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and bernie sanders. kansas, louisiana and nebraska. 109 delegates are at stake. we have fox team coverage. doug mckelly in jefferson parish near new orleans. we begin with mike emanuel in detroit, michigan, where democrats are prepping for tomorrow night's debate in flint. hi, mike. >> reporter: elizabeth, good afternoon. on the democratic side, there is tremendous focus on michigan ahead of tuesday's primary. both hillary clinton and bernie sanders investing a great deal of time and energy here. earlier today, hillary clinton met with a group of african-american pastors. she told them she's the only candidate with a plan to end mass incarceration and said she's given her life to public service. one pastor introduced himself to madam president, and she laughed and said, not yet. while she still facing a challenge from sanders, it's clear clinton would like to shift focus to taking on the republicans. >> no surprise, they have all criticized or opposed the auto
rescue. what was missing last night is an honest reckoning with the most important economic challenge we face. how do we raise incomes and create the good jobs of the future? >> her rival, bernie sanders, continues doing huge rallies like this one at grand valley state here in michigan. sanders is splitting his time today between ohio and michigan. he's being aggressive and going after clinton, saying she's been wrong on issues like trade and also foreign policy. >> iraq is the worst foreign policy disaster in the modern history of america. i voted against that war. secretary clinton supported that war, voted for it. >> there are four states up for grabs for the democrats this weekend. and yet they are spending the vast majority of their time
here, including a town hall monday night on fox news. liz? >> all right, mike emanuel in detroit. thank you, mike. and now for the republican side, those contests today, there is a lot more at stake than just the 155 delegates. perhaps more importantly, momentum, new cycle and viability are on the line, as well. especially important things heading towards the big winner take all prizes that start on march 15th. doug mckelway is in jefferson parish, louisiana, home to the republican primary. hi, doug. >> reporter: hi, leland. we are in metering, louisiana, jefferson parish, five miles outside the french quarter in downtown new orleans. a slow but steady stream of voters coming in throughout the part of the morning, at least we've been here two hours or so. this is a mostly conservative suburb of new orleans, a place where in 2008, gop primary, mike huckabee, came out on top.
and 2012, rick santorum came out on top. don't let the quiet view of what you see this live polling place behind me fool you, though. last night we saw what was arguably the most boisterous donald trump rally since this campaign began. it was interrupted several times by black lives matters protesters, sometimes resulting in little scuffles. >> our guy has never been on top, but you know he's swinging and he's hitting people. and you know why? if we hit back, we end up in the front page of the paper. look at those cameras, how they're turned. look at that! they never, ever turn. they will never show how big a crowd it is unless there's a protester, because these are the most dishonest people you'll ever see. . >> reporter: trump is also launching the same no holds barred attacks against his rivals that we have seen throughout this campaign which has been escalated recently,
referring to little marco and lying ted cruz. meanwhile, on the other side of lake pontchartrain, last night ted cruz attacked what he sees as a really big donald trump vulnerabili vulnerability. his self propensity to stick it to you, and his quote, unquote, flexibility. >> did you notice how many times donald said he was going to be flexible? over and over again, he said he was going to be flexible. now let me tell you something. in washington, d.c., flexible is code word for they're getting ready to stick it to you. >> marco rubio had scheduled a rally here for last night, but cancelled it at the 11th hour, choosing instead to campaign in kansas, where he recently received the endorsement of republican governor, sam brownbeck. louisiana is a quirky stake, polling is very sparse here, so
