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>>bill press and stephanie miller, current's new morning news block. weekdays six to noon. ♪ ♪ >> hey, what do you say? hello, everybody. it's tuesday april 24th. so good to see you today. this is bill press and welcome to the full-court press here on current tv, your three-hour morning town hall every morning where we debate and discuss the big issues for the day. how about this one? mitt romney says he has fond memories of a lot of wonderful va around the streets of paris with his wife ann and he is looking forward to many more vacations in france. guess what? he's going to have a lot of time
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to walk the streets of paris after november 5th. in fact, hell, he could even move there if he is not going to be doing anything else. we will talk about that and a whole lot more this morning. good to have you with us. first, let's get the latest. go out to los angeles and say hello for this current tv news update to jacki schechner. good morning jacki schechner. >> good morning, bill. good morning, everybody it is primary day in five northeast earn states today, connecticut, rhode island, delaware new york and pennsylvania. an interesting state or fun state to watch may be delaware because newt gingrich has spent a lot of time there. he is saying if he doesn't fare well, he may ree vatvaluate an drop out sootp sooner tampa. he said he would stay in until the convention to affect the party's platform. mitt romney will do pretty well. i will go out on the shortest limb and say that but his plan is to give a speech in new
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hampshire. he will come in about 300 short of the 11044 delegates needed. it's a formality you may not know is happening but president obama will clench the democratic nomination today. he needs 2,778 delegates. that will happen tonight. meanwhile, after honoring the 2012 teacher of the year and finalist, president obama will travel to chapel hill north carolina and then to bolder colorado, to continue to push congress to stop student loan interest rates from doubling this july. students at the unc campus camped out for tickets to see the president speak today. a jump in interest rates would affect 160,000 students in north carolina and 167,000 in colorado, about 7.4 million students nationwide carry federal student loans. for his part mitt romney is agreeing with president obama that they need to stop the federal rates from doubling. we will be right back with more
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bill press. attack on women that perhaps the majority of the population woke up? >> idaho is not known as approaching act i.v. you had hundreds of women show up, thousands signed petitions. they made their voices heard. what happens is that now, the legislators are running scared. very similar laws have passed quietly in other states for the past 10 years, really in the past two years have intensified. pennsylvania a similar law was shelved, idaho this proved to be political poison.
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women are paying attention and having their voices heard. >> thanks for coming in. >> the aclu considers a demand that to get a job you have to let an employer open your private mail, the senate wants to make it illegal to hand over a password to your facebook account.
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>>we're here because we're independent. ♪ >> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio, and on current tv, this is the bill press show. >> five republican primaries today. you think newt gingrich is going to win all 5five? he thinks he is going to win one of them. i don't think that's going to happen. hello, everybody. big day here april 24th, tuesday, great to see you today. thank you for joining us. here we go on the full-court press, the bill press show and that's me, bill press, from the left and proud of it. good to be with you today.
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we tackle the stories of the day around the country and around the globe on your local progressive talk or radio station on current tv and this hour at least and only this hour, shame on them on sirius and xm. great to see you today. you know, we love to get you involved in the conversation. >> that's what it's all about. you make this show. so give us a call at 866-55-press. 866-55-77377. i hope it's a good day wherever you happen to be. it is a cold day here in our nation's capitol. we are finally, getting our taste of winter here as we get toward the end of may. not quite winter but it's the coldest weather we have had in a long time. at least we don't have the snow. the stories i saw on the news last night. let me first say hello to peter okay burn, dan henning. >> hi. >> good morning t team term.
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i saw dave curly from abc news last night. he had been at this golf resort in pennsylvania and he had a shot. he was standing on the fairway a week ago and it was beautiful, trees are out, beautiful lawn and everything and the floors were all out and then he was stand there yesterdaywers were all out and then he was stand there yesterday and then he was standing there in a foot of snow. >> this cold weather, it happens this time of year, but if i am somewhere where i am getting snow this time of year i ain't happy. >> well, on the east coast. right? >> right. >> it's april. it's not like we are in the middle of summer. >> it was 82. >> it's spring. >> it's spring. >> you are not supposed get snow in spring. >> don't say this is normal. we had no winter and now we've got snow in spring? no. this is weird. it's weird, weird, weird. >> you just said it was normal. >> but i am saying it's -- i like snow. >> i love snow. >> i love snow. >> when it happens in the
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winter. >> and i am bummed. everybody asked me: isn't this -- like a month ago or when we were having our having our hot winter and it was still winter. everybody was saying isn't this great. >> i don't like that either. >> i want snow you know. i want to see snow. in scanton pennsylvania you know how they go. they go a shot outside. they do it all with all of the local news. let's go downtown or let's go. so they go in the backyard of the t.v. studio in stanton, pennsylvania where the weather man is supposed to be standing there giving the local weather forecast. some something, somebody got in the way. >> we were told not to go out in the yard because there are bears. can we get any shot of that in the backyard? see the beersarsbears.
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>> a live video from the backyard. >> two bears. >> look at that. >> mama bear. >> papa is not out there. i don't blame him. >> standing right there. >> they walked right up on me. >> oh, my god. are you okay? >> black bears. >> in the trees behind the fountain there. oh, man. look how big mama bear is. >> watch out. >> we can't see them any more. >> where are they, kirk? we don't see them on camera. >> by the foucht an. >> can we turn our current tv camera on the street outside. >> let's go outside. >>nt an. >> can we turn our current tv camera on the street outside. >> let's go outside. >> >>. >> oh, no. >> that's a bad sign. >> in the alley behind the studio. no. no. >> look at mother rat, how big
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she is. >> oh, man. all right. the bear fence now behind the studio. kirk has a weather forecast for now on. we have a lot going on. governor -- hello. senator brown from ohio, great man is going to be here in studio with us as well media benjamin, one of the founders of code pink and we are going to go down to greensboro north carolina, to hear the latest about the john edwards trial, started yesterday. but first: >> this is the full court press. >> on this tuesday, other headlines making news robblogblog has settled into his 14 year prison sentence. >> got a haircut. >> his hair has not turned gray but it's a lighter shade of brown from what i understand from the dark dyed brown, almost jet black. at the angelwood prison
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facility, watching dishes in the kitchen six days a week. politico reports he does that now for 90 days and he wants to switch gears and teach shakespeare or greek philosophy and mythology to his fellow prisoners p his attorneys say he has made a lot of friends, people have taken a liking to him and he is close with his bunk mates in his cell. >> i like the fact he loves philosophy. i got my philosophy for rob playoffing blogovoich. >> a caravan in new jersey. 49ers brandon jacobs formerly with the new york jets. >> a quarterback? right? >> go ahead. >> he was in his car along with about 30 other luxury sports cars of porsches and he was
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driving on the garden state parkway. they weren't doing it alone. they were being escorted by two new jersey state police cars. it's not the drivers under investigation. it's the two police officers. >> i was going to say. sounds to me like it was -- >> exactly. not him he is just there because he happened to be there. so he is part of the story. he was part of the super friends $30 million -- or $100,000 sports cars driving 100 miles an hour and the police were okay with it. >> sounds like the police were encouraging it. >> remember carmag did eddon inla where the freeway was shut down and there were fears of bad traffic jams, that was nine months ago. it's like no coincidence 1 la area hospital has seen appear big uptick in babies being born this morning. cbs reporting one doctor at providence medical center who normally delivers no more than 10 a month has delivered 8 in the last two weeks. : he said it
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made a difference. >> there is no stretch today on celebrities to the white house correspondence dinner? >> no. but i do have a story about a celebrity being arrested in washington. >> i want to point out that i e-mailed my friend morgan fairchild yesterday. she comes back to the dinner. she is not comeing this year. i am really bummed. >> no. >> she is shooting in baton rouge, louisiana. i don't know what will film, t.v., movie or whatever but she is filming down there. sorry she is going to miss the party this year. >> i would like her at my table. here we go yes, i -- here is where i like to start this morning and get your take on it. i want to go back to sanford, florida. oh, my god you know, it this place can't get it right. i mean we talked yesterday just
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a little about the fact that late sunday night they let george zimmerman out of jail. they had that bond hearing on friday, and judge ruled that he could walk, posting 150,000 dollar bond. >> that's the first big mistake. and then, last night, a colossal mistake and a huge embarrassment. i think that's just sanford florida, the whole country. here is the sanford county city council where the police chief, this disgraced police chief, who stepped aside temporarily about lives to weeks ago. right? he finally, offers his resignation which he should have done in the first place. and the city council has a chance to clean up its act. they've got a chance to move on. they've got a chance to show that they are not just the bunch of -- i don't know half-breeds,
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idiots that they looked like in the first place. but we are not a place where a 17-year-old kid has to worry about being unarmed coming home from a 7-eleven has to worry about walking back to his father's house without getting shot and killed and then nothing happen to the guy that shot and killed him unnecessaryly, needlessly after provoking a confrontation and disobeying police officers to follow this will kid. so the city council has a great chance to put sanford, florida, back on the map and say, you know, we are a town of up right, good citizens. we regret what happened and we want to move onright, good citizens. we regret what happened and we want to move on and hold the people who should have done their job responsible for not doing their job. they have a chance and instead
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of accepting the police chief's resignation, they vote to keep him on the job. they refuse to accept his resignation. here is the head of the city council last night announcing the three to two vote rejecting his memo in which he offered his resignation. >> all of those in favor to deny signify by saying aye. >> aye. >> opposed? >> aye. >> approved to deny the memorandum at this time. [applause.] >> deny the memorandum 3 to 2 vote and one of the most out spoken, this woman, patty mahaney, defending the police chief. >> this is a man who is a medal of valor winner who crawled through life gunfire who tried to get a deputy who had been shot from safety. >> i don't care what his record is. i don't care what his past
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record is. the fact is: what did the police chief do in this particular case? he didn't do his job. the police department didn't do their job. i mean you can't deny that. look. i mean the mistakes have just piled up that we know about. we don't even know all of the mistakes we know that they did no toxicology test on poor trayvon martin. i'm sorry. they did on trayvon martin. they did no toxicology tests on george zimmerman. so we don't know how much alcohol or drugs or whatever he might have had in his system at the time. we know that they did not interview all of the 9-1-1 calls and there were several 9-1-1 calls. they didn't interview all of the people that made them. we know they didn't even talk to the girlfriend at the time who was on the phone with trayvon martin when he was being pursued by george zimmerman. we know that of course they filed no charges against george zimmerman at the time even though, again, he had rejected
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and disobeyed please orders not to get out of his truck, not to follow, not to pursue tray von martin. the cops said let us do that. >> that's our job. even though he was carrying a weapon as a member of the neighborhood watch. yeah, he had a concealed weapons's permit but as a member of neighborhood watch, he was not supposed to have the weapon. another time, he disobeyed their orders. finally, actually, they didn't do any investigation at the time and they let george zimmerman walk and it was the police chief who was responsible for that. of course he ought to resign. he should have been fired, but he was given the opportunity to resign and the city council refuses to accept his resignation. by the way, i don't know how they can force him. again, i don't know how they can force him to stay on the job but for the city council, i just don't understand it.
