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pursuant to's 5-b of house resolution 509, the house stands adjourned until noon on friday, august 16, 2019.
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last weekend? guest: there's so much energy on our side of the aisle right now. saw, hundredss we of people here at the state -- i was at the wing ding friday night. it was a great weekend for our party, a great weekend for caucus-goers. now that the fair is winding fair, we willthe see more people making up their minds as to who they are going to support. on tophat are the issues of iowa voters' minds?
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i hear is not dissimilar from what people are hearing across the country. issue, change is a huge especially given the challenges we've seen in iowa with letting ,his year -- flooding this year education and jobs, people want good paying jobs. people are having to work 2-3 jobs just to make ends meet. those of the issues i'm hearing when i'm out on the road. that's what's driving a lot of the conversation out and about across the state. host: what do those candidates have to say? how did they appeal to the iowa voter, the typical iowa voter then? guest: iowa is one of the last
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places where retail politics still exists in our presidential selection process. for a lot of people, when you thebeyond the early states, race becomes much more dependent .n tv you have to come here and invest staff on the ground, you have to go out and hear the voters where they are and you have to talk to them, you have to go to coffee shops and vfw halls and wing dings and the state fair and other things in the state. that's what it takes to win.
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voters will measure people based on how they are responding to their questions, how they are answering their questions. that is what will ultimately make a people's minds. host: who is making that type of investment in iowa? guest: a lot of the campaigns are. i hate to name names, but a lot of the campaigns are. we have seen over the last three , the upper echelon candidates who are making that offices,t, or opening who are investing the resources they need to win. this will be a spirited campaign over the coming 5.5 months. i think it will be a lot of fun. this race is far from over. host: troy price is joining us from des moines to talk about iowa politics, particularly as
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the 2020 campaign season goes forward. if you want to ask him questions, 202-748-8001 for republicans, 202-748-8000 for democrats, 202-748-8002 for independents. 3.r iowa voters, 202-748-8002 who has the biggest organization in iowa? has aelizabeth warren here.arge operation cory booker -- i'm sure i forgot some people.
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kirsten gillibrand. so many great candidates running, it's hard for me to remember everything. folks thatome of the have really large operations on the ground. folks making those investments as well. andrew yang has staff on the ground here. it's a lot of activity happening out there. thingsy, it's one of the that's great about this process. so many great people come into our state, we get to meet people from all across the country who are committed to seeing succeed, seeing their candidates succeed. host: 99 counties in iowa. which candidate is making it to each of those counties? guest: john delaney was the istst to check that off the la t
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last year. he checked the 99 county box there. it's been hard for me to keep track of exactly where they are going. candidates -- campaigns are just focusing on des moines and cedar rapids and iowa city and davenport. they are focusing on these small communities. shenandoah, mount pleasant, some of these smaller, more rural communities. that's what it takes. of thens have to get out big city bubble here and go out and speak to folks where they are. it's been great to see folks spreading out across the entire state. host: mike is in ohio.
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line for democrats, on with troy price, the chair for the democratic party. go ahead. caller: thank you for taking my call. believe trumps policies make them want him president -- with trump's at the border, racist tweets that make people angry -- now, they see trump as a racist. world leaders believe the united states can't be trusted. situation, how can we claim we are a nation that has respect for human rights and honest human values?