there has been some wild cards in the past. that said, what has held true in most southern states will likely hold true in louisiana, and that goes for both political parties. a final note. the deep divisions in the republican party we have seen this campaign season are mirrored here in a little bit of a family divide. the patriarch of the duck dynasty family is a ted cruz supporter. his son, though, is a donald trump supporter. leland, back to you. >> you would think they would be able to get at least one or two episodes of some family feuding around the dinner table out of that divide. doug mckelway out of louisiana, thank you, sir. >> i'm sure. what began as a field of 17 republicans competing for the nomination has now been whittled down to four. the latest it has been for the white house is dr. ben carson. he broke the news to a crowd of disappointed supporters at the cpac gathering in maryland. >> some people now that i am leaving the campaign trail --
yeah. i know that -- [ cheers and applause ] el we el well, thank you. you know, there's a lot of people who love me. they just won't vote for me. but it's okay. it's not a problem. >> still has a sense of humor there. carson said he would continue to be heavily involved in fighting on behalf of, quote, we, the people. >> used that line before. donald trump angered a lot of conservatives yesterday by cancelling on the annual cpac convention being held here in washington. he was supposed to speak earlier this morning. the conservative political action committee annual meeting is a pilgrimage of sorts for conservatives and tea party activists from all over the united states. to give you an idea of how big a deal it is, rubio, cruz, kasich, all broke away from rallies in major states, and some of those voting today to make an
appearance. earlier, we caught up with former arizona governor, jan brewer, a fervent trump supporter, about her man's no-show. >> what message do you think it sends to all those folks that somebody who wants to be the republican nominee doesn't show up to cpac? this is the super bowl of conservatives. >> exactly. but these candidates are dead tired. they are worn out. they are scheduled like crazy. and i think that if you support a candidate, you're going to support that candidate, whether he shows up here or not. >> reporter: do you think trump was a little worried? no, no. >> reporter: you don't think he was worried about protests? >> no, i do not. he's been in big groups all across the country. and there have been protesters. you can't be a politician and worry about a few protesters here or there. or you ought not to be afraid to go into the lions' den. those are the people you need to -- those are the people you -- >> reporter: a lot of people have learned this is the lions' den. you think about the other lionsacy den the debate we saw.
reasonable people could agree that when it came to the real policy issues, trump has problems. so many of the people thought that trump's waterloo was going to be his bombastic statements. are we seeing perhaps it's the policy issues that will trip him up, he has to keep making statements, i'm going to do this? >> i think it's very difficult for anybody to answer an in-depth policy question in one minute. just can't do it. and all the candidates, they blurt out certain things. a certain kind of message. but they're sound bites. and that's what gets transmitted. so it's very, very difficult. sometimes i wonder if it wouldn't be better if we just had the candidates individually, just actually sit down for 30 minutes on debate night, and talk about that. but you can't expect people to go into deep policy, i don't think, and a debate, given the fact you've got people that were both after him on both sides.
and do policy in a minute. you just can't do it. >> you watch trump on the stage. it's one thing not to be able to say, you have some in-depth policy speech. it's another thing to speak on thursday night and then have to walk it back on friday on a number of issues. on h-1 visas, torture, bombing isis families, all these things of kinds. why are we seeing these flip flops, do you think? >> well, possibly because there's a lot of confusion out there. i think it's good and people do tend to change their mind and come forward and say they did. they come to the realization that was wrong, under pressure sometimes. all the candidates have said things that they have changed their mind on. or a lot of the candidates, of course, have made promises, and in a clear state of mind, not under pressure, and went to washington and didn't deliver. and that is why the people of the united states are so angry and frustrated.
