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independents 202-748-8002 and text us at 7488003 and we're reading on and talk 20 chip from trinidad, colorado, on the c-span line. caller: thanks for letting me on. i just want to say i think everybody on both sides agrees these days we are really torn apart in this country. and to me one of the main things is some people, and i'm referring specifically to shawn hannity make a living as being as hateful and rude and cruel and mocking the other side as they possibly can, and the people don't know, shawn hannity, ever since president biden was sworn in he has a segment on his radio show
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starting up by saying america behind enemy lines. has our country been taken over by a facist leader and referring to president biden and the real americans are behind enemy lines now and that's the exact hateful rhetoric that led to january 6 and he's still doing it. every single day even during the ukraine war, three times during his three hour show at the top of the hour the announcer goes america trapped behind enemy lines. host: to alain calling from olympia, washington, on the republican line. good morning. caller: good morning. you keep on asking a very vial question and that's how we can make the process better and one thing i think that would make the hearing process better is it all the questions were generated from the justices themselves.
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they could put together an entire list of questions they'd like to hear and the democrats and republicans could pick and choose what questions they want to pick. they want to ask. they want to ask the nominee. and that way the person who is applying for the job is going to be one of nine and working with these people on a dazey basis and i think if anybody should have input into who gets into their group, you might say, it should be the justices themselves. not the political people who want to sway a court one way or the other. and i don't think that's where the justices really lie. and if you could give me a few seconds, i'd like to listen for any response but if i get a
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response it would have to be a few second later because of the delay between here and the east coast. thank you. host: let's go to tom calling from eerie, pennsylvania, on the independent line. tom, good morning. caller: good morning. i noticed when there was a woman who called in during your last segment and she challengeed both of the guests you had on about their feeling about the last election. and i think that the guy from the heritage foundation told us all we needed to know. he could not bring himself to say that president biden was elected in a legitimate election. he used the -- he skirted the issue the way anybody from the heritage foundation normally would, and i want to say that i agree with the woman, that
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c-span fell down in who they were choosing to talk about this issue. you had people that were negative about the current administration from both sides of the argument and that's just not right. the other thing i wanted to say was this current controversy going on about the -- about variant thomas and his wife, i think people don't realize the gravity of that situation. clarence thomas should be impeached. and i think anybody who doesn't recognize that is only because they don't want to. host: the caller brought up the recent story involving supreme court justice clarence thomas and his wife virginia thomas and the january 6 insurrection. there's a story about this in "the washington post" and i'll
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read a couple paragraphs to you. virginia thomas, a conservative activist married to supreme court justice clarence thomas repeatedly pressed white house chief of staff mark meadows to pursue unrelenting efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in urgent text messages in critical weeks up to the vote and according to the messages obtained by cbs news and the messages 29 in all reveal an extraordinary pipeline between virginia thomas who goes by jenny and president donald trump's top aide during a period when trump and his allies were vowing to go to the supreme court in an effort to negate the election results. on november 10 after the news organization had projected joe biden the winner based on state vote totals, thomas wrote to meadows, help this great president stand firm, mark, you're the leader with him standing for america's
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constitutional governance at the precipice. everyone knows biden on the left is attempting the greatest heist of our history. that's coming from "the washington post" story, virginia thomas urged the white house chief to pursue unrelenting efforts to overturn the 2020 election. let's go back to our firm lines and talk to mark calling from floral park, new jersey, from the democrat line. good morning. caller: good morning. i'd like to say i was listening to the biden speech yesterday and as a ukrainian american, all i heard was that he was basically saying that we love democracy so much that we are willing to let as many innocent men, women and children die for it as need be to preserve it. the most important part of that call to me anyway was when he basically said that you're using sanctions to stabilize the economy and supposed to effect
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regime change. but even less than an hour later they basically pulled it back and the explanation, you know, it didn't go with what he was saying. it's almost like they don't respect us enough to tell us really the reality of what he was trying to say. and i get it. he saw the refugees, he got angry and it would make anybody angry but there was no need to pull back the comment at least in the way they did. it's almost insulting to everyone's intelligence because it doesn't go with everything he said around that comment. host: here's the comments from the white house that that caller was just talking about in a story in "the washington post." the white house is walking back president joe biden's fiery ad lip comments calling vladimir putin a dictator who cannot remain in power, insisting the united states is not looking for
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regime change in russia. we do not have a strategy of regime change in russia or anywhere else for that matter. secretary of state antony blinken said sunday from jerusalem, stressing biden's point was the russian president cannot be empowered to wage war or engage in aggression against ukraine or anyone else. that's the statement from the white house walking back the statement by president joe biden saying that vladimir putin is a dictator who cannot remain in power. let's go back to our phone lines and talk to opal calling from nashville, tennessee, on the republican line. opal, good morning. caller: good morning. i'm just concerned about america and our military because of biden running it down. wants to apologize to every country from what we did, sold
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out to putin, told him he would get rid of part of our nuclear if he would and we come back and got rid of 10% of ours and russia never did. and i wonder where we stand in the world as a power, whatever it is, power that we can defend even our own country. and i'm concerned about that and also concerned about the ukrainians and other countries around that that's not in nato. i believe what he's doing is something like hitler, he's going to take over all the countries in russia over there, that russian area. and try to show his -- and china might get involved, but i am
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very concerned. host: let's talk to daniel calling from franklin, new york, on the democrat line. daniel, good morning. caller: good morning. i'd like to talk to three issues. the first issue, which side are you on? the second issue, big, big. the third is appeasement. the which side are you on? i see us at war. we're waging economic war against russia. we can go from syria, the chechen republic, republic of georgia, and now the ukraine. which side are you on, the oil companies, opec, that will not increase the oil supplies that began in may of 2020 to reduce the supply of oil to cap the oil
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wells, gas wells. which side are you on? the second point, the myth of big, russia is big, russia's military is big. chechen republic, 1993-1999, there's only 1.8 million people in the chechen republic, we saw how russia struggled. georgia, republic of georgia, 2.5 million. we saw how russia struggled south of asia. now it's ukraine, 42 million. we see how russia is struggling. really struggling as they're being pushed back now. ukraine is not the republic of georgia. appeasement, the problem we're looking at was ceded in syria.
