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own hit or miss, tweet it at fnc. that's it for this week's show. thank you for watching. i'm paul gigot. hope to see you right here next week. as gop candidates taurth the empire state for its rich low, across the country in colorado, ted cruz is set to speak there, and snap up more delegates today. while on the democratic side, bernie sanders and hillary clinton are campaigning in the big apple, amid new developments in clinton's e-mail scandal. meanwhile, the caucuses are officially open this hour for democrats in wyoming. plus, we'll take a closer look at what your 2017 taxes could look like under all five remaining presidential candidates. and police launching a new terror raid in belgium today.
four more suspects are charged in connection with last month's deadly attacks. and thank you for spending your saturday with us. i'm elizabeth prann. >> nice to be with you. nice to be with you at home. i'm leland vittert. welcome to america's election headquarters from washington. as the race for the white house reaches farther and farther into the primary season, the scramble for delegates continues. and as we have seen, over the past few weeks, the delegate count and the vote totals can tell two very different stories. we have fox team coverage with bryan llenas keeping a watch on democrats. hillary clinton and bernie sanders who are both in new york. but we begin with alicia in colorado springs. ground zero for senator ted cruz, who speaks sometime in the next hour or so, right? >> reporter: that's right,
leland. senator cruz is scheduled to start speaking here at 2:30 eastern time, 12:30 local. he is the only one of the three gop candidates to land in colorado, and he is the only one doing well. cruz walks into the state convention with 21 of the 21 district level delegates allocated prior to today. he comes to the centennial state intent on collecting an additional 13. he is as popular here as trump is not. this week, the colorado springs gazette editorial board wrote, quote, trump has effectively exploited a wave of poppist anxiety rightly deserved. to do so, he adeptly created the illusion of an anti establishment conservative crusading for meaningful change. it was easy to be fooled. so here is how it will work today. the 600 people vying to be delegates will each get ten seconds. that's ten seconds. to make their case to be one of the 13 to go on to cleveland. nearly half of those
participating are doing so for the first time. >> a lot of saturdays, a lot of evenings and a lot of mail in mind. e-mail in box learning about people campaigning for national delegates. it's a very involved process. sort of a lower case republican process. >> reporter: and leland, as you know, there's been a tremendous amount of confusion with regard to the bound and unbound pledge and unpledged delegates. here's how it works in colorado. the people here who are bound, quote, unquote, pledge, are actually only so up through the first ballot round in ohio. once you get to the second round, all bets are off. so a lot of folks will be courted all the way through and through the convention in ohio. leland? >> a lot of discussion about exactly how much courting can be done by the campaign. live in colorado springs, thanks, alicia. as july gets closer, all eyes are watching how much closer donald trump, current front runner, gets to the
magical 1,237 number. that's the number of delegates needed to win the gop nomination outright. as of today, trump has 743 delegates, but a victory in wisconsin helped boost ted cruz to 532. john kasich trails with 143. so far. and as of just a few moments ago, caucusing is now under way in wyoming. county sites opened at 1:00 p.m., today for democrats only. wyoming republicans as you may recall, caucused last month and supported ted cruz. 14 pledged democratic delegates are at stake and bernie sanders, who is campaigning today in new york, hopes to extend his winning streak. bryan llenas has more from new york. hi, brine. >> reporter: good afternoon, elizabeth. bernie sanders is expected to speak here at 1:30 p.m. as for wyoming, senator sanders is expected to win comfortably in wyoming for a few reasons. one, it's a mostly white, rural state in the west and he's done
very well there. also, it's a caucus. and well, we know he's done very well in caucuses. of the 13 caucuses so far, nationwide, he's won 10 of those contests. so why does wyoming matter? it's really two reasons. math and momentum. so wyoming, sure, it has 14 delegates. but when you're down about 250 delegates, every one of those delegates matters from here on out. and they're expecting big turnout in the 23 counties in wyoming. and results should start becoming around 3:00 p.m. eastern. take a look, particularly at laramie county, the largest county in that state. we should expect large turnouts there. he wants to win by a comfortable margin to get those proportion of delegates, he'll need a big turnout in that county. so if sanders wants to win a good majority, again, you have to win in those places. and a win in wyoming means he will also get momentum. seven of the last eight lexicon tests is what sanders has won. a win in wyoming would mean he would have won eight of the last nine, and that matters, believe
me. they say the sanders' campaign says that's the kind of momentum that could propel him to a win in new york on april 19th, where 291 delegates are up for grabs. now, polls have him down ten points. but it was double that and more in december. remember, the strategy for the sanders' campaign is they believe that if they can win new york or even lose in a close battle, say by a point or two, that will be a huge boost, and fuel him. and fuel this whole momentum narrative. now, the sanders' campaign is saying, much like the republican race, they believe that neither he or clinton will have enough delegates to clinch the nomination by the convention. they need 2,383. sanders believes they can keep the race close enough to the convention, they can then begin to convince super delegates, those delegates that can choose who to back. then convince them to switch their support to bernie. it's an uphill battle and the sanders campaign says it is. so today sanders has been going throughout new york city to the
boroughs, manhattan and queens and here in the bronx, speaking to diverse communities, which are communities in which he's not necessarily-been very good with. and at this point, he has spoken to them, and spoke about his belief that by the convention, people will see clearly that he's the right nominee. take a listen. >> of there's not just that we're closing the gap with secretary clinton. in virtually -- not all, but virtually all of the national polls, when they put bernie sanders and hillary clinton up against donald trump, what ted cruz, we do a lot better than secretary clinton. >> so, of course, that's sanders pushing the momentum. hillary clinton is also campaigning here in new york. she'll be in brooklyn later today. and they'll continue, as they keep their eyes not only on wyoming, but really on that big contest on april 19th in new york. elizabeth? >> brian yen as, battling the
crowd thank you so much. it won't put much of a dent in the delegate race. hillary clinton has 1,749 delegates compared to sanders' 1,061. most importantly, clinton has 469 super delegates. those delegates are free to back whomever they choose. for more on new york, real clear politics reporter, empire state native, caitlyn huey burns, joins us from our new york studios. nice to see you, ma'am. thank you. >> thank you for having me, leland. >> as we heard from brian yen as, you have the bernie campaign doing exactly well, picking things up, won a number of the last contests. how real is that and is it possible to overcome a clinton juggernaut in new york? >> i think that sanders faces an uphill battle in new york. remember, both sanders and clinton are claiming new york as their home states, really. and it's really telling,
