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new details on the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. and the succession battle already under way to replace him. one of the most watched and aggressive presidential debates yet. in a new cbs news poll, voters picked the winner. >> my mom is the strongest woman i know. >> she should be running. >> it's not about -- >> the northeast tries to shake a deep freeze as record breaking temperatures approach 40 below in spots. and oklahoma's earthquake outbreak. >> rattled, rattled, rattled. got stronger and stronger. >> how officials say try to stop the shaking. welcome to the "overnight news." i'm jeff glor. flags at half staff in honor of
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antonin scalia, supreme court justice who died suddenly saturday vacationing with friend at a ranch in texas. he was 79 years old. justice scalia's body taken to a funeral home overnight and flown back to his family in virginia. his death leaves the court split, four conservatives, four liberals which will impact legal decision and is impacting the presidential election. the question when and how will his seat be filled. we begin with chief legal correspondent, jan crawford. >> reporter: he was a giant in the law. known for sharp intellect and sharp tongue, justice scalia's views on the constitution influenced a generation. nominated by president reagan, scalia joined the court with established philosophy that judges should follow the original understanding of the constitution. one of his most significant opinions was the landmark ruling that the second amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. he could seem combative, despite partisan rancor of washington,
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scalia had deep friendships with liberal justices, ruth bader ginsburg who shared his affinity for opera. his disagreements he said in a 2008 interview with 60 minutes were not personal. >> i attack idea. i don't attack people. some very good people have very bad idea. >> reporter: in a statement, ginsburg said they were best buddies and colorf fucritiques e her opinions better. he nailed all the weak spots, the apple sauce, argle-bargle and gave me what i needed. >> i could be charming and combative at the same time. what's, what's contradictory between the two. i love to argue. i have always loved to argue. and i love to point out the weaknesses of, of the opposing arguments. >> his death will have an immediate impact on the court. it now will be divided 4-4 along lines, liberal nominee would move the once conservative court to the leaf.
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and the battle lines quickly were drawn. the president urged the senate to have a fair and timely hearing. >> these are responsibilities that i take seriously as should everyone. they're bigger than any one party. they are about our democracy. >> with so much at stake, republicans are ready vowing to block any nominee. senate majority leader, mitch mcconnell said this va can see should not be filled until we have a new president. paul clement, clerk for justice scalia argued 80 cases before the court. >> he thought based on his methodology that there were right and wrong answers. and as a result, if he thought the court was taking a wrong turn, he was going to tell them that. >> reporter: in 2008, scalia said he couldn't imagine doing anything else. >> when i first came on the court i thought i would for sure get off as soon as i could which would have been when i turned 65. because -- you know, justices
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retire at full salary, so, there is no reason not to leave and go off and, do something else. >> but i cannot -- i can, what happened is i simply scan not thing of what i would do for an encore. can't think of any other job i would find as interesting and as satisfying. >> jan crawford joins us now from d.c. bureau. jan, what happens when and if republicans refuse to confirm president obama's nm knee to the court? >> highly like thee they will refuse to confirm. and i think the confirmation will happen quickly. the white house said late this afternoon. president obama would not be nominating a replacement this week. but it probably won't drag on too long. i think it is widely expect to be within the next couple week. then the ball is in cincinnati court. it is unclear if they've will even schedule hearings. remember, even itch the senate were going to confirm someone, it is unlikely that a new justice would be deciding cases this session.
