Democratic Debate #1: Television Coverage

The GDELT Project and the Internet Archive are partnering together to help better understand which soundbites and speakers are dominating the political discourse on television. In particular, we are working to translate the social media concepts of "memes" and "going viral" to the television world. Using the Internet Archive's Television News Archive, which monitors major American and international television stations in realtime, along with an archive of more than 735,000 television shows since 2009, we scan all monitored television programming for audio fingerprints of each soundbite of selected major political speeches and identify all excerpts of those soundbites across television news shows in the following days. The tool we use, audfprint, developed by the Laboratory for the Recognition and Organization of Speech and Audio at Columbia University, scans the audio track of each show, so it is not dependent on closed captioning, which is extremely noisy and entirely absent from many foreign language broadcasts. The tool is extremely sensitive, able to detect brief excerpts even when they are overdubbed by a commentator and/or other sound effects.

Today we are excited to unveil our latest application: the Democratic Presidential Prime Debate, held at 8:30PM EST on October 13, 2015 at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The entire transcript of the debate was hand-segmented into soundbites and all television news programming monitored by the Internet Archive for 24 hours following the debate were scanned for any excerpt of those soundbites, which are displayed below. Browse the entire transcript below and click on any passage to see how many times and where it was excerpted, and click on the video icon to the left of each passage or the list of shows mentioning the excerpt in the bottom right to view a brief video clip of the soundbite. These numbers only reflect those television shows monitored by the Internet Archive, representing only a small set of television stations in the United States. Thus, these numbers are far from exhaustive in terms of measuring the total reach of the debate, but offers a powerful glimpse into which pieces of the speech resonated and where.

What you are seeing here is a first glimpse of a whole new way of exploring television, using enormously powerful computer algorithms as a new lens through which to explore the Internet Archive's massive archive of television news to create for the first time a way of tracking what's "going viral" on television. Quite literally this project took an hour-long political speech, broke it into soundbites, and scanned two weeks of national television news programming for any excerpt of any of those soundbites. Imagine the future possibilities for tracking how soundbites move between social and mainstream media, and the future ability to apply these techniques to explore soundbites in online video!

Visualizing the Debate

The final results of this analysis are available through the interface below. By default the entire debate transcript is shown, but you can use the search box below to narrow to only soundbites containing a particular keyword or that were aired on a particular station or show. The timeline below shows how many times each soundbite was broadcast. As you scroll through the transcript, the top-most paragraph will automatically highlight in yellow and the corresponding time period will highlight in the timeline below,l while the sidebar to the right of the transcript will display key statistics about that passage, along with a list of links to view previews of every identified mention of that soundbite on a news show. The timeline allows you to zoom into any section to see it more clearly - click anywhere in the middle of the graph on the white background (not the bottom of the graph) and drag with your mouse to highlight a section of the timeline - a "reset zoom" button will appear at the top right of the timeline display to zoom back out to the original view. While zoomed in you can hold down the shift key on your keyboard and click and drag to pan the timeline forward/backwards.

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By default the entire debate transcript is displayed below. You can use the options below to filter to only a subset of the debate, such as only those lines appearing on a particular television station or show, or only those lines containing a certain keyword/phrase or spoken by a particular person. Only lines matching all of your criteria below are included.

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(SANDERS) Today, the scientific community is virtually unanimous: climate change is real, it is caused by human activity, and we have a moral responsibility to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel to energy efficiency and sustainable energy and leave this planet a habitable planet for our children and our grandchildren.

(SANDERS) Today in America, we have more people in jail than any other country on Earth. African-American youth unemployment is 51 percent. Hispanic youth unemployment is 36 percent. It seems to me that instead of building more jails and providing more incarceration, maybe -- just maybe -- we should be putting money into education and jobs for our kids.(APPLAUSE)

(CLINTON) And every day, I think about what we need to do to make sure that opportunity is available not just for her, but for all of our children. I have spent a very long time -- my entire adult life -- looking for ways to even the odds to help people have a chance to get ahead, and, in particular, to find the ways for each child to live up to his or her God-given potential.