actually, that the clinton campaign is spending so much time in new york. i mean, when we started this campaign, it would have been hard to imagine hillary clinton facing a challenge in new york, a state she represented for a long time in the senate. but here we are. bernie sanders has proven to be a fierce competitor, raised a lot of money. he's behind in the delegate count and way behind in the super delegate count. the fact is, he is remaining in this race and causing hillary clinton to continue campaigning on. so i think a loss for clinton in new york would be a huge blow to her campaign. she could still continue on. but losing it would be very problematic for her in terms of momentum and just overall kind of moral, you know, sanity. >> yeah, her campaign has kept having to explain away all these losses. okay, we're going to sew it up in february and then march. now april. we'll have to see if they push that back to may. look at the republican side in
new york. interesting when you talk about both bernie and mrs. clinton claiming new york as home. donald trump, obviously, claims new york as home. look at the polling there. donald trump, 52%. john kasich, 25%. ted cruz at 17%. and we also saw ted cruz get heckled there in new york. does this stack up as sort of an unsurmountable lead for trump? >> well, we're moving into a phase in the republican campaign where the focus is less on winning states outright, and more on that delegate count. and so someone like ted cruz is not hoping to win new york outright. but the way that the delegates are awarded in new york, there are 14 awarded statewide. and then by congressional districts. so ted cruz and john kasich aren't treating new york as, you know, a winner take all. but actually, a contest of 27 little primaries. so ted cruz is really hoping to
prevent donald trump from getting the necessary delegates needed to secure the nomination outright. so by focusing on certain congressional districts where if you win 50% -- over 50% of the vote in these districts, you win three delegates a piece. so ted cruz will be able to -- if he is successful, pull away delegates from donald trump. john kasich is looking to do the same. so that's why we have seen them campaigning in places like the bronx. >> right. >> and brooklyn. ted cruz is courting the jewish community, for example. hoping to peel away any delegate he can. >> being able to do that, though, requires a lot of organization. and the one knock on the trump campaign, among a few, has been they're just not that organized, don't understand politics in the way that the cruz campaign does. are we seeing that play out in new york or is trump catching up in terms of political savviness? >> that's a great point, leland. i will say that donald trump has
shown that new york -- he could have some vulnerability there. this week he cleared his focus on his home state of new york. and he's also given his delegate hunter, paul manfort, as we know, a greater role in the campaign which shows the campaign needs to focus on getting these delegates. if -- if donald trump isn't able to win a majority, really, of -- a large majority of the delegates in new york, it becomes more difficult for him to get that 1,237 magic number. that's why ted cruz and john kasich are competing heavily here. >> and the race moves on in california for the republicans. kate lynn huey-burns from real clear politics, appreciate your time. thanks. >> thank you. tax reform since 19 6. you know why? because every time you want to change something in the code, somebody jumps up and yells about it. now what is the more practical
way to do this? simplify the system, and have fewer brackets. i believe in the old reagan plan. top rate of 28%. a 25%. and a 10% rate with an earned income tax credit so that the working poor can move up. >> all right. you're listening to john kasich outlining what would be his tax plan in 2017. a lot of us are struggling to fill out this year's tax plan, so we certainly don't want to think about next year's. but depending who wins the presidential election, could depend on how your taxes look in 2017. so taking a look at the republican candidate's plans, how much do cruz, kasich and trump's plans differ, and what does that mean for your wallet? let's bring in scott hodge, the president of the tax foundation for some insight. scott, first of all, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> second, let's say we have a family of four, jointly bringing in $87,000 a year. let's say they have two children. on average right now, it would
be paying about $3027 per week, calculated here at fox. if trump were elected president, we calculated, according to his plans on his website and what he's been saying on the campaign trail, a family saving $103 per week. and then if you look at cruz's plan, you would be saving about $31 per week. so my question to you is, how is this being accomplished, and what would the impact be on millions of families across the country? >> well, as you can expect, every plan has its pluses and minuses. the cruz plan is a very different sort of plan. it is a flat tax type of plan, and for individuals, he lowers top tax rates down to 10%. so everybody pay a flat rate of 10% and that would give your typical family like ours here about a $1600 tax cut over the year. the good news, it boosts economic growth by about 13% over the next decade.
and more importantly, it boosts wages by about 12% over the next decade. on the other hand, the trump plan is a much bigger tax cut. about a $5,000 tax cut for your typical family here. but it doesn't produce as much growth as the cruz plan, and doesn't boost wages as much. about half as much. so you kind of have one that gives a little more on the tax cut side, but doesn't boost growth as much. and then you have another that doesn't boost -- or give as much after a tax cut but much bigger impact on the economy. so it's kind of a tradeoff. >> for those at home saying, wait a second, john kasich is also running for president. >> oh, yeah. >> but he has like we heard earlier in the sound bite we played, said he has a tax plan but hasn't laid it out quite as clearly. so it's been hard for you to analyze his plan, put these numbers in, if that's what i'm understanding. >> yeah, he's only put out a page and a half worth of details for his plan which is not enough for us to run through a dynamic
tax model to compare to both the cruz and trump plan. however, our guess is, just looking at the details, he would cut tax rates for both individuals and corporations, and do some other things that would be practice growth. i'm guessing he would probably cop out somewhere in the between the cruz plan and trump plan. >> he has executive experience, has in ohio, is what he says to voters. i want to talk about the effect on a family -- using that example, i want to broaden, maybe look at the macro view. how would affect wages across the country and number of jobs and federal tax revenues. >> as you know, wages have been very stagnant. what we see if we look at the cruz plan, particularly because he is so business-friendly or investment-friendly, we see a huge boost in wages, about 12% over the next decade. and a modestly affordable plan, if you will, from the perspective of the treasury. it would cost the treasury about $1 trillion over the decade. however, the trump plan is a
very expensive plan. it would boost deficits about $2 trillion over the next decade. and as i mentioned earlier, wouldn't produce as much economic growth as the cruz plan so a tradeoff there between deficits and growth. >> we only have about 30 more seconds, so forgive me for being skeptical, which plan is most feasible coming out of a administration where there's a lot of -- >> i doubt that the trump plan is the most feasible. i really would think that the cruz plan would be much more likely to go through congress. in fact, paul ryan produced a plan somewhat similar to this a faw years ago. so i see some compatibility there that would be very attractive on capitol hill. >> scott hodge, thank you so much for joining us. a lot of people stressed out about taxes right now. but this is looking forward. thank you very much. in the next hour, we'll look at the democratic candidates' tax plan. what the difference is between clinton's and sanders' campaigns and what the impact would be on your finances. one more political note and this is a big one. you won't want to miss fox news sunday tomorrow.
