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srinivasan and good morning,. split decision. donald trump winning big in florida. >> we're going to win, win, which, and we're not stopping. >> and john kasich scoring his first victory in his home state of ohio. >> i will not take the low road to the highest office in the land. >> as marco rubio drops out. >> it is not god's plan that i be president in 2016 or maybe ever. the race now entering uncharted waters as hillary clinton moves closer to locking up the democratic nomination and takes direct aim at the gop front-runner. >> our commander in chief has to be able to defend our country, not embarrass it. >> our team breaks down the winners and losers and donald trump joins us live. and breaking news. president obama announces he's decided who he's nominating for the supreme court.
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the very latest right now. also breaking overnight, twisters tearing through the midwest. nine reported tornadoes touch down destroying homes. as hail, lightning and severe storms wreak havoc on roads now there are new warnings out this morning. >> good morning america. breaking newsment president obama has just announced he's made his choice for the supreme court. as the chief judge of the court of appeals. merrick garland. 63 years old for the district of columbia. long career on the district court appointed by president clinton in 1996 and served in the justice department under president clinton oversaw the prosecutions of the oklahoma city bomber and the union any bomber that is judge merrick garland. he is president obama's choice
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for the supreme court. we will have president obama's announcement at 11:00 a.m. eastern from the rose garden. when he comes to make that announcement that abc news learned that merrick garland will be the president's choice by the death of justice antonin scalia back in january. this is going to be a bitter battle. republicans have said they will not give judge garland a hearing, the president's choice a hearing. they say that should be left to the president's successor. but we have the news that president obama does intend to nominate merrick garland to justice scalia's seat on the supreme court. >> strong showing for hillary clinton as her campaign broke out in song. ♪ it goes on and on and on ♪ strangers waiting
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>> and donald trump had a big night too wins at least three states, but john kasich kept his hopes alive by taking all the delegates in his home state of ohio, that makes it harder for trump to wrap up the nomination early. >> kasich was in the zone. his campaign sent out this video of him making this shot and, you know, after seeing that we were wondering if it was a lucky shot, so we went to the source and this is what we found. he made at least three in a row. his campaign, now they're saying this is a whole new ball game and that this race -- >> very good. >> and the knicks are also reaching out. one way or the other he's going to have a job. >> we reached out to the source to make sure. >> all right. we're covering every angle as you can imagine for the race for the white house. we have tom llamas in palm beach, florida, this morning. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump calls this the biggest story in the world right now. a political outsider bringing in new voters winning and knocking off seasoned politicians.
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now, the field is smaller today, and trump may have to take this race all the way to the convention floor. donald trump wanted to deliver a knockout blow and overnight he nearly did taking at least three of the five states including tuesday's crown jewel, florida. even trump was shocked. >> nobody has ever, ever in the history of politics received the kind of negative advertising that i have. mostly false, i wouldn't say 100% but about 90%. and you explain it to me because i can't. my numbers went up. i don't understand it. nobody understands it. >> reporter: the trump train ran over the competition everywhere, but ohio. a confetti bomb rained down on ohio governor john kasich after his big win there. >> i will not take the low road to the highest office in the land. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: kasich who has virtually no chance of reaching the number of delegates needed
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to win the nomination outright is hoping for a contested convention. >> well, guess what, tomorrow i'm going to philadelphia. [ cheers and applause ] and then i'm going -- i don't know -- all over the country, okay. >> reporter: in florida trump's victory silenced senator marco rubio's campaign. >> while we are on the right side, this year, we will not be on the winning side. america is in the middle of a real political storm, a real tsunami and we should have seen this coming. >> reporter: cruz who picked up delegates but no victories calling on rubio's supporters to come to his side. >> only two campaigns has a plausible path to the nomination, ours and donald trump's. nobody else has any mathematical possibility whatsoever. >> reporter: now donald trump says he'll unify the republican party. last night there was a problem.
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exit polls show 44% of non-trump voters say they're not going to support him in november. if he wants to win the general election he needs to make sure the republicans vote for him. george. >> thanks. let's talk to mr. trump. he joins us by phone. congratulations on the three wins last night. ahead in missouri as well. how do you wrap this up? >> well, i think they just called missouri. i think we won missouri also, so we had four wins last night which is a great feeling and we just keep going. i mean, it's -- i think we do it before getting to the convention, frankly, i think it shouldn't be that hard. but we -- i think we'll do fantastically in arizona. we have the backing of sheriff joe, popular guy out there and lots of others and i think we'll do very well. >> you still have to win more than half the delegates going forward to wrap it up before the nomination. both your opponents say they can block you before the convention. so what would it mean if you go in with the most delegates but don't get the nomination? >> well, i think that would be very bad for the party. we have people that are, you know, very fervent and they love
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what we're saying. they're joining the party. people that never voted before. they're some of our biggest fans and this is a great thing. we've brought people into this democracy of ours and it's really an amazing thing to watch. millions and millions of people and that's really the big story. i mean, the big story is how many people are coming to the polls. we're up 70%. some of the states we had 102% increase from what it was four years ago, so there's a tremendous fervor out there and i think the republicans and the leadership of the republicans should grasp it because you're going to win in november if they take advantage of it. if they don't take advantage of it, if they play games, if they say, well, he's 50 votes short and therefore he's not getting it or we're going to give it to somebody that got thrown out of the primary in the second week, you're going to have a problem. there's going to be a tremendous -- there's going to be a tremendous problem, i think. >> what do you say to those four in ten republicans who went to
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the polls last night and said they would seriously consider a third party if you're the nominee? >> well, i understand what they're saying because it's been a very tough campaign. it's been a very nasty campaign and they were with somebody else and the somebody else may not be in the race anymore. and there are a lot of hard feelings and so i understand it, but just let me tell you a third party guarantees not 90% or 99%, 100% that your democrats will win, probably hillary, i guess it's hillary, looks like it if she gets to the starting gate which she probably will, frankly, but it guarantees -- now you have four supreme court judgeships coming up that means they would take over for 50 years probably this country will never be the same and probably will never -- >> should the senate give president obama's choice a hearing? >> no, i don't think so. i think they should do what they're doing and wait till the next president and let the next president pick. i would do -- i would do that. >> finally, mr. trump, you mentioned hillary clinton.