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host: thank you. mr. price? absolutely donald trump has hurt our reputation around the world. that's why we've seen all these great candidates out here talking about what we can do. trade is a big issue here in the state. iowans, hurtt hurt our farmers and rural communities. who is notresident going to shed this go it alone strategy. we've been the leader of the free world now for generations. that's why we need a president who is going to restore that and not continue these divisive policies like the trade policies hurting farmers and putting our
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economy in jeopardy. that's why these candidates are out here. to thosen it comes candidates who came through last it about the president himself or was it about policy issues? guest: it was a mix. it's hard to have any conversation whether it's candidates running for president or sitting around at the dinner table with your family, it's hard to have a conversation these days without it bleeding into what donald trump is doing and the damage donald trump is doing to our country. butld trump came up a lot, one thing we saw this weekend is that the candidates weren't going after each other. the candidates were focusing their ire on president trump. in the damage he is doing to iowans, the damage he is doing to our country, the damage he is
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doing around the globe. they are all focused on defeating donald trump and bringing sanity back to our government. host: from west virginia, republican line, this is bradley. in the world can we get it across to working people, especially here in west virginia, that the republicans are not for them? they are for the people that's already on top. guest: i think that's what's going to happen over the course of this primary and this campaign. our candidates are doing a
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pretty good job of that already. the republican party not standing up for them. 2016, the state went for donald trump after going for barack obama twice. a lot of working-class voters ended up voting for donald trump. republicans were able to take over the state legislature and were able to have the trifecta --the governor, statehouse they passed a bill to get collectivut collective bargaining rights. compensationorkers benefits and the workers compensation programs. folks who i talked to over the last two years who were trending towards the republican
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line are now voting democrat because of what republicans have done. it's on us as democrats to talk about what we're going to do. over the course of this primary, i've seen a lot of candidates rolling out policies they are supposed to help -- that are supposed to help workers. i've heard them talk a lot about restoring collective bargaining rights. i've heard them talk about how we need to raise wages and make sure we are creating good paying jobs. we need to point out how the republican party not fighting for them. host: this is sandy in new york for our guest, troy price. guest: good morning -- caller: good morning.
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one of the worst things donald trump could do to the united current foreign policy an international reputation -- and international --utation among our allies without any morality and fairness. i was wondering if the --ocratic nominee host: to the larger aspect, foreign affairs, when it comes
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to the iowa voter, how much interest they have in that versus trade and other issues. guest: there's a lot of people here in this state who are very interested in how our nominee and hopefully president will help restore our position around the world. what we've seen over these last 2.5 years with this go it alone trade policy, with trying to alliances that have been our bedrock for 70 years, the president threatening to get out of nato, threatening our partners and allies around the world, people are very concerned about that. people are concerned about what impact that has on our country. i hear a lot of voters talk about that. it may not always be the top of mind thing that comes to the
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or isont in every event the first question asked at the soapbox, but it is something that people are concerned about and people are asking candidates about. that's one thing about i will voters. -- i will voters. -- iowa voters. iowa voters take this very seriously. we have people who are studying up, we have different coalitions working -- i just saw an ad yesterday on tv that a local group is running here in des moines calling on the presidential candidates to pledge to stop the use of drones. this is part of the conversation that happens here. it's not focused on issues specific to iowa. we ask the questions that people
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across the country are asking. host: mr. price, is the current field too big? guest: i don't think it is too big. i think it's great when we have some new voices as part of this conversation. what we are trying to do is a big job. we are trying to defeat a reckless president who has done so much damage to our country and our state. and defeatdefeat him a lot of these policies and ideas and hateful rhetoric that has sparked the challenges we've seen over the last few weeks. up to beeople stepping part of that conversation. i think the field will whittle down in the coming months. i'm not sure we will walk into caucus day with 25 candidates. it doesn't matter how many
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candidates we have running. we have to get ready for the caucuses nonetheless. that's what we are focused on here at the iowa democratic party. we will let the voters decide. host: it sensible caucus, a virtual caucus that will take place. walk us through how that will work. the central tenant of our program will still be the in person precinct caucus. those of the caucuses people are used to seeing on tv, people gathering at the church or at their vfw hall or at their local school, coming together and having a conversation about the future of our party. that will remain the central focus of our process. and made thet us iowa democratic party such a strong party in recent years,
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are precinct caucuses. -- our precinct caucuses. there are people who can't participate, so we rolled out the virtual caucus. we are in the process of building that out right now. the virtual caucus will allow people to dial in. they can participate in one of six sessions. --y will have the ability to it will have a similar feel to the caucuses. it won't be calling in and just punching in a couple numbers and moving on. party business will take place. people will have the ability to rank up to five choices for president. if your first choice is not viable, you go to the second choice. here, you get to rank up to five.
