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that shoe church, it's real. it will he next month. cnn estimates it's a size 880. i'll see you next week. good morning. it's time for our look at reliable sources. ahead this hour, the donald trump meagan kellie rematch. is trump suggesting me might skip this debate. the anger trump personafies. was the media late to recognize the biggest voter phenomenon. i'll talk with his editor and find out how he is spending his first days as a free man. the great pliz ablizzard of
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giving way to the great dig out of 2016. the big question for the mayor is whether the nation's capitol will be ready for start of the workweek. 57% of the country we have a few updates on what we're hearing from authorities in these areas. in d.c., schools will be closed tomorrow. down the jersey shore the coastal flood warning is about to expire but there's been some serious flooding conditions there we'll get to in a moment. the taxis are pack on the road.
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we have correspondence up and down the corridor. chad meyers. let's start with miguel in baltimore. tell us what the secret is to try to take warm. >> it's a sparkling perfect day here today. lots and lots of snow. they broke the one day noefl here eclipsing it by over an inch. over two feet of snow fell in day. they broke the two-day snow record with 29.2 inches. they broke the three-day know reco -- snow record. >> i love hearing that.
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>> standby. the mayor is stepping up to the microphones. >> setting that record by literally .1 inch. it ends upcoming in close to 27 inches when all is said and done. it is an example to us of the fact that we have to be prepared for storms that move very fast, that evolve very rapidly and that can be a lot bigger than originally predicted. the good news is i want to them for for the leadership they
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provided all over the city. it's so important to recognize that not only did our public workers do a great job but the people of new york city heeded the travel ban and respected the fact that the only way to help our first responders and our sanitation workers to do their job was to get out of the way. it was very effective and allowed us to do the work in afternoon, evening and overnight that we needed to do to start the process of keeping the city clear. showing people there were consequences helped a lot. we want to remind people that it's still dangerous out there. a couple of messages we want to get across today.
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first of all, do not drive if you don't have to. there's a lot of work to get the city up and running for monday. we need people off the streets for their own safety and for the safety of others. we need them off the street so sanitation can clear the streets. we need them off the street so our first responders have the freedom to get to emergencies. we're cancelling alternate side parking. for the whole workweek alternate side parking will be suspended. therefore, i say to my fellow new yorkers and again up until a couple of years ago, i looked for my own parking. now that you know alternate side
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is cancelled for the week, leave your car where it is. don't try to shovel it out today unless you have an emergency or something. leave your car where it is. we're expecting warmer temperatures through the week. mother nature brought us the snow and let her melt the snow. what we do not want is for new yorkers to start shoveling out the cars and put it in the street. that's only going to make thing worse. it's going to make it harder on sanitation and our emergency vehicles. leave your car where it is. you don't need to shovel and put that snow in the middle of the street. only shovel out the minimum amount of snow necessary if you need to move your car. don't block the sidewalk but
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keep it right next to the car on the sidewalk. people have to be really clear ant helping. all the city workers are working so hard to keep us safe. help them to do their job. do fot put the snow back in the street. it's a beautiful day. a lot of people are out with their kids going to parks and sledding. that's great. be careful. i went today driving around. i went out to queens. what i saw is a lot of people walking the streets. people have to be very careful. remember traffic is starting up again. a lot of emergency vehicles around. keep an eye out. don't walk in the streets if you don't have to.
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if you do, you have to be very, very vigilant. i don't want to see people in harm's way especially with young children be very careful as you're walking in the street. we've now seen storm literally, the second worst in our history. >> de blasio speaking at a press conference. let me go out to new jersey.
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what are you seeing there? >> they didn't with as much flooding in this area. this is a community that is very surrounded by channels. this is a channel that goes into obey that's not far from here. the waerpts was muter was much earlier. they told us the first level is significantly damaged. there's quite a bit of damage. the couple told me this is isn't uncommon for them. as we look at this street, it's a lot more than ice. there's all kinds of trash, debris and wood. you can imagine this clean up will not be done overnight.
