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>> honestly, not very much longer. >> reporter: afternoons are spent at grandmas with their three kids. then it's back to laura sullivan's house where they are living rent-free. she took them in after knowing them less than a year. >> people ask, like why would you take someone in and you have no privacy? i'm like, honestly, you want to compare my privacy to a family not having a home? like is there any comparison? >> reporter: it's far from ideal but when you've been out of work this long, there's no room for ideal. >> cnn "newsroom" continues right now with randi kaye. hi, randi. >> hi, suzanne. it's 1:00. we've got a busy day ahead. on to nevada. only one of the gop contenders goes on as a front-runner.
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mitt romney in all 50 of the delegates beat newt gingrich by a wider margin and beat him in south carolina. the former house speaker let his lecturn do the talking. 46 states to go. seven states are up for grabs. the caucuses in maine goes on for a week. wolf blitzer was watching it all last night great election coverage once again. dominating florida, some might look at the comments that he made, certainly to our soledad o'brien. he told soledad, i'm not concerned about the very poor. she pressed on it. let's listen to what she said and then i want to ask you about it. >> my campaign is focused on middle-class americans. you can focus on the rich, that's not my focus.
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you can focus on my very poor. that's not my focus. my focus is on middle-income americans, retirees living on social security, people who can't find work. folks that have kids getting tr ready to go to college. >> is this going to spell trouble for him? >> he said it inartfully. he tried to explain what he meant and he probably could have done a much better job explaining. he said, as far as the middle class, they need a lot of help. a lot of people are struggling. the rich are doing just fine. when he said he's not concerned about the poor, what he said later in explaining the context of what he meant to say, was there a lot of programs that the government has right now, a safety net for poor people, whether food stamps or medicaid, all sorts of assistance programs that the government can help take care of them. there are deficiencies. some work needs to be done. by and large, if you're very poor, there's all sorts of programs out there that could help you. his focus is on the middle class.
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that's what he tried to say. he didn't do a very good job with soledad explaining the context of what he meant to say. i'm sure you're right, those words, i'm not concerned about the poor, if it's taken out of context, it will be used to badger him and he'll have to do some work and supporters will have to do some work to put the right context into what he was trying to suggest. >> i know we're talking about that portion of what he said. but listening to him talking about the middle class and worrying about the middle class, that sounds a lot like president obama. >> of course, the focus on middle class. he's certainly not worried about the extremely wealthy, the millionaires as he calls them and the billionaires. in this area there will be a fierce competition for the middle class. mitt romney if he gets their nomination, the president has his middle class program and most of the country that is middle class, they will be able to decide which class they like. >> let's listen to some of the exit polls last night. romney swept 45% of the voters
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who says the most important quality is electability but calls himself very conservative by 11 points s that a problem for him? >> probably not a problem in a general election. it might be on super tuesday assuming this format continues. a lot of southern states coming up very different than florida. it's a microcausem going into the 2012 general election because the first three states really are not very competitive. the democrats take new york and california, republicans take texas. florida is a real source of competition. but i think he did really well in florida. if i were working for the president of the united states in his re-election campaign, i would be studying those numbers closely because it shows that florida -- assuming romney is the nominee, will be very
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competitive with president obama. >> i love having you here to talk politics but i want to talk to you about don cornelius. you were a huge fan. >> i grew up listening to don cornelius. he did so much for music. in recent years, i've gone to the b.e.t. "soul train" honors award program in washington. he was so instrumental in getting that off the ground. i'll remember him fondly as millions and millions of other people will. >> before mtv and the like, there was "soul train." >> you're too young to remember. >> oerk, i remember it. i remember it. >> i love "soul train," still love "soul train," just part of my life growing up. >> he was an incredible man. thank you, wolf. appreciate that very much. now, president obama is calling on congress to make it easier for millions of homeowners to refinance their mortgages at low-interest rates.
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describing the problem as massive in size and scope, he outlined some things during his state of the union. >> no more fine print than you use to get families to take a deal that is not as good as the one that they should have gotten. new safeguards against inappropriate foreclosures, new options to avoid foreclosure if you've fallen on hardship or a run of bad luck. and a new simple clear form for buyers of a new home. >> some republicans have already dismissed the proposal as an election year ploy. overseas now, a secret nato reports that pakistan supports the taliban in afghanistan despite denial from the
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pakistani government. a reporter who read the report says that the spy agency also knows the whereabouts of all senior taliban commanders. in response, the government repeated its long-held position that it does not support or aid the taliban. in syria, a deadly uprising of bashar al assad. more than 30 were killed in the damascus subpoena bush seen in this video. this next video shown in the city of homs. opposition reports say the rebel free syrian army is advancing in homs and other areas. convincing russia and china to agree to a draft security resolution calling on assad to step down. if you listen birth control pills, listen up. pfizer is recalling the pills.
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it includes a generic version. pfizer said they may contain an inex amount. florida is in the pact. mitt romney and ron paul do they hold the cards this time around? we are live in nevada straight after the break. but, first, the time of day where we acknowledge someone for going the extra mile and today that someone has four legs and fur. for the last 11 years, kobe has been helping autistic children feel loved. he has lent them a shoulder to cry on. on his 11th birthday, the pennsylvania pet is retiring. he has arthritis and just can't work anymore. as his friends celebrate his birthday, we'd like to give him a shout out. happy birthday, colby.
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the battle in florida is over. ron paul has been speaking at a rally in las vegas and joe johns is there. mitt romney and ron paul were the top go getters there four
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years ago. what kind of reception is ron paul getting this time around? >> reporter: i've got to tell you, he's very well-liked and well received in this part of the country, quite frankly. he got second four years ago. he is the oldest candidate with some of the youngest supporters, a lot of college supports as well. today is his 55th wedding anniversary. >> hello, everybody. we've been on an extensive tour. this was her day that i said she could sleep in and i provided breakfast for her this morning because it's our 55th wedding anniversary day. >> long time to be married there. it's interesting also, randi. we talk a lot of times about ron paul having college kids in the
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crowd. it's interesting, a lot of older people in the crowd. the libertarian message from ron paul is attracting a large rank of demographics, if you will. >> joe, let me ask you about nevada. that's a caucus state. what does that mean for romney's advantage? >> well, romney actually won the whole thing in nevada four years ago. about 51% of the vote. he got a very strong vote from the mormons here in the state. a lot of mormons turned out for him and 98% of our exit polls show voted for mitt romney and it's a little different situation and it's all about the organization and the question is whether ron paul will be able to do four years ago and a lot of people suspect that he will and it's an issue of rick santorum who did so well in iowa. so there could be a different dynamic at work here but, of
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course, romney is going to be pushing hard to win every state he can at this stage, randi. >> i'm sure. joe johns for us there in las vegas. thank you, joe. facebook fans may soon be able to do more than like their favorites. they could own a piece of the company. it may go public. how this may or may not benefit you. nyquil: you know i relieve coughs, sneezing, fevers? tylenol: me, too. and nasal congestion.