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she took aim at you last night in her speech and is already looking to the general election. she condemned what she called your bluster and bigotry and said you're not strong, you're wrong. how would you counter that in a general election? >> well, i don't think hillary has the strength or energy to be a great president or to be president. i really don't. i mean, i understand where we're coming from. i understand exactly what i'm saying. she does not have the strength. she does not have the energy and i think she would be not a very good president and i think it would be a big mistake. i think in many ways she'll be an embarrassment. look at what she's going on with her e-mails. she's under federal investigation. i think she would be a major embarrassment for the country. >> thanks for joining us. >> thanks very much. >> george, speaking of hillary clinton, going to the democratic race now and she had a big night overnight. sweeping bernie sanders in at least four of the races. abc's cecilia vega has the latest, she's also in palm beach, florida, for us, of course, one of the states where clinton was victorious. good morning, cecilia.
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>> reporter: robin, good morning. it was a huge win for hillary clinton and a big blow for bernie sanders. while he is still vowing to stay in this fight this gives clinton the boost she needs to move forward in locking up this nomination. it was a night that had hillary clinton beaming. >> thank you, florida. thank you, north carolina. thank you, ohio. >> reporter: a sweeping win leaving clinton and her supporters looking ahead to one thing. >> we are moving closer to securing the democratic party nomination and winning this election in november. >> reporter: clinton now closer than ever to closing the deal. >> if we win in november, i know our future will be brighter tomorrow than yesterday. >> reporter: the win in ohio surprising even her own campaign. but now she's focused on another rival. >> when we hear a candidate for president call for rounding up
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12 million immigrants, banning all muslims from entering the united states, when he embraces torture, that doesn't make him strong, it makes him wrong. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: bernie sanders in arizona not once mentioning the loss. >> don't let people tell you that you can't think big. >> reporter: or what comes next. >> you do not have to accept the status quo. >> reporter: clinton telling me she's in no rush to ask him to drop out any time soon. >> it's his campaign to run any way that he chooses. i went all the way to the end against barack obama. i'm not ever going to tell anybody that they should step out. >> reporter: and proof that hillary clinton is already looking ahead to a general election, a new ad that she released in arizona, it's about immigration and it features not
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bernie sanders but donald trump. >> got that. all right, cecilia, thank you. abc's jon karl joins us with the race on those all-important delegates and, jon, let's start with the democrats. the results yesterday, how does that change the race? >> well, robin, a huge night for hillary clinton. she won four of the five states, still waiting on missouri and that means she won last night the lion's share of the delegates. look at this, 408 delegates to just 237 for bernie sanders. where does it leave the race now? hillary clinton so far is two-thirds of the way to getting the delegates she needs to clinch the nomination. she is getting close to a mathematical lock on this. bernie sanders would need to win all the remaining states by a landslide to catch up with her. >> as we know, jon, not as clear cut when it comes to the republicans and the delegates. >> not as clear cut but this was also a huge night for donald trump. he's won three of the five states so far, missouri also still close to call. he lost ohio but look at the delegates. the lion's share of the delegates going to donald trump last night.
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kasich coming in second with 75 and in terms of where he stands so far he has not a big a lead over hillary clinton but more than half the way. towards getting the delegates he needs to win. as for john kasich, that huge win, you saw the confetti in ohio, he would need, robin, 101% of the remaining delegates to clinch before the convention. 101%. that's hard to do. >> yes, it is. all right, jon, thank you. george. >> breaking live on the west coast with the news we got as we were coming on the air in the west. that president obama will pick judge merrick garland, the senior judge on the court of appeals in the district of colombia to be his choice to fill the vacancy on the supreme court left by the passing of antonin scalia. judge garland, senior judge, strong background at the justice department as well seen as a moderate in another time might be a relatively easy confirmation. >> reporter: in a normal time
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this is about the most confirmable choice that president obama could make. he is a judge's judge, merrick garla garland. deeply admired throughout the legal community. his former clerks and lawyers say this is a judge who takes each case as it comes. reads the briefs, studies the issue and you can't predict where he's going to end up. in fact, liberals have raised objections to him before being considered when he was considered for the supreme court when justice sotomayor and kagan were appointed. but in these days, in these times with the republicans in the senate vowing to block any nominee at all, even judge merrick garland, one of the most admired in the country is probably not going anywhere across the street in the senate. >> another surprise, the president had diverse picks on his previous two picks. sotomayor, the first latina on
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the court. merrick garland, a little bit older, 63 years old. >> reporter: he would be one of the oldest associate justices ever named to the supreme court. i think what you can read in that is that president obama has taken into account where he is politically. where the senate is and he's not trying to put some flaming liberal on the court or make some grand statement about who he is naming a judge to the supreme court. he's trying to do business here in washington with the kind of judge that he believes a reasonable senator should be able to confirm. now, right out, we do not live in reasonable political times but what you can see is that president obama as he says he's done his job and now he thinks that the senate should do their job. we'll see. >> how will they respond. let's take it to john carl at the white house as well. jon, so far we have seen the leader of the senate republicans saying no chance that any pick
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from the president is going to get a hearing. does his background make a difference? >> the republicans have been explicit at the background of the nominee is utterly irrelevant. they are saying the issue is whether or not a president obin his final year can nominate somebody that would change the balance of power on the supreme court. the republicans say no. the president could send the reincarnation of abraham line con. they said no vote, no confirmation of anybody that president obama would pick. this is a very interesting pick for another reason. merrick garland is a former prosecutor who prosecuted two of the most high profile terrorism cases that we have seen in recent times, the uni-bomber case and the oklahoma city bombing case. he sought the death penalty in both. you can see why in a normal time this would be a pick that republicans would likely look
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favorably on. these ast terry moran says are not normal times. >> in order to increase pressure to see if they might crack but to put pressure on the senators up for reelection. >> they are putting an all-out campaign and putting pressure on those senators and several of them. rob portman in ohio. kelly aot in new hampshire. ron johnson in wisconsin. these are purple states, where democrats do well where the candidates will face -- senators will face tough reelections. they are going to put pressure. here's the question though, is republicans, many republicans have said if donald trump is the nominee they guarantee hillary clinton wins in the general election. what do they do if donald trump emerges out of cleveland as the republican nominee? what do they do if we get to the
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general election, you have a lame duck session of congress. do they decide maybe this pick isn't all that bad? >> will there be enough time. we also still have four to four split on be supreme court. what does that mean if this vacancy isn't filled? >> on the big cases, most of the supreme court's work of course they get consensus. on the four to four cases, that means they will not be able to do their job and say what the law is. the lower court opinions will stand. >> okay. we're going to see the president at the rose guarden at 11:00 a.m. to nominate judge merrick garden to the supreme court. we'll go to ginger with a major wind warning. what do you got. >> he got it. >> he did. >> let's go back to ginger. more on the wind. >> big time wind coming through. and snow on the other end.
