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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." danielle: frigid temperatures and brutal wind chills creating dangerous conditions outside. the arctic blast breaking records right now. doug: the supreme court's longest-serving justice has died. how justice antonin scalia is being remembered and the battle already brewing on capitol hill. karen: the six remaining republican presidential candidates hit the debate stage. the candidates throwing nasty jabs at each other in a crucial, conservative state. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." doug: bitter and dangerous cold weather gripping the state right now.
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cleveland circle. the numbers do not lie. it is 11 degrees below zero. karen: good sunday morning. i'm karen anderson. doug: i'm doug meehan. it's february 14th. we are breaking records this morning. i guess it's appropriate because the colors on your map are pinks and reds. danielle: very valentine's day. just very cold. nine below zero is the new record now in boston for this day. 16 below zero the new record in worcester. we vant been this cold since 1957. that's a factoid for you. right now bloaft of us below zero this morning. nantucket right at zeery but everyone else really cold. then you factor in those winds out of the north and west. take a look. it feels more like 38 below zero in worcester. that's actually warmer than it was a couple hours ago. it was feeling more like the mid 40's zero so much colder there. as we go through the next 12
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sunshine in boston but unfortunately that is cold sunshine. as the wind chill values stay below zero all day long today. also watching a couple of ocean-effect snow showers ongoing on the cape. could put down a quick coating of snow in some locations too. maybe a couple of inches. forecast. i'll have the timeline on that and then the warm-up that follows ahead. doug. doug: danielle, this is what we don't want to hear. breaking news right now. thousands are without power in essex county. saugus and lynn at least two communities affected. right now, national grid is reporting more than 13,600 outages in that area. saugus police tell us this is not weather related but an equipment failure. we're working to get more information. national grid is working to get power back on. we'll bring you more information as we get it. president: he influenced a generation of judges, lawyers, and students and profoundly shaped the legal landscape. doug: right now tributes pouring
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antonin scalia. president obama, among the thousands honoring his memory. and it's what comes next for the supreme court that's sparking a political battle this morning. karen: the eyeopener's frank holland is here with the shake-up just hours after justice scalia's death. frank? frank: karen and doug, president obama says he will nominate a new justice in this election year, but the republicans say the next president should make the choice. justice scalia was known as the conservative anchor of the supreme court and the longest serving justice on the current panel. nominated by president ronald reagan in 1986, scalia became the first italian-american member of the highest court. after his death, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says the senate will not confirm any obama nominee, but the president says he must fulfill his constitutional responsibility. president: there will be plenty of time for me to do so and for the senate to fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing. frank: justice scalia died in
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resort in west texas. he was 79. he leaves behind a wife and nine children. justice scalia's death comes as the supreme court has a large caseload this term. his passing means they could now split 4-4 on key issues. among the controversial debates-- abortion, affirmative action, the contraceptive mandate of the affordable care act, and immigration. and among those speculated to replace scalia former massachusetts governor deval patrick. patrick, a friend of president obama, served in the justice department during the clinton administration. as of right now, there is no clear timeline of when a replacement will be nominated. we'll continue to follow this story throughout the day. thousands have been paying tribute to the late justice. chief justice john roberts releasing this statement-- "he was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired his passing is a great loss to the court and the country he so loyally served."
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this photo. it shows justice scalia judging a case competition at the prestigious school in 2014. doug: commitment 2016. a moment of silence before a raucous republican debate in south carolina. the candidates pausing in memory of justice scalia. the debate happening just one week before the g.o.p. primary in a crucial conservative state. and as newscenter 5's reid lamerty shows us, the stakes couldn't be any higher. reid: a rare moment in the g.o.p. race-- all six presidential candidates shared the same opinion, delaying the appointment for confirmation of a successor to the late supreme court justice antonin scalia. trump: he's going to do it whether i'm okay with it or not. i think it's up to mitch mcconnell and everybody else to stop it. it's called delay, delay, delay. rubio: it's been over 80 years appointed a supreme court justice. cruz: we're not going to give up the u.s. supreme court for a generation by allowing barak obama to make one more liberal appointee. reid: it got nasty from there.
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bush throwing jabs over each other's foreign policy. trump: jeb is so wrong. jeb is absolutely-- (audience booing) i only tell the truth, lobbyists. bush: this is a guy who gets his foreign policy from the shows. this is a man who insults his way to the nomination. reid: marco rubio tried to regain some footing after a fifth-place finish in new hampshire. he said he has made tough choices as senator that have prepared him for the oval office. rubio: so it was a difficult decision to make and one we only had a few days to look at and make a decision on, and i voted against barak obama's plan to use force and it was the right decision. reid: ohio governor john kasich said the u.s. has to tell russia what we expect from them and to make it clear the u.s. will protect its allies. kasich: an attack on nato trumped up on any excuse of russian-speaking people is going to be an attack on us. reid: the jeb bush campaign announced yesterday former president george w. bush will hit the campaign trail for his brother. he and former first lady laura bush will speak at an event in
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carolina, tomorrow. reid lamberty, wcvb, newscenter 5. karen: meantime democrat candidates are focused on their next early-voting state-- nevada. hillary clinton spoke to supporters at a rally in henderson yesterday afternoon. clinton then headed to colorado for the annual democratic dinner in denver. that's after the state department released more of the emails she kept on a private server during her time as secretary of state. rival bernie sanders hitting the trail in nevada as well. while campaigning yesterday, sanders said clinton is becoming "unraveled" by his progress. he spoke to reporters in nevada after hosting two events in reno before traveling to colorado for the democratic dinner. doug: new information about the health of former boston mayor ray flynn. he's been fitted with a defibrillator in an operation at mass general hospital. the surgery comes after flynn was involved in a car accident near his south boston home on thursday. according to a family spokesman, doctors believe that flynn may have suffered a condition known
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arrest" before the crash. that irregular heart rhythm may have led to a drop in blood pressure and loss of consciousness. flynn is now recovering. karen: right now lowell police are still searching for the driver of a truck involved in a hit and run that injured a teenager. police say the driver of this older model chevy silverado intentionally struck a 15-year-old on a bike. the teenager was thrown from the bike and is recovering in the hospital. police do believe they know who was driving the truck. doug: emergency inspections of the manhole covers on i-93 are now complete. massdot says the inspections found no threat to public safety. caitlin clavette was killed friday after a loose manhole cover smashed through her car windshield. inspections began immediately continued overnight into saturday morning. more than 900 structures were inspected. services will be held tomorrow in winchester. her funeral is tuesday in new warnings about the zika virus in the u.s. ahead this morning the step one state is taking right now
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rescue. his instinct and quick thinking credited with saving a man's life. danielle: we are dealing with dangerously cold temperatures right now but it won't last. the changes i'm tracking for the week ahead. frank: a massive, deadly pile-up on a pennsylvania highway. the conditions that triggered
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karen: not just us. extreme weather across the country. pennsylvania causes a deadly doug: the eye's frank holland is back with the tragic scene that seemed to come out of nowhere. frank: doug and karen, the blinding snow surprised drivers on interstate 78 in central pennsylvania yesterday. at least three people have died. you can see the extent of the damage here. more than fifty vehicles involved including tractor-trailers. at least 40 people were taken to the hospital. >> it just sounded like two bombs went off. there were a couple people
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all smashed. cars underneath tractor trailers, in between tractor trailers. just total destruction. frank: cleanup continues along the highway this morning. the interstate remaining closed in both directions up until midnight last night. state officials in pennsylvania were asking people to stay off the roads unless they need to go out. doug? doug: a reason to stay inside here in massachusetts. brutally cold temperatures. this is some of the coldest weather we've seen all winter. and on valentine's day weekend, boston was more like a ghost-town last night. many people only going out if they needed to. >> i don't want to be staying outside for too long. i'm just going to go in and out really quick. >> i'm only out of here out of necessity. i'm going back to my car. doug: he looks cold. experts warn not to underestimate the extreme cold and the wind chill. just 10 minutes of exposed skin and you could end up with frostbite. and a live look outside right there downtown boston.
