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that come from it. up next, another big event, in the next few minutes hillary clinton and bernie sanders teaming up on the campaign trail together in new hampshire. you will be dipping into that in our next hour for sure. for now, i'm over and you're going to be passed off to my colleague, at this hour, berman and baldwold win starts now. hello, i'm kate bolduan. >> and i'm john berman. >> the breaking news in new hampshire, hillary clinton and bernie sanders unite. any moment the two will step out on the stage in portsmouth, new hampshire, together. bernie sanders is expected to formally endorse hillary clinton. the big question, can he convince his legion of supporters who feel the bern feel something else? can you say that in mixed company? >> no, you cannot, but you just did. the political partnership
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between the ones bitter rivals is about to make its debut. as cnn's jeff zeleny has more. >> reporter: this is scheduled to be a unity event. we are going to hear the words "i endorse" from bernie sanders, but talking to so many voters here, there's so many raw tensions, particularly on the side of bernie sanders' supporters. there are bernie sanders' supporters on either side of this gymnasium here, holding up bernie sanders signs, holding out hope that he will not endorse. i talked to about ten bernie sanders supporters this morning. he said he's not going to endorse today, they don't believe it. he is indeed going to endorse. the reality here is we're 35 days after the last primaries where hillary clinton clinched the nomination. most of his supporters have come on board. both campaigns believe most will. some may not. at this point, it matters less
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and less baurz donald trump is unifying this party much more so than hillary clinton is, much more so than bernie sanders is. not surprisingly donald trump is trying to get in on the act here. he tweeted this morning, sort of razzing and jabbing bernie sanders supporters. he's saying he's essentially selling out his supporters here. when bernie sanders takes the stage this morning and embraces hillary clinton, this will be the moment that hillary clinton has been waiting for for so long. it reminds me of eight years ago in unity, new hampshire, when barack obama and hillary clinton came together somewhat awkwardly. i remember many clinton supporters that day telling me we will never support barack obama. most of them did. this is where this is going. today could have fireworks because there are passion there are bernie sanders supporters. >> let me give you a dramatic reading from a young reporter
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named jeff zeleny at that event in unity, new hampshire. on a sultry summer day with the aroma of grilled hamburgers and holt dogs in the air t rally took on the trappings of a political festival. we read through the transcript of the whole event. hillary clinton was pretty obfusive. the question s is bernie sanders, what is planned? >> i'm told by sanders supporters he is going to fully embrace her but is going to say the country cannot elect donald trump. i expect his speech to be more trump focused than clinton fo s focus focused. he also will talk about some of the concessions he has gotten over the last month or so. he pushed the party platform to the left, gotten hillary clinton on college affordability, health care, minimum wage. he'll basically say elections are about choices.
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you can choose between hillary clinton and donald trump and don't vote for trump. we'll see how many supporters follow his lead. >> elections are about choices, but you don't have a choice. that's what the message is today, jeff. we'll be back with you in a second as we're watching the podium. in the meantime, gloria borger, paul begala, bill press, bernie sanders supporters and david gregory, cnn political analyst and host of the podcast. great to see all of you. bill, we decided as we watch this moment happen, we'll take a walk down memory lane. here is one key line we recall from hillary clinton's endorsement of barack obama eight years ago. listen to this. >> i'm standing with senator obama today because i know he'll work for you, he'll fight for you and he'll stand up for you every single day in the white
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house. [ cheers and applause ] to anyone who voted for me and is now considering not voting or voting for senator mccain, i strongly urge you to reconsider. i urge you to remember who we are standing for in this election. >> let's start with this, if you're considering -- if you're voting for me and now considering not voting or voting for senator mccain, i strongly urge you to reconsider? bill, does bernie sanders need to say exactly that or something very close to his supporters today? >> if i were advising bernie sanders at this moment, i would say take those words of hillary clinton and repeat them word for word, absolutely. that's got to be the message. i think that will be the message. as a matter of fact, if you go down history's lane here, kate and john, you'll see the bernie