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facebook may be announcing that it is going public today. do investors like that move and are they excited about being
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facebook's friend? the company is reportedly hoping to raise $5 billion in its small offering. at the top of the heap is visa at 19$19.6 million followed by at 18.1 million. at&t wireless at 10.6 million, kraft food in fourth place. this is exciting news for investors but it's already afternoon. is the ipo finally coming later today, do you think? >> well, we hope so. if you and i have been talking eight hours ago, i would say that it's coming soon before the market opens. everyone seems to assume it's going to come at the ep of the day. the reality is, there is no pressure on facebook here. if they don't file today, they can file tomorrow. nobody has a gun on this. >> for anybody watching, can the general public buy shares, can
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you or i buy shares, what is the answer? >> that this will most likely look like a traditional ipo. which means that they will be purchased by large institutions, mutual funds, pension funds, et cetera. and clients of the banks participating on the deal and then right after that, everyone will be able to buy shares if they have the money to do so. it's going to look like any other stock. some people have suggested that maybe facebook is going to try to do something really unusual. give every user a share or something like that. we won't know until the filing comes out. >> we introduced you to the top public offerings. let's talk about facebook. how much do you think that they are looking to raise? >> you know, the original report was that they were going to file to raise $10 billion. now it's been downgraded to $5 billion. the reality is you won't really know until a few months from now when the company really puts out how many shares it is offering, what the price is going to be and then they do a road show, try to sell the shares to large institutions.
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often when companies file for an ipo, is it really what the final number is going to be? >> morgan stanley, certainly taking the lead here on this ipo. how much is morgan stanley hoping to make on this? >> it's a good question. often companies make a couple percentage points on their ipo. there have been some rumors that it's only 1%. no matter what, it's a huge koo for morgan stanley. even if they don't make a huge amount of money off of facebook, the cache that they will get for this, it's really big and conversely it's a real disappointment for goldman sachs. goldman sachs has been cozing up to facebook for years and the assumption was always, they are going to get this contract. they are going to be on the ipo but they are not the lead under der writer. >> face book is going to have to answer to shareholders. what does that mean for facebook
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users? can we expect changes now that they are not going to be so independent? >> i don't know that there will be changes for users. there are certainly going to be changes for the company. despite it's a well-known company and zucker keberg speaka lot, he has shown hesitant to go public. he doesn't want them to have to answer to hedge fund managers. they are going to have to do those things now. if the major privacy event happens, they are going to have additional questions to answer than they have in the past. >> dan, thank you very much. dozen of college hopefuls were excited to hear that they were from vassar. the only thing is, it was a mistake. one family is talking about a lawsuit. the dean of admissions is joining us live from vassar college. but not your wrinkles? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. its retinol formula
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joins us to talk about this. thank you for being with us on the program. post the acceptance status online is not new for vassar. how did this happen? >> that's right. well, it was a programming error. the students were directed to go to logon to the website and instead of being directed to the actual site where they would have seen their appropriate decision letters, they were sent to a test site where they saw a placeholder letter that was an acceptance. so for about 30 minutes students saw the wrong letters. >> in those 30 minutes, they had 30 minutes to celebrate. we're talking about 76 applicants celebrating, calling flare family their family and friends and then they learn they
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made a big mistake. >> my mom wanted the acceptance letter so i printed it out for her and then i realized that it was a decline and realized then. >> so dean boris, what is being done to help these students now? >> reporter: >> well, several things are being done. our i.t. people went to work to find out what had happened and to put into place systems that will keep this from happening again. we've done many things thus far. we've apologized to the students, obviously, and to their families. our president has done so, so have i. we have called all of the students or tried to call them all to further apologize and to offer to help them in away we can with their college search process. we are refunding their
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application fees and we've told them that if as a result of this mistake they had withdrawn their applications to any other schools, if they have any difficulty getting those applications reinstated, that we will call those schools on their behalf. >> let me pick up on that. in the acceptance letter there's a reminder that instructs these students, the acceptance students to withdraw their applications from other schools before they e-sign as it said. so those students that followed that instruction, thought they were accepted to vassar, went ahead and said no thank you to their other schools and now they are stuck. you're going to help them get back in place at another school? >> they are not really stuck, randi. the fact is, that if they wrote to those schools, if they e-mailed those schools on friday afternoon and said, i'm withdrawing my application, i'm sure, as someone that has been
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in admission for a long time f. they e-mailed them and said please reinstate my application, the schools will have no problem with it. but if they have any other issues, my staff and i will be glad to call them directly. >> according to the new york times, at least one applicant is considering a lawsuit against vassar. would you like to comment on that? >> well, we have received no notice of any legal action. i'm not a lawyer and am not qualified to comment on anything. >> will this force the school to look at how they announce these kinds of things? >> that's a hypothetical and i cannot say. >> one last thing for the families and students affected by this. they say early decisions are binding. if it's binding for the student, why isn't it binding for vassar, since vassar did technically accept them. >> you know, vassar is a school that gets about 8,000 applications for some 660
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places. so space is very limited. and if we were to admit these students now simply because we made a mistake, which is important but nonetheless, a mistake, then we would have to deny admission in a few weeks to other qualified candidates who i think deserve the same kind of fair and thorough assessment that we made on the early decision candidates. >> i know these were tough questions, but we wanted to get to the bottom of it. we wanted to get you on and share with us how this happened. thank you very much. >> my pleasure. the battle for florida ends with a romney win. >> the primary does not divide us. it prepares us. and we will win. >> but can he win over ultra conservatives and really bring the party together? that is fair game and it's next.
