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democrats get their first taste of victory but this fight is far from over and already providing a few surprises. >> defense secretary chuck hagel makes a major move to change the way the pentagon prosecutes sex assaults within its ranks. why are victims' advocates still so upset? >> a new web strategy to woo the young ones. 13 animals were really bummed about the third anniversary of obamacare. >> i'm toure. when i found out we're doing a segment on success, i said i have expertise on that. and then the producers said some other guy, the heist rated professor at wharton, whatever that is. >> another busy day on capitol
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hill with immigration, guns, and the budget again dominating discussions. the senate is pushing ahead on gun control, debating a bill expanding background checks. survive the first of what will be many votes over the coming weeks. of course, this is proving to be a deeply emotionally charged debate in the wake of the newtown tragedy. those emotions came out today from vice president joe biden during an exclusive morning joe roundtable. >> it's 118 days or thereabouts with sandy hook. 3,000 people killed on the streets with a gun since then. 3,200. they're gang bangers in drug trade. they are husbands taking out guns and shooting their wives and their girlfriends. but 3,200. >> the new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows just how wide the political divide is on guns 82. % of democrats favor stricter gun laws.
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just 27% of republicans agree. if the toomey/manchin bill survives the senate, it still faces the republican controlled house. joining us now, democratic congressman peter welch who supports expanded back ground collection and other so-called common sense steps to curb gun violence. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> let's start with the house as i just pointed out. republicans on pose when you ask them generally about stricter gun controls, only 27% support it. the senate is one thing. senators representing the whole state. when you have republican members of congress supporting smaller districts, heavily republican districts, does this thing have a chance in the house? >> well, it does. and i think it will be in speaker boehner's hands. two issues, one is whatever side you're on in this issue, it is an issue of enormous national significance. so we should vote. that's really the question. we should be held accountable. we vote yes, we vote no, we vote
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so our constituents know where we stand. the second will be whether mr. boehner wants to violate the lastert rule. those who want to vote no have that opportunity. those who want to vote yes have the opportunity. the american people are entitled to have the house of representative cls works for them take a vote on a major national issue. >> i'm certainly one republican who would like to see a vote on this as well. it is being called a career ender for some democrats. real clear politics reported recently on the flood of calls to max bacchus's office over concern about this legislation. they are all in the same boat on this. as much as we want to say this is about newtown, clearly, this is about politics for some of
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these senate democrats. what are they looking a in 2014? >> it can be a problem. what is a problem for us should not be an excuse to deny the american people a vote on issues that are of a major consequence. there will be some tough democrats for certain districts. i think what you're seeing is that there is really a lot of understanding that something like a background check is common sense and it doesn't encroach on the very strong second amendment rights and support for second amendment rights and many republicans and democrats are staunkly behind. >> you keep echoing the president's key phrase. we demand a vote. we know americans want background checks at a very high rate. over 90% in some polls. we know that americans want assault weapons ban. we want magazine limits. generally well over 50%, most
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polls on those numbers. let's talk about what's going on in d.c. why are we not getting them? is it the nra is so strong that they're able to block all this sort of stuff? >> it's not just, it is the nra. they're playing a very aggressive role. a lot of us like me. i come from a rural district where there is a very strong second amendment tradition. and there is a lot of apprehension among what i would say reasonable second amendment folks as to whether or not there is a slippery slope awaiting them. in fact, what the president is trying to do, what a lot of us are trying to do, ensure gun owners, folks who have them for protection, for hunting, for collection, we understand legitimate use. the background checks. you don't want a person who is a criminal, dangerous, to have a gun. there has to be some modesty on the part of those who are advocating for the common sense reform. this won't answer the problem. there is no law that we can pass that will guarantee that we won't provide protection. on the other hand, let's do what
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we can. at a certain point in politics, when the system doesn't even allow for there to be a vote in some resolution, people are denied representation because we won't vote on something that has reached a critical mass, that is very damaging to the overall body of politics. so we got a vote on this. >> i want to draw you out on the budget. if you look at the front page of the new york times, it talks about how the obama budget whittles the democratic party pillars. there has been a lot of hope in the wouks that by including benefit cuts to social security, this would win over some republicans. it has been people like paul ryan saying this is a minor incremental and statistical step. it doesn't amount to much. to folks like congressman walden who has been famously hypocritally attacking it even though it is what republicans said they want. my question to you being in the