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a total, total missed opportunity here and you know what? it's still -- it just brings more disgrace on the city of sanford, on the state of florida, and on the rest of the united states. you know, we deserve better than this. 866-55-press. what do you think? i am so disappointed to see that happened and so outraged these people don't get it and then you have these citizens in the audience stand something up saying we support chief lee. we support the chief. we support the chief. support him for what? for letting a murderer walk? man. police chief will lose his job and three members of that city council if you ask me. 866-55-77-377. can you explain this to me? i don't get it. >> this is the full court press. the bill press show live on your radio and on current tv. it's your turn. >>i know you're going to want to
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weigh in on these issues. >>connect with "full court press with bill press" at and on twitter at bpshow. >>i believe people are hungry for it. building up to this. >>bill shares his views, now it's your turn. >>i know you're going to want to weigh in on these issues. >>connect with "full court press with bill press" at and on twitter at bpshow. >>i believe people are hungry for it.
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go to bill press taking calls about the sanford, florida, city council, this police chief who obviously didn't do his job back on february 26th when trayvon martin was shot and killed, he tried to resign offered his resignation, which the city manager asked him to do. but the city commission said, oh no. no. we want him to stay because he's such a gate police officer. yeah. right. done calling from coos bay, oregon. >> when george zimmerman goes to trial and if tes found not guilty, then that would -- might exxon rate the police chief of sanford. >> i don't think so. i mean if he is found not guilty, i mean the police chief still didn't do his job. i mean that's why they had to bring the special -- remember, the charges are only filed, don because they had a state special prosecutor in there. if it were left to the police chief, george zimmerman would never have been charged.
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>> yeah, but they sort of did a preliminary investigation and that's why they didn't appear him in the first place. >> they did no preliminary investigation. they accepted his defense. they accepted his statement that he was acting in self defense. >> that's the point of it. they didn't no investigation. >> that's why the parents of trayvon martin went to and put a pedtition up saying let's do something here and fortunately, the justice department and the governor stepped in and took it away from the local police department. our roving ambassador what do you say? >> a long time. >> never know where we are going to find you. what's up? >> nanman, i am getting okay body armor. >> arnold, arnold i don't know what's wrong with your cell
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phone today, man. you are in a bad spot or bad cell phone today. sorry about that. let's go to steve in north carolina. hi steve. >> hey. what's going on? >> you tell me. >> the whole george zimmerman thing. i don't understand why everybody keeps calling him a murderer. the man hasn't been convicted yet. >> because he shot and killed trayvon martin. >> that's makes him a murderer as far as i am concerned. >> that doesn't make him a murderer. he needs to go to trial and be convicted. >> that's the way thing are done in america. >> you think somebody else shot him? >> say again. >> you think somebody else shot trayvon martin. >> i don't know. >> what do you know you don't know. george zimmerman admits he shot and killed him, steve. look. i'm sorry. i'm sorry. technically, you may be right but you are not going to get any tim pathyfor george zimmerman. he is fro. he is at the beach. % he is playing golf. he is probably at a 7-eleven. >> this is the bill press show.
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[[vo]]cenk uygur calls out the mainstream media. >>the rest of the media seems like, "ho-hum, no big deal." we've have no choice, we've lost our democracy here. just refreshing to hear. no other television show does that. we're keeping it real.
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♪ >> listen and watch the bill press show on your favorite radio station and now on current tv. this is the bill press show welcome to the spin room. >> thirty heave three minutes after the hour taking your calls about the sanford police department or city council last week, city commission, they call it down there, refusing to accept the resignation of the police chief after he clearly fell down on the job and the -- in the tray von martin case. your calls welcome. take a little time out to get the latest on the first day of the john edwards trial down in
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greensboro, north carolina. first, we jump into the spin room and the spin room is related to the john edwards trial because at the whitehouse briefing yesterday, i raised this issue which we talked about in the program just about this time to jay carney as to why the obama justice department was going after john edwards, trying to get -- obama was trying to get an answer and didn't succeed. >> from north carolina today, the trial of john edwards. why is this a prior to for the administration. >> i will refer you to the department of justicepriority for the administration. >> i will refer you to the department of justice. >> it started under the bush administration. they had to be a conversation with the attorney general whether or not to continue that trial or not. do you know if the president was involved in that discussion? >> again i don't think. i think this is a matter for the justice department. >> he is sorting spinning out
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the. this is eric holder's problem nothing to do with barack obama. the justice garment is part of the obama administration. so that's my question from this end. but what's -- how did it go yesterday? we had we go down to greensboro north carolina, to sell hello this morning, early this morning to josh girstein for hi josh. >> good morning. bill. how are you? >> all right. how did it go yesterday? what was the scene there with john edwards? did he appear confident, comfortable? nervous? what was your read? >> i got the sense that he was somewhat nervous. he had pretty much sort of a dour expression on the whole day. there were no smiling or joking moments. >> yeah. >> that he could see. he was pretty much dead serious. but, you know, he is a trial lawyer. so i think he is probably used to keeping his emotions in check publically, and he was definitely deeply involved in
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the final stage there of jury selection as they were striking particular jurors. he was sort of glancing over his half glasses, reading glasses there at individual jurors and chatting with both his lawyers and his daughter, kate who is also a lawyer, was sitting, both of his lawyers in the gallery in front of me. so he was deeply involved in that process. it kind of made me wonder what it's like to have a prominent trial lawyer for a client. i imagine it's not fine. >> the prosecutor's case is it was used as hush money for his mystery, campaign funds. >> they weren't campaign funds? they didn't come out of his campaign accounts. they came from these two very wealthy donors, fred baron, his national finance chairman, funneled raising chairman on his 2008 presidential campaign and this kind of curious, very elderly woman, racial bunny
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melon who is heir to the listerine fortunate. she is 101. those two supposedly front over $900,000 to pay bills and other expenses for edwards' mist tres and later, his new daughter that was born. >> the justice department alleges it was an abusive campaign. i use the word campaign funds. they didn't dom out of his campaign account. >> right. they claim this was basically an in-kind campaign contribution just the same way a supporter might pay for yard signs or for speakers at a rally, and that would have to be recorded with the federal election commission. they said that this was basically the same thing. it was done because these two people, baron and melon, supported campaign. it was done by edwards because he knew it was -- >> okay. >> essential to his political campaign. >> what is edwards' defense? >> edwards' defense was that
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this was either primarily personal or so significantly personal that to call it a campaign donation would sort of up-end the entire campaign finance system. another part of his defense is that he didn't know about most of the money, at least the beginning. they claimed in court he didn't know about melon's gifts. he only learned about baron's gifts towards the end of the process. but it is in some large sense a fight over the campaign finance system which is what i found surprising yesterday that prosecutors with a straight face claimed people are limited to giving $2,300 to a presidential campaign and there was no tip of the hat to the fact that, you know, sheldon aderson has given $26 million effectively to newt gingrich's campaign this cycle. so clearly, that's not exactly the standard and even back in 2008, it wasn't really that simple but the prosecutors claimed it was, quote, very
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simple and that you could give $2,300, period, was what they said. >> we talked about this yesterday here i am not trying to get you involved in that discussion or debate but compared to what people are pumping into political campaigns today and the super p.a.c.s today, after citizens united, it's almost arkansaschaicarchaic. >> $925,000, you know wouldn't get you to the table this year. >> right. >> so it is a little weird from that, from that point of view, but, you know, look. both sides here have a tough road to hoe. edwards, i think everybody knows, the rather reprehensible things he did in his personal life. he is a publically admitted liar and a person who lied on national television and the main accuser, andrew young, has also -- he was the one who claimed paternity of this child that didn't belong to him. he has publically lied and
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admitted his book is made up in some significant part. >> yeah. >> he is trying to make money and has tried to make money off of this situation. so they are both very flawed. i would think that in the end, that probably gives an advantage to edwards because it's the prosecution that's going to go have to proffer the case beyond a reasonable doubt, but maybe fits like it could play some significant factor in judging the outcome of the case. >> josh gerstein our guest from politico, in the courtroom in greensboro, north carolina. you can follow him at and on twitter twitter @joshgerstein. >> from the -- as distant as i am from the case, it looks to me like it's all going to hinge on the credibility of andrew young, who is the chief prosecution witness and a flawed witness. right? the jury is going to have to believe him, believe his story, to find john edwards guilty? >> i think that's largely true.