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it's the cold temperatures affecting my eyesight. danielle: i figure i'd better speak slow. it takes a toll on you really quickly. we said that in ten minutes. doug: it takes your breath away too. danielle: oh, yeah, especially when you're 14 below zero in worcester right now. that takes your breath away all right. plus you have to factor in those winds. that wind chill is near 30, 40 below zero at this point. in fact, we're seeing some of the coldest readings we've seen in years. you have to go back to 1957 to see these readings in worcester and in boston which set new records. 15 below zero the new record in worcester today. nine below zero in boston and jaffey also at 16 below zero this morning. but again it's not just the cold. it's the wind combining with the cold. that's leading to dangerous wind chills. we have wind chill values now at 34 below zero in boston. 38 below zero in worcester although a couple hours ago we were at 45 below zero in worcester.
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warning is in effect until lunchtime today. the wind chill advisorial in affect for the cape and the islands until lunchtime. what is going to happen over the next 12 hours in boston. we should see a lot of sunshine through the day. and the air temperature should go above zero, say, about 11 degrees maybe in boston for today's high temperature but again with the wind out of the north and west at 15 to 25 it's still going to feel like below zero all day long. high pressure dominating our weather but we're watching two systems out to the west. it's going to combine and bring us our next shot of some snow turning to some freezing rain followed by just plain old rain. we're going to talk more about that in just a second. first, we want to talk about something going on right now on the cape. just like yesterday morning we saw some ocean-effect snow showers seeing them again this morning in provincetown down to chatham. visibility down to a mile so again that can quickly lead to coating the roads, giving an inch or two inches in terms of snow totals there. that's all ocean-effect because
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it. so again we're seeing that this morning. and snow chances on the way up from monday for that next system that i talked about really coming in i think late monday afternoon into early evening, on tuesday. the reason why is temperatures are going to warm up so nicely. so let's talk about this system. so monday, we are dry to start. the snow really doesn't start flying until after, i'd say, 5:00 or 6:00 for most locations. by 8:00 though it is snowing pretty much everywhere. notice that there is that transitional period to freezing rain. i think it may take a little longer north and west of boston to dislodge this really cold air. by 8:00 on tuesday morning it's just plain old rain for everybody. notice we're going to see pretty strong winds coming out of the south and west through the day. it's really showery i think through the afternoon. the heaviest rain, the steadiest rain coming in on tuesday evening just in time for that ride home from work. and how far rain are we talking about when all is said and done? a half an inch to an inch to
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that's going to lead to some snow melt. that also could lead to potential flooding so be aware of that. the other thing that's coming with this on tuesday is look at these high temperatures. you know, we're well below zero today but by tuesday, we're talking upper 40's in worcester. low 50's in boston. and maybe a few lower to even mid 50's towards providence, rhode island. we're going to clear out on wednesday. we're still in the 40's though running well above normal. and then as we head towards, say, thursday and friday, temperatures fall back to where they should be with a lot of sunshine. doug and karen. doug: thank you, danielle. 8:17 on this sunday morning. a check of the stories we're following right now. karen: firefighters are investigating after flames forced more than a dozen people out of their home. this happened here on butler street in lawrence. the fire started just before noon yesterday, quickly rising to three alarms. fire departments from nearby towns rushed over to help. one firefighter suffered minor injuries after he was hit by falling debris. doug: hawaii has joined the fight against the zika virus. the governor declared a state of
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mosquito-borne illness. the state is in the midst of a dengue fever outbreak; more than 250 cases confirmed. there have been no locally transmitted cases of zika, but there is concern that the mosquitoes that carry dengue fever can also carry zika. the governor hopes the emergency will bring in more money to control outbreaks. karen: a fundraiser will be held today to benefit the women's hockey player injured on the ice at gillette stadium. denna laing was paralyzed at the winter classic on new year's eve. f.m.c. ice sports in pembroke is already donating one dollar from every public skating admission to the denna laing fund. the rink will also match donations made to the fund today. >> now sportscenter 5 with bob halloran. bob: there are only four times when a guy 5'9" has an advantage over a guy 6'11". the first three are limbo, limbo, limbo and the other one is the nba skills exe
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the little guy is supposed to beat the big guy but celtics the guard isiah thomas loses in the final to the last night they're neck and neck the whole way in the final passing accurately racing down the court for a synchronized lay-up there and then racing back up the court where they have to knock down a three. that is the final challenge. whoever knocks down the three first wins. they both take several shots here. and he'll finally-- there it is-- a great showing from first time all sar isiah thomas but he's second. bruins in minnesota yesterday. brad marchand was scoring in his sixth straight game. his 27th goal overall. the bruins, 4-2 the final. the wild fired their head coach. patrice bergeron who missed yesterday's game with an undisclosed injury could also be out when the bruins get right back at it this afternoon in detroit.
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have a great day. karen: we're all watching our wallets trying to make the most of our money. we asked the local financial advisor for the best moves to make if all you have to do is spend $20. doug: his first move actually might surprise you. >> i'm going to tell people take five bucks from there and go have a good time because it's one thing for me to sit here and say you're going to save all of it but everyone needs immediate gratification of some kind. emily: once you do that, think about your goal s. if you feel maybe you need a new roof on the house in the next 6-12 months, if you're saving up for a new car in the next year or two, that's a short-term goal. that money needs to be in cash, somewhere safe. emily: he suggests putting another five of that 20 towards those short-term plans and put the remaining 10 into your long-term goals things like buying a house or retiring some day. and if you can do it again those dollars can add up fast. >> you take that out out to a
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at $2500 even with no compound in there. if you do earn just basic interest on that, even just three or four% which you can do and invest it very conservatively you're going to $5,000-$6,000. emily: he says it's about saving money in a way that still works for you and your lifestyle. you don't have to give up buying coffee maybe scale back to three days instead of five. those extra dollars in savings will add it before you know it. 5. doug: thanks, emily. ahead this morning on the "eyeopener" at 10:00, family friendly fun for just $20. the boston area spots that will keep the kids busy during the school vacation without breaking a bank. a postal worker's credited with saving a man's life. karen: the inclination that something was wrong, and the quick action he took just in the nick of time. doug: an emotional interview in the aftermath of the paris terror attacks. the new message from the american band that saw the horrors first-hand. and then a little cruise up
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still very quiet out there and understandably so. nobody even wants to take a drive this morning. it's too cold. danielle says we have rain and warming temperatures on the way.
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danielle: welcome back. i'm meteorologist danielle vollmar. i want to say hello to my friends at the conley school in whitman. i visited the third, fourth and fifth grade.
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sweat shirt which i plan on wearing later today because it is so cold out there. hello to all of you and thanks for asking all the right questions. also i want to say hello to nicole on twitter from beverly. thanks for tweeting me this pic. you can see it. we have the really cold air running along that really warm water temperature. that's how we get that sea smoke. in fact we had record cold this morning in boston and in worcester. nine below zero in boston. 16 below zero in worcester. we haven't seen that cold temperatures since 1957. this week don't worry. the cold isn't with us for that much longer. on tuesday we're at 53 degrees in boston and the upper 40 newscenter 5 worcester. i'm sure everyone will love that. doug and karen. karen: danielle, thank you. an attentive postal worker is credited with saving a man's life. doug: he sensed something was wrong on his daily route. and as newscenter 5's sera congi explains, he was right. sera: tom belzano takes pride in knowing the people he serves on his mail route.