(COOPER) Thank you, all. It is time to start the debate.Are you all ready?(APPLAUSE)

(COOPER) All right. Lets begin. Were going to be discussing a lot of the issues, many of the issues, important issues that you have brought up. But I want to begin with concerns that voters have about each of the candidates here on this stage that they have about each of you.

(CLINTON) Well, actually, I have been very consistent. Over the course of my entire life, I have always fought for the same values and principles, but, like most human beings -- including those of us who run for office -- I do absorb new information. I do look at whats happening in the world.

(CLINTON) You know, take the trade deal. I did say, when I was secretary of state, three years ago, that I hoped it would be the gold standard. It was just finally negotiated last week, and in looking at it, it didnt meet my standards. My standards for more new, good jobs for Americans, for raising wages for Americans.

(CLINTON) No. I think that, like most people that I know, I have a range of views, but they are rooted in my values and my experience. And I dont take a back seat to anyone when it comes to progressive experience and progressive commitment.

(COOPER) Just for the record, are you a progressive, or are you a moderate?

(CLINTON) Im a progressive. But Im a progressive who likes to get things done. And I know...(APPLAUSE) to find common ground, and I know how to stand my ground, and I have proved that in every position that Ive had, even dealing with Republicans who never had a good word to say about me, honestly.

(SANDERS) Well, were gonna win because first, were gonna explain what democratic socialism is.

(SANDERS) And what democratic socialism is about is saying that it is immoral and wrong that the top one-tenth of 1 percent in this country own almost 90 percent -- almost -- own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. That it is wrong, today, in a rigged economy, that 57 percent of all new income is going to the top 1 percent.

(SANDERS) That when you look around the world, you see every other major country providing health care to all people as a right, except the United States.

(SANDERS) Those are some of the principles that I believe in, and I think we should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden and Norway, and learn from what they have accomplished for their working people.(APPLAUSE)

(COOPER) You dont consider yourself a capitalist, though?

(SANDERS) Do I consider myself part of the casino capitalist process by which so few have so much and so many have so little by which Wall Streets greed and recklessness wrecked this economy? No, I dont.

(SANDERS) I believe in a society where all people do well. Not just a handful of billionaires.(APPLAUSE)

(CLINTON) But we are not Denmark. I love Denmark. We are the United States of America. And its our job to rein in the excesses of capitalism so that it doesnt run amok and doesnt cause the kind of inequities were seeing in our economic system.

(CHAFEE) Anderson, youre looking at a block of granite when it comes to the issues. Whether its...(CROSSTALK)

(COOPER) It seems like pretty soft granite. I mean, youve been a Republican, youve been an independent.

(CHAFEE) Did you hear what I said? On the issues. I have not changed on the issues. I was a liberal Republican, then I was an independent, and now Im a proud Democrat. But I have not changed on the issues.

(OMALLEY) Well, lets talk about this a little bit. One of the things that was not reported during that heartbreaking night of unrest in Baltimore was that arrests had actually fallen to a 38-year low in the year prior to the Freddie Grays tragic death.

(SANDERS) This was a large and complicated bill. There were provisions in it that I think made sense. For example, do I think that a gun shop in the state of Vermont that sells legally a gun to somebody, and that somebody goes out and does something crazy, that that gun shop owner should be held responsible? I dont.

(SANDERS) On the other hand, where you have manufacturers and where you have gun shops knowingly giving guns to criminals or aiding and abetting that, of course we should take action.

(COOPER) Secretary Clinton, is Bernie Sanders tough enough on guns?

(CLINTON) No, not at all. I think that we have to look at the fact that we lose 90 people a day from gun violence. This has gone on too long and its time the entire country stood up against the NRA. The majority of our country...(APPLAUSE)... supports background checks, and even the majority of gun owners do.

(CLINTON) Senator Sanders did vote five times against the Brady bill. Since it was passed, more than 2 million prohibited purchases have been prevented. He also did vote, as he said, for this immunity provision. I voted against it. I was in the Senate at the same time.

