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workplaces and our nation. she will make the equality act legally and make it illegal to discriminate on the basis of who you love, who you are, wherever you are or where ever you work once and for all. [cheering] election, this election, make no mistake about it will not be easy. i know that we are ready. in the words of the old negro spiritual, let's walk together democrats, don't get weary, let's work together democrats, don't get weary, let's talk together democrats, don't get weary. meeting in thet promised land of equality. thank you and god bless you all. [cheering] >> please welcome united state
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senator al franken from minnesota. >> hello, everybody. [cheering] save it for the end. [cheering] i'm al franken. [cheering] from minnesota. [cheering] and world-renowned expert on right-wing megalomaniacs. [cheering] limbaugh, bill o'reilly, and now donald trump.
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a little about my qualifications, i got my doctorate in megalomania studies from trump university. [laughter] sure, i had to empty out my 401(k) and take a reverse mortgage on my house to pay tuition, but mr. trump, or rather some people who say they once met him, convinced me that it was worth it. and frankly, as a proud alum of trump university, i think we may be underestimating donald trump. he scanned the loss of people, what did you know that trump university school of grouping people off his right nation -- second in the nation? right behind bernie madoff
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university. [laughter] that is no mean the. -- feat. trump university is about more than just milking people. although trust me, you will get .ilked it is also about learning directly from success experts. bai,scottdale -- scott mike tyson, and of course a lifetime -- life-size cardboard cutout of mr. trump himself. come would not be donald trump without his is the school. -- business school. their breakups the program -- bankrupt the program is known throughout the real estate community for its creativity. the most popular course, bankruptcy 101, how to leave
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your partners holding the bag. it is taught by the cardboard cutout himself. the pride of trump university, of course, is his library. located on a shelf and a closet on the third floor of trump tower. all of donald trump's best sellers are available for sale at a special rate, for students which is 10% higher than the retail price. trump's donald enormous, dare i say huuuge success as a businessman qualifies him to be president and if you believe that, i have some delicious trump steaks to sell you. [cheering] seriousness, i think
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rather than voting for someone who has never done anything for anyone other than himself, maybe we should go with a candidate who spent her entire life working to get important things done to the american people. [cheering] for almost allary quarter-century. i've never met anyone smarter, tougher or more ready to lead us forward. [cheering] call hillary clinton my friend and i can't wait to call her madam president. [cheering]
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now, we are going to have a lot of fun this week. we will have a lot of fun. when we wake up monday morning, there will be just 102 days left until the election and what you, all of you, what you do in those 102 days to determine who wins. and i mean that literally. i won my first race for senate by 312 votes. where is my minnesota delegation? [cheering] there are people up there who contacted more than 312 people themselves and literally i would not be here.
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reason i'm giving the speech here and not into my bathroom mirror. [cheering] pauliends, my friend wellstone -- [cheering] my friend used to say that the future belongs to those who are passionate and work hard. passion, butabout starting friday morning, it is all about work, hard work. [cheering] jobs, many ofve you have family.
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ignore them. [cheering] at me tell you some become kids love it when their parents are not home. else, tell you something an eight-year-old kid knows how to use a microwave oven. and let me tell you something else, an eight-year-old kid can teach a four-year-old kid to use a microwave onion. -- robin. it is scientific fact. about your kids, they will be fine. you have work to do. bones,those funds, -- talk on the doors. tell them al franken century. sent you. thank you. [cheering]
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ladies and gentlemen, please welcome first lady michelle obama. [cheering] ♪ [cheering]
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>> thank you all, thank you so much. [cheering] believe that it has been eight years since i first came to this convention to talk with you about why i thought my husband should be president. [cheering] you aboutow i told his character and his conviction? his decency and grace? the traits we have seen every day he has served our country in the white house. [cheering] also told you about our daughters, how they are the
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heart of our hearts, the center of our world and during our time in the white house, we have had the joy of watching them grow from bubbly little girls into poised young women. a journey that started soon after we arrived in washington when they set off for the first day at the new school. i will never forget that winter morning as i watched our girls, just seven and 10 years old pile into those black suvs with all those men with guns. [laughter] and that's all their little faces pressed up against the window and the only thing i could think was, what have we done? [laughter] at that moment, i realized that our time in the white house would form the foundation of who they would become. and how well we manage this experience could truly make or break them. that is what rock and i think about -- barack and i think
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about everyday as he tried to guide and protect our girls from the challenges of this unusual life and the spotlight. ignoreurged them to those who question their father citizenship or faith. [cheering] insist that the hateful language they hear from public figures on tv does not represent the true spirit of this country. [cheering] explain that when someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don't stoop to their level. our motto is, when they go low, we go high. [cheering] with every word we utter, with every action we take, we know our kids are watching us. we as parents are the most important role model.