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. you are looking live at the supreme court right now. abc news learned president obama will nominate judge merrick gar land to to supreme court. we'll have the announcement at 11:00 a.m. eastern. >> hillary clinton and donald trump celebrating big wins overnight. clinton winning at least four of five states. trump winning at least three but stopped in ohio by governor john kasich. and the president making another decision. he's revealing his march madness bracket. that's the big decision. florida gulf coast make it to the big dance on tuesday. we'll find out who the president picked. >> he put thought into that. >> which one did he pick first
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his bracket? >> who noknows. >> cue the music. ♪ >> indiana jones is back. >> a lot of fans are giving -- saying we're excited about this movie can't wait to see harrison ford back in this saddle. but a lot are saying he'll be 77 years old when the movie comes out. >> good for him. >> good for him. >> i think he's like wine, he gets better with age and as indiana jones, he can do anything at any age. >> you talked to him and said he wanted to do it before he was 80. >> yep, check. >> i got a lot of things i want to do before i'm 80. i better get to it. we'll start with the latest in hulk hogan's $100 million sex tape lawsuit against gawker. the website's founder nick denton taking the stand facing tough questions from the wrestler's lawyers and the jurors. abc's linzie janis is at the courthouse in petersburg, florida, with more. good morning, linzie. >> reporter: good morning, robin. hogan's lawyers laying into denton trying to get to the bottom of whether he gave editors the green light to post
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that tape. in court tuesday, lawyers for hulk hogan trying to find out what gawker founder nick denton knew about his site's posting of the hogan sex tape and when. >> according to your deposition testimony which you gave us under oath that was before it was published, correct? >> i believe i was aware that the story was coming, yes. >> no, no, no, it doesn't work like that. >> reporter: hogan's lawyers arguing he set the tone of the site showing the jury an e-mail he sent to staff bragging about gawker's scoring big after republishing paparazzi photos of princess kate sunbathing topless in 2012 and that hogan's sex tape. >> the examples you used for gawker were royal breasts and hulk sex, right. >> in this month yes. >> reporter: also asking denton to explain a 2013 interview in which he called the invasion of privacy positive for society. >> and your answer, i think the world is coming around to our presumption on privacy which is
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that when somebody becomes the publisher as people do at quite a young age on facebook they become sort of public figures. >> reporter: finally denton who described the tape as sweet and humanizing asked to read to the court former gawker editor in chief a.j. daulerio's commentary published alongside that tape. >> use your most humanizing tones. >> he stands on the side of the bed. >> reporter: the rest too graphic to air before letting him off the stand, the judge reading nine questions from the jury. >> if the video was gratuitous would you still believe that it's covered under the first amendment? >> no, i wouldn't. >> saying that gratuitous isn't covered by the first amendment, i think everybody understands our position and actually sounds like they were on our team today so it was a great day. >> reporter: and gawker says the version that it posted was not gratuitous. today bubba clem, the florida radio shock jock who made that coming to court to answer
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questions. he says he'll plead the fifth. george. >> thanks very much. now we have an abc news investigation into air ambulances. you've seen the work they do. 400,000 americans rushed to the hospital by helicopter just last year. in many cases they save lives but our investigation found they can also leave families with sky high bills facing debt collectors and lawsuits. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross has the details. >> reporter: emergency workers call it the golden hour. the crucial 60 minutes to get medical care for a patient facing death. >> they're just angels in the sky. truly. >> reporter: that urgent need has spawned a nationwide fleet of helicopter ambulances available around the clock but an abc news investigation conducted with our stations across the country has found that with some companies, they've also left many of the people they saved facing lawsuits, debt collectors, financial turmoil. >> i don't have the money to give them. >> reporter: with bills as high as $40,000 to $50,000 whose
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costs are not revealed in advance and all too often patients are left on the hook when insurance companies refuse to fully cover what they consider to be an excessive cost for the flight. >> i think there is certainly a case where you can say there is price gouging. >> reporter: the biggest of the helicopter ambulance companies, air methods operates in 48 states posting a profit last year of more than $100 million. the company says it's expensive to have state-of-the-art helicopters and crews available 24/7. but vice president paul webster concedes air methods charges far more than the actual cost to make up, he says, for the low government reimbursements for the poor and the elderly. >> if everybody paid their fair share it would cost $12,000. that's the reality that we operate in. >> reporter: the bill to airlift of daughter of this couple came
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to $47,000 for a 79-mile trip. that insurance only covered about a third of that. >> definitely going to cripple us financially. >> reporter: as is standard the air method's consent form he signed before the flight made no mention of the cost. why don't you put the price here so people know what they're signing on for. >> sure, it's a question that i can ask. >> reporter: you don't know the answer. >> no, i don't. >> reporter: some wonder if helicopters are always necessary. jean's daughter sofia was airlifted after complications from a tonsillectomy but took almost an hour for the helicopter to arrive and lift off and was able to drive the 37-mile distance to another hospital in almost the same amount of time. >> i left a few minutes before they took off and ended up arriving at the hospital about five minutes after they did. >> reporter: a ground ambulance would have cost $1500. but the bill for the helicopter came to $35,000 and even after insurance and some discounts, she still owes $17,000. >> it takes advantage of people when they are at their most vulnerable.
