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good morning, america. breaking at this hour -- flash flood emergency. major rescues undered way right now. after 16 inches of rain in texas. >> we're stranded in the middle of the roadway and the water's coming up. >> authorities warning it's a life-threatening situation. and reports of funnels downing touch as we come on the air. race to the finish. donald trump and hillary clinton fight for big victories in new york. >> the only person, crooked hillary clinton does not run against is donald trump. >> and faces a new challenge from ted cruz after he sweeps delegates in wyoming. ted cruz here this morning. answering questions in a town hall only on "good morning
america." the sister of hollywood star sharon tate speaking out this morning. as a convicted killer could go free. johnny depp's huge apology. >> protecting australia is important. >> how the stars are paying up this morning. good morning, america. happy monday. look upstairs right now, we're counting down to our coffee with the candidates town hall with senator ted cruz. everyone getting ready right now. >> they're in our studio upstairs for last-minute preparations. we're not just live here in times square, we're all across the country, senator cruz will be answering your questions this morning and his wife heidi will be joining us as well. that's all coming up in our next
hour. we begin with the severe storms putting millions at risk. flash flood emergency in texas right now. new reports of funnel clouds right now and so far already today it's the wettest day ever recorded in april in houston. abc's phillip mena is in texas with the latest. good morning, phillip. >> reporter: good morning, george. more than a foot of rain has pounded this region, take a look at this spillway that feeds into the trinity river. normally it's so calm you can actually walk across it. as you can see this morning, it is raging. here in texas -- at least 16 inches of rain turning roads into on obstacle courses. >> we're stranded in the middle of the roadway and the water's coming up. >> reporter: this abandoned suv discovered upside-down on the other side of the railing. emergency crews rescuing the driver of this red car engulfed by floodwaters. even airboats deployed to tackle
urgent water rescue. this outdoor market -- washed out. this row of pow irlines struck down. these fences and the bottom half of this gazebo, buried under water. and with relentless rain, comes lightning strikes, believed to have kindled this air tank fire south of dallas. >> several explosions. noticed the oil shortage tanks were completely engulfed. >> the downpour dealing a tough pitch to the local baseball teams. the danger here is far from over. the rain is not expected to let up much today. george. >> okay, phillip. let's get more on that from rob marciano. >> a slow-moving system butching into this omega block. unfortunately for the folks in dallas, very slow-moving rainfall. flash flood warnings will
continue. through the houston area. they're rising quickly. no doubt about this. this is ahead of the front that's yet to push through. another 4 to 6 inches. several rounds of this going through the next couple of days. robin. >> rob, thank you. we turn now overseas, a major search for survivors after three deadly earthquakes hit ecuador and japan. now, questions about whether the u.s. could be hit. today marks 110 years since the 1960 san francisco earthquake. abc's matt gut man is live if japan for us this morning. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we have been feeling constant aftershocks here in japan. this town has suffered major damage, many of the houses here destroyed. we're actually in a street, knocking the houses right into it. the on other side on the ring of fire, ecuador, that quake so
much more powerful. this morning, they're clawing through the rubble in ecuador scrambling to save the living. that quake striking ecuador coast. buckling overpasses with at least 270 dead, thousands injured and many others missing. rescues and canine units stretched to the limit. on the other side of the ring of fire, in japan, twin quakes rattling the country over the weekend. rescuers scouring the mud in a last-ditch effort to find the ten people still missing here. landslides marooning the hardest-hit areas and hampering rescues. the only way in by foot and then we saw it. there were cars on that highway when the earthquake hit. cars dropping off the you
mountainside. that blue one stuck hundred of feet down. earthquake. okay, just now we felt another tremor. more than 500 aftershocks registered in southern japan. this mudslide was over a half-mile wide. it came down roaring down this mountain, ring it in half and obliterating that bridge and the roads on the other side. it's not just japan and ecuador, the u.s. also on the ring of fire and seismologyists here are worried. >> it's not a matter if we're going to have future earthquakes, we're going to have them. >> reporter: you guys might remember, that 9-month-old baby girl miraculously saved over the weekend. she was chubby weeks and miraculously unscathed after six hours in the rubble. a bright spot in otherwise grim news day here. >> okay, matt, thanks very much.
move on to the race for the white house. stakes high for tomorrow's big vote. front-runners donald trump and hillary clinton both facing tests in their home states. abc's cecilia vega. bernie sanders has new york roots, too. he needs a upset. >> reporter: new york is a must-win for sanders. he needs to win delegates starting right here. hillary clinton heads into tomorrow with a double-digit lead. bernie sanders surrounded by a sea of supporters in his final push. more than 28,000 people. his campaign calling the largest crowd of this entire race. >> new york state help lead this country into the political revolution! >> reporter: this morning, sanders is in need of a big blowout. and hillary clinton is using all her moves to stop him. >> my opponent in the primary
talking about taking on the interest, where were you? i mean, really. we were fighting tooth and nail trying to get universal health care coverage passed. >> reporter: clinton on the attack, overnight, while fending off the newest attack line from her rival across the aisle. >> let me tell you, the only person that crooked hillary clinton does not want to run against is donald trump. >> reporter: clinton telling george on "this week" bring it on. >> i don't respond to donald trump and his string of insults about me. >> reporter: over the weekend, her campaign taking in some serious cash. george and amal clooney hosting a pair of star-studded fund-raisers. price for ticket, 33,000 each. sanders' supporters showering clinton's motorcade with dollar bills. clooney said, they're right. >> they're right to protest. they're absolutely right. it's an obscene amount of money.
