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>> top story china has deployed surface to air missiles in the welcome back everybody. south china sea. >> the move will raise tensions you're watching "cnn newsroom." further with neighboring countries locked in a >> let's get you caught up on territoriterritor the latest in the u.s. territorial feud in the region. presidential race. president obama discussed the donald trump is brushing off president obama's prediction need to peacefully resolve about his chances of winning the white house. mr. obama said trump won't win issues in this disputed area. the presidency because it's a >> we discuss the need to lower serious job, not a talk show or tensions including a halt to reality show and american voters further rek mash and new are sensible. >> this man has done such a bad construction and millization of job, he has set us back so far disputed areas. and for him to say that is a lawful commerce should not be great compliment. repeated. the u.s. will continue to fly, >> republican presidential sale and operate wherever candidate marco rubio says he international law allows and we will block president obama's pick for the supreme court. will support the right of all countries do the same. mr. obama says he intends to >> cnn national correspondent choose a successor for scalia
joins us from hong kong with soon. >> the next president should details. >> reporter: this has to do with replace him, not this one. i will do everything i can in my competing claims for the south time in the senate to keep this china sea a region through which one from apointing a supreme a third of the world's shipping passes through. court justice. >> this tweet is republican u.s. and defense officials say that china has placed surface to presidential candidate jeb bush's appeal to south carolina air michls in a disputed island voters and their support of the here on an island called woody constitution's second amendment, the right to baer arms. island. that is claimed not only by china, but also by vietnam and taiwan and this is an island >> bernie sanders is making his case to black voters. where china has had a presence during a rally at the historic now for more than a half century and yet some are seeing this really as a provocation. black college on tuesday he talked about the water crisis in why? because president obama has been flint, michigan. hosting the leaders of southeast >> if we can rebuild asian nations and calling for all countries in this region infrastructure in iraq and both large and small to follow afghanistan we can rebuild rule of law to avoid the militarization of the region and also vowing that the u.s. will flint, michigan and other kmu s continue to carry out so-called communities that are now disintegrating. >> hillary clinton met with al freedom of navigation operations basically sending war ships and sharpton and other civil rights
planes into these areas to leaders. she gave a speech for laying out her plans for ending racial challenge chinese claims to parts of this region. an area of real concern are the enequality. islands here which are claimed >> i'm proposing a comprehensive not only by the philippines, but new commitment for opportunity also by china. very far away from this area. for african-american china has been embarking on communities. that means a real plan to create jobs. if i'm elected president, we really incredible engineering project here. will direct hundreds of billions let's look at firy cross. of dollars in new investments to places like harlem and rural this was a reef. not an island. that's before and now look south carolina. what's happened after the >> joining us once again chinese teams have come in. republican consultant and they've built an entire island as well as a deep water port and democratic strategyist. let's talk democrats. even an air strip and this we heard from hillary clinton and bernie sanders. we're moving to the nevada despite the fact the philippines claims this as its own economic caucuses. if bernie sanders does well, does that answer the question about his appeal to minorities, exclusion zone. china defends its moves saying to latino voters and does that have consequences for hillary's whatever moves are put here it's for self defense and it's firewall in south carolina? >> yes, it has consequences, no building up these areas to help in case of fishing emergencies it doesn't really answer the question because the and medical emergencies and african-american vote in nevada basically saying that the u.s. should not intervene in this
is still pretty small. region. >> joining us there from hong hillary is still extremely kong with all the necessary popular with african-americans context. appreciate it. and as we get to south carolina and the super tuesday states thank you. hillary is in decent shape. it's possible she's lose nevada. it's a long road to go. let's get the latest polling >> what do you make of the attempts. >> hillary has been smart. now. donald trump and hillary clinton initially she established her campaign headquarters in harlem. are enjoying double digit leads she saw the minorities were a in south carolina. donald trump is ahead by 16 group she had to hold on to. points. the republican primary will be >> her campaign headquarters are held on saturday. most voters view trump as best in brooklynn. able to handle the economy and isis. >> hillary clinton leads bernie sanders but that could change. only 43% have said that they are firm in who they are support be. >> bernie sanders thinks all problems can be solved by president obama is surprising economic and equality and if you candid on the campaign to replace them. redistribute wealth you can lift >> speaking at a news conference everybody up. in california mr. obama hillary clinton agrees with the economic and equality, but she predicted the election outcome