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everybody out here. sera: so when one braintree resident broke his routine, balzano took notice. tom: i see him once or twice a month, but he would always come out on the 10th of every month and get his social security check. when he didn't come out a couple days ago, i got a little concerned. sera: once the 67-year-old's mail started to stack up, balzano contacted police. tom: it just didn't seem right. sera: braintree fire was called in to help get into the locked house. they found the resident on the living room floor. it's estimated he was there for at least three days. when firefighters found the man, he was alive and conscious and then taken to south shore hospital. fire officials here at braintree credit the postal carrier with saving the man's life. the man remains at south shore hospital. his neighbors are hopeful for a full recovery and are grateful the mailman was so observant. neighbor: i think that's a great thing. he's a kind of constant in people's lives so he noticed that something was wrong and he alerted the correct authorities. i think that's wonderful. sera: a neighborhood watchman
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people. i think every mailman does. sera: in braintree, sera congi, wcvb, newscenter 5. karen: serious competition in new hampshire. doug: the special skills needed to pull off a victory and where the winner is headed next. frank: remembering supreme court justice antonin scalia. his death now setting off a debate over the future of the high court. the reaction from capitol hill and the campaign trail coming up. karen: we're following that breaking news right now out of essex county. lynne and sawing's seeing dramatic power outages. 13,700 people without power on this bitter cold morning. national grid says it was a transformer issue that tripped. they hope to have the power back
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>> now on newscenter 5's "eyeopener." danielle: record cold right now. temperatures we haven't seen in decades, but there is some relief on the way. my timeline for a warm-up. karen: tributes pouring in for a supreme court justice, but the death of justice antonin scalia is already setting up a partisan fight on capitol hill. doug: the debate brewing over the future of the high court. the candidates weighing in on who should nominate his replacement. >> you're watching wcvb, boston's news leader. good morning! this is newscenter 5's "eyeopener." karen: good morning, everyone.
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to be on this day today. i'm karen anderson in for antoinette this morning. doug: and i'm doug meehan. i saw antoinette sent us a little tweet. she got a cup of coffee, her feet in her slippers. up and warm. karen: i think people thought she was having her baby. she has a little more time to go. she will get there. danielle: don't stand outside. everybody should watch us. stay in bed for a little bit longer because it is cold out there. we have record cold low temperatures this morning in boston and in worcester. nine below zero in boston is the new record. 16 below zero in worcester. just to let you know, we haven't seen readings like this since 1957. so this is some cold we're dealing with. it's not just the cold. it's also those winds making it feel even colder. this is the current air temperature. you see it's 14 below zero in worcester currently. it's nine below zero in norwood. as we go through the next 12 hours, say, in merrimack valley you're going to see temperature. you can't even see them because
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they're in the single digits all day long with lots of sunshine. then you factor in those winds out of the north and west at 15 to 25 miles an hour sustained. and it feels more like 38 below zero in worcester and 34 below zero in boston. so again the wind chill values stay below zero all day long with some sunshine. we are watching the cape right now. there has been some ocean-effect flurries and snow showers ongoing this morning. again be just like yesterday morning and high pressure is dominating our weather keeping us a dry forecast for everyone else. watch inning system out to the west going to bring us our next shot at some snow turning over to plain old rain. doug: breaking news right now. if you can believe it, thousands are without power in essex county right now. national grid reporting that more than 14,000 outages across lynne and saugus. the company says a couple of transformers tripped on low oil because of the cold weather. they're working to get that
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the hour. karen: right now emergency covers on i-93 are complete massdot says the inspections found no threat to public safety. caitlin clavette was killed friday after a loose manhole cover smashed through her car windshield. more than 900 structures were inspected since then. doug: lowell police are still searching for the driver of a truck involved in a hit and run that injured a teenager. police say the driver of this older model chevy silverado intentionally struck a 15-year-old on a bike. the teenager was thrown from the bike and is recovering in the hospital. police do believe they know who was driving the truck. karen: former boston mayor ray flynn has been fitted with a defibrillator after an operation at mass general. he had surgery after crashing his car into a house in south boston on thursday. according to a family spokesman, doctors believe that flynn may have suffered a condition known as "aborted sudden cardiac arrest" before the crash.
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have led to loss of consciousness. right now tributes continue to come in for the man considered the most provocative member of the supreme court. justice antonin scalia has died. but it's what comes next that has an election-year battle brewing. doug: the eyeopener's frank holland is here with how the death of justice scalia is setting off debate. frank? frank: doug and karen, president obama says he will nominate a successor in due time. but getting that person confirmed will likely be an uphill battle. after antonin scalia's sudden death, president obama expressed his condolences and called the 79-year-old a brilliant and energetic justice. the president also announced his intention of choosing a supreme court justice nominee. president: there will be plenty of time for me to do so and for the senate to fulfill its responsibility to give that person a fair hearing and a timely vote. frank: but republican majority leader mitch mcconnell who sets the senate's schedule says, "the american people should have
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their next supreme court justice, and the vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president." candidates weighed in on the president's expected nomination during the cbs news debate on saturday night. trump: i think it's up to mitch mcconnell and everybody else to stop it. it's called delay, delay, delay. kasich: i think we should let the next president decide who is going to run that supreme court. carson: we should be thinking about how we can create some healing in this land. rubio: we need to put people on the bench that understand that the constitution is not a living and breathing document. it is to be interpreted as originally meant. bush: the next president needs to appoint someone with a proven conservative record similar to justice scalia. cruz: the senate needs to stand strong and say we're not going to give up the u.s. supreme court for a generation. frank: democrat candidates are throwing their support behind the president. hillary clinton says it's outrageous that republicans have already pledged to block the nominee. bernie sanders, who serves in the senate, says he wants to move forward and vote on the
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karen: now we turn to what happens in the months ahead regarding the high court. our juli mcdonald focuses on the hotly debated question. juli: influential, provocative and undoubtedly conservative-- justice antonin scalia is remembered for his decades-long legal legacy that didn't change greenfield: he really thinks that the constitution is beholden to the past rather than a living document. juli: kent greenfield, a constitutional law expert who clerked at the supreme court, tells newscenter 5 scalia will be known as an advocate for the originalist view. he believes the constitution means what it meant 200 years ago, and he wasn't interested in compromise. greenfield: he ended up being an opponent of civil rights advances such as affirmative action or gay rights or same sex marriage. juli: as the supreme court focuses on some of the country's most divisive issues this year-- abortion, affirmative action, and immigration-- scalia's absence will likely result in more tie decisions. that means the lower court's
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affirmed. greenfield: the public employee union case which people thought would be 5-4 against the unions is probably going to end up being 4-4. in fact, that would mean that the unions would win. juli: with an aging supreme been a topic on the campaign trail. the next president expected to make multiple nominations. scalia's sudden death highlights what could be a significant shift in the court's work over the next several years. greenfield says scalia's death brings the possibility of this change in course out of the abstract and into the concrete making it even more of a key issue in the presidential election. in the newsroom, juli mcdonald, wcvb, newscenter 5. doug: a drug bust in carver. right now, one man is facing charges in a heroin distribution ring. police arrested joshua clements on myles standish drive friday after a three-month investigation. they found this inside the home-- heroin, packaging materials, and more than $2,000 in cash.
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of a mortar shell in dennis. take a look at this. police say a man brought it to the station yesterday after finding it at his home. state police were called in to check out the mortar shell blocking off an area outside the station. the state bomb technician determined the mortar shell was an inert training round and took it away for disposal. a massive manhunt for a killer is over in new york city. doug: the dangerous man off the streets right now. plus raw emotion from the frontman of the eagles of death metal. his message months after the terror attacks in paris. karen: an iconic building up in flame. this historic now destroyed in ohio. danielle: we are setting records this morning. the coldest air we've seen in over 50 years. the relief on the way after today. frank: we're celebrating black history here at wcvb. coming up, a look at how boston influenced the life and work of dr. martin luther king, jr.