>> reporter: and sanders agrees. >> i have lot of respect for clooney on his honesty on this issue. he's right. >> reporter: once again, the fight making its way on snl. >> that's how we do it in brooklyn, baby! >> there are more delegates up for grabs here than any state so far. that's what's on the line. to cut into clinton's delegate lead, bernie sanders would need to win by huge margins. >> all right, cecilia, thank you. now to the republicans. donald trump looking for a big win here in new york after losing ground to ted cruz in the delegate hunt this weekend and abc's tom llamas is at trump headquarters here in new york. good morning, tom. >> reporter: trump hoping to finish strong here in new york and steal back some of those headlines from ted cruz.
this morning, donald trump on the eve of what may be his biggest single victory yet and predicting the end of ted cruz. >> when he gets wiped out in new york, which he will, he gets wiped out. he no longer has a road to the nomination. >> reporter: but as trump was adding to the hype, cruz was adding to his delegate total. the cruz team sweeping in wyoming and picking up more delegate support in some states trump wants. >> we got a slate of delegates who are committed of supporting me in cleveland. >> reporter: trump campaigns said that's not the game they're playing, describing wyoming and earlier colorado as sneak-attack wins. >> i'm sure i could met the head guy, that's not democracy. >> reporter: trump's delegate hunter telling george he's confident that they don't have to play those games because they'll win or during the first
ballot. >> there's not going be a second ballot. >> reporter: and rosie o'donnell's who has had a feud with donald trump, she came up in that first debate with megyn kelly, she now says that trump doesn't have the intelligence to run a game show. >> thank you. the delegate count going into new york primary. abc's jon karl is in philadelphia. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. over the weekend in the state of wyoming they held a convention, there were 14 delegates at stake. donald trump was mia out there. ted cruz won all 14 of those delegates. ted cruz is slowly narrowing the gap, but he's still almost 200 delegates behind donald trump and robin, what that means, going forward, trump is the only one realistically can clinch the nomination before the convention
in cleveland. but he would need to get 63% of the remaining delegates. as you see, cruz would need 88% and john kasich is mathematically eliminated from clinching before cleveland. trump is about to go very friendly territory. of course, tom was talking about new york state, his home state, he's poised for a big win in new york. he'll need a big win there. but then the following week, a whole bunch of states in the northeast, including right here in pennsylvania, connecticut, maryland, territory that should be friendly to donald trump. >> all right, jon, you're there in philadelphia for one of our watch parties for our upcoming town hall with senator ted cruz. thank you, jon. let's talk more now to abc's matthew dowd. we just heard jon talk about the road ahead for donald trump. lot at stake tomorrow. he's got to pick up just about every delegate. >> he needs a huge victory.
he lost his mojo after wisconsin. he needs to get it back in new york. it's the only way that puts him on the path of the possibility of winning 1237 delegates. if he's not at 1237 at the convention he probably doesn't get the nomination. >> donald trump, no major gaffes, a different tone. >> he brought in a professional campaign team and he's had the most message discipline from donald trump in the entire campaign. he's been on message. he's been harping on this question the fairness of this delegation selection. really, a new donald trump. >> we'll come back to you in the next hour. matt dowd on the democratic side, must-win for bernie sanders.
>> this is the last real big moment for bernie sanders. he has to win this. he has to win not really because of delegates but because of a political earthquake. >> okay, matt dowd and jon karl, see you next hour. our town hall with ted cruz coming up. on thursday, former secretary of state hillary clinton will be here answering your questions. now to a major battle brewing at the supreme court. the justices are set to hear arguments on a controversial immigration law and abc's jim avila is live with more. >> reporter: this is the latest flash point deeply splitting red and blue states. both sides are here in force on the steps of the nation's highest court this morning. like up to oral arguments. does president obama have to wait for congress even when
congress doesn't act. allow 4 million law-abiding to stay here without deportation. today the supreme court will get an eefrl. the ruling is expected this summer. >> people will watching closely today. we move on now to a new kind of air scare. a british airwayss colliding wih a drone. abc's lama hasan has the latest. >> reporter: a possible drone and airplane collision. a british airways on its way to london making its final approach to heathrow airport, that's when the pilot said an object strikes the front of a plane, believed to be a drone. engineers inspecting the aircraft finding the damage superficial.