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parents,kers, single people with mobility or disability issues, this is a great way for people to participate in this process and make sure they are having their voice heard as we go forward. host: mike in seymour, indiana. overpopulation is the biggest problem facing the world today. no politician, democrat or republican, will address it. global warming is a byproduct of overpopulation. -- if theyticians are going to save the world, save the climate, save the planet, they are going to have to address that problem. host: how much will climate change plan to discussions going ?orward amongst the candidates guest: it is a huge discussion
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across the country. here in iowa, we have seen the effects of climate change. riverear, the missouri and mississippi river flooded, had exceptionally long floods. both rivers were above the flood stage for the longest period in history. there are farm fields still flooded from the floods months ago. it kept raining and raining throughout may. farmers had a hard time getting crops in the field. that's one of the challenges we've seen. we've seen 100 year floods, 500 year floods that have been happening on the same watersheds time and time again. people are seeing that here,
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they are starting to feel that more and more. it has been a topic of conversation out and about across the state. host: from st. paul, minnesota. democrats line. caller: i would like to know what percentage of iowa farmers stand behind trump and what percentage are seeing the light and turning blue. thank you. guest: great question. i don't have percentages, but i will say this, we are definitely seeing a change in rural parts of the state. farmers are patient by nature of their careers, by nature of their profession. because ittient takes a while for crops to grow and all that stuff. farmers have been patient with donald trump as he has gone down this unilateral trade war with china.
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they have been patient with him. that patience is wearing thin. farmers are getting frustrated with the lack of action on this front. i heard the other day, one farmer said he was going to go pull his crops out of the field harvesting this fall, he's going to lose two dollars per bushel. that is combined with the thisels waivers administration has given to big oil. and these bigxxon oil companies not have to use ethanol. there's more corn sitting in the silos. you can drive through rural iowa and still see corn from last year sitting in the fields. we are definitely hearing more
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from farmers who are growing frustrated by the president's actions. the president said he was going ks, ruralarmers' bac americans' backs. time and time again, he has shown that he's in the pocket of big oil and big industry and he's not looking out for these folks. people only gave him the benefit of the doubt for a while. they are starting to grow frustrated. in the coming weeks and months, we will see more and more of that. , this is troy price david in new mexico. caller: i have a few questions for you. the democratic party is walking the walk and talking the talk. i know that.
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--t i want you to answer me aboutys don't really talk the abortions you guys are causing. people in america that get arrested, the kids get separated tom families -- you want cause a lot of problems where the citizens are separated from children over there, but you guys aren't paying attention to us at all. , the party is hiding behind the curtain. i don't see how you don't see that. we will let our guest answer that. guest: i couldn't hear everything -- talking to potential
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voters and reaching them where they are as far as their concerns and things like that. i'm paraphrasing. guest: i do think we as a party -- i think 2016 was emblematic of this. we did not do as good of a job as we needed to reaching out to voters where they are. we are talking, at voters and not with voters. a lot of the concerns and issues people were bringing forth, people didn't feel like we were actually proposing solutions. behind about the voters -- issues behind what our party stands for.
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party is speaking better to the values of voters and talking with voters, not at voters. we were able to flip one statewide seat that had been in republican hands since before i was born. we were able to flip two congressional seats. defeatingy close to steve king. defeatgoing to th steve king in 2020. our candidates went out into the communities, went out and started talking with the voters and hearing their concerns and creating policy based off that. seeing these presidential candidates who are crisscrossing the state who are proposing
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policies based on those conversations. that's been great to see. our candidates are doing a really good job trying to hear and listen to voters and express -- propose solutions. we are doing a good job so far. to get betterinue as we go forward into 2020. host: troy price is the chair of the iowa democratic party, talking about issues of 2020. thank you for joining us this morning. guest: thank you so much. great to be here. host: the iowa state fair will feature one of those presidential candidates, pete buttigieg, speaking today at 2:30 this afternoon. you can listen to what he has to say on c-span, and you can monitor it on our c-span radio app.