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that brings us to our political junkie question. mitt romney won florida but what percentage of florida republicans say romney's views are not conservative enough? is it 25%, 35%, or 40%? i'll give a shout out to the first person who tweets the right answer to @randikayecnn. i. and so is having a trusted assistant. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle...and go. you can even take a full-size or above and still pay the mid-size price. here we are... [ male announcer ] and there you go, business pro. there you go. go national. go like a pro. [ male announcer ] red lobster's four course seafood feast is back. get soup, salad, cheddar bay biscuits, dessert and choose one of 7 entrees. four courses for only $15. offer ends soon.
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before the break i asked what percentage of florida republican voters said mitt romney's positions are not conservative enough? 25%, 35%, or 40%? and the answer is, 40%. congratulations to john from ohio who was the first to tweet the right answer to me. mitt romney's are relationship with the right is fair game.
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joining us today from las vegas and in austin, texas, democratic political consultant, ed espinoza. some conservatives have criticism about mitt romney. does he have work to do? >> of course he has work to do but i thought it was a very good number for him. in a four-way race, 50% believing he is conservative enough is good to get him there. i think it speaks to his electability among independent voters and moderate democrats this fall. i think that's a great place for him to be right now. >> how much work do you think mitt romney has to do with the right? >> well, 60% of conservatives may be a good place for him to be and for him to get there he's going to have to consolidate his conservative base.
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politics are based on strong bases. he's going to need to build that strong foundation and if he can't do it in the primaries, he's going to have to take a very conservative running mate to make that happen. >> let's talk about newt gingrich's space last night. he never said congratulations to mitt romney. let's listen to just a bit of it. >> if barack obama gets re-elected, it will be a disaster for the united states of america. make no bones about it. if he can have a record this bad deficits this bad, policies this bad, you can't imagine he will win a second term. >> explain the strategy to us, please. >> well, i think it's a smart
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approach for speaker gingrich. look, the number one issue that we saw in the exit polling last night was how is most electable for barack obama? and we've seen a lot of anger. you've seen several prominent voters come out and complain that the gingrich and romney campaigns about the negative tone and tenor of this campaign. leading into super tuesday in early march, i think it's an early strategy for his campaign. >> ed have you heard a concession speech like that one? >> i think it shows when you go negative and shows the difference in this primary this time is not a sprint through the early states. i think he said he's in it for the long haul. >> certainly so. i know mitt romney has been saying, that's okay.
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i'm not asking anybody to drop out. it tests him more. but at some point gentry, doesn't that do some damage to mitt romney? >> well, at some point perhaps it may. but i think clearly the romney team has learned important lessons. look, they really had a boot so to speak on newt gingrich's speech after iowa, after new hampshire in particular, and both the romney campaign and romney super pac to some extent let the pressure off in south carolina. of course, instead of taking about a january sweep, the race became much more competitive. they were able to put it back -- both the campaign and super pac doing well as well on saturday and so the campaign in the general election i really don't think that this primary contest
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is going to last and not as aggressively and much past super tuesday in march. >> a better candidate maybe but not a more conservative candidate. if he wants to make a statement for conservatives, he will do something like pick a bold statement. >> ed, gentry, thank you. keeping kids' attention in class. jay-z is next. look! the phillips' lady!
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jachlt-a few educators are tapping an unconventional, unexpected teaching tool like this. ♪ >> pretty innovative. hip-hop in general. politics, art, poetry, and culture. the university of madison is really launching a 15-week lecture series showing how to use hip-hop to teach kids what
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they think is boring. at the university of wisconsin, madison, she is currently teaching a class that challenges students to think critically using hip-hop. professor, nice to have you on the program. there's a lot of misconception about hip-hop. you can say that it can help them learn more on the traditional topics. how so? >> yes, my pleasure. thanks for having me. about learning, suggests that students use multiple modalities to get some information and what we've been doing for so many years now is using one or two modalities, finding that kids are not picking up information by reading. if you look at the way that they read their lives, they are very complex, they do what their psychologists calls multitasking, not so well, we need to tap into more ways to reach children.
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>> give me an idea of how this is going to work. are there going to be lectures coming in or how will it work and what will the students actually learn? >> so, we actually have two things going on. we have a seminar that happens each week but then we have the lecture series, which is opened to the public. our students will be attending but the public is welcome to attend. we're very grateful to our office of diversity with our vice chancellor david williams and willy from our culture arts initiative to help bring together stanford, ohio state, san francisco state, teacher's college, all respected academics who are going to be talking about how -- >> well, we're bringing a few artists, not a lot. in fact, last week we had a film maker and often we're using small independent folks. we are going to have davie d.
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so we are not on a big budget for this thing. so we're really in an experimental stage. our hope is that -- >> you do believe this can help bridge the achievement gap, though, right? that's the main focus here? >> well, that's the experiment. we're trying to figure out if we can find ways to ensure that kids who are disenchanted and disengaged with schooling, that we can reengage them and i know the skeptics will say, this is just another one of those fads but the truth of the matter is none of these folks have a solution for what has been an ongoing achievement gap, or as i like to say, education debt. >> and have you seen any improvement in the students so far having brought this this? >> well, there's not a problem for my college students. they got admitted to the university. we were looking at those that might become teachers work being
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at k-12 skl schools. that's where we're seeing the huge disparity. >> are there other ways for teachers to integrate this into their -- >> there have been courses on popular culture and hip-hop for some time now. even here at wisconsin in our music department, craig warner has offered courses. michael die son offers them at georgetown. there's probably very few that offer hip-hop culture. >> how do you get around the offensive language or what many would consider offensive language in teaching this? >> that's a great question and this is the first time in my 20 years that i've written on mmy my syllabus that profanity,
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racist homophobic, please do not interpret this as an endorsement. i've put that as a sdis claimer. the students laugh because they've heard it. there's no way to have integrity if i try to cut everything out. >> sure. but that's the last thing thaw want to teach them. >> exactly. >> good luck and keep us up to date on how it's going. >> sure. thanks a lot. now to a deadly car crash in florida killing 11 people. now she may be deported back to brazil. how her church is leading her to fight for her stay in the united states. get your free sample of quaker oatmeal squares on facebook. i've discovered gold. [ female announcer ] roc® retinol... the gold standard in anti-aging. clinically proven
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visibility near gainesville. dead are five members of a florida family who were part of a church group. jose and adriana carmo and their 17-year-old daughter leticia all died the the sole survivor is lidiane who is in a north florida hospital with broken bones. they were pillars of a brazilian community north of atlanta where jose was the founding pastor of that church. they are determined to take care of lidiane. but there is one complication. the carmos were and lidiane was undocumented. they came here on visas 12 years ago. the community fears that lidiane may face deportation. pastor, welcome to the program. this is such a tough story and our hearts go out to lidiane.