for mr. trump. >> i continue to believe mr. thinks that racial inequality is trump will not be president and a separate argument that needs the reason is because i have a to be made. >> what do you make of hillary lot of faith in the american clinton's line of argument that people and i think they he's a one trick uponny. recognize that being president >> i think she should have been is a serious job. saying it this fo are a long time. everything relates back to wall street, but wall street is not the answer to every problem. it's not hosting a talk show or one of the issues i worked on was immigration reform. a reality show. wall street is in favor of it's not promotion. immigration reform. when we talk about the supreme it's not marketing. court justices, it has nothing it's hard and a lot of people to do with wall street. there are a lot of republicans count on us getting it right. who opposed climate change for a and it's not a matter of pandering and doing whatever long time. i think that's pretty smart will get you in the news on a because every answer for him given day and sometimes it requires you making hard decisions even when people don't comes back to wall street and i don't think that's the answer. >> he doesn't look interested. >> he's not. like it. >> senator cruz is attacking i think bernie sanders has done a better job than hillary at donald trump's position on capturing the anger of the aborti abortion. he released a video reminding democratic base. they're angry too just like the republicans are angry and they voters of the reversal on lock on to bernie sanders saying trump's position. >> even now there's a candidate hillary clinton is part of the
in the race playing games with establishment, i'm running against the establishment and we life. donald trump spent most of his adult life prior to this lexa o can do better. >> it's not an inspirational message for her. >> his message is cleaner. election pro-abortion. anti-wall street, anti-money. he went pledge to defund planned hers is not as simple as parenthood. >> trump responded with a bernie's. bernie has no foreign policy statement that reads despite ted advisers other so on top of it being a one-note campaign, he cruz attempt to smear me, i am a doesn't seem interested in foreign policy. conservative person. i am pro-life and have been for >> that's absolutely true. a long time. >> now we have a republican >> there hasn't been a lot of consultant and founder and polling out of nevada. we've had aids from the clinton president of thomas and the campaign trying to lower expectations about the outcome speech writer for joe bidden. there. >> they see it's close. i don't think they see they're welcome. i want to pick up on donald going to close. you can tell by where hillary is trump's response to ted cruz's going. as he calls them lies and she sent her husband to florida and she went to nevada and attempts to smear him. he says i am pro-life and have campaigned around nevada. it is going to be close.
been for a long time. this is the point that it's for >> they have to at this point. a long time, he has not always if she loses nevada it's not been and this is what ted cruz where she wants to go. >> they didn't see this one has decided is his weakness. coming. >> i think in the clip you >> it's always great. showed with ted cruz ted did go thank you. over the top and it was calling south carolina is another one of the key states in the race for the white house. him pro-abortion. it's next to vote. no one is pro-abortion. >> the state is infamous for you're pro-choice or pro-life. dirty politics. he's lying it on as if donald why is it so important? >> reporter: south carolina trump wants people to have hosts the first in the south primary with republicans voting aborings. he's evolved, but that's not why february 20th, democrats a week he's running. he's not running as a purist, later. known for its beaches and but donald trump has done an effective job of calling ted cruz a liar and ted cruz has not shown growth in the polls. barbecue. almost three quarter of the >> marco rubio has done a pretty voters describe themselves as conservative in the state's last good job too. >> exactly. gop primary. marco's enjoying the growth that ted cruz is not receiving. 65% said they were evangelical christians and about a quarter >> ted cruz may be having some problems with trump and with said they were active for former rubio, that's true, but he's not military. south carolina is more diverse wrong in this case actually. than iowa or new hampshire with trump when he says he's been a sizeable african-american pro-life for a long time, he community.