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sanders supporters have moved to support hillary clinton faster in 2016, faster than the hillary clinton supporters went to support barack obama back in 2008. it's all going to come together today in portsmouth, new hampshire. >> we have seen polls seeing some movement of bernie sanders supporters. >> trump supporters don't like those polls. >> paul, on the other hand, it's taken a long time for bernie sanders to get to this point. it took hillary clinton four days after barack obama became the nominee in 2008, for hillary clinton to endorse barack obama. it's taken a full 36 for bernie sanders to get there. his words, not to use the word effusive again. he hasn't been glowing in his praise for hillary clinton. does he need to be, would you like to see him as glowing as hillary clinton was eight years ago? >> what i want to see is him there, the meeting is the
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message, the event itself is the message. okay. it's 35 days. it took wife eight years of dating before agreeing the marry me. she still wasn't very enthusiastic when she said i do. 27 years later, by the way. i've been so impressed with how senator sanders and his supporters conducted himself. let me eat some kroechlt i was one of the people very, very worried about sanders' voters coming for hillary. my analysis was wrong. i thought hillary voters went for barack easily because they were more politically mature. i was worried the young idealistic sanders' supporters wouldn't as easily come to hillary. bill is right. they've moved stronger for hillary than hillary's did for bara barack. that shows political maturity who i didn't fully appreciate how mature they are. >> gloria, four days for hillary
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clinton to get on board with barack obama. 35, 36 here. does that cloud this endorsement? >> a little bit. let's just say, the pew poll saying 85% of the sanders supporters will hold their noses and say they're going to support hillary clinton. to use paul's metaphor, this isn't love. this is an arranged marriage. this is not love -- >> sometimes those can work out better. >> maybe, not in my experience. let me say that. >> i'll tell lance you said that. >> exactly. in that case, true love. they had to get together on free college tuition, how to arrange that. they had to get together on the platform. they still have yet to get together on trade. this is what bernie sanders cares about, these particular issues and he had to arrange them to get to yes. so it isn't love.
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they did get to yes and it took a while. >> david gregory is looking at jeanne shaheen, the final speaker before bernie sanders and hillary clinton take the stage. we are getting very close. clearly, david, donald trump sees a soft spot here on hillary clinton. he's put out several tweets attacking bernie sanders forgetting on board with hillary. >> a small book. >> 18-page, point by point release, top five sandereasons won't be excited. does donald trump have an effective way to go at this? >> he can do what anybody can do, try to go back to the primaries and look at the bad things sanders said about clinton and said, oh, yeah, do we forget that. the truth is, as has been mentioned, how about a big difference over the iraq war. hillary clinton was for it,
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barack obama was against it. people fell in line. democrats fell in line. that was hard fought and took years for a lot of people in the clinton orbit to get warmer to the people on the obama team. here there's a trump factor bigger than anything else and it's the fear of the choice. i don't think hillary clinton is seen by many sanders supporters a and maybe not the democratic electorate overall, maybe she's too compromised in many ways. but sanders supporters don't have anywhere to go. in this particular year, the argument is going to be there is no choice. you have to be for hillary. the stakes are too high. the danger is too real of a trump presidency. i think that's what you'll hear from sanders. the key to all of this is the level of enthusiasm that he can muster. i think what we've said is they moved quickly over to hillary clinton. he has pulled her farther to the left. but she's got the job to do. she will need his help to try to get people out, whether fear factor or pure enthusiasm to get
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them to the polls. that's what obama had in 2008. he had it again in 2012. she's got to have that because i think trump in many ways relies on depressing her coalition, keeping those numbers down in the fall. >> gloria, when you look at this that donald trump put out, and he's blade it very clear in speeches that he's made that he's outreached to bernie sanders supporters korjs on to our side. is that a worthwhile endeavor for him? >> if i were donald trump, i would be trying it, too, because of the issues that david gregory was just talking about, for example, the iraq war. but on so many social issues, you look at the demographics of trump supporters who are older, less educated. you look at the demographics of the bernie sanders supporters, they're younger, they're in college or newly out of college, college educated. there doesn't seem to be that much of an overlap.