because years we have been begging the federal government to do certain things. we elect people, gave them the senate, we had the house. and what did we get? we got nothing. we got nothing. we want action. we live in a republic, and we need people that we elect to get done what they say they get done. donald trump has not been in that position, so i support him, because he's a breath of fresh air as far as i'm concerned. i don't agree with him on everything. but i do agree on a lot of his policies. and that certainly is important. i know he'll support our law enforcement, our police officers, our immigration officers. i believe in lower taxes. and growing the economy. and that means, by getting regulation and those things are all so important. and i think that's how the public feels. >> you said so often in your interviews that it's important for republican candidates to abide by reagan's 11th
commandment. thou shall not attack other republicans. but it seems donald trump is attacking other republicans. so why despite your add mondayation of not attacking other republicans are you endorsing him? >> well, we allnow that republicans eat their own. we are the party of the big tent. we eat our own. and we have now seen the very dark side of politics. it's not pretty. it just simply is not pretty. but now it's exposed to the world. i've been an officer 34 years, involved in politics before that. and it's ugly. >> well, i think everyone could agree on that, both in this room and out of this room. thank you, governor. >> thank you so much >> let's bring in a guest to respond to donald trump's message and talk to us about a state that has a lot hanging in the wind this election cycle. that's kentucky. the latest state poll shows donald trump with a sizeable lead. 35-22 over marco rubio. that poll, of course, taken before thursday's fiery debate, and the speech made by governor
mitt romney. the state leaders wonder what a gop ticket led by trump could do to other candidates on the november ballot. former congresswoman in northrop, thinks marco rubio is a better fit for her state. she chairs rubio's kentucky campaign and joins us from louisville. >> so good to be with you. >> i want to play a sound bite from marco rubio right off the top here and get your response to it. take a listen. >> if he's our nominee, it will split the republican party. and it will be the end of the modern conservative movement. >> he, of course, is talking about donald trump. you just listened to governor jan brewer, who said republicans are eat being their own, and that's being exposed this election cycle. so is that an example of republicans eating their own? >> there's a bigger debate going on. no question. and i think there is great concern, especially here in kentucky, about what a donald trump at the top of the ticket would mean. we are just about to make
history in kentucky by retaking the kentucky house of representatives that we haven't had for probably 100 years. and, of course, we already have all the safe republican seats. the couple we have to pick up are swing districts. and if donald trump is at the top of the ticket, there is no chance we will take those. just as if donald trump is at the top of the ticket, we're not going to get virginia or north carolina or colorado or florida. and we will once again have a -- we'll have hillary clinton being president of the united states. so this passionate debate we're having is about whether or not we're going to put somebody at the top of the ticket that not only can win the nomination, but can win in november, which is the whole point. >> yeah, and mike, you said, kentucky has so much at stake this election cycle. >> so much. >> senator rand paul is running for re-election. mitch mcconnell could lose his senate majority leader status. that is very impactful.
so why does the top trickle down so much? >> well, because if donald trump, especially donald trump, is at the top of our ticket, i mean, he has become a bam boozeler or clown. when jan brewer talks about the big tent, the big tent he's attracting is a sir questiocirc. the event he had in kentucky this week almost turned into a riot. the one he had in louisiana almost turned into a riot. and as he makes his ridiculous statements, and whether it's the kkk or whether it's flip-flopping on where he is on visas, and many -- and torture and so forth, every single republican candidate down the ballot is going to be asked by the press, do you disavow his statements, do you disavow him, are you going to support him in november? they are going to be in a very dangerous position in terms of knowing that the people in their district and in their part of the country, don't agree with that. so that's why he has this sort
of rabid following. but it's a very -- it's less than a majority in the republican party. it's far less a majority nationally. he is down in every poll but one to hillary clinton. marco rubio is up in every poll against hillary clinton by an average of five points. we need to put somebody at the top of the ticket that can actually change the direction of this country by winning in november, and by then being able to take us in another direction. that won't happen with donald trump. he won't be elected. and everybody under him will be put on the defensive, as he makes the ridiculous statements he makes, and flip flops and causes all this chaos. people sense the chaos is a problem for us. >> you brought up an interesting point, though. you said he has a rabid following. what are republican state lawmakers -- they have to walk a tight rope. how do they disavow what he's saying, but also what if they want some of those voters?