(CLINTON) It wasnt that complicated to me. It was pretty straightforward to me that he was going to give immunity to the only industry in America. Everybody else has to be accountable, but not the gun manufacturers. And we need to stand up and say: Enough of that. Were not going to let it continue.(APPLAUSE)

(COOPER) Were going to bring you all in on this. But, Senator Sanders, you have to give a response.

(SANDERS) As a senator from a rural state, what I can tell Secretary Clinton, that all the shouting in the world is not going to do what I would hope all of us want, and that is keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have those guns and end this horrible violence that we are seeing.

(OMALLEY) We passed comprehensive gun safety legislation, not by looking at the pollings or looking at what the polls said. We actually did it. And, Anderson, here tonight in our audience are two people that make this issue very, very real. Sandy and Lonnie Phillips are here from Colorado. And their daughter, Jessie, was one of those who lost their lives in that awful mass shooting in Aurora.

(OMALLEY) Now, to try to transform their grief, they went to court, where sometimes progress does happen when you file in court, but in this case, you want to talk about a -- a rigged game, Senator? The game was rigged. A man had sold 4,000 rounds of military ammunition to this -- this person that killed their daughter, riddled her body with five bullets, and he didnt even ask where it was going.

(OMALLEY) And not only did their case get thrown out of court, they were slapped with $200,000 in court fees because of the way that the NRA gets its way in our Congress and we take a backseat. Its time to stand up and pass comprehensive gun safety legislation as a nation.(APPLAUSE)

(SANDERS) I think the governor gave a very good example about the weaknesses in that law and I think we have to take another look at it. But here is the point, Governor. We can raise our voices, but I come from a rural state, and the views on gun control in rural states are different than in urban states, whether we like it or not.

(OMALLEY & SANDERS ) OMALLEY: Senator -- Senator, excuse me.(CROSSTALK)OMALLEY: Senator, it is not about rural -- Senator, it was not about rural and urban.SANDERS: Its exactly about rural.OMALLEY: Have you ever been to the Eastern Shore?

(OMALLEY) Have you ever been to Western Maryland? We were able to pass this and still respect the hunting traditions of people who live in our rural areas.

(OMALLEY & SANDERS ) SANDERS: Governor...OMALLEY: And we did it by leading with principle, not by pandering to the NRA and backing down to the NRA.SANDERS: Well, as somebody who has a D-minus voting record...(CROSSTALK)OMALLEY: And I have an F from the NRA, Senator.SANDERS: I dont think I am pandering.

(OMALLEY & SANDERS ) SANDERS: But you have not been in the United States Congress.OMALLEY: Well, maybe thats a healthy thing.(LAUGHTER)SANDERS: And when you want to, check it out.

(CLINTON) Theres no doubt that when Putin came back in and said he was going to be President, that did change the relationship. We have to stand up to his bullying, and specifically in Syria, it is important -- and I applaud the administration because they are engaged in talks right now with the Russians to make it clear that theyve got to be part of the solution to try to end that bloody conflict.

(CLINTON) And, to -- provide safe zones so that people are not going to have to be flooding out of Syria at the rate they are. And, I think its important too that the United States make it very clear to Putin that its not acceptable for him to be in Syria creating more chaos, bombing people on behalf of Assad, and we cant do that if we dont take more of a leadership position, which is what Im advocating.

(SANDERS) We should be putting together a coalition of Arab countries who should be leading the effort. We should be supportive, but I do not support American ground troops in Syria.

(COOPER & CLINTON ) COOPER: On this issue of foreign policy, I want to go to...CLINTON: ...Well, nobody does. Nobody does, Senator Sanders.

(CHAFEE) So, as we look ahead, if youre going to make those poor judgment calls, a critical time in our history, we just finished with the Vietnam era, getting back into another quagmire

(CHAFEE) -- if youre looking ahead, and youre looking at someone who made that poor decision in 2002 to go into Iraq when there was no real evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq -- I know because I did my homework, and, so, thats an indication of how someone will perform in the future. And thats whats important.

(CLINTON) Well, I recall very well being on a debate stage, I think, about 25 times with then Senator Obama, debating this very issue. After the election, he asked me to become Secretary of State.

