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former house speaker newt gingrich lays out his vision for the gop. later, the creator of hbo's "the wire" on the future of journalism. on tomorrow's "washington journal," we will talk with the republican congressmen and independent senator bernie sanders. then, university of maryland professor shibley telhami. then, and guest on north korea from the american enterprise. that begins a 7:00 a.m. eastern with your calls and the day's news. later, the troubled assets relief program, also known as "tarp." elizabeth warren will be there. we will show a portion of the joint economic committee hearing which begins at 10:00 a.m.
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eastern until the house gavels in at 10:30. >> how is c-span funded? >> private donations? >> i do not really know. >> from public television? >> donations. >> i do not really know where the money comes from. >> federally? >> how is c-span funded? 30 years ago, america's cable companies created c-span as a public service, a private initiative, no government mandates, no government money. >> president obama and vice- president biden laid out plans for stimulus of funds over the summer with a goal of creating or saving about 600,000 jobs in the u.s. economy. they made remarks just before a cabinet meeting in the white house. this is about 15 minutes. >> it seems strange to thank you for joining us in your house, but thank you for joining us.
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now, paying people a good, decent wage. because of the tax credits, the company in missouri is building 100 new windmills. this is happening all over. we went right to your home town in chicago. they came in and bought republic windows. they had gone out of business. not all in their factory there but several others around the country. they are hiring laid off workers because of the increased demand for energy-efficient windows. you have provided aid for state governments, which have been in trouble protecting the critical safety net and saving thousands of teaching jobs and thousands of law-enforcement jobs. mr. president, the transportation has provided more than 4000 new-> construction ad improvement robert -- programs. highways, airports, mass transit systems, many of which already begun construction, and even
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more of which are going to come online, putting people to work with decent wages. you have made record investments in new technologies, new energy technologies, wind and solar and biomass on which this whole energy economy is going to be built. and you've already created and saved many jobs. you authorize me, and i think the cabinet for doing this, we called a cabinet meeting once a week, and i asked the cabinet members to look at new projects, that they're absolutely certain that they could get up and going in the second 100 days that would build momentum and accelerate the job growth in the next 100 days. and each came back with new projects. the 10 most significant of those projects, mr. president, we have put in his book that we
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are going to give you called the "roadmap to recovery," and as we released that day, this document explains our ambitious plans to wrap this summer, and lays this out, as you will see, mr. president, exactly where these jobs are geographically and each of the programs we're talking about, and so, mr. president, i think nothing we have begun in the first 100 days is going to come to an end. the unemployment insurance is going to continue, the tax cuts, weatherization, development of a nationwide smart grid, none of it will stop. but what we're talking about here is putting a face on the ball here, mr. president. we want to emphasize the 10 major initiatives that are going to kick in in the next 100 days, and the truth is, mr. president, that recovery is not meant to be neatly divided into 100 days
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here. it is about the cumulative impact of what the congress passed and what you asked for, and like i said, if you do not mean it -- my mind using a metaphor, is about pace on the ball. it should produce more than the last 100 days, and so the next 100 days, mr. president, we think we're going to grow jobs by another 600,000, and the summer, i think we're going to achieve a number of things. i want to quickly go through the 10 major missions we're going to talk about. justice department. you're going to hear from each of the cabinet members, and they believe they will be able to put 5500 law enforcement officers on the street in the summer. the and human services. they will enable us -- health and human services. building on over 100,000 health care centers in eight states and eight territories providing
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service to approximately 300,000 additional people. 107 newpark projects that are underway that are going to make a near -- 107 new park projects. veterans, 90 centers across the country are going to see improvements in their facilities, access, and care for veterans. we are going to start with the departed agriculture 200 new waste water projects in rural america. as you know, these are big- ticket items. most of these towns cannot afford this, but it impacts on their quality of life. transportation. we are going to begin work and rehabilitation on 98 airports, 1005 and high with locations throughout the country.
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-- 1500 locations throughout the country with the highway. we're going to accelerate the cleanup on 20 superfund sites. education, 135 education-related jobs, including teachers, principals, administrators, and staff support which they will talk about an imminent -- in a minute. more summer jobs, and the idea in summer jobs is that we're putting these kids into a position where they will learn a skill or hopefully they will be able to turn it around, and lastly, mr. president, the defense department. they are going to initiate 2003 and construction rehabilitation projects bill, 359 military facilities across the country -- they are going to initiate 203 construction jobs. construction cranes and teachers are going to be seeing a lot more this summer than they have
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in the past. we are excellus in our efforts, mr. president. at the end of this 100 days, we feel confident that we're going to be able to demonstrate that we have created, or saved another 600,000 jobs. it is really ambitious, mr. president, but i asked the cabinet to give me what i -- what they thought was realistic and that they thought they could get done, and as a consequence of this, mr. president, we are also setting up a new website today, www.whith what we want to do is we want average americans, as they are watching this happen this summer, as they watch it happen in their neighborhood, -- as they watch in happening in their neighborhood, we wanted to be fully transparent, fully accountable, and we want them to
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watch this closely, and we want their input. we want them to tell us if they think it is working or not. so, mr. president, by the fall, i think we're going to be much further down the road to recovery, and i can say in conclusion, mr. president, we have made a lot of trips, and i understand we have got a lot of major, major things that you're dealing with in washington, and we are all dealing with it, and is worldwide consequence, but i tell you, almost every cabinet member, there is this feeling of optimism, this feeling of something getting done, and it as palatable. people are coming up to was at these meetings and saying, "i am not working now." "my brother-in-law has a job." "this school is working." and in big cities like st. louis, small little towns in eastern part of north carolina, is uniform.
