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you. mr. rubio: thanks, guys. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] gettingor rubio is ready to leave iowa state university in ames. he is going to go about 30 miles south to des moines where his wife jeanette will be joining him. if you have been watching this event, we want to hear from you. you can see the phone numbers on your screen. we are live in ames with the road to the white house. we are going to talk to folks who attended the event and take
your calls. we begin with a woman who was at the event. tell us your name and iowa story. >> my name is jenny burke. i actually not an iowan. forgive me for that. i from chicago. we decided to come here because we wanted to experience what is happening in iowa, particularly senator rubio. host: so, what have you done most of the day? >> we have spent most of the day driving. host: what did you think of the event? >> he is a compelling candidate. he has the most precise message country ishere the headed. i believe we are on the wrong path. i don't want to leave the country to my child or grandchildren that is different than what i grew up with. he is able to articulate that. he could be yours or my brother.
it seems like he understands us americans. host: what was it like being at a campaign event in iowa? feel the energy. people are tired of the direction we are going and they feel something drastic has to happen. you can feel the passion in the room when he is speaking. host: thank you for your time. we also went to take some calls. josephine, you have been patient. make your comment. caller: i have been watching this from the beginning, and the lord has put in my heart that rubio is going to be the man, the commander in chief to lead put nation, and to america to where it was before. i need to say, and this is so deep in my heart.
america needs to wake up. i know people are angry and don't take time to pray, but i think it is so vital for people to pray and ask the lord to put into their hearts who is the right man to lead this nation. i apologize, we are going to leave it there and talk with daniel in stockton, illinois. say i: i just want to have been watching these caucuses from the beginning and i have not really participated in the caucus, just the main, general election. i tend to lean toward democrats. i like bernie sanders, but i did watch marco rubio, and he did have some interesting facts. i would just like to know what his stand is on climate control. we need to do something about it. he didn't mention too much about it.
host: looks like you are and iowa state cyclones. tell us your name and where you are from. >> jerry, and i am from ames. host: have you been attending other events? >> we have. the nice thing about iowa is all the candidates come to us. we get to see them all. the: do you understand that rest of america does not get to sit next to a candidate, walk in, talk to them. >> we had a front row seat today. that's one of the nice things about iowa. we get up close and personal. we shake their hands, listen to them, look them right in the eye. the advantages of being the caucus state. host: will you be attending a caucus on monday night, and for whom? the ballot of
counters. right now, i am undecided between ted cruz and marco rubio. host: and you have seen them both. >> we saw ted cruz this morning, marco this afternoon. now i have to make a decision over the weekend. what appeals to you about each of them? >> both gave similar speeches in terms of things they would do, in terms of making america strong again, in terms of tax reform, looking at the military, looking at how we build a future for our children. both are faith-based, which appeals to me. host: what do you do here in ames? like i direct -- >> i direct a laboratory for the usda. thank you for your time. next call is maria from fresh meadows, new york. caller: thank you for taking my
call. -- am i on?to yes? hello? host: we are listening. please go ahead. ok, i would just like to say i was very surprised at the caller who would oppose hillary. i listened to the statements made by hillary and the president concerning the video. all the statements were lies. i am surprised that people are do notd dumb that they understand it. as a retired professor from a college in long island, i want to thank c-span for the opportunity to listen to the sessions in the house and senate concerning the bills that were passed and how harry reid was
able to block them, and the president was able to veto all the works that these young republicans in the house and in the senate were trying to pass. iss unbelievable that this allowed to go on and that we have been put in such a repulsive situation. our country looks very bad, in a very bad state, because of what is going on. freshthat's maria in meadows, new york. we are talking about the iowa caucuses. they are two days away. between now and monday night, c-span will have several events live over the weekend, and of course, monday night, we will be live at a republican caucus and the democratic caucus. the des moines register tracks the candidates and where they are going. areore candidate of vans happening today, tomorrow, and monday. now joining us is a professor of
benedictine college in kansas. what are you doing here? brought 29 students to act as researchers and political s to observe the caucus and try to explain what is going on. what are they learning? >> there is clarity in these events as opposed to the debates in which they have to react to questions. i think it is educational to go to these events and see the unmediated message. they are able to measure the whole message. many events are you attending today? >> today already we have seen crews, rubio, and carson. rubio, and carson. tomorrow, we will see president and mrs. clinton. host: thank you for chatting with us. oregon, on sherman, the democrats line.