>> well, first of all, you know, overwhelming overwhelmingly in the kentucky state house and state senate, they have endorsed marco rubio. because they understand, not only can he change things in washington, which they definitely, desperately want, but they will make them proud, as they run their own campaigns in the state. and they're running from having somebody who is so erratic, so undependable, somebody that could be a liberal before he ever gets to november. they will then be stuck being on the same ticket with. so, you know, you see our -- these are lawmakers in our state house. they are part time lawmakers. they come from every walk of life. they're teachers, they're nurses, they are low-paid to be in the general assembly. and they are walking around their communities every day. and they are concerned about having to answer the crazy things that donald trump would say if he were at the top of the ticket. >> right. well, former representative ann
northrop, thank you so much for joining us. obviously you are speaking on behalf of the rubio campaign. thank you so much. >> big day. a fox news alert, as we look live to ohio. one of bernie sanders' field of offices. offices. remember, ohio doesn't vote today. but votes next week. next tuesday. winner take all. that is a huge contest. he is set to head to flint, michigan, tomorrow. he's going to face hillary clinton in the democratic debate. and then on monday, 6:00 p.m. eastern town hall with brett bare. now we move to maine. a live picture of lewisston, maine beautiful this time of year. voters casting their ballots in the republican caucus there. 23 delegates up for grabs. obviously, we are going to monitor the results as they come in. our molly line is also standing by there, both ted cruz and donald trump both visited maine. we'll see if that visit had any effect.
and it's cpac today. the super bowl for conservatives. a tale of two presidential candidates. the one who showed up, marco rubio right there with some thunderous applause lines. and there is one candidate who didn't show up. garrett kenny following it all for us. >> reporter: even when he's not here, donald trump is all that anyone could talk about here at cpac. marco rubio had plenty to say. we'll have that coming up.
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3, 2, 1, 0. liftoff. >> a successful launch at cape canaveral last night as an unmanned rocket blasted the communications satellite into orbit. this is the fifth attempt by spacex to get the nearly 12,000 pound satellite off the ground. it is the heaviest load ever to be carried by a falcon 9 rocket, while the launch went off without a hitch, like you saw. the attempt to land the booster on the ocean barge failed. spacex says it was hit too hard, and destroyed. too bad. . in just a few hours, we will have results from the annual cpac strawel poll.
no real delegates are at stake, but it's an important data point as to which republican candidate resonates best with what you might call activist conservatives. marco rubio just finished his speech there. thunderous applause. you're looking at live pictures now of one of the many round table discussions that tyke place between a number of the speakers. ted cruz and john kasich spoke yesterday. and get this. amid reports of possible protesters, donald trump cancelled his appearance there at cpac. he was supposed to speak this morning, and did not show up. gary tenney is live inside the conference with the very latest. hi, garrett. people still talking about trump? >> reporter: leland, if there was any question about how most folks here felt about trump cancelling his appearance, any time his name was mentioned, the crowd erupted in boos. so that's how they felt about it. now more than 6,000 people, though, packed into this room a short time ago to hear from the
candidate who did show up. marco rubio. and there was plenty of standing ovations, cheers, chants and clapping for the senator from florida. he hit on a lot of his regular stump speech points, talking about the second amendment, returning power to the states, religious freedom. and he got some big applause from the crowd when he vowed to keep guantanamo bay open if elected. there were also only a few references to donald trump during the speak. but during the q & a portion, he was asked why it is he has been stepping up attacks on trump. rubio said part of the reason is that the media is constantly asking questions about trump. in fact, during the q & a, about half the questions he was asked were about trump. one of the biggest reactions, though, came from the crowd when he gave this reason. >> i don't -- i'll be more than happy to answer another trump question. donald trump, he might have grown you up the way he did and going to boarding schools.
where i grew up, if someone keeps punching people in the face, eventually someone is going to have to stand up and punch them back. >> reporter: rubio continued to make his case voters should rally around him as the conservative alternative to trump. and he also pleaded his case that he's been doing the last few days to trump supporters, saying winning the election is the most important thing, and he's the best one who can do it. >> being a conservative cannot simply be about how long you're willing to scream, how angry you're willing to be or how many names you're willing to call people. that is not conservatism. >> reporter: rubio was also asked, if he loses in florida, if he will drop out. he pulled the joe namath and said, "i guarantee i will win in florida on march 15th." you mentioned in a few hours the straw poll results will come out. you think with ted cruz and marco rubio, based on the crowd, would kind of be the favorites to win. but we have seen this election race so far. you can never count out donald
trump. he did have a lot of supporters here still today, though. leland? >> we will see what happens, and historically, they have been fairly accurate during election years. but we're looking back in history the past three years, they chose rand paul at cpac. so that did well at cpac but not so well in the election. we'll see how things pan out there. garrett, we'll come back with results. thank you, sir. >> reporter: you got it. bernie sanders and hillary clinton are getting ready to face off in flint, ahead of tuesday's michigan's primary. we'll talk to congressman dan kildee and why he's supporting clinton. and then there were four. the remaining republican presidential hope ofs are hitting voting states today and flying on with make or break primaries in the days ahead. we'll have the latest, coming up. at ally bank, no branches equals great rates. it's a fact. kind of like bill splitting equals nitpicking. but i only had a salad.