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capitol, are you seeing any benefit to the white house for putting these republican benefit cuts in their open budget? >> it is creating a consternation on the democratic side where we oppose the chained cpi. here's the thing people have to remember. it is up to the house and the senate to pass a budget. we have a law requiring the president to submit a budget but it is really the constitutional responsibility of us to do that. we passed a budget. the ryan budget in the house. i opposed it but it is passed. the real question now is will we use what is called regular order. have a conference committee and try to resolve the differences. this fight about the president's view, it is a bit of a side show and it deflects us from taking on the independent responsibility we have to come together and negotiate out the differences. >> congressman, one other issue we want to take up with you. immigration reform. there are thousands rallying in d.c. yesterday. at love republicans have
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acknowledged, there needs to be some sort of comprehensive immigration reform. we have the gang of eight coming to a deal. does this look inevitable to you? what are the big stumbling blocks that you're seeing to a comprehensive immigration reform package to this point? >> it looks promising. immigration reform on guns with senator toomey and senator manchin coming together. some folks around here are starting to get the message that it is time for to us get something done. immigration reform will happen. as is always the case on controversial and difficult legislation, when you get to that end game, everybody starts raising the ante. so what are element of it is still in discussion, people will be trying to leverage the situation to get exactly what they want. i think at the end of the day, we're going on get it. this is where the election really made a difference. you're seeing senator rubio who has got presidential aspirations, understand the obvious. that is the republicans cannot be completely anathema to the
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aspirations of the communicate. >> thank you for joining us today. >> thank you. up next, washington fights over its money problems, 12 million people are still without work in america. but there may be a bright spot on the horizon for the economy. we'll tell you about it as "the cycle" rolls on.   are you still sleeping?
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despite what was widely considered a disappointing march jobs report, there were call. bright spots. one of them being the
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manufacturing sector which has added half a million jobs over the last three years. in fact for the first time in more than a decade, the u.s. is actually outpacing other countries. our next guest says that's no fluke. cheaper u.s. energy prices here and higher shipping and labor costs in other markets have made the economics of outsourcing far less appealing. joining me from "time" magazine, she co-wrote this week's cover story. made in america. as we just mentioned, as you say, one of the reasons manufacturing is up is because u.s. factories are increasingly getting access to cheap energy. thanks to oil and gas from shale boom. is that an inconvenient truth for folks who might oppose something like key stone pipeline? >> well, it is a great question. absolutely more pipelines and not just from canada are probably going to have to be built if we're going to take advantage of the lower energy prices that we've already seen.
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so much shale has come online. there is a lot more to come. some folk are call for new pipelines to be built from the west. north dakota, places like that. to eastern factories. and it is in some ways an inconvenient truth if you're an environmentalist. but there is an upside. there are jobs and these are great jobs. what is interesting about the manufacturing renaissance this time around, it is not your grandfather's manufacturing or your father's manufacturing. a lot of the jobs in the middle are gone. that's true. some of those unionized, $25 an hour jobs. but there are some very, very high enjoks being created. i saw a factory in uptate new york. a g.e. factory where there are people on the line with two-year community colleges degrees that are using computers and robotics. so these are very high end jobs. they have a lot of forward momentum. very well paid. and i think that overall, that will be a good thing for the economy. the other thing to remember is that manufacturing for every dollar created in the manufacturing sector, that
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creates $1.5 in the rest of the economy. that's different than any other sector. banking doesn't do that. retail doesn't do that. it has a really broad effect. >> the earnings inequality work he for the american worker and the worker in india or china, minimum wage are making 7 1/2 time more than their chinese counterparts. you say that people in india and china are demanding and getting bigger paychecks. good for them and good for us in the u.s. harder for companies to just move over to another nation and improve their bottom line. those people are still far below what we would like to make here as minimum wage workers. doesn't that low wage asian worker make it much more difficult for americans to get back in the manufacturing game? >> that has been the story since the 1980s. what you're seeing now, this last three years of half a