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the confirmation process for what we are talking about here, lifetime appointment, that takes time. and that is when, everyone is on the same page. >> let's talk about this session, jan. there are controversial cases supposed to be are gaud and decided here? >> right. i mean controversial cases, on those hot button social issues. they usually divide this court along ideological lines, 5-4. now with scalia's passing, the court on most of those is going to be divided 4-4. when you have got a decision that is 4-4. a tie. the lower court decision is going to stand but there is no national precedent. the incident isn't resolved once and for all. that will have a big impact this term. there are some really controversial cases, jeff. i mean there is a case from texas, tougher regulations for abortion clinics. there is a case on affirm tich action. on the use of race. and college admissions. and believe it or not there is another challenge to obama care. as well as the cases on
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presidential power like president obama's executive orders on immigration. and environmental policy, most of those cases now are unlikely to have a majority decision. so, they may not ready bring about a sweeping change in the law. >> jan crawford from d.c. once again. thank you very much, jan. it was a bitter cold valentine's day in the northeast. jericka duncan has more on the teeth chattering, record shattering lows. >> reporter: the last time it was this cold on this day in manhattan, the 57-story woolworth building was the world's tallest skyscraper. the year was 1916. >> what does it actually feel like? >> feels like, a bit like, i don't know, hell i guess. >> 100 years later these tourists are experiencing bone-chilling weather for the first time. they're from miami. >> yes, it its worth it. worth it. see the statue. see new york. >> and boston, the orange line took on a new meaning.
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transportation workers used fire, a century's old trick to protect frozen rails from breaking. in nearby summerville, devin reagan threw a pot of boiling walt near negative 4 degree air, creating a stream of snowy fireworks. the coldest temperature recorded in the u.s. today was in waumtertowwaumt watertown, new york, minus 37. records in montpelier, vermont, boston, hartford, connecticut, and albany, new york. new york city mayor bill de blasio cautioned everyone to stay inside. >> the cold weather alert that we have in place will continue. this afternoon until 8:00 a.m. tomorrow. >> reporter: on this valentine's day, love conquers cold. >> i now pronounce you husband and wife. [ cheers and applause ] >> in times square surprise proposals, weddings and vow renewal ceremonies. warming hearts in the bitter cold. >> if this isn't love, i don't
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know what is. to get married in 1 degree weather. it is crazy. >> the cbs ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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republican debate on cbs began with a somber moment of silence for justice scalia. after the debate, cbs nude polled republican and independent viewers and asked which candidate they trust to apin the a supreme court justice. ted cruz finished first at 17%. followed by donald trump. marco rubio, and john kasich. the republican candidates quickly entered succession battle last night taking issue with president obama's plan. here is juliana goldman. >> reporter: the debate started with universal agreement that justice scalia's replacement shouldn't be confirmed until after inauguration day, 2017. >> i do not believe the president should apin the someone. >> i think we ought to let the next president of the united states decide. >> the next president need to appoint some one with proven
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conservative record. >> the senate needs stew say we are not going to give up the u.s. supreme court for a generation by allowing barack obama to make one more liberal apin thee. >> it's called. delay deerks l delay, delay, delay. >> reporter: attacks between donald trump and jeb bush blurred the lines between policy and personal. >> the world trade center came down during your brother's reign, remember that. >> let me finish. >> bush campaigning with his brother tomorrow stood his ground. >> i am sick and tired of him going after my family. while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security an at russ to keep us safe. >> on face the nation, trump walked back the blame. >> i'm not blaming him. could he have done something about it. his cia knew about things happening. >> reporter: for his part last night. marco rubio looking to make up for stumbles in the previous
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debate, sparred with ted cruz over immigration. in an interview, rubio gave in spanish. >> marco right now supports citizenship for 12 million people here illegally. >> i don't know how he knows what i said on univision, he doesn't speak spanish. >> cruz saved stinging attacks for trump arguing he is the true conservative. >> for most of his life he described himself as the very pro-choice, and as a supporter of partial-birth abortion. right now today as a candidate he supports federal taxpayer funding. >> you are the single bigs liar. you are probably worse than jeb bush. >> cbs news polling concluded rubio won the debate. perhaps not so surprisingly, trump says he won the night. jeff, as for the boos you may have heard coming trump's way from the audience. in a tweet, trump blamed republican national committee who he said did a terrible job of ticket distribution. >> juliana goldman in washington. thank you. democrats in south carolina
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have primary february 27th. the week after the republican primary. a new cbs news battleground tracker poll shows the hillary clinton holding her lead in south carolina, 20 points ahead of bernie sanders. >> pope francis continued his trip to mexico today. in one of the country's most dangerous siddicities. allen pizzey is traveling with the pope. >> reporter: the mass brought the pope into the heart of the, robbery, extortion, murder and violence against women are daily facts of life here. the message to people was basically, do not give into temptations of crime as a way out of poverty. francis spoke out against the pursuit of prestige based on relentless exclusion of those who are not like us. he also, the dangers of becoming accustomed to a lifestyle where we think our source and life force lies only in wealth.
