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nebraska. make or break. no pressure. you handle the pressure well. it's tuesday, february 23. right now on "first look" it's viva las vegas for donald trump as he tries to win the third state and pad his lead over marco rubio and ted cruz. the accused kalamazoo killer faces a judge. as they piece together a five-hour shooting spree. what did she know? high drama as the wife of bill cosby testified for hours in his sexual assault case brought against her husband. erin andrews $75 million trial is set to begin. which astronaut is wearing this gorilla costume and who sent it to space? incredible images of divers
swimming with a 5,000 pound malamala. good morning, i'm dara brown. nevada voters are set to caucus. it's become a three way competition between donald trump and marco rubio and ted cruz with plenty of tension. cruz came under fire after it showed marco rubio dismissed the bible that a cruz staffer was reading. >> for them to take a video and sort of transcribe words on it that are the complete opposite of what i said i think it's a disturbing pattern of deceptive campaigns and flatout just lying to voters. >> cruz's communications director rick tyler apologized saying that it was inaccurate. cruz addressed the situation monday afternoon. >> i have spent this morning investigating what happened. and this morning i asked for rick tyler's resignation. >> rubio's campaign responded by praising tyler as a good spokesman and calling for cruz's
campaign to quote, do the right thing and stop the lies. one topic ruin owe has re -- rubio has remained silent on is trump and the donald hit a rival, tweeting about the controversy calling it more dirty tricks. we go to tracie potts in washington. >> reporter: good morning. we heard more of that at a late night rally from donald trump. looking forward to today, the nevada caucuses. they have got 30 delegates up for grabs and this is really the first state where the gop is going to compete with the large latino population. >> the men and women in this room have a national bully pulpit. >> reporter: a final late night push to win nevada. >> this guy is sick. there's something wrong with this guy. >> reporter: the latest poll shows donald trump with a 16 point lead over ted cruz. >> the establishment of the republican party is waking up to the fact that within a couple weeks, donald trump could be
unstoppable. >> reporter: not all voters are convinced. >> i just think he's turned this whole thing into the circus. >> reporter: and marco rubio is hoping to score here. >> we can't win if we nominate someone that half of the republican party hates. >> i don't know what makes anyone believe that donald trump's supporters are going to peel off of him and go to someone else. >> kasich has no vision. >> reporter: john kasich is seeing protests after signing off to defund planned parenthood in ohio. >> i found his comments to be today completely deplorable and very offensive. >> those attacks tell me that somebody's listening out there. >> reporter: he and ben carson round out the five republicans left in this race. now, today's caucuses are in the evening in nevada so it could be a while especially here on the west -- on the east coast before we get results for that.
as for turnout, it hasn't been good in nevada. four years ago they only had about 33,000 republicans show up. which just to put that in perspective is less than a fifth of what we saw in iowa this year. >> wow. see what kind of showing is there today. tracie potts thank you. don't miss our special coverage tonight starting at 10:00 p.m. eastern. tomorrow morning, "morning joe" will have been a exclusive interview with donald trump's wife melania. meanwhile, the democrats are gearing up for saturday in south carolina. hillary clinton is pushing hard to hold her lead over senator bernie sanders. her campaign is holding events all week with clinton appearing at some and others hosted by surrogates. collude including the mothers of sandra bland and factors are superdelegates. members of congress and high ranking party members free to choose their own candidate. a key part of then candidate
barack obama's win over clinton in 2008. there are 2,000, and according to the a.p. clinton is endorsed by 87 of them to sanders' 11. the delegates are awarded proportionally meaning that sanders would have to win many of the remaining contests to remain competitive. the superdelegates may change their mind at any time before the convention. sanders may have to research oat up his fund-raising. his campaign has spent 164% of what they took in during january. and talking to a canadian catholic program, sanders discussed pope francis. sanders said he considers the holy father to be a socialist and was asked to define the term. >> well, what it means to be a socialist in the sense of what the pope is talking about, what i'm talking about, is to say that we have got to do our best and live our lives in a way that
alleviates human suffering. that does not accelerate the disparities of income and wealth. >> the vatican has not commented. the uber driver accused in saturday's deadly shooting spree in kalamazoo, michigan, has been charged with six counts of murder and than de -- has been denied bail. appearing on a live feed from jail, dalton sat quietly as the judge read the charges against him. he preferred to remain silent. if convicted dalton faces life in prison. so far, no motive than determined. he's due back in court march 3. meanwhile, mourners gather at a mass last night in memory of the six victims. michigan governor rick snyder has ordered flags in his state to fly at half-staff for six days. one day for each victim. and 14-year-old abigail kopp
