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>> we should. that would be great. thank you for being here today. thanks. this was fun. eugene: thank you. >> in 15 minutes or so, the u.s. house will meet for a session with no votes scheduled. later on the second day of the democratic national convention, nancy pelosi will discuss campaign 2020 and legislative topics. at 1:30ve coverage eastern on c-span. members of the house of representatives will hold a news conference to discuss mail-in voting. the house is scheduled to return to washington this weekend to vote on a bill. one coverage today starting c-span. president trump will deliver remarks.
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atch that live beginning 5:00 eastern. the life picture now where the democratic national convention kick off. a look at some of tonight's speakers. ♪ >> our live coverage of the democratic national convention continues tonight. former president bill clinton and dr. jill biden. live coverage of the democratic national convention tonight at 9:00 eastern on c-span. live streaming and on-demand at or listen with the free c-span radio app. your unfiltered view of politics. >> among the speakers and activities you can see tonight is the speed from former
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president bill clinton. rollcall oflso be a america among the states as part of the nomination process for joe biden ,representative alexana ocasio-cortez, and rounding out the night, the former second lady, dr. jill biden. there will be others within that timeframe. 9:00 is when it will start. those are the platforms you can follow along as well. when it comes to last night's coverage in the speakers, the washington post highlights some of the speakers. senator bernie sanders of vermont, also the former ohio republican governor john kasich, but it was michelle obama getting a lot of attention. a washington post story saying that in "the centerpiece speech of the night, a searing indictment of her husband successor, michelle obama declare the president mishandled the pandemic and failed to respond over outcries over the deaths of black americans and warned the nation would suffer
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more if he was elected to a second term." you can see the full speech on our website. here's a portion from michelle obama last night. [video clip] >> what we do now? what is our strategy. years, peoplefour have asked me when others are going so low, does going hi still work? high isr is that going the only thing that works. the we go low, when we use same tactics of degrading and dehumanizing others, we become part of the ugly noise that is drowning out everything else. we degrade ourselves, we degrade the causes for which we fight. let's be clear. going hi does not mean putting on a smile and say nice things when confronted by viciousness and cruelty. going high means taking the
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harder path. it means scraping and clawing our way to that mountaintop. going high means standing fierce against hatred while remembering we are one nation under god, and if we want to survive, we have to find a way to live together and work together across our differences. means unlocking the .hackles of lies and mistrust the only thing that can truly set us free. the cold, hard truth. let me be as honest and clear as i possibly can. donald trump is the wrong president for our country. he has had more than enough time to prove he can do the job, but he is clearly in over his head. he cannot meet this moment. he simply cannot be who we need him to be for us.
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it is what it is. host: that from last night. we will show you other portions of those speeches from last night. you can comment on it and watch tonight's coverage at 9:00 on c-span,, and you can follow along on our c-span radio app. if you support joe biden, (202) 748-8000. if you support president trump, (202) 748-8001. if you're undecided, call us at (202) 748-8002. twitter says it was one giant campaign at good this is bill king off of twitter, saying i liked the new format more than the old-style convention. this move seamlessly from speaker to speaker. this is the future of political conventions. you could let us know about the new format as we go along in the morning.
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joe starts us off from north carolina. a supporter president trump. you are first. good morning. caller: i am glad you are the commentator today. what the democrats are saying on the convention about the social had 2.9 -- in 2019 you trillion dollars in the reserve assets. you had $1of 2019 trillion in assets. $1 total income was trillion. oasi wasi -- the reserve money until 2024. relates to last nights's activities at the convention? caller: it was a bunch of rhetoric, bunch of hoopla. , and yes,chelle obama
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she will stand by her husband. things,d do some good but he really did not. bernie sanders wants to push it so far to the left, and he got joe biden to slide in because the man had two aneurysms in the brain that were operated on. did you people know that? after that the medical science says he will go ahead and become delusional, sometimes, maybe not. some of the comments from last night. let's go to mitchell in new jersey, supportive joe biden. go ahead. caller: good morning. i watched most of the convention and i thought it was effective messaging. i do not know that it moves the
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needle for anybody. i do not know that any of the conventions well. i think most of us have gone into our respective corners and we are fairly well entrenched. our minds are made up. we have laid down the gauntlet and we are sprinting towards the elections. i do not know that it will change. sanders wasbernie probably the most effective speaker last night. of course michelle obama was also o. i do not know how this changes us. there is not much of a middle to capture in terms of people undecided. i do not know that a lot of the people on either side need to be coaxed more. host: when it comes to bernie sanders, do you think he did an
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effective job in supporting joe biden enough to bring over those supporters who supported him initially and might be hesitant about joe biden? caller: i think he was as effective as he could be. -- i am a center supporter myself, -- i am a bernie sanders supporter myself, but i do not understand the whotant sanders supporters do not vote and walk away from all this. i think he tried to center them. his communication was effective. host: jessica in maryland. a supporter of joe biden. you're up next. caller: something that most affected me was listening to michelle obama's speech.
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have not been extremely involved in politics, but i have seeingry disheartened the division in our country and i want anything to happen to bring everybody back together and see more positive things in this world. listening to her talk about that made a difference for me. do you plan to watch all four nights? caller: yes. host: aside from joe biden, is there a particular person you are interested in hearing from? i am finding it is becoming more important to listen more and be more proactive in politics and i will try to do that. i would encourage other people to do that. bob, victoria, texas,
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undecided. talking about last night's first night of the democratic national convention. go ahead. caller: good morning. i wonder. they did not show anything about the riots in the killing of police and this that in the other. they talk eloquently, yes, but to me what i am seeing is a bunch of salesman trying to sell heaters to somebody in hell. they are doing a pretty good job of it. people need to wake up and start looking at these riots and all the stuff going on in this pledged tot trump fix. i am not sure i can stand another night of this. it looks like it was graded by hollywood. host: you classify yourself as undecided.
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you sound pretty decided. not anything at this point. i cannot get any truth out of anybody of what is going on good i hope people wake up -- i cannot get any truth out of anybody of what is going on. a lot of people do not see what is going on in this country. it is heartbreaking to see our country go down the drain. host: let's go to jane in brooklyn, new york. a supporter of joe biden. good morning. caller: i just wanted to say i thought it was a great night. i also am excited. i think joe biden is the person for our country. i hear a lot of smear
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the secretary: the house will be in order -- the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. august 18, 2020. i hereby appoint the honorable john p. sarbanes, to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. lord, father of us all, we thank you for giving us another day. as the numbers of new coronavirus infections remain high throughout the nation, we ask your blessing and ot


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