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karen: a powerful glimpse into the paris terror attacks. the american band playing during the horrifying attack is back on stage in sweden. the frontman for "eagles of death metal" made an emotional appearance on swedish t.v. he spoke about the chaos at the bataclan theatre last november. 130 people died in coordinated attacks across paris. the band was playing when the shooting started. >> i knew exactly what was going on. i think i might have been the only one in the whole theater who knew instantly. i really think it's important that everyone knows what happened to our friends in there, you know. i didn't see a single coward. i didn't see anyone do anything cowardly. you have to stay light. you have to keep your heart light. so i'm not going to let the bad guys win. i promise you. doug: hughes says the band takes
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both strength and humility. karen: the city of boston celebrates black history month and the most well-known icon of the civil rights movement. but many might not realize how boston influenced dr. martin luther king, jr. doug: the eye's frank holland is back with the less familiar story. frank? frank: dr. king was educated at boston university and inspired by his time in the city. the civil rights leaders said what he learned here was the blueprint for his philosophy and work. dr. king: i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up. frank: before dr. king shared his dream, he earned his doctorate at boston university. vita paladino: this is really the beginning. this is all the formulation of his theory. frank: academic papers, letters, pictures, and more are now housed in the king reading room at b.u.'s library. before winning the nobel peace prize in 1964, the civil rights leader explained to reporters why he donated these important
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dr. king: it was this university that meant so much to me in terms of the formulation of my thinking and the ideas that have guided my life. vita paladino: he had a very empowering experience here. frank: vita paladino is the curator of the king collection. during that same press conference, dr. king explains how studying boston personalism, also known as personal idealism, changed his life. dr. king: the whole doctrine of personal idealism philosophically is the philosophical position that guides my theology. vita paladino: boston personalism said a person's character, personality was more important than just service to god. that, for him, is the breakthrough where he becomes an activist. frank: for more information on the dr. king reading room at b.u., you can go to our website, wcvb.com. >> now your storm team 5
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danielle vollmar. danielle: this is mt. washington observatory. the temperature there 35 below zero. you throw boiling water and you get instant snow out there. i know i've seen it on twitter. you may not want to try that at home. it can be a little dangerous when you talk about boiling water but it is cold enough to do just that. it's been the coldest we've seen since 1956 setting records in worcester and in boston. 15 below zero in jaffrey. orange checking in at 14 below zero for morning lows and then you factor in these winds out of the north and west. they're anywhere from 10 to 20 miles an hour sustained so it's a bit breezy out there this afternoon. and this morning. it makes it feel more like 38 below zero in worcester, like 34 below zero in boston. and even 22 below zero right now on nantucket. that's why we have wind chill warnings in effect until lunchtime today. the wind chill advisory for the cape as well as for the islands. so we do have some ocean-effect snow showers ongoing because we
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water and cold air running along it. we're seeing them especially on the cape like we saw yesterday where visibility is down to zero miles an hour in provincetown and chatham. clip. i'm estimating at least a coating to an inch or two probably falling from these ocean-effect snow showers for you folks. please be careful if you're out there on the roads this morning especially out there on cape cod. sunshine. temperatures will warm up into the sing many digits, maybe 11 degrees in boston. still with that strong wind it feels like below zero, those wind chill values. these are the high temperatures today. a lot of sunshine. bitter cold. nine in bed ford. eight in nashua. worcester county will be around seven degrees in worcester. 6 in shrewsbury. down in bridgewater nine degrees for today but watch what happens over the next couple of days. monday we're at 30 degrees. we're seeing increasing clouds and tuesday 54 degrees. of course, that comes with a price.
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especially in the afternoon and evening. heavy, stowedy rain. the cape cod area seeing nine to ten degrees for your temperatures. so here's what happens over the next day or so. monday we start out dry. but the snow is going to start to fly. we could see accumulating snow after 5:00, i think, until about 8:00 it's start to go spread. this is going to quickly turn over to first maybe a mix of some freezing rain and then turning over to plain old rain by tuesday morning. now north and west it may take a little longer to dislodge the cold air. once it does-- and it will do on on tuesday morning, it's just plain rain. for most it day on tuesday it's light showers. the heavy, steady line of showers will come through about 5:00 just in time for that ride home from work. we could see some steady rain then until about 10:00 at night or so. when all is said and done, we're talking about a half an inch to an inch to maybe an inch-and-a-half in some locations. of course that's going to cause the snow to melt but that could lead to some flooding.
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the other thing that happens on tuesday, as i talked before, is just how warm we get with the southwest wind developing. look at this. 49 in worcester. 51 boston. the low 50's on the south shore and the cape. we'll enjoy that especially after going through today's forecast. 44 on wednesday. we will see clearing skies. then we'll see a lot of sunshine on thursday and friday. but temperatures behind this system drop back to where we should be this time of year into is 30. overnight lows in the 20's and karen. karen: danielle, here is something you don't see everywhere. a gathering of the best of the they took part in a competition in pelham, new hampshire, yesterday for the state championship. what sets them apart from us regular pinballers? game knowledge. because not all the tables are the same. >> you have to learn how to play games from the '60's up to modern day games.
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all have different rule sets. karen: the winner of yesterday's competition is headed to las vegas to compete for the national championship. and yes, there is a national pinball championship. i didn't realize that there were difference s with the boards in the game. doug: they have the flippers in the different spots and whatnot. i haven't seen a pinball game in years. tommy, can you hear me? all right. crazy. shifting gears a little bit here this morning. remembering a supreme court justice and a conservative icon. karen: the tributes this morning for justice antonin scalia.
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doug: welcome back. we continue to follow that breaking news out of essex county. thousands there without power, mostly in lynn and saugus. right now, national grid is reporting more than 7,000 outages across those two communities. it was up around 14,000 a few hours ago. that number is going down. the company says a couple transformers tripped on low oil due to the cold weather. they're working to get power back on within the hour. karen: tributes this morning for the man considered the most provocative member of the supreme court has died. antonin scalia was 79. the influential conservative died of natural causes yesterday in west texas. the president, despite push-back from republicans, says he will nominate a successor. doug: former boston mayor ray flynn has been fitted with a defibrillator after an operation at mass general.
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his car into a house in south boston on thursday. according to a family spokesman, doctors believe that flynn may have suffered a condition known as "aborted sudden cardiac arrest" before the crash. that irregular heart rhythm may have led to loss of consciousness. karen: emergency inspections of the manhole covers on i-93 are complete after a tragic crash. massdot says the inspections found no threat to public safety. caitlin clavette was killed friday after a loose manhole cover smashed through her car windshield. that happened while she was driving. more than 900 structures were inspected since then. services for caitlin will be held tomorrow in winchester, before her funeral on tuesday. a fugitive is under arrest in new york, accused in the deadly stabbing of his girlfriend and her three young children. michael sykes was seen here wednesday on surveillance footage in a staten island deli just before the attack at a homeless housing facility. his girlfriend and her one-year-old and the couple's four-month-old all died.
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condition. police say sykes called his mother and confessed about the attack. doug: an iconic and historic store in ohio is destroyed in a fire. flames engulfed the "rabbit hash" general store last night. the fire finally knocked down around midnight after a three-hour battle. nobody was inside at the time. the store was founded in 1831 and reportedly contains items dating back to the 19th century. a fundraiser will be held today to benefit the women's hockey player injured on the ice at gillette stadium. denna laing was paralyzed at the winter classic on new year's eve. f.m.c. ice sports in pembroke will donate one dollar from every public skating admission today to the denna laing fund. the rink will also match any donations made to the fund today. the big question is, can i ice skate in you can probably do it in your front driveway.
