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milk life. happening now in the newsroom, democrats drawing contrast. >> experience is important. but judgment is also important. >> fighting for the white house and the future of the party. >> there are very different visions, different value, different forces at work. >> but the front runner facing skeptics. >> quite a few people my age that they think you are dishonest. >> plus trump unstoppable? that is not coming from the donald. try his closest competitor. but truz has a new tactic. >> how stupid are the people of iowa. >> use trump's words against him. also backfire, the pro life activist who made real life
sting videos, facing criminal charges themselves, one of them accused of purchasing human organs. lest talk, live in the cnn "newsroom." >> and good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. they never actually shared the stage but they sure traded jabs. with the iowa caucuses inches closer, the three democrats sharpened their attack on each other and highlighted their differences during last night's cnn town hall. there were some memorable moments. here is a summary of the cnn debate. one from hillary clinton. >> i'm going to be just giving them all bear hugs, whether they like it or not. we're going to get together. we're going to talk about what we can do. maybe we can get something done together. if not maybe i can find that slice of common ground. >> all right. but before the candidates can focus on republicans, they have to conquer one another. here is cnn's brianna keeler
with more. >> all right. we are live. >> less than a week away from the iowa caucuses. >> this calls for a standing response. >> the democratic candidates out of their chairs and throwing soft punches in a final pitch to voters. >> experience is important. but judgment is also important. >> bernie sanders kicking off cnn's town hall going record to record with hillary clinton. >> i voted against the war in iraq. >> hillary clinton voted for the war in iraq. i led the effort against wall street deregulation. see where hillary clinton was on this issue. on day one i said the keystone pipeline is a dumb idea. why did it take hillary clinton such a long time before she came into opposition? >> clinton says one bad vote on the iraq war is just a scratch, not a dent.
>> i have a much longer history than one vote which i have said was a mistake because of the way that that was done and how the bush administration handled it. but i think the american public has seen me exercising judgment in a lot of o other ways. >> martin o'malley also fighting for his place in the race. >> i'm the only one of the three of us who has a track record of bringing people together to get meaningful things done. >> voters challenging candidates on key issues. >> racial quality. >> women's rights. >> the vermont senator clearing up his stance on gun control. >> if a gun shop owner should know. why should somebody be guying a thousand guns? somebody should be thinking that does not make a lot of sense. in that case the gun shop owner or the gun manufacturer should be held liable.
>> if former secretary of state leaning on a million miles of travel to prove she's the foreign policy front runner. >> i flew from cambodia to israel middle at night, see the israeli cabinet. work with them on what they would accept as an offer. go see the palestinian president work with him. back to jerusalem, finalize the deal. fly to dcairo. >> clinton not only highlighting her record but defending her character. >> i've heard from quite a few people my age that they think you are dishonest. >> i've been on the front lines of change and progress since i was your age. i have been fighting to give kids and women and the -- and the people who are left out and left behind a chance to make the most out of their own lives. >> throughout the night, one message was clear. dump trump. >> we are far better than the
fascist rhetoric you hear spewed out by donald trump. >> clinton taking it a step further. >> we need a coalition that includes muslim nations to defeat isis. and it is pretty hard to figure out how you are going to make a coalition with the very nations you need if you spend your time insulting their religion. >> banna keeler reporting for you there. thanks. as the clock tix down to caucus day in iowa. a new cnn or skrrks national poll reveals a majority of democratic voters back hillary clinton. but it is the tightest the race has been since earl september. the poll also finds that women and people over fifty are among clinton's biggest supporters. and independents and young voters are leaning to bernie sanders. young democrats still want hope and change and older democrats want praguetism. with me to talk about this mark preston in des moines, iowa.
and democratic strategy igs, chris cofinis and penny lee. former communications director for governor ed rendell of pennsylvania. welcome to all of you. >> good morning. >> thanks. >> mark, first of all, what do you make of these polls? >> national polls are important but not as important as what we're seeing here in iowa right now. all the focus is who can win the state, who can gain the momentum to propel them into the new hampshire. what we're seeing in iowa is the polls are tightening up for bernie sanders. extremely important for him and troublesome for hillary clinton. hillary clinton was hoping to knock bernie sanders out here in iowa and go into new hampshire and perhaps steal a win there and try to close the race out. what we're seeing in iowa is they are neck and neck. and 23 if bernie sanders were to win here and go to new hampshire
i think race is entirely different. we have to get over these barriers and obstacles over the next few weeks carol. >> and chris, the town hall, did that change any voters' minds? >> i think what it did was kind of confirmed what people like. i thought they all did well. i thought secretary clinton was very strong. for voters in iowa looking for experience they are going to vote hillary. voters looking for big bold change, they are going to vote for sanders. i'm not sure it fundamentally changed minds. i think the part that actually has raised questions for me is in terms of maybe changing the dynamics is what president obama said. he is still incredibly popular in the state. and when you are talking about a race where turn out is going to be everything, especially in something as complex as the iowa caucuses, that could have been i think a really defining moment. it is still i think going to be very close but it really is going to come out to who has the
better organization and who how do those voters make that final calculation. and i think the president may have had a bit of an influence on that. >> we'll see. so penny there were memorable moments during that town hall. one thing that stood out to me hillary clinton was asked if she could work with republicans given what she said in the past. she said she would give republicans all bear hugs whether they liked it or not. she claims she would be able to work with the gop. but you could argue that would be difficult in light of how many hears the republicans have held on benghazi, let's say. about 25 altogether. >> well i think her biggest strength was kind of what she went back to. and that is i'm still standing and i am going to fight every day for your values. and what she showed and went back to what she did when she was a u.s. senator. and remember this was a body that went through impeachment trials on her own husband. she showed he was able to come in and work with others.