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what is your community doing for her? >>. >> well, first we're shocked with everything that happened with us and with we're trying t support that lydiana is needing at this time, their family in brazil, even for the whole congregation because everybody is so shocked. so lydiana now, her uncle is taking care of her with the family in the church. we're trying to do our best to see her recovery as fast as she can. >> and it's not only her recovery but also the possibility that she could be deported. how real of a possibility is that, do you know, and is the brazilian government doing anything to help?
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>> well, the brazilian government had a meeting with us last night and they tried to do the best they can. that's what they told us. this possibility of deportation is something that our lawyers will take care of this. we know we have laws that can protect lydiana at this moment, and the folks that we would like to have at this moment, lydiana came to this nation when she was two years old. she's like any regular american girl. she just wasn't born here, but she acts like an american girl, she almost can't speak portuguese language, she doesn't know the people there. so a tragedy came to her, and that is the main point that we want to focus on, her situation to have her recovered, and then think about the future just a little later. >> what about the burial plans
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for lidiane's parents and uncle. will they be buried in america or be brought back to brazil? >> they will be buried in brazil. the plan is to bring them to georgia and we would hold a service here. they were pastors in the city. we had a lot of people here who love them so much, but after that, we went to brazil because the family is devastated. they want to see the bodies, they want their grief with the bodies and all that stuff. it has been a very tough time for us. and that's what we want to do, we want to have this time here and also allow the family to
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have their time there in brazil. >> we understand that lidiane's classmates are holding a vigil for her tonight. have you had a chance to speak to them? how is the school holding up and the community there and your church family as well? >> well, we just have -- the teachers met with me a minute ago, and they said the whole school is trying to help lidiane through this process. we're trying to raise funds for what we think we'll need for the funeral and the transport to brazil. tonight we're having a service at the school, a time to pray, a time to share. even the church here, the members from this church, we had a service two days ago, and
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everybody is so touched and trying to deal with this process. we're trying to -- we're helping each other because it's such a hard time for us. we could never expect such a tragedy. but it's been very comfortable seeing the whole community get involved, trying to help us, anyway. >> we're glad that we were able to have you on the program to talk about lidiane and her family, and we do wish you the best of luck there. i know it's a tough situation, pastor. thank you very much. we'll have much more on cnn after the break. ♪ you and me and the big old tree ♪ ♪ side by side, one, two, three ♪ ♪ count the birds in the big old tree ♪ ♪ la la la [ male announcer ] the inspiring story of how a shipping giant can befriend a forest may seem like the stuff of fairy tales. ♪ ♪ you and me and the big old tree side by side ♪
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♪ . indianapolis is sparing nothing when it comes to the hordes of fans coming to the city for the super bowl. strap on a harness and fly about 800 feet above the super bowl village. it is not just about football anymore. and check this out. about 70 trucks hauled in 76 tons of sand creating a beach in the heartland in the middle of winter. it's for something called the beach-a-bowl featuring celebrities. it's also about a nighttime event featuring katy perry, among others. let's talk to mark who joins us
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from indy. we've seen the zip line, the makeshift beach. it seems indianapolis is making the most of its moment in the spotlight. sfwlz we wi >> welcome to the 12th largest city in the united states, but seems to have had a population increase and will continue to see the population grow as we get closer to the game between the giants and the patriots. it makes for great family fun experience. people who don't have tickets to sunday's game can experience the interactive nature of this game and the sport. they're on par to break records at the nfl experience, and we saw fans get involved yesterday joining what we called one of toughest assignments. the fans were able to stream into lucas oil stadium. they were paying to come in and watch this scene unfolding in front of them, randi. many of them were colts fans, saw a lot of colts jerseys
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interspersed with giants and patriots fans. any fans coming into the super bowl already getting set. they're savoring the experience midweek already, randi. >> besides football, there are some pretty good story lines. >> no doubt about it. you know the giants and the patriots, here we go again. four years later, randi, those planes are filling up out of new york and boston as had they tre their fans in for the game. the younger brother of peyton manning, the colts quarterback that means so much to the city and this community, so i'm sure the colts fans are looking for a rooting interest. the patriots becoming one of their biggest rivalries. if i had to guess, most of the colts fans are probably going for the giants to win on sunday. >> we'll see if you're correct. we'll see you more tomorrow as we gear up for super bowl sunday. as always, i'd love to hear
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what you think of the program. you can continue with me on line. you can find me on facebook and twitter at randikaye@cnn. now we go to brooke baldwin live in tampa, florida. hi, brooke. >> hi, randi. thank you so much. this is our third and final live show from beautiful tampa, florida here. obviously huge night last night. voters in florida have now had their say in the republican race for president. we're going to take you behind the scenes here of a campaign. we're also going to talk about mitt romney's comment to cnn about poor people. it is certainly making some waves in the political world today and beyond, but as always here, top of the hour, everything making news rapid fire. let's go. it is no secret the housing market is a thorn in the economy's side. today in virginia, president obama reveals his plan to help fix it, and in the same breath, blasts lenders and banks.