(CLINTON) He valued my judgment, and I spent a lot of time with him...(APPLAUSE) the Situation Room, going over some very difficult issues.

(CLINTON) You know, I -- I agree completely. We dont want American troops on the ground in Syria. I never said that. What I said was we had to put together a coalition -- in fact, something that I worked on before I left the State Department -- to do, and yes, that it should include Arabs, people in the region.

(OMALLEY) What disturbed people so much about -- and I would agree with Senator Sanders on this -- leading us into Iraq under false pretenses and telling us, as a people, that there were weapons of mass destruction there was -- was one of the worst blunders in modern American history.

(OMALLEY) I believe that, as president, I would not be so quick to pull for a military tool. I believe that a no-fly zone in Syria, at this time, actually, Secretary, would be a mistake.

(OMALLEY) You have to enforce no-fly zones, and I believe, especially with the Russian air force in the air, it could lead to an escalation because of an accident that we would deeply regret.

(CLINTON& WEBB & COOPER ) CLINTON: Well, first of all, I...WEBB: Anderson, can I come into this discussion at some point?COOPER: Well -- yes

(CLINTON) You know, I have to say, I was very pleased when Governor OMALLEY endorsed me for president in 2008, and I enjoyed his strong support in that campaign. And I consider him, obviously, a friend.

(CLINTON) The president has made a very tough decision. What I believe and why I have advocated that the no-fly zone -- which of course would be in a coalition -- be put on the table is because Im trying to figure out what leverage we have to get Russia to the table.

(COOPER & CLINTON) CLINTON: You know, diplomacy is not about getting to the perfect solution. Its about how you balance the risks.COOPER: Thank you.

(WEBB) Look, lets start -- Ive been trying to get in this conversation for about 10 minutes -- lets start with why Russia is in Syria right now. There are three strategic failings that have allowed this to occur. The first was the invasion of Iraq, which destabilized ethnic elements in Iraq and empowered Iran.

(COOPER & WEBB ) COOPER: Senator...WEBB: And I would say this. Ive been waiting for 10 minutes. I will say this.COOPER: Youre over your time as of now.WEBB: I will -- well, youve let a lot of people go over their time. I would say this...COOPER: You agreed to these debate rules.

(COOPER & SANDERS) COOPER: Senator Sanders, I want you to be able to respond.SANDERS: Pardon me?

(COOPER & SANDERS) COOPER: Id like you to be able to respond and get in on this.SANDERS: Well, I think Mr. Putin is going to regret what he is doing. I think that when he gets into that...COOPER: He doesnt seem to be the type of guy to regret a lot.

(SANDERS) Well, I think hes already regretting what he did in Crimea and what he is doing in the Ukraine. I think he is really regretting the decline of his economy. And I think what he is trying to do now is save some face.

(SANDERS) But I think when Russians get killed in Syria and when he gets bogged down, I think the Russian people are going to give him a message that maybe they should come home, maybe they should start working with the United States to rectify the situation now.

(CLINTON) And the Libyan people had a free election the first time since 1951. And you know what, they voted for moderates, they voted with the hope of democracy. Because of the Arab Spring, because of a lot of other things, there was turmoil to be followed.

(CLINTON) But unless you believe the United States should not send diplomats to any place that is dangerous, which I do not, then when we send them forth, there is always the potential for danger and risk.

(SANDERS) I am not a pacifist, Anderson. I supported the war in Afghanistan. I supported President Clintons effort to deal with ethnic cleansing in Kosovo. I support air strikes in Syria and what the president is trying to do.

(SANDERS) Yes, I happen to believe from the bottom of my heart that war should be the last resort that we have got to exercise diplomacy. But yes, I am prepared to take this country into war if that is necessary.(CROSSTALK)

(COOPER) Thirty seconds for each of you. Governor Chafee, what is the greatest national security threat to the United States?

(CHAFEE & COOPER) CHAFEE: Its certainly the chaos in the Middle East. Theres no doubt about it.COOPER: OK.CHAFEE: And it all started with the Iraq invasion.

