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brought rank-and-file republican voters into the fold. you saw that in the polls. he closed right next to hillary clinton. those are a month-old. he has slipped. trailing hillary clinton, but he has lost votes and a lot of that is slippage among republicans. threeonly winning quarters of republican voters and it is a big signal to them when the leadership in washington cannot even really muster a defense or get behind donald trump. as you saw from paul ryan, and to a lesser extent, mitch mcconnell. greta: and the response from the donald trump campaign? stephen: a lot of this is donald trump -- he is a negotiator. you try to gain the upper hand with republican leaders who have their own agenda they are working on. literally, house republicans working on an agenda trump has been silent on. this is a play within the party. this is the same thing going on for months now. it is a play within the republican party for primacy and trump is playing that for all it is worth. at some point they will either
have to figure out how to get along or they are headed to disaster. greta: interesting month out of us. thank you both for being on "newsmakers." steven: thank you. that 50 is not the new 30, 50 is the new 50 and it looks good. and it is ok. and that people ought to own their age and we ought not to be talking about being over 50 as a time of decline. tonight, the aarp ceo talks about the health and financial challenges older americans face and what the aarp is going to assist them. she is also the author of a book called "disrupt aging." >> the fastest-growing age in
our country is people over 85. with these programs we put in , not only are there more but they the system, are living longer. we have to be able to look at these programs and make meaningful adjustments that are going to allow people to live for a much longer amount of time. >> tonight at 8:00 eastern on q and a. on tuesday, the federal court of appeals upheld the rules for treating the internet like a utility. requiring internet providers for treating internet traffic equally. monday on the communicators, fred campbell and match would are on either side of the decision to talk about their
views. they are joined by the washington post technology reporter. >> now that the fcc has gone further in a scheme that once gave them the telephone network theying to -- it opens up door for a bunch of additional regulations that was never part of the net neutrality debate. returningk of this as to the right law for broadband. treating it like a communication service. and making a distinction between content on the internet. >> with the political primary season over, c-span's road to the white house takes us to the summer convention. watch the republican convention starting july 18 with july coverage from cleveland. >> will be going into the
convention no matter what happens and i think we will go in so strong. the democratic convention starting july 25 with live coverage from philadelphia. hillary clinton: let's go forward and win the nomination and in july, let's return to a unified party. we takeanders: and then our fight for social, economic and racial justice to philadelphia. >> every minute of the republican and democratic party national convention on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. look at the potential vice presidential candidates. first up, some of the people hillary clinton might choose as her running mate. with an with a interview correspondent who has compiled a list of possible contenders.
>> holsinger -- paul singer -- based on this week, bernie webcast, theres does this but hillary clinton in the search for a running mate? >> it has gotten to the point where hillary clinton can focus on the running mate but it is also clear that she needs to be thinking about how to 'ncorporate bernie sanders movement and followers into her campaign. to youstion would be, it pick a vice presidential candidate who is to hillary clinton's left? who is from the bernie sanders wing of the party? tot is one option available her. there are a few candidates who might scratch that itch. ,hether it is elizabeth warren veryy brown from ohio,
popular amongst progressives. she has some real choices and options that would be a way to tilt to that wing of the party. massachusetts and ohio have republican governors. so they will appoint a successor , even an interim successor who will be a republican. how does that confiscate what senator reid said earlier this year? >> that is the question. you have a multilevel chess left goes on when you want to pick the running mate. would helpne who hillary clinton win ohio. critical for the white house. but the ohio governor -- it might force the ability of the democrats to retake the majority in the senate. so it is a very complicated set of mathematics. frankly, the democrats believe that with donald trump on the
ticket and in the last week or two, a have a good chance to take back the majority in the senate and losing one of those would not be the critical wall. thes you look at demographics, where is hillary clinton weakest? how does she shore up in those areas? how you ask the question and who you ask it of. the young people, someone who appeals to them. you minority population, it has been very important for her. she was extraordinarily successful with latino voters and she might get a lot of voters from them to have a black or latino running mate. so maybe you pick someone like -- in new jersey. an african-american who is a young guy. very energetic. social mediaowns by himself. he has a terrific outreach that way.
maybe you pick someone like the congressman who is latino from california. energy,s a youth and which contrast with the fact that hillary clinton would be one of the oldest politicians ever elected -- again, this is the mass. which of these things are most important to you when you choose a running mate? , we will hearro from him in just a moment and also be labor secretary perez. he is from the baltimore area. what are their chances. >> he is popular with the labor movement. that might be a choice to recognize the demographics with the national campaign. hispanic,very young, a very charismatic person but he does not have a great deal of background in government. he is a young guy and it might be hard to imagine him being president.