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be careful. it's just going to be real cold. i mean wind chill values right now running about 30 below zero and today we will not get above the below-zero park in terms of wind chill value although our air temperature should get to 10 degrees in boston with a lots of sunshine. we're looking for some snow showers for monday afternoon, late afternoon into early evening quickly turning to maybe a period of ice or freezing rain and then plain old rain on tuesday. but temperatures on tuesday back in the 50's so we're going major up and down and all around. karen: that's what's going to get us through today. doug: we'll see you in just about an hour. karen: "this week" is necn. see you at 10:00. >> this is an editorial by wcvb-tv channel 5 president and general manager bill fine. bill fine: nearly 112 million people watched super bowl 50 sunday, a spectacle starring past m.v.p.'s, beyonce, bruno mars, and a broncos' team that won with hard-hitting and
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right? well, in the previous week we also learned that three more players, including quarterback ken stabler, were diagnosed posthumously with the degenerative brain disease c.t.e. and the nfl says the number of player concussions rose by 54% during the 2015 regular season. when pressed about player safety, commissioner roger goodell defends the league, pointing to an updated concussion protocol and rule changes that limit contact in practice and outlaw helmet-to-helmet hits. goodell also said that if he had love to have him play the game of football. former pro players have greatly increased levels of a.l.s. and develop alzheimer's four times higher than the general population. more alarming, one study claims that concussions may triple the rate of suicides, a staggering statistic that nfl players share with military veterans. football will continue as our national pastime, but it is extremely reasonable to limit
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their brains have matured enough to cope with tackle football. commissioner goodell should reverse field and use the nfl's substantial clout to promote changes in youth football, in addition to even stricter enforcement of the rules and more severe punishments for the obvious intentional hits designed to injure opponents. the league has the ability to institute change, even if the current commissioner lacks the backbone to lead. as the movie "concussion" put it, right now the nfl owns a day of the week and with such popularity comes the responsibility to america's youth and their players-- past,
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starting right now on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. battle for the bench. justice antonin scalia, conservative legend, dice at 79. the fight to fill his seat already under way. >> i plan to nominate a successor. >> it's up to mitch mcconnell and everybody else to stop it. it's called delay, delay, delay. >> as both sides dig in, will the presidential election become a referendum on the court. plus, trump targeted in the nastiest debate yet. under fire. >> i am sick and tired of him going after my family. >> and, firing back. >> it's a price pal.
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>> this morning, trump, cruz, rubio, kasich, all here live. from abc news, it's "this week." here now, chief anchor george stephanopoulos. >> the news that supreme court scalia has died swept across the country saturday afternoon. his powerful pen made him a movement. his death leaves a divided court for a divided country. sets up an epic battle for a successor and strikes at the heart of this already chaotic presidential campaign. we'll hear from the candidates this morning, break down what his death means for the court and the country. we begin with pierre thomas. >> reporter: good norng, george. flags here at the supreme court and across the nation at half staff as the court mourns the loss of justice scalia. his death had has enormous legal
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he apparently died in his sleep on a quail hunting trip. his body was discovered after he failed the appear for a breakfast gathering. u.s. marshals came to the scene. law enforcement officials say there appears to be no foul play. the longest serving justice on the court, he was appointed by ronald ragen in 1986. an astute legal mind, he became a champion of conservative causes. president obama called scalia's son to offer condolences and interrupted a trip to california to address the nation. >> he influenced a generation of judges, lawyers, and students. and pro foundly shaped the legal landscape. >> reporter: his body has arrived in el paso. no word on memorial services. tributes will likely come. all of official washington stunned. george? >> pierre thomas at the court.
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we have the battle now over who comes next. successor. choice. >> reporter: the battle lines on this were drawn before the supreme court officially confirmed that scalia had died, setting up a titanic fight here in washington and on the campaign trail. news of justice ka lea's death bolt. in an unprecedented move, mitch mcconnell immediately released a statement saying this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president. when president obama came before the cameras to mark scalia's passing, he made it clear he would not be taking mcconnell's advice. >> i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time. >> reporter: at the debate in south carolina last night, republican kantds hoping to replace obama called on congress to block the president.
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mcconnell and everybody else to stop it. it's called delay, delay, delay. >> we're not going the give up the u.s. supreme court for a generation by allowing barack appointee. >> someone on this stage will get to choose the balance of the next supreme court. >> reporter: none of that will deter president obama. the short list of people includes circuit court judges sri srinivasan and kelly. like. he was a clerk for justice sandra day o'connor. he was confirmed 97 0 for his current post. that is a far cry from scalia. >> unlikely to make much difference in a future vote.
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of a 4-4 lineup on the supreme year. >> reporter: that could mean a lot of tying votes on the supreme court. nearly 30% of the decisions in the most recent term were 5-4. in about a third of those, scalia was the fifth justice in the majority. you could have a situation where you have many tie votes. in that case, the lower court's decision simply stands. >> huge impact. thank you, jon karl. now to the gop debate last night. it started with a moment of silence. quickly became the nastiest of the campaign. mar mary bruce was there. >> you're probably worse than jeb bush. >> that is absolutely false. >> he's lying about all sorts of things. >> this is just nuts. >> reporter: with just one week until the south carolina primary. >> god bless the great state of south carolina. >> reporter: the republican
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the make-or-break state living up to its reputation. donald trump took on jeb bush. >> jeb is so wrong. [ crowd booing ] that's jeb's special interests and lobbiests talking. >> reporter: bush punched back, seeming to get under trump's skin. >> this is the standard me. you want to talk about weakness, it's weak to disparage women? it's weak to disparage hispanics. i'm sick and tired of him going after my family. while dounld trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was buildinging a security apparatus to keep us safe. i'll proud of what he did. >> the world trade center came down during your brother's rain. remember at the. they lied. they said there were weapons of mass destruction. there were none. >> reporter: ted cruz and marco english and spanish.
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said he would not rescind president obama's illegal executive amnesty. >> i don't know how he knows what i said on univision because he doesn't speak spanish. [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: and george, the candidates are pulling out all the stops here. tomorrow, former president george w. bush making the first stop for his brother. after last night, joking donald trump is no longer invited. after the debate, they didn't even shake hands. >> let's get to the candidates. starting with senator ted cruz. thank you for joining us this morning. let's begin with that news about justice scalia. you said that president obama should wait to name a successor. ronald reagan nominated antony kennedy with 13 months left in his term. president obama has more than ten months left.
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nominate the justice and the senate's responsibility to give that nominee an up or down vote? >> the senate has not confirmed a nominee named in a final year in election year in 80 years. this is a lame duck president. the only reason anthony kennedy was name that late was because democrats in the senate rejected two other nom northeast. robert bork, and doug ginsburg. right now, the court is ex exquisitely balanced. as ronald reagan was to the presidency, so justice scalia was to the court. this is a 5-4 court. this next election needs to be a referendum on the court. the people need to decide.
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for what i called for. we should not allow a lame duck president to capture the supreme court in the waning months of his presidency. >> does that mean you're going to filibuster anyone, anyone that the president nominates? >> absolutely. this should be a decision for the people, george. we have an election. democrats, i cannot wait. to stand on that stage with hillary clinton or with bernie sanders and take the case to the people. what vision of the court do you want? let the election decide. if the democrats want to replace in nominee, they need to win the election. i don't think the american people want a court that will strip our religious liberties. one that will mandate unlimited abortion on demand with taxpayer funding. i don't think the american people want a court that will write the second amendment out of the constitution. all of those are 5-4 issues hanging in the balance.
