President President Obama and encourage the ugliest impulses of the paranoid fringe. This kind of hatred and bigotry has no place in our politics or our country.
Barack Obama is president of the United States until January 20, 2017, that is a fact, my friends, whether the Republicans like it or not. Elections have consequences. The President has a responsibility to nominate a new justice and the Senate has a responsibly to vote. And all of us Democrats, we have a responsibly to make sure a Republican doesn't win in November and rip away all of the progress we have made together.
I am not a single issue candidate and this is not a single issue country, because if we were going to achieve everything about banks and money and politics, would that end racism? Would that make it automatically going to happen that people will be able to get the jobs they deserve, the housing the need, the education their children should have?
We have to be focused on doing everything we can to build on the progress that President Obama has made, it will not surprise you to hear me say that I was deeply honored when he asked me to be secretary of state. We were partners and we became friends. And I know how hard he worked against implacable hostility at every single turn.
You know, senator, what I am concerned about is not disagreement on issues -- saying that this is what I would rather do, I don't agree with the president on that, calling the President weak, calling him a disappointment, calling several times that he should have a primary opponent when he ran for re-election in 2012, you know, I think that goes further than saying we have our disagreements.
I know something about lead poisoning because of the work I've done in the past (with Children's Defense Fund) and as a senator from New York, we had a lot of old housing with lead paint in it. A lot of kids suffered from lead poisoning, and part of the challenge is you've got to intervene early. We need comprehensive health screenings, then we need to figure out how do we get the right nutrition and vitamins. You've got to begin to work to counteract the lead.
I am not going to talk about big ideas like single-payer and then not level with people about how much it will cost. A respected health economist said these plans would cost a trillion dollars more a year. I'm not going to tell people that I will raise your incomes and not your taxes and not mean it.
We have another one shortly after New Hampshire on the calendar, and I've said we should start looking for dates to get one scheduled. I'm perfectly fine with that, but first things first: We have to agree that we're going to debate in New Hampshire. Both (former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley) and I have agreed and we're waiting for the senator to decide to join us.
It is very important to me. I am a person of faith. I am Christian. I am a Methodist, my study of the Bible, my many conversations with people of faith, has led me to believe that the most important commandment is to love the lord with all your might and to love your neighbor as yourself and that is what I think we are commanded by Christ to do.
These efforts to shirk U.S. tax obligations leave American taxpayers holding the bag while corporations juice more revenues and profits , i have a detailed and targeted plan to immediately put a stop to inversions and invest in the U.S., block deals like Johnson Controls and Tyco, and place an 'exit tax' on corporations that leave the country to lower their tax bill.
It has not all been a bed of roses. It is tough, the politics in our country can be pretty harsh. I think I have been called nearly everything. I understand that. It is a competitive process. I wish it wasn't so mean-spirited. I don't think this reflects well on us. But we have to keep forging our way forward and try to bring people back to together again.
I understand why people get angry. They're angry about the Great Recession, which so knocked everybody flat. They're angry about the failures of, you know, our government and the powerful interests -- it's not only Wall Street, it's the gun lobby, the prescription drug lobby, the insurance lobby and so many others. Let's talk about big oil, i understand that.
I read an article about the special immune-boosting characteristics of hot peppers (and) I thought, that's interesting because, you know, campaigning is pretty demanding, i'd always liked hot food -- Mexican, Indian, Thai -- but I started adding hot peppers, and then I got into eating them raw, whenever they weren't really, really too hot.
He has voted with the NRA, with the gun lobby, numerous times. He voted against the Brady Bill five times. He voted for what we call the Charleston loophole. He voted for immunity for gun makers and sellers, he voted to let guns go onto Amtrak, guns go onto national parks. He voted against doing research to figure out how we can save lives.
I think every single American should be outraged, we've had a city in the United States of America where the population, which is poor in many ways and majority African-American, has been drinking and bathing in lead-contaminated water. And the governor of that state acted as though he didn't really care.
That is really artificial, all of those early soundings and polls, once you get into it, this is a Democratic election for our nominee and it gets really close, exciting. And it really depends upon on who can make the best case that you can be the nominee to beat whoever the Republicans put up and try to get your folks who support you to come out.
Let me ask you all to think hard about this job that you're interviewing for, think hard about the people who are presenting themselves to you, their experience, their qualifications, their positions. And particularly for those of us who are Democrats, their electability. And how we make sure we have a Democrat going back into that White House on January 20, 2017.