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let me tell you, barack and i take that same approach to our jobs as president and first lady wordse we know that our and actions matter, not just to our girls, but the children across this country. [cheering] kid to tell as i saw you on tv, i wrote the report on you for school. kids like the little black boy who looked up at my husband, his eyes wide with hope and he wondered, as my hair like yours? [cheering] it, thisistake about november, when we get to the polls, that is what we are decided. not democrat or republican, not left to right, in this election, and every election, it is about who will have the power to shape our children for the next four or eight years of their lives. [cheering]
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i am you tonight because in this election, there is only one person who i trust with that responsibility, only one person who i believe is truly qualified to be president of the united states and that is our friend hillary clinton. [cheering] that is right. [cheering] i trust hillary to lead this country because i have seen her lifelong devotion to our nations children. not just her own daughter who she has written protection -- raised to perfection. but every child who needs a champion. kid to take the long way to school to avoid the gangs.
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kids who wonder how they will ever afford college. n'ts whose parents do speaker word of english but dream of a better life. who look to us to dream of what they can be. hillary has spent decades doing the relentless work to actually make a difference in their lives. [cheering] advocating for kids with disabilities as a young lawyer fighting for children health care as first lady and for quality childcare in the senate. and when she did not win the nomination eight years ago, she did not get angry or disillusioned. [cheering] hillary did not pack up and go
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home because as a true of exurban, hillary knows that this is so much bigger than her own disappointment. [cheering] she probably stepped up to serve our country once again as secretary of state traveling the globe to keep art kids safe. kids say. there were budget moments when hillary could have decided that this work was too hard, that the price of public service was too high, that he was tired of being active part for how she looked or how she talked or even how she laughed. thing, what i admire most about hillary is that she never buckles under pressure. she never takes the easy way out. and hillary clinton has never quit on anything in her life. [cheering]
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and when i think about the kind of president that i want for my girls and all our children, that is what i want. i want someone with the proven strength to persevere. somebody who knows this job and takes it seriously. somebody who understand that the issues of our nation are not black or white. it cannot be boiled down to 140 characters. [cheering] because when you have the nuclear codes at your fingertips and the military in your command , you can't make snap decisions. you can't have a thin skin or a tendency to lash out.
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you need to be steady and measured and well-informed. [cheering] i want a president without -- with a record of public service. someone who's life work shows our children that we don't chase fame and fortune for ourselves, we fight to give everyone a chance to succeed. [cheering] arewe get back even when we struggling ourselves because we know that there there is someone worse off. i the grace of god, go by. i want a president who will teach our children that everyone in this country matters. believesnt that truly in the patient that our founders put forth all those years ago that we are all created equal, each a beloved part of the great american story. [cheering]
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when crisis hits, we don't turn against each other, we listen to each other. we lean on each other. together.ays stronger [cheering] i am here tonight because i know that that is the kind of president hillary clinton will be and that is why in this election, i'm with her. [cheering] you see, hillary understands that the president is about one thing and one thing only, it is about leaving something better for our kids. that is how we have always moved this country forward by all of
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us coming together on behalf of our children. team,eering to coach the teach the sunday school class, because they know it takes a village. [cheering] heroes of every color and creed who wear the uniform and risk their lives to pass on those blessings of liberty, police officers and protesters in dallas who all that really want to keep our children safe, people who lined up in orlando to donate blood because it could have been their son, or the daughter in the club. [cheering] leaders like tim kaine. [cheering] who show our kids what decency and devotion look like. leaders like hillary clinton who
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have the guts and the grace to keep coming back and putting those cracks in the highest and hardest glass ceiling until they finally breakthrough lifting all of us along with her. [cheering] that is the story of this country. the story that has brought me to the stage tonight. the story of generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude. the sting of segregation who caps on striving and hoping and doing what needed to be done so that today, i wake up every morning and a house that was built by slaves. [cheering] daughter's, two beautiful intelligent black young women played with the dog on the white house lawn.