(COOPER & OMALLEY) COOPER: Governor OMALLEY?OMALLEY: I believe that nuclear Iran remains the biggest threat, along with the threat of ISIL; climate change, of course, makes cascading threats even worse.

(CLINTON) I -- I think it has to be continued threat from the spread of nuclear weapons, nuclear material that can fall into the wrong hands. I know the terrorists are constantly seeking it, and thats why we have to stay vigilant, but also united around the world to prevent that.

(COOPER) Senator Sanders, greatest national security threat?

(SANDERS) The scientific community is telling us that if we do not address the global crisis of climate change, transform our energy system away from fossil fuel to sustainable energy, the planet that were going to be leaving our kids and our grandchildren may well not be habitable. That is a major crisis.

(COOPER & WEBB) COOPER: Senator Webb?WEBB: Our greatest long-term strategic challenge is our relation with China. Our greatest day-to-day threat is cyber warfare against this country. Our greatest military-operational threat is resolving the situations in the Middle East.

(COOPER) We begin with Secretary Clinton. Secretary Clinton, you are going to be testifying before Congress next week about your e-mails. For the last eight months, you havent been able to put this issue behind you. You dismissed it; you joked about it; you called it a mistake. What does that say about your ability to handle far more challenging crises as president?

(CLINTON) Well, Ive taken responsibility for it. I did say it was a mistake. What I did was allowed by the State Department, but it wasnt the best choice.

(CLINTON) And I have been as transparent as I know to be, turning over 55,000 pages of my e-mails, asking that they be made public. And youre right. I am going to be testifying. Ive been asking to testify for some time and to do it in public, which was not originally agreed to.

(CLINTON) But lets just take a minute here and point out that this committee is basically an arm of the Republican National Committee.(APPLAUSE)

(CLINTON) It is a partisan vehicle, as admitted by the House Republican majority leader, Mr. McCarthy, to drive down my poll numbers. Big surprise. And thats what they have attempted to do.I am still standing. I am happy to be part of this debate.(APPLAUSE)

(CLINTON) And I intend to keep talking about the issues that matter to the American people. You know, I believe strongly that we need to be talking about what people talk to me about, like how are we going to make college affordable? How are we going to pay down student debt?

(COOPER& CLINTON & SANDERS) COOPER: Thank you.CLINTON: But Ill be there. Ill answer their questions. But tonight, I want to talk not about my e-mails, but about what the American people want from the next president of the United States.(APPLAUSE)COOPER: Senator Sanders?SANDERS: Let me say this.(APPLAUSE)

(SANDERS) Let me say -- let me say something that may not be great politics. But I think the secretary is right, and that is that the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails.(APPLAUSE)

(CLINTON) Thank you. Me, too. Me, too.

(SANDERS) You know? The middle class -- Anderson, and let me say something about the media, as well. I go around the country, talk to a whole lot of people. Middle class in this country is collapsing.

(SANDERS) We have 27 million people living in poverty. We have massive wealth and income inequality. Our trade policies have cost us millions of decent jobs. The American people want to know whether were going to have a democracy or an oligarchy as a result of Citizens Union. Enough of the e-mails. Lets talk about the real issues facing America.(APPLAUSE)

(CLINTON) Thank you, Bernie. Thank you.(APPLAUSE)

(COOPER) I know that plays well in this room. But I got to be honest, Governor Chafee, for the record, on the campaign trail, youve said a different thing. You said this is a huge issue. Standing here in front of Secretary Clinton, are you willing to say that to her face?

(CHAFEE) So any time someone is running to be our leader, and a world leader, which the American president is, credibility is an issue out there with the world. And we have repair work to be done. I think we need someone that has the best in ethical standards as our next president. Thats how I feel.

(COOPER & CLINTON) COOPER: Secretary Clinton, do you want to respond?CLINTON: No.

(COOPER) Governor -- Governor...(APPLAUSE)Governor OMALLEY...(APPLAUSE)Governor, its popular in the room, but a lot of people do want to know these answers.Governor OMALLEY, you expressed concern on the campaign trail that the Democratic Party is, and I quote, being defined by Hillary Clintons email scandal.You heard her answer, do you still feel that way tonight?

