>> good evening, i'm antonio mora. this is al jazeera america. >> you can do it. you can breathe. i know it's hard. >> fallout from thursday's debate and the impact it could have on tomorrow's contests. skipping a national conference for conservatives. the reason donald trump gave for not appearing even though his fellow candidates did. >> i'm hoping, praying, that pipe will be fixed.
>> replacing flint's pipes, the cost underway. and boosting cyber security, the intention to break into government computers. we begin with another round of primaries and caucuses this weekend for the presidential candidates. the republicans will see if there's a price to be paid or the last night's debate that at times turned vulgar. david schuster reports that some of the party are worried about the tone the election has taken. >> it is a minor civil case. >> donald learn not to interrupt. it's not complicated. count to 10, donald count to 10. >> according to republicans the latest gop debate was a disaster. interruptions overwhelmed sober policy discussions. >> breathe, you can breathe i
know it's hard but just -- >> when they're done with the yoga can i answer a question? >> can you not. >> i really hope that we don't see yoga on this stage. >> he's very flexible so you never know. >> and just when it seemed front runner donald trump might try to sound presidential, the celebrity billionaire alluded to the size of his genitalia. >> he referred the my hands if they're small something else must be small i guarantee you there's no problem. i guarantee you. all right. >> conservative media outlets were firm, the facia all that ws repliesing was jerry springer. the editor of the free beacon. the spectacle made me ill. fred lunts, 22 of the 24, this
has to stop seriously. but stopping the tenor and tone in the gop nomination contest may be impossible. >> this little guy last lied so much about my record. >> this week, before the debate, donald trump vowed he will not unilaterally disarm. >> if somebody hits me i'm going to hit them back harder. >> and now in florida, another coming primary contest, gop establishment groups are intensifying their attack ads against trump. >> he hides against bankruptcy laws, to kill american jobs. he even tried the kick an elderly widow out of her home through eminent domain. >> the gop establishment goal is to keep trump from winning upstate contest and delegates so the gop contest is up for grabs at the republican election.
but would it carry enormous risks. >> what would it do with trump supporters? he may not have 51%, he play have a plurlt of the del plurlte delegates. >> the republican turmoil of course only helps democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders, their jabs by comparison have been staple. take clinton answer connections to bawl walter. >> if yowall street. >> if you are going to get paid $200,000, it must be a good speech, and if it's so good you got to release th transcripts. >> the odds much winning are increasing as the republican nomination contest gets uglier. >> the voters have the right to know.
>> you're the lying guy up here, you're the one. >> david schuster, al jazeera. >> donald trump's rivals have been quelings hi questioning his credentials. adam may rrts fro reports from washington. >> god bless cpac. >> senator ted cruz gets rock star treatment, at the political conference after donald trump unexpectedly dropped out. >> i think somebody told him megan kelly was going to be here. or even worse he was told they were conservatives that were going to be here. >> reporter: cpac attracts more than 100 conservative political organizations and usually every candidate seeking the gop nomination, like donald trump who spoke here in 2015.
>> well, thank you very much. it's such an honor to be here at cpac. we've done this before. the response last been so great, i love you people, you're really my kind of people. you're conservative you work you love the country. it's very simple. >> the campaign explained its about face in a brief statement. the misspelling of wichita kansas was the least of the controversy. according to a report in the national review, the real reason for trump pulling out may have been the possibility of an embarrassing walkout among attendees during his speech. cruz used the trump withdrawal as a chance to reinforce his main campaign message that he is the only true conservative
running for white house. >> 65 to 70% of republicans recognize that donald trump is not the best candidate to go led to head with hillary clinton. that if donald is our nominee in all likelihood hillary wins we lose the supreme court for a generation, the bill of rights is lost and we're buried in debt. >> the conservative union organizes of cpac also attacked trump stating we are very disappointed that donald trump has decided at the last moment to drop out of cpac. this comes at a critical time in our movement afs history. this sends a message to grass roots conservatives. just a few weeks ago it was unclear if he was going to attend and various right wing media outlets roasted the start for stalling on a compliment. rubio is now slated to speak
saturday. ohio governor john kasich steered clear, stating internal fighting and a lack of consensus at the gop will go all the way to the convention. >> let's go to your scenario if you think it's going to be a brokered convention. >> cruz says a brokered convention is impossible. >> any time you hear someone talking about a brokered convention it is the washington establishment in a fevered frenzy, where all the golden children the voters keep rejecting. >> a darling of the conservative movement retired neurosurgeon ben carson announced he is suspending his campaign after falling from first to nearly last in the latest polls. >> now that i'm leaving the campaign trail, yeah.