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they get it. it is starting to work. -- it is uniform. we're going to be upset with you in the beginning of the fall and say, "boss, another six under thousand jobs, and we are on our way to those millions and." >> thank you, joe, and they keep to the cabinet, subcabinet, agencies -- and thank you to the cabinet, subcabinet, and agencies. your leadership has been critical on this, and i am grateful to you and your team. there are a lot of moving parts to this process. on friday, we learned that we had lost an additional 345,000 jobs in the month of may. that was far less than was expected, but it is still too many. that means that there are families that are still losing not only their jobs and may be losing their homes, finding
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themselves under extraordinary financial straits, and it is a reminder that we're still in the middle of a very deep recession that was years in the making, and it is going to take a considerable amount of time for us to pull out of it. having said that, this was the fewest number of jobs that we have lost and about eight months, so it was about half of the number loss of just a few months ago, and it is a sign that we are moving in the right direction. the key is for us to build on the modest progress that has been made in the months to come. when we arrived here, we were confronting the most significant recession since the great depression. it was bad, and it was getting more speed it had we done nothing, i think it is fair to say that most economists believe that we could have really got into a tailspin.
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we decided to move swiftly and boldly, and i signed the recovery act into law just over 100 days ago, and we have done more than ever, faster than ever, more responsibly than ever to get the gears of the economy moving again. we have created and saved, as you said, joe, at least 150,000 jobs, the jobs of teachers and nurses and firefighters and police officers, people have been laid off not being laid off. folks you might have seemed that plant close, as you pointed out in my hometown, suddenly, they are seeing orders coming back in, and that meant that they were retained. we offered immediate relief to 95% of working families through our tax cuts. we help the struggling state governments safeguard critical safety net programs, and in some cases, we made them work better,
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so, kathleen, as you know, people lose their jobs, they lose their health care. because of the recovery act, even if they lost their jobs, many were able to use the color program which was cost prohibitive previously, -- they are able to use the cobra program. i thank you and your teams for your dedication in moving this forward. having said that, i am not satisfied. we have got more work to do. the biggest concern that i have moving forward is that the toll that job losses take on individual families and communities can be self reinforcing. people lose jobs, they pull back on spending, and that means businesses do not have customers, and, suddenly, you start seeing more job layoffs. our whole task here with the recovery act is to reverse that negative cycle into a positive
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cycle, and that is going to take some more, so i am pleased to note that having put the infrastructure in place, -- i am pleased to note that having put the infrastructure in place, -- pleased to know, now we are in a position to relieve things, so the goal here is that we are going to create or save 600,000 jobs over the next 100 days. joe highlighted some of the specifics that we are making to keep the recovery moving forward, keeping teachers in the classroom, cops on the street, providing summer jobs for those who are particularly hard hit in this market, the youth, breaking ground on literally hundreds in the country in clean energy and transportation, and so on, and we are going to do it, continuing to operate in a transparent fashion so that
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taxpayers know this money is not being wasted on a bunch of boondoggles, and i think that sometimes, good news comes in what you do not hear about, and you have not heard of a bunch of scandals, knock on wood, so far. that does not mean that this thing is going to be flawless, but i think given the speed with which we of active, all of you can be proud that many of the safeguards and transparency measures which have taken place so far seem to have worked. we have got to keep that up, because at a time when everybody is tightening their belts, the last thing the american people want to see is that any of this money is being wasted. now, i know that there are some that despite all evidence to the contrary still do not believe in the necessity and promise of this recovery act. and i would suggest to them that they talk to the companies to,
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because of this plan, and scrapped the idea of lay off employees and, in fact, decided to hire employees -- talk to the companies who, because of this plan, scrapped the idea of laying off employees. in the end, this is the only measure progress, prosperity, is whether or not the american people are seeing some progress in their own lives, and so, although we have seen some stabilizing in the financial markets, the credit spreads have gone down, we are seeing a reduction in beefier -- in the field that gripped the market a few months ago, the stock market is up a little bit, -- and the fear that gripped the market a few months ago, mom working,
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that working, that they're able to pay their bills, have some job security, make their mortgage payments. the small-business owner is starting to see customers coming back in. they can make payroll. they can even think about hiring a bit more and expanding. that is the measure. ordinary families are helping to rebuild america once more. we have got a long way to go. but i feel like we have made great progress. i am grateful to you, joe, for your leadership. i want to thank all of you for the great work you are doing, and now, we are going to get into the nitty gritty with how we are going to make this happen. thank you. we are getting kicked out now. >> for more information on the economic stimulus package, visit our website. you will find video of congressional hearings and news conferences, plus all links to government and policy groups that are tracking stimulus spending.