the guy who gets mentioned most senator and, the former governor from virginia. bringine might help to virginia, an important state for hillary clinton and also brings you the white male vote that hillary clinton needs to win and a sense of gravitas. that is always the issue you want to be all to say, i ready for this candidate to replace me in a moment of crisis if necessary. that is one of the great knocks against sarah palin. america was not ready to see her as president. julian castro -- >> a long-term friend of the clintons, is he advising her? and who else? >> she is talking to everybody. we know she is in communication with bernie sanders. there is a conversation about what he wants and what his
people want to see. we know that she is in conversation with seamer democrats across the party. plan starting to make a for what will happen next in the convention. the convention is partially an unveiling of your positioning. and unveiling of your presidential candidate. so you will have to include building a candidate around that? looking a narrative around hillary clinton as well. i suspect that she is getting input from everywhere. , pick ourur candidate candidate. several groups reached out and said hello, remember. >> i will not ask you who you think she will pick but when? do you think it will be after the convention? what is her timeline? >> my feeling would-be after. but there are only a couple of days between. so you would have to move fast. but normally, you want to get a good bounce. you wouldn't want to date -- you
wouldn't want to do it the day before the republican convention. that it will be just before the democratic convention. but it is possible to move it back and do it. >> will follow your work online for coming today. >> now, the profile of one of those who is nominated as -- who is talked about as a possible nomination for the vice president. we talked with julian castro about his life and career. this is 35 minutes. secretary julian castro, what is it like to grow up with an identical twin brother? >> i like to think of it as a blessing and a curse. blessing, 1% curse.
my brother and i, to this day, are very close. and growing up, it was like having your best friend there with used for the entire time. he and i shared bunkbeds growing up. we went to school together and law school together. we both went into politics. we were both attorneys. don't intend to stay together or do everything we can to separate. that in college, there was a set of twins. head. them had shaved his i'mblessing is that convinced i wouldn't be where i am at if i hadn't grown up as a twin. life, i aspect of benefited by having somebody that i was so close to always
around me. up,1% curse is that growing we used to joke that in high school, i would talk to 2-3 people during the day, and one of them was my brother. i didn't feel compelled to go out and make a whole bunch of new friends because i had somebody in my twin brother who was such a perfect fit. is a little bit of the downside. >> which one is older? julian castro: i am a minute older. if you ask, he kicked me out. we were a c-section so they just yanked as out. wonder, if you have seen the movie "parent trap." any games growing up? alian castro: when you are twin, everybody asks you, have
you switched places? when we were in high school, in one class, we had a substitute teacher one day and we switched places. just so that we could say we did it. when somebody asks, i have a convenient anecdote. >> what were you like in high school? i know that you played a lot of sports. what was your favorite? julian castro: tennis. my brother and i both play tennis. i had played football and basketball in middle school but didn't play in high school but we played a lot of tennis. he and i used to love to play basketball in the neighborhood. we had a basketball hoop outside our front yard in the street. and we would spend a lot of hours competing against each other. between us, we probably broke two or three rackets. ever actuallydly play a match against each other.
we would just volley. because we were just that competitive that we couldn't stand to lose to one another. and actually, it was better when we played doubles together against other people. we were very competitive growing up. west point in your life do you think was most transformational for you? probably the most transformational time for me was going away to college. thatw up in a community was more than 60% hispanic. schools of san antonio where there wasn't a lot of diversity. neighborhoodcome and when i went away to stanford , it was a whole new world. over the world, different cultures. many different ideas. and the chance to delve into the
ideas. and that was just a time where my eyes were opened up two different ways of thinking. and looking at the world. i just wasn't exposed to that of before. neighborhood. >> when you talk about law school and when you debate issues with your brother, who is the fiercer debater when it comes to legal issues or politics? a good question. both of us get passionate about issues. generally, my brother is a bit more extroverted than i am. there is always a little bit of difference. but it just depends on the issue. one of us will get animated. we both went into politics. i loved local issues. and he loved the state legislative issues. so it depends on what we are talking about. >>pr you were raised by your
motherep -- you were raised by your mother and her grandmother. who was stricter? julian castro: neither one was strict but between those two, probably my mother. my mother and father split up when i was 8-year-old. was a child of the 60's. and she had grown up in a very strict catholic home. with extended family. and had gone to catholic school. all 12 years. and then to a catholic university. and i think she, as a parent, to bring a different philosophy to parenting. she was very lenient with us which turned out to be good.
i think it helped turn us into self-starters. who tried to discipline themselves. get your homework done, do what you have to do in class. all of those things. we didn't want to disappoint her. but she didn't accomplish that by being overly strict as a parent. >> you are a parent now. who is the disciplinarian, you or your wife? julian castro: i think both of us are not the strictest of parents. and my son is seven is one and a half. i think i have some of my mother in me in terms of not being overly strict. neither one of us is. brady think the passion for
politics came from? you talk about this growing up? was your mom politically active? julian castro: oh, yes. i wouldn't be in politics is my mother would -- if my mother wasn't politically active. mexican-american civil rights movement. and she ran for city council in san antonio. when she was 23 years old. at that time they didn't have single-member districts. so there were very few hispanics. at the dinner, table or being dragged to meetings or rallies or speeches, we were constantly around talk if you hadics and asked me when i was 15, did i want to go into politics, i would have said no way.
