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higher. that is not a surprise. american people are completely fed up with washington. a moment when our economic recovery demands more jobs, more momentum, we have got yet another self-inflicted crisis to set our economy back. for what? no economic rationale for all of this. inas we wrap up our year review series, a reminder that all of the programs we showed you in all of the video is available on our website at c- [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> if you are in congress today,
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would you be a member of the tea party caucus? guest: probably not. think of a perfect example. i am someone who can be easily critical. is it a good deal or the best way to manage our federal government? is it the best way to budget for the federal government? of course not. no one should celebrate this agreement as a major breakthrough that is going to bend the curve of our debts or spur economic growth. is it good news that finally someone like paul ryan and patty murray could get together in a room and work something out even though it is 20% of the budget in its entirety and it is only for a short term? is it good news? of course it is good news. neither side got everything they wanted. what we got is constituents and citizens talking.
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that is a good step forward. host: what do you think about the extra congressional process this budget had to go through? guest: i do not like the extra congressional process this budget had to go through. normal assumes there is some normality to it at some point. it has not gone through the normal process since i was there. it is good news that is going through any process. before capitol hill or members of congress can consider reforming the budget process, they should consider using the one that is there. 40% in the house and almost the same in the senate have never gone through the regular budget process. they have not even seen it. they have not seen what we call regular order on capitol hill.
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he already to go and reform the process. it is like saying that hammer is broken. why don't you try it before you say, i need a new toolbox? host: james nussle served in congress 16 years, from 2001 until 2007 and then moved on to the white house. he is from iowa. undergrad at luther college. law degree in des moines. he is our guest for the next 40 minutes or so. the numbers are up on the screen. you can also send in a tweet. david, you are the first caller. you are calling from mississippi. please go ahead with your comments for former congressman james nussle.
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caller: i want to know why we can send so much money overseas and we cannot attach people right here in america who are suffering? why is it always a problem when it comes to helping the poor, but we can send money overseas to people we do not know and for things we have no idea about? thank you. guest: great question. it is a was a balancing act of trying to determine by your deeds. how much goes to programs that help people who cannot help them selves are people who are poor or between jobs? balancing the priorities of foreign policy is an example. trying to ensure that we are safe and our interests around the world are protect it and that we have influence in those areas that are important to us
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as a nation. the one misnomer i would say to spend that much when compared to the overall budget on foreign policy types of programs. you would see much more in the or trys that do health to help poor people who are between jobs or unemployed or who can't help themselves. people with disabilities. not suggesting they are perfect. i think congress is looking to try to look at programs that help people who are disadvantaged to have income discrepancies and inequalities as well as republicans and y to it will programs and seeing if well asn't that -- as republicans who are looking at welfare programs.
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it does not even close to the is spent on form programs. you can argue there's too much, but nothing compared to what we spend for those. genderh a discussion on hummer race, and in carson race race, and incarceration from tulane university. that is at 8:35 p.m. eastern on saturday. ceremony forwed by native american code talkers or used their native language for code talking. >> we have secular norms ideological norms that govern our acceptance or rejection of
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the ways in which a god or goddess and speak through people. studyingdavid who is that he has a special insight into the bible and these insights helped members of the community understand the bible better and allows them to understand they are living in the end times. that by itself doesn't seem to be a problem, but when it leads trigger elements, that of law enforcement and the popular press, this idea of someone listening to god and have his followers do same thing -- do something, that is dangerous and that needs to be controlled. >> wesley and religious chalk.sor peter gotts
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sunday night at 9 p.m. on "after 2.ds" on c-span >> c-span, we bring public affairs events from washington to rectally to you, aiding you in the room at congressional hearings, white house events, briefings, conferences, and offering complete coverage of the u.s. house, all as a public service a private industry. c-span, created by the cable industry and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. you can watch us in hd. "first laderies on ies" continues with a look at jacqueline kennedy. span's another look at c- year in review.
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>> i think every first lady should do something in this tradition to help the thing that she cares about. i just think that everything in the white house should be the best. the entertainment that is given here. children are the same the world over and so is our feeling for children. i think it is good in the world, there is quite enough to divide people, so we should cherish the language and the emotion that unites us. >> jacqueline kennedy's 1000 days as first lady was defined by images, young mother, advocate for the arts, fashion icon. footage of the assassination of
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president kennedy and his funeral cemented her in the public consciousness. welcome to the c-span series, first ladies, influence and image. we have two guests at the table, to tell you more about her story. he has a special focus on the cold war era and the kennedy administration. robert parry is a political scientist and as part of the modern first ladies series, he has written the jacqueline kennedy biography. before we get into more details about her white house years, i want to talk about the images of that assassination. anyone who was alive at that time has those images in their mind. this is a collective consciousness. she was just 34 years old.