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>> no more fine print that you use to get families to take a deal that is not as good as the one they should have gotten. >> the president says he is hoping americans who currently own homes are able to take advantage of record low interest rates. the plan they may face trouble may be based in congress since it would cost at least $5 billion. also, this is a huge topic today. memories pouring in of the man behind the legendary television show "soul train." >> i'm don cornelius. >> los angeles police believe don cornelius committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. cornelius hosted "soul train" for more than two decades hosting people like aretha
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franklin, duran duran and those famed soul train dancers. cornelius was 75 years old. and later this hour, superstar stevie wonder is going to talk to me about the impact cornelius had on the music industry and also him as a person as well. he pleaded guilty today to a plan to bomb the london stock exchange. five others admitted guilt to lesser charges in the case. the nine were charged after what police called the largest counter-terrorism operation in all of 2010. prosecutors also say they planned to send mail bombs to other targets, including the u.s. embassy. we're also taking a look at another story here. 170,000 private sector jobs in the adp that was less than the 200,000 economists were hoping for. numbers from the labor
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department, they are due out friday. the december unemployment rate was 8.5%. that is the lowest we've seen in nearly three years. and now this. a georgia girl who lost her entire immediate family in that catastrophic multi-car crash in florida is now at risk of being kicked out of the country. lidiane carmo, who is now 15 years of age, lost her parents, her big sister in that car pile-up on sunday. also killed was lidiane's uncle. the family was in the country illegally. in addition, six others died in that massive wreck in gainesville, florida. the eleventh body was not found until yesterday. the fbi making an embarrassing mistake. agents tearing through a suspect's front door with a chain saw. just one problem. oops. wrong address. they eventually figured it out but not before making the
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terrified massachusetts mother get on the ground at gunpoint, her three-year-old daughter crying in the next room. >> i was screaming, you have the wrong apartment, you have the wrong apartment over 50 times. and then i thiseen the big blad coming down my door. for an investigation, to knock down the wrong door, that's crazy. >> the fbi has apologized and is paying for the damage from the chain saw. a sheriff's deputy is being called a hero after rescuing two women from a car. they drove right into the lake. the deputy saw the car while patrolling along the shoreline. he swam out to them, smashed in their car window, was able to get those two ladies out and back to shore. and alaska. got to talk about this volcano with you today. it's showing signs of erupting, and this could be, obviously, a huge, huge deal for air traffic. people are concerned, very much
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so, that if this begins to explode, it could be an issue for pilots. people traveling the friendly skies in the coming days. now, here we go. two hours to go. take a look at this. we're live in tampa where i got a behind-the-scenes look at mitt romney's headquarters and we're going to take a look at this side of the campaign you rarely see. plus a big oops from one company. sorry, your birth control pills may not work. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. a teenage girl survives that horrific crash in florida. but her entire family is gone. >> we are her family now. >> now she faces the possibility of being thrown out of the country. listen up, travelers. those new rules making airlines advertise the full ticket price, taxes and all, may mean more
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picture. here you go. the giant drug maker, pfizer, recalling millions of these birth control pills. it turns out there was some sort of packaging mixup, women who thought they were protected against pregnancy might not actually be after all. i have to go straight to senior correspondent elizabeth cohen. elizabeth, i read about this story this morning and i thought, i can hear the alarm bells going on for a lot of ladies today. how worried do people need to be? >> right, this is a giant whoops. women who are on birth control pills need to go to their medicine cabinets and check out the names. i'm going to show you the names of the pills that need to be returned to the pharmacy. if you're taking lo/ovral or a generic product called norgestrel, you need to take those back to the pharmacy. we're talking about expiration dates either next year or the year after.
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when you're taking the pills for these products, you have three weeks of hormones and one week where you're taking sugar pills. they have nothing in them. someone goofed, and the pills that were inactive got in the place where the hormone pills should have been. so when these women should have been taking hormones, some were taking nothing. that obviously is not good for birth control. now, many of these packs are perfectly fine but some of them appear to have this error. >> do we know when they realized the oops? do we know if we're talking potentially millions of people? did anyone get pregnant? >> you know, we don't know if anyone got pregnant. we asked pfizer that and we don't know. what apparently happened was that a woman who was taking these pills said, wow, this looks funny because the hormone pills versus the non-hormone pills are different colors. and they said, this is kind of odd, so this woman called pfizer and they said, oh, my goodness, and then they looked and saw that this was a problem for more than just this woman. women hearing this i know will have a lot of questions.
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go to cnn.com/empowerpatient. we have all the information you need to find out if your pills are affected. if you are, you might not be affect protected, necessarily. think about that before you have sex. >> we blew through the names and numbers again. just go to cnn.com/empow cnn.com/empoweredpatient. thanks so much. comments he made to cnn about, quote, unquote, very poor people. the candidates are headed from here to nevada, a state with sky high unemployment. i wonder how his words are going to play there? we're going to take you live to vegas next, but first, i have a list for you today. tech world on wall street buzzing today. will they finally file for their long-a waited ipo? according to an analyst, it could be the biggest offering by a tech company ever.
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back here live in tampa,
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florida. by now you've heard the news. mitt romney is back. the off and on republican front runner crushed all comers in the florida primary last night. take a look at the numbers here. romney got 46% of the vote to finish 14th place ahead of the fourth finishing newt gingrich. we're talking about 50 states, collected all 50 of those delegates here in the sunshine state. now moving to nevada who holds caucuses this coming saturday. we go to dana bash who is covering this here. i want to listen to something mitt romney said. he's talking about very poor people with cnn soledad o'brien. >> i'm in this race because i care about americans. i'm not concerned about the very poor. we have a safety net there. if it needs repair, i'll fix it. i'm not concerned about the very rich, they're fine. i'm concerned about 90% of americans who are now struggling and i'll continue to take that message across the nation. >> dana, i just want to read this back to you here. quote, i'm in this race because i care about americans.