means six months. the vast majority of them he has not been pro-life for a democrats. you may recall south carolina long time. governor a rising star in the if you look at his record, he's republican party made headlines last summer when she ordered the been pro-choice. removal of the con fed rat flag. he's 69 years old. who changes there minds at 69 >> it's time to move the flag years old. from the capital grounds. >> the point is he says he's the >> reporter: south carolina is world's greatest salesman, known for some political dirty right? he sees an opening in the republican primary and he's tricks. changed all of his views to fit in with the republicans except in 2000 pollsters implied john on the iraq war, but he's mccain had fathered an il la gej changed a lot of views to fit in. i think it's a sale. mat black child. >> do you think he regrets not running for the democratic nomination. this year a charleston newspaper >> there might be a couple who do. >> i'll ask you about the has an app asking readers to statements that the president made today. report any questionable campaign he signalled trump out. he was fairly dismissive of all activity. southern manors go out the the republican candidates, bult window. he focussed on trump, trump it's a battle what we're seeing responded saying that's a big right now, but the state has a history of picking a winner. compliment. in five of the last six did he do him a favor. elections the winner of the >> yes. south carolina primary went on the democrats want trump to be to win the gop nomination and
the nominee. so for trump this is good news the last three president all lost in new hampshire, but won because it's him and obama one on one. he says i would have beaten in south carolina the year they obama in 2012. were first elected. the democrats want a hillary join us this week for a two against donald trump battle, but day event. rubio is probably a stronger the cnn republican town hall motor rated by anderson cooper. general election candidate than trump would be. trump is probably not a strong hear from the candidates general candidate. >> trump is having a great day wednesday and thursday. still to come, the u.s. today. this is the best thing to happen to him. president had some harsh words you could clip what donald trump for moscow. we'll show you why mr. obama is said and say this is donald trump and i approve it. going after russian president putin. just like when barack obama says othis highly sought-after device "nafrom progressiveool. gun sales should send him a can be yours for... twenty grand? -no! we are giving it away note. >> obama says trump is not going to be president, but six months for just 3 easy payments of $4.99 plus tax! ago no one thought trump would the lines are blowing up! be where he is in the polls so we've got deborah from poughkeepsie. flo: yeah, no, it's flo. it's hard to predict. you guys realize anyone can use the "name your price" tool we might be under estimating trump. trump is the strongest of the for free on progressive.com, right? republican candidates and he's [ laughing nervously ] been leading in the polls for a
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which can be serious. >> he said she didn't fight hard while not reported with entyvio, pml, a rare, serious brain infection caused by a virus enough to move detain es to may be possible. south carolina or to keep tell your doctor if you have an infection, experience frequent infections, refugees from entering the state. >> we don't want a president to or have flu-like symptoms, or sores. come in and tell us what we're liver problems can occur with entyvio. not doing right, we want a if your uc or crohn's medication president who will help us fight isn't working for you, ask your gastroenterologist about entyvio. and win. entyvio. relief and remission within reach. so i thought it was -- i thought it was quite obama-like. i think it's probably safe to say that, yeah. >> okay. very popular governor. trump has blown them both off. he's critical of them both. so clearly his strategy is i don't care what the eestablishment has to say about me. >> this is not a surprise. she foreshaded this in her state
of the union response when she talked about measured approaches. donald trump is masterful that when he doesn't get an establishment endorsement he turns it to his advantage and i think he'll do the same here. >> he's saying that he's a common sense republican. does that hold any water for any republicans out there? >> i think that's more of an aim to get independent voters than it is the base. >> she's talking as if there's some other nominee out there who is going sto win on the republican side. there isn't. jeb bush is not winning the republican nomination. so really you're going down to trump and cruz here pretty soon. kasich may stay in the race, but if there's anybody who it's going to be trump and cruz thinks that the somehow the so maybe they'll vote for fighting ends because russia and hillary. the regime has made some initial >> i don't know about that. >> we'll see. advances, about three quarters stick around because we'll have
a lot more about the of the country is under control presidential race including where the democrats are and of folks other than assad. their battle for african-american voters. >> that is u.s. president barack >> plus, who should appoint the obama angry over russian next united states supreme court involvement in syria. justice. the republicans say they'll block the nominee. it seems unlikely the truce we'll talk about what's legal in this fight. will happen. president obama is place ag lot life as spokesbox is great. of blame for that on russia. people love me for saving them over half a grand when they switch to progressive. here is pentagon correspondent so i'm dabbling in new ventures. it was board-game night with the dalai lama. b barbara starr. great guy. terrible player. >> reporter: war planes coming ♪ go paperless in for another round of air ♪ don't stress, girl strikes in syria. ♪ i got the discounts that you need ♪ it's a balancing act, an urgent rescue when a hospital but i got to give the people what they want -- run by doctors without boarders more box. any words for the critics? is hit. a u.s. official tells cnn that what can i say? critties gonna neg. the russians and syrians are now [ applause ] the what?! dropping about 100 bombs every [ laughs ] day and firing ballistic missiles here in northwest syria. the russians insist they didn't bomb any hospitals. the state department making a