>> adam may, al jazeera, washington. >> louisiana is one of the state is holding primaries tomorrow. despite all the controversy swirling around him. he held a rally in new orleans. jonathan martin reports. >> as far as some of the themes during his one hour speech today we layered some familiar themes helping veterans get rid of common core and touted his lead in the polls. the university of new orleans poll shows donald trump last a pretty sizable lead, polling about 38% and he knows that evangelical voters love him. he also before he left thanked louisiana for what he thinks will be a landslide victory come saturday. >> we're doing great. this is so important, you have this beautiful day, the world is
going to be focused largely son louisiana, let's keep it going big league and i will be toasting you tonight from wherever i will be. >> that university of new orleans poll also shows that 1 in 5 republicans are undecided, he also spent time campaigning about an hour from here in mandeville. while hillary clinton was not here campaigning, she did send her husband to campaign. she's hoping that win louisiana, just as she did some other beat south states like alabama and georgia. >> after set backs earlier in the week, crews in flint,
michigan are replacing lead pipes, talk about the ongoing water crisis. house minority leader nancy pelosi and other house leaders were there. bisi onile-ere is there. >> what is happening in flint challenges the conscience of our inflation. >> reporter: house minority leaders nancy pelosi was joined friday by 25 members of congress. >> i say the more knowledge we have the more we can do for you. >> reporter: the federal lawmakers heard from the victims of the city's crisis which has plagued the community for nearly two years. >> what we further learned today we know we have to act. we have come here to listen, to learn, to act upon what we have put together after this, so that we can give hope and lealg. and healing. >> outside a home on the south
side the first sign of action. >> my mission is to totally get the lead out of flint. >> flint mayor karen weaver on friday kicked off her fast start initiative, the goal, to replace all lead service lines and replace safe water in the city. as weaver pleads for more funding thousands in the city are doing what they can to get by. >> you ready? let's walk in the hallway. >> jaden sawyer is three years old. today he's among dozens of children in flint who will be tested for lead poisoning. >> you're going to feel a little poke now. >> reporter: for more than a year flint's drinking water was tainted with lead. yolanda stewart learns of her grandson's test results within minutes. >> i have good news, 4.3. and that peens tha means he hasw
level. >> but others haven't been as fortunate. the percentage of children with elevated lead levels in the city increased. >> we are seeing a various range of levels. there are certain areas in the community that have a higher level more so than other areas. >> nurse veronica rob robinson , behavioral problems result, the contamination of flint's water is now at the center of a criminal investigation. >> children are still growing so their brain is still growing so they might be a little slower than usual. to learning certain things. >> residents in the predominantly black and poor city have depended on bottled water and filters for months. michigan governor rick sniert has been criticized for his slow response. >> we didn't connect all the dots that i wish we would have.
>> newly released e-mails from his office show that concerns over the quality of flint's water were raised early on. >> that's where i'm kinging myselkickingmyself every day. i wish i would have asked questions. >> he will answer questions from capitol hill. hopeful answers come soon. >> i'm hoping, raig pip prayinge gets fixed then i believe it will be all right. >> bisi onile-ere, al jazeera, flint michigan. labor department says 242,000 hav42,000 jobs were cret month. on top of that growth figures were revised for december and january. the unemployment rate held at 4.9%, an eight year low. the pentagon is looking for
>> these people have decided that today they will be arrested. >> i know that i'm being surveilled. >> people are not getting the care that they need. >> this is a crime against humanity. >> hands up... >> don't shoot. >> hands up... >> don't shoot. >> what do we want? >> justice. >> when do we want it? >> now. >> explosions going on... we're not quite sure - >> is that an i.e.d.?