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i'm not concerned about the very poor. we have a safety net there and if it needs repair there, i'll fix it. those words we just saw from governor mitt romney. have the people emitted any reaction there yet? >> well, they certainly have merited reaction in the blogesphere among conservatives and democrats. all of those people are mitt romney's opponents. basically what mitt romney did was hand them an eight-word gift saying that i'm concerned, i'm not concerned about the very poor people. you read the context twice, you showed it and you read it, and that is critically important. but as you know and as our viewers know, politics is not always about context, it is about bumper stickers. the problem for mitt romney talking to several republicans who want mitt romney to win the republican nomination say this plays into the narrative of a rich guy who is just out of touch. i can tell you talking to one romney adviser today, he says they recognize right away this
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could be a potential problem, could be taken out of context and that's why, brooke, romney himself talked to reporters on his plane on his way here. actually, on his way to minnesota to his first stop, and he said, look, i want to be clear, i was not saying that i'm not concerned about poor people. what he said he was trying to say is that his focus in this campaign is on the middle class. but they recognize in the romney world that they are going to have to frame that a little bit more articulately. i think that's fair to say. >> as they are reframing that, they only have a couple days, you know, nevada caucuses this upcoming saturday. i'm guessing issue number one, like we heard from so many people here in florida, the economy, right, dana? >> absolutely. there's no question that the economy is issue number one here just like it is everywhere else, just like it was in florida. the housing crisis is a big, big problem here in nevada, has been for years. the good news for mitt romney is this is fertile ground for him. there is a big mormon population
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here in nevada. four years ago, brooke, when he did not win the nomination, he still did extremely well here. it was like a seven-person race and he still got 51% of the votes. doing very well in the caucuses this week. >> newt gingrich is calling this a two-man race but you have all four candidates out there, and it seems like santorum and gingrich, they're fishing a little bit for voters in the same pond, are they not? >> oh, they absolutely are, in the conservative pond. they have been for a while. what rick santorum is trying to say now is, look what happened in florida. he, in the final week or so, decided not to compete there heavily and it really was a two-man race between newt gingrich and mitt romney, and newt gingrich did not do well at all. so the point rick santorum is making now on the campaign trail is that he should be the conservative alternative. listen to what he told me last night. >> people are starting to realize now, and they're seeing
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the results in florida, newt gingrich had his chance, had his shot, a big boost and win in south carolina and couldn't hold it. he couldn't deliver in florida and i think they'll be looking for a different conservative as an alternative to mitt romney now. >> he's talking also about the bitterness and baggage that we saw in florida not really playing well with many republican voters, particularly out here in the midwest and the west. the issue, though, for mitt romney, though, going forward, brooke, and we've been talking about this but it is really more clear today, is that this is not over by a long shot because of the fact that people like rick santorum now have the money to stay in for a while, people like ron paul have the organization and the energy among supporters to stay in for a while. and we also are going to see contests like nevada this weekend where it's not winner take all. so even if rick santorum and ron paul get a few delegates, which they probably will, that could allow them to keep going and that is going to be the same case in other contests that
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we're going to see over the next month. >> chipping away at the delegate count. we know the magic number, 1,144. who knows. we could be at it for a while. dana bash, thank you. will this be the largest offering ever by a tech company? we showed you before the break 5, 4 and 3, so coming in at number 2, $18.1 billion, general motors. the number one initial public offering to date is visa with a whopping 19.6 billion. still . still ahead, a georgia teenager loses her mom, her dad and her big sister in a pileup on a georgia interstate. it gets worse she is a legal immigrant and she could be
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. i want to tell about you this teenager. her name is lidiane carmo. she lost her parents, her uncle and big sister in this pile-up we were talking about in florida. so devastating that police have found an 11th body two days after the crash. but carmo's story gets worse. it turns out she is here in the united states illegally and now she's at the risk of losing the only place she knows as home because she could be deported back to brazil. three days ago she was with her father jose, mother andriana, her uncle edsom and her sister rose. they were driving back on the
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highway that blinded so many people from a fire that occurred nearby. >> oh my god! what is going on? >> we are getting help out there, okay? ma'am? ma'am, ma'am? this is the tenth one now. >> was anyone pinned? >> we can't tell. >> was that another one? >> yes, ma'am. >> how many vehicles now? >> 16. >> 16 vehicles. cnn's martin savage joins me. martin is talking to a pastor at the church near where lidiane was found. how is she feeling now? >> her aunt and uncle is down there in florida at her bedside. they say she is doing as good as can be expected. she is severely injured. she has burns on top of that. it is anticipated she will have to have another surgery. another tragedy here, of course the family has no health insurance so they are dealing with that issue on top of the
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tremendous loss. this is a heartbreaking story from a horrific event but we are told she will recover, brooke. >> heartbreaking that she lost her mother, father and big sister, and now the news that she is here in this country illegally. you talked to the pastor. what did he say about her and the possibility of her being deported now? >> right. aron andrianos was just on air talking about the heartbreak of losing her family, the heartbreak she will have, and the potential of her being deported back to brazil. >> the brazilian government had a meeting with us last night, and they tried to do the best they can. that's what they told us. this issue over deportation is something that our lawyers will
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take care of this. we know we have laws that can protect lidiane at this moment, and the talks that we would like to have at this moment, lidiane came to this country when she was two years old. she is like any regular american girl. she wasn't born here but she acts like an american girl. she almost can't speak portuguese language, she doesn't know the people there. >> so there you can see the problem, brooke. she really has no living memorable history of brazil. everything she knows is in this country, and everything she lost was on that highway with her family, and it's just another part of what makes this story so painful for so many people. >> so, then, who does take her in once -- assuming she recovers, she gets out of the hospital, what next? >> well, this, too, gets into the difficult issue of immigration because there are
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other family members who would like to take her in who are extremely close to her, but they, too, have questioned the legal status immigrationwise in the u.s. we've had a lot of conversation with the immigration and customs people here, and we can't get anyone who will talk to us on the record or go on camera. but they are telling us that this family is not on their radar, as they put it. this family has suffered enough and that they are not going to get a young woman out of the hospital and send her back to brazil. they are not looking at this case. that is what they will tell us only off the record, brooke. >> okay, martin savage. i know you'll be following it as we all want to find out what happens to this 15-year-old. horrific loss for her in so many ways. just into cnn, american airlines announcing it will cut 13,000 jobs across the country, 13,000. we're told this move comes as the airline is trying now to emerge from bankruptcy. we're going to have much more on
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the announcement here, including how it impacts you, travelers, next hour. meantime, gunfire and shouting in the streets of syria captured on home video and posted for all the world to see. many world leaders say they've seen enough. they want the president of syria out as rebels were reporting more than 60 people, 6-0, killed today alone. be right back. they came to see us in florida... make that alabama... make that mississippi. the best part of the gulf is wherever you choose... and now is a great time to discover it. this year millions of people did. we set all kinds of records. next year we're out to do even better. so come on down to louisiana... florida... alabama... mississippi. we can't wait to see you. brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home.
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. every single time we check in on the status of syria, the number of people dying continues to go up. right now at this hour, opposition activists say 70 people were killed today. what you're looking at here, this is youtube video. this is from the city of holmes.