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i mean there are a lot of other circumstantial evidence about phone calls and notes and e-mails and things along those lines, but in the end, a lot of case hangs on andrew young and that was basically a big part of the defense's opening statement yesterday that especially to prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt? >> yeah. >> there wasn't some other implication, edwards maybe didn't know about these payments, it seems like that element of the proof is going to ride on young, and the yes is really, given the flaws in his background and character and his prior inaccurate public statements, is that somebody that -- who can bring a case over over the finish line and hold it to a reasonable doubt standard? >> he walked away with a million and a half dollar house. right? >> right. i mean it's not clear how much of that money came, but that was another part of the defense case is that apparently, he was skimming or allegedly skimming some of the money that was being transferred to this mist tres or to pay her expenses.
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he took a little bit off of the top or a lot off of the top and may have used that to help build a house in chapel hill north carolina that he now lives in. so, you know, nobody here has clean hands, which is something the prosecutors admitted. i guess the question is going to be, you know, i think in a drug case, jurors would probably accept that the lead witness would be somebody who had lied or was of bad character. here in a campaign finance case, the question is whether jurors will be equally accepting about that t then again, you know, the politician you have on the other side of the doc here or in the dock here is also someone whose statements about, you know, if john edwards said it was raining at this point, i would say it's advisable for you to go look out the window and check and you probably could say the same thing about andrew young. so i am not sure how much credibility either of them brings to the case. >> what a seedy mess. all right. well josh, make the most of it down there. thanks for your good reporting and thanks especially for final
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for us this morning. >> okay, bill. take care. >> josh gerstein from politico,, again we can phone us back to sanford, florida, where the city commission last night blew an opportunity top restore the reputation of that city and move on by rejecting the resignation of their police chief. my show is the most important so this is big for me. >>tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's new morning news block. >>it's completely inappropriate for television. >>sharp tongue, quick wit and about all, politically direct. >>politically direct to me means no bs, the real thing, cutting through the clutter. my show is the most important show in the world.
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a thousand bucks to somebody for checking them out. that could be you. go to income at >> that's today, a big political day. it doesn't seem like it because there is no attention to the primaries much any more. so turnout will be extremely low. of course there are five primaries taking place today in new york, in pennsylvania, in connecticut, in rhode island, and in the state of delaware my home state. the the onlyicappedy candidate other than mitt romney campaigning at all, newt gingrich has been up and down. i keep hearing from my family members up and down the state of delaware appearing at fire halls and little meetings and gatherings. he claims he is going to win delaware and that's going to catapult him back to be a big
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challenger to mitt romney. >> when has delaware ever been a real launchpad for the presidential campaign this late in the game? >> may i remind you it's a catapult to the nation. you can do a lot, but don't you make fun -- don't you make fun of delaware. uh-uh. no. no. >> okay. i didn't realize it was --% >> oh our, delaware... favorite son coming out here much. mitt romney did pick up a big, huge endorsement yesterday, rudy rudygilrudy giuliani endorsed mitt romney and he didn't have to tell us yesterday why he was endorsing mitt romney because as recently as december, december 2011, he was very clear, rudy giuliani was, what he thought about mitt
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romney. >> he has changed his position on virtually everything. i think it's deeper than a he is kind of staid and everything else. i ran against him in '07 and '08. i have never seen a guy. i have run a lot of elections, never seen a guy change his positions on so many things so fast on a dime. everything. >> changes in positions. >> all right. he was pro-gun control. all right. he becomes a last time member of the nra. he was pro cap and trade. now against cap and trade. pro mandate for the whole country then anti-mandate and takes that page out of his book and republishes the book. i am going on. i say to mit, a problem, it came across in the interview of all of the changes in positions. there are so many all at once. >> all right. he just goes on and on. that little medley was put
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together by the democratic national committee, our good friend, brad wood house. it makes a point. i love it when all they do -- i didn't make this stuff up. they take rudy from a few television appearances and they put the clips together and play the clips. and, you know what? everything that rudy giuliani said about mitt romney is true. he was pro-choice. now he is pro life. he was pro gun control. now he is a lifetime member of the nra. on and on and on. which is why you don't know where he stands on any given issue except one issue, he loves france. >> i have a lot of mose of france. i think the best memories were with my wife on vacation from time to time in franceemories of france. i think the best memories were with my wife on vacation from time to time in france. the last vacation we had there, walking around the city of paris and walking not just in the champs de lyse.
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and around the city one of the most magnificent cities in the world and i look forward to occasional vacations again in such a beautiful place. >> looking forward to more and more vacations in paris. >> vacations. >> vacations, he said, right. right. you know, as i said at the top of the show, he will have a lot of time for that in november because he will have a lot of time on his hands. he could move to paris. i wouldn't mind move to go paris. it is a great city. and we know that he won't have any hard time in paris because he speaks the language so fluently. >> bon jour miss romney [speaking french. close
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was head of the winter olympics in salt lake city and did that asking for french speaking volunteers to come out and help. and he send two years as a mormon missionary in france. it's interesting. he didn't talk about those times. he just talked about later times when he was in paris with his wife. but here is what i wonder about mit professing now his love for france. i am a francophile. so i don't blame him for that. when john kerri spoke a little french, hum? >> yeah. >> didn't go over so hot. did it? in the 2004? >> i remember the public was making a lot of fun of john kerri's french. i think we can make fun of mitt romney's french, too. >> on your radio, on t.v. the bill press show, new on current tv.
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>> ♪ taking your e-mails on any topic at any time, this is the bill press show live on your radio and current tv. >> all right. lots of mixed comments about the john edwards trial. juanita cutler says, isn't it great to know that the doj has the cojones to go after war criminals, not republicans, not bush administration, not wall street criminals, not democrats, so-called campaign abusers but lovely lady from pa tweets in, please, edwards made his bed.
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now he has to lie in it. another listener, bill we know democrats are the only ones that committee sectionx crimes worthy of impeachment or prosecution. bill clinton and now john edwards but a cabaret artist said good grief. he is a scoundrel and deserves whatever he gets. please, enough, jerry johnson as in investigate john edwards deal with money. don't investigate george bush dealing with murder. from bill fulpe, thank you for the conversation you provide in the morning. it's such a releaseief from morning joe. carl davenport yesterday on energy and environment was such a delight from the shows typically on the morning shows. he was providing intelligent information, not an agenda we love hearingingly from you. keep the e-mails coming. >> this is the bill press show.
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♪ >> good morning. good morning. it is tuesday, april 24th. great to see you today. welcome to the full-court press, your new morning show on current tv. i am bill press. liberal and proud of it. here we go with our morning town hall talking the bic stories of the day, more outrage out of sanford, florida, where last night, the city commission refused to accept the resignation of police chief bill lee even though this is the guy who conducted no toxicology test on george zimmerman, the guy who
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did not interview all of the people who called 9-1-1 and the guy who finally, greeted to let george zimmerman walk. they let him stay on the job? they should have fired his butt a long time ago. that's one of the issues we are talking about here on the full-court press. first, let's get all of the rest of the news, the latest as currents t.v. news update in los angeles. here is jacki schechner. hi, jacki. >> hi, bill. good morning everyone. john edwards' trial discontinue today in greensboro north carolina. andrew young is going to take the stand for the second time. his testimony continuing. he is the former edwards aid who took the fall originally for john edwards saying reel hunter's baby was his. prosecutors are counting on young to prove edwards is the mastermind behind using $900,000 to hide his affair. the defense will say he took it to build al dream home. edwards is on trial for six
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allegations of campaign finance fraud. he pled not guilty. >> big money. gerald and darlene jordan are the husband and wife blind a 400,000 dollar doane ace to restore our future which is the pro-romney super p.a.c. the name won't mean anything to you but the discovery has led to a lot of questions about l.l.c.s and donors using them to hide their true identity or at least to disguise it unintentionally or not. this brings us questions as to what the sec requires when it comes to reporting money that's being given. current discrows you're laws require basic information like an address and name be given. you don't need to know anything about the history or the background those limited liability companies. newt gingrich has $4.3 million in debt. winning our future has $5 million. why don't they pay it off? the one rule the sec has is the super p.a.c. can't coordinate with the candidate and newt is a
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candidate until that debt is off of the books. we are catch-22. we will be right back.