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[cheering] and because of hillary clinton, my daughters and all of our sons and daughters now take for granted that a woman can be president of the united states. [cheering] don't let anyone ever tell you that this country is not great. that somehow we need to make a great again. because this right now is the greatest country on earth. [cheering]
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and as my daughter per person set out on the world, i want a leader who is worthy of that truth, a leader worthy of my girls promise and all of our kids promise. a leader who will be guided every day by the love and hope and impossibly big dreams that we all have for our children. election, we cannot sit back and hope that everything works out for the best, we cannot afford to be tired or germany,d or cynical, -- hear me, between now and november, we need to do what we did it years ago and four years ago -- eight years ago and four years ago, we need to knock on every door, we need to get out every boat, -- vote, we need to
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ofr every last ounce passion into electing hillary clinton as president of the united states of america. [cheering] let's get to work. thank you all and god bless. [cheering] ♪
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>> please welcome senator bernie sanders from vermont. [cheering] >> thank you. [cheering] thank you. [cheering] thank you. [cheering]
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thank you. thank you all very much. [cheering] thank you. thank you. [cheering] thank you very much. [cheering] thank you. [cheering] -- thank you.
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[cheering] thank you very much. [cheering] it is an honor to be here tonight. [cheering] thank you. thank you very much. [cheering]
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it is an honor to be here be following in the footsteps of my good friend elizabeth warren and to be here to thank michelle obama for her incredible service to our country. she has made all of us proud. let me get by thanking the hundreds of thousands of americans who actively participated in our campaign as volunteers. thank you. [cheering] let me thank the 2 1/2 million
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americans who helped fund our campaign with an unprecedented 8 million individual campaign contributions. [cheering] know what that average contribution was? >> that's righ -- >> $27. let me thank the 13 million americans who voted for the political revolution, giving us . [cheering] giving us the 1846 pledged delegates here tonight. [cheering]
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and delegates, thank you for being here and thank you for all the work you have done. i look forward to your votes during the roll call on tuesday night. [cheering]
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and let me offer a special thanks to the people of my own state of vermont. [cheering] who have sustained me and supported me as a mayor, congressman, senator and presidential candidate. [cheering] and to my family my wife jane, , four kids and seven grandchildren, thank you very much. [cheering] i understand that many people here in this convention hall and around the country are disappointed about the final results of the nominating process. say that no fair to
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one is more disappointed than i am. [cheering] supportersof our here and around the country, i hope you take enormous pride in the historical accomplishments we have achieved. [cheering] together, my friends, we have begun a political revolution to and that america revolution, our revolution, continues. [cheering] election days, and go.