clearing the plane to fly again. >> we have had so many near-misses with drones around the world. >> reporter: this simulation from virginia tech's crash lab shows how a drone can destroy a jet's engine in just seconds. >> the flying public is being put in unnecessary jeopardy with people who are irresponsibly flying their drones. >> reporter: in the u.s. faa has laws in place of flying drones within five miles of airports. yet in these no-fly zones, there are still 25 incidents reported stateside every single month. aviation police officers here at heathrow are questioning that british airways pilot to find out who was responsible and if it was a drone that slammed into that plane. let's go to amy with the top stories. defense secretary ash carter has aid arrived in baghdad to
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and some big news for french fry fanatics. mcdonald's will soon offer all you can eat fries. the idea will be tested in the so-called mcdonald's of future, in st. joseph, missouri, it will also offer table service, couches, armchairs, they tried the healthier options not working. they're going to go full throttle, fries for everyone. >> all you can eat. >> i'm tempted. but it can't be a good idea. >> i'm with you, george. rob, it's april. that's whole lot of snow. >> can you believe it? it looks like an suv completely buried. just west ofanother pulse of sng your way. your select cities brought to you by carmax.
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we welcome you back to "good morning america." we're looking live at our town hall watch parties across the country. voters weighing in with their questions for presidential hopeful ted cruz. he and his wife heidi are going to join us live. what is about countdown clocks? it's under way for our coffee with the candidates event coming up. right now, boston gearing up for its 1120th marathon. 30,000 runners expected to take on the 26.2-mile course. for the first time, two times injured in the marathon bombing three years ago will run in the race. jungle book celebrating a huge weekend at the box office, opening with $103 million in north america. one of the biggest april debuts ever. also this morning, hollywood stars johnny depp and his wife
amber heard offering a big apology after being charged with dog mulling smuggling. the latest on that. we begin with the latest on that woman convicted in that mansion murder spree. she could possibly go free, sparking major reaction from family members of the victims including hollywood star's sister. but first abc's david wright has the latest. >> who cares love is love. >> reporter: she was called the next marilyn monroe. >> sharon tate. >> reporter: a rising hollywood star in the 1960s, her potential unlimited. >> i can't see myself doing shakespeare or anything do that. >> reporter: sharon tate's life off-screen was just as glamorous, married to robin p
polanski. on august 9th, 1969, the unthinkable happened. she and five others were brutally murdered by a follower of charlie manson. >> charlie came up and asked everybody how it went. but that was the first time i looked at him and i said, charlie, they were so young. >> reporter: the very next day, wealthy grocer and his wife rosemary also murdered by members of the so-called manson family. leslie seen here smiling with that x carved in her forehead, she was the youngest woman ever to be condemned to death in california. the sentenced later communicated to life in prison. on thursday, 46 years after the murders, a california paerl board finally approved her
release. >> i can never see be able to accept the fact that these people can't influence the actions of others. >> reporter: sharon tate's sister, debra, the last in the family line that has consistently worked to keep manson followers in prison. has called her impending release an injustice. thank you very much, david. we're joined by sharon tate's sister debra who has spent much of her life campaigning against the release of charles manson or any of his followers. you were there in the room, what went through your mind that she was recommended for parole. >> your heart sinks between your knees. all of the atrocities from the past, the brutalities, all come flooding back. >> debra, you have been very vocal, you're reaching to people across the country.
you have set up a website. >> it's no parole for manson family.com. this entails a nationwide petition to get signatures to go to governor brown, he's the next safety step, these people are domestic terrorists and they're released, they can go anywhere in the united states. we have to stop this before it happens. >> you speak about governor brown and he in january rejected the parole recommendation of bruce davis a manson family associate, does that give you hope that he'll do that in this case in. >> i'm hoping. that's our solace that he will stop this parole. >> you're aware that part of her sense that van how then was eligible for parole and she's described as a model prisoner,
she's achieved her bachelor's and master's degrees. what do you say to those people who believe perhaps she does deserve at this point to go free? >> i do believe in rehabilitation program. but this woman is a monster, i sit as far away as we are now. you can feel the vibe. they're still sociopathetic individu individuals. >> you said you think of your sister every single day. >> every single day. >> tell us more about us. >> sharon was physically a perfect specimen, but her heart and soul were equally as beautiful. had she lived and the rest of the people that died in her home that night they were all productive, young, happening people that would have been
philanthropic. that would have been a plus to society. this monstrous group took the future of all of these individuals. >> deborah, thank you very much. we wish you all the best going forward. >> thank you. >> thank you. such an emotional issue. we'll move on now to a man hunt under way after the mysterious disappearance of a couple in washington state. abc's kayna whitworth has the story. >> reporter: this morning, desperate man hunt for two convicted felons turned murder suspect and the public should be worried. >> reporter: the police looking for these two brothers, john and tony reed. police believed they killed married couple patrick and monique, possibly over a property dispute. >> both men are considered to be armed and dangerous. >> reporter: the married couple
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protective netting like this. after another person was hit by a foul ball. >> look out! >> reporter: the outfielder is calling the odds of what happened at his at-bat friday night astron my call. his ball flies through the safety netting. the game stops as the woman who suffered fractures. souza is visibly distraughted. >> reporter: he everybody walks into the stands to check on her. >> that woman's health is way more than important than my results in the game. >> reporter: not the first time a spectator has been struck in the seats. >> they'll take her out of the ballpark now. >> reporter: at fenway park last june one woman was severely injured after a broken bat flew into the stands.