not so indirect accusations. >> we're pretty confident in our assessment this was russia that if you have moderate to severe ulcerative colitis or crohn's, carried out these strikes. >> reporter: this is not the u.s. war against isis, it's the and your symptoms have left you with the same view, russians against rebels and it may be time for a different perspective. civilian wz p there's no if other treatments haven't worked well enough, indication that bombs will let ask your doctor about entyvio, up by the end of the week when a the only biologic developed and approved cease fire is supposed to go just for uc and crohn's. into effect. >> unfortunately we've seen the entyvio works by focusing right in the gi-tract russians and the regime not to help control damaging inflammation stop, but accelerate their and is clinically proven to begin helping many patients achieve both symptom relief as well as remission. offensive. >> reporter: children in despair infusion and serious allergic reactions after other hospital and school can happen during or after treatment. are hit. entyvio may increase risk of infection, babies, the youngest victims. which can be serious. while not reported with entyvio, pml, president obama condemning the a rare, serious brain infection caused by a virus air strikes. >> a bunch of rebels are not may be possible. going to be able to compete with tell your doctor if you have an infection, the hardware of the second most experience frequent infections, or have flu-like symptoms, or sores. powerful military in the world. liver problems can occur with entyvio. if your uc or crohn's medication >> reporter: senator john mccain isn't working for you, ask your gastroenterologist about entyvio. believes the cease fire is
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which could be serious. i think what this is about right ask your doctor about toujeo®. now is the russiansened a the syrian army backed by the russian air strikes, they want to take the city and i don't think we're going to see any the association of southeast change in the dynamic until the asian nations mr. obama answered battle has taken place. questions about the upcoming >> so in effect their playing battle over the next supreme lip service to a notion of the cease fire while they change the court nominee. facts on the ground? >> there is a position open after the death of justice >> that's right. i think they will continue to scalia. republicans say the next president should be the one to advance, to fight over the city. it's possible that if they take the city, then at that point choose his successor. they would observe the cease president obama says the fire. perhaps one positive thing is constitution is clear. >> there's no unwritten law that that part of the point of the says it can only be done on off cease fire was to allow years. that's not in the constitutional humanitarian aid to come in. text. >> the big picture here, looking i'm amused when i hear people who claim to be strict at everything happening right now, does it look as if the united states and the west has interpreters of the constitution made this decision that suddenly reading into it a whole essentially the overriding series of provisions that are strategic interest in syria not there. there is more than enough time right now is to defeat isis and so for want of a better term for the senate to consider in a
they're throwing the moderate opposition under the bus. thoughtful way the record of a >> i don't think they're doing nominee that i present and to that. it's not clear what more they could be doing at the moment to make a decision. support the moderate opposition. i think they're taking the long >> the argument over whoever the view, obama views getting president nominates for the supreme court seems to come down involved militarily in syria at to is the senate compelled to deeper level than the current consider the nominee or does it have the option to ignore the large quantity of air strikes president and do nothing. would just be gegts into a kwag we have a constitutional lawyer myer and would not advance our from atlanta to try to work interests or the interests of through the legal issues. the rebels. >> we have turkey now stepping is there a clause in the constitution that says the up the calls for ground operations in syria something senate must vote for the which the americans are unlikely president's nominee for the supreme court? >> no, there's nothing that to agree to at least with clear in the constitution. what the constitution says is putting american boots on the ground. is this the beginning of an even that the president shall nominate justices to the supreme court and the senate shall give broader split between the u.s. its advise and consent over and turkey? >> it may be. those nominations, but there's nothing in there about a in any case it's a scarey moment timetable, there's nothing in because we have turkey seriously there about the mechanics of doing that. thinking about sending in ground it's very vague. it's very broad. troops to prevent the kurds from we just know that the constitution gives the president the right and the authority to
establishing a strip of make the nomination and then the territory that they control senate is supposed to pass on along the turkish boarder. it. >> so if you accept the concept if the turks get more deeply or the argument that doing nothing as far as the senate is involved and they come into concerned is not an option, is conflict with russia, then we there anything in the have the real prospect of a clash between a nato power and constitution which compels the senate to act? russia and turkey invoking >> no. i think the way to compel the article five of the north atlantic treaty calling on the other nato members to come to senate to give an up or down vote would be politically. its defense. put the praesh on the media and i think everybody on the nato the congress to say the president has done his job, he's side would like to avoid that, made the appointment when he but turkey is extremely anxious does, so the senate should do its job and give this nominee an up or down vote, but there's about the advances being made by nothing in the constitution that gives the president any authority to compel the senate the kurdish militants. to act. what i think the senate will do >> so bleak. is not simply refuse to consider >> thank you for coming in. the nomination, they'll table it. they'll delay it. we'll move on now. the u.s. rock band that they'll say we're debating it. performed on the a theater in we're think being it. we're looking into the nominee's paris when terrorists killed background so there are ways for dozens of people last year, they the senate to get around it's returned to finish the show. the eagles of death metal performed at another venue for