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when you give up our three huge air bases over to the russians, what message does that send? when you turn over syria to the russians, what message does that send? host: let's go to billy calling from new jersey on the republican line. billy, good morning? caller: good morning, everyone. i was on the website and they explained it pretty well with war with white people and how the zionist are trying to commit white genocide and only the white countries taking in nonwhite and can breed us out. you look at every tv show, every tv commercial, mixed couples, gay couples, and imagine the world without white people, everybody would be living in mud
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huts. host: nbc news put out a poll showing president joe biden's current approval ratings in the united states. i'll bring you a cup tweets from mark murray talking about the new nbc news poll of joe biden. here's a tweet that says the new national nbc news poll shows biden's overall job rating among adults. 40% approve, which is down three points from january 2022, 55% disapprove which is up one point from january of 2022. this of course, the poll was taken from march 18-22 and has a plus or minus percentage point of 3.1%. biden on the issues according to the new nbc news poll, covid handling, 51% approve it, up seven points from january. 46% disapprove, down seven points from january. on handling of the economy, 33%
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approve which is down eight points, disapprove is at 63% which is up three points. handling of foreign policy, approval is at 42%, which is up five points. disapproval is at 51%, which is down three points. once again, that's from the new nbc news poll on what americans think about the job that president joe biden is doing. let's talk to bonnie who is calling from greenville, south carolina, on the independent line. bonnie, good morning. caller: good morning. good morning. and thank you so much for giving me the time. my big concern to begin with before putin's planes threatened our planes in an intimidating way before the war started. i know, and i have confidence
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biden has seen putin's soul. for some reason the churches in our country are latching on to a dictator. because why do they feel like putin is a part of their power play? thank you. host: this is our open forum segment. we want to get telephone calls from everyone. once again, we're opening up our regular lines which are for democrats, 202-748-8000, republicans, 202-748-8001, independents 202-748-8002. text 202-748-8003 and we're reading on twitter at c-span wj and let's go back to our phone lines and talk to john calling from
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long beach, california, on the democrat line. john, good morning. caller: good morning. i was wondering if c-span has responded to the studies that have come out showing the coverage of think tanks is heavily skewed to conservatives where you cover 50% of conservative think tanks as opposed to center left think tanks only being covered 17% and as well as this program itself where the watchdog group fairness and ago recent in reporting found that 65% of the guests were republicans and only 34% were democrats. so i was wondering if that's ever been addressed by c-span. thank you. host: let's go to linda who is calling from bloomington, minnesota, on the independent line. linda, good morning. caller: good morning. can you hear me? host: we can.
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caller: ok. all right. i wanted to address what i think it was a gentleman who talked about the justice thomas' wife's emails that had been uncovered, discovered. i think this situation, i agree with this person, is very serious. i just do. it kind of sent a shiver up my spine. i'm an advanced aged senior citizen and this is frightening that someone who is so close to making such big decisions was in on this scheme to overturn the election. i hope that the committee calls her to testify. i think it will be interesting to see if she refuses to and has to be subpoenaed and whatever. but i think we should be paying attention to this. thanks.
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host: let's talk to ray calling from townsend, delaware, on the republican line. ray, good morning. caller: hi, good morning. on this with biden being overseas, he just keeps embarrassing us more and more. he's not good at all at speaking. he keeps saying stuff and then the white house has to walk it back, and this stuff with the hunter biden laptop, got everybody saying it was russian disinformation and now we know it's not. having any votes would have changed because a lot of people were told it wasn't true and now we know it is true. there's no accountability in this country. nobody is getting held accountable for anything. this guy, it's like having mr. mcgoo leading the country.