chris wallace has a special one-on-one interview with president obama. the two talked about a number of topics, including supreme court nominee, merrick garland. >> some republican senators say, look, if a democrat wins in november, well, maybe we'll consider garland in a lame duck hearing. have you made a commitment to garland that you're going to stick by him through the end of your term, or perhaps let's say hillary clinton is the newly elected president, and let her make the pick? >> are as more senators meet with him, i think they'll recognize the quality of this individual. what i think we can't have a situation in which, the republican senate simply says, because it's a democratic president, we are not going to do our job, have hearings and have a vote. because if that happens, chris, then it is almost impossible to
expect that the democrats -- let's say republican president won, the democrats wouldn't say the exact same thing. they'll say let's wait for four years and we'll take our chances on the next president. >> just to button up, are you saying you'll stick with merrick garland through your term? >> yes. >> stick around, chris will be joining us in our next hour to talk more about some other topics they covered. >> and coming up it's another friday document donald trump. how the benghazi committee gets records, including clinton's e-mails. that's what it's been asking for. we'll have that report, coming up. and alabama's governor faces calls for his impeachment after being caught up in a scandal. and he isn't the only caught in hot water. a region with its own particular brand of politics. we're looking at at this governor who has essentially betrayed the trust of the people
of alabama. through actions and lies that have caused us to have some doubt about his leadership. and as such, the only course the people of alabama have to address this issue is through the impeachment process. >> it's me. i did it. i did it. and that's why i asked the people of this state to forgive me. because they are forgiving people. and they know god's grace. plus, these don't look like april showers. but they may not be bringing any flowers. when will this all be over? >> those showers that are bringing snowplowers. let's take a look. we do have snow in the forecast. where and when will the snow fly across your neighborhood? we'll have the answer for you, when america's election headquarters returns, after the break.
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just hours ago, police in brussels carrying out yet another raid. belgian police raiding an apartment they believe might have been used as a safe house by suspects connected to the paris and brussels attacks. known while, the city remains in a heightened state of alert after four horwere charged with participating in the attacks. belgian prosecutors just now saying a suspect in custody admits to being, quote, the man with the hat in the brussels airport. that's where we see him walking next to two men who soon after the surveillance photo was taken, detonated explosives, killing themselves and innocent victims at the brussels airport last month. two of those now are in custody are suspected of helping carrying out lethal attacks last fall in paris that left 130 dead and last month's bombing in brussels where 32 were killed. next hour, we'll be speaking with a reporter on scene in brussels. fox news alert.
one week after the state department said it would suspend its review of hillary clinton's private e-mail server, there has been a major document dump, this time about events leading up to the terror attacks which killed four americans in benghazi. kristen, what are we learning? >> leland, these are documents that the benghazi committee has been requesting for more than a year-and-a-half, which is why yesterday the committee's chairman, trey gowdy said, quote, it is deplorable it took over a year for records to be produced to our committee and that our democrat colleagues never lifted a finger to help us get them. but the state department disagrees. quote, we believe we have made a good-faith effort to get the committee the information and documents they have requested. the statement goes on to say, the e-mails provided to the committee yesterday, quote, do not change the essential facts of our understanding of the events before, during or after the attacks. the 2012 terror attacks in which the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans were killed. and we still don't know what exactly was in the 1,100 pages
released yesterday. all we know, they included e-mails from several of then secretary of state hillary clinton's top aides, including cheryl mill, uma abedin and jake sullivan and susan rice. the state department has provided the committee with 48 witnesses and nearly 100,000 pages of documents. but trey gowdy says he is still missing records and still waiting to interview some of the witnesses. as for when the committee's report will finally be released, all that trey gowdy will say is as soon as possible. he can't get any more specific than that. >> you have to wonder what will come out before or after the election. kristen fisher, thanks so much. liz, what's coming up? >> well, it may be spring on the calendar, but winter's frosty grip is refusing to let go of the midwest. snow blanketing ohio, causing accidents and snarling traffic on i-75. temperatures taking a dive in the northeast, and janice dean
is watching it all. this happens in spring. >> i know. i have a lot of apologizing to do, don't i? >> i don't think it's your fault. >> one of these days, we'll be complaining that it's too hot outside. that day will come. i promise. but for now, yes, temperatures well below average across the great lakes, the northeast, the midwest. where we have wind chills in the teens and 20s, and it's going to remain that way this weekend, and we have another shot of cold air coming next week. so the last 24 hours, you can see that low pressure diving across the ohio valley. and then we'll see a coastal low develop, bringing some snow flurry activity, mainly a rain event. but we still will see accumulating snow, interior sections of the northeast and appalachians not welcome news. i know. we are so done with winter. and then the next storm system, mainly a rain event and snow showers across the eastern great lakes. the next couple days, you can see we have some accumulating snow across the interior
northeast, appalachians and then over michigan and parts of the u.p. into monday. also want to mention some beneficial rainfall happening for southern california and also higher elevation snow. so that's the good news. in the short term, we could deal with some flooding concerns. we're going to watch that, as well. and, again, it will come. spring will come. i promise. >> baseball season. i want to be warm. >> you're right. you're right. your husband needs that. i'll see what i can do. >> all right. thank you. work your magic. >> okay. a main stay of the u.s. air force now back in action in the skies over the middle east. ahead, why these long-range bombers will be key to fighting the islamic state. plus, we'll speak with the national security expert about how u.s. fire power is helping the iraqi military in their fight against those isis militants.
a fox news alert as caucusing gets under way at this hour in wyoming. meantime, the democratic candidates are looking ahead to the new york primary, come the 19th of april. both out campaigning in the state of new york today. right now, we're waiting a bernie sanders rally that's scheduled to get under way in the bronx. later today, hillary clinton will hold an event in brooklyn. a lot of delegates up for grabs there. and certainly, the campaigns are in full swing. breaking just hours ago. an aging but able veteran of the u.s. military is back in the skies over the middle east today. this trusted flier will help boost coalition efforts across syria and iraq against isis. molly hen deny berg joins us about the gentleman who can't keep out of the fight.