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but the struggle of the people to create a government which represents all of us and not just the 1%. [cheering] a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial, and environmental justice, that struggle continues. [cheering] and i look forward to being part of that struggle with you. [cheering] let me be as clear as i can be. this election is not about, and has never been about, hillary clinton, or donald trump, or
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bernie sanders or any of the other candidates who sought the presidency. this election is not about political gossip. it's not about polls. it's not about campaign strategy. it's not about fund-raising. it's not about all the things the media spends so much time discussing. [cheering] this election is about, and must be about, the needs of the american people and the kind of future we create for our children and grandchildren. [cheering]
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this election is about ending the 40-year decline of our middle class. [cheering] reality that 47 million men, women and children live in poverty. it is about understanding that if we do not transform our economy, our younger generation will likely have a lower standard of living then their parents. this election is about ending the grotesque level of income and wealth inequality that we have in america today. [cheering]
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it is not moral, not acceptable and it is not sustainable that now own1/10 of 1% almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%. >> boo! >> or that the top 1% in recent years has earned 85% of all new income. that is unacceptable. that must change. >> boo! abouts election is remembering where we were 7 1/2 years ago when president obama came into office after eight years of republican trickle-down economics. [cheering]
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the republicans want us to forget that as a result of the greed, recklessness and illegal behavior on wall street, our economy was in the worst economic downturn since the great depression. that is where we were. some 800,000 people a month were losing their jobs. 800,000 people. we were running up a record-breaking deficit of $1.4 trillion and the world's financial system was on the verge of collapse. that is where we were. we have come a long way in the last 7 1/2 years, and i thank president obama and vice
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president biden. [cheering] i thank them for their leadership in pulling us out of that terrible recession. yes, we have made progress, but i think we can all agree that much, much more needs to be done. [cheering] this election is about which candidate understands the real problems facing this country and has offered real solutions. [cheering] bombast, fear-mongering, name-calling and
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divisiveness. we need leadership in this country which will improve the lives of working families, the children, the elderly, the sick and the poor. [cheering] we need leadership which brings our people together and makes us stronger. [cheering] not leadership which insults latinos, mexicans, insults muslims and women, african-americans and veterans and seeks to divide us up. [cheering] by these measures, any objective observer will conclude that based on her ideas and her
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leadership, hillary clinton must become the next president of the united states. [cheering] the choice -- [cheering] election is about a single mother i saw in nevada who, with
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tears in her eyes, told me that she was scared to death about the future because she and her daughter were not making it on the $10.45 an hour she was earning. this election is about that woman and the millions of other workers in this country who are struggling to survive on totally inadequate wages. [cheering] hillary clinton understands that if someone in this country works 40 hours a week, that person should not be living in poverty. [cheering]
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she understands that we must raise the minimum wage to a living wage. [cheering] and she is determined to create millions of new jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, our roads, bridges, water systems and wastewater plants. [cheering] but her opponent, donald trump, well, he has a very different view. he does not support raising the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, a starvation wage. while donald trump believes in yuuuge tax breaks for
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billionaires, he believes that states should actually have the right to lower the minimum wage below $7.25. brothers and sisters, this overturningabout citizens united. [cheering] citizens united is one of the worst supreme court decisions in the history of our country. that [cheering] that decision allows the wealthiest people in america, like the billionaire koch brothers to spend hundreds of
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millions of dollars buying elections and, in the process, undermine american democracy. >> boo! >> hillary clinton will nominate justices to the supreme court who are prepared to overturn citizens united. [cheering] and end the movement toward oligarchy in this country. her [cheering] her supreme court appointments will also defend a woman's right to choose. [cheering] workers' rights, the rights of
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the lgbtq me to take, the needs of minorities and immigrants and the government's ability to protect our environment. [cheering] if you don't believe this election is important, if you think you can sit it out, take a moment to think about the supreme court justices that donald trump would nominate. and what that would mean to civil liberties, equal rights and the future of our country. this election is about the thousands of young people i have met all over the country. [cheering]