she went through the litany of the various bills in which she worked with republicans from the senate and the house to show she can come together, that she's willing to put the anger aside and realizing that the campaign, a lot of this heated rhetoric comes out. but when it comes to governing he's going to be there and she's going to reach across the aisle. >> mark, is that possible? >> sure. anything the possible. what is being said on the campaign trail is entirely different about what is going to happen when someone gets elected president. we can hear all of this rhetoric about going to washington and turning it on its head. but the fact of the matter is we are a divided government. a separated government. congress has just as much power or more power than the president of the united states. so when hillary clinton is talking about going to washington and being a uniter, she probably can if she wants to be. and i think that is a very important thing to say when you are dealing, whether you are a republican president or a
democratic president. you have to compromise. and i know that is a dirty word certainly for the partsance in a democratic primary or republican primary but you have to compromise and what's being said now is not necessarily what we're going to see no matter what's elected come next year. >> let's talk about bernie sanders chris. because no bones about it he said he would raise taxes in order to pay for his single payor medicare proposal. listen. >> we will raise taxes. yes we will. but also let us be clear, chris because there is a little built of disingenuity out there. we may raise taxes. but we are also going to eliminate private health insurance premiums for individuals and for businesses. >> let's look at that chris. both houses are controlled by republicans and they are not interested in increase in taxes. and two is bernie sanders get
forgetting the bitter fight that took obamacare to get passed in the first place? >> we assume there is not goings to be any fundamental change in the house or senate, it will be extremely difficult to say the least too get any kind of tax increase let alone fundamental healthcare change. i think that is the reality part of the argument. but what i think senator sanders is speaking to and why i think his candidacy is proven so surprising to so many people let's say in washington who have maybe some times a more jaded perspective is he's really speaking to the economic anxiety that voters feel. i've seen this in focus groups that have gone in iowa and south carolina. he has a very powerful message. but there is a profound reality to the way our politics works. and our government works. and if senator sanders were to become president, the simply reality is his bold proclamations about what he wants to accomplish are going to face the reality of a republican congress that is not going to allow that to happen.
and you have got to figure out how to compromise. i really think it boils down to what voters especially in the democratic primary, especially iowa and new hampshire, the early states really want. do they want the big visionary. it may sound romantic but not realistic. or do they want someone who is progtic and experienced and ready to do the job. what you are seeing right now is that voters in iowa are really struggling with that choice. >> yes they are. thanks to all of you. still to come in the newsroom, a huge turn of eents in the undercover videos that targeted planned parenthood. today the accusers are the a accused. ode? you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec®-d to powerfully clear your blocked nose and relieve your other allergy symptoms. so, you can breathe easier all day. zyrtec®-d. at the pharmacy counter. being hacked and intellectual property being stolen. that is cyber-crime and it affects each and every one of us.
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we will build a wall and aisle get donald trump to pay for it.i'll get donald trump tor it. >> we can't afford to be so nice folks. a legal bomb shell in the impassioned debate over planned parenthood. and those secretly recorded video. a texas grand jury has cleared the clinic of illegally selling fetal tissue. as the undercover activists h claimed. instead the grand jury diindict
the film makers themselves. cnn washington correspondent has more. good morning joe. >> good morning carol. really didn't expect this one. a twist in the continuing story of an antiabortion activist and his group t center for medical progress in their undercover videos claiming to expose illegal activity by planned parenthood. the grand jury in harris county texas started out looking at planned parenthood but ended upsetting sights on the people making the videos. david daleiden the most visible member of the group and sandra merritt both indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a federal government record specifically altering driver's license. and planned parenthood cleared of the allegations was out this morning essentially saying "told you so." >> now this grand jury has made
clear what we've said for three years. david dlieden and the center for medical progress worked to make a fake company, fake identities and worked to engage in a criminal conspiracy and when they couldn't find anything, they made it up and that is out there now for all the world to be clear on. >> they have ignited investigations and political outrage. especially on the right. it continues today. mike huckabee tweeting a sick day in america when the government punishes those who expose evil with a cell phone but accommodates those who perform wit a scalpel. techniques investigative journalists use and planned parenthood made admissions in the video it says about fetal organ sales. investigations do continue though including one launched by the state of texas carol. >> joe johns live from washington. thank you. i want to dig a little dealer on
this. mel robbins a cnn legal analyst. welcome. >> good morning carol. >> have you ever heard of something like this happening? >> you know, what i've never really heard of and i don't think what any of us expected is for a grand jury to be investigating planned parenthood. i mean that is the really amazing part of this story is that you have a grand jury, carol in houston that was assembled to investigate planned parenthood. the dea said something that we've heard very often in the last couple of years that we will, quote, go where the evidence takes us. and the evidence took this grand jury to realizing that it was these two videographers that did the sting operation that actually had done something illegal. >> david daleiden, this undercover videographer, he's facing two charges, a misdemeanor for buying human tissue and a felony for tampering with a government document. are you surprised that he's
facing such serious charges? >> well i'm surprised frankly that the taemperring with the government document is the one that is a felony worth 20 years and that the illegal purchase and sale of human organs is only a m.isdemeanor. i'm not surprised by the charges. you basically have a guy trying to bait somebody into doing illegal activity. if i possessed drugs illegally, carol, i couldn't try to get you to buy them and then go to the police and say, oh, carol, you should arrest carol she's trying to buy drugs. particularly if you repeatedly said i'm not doing it. i'm not doing something illegal. you know, we're not going to profit from this. so they were basically trying to set up planned parenthood. and what they didn't realize is they were doing something illegal by faking government documents and pretending to be authorities that had the ability
to purchase human organs and tissue for research, which is legal if you follow the law. and has been done since the 1930s. but i guess it is the weight of the crimes, carol, that surprises me. >> as a journalist, i can't do that. i can't do anything illegal to try to gain information from someone. so i am barred from that as a journalist. i will read a statement. the purchase of this fetal tissue also requires a seller. so it is saying planned parenthood was willing to buy so why no charges against it. >> i think because of the what planned parenthood said all along. they didn't do anything illegal. if you look as the law, as much as it is uncomfortable to think about the process of getting human tissue during some of these medical procedures. the fact is we have been using fetal tissue in research since
the 1930s and if they are not profiting from it, which she said repeatedly on the tape they are not doing anything illegal. will the charges stick? i think it remains to be seen. but it is an absolutely fascinating turn of events where you have these two folks going in for political reasons to try to make planned parenthood not only look bad but make it look like they were doing illegal. a bunch of presidential hopefuls jumped all to of this. and now a grand jury in texas, which isn't exactly a very friendly state to women's rights in terms of pro choice rights, they have now indicted these two. so now allow the police to set up sting operations. we do not allow private seasons to pretend that they are officials and to use fake government documents to try to sting people that are doing things that are perfectly legal. and that is exactly what
happened in this case. >> mel robins, thanks for your insight. still to come he faced major backlash for his new york values attack on donald trump. but do you think ted cruz is backing off? think again. want to survive a crazy busy day? sfx: cell phone chimes start with a positive attitude... and positively radiant skin. aveeno® positively radiant moisturizer... with active naturals® soy. aveeno® naturally beautiful results®.