one month later at that same stadium, another woman was struck square in the face by a foul ball. >> the fact that i got hit between the eyes kind of reflects that i couldn't have been looking more flushy at what was going on. >> reporter: major league baseball suggested that stadiums have protective netting within 70 feet of home plate. something the rays did at the beginning of this season. but in these pictures you can see the gap friday night's ball shot through. but look at this, by saturday night, an extra piece of protective netting was installed to close the space. >> even netting clearly the next good step that baseball has taken here, even netting is not a cure-all in all cases. >> reporter: the tampa bay race released a statement that their thoughts are with the fan and her family.
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there might have been other things smulgd. >> reporter: the case made international headlines when heard brought the couple's two york shire terriers to queensland last april. >> what has become of my beloved. >> reporter: when heard entered the country and was asked if she was carrying any pets, she checked no on her immigration card. >> if we allow them to come into our nation, why don't we break the laws for everybody. >> the judge gave heard a one-month bond. >> such a random response. >> still has to follow the laws. coming up on "good morning america" -- tracy morgan's emotional performance for the heroes who saved his life. and our town hall with ted
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good morning, 7:56 monday april 18. we're following breaking news, a person was injured in a school bus crash at albe road. the students were not hurt. let's go over to matt pellman. >> reporter: it happened westbound lanes of old baltimore pike and albe road. old baltimore pike web westbound where you do not want to be. i-95 northbound near broad street there was a crash off to the side. you're seeing extra delays near philadelphia international airport. mercer county. what a mess this morning. 295, chopper 6 was over the
flipped over truck it was carrying bricks. with you bricks on the road you're hitting the brakes in a major way. two right lanes are blocked. the left lane squeezing by. it's causing delays on 295 northbound and 95 southbound at princeton pike. let's go to sky6 live hd and take a live look the view across the commodor barry bridge. that is gorgeous david murphy. you say today is going to be incredible. >> reporter: it's credible out here, i have jettisoned the jacket. 68 degrees. lots of sun and not windy and very, very warm with a high of 80 degrees. tomorrow, breezy, nice, sunny and 74. back to a full sunday on wednesday. 69.
increasing clouds thursday, tam looks like rain thursday night and perhaps showers and thunderstorm on friday. overall nice numbers coming up. not thinking about friday, thinking about today, david murphy. coming up on "g.m.a.," ted cruz takes questions in a "g.m.a.," some of them from here. we'll see you in 30.
i've always taken on the status quo. in harrisburg, they didn't like it when i stopped their perks and pushed for reform. as head of pennsylvania's third-largest county, i cut out wall street middlemen to protect pensions, stood up for marriage equality and protected our environment. now i'm fighting for criminal justice reform. i'm proud to be backed by president obama and people who care about our families. i'm josh shapiro. i'll be an attorney general who always fights for you.
good morning, america. it'sle:00 a.m. "your voice, your vote." ted cruz live in times square, just one day before the battle for new york. >> god bless the great state of new york. >> taking your questions right here and across the nation. how he answers charges from his toughest opponent. >> liein' ted. >> his wife heidi here live by his side. every issue on the table this morning. parenting alert about your kids and oversnacking. new research revealing bad habits can start when they're toddlers. ♪ this is my fight song tracy morgan back on stage. an emotional performance for the doctors and nurses who cared for
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ballots. our studio is packed as you can see with registered republicans from the empire state. >> let's take a look at philly. jon karl live in philly right n now. pennsylvania has a huge primary coming up next week. >> george, we is our "good morning america" viewing parties watching up and down east coast. including a diner near my hometown of garden city, long island. see if senator cruz can sway their voters. our live town hall is just moments away. let's get the morning rundown from amy. we begin with breaking news from texas, flood emergency right now with 16 inches of rain falling overnight near houston prompting dozens of high-water rescues. the rain is not over. another 6 inches is in the forecast for some areas. we'll have more in rob's forecast coming up the other big story this morning, a state of emergency in ecuador following that powerful
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we do welcome you back to "good morning america." can you feel the energy here in times square? we have a lot of voters as you can see. lot of viewers joining us as we kick off our coffee with the candidates town hall. >> let's not wait another moment. let's welcome our special guest, senator ted cruz and his wife heidi. for our live town hall event this morning. [ cheers and applause ] lot of voters saying hello to you this morning. >> how are you doing? great to see you. great to see you. >> thanks for coming. nice to see you. >> important, you can't let one go by. senator cruz. >> good morning.