>> b-52s. brought them back home for maintenance. the pentagon said the b-52 bombers would be sent in april and now those b-52s from barksdale air force base in louisiana are in the region. operations against the islamic state, isis, in iraq and syria. bombing operations against isis had fallen to an eight-month low in february. after the b-1s were pulled out. the air force says the b-52 is a long-range heavy bomber that can perform, quote, strategic attack, close air support, air interdiction and maritime operation. charles q. brown jr. said, quote, the b-52 demonstrates our continued resolve to apply consistent pressure on isis and defend the region in any future contingency. the b-52s arrived in qatar after john kerry was in iraq, promising the anti isis
coalition will, coat, work with iraq to turn up the pressure even further. earlier this week, a senior military officer said the u.s. may add extra outposts in northern iraq to support iraqi forces as they prepare to take back the city of mosul which isis took over in june of 2014. still, u.s. military leaders do not think mosul will be retaken this year. >> molly, thank you so much. turn to john hannah, the foundation for the defense of democracies, to vice president cheney. as we see the administration wanting to do more and more, ramp up the pressure against isis, put in b-52s, provide more training and support to the iraqi army, does any of that really matter, considering how inept the iraqi army has proven in taking on isis? >> well, yeah, definitely matters. any time you add u.s. forces to a fight on the ground, it's going to help enormously. and it's -- i think it will buck
the iraqi troops that are in the field and have had terrible problems. laced with sectarianism. shiite fighting in sunni areas. you don't have enough sunnis in the fight, trying to liberate their own areas. but every dose of u.s. help we can add into this fight, i think it's going to make a big difference. >> when you say every dose of u.s. help, are we going to slowly get to the point of the next president, whoever it may be, is going to be faced with -- we're going to have to put u.s. ground troops on the ground and actually take isis on u.s. v. isis? >> i think it's certainly going to take a much higher proportion of u.s. forces in this fight, if we're going to defeat these guys in a time frame meaningful to us. don't forget, this is not only a fight now for iraq and syria. it is a fight for the entire european project. america's most important ally for the last 70 years. on the verge of a nervous
breakdown, essentially, from this mass refugee crisis and terrorist attacks in paris and brussels. and, of course, the u.s. homeland is in the cross-hairs of these guys, as well. so this is really a race against time, and america has got a real stake in ending this california i fate as soon as possible. >> the iraqi troops were supposed to retake mosul, given up back in 2014. now this big operation has begun, things were going well for about 12 hours. or so. and as things deteriorated on the ground there, and the iraqi troops ran away after being shot at, the u.s. major general in charge of operations for the anti isis coalition said, well, those guys aren't necessarily from that area. that was their big excuse as to why the iraqi military ran away. you think about it, the boys on -- the boys on the beach at omaha weren't from that area. the american troops -- when they retook it. what is the difference between the iraqi army that seems
unwilling to fight, and a proper professional military? >> the main rank and file of the iraqi army, it is not a national force. this is a sectarian force. made up of shiites, sunnis and in the north, the kurdish peshmerga perfectly willing to fight for their areas. when you put this iraqi army that unfortunately has been heavily purged of sunnis and kurds and is now essentially a shiite force, get them up north, they're going to run away when they get into a tough fight, unfortunately. it's a huge problem for the united states. >> we saw them run away back in 2014, spent a lot of money training them, giving them new equipment they turned over to isis and the same thing seems to be happening again. john hannah, appreciate your insights. good having you. liz? >> after the break, north korea's leader makes yet another provocative move concerning the communist nation's program.
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i have put it in the rear-view mirror. others have not. because it's been obviously brought out now. but you know, it's one of those things that i take full control. i take full -- it's me. i did it. i did it. and that's why i ask the people of this state to forgive me. because they are a forgiving people. and they know god's grace. >> all right. that was alabama governor, robert bentley, asking his constituents to forgive him for explicit comments he made to a former political adviser. now lawmakers and watchdog groups are calling for his impeach the want. in tennessee, jeremyder hum is now banned from entering the capitol building after allegations of misconduct with multiple interns and head over to south carolina. an ethics investigation into state lawmakers falls apart after the attorney general
claims the prosecutor leading the probe is, quote, tainted. so three separate scandals all taking place in three nearby southern states. so helping us all to understand and break down what's rocking southern politics is brinkley. the executive director of common cause, georgia. brinkley, thank you so much for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> i listed a number of scandals, some of our viewers are very familiar with. is this emergence of scandals telling you there is growing corruption, or just stricter scrutiny? >> you know, i don't know that it's necessarily one or the other. i think what we're seeing right now around the country, and including here in the south, is a system where big money, extreme ideology, and, you know, special interests are really running the show. they've been elevated above the interests of the public will and the common good.
here in the south, in particular, we're also seeing the effects of, you know, one party that is dominating state politics from top to bottom. and that really results in a system where you have incumbents who are deeply entrenched in their seats, because of partisan jerry gandering. official officials really don't feel accountable to the public that elected them any more. they feel invulnerable. and all of that combines to create an environment where corruption and scandals like the ones we're talking about today can really thrive. >> all right. so you talked a little bit about accountability there. and we talked about it happening across the south. and obviously, there's other scandals we could have listed, even as far north as virginia. is there influences in these southern states that are unique to the country? are the reforms not up to date? why are we seeing it -- seeming to be more prevalent? >> sure. well, i do think that you see
these kinds of issues all over the country. certainly you see them not just here in the south. you see them in the northeast, you see them in the midwest. i think what's going on right now in particular is there's something broken in the body politic. over and over at common cause, we hear folks telling us that they don't feel like government is listening to them. they don't feel like their politicians are accountable to them. and i think when all of those -- those combine, you end up with a democracy that isn't working for everybody. so when that happens, like it's happening right now here in the south, and so many of these southern states where we're seeing these scandals and this corruption, it just points to the need for stricter ethics reforms. the kind of reforms that common cause pushes in the 35 states where we work. >> so what do those ethics reforms look like and who is pushing for them right now? >> sure.
i think on a broader scale, what we would like to see is a system where everybody has a voice, a vote. everybody is playing by the same rules. and everybody knows where their politicians' loyalties lie. and we can do that in a couple different ways. first we need to look at better transparency when it comes to public disclosure, personal and campaign finances. we need to look at public financing systems, like the ones we have in arizona, for instance. we need to look at gift caps. these are common sense regulations that limits the amount of money or gifts of value that politicians can receive from friends and lobbyists. this would have really helped to deter that mcdonald's scandal. >> frinkly, i'm so sorry to interrupt you. we could talk about it all day. may be funny and entertaining, but these are real lives we're talking about being impacted. it's important you were on. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you for having me. i appreciate it.
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for the first time since taking office seven years ago, president obama agreed to sit down, exclusive interview, wide-ranging indeed, with chris wallace on fox news sunday. chris is here, joins us live with a preview of this landmark discussion. plus, this hour we'll be checking in with all the presidential candidates who are on the trail this weekend and go live to colorado springs for the gop convention there. brand-new developments in the fight against islamic terror in europe. one of the suspects arrested by police says he is the elusive man in the hat. we'll go live to brussels where police launched new raids today. brand-new hour here on this saturday. thanks for staying with us. i'm elizabeth prann.