constitutional responsibility without flat out rejecting its hundreds of survivors and duty to do so. >> is that a flaw or feature of relatives of those killed during last year's concert. the constitution? justice scalia argued back in >> they spoke to the band before the concert and reflected on that tragic night. 2014 that senatal is not a bug, it's a calculated feature of the >> we ran around the backstage of the bataclan, came face to constitutional framework. face with one of them, the do you agree with that? shooters in the hallway, and >> i do the constitution has only reason he didn't get me was survived because it's not detailed in areas like this, it leaves a lot open for because his gun was too big and interpretation and that's what he couldn't fit it through the lawyers like me and justices doorway. it hit the door frame as he like scalia made our living doing is interpreting the vague brought it down. language in the constitution. >> a team of 30 psychologists so i don't think the constitution ever envisioned the were on hand for anyone country going without a full overwhelmed by the emotion of supreme court for an entire year, but at the same time they the evening. we're going to take a break. we'll have more in just a did not want to put any specific moment. details in the constitution about how we handle the nomination and confirmation process. >> a bigger picture here, there are a number of examples within the constitution where the president is compelled to act, but the congress is not.
>> that's right. the constitution gives a lot of authority and discretion to both the president and to the congress. the president as the executive under article two of the constitution really is compelled to act in certain situations like being commander in chief of you've finally earned enough reward miles the military, to make the on your airline credit card. initial appointment of justices to the supreme court. now you just book a seat, right? the executive i think is not quite. sometimes those seats are out of reach, envisioned by our constitution costing an outrageous number of miles. is someone more powerful than the legislative. they have to think about thing. it's time to switch... they do thangs in their own to the capital one venture card. time, but the constitution with venture, you'll earn unlimited double miles certainly does compel our president to take certain steps on every purchase, every day. that the congress cannot do. and when you're ready to travel, just book the flight you want, on any airline and use your miles to cover the cost. >> so at the end of the day now that's more like it. what's in your wallet? you're saying there is enough in this to argue both cases and ultimately this will be decided by politics. >> exactly. i think political questions like this come down to the politics of the moment. we've seen how polarized the congress is right now. i would be surprised that the
president gives a nomination that the senate gives that nominee an up or down vote. >> that's where it looks like it will go from here. we're in for an interesting year. >> absolutely. >> good to speak with you. thank you for coming. >> thank you. as you might expect justice scalia's sudden death has hundreds of crash simulations. thousands of hours of painstaking craftsmanship. conspiracy theories online. >> even donald trump suggesting and an infinite reserve of patience... foul play was involved, even though there's not one piece of ...to create a vehicle that looks, drives and thinks like nothing else on the road. evidence. >> reporter: donald trump heating up the latest south the all-new glc. carolina polls fanned flames of the suv the world has been waiting for. starting at $38,950. conspiracy. >> we need an immediate autopsy before the body is disposed of good.how was your commute? what do you think of that. >> it's a horrible topic but yours? good. xerox real time analytics make they found a pillow on his face. transit systems run more smoothly... >> a pillow wasn't found on his and morning chitchat... less interesting. face, the owner tells cnn, it transportation can work better. was over his head. with xerox.
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scalia's family asked for no autopsy. friends say they had been on multiple fishing and huntsing trips together and he did not appear to have a serious health problem. all of this leads former d.c. homicide investigator says more should have been done. >> this is a sitting justice on the supreme court and we cannot have any questions about cause and manor of his death. >> a death investigator should and still could be called in to answer questions. >> one of the things that a breaking news just in. trained investigator would look for is any signs of hemorrhaging new top dog has been crowned at in the eyelids, in the lips, the west minister kennel club. which would be a sign of >> best in show dog tonight of possible sufficient occasion. also to smell the breath for any 2016. >> i never watched the show. unusual odors. >> i have. >> reporter: here is something it's awesome. important to remember, we live >> the winning dog is a in an internet age that
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an australian retiree went viral back in 2010 after imitating some scarey neighbor dogs. his imitation was remixed. it even scared real dogs. though psycheo dog man suffered some of the exact mockery, his dog would make mince meat of hillary's. >> who let the dogs out? >> reporter: cnn, new york. so apparently hillary clinton not the only u.s. presidential candidate growling like a dog these days. >> i wish we could have that argument on a debate stage instead of -- it's not a skill set i ever envisioned being necessary to aspire to the presidency of the united states, but i've gotten better at it.