>> as you said, george, we'll get to heidi cruz in just a moment. it's like working a line coming up here. >> a good problem here. >> congratulations another weekend, picking all 14 delegates in wyoming. trump is still saying, donald trump continues to say that the system is rigged and here's what he say again just on sunday. >> it's a rigged system. it's a crooked system. it's a 100% crooked. it's a corrupt and crooked system. >> senator cruz, how do you respond to what he's saying? >> listen, donald trump is not a complicated man to understand. he doesn't handle losing well. a total of five states voted in the last five weeks. from utah, north dakota, wisconsin, colorado and wyoming, $1.3 million people voted in that state. he has lost all five.
we have won all five. he's upset. >> he's set up for a pretty big win here in new york. even if you do well in may and june, he's likely to go into the convention with the most states and delegates win. should be the nominee. >> if donald trump is the nominee hillary clinton wins and she wins by double digits. i don't believe donald trump is going to be nominee. five states in a row we have won landslides over and over. the stakes are too high to hand the election to hillary clinton. in all likelihood, we're going to go into a contested convention which means nobody has a majority. it's going to be a battle in cleveland to see who can get to a majority. you can't get the nomination without earning a majority of the delegates elected by the people and i believe donald trump's highest total will be on
that first ballot and he'll steadily go down. >> you're talking about this all-important delegates. we have one. we talked down in louisiana, luke, an unbound delegate from louisiana. >> senator cruz, some suggest that you had a reputation of being an obstructionist. our future president of the united states will need to build coalitions of spot in order to succeed, what are your plans to amend fences, work with congress and give the people like those of us here in louisiana, the open, honest effective government we deserve? >> well, listen, i think it's a terrific question. everyone understands right now that washington is broken. people are frustrated with career politicians in both parties. because they're not listening to us. they're not doing what they said they would do. both democrats and republicans. they make promise, they lie and they go to washington and they don't do it.
ly plead guilty to having stood up to the career politicians in washington, both democrats and leaders of my own party, because what's happening in washington is broken. now fast-forward after we win, once i win, i have believeville a positive relationship with congress, why, because we can have a strong conservative president congress will work hand in hand. just like reagan. because he believed republicans weren't standing for anything and what changed when reagan came and won in 1980, he won the spot of the people the reagan revolution was a grassroots movement. the reason we're winning state after state after state is an army of the grassroots of rising. >> up it's up to the voters. you want to hear from the voters that we have here. let's get to amy. >> i'm here with james thomson,
he's from staten island. what is your question. >> senator, on january, you famously criticized new york values. we're frustrated with the policies you specified. having spent the past few days here would you prephrase it. >> thank you. the phrase new york values actually didn't come from me, it came from donald trump. an interview he gave a number of years ago where he was explaining his support for partial birth abortion. so i was repeating donald's own phrasing. let me be clear as i have said many times the people of new york, the folks here, you all have suffered under the left-wing democratic polltisiei year after year after year by politicians who aren't listening
to you. and heidi and i we're fighting for you. we're fighting for people for new york, why new yorkers don't want jobs. but cuomo thinks that you don't want jobs. you're frustrated when major deblasio in his first weeks in office, goes to harlem and tries to shut down chattered schools. there was a moment that illustrated the left-wing democratic values perhaps better than any other and it was when the brave men and women of the nypd stood up and turned their back on bill deblasio. >> senator. >> millions of us here along with those heroes who risked their lives every day because we're tired of politicians,
whether it's deblasio or obama or hillary clinton, who over and over and over side with the criminals and the looters rather than the people risking their lives to keep you safe. >> you know that phrase has hurt you? >> i knew it hurt me with the media. but i will say if there ever comes a day if i'm winning the poll among the media i will have done something profoundly wrong. we have todd calongne. he's undecided but leaning toward donald trump. what is your question for the senator? >> i'm a life long republican. i have been married to my husband for two years now. my question is, i noticed a lot of religious freedom laws and somewhat institutionalized discrimination laws happening around the country, what would you as president protect me and my husband from that law? >> when it comes to religious
liberties it's something that protects every one of us. it's protected in the first amendment of bill of rights. it applies to christians, jews, muslims and al of us, we want to live in a world where we don't have the government dictating our beliefs, dictating how we live. we have a right to live how according to our conscious and that freedom protects each and every one of us. for me, i mean, i have spent my entire adult life fighting to defend religious liberty. fighting to defend every one of us to seek out and worship god. keeping government out of your way of your lives. >> when you talk about freedom, with his husband, lot of people would say, doesn't everyone have the freedom to be treated equally, to be kwal?