(OMALLEY) I believe that now that were finally having debates, Anderson, that we dont have to be defined by the email scandal, and how long -- what the FBIs asking about. Instead, we can talk about affordable college, making college debt free, and all the issues.

(OMALLEY) Which is why -- and I see the chair of the DNC here, look how glad we are actually to be talking about the issues that matter the most to people around the kitchen table.We need to get wages to go up, college more affordable...

(WILKINSON) school. My question for the candidates is, do black lives matter, or do all lives matter?

(SANDERS) Black lives matter.(CHEERING)

(SANDERS) And the reason -- the reason those words matter is the African American community knows that on any given day some innocent person like Sandra Bland can get into a car, and then three days later shes going to end up dead in jail, (APPLAUSE)

(SANDERS) or their kids are going to get shot. We need to combat institutional racism from top to bottom, and we need major, major reforms in a broken criminal justice system...(APPLAUSE)

(OMALLEY) Anderson, the point that the Black Lives Matter movement is making is a very, very legitimate and serious point, and that is that as a nation we have undervalued the lives of black lives, people of color.

(OMALLEY) When I ran for Mayor of Baltimore -- and we we burying over 350 young men ever single year, mostly young, and poor, and black, and I said to our legislature, at the time when I appeared in front of them as a mayor, that if we were burying white, young, poor men in these number we would be marching in the streets and there would be a different reaction.

(OMALLEY) Black lives matter, and we have a lot of work to do to reform our criminal justice system, and to address race relations in our country.(APPLAUSE)

(CLINTON) But, I believe that the debate, and the discussion has to go further, Anderson, because weve got to do more about the lives of these children. Thats why I started off by saying we need to be committed to making it possible for every child to live up to his or her god given potential. That is...

(COOPER & CLINTON) COOPER: ...Thank you, Senator...CLINTON: ...really hard to do if you dont have early childhood education...COOPER: Senator...CLINTON: ...if you dont have schools that are able to meet the needs of the people, or good housing, theres a long list...(APPLAUSE)CLINTON: ...We need a new New Deal for communities of color...COOPER: Senator Webb?

(WEBB) I hope I can get that kind of time here. As a President of the United States, every life in this country matters. At the same time, I believe I can say to you, I have had a long history of working with the situation of African Americans.

(SANDERS) Well, first of all, lets remember where we were when Bush left office. We were losing 800,000 jobs a month. And I know my Republican friends seem to have some amnesia on this issue, but the worlds financial crisis was on -- the worlds financial markets system was on the verge of collapse. Thats where we were.

(OMALLEY) I want to associate myself with many of the items that the senator from Vermont mentioned, and I actually did them in our state. We raised the minimum wage, passed the living wage, invested more in infrastructure, went four years in a row without a pennys increase in college tuition.

(COOPER & SANDERS) COOPER: Senator Sanders, Secretary Clinton just said that her policy is tougher than yours.SANDERS: Well, thats not true.(LAUGHTER)COOPER: Why?

(COOPER & SANDERS) SANDERS: Today, it is my view that when you have the three...COOPER: Senator...SANDERS: ...largest banks in America -- are much bigger than they were when we bailed them out for being too big to fail, we have got to break them up.(APPLAUSE)

(CLINTON) But Im telling you -- I will say it tonight. If only you look at the big banks, you may be missing the forest for the trees.(CROSSTALK)

(SANDERS) Ill tell him.In my view, Secretary Clinton, you do not -- Congress does not regulate Wall Street. Wall Street regulates Congress.(APPLAUSE)And we have gotta break off these banks. Going to them...

(CLINTON& SANDERS & WEBB ) CLINTON: So...SANDERS: ...and saying, please, do the right thing...CLINTON:, thats not what...SANDERS: kind of naive.CLINTON: ...that -- I think Dodd-Frank was a very...WEBB: Anderson, I need to jump in (inaudible).

(OMALLEY) And -- (inaudible) right before this debate, Secretary Clintons campaign put out a lot of reversals on positions on Keystone and many other things. But one of them that we still have a great difference on, Madam Secretary, is that you are not for Glass-Steagall.