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this saturday is election day in five states. and while the delegate hall may not be as rich as super tuesday, white house watchers hope to see which way the political winds are blowing, especially when it comes to the republican nomination race. voters are going to the polls in kansas, kentucky, louisiana, maine and nebraska. there are now just four republicans left in the hunt. 155 delegates are available today in four states for trump, rubio, cruz and kasich. obviously, we'll see how that all breaks down. democrats are voting in louisiana, kansas and nebraska. a total of 109 delegates at stake. between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. there is a thought that bernie could have a pretty good day and weekend. both are concentrating on the industrial midwest today. sanders is in ohio, one of five states that vote on march 15th. clinton is in michigan, where voters go to the poll this tuesday. tomorrow night, clinton and
sanders participate in candidates debate in flint, michigan. and as we have been reporting, donald trump cancelled a speech at the conservative voters group cpac convention in maryland. he is now enroute to florida. marco rubio spoke to cpac in the last hour to raucous applause. he's headed to florida, as well. ted cruz we just checked in with, he's in wichita, kansas. and john kasich was in traverse city, michigan, and reported to neilca buteau, headed to the upper peninsula, hope he brings a heavy coat. keep it here for election coverage throughout the day. and then tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern, catch a very special election night special with those two fine folks, mack maccallum and bill hemmer starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern. and tomorrow night, clinton and sanders hit the debate stage once again, this time in flint michigan, where as you know, a local water crisis has become a
hot button and national story. the candidates are expected to highlight infrastructure concerns in light of problems with the city's tainted water. flint's democratic congressman, dan kildee has thrown his support behind hillary clinton, the first candidate to call for reform in flint. and he joins me now. congressman, thank you so much for joining us. i want to ask you first and foremost, what do you want to hear from the candidates tomorrow night, and most importantly, what do the residents in flint want to hear from the candidates tomorrow night? >> well, thanks for having me on. i think what people in flint want to hear are really the same things that people across the country want to hear. and that's a plan for moving this country forward. flint is really just sort of a stark example of the kind of neglect of infrastructure, of whole communities that has been so much a part of the economy of late, particularly in older industrial communities like flint and in a place like michigan where the state government has essentially given
up on cities. we want to see a path forward. the fact that this debate is taking place in flint i think says a lot about the priority that both candidates will place on it. obviously as a strong supporter of hillary, i was really gratified she has made this such an important part of her message. the situation in flint is really something she talks about almost every single day. >> well, there is certainly consensus discussed. i can't really foresee there being a huge difference of opinion between these two candidates as far as what happened in flint, michigan, and looking forward, how to prevent any of this to happen again. what do you suspect will come up tomorrow night that will actually separate these two candidates, perhaps something we haven't heard much before? >> well, for me, the thing that separates the candidates -- i have tremendous respect for senator sanders. i have worked with him on a number of issues. trade being the most important. but when i see the experience that secretary clinton has, and the very specific plans she has for the economy, for example,