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>> air method says it will cut the cost for people who prove financial hardship but our investigation with the stations across the country found in the last five years the company has taken hundreds of their customers to court or called in debt collectors to make the people it once helped save pay up and under federal law they're considered an airline and can set any price they want. they cannot be regulated by any government agency. >> they're considered an airline. >> considered an airline under the deregulation price so set any price they want. >> you're so vulnerable. >> that is some investigation. thank you, brian. coming up, judge judy no stranger to courtroom drama, her show now is at the center of a lawsuit over how much she's getting paid. an important health alert for millions of americans battling pain. so many questions about those new guidelines for prescription painkillers so dr. besser is here live. when they thought they should westart saving for retirement.le then we asked some older people when they actually did start saving. this gap between when we should start saving
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coming up on 7:42 and back now with a new battle for judge judy. the courtroom star at the center
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of a multimillion dollar lawsuit claiming her $47 million a year salary is costing a talent agency cash. abc's linsey davis is here with all the details. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: that talent agency is rebel entertainment and in its new lawsuit the president of the firm says he discovered judge judy 20 years ago and helped her to get a show. since then as we all know judge judy has become a massive hit and rebel says they're supposed to get a cut but cbs isn't paying up. >> you are about to enter the courtroom of judge judith sheindlin. >> reporter: the no nonsense cut to the chase courtroom commander -- >> you speak, i rule then you shut up, do you understand? >> reporter: known for her sizzling shutdowns. >> don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining. >> reporter: finds herself in the middle of a courtroom drama, a multimillion dollar lawsuit. >> oh, please. >> reporter: talent agency rebel entertainment partners filed a lawsuit monday suing cbs television claiming the media
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giant failed to pay the millions in profits and saying the show is now losing money because of the judge's $47 million annual salary. >> $47 million is quite high for a salary and leaves nothing for any of the people that were supposed to receive profits from the show. >> reporter: the lawsuit claims rebel entertainment is entitled to 5% of the show's net profits but says they haven't received a dime since february 2010 when the judge's salary nearly doubled. that money allegedly coming out of the production budget. >> it's just an egregious violation of the contract and shouldn't be allowed and won't be allowed. >> reporter: rebel also accuses cbs of not consulting with them when the legal star had the spin-off show "hot bench." something they say cbs was obligated to discuss with them. >> sit down. >> reporter: in a statement full
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of her signature sass sheindlin who was not named as a plaintiff in the lawsuit calls it hilarious and says the president has somehow received over $17 million from my program. now complaining about not getting enough money. that's real chutzpa. >> there's only one person that gets the last word in, that's me. >> reporter: cbs declined to comment and referred us to judge judy's statement. rebel is seeking an undisclosed amount in damages. if the agency wins, it could have a big payout, just a reminder to everyone "judge judy" has been on air for 20 years and since its premiere in 1996 grossed $1.7 billion with a capital "b" dollars. >> so rebel couldn't go to judge judy. go to court against -- >> exactly, right. >> that would be a highly rated "judge judy." >> they should televise it, exactly. >> okay, linsey, thank you. coming up, harrison ford returning to the big screen as indiana jones. we'll have what his fans are saying this morning. fans are saying this morning.
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abc's t.j. holmes is here with the details, what do you have? >> strahan, spoiler alert, he will not be playing han solo ever again but harrison ford, at least he can give us indy but a lot are questioning is dr. jones still going to be carrying that whip or a cane. >> indiana jones, always knew someday you'd come walking back through my door. >> reporter: indiana jones is coming back to all of us, disney made the announcement that harrison ford will return as the iconic archaeologist in a fifth indiana jones movie. >> we have top men working on it right now. >> ford will again team up with steven spielberg who directed the first four films. >> you have chosen wisely. >> reporter: ford made clear to us a few months ago he wanted to reprise his role as indy. >> i would love to do another indiana jones and work with steven again. >> i think he said you wanted to do it before you turned 80. >> i'd like to see me do it before i turn 80. >> don't call me junior. >> reporter: overwhelmingly reaction focused on the fact
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. this is an abc news special report. battle for the supreme court. now reporting george stephanopoulos. good morning. we are breaking in now because president obama is about to enter the rose garden with his pick for the supreme court and abc news learned that the president will nominate judge merrick garland, chief judge for the court of appeals in washington, d.c. this nomination to fill a vacancy left by the death of antonin scalia last month. we'll go to the supreme court. judge garland seen as a moderate for the most part. senior justice on the d.c. circuit. in any of the year he might be seen as a relatively safe pick. >> absolutely.
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this is a man with a long and distinguished career in the legal circles. deeply admired. he would be in reasonably normal times imminently confirmable. just last week a leading republican said that he is a fine man and maybe president obama should name him. thinking he wouldn't. we'll hear more on that. but garland is 63 years old. he has been a prosecutor. led the prosecutions of the oklahoma city bombing and of the uni-bomber. so he has experience that way. those were depth penalties as well. he is a judge's judge. seen among his colleagues as the kind of judge who takes each case as it comes. reads the briefs, checks the law. you can't predict where he's going to come out. in fact, liberals have not been happy with his name surfacing in previous supreme court vacancies. this is a nomination that president obama is saying to the
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senate here's somebody that we can do business with, take him and see him for what he is, the distinguished moderate judge. however, these are not reasonable times. >> senators led by republican leader mitch mcconnell said us not about the individual, it's about be process. jon karl at the white house. jon, so far no signs that opposition is going to crack? >> no signs at all. we have heard this morning from several republicans or their spokes people on the committee saying not only will there not be a confirmation vote on the president's pick on garland but there won't be a hearing of the committee. it won't get to the first step. that said, the white house is prepared for an all-out campaign for garland's nomination. i expect to see this be a major theme for the president. this is in many ways one of his last if not last major legacy picks here and they will do an all-out fight to put pressure on those republicans to at least
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give merrick garland a hearing before the senate. >> abc's mary bruce on capitol hill. you have spoken to some republican senators including those who voted for judge garland in the past. >> absolutely. some of those republicans are welcoming the pick of merrick garland because they point out senator mitch mcconnell and the chair of the senate committee voted against him when he was confirmed in the past. they say that bolters their argument against the white house, they feel strongly that will not consider the president's nominee. and even those who supported garland in the past they say italian does not matter. this is not about merrick himself but principle. >> they say there will not be a hearing. the president in the oval office now. 63 years old. on the older side for a nomination of the supreme court. >> he is. he would be one of the oldest
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justices ever named to the supreme court. presidents like to pick them younger so they have a longer tenure and the presidential influence will remain longer. merrick garland has been a brides maid again and again. he's the guy that got pasted over. this is his time. unfortunately the republicans have said they won't even shake the man's hand which is an old curtsy. that's the kind of opposition he's facing. the senator of texas predicting he's going to be turned into a pinyata. and here's the president. >> good morning. everybody please have a seat. of the many powers and responsibilities that the constitution vests in the presidency, few are more consequential than appointing a supreme court justice.
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particularly one to succeed justice scalia, one of the most influential jurors of our time. the men and women who sit on the supreme court are the final arbitrators of american law. they safeguard our rights. they ensure that our system is one of laws and not men. they're charged with the task of applying principles put to paper more than two centuries ago to some of the most challenging questions of our time. so this is not a responsibility that i take lightly. it's a decision that requires me to set aside short term ex-peed yency to maintain faith with our founders. and perhaps more importantly with future generations. and that's why over the past several weeks i've done my best to set up a rigorous and comprehensive process.