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million jobs being created is a real sea change. it is not just about wage costs. there is a very complicated equation about productivity. american workers are more expensive than the china is he's but they're also more productive. and the productivity has been growing faster while chinese workers' salaries and indians have been increasing. there is a meeting in the middle where american workers are looking a lot more competitive. and when you add to that the energy costs and the fact that a lot of companies want what is called just in time production. they want to be able to meet demands quickly. not keep a lot of inventory. when you're talking about six weeks of shipping on a freighter from china, america starts to look a lot more attractive. there are a lot of variables here. >> if manufacturing is only 9% of the economy, why is it so important? >> well, it's fascinating. lies, lies, and statistic think. it is 9% but that 9% counts people literally just in
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factories. it wouldn't count the marketing department of ford or a small business that is doing software for caterpillar. all kinds of job that don't get tallied in those figures. and then there is the effect on the greater community. when a factory come to town, we all know this. there is a boom in the rest of the community. and creating a those kinds of ecosystems are really important to creating more inclusive growth. >> important question. 3d printing. how cool is that? >> totally cool. that was the coolest thing about this story was seeing these incredibly weird shapes. being made. things that you can't even imagine that couldn't have been cut from metal can now be printed, layer by layer by these machines, and not only is it incredibly cool but it open up a whole new world for small business people. mid-size business people to do production. this used to be, manufacturing used to be a big company game. it is increasingly becoming a
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small person's game because of 3d principling. >> in have the next time we have you on, we'll just do this. show 3d printing throughout the entire hour. >> it is like the kitten gift of news. it is pretty awesome. fun to look at. >> all right. thanks so much for joining us. so after that, does a made in america label influence what you buy? judith nugent hard says i love my beautiful clothes made in nyc. be patriotic and like us on facebook. it is the american way. up next, the buzz feetification? will grumpy cat be america's undoing? i don't like to golf. i love to golf. ♪ [ grunts ]
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if you've ever been on the internet, you know buzz feed. i mean work headlines like 12 ways to achieve the very best glamour shot or 25 reasons the job search sucks as told by frustrating cats, it is hard not to click and see what it is all about. kittens and the like are also big business. buzz feed draws 16 million visitors each month and reportedly makes over $40 million in advertising. with great success brings all kinds of mimicry. the it seems familiar. there are the parts for animals and just today they posted a series. there you go. agree or not. at least it is pretty substantive. it doesn't help the cause when that is followed up by posts like this one. 13 animal that are really bummed on obamacare's third birthday.
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that's krystal ball's personal favorite. the national journal summed up all the redesigned action as just get buzz feed. >> can i pose a question? >> go ahead. how do we say this? >> say what? >> g-i-f. >> we took this to buzz feed today. >> we took it to them and apparently he pronounces it with a hard g but the official pronunciation, gif. >> while we're asking the hard questions here -- >> the hard g questions. >> what is a gif? >> it is like a little animation that moves. >> that's right. in case anyone at home is not a buzz feed fan. let's make sure we design our terms. a little animation. >> we nailed it. we are two for two on the
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questions. to the politics, this is is a real thing that the congressional committee for the republicans are doing. you can go and look at i. they are spending -- >> you can go and look at it. >> it is on the internet. but they are spending their money and time trying to develop a whole web portal that is more fun, more cool, young republican sticky is what they call this online meaning you see it, you love it so much, you want to share it. you see the charts of the spending rising and you say to your republican and independent friends, you've got to see this chart. >> and you want to stay there for manile minutes. >> my observation that the republicans are on to something really important. what barack obama's first campaign did, better than any other campaign in history was route around the traditional press and reach people directly. if you go to barack obama's youtube page, they basically have over 250 million views, right? they are beating a lot of traditional media and a lot of television. and connecting directly with their own people. on twitter, they have 29 million
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people following who then can share to it their social networks. so that works really well if you build up the viral network. >> sure. >> the problem for the republicans here is, like i said, you can go look at it yourself. they're doing it wrong. you can't just do it with goofy content and you can't just take the goofy animal pictures, slap on it your budget complaint and move. on they can do this, too, what i'm about to say. the big difference is that obama spent more time building those grassroots viral networks. so when they had something to share, there were people there to share the. i don't think the republican congressional committee has it at that point right now. >> and they built those viral networks without having to use animal gifs. >> what is a gif? we already did that. >> it's a pop quiz. >> are you paying attention? >> what i really like is when ari takes some silly and has this very serious demeanor. >> is there a name for that? >> that's the ari-ization.