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president obama, didn't they? >> they did. but -- but -- that -- that was three years ago. and elections have consequences. the people gave us a republican senate this last election because they were fed up with barack obama's lawlessness. but justice scalia's passing has a profound impact on this primary. it underscores the stakes for the people in south carolina. they're asking, who can i trust? who do i know will defend the constitution and defend the bill of rights? the pattern we have seen, you're a verdict reason of these battles. democrats understand the stakes. they fight tooth and nail for left wing ju durable activists. far too many republicans don't care about the court. don't invest political capital in it. it's why so many republican nominees have turned out to be disasters the. let me say something to the veterans in the state of south carolina. to the veterans in sking is, your second amendment rights are
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justice scalia's one of his biggest decisions, 5-4, the heller decision. the right to keep and bear arms. if a liberal justice goes to the court, we're one vote away from the second amendment being written out. if donald trump becomes the president, the second amendment will be written out. he's not a conservative. he'll not invest the capital to confirm a conservative. >> he says he will. away. >> he says you're wrong. he says he will. he says your judgment should be questioned because you supported john roberts. >> listen, number one, i did not appoint john roberts. george w. bush did. once the president made the nomination, i supported it. that would have been a mistake. you have to look at donald trump's history.
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decades, has supported liberal democrats. jimmy carter over ronl rag. en. donald trump gave money to chuck schumer, harry reid, hillary clinton. anyone that writes checks to chuck schumer and harry reid and jimmy carter and hillary clinton does not care about conservative justices on the court. the one person he's suggested that would make a good justice is his sister, who is a court of appeals judge appointed by bill clinton. she's a hard-core pro abortion liberal judge. he said she would make a terrific justice. >> he's said there would be a conflict of interest and would not appoint her. >> but it gives you an example of the type of people he would be looking to. the type of people he would be looking to. donald trump is not a conservative. for his entire life, he's been self-described very, very pro choice.
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yesterday, he defended planned parenthood on the debate stage. have you seen a republican on a republican debate stage defending taking federal tax paiser er payer money and giving it to -- he thinks they do terrific things pip don't think so. i don't think conservatives in south carolina think so either. >> i have never seen you unload on donald trump like you have in the last couple of minutes. are you concerned that if he stopped? >> what i'm concerned about, george, is our country is in balance. i've devoted my entire life to fighting for the constitution and the bill of rights. the heller decision, i represented 31 states. we talked about abortion restrictions. i represented a coalition of states defending the ban of partial-birth abortion. we won that case, 5-4. i don't want to see our
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my daughters, caroline and katherine are 7 and 5. i don't want to have to look at them and say, the free comes to america has had for two centuries, you don't get. justice scalia's passing changes the entire contours of the race. the time for the kir us is and reality show is over. this is a serious choice. and we're talking about losing our basic liberties if we get this wrong. and it's why i have so much faith in the people of south carolina, that that -- that they value liberty, the constitution. one final point, we're also choosing a commander in chief. this is a dangerous world. it doesn't make stoens appoint ense to appoint someone as xhef who doesn't understand the nape of our enemies. last night, donald trump defended his calling for george w. bush to be impeached. those where the views of the
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that's where donald comes from. he's supporting john kerry and saying let's impeach george w. bush. >> you put a lot on the table. thank you for joining us this morning. >> thank you for having me. >> let's take that right to donald trump. he joins us now by phone. mr. trump, you just heard senator cruz right there. he says you're part of the fevered swamps of the left. false. mistakes. the war in iraq was within of one of them. a guy like cruz wouldn't understand a mistake. he stands on the senate floor, he has no support from one senator. no endorsements. he's a lone wolf. he'll get nothing done. he's not a leader. never employed anybody. never created a job. this is the wrong guy. and he's nasty guy. no matter how you figure it.
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disgraceful in iowa. when he made the fraudulent voter violation manuscript. he holds up the bible, he might hold up the bible. this is not man that, in my opinion, should be president. i think he's done a great disservice to himself and to the republican party. >> on that last point he raised, you did say back in october 2008 that impeaching president bush would be a wonderful thing. do you still believe that? >> i didn't endorse anything. i think he did a terrible thing when he went into iraq. we can all be nice and be politically correct and say how wonderful and jeb bush's brother, took him five days before he understood how to answer the question. his pollsters gave him an answer five days late. he was mumbling back and forth. you remember that fiasco. he was gone by the time he started. when he announced, he was practically gone.
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was a good thing or bad thing. he ultimately determined it was a bad thing. his brother got us into that war. there were no weapons of mass destruction. there were no anything. we destabilized the entire middle east. obama got us out of the war in the wrong way. by announcing a specific date and not leaving people in was frankly disgusting and very, very foolish. i'll tell you, you go back to 2003, 2004, i'm the only one who said don't go into iraq. you'll destabilize the middle east. i was against the war even though i'm the most mill itaristic person there is. i said, don't go into the war. you'll destabilize the entire middle east. that's w457d. that's why we have the migration and all of the other problems we have right now in the middle east. >> in 2008, you said impeachment would be a wonderful thing.
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to wolf blitzer. >> it seemed like she was going to really look to impeach bush, and get him out of office, which, personally, i think would have been a wonderful thing. >> to itch peach him? >> he got us into the war with lies. >> what evidence do you have that president bush knowingly lied? i'll ask the question again. do you still believe that impeachment would be a wonderful thing? >> i don't even think about it. it's past time. he made a horrible mistake. we all make mistakes. hi was a beauty. i see the soldiers that died. the wounded warriors all over who i love, who i work with. and i'll tell you what, it was a horrible mistake. we spent $2 trillion on the war and we have nothing. you know what's happening now? iran is taking over iraq where the second largest oil reserves in the world -- when we got out, i said on your show and many others, don't leave.
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guess what? isis has the oil. iran will have the oil. the oil and the value and the tremendous wealth fueled isis. i said recently, bomb the oil. not recently, over the last three year. bomb the oil. don't let them have the oil. nobody wants to listen. we have politicians, all talk, no action. and a guy like ted cruz would be an absolute disaster. and he's not a leader. >> let's turn to the supreme court. you heard senator cruz say you can't be trusted to make a pick. he cited your praise of your sister saying she would be a phenomenal supreme court justice. >> i said it jokingly. my sister is a brilliant person. known as a brilliant person. obviously, a conflict. i said, oh, how about my sister, kiddingly. she has didn't viewing than me. ing
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different views than me. somebody like diane sykes from wisconsin would be good. my sister would not be the right person. it's a conflict of interest. >> how will you convince people that your appointees would be conservative. >> justice john roberts gave us obama care twice. he could have foiled it twice. he had two votes, went up shockingly, voted in favor of obamacare. he went there because ted cruz pushed him like wild. and by the way, jeb bush pushed him through the brother. and jeb bush and cruz pushed justice john roberts and now we have justice john roberts. what happened is, he -- twice, could have ended obamacare and didn't. cruz shouldn't be talking.
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appointments i have ever seen. weobamacare because of jeb bush, ted cruz, george bush. >> they seemed to be piling on you last night. you think this is all happening because the other republicans have figured out if you win south carolina you may not be stopped? >> the reason it happens is because i'm self-funding. putting up my own money. i built a tremendous business. i'm going to do what is right for the people of the country. in that room were many people that i know very well. they're all lobbyists and special interests. they gave a lot of money to jeb bush. this guy's wasted $140 million. he spent $43 million in new hampshire and came in fourth or fifth. i spent $3 million and came in first by a lot. this is the kind of guy you want as a president? between him and cruz, i'll tell you what, the republicans are in trouble. and they'll never bead hillary clinton. i'm the only one that will beat hillary clinton. believe me. they'll never beat hillary clinton.