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i've sought advice of republican and democratic members of congress. we reached out to every member of the senate judiciary committee to constitution scholars, bar associations representing opinions all across the spectrum. and today after completing this exhaustive process i've made my decision. i've selected a nominee who is widely recognized not only as one of america's sharpest legal minds but someone who brings to his work a spirit of decency, modesty, integrity, even-handedness and excel lens. these qualities and his long commitment to public service have earned him the respect and admiration of leaders from both sides of the aisle. he will bring that same character to bear on the supreme
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court, an institution which he is prepared to serve immediately. today i am nominating chief judge merrick brian garland to join the supreme court. [ applause ] >> now in law enforcement circles and the legal community at large judge garland needs no introduction but i would like to take a minute to introduce merrick to the american people who he already serves. he was born and raised in the land of lincoln, my hometown of chicago, my home state of illinois. miss mother volunteered in the community. his father ran a small business out of their home. inheriting that work ethic
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merrick became val he bick tore ran of his high school and earned a scholarship to harvard and put himself through school by working as a tutor, by stocking shoes in a shoe store and in what is always a painful moment for any young man by selling his comic book collection. it's tough. been there. merrick graduated from harvard law and the early years of his legal career bear all the traditional marks of excellence. he clerked for two president eisenhower's judicial appointees. first for judge henry friendly and supreme court justice william brennan. following his clerkships he joined a highly regarded laum focusing on litigation and pro bono representation.
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within four years he earn add partnership. the dream of most lawyers. but in 1989 just months after that achievement merrick made a highly unusual career decision. he walked away from a comfortable and lucrative law practice to return to public service. merrick accepted a low level job as a federal prosecutor and president george wh bush's administration and took a 50% pay cut. traded in his office for a closet that smelled of stale cigarette smoke. this is a time when crime in washington reached epidemic proportions and he quickly made a name for himself going after corrupt politicians and violent criminals. his sterling record as a prosecutor led him to the justice department. where he oversaw some of the most significant prosecutions in the 1990's.
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including overseeing every aspects of the federal response to the oklahoma city bombing. in the aftermath of that act of terror when 168 people and many small children were murdered, merrick had one evening to say goodbye to his own daughters before he boarded a plain to oklahoma city and he would remain there for weeks. worked side by side with first responders, rescue workers, local and federal law enforcement. he led the investigation and supervised the prosecution that brought timothy mcvay to justice. but perhaps most important is the way he did it. throughout the process merrick took pains to do everything by the book. when people offered to turn over evidence voluntarily he refused taking the harder route of obtaining the proper subpoenas instead because he would take no
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chances that someone who murdered innocent americans might go free on a technicality. merrick also made a concerted effort to reach out to the victims and their families, updating them frequently on the case's progress. everywhere he went he carried with him in his briefcase the program from the memorial service with each of the victims' names inside. a constant searing reminder of why he had to succeed. judge garland is often referred to his work on the oklahoma city case as and i quote, the most important thing i have ever done in my life. and through it all he never lost touch with that community that he served. it's no surprise then that soon after his work in oklahoma city, merrick was nominated to what's often called the second highest court in the land.
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the d.c. circuit court. during that process, during that confirmation process he earned overwhelming bipartisan praise from senators and legal experts alike. republican senator hatch who was chairman of the senate judiciary committee supported his nomination. back then he said in all honesty i would like to see one person come to this floor and say one reason merrick does not deserve this position. he actually accused fellow senate republicans trying to obstruct his confirmation of playing politics with judges. and he has since said that judge garland would be a consensus nominee for the supreme court who would be very well supported by all sides and there would be no question merrick would be confirmed with bipartisan support. ultimately merrick was confirmed
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to the d.c. circuit. the second highest court in the land. with votes from a majority of democrats and a majority of republicans. three years ago he was elevated to chief judge. and in his 19 years on the d.c. circuit, judge garland has brought his trademark diligence, compassion and unwaivering regard for the rule of law to his work. a circuit court known for strong-minded judges on both ends of the spectrum. he has earn add track record of building consensus as a fair minded judge who follows the law. he's shown a rare ability to bring together odd couples, assemble unlikely coalitions, persuade colleagues with ride ranging philosophies to sign on to his opinions. and this record on the bench speaks i believe to judge
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garland's fundamental temperament, his insistence that all views deserve a respectful hearing. his habit to borrow a phrase from justice stevens of understanding before disagreeing. and then disagreeing without being disagreed. it speaks to his ability to persuade. to respond to the concerns with others with air-tight logic. as his former colleague on the d.c. circuit and our current chief justice of the supreme court john roberts once said any time judge garland disagrees you know you're in a difficult area. at the same time chief judge garland is more than just a brilliant legal mind, he's someone who has a keen understanding that justice is about more than abstract legal theory, more than a footnote in a casebook. his life experience, his
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experience in places like oklahoma city informs his view that the law is more than an intellectual exercise. he understands the way law affects the daily reality of people's lives in a big complicated democracy and in changing times. and throughout his juries prudence runs a common thread a dedication to protecting the basic rights of every american, a conviction powerful voices may not be allowed to drown out the voices of every day americans. to find someone with such a long career of public service, to find someone who just about everyone not only respects but genuinely likes, that is rare. and it speaks to who merrick garland is not just as a lawyer but as a man.
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people respect the way he treats others. his genuine courtesy and respect for his colleagues and those who come before his court. they admire his civic-mindedness and mentoring his clerks, urging them to use their legal training to serve their communities and tutoring a young student at a elementary school each year for the past 18 years. they're moved by his devotion to his family. lynn, his wife of nearly 30 years and their two daughters, becky and jessie. as a family they indulge their love of hiking and skiing and canoeing and america by visiting our national parks. people respect merrick's deep and abiding passion for protecting our most basic constitutional rights. it's a passion i'm told that manifested itself at an early
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age. and one story is indicative of this. it's notable. as val bick torian he had to deliver a commencement address. the other student speaker spoke first and unleashed a critique of the vietnam war. fearing the controversy that might result, several parents decided to unplug the sound system and the rest of the student's speech was muffled and merrick didn't agree with the tone of his classmates remarks but stood by the side of the fellow student's voice he tossed aside his prepared remarks and delivered a defense of our first amendment rights. it was the beginning of a life-long career as a lawyer and prosecutor and judge devoted to protecting the rights of others. and he has done that work with
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decency and humanity and commonsense and a common touch. and i'm proud that he'll continue that work on our nation's highest court. i said i would take this process seriously and i did. i chose a serious man, merrick garland. over my seven years as president in all my conversations with senators from both parties in which i asked their views on qualified supreme court nominees, this includes the previous two seats that i had to fill, the one name that has come up repeatedly from republicans and democrats alike is merrick garland. now i recognize that we have entered the political season or perhaps these days it never
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ends. a political season noisier and more volatile than usual. i know that republicans will point to democrats who made it hard for republican presidents to get their nominees confirmed. and they're not wrong about that. there's been politics involved in nominations in the past, although it should be pointed out that in each of those instances democrats ultimately confirmed a nominee put forward by a republican president. i also know that because of justice scalia's outsized role on the court and in american law and the fact that americans are closely divided on a number of issues before the court, it is tempting to make this confirmation process an extension of our divided
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politics. the squabbling going on in the news every day. but to go down that path would be wrong. it would be a betrayal of our best traditions. and a betrayal of the vision of our founding documents. at a time when our politics are so polarized, at a time when norms and customs of political rhetoric and courtesy and commonty are so often treated like they're disposable, this is precisely the time when we should play it straight and treat the process of appointing a supreme court justice with the seriousness and care it deserves. because our supreme court really is unique. it's supposed to be above politics. it has to be. and it should stay that way.