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>> i have my thoughts on this issue. but i think they would be better expressed by five animals who are unimpressed with the new website like this dog in a swing who thinks they're trying way too hard. this polar bear, just really expected better. this cat is mostly upset that they let themselves down. and this toad thinks they're inauthentic attempt to panneder to young people is pathetic. ? that toad is amazing. this cat is still voting democratic. >> you ended with america. >> i'm a patriot. >> the frog crossing his arms. that's pretty amazing. >> one thing i will note in making these little five pictures is how easy it is to put together something like this. >> yeah. >> buzz feed, best job ever. >> one thing, one other thing i
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noticed on the site is this ridiculous j-peg. no, not a j-peg. a movie. of obama shooting at the white house. can we run some of that? it's not a gif. >> that's why i tried to get her to clear this up. a gif would be shorter. it has a leg. you don't expect three or four or five seconds. so the president is shooting, i believe this is at the easter egg roll. and he's going 2 for 22. right? which says several things to me. one is that he's not out there shooting all the time. he's been on his j. he is working on his problems of the nation. another thing -- >> wow! >> that's what you're going for? >> i have to interject. >> really? >> and put forward the logical alternative that many people who
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can't make a j are not working on the problem. >> people out there opening the people's house and having a good time with some american citizens. he's not out there working on his j or his golf game. he is actually doing things. but this is part of this large problem of this small minded attack on obama. every little thing. the birth certificate. we could go on and on. i have a theory about what this is all about. >> can you get to it? >> i will get to it now. i would already be there if you had said can you get to it. george w. bush was such an embarrassment, filled with the anti-intellectualism. apart from the completely failed presidency foreign and domestic that the republicans feel this deep need to redeem the failed presidency of george w. bush and
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they will attack obama for any little tiny thing, trying to make him seem as bad as george bush actually was. and it actually makes sense to me if the last president who i was proud of when my party was elected in the '80s that i would do anything to attack the next president. >> so now that republicans are off toure's couch, this, the nrcz's campaign is genius. and you all would love it and be flipping out and making out with it if the dnc did this. >> i don't think so. >> it is fantastic. and it is not alone going to win elections. but it is already paying off in dividends. the point is to get relevant content on relevant platform. clips equal money and e-mail and both are up through this campaign. i talk to garrett, the divisional director. >> he's been tweeting gifs. >> they're not trying to be buzz feed. they're trying to be internet friendly. and it is fun.
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it is clever. it is savvy. it is exactly what they need to be doing. again, not a salve for everything befalling the american party but it is great. they need on stop the press release thing and that's what they're doing. great. brilliant. two thumb up. love it. >> what is a gif? >> what is a gif? and be specific. >> be specific. >> that's something we can all agree on. >> the thing apparently if it is a gif or a gif, they're going state by state. ? we have asked people on twitter to discuss the preferred pronunciation. >> and twitter almost everything. >> now we'll get 100 tweets about the pronunciation of gi if $ogif. >> i have this feeling. i feel like this segment is never going to end. >> end it right now. >> i bet the viewers feel the i am is a way. >> all right. we do have a hard turn which is
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an important topic next segment. we are going to look at a policy dilemma which is addressing rape in the military and find out what the new secretary of defense plans to do about it. hey. yo. whassup. guten tag. greetings earthlings. how you doin'? hola. sup. yello. howdy. what's crackalackin? it is great we express ourselves differently. if we were all the same, life would be boring. so get to know people who aren't like you. you'll appreciate what makes us different. the more you know.