who was originally pronounced dead when she suddenly squeezed her mom's hand remains in critical condition at a local hospital. a 16-year-old boy has died from injuries sustained in last week's helicopter crash in hawaii. the teen along with three family members were visiting from canada when their tour helicopter crashed into the water near the pearl harbor visitor center. he was trapped under water and had to be cut free from his seat. two of the family members are in stable condition. the third was treated and released. no word on the status of the pilot who was taken to the separate hospital. federal agents are investigating the crash. bill cosby's wife camille testified under oath yesterday in the defamation lawsuit against her husband but she's not done yesterday. during the nearly seven hour deposition at a massachusetts hotel, mrs. cosby reportedly only answered questions for only 2 1/2 hours. another round of questioning has been scheduled for march 14th. according to the plaintiff's
attorney, lawyers objected to questions more than a dozen times citing spousal privilege. mrs. cosby's lawyers have argued that her corporations with her husband are confidential under the law. but the plaintiff's lawyers contend she was also his business manager. bill cosby is facing a civil suit brought against him by seven women claiming he defamed them by denying the sexual assault allegation and mr. cosby has repeatedly denied the allegations made by dozens of women accusing him of assault back to 1960s. he's countersued the seven women, saying they defamed his character. let's get down to business with cnbc's landon dowdy. >> good morning. bill and melinda gates want to create clean energy and the annual letter from their foundation they framed their argument around a question once posed by high school students,
if you could have a superpower what would it be? they said more energy and more time. meanwhile, pbs is launching a 24 hour channel this fall just for kids. the free channel will offer kid friendly content during primetime and other periods that draw children. it will be available online and on the pbs kids video app. good news for coffee drinkers. it may be good for your liver. drinking two or more cups of coffee may help from drinking excessive alcohol. >> thank you. the golden state warriors have won 50 games. but it almost didn't happen when golden state led a 23-point second half lead disappear before taking command. curry hit five three-pointers and displayed some new shimmy shake dance moves in the process. golden state downed atlanta
102-92. in college hoops miami rebounded from saturday's crushing 25-point defeat to north carolina taking on number three virginia at home. the 12th ranked hurricanes managed a late surge to hold on to the 64-61 upset. on the hard court to the courtroom. the jury selection began in the case of erin andrews. she filed a lawsuit against a nashville hotel and the man who admitted to secretly taping nude videos of her in 2008. the trial is expected to last about two weeks. and imagine swimming with the world's largest bony fish. this is crashed in the asoers near portugal. the fish can grow to as much as 5,000 pounds. boy, that's just incredible. well, coffee drinkers listen up. we have good news for you. plus, which are the most popular dogs in america? we've got the list.
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welcome back to "first look." today will be a dangerous day along the gulf coast. strong thunderstorms rolled through san antonio, houston, you are next. we don't have a tornado threat yet. later on today is when the tornadoes will be the most prevalent, especially late afternoon up and this evening. dallas, some light rain for you. an area of greatest concern is louisiana during the daylight hours, towards this evening the evening hours areas of southern mississippi and alabama. the moderate risk is new orleans to pensacola. jackson, tallahassee can see strong storms but the best chance of any strong tornados would be in the red area from
baton rouge to pensacola and the timing of the storm, remember the sunset is pretty early, so storm chasers will be watching this. this is 1:00, as we take you through the afternoon, 3:00, 4: 4:00, 5:00 is when the strongs will be the storms will be the strongest in new orleans. timcally, our strongest tornados that happen at nighttime are the deadliest too. people don't see them, don't know they're coming that's the concern this evening. we want to save lives. >> thank you, bill for that. well, a possible rift is growing between gop senators regarding the supreme court replacement of the late justice antonin scalia. republican senators and susan collins and mark kirk said they'd consider the nominee put forth by president obama. this is in stark contrast by mitch mcconnell who told the president not to even nominate a
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even giving a specific scenario. >> of course you should. that's what i.c.e. exists for. >> so tommy omallory overstays the visa, he's got a couple of kids and you president cruz are going to send the feds to his house and put him on a plane back to ireland? >> you better believe it. >> a spokesman for marco rubio's campaign noted on twitter that cruz had rejected the idea months ago, asking rhetorically what changed? south carolina. well, john kasich had a gaffe on the trail monday when characterizing supporters of his political bids in the 1980s. saying women left their kitchens to campaign for him. a member of the audience took exception to the remark and kasich later apologized saying it wasn't his intention to offend anyone. the smithsonian unveils a new portrait of frank underwood from netflix "house of cards." netflix released a statement through underwood saying i'm one step closer to convincing the rest of the country that i'm president.