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i think the big question is mobilizati mobilization. he's got to convince his people to get out there and vote. they don't trust hillary clinton. a lot of his supporters don't trust hillary clinton as we just saw in this reseptember poll. he's got to say to them, okay, put all that aside, look at the choice and don't throw away a vote to a third party candidate, by the way. by the way, vote for hillary clinton, just hold your nose and do it. >> bill press, you are one of these bernie sanders supporters. how much do you expect him to do, not today, after today? how much do you expect him to do after today? the question is where? are we talking places like wisconsin or new hampshire where he won or talking college campuses across the country? >> paul ate a little crow. maybe i want to celebrate a little bit. we heard from so many choices during this primary, oh, bernie
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is going to wreck the party, he's going to be another ralph nader, he'll never support hillary clinton which is all bs. i must say i said so at the time. now they're coming together. bernie sanders just didn't walk away from the primary. he stale wanted to fight for the things he believed in. he's done so very successfully. i say hillary clinton has really moved a lot herself and embraced a lot that bernie sanders stands for. it's not going to stop here in portsmouth. i believe you'll see bernie sanders doing three things. number one, he will be stoutly defending and campaigning for hillary clinton particularly in some of the swing states, the states that he won. secondly, he's going to be one of her point people, if you will, against donald trump, taking that message and refuting this idea that the bernie people are automatically, should even consider voting for donald trump. thirdly, i think he's going to be out there. i know he's going to be out there stumping for other
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progressive candidates, to congress, to the senate and the house, to continue what he calls his political revolution. bernie is going to be a force to reckon with for months and years to come. >> can i just add, i think there's a danger for hillary clinton, too, in trying to get too close to sanders and his supporters. the danger she has is she looks like she's already too malleable in the views of many voters, even democratic voters, that she'll shift in the wind. she can't get too close to him. she's done things which are potentially problematic, whether it's college education or her views on trade that might affect her standing with independent voters. she needs him for the enthusiasm but she can't pretend to be too close to that side of the party. it's just not where she is. >> to your point, david, she's hugged barack obama as tight as she can which is why the opposition to the tpp, the trade deals, did not really end up in the platform because it is something that the president
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supports and bernie sanders has opposed obama care, for example. she's walking the fine line between the man she really loves who is barack obama and this man that she really has to make a deal with who is bernie. >> back to this arranged marriage thing. >> it being an arranged marriage, maybe not true love, paul, do you expect to see bernie sanders and hillary clinton on a stage together? >> i don't know. i think we'll see more of bernie sanders. it's interesting they're in new hampshire. it's not by an accident. that's a state where bernie pounded hillary, beat her by 22 points. it's the only northeastern state, new england state that's a swing state. maybe maine might be. new hampshire is only four electoral votes. it could swing, it might could swing, so bernie's popularity will be important. i expect you'll see him at a lot
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of college campuses. enormous appeal with young people. if i were with hillary's campaign, i would send him to college towns in rust belt state, i'd send him all around, madison, all around to college towns in swing states that have high blue collar vote where trump can make some inroads. >> paul, i think that's an important point because not only that, not only do you want to use sanders to try to blunt some of the trump effect in a state like pennsylvania, but don't forget, of course, sanders did so well with crossover voters, independent voters in open primaries. there the clinton team would want to rely on him in states like new hampshire. >> bakari sellers is also with us, a hillary clinton supporter.
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i don't wonant to lose sight of the event. jeff zeleny was talking to a lot of bernie sanders supporters in that crowd, people who went to see bernie sanders and hillary clinton who say they're not going to support hillary clinton. >> there was a campaign side that said "only bernie sanders." >> that's pretty telling, bakari. there are progressives out there right now who are on the fence. >> it's going to take some time. there's no doubt. this embrace that we'll see on stage today the something i've been waiting a long time for. i guess since we're all being humble and very humble today, i have to join paul and eat crow as well and give kudos to my friend bill press because i said on that set, i was afraid bernie sanders was going to become ralph nader. jesse jackson said something last night which is important, that bernie sanders deserves credit. he could have destroyed the democratic party. instead, he expanded it, brought
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so many more voters in. one thing i'm paying close attention to, "time" magazine came out and said hillary clinton is struggling to convince young votersment when you dig deep behind the numbers, you see she has overwhelming support of young voters of color, but missing the 18 to 25 young white voter. i think bernie sanders is going to play a role not just at the top of the ticket, but also he has a lot to gain because, if we take back the senate, do you know who the next chair of the senate budget committee is? it will be chairman bernie sanders. i look forward to this day. this is a day we've all been waiting for. >> jeanne shaheen is done here. we think we're about to hear the official introduction of bernie sanders and hillary clinton. let's listen for a moment. ♪ well, you, you make my dreams
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come true ♪ ♪ >> a musical dance break. >> i had a musical dance break. glad it wasn't on camera. >> we're waiting for the announcement to come in. gloria, as we wait one more time for this, what's the measure of success? is it bernie sanders walk up on the stage or does he need to do something in particular? >> he needs to say i wholeheartedly endorse hillary clinton as the next president of the united states. >> it's got to be about her, not about him. sometimes politicians -- >> brrngs let me remind you is not a warm and fuzzy guy. he's never been a warm and fuzzy guy. but he is somebody who can speak to his supporters and say this is what's good for the country n