As a lifelong Planned Parenthood supporter, I'm honored to have the endorsement of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, there has never been a more important election when it comes to women's health and reproductive rights -- and Planned Parenthood's patients, providers, and advocates across the country are a crucial line of defense against the dangerous agenda being advanced by every Republican candidate for president.
I understand that the occupiers of the federal land have said that they will leave if the local community doesn't want them, and from what I'm seeing in the news, the local community doesn't want them, they should leave -- leave peacefully -- but they should be charged for the illegal action they have undertaken, trespassing, breaking and entering and the like.
I can tell you what I am, I am a progressive Democrat … who likes to get things done, and who believes that we’re better off in this country when we’re trying to solve problems together. Getting people to work together. There will always be strong feelings and I respect that, from, you know, the far right, the far left, libertarians, whoever it might be, we need to get people working together.
I have the greatest respect for Sen. Sanders and he makes a passionate case against the big banks and his solution is recitation of Glass-Steagall, which would, in his view, lead to the breaking up of the big banks, that leaves out a huge part of the financial system. I don't want them to get away with that.
Clearly this raises serious questions that we have to raise directly with the Saudi government, we have governments we work with on a number of issues whose policies and values are antithetical to ours, to be just blunt about it. And yet who also have certain interests with us that we are involved in.
I think I was asked this a couple months ago, and I said, you know, that term carries with it legal import. It is a very important concept and label for behavior that deserves that name, i said we are only at the beginning at seeing this and I am not sure yet we have enough evidence. I am sure now we have enough evidence.
Our security professionals need to more effectively track and analyze ISIS' social media posts and map jihadist networks, we have to stop jihadists from radicalizing new recruits in person and through social media, chat rooms and what is called the dark web. To do that we need stronger relationships between Washington, Silicon Valley and all of our great tech companies.
Whenever I'm talking to young women about politics, I always say, look, you don't have to run for office, you don't have to be actively involved, but you do have to exercise your brain in deciding what you believe and who you will support, and sometimes, it is choices between people that none of whom excite you, but study it enough to figure out, OK, if I vote for this person over that person, I'm more likely to see progress on something I care about.
Yes, we must strengthen that most fundamental citizenship right, the right to vote, i thought we had solved that problem, thanks to many of the lawyers we are honoring today, but unfortunately there is mischief afoot and some people are just determined to do what they can to keep other Americans from voting.
Leaders in the House and Senate won't even allow a vote on whether we should prevent people on the no-fly list from buying guns, including possible terrorists, it is just beyond ones imagination; these are people too dangerous to be let on airplanes but Congress won't stop them from getting guns. It is just something that makes no sense.
When I was Secretary of State, President Obama and I worked with Aung San Suu Kyi and others on the ground in Burma to nurture flickers of progress into a real opening, as President, I will ensure that the United States continues to stand with them and with everyone around the world who seeks liberty and dignity.
Fact is we should go to a state-based market solution that's what would be best for health care. first of all, I support Medicare and I support it because it has one of the lowest administrative costs of any insurance provider in America and it is demonized and attacked all the time when the facts are quite contrary.
I have a very good relationship with him, in part because we can yell at each other, and we do, and I was often the designated yeller. Something would happen, a new settlement announcement would come, and I would call him up, 'What are you doing? You've got to stop this.' And we understood each other.
It's important to say out loud what I am saying because I believe all Americans, especially those of us with privilege and power have a responsibility to face these facts and we need to do a better job not assuming that our experiences are everyone else's, and we need all of us to try walking into one another's shoes.
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, first of all, under Dodd-Frank, that is what will happen because we now have stress tests and I'm going to impose a risk fee on the big bank if they engage in risky behavior but they have to know, their shareholders have to know that yes, they will fail and if they're too big to fail. Then under my plan and others that have been proposed, they may have to be broken up.
‘I think Bernie Sanders seemed to have a course correction in the [Jefferson Jackson] dinner from one in which he said he wasn’t going to go negative to – to obviously focusing his, you know, his fire on her,’ [John Podesta] said on ABC’s ‘This Week’ on Sunday. Podesta said Clinton, on the other hand, refrained from partisanship and focused on painting a positive vision for the future of America in her speech.
There was a lot of conflicting information that we were trying to make sense of. The situation was very fluid. It was fast-moving, when I talked to the Egyptian prime minister, I said that this was a claim of responsibility by Ansar al-Sharia, by a group that was affiliated -- or at least wanted to be affiliated -- with al Qaida.