>> of course we do. and the first amendment protects everyone equally. it protects the faith of an orthodox jew to follow his or her faith without the government getting in the way and regulating kosher delis and restricting what can be served. >> you know, you supported a constitutional amendment that could overturn the supreme court decision on gay marriage. >> listen, i'm a constitutionalist and under constitution marriage is a question for the states. that has been the case from the very beginning of this country. it's been up to the states. if someone wants to change the marriage laws, i don't think it should be five laws down in washington dictating that. why would you want to hand over important policy issue to people
who don't work for you. convince your fellow citizens to change the laws and by the way, demand, we got 50 states. we would expect the people of new york to adopt different laws perhaps than the people of california, florida and that's the great thing about a big, diverse country, we can have different laws that respect different values. >> this is a very important issue. another one is about gun violence. amy has a question. >> dimas, salaberrios. >> how you doing? i'm an ex-drug boss in new york city. a pastor now. >> fabulous. >> housing project in the bronx. and wrote a book. here's my question, in my
community here in new york city, guns are coming in from the south. into our african-american, latino communities if you became president what would you do to stop the gun pipeline to stop from coming into my neighborhoods? >> bracelet me say first of all, thank you for the ministry that you have and your example standing up and touching the lives of young men and young women in your community. thank you for what you're doing. [ applause ] >> you know the plague of gun violence we're seeing is horrific and i believe we need to use every tool possible to go after the criminals. in the way of the newtown shooting, at that elementary school that horrified all of us, i joined senator chuck grassley in drafting, law enforcement alternative, it targeted bad guys, felons and fugitives, who
try to illegally buy firearms and there tens of thousands of them that are caught illegally buying firearms. right now the justice department is not prosecuting them. >> i'm talking about gun dealers in the south that are not drug dealers but are buying these guns and shipping them into my community, can you deal with that? the urban community, not that area you just mentioned. >> well, but the way to solve gun violence is targeting the criminals not the targeting law-abiding citizens if you look at the jurisdictions with the worst murder rates most of them are with the strictest gun control laws. the criminals don't hand over their guns, but the law-abiding citizens do and it ends up leaving them more vulnerable. you look at washington, d.c. and chicago, they have effectively banned firearms and right at the top of the murder rates. i don't think the answer is
stripping people of their rights to defend themselves. if you're a single mom living in a tough neighborhood, your second amendment protects your right to protect your kids. and i believe the way to stop the gun violence not disarming the law-abiding citizens but rather targeting the criminals and coming down on them like a ton of bricks. i drafted legislation that would go after the criminals that would prosecute any felon or fugitive that tried to illegally buy the gun. it was filibustered. it doesn't work when you strip the second amendment rights of law-abiding citizens. >> senator, lot more questions coming up. quick break for the weather outside. george, bucket list -- "good
morning america." was your bucket list to be on our top weather story houston, flood emergency. we'll show you throughout the hour and the day. numerous cars buried in water. we have rain across texas and gorgeous weather across the northeast. temperatures getting up to 80 degrees. >> reporter: that's about the story around here, rob, nothing on storm tracker 6 live we're in the 50s right now. as we look outside we have sunshine building and we'll be in the 60s pretty soon. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, high today of 80. lots of sun and winds on the light side. breezy and sun nice tomorrow, 74. 69 under the sun on wednesday, 74 on thursday, increasing clouds and showers at night. friday, occasional showers and perhaps a thunderstorm. manitob
good morning i'm tamala edwards, 8:27 on on this monday, april 18. let's head over to matt pellman he's got the latest on the overturned truck in lawrence township. >> reporter: it's hitting us like a ton of bricks because there's a ton of bricks all over i-95. it happened this morning, but the mess is out here as you come out on i-95 away from 295 and route 1. there are delays 295 heading southbound toward i-95 single digit speeds along 195 along 295. i know it's complicated. stay on route 1 there's construction there, but it's a better bet than i-95 and 195.
crash on the shoulder north of broad street. you're jammed solid coming toward the philadelphia international airport. use the platt bridge. lincoln university watch out for a crash at township road. let's head outside to david murphy. i don't know if we'll get him back in here today. it's nice on the terrace. 58 degrees in philadelphia. most of the numbers in the 50s, everybody ahead of that. how about a high of 80 this afternoon. lots of sunshine, very warm. tomorrow, breezy, nice, 74. partly sunny skies, 69 under the sun on wednesday, increasing clouds thursday, high of 74 rain at night. showers and thunderstorms at times on friday, warm, 77. the coming weekend saturday clouds breaking for sun, 69 good for the union. down in chester in the afternoon, 508969 on sunday, tam.