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such are dangers according to local press reports. the authorities began beefing up security here as early as january, in anticipation of this mass. angie monsalvo and friend came to a place they would never dare visit. >> we felt kind of insecurity. when we arrived, we saw a lot of -- police. policemen. >> reporter: francis urged the faithful to be on the front line of making mexico a land where heap put it there will be no need to emigrate to dream. no need to exploited to work and no need to mourn, men, women, children, who in his words are destroyed at the hands of dealers of death. francis' next stop is mexico's poorest state. entry point for migrants heading north. allen pizzey, cbs news. the louisiana legislature is holding an emergency session tonight due to a massive budget short fall. the governor has presented the state with a stark choice. raise taxes, or see devastating
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cuts in ee send sham servi-- es cuts in resources. >> reporter: with louisiana in the midst of a recession, some might say a bad time to ask the state legislature for new taxes. that is exactly what governor edwards is doing. >> we are in unprecedented situation. >> edwards says louisiana's financial woes aren't fixed quickly the disabled will lose state medicare, public universities may close, and he said, fans could say farewell to college football. >> these are not scare tactics. this is reality. and unstable state budget will not only hurt children and working families in our state, it will devastate communities, businesses, and local government as well. >> edwards is a democart. who in hair itted the deficit from republican predecessor, bobby jindal. edwards is asking legislators to approve spending cuts and tax
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increases that keep state programs running through june 30th. he is also proposing state sales tax be raised one penny. john kennedy is louisiana's treasurer. >> what the gouf nor is saying, he is telling louisiana families and louisiana businesses, that they have to cut their budgets so that louisiana state government doesn't have off to cut its budget. >> adding to the financial misery, tumbling oil prices which led to thousand of job cuts across the state. and with an unemployment rate of 6.1%. income of and sales tax collections are down. the pro posed health care cuts worry katherine cork ran. her 9-year-old son was born with brain malformation. >> what about my kid's life. if this could goes through, i don't know that he will be here. >> even if lawmakers quickly find a solution, to this year's money problems, the bayou state faces a $2 billion short fall next fiscal year. david begnaud, cbs news.
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magnitude 5.1 quake near fairview felt in seven states overall. mirreya villarreal. >> reporter: the ground keeps shake in oklahoma and violently. this year, 140 quakes, 3.0 or larger. average of 2 1/2 per day. before 2008, average was 1 1/2 per year. the small town of fairview is quickly gaining a big reputation for large quakes. it was the epicenter of yesterday's 5.1. and just last month. a 4.8. >> just rattled. rattled. rattled. stronger and stronger. this geologist teaches and believes water disposal used after high drawlic fracturing is linked to the increase. >> we are generating it because of injection wells. pretty startling when you feel
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them. people experiencing them. >> homeowner, kathy matthews says the state mixed up its priorities. >> there is a greater impact on ee c economy when you have hundred of millions of dollars of real estate being damaged. >> so far oklahoma has no plans to stop high drawling fracturing, but state officials plan to reduce injection wells by several hundred as early as next week. mirreya villarreal, los angeles. >> new zealand hit with an earthquake, 5.7 near the city of christchurch. did not do serious damage to buildings. buckled road waves and caused some cliffs to collapse. up next, tremendous dung. and winning tribute. at the nba all star weekend.
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stunning record at the box office this weekend. dead pool had the biggest opening ever for an r rated movie. estimated 135 million in the first three days. that beats the old record set by the matrix reloaded in 2003. dead pool, based on popular marvel combic book character. nba all star weekend. last night -- that's impressive. zach levine of the timber wolves won the slam dung fk. he dedicated his trophy to flip saunders, former coach who died in october. at the three point contest. last year's champ, steph curry finished behind, klay thompson. on valentine's day, couples getting married in los angeles got a last chance to make a run
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for it. at mile ten of the los angeles marathon near hollywood/vine.,,,
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we close with a new look at old hits. jamie yuccas with what kids are into these days. >> reporter: it might seem hard to compete for young eyeballs when they're so locked into screens. but construction toys are seeing double digit growth these past few years. almost half billion dollars in 2015. >> can you believe we have lego when i was a child? that was a long time ago. >> really? >> yeah, really. >> so there are a lot of toys i played with my kids are now playing with. >> dad' version of thomas the tank engine a little different than his son's. with many getting a digital upgrade.