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a major man hunt enters day five in southern california. authorities offering a $50 thousand reward for anyone with information that leads to the capture of these three inmates. >> we're in a position where we absolutely need the public's help. these three are extremely dangerous felons and need to be apprehended and brought back
into custody immediately. >> cnn paul buchanan with me. >> good morning carol. still no sign of these three extremely violent offenders who escaped from this jail behind me on friday. they were able to leave right after the 5:00 in the marng morning head count. there was actually a fight staged in the second head count. that distracted the guards and bought them even more time. we're hearing this is not an inside job. let's take a listen carol. >> as far as i've heard. as far as my knowledge goes there is no employee of the sheriff's department place on any type of administrative leave or taken from their job so far. so far there is nothing to indicates that we have concrete or specific assistance from anyone inside the jail. >> and the community on edge. two of these escaped inmates, a
vietnamese gang bangers. it is believed there is always a chance they could blend into the large vietnamese community in orange county. and the other inmate who escaped is a flight risk and son concern that perhaps he fled to mexico carol. >> paul, thanks so much. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. let's talk politics. donald trump's grip on the top of the gop field showing no signs of going away as he hits a new high among relationships nationwide. trump is at 41%. the first time he's hit that market mark in the 2016 campaign. nearly double the support of his competitor ted cruz. rubio carson and bush rounding out the top five but none of those reaching double digits. joining me live from iowa where
both cruz and trumps have events today. good morning. >> these are significant numbers for donald trump. he leads in younger voters, older voters. men, women and evangelicals across the board internationally. what i thought was really striking about the new numbers is how trump has been able to cast himself successfully as the outsider candidate of this race. something that is a good thing to have. this poll showed that 55% of gop voters said they felt they were completely unrepresented by washington. and among that group of voters, 47% support donald trump and only 19% stort r support ted cruz. so big difference how they are able to cast themselves. it of course comes as donald trump is really teetering between both worlds. making the case the establishment is against him but also at the same time making the case the establishment is slowly warming up to him as an
alternative to ted cruz. cruz of course is his main rival. very clear that is embedded in every argument he's making especially here in iowa. here is just a smattering of what he told cnn's wolf blitzer when he sat down with him yesterday in new york. >> well i think the establishment actually is against me really coming online. because they see me as opposed to cruz who is a nasty guy who can't get along with anybody. you know look, at a certain point you have to make deals. we can't have a guy who stands in the middle of the senate floor and every other senator thinks he's a whack job. >> another new yorker who's built a great company is michael bloomberg. now toying as running as a third party independent. if he were to do so could you beat him? >> i would love him to do so tully. >> you called bernie sanders a whack job. you don't know if hillary clinton will make it legally. who would you rather face in a general election?
>> i don't care. i mean really, i don't even focus on them. i only focused on hillary for a couple of days last week as you saw. i don't think about hillary and i don't think about bernie sanders. the first thing i have to do is we had 17 and down to about 12 or 13. i got to get -- >> you really think you have this republican nomination in the bag. >> no, but look, i'm leading in all the polls. i would love to win iowa. if i don't win it, i don't win it. i go to new hampshire where i have that very big lead and the people up there have been unbelievable good to me. >> here in iowa ted cruz is offering up a candid assessment of sorts of the state race. he told evangelical pastors last night that if donald trump wins iowa and wins new hampshire he says trump could be unstoppable. so this is a big part of cruz's closing mente ining message, c y
say --. >> reporting live from iowa. and you heard her, there was that revealing admission about the state of the gop race from trump's chief rival ted cruz. in a private meeting in iowa cruz stressed the urgency of getting conservativists to unite around his campaign in that state and beyond. >> if donald trump wins iowa he now has a substantial lead in new hampshire. if he went on to win new hampshire as well there is a very good chance he could be unstoppable and be our nominee. so even if you are thinking about another candidate, the simple reality is there is only one campaign that can beat trump in this state. and if conservatives simply stand up and unite, that's --
that's everything. >> cruz who is facing increasingly sharp attacks from trump hitting back hard with this new ad that began airing
in iowa today. >> i mean, hey, i lived in new york city and manhattan all my life. okay? so my views are a little bit different than if i lived in iowa. >> they are different. like on abortion. >> would trump -- >> i am pro choice in every respect. >> and what does trump think about iowa. >> how stupid are the people of iowa? >> donald trump, new york value, not ours. >> my views are a little bit different than if i lived in iowa. >> i'm ted cruz and i approve this message. >> so let's talk about that and more. se cupp and ross douthett. welcome to both of you. so s.e., trump's birther strategy appears to be working.