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as always, we have to preface this by saying cnn can't verify this video since the government is limiting german access in the country, so violence like what you're looking at here, it intensifies, and so does the urgency of the united states to figure out how to stop the government's relentless crackdown. hillary clinton is certainly taking a hard line here saying the world needs to get involved and russia should stop refusing to do so. >> i know that some members here may be concerned that the security council could be headed toward another libya. that is a false analogy. syria is a unique situation that requires its own approach tailored to the specific circumstances occurring there. >> i want to bring in cnn senior national correspondent nic
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robertson, and again, every time we talk about syria, i hate talking about the numbers those dying continue to go up each and every day. >> it's getting worse in the capital, and that's one of the significant things here, brooke. we've seen this the past few days, escalation of fighting in the capital. of those 17 dead we've been told about by opposition groups so far today, over half of the dead are in damascus. a week and a half ago, that would have been unthinkable but the government has gone on an offensive with some of the suburbs and east of the capital has gone in with tanks and a number of troops, and that's why we've seen the numbers go up so quickly. it's the areas of military exploration are expanding is usn a way they never expected. we're seeing pictures of tanks on the streets and buildings being hit by tank fire. that wasn't the case even a few weeks ago, brooke. >> as we hear the numbers, look at the images, a lot of people are wondering, why aren't we,
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why aren't other nations getting involved as we did with libya. so i want you, if you can, just further explain secretary clinton's position as she said yesterday at the u.n., it's a false analogy. syria is not another libya. explain. >> well, what the united nations, all the united nations are trying to do at the moment, really, in the united states in particular here, and we heard it from secretary clinton, is to get russia in a position where it won't veto any upcoming resolution that they're going to put on syria. one of russia's complaints has been that it was tricked with the u.n. revolution. libya thought this revolution over libya was all about saving the people and not about regime change. it thinks -- russia thinks it was tricked back then with that revolution on libya, and it's been a line in the sand for them over syria right now. >> would it be possible that ultimately russia bends to the
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pressure and agrees not to veto? >> you know, it would seem inevitable that ultimately they're going to. the question is how much of a compromise can the international community and everyone else bend to what russia is saying. russia is saying that the resolution shouldn't meddle in the internal affairs of syria. there should be a clear statement that whatever resolution doesn't mount to some point to an intervention force going into the country. there should be no call for president assad to step down, there should be no sanctions on the country, for example. so can the language be found that will prevent russia blocking with a veto, because the hope here is if the international -- everyone else at the u.n. can do that, get russia to that position, everyone hopes that president assad realizes the biggest
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backer, the country that has told him all the steps he doesn't want to take, if he feels russia is no longer backing him, then the hope is that he will realize it is time for change. that's what it's all about at the u.n. right now. >> perhaps he will agree to that, perhaps not. nic robertson, thank you so much. in this next story, i want to give you all a heads up. if you have kids in the room, get them out. here's what's coming up. a veteran elementary schoolteacher accused of snapping bondage pictures of his own students, some of them as young as seven. so young police said they had no idea, no clue, what was going on. >> they thought they were just being blindfolded and gagged as a game. >> yeah, it wasn't a game. the teacher was in court today, and you will never guess how detectives say he got caught. i remember the days before copd.
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parents in los angeles, they are shaken to their core by the arrest of an elementary teacher. this is a man they trust to do care for their children. he is charged in this bizarre child abuse case, and it's hard to wrap your head around what this man is accused of doing to students in his own class, some kids as young as seven. he appeared in court today, his bond at a staggering $23 million.
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another warning, some of the story is disturbing, the details here that are coming out about this man. here's a report from my colleague, paul vercamen. >> mark burke, a 61-year-old teacher, is accused of taking bondage photos of kids between 7 and 13 years old. he was terminated a year ago when the investigation into his alleged sex crimes began. >> this case broke when a very alert film processor reported it to a local police agency. >> reporter: the l.a. county sheriff's special victims bureau said some photos showed burke with his arm around the children or his hand over their mouths. some showed children with their eyes blindfolded and mouths covered with tape. and some showed mad gas scar
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type do type cockroaches. >> the kids thought it was a game. they didn't realize they were victimized. >> reporter: some of the photos showed spoons at their mouths with what is believed to be semen and they thought was candy. the spoons were tested and they found a match to the suspects' dna. while 23 victims have been identified, all but two of them girls, the case is growing. >> there is at least ten children that we have not been able to identify. obviously, we can't put their pictures out because they are potential victims. >> reporter: l.a.'s superintendent of schools said in a statement he is sickened and horrified. if convicted, burt cou urkbernd
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a -- face a life in prison. we're going to take you behind the scenes on a tour of the craziness that is election night at a major political campaign. stay right here. [ male announcer ] this was how my day began. a little bird told me about a band... ♪ an old man shared some fish stories... ♪ oooh, my turn. ♪ she was in paris, but we talked for hours... everyone else buzzed about the band. there's a wireless mind inside all of us. so, where to next? ♪
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back here live in tampa bay, florida primary last night. you know the news, mitt romney was an easy winner in that gop primary. he gave his victory speech last night just across the water fra me here, the tampa convention center. normally all these speeches look exactly the same. you've got the music -- there's the building there -- you've got the music, the cheering, people
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clapping, waving signs, maybe sometimes confetti. well, i was able to actually get into the ballroom just about an hour before mitt romney's speech to get you a behind-the-scenes look at his campaign headquarters. take a look. it's election night, i know you're watching the scene in primary coverage, you're watching the numbers come in, the candidates are watching the numbers come in, but we wanted to take you inside. we're at the tampa convention center. we're in tampa, so is mitt romney headquarters tonight. let's go inside. this is the room. you have to have an extra special press badge to get in. this is romney headquarters. this is where some members of the press get to stand. take a look at some of the risers. you can see row after row after row. you can see our own candy crowley and some camera guys. they're here covering primary night on cnn. and there you see these rows this is print, newspaper and also radio. they're sitting by waiting for romney to come. really, this is just a waiting game.