[ applause ] welcome back to "good morning america" and our town hall with ted cruz live here in times square and all across the country. we have one of our viewing parties there in maryland. heidi cruz is going to join us up here on the stage in just a moment. but first, senator cruz is answering your questions before the big primary here in new york. >> next week, pennsylvania votes. jon karl is in philadelphia, pennsylvania, he's with sloerts, got a lot of questions for the senator. let's go, jon. >> george, robin, senator cruz, i'm joined here with hannah oh, pennsylvania republican voter, who's likely to vote for you. what is your question? >> hi, senator cruz. with a congress that can barely
pass a simple budget how do you plan to pass something as contentious as the flat tax and abolish the irs? >> well, hannah, thank you for that question and thank you for coming out today. today as everyone sends in their taxes, underscores the burden taxes puts on top economy my number one priority as president is jobs and economic. the biggest barely to job creation is federal taxes and federal regulations. and we need to pull them back. now, listen, passing a flat tax, i'm running on a simple flat tax, every american we can fill out our taxes on a postcard and we're going abolish the irs. your question is how we will get it done? it's not a simple thing to do. if you look back to 1981, ronald
reagan had just been elected president in a landslide election. when he got in, the democratic speaker of house told reagan don't bother to send your tax plan to the congress, they're dead on arrival, those are words that tip used. instead, reagan over his head, went straight to the american people, made the case to the american people, tip had 20 democratic votes in a democratic house but suddenly millions of americans began lighting up the phones calling congress and tip's 20 votes began 19, 18, 17 wand it disappeared, we passed one of the biggest tax reforms, one of the biggest tax cuts in the history of this country and it unleashed unbelievable economic growth. i intend to do the same thing with abolishing the irs. and repeeling obamacare and the
way to get it done is to come out of the election with a mandate from the people. let me explain it, there's an old joke that politics is hollywood for ugly people. that's how you get it done. you change the incentives where elected politicians wants to stay in office. in other words, i can't get it done it takes all of us. with the reagan revolution. i believe that's what we're seeing. >> national debt, senator cruz, you heard donald trump say, he could eliminate the national debt in just eight years, you don't think that's possible? >> well, listen, donald trump -- [ applause ] donald trump's calculators is missing a few keys. he's always interesting to watch. he's a fun entertainer. but donald trump has no real
solutions. if you look at the problems facing -- you know, it's been a couple of months since we had a debate. the democrats are debating. the people of new york need a debate yet donald trump is so scared of a debate he won't give the people of new york a debate. the reason is, he doesn't have answer. how do you bring jobs back to america? he has no idea. he has no proposals, no answers. so, when it comes to the debt, he doesn't understand the problem, he hasn't spend any time studying. i'm running on jobs, freedom and security. you want to bring jobs back to america, you lift the burdens on small businesses, tax reform and regulatory reform. you repeal obamacare. the epa and federal regulators are hammering small business.
the gentleman with a pizza shop earlier -- we're going to pull back the regulators. you'll be able to expand your pizza shop, hire more employees and that's what people want. that's why he's hiding from debates and tweeting, we need real solutions to the problems facing this country mp. >> what do we say, if we bring up your wife heidi cruz. [ cheers and applause ] >> no one knows this man better than you, mrs. cruz, first of all, i read somewhere at the age of 8 you fell in love with politics. what was it? >> well, i think what i might have said i fell in business when i was a young child. i learned very quickly that it's good to have less regulation rather than more. in fact, we had a thriving little bread business but it
caused us to do a lot of regulatory things so we stayed small. but i did become interested in politics to answer your question and i think the beginning of it was sitting, selling bread, behind my bread stand reading "time" magazine. i used to read that magazine as a kid. my parents took us to see a lot of things, we visited washington, d.c., and i saw what an incredible potential that the houses of congress, the executive branch our judicial branch have to lead this country. >> if your husband is elected, living there on pennsylvania avenue, what would be your focus as first lady? >> as i said before, we're in the middle of an intense primary. and we're working hard to earn the support of primary voters. it's been exciting process. it's easy to campaign for ted. so, we haven't spent a lot of
time on my agenda, i have had a very simplified job description which is to help ted win. being ted's partner this is being able to do things that have the greatest needs in this country and ted and i have always agreed school choice is at top of the agenda. the opportunity for a terrific education gave so many of us our start. >> you have been on the campaign trail and you have heard the negativity throughout on both sides and people often commented on that and we have something that we want to show you some over this process. >> ted cruz has been telling lie and ted cruz the sneer artist. >> he's a nasty guy, nobody likes him. >> you know, it's been such a harsh campaign. harsh campaign again on both sides of the aisle. how has that impacted your
family? >> well, you know -- when it doesn't upset the candidate it's a lot easier on the families. he's incredibly unflappable. things don't bother ted that bother most people. a reason for that over the last 16 years because ted is in politics for the issues, to focus on the issues, to get things done and he does depersonalize a lot of these attacks. the kids, they are always say the things that are truest. carolyn who just turned 8. she said, mom, as we go through these states, more and more people are going to vote for dad daddy once they know my dad they'll vote for me. >> we did little things around
christmas. we made cinnamon bread during christmas. we raise and lowered our prices. i mentioned that experience because teaching kids that they can do something that adds value that they can get paid for and they can adjust when they make mistakes and failure is okay, you can start again and take risks. all of those things are great skills. another thing i would focus on is entrepreneur ship. that rez just great foundational skill-building things that happen in the private sector. we got to get weather now. >> george, great crowd out here. some dramatic video this is houston this man car swamped swimming to get out of there. that car sinking. 16 plus inches of rain falling overnight. check out the local forecast.
no run around here, nothing but sunshine with the radar dry. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, a high of 80, warm this afternoon and then tomorrow, 74. breezy, still nice. sunshine and cooler on wednesday. rought to you by american express. congratulations to mo and pete 45 years of being married. coming up the ted cruz you haven't seen before. we'll get into some of his most famous impressions. >> release the hounds. excellent! >> wait until you see the performance on stage in law school. >> i have sogt these three long years to bend these stiff-nekd people to me. the hidden talents of ted cruz next.