perhaps symbolized by the man i'm about to show you. this guy is dogging cruz at campaign events. dressed like a canadian mounty and holding a sign saying cruz likes the canadian band nickelback. there it is. that guy is everywhere. following cruz all around. so that birther thing seems to be working. can cruz overcome it. >> i actually don't know that it is work. clearly trump is ahead in iowa but the polls i've seen are suggested that a vast mnajority of iowa republicans don't care that ted cruz's mom was born in canada -- was in canada when ted cruz was born. i'm not sure that is having an effect. look, trump is doing well for being trump. and that encompasses everything that trump does. everything he says, everything he puts out there. i was recently recalling a 1951
seminal book that talks about history of mass movements and he says a successful mass movement is the one in which the leader is more about certitude than meaning. and donald trump being certain about something is so much more effective to his followers than him actually knowing stuff or bringing plausible ideas to the table. so when he goes out and he says ted cruz is canadian and they are going to sue him? they don't care that is probably not true. it's effective. >> so how do you beat that if you are ted cruz? >> well what cruz needs is in essence for some of trump's supporters not to turn out. which is entirely possible. this is -- the big unanswered question in iowa and new hampshire and national is, is trump's support overstated by the fact that it includes lots of people who don't vote a lot. some of whom who aren't registered republicans and so on? or are all of these as s.e. just
said going to be energized and actually turn out. and that is where the polling in iowa has been all over the map. it is not clear that trump is leading among the people most likely to caucus. i think the argument we heard cruz making earlier is quite shrewd. i don't think it is quite right. but i think saying, look, this is the best chance for regular conservative voters who are freaked out by trump to get together and stop him, that is a good case for voting for cruz in iowa and maybe the closing argument he needed. >> maybe. but let's say donald trump wins in iowa and in new hampshire. something by the way no other gop candidate other than an incumbent has managed. if he wins both those states s.e., is there any stopping him? >> yeah. you could -- trump could move down south and those new york values ads, which i'm sure you being in new york, me being in
new york, we don't appreciate. but might be very effective in some southern states and some western states. i think what's interesting with ted cruz's sort of threat to his voters, if donald trump wins iowa he can sort of run the table. what he's reeling saying there is if i don't win iowa i don't have a chance going forward. i need to win iowa to really have any momentum going forward past new hampshire where donald trump or someone else could win down to south carolina. so it is a really interesting -- i think he's right. but what he's really saying isn't that donald trump could take this. it's that he needs iowa the most. >> i just got word that george pataki just undorsied marco rubio. >> something. >> it's something. you guys are so bad. but that brings up my next question to you ross. donald trump on msnbc said this
morning another big endorsement is coming his way. who do you suppose that will be? >> the interesting possibility is that it could be senator jeff sessions because an aide of his just went to work for trump and sessions and trump have communicated on ill grags. i'm a little skeptical but that would be in a certain way a bigger deal than the sarah palin endorsement because it would be an actual important republican senator. which is why i'm skeptical. but that would be the most interesting thing that could happen. and getting back to you and se on the pataki endorsement, the really is trump has not faced sustained attacks. he's facing some from cruz in iowa. but he hasn't faced sustained ads and attacks against him by well-funded opponents. instead all the other candidates, the rubios and christies and even jeb bush are basically attacking each other.
so trump can be stopped if at some point those other candidates get win knowed and one of them has the money to go after him. and the question is does that happen after new hampshire or not? >> we'll see. i have to leave it there. ross, s.e., thanks. still to come, the deadly zika virus is already in the united states. what health officials are doing right now to prevent a disaster. hi, i'm here with some advice from the future don't buy makeup that settles into lines, it ages you.
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health officials in texas have a new mission. stop the deadly and devastating zika virus from spreading into the united states. in brazil nearly 4,000 babies have been born with a birth defect that causing small heads and abnormal brain development. so far 46 babies have died in brazil alone. according to the cd c 22 countries and territories are reporting local transmission of
the virus. telling women to avoid becoming pregnant until 2018. there have been twenty cases here in the united states. they all came from travelers. elizabeth cohen joins us to tell us more and about the u.s. effort to prevent this. good morning. >> good morning carol. these efforts are on all fronts. they are trying to come up with a vaccine and they are also trying to get more places that can do a test for zika. right now you have to send blood to the cdc to be tested or maybe a handful of other places. and speaking of blood, look at these photos. dr. scott weaver in texas and he is giving mosquitos sheep blood spiked can zika. they will study the mosquitos and this is really important carol because mosquitos are
whether spread zika virus. the mosquito bites an infected person and turns around and bites another person and then person becomes infected. so studying those mosquitos is sort of yucky as it looks is key to controlling the virus. >> how do you stop the infected mosquitos from coming into the united states? >> well it is not so much they are coming into the united states. that is not so much the issue. that is that infected people are coming in and then the mosquito bites those people and then bites someone else nearby. what you can do to stop that is you try to catch as many infected people as you can and you try to control it that way. so for example if you know someone has zika, these momo deceits love to live in peoples
house. and you can spray the house house. >> how afraid should we be? >> every expert i talked to said they really truly do not think zika will be nearly as bad in this country, in the united states as it has been in brazil. and here is why. it is a lot hotter in brazil. and these mosquitos, they love the heat. and even in places like texas and florida. there is a lot of air-conditioning. these mosquitos do not like air-conditioning. there are also lots of other reasons we're better at mosquito control in the u.s. and also people tend to live further apart in the united states. it is not so densely populated. so the mosquitos have farther to go. and the far apart the people are the slow ter spread of the disease. will it spread if this country? probably. you probably will see some spread but they think it will be very limited. >> thank you. could the super bowl be the
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a woman is killed while on vacation by a man. her skull was prfractured and s was suffocated. it happened while she was walking along the beach with her husband. her husband managed to get away and get the police. police have a suspect in custody, but they don't know why the couple was attacked. chaos in a courtroom in new mexico. you can see the brawl. it starts after the man is found guilty. as they are pulled apart, the prosecutor tries to jump back at the suspect. the defendant could now be facing new charges. >> super bowl 50 makes number four for peyton manning. that's not the only number people are talking about. peyton manning turns 40 in march making him the oldest qb to ever play in the big game. so will the super bowl be his last game? we talked with his father about
that and more. actually, coy wire did. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. peyton manning is headed into his fourth super bowl. an opportunity to win his second. and as you've also mentioned, this could be his last opportunity to play the game. and ride off into the sunset of an historic career. we caught up with his father, archie in the tunnel moments after the big afc championship win on sunday. we wanted to get his thoughts on this special time in his son's life. >> it's been a good rodeo. it's been 18 good years, and so i don't know what's going to happen. we hadn't talked about it. hasn't brought it up. but you just saver every -- this is a special day. >> i got to catch up with the players in the locker room who caught the touchdown passes. you could see their faces light
up when i asked them about being part of this journey, and great talking to ar tchie manning, to. it was actually his grandson who was the won stealing the show on sunday. peyton and his wife have four-year-old twins. marshal was at the post game press conference during this -- everyone is asking peyton all these questions. they don't see him. this was his first ever press conference. you can understand that he was a little shy back there, but he's just saying you've been to four super bowls. let's go home. his sister was there and got to join her dad on the field after the game. with all the success of archie manning, college football hall-of-famer, uncle eli here is a two-time super bowl champ, and peyton manning, i think we'll probably see the son more at podiums to come.
