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captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, march 2nd, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." pulling away. donald trump and hillary clinton score big victories on super tuesday, and now both candidates are sizing each other up as possible foes in the general election. >> hillary clinton doesn't have a clue. >> that work, that work is not to make america great again. america never stopped being great. without warning. at least four people in alabama are hurt when a tornado batter is the birmingham area. survivors say they never saw it coming.
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welcome back to earth! with a smile and a thumb's up, astronaut scott kelly returned from orbit. what comes next for the man who spent nearly a year in space. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. donald trump and hillary clinton rolled up decisive super tuesday victories. both trump and clinton solidified control of their race, if not control of their parties, and began to focus on each other. trump, battling opponents, and hardening resistance from the republican establishment, won in the deep south and as far north as massachusetts. major garrett begins our coverage. >> reporter: donald trump was looking for a knockout punch and he nearly got it, after sweeping contests in the south, trump continued to confound the republican establishment on super tuesday and finds himself
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well on the way to securing the gop nomination. >> i think, honestly, we have done something that almost nobody thought could be done. and i'm very proud of it. >> reporter: trump won the majority of conservative republicans and moderates as well and ride ago wave of voters who are fed up with washington. in several states he scored double-digit wins and is looking forward to facing hillary clinton. >> i watched hillary's speech and she is talking about wages have been poor and everything is poor and everything is doing badly. she has been there for so long. i mean, if she hasn't straightened it out by now, she is not going to straighten it out in the next four years. it's just going to become worse and worse. >> reporter: trump's wins was a blow to cruz but he won texas and oklahoma. >> as long as the field is divided, donald trump's path to the nomination remains more likely, and that would be a disaster for republicans. >> reporter: cruz has the money to keep going, but for marco
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rubio, it was a long and disappointing night. despite his win in minnesota, his first victory in this campaign, some have called on him to get out in this race. >> if i have to campaign in 50 states and 50 territories i will do that eschew i'm the nominee and not him. one more point. no one is coming to us and say get out so we can rally around donald trump. >> reporter: trump remains at odds with republican party leaders and in his victory remarks, trump said he would try to get along with house speaker paul ryan but if ryan didn't play ball, it would be a long night. trump's republican rivals have dim prospects of ever catching up. major garrett, cbs news, palm beach, florida. >> trump now has 315 of the 1,237 needed to win. on the democratic side, hillary
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clinton is widening the gap between herself and bernie sanders. clinton won big in delegate-rich states like texas, georgia, and virginia and while the vermont senator won his home state, clinton came out on top in neighboring massachusetts. all told, she won 7 of super tuesday's 11 races. nancy cordes is with the clinton campaign in miami. >> reporter: after a slow start to this election season, hillary clinton is starting to pull away. this wasn't a knockout punch. there are still many more races to come. but she has now established a lead in the delegate count and it will be very, very difficult for bernie sanders to catch up. >> what a super tuesday! >> reporter: hillary clinton swept six southern states, thanks, in large part, to huge support from african-americans, who make up more than a quarter of the voters in the seven southern states that voted yesterday.