He continues to fight for higher wages, safer communities and a more peaceful world, it's a record to be proud of, defend and build on. And I am confident that history isn't finished with Joe Biden. As he said today, there is more work to do. And if I know Joe, he will always be on the front lines, always fighting for all of us.
We had a murderous dictator, Gadhafi, who had American blood on his hands, as I'm sure you remember, threatening to massacre large numbers of the Libyan people, we had our closest allies in Europe burning up the phone lines begging us to help them try to prevent what they saw as a mass genocide, in their words. And we had the Arabs standing by our side saying, 'We want you to help us deal with Gadhafi.'.
These mergers should be scrutinized very closely with an eye to preventing the undue concentration that they appear to create, i am very skeptical of the claim that consumers will benefit from them because the evidence from careful studies shows that too often the companies end up pocketing profits rather than passing savings to consumers.
Because I got to tell you, most of them were State Department people or they were Hillary Clinton's former aides, people that worked in their campaigns, speech writers. So when he talks about these 50 witnesses, we still have been zeroed in on Hillary Clinton and there is absolutely no doubt about that and it's very unfortunate. i think it's pretty clear that whatever they might have thought they were doing, they ended up becoming a partisan arm of the Republican National Committee with an overwhelming focus on trying to as, they admitted, down my poll numbers.
But I believe we have gone way too far in being intimidated by the (National Rifle Association), and I have said repeatedly that the majority of Americans and the majority of gun owners support universal background checks, and for the NRA to take these absolute positions on behalf of the most extreme of their members, and carrying water for the manufacturers and dealers, is just wrong.
I think he is raising issues that the electorate -- not just Democrats, everybody needs to be thinking about. He has put forward his plans with passionate intensity and I have put forth mine and just think of the difference between us and the Republicans who have put forward nothing but the same old out of touch, out of date policies.
I think it's pretty clear that whatever they might've thought they were doing, they ended up becoming a partisan arm of the Republican National Committee with an overwhelming focus on trying to -- as they admitted -- drive down my poll numbers, i've already testified about Benghazi. I testified to the best of my ability before the Senate and the House. I don't know that I have very much to add.
You could see on that stage in Las Vegas how we are maybe approaching these problems with different solutions, but we're both seeing the pressures that American families are under and the challenges that they're facing, we're not peddling the same old failed policies of trickle-down economics and let the corporations do what they want and cut taxes on the wealthy.
This TPP sets the gold standard in trade agreements to open free, transparent, fair trade, the kind of environment that has the rule of law and a level playing field, and when negotiated, this agreement will cover 40 percent of the world's total trade and build in strong protections for workers and the environment.
I think that we have the opportunity through the states that are pursuing recreational marijuana to find out a lot more than we know today, i do support the use of medical marijuana, and I think even there we need to do a lot more research so that we know exactly how we're going to help people for whom medical marijuana provides relief.
We have got to stop imprisoning people who use marijuana, therefore, we need more states, cities, and the federal government to begin to address this so that we don't have this terrible result that Senator Sanders was talking about where we have a huge population in our prisons for nonviolent, low-level offenses that are primarily due to marijuana.
As a woman you're really held to a totally different standard and you're expected to be both strong and vulnerable at the same time. That's not easy to do. And so you just have to be who you are to the best of your ability but it is somewhat frustrating, we all feel like if you do it you're criticized, if you don't do it you're criticized. It's just so hard to get people to realize that you know we're all different. We may all be women. We have our strengths we have our weaknesses. Eventually people they get you or they don't.
I'm always a little puzzled when any women of any age, but particularly a young woman, says something like, 'Well, I believe in equal rights but I'm not a feminist.' Well, a feminist is by definition someone who believes in equal rights, it just means that we believe women have the same rights as men. Politically, culturally, socially, economically. That's what it means.
If you work hard, and do you part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead, but the Republicans, they want to go back to letting the super wealthy call the shots. They don't stand up for equal pay for women. They don't support paid family leave. They don't even really support refinancing student debt.
I was in a unique position as secretary of state at the start of this process, and not wanting to interfere with ongoing decision making that the President and Secretary (of State John) Kerry have to do in order to make whatever final decisions they need, so I thought this would be decided by now, and therefore I could tell you whether I agree or disagree, but it hasn't been decided, and I feel now I've got a responsibility to you and voters who ask me about this.
He is fueling a level of paranoia and prejudice against all kinds of people. And when you light those fires, you better recognize that they can get out of control and he should start dampening them down and putting them out, if he wants to talk about what he would do as president, that's obviously fair game.
