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partly sunny skies right through your weekend ahead. no weather problems. >> thank you for watching. >> pelley: can trump be caught? >> super tuesday is the single best opportunity. >> pelley: he's already looking ahead to another opponent. >> hillary clinton does not have the strength or the stamina to become president, i'm telling you. >> pelley: also tonight, the president argues his case for a supreme court nomination and gets his answer. >> this vacancy will not be filled this year. >> pelley: erin andrews testifies in her multi-million-dollar stalking case. and there's another sanders. meet bernie's bro. >> reporter: he's been called cool.
with scott pelley. >> pelley: and norah o'donnell, john dickerson are joining me, coming to you from cbs news election headquarters at a turning point in this presidential campaign. likely, the last chance for challengers to catch the front-runners, donald trump and hillary clinton. with 12 states voting this super tuesday, cbs news projects trump is the winner in the republican primary in georgia. vermont is a toss-up, trump battling kasich. these are estimates based on our exit polls and our sample precincts, and the votes that have been counted so far. virginia is a toss-up as well, with rubio battling trump there. on the democratic side, we can project clinton is the winner in georgia and virginia, sanders in his home state of vermont. in fact, sanders is just taking the stage right now in essex, vermont.
>> the people who knew me before i was elected, who knew me as mayor, knew me as congressman, and know me as senator, have voted so strongly to put us in the white house. thank you so much! ( cheers and applause ) thank you. >> this campaign, as i think all of you know, this campaign is president. america. ( cheers and applause ) it is about making our great country the nation that we know
( cheers and applause ) it is about dealing with some unpleasant truths that exist in america today and having the guts to confront those truths. it is about recognizing that in our state, we have town meetings, and people come out and they argue about budgets, and then they vote-- one person, one vote. >> pelley: bernie sanders in essex junction, vermont, with his victory speech there, winning vermont handily, his home state, as expected. but the question remaining tonight is will bernie sanders defeat hillary clinton anywhere else? nancy cordes is covering that
>> reporter: and, scott, that very question is the reason that we are hearing from bernie sanders so early this evening. he won in vermont, and things look good for him in a couple of other states, like oklahoma, like minnesota, but he just doesn't know if he'll be victorious. so he thought he'd come out early after winning his home state of vermont. hillary clinton, he has acknowledged, is going to have a better night tonight. he knows that she is likely to, in effect, have a southern sweep, including picking up the biggest prize of texas, and not just winning, but winning big, which means that she will gain the largest share of the delegates tonight. but he argued very aggressively today, scott, that at the end of the night, only 15 states will have voted. that means there are 35 more to go, including some big states like california and new york, and he says there are a lot more americans still to weigh in. >> pelley: nancy cordes with the democrats for us tonight.
republicans. >> that's good "n" that's good! >> reporter: a last-minute trip to minnesota this morning was a sign that clinton felt confident comfort confident enough of her standing-- >> pelley: well, that's live television for you, folks, wrong tape on that, but we'll get back to major's report here in just a joining us for election night are norah o'donnell, cohost of "cbs this morning" and john dickerson, our cbs news political director and anchor of "face the nation." what are you seeing so far? >> donald trump picked up georgia. that's a state that ted cruz once upon a time would have wanted. cruz and rubio are trying to stop the trump steam roller. they need a win. if they can't they will look for something to go with donors and say hang with me, stay with me. the other big thing to watch for in talking to republicans, they talk about how donald trump is reshaping the ( rn party. what are we going to see in
us some sense of what the trump coalition looked like? >> pelley: and, norah, what are you seeing on the democratic side? >> reporter: this is a big night for the democrats as well, a bill bignight in terms of delegates. and hillary clinton is hoping to cement her lead. bernie sanders told john on "face the nation" that he was going to win in minnesota, that he was going to win in colorado, he was going to win in oklahoma, and he would do well in massachusetts. test for bernie sanders is, could he move beyond his liberal base, his base of young voters? he has to do well among minority voters, hispanices and blacks, which make up the base of the democratic party. there are a lot of these states in the south that have larger electorates that are african american and hispanic, hillary clinton poised to do well in those states. but, already, you see in oklahoma that is a toss-up at this hour for them and that is good news for bernie sanders. >> pelley: cbs news is projecting that trump is the winner in georgia. this is our projection based on the vote that is still being counted there and the exit polling that we've been doing