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hillary clinton had at least 75% support among them. >> i believe what we need in america today is more love and kindness. >> reporter: with tuesday's victories in hand, the clinton campaign is seemingly turning an eye towards the general election and a potential showdown with donald trump. >> it's clear tonight that the states in this election have never been higher and the rhetoric we are hearing on the other side has never been lower. >> reporter: but clinton's democratic opponent bernie sanders says he is not going anywhere. >> by the end of tonight, we are going to win many hundreds of delegates. >> reporter: sanders did pick up a few states of his own on super tuesday. his home state of vermont and minnesota and colorado. and so he has little reason to drop out. he raised $42 million last
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month, so he has got plenty of money and there are six more states voting over the next week, including michigan, which is delegate rich and it has 142 delegates. nancy cordes, cbs news, miami. with 35 states yet to vote, hillary clinton holds a nearly 3-1 edge over sanders in delegates. nearly half of her support comes from so-called super delegates who are free to support any candidate they wish. so where did clinton and trump draw their support from? anthony mason has a look at our exit polling data. >> reporter: with hillary clinton and donald trump having strong nights we wanted to look at the architecture of their strength. clinton won 88% of democratic voters for whom experience was the top issue. she won 8 out of 10 african-american voters and among women she took almost two-thirds and 65% and those who ranked the economy the top
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issue. donald trump won six states and here is a look where his strength came from. he won 63% of republicans who wanted an outsider and a majority of voters who ranked immigration as their top issue and he won 44% of voters who put change at top and he won 37% of conservatives, look among those who describe themselves very conservative, ted cruz had the highest numbers there. with hillary clinton's strong night, how would sanders voters feel if clinton was the nominee ultimately? they are split down the milled. 38% said they would be satisfied with clinton and 79% said they would not. a look at the republican side of things. among nontrump voters on super tuesday in the gop side, fully 74%, nearly three-quarters, told us they would not be satisfied with donald trump as their nominee. so a deep khasm in the republican party. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will wrap up the results of super tuesday and
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discuss the growing divide in the republican party. straight ahead on the morning news, we will speak one-on-one with "face the nation" host john dickerson and get his impression on the race for the white house. and, later, astronaut scott kelly touches down on earth after a historic trip in space. this is the "cbs morning news." with the benefits of our probiotic yogurt. new activia fruit fusion, with the exclusive probiotic bifidus regularis. delicious and good for you. new activia fruit fusion. hi i'm kristie. and i'm jess. and we are the bug chicks. we're a nano-business. windows 10 really helps us get the word out about how awesome bugs are. kids learn to be brave and curious and all kids speak the language of bug. "hey cortana, find my katydid video." oh! this is so good. if you're trying to teach a kid about a proboscis. just sketch it on the screen. i don't have a touch screen on my mac, i'm jealous of that. you put a big bug in a kids hands and change their world view.
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income voters, higher income voters in some places. so the trump coalition bounces all over the place, depending on the states, which is one of the things that republicans are trying to come to terms with here and certainly his opponents are trying to come to terms with it because ted cruz thought with evangelicals i'll be able to make inroads and he didn't. >> what can we expect moving forward? you can't deny his success tonight. will they coalesce on trump donald trump or double down on the resistance? >> there is a choice for republicans to make. do they start to move behind donald trump or do they have a resistance movement that has to snap into quick action because if he is going to be stopped, he has to denied the 1,237 delegates. the only way to do that is to start beating him up so badly on these contests that are coming up that he can't win and that then marco rubio or ted cruz becomes the person who can win these winner take all states and amass enough delegates and then
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goes to the convention and fights it out at the convention. the challenge with that is, a, they have to fight fast and furiously. and some republicans may not be ready for that. also, because there are two alternatives now, john kasich making it a third and who knows if ben carson adding another, that splits the anti-trump votes and it's a messier conversation to have, it's messier in terms of the vote. you know, john kasich hadn't been in the race, marco rubio might have done well enough in v. to beat donald trump. so the presence of these candidates out there really does change the landscape of things. >> i'm wondering now, after super tuesday, can we look at this more than as a two-man race and the other man being ted cruz? >> you could, except marco rubio continues to be carried aloft by the hopes of the mainstream republicans who are incapable of coming to terms with the idea that donald trump would be the nominee of the party that they love. and so while the rubio path to
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the nomination is now a single file path, very narrow that he must walk, it sustained or continues to exist because there are republicans who really hope that somehow they can use -- that he can do better and get to the convention and have a situation where it can be competitive and where somehow, through some perhaps even some magic, they can deny trump the nomination. so he did not -- he only got one win. that's not a great record. but because there is this real desire to beat donald trump, he is allowed to fight another day where another kind of candidate wouldn't be. >> let's talk about the democrats. hillary clinton did well, as expected. you know, bernie sanders maybe not terrible. but, you know, hillary clinton definitely is way ahead in the delegates. on the flip side, bernie sanders continues to raise money. so i'm wondering is he out of the race? can we write him off? or do you think he will live to
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fight another day? >> well, he won in enough states that you can't just write him off. he also also has a very strong message and people who are liking him and he has a lot of money so hard to written him off. the biggest problem to him than winning fewer states than hillary clinton and being behind in the delegate count, he still seems to be incapable of doing very well in the african-american community, has that is a part of the democratic coalition. you can't be a democratic nominee and not have that kind of vote. so it's one of the reasons why in future states, he'll have a tough time winning, but it also is a flaw in his candidacy if he is going to be the nominee for the party. >> john dickerson, moderator of "face the nation," thank you very much. >> sure thing. we will have much more analysis coming up on "cbs this morning" when we talk with bob schieffer about last night's results. still ahead, return to earth. astronaut scott kelly has a warm homecoming after a record stay on the internet space station. mastering irresistibly smooth. the lindor truffle. created with passion... by the lindt master chocolatiers.