(CLINTON) Well, you know, everybody on this stage has changed a position or two. Weve been around a cumulative quite some period of time.(LAUGHTER)

(CLINTON) You know, we know that if you are learning, youre gonna change your position. I never took a position on Keystone until I took a position on Keystone.

(CLINTON) But I have been on the forefront of dealing with climate change, starting in 2009, when President Obama and I crashed (ph) a meeting with the Chinese and got them to sign up to the first international agreement to combat climate change that theyd ever joined.

(CLINTON &COOPER) CLINTON: So Im...COOPER: Thank you.CLINTON: ...not taking a back seat to anybody on my values...COOPER: Thank...CLINTON: principles and the results that I get.

(WEBB) With respect to the financial sector, I mean, I know that my time has run out but in speaking of changing positions and the position on how this debate has occurred is kind of frustrating because unless somebody mentions my name I cant get into the discussion.

(COOPER) You agreed to these rules and youre wasting time. So if you would finish your answer, well move on.

(WEBB) All right. Well, Im trying to set a mark here so maybe we can get into a little more later on. This hasnt been equal time.

(COOPER) Governor Chafee, you have attacked Secretary Clinton for being too close to Wall Street banks. In 1999 you voted for the very bill that made banks bigger.

(CHAFEE) The Glass-Steagall was my very first vote, Id just arrived, my dad had died in office, I was appointed to the office, it was my very first vote.

(COOPER) Are you saying you didnt know what you were voting for?

(CHAFEE) Id just arrived at the Senate. I think wed get some takeovers, and that was one. It was my very first vote, and it was 92-5. It was the...

(COOPER & CHAFEE) COOPER: Well, with all due respect, Governor...CHAFEE: But let me just say...COOPER: ... what does that say about you that youre casting a vote for something you werent really sure about?

(CHAFEE) I think youre being a little rough. Id just arrived at the United States Senate. Id been mayor of my city. My dad had died. Id been appointed by the governor. It was the first vote and it was 90-5, because it was a conference report.

(LOPEZ) Gracias, Anderson. Senator Sanders, in 2013, you voted for immigration reform. But in 2007, when Democrats controlled Congress and the Bush White House was onboard, you voted against it. Why should Latino voters trust you now when you left them at the altar at the moment when reform was very close?

(SANDERS) I didnt leave anybody at the altar. I voted against that piece of legislation because it had guest-worker provisions in it which the Southern Poverty Law Center talked about being semi-slavery.

(CLINTON & OMALLEY) CLINTON: I want to follow up because I think underneath Juan Carlos important questions, there is such a difference between everything youre hearing here on this stage, and what we hear from the Republicans.(APPLAUSE)OMALLEY: Here. Here.(CHEERING) (APPLAUSE)

(CLINTON & COOPER ) CLINTON: Demonize hard-working immigrants who have insulted them. You know, I came to Las Vegas in, I think, May. Early may. Met with a group of DREAMers, I wish everybody in America could meet with this young people, to hear their stories, to know their incredible talent, their determination, and thats why I would go further...COOPER: ...Secretary...CLINTON: ...than even the executive orders that President Obama has signed when Im president.(CROSS TALK)

(COOPER & OMALLEY) COOPER: Governor OMALLEY?OMALLEY: Anderson, we actually did this in my state of Maryland. We passed...(APPLAUSE)OMALLEY: We passed a state version of the DREAM Act...(CHEERING)OMALLEY: ...And a lot of the xenophobes, the immigrant haters like some that weve heard like, Donald Trump, that carnival barker in the Republican party...(CHEERING) (APPLAUSE)

(COOPER & OMALLEY) OMALLEY: Tried to mischaracterize it as free tuition for illegal immigrants. But, we took our case to the people when it was petitioned to referendum, and we won with 58 percent of the vote. The more our children learn, the more they will earn, and thats true of children who have yet to be naturalized...COOPER: ...Senator...OMALLEY: ...but will become American citizens...

(SANDERS & COOPER) SANDERS: Im sorry?COOPER: Would you shut down the NSA surveillance program?SANDERS: Absolutely. Of course.COOPER: You would, point blank.