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time this morning. >> okay. thank you very much. and we have much more ahead. senator marco rubio and john kasich will join us. "the roundtable" as well. antonin scalia. during its first year, a humpback calf and its mother she lifts her calf to its first breath of air, then protects it on the long journey to their feeding grounds. one of the most important things you can do is help the next generation. at pacific life, we offer financial solutions to accomplish just that. ask a financial advisor about pacific life.
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do you think as governor kasich suggested that you might be hurting each other and helping the democrats? >> sure. i said that before. i always try to avoid that sort of engagement. it got me in trouble a few weeks ago. i had a bad moment because i chose not to go after governor christie. it's kind of a catch 2 2. in the end, i'm not running against the republicans. i'm running because i want to be president of the united states. if you're attacked, it's spornt to respond. so if i'm attacked at debate, i'm going to respond. last night, you saw an edge change with ted cruz. ted is saying things that are not true habitually. in the last week, he's not told the truth about my position on planned parenthood. marriage. the truth about immigration. these things have to be clarified. they need the be addressed. >> he said earlier this morning
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position? >> yeah, but he won't have to because mitch manager konl has made i had clear we're not going to mover forward until that's an election. i think sit the right decision. the court can function with eight justices. within the last few months of the president's term, we should not be appointing justices. the president can nominate whoever he want. the senate shouldn't move forward on it until after the election. we'll have an election in november. one of the key -- i'm sorry. >> so if you're elected president, will you promise not final year? >> i'm not saying the president can't do it. i'm saying we're not moving forward on it in the senate. >> he shouldn't? >> he shouldn't. he has the legal right to do it. as president, i would recognize the precedent. in the last 80 years, in the last year of a president's term,
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put in place. this will be an issue. the voters will choose a new president, who i believe will be me, should then fill that vacancy for a lifetime appointment to the supreme court. >> donald trump says he doesn't think about impeachment of george bush anymore. he's not backing off the comments he made last night about president bush lying about weapons of mass destruction in iraq. given those statements, is donald trump still a nominee you could support if he's chosen for the nomination? >> would have hoped he would have repudiated those comments last night. his unwillingness to walk away is disturbing. he's not going to be the nominee nominee. i'm going to be the anymore to nominee. i don't think george w. bush lied. he worked from the information given to him.
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that's unfortunate. that being the case, he didn't lie. a lie is when you know what's true and you say something different. >> i know you hope to defeat donald trump. my question is, will you support him if he's the nominee? >> i'm going to support the republican nominee. i know the republican nominee is going to be someone who holds views like mine. i don't share all the views that donald trump has. i think ultimately, he won't be the republican nominee. the republican nominee, no matter who sit on the stage lrks be a better choice than bernie sanders or hillary clinton. >> thank you for joining us. >> thanks, george. governor john kasich joins us now. thank you for joining us. quite a night last night. it doesn't sound like anybody will take your suggestion to bring down the negative ads. >> you know what, george. it was like a demolition derby. the good news is my car is still
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i tell you what i found, george. i had a rally at a barbecue joint. about 500 people there. it was stunning. people were just -- coming up, taking pictures, grabbing on to me, wanting me to sign things. they said, please stay positive. please stay positive. i kind of get my fuel from ideas. i don't get my fuel from the negative side. i don't disagree with rubio. if you're going to be attacked, you have to defend yourself. you know. but i want to climb out of that as quickly as i can and tell people what i'm for, rather than spend my time prolonging a back and forth in dae bait. by the way i think the debates are ridiculous. this is not a way to pick a president. if you want to pick a president, come to a town hall. watch an interaction between a candidate and the public for 30 minutes or 40 minutes. this whole business of who has the best sound bite, who had the most clever thing they said. it's silly, george.
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pro sisz. it's what we got, and we'll deal with it. >> let's talk about who you're for for the supreme court. what kind of justice would you appoint? and do you agree with senator cruz and donald trump on the criticism of chief justice john roberts? >> no, i'm not here to criticize john roberts. look, i've picked well over 100 judges to the court in ohio. i have even picked a -- ohio supreme court justice. she's turned out to be a great justice. i would look for a conservative. somebody who doesn't make law. but somebody who will interpret the law. somebody who is above reproach. what is their record? their history. that's how i've done it in my state. so, you know this is not an unfamiliar process to me. so, obviously, it would be somebody who is a constitutionalist and not interested in making law. the president will send somebody. the senate will do nothing.
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presidential election here. people will in a very unusual way, indirectly sort of pick the next judge of -- justice of the supreme court. it's pretty interesting. >> it is pretty interesting. this sounds like a new rule now. a rule that a president can't pick a supreme court justice in his or her final year? >> george, you know how polarized everything is. i don't want to see more fighting and recrimination which is what we're going to see. let's face up to this. we are very divided between president obama and the congress. and it's -- you know, and look. when you have that kind of division, it's really hard to get things done. if i were president of the united states, you know, and i could keep the congress together, of course i would send somebody. it would probably be a different situation. right now, just looking at it. it's one of the reasons i'm running for president.
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most cases before they're americans. but the divisions are real. so let's just wait for an election, move beyond it, then whoever we pick as a justice gets confirmed will have broad consensus across the country. you can start the healing process process. >> divisions are real inside your party by looking at the stage last night. this nomination will take a long time, won't it? >> i think it will take a long time. my daughter, emma, said to my wife, after we did so well in happy about daddy doing so well. but when's he coming home? and, i'm actually going home for valentine's day. but it's going to take a long time. i'm headed to michigan tomorrow. i -- i know we're going to be back here in south carolina. we're, you know, preparing all across the country. i think it will take a long time, george. and it's going to be interesting pip hope we can raise it, raise the bar and have a little higher brow conversation about what we
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that president obama nominates. barack obama is president of the united states until january 20, 2017. that is a fact, my friends. whether the republicans like it or not. >> hillary clinton weighing in on the battle to scalia. just after the news broke, martha raddatz sat down with bernie sanders and started off by asking him about the republican plan to block nm nooes. >> i don't think mitch mcconnell has it right. the constitution is clear. it's the job of the president of the united states to appoint, nominate members to the supreme court and the senate confirms. president obama, in my view, should make that nomination. i hope he does it as soon as possible. i hope that the senate confirms
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as possible. >> do you imagine that will happen? >> i surely hope so. i just don't think it looks good that for very overtly political reasons that the republicans would deny this president the right to exercise his constitutional responsibility, which is to appoint members to the supreme court. i don't think the public would look kindly on republican actions to try to thwart what he's supposed to be able to do. >> what would you like for in a nominee? >> one litmus test. i'm not a great fan of litmus tests. i think the campaign fitness system today is so corrupt adds a result of the disastrous citizens united supreme court decision of six years ago that i would never nominate anybody to the supreme court who is not prepared to overturn that
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allowing billionaires to buy elections and which is undermining american democracy. >> thank you to martha and senator sanders. let's get more from chuck schumer of new york. a member of the judiciary committee. let's look at the math. senator cruz says he'll filibuster. mitch mcconnell says it's not going to happen. you only have 46 votes in the senate. there's not going to be a nominee here. >> well, the job first and foremost is for the president to nominate and for the senate to hold hearings and go through the process. you know, the constitution, ted cruz holds the constitution when he walks through the hals of congress. let him show me the clause that says the president is only president for three years. does this mean we don't hold hearings? the president shouldn't nominate cabinet ministers? it certainly shouldn't mean that the republicans appeal obamacare in the fourth year.
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>> you know it won't happen. >> i'm not sure that's true. the kind of obstructionism mitch mcconnell is talking about. he's hearkening back to his old days. he said recently, i want regular order. after 2010, he said my number one job is to defeat barack obama without knowing what barack obama is going to propose. he says no, we're not having hearings. to leave the supreme court vacant for 300 days at a divided time. this kind of obstructionism won't last. we democrats didn't do this. we voted 97-0 for justice kennedy in the last year of president reagan's term. >> after voting down two others. >> yes. but we had hearings. many of the main stream republicans, when the president nominates a main stream nominee will not want to follow mch manager konl over the cliff.
