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new jobs in all. we've covered another 20 million americans with health insurance. we've helped more americans afford college, and invested in industries that create good jobs that pay well, like clean energy. and wages are finally rising again. but there will always be more work to do. and this week, my administration took two big steps that will help make sure your hard work is rewarded, and that everybody plays by the same rules. first, we're helping more americans retire with security and dignity. right now, if you go to a retirement advisor for investment advice, some of them don't have to act in your best interest. instead of telling you the best way to save your hard-earned money, these advisors can get backdoor payments from big companies for steering you toward investments that cost more and earn you less. as a result, when you retire, you might be missing out on tens of thousands of dollars because your advisor got paid more to give you bad advice. if that seems wrong, that's
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because it is. that's why the department of labor just finalized a rule to crack down on these kinds of conflicts of interest. and a lot of wall street special interests aren't very happy about it. but across the country, this new rule will boost working folks' retirement savings by billions of dollars a year. and it will level the playing field for the many good advisors who do work in their clients' best interest. second, the treasury department took action to crack down on big corporations that change their address overseas after acquiring smaller companies, in order to reduce their tax bill here at home. it's a loophole called "corporate inversion." and it means that american companies can take advantage of america's technology, america's infrastructure, america's workers but then, when it comes to paying their fair share of taxes, suddenly claim they're not american companies after all. that's why, this week, the treasury department made it more difficult for companies to exploit this loophole and stick the rest of us with the tab. together, these steps build on the work we've already done to make our tax code fairer and
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consumer protections stronger. because i believe that rather than double down on policies that allow a few at the top to play by their own rules, we should build an economy where everybody has a fair shot, everybody does their fair share, and everybody plays by the same set of rules. that's what this country is all about. that's what we've been working toward these past seven years. and that's what i'm going to keep fighting for as long as i'm your president. thanks everybody. have a great weekend. in the suburbs of chicago, someone dies from using hair when every three days and every single one of them leaves behind a family in grief. i want to tell you about one in particular, his name was alex laliberte. he grew up in buffalo grove. he graduated from stevenson high school, plates worth, got good grades and made a lot of friends. he had his whole life in front of him. in his sophomore year in college, he got sick.
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he would go to the hospital and get better for a while. a few months later, he would get sick and be admitted once again. it was a vicious cycle. his family did not know it then but he was addicted to prescription drugs and was suffering from withdrawal. and then in 2008, just a few days after his final exams, alex overdosed and died. he was only 20. as a father, i cannot imagine the pain of losing one of my children to a drug overdose. many families have experienced this loss. hair when has become an epidemic. studies show us that people who abuse prescription drugs are much more likely to become a dip into heroine, especially teenagers who can easily find these kinds of drugs lying around the house. everyype of abuse spans demographic, financial situation, and community. it can literally happen to anyone. epidemichy the opioid
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demands a national response. you cannot let politics get in the way of giving people a second chance of recovery. we are doing all that we can to prevent overdoses and reduce addiction. i have worked with the family and many other groups and doctors to community leaders to not only raise awareness but to create actionable solutions. when of the solutions that i have put forth is a bill called lali's law. it is named in memory of alex. it would increase access to an overdose antidote called naloxone. no luck so has already saved more than 70 lives in the community of lake county, illinois alone in just over one year. the world health organization says that increasing access to this medication could save an additional 20,000 lives every year. we have also partnered with private companies and organizations. we will continue leading this fight at home and also in
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washington. soon, the house will act to end the cycle of opioid abuse. the senate has already passed a good bipartisan bill to combat this epidemic. the president has put forth his ideas as well. there is common ground for action. this weekend, tonight, at 8:00 p.m. eastern on lectures in history -- >> emancipation is desirable. old obstacles are falling by the wayside with the result that by august of 1862, lincoln has decided that when the time is right, he will announce a new theeffort that would add to union of human freedom. >> tracy mckenzie on the evil thing -- of the north in the so -- civil war. at 10:00 on real america -- at the same time build an
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army. amazingly -- came in from the united states. 20% of industrial manpower was women power. legions of american women were massing to stop my advance across the world. -- as this 1944 were department film documents how women in world war ii help the war effort alluding that the hidden army of american women working in manufacturing with the main reason that germany lost the war. sunday evening at 6:00. we visit the daughters of the american revolution museum. it was founded in 1890. >> one thing that stands out is the creation of this imagery of the apotheosis. it is an old concept.
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it goes back to ancient times is made godlike by lifting him up and celebrating him. >> on the presidency at 8:00 -- >> washington and jefferson are of most prominent examples -- especially those who did so while they occupied the white house. james madison who followed jefferson as a fourth president of the united states owns over 100 slaves, holding a large percentage while he occupied the white house. he is responsible for composing and expanding the compromise which guarantees the south held a disproportionate influence on congress to preserve and uphold slaveowning interest. >> tyler perry, and african-american studies professor at california state university on the 12th american presidents who were labeled as,
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eight of them while in office. for the complete history schedule, go to c-span, created by america's cable companies 35 years ago and brought to you as a public service by your local cable or satellite provider. >> c-span's washington journal, live every day with news and policy issues that impact you. sunday morning, the national security team at the center for american progress examines last week speech by secretary ashton carter on the reforms being made to the goldwater nichols act being touted as the most sweeping in a generation. gerald ryle, the director of the international consortium of investigative journalism who talks about the impact of the u.s. plans to stop tax havens like panama in light of last week's release of the panama papers. on thecy spring campaign
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organization's plans to protest in washington this weekend. it begins live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on sunday. join the discussion. you served as president of ,he national cable association president and ceo of the national cellular telecommunications and internet association. you have been a venture capitalist. since 2013, chairman of the federal communications commission. your first federal job. how is it different from your previous position? >> it follows the other position. what i was fortunate enough to be able to do in the is to be involved as they were bringing great changes to the american economy. and the way they live their lives. that is what we are dealing with
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at the fcc. we are part of the greatest revolutions of all-time. of do we deal with the kinds changes that are happening all around us as a result of these technologies. i think it is a continuation. >> let us bring in brian to our conversation. he is a technology reporter with the washington post. thank you. you have said you understand how lobbying playbook works. you have been there. these, when you are working for industry, those are different times and the industries are very different. as you sit here now as the howrman of the commission, has those industries changed in terms of their approach to washington? how has their tactics changed as the industries have grown?


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