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like this one from lionel. this isn't what i picture when i think of train set. i think of that. that its what lionel is known for. >> what was wrong with traditional train set? >> nothing. what we wanted to do was engage younger kids. really into building systems. into speed. >> help train world in brooklyn to keep chugging along. >> by sliding that up on the application. there it goats. hand held remotes and mobile apps keep the business on track. >> important to appeal to the younger generation to keep the hobby alive how to get them interested. >> adrian appel with toy is at the top of its game. up 7% in 2015. >> kids are playing with dolls. legos, building blocks. playing with construction. are kids really playing with toys still. they are. a comeback for simple toys, where fun never really goes out
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of style. >> yeah! >> jamie yuccas, cbs news, new york. >> that's the overnight news for monday. for some the news continues. for others check back for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm jeff glor.
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welcome to the overnight news. i'm jeff glor. political battle lines formed in d.c. after the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. scalia a long time conservative voice on the court died saturday at a hunting lodge in texas. the white house says president obama will put forward a nominee to replace him in due time. republican leaders on capitol hill say they won't consider any obama nominee. they want the decision left off to the next president. martha tischner has a look back >> i can be charming and combative at the same time. what's contradictory. i love to argue. may well be i'm something of a shin kicker. >> reporter: antonin scalia,
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described as blint, witty, scathing, sarcastic and by his adversaries brilliant. >> he will no doubt be remembered as one of the most consequence shall judges and thinkers to serve on the supreme court. >> i care about the original meaning. >> reporter: he believed in what he called originalism, that the u.s. constitution should be interpreted exactly as the founding fathers understood it. this is what he told lesley stahl in the 60 minutes interview. >> i'm not saying no progress. i am saying we should progress democratically. >> you think there ought to be a right to abortion? no problem. the constitution says nothing about it. create the way most rites are created. pass a law. >> reporter: in three decades on the supreme court, scalia shaped conservatism. the 2008 ruling stating for the first time the second amendment gave americans the right to own
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a gun for self defense, one of his many majority opinions. his dissents were often withering. the opinion legalizing gay marriage, he said, is as pretentious as its content is egotistic. whenever anyone questioned the court's decision in bush vs. gore, the case that determined the outcome of the 2000 presidential election, he replied. >> we did the right thing. so -- so there. born in trenton, new jersey, antonin scalia grew up in new york city in queens. only child of an immigrant from sicily. he met his wife maureen while he was at harvard law school. devoted catholics, they have nine children. president ronald reagan appointed him to the supreme court. in 1986. as rickprickly as he could be,
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scalia was well liked among this colleagues. >> i attack idea. i don't attack people. some very good people have some very bad ideas. >> his best friends on the core, liberal justices. >> as annoyed you might be about his zinging dissent, he is so utterly charming, amusing, some times outrageous, you can't help but say i am glad that he is my friend, or he is my colleague. >> reporter: he always insisted his judicial philosophy was uh dictated by the constitution only. but his death instantly turned the political arena bloody. >> i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor. >> reporter: another obama supreme court appointment could tip the five-four majority. from conservative to liberal. the republicans' position
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absolutely clear. at last night's gop debate in south carolina. >> i think that we ought to let the next president of the united states decide. >> the senate need to stand strong and say, we are not going to give up the u.s. supreme court for a generation by allowing barack obama to make one more liberal appointee. >> delay. delay. delay. >> reporter: antonin scalia loved a good fight. the battle over who names his successor on the supreme court will be huge. >> as you saw, the death of antonin scalia came up during the republican debate. cbs news poll taken afterwards showed people thought marco rubio won the debate. john dickerson sat down with rubio on face the nation. want to ask you about the replacement to justice scalia. what will happen there? the president said he will nominate someone. >> the senate is not moving forward on it until after the election. senator mcconnell, majority leader mate that clear i agree. a precedent established over 80