>> i'm leland vittert. republican presidential candidate ted cruz is bucking the trend today while his rivals stay east in new york where cruz himself spent most of the week. today he is out west. in colorado springs cruz will address the state republican convention. >> reporter: hi, elizabeth. senator cruz is set to take the stage here at the world arena in colorado springs in about 30 minutes. he is the only 1 of the 3 gop contenders to come in colorado in search of delegates. today 13 will be chosen for the national convention but all during this week cruz won 21 out of the 21 available at the district level. cruz's support here is overwhelming in comparison to trump. this week the "colorado springs gazette" wrote all indications point to colorado going solidly to texas senator ted cruz making trump's previously assumed coronation evermore doubtful."
governor john kasich's decision not to attend is more of a cal dr thing his campaign says, given he is in new york. his strategy in colorado to take advantage of the bound versus unbound delegate system. many of the delegates who head to cleveland from here will pledge to their candidate in the first ballot. if it goes to the second ballot, indications are it might, then things can change. >> six states today are working on getting delegates, making sure that maybe they're bound to somebody else on first ballot. we want them to be john kasich supporters on second, third and fourth ballots because we are preparing for an open convention. >> reporter: because the process has become so complicated here and krso there is a boiipartisa effort for reform. >> this is america. people need to have an opportunity to really get their voice heard. the best way is to have a presidential primary in the process. >> reporter: now today, listen
to this -- there are 600 people vying for a spot to go to cleveland. they each have ten whole seconds to make their case to make the trip. elizabeth. >> not too much time. thank you so much. looking across the aisle now, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are both campaigning today in new york city. there is a treasure drove of democratic voters and delegates up for grabs. you might realize it is home turf for both of them. sanders will hold rallies today in the bronx, queens and harlem at the historic apollo theater. clinton will target latino voters at an event in palestinian with one of the local congressmen there. moving on now where for the first time since taking office seven years ago, president barack obama sat down with chris wallace on fox news sunday. the president weighed in on the fight over merrick garland, his supreme court nominee, and so much more. chris wallace is here live with us in the studio. so, chris, what can you tell us
about your interview with the president? what struck you the most? >> let me first all explain the ground rules. when you get an interview at the white house, they set an embargo. it is a sunday interview. you can't release information until sunday morning at 9:00 when we broadcast fox news sunday except for a clip we play in a moment. but what people will be talking about on monday morning. i specifically asked him, back in october on 60 minutes the president said he did not feel that hillary clinton with her private e-mail server had jeopardized national security. and so i asked him, because a lot of information has come out since then. 2,000 e-mails with classified information. 22 with top-secret information. co-still give her a clean bill of health? you'll hear what he has to say about that. and i also asked him, can he assure the american public that whatever the justice department decides after the fbi investigation it will be decided on legal grounds, not political.
again, he makes news on that. >> every time you and i have talked, we talk about who's coming up on fox news sunday. one person you put a request in for every single week is president obama since he took office. i did the math here, little bit more than 360 requests. >> you'remakering inin inin ii. >> what changed this time in the dynamics that the white house suddenly decided this is a good idea? >> well, because they saw a benefit to it. the benefit is that he is pushing his nominee for the supreme court merrick garland. of course republicans in the senate are united in saying they're not only not going to give him a vote, they're not even going to give him a hearing. he went out to the university of chicago on thursday where he taught, university of chicago law school, to push the garland nomination. we have -- we have the one clip the white house allowed us to run before the interview. here it is. >> you made a commitment to garland that you're going to
stick by him through the end of your term, or perhaps, let's say hillary clinton is the newly elected president, which would pu you pull him and let her make the pick? >> what we can't have is a situation in which the republican senate simply says because it is a democratic president, we are not going to do our job, have hearings and have a vote. >> but just to button this up, are you saying you will stick with merrick garland through the end of your term? >> yes. >> pretty cler answer there. one thing that struck me, of the la time you interviewed president obama he was then senator obama, candidate. looks a lot different now. the hair is greyer and the like. without sharing anything specific, what are your take-aways from how this now president obama interviewee than candidate obama? >> well, he's a lot more secure, not only because of the fact that he's not running for office as he was then and as a senator, but he's never going to run again. and there was a kind of ease in the fact that there's not much anybody can do.
we have this news making interview where we sit down where we talk about the court and we talk about clinton and we talk about terror and specifically the distress some people feel with the way he reacts, or underreacts, when there is a terror attack. we talk about the anger of the country. but afterwards we went upstairs to the law library -- got to remember, back in 2004 this is where he was working as a law professor and in fact writing his book. you saw that walk-through of the two of us in the library. i kind of thought it was a sentimental journey so i go through with him, best moment in the white house, worst moment in the white house. biggest accomplishment, worst mistake. he's remarkably open and candid about all of that. we end up at the little cubby hole office that he wrote the book in and we walk in to -- it is like a broom closet. i say to him, this is a long way from here to the oval office. >> you talked about feeling a sense of ease and security. how does he feel about -- we have this question for every
president who's facing his last year in office. how does he feel about his legacy? is he confident that he accomplished what he wanted to, all of the promises that he made to the american public as he's leaving now? >> no, i wouldn't go that far. you know, he's older and wiser. and we actually do talk to him about his age and all the grey hair. i think he realizes it was tougher than he had thought it was back in 2008 as senator obama. more complicated, more incremental, more fights going on. i think he feels good about what he accomplished but he understands that when you face the reality of the world, the reality of washington, the reality of dealing with a republican majority in the house and senate, you don't get as much through as you had once thought you would be able to easily get through. >> tomorrow our viewers will be able to watch it live. >> that's right. the whole thing. i promise you, you will be talking about it on monday morning. >> we're looking forward to it, chris. thanks for coming in on a saturday. we appreciate it, sir. >> thank you. thank you for having me. here is the programming
note. catch all of chris pea's special one-on-one interview with president obama, all the things that chris couldn't talk about you'll see. fox news sunday airs here on the fox news channel, 2:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. eastern. no excuse not to wrach iatch it. you won't want to miss it. everybody's going to be talking about it come monday. this is a fox news alert. belgium prosecutors now say a man arrested friday has admitted to being the mysterious man in the hat suspected of being involved in the twin terror attacks last month in brussels. this as a neighborhood in the capital was partially sealed off a short time ago with masked security officers with automatic weapons raiding an apartment that may have been used as a terrorist safe house. government officials have now charged four more men with participating in terrorist acts, including mohammed abrini seen here with the infamous hat casually escaping the brussels airport just moments before the
two suicide bombers, that you can see here, left, in the surveillance photo, killed 32 people in sfreparate attacks. hi, esther. what can you tell us about what we've learned this hour? >> we know there was a raid this morning in anderlecht, an inner city neighborhood of brussels, very much a quiet neighborhood but six people were arrested on friday, four now have officially been charged with participating in terrorist acts. abrini has been charged, along with osama k., who is believed to have accompanied the al bakraoui brother in maalbeek
station. >> what can you now tell us about the reports we are getting that abrini has now admitted to being the man in the hat with the photograph that was taken just moments before the blast went off. >> what we know for sure is abrini is dna was found of his in two of the safe houses, especially when they were manufacturing explosives in the paris attacks and to the attacks most recently on the 22nd of march in brussels. the prosecutor has confirmed. related to the cctv footage of the third mysterious man in the hat who is suspected to be in relation with the two who did blow themselves up on march 22nd, is that he has confessed to being this man in the hat. while he's admitted to that, we don't actually know if he is that man.