yesterday she laid out a very detailed plan for how to grow our manufacturing base and actually support companies keeping their presence right here in the united states. so while i don't see the vast ideological differences or really thecyly show that has been republican primary, the differences might be more nuanced. that's possible. but in the case of secretary clinton, it's really experience and it's the fact she's -- has a well laid out plan for america's economy and has been such a strong advocate for the people of flint. i think that will be a difference that people will see. >> okay. i want to pop up a poll. it appears clinton is -- has about 61% support. sanders, 31%. there was a slight uptick in support, you can see, between february 23rd and now for sanders. will the debate affect the primary? will the message we hear
tomorrow night from these candidates affect what happens during the primary? >> well, i think it will. i mean, every opportunity to communicate gives voters a chance to analyze the candidates and make decisions. so clearly, it's a chance for them to answer tough questions and for voters to judge them accordingly. but, you know, the election in michigan is just a couple days away. our primary is on tuesday. i'm pretty confident that secretary clinton will win. she had a big day on super tuesday. and i think we're getting close to that point where it's very clear she will be the nominee of this party, and will take on apparently donald trump. the contrast between those two candidates is extraordinary. >> we'll have plenty of time -- talk about that, of course. and i wanted to mention that brett bear will be speaking to both hillary clinton and bernie sanders on monday. i want to get this in, because it is important. you led a number of delegations to flint, bringing in lawmakers from across the country. what's the takeaway there, and
when is the next delegation? >> we don't have another one planned. and actually, these members of congress have actually asked me if they could come to flint. so anybody who wants to come, i'll organize a plan. the next step, hopefully, is for us to move the federal support that we're trying to get through congress, and also continue to pressure the state government, which is principally responsible for this problem to step up in a way that is equal to the challenge. the members of congress that have come to flint have really been moved by the experience on the ground, and have left even more motivated to help, and that's one of the reasons we're anxious to welcome people to come and see what's happening there. it's really a dire situation. we need help from the federal government and the state government. >> yeah, and we know you're obviously working on it very hard. representative dan kildee, thank you so much for joining us. we'll continue your progress in flint. thank you. >> thank you very much. and again, quick programming note. monday in detroit, like i said, sanders and clinton will face
voters in a town hall moderated by special report anchor, brett bear at 6:00 p.m. eastern. you don't want to miss that. still to come on the broadcast, the shaky cease-fire in syria brokered by moscow in wash kind of sort of survived its first week. but at what price to the u.s. reputation, and how does the middle east play into the election of 2016? general bob scales here to break it down. plus, wait until you hear the story about the first moments of life for these really adorably cute little puppies. when you think about success, what does it look like? is it becoming a better professor by being a more adventurous student? is it one day giving your daughter the opportunity she deserves? is it finally witnessing all the artistic wonders
all of the dogs were discovered by a good samaritan who put in a call to firefighters, who came to the rescue. >> very happy. and i'm glad that we found them on time. the mom seems like she's been there for a long time. i will be responsible for them. i will foster the mother and the three babies. >> laura went on to say, she plans to keep the white puppy at her own. taking a back seat to discussions of puppies and the politics of presidential hopefuls, hands and spray tans. well, there are some serious national security threats to talk about. among them, the rise of russia and its challenge to the united states from europe, all the way to the middle east. the more we learn about a cease-fire of sorts in syria, the more about looks like a de facto russian victory at the expense of american prestige and american lives. general bob scales is here. say it ain't so.