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we will continue our discussions in iowa with brianne pfannenstiel of "the des moines register." we will have that conversation when "washington journal" continues. ♪ ♪ >> sunday at 9:00 a.m. eastern, a live special call-in program looking back at woodstock. author of "the age of great dreams," joins us to take your calls. have the effect they did in the 1960's and early 1970's is something we are struggling to understand. it is imperative to
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we've had several guests over the last few days joining us to talk politics there. we continue with brianne pfannenstiel from "the des moines register." thank you for joining us on the program today. guest: thank you for having me. host: a story you filed yesterday looked at the various styles and issues the candidates brought. you started with joe biden. "powerful moments, but inconsistent." can you expand on that? guest: the first event was in burlington, a rural community. he spoke from a teleprompter and delivered remarks addressing donald trump and the recent mass shootings. he hammered home this idea that the president needs to be above this, he needs to be a moral leader. that hit home with a lot of the people who were there. that was a real high point for
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him. he delivered a condensed version of that, he wasn't speaking from a teleprompter. he bungled the more powerful lines from that speech. we saw him walk into a couple of these gaffes that have been high-profile this week, talking about white kids and poor kids and things like that. he's had a couple of verbal stumbles. host: when it comes to turnout and people interested in hearing from him -- guest: there's a lot of interest in iowa for joe biden. they know him and love him. he says i have friends on the ground in iowa, he means that. there were people waiting for him to get in the game. there's a lot of interest, a lot of excitement around his
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campaign. people are looking at him as a stabilizing force in the race, someone who can bring stability back, a sense of normalcy. i don't know if those folks will be committed to him in the long run. theymay stick with him, may find someone else excites them in the future. level,o that excitement you highlight pete buttigieg, who will speak today at the state fair, but also elizabeth warren. fart: elizabeth warren so has had one of the largest crowds. bernie sanders was the only person to rival her right now. there is this raw enthusiasm for what she had to say. pete buttigieg is someone -- we were at the wing ding dinner earlier this week. it brought out to anyone candidates. -- brought out 21 candidates.
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as soon as they announced his erupted. place a re we heard the first couple of "9-to-5," in the place and the place erupted. host: 202-748-8000 for democrats, 202-748-8001 for republicans, 202-748-8002 for independents, 202-748-8003 for iowa voters. sanders, we've been talking a lot about this moment in the 2016 cycle. he had this massive crowd at our
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soapbox. that was a moment where we said there's something to this guy. wes a moment in time remember. now, it'st him again a question of whether he can retain that support or whether these other candidates are peeling it away from him. he has a strong core base of people who are very much on the bernie bandwagon. you go to these other events, it's not uncommon to find people who say i caucused for bernie last time. to win theeed 50% iowa caucuses this time. host: you also talk about kamala harris. how is she relating to these voters and how are they responding to her?
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guest: there's been some criticism of kamala harris and iweb because it took her a while to ramp up her efforts in the iowa because it took her a wild to ramp up your efforts in the state. rvs week, she was on an tour. she started on the western side of the state and continued to the eastern side. this is a signal that i'm going all in on iowa. she has scaled up her staff in the state. people want to hear from her. they want to see her on the ground. when she does arrive, you see a lot of that enthusiasm. host: brianne pfannenstiel, talk about the machine on the ground there. which organization has the most people, the most money at this point? guest: when we talk about iowa
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organization -- i will talk about why this is important. caucus is not like a primary. you have to get people to show up at a specific time on a specific night and spend several hours. when we talk about organization, it is that infrastructure to ,dentify supporters early on they know how the rules work, they know how to participate. campaign we saw was elizabeth warren. she ramped up really fast. when you talk to activists across the state, they say we haven't seen anything like this since barack obama, someone who has put in the work and structures to make this happen. elizabeth warren has the best ground game at the moment.
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joe biden got in late. he has the most staffers on the ground, the most paid staffers. cory booker is a sleeper candidate. aboutou talk to people who has good infrastructure, they point to cory booker. he is really well positioned to capitalize on that. host: brianne pfannenstiel of "the des moines register" joining us. omaha, nebraska. line for democrats. this is teresa. caller: i would like to know why all of these democrats are going to a republican state, a state that voted for trump, spending all this time, democrats and a ofublican state instead rotating the states and going to new hampshire, a state that
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votes for democrats. iowa: they are starting in because it goes first. the momentum you get from a win here can carry the next few states. --ill voted for donald trump iowa voted for donald trump in the 2016 election, but they voted for barack obama twice. that propelled him forward and made his candidacy. iowa is very red right now. maybe it will stay red. it is a little too early to dismiss it as lost democrats at the moment. host: ray, democrats line. caller: i was wondering what you think about if bernie sanders is getting a fair shake this time corporateh his corporat
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media. there was a poll taken after the first debate that said biden jumped into the lead, but i heard that paul was mostly people 40 and overtaken via landline. guest: polling can be really difficult to follow based on methodology. we work with the gold standard here in iowa of polling. caucused polling can be difficult. a different process. i look to "the des moines register" as the gold standard for th what's happening on the ground here. 538 has a ranking of how they rate those pollsters in terms of accuracy and trustworthiness.