i know you're wondering who is going home. bush used this moment during a campaign stop tuesday to imitate the bickering between candidates. he took a jab at donald trump he must work to have the last word with him because trump is a bully. >> maybe he could bark in the next debate. >> we do have the town halls coming up. >> he could be barking. >> he might be. you are watching "cnn newsroom." my computer's dying again. you'll need to email us so we can issue you a ticket. but you're right here. it's protocol. or, you can try staples tech services next day guarantee. it's fast and done right. i'll do that instead. that's not protocol marsha. in by noon, out by 5 the next day. staples. make more happen.
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course all around the world. i'm rose marie church. this is "cnn newsroom." in the fierce battle for votes in the upcoming south carolina primary, republican presidential candidates are resorting to name-calling and character attacks, and it's only going to intensify in the run-up to saturday's vote. president obama was unusually candid in his assessment of front-runner's donald trump's chances and trump was quick to respond. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. and the reason is because i have a lot of faith in the american people. and i think they recognize that being president is a serious job. it's not hosting a talk show or a reality show. it's not promotion.
it's not marketing. it's hard. and a lot of people count on us getting it right. [ laughter ] >> he has done such a lousy job as president. [ cheers and applause ] >> you look at our budgets. you look at our spending. we can't beat isis. obamacare is terrible. we're going to terminate it. we're going to absolutely terminate and replace it. i mean you look at everything. our borders are like swiss cheese. this man has done such a bad job, he has set us back so far. and for him to say that actually is a great compliment if you want to know the truth. >> well, the back and forth comes as a new poll shows trump with a healthy lead in the state hosting the next republican
primary. cnn orc poll shows 38% of likely south carolina voters support trump, putting him 16 points ahead of ted cruz. marco rubio is at 14%. jeb bush just barely in double digits. ben carson and john kasich trailing the pack. among democrats, the same survey shows hillary clinton with a sharp lead over bernie sanders, 56% to 38%, due in part to the strong support she's getting from women and black voters. meanwhile, president obama may have to battle senate republicans over the u.s. supreme court. he has vowed to nominate a successor to the late justice antonin scalia, and they have promised to block his pick. justice correspondent pamela brown has more. >> this will be the opportunity for senators to do their job. your job doesn't stop until you're voted out. i intend to do my job between now and january 20th of 2017,
and i expect them to do their job as well. >> reporter: tonight, president obama is sending a strong message to senate republicans. he will nominate a replacement for justice antonin scalia no matter what. >> i am going to present somebody who indisputably is qualified for the seat and any fair-minded person, even somebody who disagreed with my politics, would say would serve with honor and integrity on the court. >> reporter: senate republicans are vowing to block any nominee until a new president is in office. presidential candidate marco rubio weighed in from the campaign trail today. >> our next president is going to choose not just the replacement for justice scalia but at least two other supreme court justices possibly. we know this because at least three of the justices are near 80 years of age. so we know that eventually, they'll have to retire or something will happen. >> reporter: republican senate judiciary committee chairman
chuck grassley told radio iowa he has not made up his mind about whether there will shall confirmation hearings for any potential candidate. >> i would wait until the nominee is made before i would make any decisions. in other words, take it a step at a time. >> reporter: democratic leaders came out in full force to defend the president's position. minority leader harry reid warned in a scathing op-ed, republicans risk being quote, remembered as the most naked led. democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton also chimed in, firing off 11 tweets, calling any vow to block prosch's nominee disgraceful. the white house is expected to announce a nominee within a month. >> i intend to nominate somebody to present them to the american people, to present them to the senate. i expect them to hold hearings. i expect there to be a vote. >> reporter: pamela brown, cnn, washington. >> joining me now to talk more about this is cnn political
commentator ryan lizzor. thank you so much for being with us. so let's start by taking a listen to what the head of the senate judiciary committee, chuck grassley had to say about filling the supreme court vacancy. >> i think that it should wait until the next election, and i believe that that's the right thing to do because it's a very important position, and it would be kind of in line with what democratic leaders said in the tail end of the bush administration. said that bush should not appoint somebody to the supreme court because they had to be concerned about balance. and i'm concerned about balance the same way they are. >> so, ryan, what is the right thing to do here? should president obama fill this supreme court justice vacancy, or should it be left for the next president to do? there seem to be a very split decision on this. >> well, let's just state at the
outset that both parties are generally hypocritical about these things. when one party is in power, they take the opposite view. but put all that aside for a second. our constitution is very clear about this. article ii, section 2, known as the appointments clause, says that the president shall nominate member pizs of the sup court. that means it is his duty to do so. of course there's nothing legally binding. if he doesn't do, he can't get in trouble or be arrested, but the constitution is crystal clear that the president retains all of his powers and responsibilities for the entirety of his term. he has almost one quarter of his second term left, so of course it is in his rights, and it is arguably his constitutional duty to nominate someone to the supreme court. >> okay. so his constitutional duty, that is not in question here.