major garrett is covering the republicans for us tonight. major. >> reporter: i can tell you this, scott, the trump campaign feels very good about alabama, tennessee, and massachusetts. they expect to wrap up victories there. they believe they are guining ground on ted cruz in texas though, they concede cruz is likely to win his home state. two nearby states that are going to be tough battlegrounds tonight for cruz and trump, oklahoma and arkansas. marco rubio is looking for a victory in minnesota, but the cruz campaign put a last-minute powive there, hope to dislodge rubio from that potential victory. overall, it's going to be everyone chasing trump. but the cruz campaign hopes by the end of the night to say, "we've won, rubio hasn't, we're the conservative alternative to trump. coalesce behind us." >> pelley: major garrett covering the republicans for us tonight and reminding you, cbs news has already estimated that donald trump is the victor in georgia. we will be bringing you super tuesday updates throughout this
prime-time special at 10:00, 9:00 central time. norah o'donnell, charlie rose, john dickerson, anthony mason, elaine quijano, and bob schieffer and i will have the latest returns and analysis. that is 10:00 eastern, 9:00 central. and anthony mason is joining us right now, as a matter of fact. we've been talking to voters, anthony, all day long as they've left the polls. what are we finding out? >> reporter: well, scott, among super tuesday voters in the two parties we found decidedly different attitudes towards governments. first among democrats in our exit poll, fully half, 50%, said they want to continue president obama's policies. and in previous primaries, this has been favorable for hillary clinton. but, now let's look at the republican voters, because among republican voters, there's a deep discontent with government. nine out of 10 republican voters said they're unhappy with the federal government, and that includes 45% who said they're angry.
extends to their own party. 57% of g.o.p. voters said they feel betrayed by republican politicians. and that sentiment could favor an outsider like donald trump, scott. >> pelley: anthony mason with the exit poll information tonight. anthony, thank you very much. er ruled that a lawsuit can proceed against donald trump and his trump university, a former school for real estate investors. new york's attorney general accuses the school of defrauding thousands of students. another election-year battle centers on the vacancy for the supreme court. senate republicans want to leave ea the nomination to the next president. well, today, the current president tried to change their minds. here's chief legal correspondent jan crawford. >> reporter: the meeting with republican senate leadership was little more than a photo-op. a >> thank you, guys, come on. >> thank you. >> reporter: minority leader ou harry reid. >> at least meet with the h president's nominee, which
but they are adamant and they said, "no, we're not going to do this at all." >> reporter: majority leader mitch mcconnell said reid would do the same thing. >> if the shoe were on the other foot do any of you think the democrat majority in the senate would be confirming a republican president's nomination in the last year of his term ? of course not. >> reporter: but the president now is narrowing his list of nominees, in search of a solid liberal with a sterling resume who brings diversity, such as federal judge ketanji brown jackson, former supreme court clerk who was unanimously confirmed to the district court, with support from a relative by marriage, house speaker paul ryan. and federal appears court judge, paul watford, also a former supreme court clerk and a corporate lawyer, and patricia millett, a lawyer in the clinton and bush administrations, who has argued 32 cases in the supreme court. now, another consideration is the election. all things being equal, scott,
president will tap a nominee who can help rally the base, since turnout in november could well be the key to the white house. >> pelley: jan crawford, thanks. well, apple's top lawyer told congress today that a thief could steal more information from an iphone than by breaking into a house. and that's why apple is fighting a court order to unlock an iphone used by one of the san bernardino terrorists. the f.b.i. director presented the his case for opening the phone. here's jeff pegues. >> reporter: f.b.i. director james comey says what investigators are asking of apple is simple. >> essentially, we're asking apple take the vicious guard dog away. let us try to pick the lock. >> reporter: but lawmakers questioned whether they had done everything in their power to ed break into the killers' iphone before taking apple to court. republican congressman darrell issa. >> are you testifying today that you and/or contractors that you
without demanding an unwilling partner to do it? >> correct. >> reporter: congressman john conyers, a michigan democrat, questioned the timing of the case. >> and i would be deeply disappointed if it turns out that the government is found to be exploiting a national tragedy to pursue a change in the law. >> reporter: last december, syed farook and his wife, tashfeen i malik, killed 14 people in the deadliest terrorist attack on u.s. soil since september 11. in the days and weeks after the attack, investigators attempted to extract information from farook's iphone, but today, comey told lawmakers the f.b.i. made a mistake by resetting farook's account password. that reset prohibited the iphone from syncing with farook's icloud online backup comey insists investigators need