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my show is the most important show in the world. >> this is current tv. this is the bill press show. >> so, this disgraced police chief in sanford, florida, tries to retire and the city commission says we won't accept your resignation. what are you going to do? they should have fired his butt a long time ago. what do you say? hello, everybody. here we go. the full court press on this tuesday, april 24th. so good to see you today. thank you for joining us. it's a cold day here in our washington, d.c.
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hope it's a beautiful day where you happen to be and that you are off to a good start as you are driving to work or getting dressed or having breakfast or whatever, catching up on your local progressive talk station or proud to be so. join the conversation at any time. we are going to get to a 2-way street. we save a seat at the table. you fill the seat when you give us a call. 866-55-7377. join me and say good morning to our team press here peter okay burn. >> hi. >> dan henning. >> hi. >> cyprian, the man behind the cameras this morning. we've got lots going on this morning. lots of guests this morning. people coming in. and chris christie governor chris christie not one of our guests but he spoke out again yesterday. he is not happy that the new
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jersey mets are leaving, they are crossing the river, going to become move from one city. i haven't forgiven the dodgers. chris christie is not going to be happen. >> you don't want to stay, we don't want you. i am not going to be in the business of begging people to stay here. >> that's one of the most beautiful arenas in america they have a chance to play in. it's in one of the country's most vibrant cities. [ [. >> good riddance. >> talking about newark? the word vibrant is not a word i would use. >> a strong word. >> we are going to be joined at the top of this hour from the
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white house. from susan munoz. governor -- keep calling her that. senator sharon brown. from ohio. in studio with us one of the found issues of code pink. first, this is the full court press. >> headlines making news president obama welcome did the air force academy football team to the white house yesterday to present them with the commander in chief trophy for the award given to the top military teams. >> the team put the president on the spot asked him to do the high schoolman trophy pose. >> this is a commander in chief trophy. >> another celebrity on cap holidayto hill noah wylie urged congress
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not to cut medicare. he was arrested. protesters walked away. >> and a british man has completed an amazing feet ran 100 marathons in 100 states. >> noat ran 100 marathons in 100 states. >> no. >> 26 miles a day? >> he ran and said he did it to raise money for cancer research. he started in portugal ran through spain, france and finished in london. he ran on a treadmill on a ferry to keep running. he did go to the hospital three times in those three months. >> the body is not supposed to run that many miles in that short of a period. >> he said he was it a lot pain but he ran. >> so. >> not under did you he is.
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>> >>. >> very good for a marathon. >> i am not somebody who could do that. friday, i should start by saying obama goes on the road. we will tell you the full schedule at the hour. he goes on the road today, colorado iowa and starting in north carolina and talking about student loans, friday that photo up on the website friday at the brief okay friday and jay carney arrived with secretary of education, art duncan, to talk to us at the whitehouse about how important the president's trip is resolving student loans. ses sill e i can't munoz.
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>> thanks for being here. >> sure. good morning. >> first of all, tell us our listeners and our viewers, why is the president on the road talking about this issue? and what's the importance of it. >> he is on the road talking about this issue because more than 7 million students with federal student loans are going to see their interest rates doubled on july 1st from 3.4% to 6.8% unless congress acts. for each of these students each of these loans will cost them an additional thousand dollars if we let this happen. the president is, as you said going to be traveling across country to talk to students and it's an important conversation because americans 0 more in student loans than we do on credit cards. this is unnecessary, the doubling of these rates is something that's necessary. we think we ought to be able to stop it in a bip beep way and the president will be lifting up
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this issue over the next couple of days because we need to take action. >> why would the rates do you believe? >> there was a law, a bi-partisan law that was passed in 2011 kauped the college cost reduction and access act which kept interest rates low on a bi-partisan basis. >> that's set to expire on july 1st. when that happens, the interest rate for students with loans will double. this is something that we think congress could take care of and we think congress ought to take care of. this is in the category of issues that are essential to our economic future. the president is serious about making sure that we make college affordable in this country. it cannot become this thing which the middle class can't attain. we can't allow that if we expect to compete in a global economy. we believe this is something that we can get done we can get done in a partnership done in a bi-partisan way and we are hopeful congress will step up to the challenge here and make sure the student interest
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rates don't double. >> isn't there something to extend the level rates. >> we are working with congressional democrats on legislation to take care of this at least for a year so that we can have a conversation about a longer-term fix. the real question is: is it going to be a bi-partisan debate or not? we are hopeful it is because this is imports. this is the people's business. this is what, you know, the president and congress are here to do. >> what -- you mentioned seven million students? right? >> yes. >> now have taken loans to help them complete their college education. and yet, you know what what the average student loan is? >> yes. >> for a college graduate. >> we expect the july 1st date of interest rates to take up new loans, they are about 7.4 million students who will do that. the average loan is between 4,000 and $40,005,000. the average debt they graduate with is about $25,000.
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>> that's a large debt to pay off. it's a huge issue. more student loan debt in this country than we have credit card debt and we have to do everything we can to make sure college is affordable in this country starting with keeping these interest rates from doubling. >> i must say i heard the secretary duncan say that you friday. he was stunned about more student loan debt than credit card debt. so many millions of americans have multiple credit cards and a rack of, you know, they run them up to their limit. you are saying with all of dlaetd card debt, there is still more student loan debt out there? >> that's right. >> that's because of the high cost of college education. it's something we need to do something about. it's so interesting in the budget conversations that are happening on capitol hill, we just had a conversation in the house of representatives about asking these students, they are doubling their interest rates, statement we would be cutting our taxes for millionaires and we just think that's the wrong
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balance to strike. we need to make sure that, you know, it's getting education and added education is attainable. >> that's how we are going to be competitive in the new global economy. >> white house xheftic policy hoo here on this tuesday edition of the full-court press. of course, you can find out more about this and read the president's speech today speeches today at the i know you hope for bi-partisan support in congress. it was interested governor romney who will most likely be president obama's opponent in the election campaign has he said he supported president obama's move to keep interest rates low and not allow them to double in july. do you think that will help you with the congress? >> we certainly hope so. where the rubber meets the road is what happens in the congress of the united states.
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we are looking at the leadership in the house very closely and we are looking for bi-partisan support because this is a job we want to get done. >> what about the bigger picture of -- and you mentioned a couple of times alluded to it, tuition is getting out of sight. i mean for every patient you talk to says, particularly with little kids, they don't know how people will afford it. >> i have one in college. i could talk about this all day. it's absolutely true. this is something that the president and secretary are taking incredibly seriously. he was the president at the university of michigan talking about college affordability and the work the administration is doing. there is something for everybody to do here the government is doing its part by making sure that we increase the number of programs, make sure that there are more programs available, increase the american opportunity tax credit which goes to middle class families to help them pay for college education but we also think that there is something states can be doing here and something college
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and universities could do here i have been part of multiple roundtables. the president has said clearly we are going to direct federal funds to colleges and universities and those keeping costs down and offering good value. the states need to do their part and the president spoke with the governors when they were here in february to make sure that they are not cutting higher education budgets. we are making sure college is affordable in this country and this is a priority because it's so vital to tower economy to make sure we are preparing workers for the jobs that are coming online in the new economy. >> from what i hear you say, there is not a bill number you can -- that people can -- there is not -- and talk to congress about. they want to get involved here and talk to the senator or e-mail the senator write their senator or call their member of congress and say, don't let these student loans go up on july 1st. right? >> absolutely. the white house is kicking off a social media campaign on
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twitter and facebook and other things t go to don'tdo you believemyrate. >> don'tdo you believemyrate. we will let you go. thank you for starting off this morning. >> appreciate it. thank you. >> down at the whitehouse. who knows? director of the president's white house domestic policy council. >>fearless, independent this is the bill press show. is on the new news network. >>welcome to the war room. >>jennifer granholm joins current tv. a former two-term governor. >>make your voice heard. >>detremined to find solutions. >>that partnership in order to invest in our country is critical. >>driven to find the truth. >>how did romney get his groove back? >>fearless, independent and above all, politically direct.
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not known as approaching act i.v. you had hundreds of women show up, thousands signed petitions. they made their voices heard. what happens is that now, the legislators are running scared. very similar laws have passed quietly in other states for the past 10 years, really in the past two years have intensified. pennsylvania a similar law was shelved, idaho this proved to be political poison. women are paying attention and having their voices heard. >> thanks for coming in. >> the aclu considers a demand that to get a job you have to let an employer open your private mail, the senate wants to make it illegal to hand over a password to your facebook account.