>> and maybe one day as an nfl quarterback. >> that's right. getting a lot of comments about you and your dab that you did yesterday. word is you have the most swag of any cnn anchor? >> really? >> absolutely. >> you'll have to enlighten me more. >> we'll do that. >> the next hour of "cnn newsroom" after the break. in as few as two and a half days when used at the first sign. without it the virus spreads from cell to cell. only abreva penetrates deep and starts to work immediately to block the virus and protect healthy cells. you could heal your cold sore, fast, as fast as two and a half days when used at the first sign. learn how abreva starts to work immediately at abreva.com don't tough it out, knock it out, fast. with abreva.
happening now in the news room. democrats drawing contrasts. >> experience is important but judgment is also important. >> fighting for the white house and the future of the party. >> there are very different visions, different values, different forces at work. >> but the front-runner facing skeptics. >> quite a few people my age, they think you're dishonest. >> plus, trump unstoppable?
that's not coming from the donald. try his closest competitor, but cruz has a brand new tactic. >> how stupid are the people of iowa? >> use trump's words against him. also backfire. the pro-life activist who made planned parenthood sting videos facing criminal charges themselves. one of them accused of purchasing human organs. let's talk live in the "cnn newsroom." good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me. hillary clinton, bernie sanders, and martin oh ma'malley talked policy and complimented each other without being on the stage at the same time. here's the best of the cnn democratic presidential hall in under two minutes. >> how you feeling a week out? >> i'm excited. >> my wife told me to button my coat but i think i'm too fat, so --
>> we are all on the democratic side, having a spirited debate about the issues we care about. >> the most significant vote and issue regarding foreign policy that we have seen in this country in modern history was the vote on the war in iraq. hillary clinton voted for the war in iraq. >> well, first of all, i have a much longer history than one vote which i said was a mistake. >> experience is important, but judgment is also important. >> i think the american public has seen me exercising judgment in a lot of other ways? ft. >> i am the only one of the three of us who has a track record not of being a divider but of bringing people together to get meaningful things done. >> i have a really long history of taking on all kinds of inequality. when i went to beijing in 1995 and said human rights were womenings rights and womens rights were human rights, that
was a statement about inequality. >> you will raise taxs? >> yes. we will raise taxes. >> you have to have somebody who is a proven fighter. >> if you look at my record in terms of fighting for women's rights, i think there are very few members of congress who have a stronger record. it's 100% lifetime. >> you know what i believe is the biggest issue to be concerned about as a young person? climate change. >> which of our prieevious presidents has inspired you most? >> sorry president obama and bill, president lincoln. >> let's bring in mark preston. mark, what were the big take aways? >> reporter: well, first of all, i'm not sure if i'd want to be hillary clinton around the breakfast table if she chose not to choose bill as the best president. oftentimes after these types of events you have the campaigns
come to you and try to spin that their candidate did better. but i have to tell you what, in many ways i think they all did very well last night. that's not something you can often say. i think bernie sanders did a good job of showing his personality, erasing a little bit of his gruffness, and in some ways his larry davidness which is endearing. i think hillary clinton was focussed and a lot better than we saw in her last debate where she seemed to be a little bit withdrawn. martin o'malley had a good night. the problem for him is it might be a little bit too late for him. the bottom line is the walk away from last nig is if you are a hillary clinton supporter, you still are. if you're a bernie sanders supporter, you still are. it shows you how close the race is here in iowa and in the closing days we'll see them chr crisscrossing the state, trying to get the last bit of support. >> the this martin o'malley's
swan song, do you think. >> reporter: it will be interesting to see what happens. an interesting question was brought up last night when chris cuomo asked him what would you tell your supporters to go caucus with? who would you tell them to support because it doesn't seem right now based on the polls that you're going to win and clearly that's the case. and martin o'malley stood his ground and said i'll tell them to continue to fight on. the question is how much longer can he fight on. he needs money and support, and right now all the oxygen is being sucked up by the other two. >> and he's at, what, 2%? >> reporter: yeah, 3%. that's not enough. really not enough. >> no. mark preston, thank you so much. let's talk about bernie sanders. he was unapoll jogetic when he d he would raise taxes. he said it would pay for the cost of the single payer medicare proposal. with me is charles chamberlain.
his organization is backing sanders. thank you so much for being here. >> thank you for having me on. >> sanders wants to revamp obama care to a single payer system. is senator sanders forgetting how much republicans despise obama care? a reminder? let's look at the reminder first before you get into the question. here's paul ryan. >> we are confronting the president with the hard, honest truth. obama care does not work. it has to go. higher premiums, fewer choices, restricted access. these are not signs of success. these are signs of failure. and the american people, the american people deserve better. >> so republicans who control both houses of congress voted to repeal or roll back parts of obama care 60 times.