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years in the last year, especially in 11 months you do not have a lame-duck president make a lifetime apin thement to the highest court in the land. we will have an election in know. this vacancy will be an issue. voters will weigh in. then choose a new president. that new president which i expect will be me, will then be able to nominate some one and work with the senate to confirm them. >> don't the voters weigh in when they pick the president. powers extend to last day. if there was an emergency. >> this is lifetime appointment. not a law you can reverse, a policy you can undo. once you name some one to the supreme court they will be there until they diep or leave. president can decide what he wants. the senate is not moving forward until we have a new president. i agree with that. >> if you were president would you have the last year moratorium. >> i would understand, yeah, i would. not just for the supreme court. there is a practice in eight manhuntth months you stop doing appellate courts. as well. i would respect that practice. >> if you were president,
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nominee to put forward. would there be an litmus test. i asked governor bush last night. conservatives have said we want to make sure we have justices who are conservative on this. >> not about your views on the issue. it is simple. does the justice, this person we are nominating have a consistent proven record of interpreting the constitution as, initially meant. what did society that wrote the words mean those words, what did those words mean to that society at the time in which those words were written in the constitution? that's what i want out of ape justice that looks at legislation and said what were the meaning, what was the meaning behind the legislation when it was passed by congress? if you don't like the meaning, then there is a process, the constitution provides a process to change the constitution. it's called article 5. it gives you a process for changing the constitution. but i am looking for people that are going to look at the constitution and apply it. interpret it. based on the original meaning of the word in the document. >> talk about politics a little
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bit. did well in iowa. less well in new hampshire. and when do you have to put a state in the win column? >> get into the weed in politics early on. in the early states, it is proportional. look what happened. >> delegate. >> new hampshire. finished fifth. same number of delegates as the person who finished in fourth and their. same in iowa. in these proportional states we want to continue to pick up delegates and do consistently well. when we get in winner takes all. stakes become higher. for house it is continuing to do well. get our self in a strong delegate position. and give ourselves the opportunity when the race is narrowed to do real well once winner take all. >> is it a one-two process. basically best governor bush and kasich, so you can be the alternative and take on donald trump? >> one of the reasons i am the candidate that gets attacked by everyone in the race.
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cbs news poll of viewers, showed republican presidential candidate donald trump came in second in saturday's gop debate. trump hold a lead over the rest of the field in south carolina. next primary state. trump discussed the debate. and the race for the white house on face the nation. >> well it was interesting. i mean they were shooting at me because i am leading by a lot. i found it to be amazing evening. fascinating actually. i liked it. they say i won many of the debates. i thought this may have been my best performance. interesting, i was hit from all sides. and i, going here, there. i think it was probably my best performance. who knows. >> seems some of the candidates in your campaign. you seem to rise.
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people might be turned off by constant fighting. >> i went to an ivy league school. i know how to behave. be so politically correct. you would be bored to tears, john. but i fully understand that. at the same time, when somebody wu comes at you with lies. a lot of lies out there. look at cruz in iowa, with the voter, voter violation, where they made up a fraudulent form. looked like it came to a government. or what he did to ben carson. i mean they have to be called out. these are dishonest people. >> the world trade center came down during george w. bush's presidency are you blaming him. >> not blaming him. the ci. other groups, there was a lot of information was going off to happen. not blaming any body. a horrible tragedy. worse than pearl harbor. you are talking civilians not military. thousand of people killed.
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horror show. could he have done something about it. cia knew things happening. could have said. when jeb says we were safe. we weren't safe. his brother got us into the war of iraq. one of the worst ever. there were no weapons of mass destruction. world trade center came during during his reign. can't say we were south africa. when the world center comes down. and george w. bush is pretty popular in south carolina. when you say he lied as you did. you said weapons weren't there. >> there were no weapons of mass destruction. >> this is basically the democratic party line. >> i don't care. look, like. i am a businessman. self funding my campaign. all the people in the audience. most were special interest. it was all stacked for these people. fine. it's really not appropriate. people in the lobbyists were special interest people. i don't have any people.