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after the hour. when it comes to code pink studio with us in the next segment. two stories caught my eye. they are related. and one is the headlights most people people, from cnn, most people will make purchases via their phones by 2020 and then this one, a study recent study that revealed that it is now possible to eavesdrop, for identity thieves to eavesdrop on any smart phone or tablet as it is used to conduct online banking and get your identity that way. one more example of evidence of auf we need protection against identity theft. i got it from lifelock
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stock fell nearly 5% yesterday based on the news that was reported in the sunday "new york times." i want to get your take on this, what you think about it. and the story reported that allegedly that wal-mart executives in mexico paid millions of dollars in bribes to locate locate, get new stories located in communities down there. one out of five wal-mart stores in the world is in mexico. all right, sir there are responses. to have an investigation, two different members of congress yesterday say they are going to hold hearings on this. i don't know about you. i know we are going to get some flack for this but my response to that story is: based upon my
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experience, it's not unusual for people to pay bribes in mexico. peter, you will appreciate this, first time carol and i went to mention con we took a bus down in some desert night post we had a boarder check and there were people -- this was at christmas time. there were people taking all kinds of stuff down there to sell. we were just along as tourists. >> you weren't selling anything? >> no. and term i just was out, you know walking around while they were checking out the bus and everything. and i saw this guy in the back of the bus a big roll of bills paying off a guard there. whatever he had that he was taking down to sell was it
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legal or not jeans or whatever. i don't know. number 1. no. 2, we were down another time down in baja california. we were the only car on the street, parked a long way. the police were like five cops there. they were going to give aus ticket. carol was pregnant seven months pregnant and there was nobody else around and the cop said, you know, maybe we can let you go, but we have a lot of -- the show tonight maybe you could buy us a ticket. we did it. you know what? in this country, people take bribes, too. it's called they are called campaign contributions. >> that's what they are called in this country. i am not a big fan of wal-mart. i think this story is way overblown. >> this is the bill press show.
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♪ >> heard aren't the country. seen on current tv. this is the bill press show. >> a happy tuesday, april 24th on current tv and on your local progressive station. it is the full court press of the we are delighted to welcome in the studio a great activist and great leader co-founder of code pink, good friend of the program, media benjamin. you see her everywhere. if you see somebody disrupting a congressional hearing, it's probably the big sign or something, maybe getting arrested, it's media benjamin. if you see her leading --
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somebody leading the occupy forces in washington d.c. >> don't say that bill. >> not leading. >> be amongst the crowd. >> or up in the front row. very much a part of the occupy movement in washington, d.c. it is medea benjamin. if you see somebody leading at thedantsing at the thomas jefferson, memorial. >> that, i will take credit ford. >> good to see you. >> great to see you, bi. great. thank you. >> what is exciting to me is that medea has a new book out called "drone warfare: killing by remote control." medea, why aren't more people talking about the use of these drones? first of all, we are using them where is the united states using them today. >> why aren't they talking about it? because it's mostly al secret program. people don't know much about it. there was only one-time barack obama said anything about it and
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one timeric holder has talked about it. this program has been going on for a long time. we started in pakistan in 2004. we are using drones in somalia and drone basis in seashells, in jabuti, in to burunda and uganda and drones offer of the coast of australia. we have drones in turkey and we -- >> based in turkey. >> based in turkey. the turkish are using it against the kurds. we are inserting ourself into another conflict. >> these are drones not just like satellites taking pictures and sending pictures back. they are armed with missiles. not all of them. right? we are using them to target and assess nature? >> the pentagon has over 7 ,000 drones, small drones to big drones and the cia has its own set of drones and we are selling drones around the world in
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between us, the israeliz the chinese, we have soldier to over 50 countries. most of them are surveillance drones and they can be easily switched over to lethal drones and we don't have to sell our drones. we can have them crash in places like iran and they have reproduced our drones. this is the beginning of a very dangerous arms race in drones and the american people need to know more about it. >> are we -- is our government -- did you find in the research for your book is our government using drones at all in this country? >> not for lethal purposes but surveillance drones and the saa the federal aviation association, is the one in charge of giving out permits for drones. now, congress has a drone caucus. you would think there would be so many other more important things, but because they are taking money from the drone manufacturers, 50 depressed congress people got together and said we think it's urgent to
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rapidly deploy more drones outside the u.s. and in the u.s. and they wrote a piece of legislation and barack obama signed it on valentine's day, a present for the drone industry that said the f.a.a., you are being way too slow in giving out permits for drones in the united states. you must open up the u.s. air space to drones by 2015 and it's estimated there will be tens of thousands of drones by then and guess who wants them first and foremost in the. >> the irs. >> that's hysterical. >> that's even worse than what i was thinking. the border patrol already has drones. >> okay. >> police departments are experimenting with drones but every police department is going to want drones. so far there is a handful of them of that gotten experimental permits, money from homeland security to buy these drones and they say they are not going to be lethal. they are going to have less than lethal weapons onthem. so your answer is drones are
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here in small numbers but they are coming in big numbers and when the head of the f.b.i. was asked in the hearing whether drones could be used to kill americans here in the united states, he said, i will have to get back to you on that one. so are you feel reassured? >> no. i mean this is worse than i thought. absolutely. medea benjamin in studio with us. let's talk about drones. this is going to become, i think, one of the biggest issues. this is going to be right up there with you with border crossings or immigration reform or global warming or something. en more so, the death penalty. it's going to be the use of these drones. i am particularly talking about the lethal drones. but the other kind, too? >> all right. >> talking about the corner intersections that catch you
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running a running a red light. the fact that these drones will be overhead all the time. >> and they can come down. little drones can come right to your window. they can go to your window. let's talk about the killer drones because the killer drones are killing lots of people overseas including american citizens, and there is not much of an outcry about that. >> right. >> we are estimating that over 3,000 people in pakistan alone have been killed by killer drones. we are not supposed to be at war with wackstan and the pakistani government says this is counterproductive. you are creating more anti-american sentiment, more against our government and you are creating more terrorists. it's not working. please stop and the u.s. government says, no. >> when did the counter -- wouldn't the counter argument be -- not that i agree with this, that, look. this is cheaper and less offensive than sending u.s. marines in to get these terrorist suspects that we can are hiding inside of pakistan to
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come over the border into afghanistan, kill americans and go back into pakistan so if we can get them this way, isn't it a kind of win-win? >> we haven't been able to win-win in afghanistan with boots on the ground and with drones. we have been using lots of drones in afghanistan, and we are not winning with the program that we have had in place from 2004 in pakistan and so we know how this, the war in afghanistan is going to win, the u.s. troops are going to leave. we know how it's going to end in pakistan is that the drone program is going to stop, and there is going to be negotiations because that's how these things end. so why keep killing people add creating more enemies in the process? and it's not just the pakistani government with a wink and a nod saying, yeah you keep doing the drone program and we will say we are against t they are actually against it. and the legislature, democratically elected has voted voted, including just a couple of weeks, form thephon minister
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has gone to the united kingdom says can't you use your influence on the u.s. and say please stop. it won't because it's in the hands of the cia and out of control. >> can you tell us where these drones are? where are they controlled? >> the drones, the air force has and they are using them in places where we have declared war like afghanistan but they are also using them in -- >> where is. >> where are they controlled from? >> yeah. >> it's important for your listeners to understand what we are talking about, your viewers to understand is that we are talking about airplanes that don't have a pilot in a cockpit. >> right. >> the pilot is oftentimes thousands of miles away like at creech air force base outside of las vegas, in nevada. they are manning these drones. i say manning because most of them are men -- in afghanistan, for example, or you have out of langley, virginia where the cia
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is, they are operating these drones in pakistan. >> so somebody, somebody the drone goes over a village in pakistan, a missile is fired people are killed. and somebody at langley, at the cia headquarters is sitting there at a desk. right? with a monitor and a joy stick or something, pushes a button fires a missile in pakistan and kills villagers or terrorists. >> according to the cia, everyone they kill is a terrorist because if they were killed, then they were a terrorist. they don't admit they kill civilians at all. >> under what authority do we have? what legal authority does any country have to go to conduct long distance murder? >> well, it's a good question now. according to our government, they have the authority inside the united states because it goes back to the authorization for the use of force that was passed by congress right after