so how exactly will sanders manage a single payer plan? >> i think one of the key things that made it so that obama care could be vulnerable to attacks is the idea that it has to be framed. people don't know what it is. bernie sanders' is based off of medicare. it works. it's a hugely successful program, and the many millions of seniors on it know how successful that program it is and how good it is for him. his plan is to make it so medicare is available to all. that's a hard train to stop once it goes down the tracks. >> still, even many governors across the country aren't buying into the medicare idea even now under the current obama care program. >> right. the expansion of medicaid and medicare through obama care was done in a way where governors are allowed to reject it. the key is the proposal is that
if governors reject it, it gets built by the federal government, much like the exchanges in obama care, but unlike medicare, it can't be rejected. it has to happen. in the medicare for all plan he's proposing, it would make sure everybody has coverage whether you have a republican governor or not. >> senator sanders wants to raise taxes on the wealthy. both houses of congress are controlled by the republicans and aren't into tax hikes on the wealthy. ? i think it's valid to ask how any of the candidates are going to get their stuff through congress, whether it's clinton or sanders. both of them will have to work with a divided congress that is hell bent on not letting them achieve goals. why i think we can expect sanders to have more success is because of his political revolution he's building. millions who are backing him up and working hard to make it
happen. even if you look like obama care, it passed because a huge amount of support from popular provisions in the bill made it possible to get it through against republican opposition. we can do it again now. >> i just remember how bitter the fight was. it's very clear in my mind, still. let's talk about voters supporting sanders. we know he has many voters in new hampshire and iowa supporting him. not so much in the midwest. sanders plans to go to minnesota. the minneapolis tribune has a poll that shows hillary clinton beating sanders we a whopping 34 points. so how can bernie sanders overcome that in the middle part of this country? >> well, when this campaign started in iowa, bernie sanders was beaten by hillary clinton by 50 points. he's been an asterisk in the polls from the dwining, but people get familiar with him and
as that happens, he jumps in the poms and rises to the point where he's within striking distance in iowa. i think we'll see that happen across the country as people get to know him throughout the campaign. >> all right. i have to leave it there. charles chamberlain, thanks for stopping by. i appreciate it. >> thank you for having me. >> on the clinton side, trust is still an issue. that was obvious by the very first question posed to clinton at cnn's town hall. >> i've heard from quite a few people my age that they think you're dishonest. >> i've been on the front lines of change and progress since i was your age. i have been fighting to give kids and women and the people who are left out and left behind a chance to make the most out of their own lives. >> with me now, bernard wittman, a branding expert and former bill clinton pollster. her answer to that young man, it
perhaps appealed more to older voters because it appeared she was saying something like hey, you young whipper snapper, take a look back at all i've done. i don't think that will resonate with the younger voters she wants. >> here's why i think it will. i thought she killed it last. she was powerful and passionate and clearly prepared, and most importantly, she was presidential. if you look at that stage and the republican stage, he's the only candidate out there today that could actually be ready to take office on day one. >> going back to the trust issue and that young man, how do you make young voters see your past history without sounding patronizing? >> i think that's a fair point. she has to continue to make clear that she has been on the front lines of the fight working together, reaching across the aisle, being in the trenches. she was their secretary of state. she helped broker the iran
sanctions. she brokers a cease fire in gaza. >> that's not where the trust issue comes in. the trust issue comes in -- in fact his question centered around the e-mail controversy. her answer to that was the republicans throw things at me and i'm still standing. but that's not really an answer. >> i think it is. she has been beaten up in the press by the republicans for 35 years. and it stands to reason, if you put your neck out -- >> why not come out and say i'm sorry that i did that? wouldn't that be a better answer? >> i think she has apologized. she said it was a mistake. in my mind, she would have been better served if she had come out early on and said i did it for convenience which she said last night. i wish i had said that earlier. it was stupid and dumb. i apologize. most voters, particularly on the democratic state care about bringing this country together. defeating isis, evolving obama care. she was on the front lines of
fighting for health care for all americans for 20 years. she can bring the country together. if you look at the republican side and even bernie sanders, i love his philosophy, but his solutions are big government, tax and spend, sock the rich, blame corporations. these are old school back ward looking policies. >> let's focus on the corporations. clinton's ties with wall street upsets many democrats according to new york times she has received 3 million in paid speeches. how can she fight wall street and how can she bring an end to income inequality? >> the fact of the matter is we need a market economy to push our nation forward. we need proper oversight and regulation. we need someone with experience that can bring the proper
oversight, but to simply engage in class warfare, that would send a chilling effect into the economy and cost jobs because corporations would pull back from investing. innovation would decline, and people would be thrown out of work. i think hillary clinton understands you need oversight and guidance and regulation, but you can't simply engage in warfare. >> but huge speaking fees from wall street? >> she has given her entire career to public service. the fact that she gave speeches when she was out of public service and made membershioney, that's fine. if you can use your expertse and you have a voice and you can be paid for it, there's nothing wrong with that. she's fully disclosed the money she's made. i don't think there's any conflict of interest at all. >> if hillary clinton loses iowa, do you think that's -- that is possible, right? >> it is possible. >> sanders is doing well.
>> but the country is littered with past presidents who lost iowa. the fact if she loses iowa, that would be unfortunate, but we go on quickly to new hampshire, to south carolina, to nevada, and as your poll in minnesota pointed out, she is ahead not only in most of the states that come after iowa and new hampshire but nationally she has a huge -- hillary clinton will be the democratic nominee. the question is who is best positioned to ensure that we don't get a president donald trump or ted cruz. >> thanks for stopping by. i appreciate it. >> still to come, a shocking twist in the undercover videos that targeted planned parenthood. today it's the clinic that is exonerated and the anti-abortion activists who are facing charges. the future belongs to the fast.