but when i went away to college and so may community from an that is's perspective, when everything that i have listened to and thought about with those conversations around my mom and what i saw at stamford and compared the two communities and wanting to do the chanceo improve that other folks who were growing up in san antonio like i had so they could have the same opportunity that i had, that sparked my interest in actually going into politics. but growing up in a place and a household where my mother taught us that participating in the democratic process is something good, not bad. >> you have talked often about affirmative action. do you think you and your brother have benefited from that? i think it is possible that we did.
i was very direct in an interview a few years ago with the new york times magazine. 1210d that i had gotten a on my sat score. that was lower than the turkey waiting stanford student. but what was not included in that was that i got a 168 when i took the lsat and was applying to law school. and that was on par with students going to harvard and stanford. it was actually higher than the average stanford student taking it back here. so what i've said is that i this.enced the benefit of and i wanted to be direct about it. i think that there is a benefit in terms of diversity, a university experience for students. and it worked. it ended up working in the way that it should with students who
had the opportunity to swim in the same waters with others, they were able to get the same experience. and i think that was the case. is your family from, originally in mexico? my fathersro: on died, they have been in texas for quite some time. on my mother's side, from northern mexico. and my grandmother that i grew up with came to the united states when she was six years 1920 twoyear-old in because her parents had passed away. so she ever younger sister came to live with extended family from san antonio. they grew up there and my mother was born in san antonio. and my father was in a little community right outside san antonio. that is still there he andped in mexican culture
german culture because those were the two cultures in that area that helped to shape the development of it. speakingu grew up english and you are studying spanish now. are you fluent? not yet.stro: there is a fascination that folks have that i'm somehow studying it. i'm actually not. i haven't been formally studying it. my daughter is studying it. she is in a bilingual program at school and washington, d.c.. it is something i would like to do to improve my spanish. ien i was in middle school, took three years of japanese. i wish every member that. a decent amount of spanish and i can speak some spanish. and i understand it fairly well but i'm not fluent. and so in the whole conversation , it is almost like you are at there is something in
between. i am not fluent. do you remember the first time you came to washington, d.c.. ? julian castro: i do. i was between my sophomore and jr. year in stamford. i got a white house internship. in july, 1994 and i flew on southwest airlines into baltimore. i came in and i hopped in a cab this kind of catholic worker house where my mother knew the person who was running it. and i didn't realize how much it cost to take a cab from baltimore, washington into the middle of d.c. and so i had $72 in my pocket. and as i am watching the meter run up, i think it ended up
costing $80. i got to my destination and i had to tell the taxi driver, i am so sorry. i only have $72. fortunately, he was a very nice taxi driver and he let me off the hook and let me give him $72 but that was the first time i came to washington, d.c. to the whitee house and interned to do what? affairs,stro: cabinet coordinating the activity of the cabinet members in conjunction with the white house, to make sure that everybody is on the same page and that the white house is aware of who is announcing what. so you can have a coordinated message and a coordinated force on different issues. >> was that good training for your job now? julian castro: yes, i wish i could say that i had immediate substances -- immediate
substance to appear. i think the best thing was to see how people at that level hold themselves. and to get to understand the policy issues that the white house and congress were debating back then. that was the summer of the crime bill. in 1994. it was a valuable experience. that i can't pretend i was in the room making decisions. it was like a lot of internships. a lot of watching and listening. it was the most valuable part of the experience. >> did you meet president clinton? julian castro: i did. i did. enginethe end of the chip everyone had the opportunity to visit briefly with the president and take a picture with president clinton. >> over the years, a lot has been written with the relationship that you have had
with clinton. he has been a bit of a mentor tou you. julian castro: i am somebody who doesn't like to overstate relationships. respect for president clinton. over the past couple of years, he has given great advice. he was kind enough to call when i was nominated to offer his advice. theve visited with him over phone or in person to get advice. so it has been helpful in this job and generally, thinking about the future. >> why mayor and why local politics? and what did you learn as mayor? julian castro: i learned a lot, that is for sure. i learned that there is a tremendous amount of creativity and can-do spirit at the local level.
today, because of the gridlock in washington, cities is where things actually get done, where people of different backgrounds, different perspectives roll up your sleeves and get to work because there is a community mindednessmunity that gives you the wind at your back. i got into local politics because when i went away to college, i could see the difference between the bay area and san antonio. antonio,ays i like san very family-oriented city, the kind of place where if two people pass each other on the sidewalk downtown, they still look each other in the eye, there is still a connectedness there can you cannot say that about every big city. at the same time, the bay area had higher income levels, hot -- more innovative, more entrepreneurial. and