(SANDERS) If we are a free country, we have the right to be free. Yes, we have to defend ourselves against terrorism, but there are ways to do that without impinging on our constitutional rights and our privacy rights.

(CLINTON) Well, I think thats pretty obvious. I think being the first woman president would be quite a change from the presidents weve had up until this point, including President Obama.

(SANDERS) But heres where I do disagree. I believe that the power of corporate America, the power of Wall Street, the power of the drug companies, the power of the corporate media is so great that the only way we really transform America and do the things that the middle class and working class desperately need is through a political revolution when millions of people begin to come together and stand up and say: Our government is going to work for all of us, not just a handful of billionaires.(APPLAUSE)

(COOPER) And we want to -- and were going to talk more about climate change and environmental issues coming up. Some of the candidates have tried marijuana, as have pretty much -- probably everybody in this room.(LAUGHTER)Others have not. Does that influence -- does it influence their views on legalization? Find out that and others ahead.

(CLINTON) Well, thank you.(LAUGHTER)You know, it does take me a little longer. Thats all I can say.

(CLINTON) Well, I cant think of anything more of an outsider than electing the first woman president, but Im not just running because I would be the first woman president.(APPLAUSE)

(CLINTON) Im running because I have a lifetime of experience in getting results and fighting for people, fighting for kids, for women, for families, fighting to even the odds.

(CLINTON) And I know what it takes to get things done. I know how to find common ground and I know how to stand my ground. And I think were going to need both of those in Washington to get anything that were talking about up here accomplished.

(CLINTON) Well, I would not ask anyone to vote for me based on my last name. I would ask them to listen to what Im proposing, look at what Ive accomplished in the Senate, as secretary of of state, and then draw your own conclusion.

(SANDERS) I think -- I think that there is profound frustration all over this country with establishment politics. I am the only candidate running for president who is not a billionaire, who has raised substantial sums of money, and I do not have a super PAC.(APPLAUSE)

(COOPER & SANDERS) COOPER: Senator -- thank you, Senator.SANDERS: The planet -- the future of the planet is at stake.

(CLINTON) Well, look, you know, when people say that -- its always the Republicans or their sympathizers who say, You cant have paid leave, you cant provide health care.

(CLINTON) They dont mind having big government to interfere with a womans right to choose and to try to take down Planned Parenthood. Theyre fine with big government when it comes to that. Im sick of it.(APPLAUSE)You know, we can do these things.(APPLAUSE)

(CLINTON) We should not be paralyzed -- we should not be paralyzed by the Republicans and their constant refrain, big government this, big government that, that except for what they want to impose on the American people. I know we can afford it, because were going to make the wealthy pay for it. That is the way to get it done.

(COOPER) Thank you. Senator Sanders?

(LOPEZ) Thank you, Anderson.Senator Sanders, right here in Nevada, there will be a measure to legalize recreational marijuana on the 2016 ballot. Youve said you smoked marijuana twice; it didnt quite work for you. If you were a Nevada resident, how would you vote?

(SANDERS) If we want to raise the minimum wage to $15 bucks an hour, workers are going to have to come together and look the Republicans in the eye, and say, We know whats going on. You vote against us, you are out of your job.(APPLAUSE)

(COOPER) Governor Chafee, Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said, I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made. Youve all made a few people upset over your political careers. Which enemy are you most proud of?(LAUGHTER)

(COOPER & CLINTON) COOPER: Secretary Clinton?CLINTON: Well, in addition to the NRA, the health insurance companies, the drug companies, the Iranians.(LAUGHTER)

(CLINTON) Probably the Republicans. (LAUGHTER)(APPLAUSE)

(COOPER & SANDERS) COOPER: Senator Sanders?SANDERS: As someone who has taken on probably every special interest that there is in Washington, I would lump Wall Street and the pharmaceutical industry at the top of my life of people who do not like me.(APPLAUSE)

(COOPER & WEBB) COOPER: Senator Webb?WEBB: Id have to say the enemy soldier that threw the grenade that wounded me, but hes not around right now to talk to.

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