>> this has been fascinating. i will absolutely say that. i don't really think i will vote for rubio. he is a nice young man and all the rest of it, but i think he needs a little more age on him in thehe can be proper presidential race. host: where are you leaning right now, anne? are you still with us? she is gone. let's chat here. hi, how are you? who are you, and why are you here? >> i am melanie barker from ames. verye my country and i am faithful at following all of the
elections and wanting to find out a little bit more about the personal side of a candidate. host: have you caucused? >> i have not. host: are you going to this year? >> i am. host: why? >> i am worried about our country. i think everybody needs to put a little extra out there and vote for a candidate they feel is going to be someone who can renew our country and the values that i have grown up with. i am worried they are going to be gone. host: did senator rubio sell you today? >> yes. host: why? t arelot of things tha important to me, he stands for. i am worried about the country security, values, lots of things , see for my kids and grandkids and i am just enough older that
i have been able to see a change in how things have been through the years. it is time to up the ante and get more involved. josh in maryland. what did you think of the event? i am jealous of ioan's getting to sit alongside the candidates. rubio, its on senator just wonder if the rubio administration and tales of bigger government, bigger veterans affairs, bigger department of immigration, bigger military. that might be agencies appeal to conservatives, but should voters consider that when considering rubio? should they consider whether there is a fiscally conservative
vote with marco rubio? host: next caller. for takingnk you calls it c-span. i like the way you let people talk. rubio on student loans is a perfect example of why i have to choose between sanders and trump. he sounds just like hillary. he identified the problem, said we are going to get people together, talk about it, come up with a solution. they never say what it is. but voters have a long memory. i remember when clinton was going to put through nafta. we are going to
give you student loans. cut the baby in half. students are not traded on the wall street stock exchange at the symbol slm. dollars when two obama got elected and now it is $24.28. mark, if i could ask your question, what is the connection between donald trump and bernie ?anders the problem,tifies which is that all the jobs have been sent overseas. sanders identifies the problem, if you listen to him, and i am not sure you get a chance, he says look, they are loaning at 8%,o students borrowing it at .5%. they are cashing in at the desperation of young kids to try
to get an education for a job that isn't there. hillary clinton -- host: thank you, sir. well, hello, how are you? caller we were talking to was torn between donald trump and bernie sanders. willou torn about who you support? >> i am not actually here are supporting a candidate. i am here with 10 purdue undergraduates conducting research for a class project. we are here surveying the minds of iowa voters to try to get an idea of what a want in the next president of the united states. i am an assistant professor of media theory and politics at purdue university. host: how long have you been here and what are you doing while you are appear? >> we have been here about a day, and we are attending the rallies of the candidates in des moines and aims. we are standing outside the surveying voters
to hear what their thoughts are, and what we are going to do is go to perdue and after the caucuses we will be here through monday, and then we are going to crunch the data and what iowa is thinking, and whether or not it is predictive of the outcome of this process. are the people of iowa willing to participate in your survey? >> absolutely. they are very willing and eager thelay the first vectors of the process. host: we are on the campus of iowa state university and aims, iowa. a little later tonight, this same hall will be used for a carly fiorina rally. it was used for another candidate earlier as well.
time to take more calls. thomas, hi. caller: how are you? host: how are you? caller: doing great. host: we are listening. caller: i am a one hundred percent trump supporter. i am a vietnam disabled combat a u.s. army retired noncommissioned senior officer with 21 years service. honored that donald trump thought enough of america's veterans to raise money for the homelessness we have among our veterans and families. he felt that it was more to raise money for the veterans and skip the last debate. he is the only candidate that i see that is fit to lead the world's greatest military and represent america has combat
veterans and the people, of the people, for the people, by the people. our economy back on track and secure the southern border, which is insane that it hasn't been secured, and we will stop these crazies called isis, and they will not come into our country and they will not butcher our people anymore. the fence will make sure of that. host: we take a call from joann. caller: i have never been in politics -- into politics throughout my life. i am 71. democrat but ied haven't voted in years and i am going to vote in this election. i am going with rubio. a normal american person.
not anybody who has all the riches and all of that. i also like chris christie, but will go for rubio. host: that is joann and staten island. finally, we have david in phoenix. david, what's on your mind? caller: thanks for having me. it's a great honor. that rubio wase at iowa state university. i like that he is reaching out to the millennial vote. having recently graduated , i am glad heelf has a presence in this election. donald trump has the red let's make america great again hat and it symbolizes so much.
the secondorget reason, and this really seals the deal. marco rubio, i would say donald trump is great commands and a norm us presence. i think it's just great what he is able to do. wrap upat is going to our coverage here in ames of the marco rubio event. been in iowa for two weeks covering a lot of events. you can watch them all on our website, c-span.org. >> tonight, road to the white house coverage continues in iowa with bill and chelsea clinton joining hillary clinton for an event in cedar rapids.
tomorrow, more from the campaign trail with remarks from donald trump. 2:00an see that live at p.m. eastern. right after that, bernie sanders meets with voters in waterloo. you can watch all of those events right here on c-span. >> here in iowa -- >> in iowa -- >> in iowa -- >> in iowa -- >> here in iowa -- >> wonderful friends in iowa today. year ago had told us a that we would come in third in iowa, we would have given anything for that. >> it's good to be back in iowa.