>> what can you tell us about what else is happening in brussels? we know that the neighborhood was sealed off a short time ago. still a very tense situation there. what can you tell us about the city and the folks who are living in the city now? >> well, early on today there was news that there was yet another raid where it may be a 20-minute walk from where i am. it is pretty much the center of brussels. this is one of many raids that have taken place since the attacks in paris, not just the 22nd of march, in brussels. so i wouldn't say necessarily that anybody really batted an eyelid. it is what we expect to happen when we have people out on the loose and we know these terror networks are still based in brussels, or still very much associated with brussels. as far as the situation in brussels, i wouldn't describe it as tense per se. the cafes are absolutely blooming. it is a saturday night and it it is beautiful weather. >> all right.
before i let you go, the authorities are trying to piece together links between the attacks both in belgium and then the attacks in paris. can you tell us what we're learning about the link between those two? >> well, what we do know is that mohammed abrini, the main man who's been charged today by the prosecutors, is that he has been seen or identified as the man who drove abdelslam in one of the main -- or one of the main attackers from paris to paris two days before the attack. where mohammed abrini is seen very much with abdelslam. that's what i can see about abrini himself. in terms of the second out of the four charged today, which is osama k., he is believed to have returned from syria on a fake syrian passport earlier this year. it is believed, but yet to be
proven, that abdelslam, again the same man i mentioned before in relation to the paris attacks, is believed to have driven him from germany back to belgium. so those are the links, as well as the fact that abrini's dna was found both in a safe house related to the brussels attacks, and also to the second safe house which was also the location where they manufactured the explosion for the paris attacks. >> thank you so much for this breaking news. we very much appreciate it. >> you're welcome. a fox news alert as the chairman of the house benghazi committee now says it is deplorable that it took more than a year to receive long sought after records about the terror attack that killed four americans. chairman trey gowdy says there are still more documents out there. the state department delivered 1,100 pages of information friday about e-mails from hillary clinton and her top aides, as well as files from computer networks in her immediate office. meanwhile, an intelligence source tells fox news that the
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down with wind gusts reaching up to 65 miles an hour. the national weather service reports damage to structures and mainly carports. ohio governor john kasich is polling second in new york but given donald trump's commanding lead, it is unlikely he'll get a huge delegate pick-up come april 19th. his optimistic campaign though struggled to gain support at the ballot box or in the delegate count but kasich says he's in it for the long haul. one voter group that could bring that support, millennials. joining us now, gregory caruso, national chair of young people for kasich. gregory, thanks for being with us. the past few minutes -- >> thanks for having me -- >> -- got an e-mail from hillary vaughn on the campaign trail with john kasich says the event he just held in greece, new york outside of rochester, biggest
event ever for john case beikas. 2,500 people inside, 1,500 in an overflow room. why now? why is it starting to gain traction now? >> i think people are beginning to hear his positive message. i would say the two most important things right now are electability and experience. he has a positive track record. he's been governor of ohio. there's no better job training to be president than to be a governor beforehand. and electability, he's the only one that can beat hillary clinton. so we see it in poll after poll. ted cruz can't beat clinton. trump can't beat clinton. it's important that the republicans nominate someone that's going to be able to actually become president. >> you talk about before you can become president you have to be nominated. i'm sure you know these numbers as well as anybody. current delegate count, donald
trump 743, ted cruz 532, john kasich 143. 1,237 needed to win. as optimistic as the message is, you got to be really optimistic to think you get from 143 to 1,237. >> right, i think there is a misconception right now that ted cruz is the only one who can stop trump. the truth is that no one's going to get to the magic number, and come an open convention, the delegates will decide. so i was hoping getting the message out that it is going to go to an open convention, there have been ten open conventions in the republican party, and seven of them have nominated someone that did not hold the lead going in to it. so that's why going back to electability, john kasich is the only one who can win. so in my mind, a vote for cruz
or trump is a wasted vote because they're not going to win anyways. >> is part of john kasich's pitch this concept that i've governed, i've governed in ohio, i know how things go. interesting thing happened earlier today, liz did an exp t interview with a tax expert. problem was he couldn't find enough information about john kasich's tax plan to figure that out. two major nonpartisan tax policy centers say the same thing. do you think there is going to become a point where the governor will have to get specific rather than this sort of optimistic i'm going to govern and bring everybody together message? >> sure. and i think the governor can answer that better than i can. but what i will say is he does have a track record to look to. he's governed a state. senator cruz has been a senator for three years. donald trump hasn't been
involved in politics. so he actually has the record to look at. there's no better place to look to ohio where he's very popular and he's done a great job there. >> i want to ask you a little bit about getting that message out, especially millenials. first time in a presidential election the number of millenials, number of baby boomers is about the same. recent polling shows john kasich's favorability among those under 35. 35% favorable, 27% unfavorable. above water there. but 28% of young folks have never heard of him. how do you change that, especially when you're this far into the primary season? >> right. i think now that its's three candidates we can get the message out. that's what we're seeing happening. it is a snowball effect. hopefully young people like myself that are passionate about the country and politics and our party willpeak up. as you mentioned, we'reame in n
boomers. next election cycle will actually be more influential. so i think it is on us as millenials to say we can make a difference in this election, and that's what i want to get out to, whether it is college students or 18 year-olds that have the right to vote. you really can make a difference, and john kasich is a positive and inspiring and down to earth candidate that, frankly, i think young conservatives and moderates and maybe liberals, for that matter, should be organizing behind. >> well, you're doing a lot of work, gregory. you yourself have inspired a number of folks, especially with a video that's surfaced of you that earned the #hotdebateguy. we have that video. so if our viewers don't remember where they have a he seen your face before, that was it. september 16, cnn, gregory caruso stormed on to the stage. thanks for coming on and proving that you are more than just a pretty face, sir.