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damage. rescue crews searched house-to-house for victims, but it appears everyone is accounted for. president obama is expected to choose his nominee to replace justice antonin scalia on the supreme court but it apparently won't matter. the president met with senate leaders for the first time since scalia's death. republican leaders have said they won't even consider the president's choice. >> we can at least meet with the president's nominee which should be coming very quickly, but they were adamant and they said, no, we are not going to do this at all. >> the republicans say if the situation was reversed, democrats would do the same thing. late yesterday, apple filed a second appeal in its dispute with federal investigators over their demand that it help the fbi break into an iphone linked to the san bernardino terrorist attack. a federal judge has ordered apple to imply. earlier, appearing before a house panel, fbi director james comey characterized the encryption preventing access to
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the phone as a vicious guard dog. apple's chief lawyer says if it complies, it will weaken security of all apple products. a nasa astronaut made his long-awaited return home. >> scott kelly back on mother earth after 340 days in space. >> scott kelly and a russian cosmonaut landed safely today in kazakhstan. they had been on the international space station since large march. research on their long trip there could help a trip to mars. coming up, disturbing testimony in erin andrews trial. carry the centimeter, divide by 3.14 something something something... [ beeping, whirring ] great caesar salad! ♪ and now the name your price tool shows people policy options to help fit their budget. is that a true story? yeah!
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we actually taped this before the polls closed tonight, so i still don't know yet who won or who cares. but on the democratic side, while hillary looks poised for big victories, bernie sanders has promised to stay in the race for all 50 states, or 51, if you count the state of denial. here is another look at this morning's top stories. donald trump won big in states where republicans held primaries or caucuses. trump swept through the delegate-rich southern states and ted cruz won his home state of texas and neighboring state oklahoma and marco rubio won for the first time in minnesota. hillary clinton widened her lead
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over bernie states and she won in the super tuesday states with more than half of the delegates up for grabs. sanders won his state of vermont, as well as oklahoma and minnesota and colorado. republican senator lindsey graham didn't pull punches when he discussed the outcome of last night's vote with "cbs this morning" co-anchor charlie rose. >> i think we are about to lose to the most dishonest in the democratic party, hillary clinton. how can you nominate somebody who is crazy? i think dishonest speaks crazy. that is our problem. donald trump, i think, is just crazy. >> graham says the only way for republicans to win is to rally behind ted cruz. the ivy league football teams are taking a new measures to prevent injuries. coaches for all eight of the ivy league football teams agreed unanimously to forbid full tackling at all practices. the change adds to an already strict policy at contact at practices. the ivy league bans contact at
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spring and full season practices. the mets manager has a message for the team. no horsing around. here is why. cespedes rides in on a horse with pitcher noah syndergaard. cespedes showed up to the team facility in a slew of speedy cars. president obama will be in the stands for major league baseball's first pitch in cuba since the restoration of diplomatic ties with the island nation. the tampa bay rays will play the cuban national team in an execution game in havana. the baltimore orioles laid in 1999 in cuba under much different circumstances. heading to havana is the rolling stones. they will wrap up their tour with a free concert in cuba on march 25th.
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coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a wrath of super tuesday results and analysis from john dickerson and bob schieffer. and why some charitable donations never reach the people who they are intended for. and no jacket required. singer phil collins talks with anthony mason in a rare interview! that is the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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we have to make america whole. >> make america great again will be better than make america whole again. >> donald trump and hillary clinton gaining ground on super tuesday, latest on the delegate count and also candidates who refuse toss drop out. >> jack kelly back on mother earth after 340 days in space. >> after a year in space scott kelly is back home, hear his first word, back on earth. >> and, storm scan three is showing rain making for a wet start to your wednesday, mobil three dodging those puddles out there, katie a says it will go from wet to wind toy day so we will time that storm

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