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to a new e-trade retirement account. none of them charge annual fees and all of them offer low cost investments. e-trade. less for us. more for you. an important development this week in how the military handles rape. on monday, defense secretary chuck hagel ordered a change in military law. stripping generals of the power to overturn sexual assault convictions. the pentagon's lawyers must get congressional approval to actually make the change though. the move comes after major back lash when an air force general overturned the sexual assault conviction of lieutenant colonel james wilkerson. wilkerson had been found guilty of aggravated assault against a civilian woman on a u.s. air base in italy. the higher ranking officer voided the ruling, released wilkerson from jail, reinstated him and assigned him to a post in arizona noting in a memo that
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the convicted rapist was, quote, a doting father and husband. yes, that really happened. victims rights advocates argue the move isn't nearly enough to combat the problem. according to the d.o.d. where there were an estimated 19,000 sexual assaults in 2010 and only 13% were reported. joining us in the guest spot now, the executive director and co-founder of service women's action network. she is a former marine captain and has testified before congress and advised the white house on the challenges faced by women in the military. thanks so much for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> so hagel's move here is designed to address one aspect of the problem of rape in the military. this conversation has been really parked by a documentary which got a lot of attention called the invisible war. i wanted to play a short clip from that. >> you see a guy get five years for drugs and two weeks for rape. >> they let this man get away with everything but murder.
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>> it was a laughing matter. >> he said you're the third girl to report rape this week. are you guys all in cahoots? do you think this is a game? >> so lay out the bigger problem as you see it. how much is hagel's move going to get at the root of that problem? >> secretary hagel's proposal really scratches the surface. he is dealing with what we would call the back end of the trial process. as you heard from a lot of the survivors in that film, the invisible war, we're not dealing with the front end yet. which is where the majority of the commander bias happens. where a victim will come forward, report her or his assault and the system itself is rigged in such a way that the commander has authority to determine whether or not the trial goes forward at all. and the vast majority of sex krils do not go forward. and the vast majority of accused therefore do not see the inside of a courtroom. the criminal justice system was in the military today doesn't just not serve the victim. it also doesn't serve the
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accused. the accused doesn't stand a shot at a fair and impartial trial if it is his commander, his boss or his boss's boss who is determining his fate, right? so no one's justice is served here. >> i wanted to pick up on your testimony from the armed services subcommittee last month which was important but did not get enough attention. you talk about how these victims and alleged victims don't even have access to our civil courts like most americans would have if they faced this kind of crime. and so what led to that situation? why is it the people in these young women in many cases who are the ultimate sacrifice for our country don't even have action stees civil courts and what should be done about that? >> i'm so glad you brought that up. it is an amazing thing when americans learn that service members have fewer rights, fewer constitutional rights than the americans whom they serve and protect. if you were a victim in uniform, a victim of medical malpractice or sexual assault or domestic
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violence, you have no access to civil remedies. you have no access to sue your employer. in a civilian world where these crimes and workplace harassment happens every day to women and men in the civilian world, they have access to hold their employer liable for negligence. service members have no shot at that. the legal doctrine which is binding service members right now, it goes back 60 years. it is completely obsolete. even justice scalia has remarked that it has no place anymore in the law. and yet the courts and congress continue to defer to the military and say, oh, no, we'll leave it up to you to figure it out. there is no deterrent within the military unless you have civil remedies for service members. >> and you mentioned earlier, the front end which is when a victim reports the assault. i am actually interested in the front end before that front end which is preventing the rape itself of and i was earlier this
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week about rape on college campuses. and how there is just this complacency around it. and some people think that it is greek life that is responsible or safety precautions or complain the university not taking it seriously enough. i know you couldn't pinpoint one reason why this happens if there were one reason we would fix that one reason. if you could locate one sort of main influence, why rape in the military happens, what would that be? >> well, there are some parallels unfortunately with the civilian system which is that victim blaming is absolutely part and parcel of military culture. victim blaming is embedded in d.o.d. messaging. the messaging that come out of the department of defense. what i said to the senate last month was i would love for the department of defense to come out with a post per simply says, don't rape. period. end of story. we don't see any kind of messages like that. the military went through a similar crisis with drinking while driving.
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back in the '80s and '90s. and they really crushed that epidemic of drunk driving by making sure commanders just drilled this into their troops every day. every week. when i was a company commander, i had to give a brief to my troops every week about not getting drunk and not driving while being drunk, right? and you sort of instilled this fear and this kind of cultural understanding in your troops that this was not going to fly. if you were caught doing this, if you were arrested, you would be crushed. your career was over. we don't have that same kind of mentality around sexual assault. or sexism. and it is really pervasive throughout the military. another key link to this problem is the fact that still, there is legalized discrimination on the books. secretary panetta, secretary hagel's predecessor removed the seclusion ban but virtually none of those assignment that's have been off limits to women have been opened thus far.