>> secretary of defense ash carter says he will soon reveal changes in military challenges and requirements. while some of his actions could require direction from congress, some of it could come from his own authority or president obama's. the pentagon is calling on people to attempt to crack into its computer systems. as an incentive the pentagon is offering unspecified cash rewards for anyone who succeeds. the hackers have to undergo a background check before getting involved. defense officials say they hope the cyber experts can find issues before rm other do.
kevin mitnick, very good to have you with us. we've seen a series of successful hackings of government organizations. the pentagon says it faces a barrage of attacks daily. is this program a smart idea to help strengthen cyber defenses? >> it might be, thousand that you mentioned a moment ago that you have to go through a background check, that was quite interesting. i actually 30 it's a good idea if it complements security testing. in other words, government agencies should use firms that are interruptible and very secured staff, to look for vulnerabilities as well. as a complementary program i fully agree with it. >> so the people who are trying to do this don't actually
access. >> can't pay what the private industry can or what some governments are paying. >> well typically bug bounties are kind of low. there's been cases where facebook and google has paid out tens of thousands of dollars. but i'm really curious how much the government will pay out. and also they're going to get tons of people probably submitting security vulnerabilities which are really thought that important, that really can't be exploited. so they're going to be deluged with a lot of people trying collect some cash reward. usually, it's a lot less expensive than having a professional firm do the actual security testing. and i know this because i run a company. and my company does this type of security testing. and whether we scope these types of what we call pen-testing
engagements they get quite expensive. >> i want to ask you about the apple controversy where the company has refused to allow the government tap into the phone of the san bernardino shooter, should it? >> i don't believe that apple should be compelled to create software to help any government agency break into the phone and the reason being is that once that flood gate, once that precedent is set the flood gates are going to open and then apple is going to be required to basically break into any phone if there's a search warrant issued. so i actually think that if the truth be known that the national security agency could probably already hack the phone. >> how concerned circulate we be that terrorists could now complk via the internet without the -- communicate via the internet
without the possibility of being detected? >> one of them is pgp, they have a open source called gpg that allows you to send e-mail basically it is a little bit complex to set up for the average person but it can be done in a matter of ten to 15 minutes and you can actually complk quitcommunicate quite se- >> and the sphwoflt can't breakt break that? >> unless they can get contents of the message, they won't be ail to crack it. >> it's a brave new world, kevin mitnick thanks for weighing in. top human rights official
says unlocking the phone could set a dangerous precedent. >> deserves everyone's full support into the investigation into the san bernardino killings. this was an abottom flabl crime and no one involved in aiding or abetting it should escape the law. but this case is not about the company and its supporters seeking to protect terrorists. it is about where a key red line necessary to safeguard all of us from criminals and repression should be set. >> several other tech giants concluding google, facebook and microsoft have all signed on to a joint legal brief backing apple. the daughter of joaquin guz guzman, rosa guzman ortiz said
her father bank rolled senior politicians claiming they helped him avoid capture. los angeles police are conducting forensic tests on a knife supposedly found at o.j. simpson's former property. the knife was discovered on the property in 1998 and had been in the possession of a former l.a.p.d. officer, investigators are not saying if it's linked to the 1987 murders of nicole brown simpson and ron goldman. scott kelly's mission in space. and the ay iditarod race, lack f
>> three two one zero. liftoff. >> spacex successfully launched its rocket today today, the landing of the private space company's reusable rocket booster did not go as well, it crash landed on a drone ship in the atlantic ocean. >> astronaut scott kelly says he is sore but feels okay. his body is still getting used to gravity. part of his mission on the international space station was to be a human guinea pig to research what would happen on a manned mission to mars.
in a press conference he said that soon could be a reality. >> if it stays two years, two and a half years, yes, that's doable. >> kelly and a russian cosmonaut spent that time in the international space station. he took some breathtaking views of earth. the legendary iditarod dog race is set to twe get underways weekend. but there's a lack of snow. to make sure mushers and their huskies could get off to a good start, they had to transport 350,000 yards ever snow. ray suarez is up next with "inside story," have a great
night and a great weekend. photos ♪ ♪ >> some of the best names in the republican party, candidates and elder statesmen alike, thou shalt not speak ill of another republican, donald trump about he's nominated, loud voices inside the party say they're ready to either deny the leading vote getter, delegate winner, or openly oppose the party standard-bearer.