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he has no idea what he's saying. it's just embarrassing. host: let's go to larry who is calling from houston, texas, on the democrat line. larry, good morning. caller: good morning. thanks for taking my call. i just love how these people are talking about go to war, go to war, go to war. first of all, putin did the same thing bush did up in iraq. the same thing. where was all the people hollering and hooping and hollering then? you know, people don't want to holler about biden is not doing this and not doing that. he got nato all together. if trump was still in there, trump was trying to break up nato. so can you imagine all the european countries around russia now what kind of disaster we would really be in right now? host: tim calling from west
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virginia on the republican line. tim, good morning. caller: good morning. i'd just like to say a couple things about the nomination that come out, i wonder if you would be so lenient so to present a picture -- host: i assume you don't mean vice president kamala harris, i assume you mean judge ketanji brown jackson. caller: i'm sorry, my mistake. i missed the judge. but if they didn't think of her children, i wonder if she'd give them the same identity, probably not. and i was born in america and someone fighting for their independence and liberty, you backed them up, you didn't try
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to stay somewhat neutral. and i think we're in the wrong position. we could help defend anybody's independence. host: let's go to kathleen calling from dayton, ohio, on the democrat line. kathleen, good morning. caller: hi. so appreciate "washington journal" so much. anyway, i have two requests. one, a program about displaced children of course in ukraine which we should be focused on. however, i would love to see you also include the displaced children from our invasion of iraq, the displaced children of the syrian war in afghanistan as well as yemen. so to do a whole program on displaced children in confrontations in the middle east and in ukraine. i'm also -- i looked in your archives to find out if you guys have covered any of the four
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recent reports, human rights reports, about israel and apartheid. there was a human rights report called "this is apartheid" january 12 u2 021 and another one by human rights watch on april 27, 2021 called "the threshold cross." a report by amnesty international of february 2022 called "israel's apartheid against palestinian." a recent report by the human rights council report and you guys have not done any coverage of this. so if you could talk about norman finkelstein or eric koch to discuss these reports because you guys have not touched this issue and neither has people news, joy reed and it's been touched a bit on peacock but the rest of cable news has not
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touched on these human rights report about israel and the apartheid so i hope you shine a light on the reports. host: of course, if you want to see anything that we've covered before, can you go to c-span. org or to our website and on our website can you see archives of all the shows we have done and all the topics we've covered over the's existence, c pan. org. let's talk to gilbert calling from birmingham, alabama, on the independent line. good morning. caller: good morning, professor, and to the c-span audience. as i listen to the president, loose lips sink ships. he's making a lot of bad mistakes and begs the question posed to me on numerous occasions, who is running joe biden? about 25 or 30 years ago, there was a book written by keyes, k-e-y-e-s, and pick it up online
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for $5 about the planethood and gave a diagram of the natural disasters and foot shortages and the wars and all and explained how mankind would be coming to a point of devastation unless they came together and tried to be more at peace. but the biggest problem i think that we have in american society is that no one wants to hold the people that they vote for accountable. the reason i'm an independent is because anyone that i vote for, if they don't follow suit to my liking, i hold them accountable. the democrats won't hold the democrats accountable and the republicans won't hold the republicans accountable. host: let's go to david calling from white pines, tennessee, on the republican line. david, good morning. caller: good morning. i'm calling from the most conservative area in the united states, that's east tennessee.
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and i'll make it short. i want to talk about the most used word in the english language and it's free. nothing's free. someone has to pay for it and it's probably going to be our kids and grandkids. and i'll let it go at that. thank you. host: we'd like to thank all of our callers for calling in during our open forum segment. coming up next, we welcome spirit of america founder and c.e.o. jim hake who is here to outline the work his group is doing to assist members of ukraine's military. stick with us. we'll be right back. >> this week on the c-span networks, both chambers of congress are in session with the house taking up a bill that would legalize marijuana at the federal level. the senate will vote on legislation to support the u.s.
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semiconductor chip industry. the january 6 committee holds a meeting monday at 7:30 p.m. eastern to consider recommending that two former advisors to president trump, peter navarro and dan scavino, be referred for criminal contempt of congress. look for that on the c-span networks, and the c-span now free video app. general todd walters and nato supreme allied commander testifies twice on security challenges on the continent, tuesday at 9:30 a.m. before the senate armed services committee. and wednesday at 10:00 a.m. he'll appear before the house armed services committee. both hearings will be live on and the c-span now free video app. white house budget director is also on capitol hill twice. she'll testify on president biden's 2023 budget before the house budget committee tuesday at 10:00 a.m. eastern and before the senate budget committee on wednesday at 11:00 a.m. eastern. both hearings will be live on
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unfiltered, unbiased, word for word, if it happens here, or here, or here, or anywhere that matters, america is watching on c-span. powered by cable. >> "washington journal" continues. host: we're back with jim hake, the founder and c.e.o. of spirit of america, and he's here with us this morning to discuss with us the work that his group is doing to assist members of ukraine's military. jim, good morning. guest: good morning. host: first of all, tell us exactly what spirit of america is. guest: it's a privately funded citizens service organization, a nonprofit. i founded the organization after the attacks of 9/11, because i wanted to stand up for what america stands for, and our team are all veteran


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