If you want a president who will tell you everything that is wrong with America and who is to blame for it, you've got plenty of other choices. And my goodness, didn't we hear enough of that the other night at the Republican debate, but if you want a president who will listen to you, work her heart out to make your life better, and together to build a stronger, fairer, better country, then you are looking at her.
But if that person would have been at my event, I would have called him out on it, and I would have said from the very beginning that has no place in a political discussion like the one we are trying to have here. And not only it is out of place and wrong, it is totally factually untrue. And to quite impugning the integrity of the President.
He has made a lot of claims, and I think it may reflect on the Republican side some of the pent-up frustration that they have, i'm going to let them deal with however they choose their nominee, but I am certainly looking forward, if he were the nominee, to debating him in the general election because there's a lot to talk about starting with his really outrageous statements about immigration.
It seems to me, by just observing Governor Walker, that Governor Walker thinks because he busts unions, starves universities, guts public education, demeans women, scapegoats teachers, nurses and firefighters, Governor Walker is some kind of tough guy on Governor Walker motorcycle -- a real leader, well, that is not leadership, folks. Leadership means fighting for the people you represent.
I wouldn't support his agreement for one second if I thought it put Israel in greater danger, i know well that the same forces that threaten Israel, threaten the United States. To the people of Israel, you will never have to question whether we are with you. The United States will always be with you.
I think it's a shame that Senator Obama will not agree to debates in Indiana and North Carolina, i've accepted any and all debates in both states because most people really want to see us. We've only had four debates between the two of us, and now it is down to the two of us. I think that voters are right to want to have a debate.
Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don't want to live in the modern world, but it's a little hard to take from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States, yet they espouse out of date, out of touch policies. They are dead wrong for 21st century America. We are going forward, we are not going back.
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Hillary Clinton said. I don’t think it’s useful to be behind the scenes asking this or saying that. I’ve done none of that. i was at his son’s funeral, and I can not even imagine the grief and the heartbreak. Joe has had more terrible events than most people can even contemplate, losing his first wife, losing his first daughter, now losing his son.
I mean, I cannot even imagine the grief and the heartbreak. I mean Joe has had more terrible events than most people can even, you know, contemplate. Losing his first wife, losing his first daughter, now losing his son, he has to do what he has to do. But I'm just going to continue with my campaign.
We had an emergency, and it was very important to send a message to families in Central America, 'Do not let your children take this very dangerous journey' because a lot of children did not make it, they were robbed, they were raped, they were kidnapped, they were held for ransom by smugglers. So I think it was the responsible message, that I and many others, including the White House, was trying to say to families, 'Do not let your children, your young children do this.'.
They can do whatever they want to with the server to figure out what is there and what is not there, that is for the people investigating it to try to figure out. But we turned over everything that was work related -- every single thing. Personal stuff, we did not, I had no obligation to do so. And didn't.
Look, I don't believe you change hearts, i believe you change laws, you change allocation of resources, you change the way systems operate. You're not going to change every heart. You're not. But at the end of the day, we could do a whole lot to change some hearts and change some systems and create more opportunities for people who deserve to have them, to live up to their own God-given potential.
Yes, I know it makes great TV. I think the guy went way overboard -- offensive, outrageous, pick your adjective, but what Marco Rubio said has as much of an impact in terms of where the Republican Party is today as anybody on that stage, and it is deeply troubling. And it should be to the press, not just to those of us who have been doing this work for so long.
We need to keep upping our game both bilaterally and with partners across the region through agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP, this TPP sets the gold standard in trade agreements to open free, transparent, fair trade, the kind of environment that has the rule of law and a level playing field. And when negotiated, this agreement will cover 40 percent of the world's total trade and build in strong protections for workers and the environment.
We want to expedite the negotiations as much as possible, so we are exploring ways that we can try to drive this agenda. I am absolutely convinced that opening up markets in Asia amongst all of us and doing so in a way that creates win-win situations so that people feel that trade is in their interests.
I think there are two points to make, one, Planned Parenthood for more than a century has done a lot of really good work for women: cancer screenings, family planning, all kinds of health services. And this raises not questions about Planned Parenthood so much as it raises questions about the whole process, that is, not just involving Planned Parenthood, but many institutions in our country.
One, Planned Parenthood for more than a century has done a lot of really good work for women: cancer screenings, family planning, all kinds of health services. And this raises not questions about Planned Parenthood so much as it raises questions about the whole process, that is, not just involving Planned Parenthood, but many institutions in our country.