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one more interesting thing, you see that home across the street, it's being put on risers now. we've seen quite a bit of that here. you can imagine a lot of that has to do with the fact it was affected by super storm candy. a will the of people are adapting to the reality that the floods are becoming more and more common. in some parts of southern new jersey, we have had they had flooding that was worse than super storm sandy. those areas weren't directly targeted by the storm. while the flooding was historic, it wasn't as bad as sandy was. >> i'm glad you were there with the duration of storm because it's hard to get there now. thank you for the live update. my impression is the reason why this storm is so news worry is because how widespread the area
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was affected. >> when you say 30 million people were under a blizzard warning at the same time, that's amazing. if you get a storm coming out of colorado and goes up to nebraska into chicago, you don't get snow in milwaukee. it's already dried out by then. this was a widespread long event from richmond to petersburg to fredericksburg, to d.c., boston. it goes all the way up i-95. to spread snow that far is pretty amazing.
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>> i'm going to stop the car for a second. what do you think? >> fun. >> it is fun for people because there are two inches on the ground, they would be yelling at us saying you guys over emphasize it. we got nothing. how dare you. we said 12 to 18. they got 24, they go this is fun. i don't know how you win. i guess you always underforecast and hope for the best. this storm was pretty amazing all across the country. >> is there a different dynamic for a national broadcaster than a local one? is there a different dynamic for how you cover a story like this? >> sure. i've worked at many stations. i've worked in ohio. news story will say bump up your numbers. we don't do that at c nrnn.
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we would have to bump up everything. there are places that say make this sound a little bit better. >> thank you so much. coming up, another major storm brewing now. it's playing out in the media. it's the fight between donald trump and the republican party. one of hillary clinton's allies say he is changing his targeting from ted cruz to donald trump. i'll tell you after the break. pl
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plap. the big winter sdorm is almost over but a new one is brewing. you see the cover of the national review has been making headlines for days.
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the magazine reads there are names of 22 editors, a who's who of media makers all weighing in on this issue of the magazine. the editorial states the following, donald trump is a menace to more than conservativism. you can see his response calling national review a failing publication that lost its way. he calls it sad with an exclamation point. looks leek like he's warming up. that was at rally the other day. of course it comes before the next gop debate. what network is broadcasting that debate, fox news. it's on thursday. meagan kelley is a moderatomode. trump is taking issue with that. good morning. good to see you.
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>> good morning. great to be here. >> i want to start with some news that broke in politico play book an hour ago. he supports clinton and targets her opponents. he's telling me that donald trump is his new target. let me put on screen. he said i may have spoken too soon when i said the democrats would face cruz in november. i believe the nominee is likely to be donald trump. my super pac is adjusting accordingly, that means he's going to attack you. he's rewritten the rules. this is a well funded super pac that's taking aim at your and your candidate. do you have any reaction to that? are you surprised to hear that hillary clinton's allies are preparing for a battle with your candidate in the general election? >> no. we're not surprised at all. there's more and more support for donald trump and his candidacy. a lot of people believe in his
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vision. when you look at his broad base of support it's eating at the democrat support out there. we're looking at minorities and women. they should be very nervous. that's why so many republicans are coming to donald trump's aid. they know he's our best chance of winning. >> there's been a lot of elite republicans who want to tell you what to think about mr. trump. the republican party premare voters have been watching the same people endorse in candidates in 2008 and 2012 that have lost the general election. nobody wants anymore talking points from think tanks. they want action. they want someone to get out there and get things done.
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they just don't do deals at all. they fight for nothing. that's different when it comes to donald trump. >> can you tell me whether he lobbied the national review at all in the past few months? they've been critical to him. >> he doesn't try to woo anyone. he's not that much of a pande r panderer. he has spoken highly of people until they go after him. a lot of people have sent in their resumes before. he doesn't go out of his way to say bad things about people. >> i don't know about the no wooing. when i was at the new york times i read about the apprentice ratings. he would circle something he didn't like. rewrite a note from me. isn't that a form of wooing. meagan kelley said he used to do
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similar things to her. >> i don't think that's wooing. >> do you have a view that it doesn't matter anymore. >> i think if you look at the current political paradigm, it doesn't matter. whether it's a news outlet or even a professional politician. voters have been duped for so long in this country. they want to think for themselves. they want to get out there and meet the candidates and make up their own minds. >> what about your own endorsements? >> when you have hillary clinton and marco rubio, that lets voters know a lot. >> one of your past comments about ted cruz.