>> is this an average caucus? >> it's hard to say. it is the third one i have been to. they are all different. >> it is good to be back in iowa. the greatou for sendoff you are giving us. >> i want to thank all of the people of iowa. >> i won to thank all the people of iowa. >> i love iowa. now, if i lose, i will never speak to you all again. >> in his weekly address, the president is asking congress to
provide funding for computer science programs. in the race -- in the republican response, prescription drug addiction. obama: hi everybody. as i said in my state of the union address, we live in a time of extraordinary change change that's affecting the way we live and the way we work. new technology replaces any job where work can be automated. workers need more skills to get ahead. these changes aren't new, and they're only going to accelerate. so the question we have to ask ourselves is, "how can we make sure everyone has a fair shot at ?"ccess in this new economy the answer to that question starts with education. that's why my administration has encouraged states to raise standards. we've cut the digital divide in our classrooms in half. we've worked with congress to pass a bipartisan bill to set the expectation that every student should graduate from high school ready for college and a good job. and thanks to the hard work of
students, teachers, and parents across the country, our high school graduation rate is at an all-time high. now we have to make sure all our kids are equipped for the jobs of the future which means not just being able to work with computers, but developing the analytical and coding skills to power our innovation economy. today's auto mechanics aren't just sliding under cars to change the oil; they're working on machines that run on as many as 100 million lines of code. that's 100 times more than the space shuttle. nurses are analyzing data and managing electronic health records. machinists are writing computer programs. and workers of all kinds need to be able to figure out how to break a big problem into smaller pieces and identify the right steps to solve it. in the new economy, computer science isn't an optional skill it's a basic skill, right along
with the three rs. nine out of ten parents want it taught at their children's schools. yet right now, only about a quarter of our k through 12 schools offer computer science. twenty-two states don't even allow it to count toward a diploma. so i've got a plan to help make sure all our kids get an opportunity to learn computer science, especially girls and minorities. it's called computer science for all. and it means just what it says giving every student in america an early start at learning the skills they'll need to get ahead in the new economy. first, i'm asking congress to provide funding over the next three years so that our elementary, middle, and high schools can provide opportunities to learn computer science for all students. second, starting this year, we're leveraging existing resources at the national science foundation and the corporation for national and community service to train more great teachers for these courses. and third, i'll be pulling together governors, mayors, business leaders, and tech entrepreneurs to join the
growing bipartisan movement around this cause. americans of all kinds from the spanish teacher in queens who added programming to her classes to the young woman in new orleans who worked with her police chief to learn code and share more data with the community are getting involved to help young people learn these skills. and just today, states like delaware and hawaii, companies like google and salesforce, and organizations like code.org have made commitments to help more of our kids learn these skills. that's what this is all about each of us doing our part to make sure all our young people can compete in a high-tech, global economy. they're the ones who will make sure america keeps growing, keeps innovating, and keeps leading the world in the years ahead. and they're the reason i've never been more confident about our future. thanks everybody, and have a great weekend. rob portman: hi, i'm rob portman. i'm proud to represent ohio in the united states senate. i am here to talk about an issue many families are struggling with in my state and yours, drug addiction.
it is a growing problem that has become an epidemic. heroin and prescription drug overdoses have surpassed car accidents as the number one cause of injury related deaths nationwide. 2482 of my fellow ohioans died of overdoses. epidemic does not discriminate. zip codes don't matter. it's affecting our cities, suburban areas, and rule counties. young, old, rich, middle-class, poor, black, white, hispanic, the grip of addiction affects all of us. a hospital this month, the discussion quickly toured-- toward -- hospital this month, the discussion quickly turned to addiction. for many, it starts with
prescription painkillers followed by turning to what is cheaper and more accessible, heroin. over the last few years, i have spent a lot of time with people in recovery talking about how they overcame the grip of addiction and what has worked or not worked in their treatment or recovery. i have talked to family members who have lost brothers and sisters, sons and daughters. lost her daughter holly to a heroin overdose. not fit the stereotype. highas active in school, selected for homecoming and prompt court, engaged after high school, and had a promising life ahead of her. someone asked her if she wanted to try heroin. she was curious, experimented, and became addicted. rehab and had sobriety for a while, but she relapsed.
addiction is a disease, a families.at overcomes heroine took her life at age 21. others mother hopes that daughters and sons won't follow a similar heartbreaking path. this week she joins me at a congressional hearing in washington, d.c., to share her story and put a spotlight on this epidemic. you will find painfully similar stories in almost every country and community. it is critical that we fight this epidemic. the good news is we have bipartisan legislation called the comprehensive addiction and recovery act that will make a real difference for families and communities. bydeveloped this approach relying on experts in the field. it targets prevention and education resources to prevent
abuse before it starts. it devotes resources to recovery programs. it helps first responders save lives, and expands prediction takeback programs. it prevents overprescribing painkillers. this legislation is moving, and that's good. urgency to this issue. congress must act -- act now. approach willsive help more individuals achieve their god-given potential. if you are struggling, know that you are not alone, and there is hope. thank you, and god bless.