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to suggest that someone is qualified and respected as merrick garland doesn't even deserve a hearing let alone an up or down vote to join an institution as important as our supreme court when two-thirds of americans believe otherwise. that would be unprecedented. to suggest that someone who has served his country with honor and dignity, with a distinguished track record of delivering justice for the american people, might be treated as one leader stated as a political pinata, that can't be right. tomorrow judge garland will travel to the hill to meet with the senators one on one. i simply ask republicans in the senate to give him a fair hearing. and then an up or down vote. if you don't then it will not
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only be an and days of the constitutional duty, it would nominate a process that is beyond repair. that will mean everything is subject to the most partisan of politics. everything. it will provoke an endless cycle of more tit for tat and make it impossible for any president, democrat or republican to carry out their constitutional function. the reputation of the supreme court will inevitably suffer. faith in our justice system will inevitably suffer. our democracy will ultimately suffer as well. i have fulfilled my constitutional duty. now it's time for the senate to
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do theirs. presidents do not stop working in the final year of their term. neither should a senator. i know that tomorrow the senate will leave town on recess for two weeks. my ernest hope is that senators take that time to reflect on the importance of this process to our democracy. not what's expedient. no what's happening at the moment. what does this mean for our institutions? for our common life? the stakes, the consequences, the seriousness of the job we all swore an oath to do. and when they return i hope that they'll act in a bipartisan fashion. i hope they're fair. that's all. i hope they are fair. as they did when they confirmed
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merrick garland to the d.c. circuit. i ask that they confirm merrick garland now to the supreme court. so that he can take his seat in time to fully participate in its work for the american people this fall. he is the right man for the job. he deserves to be confirmed. i could not be prouder of the work that he has already done on behalf of the american people. he deserves our thanks and he deserves a fair hearing and with that i would like to invite judge garland to say a few words. [ applause ]
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>> thank you mr. president. this is the greatest honor of my life. other than lynn agreeing to marry me years ago. it's also the greatest gift i ever received except the birth of our daughters. as my parents taught me by both words and deeds, the life of public service is as much a gift to the person who serves as it is to those he is serving. for me there could be no higher public service than serving as a member of the united states supreme court. my family deserves much of the credit for the path that led me here. my grandparents left the pail of settlement at the border of western russia and eastern europe in the early 1900's
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fleeing anti-sell tichl and hoping to make a better life for their children in america set e settling in the midwest making their way to chicago. there my father who ran the smallest of small businesses from a room in our basement took me with him as he made the rounds to his customers. always impressing upon me the importance of hard work and fair dealing. there my mother headed the local pta and school board and directed a volunteer services agency all the while instilling in my sisters and me the understanding that service to the community is a responsibility above all others. even now my sisters honor that example by serving the children of their communities. i know that my mother is watching this on television and crying her eyes out.
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so are my sisters who have supported me in every step i have taken. i only wish that my father were here to see this today. i also wish that we hadn't taught my older daughter to be so adventurous that she would be hiking in the mountains out of cell service range when the president called. it was the sense of responsibility to serve the community instilled by my parents that led me to leave my law firm in 1989. there one of my first assignments was to assist in the prosecution of a violent gang that come down and took over a public housing project and terrorized the residents. the hardest job we faced was persuading mothers and grandmothers that if they testified, we would be able to keep them safe. and convict the gang members.
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we succeeded only by convincing witnesses and victims that they could trust that the rule of law would prevail. years later when i went to oklahoma city to investigate the bombing of the federal building, i saw upclose the devastation that can happen when someone abandons the justice system as a way of resolving grievances and instead takes matters into his own hands. once again, i saw the importance of assuring victims and families that the justice system could work. we promised that we would find the perpetrators. that we would bring them to justice. and that we would do it in a way that honored the constitution. the people of oklahoma city gave us their trust and we did everything we could to live up to it. trust that justice will be done in our courts without prejudice
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or partisanship is what distinguishes this country from others. people must be confident that a judge's decisions are determined by the law and only the law. for a judge to be worthy of such trust he or she must be faithful to the constitution and to the statutes passed by the congress. must put aside personal views or preferences and follow the law. not make it. fidelity to the constitution and the law has been the cornerstone of my professional life. and is the hallmark of the kind of judge i have tried to be for the past 18 years. if the senate sees fit to confirm me to the position which i'm nominated today i promise to continue on that course. mr. president, it's a great
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privilege to be nominated by a fellow chicagoan. i am grateful beyond words for the honor you have bestowed upon me. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> congratulations. good job. >> an emotional judge merrick garland accepting the president's nomination calling it the honor of his life. it comes after a stirring and somewhat tough speech by the president aiming at the senate who said they are not going to give any hearing saying the president has done his job, he expects the senate to do the same and hopes they will be fair to judge garland. i want to go to terry moran at the supreme court right now. the president listed judge garland's qualities, said they are integrity, evenhandedness and excellence. >> you heard him as he struggled to control his emotions, the natural emotions for somebody on
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the verge of a nomination like this. the qualities, the sweetness is right at the middle of him that people who have had cases before him have felt confidence in his ability to judge fairly and with this nomination as president obama has suggested, he's done what he could to make the confirmation system work at this point. he has acknowledged with this nomination of a 63-year-old moderate glittering resume jurist where he is in his presidency. he's acknowledged the kind of election year politics he faced and says let's do business on this nomination. it remains to be seen whether any of this matters at all to republican party which is determined to block this all together. >> that is the question. let me take it to jon karl right now at the white house. the president also in his speech quoting republicans like one of the senior republicans who served on the judiciary