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now. we ran a great race. we did everything we could. we have to turn our attention to beating donald trump. >> i believe as jeff zeleny was saying earlier, that's exactly what bernie sanders is going to do, because his staff -- this doesn't happen just out of the blue. his top people have met with sanders' top people. they have arranged what the platform will contain. they have come to some kind of agreement. this stuff is really important to bernie sanders and he and hillary clinton have met. and this is going to be very well choreographed, believe me. >> jeff zeleny i think is still with us inside that room. you probably have information about exactly how this came together. i heard about dinners in burlington, vermont with jeff weaver and robby mook. >> reporter: over burgers no doubt in burlington. we're hearing them take the stage. i'll step out of the way. this is the moment the democrat party has been waiting for. hillary clinton and bernie sanders taking the stage right now. ♪
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♪ we take of our own ♪ from chicago to new orleans ♪ fr♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ where the eyes will to see ♪ where's the love that has not forsaken me ♪ ♪ where's the spirit that reigns over me ♪ ♪ where's the promise from sea to shining sea ♪ ♪ wherever this flag is flown ♪ wherever this flag has flown
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♪ we take care of our own ♪ we take care of our own ♪ we take care of our own ♪ wherever this flag's flown [ cheers and applause ] >> bill mckib bon, jim dean, governor has sen, senator sheheen, thank you very much for your kind remarks, and let me begin by thanking the 13 million americans who voted for me
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during the democratic primaries. and thank you new hampshire forgiving us our first great victory. and a very special thanks to the people of the state of vermont w whose support for many years, as a mayor and as apartmental candidate have sustained me and jane and our entire family. vermont, thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> let me also thank the hundreds of thousands of volunteers throughout this country and every state in the union who work so hard on our campaign and the millions of
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contributors who showed the world that we could run a successful national campaign based on small individual contributio contributions. [ cheers and applause ] >> 2.5 million of them. together we have begun a political revolution to transform america, and that revolution continues. [ cheers and applause ] representing all of us and not just the one percent.
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a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice. i am proud of the campaign we ran here in new hampshire and across the country. our campaign won the primaries and caucuses in 22 states. when the roll call at the democratic national convention is announced, it will show that we won almost 1,900 delegates. far more than almost anyone thought we could win, but it is
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not enough to win the nomination. secretary clinton goes into the convention with 389 more pledge delegates than we have and a lot more superdelegates. [ cheers and applause ] >> secretary clinton has won the democratic nominating process. [ cheers and applause ] >> and i congratulate her for that.
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she will be the democratic no, ma'am fee for president, and i intend to do everything i can to make certain she will be the next president of the united states. i have come here today not to talk about the past, but to focus on the future. that future will be shaped more by what happens on november 8th in voting booths across our nation than by any other event in the world.
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i have come here to make it as clear as possible as to why i am endorsing hillary clinton -- [ cheers and applause ] and why she must become our next president. during the last year, i have had to extraordinary opportunity, an extraordinary opportunity to speak to more than 1.4 million americans at rallies in almost every state in our country.
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i was also able to meet with many thousands of other people at smaller gatherings, and the profound lesson that i have learned is that this campaign is not really about hillary clinton or donald trump or bernie sanders or any other candidate who sought the presidency. this campaign is about the needs of the american people and addressing them. and addressing the very serious crises that we face. and there is no doubt in my mind that, as we head into november hillary clinton is far and away the best candidate to do that.
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it is very easy to forget, and republicans want us to forget where we were seven hand a half years ago when president obama came into office. as a result of the greed recklessness and illegal behavior on wall street, our economy was in the worst economic downturn since the great depression. some 800,000 people a month were losing their jobs. we were running up a record breaking deficit and the world's financial system was on the
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verge of collapse. we have come a long way in the last seven and a half years, and i thank president obama and vice president biden for their leadership in pulling us out of that terrible recession. but i think we can all agree that much, much more needs to be done. too many americans are still being left out, left behind and ignored. in the richest country in the history of the world, there is too much poverty, there is too much despair.
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this election is about the single mother i saw in nevada who, with tears in her eyes, told me that she was scared to death of the future because she and her daughter were not making it on the $10.45 an hour she was earning. this election is about that woman and the millions of other workers in this country who are falling further and further behind as they try to survive on totally inadequate wages. hillary clinton understands that we must fix an economy in america that is rigged and that sends almost all of the new wealth and income to the top 1%.