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9-11. that allows us to go anywhere any time. >> everything is justified by that. >> and then, internationally, they say that if we are in imminent danger did you -- but imminent danger is supposed to be imminent danger that somebody is about to attack you and it's not supposed to be getting involved in internal issues because the taliban and pakistan are not out to get -- are not out to attack the united states. if we weren't there account they wouldn't be stacking united states and not trying to come here and attack us. they feel like we are occupying their land. so there is really no international law that allows us to go do this and certainly when it comes to killing americans, we have killed anwar alalaki and we killed his 16-year-old son who was born in denver never involved in any terrorist activities at all. we killed him, and there was barely any outcry and finally when eric holder had to address this issue, he said, well, the
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constitution doesn't guarantee judicial process. it just guarantees due process. >> now medea benjamin in studio with us, raising a lot of questions and stirring it up over drone warfare, killing by remote control room. lots more questions. we just scratched the surface. join the conversation at any time. we will take your calls when we gret back at 8 situation 6-55-press. i keep wondering what's going to happen when another country -- let's say north korea, develops a drone and they stormont sending their drones over south korea. are we saying they have the right to do that buzz a we are doing the same thing? it's the full-court press with medea benjamin. stay around. >> radio meets television the bill press show now on current tv. ♪
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>> this is the full court press, the bill press show live on your radio and on current tv. >> let me tell you, we are talking about an issue that is going to become one of the most hotly debated issues. it is not yet, but it has been going on for a long time. it is -- it's really going to explode, i think. and medea benjamin in studio is helping make it happen a public debate which should be publically debated. her new book is "drone warfare: killing by remote control." medea, before we go to the phone, this article i read from
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the daily beast a couple of days ago, american forces have satisfied carried out more than 250 drone strikes in pakistan since president obama took office in 2009. >> that's more than six times the number of drone streets that president bush authorized during -- when he was in. now, is it because this technology was just being discovered or because president obama feels this is the best way to conduct war? >> well, first of all, our sources say that it's over 300 drone strikes but who knows. >> it's the cia. they won't tell us. i think the obama administration has put this with indefinite detention and sending troops on the ground. let's let's say the polls show overwhelming numbers against the war in afghanistan. seven out of 10, including the majority of republicans. people don't like it. we have wasted enough money there, don't want any more of
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our soldiers killed. this is an alternative to close guantanamo and boots on the ground. americans so far have not had a debate on this >> i want to get to our calls but another question: has there been any discussion like at the un? has there been any resolution authorizing countries to use the use of drones? >> there is a u.n. rack tour who says the way the u.s. uses them it violates international law but hasn't gone beyond that. >> that's one of the things we are trying to do is bring this to the united nation. >> dee calling from park forest illinois. hey, d. good morning. >> how do you spell her first name? >> medea medea-e-d-e-am-e-d-e-a. >> medea. okay. i had madea stitch stch. okay. >> >>ye yes, ma'am. i think that the government is
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just steadily going further enterand further into a fascist state. on on new years' eave, president obama signed what? the first authorization act when nobody was looking and now everybody is so corrupt in congress, they are taking the money for the drone manufacturers and adding a drone in every corner. >> i have to tell you thank you. who is building these drones? by the way? >> well there are some companies like general atomic based in southern california and big campaigns like ratheon and nor up there grummon and honey honeywell. everybody has a piece of the action. there are thousands of manufactures part of an association, a very strong lobby group that helped to create this drone caucus, that helped to right this legislation. so you do your research in any
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part of this country, you will find some group in your state that is involved in manufacturing drones. >> lil calling from the revolution. lou. >> my father says do unto others as you would have them to do unto. >>. >> that's right the i hear you. >> if we were there in that same vein, you call a drone or model airplane with video camera and a bomb and an ion battery in the thing people can make these things and have havoc for us. don't you realize that? >> that is an excellent point medea and i were talking about, too. i need to you tell us about this. how do people find about this. >> at a time code pink website, code you can come to it.
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saturday open to the public and it's going to be fascinating it will be live-streamed and if you can't watch it on live stream we be taping the entire thing and make it available. >> this weekend, again go to code medea's book is drone"drone warfare." pick it up at am drone warfare or i am sure if you go to code there will be an opportunity there to buy copies of the book, too. >> that's right. that you for having me on. >> medea benjamin keep raising hell. this issue is so important i am so glad you wrote this book. good to see you. thank you for coming in. all right. >> on your radio and on current tv, this is the bill press show.
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>> heard around the country, seen on currents t.v. this is the bill press show. >> senator brown up in the next hour, top of the next hour heur in studio with us and then faz shaq shakir from think progress in studio with us as well. boy, i am tired thinking about the president's busy schedule today. about 10:00 o'clock this morning, he will be greeting and welcoming the teacher of the year to the white house annual event down there, a couple of times. then up to andrews air force base, his first stop of the day down in chapel hill north
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carolina where at 1:15, this afternoon, he will speak to the -- at the university of north carolina about these student loan programs and the need to stop rates from do you make doubling july 1st the after that he will tape an interview for jim my fallon for "late night with jimmy fallon" and heads out to colorado to bolder colorado speaking this afternoon, again, on the student loan issue at the university of colorado at bolder, spends the night there and he will go off to university of iowa tomorrow. jay carney will gaggle on air force one. women we will come back and talk issues with the good senator from ohio. >> this is bill press show.
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♪ >> good morning. tuesday, april 24th. good to see you today. welcome to the full-court press, bill press show, your new morning show on current tv and this is our morning town hall where we tackle all of the big issues of the day from our nation'scal to me around the country and how about this for starters. mid romney said yesterday he remembers fondly all of the great vacations he had in france, walking the stre paris with his wife ann and he looks forwards to several more vacations, plural, in france. guess what mit? you are going to have a lot of time for more vacations in
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france after november 5th because you won't have anything else to do. you and your wife can move to paris because you are not going to be in the white house. it's one of the issues we will talk but first, let's start out by finding out all of the latest this current tv update from jacki schechner out in los angeles. hi, jacki. >> hi, bill. good morning, everyone. as bill mention a little earlier, the president will talk travel to north carolina and colorado to take up the issue of student loans. for his part mitt romney says he agrees with the president. house republicans say we cannot afford the $6 billion fix to keep the rates from jumping from 3.6 3.6 to 6.8 but they would consider a temporary solution. that's what mitt romney is saying. the pro-police department super p.a.c.s have just release add new video where they are hitting mit rom anything else on his past statements on hire education using his words against him, once again.
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here is a clip of him being dismissive as a dental student talks about her own soaring rates: >> the "new york times" reporting that conservative groups are not only spending money to win the white house but they are spending a lot of money for the senate. they are spending considerably so far about $17 million in about a dozen states on t.v. as. these are groups like crossroads gps. they plan to spend, they say, about $100 million in total. they are tying democrats to the government, growth healthcare reform, the usual but democrats tell the "new york times" not as concerned because republicans may run out of money. people aren't focused on the state races right now. bill press coming up. stay with us. we'll be right back.
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does that. we're keeping it real. ♪ >> broadcasting across the nation, on your radio and on current tv. this is the bill press show. >> you got it. tuesday, april 24th, the full court press, the bill press show your new morning show on current tv and still your favorite morning show and your local progressive talk radio station around nation. great to see you today. thank you very much for joining us. lots going on here in our nation's capitol and in studio. we welcome a good friend of the program, a man right in the middle of it, just down the street here at the united states capitol, good senate from ohio the senator sherrod brown. >> first time on directv on the
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show. been on the radio. >> on current tv. >> did i say -- sorry. current tv. >> you are here. >> i know that. i apologize. bad star start. >> we are politically direct. >> i apologize. >> good to see you. lots going on and we will be joined a little bit later in this hour by faz shakir director of think progress and find out the latest going on there. senator you have a lot going on in the capitol today. i want to start out. we are political animals, of course, and there are five republican primaries today. >> uh-huh. >> peter rudy giuliani endorsed mitt romney. >> okay. the nominee. >> that happened a year ago, it would have been over. >> it would have been over. right. we know how much mayor giuliani thinks about governor romney because he has told us himself as recently as december 2011,
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this is rudy julygiuliani on mit rom ney. >> he changed his position on virtually everything. >> i think it's deeper than just, a, he is kind of staid and saefrlings. i ran against him in '07 and '08. i have never seen a guy -- i have ran a lot of e elections, changing his positions on so make things so fast on a dime. everything. >> all right. >> talking about an eternal flip-flopping flip-floppinger. >> he said i don't know if it's pro-choice or anti-choice. i know it's multiple choice. i don't know which is worse that he stands for nothing because he clearly stands for mitt romney and nothing else or whether he is taken up with the far right when he is locked in.