what about those concerns chuck grassley raised regarding balance, the democrats have those same concerns at the end of the bush administration as he referred to there. now the country facing that same problem again. how valid is that concern, and how might president obama deal with that concern when it comes to coming up with a list of possible people to fill that vacancy? >> well, this has been the great fear of democrats and republicans since 1991. this is the first time that a president will make an ideological change to the court. when what we have had since '91, is we have had republicans picking conservative replacements, you know, in other words, conservatives replacing conservatives. or liberals replacing liberals. this time, we have arguely the most conservative member of the court being replaced by a liberal democratic president. that's why the fight is so raw over this. if this had been a ruth bader
ginsbu ginsburg, if this had been another liberal who left the court and was replaced, it would not have reached this sort of fight that it's going to reach here. that's why the stakes are so serious because the ideological makeup of the court is at stake for the first time in a very long time. the constitution is very clear about what the senate can do. it can either accept or reject the nominee, and i think politically, republicans who control the senate obviously have made a bit of a mistake here because they came out immediately, literally within hours of scalia's death, saying that they would not approve of anyone that obama picked. well, that's going to make them look a little unreasonable in the eyes of the public. what they should have done is waited, and if you notice some of the smart republicans are doing this now, waiting and saying, we'll see who it is, even though we're likely not tow accept that person.
>> we will certainly watch that. i do want to move to the campaign trail now. president obama has said that donald trump will not win, but trump's poll numbers for south carolina show him well ahead of his republican rivals. and he could very well become the republican nominee. so why is mr. obama so sure about his prediction that trump won't win? the numbers don't appear to stack up. >> well, i think you'd have to say that donald trump is the most likely republican to win the republican presidential nomination. looking at the numbers in a general election, i think it's very different in donald trump's weaknesses in a general election are massive. he has really alienated a huge chunk of the mass public. but in the republican primaries, he is in the -- he's best positioned right now to win. he came in second in iowa. he had a smashing success victory in new hampshire, and he is poised to win south carolina. if he does, it will be very difficult to stop him. the main reason it will be difficult to stop him is because
all of his opponents are divided. so you have donald trump winning a third or more of the electorate, and then the two-thirds of the electorate is divided between seven other candidates. that's been the problem with this entire race. those seven other candidates, the anti-trump coalition, which is a majority, can't rally around a single alternative. >> always a pleasure to speak with you. thanks so much. >> my pleasure. china has deployed surface to air missiles on the contested woody island in the south china sea according to taiwan. senior u.s. military officials. beijing claims it's in self-defense, but the move will likely raise tensions even further with neighboring countries locked in a territorial feud in the region. senior international correspondent ivan watson joins us from hong kong with the details. what's going on here exactly and how the region is responding to china's moves? >> reporter: well, let's first take a look at the map.