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you used to work for him and you switched sides. a lot of people take exception to that. what do you say to them? >> i've never worked for senator ted cruz. i did volunteer. i'm here in texas. i'm happy to have him as my senator. this is a presidential race. if you look at my seven years of history of grass roots work, immigration is my number one priority. >> i understand you pivot from cruz to trump. >> this was long before dodge trump entered the race. >> your comment from 2012 has
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gotten a lot of attention this weekend. you tweeted about barack obama and mitt romney. you tweeted about how obama's father was africa. you said are there any pure breeds left? do you regret that? would you like to retract that? >> not at all. i'm an basak basic vis. i'm a half breed. i'll always be a half breed. you go back at the same silliness. i myself am a half breed. >> you're telling me that was just silliness? >> absolutely. >> i'll take your word. >> this is the thing. we have entered silly season. donald trump is up in the polls again. there's desperate campaigns out there. we're not going to get distracted by all that nonsense. >> i don't know about entering. i think we've been in silly season for a while.
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he wrote she should not be allowed nod rate the next debate. donald trump is trying to build up the audience for which we thank him. is there any possibility that trump will boycott this debate on thursday because of her role? >> he has not mentioned that at this point. if he decides to do that, he'll be first one to announce it. there's no love lost between the two. that's been a very publicized agreement. i think it will be fine. >> do you think a disadvantage for donald trump to be on stage with her a few days before the key iowa caucus? >> not at all. you either like trump or you
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don't like trump. i don't think any minds will be changed. i don't think this debate will make that determination because she's on the panel. >> thank you for being here this morning. >> great to see you. >> you wrote a big story about megyn kelly, a profile of her. i think this just bluster from donald trump. he's preparing, laying the ground work for thursday night. do you think this is a difficult situation to be in? >> for any journalist it's hard situation because you have the front-runner for the republican nominee coming after you. this is not a two sided fight.
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>> do you think that kelly's brand has benefitted from this. has this debate drama played into it? >> i'm sure. he's acting as if he's afraid of facing her on thursday night. >> you think he's a little nervous about it? >> that's one possible motive. >> her star has been rising and
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rising. she's now the biggest star of fox news. what do you think is the secret to her success? >> she has an amazing television talent. i think it's preparation and listening during interviews and doing the unexpected. >> you're replacing david carr, our late friend who passed away late february. a lot of curiosity about when you'll be starting and approaching the role. >> i'm planning to start in mid-march to do a lot of studying. i've been away from the media beat for more than a decade. to me the change we're experiencing is amazing. politics, media, tech, a on the.
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it will be the third time the democrats are all together in iowa and the last time before the caucuses. while the candidates won't go head to head, this is quite possibly their most important appearance because it's right before the caucuses will take place on monday, february 1st. have they done enough with too few forums and a lack of media coverage and could there be a spoiler from michael bloomburg. many other sources confirming the news. this is shotgun he wanted out there.
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>> everything is always wrong until it's right or right until it's wrong. >> i'll say a couple of things about this. i think if they are reporting he's considering it, i think he's considering it. he looks at the data and recognizes it. it's impossible for an independent candidate to win a three person race. the math does not work.
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>> this will pose a very interesting challenge for the journalists at bloomburg. how do you cover your own boss? this will be interesting for folks to watch. >> you just blew my mind. the company has had a policy it doesn't cover itself. it tries not to cover itself. when he was the mayor, it only covered him when necessary. rupert murdoch has been weighing in. he suggested that bloom burg should run.