itself. the f.b.i. director agreed ip getting it will have international implications. >> pelley: jeff pegues in the washington newsroom for us tonight, thank you. n hundreds of police officers today their final respects today at the funeral of ashley guindon in virginia. the prince william county rookie cop was shot on saturday while responding to a domestic violence case. it was her first day on the job. guindon was 28. sportscaster erin andrews tells a jury she'll never be the same after being photographed nude in her hotel room. and bill cosby's criminal case be has been put on hold when "the cbs evening news" continues on super tuesday. we asked a group of young people when they thought they should
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>> pelley: sportscaster erin andrews told a jury today that her life was changed forever when a video showing her naked was posted online. she's suing the man who took the video she's suing the man who took the video and the hotel where it happened for $75 million. anna werner is following the case. >> i'll always have to go get treatment for this. >> reporter: the 37-year-old sportscaster cried throughout her two days of testimony, telling the jury she's dealt with embarrassment, humiliation, and depression since being stalked and secretly videotaped while naked in her room at this te nashville hotel in 2008. >> i feel like if i can do the top nfl game, and if i can work the world series and i can pass out the trophy, then people will forget, and hopefully i'll forget. >> have you been able to forget? >> no. >> reporter: andrews says she's now paranoid every time she checks into a hotel room. >> i instantly cover the peephole, and then i do check
i look everywhere. >> reporter: in a video deposition, her stalker michael barrett testified he picked andrews because she was trending online. he said he used a house phone at the marriott where andrews was staying to find her room number. >> they connected me. the house phone, concierge phone shows a room number so you knew what room she was in. >> reporter: barrett shot cell phone video through a peephole and later put the naked video of andrews online, where it's been watched more than 17 million times. andrews says the staff at the nashville marriott should have told her when barrett asked to stay in the room next to hers. h in cross-examination, lawyers for the hotel owner, a marriott franchisee, emphasized andrews professional success since the videos came out. >> yes. >> reporter: barrett pled guilty to talking andrews in 2010 and was sentenced to two and a half years in prison. now, she wasn't his only victim,
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tc and watching his brother's campaign from a distance, larry's been surprised by a couple of things, starting with >> people say, "well, bernie...." >> reporter: "bernie." to larry it's never been bernie. it's been. >> bernard. bernard, bernard, really. >> reporter: larry has lived in england since 1969, mostly in the university town of oxford, where he's taught and practiced au social work. and from where he's been a little more than bemused by bernie's or bernard's current hip campaign image. he's been called cool. you find that amusing. >> it is amusing. yeah, cool is not the word that comes to my mind. >> reporter: dorothy and elias sanders didn't raise cool children. they raised political ones. larry, too, has run for office. he lost badly. still, a brother watching from afar can be a useful sounding board for a presidential candidate. so he calls you and says, "how am i doing?"
doing?" he-- he says things like, "it's a hard job." "it's going pretty well. re i don't know what's going to happen next." t >> reporter: neither does larry. have you bought your suit for the inauguration? >> well, i've got a jacket for interviews. the suit comes next. >> reporter: but larry's going to watch bernie's campaign a little more before placing his order at the tailor. mark phillips, cbs news, oxford, england. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. we'll be back with super tuesday updates throughout the evening and an hour-long special at 10:00. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, i'm scott pelley. see you again soon. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh
ises republicans won't be weighing in on a presidential candidate, but democrats will be having their polls. stan is at a caucus location for the democrats. >> reporter: no crowds yet but we are expecting hundreds of people to arrive at this precinct to start the caucusing just over an hour from now. this is a test of enthusiasm tonight more than anything else. no
that may not be decided until just before the convention. but with that, this should be a big night for bernie sanders here. she expected to do well. it doesn't mean that this is a runaway for him or even a lock for hillary clinton's campaign. her campaign said they are focusing on loonlt voters, looking for a big trount turnout in southern colorado. the delegates here are awarded on a percent of the vote. so it all adds up to that final map. three or four delegates in each precinct can be a big win. the metro area, jefferson county, denver, they could all show how far enthusiasm goes. but you might get a better idea who d will like as their presidential