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i am putting up my money. item the truth. there were no weapons of mass destruction. saying he went in there. thought there were weapons of mass destruction. maybe, maybe heave didn't. there weren't. so telling the truth. >> you said he lied. that's a little more. >> he may have. if he knew, used that as an excuse to go in and tripe to make up for sins, previous years. it would be a line. maybe it is true. maybe it isn't true. >> impeached you wouldn't own that any more. in 2008. you said impeached. >> the war in iraq has been a disaster. start the. chain of events that lead to destruction of europe. start the the war in iraq. am i supposed to by a fan. i am a republican, conservative. so many lies are made. truth its we started the war in iraq. we spent $2 trillion on the war.
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thaus shouldn't have started. we would have been so much bepter off. if bush and the rest of them went to the beach and didn't do thing. if you had saddam hussein. bad guy in all of that. he made a living off killing terrorists. you want to kill a terrorist, you go to iraq, the heart of terrorism. not a great job. people say he is popular. don't know if he is popular. had an economic collapse at the end of his term. the economic collapse gave us, without the collapse wouldn't have had barack obama. >> ask you about politics. senator cruz saying he couldn't beep trusted. you said you pulled it down. i just watched it on tv. >> pulled it down. i wanted to be nice. a very nice person. and then i saw him do a negative ad. i said put it back up. very honorable ad. just tough. a nasty guy. people don't like him. you are a united states senator.
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lot of friend run the senate. doesn't have a lot of, this is the people that work with him. how can that be possible. >> you questioned his cristian team. its that a christian thing to do? >> you can't lie. then hold up the bible. okay. he -- a fraud, a disgrace. >> in the race for the democratic nomination, hillary clinton continues to hold a wide lead over bernie sanders in south carolina. the next primary state. cbs news battleground tracker shows clinton over sanders, 59%-40%. john dickerson asked him about the brewing argument over the next supreme court justice. >> i want to ask you about the president's replacement for antonin scalia. what do you thing will happen? he'll nm nate somebody. republicans said they're going to let it sit. >> john, beyond my
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comprehension. just speekds to taks to the unpd level of republican obstructionism against obama from day one. this is something that is in the bake. the constitution of the united states of america. provides the president appoints, nominates, a supreme court justice. and then the senate hold hearings. and deliberations. and volts on whether or not to approve that nomination. the idea that republicans want to deny the president of the united states his basic constitutional right is beyond my contribution. i will do what i can, and the senate goes forward, in speedy process as possible. hold the necessary hearings. hopefully, apoints slefts the president, the supreme court justice. that the president nominates.
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if the republicans are in the majority and slow walk this. what could democrats do? how far could it go? >> i think we should doing everything that we can. i think the main ref laj that we have is rallying the american people. you could be a conservative. progressive. but you cannot allow, we cannot allow, the republican majority of in the senate to deny the president his basic constitutional rights. there are important cases need to be heard not determined if we don't have a ninth them were of the court. the issue is taking the situation to the american people. fair-minded americans, no matter what they political view may be. this is absurd. obstructioni obstructionism. this is not what democracy and congress is supposed to be about. >> when you did well in new
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hampshire, dem galegates came o. picked up. because hillary clinton the numbers look tilted in her favor. what is your overall feeling about superdelegates and their role in the nominating process. >> john, we are taking on the establishment, democratic establishment in virtually every state that we are running in. most of the establishment, in fact with hillary clinton. this its what i think. itch we continue to do well around the concountry. and if super delegates whose pain million in life ties make sure we do not have a republican in the white house. if they understand that i am the candidate. i believe that i am. who is best suited to defeat the republican nominee, i think they will start coming over to us. i will also say this, i think you can get a sense of the nervousness within the clinton campaign. i have seen that they're now using their super pack money.
