• Full Interview: Senator Cory Booker on Rosario Dawson, Trump’s Tweets, and a Female Vice President
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    Full Interview: Senator Cory Booker on Rosario Dawson, Trump’s Tweets, and a Female Vice President

    I want to remind you. You were here before. Before you became senator. And let’s just show everybody how good I am at what I do. OK. And I understand that you turned down– I think President Obama offered you a position, and you turned it down to stay where you are, and I think that’s admirable. But then when your term is up, you pass the torch to someone else, and you become senator, and then you become president. I appreciate you– I appreciate that. Think about it. I [INAUDIBLE] I mean– I– you seem to have a gift of prophecy. Would you like to tell me what I’m…

  • Ingraham: Hillary 2.0
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    Ingraham: Hillary 2.0

    HERE WITH MORE OF THAT VIDEO. JUST MOMENTS. BUT FIRST, HILLARY 2.0. OH, THAT’S THE FOCUS OF TONIGHT’S ANGLE, PART ONE. SOMETHING VERY ODD IS HAPPENING IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. IT IS BEYOND THE USUAL JOCKEYING FOR POLE POSITION BY THE CANDIDATES DESPERATE TO REMAIN VIABLE. IT’S MORE THAN THAT. THE FUNNY THING IS THE SUM OF SO CALLED EXPERTS, EVEN OBAMA REPORTEDLY, KEEP TELLING PEOPLE THAT BIDEN SHOULDN’T BE THE NOMINEE.>>WE ARE NOW SITTING HERE WITH THE DEMOCRATIC FRONT-RUNNER, HAVING A SPOKESPERSON TRY AND DEFEND HIS COMMENTS ON BUSING.>>WHEN YOU ARE TRYING TO HIDE THE CANDIDATE, THAT’S PROBABLY MEANS YOU DON’T HAVE A GOOD CANDIDATE. THAT’S LIKE WEEKEND AT…

  • Activist warns Hong Kong is on the brink of bloodshed, says fight for democracy is far from over
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    Activist warns Hong Kong is on the brink of bloodshed, says fight for democracy is far from over

    ONCE AGAIN. IT SOUNDS LIKE HONG KONG ACTIVIST JOSHUA WONG IS WILLING TO FOLLOW UP ON PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PROPOSAL TO MEET WITH THE CHINESE PRESIDENT EXCEPT JOSHUA REFERS TO HIM AS EMPEROR AND NOT PRESIDENT XI. THE 22-YEAR-OLD ACTIVIST JOINS US NOW. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TONIGH TONIGHT. I WANTED TO ASK YOU ABOUT THIS IDEA THAT THERE ARE FORCES OR MILITARY ASSETS AND EQUIPMENT BUILDING UP NEAR THE BORDER. “THE NEW YORK TIMES” SAYS THIS. IT IS A CREDIBLE THREAT AND THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT WANT TO LEAVE ANY DOUBT THAT IF NECESSARY, THEY WILL ACT. WHAT ARE YOUR CONCERNS RIGHT NOW ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF THAT,…

  • Political Parties: Crash Course Government and Politics #40
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    Political Parties: Crash Course Government and Politics #40

    Hi, I’m Craig and this is Crash Course Government and Politics and today we’re gonna talk about parties. Woo! Yeah! No, not those kind of parties. We’re talking about political parties, which can be a lot less fun. Woo. [Theme Music] So, today we’re talking about why we have political parties and the role of parties in American politics. But before we dive into the pool – some would say a cesspool – that is political parties, let’s have a definition. Political party: a team of politicians, activists and voters whose goal is to win control of government. So kind of an important point: the goal of a party is…

  • Executive Power & the Louisiana Purchase
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    Executive Power & the Louisiana Purchase

    I think without a doubt, the Louisiana Purchase is one of the great turning points in American history. It’s hard to imagine the country succeeding the way it has without purchasing Louisiana. The Louisiana Purchase was the result of a treaty negotiated by Robert Livingston and James Monroe with, ah, Napoleon of France that gave the United States possession of a swath of territory that would cause us to double in size for $15,000,000, about three cents an acre. It was originally supposed to be the Louisiana Purchase because that’s all that Thomas Jefferson wanted, but the French, for a variety of reasons, offered this almost literally incredible deal. One…

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    Obama Violated US Constitution, Libya War is Abuse of Power & Betrayal of People’s Trust

    “Let me focus on, initially, the issue of Libya. I want to talk about the substance of Libya because there’s been all kinds of noise about process and congressional consultation and so forth. Let’s talk about concretely what’s happened. … I spoke to the American people about what we would do …” You also took an oath, remember? You solemnly swore to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. “I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will execute the office of President of the United States faithfully, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”…

  • New Federalism: Returning Power to the People
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    New Federalism: Returning Power to the People

    Ladies and gentlemen, good morning. My name is Sandy Quinn and I’m President of the Richard Nixon Foundation, and it’s my honor and delight to welcome you. This is our 13th Richard Nixon Legacy Forum. But before we start, I want to acknowledge the presence of a long time and good time friend of the Foundation and of the Nixon Library, an honorary citizen of Orange County, Sir Elton Griffin. Sir Elton? Sir Elton Griffith comes to us from England, Cambridge, and Yale. He served in just about every position in the British government, including being a member of Parliament. And he’s very active in world affairs council both locally…

  • The Bicameral Congress: Crash Course Government and Politics #2
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    The Bicameral Congress: Crash Course Government and Politics #2

    Hi. I’m Craig, and this is Crash Course Government. Uh. It’s been a dream of mine to be on Crash Course since I was a little kid. Speaking of acting like a little kid, today, we’re gonna talk about the U.S. Congress, which, according to the Constitution, is the most important branch of government. That was probably written by Congress. It wasn’t. They didn’t So when I say that Congress is supposed to be the most important branch of government, I’m talking about the national government, not the state government. There’s a difference, okay? I know this, because the Constitution, which consists of seven articles and 28 amendments, mentions Congress…

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    The Words That Built America – The Amendments (HBO Documentary Films)

    ♪ (“AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL” INSTRUMENTAL PLAYING) ♪ NARRATOR:Since 1795,the United States Constitution has been amended 17 more times.The Eleventh Amendment gives states immunity from lawsuits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners. The Twelfth Amendment revised the presidential election procedures. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude. The Fourteenth Amendment defines what it means to be a U.S. citizen, and ensures each citizen the right to due process and the equal protection of the law. The Fifteenth Amendment gave all men the right to vote, regardless of their race or color, or whether they had been slaves. The Sixteenth Amendment gave the federal government the power to collect income tax. The…

  • What is absolute immunity? [POLICYbrief]
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    What is absolute immunity? [POLICYbrief]

    The President enjoys absolute immunity from civil damages liability for his official acts as President. The Founders never gave particular voice in the Constitution to a provision that explicitly immunized the President, but the Supreme Court has determined that the Constitution was intended to do so. Nixon against Fitzgerald was a landmark case, really establishing the absolute immunity of the President. The case was brought by a former Air Force analyst, who was fired from his job, he said, in retaliation for, uh, certain controversial congressional testimony he gave, that was critical of a certain Air Force program. The Supreme Court held that the civil damages action he brought could…