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hillary clinton understands that, if someone in america works 40 hours a week, that person should not be living in poverty. she believes, we all believe that we must raise the minimum wage to a living wage. furthermore, she wants to create millions of new jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. our roads, our bridges, our water systems, our wastewater plants. but her opponent, donald trump, well, he has a very different view.
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he believes that states should have the right to lower the minimum wage or even abolish the concept of the minimum wage. if donald trump is elected, we will see no increase in the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, a starvation wage. this election is about which candidate will nominate supreme court justices who are -- [ cheers and applause ] -- will nominate supreme court justices who are prepared to overturn disastrous citizens united decision.
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a decision which is allowing billionaires to buy elections and is undermining our democracy. this election is about who will appoint new justices on the supreme court who will defend a woman's right to choose. [ cheers and applause ] who will defend the rights of the lgbt community, who will defend workers rights, the needs of minorities and immigrants and the government's ability to protect our environment.
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if anyone out there thinks this election is not important, take a moment to think about the supreme court justices that donald trump will nominate and what that means to civil liberties, equal rights and the future of our country. this campaign is about moving the united states towards universal health care. and reducing the number of people in our country who are uninsured or underinsured. hillary clinton wants to see that all americans have the right to choose a public option
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in their health care exchange which will lower the cost of health care for millions. she also believes anyone 55 years or older should be able to opt in to medicare, and she wants to see millions more americans gain access to primary health care, dental care, mental health counseling and low-cost prescription drugs through a major and dramatic expansion of community health centers throughout this country.
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hillary is committed to seeing thousands of young doctors, nurses, psychologists, dentists and other medical professionals practice in underserved areas as we follow through on president obama's idea of tripling funding for the national health service corps. in new hampshire and vermont and across this country we have a major epidemic of opiate and heroin addiction. people are dying every day from overdoses. hillary clinton understands that, if we are serious about addressing this crisis, we need major changes in the way we deliver mental health treatment throughout this country.
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and that is what expanding community health centers will do. that is what getting medical personnel into the areas we need them most will do. and what is donald trump's position on health care? well, no surprise there. same old, same old republican contempt for working families. he wants to abolish the affordable care act, throw 20 million people off of the helkt insurance they currently have and cud medicaid for low-income americans. the last thing we need today in america is a president who doesn't care about whether millions of americans will lose
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access to the health care coverage they desperately need. >> we need more people with access to quality health care, not fewer. hillary clinton also understands that millions of our seniors, disabled veterans and others are struggling with the outrageously high cost of prescription drugs. she and i are in agreement that medicare must negotiate drug prices with the pharmaceutical industry and that we must expand the use of generic medicine. drug companies should not be making billions in profit while
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one out of five americans are unable to afford the medicine they need. the greed of the drug companies must end. this election is about the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality that currently exists, the worst it has been in our country since 1928. hillary clinton knows something is fundamentally long when the rich become richer and millions of others are working longer for low wages. millions of americans are paying an effective tax rate higher than hedge fund millionaires.
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and there are corporations in this country that make billions of dollars a year in profit. yet because of the loopholes their lobbyists created in a given year, they do not pay a nickle in federal taxes. that is wrong. while hillary clinton supports making our tax code fairer and more progressive, donald trump wants to give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the very wealthiest people in this country. his reckless economic policies will not only exacerbate the inequality, they will increase our national debt by trillions
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of dollars. this election is about the thousands of young people i have met throughout this country who have left college deeply in d t debt, the many others who cannot afford to go to college and the need in this country to have the best educated workforce in a highly competitive global economy. hillary clinton believes that we must substantially lower student debt and that we must make public colleges and universities tuition-free for the middle class and working families of this country. this is a major initiative that will revolutionize higher
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education in this country and improve the lives of so many of our people. think of what it will mean -- think of this, when every child in this country regardless of the income of his or her family knows that, if they study hard, if they take school seriously, yes, they will be able to get a college education and leave school without debt. this election is about climate change, the greatest environmental crisis facing our plan planet, and the need to leave this world in a way that is healthy and inhabitable for our children and future generations.
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hillary clinton is listening to the scientists who tell us that, if we do not act boldly in the very near future, there will be more drought, more floods, more acidification of the oceans, more rising sea levels. she understands that we must work with countries around the world in transforming our energy system away from fossil fuels and into energy efficiency and sustainable energy. and that when we do that, we can create a whole lot of good paying jobs.