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>> i'm sure they have a lot in common and they hang out at a lot of same places. in a trump sanders race he would be more likely to get in. the he's able to win states he's not going to get to the 270 and if no one gets to 270, which people always forget the congress picks the president. this is awfully fun to talk about in the meantime. what are you going to be
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watching for as someone who knows how important the caucuses are. what is the argument that they will have that will move the caucus goers into their column and see what argument they will be making to try to appeal to martin o'malley supporters. you have to reach a threshold support level to get delegates. if you don't reach that then the other people who do reach it can appeal to them. they can come over and tip. we spend a lot of time in 2008 honing our arguments to reach the richardson, dode even biden
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supporters. >> thank you for explaining to us. good to see you. >> thank you. >> tomorrow night the democrat town hall. coming up, we're talking about anger. anger. how they tapped into the anger. has the media been late to it? we're going to debate that after this. machine milk has 8 grams to help give you energy to unleash your potential. start every day with milk's protein and milk life. aren't moving in the right direction,bers it can be a burden. but what if you could wake up to lower blood sugar? imagine loving your numbers. discover once-daily invokana®. with over 6 million prescriptions and counting, it's the #1 prescribed sglt2 inhibitor that works to lower a1c. invokana® is used along with diet and exercise to significantly lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.
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let's talk about the anger party. it's arguably the biggest phenomenon of this election season. might want to ask if the press has been late to understanding it. let me ask you both about this theo theory. let me look at what trump and sanders have said about their anger. >> i'm very angry. our country is being run horribly. >> i do not have a super pac. i do not want wall street's money. i'll rely on the middle class. >> i'm angry at stupidity. i'm angry at incompetence. >> senator sanders called him
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week, disappointing. >> i'm angry about a lot of things. once we straighten it out, i'm a very happy person. >> let me try out a theory on both of you. many journalists, many members of the media are deaf to the frustration in the country maybe because journalist, major media outlets tend to be paid more than the average american or live in big urban cities. what do you think of that? >> i think it's true especially of establishment media to be completely honest with you. the advertisers that are funding their shows are the same corporations that want to ensure the same system conditions.
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>> do you buy into that? >> she makes some good points, but i disagree. when we're $19 trillion this debt and 94 million people out of work force right now, we see terrorism issues not only abroad but here at home, those are the stories that are leading our headlin headlines. they haven't done anything to put the warm and fuzzy story as their headline. >> i think voters are tapped into the sentiment. i think it's harder if you're in new york or l.a. what were you going to say? >> i wanted to make statement
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about how a lot of the issues that matter the most to the electorate don't get covered at all. >> tell me which ones. >> student loan debt is up with of them. that's impacting our economy is one of the most negative ways and we're having discussions about immigration and building walls. we have more mexican imdprants leaving the country than coming in. we're focusing on nonissues in the country. >> i hate to tell you this, there's more in this world than just millenials. college debt is a big issue. when people are scared for their lives, that's the headline there. i agree.
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the media is telling the story. if there was a terrorist action that happened in the united states and led off with college debt, i would consider that to be a complete joke. >> you think that our current economic situation in the united states is not a big deal. you'd rather fear monger about nonexistent threats inside the united states as opposed to focusing on the issues burdening our economy. student loan debt doesn't just impact students. it impacts you and our economy. how are they supposed to contribute when we're burdened with student loan debt and dealing with a system that's corrupt. when 62 richest people in the world own more wealth than the bottom 3.5 billion in the world. how are you going to talk to me about these issues don't matter. you do. especially when i'm on with her. >> when we talk about anger, what we're hearing is different
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reasons to be dissatisfied with where the country is. this is why we watch the democratic debate feels like we're on two different planets because of the two different topics or concerns. i'm coming up again against a hard break. i appreciate your both being here this morning. thank you. more to debate about that in the future. here he is his first week of freedom after being able to leave iran from that prisoner swap last weekend. an exclusive interview with washington post.