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the thousands i have met who have left college deeply in debt and tragically the many others who cannot afford to go to college. during the primary campaign, secretary clinton and i both focused on this issue but with somewhat different approaches. recently, however, we have come together on a proposal that will revolutionize higher education in america. [cheering] it will guarantee that the children of any family in this country with an annual income of
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$125,000 a year or less, 83% of our population, will be able to go to a public college or university tuition free. [cheering] that proposal also substantially reduces student debt. [cheering] this election is about climate change, the great environmental crisis facing our planet. [cheering] and the need to leave this world in a way that is healthy and habitable for our kids and future generations. [cheering] hillary clinton is listening to
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the scientists who tell us that unless we act boldly and transform our energy system in the very near future, there will be more drought, more floods, more acidification of the oceans, more rising sea levels. she understands that when we do we can create hundreds of thousands of jobs transforming our energy system. [cheering] donald trump? well, like most republicans, he chooses to reject science. he >> boo! >> he believes that climate change is a "hoax," no need to address it. hillary clinton understands that
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a president's job is to worry about future generations, not the profits of the fossil fuel industry. [cheering] this campaign is about moving the united states toward universal health care. [cheering] and reducing the number of people who are uninsured or underinsured. hillary clinton wants to see that all americans have the right to choose a public option in their health care exchange. [cheering] she believes that anyone 55 or older should be able to opt in to medicare. [cheering] and she wants to see millions
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more americans gain access to primary health care, dental care, mental health counseling and low-cost prescription drugs through a major expansion of community health centers. [cheering] and what is donald trump's position on health care? no surprise there. same old, same old republican contempt for working families. he wants to abolish the affordable care act, throw 20 million people off of the health insurance and cut medicaid for lower-income americans. >> boo! >> hillary clinton also understands that millions of seniors, disabled vets and others are struggling with the outrageously high cost of prescription drugs.
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and the fact that americans pay the highest prices in the world for their medicine that we use. she knows that medicare must negotiate drug prices with the pharmaceutical industry. [cheering] and that drug companies should not be making billions in profits while one in five americans are unable to afford the medicine they need. the greed of the drug companies must end. [cheering] this election is about the leadership we need to pass comprehensive immigration reform and repair a broken criminal justice system. [cheering]
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it's about making sure that young people in this country are in good schools and at good jobs, not rotting in jail cells. [cheering] hillary clinton understands that we have to invest in education and jobs for our young people, not more jails or incarceration. [cheering] in these stressful times for our country, this election must be about bringing our people together, not dividing us up. [cheering] while donald trump is busy insulting one group after another, hillary clinton
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understands that our diversity is one of our greatest strengths. [cheering] yes, we become stronger when black and white, latino, asian american, native american, when all of us stand together. [cheering] yes, we become stronger when men and women, young and old, gay and straight, native born and immigrant fight to create the kind of country we all know we can become. [cheering] it is no secret that hillary clinton and i disagree on a number of issues. that's what this campaign has been about. that's what democracy is about. [cheering]
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but i am happy to tell you that at the democratic platform committee there was a significant coming together between the two campaigns and we produced, by far, the most progressive platform in the history of the democratic party. [cheering] among many other strong provisions, the democratic party now calls for breaking up the major financial institutions on wall street and the passage of a 21st century glass-steagall act. [cheering]
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it also calls for strong opposition to job-killing free trade agreements like the tpp. [cheering] we have got to make sure that tpp does not get to the floor of the congress and the lame duck section. session. lame duck [cheering] our job now is to see that
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strong platform implemented by a democratic-controlled senate. [cheering] by a democratic house and a hillary clinton presidency and . [cheering] and i'm going to do all that i can to make that happen. [cheering] i have known hillary clinton for 25 years. i remember her as a great first lady who broke precedent in terms of the role that a first lady was supposed to play as she helped lead the fight for universal health care.
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i served with her in the united states senate and know her as a fierce advocate for the rights of children. for women and for the disabled. [cheering] hillary clinton will make an outstanding president and i am proud to stand with her here tonight. thank you all very much. [cheering]
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host: and day 2 of the democratic national convention begins. that, review out the news and take your calls. morning, our opening topic. why are you supporting hillary clinton? here are the numbers, 02-748-8000, for you in the eastern time zone, 202-748-8001. in the mountain and pacific time zones, you can leave a comment via social media


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