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should do that. send something he thinks could credibly get republican support? rather than someone who would send a powerful message about the direction he wants to send the court in? >> i don't think the american people like the obstruction. that won't fly. a lot of the main stream republicans may say, i may not follow this. second, i think the president, past his prolog, will nominate someone who is main stream. >> is that a suggestion? >> no suggestion. his nominees in the past have got. republican votes. >> okay, senator schumer. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. we'll be right back with
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about this morning. let's bring in now matt dowd, our plate call analyst along with cokie roberts and bill kristol. matt, let's start with you. this may be one of the biggest surprises yet? >> absolutely. we have talked for almost 4 hours. it throws a huge wrench into the entire system. not just washington, d.c., where they'll have to decide what to do. but the entire presidential campaign pip think the republicans have made a mistake in the reaction to the -- the initial reaction to it.
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been, listen, the president has a constitutional duty to nominate somebody to the supreme court. and the u.s. senate has a duty to decide if they approve that person. the senate may not approve that person. they shouldn't say the president shouldn't nominate. i think the tack should be, the president has a duty. he should nominate. the republicans have a duty to decide what they want to do. >> does matt have a point? >> not really. it's such terrible news about nino scalia. such a giant of the supreme court. a conservative hero. i knew him reasonablebly y well. a wonderful man. the democrats defeated bob bork. when miguel estrada was nominated iffer the d.c. circuit court, there was a filibuster. they knew he might be in line to be supreme court nominee.
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play. make mitch mcconnell should have been more coy. the president is entitled to nominate whoever he wants. the republicans need to explain why we do not want the supreme court going in the direction of president obama wants it going in. >> the senate debate will be a bit of kabuki thit eater right now. meantime, this makes the supreme court, right at the center of the presidential campaign, it could be one of the first time ever. >> absolutely. it really raises the stakes in the presidential campaign, george. it focuses the mind. people realize, wait, we're voting for someone who could name a justice that will be there for decades. keep in mind, gerry ford was the president of the united states for 1/2 years. john paul stevens, his nominee, was on the supreme court for
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antony scalia, a reagan appointee. you have a very important message sent to the voters. whoever you vote for will have an effect for many years to come. one of the effects of that will be that the question of electability becomes much more important in the voters' minds. that has been hillary clinton's strong point in her debates. in her elections so far. >> let me bring that to matthew dowd. cokie suggesting this could help hillary clinton on the democratic side. do you agree? does this fan to any candidate's benefit on the republican side? >> i think when the supreme court nominations, which i agree, will be part of the conversation, it really is a conversation that goes on with the very left and very right. most of middle america will look at it and not get the whole nuance of who is more electable and who is not.
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hillary clinton makes that, right now, bernie sanders is more electable than hillary clinton. he has a higher favorability rating. he won the new hampshire primary by 22 points. if hillary clinton continues to pursue the electability argument on her side, it's problematic to bernie sanders. the only time in the debate last night, where there seemed to be agreement, was lauding justice scalia in the course of this and paying homage to this and saying we want to put a conservative on the court. that was the only consistency. after that, it deinvolve involve volved into something -- >> food fight. >> does it make the debate on the republican side more serious? help any particular candidate? >> yes, look two things a
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he nominates jums and is commander in chief. health care, education policy, tax policy, congress plays a huge role. the republican debates will focus on who will put good judges on the supreme court. who has the knowledge. the temperament. the background. where voters can be confident that they'll get good conservative constitutional judges. and the commander in chief issue, which donald trump raised squarely last night by saying that george bush knowingly lied us into the war in iraq. it's one thing to say that the war was a mistake. knowingly lied us into war in iraq. i believe donald trump's candidacy -- i said this before and i've been wrong. i believer last night could be a moment where enough is enough. trump's interesting. he's saying things i like. politicians politicians.
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can and should he be president of the united states? before. >> what you're seeing here in south carolina is an awful lot of ads against him. that is something that has not been as prevalent before. whether that makes a difference, just next saturday in the primary, we'll see. last night's debate was remarkable in its childishness rg really. it was basically everybody saying, liar, liar, pants on fire. i'm not sure after the entertainment value of that that voters feel tremendously comfortable seeing those candidates go after each other. >> we'll see george w. bush on the campaign trail tomorrow. really for the first time. what difference does that make in south carolina? >> he's very popular here. he won here and went on the win
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i'm not sure how much of that transfers to jeb bush. you can have a popular former president. bill clinton went to new hampshire. very popular president. didn't seem to help hillary clinton in the course of the race in new hampshire. i don't know how much impact. it could have impact on the margins. 11 1, 2, 3% possibly. bill may will right. but he's predicted trump's fall along the way. if donald trump, after last night, wins south carolina, and all of the ads, and he wince south carolina after attacking lindsey graham and george w. bush and saying george w. bush lied about the war, if he wins south carolina, how does one stop donald trump? >> that is an excellent question. >> it is the question.
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cc1 test message test text1 underline test text1 italics my constitution is a very flexible constitution. you think the death penalty is a good idea? persuade your fellow citizens and adopt it. you think it's a bad idea? persuade them the other way and eliminate it. i have my rules. that confine me. i know what i'm looking for. when i find it, the original leaning of the constitution, i am handcuffed. if i believe that the first
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adopted that you are entitled to burn the american flag, i have to come out that way. even though i don't like to come out that way. though i'm a law and order type, i cannot do all of the mean conservative things i would love to do to this society. you got me. >> justice scalia setting out constitution. let's talk to guests who know him well. paul clement, clerk for justice scalia. analyst. and terry moran. mr. clement, you clerked for justice scalia. how will you remember him? >> just like in that clip. i mean, he really believed in the constitution. he believed that the constitution had to be interpreted in way to restrain the justices so they couldn't impose their own personal policy preferences. he completely changed the way
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and handled oral argument. before he came to the court, it was quite common for advocates to make their argument and not get a single question. or at most, a handful. he got there, he started asking questions from day one. even the colleagues who had been there for awhile said, we're not going let the new guy ask all the questions. they got involved. it's fund mentally changed the way the court holds arguments. changed the way the court approaches statutes and constitutional law as well. >> let me ask you quickly. he has such a unique pen. what was it like to write a draft for him? >> we used to joke in the chambers the only reason he asked for drafts from his law clerks was he wasn't quite sure how to format a word perfect document on the xirt. that voice in the opinions, that is all him. he just had a gift. it's changed the way, i think students in law school look at the constitution in the court.
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students, the first thing day do is pick up the scalia decision. even if it's a dissent. opinion. he was that gifted a writer. >> less impact in moving his justices behind the scenes. >> i think there's no question leader. he was not always victorious in advancing his opinions. i don't know if the views were too extreme. style. he didn't always win in particular cases. and nonetheless, he had a transformational affect on the law. >> his biggest victory? >> i would think the most memorable victory, a piece of philosophy, the great second amendment triumph in the chicago gun rights case. where justice scalia, writing
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amendment is a individual right. that well regulated militia clause doesn't interfere with the individual right the bear arms. that was in keeping with his sense that the federal government's powers needed to be limited, checked. get back to the original intent. you know, george, a lot of people, in society, have great big grand ideas. very few of them make them as contagious as antonin scalia made his, through his writing, his personality, the fights he picked. the fights he loved to pick as dahlia put it, he made the founders cool again. and in many ways, his influence goes outside of the law into a whole way of looking at the country we are. >> well said. thank you to all of you. that's all for us today. thank you for sharing part of your sunday with us.
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