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so we're still waiting to see how the pentagon is going to roll out its implementation plan in terms of opening these jobs to qualified women. >> that's an incredibly important point. some people talked about in the wake of steubenville, that we tell young women all these things they need to do to prevent getting raped and we don't tell young men, don't rape women which is extraordinarily important. it seems common sense cal. like why we have to say that. when bit a world, the military where the commanders have so much power to just dismiss a conviction or decide whether or not a case gets brought to trial, there is clearly an institutional problem. i think a key problem in this whole situation is that there is not enough women in power in the military. and thus we have this culture. >> it is true. there aren't enough women in power in the military because of these, what we call the brass ceiling, there haven't been enough of these assignments open
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to women. and the women don't have the incentive to stay. secretary hagel can fix the front end problem. so can congress. it can be done easily. you have to create a system more similar to the civilian system in the sense that you have impartial trained prosecutors and judges overseeing all aspects of a trial. and by the way, the secretary's proposal doesn't just deal with sex crimes. it deals with all crimes. we have to make sure that it is legal professionals, supervising this process. not commanders who have no legal training. they are not qualified. in what universe would that be a logical thing that your boss would be determining whether or not your accused goes to court. it makes no sense. so secretary hagel has the answers and i am inviting him right now to come to our summit on military violence next week if they want to learn what those answers are. they're very implementable. >> thank you for joining us today. up next, what do you think
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be invited. >> no thank you. >> but my next guest says that's what may be keeping me from my first billion. i should be taking cues from the great monty brewster. >> no, taxi! >> who is that? >> the richest guy in the world. >> hire me three of the most expensive him seeps with drivers and bring the receipts and give them to miss drake. >> yes, sir. >> we're going to lunch now. hey, everybody, anybody want to go to lunch? i'm buying! >> suddenly i'm hungry. can't get enough of richard pryor. according to adam grant, the way to succeed is not a cut throat focus on your personal profit but rather creating a opportunities for others. >> a lot of shots. >> bringing them with you on your way to the top as krystal does. from volunteering to the after the giving the perfect gift, he has all the lessons you never thought you needed to become
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successful. joining us now, adam grant, the youngest full professor and highest rated teacher at the wlarton business school where he clearly helps lots of people get rich. he is the author of the new book, give and take. a revolutionary approach to success. welcome, adam. >> thanks for having me. >> you say people who are consistently giving and helping others are overrepresented at the top and in many, many fields. >> i would say overrepresented at the top and the bottom. >> i know you said that. i did not want to focus on the bottom. i want to focus on how to get to the top. >> all right. one of the thing that happens is most people in organizations tend to be what i call matchers. they try to keep an even balance of give and take. they like to see what goes around come around. if you're known as being really generous and helpful, then those matchers will go around trying to plot your well being and say nice things about you. >> ah. >> are we done with the match part?
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pretty straightforward. >> i don't know why i'm not on top. >> i want to ask you about your research regarding those signs that we see that tell people to wash their hands. there are many types. you see them in bathrooms. sometime they're simple like this one. employees must wash hands. sometime they're gras feety. sometime they're artistic. your research suggests, it is not the design or the look but actually, whether the sign can make people think about their impact on other people. what is that research about? >> when we went into some hospitals we were struck that most signs said, look, doctors and nurses, you need the wash your hands because it will keep you from getting sick. and we thought, maybe that's not the most effective way to motivate them. if you're a doctor or a nurse, you don't really necessarily believe that you're going to get sick. right? you're in a hospital all the time. you don't catch that many diseases or ill knows. when you do you can't connect it to the fact that you didn't wash it effectively. why not instead focus on the most vulnerable people? their patients.