this is the south china sea. it's important because it's estimated maybe a third of all shipping globally travels through this body of water. there's a lot of disputes over archipelagos in this area between the different countries of the region. these are the pair asell islands which are claimed not only by china but also vietnam and taiwan. here on woody island, that is where china reportedly has placed surface to air missiles according to taiwanese and u.s. defense officials. now, some of this shouldn't come as a surprise. the chinese have had a presence here despite the territorial dispute for more than half a century. they were landing fighter planes on this airstrip, i'm told, as recently as last year. but it is interpreted by some as a provocation because u.s. president barack obama has been hosting leaders of southeast asian nations in california in recent days, and one of the big messages that the white house has been trying to send is that
in these territorial disputes, all nations, whether large or small, should get a say and should follow international law. he's also calling for an end to militarization of the south china sea and also insisted that the u.s. will continue what are so-called freedom of navigation operations. basically the u.s. has been sending in warplanes and ships, navy ships, into this area, challenging china's claims to some of these waters. one of the real areas of tension right now are the spratly islands, rosemary. they're very close to the philippines, quite far from china, and yet klein claichina s entire area as effectively chinese territory. look what it's been doing in some of the reefs and rocks. we're going to send you a before photo of an area that was called fiery cross. now look after the chinese engineers completed their work
there. they put in an airstrip. they put in -- they basically made it an island instead of a partially submerged reef despite the philippines cla' claims to very body of water and this rock. as you mentioned, china defends its moves here, claiming that it's putting in some military installations for self-defense, that it will not impede on freedom of navigation, and that some of this is being done to help fishing in the area and in case of medical emergencies. rosemary. >> the international community watching this very closely, and many people very uneasy. many thanks to you. the u.s. president is slamming russia over the role it's playing in syria's civil war. ahead, we will show you how he says moscow is jeopardizing hopes for peace. plus pope francis visits a mexican town hit hard by drug violence. the message he has for church
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next few days. it comes after u.n. special envoys began negotiations with the syrian regimes foreign minister in damascus. their talks are set to continue, and there are hopes to get permission for aide convoys into areas held by all sides in syria's civil war. >> we are being particularly talking about the issue about humanitarian unhindered access to all besieged areas, not only by the government, but also by the opposition and by isil. >> meantime, troops from the syrian regime have been quickly gaining ground in the civil war thanks in large part to russian air strikes. u.s. president barack obama says russian involvement is threatening a cease fire threatening to go into effect friday. >> reporter: syrians running for
their lives. warplanes overhead coming in for another round of air strikes in id lip, syria. an urgent rescue when a hospital run by doctors without borders is hit. a u.s. official tells cnn that the russians and syrians are now dropping about 100 bombs every day and firing ballistic mi missiles in northwest syria. the russians insist they didn't bomb any hospitals. the state department making a not so indirect accusation. >> we're pretty confident in our assessment that this was russia that carried out these strikes. >> reporter: this is not the u.s. war against isis. it's the russians and bashar al assad against rebels and civilians. there's no indication russian and syrian regime bombs will let up by the end of the week, when a cease-fire is supposed to go into effect. >> unfortunately we've seened
russians and the regime not stop but actually accelerate their offensive. >> reporter: north of aleppo, children in despair after another hospital and school are hit. babies in incube ators the youngest victims. president obama condemning the air strikes. >> a bunch of rebels are not going to be able to compete with the hardware of the second most powerful military in the world. >> reporter: senator john mccain believes the cease-fire is deeply flawed. >> if russia or the assad regime violates this agreement, what are the consequences? i don't see any. >> reporter: the defense department talking about consequences for moscow, though with few details. >> the pentagon will respond to the situation on the ground depending on how this agreement plays out. >> reporter: but defense officials tell cnn the reality is no u.s. military action against syrian or russian forces
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criminal organizations which field terror. it is difficult to feel the riches of a nation when there are no opportunities for dignified work. >> pope francis also had a special message for catholic church leaders in the city. cnn's rosa flores has the details. >> reporter: pope francis breaking bread in the state of militia wa kahn. this is the epicenter of the drug war where back in 2006, the former mexican president sent 6,500 soldiers to fight the drug war. well, since then, more than 80,000 people have died. pope francis today talked to the priests and to the nuns here and said to be careful and not to fall into the temptations of the drug war. now, he also told bishops the same thing. he said take care of your priests, who are working out on the streets in these violent, violent situations. now, after this, pope francis
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welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm rose marie church. i want to update you now. china has deployed surface to air missiles on a disputed island in the south china sea. that's according to taiwan and senior u.s. military officials. beijing claims it's in self-defense. the move could ratchet up
tensions with neighboring countries, which are already locked in a territorial feud with china in the region. a u.s. state department spokesman says russia must, quote, put up or shut up if a cease-fire in syria is to take effect on friday. world powers, including russia, agreed in principle to the truce last week, but the spokesman says russia continues to supply the syrian regime and carry out air strikes. u.s. president barack obama is promising to nominate someone, quote, indisputably qualified to succeed the late supreme court justice antonin scalia. senate republicans say the next president, who they hope is from their party, should be the one to choose. well, on the democratic side of the u.s. presidential race, the latest poll shows hillary