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it's not like he is going to move back and be pro-choice and move back and prepro-health care. this guy is locked into the far right, supporting the ryan bill that will again cut taxes on the rish and emasclate programs like the pel grants and like headstart. he will move. he is locked in to the far right. >> that's clearly the choice people will face. >> it's interesting. we had a briefing last week at the whitehouse. one made the point, that far right is who mitt romney is. don't kid yourself the massachusetts moderate who moved right for the primaries. he is. >> if you are not convinced, there are so many reasons. his funders, senator shoechu member told me ham of the super p.a.c. money has come from, we think,
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17 contributors. some of them have been as much as the biggest ones are the koch brothers and shell middleson and the guy from texas, simmons. we don't know these numbers precisely. it's only what they brag about because they can't hemthems, looks to be 60 to 70 million just from three -- two are brothers, four people, i guess. these are the people that romney has relied on. some will fund millions. nus presidential race. >> some is going into your senate race on behalf -- >> yeah. >> i want to get to that in just a second. let's back up. an issue. we talked about at the at the top of the last hour the president is on the road today talking about an issue that you have beening working on with senator tom harkin in the cincinnati, what's facing
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students of america on july 1st. >> senator harkin and senator reid and i are introducing to freeze the student loan rate. >> what it's been. >> since 2000. >> bi-partisan legislation, we were actually -- it's hard to believe, even four years ago, the president and the congress did some things bi-partisanly where we created. >> right. >> on good things like this. president bush signed it 3.4% interest rates for subsidized stafford student loans and that means that students, if this expires in july students loans', interest rate will double for low income working class kids. my wife was first in her family to go to college. her dad carried a union card working maintenance in ashleeville, ohio she could go to school because of grants and
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loans. she graduated without much debt because she had had a lot of help and tuition was more reasonable thinking. these students loans. romney came out and supported a position's position to freeze it but house and senate agreements are saying no. let it expire. who cares? >> their attitude. >> we have to do tax cuts for the rich at the same time. >> right. the two programs, the tax cuts for the wealthy expire. we can't let those expire. we have to continue those even though they were originally sold as a temporary measure because we had a surplus. then the tax, then the lower interest rate for the student loans expired. >> we can't afford those. >> we can't afford those. >> elections are about contrasts. people look at romney's flip-flopped on everything. romney flip-flopped on this until the house and senators republicans started employeesing him. he has to make a decision again
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on where he flips and where he flops. the fact is this election is going to be about contrasts. are you for tax cuts for the rish? if you are, you have to cut other things. you have to add it to the debt or whatever. these contrasts are pretty clear. >> what did john o'connelljohn banor or mitch mcconnell say. >> i didn't hear. i heard the republican chairman of the labor committee. that would be a word to them. they call it the education and equal opportunities or whatever they call it committee. he just said we would find a better way but we are not going to have taxpayers subsidize these or something to that effect. they know what to say about this other than let the market work. the market doesn't work for middle class kids and low income kids who want a chance to go to college. not every kid wants to go to college. not every kid should.
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some want to join military. some want to be in an apprentice program to be a carpenter. if you want to go to college, you ought to have the opportunity and we are getting by passed by kuntz trees putting more effort into the infrastructure of public education, whether that's community colleges in our country or whether it's cleveland state or whether it's hiram college. we have to focus on it better. >> i heard secretary duncan came to brief us on this program before the president went on the road to talk about it. he says -- i was stunned. he said that the amount of credit students 0 today is greater than the entire amount americans 0 on their credit cards cards. >> or auto loans. >> either one. >> stunning. >> approaching a trillion dollars. >> right. >> all over the state.
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>> people with credit cards. >> student loans. >> they are not dischargeable in bankruptcy court. the number of young people i meet who are 24, 100 ,$000 in student loans. behind the 8 ball. it didn't pay enough that they can get ahead that's a terrible aflex. i am concerned about the national debt we hand them, concerned about the infrastructure debt. we are not building up highways bridges, water, sewer, community college infrastructure and i am concerned about the debt we are giving them personally on their education. >> solving that problem and you have legislation, you and senator reid and harkin today. what about a lot of this debt is created by colleges universities keep raising the
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tuition, public and private schools? >> the president pushed hard on this. we are, too. i have con vida meeting every year. we talk about access to education. they are doing the best thing. but they -- you know pel grants, and we don't -- public universities don't have the state support they used to. i mean, you know, we are so interested in tax cuts for the wealthy that we are not funding public higher education. i don't know the percentages. i have forgotten them but student at ohio state, the state paid a much higher cost of tuition when i was in college in the early 70s. >> that's a serious issue. countries around the world are going the other direction. >> sherrod brown is in studio
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with us. i don't often get a chance too ask a united states senator a direct question. if you are from the state of ohio, ask your senator a question. 866-55-press. you mentioned the amount of money going into some of these, from republicans and the super p.a.c.s all because of citizens united that this decision by this roberts supreme court, any movement at all, even some republicans now see the danger of these super p.a.c.s. don't they? do you see any support building at all to overturn it? >> there is a lot of support building. republicans think it's to their advantage. >> yeah, because, you know, most of -- we have very few people in our society if any that have stepped up. what was that? eight figures. >> yeah, $10 million and up. i don't think anybody in our side has -- they have three at
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least already plus exxon and huge corporations. i can't imagine any corporation doing that on the democratic cited. the problem is in many cases we don't know who is putting this money in. it's undisclosed. we are seeing bill kind of both ends. one hand, billion airs trying to by political campaigns. the other end, this state by state assault on individual voting rights where they require ids, problematic for seniors and the poorest peel in our country. they require -- they have shrunk the early voting periods which in many cases n my state, for instance, where those laws were written by republicans to have early voting because they, 10 years ago, republicans thought it was a good idea lots of people vote. now they don't seem to. they are trying it from both ends. grassroots efforts are so important in 2012 to beat back a lot of these changes. i think we can in terms of citizens united, shelby white house and others in the senate
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are leading for full disclosure and claire mccaskill is trying to make this into an issue, all of this outside, undisclosed money. they typically vote on jobs. claire has a challenge. it's one that is worth doing. we will wish her well. >> shareod brown in studio with us, tuesday, april 24, 866-55-press. i want to talk about your own challenges there in the state of ohio when we come back. we will take some calls. your chance to weigh in and we'll do so when we come back from this quick break. ♪ >> on your radio and on current tv, this is the bill press show. let's hear yours. politically direct means no b.s. just telling you what's going on in politics today. >>at the only on-line forum with a direct line to bill press. >>it's something i've been waiting for a long time. >>join the debate now.
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up? >> idaho is not known as approaching act i.v. you had hundreds of women show up, thousands signed petitions. they made their voices heard. what happens is that now, the legislators are running scared. very similar laws have passed quietly in other states for the past 10 years, really in the past two years have intensified. pennsylvania a similar law was shelved, idaho this proved to be political poison. women are paying attention and having their voices heard. >> thanks for coming in. >> the aclu considers a demand that to get a job you have to let an employer open your private mail, the senate wants to make it illegal to hand over a password to your facebook account.
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>> radio meets television the bill press show. now, on currents of it. >> it's 24 minutes after the hour. this is the full court press, faz shakir with think progress. tuesdays with faz. right now, honored to have senator sharrod brown from ohio. snared one constituents from thompson thompson. >> this is bill calling. >> bill is in the snow belt. >> it might have snowed there. >> i would like to know the only solution to the problem of social security seems to be to raise the retirement age when you would have to raise the limit above 16,000. that would -- you could probably double the payment and it would
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be solved forever if you just did that. >> you are right. >> thanks, bi. >> thank you for that call. i am amazed the number of people who talk about raising the retirement age not thinking about how people that a waitress or somebody in a hotel t people cutting hair or people on their feet all day and doing that kind of work, can't work until they are 70. their bodies are not made to work until they are 70. maybe people like me can dressed look i can this but raising retirement age is the wrong way to go. there are a lot of this inci about social security. yours is a sleuths that would, of course, you know that, of course, would solve the financial problems long-term. i don't know that congress will even look at it. >> even if you up the limit to 200. >> or if you jumped it from people that are now, you know
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still be 100 but above 400. there are ways of tearing it. your suggestion, bill, is one. there are ways of dealtearing it. you don't need to cut benefits. you don't need to call the corner. you don't need to raise the retirement age. there are a number of ages to do what you are saying. members of depressed have signed a pledge saying they will never increase taxes. that helps them protect their millionaire friends. they are wrong on this. >> senator brown's website is you can follow us at shareod brown and get a campaign website, shareod >> we have had more money spent against me 5.1 million. >> whoa. >> because of my progressive politics that started in mid november. it's five years. >> like the number 1? >> i am the number 1 in terms$1 in
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terms of dollars sent in terms of anybody in the senate. it's mostly been karl rove's groups, crossroads us chamber. it's clear karl rove is drating this choir as one comes in, leaves, comes in attacks leaves, another one stacks. >> that's the way they play. $5 million. one of the -- what we know while this isn't citizens united now. citizenship united other places and will be. >> that's why we are doing this petition drive. we have 140,000 people that have come to my website, signed up and we are being crass gruts opposition to this whole issue of citizens united. i am joining a small number of colleagues, a growing number putting pressure on sort of the whole senate and house to take this issue up long-term and needs to probably be solved by the supreme court, a court that isn't in the thrall of corporate interests like this one clearly is, 5 to 4, consistently action but right now, we are organizing in a way so people come to
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press. faz shakir is director of think progress. part of the center for the men progress. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> we are going to start where we always start, around the full court press here we. baseball. >> yeah. >> big news out of the white sox, the white sox versus the mariners? right. >> 3-2 pitch. >> strike 3 away from perinski. >> a perfect gay. a senior in college. he was the senior in college at the time as well for rice university. he struck me out. he was very good then. he is better now. it was certainly an honor. i congratulate him for
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accomplishacom acompublishing a feet -- accomplishing. a feet only 21 pitchers have. we played them in a 3-game series. rice had three starters so they were good. >> the other thing is playing major league ball. >> after i graduated, there was an opportunity to go and basically sign a free-agent contract. >> i wasn't going anywhere. i got in my car and drove out to washington, d.c. i have been here ever since. >> the nationals could have used you actually. >> they got a fantastic thing. >> a run. >> yeah. >> quite a few guys.