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a legal bomb shell over the debate in planned parenthood. a texas grand jury has cleared the clinic of illegally selling tissue. they indicted the antiabortion film makers themselves. that's igniting a new fire storm. our senior washington correspondent has more this morning. >> reporter: call it a turn about or a real twist in this continues story of an anti-abortion activist and his group the center for medical progress and their undercover videos claiming illegal activity
by planned parenthood. they started out looking at planned parenthood but ended up st. setting sights on the people making the videos. the most visible member of the group, and another indicted on the felony charge of tampering with a government records. using take driver's licenses to get access to planned parenthood in the first place. also charged with a misdemeanor for illegally offering to buy human organs. planned parenthood cleared of the allegations was out this morning on new day, essentially daying i told you so. >> now this grand jury has made clear what we've said for three years, the center for medical progress worked to create a fake company, fake identities, lied and engaged in a criminal conspiracy, and when they couldn't find anything, they made it up, and now that's out
there for all the world to be clear on. >> the videos have ignited political outrage, especially on the right which continues today. mike huckabee tweeting it's a sick day when our government punishes those who expose evil with a cell phone yet accommodates those who perform it with a scalpel. they say they use techniques that journalists use and that planned parenthood made admissio admissions. investigations into planned parenthood including one launched by the state of texas. >> joe johns reporting live from washington. thank you thank you. living life on the edge takes on a new meaning in california. residents forced to evacuate their apartment homes yesterday and for good reason. they are now feet from falling into the pacific ocean, the apartment building. recent storms have been battling
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good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. ted cruz hitting the campaign trail hard in iowa this morning. cruz heading several town halls across the state today. coming at a critical moment in the campaign as trump seems to be having an impact on the polls. cruz offering this blunt assessment of the gop race. >> if donald wins iowa, he right now has a substantial lead in new hampshire. if he went onto win new hampshire as well, there's a very good chance he could be unstoppable and be our nominee. even if you're thinking about another candidate, there's only one campaign that will beat trump in this state. and if conservatives simply stand up and unite, that's
everything. >> marco rubio was also in iowa holding his own set of town halls. all of it as a new poll shows a tight race between donald trump and cruz. cnn covering both campaigns. . >> carol, good morning. it is this dynamic because the polls are neck and neck here in iowa. it is a large part defining ted cruz's final message. he will appear here at this kalgt ranch in iowa and try to bring a full force with him. today he's rolling out the key endorsement of rick perry and also here today at all seven stops with steve king and bob
vander plats. interesting when rick perry decided to endorse ted cruz, sources say it was about his distaste for donald trump. already arguing that trump is not a consistent conservative, and that has been like a broken record what we've seen from the cruz campaign embedded in every message they've been bringing saying that donald trump is a phony conservative. donald trump is a phony evangelical. their superpac out hitting with the same thing mentioning times in the past where donald trump has said he's pro-choice or aligned himself with universal health care. seeing the framing of this image they're trying to paint of donald trump in iowa that he does not align himself with iowa values. >> all right. reporting live for us.
now to marco rubio. you saw the poll. rubio is a distant third. how well does he have to do in iowa to continue to be an effective candidate? >> reporter: well, carol, he really needs to pull in a solid third place. that's what the rubio campaign is going for all along. they want to emerge from iowa as the alternative to ted cruz and donald trump and take that case to new hampshire where they believe they can end up in a strong second place finish and then tell the party establishment and the different wings of the party to unite behind his candidacy. we heard here in pella, iowa what he had to say. >> if i am your nominee, and that's why i'm here today to ask for your vote. i will unite this party. i will unite it faster than anyone else. we can't win if you're not
together. we need to be the united states of america. that means we'll have differences of opinion on policy. but we will all understand that in the end, we are truly all in this together. >> reporter: what the rubio campaign is hoping for is for some of the other establishment favorite candidates to drop out of the race after new hampshire and see that support go toward him. now, he is banking on a long shot strategy, a long ball strategy, i should say, really a slog where it's going to be a fight over delegates, something that could last weeks and weeks. it's a risky strategy because if rubio underperforms particularly in new hampshire, he'll have a harder time making that case to voters. we'll see how he ends up making his final pitch here in the coming days. >> we will. reporting live for us this morning. thank you. donald trump is at it again saying on msnbc he has a
powerful endorsement coming down, and he's threatening to skip the republican debate on thursday. his big beef, megyn kelly and her unfair treatment. those are trump's words. >> before iowa there's a republican debate thursday night. fox is hosting that debate. you and megyn kelly have had issues. she's one of the moderators. are you going to be at the fox debate? >> probably. i don't like her. she doesn't treat me fairly. she probably was -- might be the best thing that ever happened to her. i don't know. who ever heard of her before the last debate, but i thought she was unfair. a lot of people said i won that debate. everybody said i won the lost one, i don't like her. she probably doesn't like me. that's okay. but she needs to be fair. i'd like to go to the debate. i've done well. every poll has said i've won every debate. we're going to see what happens. it's going to be exciting. >> when you say probably.
>> nothing is 100%. >> let's talk about that and more. cnn political analyst is with me, and a political commentator and conservative talk radio host. welcome to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. john, let's cut through the bull. when candidates say things like that about reporters, aren't they just trying to intimidate the reporters? to force them to ask easy questions? >> well, i think that's intended hope of the brush back, and the trump organization and the campaign has a history of trying to intimidate reporters they don't like, calling them out. but donald trump is a man who is comfortable wearing the black hat. he doesn't mind being disliked, and you can ascribe that to any number of different personality traits or quirks, but when you call out a reporter and try to investigate them and shame them, that is a classic dirty trick.
that's not the thing we need more of in american politics, let alone the white house. >> at least trump has a problem with fox too as opposed to just the mainstream media. >> this fits the narrative of i'm against the word and join my team and everyone is out to get us, and that's why you should vote for me. the problem is is that a conservative value to basically say if someone doesn't treat you fairly, which really means give you softball questions and not question your authority, is that a conservative value you want to back? as president, my concern would be that if any conservative or liberal or anybody asks a question he doesn't like, he now banishes them from the room. that's not a conservative value, and that's what you're going to be hearing from cruz and other conservatives is this guy is a bully. he said nothing is 100% guaranteed. nothing is 100%. i would also say this. it may also include his quote, unquote, conservative values.