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welcome back. the 545-day nightmare for jason
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rezaian, his mother, brother, and all his colleagues at the "washington post" is finally over. this morning, jason is safely home here in the united states. the family flew home from germany on friday with amazon ceo. he owns the "washington post." i wanted to hear more about how he's doing. i spoke with the executive editor of the post. >> marty, thank you so much for joining me. >> pleasure. >> tell me about the moment on monday you were able to see jason for the first time. he looks pretty well in pictures. how's he doing physically? >> i think he's doing pretty well physically. we were really happy to see that. we were able to see him for a couple hours monday afternoon in a hospital ward in the conference room. he was in good spirits, was talkative. we just kind of let him talk. we're not trying to put any
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pressure on him. we just wanted to let him talk. >> so you were able to fly to germany a couple days before the prisoner swap. you had a sense this was about to happen. then there was this very scary delay where it was unclear what was going on. what was going through your head during that time? >> we were very worried that this whole deal might be falling through. they couldn't find his wife and his mother. it turns out that his wife and mother were not aware that they were part of the deal. >> wow. >> and the revolutionary guard was really playing with them and playing with their minds and had indicated at one point that the plane had actually taken off and that they were to go home, she would have to wait in order to leave iran, perhaps a week, perhaps two weeks, maybe a month, maybe two months, something like that. so we have no idea what was happening. and we thought it would be wheels up in iran on saturday. and then everything seemed to be
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falling apart. >> finally on sunday, he was able to take off. you were able to talk to him on the phone sunday night. that must have been the moment where you could breathe a sigh of relief. >> it was amazing. he had spoken to his brother already and then he spoke to our foreign editor for about eight minutes. then he called me in the room i was staying in on base. we talked also about eight minutes. he was very upbeat. he just wanted to make sure that the first thing he did was talk to some of the individuals who had been advocating on his behalf for all this time. he sounded extremely tired, but extremely grateful and joyful to be a free man again. >> do you have a sense of whether he was writing his own story, reporting it in his mind while he was in iranian custody? >> you know, i don't know. i know he spent a lot of time reading a lot of books.
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dozens upon dozens of books. that was his means of escape. look, he couldn't -- after he was out of solitaire confinement, he was in a cell with another individual who was from another country. they did not share a language, so they couldn't communicate with each other. he was essentially without normal human contact for all that period of time. his means of escape was to read the books that they allowed him to read. >> i see you wearing your "jason is free" pin. i'm curious about your experience with the post, with the owner jeff bezos. there was a lot of talk about how this was a family-owned newspaper and now it wouldn't feel that way anymore. do you feel that was evident in this case with jeff? >> i can tell you that we felt
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very much like a family during this entire process. when jason was released, we came together as a family in the spirit of joy and celebration. you know, people in this news room and throughout our organization in other departments as well, they gathered just yesterday outside in front of our building with a big banner welcoming jason home. and with a big picture that was sent to him. and everybody feels like a family. and then jeff himself flew his own plane to germany to be with jason and brought him back to the united states on friday. >> before we go here, everyone's heard of the new movie "spotlight." do you think there could ever be a movie about this ordeal and about this happy ending? >> i don't know. i mean, i think it's premature to really talk about that. i think at some point, jason will tell his own story when
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he's ready to do so. what i know, he displayed a lot of courage throughout this process, as did his family, as did his wife who was constantly there pressing his case in iran and his mother who was in iran much of this time arguing with authorities and visiting him and as did his brother ali who was a tireless advocate on his behalf here in the united states and around the world bringing his case to government figures, the media, everybody he could to argue for jason's release. >> i would add that you showed courage as well. i remember seeing you at the new york premiere of "spotlight." this must be an enormous relief, especially at a time when otherwise things are going well for you at the post it seems. of course you got the oscars coming up next month. >> yes, right. it's an incredibly joyful time for us because of jason's
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release. this trip that i took -- i've taken a lot of trips in my life time, but this was the best trip i've ever taken. the most joyful moment because we were so happy to see jason be a free man again. >> thank you so much. good speaking with you. love hearing that story. more "reliable sources" in just a moment.
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we're out of time here on tv. there's much more media and news at also the outcry over the lack of diversity in the oscar nominations. plus, the story i promised this
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time last week about al jazeera america. also sign up for our news letter, "state of the union" with jake tapper starts right now. sanders leading clinton. trump ahead of cruz, the latest predictions out of iowa with the first votes just days away. and the gop at war over their frontrunners. >> now make trump and cruz, i think you get the same outcome. >> can a last-minute push to top trump actually work? >> i don't think that donald trump can beat hillary clinton. >> jeb bush will be here live. then, spring surprise, mike bloomberg telling aides he could jump in by march. does he have a