I think this is a much more complicated issue than pointing to any one piece of legislation and saying well if we just pass that everything would be fine, if you go back and look at what happened in the great recession, it was mortgage companies, it was insurance companies, it was non-commercial banking entities, who were as big if not bigger contributors to the collapse. So I am not interested in just saying there is one answer to the too-big-to-fail problem.
For more than a century, Planned Parenthood has provided essential services for women, and I think it is unfortunate that Planned Parenthood had been the object of such a concerted attacks for so many years. It's really is an attack against a women's right to choose to make the most personal, difficult decisions that any woman would face based on her faith and the medical advice that she is given.
All of us want a safe community, so we should be smart enough how we can provide that safety without intentionally or unintentionally targeting a particular group of Americans, and what is so, really, troubling, is that if you compare statistics between white men and African American men, if they are stopped, if they are arrested, if they are charged, if they are convicted, if they are sentenced, there are clear undeniable racial disparities. I think we have to admit this. We shouldn't try to gloss it over or it would go away.
I just want to say a word about how tragic and regrettable it is that we lost four Marines in an act of senseless violence -- what is being called another instance of domestic terrorism, it's terrible when we lose Marines anywhere in the world, but to lose four in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is just heartbreaking.
This does put a lid on the nuclear program, but we still have a lot of concern about the bad behavior and the actions by Iran which remains the largest state sponsor of terrorism which does go after and undermine governments in the region, that poses an existential threat to Israel, that unfairly, unlawfully confines and tries Americans on trumped up charges, that bad behavior is something we have to address.
I have absolutely no support for a city that ignores the strong evidence that should be acted on. ... If it were a first-time traffic citation, if it were something minor, a misdemeanor, that's entirely different, this man had already been deported five times. And he should have been deported at the request of the federal government.
I think it's understandable that when questions are raised, people maybe are thinking about them and wondering about them, but I have every confidence that during the course of this campaign, people are going to know who will fight for them, who will be there when they need them, and that's the kind of person I am and that's what I will do, not only in a campaign but as president.
I have absolutely no support for a city that ignores the strong evidence that should be acted on. ... If it were a first-time traffic citation, if it were something minor, a misdemeanor, that's entirely different, this man had already been deported five times. And he should have been deported at the request of the federal government.
We have to take on the gun lobby one more time, at the very least, we need to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers, people with serious mental challenges, terrorists, all of whom now are perfectly free to go and find a gun somewhere. This is a controversial issue, I am well aware of that. But I think it is the height of irresponsibility not to talk about it. So I will talk about it.
I know this is a difficult topic to talk about, i know that so many of us hoped by electing our first black President we had turned the page on this chapter in our history. I know there are truths we don't like to say out loud in discussions with our children, but we have to. That is the only way we can possibly move forward together.
No president would be a tougher negotiator on behalf of American workers, either with our trade partners or Republicans on Capitol Hill than I would be, in order to get a deal that meets these high standards, the President should listen to and work with his allies in Congress, starting with Nancy Pelosi, who have expressed their concerns about the impact that a weak agreement would have on our workers, to make sure we get the best, strongest deal possible.
In order to get a deal that meets these high standards, the President should listen to and work with his allies in Congress, starting with Nancy Pelosi, who have expressed their concerns about the impact that a weak agreement would have on our workers, to make sure we get the best, strongest deal possible.
I am willing to try now to see whether you can push to get rid of the objectionable parts, to drive a harder bargain on some of the other parts and to provide transparency so the American people can see what would be in a proposed final deal, if I were in the White House, that's what I would be doing right now.
A first-grade teacher who saw she had nothing to eat at lunch, and without embarrassing her, brought extra food to share. The woman whose house she cleaned letting her go to high school so long as her work got done -- that was a bargain she leapt to accept, and because some people believed in her, she believed in me.
And yet, as I travel around the country, I hear signs of optimism, that's the spirit that got Americans through the Great Recession. And as we come back from the crisis, potential new business owners and entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Des Moines to Brooklyn are ready to seize the moment. All they need are policies that help them get ahead instead of holding them back.
What the Clinton Foundation has said is that we will be even more transparent, even though Transparency International and others have said we're among the most transparent of foundations, i very much believe that that is the right policy. That we'll be even more transparent. That to eliminate any questions while we're in this time, we won't take new government funding, but that the work will continue as it is.
If I were just to read briefing books or I were just to engage in the political back and forth, would I have heard what a big problem mental health is in New Hampshire? Would I have heard people say they're really worried about the impact on young people because New Hampshire has the highest tuition and debt problems in the country? i'm not sure I would have.