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>> he speaks well of you too. >> yeah. >> yes. an imminent game. the batter's check swing, i think it looked like he didn't actually go. it should have been a walk. should have been a walk. >> so the guys have him. >> holding a grudge. >> not at all. i am very happy for him. >> this morning, your top story on think progress. eight the top 10, 2012 super p.a.c. donors are republicans. no doubt about who is pumping money into these. we talked to sherrod brown about the money going into his campaign. why would republicans throw millions and millions of dollars at the republican candidate and
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i think it often just boils down to they share an ideology, which is true but the substance of their vision for the future is important. i got mine and i don't care about you. i got my life wrapped. i am doing well. instead of throwing you a life raft and see if you survive, i am doing okay, and i don't care about you. >> that's what with the tax plan. >> they are guys, you know, major super p.a.c. are happy to endorse. >> all of this money, pass it around, these are the kind of plans i think would have devastating impact. >> only others individuals association. the others american positions. >> that's right. >> a i don't know a ton about
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them. but we know where they stand. >> the number one, sheldon adelson, $25 million. >> yeah. >> this is only what we know about. right? they could have given more money to the side of the pacs. >> right. somebody like crossroads gps for instance who doesn't reveal their donors but has clearly a house up to 100 million. romney a lot of republicans in the states people like josh mandel into ohio. >> right. again, you want to join the conversation 866, 55 press. you mentioned their agenda. i have mine. screw you. >> that's not the way you put it, the way i would put it.
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it's perfectly reflected in whatever their economic agenda is. correct? >> yeah. >> we don't really know. >> we don't know what the economic agenda is other than hints. the same ol' stuff. rye. >> fantastic quote that the rnc spokesperson gave us yesterday to describe mitt romney's economic plan that tells you basically everything you need to know. george bush, i think that that of the entire tax benefit that he gave out went to the top 10 of 1%. mitt romney does even more than that. he goes further than that in the amount of money he is giving to the top 1%, top 10 to 1%. the top 57% of the entire tax benefits of mitt romney the top 1%. >> whoa. >> people making over $400,000.
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>> yeah. >> they are getting 57% of the total tax benefits. >> that gives you who these are? >> yes. >> who does he feel are the people are his champions? he wants to get into office and fight for every single day. it is the she ldon alingdzson of the worlddelson of the world world? >> it's like george bush plan on steroids. >> only the same plan. >> yeah. >> going up to the top 1%. >> this is an r and c spokeswoman. she deals with her specialty media. she was on a radio show talking about mitt romney reaching out to the immigrant populations and gave this very rising sxworns of mitt romney. >> it shows who they are and who they stand with and what they
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stand for. our guest faz shakir director of think progress. you also report this morning that alec american ledgegislative exchange counsel lost another big respondsor. >> procter & gamble the largest maker of consumer packaged goods in the united states, also the biggest advertisers. so they are huge. >> yeah. all of these. they are joining coca-cola and pepsi and kfs, taco bell owners you know, as people would drop out of alec, en more pressure on that group to share the right-wing agenda toiling at the edges here trying to reframe the kind of things they do by suggesting by the stand your grounds law. four issues.
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even despite despite that announcement by alec these companies are still dropping them which i think is a good ex change in the other progressives groups that have led the fight and raised awareness. how effective it has been in moving it. >> it also shows to me i am really impressed by the power of the social media. you don't need an active congress any more. like a million people march. >> yeah. >> any more to bring about change. these are still effective ways getting things done but this is just going online getting people to sign petitions online getting people to send e-mails to these companies and a little bad publicity and boom. >> e-mail. >> you named it on the head. they are seeing their consumer based on facebook and twitter responding in negative ways.
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we saw this during the rush limbaugh issue. right? where corporate advertisers were drive dropping rush limbaugh and re reacting to online movement against them because of his smears against sandra fluke. >> is alec going to survive? >> survive in some form of course. but i think that the challenges their sponsorship, these corp people who remain, bear biggest supporters, top acco companies, programs some gun companies who -- where are they going to put slening because others drop out. these guys will have more power. so potentially could be more right-wing or a softer version of the heritage foundation. >> alec, most people had not heard of until the trayvon
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martin case in florida. alec and the super p.a.c.s and the republican mitt romney agenda just like george bush's plan on steroids. your calls welcome. faz shair here on the full-court press >> on your radio and on current tv, this is the bill press show. that. >>jennifer granholm joins current tv. a former two term governor. >>people like somebody who's got a spine. >>determined to find solutions... >>we need government to ensure >>driven to find the truth... >>what's really going on? >>fearless, independent and above all, politically direct.
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press show faz shakir is director of think progress a centre for american progress. it's think sol faz, yesterday, mid romney was reminiscing about some good times that he had a french reporter was following him. and asked him yesterday if -- what he thought about his time as a missionary in france for two years, about what memories he had of france. here is governor romney. >> i had a lot of memories of france. i think the best memories were with my wife on vacation from time to time in france. the last vacation we had there walking around the city of paris not just the champs de lyse. and around the city one-of the most magnificent cities in the world. i look forward to occasionally
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vit visiting there. >> more vay cases in paragraphs. i have never been to some of these fantastic places. it sound like mitt romney has been there a few times. i guess he didn't talk it about his missionary work. >> he did indicate he is looking forward to more vacation. >> lots of opportunities. >> starting november 5th. >> yes. on alec, we have a couple of calls here chris is calling from up in buffalo, new york. hey chris. >> good morning. >> are you covered with snow this morning? >> no. >> got lucky. >> okay. what's going on? >> i would like to know how these corporations can afford to donate these millions of dollars to candidates but they can't donate to their employees' retirement fund and the health care. >> good question.
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>> yeah. hits the nail on the head. a lot of these companies, they get their tax right offs for giving money to alec because alec is organized as a if i have 01 c 3 organization, which means they give money to take a tax write-off. >> that's one of the reasons they are happy to dole out money to these groups. >> so quick. saying we can't pay these retirement benefits or our employees' health care or can't pay them a living wage. >> right. >> but walk pump all of this money. >> in fact, as you point out, alec is a 501 c 3 or whatever. by contributing money to alec which goes into this legislation, legislation, it's a de facto lobbying group. >> you have hit the nail on the head. they don't want to talk about they are a lobbying
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organization. they brag about the fact. >> they are skirting the law. >> they are skirting the law. >> yeah. with all of this going on, the justice department john edwards, priorities. louise is in denver colorado. good morning. >> good morning. >> i would like to say about alec, they are saying just concentrate on economic problems. it doesn't count because they have already been responsible for so many horrible bills passed that we have got to live with and we are stuck with. >> those bills aren't going to go away. right? >> that's right. they have done all of the damage so now they can talk sweetness and light but we have to remember that. it doesn't count. >> that's an excellent point. >> right. >> they have done so much damage. voter suppression. understand your ground laws.
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those bills are out there in 24 states for the stand your ground law. >> right. >> i am a little weary of who put steps in. >> chamber of commerce for instance and you and i have talked about that in the past. they could end up being -- serving the same kind of function. we have to be on guard for who is the next major actor going to be pushing these. >> think progress, i mentioned before. i can't tell you enough speaking to our listeners and viewers that think progress does such 80 work and all of united states in progressive radio and television depend upon think progress for doing the good research and putting out the information that we need to bring you the information every day. one of the other stories i saw this morning on the site was about the senate candidate, sara steelin? she is well-versed on the issues? >> you say that facetiously
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because she was asked on her stanchion in the violence against women's act and she said, i don't even know what that is actually. >> yeah. >> it's only been around since 1994. one of the most important pieces of legislation passed. to give it. >> in thenate, right? >> right. >> now. same body that she is run for. if they were in the senate she would be voting on it literally this week. >> you demand they know a little bit. that should be disqualifying in many ways. >> how should you heapply for a job you know nothing about and say i don't know what you do here. >> stair a steelman is her name.
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it's completely inappropriate for television. ♪ >> the parting shot with bill press. this is the bill press show. >> april 24th, my parting shot for today. well, united states now official, yep, everybody has been focusing on the republican primary for president, president bar barack obama with no primary
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opposition has been coasting to victory. get this today april 24th, strike up the band. president obama will lock up the democratic nomination with 2 /* delegates. barack obama will be the democratic candidate in 2012. the contrast of 4 years ago when he and hillary clinton were locked in a marathon primary contest. but this time is the democratic party, still divided about romney and may not even be behind him after tampa once he is the official nominee. yeah, true the democrat ilk primary may not have been as colorful as the republican one but president obama emerges a much stronger candidate. >> that's my parting shot for today. congressman joe courtney from massachusetts joining us with all of you right here tomorrow. >> this is the bill press show. ♪
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