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as far as bernie sanders getting accurate media attention at the moment, we in the media are often at risk of focusing on the next big thing. since bernie sanders did run in 2016, people have perhaps shifted unfairly to focus on these newer candidates. if you look at local coverage, you will see a lot of focus on his race. on the ground here in iowa, there is still a big core of support. he's one of the few candidates early on where you would go and people who- ask you're caucusing for and they said bernie sanders. usually, people say i'm shopping around, i like these three or four candidates. they were already committed, firmly in his corner.
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polling in early august -- joe biden leading with 25%. that's followed by elizabeth harris andala bernie sanders. i think you see pete buttigieg in the mix. it is fascinating to be on the ground here in iowa. polling says if caucuses were today, who would you support? people are not ready to commit. one thing we did in our latest who are you people, considering? who's your first choice, second choice? that gave us a broader spectrum of who is in the race, who is being considered. that includes more candidates
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you might not see in that typical polling. cory booker has a broader base of support as a second or third choice candidate. you make your first alignment -- this is where it gets tricky. you make your first choice on the caucused night. if you don't meet a certain threshold, you get to go to your second choice. it's important to look at the race a little more broadly than what the polling might indicate. host: missouri, independent line, richard. caller: do any of the candidates pay attention to how long the campaigns are? bernie sanders has been campaigning for four years now. candidate's ask the if campaigns are too long?
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guest: if you go for a couple of days, i'm exhausted from a couple of days on the trail with them. delaney, a former congressman from maryland, has been campaigning in iowa since october of 2017. a lot of people might say the primary season has gotten too long. herehave spend more time trying to break out of that pack and give themselves an edge. about thetalked democratic candidates. what is the support in the state generally for president trump? guest: donald trump is still very popular among republicans. here, large, people republicans here still feel the president is doing quite well,
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his job approval rating is quite high. there's not a lot of appetite for a republican challenger. some think the president goes too far when we ask about his tone, his twitter account, his language. republicans say they wish he would scale that back, but they still feel he's doing the right thing in terms of policy. down,if you break that for those who supported the president in the previous cycle who are farmers or in the agriculture business, does that support stay consistent? guest: it does stay consistent. the trade war is something we've been following closely, as an ag aate, an ag story and as politics story.
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are they going to lose faith that he has their backs? farmers saye something needs to be done about china. we still have faith that, in the end, this will benefit us. how long can they hold out? they are losing money. as this drags on, will we see that taper off? that has yet to be seen. host: harvey, louisiana. democrats line. caller: i have a question. in the democratic party, we have several women running for president. do you think america is ready female president? back in the day, we had shirley chisholm running for president. we had hillary clinton and she lost.
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are we ready as a people for a few mill president -- a female president? guest: i hear this question a lot from democrats who are say beating they donald trump is the most important thing to us. some of them worry if they nominate a woman, if they nominate a person of color, if they nominate a gay man, that might make it more difficult. say i want as looking'm exclusively for women. is specifically looking to the women this year. let gocrats are able to of that fear a little bit and
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cast their support behind whoever they like best, there's a lot of support for people of color, there's a lot of energy on the ground to move the party forward and the about their values of supporting a more diverse candidate. host: what are the other key voting blocs to watch out for? guest: we've been looking at different constituencies. you have the white working class, blue-collar, union democrat. democrat along the mississippi river, these manufacturing industrial towns that represent the rest of the rust belt. we are watching the suburbs, where women propelled things forward in 2018. iowa does not have a huge black population, but there are people of color here --
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host: new york is next. republican line. bernard, hello. caller: good morning, c-span. joe biden recently said we believe in truth over facts. a lot of people don't understand what that is. sophistry.lly -- it meansctionary to come to an intellectual conclusion without reason, logic or facts. when joe biden said that, truth is ifacts, what he means you have your truth, you don't need facts, even though your truth is not a fact, . thereother journalist,
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was a poll taken on donald trump, whether he made racist remarks or didn't make racist did.ks -- 49% said he it is split right down the middle. host: what would you like our guest to address specifically? caller: i would like her to that putse sophistry your truth that cannot be backed --facts point,to your initial what joe biden said was a misstep. lines this big closing where he says we believe in hope her fear, fact over fiction,