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700 people i would estimate, maybe, could fit in this room. there is the podium. that is where we will see mitt romney in a matter of hours as he hopes, for his sake, it will be a victory for him tonight and you can only get in here with one of these. so you guys are all sitting pretty much smack dab behind where romney will be tonight. does that not at all make you nervous? >> it is incredibly nerv nerve-wracking. it's not what we were expecting but we're excited. >> we're seven feet behind where romney will be speaking tonight. two things. number one, he's got two bottles of water for him, i guess, olt ready. and number two, a lot of people wonder will he be speaking from notes or teleprompter? i'm guessing perhaps tell pro teleprompt teleprompter. you can see those glass signs. that is a sign of a teleprompter. back outside the convention center, if you're not one of the
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lucky ones to be here tonight, you're probably watching on television. along with all these 20 different satellite trucks, they're sending it to you on television. their next stop? nevada. it really is amazing, the media coverage here covering all these politics. you watch the show, i'm a huge music lover, so i've always wondered who is it that picks the music for those big political events? i was talking to one of the romney folks, one of the advance guys, as they're called, he said they actually have one big playlist that they take from city to city to city, and i asked him what's the most played song from camp romney and he told me very easily it's kid rock, "born free." now this. wolf blitzer got our america's choice 2012 politics update. wolf, it's nice to see you. normally i'm there with you, but i'm happy to be in florida. i want to get straight to the news because mitt romney made
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this comment this morning with soledad that's definitely providing some fuel to his opponents here. the headline on this one, romney says he's not concerned about the poor, but total transparency, that's taken a little out of context. before we talk about it, let's listen to his entire comment. here he is. >> i'm in this race because i care about americans. i'm not concerned about the very poor. we have a safety net there. if it needs repair, i'll fix it. i'm not concerned about the very rich, they're doing just fine. i'm concerned about the very heart of america, the 90, 95% of americans who right now are struggling and i'll continue to take that message across the nation. >> last question, but i've got to ask you, you just said i'm not concerned about the very poor because they have a safety net, and i think there are lots of very poor americans who are struggling who would say that sounds odd. can you explain that? >> well, finish the sentence, soledad. i said i'm not concerned about the very poor that has a safety net, but if it has holes in it,
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i will repair them. the challenge right now, we will hear from the democratic party the plight of the poor. there's no question it's not good being poor, and we have a safety net to help those that are very poor. but my campaign is focused on middle income americans. my campaign -- you can choose where to focus. you can focus on the rich. that's not my focus. you can focus on the very poor. that's not my focus. my focus is on middle income americans, retirees living on social security, people who can't find work, folks that have kids that are getting ready to go to college. these are the people who have been most badly hurt during the obama years. >> so, wolf t ki, it kind of mae think of the pink slip comment he made. these are comments that can be taken out of context. i know they're already percolating in the blogesphere. how much can this comment bite him? >> it's also in the prolific
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blogesphere as well. if you take that one line, i'm not concerned about the poor, i'm not worried about the poor, whatever he said, it's going to be used against him like that other line, i like firing people, or that other line when he challenged rick perry to a $10,000 bet, it makes him look like he's out of touch. so he needs to explain it and he needs to fix it. he tried to fix it later in the day when he met with reporters. he said, look, the poor people, the food stamps, they have head start, there are programs in place if they need to get fixed f. they need better programs, that's fine, but people do have a lot of assistance. rich people can take care of themselves. it's the middle class that need help right now because you don't have that safety net to help the 90% or so in the middle class. that's what he was trying to say. he didn't do a very good job of saying it to soledad and got himself into trouble, and i suspect he'll have some problems getting out of that mess right now. >> wolf blitzer, we talked so much about the delegate count, the magic number 1144.
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you've covered many elections. do you really think this thing will go into june and maybe the convention in august, really? >> it's very possible it could. if newt gingrich is determined to stay in this race and maybe ron paul and rick santorum as well, it could go on and on and on. remember, four years ago, hillary clinton and barack obama, they went until june before he won the democratic presidential nomination. we were all covering the puerto rico primary in june of that year. i remember we were obsessed that i was talking to john king about san juan and some other parts of puerto rico and the votes, we were going through all of that. it could go on and on, could actually go to the convention. that's not out of the realm of possibility given the fact so many of these contacts on the republican side is not winner take all. florida was winner take all, but some of these other upcoming races are proportionate.
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as a result it could go on and on and on, and if newt gingrich wants to keep challenging mitt romney, i suspect it will. i think it will go to at least march 6 which is super tuesday. we'll see what happens that day and then we'll move on. it's going to be at least through super tuesday, march 6. what music are we lircstening t right now? >> i can barely hear it. i'm told these are live pictures. mitt romney, there he is. i bet it's kid rock. i can't even hear it. it's country. >> let's let that audio go a little bit. ♪ this is our destiny ♪ time after time >> that's the good old romney playlist playing somewhere in minnesota. >> if i were mitt romney last night, do you know what song i would have played to get that crowd going? you tell me if you think this is a good idea or bad idea. black-eyed peas, "tonight is going to be a good night." >> you love your black-eyed peas
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and gaga. i asked candy crowley what song she would use for this. wolf blitzer, thank you so much. we'll talk to you next hour. meantime, the man who led, speaking of music here, led the soul train found dead in california. we're talking about don cornelius. police believe he committed suicide. we're going to get reaction to that next. of whole grains... mmmm. ...and a touch of sweetness. you'll be delighted to discover how good they taste. get your free sample of quaker oatmeal squares on facebook.
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sure, you've been hearing from all the republican presidential candidates today, but can you identify them on the spot? becky anderson asked some of the people across the pond in london, and some of their answers, they're kind of funny. >> three photos i'm going to show you and you're going to tell me, if you can, at least, who they are. >> nope. >> is he an mp? >> an mp, member of parliament? >> yeah. >> in britain? >> yeah. >> no. >> in the u.s., he talks and jokes. >> jimmy stewart? >> no. >> jay leno? >> no. >> david letterman? >> what's his name? >> i have no idea. >> who is this? >> i don't know.
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so sorry. >> that's all right, don't apologize. that's fine. >> he's quite hot, isn't he? >> the other one? >> no. a republican convict. >> last one? >> oh. >> president in the west wing. sorry. >> becky anderson there in london on a mu-- on a much different note, a television legend died today. even if you don't know the name, don cornelius created "soul train." in its time, "soul train" was the coolest show on tv. aretha franklin performed there, so did gladys knight, marvin
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gaye, james brown. i could go on and on and on, just like the dancers you see there. cornelius' body was found this morning in his home. police believe he killed himself with a gunshot wound to the head. he was 75 years old. as expected, response across the music world is rushing in. i am humbled to have on the line stevie wonder, one of the many, many musicians who knew don cornelius. he joins me on the phone from los angeles. mr. wonder, if i can just begin with, you know, investigators at this hour, they are still trying to piece together what happened, the how, the why. when you first heard the news, what was your first reaction? >> you know, i was shocked, obviously brokenhearted that a man who had done so much for the music industry for just a lot of artists making starts and the first time i ever did "superstition" was