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against me. so i think they understand that in this campaign we have momentum. superdelegates are beginning to perceive that as well. >> have you heard from any superdelegates, they're not bound. they could switch. though committed to hillary clinton. any warming signals from an of them coming to you. >> just met with a couple last night. >> that sounds, sound encouraging. senator sanders. proo, you being with us. look forward to talking to you degree motionsense is the world's first deodorant activated by movement. as you move, fragrance capsules burst to release extra freshness all day. motionsense. protection to keep you moving. won't let you down. (sound♪ of music ♪histling) introducing new k-y touch gel crème.
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some of the top surfers, in the titans of mavericks surf competition. local surfer, nick lamb survived a wipeout to win. half moon bay south of san francisco. titans of mavericks takes place when the waves are huge. it is by invitation only. until now only men were invited. but that is about to change. carter evans has the story. >> reporter: these are the waves that call adrenaline seeking surfers from around the world the they've come to half moon bay, california, south of san francisco, the site of the titans of mavericks surfing competition. riders an elite group. facing waves up to 50 feet. they're invited at a moment's know tis wh notice when conditions are prime. in the 17 years since the competition was first held only men have competed.
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>> it's not a gender thing. it's a performance thing. >> jeff clark was the first to surf the spot back in 1975. he went on to start the now classic competition. he says a committee and a poll of surfers determine who is invited. >> we have a really good understanding who is performing the best, who is pushing the limits. who is going to new levels of performance. >> are women there yet? >> women just aren't there yet. >> reporter: bianca valentine disagrees. surfing the waves here. big wave surfing seen as a boys' club. >> yeah. there aren't enough women they don't surf well enough. that maybe used to hold true. now the excuses don't hold true any more. >> chasing big waves all over the world. >> the message is that women are capable. more than a handful now. and, they deserve a chance. >> reporter: the california
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coastal commission, state agency charged with overseeing public use of the coast, is demanding change. it recently voted to require clark and his team to come up with a plan to allow women in the competition by next year. or else they won't get the necessary permit required to hold the event. clark's current deal blocks anyone else from using the spot for competitions during the prime five month surfing season. >> my understanding what the coastal commission wants is more women involved in mavericks. we have had women judges. we've had women in our walter patrol and water rescue. >> mavericks invited a woman to be an alternate in the first year and did so again this year. but critics say it's not enough. >> you know i think just a publicity stunt. they could say, yeah, look we always include women. you know, it wasn't really genuine. >> beth side agree the more women get involved in the sport, the sooner they'll get invited
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to contests like mavericks. they just disagree on how quickly that tide,,,,,,,,,,,,
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valentine's days come and go. steve hartman found his story on the road. >> reporter: around starkville, mississippi, retard mail carrier, charles evans known for his questionable taste in lawn furnishings. but i came here for something undeniably beautiful. >> the man with the plan. ha-ha-ha. charles met his wife louise in 1949. >> when you looked ator, it is like -- whoa. electrical shock. >> reporter: really? >> i guess it is love. >> reporter: to charles true love is so powerful nothing can stop it. >> a big four letter word. >> reporter: nothing. >> straighten it out. which is why, after she died in 2011, after 60 years of marriage, he decided a grave
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marker wasn't enough. that their love deserved more than a monument. what they love needed was a museum. so in a little outbuilding behind his house, charles evans built just that. >> this is our memorabilia area. >> reporter: inside the shoe shine stand he was working at when heap met her. he has all the music they used to dance to. he has four walls, packed solid with pictures. documenting every significant occasion. >> this is when we went out to lunch and most every insignificant occasion. >> she didn't like that that one. laughing with food in her mouth. >> reporter: needless to say he doesn't get a whole lot of visitors. which is fine by charles. >> our last dance. >> in fact you get the sense he almost enjoys his alone time more. on slow days he slow dances with louise. >> i guess i am trying to relive
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our life. would you think? >> reporter: maybe. >> i don't know. it's, so hard to explain. you know. but it's not a suffering memories, it's beautiful memory, you know? >> reporter: some times people try to tell charles to move on. but in his mind, why would you want to make a bunch of new memories when the old ones are still so good. >> yeah. she was lovely. >> reporter: steve hartman on the road in starkville, mississippi. >> that's the overnight news for monday. for some the news continues. for others check back for the morning news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm jeff glor.
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