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has this running line. it was one of those verbal gaffes i gave earlier where he misspoke. host: from new jersey, democrats line. linda, go ahead, please. caller: i want to know at the next debate, they will be questioning warren and sanders about medicare for all and the fact that everyone may get a card for care but not necessarily the care in a timely manner. can the ending when have 5-6 month waiting periods. when they get to see the doctor, it's only for one issue. england have 5-6 month waiting periods. if they need surgery, it's another 3-4 months. host: medicare for all overall,
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how does that play out amongst voters in iowa? guest: we found that it was really popular among iowa democrats. this was early on in the conversation when we were talking about it as a very broad, general idea. democrats now are interested in universal health care. now that we are getting into the nitty-gritty of what this looks like, you see the support drop as people areit laying out specific proposals for how to get to universal health care, which is why you saw health care be such a major issue in the last two debates. been looking at these issues and how the candidates would address them. when you asked kyle would democrats -- iowa democrats, health care is always at the top
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of their list. host: iowa. go ahead. caller: i was thinking about the -- can, the $22 trillion you explain more about the deficit, why it has been going up from the tax cut? democrats areow, getting on the case of republicans in congress who are increasing spending. we will see how much of an issue this becomes for iowa voters. thatear a lot of concern they would like funding for some of these programs. deficit is not coming up a whole lot on the ground. saw bill weld, a trumpican, taking donald to task for increasing spending. he did not have physical restraint. host: you have a sense of
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whether the president has a team in place in iowa for his reelection campaign? do you expect a visit from the president soon? get a we don't typically whole lot of heads up before his visits. there were people involved in his 2016 campaign who would like to be again. we are not seeing a firm on the ground campaign yet in iowa. host: georgia, democrats line. lillian, hello. whyer: my question is aren't the democrats focusing on more centrists as far as medicare? i wouldn'tworking, want to give up my health insurance for medicare. people in the federal government have excellent health care. now,ren't more -- right
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biden is the only one who was a little more centrist. if it's medicare for all -- medicare has to go up for seniors or you don't get the benefits. guest: you are hearing several of these candidates really pointng to shout at this that democrats need to be taking a more centrist view. you hear from john hickenlooper, you hear that from john delaney, you hear it from michael bennet. and amy klobuchar. you hear these more moderate, more centrist democrats saying to keep this party together, we have to have a more inclusive view of health care. they all agree that universal health care, universal access is
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the goal. how do we get there in a way that doesn't alienate people? you are hearing that from people. they are not the higher polling candidates. you have candidates like kamala harris trying to thread the needle a bit more, saying here's my implementation process. what should we watch for next in iowa now that the initial round of candidates are there? what should we look towards? guest: the next big milestone we are watching is labor day. that is the point at which we expect these campaigns to have an infrastructure, to have their organization on the ground. if you are just showing up to these big events where they invite everyone and you are not actively creating infrastructure point wheret is the
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islands will start to whittle makes this next debate stays because that will determine a lot of fundraising, and if you don't have the money to carry a campaign, that could be the end of where you're headed, so we will see who can make it to the end of summer and into fall and labor day to keep the campaigns of low. host: brianne pfannenstiel, thank you for your time. guest: thank you for having me. host: pete buttigieg will be speaking at the state for -- at the state fair at 2:30 this afternoon, and if you want to hear his presentation, tune in on c-span and our radio app. another edition of this program comes at 7:00 tomorrow morning.
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we will see you then. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] >> join c-span later this morning as house democrats hold a news conference on gun background check legislation. house members are calling for the senate to take action on hr eight, measure passed by the house. you can watch the briefing at 11:30 eastern on c-span. later, more from campaign 2020 with democratic presidential candidate pete buttigieg. the south bend, indiana mayor will be attending the iowa state fair and is expected to make remarks at the des moines register both live at 2:30 eastern here on c-span.
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this week, president trump returns to the campaign trail with the rally in manchester, new hampshire live thursday at 7:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. and, free c-span radio app. >> sunday, on q&a, a staff photographer doug mills talks about photos covering president trump. >> he enjoys having us around. hisally believe, despite constant comments about fake news and the media and so forth, i really feel he enjoys having us around because it helps drive his message, helps drive the news of the day, which he can do every day and does every day. he is constantly driving a message, and having us around really allows him to do that. easterny night at 8:00 on c-span's "q&a." ♪


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