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committee saying he has been a consensus and quoting john roberts asterry asked is this going to make a difference or have they completely done in now. >> reporter: they have made it clear that this had nothing to do with who the president would pick. but with when he was making this pick. i don't think this will make any difference to the republicans. they have made it clear that this is simply the fact that the president in his final year, final months in office should not be able to pick somebody, name somebody to the court that will change the balance of that court for potentially a generation to come. keep in mind as the republicans look at this, this is not simply a supreme court vacancy. they are replacing justice antonin scalia, somebody really seen as the conservative cornerstone of the supreme court. they don't want to see president obama in his final months replacing that person and
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frankly they made it clear it doesn't matter who the person is he names even know though merrick garland who is somebody has had respect from republicans. >> okay. jon karl thanks very much. president obama has nominated judge merrick garland to the supreme court. we'll return to regular programming. for many that is good morning, america. plus a full wrap up on world news tonight. have ahave a good day. >> announcer: this has been a special report from abc news. we are back live on the west coast. president obama has just introduced his nominee to the supreme court. judge merrick garland. we saw them moments ago in the rose garden. president obama laying out the qualifications of judge garland,
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the senior judge on the d.c. circuit court of appeals. judge garland calling it the honor of his life, getting emotional as he talked about what a privilege it has been and will be to serve on the supreme court if indeed he is confirmed by the senate. i want to go to mary bruce who covers capitol hill. mitch mcconnell expected to respond to the president. we heard jon karl say in the special reports, this is not about judge garland the man, it is about the process. >> the republicans are not burjing saying no way will they consider -- it has nothing to do with him. but principle. even people who supported him in the past. senate republicans who supported his confirmation say it doesn't matter. that he's how strongly they feel. democrats are bracing for a big fight here. they plan to go after senate republicans hard on this one
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with the hope they may change their mind. that looks very unlikely. >> it sure does. the president raising the stakes in his nomination of garland saying the reputation to the supreme court, the fate of our justice system and our democracy are at stake here. >> certainly the highest stakes he could possibly put. but there is some truth in that, the government is so dysfunctional right now, this place is one of the places that does still deliberate where they will surprise you from time to time where it's not a partisan mud fight every single issue. the president warning not to turn it into one. >> okay. jon karl, mary bruce as well. we'll go back outside to ginger for the weather. hey ginger. happy birthday. we'll talk about the area hit last night.
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now high wind warnings from northeastern missouri through michigan and almost cleveland. gusts up to 60. a lot of warm air to the south. 80, new orleans and some 90s. orlando 90. sunshine in the southwest. 50 good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco, are you ready for warmer-than-average temperatures most of us in the low-to-mid 70s and coast and san francisco mid-to-upper 60s and my seven-day outlook shows spring warmth through saturday and cooler starting on sunday and our storm-impact scale shows all that weather brought to you by quaker. katie is 18 today. amy. >> happy birthday to katie. time for fast fashion fixes without wearing the sky high heels. some favorite stars with not as tall as you might think. her some secrets to help you.
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the celebrity secret isn't about a trenddy outfit. it's about tricks of the trade. how hollied witywoohollywood's themselves look taller than you think they are. >> where your clothes hit matters. your ankle. right above the knee. at your wrist. >> like reese witherspoon, selma hyak and that's not the only trick. wide legged pants do the trick for eva lon gorria and lady gaga. pointy towed shoes can make you look taller. petite and figure appearing larger than life. >> short kwirls unite. joining me now, mary kate, editor in chief in pure, wow. this is an important look for women struggling or vertically
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challenged. >> i didn't know average height is 5'4" in america. >> we took some before shots this morning of three women and you're going to help them transform to look taller. let's take a look at our first model. this is a before shot. and what's she doing wrong. >> the floral is all the trend this spring. but this length for her is swimming. >> let's see what you did with her. >> let's see what you did with her. let's bring anoushka and tell us what you did in so for -- how adorable. for most women have a mini skirt is daunting but for shorter women it's the perfect size. it ends about an inch above the knee which is just the amount you want to see. we paired it with a pointy toe flat so you don't have to wear sky high heels to look taller. >> and you have the longer vest. >> isn't that the best part, the structured vest makes it a complete outfit? she can go to brunch, breakfast.
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she can have anything she wants. it's perfect. >> you feel taller, right? >> definitely. >> very nice. it looks beautiful. let's take a look now at our before. we had jenna earlier this morning. tell us what she is doing wrong here. >> okay. so most -- the misconception for most shorter women is that they should find the longest pant they can fit in when actually showing a hint of ankle is key. >> let's bring jenna out and see how you've transformed her. oh, look at that. i love that. >> so jenna is wearing a cropped pant. now it's not a capri pant. it doesn't hit at your midcalf which is the worst place for a pant to hit. a crop pant shows a little ankle and then for women who are a little shorter they shouldn't wear a crew neck t-shirt. we put her in a v-neck and that upside down triangle elongates her neck so skin on top and the skin at her ankles and it's just overall lengthening? >> that's such a great business casual look.
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>> and it's just a kitten heel so she can go to work and have drinks afterwards. >> i hope you feel fabulous too. finally, let's see sofia earlier this morning. >> yeah. >> she stretches out her fashion skills for a night out. so this is before our team got to work. >> yep. >> what's the problem here? >> so, there's nothing more comfortable than skinny jeans and a striped t-shirt but striped t-shirts do nothing for a shorter woman. those horizontal stripes are no one's friend. >> let's have sofia come out and see what mary kate did with her ensemble. >> doesn't she look taller than anything? >> the new trend for jeans is to wear a flair jean actually when the top five flair jeans according to searches on polyvore the stella mccartney flair jean and high waisted flair jean that skims the ground and similar colored top and that halter neck, again, broadens her shoulder, brings the eye up. while her legs look a mile long.
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>> i love those. you look fantastic. let's bring out jenna and anoushka. >> tell us what are the must-haves -- well there's a tall girl right there. >> one color. i'm normally 5'2" but wearing the same color all the way. >> success story. >> that's called genetics. >> i love it. >> so, it's not to wear -- it's wear the right pant, show a little leg in the right spots and a v-neck, add to your ankle. to get a skirt that looks the right size or to be robin. those are the tricks. >> exactly. >> or have really tall parents there that helps. >> you all look fabulous. robin, you always look great. coming up next more fun with donnie wahlberg and jenny mccarthy. they are here live. stay with us. ♪
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we are back now with donnie wahlberg and jenny mccarthy. like their show's theme song they met on tv, kissed on tv. will be on tv for eternity? that's the lyrics. that's the lyrics. >> you're in season three right now. "donnie loves jenny" and premieres tonight. let's take a sneak peek.