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good to -- go to next, congressional republicans hold a fund-raising meeting in washington be and we will hear from john boehner and mitch mcconnell. actor john point was the emcee -- john hoyt was tehe emcee. >> please join me in welcoming our head table guests. mikechael, ken -- [reading names]
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thank you. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome congressman paul ryan. [applause] >> and good evening, everybody. thanks for coming to washington, d.c. we have a special guest tonight who would be emceeing a lot program. one of the most courageous acts in society today is for a hollywood actor to stand up and declare that he is a conservative republican.
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[cheers and applause] you know, what is even more surprising is that he keeps getting prominent roles. i am sure that is more a reflection of his gifts and acting and not his political beliefs. this friend of ours that is going to be with us this evening, ladies and gentleman, is our beloved actor john hoyt. [applause] -- ladies and gentlemen/ . he has a long and distinguished career as a leading man and as a character actor. he came to prominence in the 1960's with a performance in the 1969 best picture winner "midnight cowboy," , for which he won his first academy award nomination. the route the following decades, john hoyt has appeared in such
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landmark films -- throughout the following decades. he received an academy award for best actor. he starred in his seventh season of "24." he is also a humanitarian who has worked for indian rights and for vietnam veterans. he is currently active in a continuing africa to airlift children from the contaminated areas of chernobyl, and he has received the congressional medal of honor society bob hope's award for his support for our military. as the video that you are about to see shows, he is a celebrated actor, and he is here because he loves america, and he is not afraid to speak up for the values that built this country. ladies and gentlemen, i call your attention to this wonderful video. ♪
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>> .yesterday, december 7, 1944, 1, a date which will live in infamy. the united states of america was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the empire of japan. >> john vogyt was born in new york. in 1969, he became a household name, but he received his academy award nomination for "in midnight cowboy. >> i am going to buy you a drink. what the hell do you think of that? >> i do not mind if i do. >> he is an four-time academy award nominee and won the best
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actor award as a vietnam veteran in "coming home." >> you do not want to kill anyone here. you have enough coasts. >> of the past four decades, he has built a reputation as both a leading man and as a character actor with an extensive range. >> you know, i apologize. i apologize to you on the air. your name is muhammad ali. you have the right to be caught with everyone. i apologize to you. >> he appeared in several critically acclaimed films, such as "deleveraged" and "runaway train," for which she received another academy award nomination. >> , andrea >> vcome one. .
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>> what you're asking cannot be done. -- for which he received another academy award nomination. >> mr. president. >> get back, george, get back. >> do not tell me it cannot be done. >> good to see you. john, john voight. >> a staunch supporter of our troops and himself a veteran of the army reserve, he he gives help. the circle of friends or american veterans have a special bond an affinity with jon voight because he has been a
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supporter of homeless veterans. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome jon voight. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> thank you. do not tell me it cannot be done. [applause] sometimes, you make movies, and they are just so relevant, you know? i was -- i gave a speech this
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morning to the national republican congressional committee, and it was a success, thank god. and i am very honored to be here with you, and i am very grateful for paul ryan's asking me to be here and trusting me to express myself, so i would like to, if i can, give a shortened version of that speech, just as a calling card so the wider group of you know is where i stand. i started by saying that i guess we are all gathered here today, and, by the way, is this microphone good, and everybody hears me properly? good? could provgood? [applause] i guess we are gathered here today to talk about ideas, positive inroads we can do to
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become a triumphant in the next election. we certainly know that the democratic party thinks our voices have been silenced. they boast that they are the winners, and we have nothing to say. well, we certainly know how they won. obama's path to the presidency has been thoroughly documented. we may want to look at the strategies as we build towards the 2010 elections. certainly, at the outset, the democrats fulfilled their mission to paint president bush as a warmonger and once they were able to reach all of the youth on the internet with this law, painting him as the evil one, never giving him credit for keeping our countries safe, once established that, then it would be easy to bring in the one, as
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oprah winfrey crowned him. i am also a shame to say the hollywood crowd was a big part of the tearing down of president bush, and they had a great influence in bringing in obama, as well. was as clear as the nose on your face who obama was attached to. nothing seemed to matter. it was amazing to made how the media and the young generation where taken in by obama's false halo-istic presence and all the attachments to the wrong people, william ayers, the reverend wright did not matter one iota. [applause] obama as a candidate portrayed himself as a moderate but turned out to be wildly radical.


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