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President Obama has arrived in Hanoi and lifted America's long-time embargo on arms sales to Vietnam — this country's one-time enemy in a protracted war. We hear what it has to do with China. 

Later on the program, 15 years after he served in the White House, it's no surprise that Bill Clinton is showing his age, but he's still campaigning.

Photo: Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and US President Barack Obama shake hands at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on May 23, 2016. (VGP)

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Sasa Woodruff
Gideon Brower

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Guests:
Rachel Weiner, Washington Post (@rachelweinerwp)

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Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) on the verdict

Another President Seeks Common Ground with a Former Enemy 32 MIN, 15 SEC

In Vietnam, Bill Clinton healed the wounds of war; George W. Bush stopped off to talk economics. Barack Obama has different reasons for visiting. Today in Hanoi, he announced the end of an arms embargo that dates back to 1975 — sending a message clearly intended for China. It's all about the South China Sea, where Chinese oil drilling and military expansion intrude on some of the world's most vital waterways.

Mr. Obama did not let concerns about human rights get in the way. Human rights groups the end of the embargo to be conditioned on the release of political prisoners, an end to the beating of protesters and other human rights abuses.  

Guests:
Gardiner Harris, New York Times (@GardinerHarris)
Suisheng 'Sam' Zhao, University of Denver (@UofDenver)
Peter Navarro, University of California, Irvine
Caroline Nguyen-Ticarro, Catalyst Foundation (@catalystvietnam)
Phuong Nguyen, Center for Strategic and International Studies (@PNguyen_DC)

More:
Harris on Obama lifting Vietnam arms embargo

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Peter Navarro

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Bill Clinton is showing his age… and playing a role of a different kind on the presidential campaign trail.Last week the former President of the United States was campaigning on a farm in Fargo, North Dakota, in just one of many stops he's making in small towns on behalf of his wife, Hillary Clinton. Jason Zengerle spent some time with Bill Clinton for a profile appearing in the current issue of GQ magazine

Guests:
Jason Zengerle, GQ Magazine (@zengerle)

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