good having you. >> thanks. appreciate it. >> all the best. on the campaign trail donald trump is marketing himself as the ultimate outsider, not a politics. but he told our john roberts his road to the republican convention has also very much been a learning process. >> it's been a very interesting process, i tell you, the whole political process. i've learned so much. >> what have you learned about yourself? >> you have to be able to handle pressure. and i have been able in my life -- my life has been a big pressure cooker. i've always been through that. but political pressure is a little bit different. >> how so? >> it's coming at you very quickly. >> very personal. >> very personal. you know, i'd like to watch him -- he's just going, like, do you mind? >> you can see more of john's one-on-one with trump on fox news reporting. donald trump the disrupter airs at 8:00 p.m. eastern and again sunday at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. coming up, it is not just
bagels and pizza. new york's water supply must also be affecting sanders' and clinton's tempers. the campaigns have taken a new nastier tone. >> reporter: 291 delegates are at stake and it has turned negative because it's personal. the brooklyn boys, bernie sanders versus the eight-year senator, hillary clinton of new york. we'll have more on what's going on in this state -- today. next.
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delegate lead. he is going to speak to the state gop convention there, hoping to get even more delegates. he grabbed 21 in the state contest yesterday there. that is on the republican side. democratic side, ten days to go before the new york primary and stakes couldn't be higher for hillary clinton and bernie sanders as well. both say it is friendly territory but the mud has been slung as each tries to gain home field advantage in what is a very delegate-rich state. bernie sanders' rally is in the bronx. looks like it just wrapped up there. >> reporter: good afternoon, leland. that's right. senator bernie sanders just got done speaking for about an hour here at bronx community college. you're exactly right about what you were saying. both hillary clinton and bernie sanders have lauded and have said, look, we talk about the issues. we've had a polite tone through this campaign, which is contrary to what they say their republican counterparts have been running which has not been
nearly as civil and polite. but you know what? this is new york and it is deeply personal for both of them and the campaign has turned negative over the past week especially. this new york primary has 291 delegates total. bernie sanders spent the first 18 years of his life in brooklyn. for clinton she has her main headquarters based out of brooklyn. bernie believes he can ride momentum from winning 7 of the last 8 election contests. and likely 8 of 9 after wyoming today. he thinks that could help him win new york and that will help chip away at that about 250 delegate lead. so a big prize here in new york. as the week began both candidates thought about whether to have a debate in new york at all. they discussed time and place, and finally, they are going to have a debate in brooklyn on thursday night. then on wednesday the sparring turned to what was better qualified to be president, secretary clinton went on tv and
implied sanders is not qualified saying he hadn't done his homework and has been campaigning on issues he hadn't really studied or understood. sanders that night in philadelphia responded saying that clinton is in fact the one that's not qualified because she has been backed by super pacs and has voted for the war in iraq. now he had a chance to back off those qualified statements and he didn't really do it until friday morning, saying that of course she's qualified. but then later that day he ended up blaming her for the neglect ti negative tone. >> the clinton campaign has made a decision especially here in new york to get a little bit rough with us. i just wanted to make it clear to the clinton people, yes, i come from a nice little state of vermont, but if we are hit, we can hit back. >> clinton and her campaign say that she never explicitly said that he wasn't qualified to be
president. she and the sanders -- sanders has been out campaign fund-raising clinton over the last three straight months. clearly they're still using that to rally both of their bases with the issue of qualification. bernie sanders has been throughout most of new york city today from manhattan where he was at washington heights, here in the bronx, he'll be headed to long island city and into queens. hillary clinton will be speaking tonight around 5:30 in brooklyn. while she's dealing with these types of issues she's also still dealing with that cloud of the e-mail scandal. she was asked about it yesterday about whether or not -- about the issue as she waits for her potential meeting with fbi investigators. . >> matt, i know that they live in that world of fantasy and hope because they've got a mess on their hands on the republican side. that is not going to happen. there is not even the remotest chance that it is going to happen. >> reporter: now sanders will
debate clinton on thursday night and we shall see. the stakes are high and it definitely has turned personal. elizabeth? >> bryan, thank you so much reporting live. let's bring in our esteemed panel. doug high and taran rosenkrantz. thank you both. we just heard bernie sanders speak on "the view." it sounded eerily similar to what i heard from senator marco rubio when he said where i come from, when i get hit, i hit back. it was that point in his campaign took a turn where we saw some of his supporters start to jump ship. but we're not seeing that at all with bernie sanders and he has changed his tone as well. what should the clinton campaign be worried about right now? >> i think they should be worried about the fact that bernie sanders supporters are duty bound to bernie sanders in a way that trump supporters are duty bound to donald trump.