i don't think they're 100% solid, and i think that's where he's vulnerable. this fits i'm being bullied by everyone else. i'm not take to take it. get on the trump train and we're going to change the world and anyone that gets in our way, we'll run over them, just like that woman that i took her house when i built a casino with eminent domain. that's also not a conservative value. >> i appreciate him bringing up eminent domain like that in a cruz ad. let's be real. the problem conservatives are facing and the problem the republican party is confronting is something they have helped seed. this is a condition where you view the world as us against them and try to punish people who are not in line with you. that is a kind of intolerance and ideological approach filtering the world and the news that has been part of the conservative play book for a long time, and all of a
sudden -- people are panicked. >> i'm not panicked. >> let me point out there's an irony to it. >> i'm pointing out the obvious here. >> i think it's ironic, ben. >> all the other candidates are not doing what you just described in the let's be clear about that. donald trump has been the one that has gone out there and has basically said if you don't support me, i'll crush you and you're spupd stupid and a mo ror. he did it with megyn kelly. as a conservative, i have been one of those for quite some time that's been questioning donald trump, and i think what this is is a populous candidate who said i'm going to fill a void here regardless of what he's done in his past and how he has people like bob dole who he says he's against who basically have endorsed him and others like trent lot who is not a conservative. i'm just pointing out the obvious here on donald trump. >> last word, john, and then i have to go. >> you all are complaining about
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>> reporter: the file is 264 pages thick. full of accolades. and shocking information. >> let me put it to you this way, if i knew about that file, i wouldn't put my child in the explorer program under him. >> reporter: in may of 1988, fox lake police sergeant stated he was called by a sheriff's department who found officer gliniewicz passed out in his truck on the side of the road with the engine running full throttle with his foot on the gas. sergeant bush wrote that he was summoned because the department couldn't wake gliniewicz and this was not the first time that something like this has happened. in 2003 n a fox lake radio dispatcher claimed gliniewicz joked about putting bullets in my chest. three weeks later, she claimed he brought a gun into the dispatch room.
i don't appreciate someone cocking a gun or whatever he was doing, making clicking sounds with it, especially when that someone just recently joked about putting bullets in my chest, and there's more. >> in 2009 some anonymous officers sent letters saying they had a list of grievances against gliniewicz. >> reporter: among the many accusations, various members of the department had been approached by bouncers from different establishments and advised that lieutenant gliniewicz had been escorted from the establishment in a highly intoxicated condition. the letter goes onto claim that gliniewicz did not pay a bar tab in excess of $300. that he took his family on vacation to wisconsin in his squad car, and that on several occasions, he inappropriately touched women, grabbed their breasts.
>> pamela brown joins us live now. just listening to that, i'm shocked all over again. >> right. >> there were suspicions about this guy even shortly after he was found dead? >> that's right. we covered the story here on cnn. we were told by law enforcement officers in the very beginning j just a couple days aft after lieutenant gliniewicz's death, that this wasn't a homicide, where thousands of people turned out to attend at the funeral. things were not adding at the crime scene. they said his uniform was in perfect order and that his vest was where it should be, not indicative of a struggle which they presumed he would have been in if there were three suspect and there were some other clues in terms of the fact he was there 30 minutes before he called into dispatch. why was he there that early? there were suspicions early on
but it wasn't until they looked through the personnel file and uncovered 6500 messages of deleted texts showing that he wanted to put a hit out on the village administrator, that he was stealing money for seven years. >> in light of all that, why wasn't he under investigation or off the force already? >> we asked that. we said how can he be a supervisor? the mayor said he didn't know about it. while he was mayor, there was no disciplinary action against him, and clearly investigators were shocked to learn this was something stealing from the explorer post and had a vendetta against the village administrator and wanted to put a hit on her. >> i can't wait to watch your special. pamela brown, thanks for stopping by. it airs tonight 9:00 p.m.
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parts of d.c. still shut down this morning after that epic snow storm, and according to washington post, 3.5 billion cubic feet of snow fell in the area this weekend alone. so the big question, where do you put all that snow? rene marsh is on top of manmade snow mountain. how did you get up there? >> a little bit climbing, but i had to do it well ahead of this live hit. didn't want to climb this live because i didn't want to end up on youtube. where do you put all this snow in washington d.c. is putting it in six locations. this is the largest location.
truck after truck, just filled with snow. they're coming and dropping it all off here as far as the eye can see. d.c. officials telling us that over the next few days they will have plowed some 44 00 miles of roadways. guess what? that's the equivalent of traveling from washington d.c. to l.a. and halfway back. they even brought here a machine that melts tons of snow by the hour. we do know that the major roads, they're pretty much all clear. now the focus is on the neighborhoods and all those side streets. they are still hard at work as far as clearing all of this snow. the federal government buildings within washington d.c., those federal government buildings are closed again today. however, d.c. government is open. d.c. public schools also closed today, carol. we see some progress but still a lot of work ahead of them. >> a lot of work.
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>> reporter: what might 45-year-old ted cruz say about 18-year-old ted cruz? because 18-year-old ted cruz had some funny answers when asked about hiss aspirations. >> aspirations is that like suite on my butt? >>. >> reporter: i'm sweating for him having to look at his future goals. >> rule the world, be rich and powerful. >> reporter: who hasn't been embarrassed by their younger self-? i'm sure young hillary clinton might agree with the cruz defender who said thank heavens there were no rid owe cameras when i was a shallow, mouthy teenage girl. if only we could enearth video of a young donald trump. the cruz video even includes his
father. >> do you think ted is going to rule the world one day? >> i hope not. >> reporter: it came from a classmate of cruz who wants to remain anonymous. his first aspiration was a doozy. >> being a [ bleep ] film. you know. >> reporter: a movie about two guys who inherit a bikini store. >> i think i found my calling in life. >> and i had you figured for a brain surgeon? >> reporter: no, that would be young ben carson. when asked about the old video, a spokesman told politico good to see he's always had a great sense of humor, and it could have been worse. at least ted didn't answer like a bikini contest contestant. >> what are your goals in life? >> i don't know. >> reporter: cnn. >> take over the world. >> reporter: new york.
>> i thought that bikini babe was going to say to be a news anchor. thank you for joining me today. i'm carol costello. berman and bolduan starts now. so guess who just said donald trump might be unstoppable? this time it wasn't donald trump. it was ted cruz. why it is now iowa or bust. >> plus, as trump teases another big endorsement today, paul ryan describes the state of the gop race right now as a conservative circular firing squad. why the establishment is running out of time. and new this morning, the fallout from the democratic taun hall meeting. who said they would raise taxes or they are plenty exciting and who said they can run a five-minute mile? >> i'm john berman.