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>> this is the best beef sandwich. best beef sandwiches in chicago. >> what's all this stuff? >> peppers. uh-oh. uh-oh. fire. aaagh. fire. fire. >> they're laughing. they threw vodka on my foot. >> the guy ran over to try to help and poured vodka. her leg caught on fire. >> i'm like, look at me, i'm flammable. i wanted to -- >> i watched that. does that drama just happen to you? is it exhausting always having to have these moments when you have cameras following you or just exist in your life. >> i think it exists. >> we have a lot of fun. we live really in the moment constantly and that was jenny teaching me about chicago food because we just moved to the small town, st. charles outside of chicago and i'm a big city boy from boston so it's a whole different lifestyle for us in all the different things we run into in this small town really create a lot of funny moments
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for us. >> is it a small town or did you pick it out of nowhere. >> i grew up in chicago and my best friend looked out to the suburbs and i saw her facebook photos and i said, we have to move there and he said, let's do it. we have this perfect suburban life. >> with a motorcycle now. >> with a motorcycle and kids -- >> teenagers because my son just turned 13. which you'll see throughout this season. he is really going through the age of we are completely not cool. >> yeah. >> i mean, but -- >> i have a 13-year-old. we both have 13-year-olds. >> but we have to learn his sign language. not that he uses sign language to speak. he has his own like if we talk in front of his friends he like -- >> that means get the hell out of my room now. don't speak to my friends. >> or he'll do this to me. >> you guys are juggling so many different things, the radio show, you got wahlburgers and "blue bloods" and new kids on the block. any concerts. >> we're not touring this year.
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we'll do our cruise which we do every year and have a tv series about the cruise which is the best tv series called "rock the boat." >> how do you know which show you're on? >> it does get confusing. >> i will sometimes i'll yell and she's like, that's wahlburgers time so new kids, i'm doing a concert for jenny's foundation, generation rescue. one-time concert. >> first solo concert. >> i've never done a solo concert in st. charles. a big function at our house. >> tickets go on sale april 2nd. go to our facebook page, check it out or listen to sirius xm. >> we'll probably shoot it for the show. >> we mention you have been on tv forever. why not have fun. it's not thursday for a throwback but way back wednesday, we're stretching here. but we've got some footage of you. >> okay. >> with us two on a sofa. >> right. >> donny, you're up first, new
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kids on the block on "gma" back in 1989. can we role the clip? >> whoa! >> whoa? jenny, i want to know if you had met back then what would your chances shall? >> back then, slim because he scared me. he was the bad boy. >> i look like a real bad boy there. look at me. [ laughter ] >> he is on a motorcycle. i was very terrified of him. i probably would have been more like the squeaky clean joey but now he's the best boy. >> jenny, you're saved by the clock. we are out of time. >> we had a clip in 1995. >> thank god. >> we could go out with it. >> we'll go out with it. >> "donnie loves jenny" premieres tonight on a&e. >> is he kissing my wife? oh, it's a girl. >> who she is. >> don't kiss my wife. >> all-star cast of "midnight special" up next. stay with us.
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already calling the movie a must see. i recently sat down with the cast to chat about this supernatural sci-fi thriller. it's the movie that mixes sci-fi, action, even a cult. >> 47, 97. >> reporter: "midnight special" taking viewers on a wild ride as the u.s. government tries to hunt down alton, a young boy with special powers who's gone missing. >> this time we're ready. >> reporter: 13-year-old jaeden lieberher stars in the lead role going on the run in the deep south with his father, michael shannon and their friend lucas played by joel edgerton. describe what life is like on the lam for the three of you, a lot of scenes in the car. >> we were stationed in new orleans and using very different landscapes from around there and particularly in the nighttime because as part of the story jaeden's character can't really be out during the day. >> and, jaeden, explain the goggles you wear throughout the film. >> yeah, i had to wear these blue goggles at moments when
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lights come out of my eyes they put these little l.e.d. lights inside of the goggles. i couldn't see anything. so i had to act as if i was in pain. >> beyond the dramatic special effects. >> you don't have to worry about me. >> reporter: at the core is a deep love story. >> i like worrying about you. >> a father and son and their devotion to one another which is -- you can't help but be moved by it. >> are you scared? >> we just had a chemistry. we just hit it off. >> i think you're a weapon. >> adam driver leads a government agency assigned to find them. >> joel, you starred in "star wars" and your co-star adam driver. >> starring is a big word. i was in it for five minutes. >> adam driver also in the film is a part of "star wars." did you all talk about shared experience. >> midshoot he found out he was going to play a version of like a darth vader character. had this new reverence for his character. >> very cool.
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>> this guy's life is about to completely change. >> jaeden, just at the beginning of his career but already racking up an impressive resume working with rachel mcadams bradley cooper and bill murray. >> what was it like working with these two? >> it was okay. >> you can be honest. i don't mind. >> no, it was great. >> i need to learn. >> yeah. >> they're both amazing actors so i could learn a lot from them by just watching them. >> likewise, you meet somebody who has such kind of a fresh imagination like jaeden who you kind of go home and you also take away a lot of lessons of your own. >> and "midnight special" opens friday. we'll be right back.
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good morning to you. i'm abc7 news morning anchor natasha zouves. we just noticed a situation going on on the bay bridge behind me. straight to sue hall. >> right. you see, look at the camera. chp hadn't reported it yet. on a live shot, i don't know if you can see this, bottom of your screen. the three left lanes blocked. people out of their cars. this is just on the western span on the very western side of the anchorage and two right lanes getting by. i don't see any emergency crews on-scene yet. we'll gelt with the chp, but expect a big backup. here's mike with your traffic -- i mean, weather. >> mid to upper 60s, coast, san francisco peninsula, low to mid-70s elsewhere. next chance of rain coming in sunday into monday. storm impact scale, one. thank you so much. time for "live with kelly and
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michael," we'll track this and bring you an update. see you at 11:00 >> it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, from the drama, "empire," jussie smollett. "peat's the doc series sakes," holly robinson peete. and zara larsson. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] >> and now, here are emmy-award winning co-hosts, kelly ripa and michael strahan. [applause] ♪

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