you can't shake them. ultimately, we'll see if hillary's most likely going to be the nominee, how they get those 30 to 40, or in some states 70% of democrats over to their side in the general election. >> you can't shake them and he's won 7 of the last 8 contests so he's getting momentum. do you think they're taking his camp seriously enough? >> i do think that everyone is taking this campaign seriously in terms of it's been very unpredictable. it is going to be easy to bring the bernie sanders supporters over as clinton. i think we saw the thing same thing with barack obama and hillary clinton. i think the same if hillary clinton gets the nomination. >> are they going to coalesce? >> i think donald trump will be a great aunifier. but the democrats still into ed
to get their house in order. for months and months democrats in debates would say, our debates are about substance, not about fighting. they were right. and now we see them -- we'll see if on thursday it is about fighting and not substance. they reverted to what you were referring to where the rubio camp went. that's not good for democrats. >> before i get to the facts i want to ask you, even though you feel like hillary will get the nomination if there could be a contested convention, how impactful could this debate be? there was a lot of back and forth about the debate. we didn't know if it was going to happen. there was speculation that one camp was worried about it and one camp wanted to debate. how impactful is it going to be ahead of new york, ahead of the nomination? >> one amazing thing, we always talk about this debate is the most important debate. we say that with each debate going forward but this one most certainly is because they haven't had one in a long time. certainly republicans haven't debated in a while and this is fresh from their fighting within each other's campaigns. so how they react, how they
respond to the back and forth from the candidates face to face is going to be pretty telling. >> who has the most to gain? >> i think hillary does. i think it is because every time we have a win on his side, despite the fact that she has millions more votes than he does overall, we still see that story and narrative becomes about him. she needs to raise the debate back up to where it was and i think it is easy for her to do that. >> we don't have much time left in the segment, so yes or no, there will be a contested convention on the democratic side or that's just speculation. >> i have no idea. >> you have no idea? >> no. no. >> no? >> no. no, i don't think so. no. >> hillary clinton is in the position to lock things down if you look at the numbers. >> i think it would be very hard for bernie sanders to ever overcome this. but nothing is unsurmountable
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as the quote goes, nothing is certain but death and taxes. and with days to go before the filing deadline, taxes are on a lot of americans' mind. but as this year's returns get filed, it is a pretty good best that there will be big changes in 2017 because of another change, a new face in the white house. last year we took a look at the
gop tax plans, now let's look on the democratic side. let's look at a generic family of four filing together, two kids. right now under the current tax plan they pay $327 a week in taxes. $17,000 a year. under hillary clinton's plan, things basically say the same in terms of what she's talking about, $0 change per week. bernie sanders' plan, family makes $200,000 a year, $206 per week coming out. that's about $10,000 more. do they get anything for this $10,000 under bernie's plan or just have a little less to pay their rent with? >> they'll get a whole new
health care plan that's run by the federal government. this is for families making $80,000. their families will get free college tuition if they can go to college. there will be benefits but they'll all be on the spending side of the ledger rather than tax cuts. >> do you think democratic voters who are choosing between bernie sanders and hillary clinton, are they paying attention to what kind of the effect is on their pocketbook? >> i think democratic voters support the general thesis of both hillary and bernie sanders in that while republicans believe that cutting taxes is critical to increasing economic growth, democrats believe growth can be managed and encouraged in different ways, not necessarily through tax cuts. but i don't think they really focus too much on the individual proposals and their impact on individuals, and even small businesses. >> the impact continues to get bigger as you talk about more income. generic american family of four making $160,000 a year under the current plan would pay about $44,000 a year in taxes, $852
per week. same thing happens from the current administration to hillary clinton's plan, there is not really any kind of change. but then when you all of a sudden look at what happens if bernie sanders comes in, his tax plan takes effect, it goes up to $1,209 per week, another $18,000-plus out of their paycheck. that's a significant difference to a family. what's that do to the economy when you take that spending power out of american families' pocketbook? >> well, the impact on the economy remains to be seen. bernie sanders said this will help our economy, will help educate our people, people will be healthy, they'll be able to work, they'll be more productive. all those kinds of assertions. but look, bernie sanders' plan is really kind of like someone going to costco. if you want to join costco, you got to pay a membership up front. cost you $100 for the card. but once you get in, you can
get -- pay $1.50 and get a hot dog and a soda. >> so this is a bernie sanders membership in america plan. >> that's what it is. >> do you think we've seen it all in terms of what the tax plans will be? if you look through bernie sanders' plan, it is incredibly detailed. even going so far as to say on a family making $30,000 a year, he adds $3,000 to their tax bill. or would you say there is perhaps even clinton trying to hold back a little bit to be able to roll something out, say post the convention, to take on the republicans in terms of tax relief, those kinds of things? >> two very different approaches. bernie sanders is being very honest. he puts on his website, here's how much my tax increases will raise, here's how much -- here's what they will pay for, leer is what you will get for it. hillary clinton hasn't really put out her whole plan yet. i expect her to do that probably in the summer or the fall as we gear toward the general election. and she'll probably have some tax cuts for middle income
americans. >> i would only hasten to add, if she gets the nomination. but we'll see how it plays. appreciate your thoughts. surprising for a tax lawyer to come in and not bill us anything. we appreciate it. good to see you, sir. all the best. all right, coming up in this hour, secretary of state kerry looks for some common ground between bitter rivals in afghanistan. so will the taliban play a role in stabilizing that embattled country? discover your family's immigration stories at ancestry.com. "we sailed on the aquitania. i can still picture the smokestacks." "i had an old coat, a pair of shoes, maybe 20 rubles. that's it." "the door to america was open, for our whole family." don't miss your chance to relive your ancestors' journeys, with free access to our entire collection
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right now secretary of state john kerry is on the way to the g7 summit in japan to make a historic visit to hiroshima after an unannounced visit in afghanistan. we are live with the latest on the secretary's trip. hi, john. >> reporter: elizabeth, the secretary ice visit to hiroshima will be historic because he's the highest ranking u.s. government official to ever visit hiroshima on monday, part of the foreign ministers' two-day meetings to discuss about, among other things, terrorism, and, obviously, that was a main topic of discussion during the secretary of state's surprise visit in afghanistan.
as you mentioned, take a look. secretary ker ripry arrived in l earlier today meeting with u.s. troops on the ground there before moving on then to meet with government leaders including the afghan president and chief executive, both men political rivals sharing power in the fledging unity government that carry broker two years ago when afghanistan's government has been dogged by corruption, political divisiveness, and the taliban insurgency, and many of the same problems afghanistan is facing is mirrored in iraq as well where secretary state kerry made a surprise visit yesterday in baghdad. really, it was a meeting and visit to reassure leaders there including supreme leaders that the u.s. remains committed to the government and also the military. keep in mind, u.s. troops continue to train iraqi and
kurdish forces in advance, e lid best, a massive assault on mosul. the question is when that happens if it does this year. elizabeth, back to you. >> john huddy reporting live, john, thank you. who wouldn't want to know this, how to give your boss a shove. there you go, how to get away with it. details coming up. hello, everybody, coming up in less than ten minutes here on "america's news headquarters," latest on the presidential sweep stakes and hear from the widow of navy seal chris kyle on her new book and efforts to help veterans. larry on the legacy of superstar merle haggard who is laid to rest today. see you in a few minutes at the top of the hour. i hope you'll join me. more proactive selling. what do you think michal?
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are goes. it does not look old. we'll let it play out. we sped it up this time, too. >> i think it's realtime. >> oh, wow. oh, thanks so much for joining us on that note, have a great saturday, see you tomorrow. oh, my goodness. hello, everybody. we are live in new york, and the presidential sweep stakes continues to draw heat as an intense delegate by delegate fight is underway in the gop race for the white house. ted cruz's camp looking to forge ahead and sweep up more delegates before the convention with bold new moves in colorado today while donald trump continues to bring the battle to his home turf here in the big apple. plus, you will hear from a woman whose credited with showing folks a softer side of mr. trump. her touching story will surprise you. there are some major developments in from brussels as prosecutoring confirm the