say the administration is right and this is a humanitarian gesture, and peace will come to syria. >> no, it's a solidification of victory for vladimir putin. he is able to keep assad in power. assad, even in the cease-fire, is in the process of surrounding the city of aleppo. putin has his hand on the spigot of humanitarian aid that it can turn on and off by bombing in aleppo, putin is pushing syrian refugees into the eu again to sort of push the central europeans and put pressure on them as far as nato goes. and he's getting enormous coverage globally for the -- for his stand. and yet his air force is still bombing hospitals. and, oh, by the way, leland, blaming the u.s. air force for his own atrocities. >> well, we have heard vladimir putin weigh in on a lot of things. one of the things he actually weighed in on a while ago was the u.s. presidential race, talked about donald trump and those kinds of things. at some level, are you surprised
how little coverage these kinds of issues syria, china, russia, iran, north korea, those kinds of things, have played into the presidential discussion here at home? >> absolutely amazed. the only thing we have heard on both republican and democratic sides are just some euphemisms about we need to strengthen our military. or, you know, we're going to get rid of isis. and we're going to be stronger in the middle east. but have you ever heard many details? have you ever heard any of the candidates talk about the budget? have they ever heard them talking about priorities and how we're going to counter all of these global threats? >> you think about in 2004 and 2012, national security played such an enormous role. >> huge. >> and you heard from individual candidates these very diverse world views. >> right. >> especially when you contrast a mitt romney and barack obama. >> right. >> 2004, john kerry-george bush. is it that the candidates seem to have this same idea, bigger military, smaller military, or is it just that people have, as you can tell, haven't sort of
formulated those nitty-gritty policy issues? >> what's so interesting, the american people put national security very high. first or second. and yet the candidates just sort of sweep over it. part of it, i think, is because there is very little if any military experience in any of the candidates. casish was on the armed services committee. there is very little connection. none of them have served and there is very little connection, policy connection, between any of the candidates, and those outside the military who have a specific view about priorities and spending and national strategy. we have heard very little from any candidate how he's going to change the national strategy to deal with russia, isis, north korea and iran. >> you said the word russia, which we keep coming back to in this discussion. it was 70 years ago today, winston churchill, westminster college, and iron curtain has descended on eastern europe. i won't try to do my churchill impression. i'll save everybody. is there an iron curtain once again, descending, is the next
president going to have to deal with significantly more national security issues than say bill clinton coming in january, 1993? >> you know where we heard the iron curtain analogy before or new cold war talk is from the russians. medvedev said, i see us entering a new cold war, a confrontation with the west. at the end of the day, putin and syria is not about the syrians. putin and syria is about breaking apart nato through its manipulation of refugees and all the nefarious things that he's doing in the ukraine. the idea is split nato so he can expand his empire to the west. that sounds just like stalin in 1946. >> well, we saw how dwight eisenhower dealt with that. we'll see how the next president, whoever it may be, deals with it in the future. >> we're a long way from dwight eisenhower. >> i will leave you with the last word, sir. thank you. >> thank you, leland. elizabeth? >> coming up, he turned it into sweeping stories that struck a
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her and then posted those videos online. andrews' attorney says that staff at the nashville marriott at vanderbilt enabled her stalker and that andrews has suffered public shame and post traumatic stress disorder. the author behind the best selling novels "prince of tides" has died. now a look back at his life. >> well, pat conroy died friday night at home in buford, south carolina surrounded by friends and family. the 70-year-old announced last month he was battling pancreatic cancer. he is best known for fiction works like "the great santini" and "the lords of discipline." in all his books sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
his readers fell in love with his deeply personal style of writing. each of his novels were handwritten, influenced by his troubled upbringing in south carolina at the hands of an abusive father living in a fractured family. conroy once said in an interview with "vanity fair" said, "one of the greatest gifts you can get as a writer is to be born into an unhappy family." donned trconroy was the eldest seven children. he attended 11 schools in 12 years. he was in a military family. his father pat says physically abused his family forcing pat to attend the citadel, south carolina's state military college. his brash military upbringing inspired his first novel, "the great santini." conroy said the book initially enraged his family but then he
made peace. he had two oscar nominated films. his most successful book, "the prince of tides" in 1991 starring and directed by barbra streisand. in a statement she said, in part, pat's natural language was poetry. he wrote sentences that are like an incantation. he dug down deep to the truth. the great american author leaves behind a wife, four daughters and seven grandchildren. >> brian, thank you. still ahead, as we press on with caucus coverage, live pictures from florida. donald trump expected there as maine, kansas, among others, go to the polls. see see me.
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republican voters are making their voices heard as pressure builds from party leaders to stop donald trump's momentum. will they follow their man or follow the party? i'm elizabeth prann in america's election headquarters. >> we are waiting for donald trump to speak in florida. i'm leland vittert. this is march 5 caucus day some places, primary days others. here's what is at stake for donald trump, marco rubio, ted cruz and john kasich before remaining republicans. there are 155 delegates from fo