and with the donald trump win in nevada, today looking like a real possibility, the late night hosts decided to face facts. >> the other big news is that donald trump won all 50 delegates in saturday's south carolina primary. so if you're paying attention, this is the official point when people going from say oh this is kind of fun, to oh, my god, this is really happening. >> we as nation must prepare for the very real possibility of president donald j. -- [ applause ] i think i just trumped in my mouth a little. >> that is your tuesday dish of "scrambled politics." political analyst and best selling author ellis henican is here. >> good morning. that's the -- they're having too
much fun. it might happen. >> you never know, well, we'll know soon enough. let's start with the shakeup with ted cruz firing rick tyler. >> they're clearly in a mess. marco rubio getting the exclamation points from the old jeb campaign and cruz has had to spend the last couple of days why he's not a cheat and a liar. that's not where you want to be when going into the nevada caucuses. >> okay. well, let's talk about nevada because the race donald trump obviously he's in the lead. and marco rubio and ted cruz they're pretty much neck and neck. what are we supposed to expect in nevada? >> be careful on polling because nobody how it will turn out. will people turn out and will they hang around? you have to watch that very closely. i would say if marco rubio ends up in second again, you know they'll give another big victory speech. they don't have to win to give victory speeches but that will put cruz in a real squeeze right now.
it will be a lot more than rick tyler. >> with it being so close, do you expect high card standoffs or tie breakers out there? >> somehow or another, trump will throw elbows at both of them. keep an eye on trump's twitter feed. that would be my advice. >> very -- >> they pretty much hate each other at this point. so we'll get a lot of why would stuff. >> all bets are on the table on that one. >> yeah. by the way, you seem to know a lot about gambling. >> nothing about it at all. well, we'll move to south carolina now. >> no one gambles. >> saturday is a big deal in south carolina and hillary, you know, this might be a big chance to secure the lead here. especially with the minority voters. because of the win in nevada. now she's coming on to south carolina. what should we expect there? >> yeah, you know, it's getting harder and harder for bernie sanders to make a plausible argument that he really can win this. i mean, hillary keeps inches ahead one step at a time. all the polls in south carolina are going her way. i do feel like the momentum is heading her direction.
bernie making tremendous arguments. still has a lot of passion out there. but when it comes to winning an election, i don't know. it's going to get tougher for him after south carolina. >> and you think south carolina going to be the turning point for hillary? >> i think the point is already kind of been turning gradually. >> interesting predictions. >> roll of the dice. >> exactly. we'll see. well, i think the dice are pretty much laid out. i think we'll see what happens anyway. ellis henican, thank you. well, just ahead, the battle brewing in north carolina over transgender rights and one of hollywood's most recognizable voices is coming to smartphones. details up next. the life behind it. for those who've served and the families who supported them, we offer our best service in return. usaa. we know what it means to serve. get an insurance quote and see why 92% of our members plan to stay for life.
leading the news in "the charlotte observer," charlotte city council approves lgbt protections in 7-4 vote. north carolina's largest city passed a law monday allowing transgender people to choose public bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity. on sunday the mayor vowed to take legislative action if it passed. and on nbc news.com, 13 bald eagles found dead at maryland farm. it's the largest single dieoff of bald eagles in maryland in 30 years and if ed ral authorities are -- federal authorities are offering a reward of $10,000 for information in the case. while the cause of death is still unknown, authorities suspect they may have been poisoned. and morgan freeman is the new voice of waze. he was the most requested voice out of the 50 million users. he's had interesting roles so
are you hearing the voice of god or the new vp? >> i always liked james earl jones -- >> well, morgan freeman is the new one. >> you should be able to choose whoever's voice you want. i'll choose you. >> be sure to like us on facebook. "way too early" starts now. trump won all 50 delegates in saturday's south carolina primary so if you're paying attention, this is the official point when people go from saying, oh, this is kind of fun, to oh, my god, this is really happening. >> caucus night in nevada after another raucous campaign rally for trump. he went hard at rival ted cruz and a protester. plus, the cruz campaign accused of another dirty trick. this time, marco rubio got an apology while a top cruz aide got canned. and plus she was declared
dead until she squeezed her mother's hand. >> breathtaking. it was a miracle in its own. you don't expect it and then all of a sudden it's there. a mother breaks her silence as the uber driver who now admits to shooting her daughter appears in court. it's 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west. this is "way too early." good morning. it's tuesday, february 23rd, i'm jonathan capehart. coming off two big wins in new hampshire and south carolina primary, donald trump will try to wrap up a caucus victory in nevada tonight. about 8,000 thousand packed in the south point arena