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well, donald trump, like most republicans, sadly and tragically is choosing to reject science, something no presidential candidate should ever do. he believes that climate change is a hoax. in fact, he wants to expand the use of fossil fuels. that would be a disaster for our count country and for the entire planet. this election is about the leadership we need to pass comprehensive immigration reform and repair a broken criminal justice system. it's about making sure that young people in this country are in good schools or at good jobs,
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not in jail cells. secretary clinton understands that we do not need to have more people in jail than any other country on earth at an expense of $80 billion a year. in these stressful times for our country, this election must be about bringing our people together, not dividing us up. while donald trump is busy insulting mexicans and muslims and women and african-americans and our veterans, hillary
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clinton understands that our diversity is one of our greatest strengt strengths. yes, we become stronger when black and white, latino, asian-american, native american, all of us stand together. yes, we become stronger when men and women, young and old, gay and straight, native-born and immigrant, fight to rid this country of all forms of bigotry. [ cheers and applause ] >> it is no secret that hillary clinton and i disagree on a
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number of issues. that is what this campaign has been about. that is what democracy is about. but i am happy to tell you that at the democratic platform committee which ended sunday night in orlando, there was a significant coming together between the two campaigns, and we produced by far the most progressive platform in the history of the democratic party. . . you our job now is to see that platform implemented by a
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democratically controlled senate, a democratically controlled house and a hillary clinton presidency. i intend to be in every corner of this country to make certain that happens. i have known hillary clinton for 25 years. we were a bit younger then.
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i remember her as a great first lady who broke precedent in terms of the role that a first lady was supposed to play. as she helped lead the fight to universal health care. i served with her in the u.s. senate and know her as' pierce advocate for the rights of our children. i know her and all of you know her as one of the most intelligent people that we have ever met. hillary clinton will make an outstanding president and i am proud to stand with her today.
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thank you all very much. hello, new hampshire! it is so great to be here with so many friends, old and new. thank you. thank you so much. i have to say it is such a great privilege to be here with senator sanders, being here with him in new hampshire, i can't help but reflect how much more
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enjoyable this election is going to be now that we are on the same side. you know what? we are stronger together. i want to give a special thanks to someone who has been with senator sanders every step of the way. not just throughout this campaign but over the years. his wonderful wife, jane sanders. also, i've had the pleasure of meeting his son, levy sanders. thank you. i also appreciate greatly having
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the opportunity for all of us to hear from the speakers beforehand. governor maggie hassen, the next senator from the state of new hampshire, senator jeanne shaheen, who is doing a tremendous job for you, and we are delighted to have heard from and with us bill mckibbon and jim dean. over these last few weeks, bernie and i have worked together on plans to put college within reach for more people, and to ensure that everyone in america has access to quality, affordable health care. and now with your help, we are
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joining forces to defeat donald trump, win in november and together build a future we can all believe in. just as bernie has said over the years, i have gotten to know him as a colleague and a friend. his representation for passionate advocacy hasn't always made him the most popular person in washington. you know what, that's generally a sign you're doing something right. and throughout this campaign, senator sanders has brought people off the sidelines and
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into the political process. he has energized and inspired a generation of young people who care deeply about our country and are building a movement that is bigger than one candidate or one campaign. so thank you, thank you, bernie, for your endorsement but more than that thank you for your lifetime of fighting injustice. i am proud to be fighting alongside you because my friends, this is a time for all of us to stand together. these have been difficult days for america. taking on the systemic racism that plagues our country and rebuilding the frayed bonds of
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trust and respect between law enforcement and the communities they serve will require contributions from all of us. we have to begin by starting to listen to each other. more than that, we then have to come together to do something that will help us fix these problems and heal these wounds. we have to reform our broken criminal justice system, take back our democracy from the wealthy special interest and make our economy work for everybody, not just those at the top. we have to do all these things at the same time. that's why throughout this campaign, we have been calling for eliminating racial profiling
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and disparities in sentencing, ending the era of mass incarceration, dismantling the school to prison pipelines and providing more employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated people. in addition to that, i am proposing two new steps to get law enforcement the support they need while also stopping the tragedy. the tragedy of black men and women and black children being killed in police incidents. first, let's bring law enforcement and the communities they swear to protect and serve together to develop national guidelines on the use of force by police officers.
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and, second, let's provide better training on implicit bias p that remains a problem even in our best police departments but it also remains a problem across society. i am asking for all of us to really search our hearts and minds to make sure we don't have those implicit biases. let's learn from police departments like dallas that had made strong progress and applied their lessons nationwide, because everyone in every community benefits when there is respect for the law and when everyone is respected


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