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if you don't wash your hands, why you patients will get sick. we found a huge boost in the amount of hand washing with doctors. >> i know in our business, i'm sure our business i'm sure our business isn't unique, but it's acute in our business, being nice goes a long way and being nice to everyone and being a jerk or a diva is a really good way to have a very short career. in this business. is this what you're talking about? is it as simple as being nice to people on your way up? >> no. in fact, i think that part of the idea of being giviing and generous can involve being quite difficult and tough. >> hmm. >> there's a whole group of people i call disagreeable givers who might come across as pretty unpleasant, downright nasty but the end of the day have your best interest at heart. they may not always be like but tend to earn a lot of respect and trust over time. >> interesting. >> adam, there is a practical limit to my ability to give and be helpful to people. have you heard of something called mommy brain? i feel like ever since i had my
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daughter and now being pregnant, even worse. normal things that i should be able to remember, i can't. i can't keep things prioritized. just on like a practical level, how do you manage all your requests and to-dos and make sure you're following up with everyone you agreed to help in some way? >> i don't know that i have any good answers to that. i've suffered my own share of daddy brain. but i think at the end of the day i try to be really clear about my priorities and say first and foremost i want to help my family, my wife and daughters. second are my students. third are my colleagues. so i try to tackle requests in that order then basically move down the list as i go. >> where do we fit into that? >> under high priority, of course. >> family, college, kids, colleagues, then "the cycle." >> adam, one of your theories you talk about the way that we communicate powerful, assertive speech. everybody thinks that makes you seem powerful. but it's actually tentative speech where you say lots of ums
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and ahs makes you seem more humble and get more respect. that cuts against the convention the wisdom grain. >> yeah, i think it's really surprising. this is an amazing set of studies by the university of north carolina. if you're going to deal with somebody who is completely independent, look to powerful speech, the assertive, confident, dominant as a sign of confidence and capability and experti expertise. in you're interdependent with someone, collaborating on a team, perhaps they're your service provider and care first and foremost about their work, do they have good intentions toward you? if they speak in a soft spoken, more tentative hesitant style, that signals they're interested in your opinion and willing to hear you out which is a good reason to trust them. >> when i speak to nimy wife i should be more um, ah, and more calm. when i speak to a large group of people, tell them the way it is. >> i think you could use more of the hesitant speech in general in my opinion. >> really? >> going to do that on the air, really, krystal?
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was, well, predictable. leave social security alone. it's a sentiment i agree with. my colleague, ari, did an excellent job yesterday getting into the ugly weeds of chain cpi, breaking down why benefit cuts to social security are the wrong direction and how truly our whole notion of social security going bankrupt is flawed. by getting caught up in chain cpi mamania, though, we bro g s progressives are missing the forest for the trees. it's a very large and important tree, mind you, but it's till one part of the bigger picture. so what are some of the other trees in our budget forest here? well, what are you into? concerned about climate change? there's incentives for smart grid investment. extra money for the department of interior to prepare for the impact of climate change. even changes to the way we address worldwide famine relief. so that our response is more effective and doesn't hurt developing world farmers. looking for action on gun violence, there's more money for the atf to do its job.
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funding for gun safety programs and improvements to the background check system. hoping we can spark growth for now and the future, this budget invests money in fixing our aging infrastructure, bumps up spending on research and seeks to establish manufacturing innovation institutes nationwide. are you passionate about the plight of the poor? tax credits that benefit the working poor are made permanent. $2.4 billion is put toward combatting homelessness. for me, personally, there's nothing we could do that's more important than addressing our broken education system. it's a moral imperative and an economic imperative. we will decline and falter as a nation if we do not do a better job of educating our kids, all our kids, not just white kids in the suburbs. the steps taken in this budget to make pre-k universal are thrilling, critical and worthy of enthusiastic support. when i look at the whole picture, this budget looks actually quite progressive. what about chain cpi? no, i don't like it. yes, i think we should address social security by raising the
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cap so wealthy americans pay more into the program. but life is about tradeoffs. government is certainly about tradeoffs. let's be real. the odds of the republicans accepting the balanced approach contained in this budget and, therefore, forcing us to swallow the bitter pill of chain cpi are about the same as, well, them accepting anything that has this president's name on it. but the point is this. we can't afford to become a party of influx bl ideologues enforcing purtty tests for the suicidal zeal. america's already got one of those. that does it for "the cycle." martin bashir, it's all yours. >> you're certainly right about that, krystal. good afternoon, it's thursday april the 11th and the senate has cleared the first hurdle toward gun safety in america. now, guess who's getting ready to trip us up? >> we're going to have to come together and