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california. take a look. >> hi, senator cruz my name is bonnie and i'm a grandmother of three from california. my question to you is, would you accept being donald trump's vice president? >> well, bonnie, thank you for that question. let me just answer very simply, i have zero interest whatsoever in doing that. [ applause ] and there are a loft reasons, but perhaps the simplest is, if donald trump is the nominee, hillary wins, hillary wins by double digits. i don't think there's anything we can do to change that. the stakes are so high. 65% to 70% of republicans recognize donald trump loses to hillary, that's why we're seeing republicans uniting behind our campaign, it's why out of the 17 republican candidates who started this race, five of them are supporting our campaign. we have been supported now by rick perry, by lindsey graham,
jeb bush, scott walker, by carly fiorina. all of us started out as opponents. he came together and united we have to win and if donald trump is the nominee he loses. if i'm the nominee, i beat hillary clinton. we're beating in key swing states, we're beating her with young people and we got to win. we can't do four, eight years on the road where on right now. >> of course we're here to talk about serious issues. but voters also like to get to know all the candidates. look, your wife is lining up, we heard about the lighter side of ted cruz, heidi, he does impressions really well. >> well, you know, there are people who do impressions and then the rest of us who do not. ted is one of those who does impressions. he's really funny. he has a great sense of humor.
they are the 8-year-old joke book. so, ted has another thing i love about ted cruz is he has a great sense of humor. >> let's take a look. right here. >> release the hounds. excellent. neighbor, but dad, i'm a vegetarian. i don't eat animals. but, lisa, animals are so delicious. there's the animal we get bacon from, the animal we get ham from, the animal we get sausage from. "dad, that's all the same animal." oh sure, lisa. forward, not backwards. upwards, not downwards and always twirling, twirling for freedom. [ applause ]
>> what is your favorite impression he does. >> i think the simpson. being a vegetarian from california, having my meat-eating texan explaining the god sources of food going. our 5-year-old is mixed. vegetarian and meat-eating. >> you have been on the stage with donald trump. can you do a donald impression? >> i don't have a donald impression. you know, he's one of a kind and i'm glad to leave it at that. i'm glad to leave it at that. we'll take a joe sestak supports a plan that the new york timesfactreported makes
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>> oh, that's a great question, you know, we used date night sunday nights we either do on friday nights we take the girls out to california pizza kitchen. sunday night it's late and we tend to do suchi or mexican depend on the given night. >> that's really on both ends. >> grace what is your question? >> i'm from suffolk county. my question is for heidi, as first lady what kind of dog would you like to own if the white house? >> these things may be a little nostalgic back to childhood we had acocker spaniel named oscar. >> you have a promise out to the girls on the dog. >> we do. they have one dog snow flake. a rescue puppy and we promised the girls, at the beginning, if
we win, they can get a second dog. they wanted a pony. >> i'm from harlem, new york. new york, thin crust or chicago deep dish? >> actually i'm a thin crust guy. >> thank you. >> and i will note in the critical pizza primary i'm the only one of the republican candidates who doesn't eat pizza with a knife and fork. that's in your hands. [ applause ] >> isn't it helpful to have these light moments. does it help to have moments like this? >> you got to laugh and have fun. yesterday we flew back home to houston because we did carol yin's 8th birthday and we did build a bear and there 15, 178-year-old girls. i was instructed to charge into the middle of the girls to yell bananas because they were all
minnons and they all yelled bananas. >> you have the kids on the road with you as well. >> they're here in new york. >> how many times are we going to mention she's 8 years old? she's going to love this. we'll be right back. ♪ this afternoon at dunkin', sip and save with a freshly brewed favorite for 99 cents. refresh with a medium iced tea or iced coffee for 99 cents from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. america runs on dunkin'.
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"good morning america" is brought to you by blackberry priv. shop now at blackberry.com. [ applause ] the week is off to a great start. we thank our group of republican voters for asking great questions this morning and those joining us on gateway diner in albany, new york and rockville, maryland. our thanks to all. >> senator ted cruz is going answer more of your questions in a live facebook chat. injoin it now on "good morning america's" facebook. hillary clinton is going to be here thursday. thank you so much for joining us today. we had a great time. >> thank you for having us. have a great day, everyone.
with the overturned truck in lawrence township. this is where i-295 northbound becomes i-95 southbound by route 1. the truck flipped over and spilled it's brakes -- bricks all over the highways. this is causing huge delays on 295, 7 miles per hour up from 195 stay on route 1 instead. elsewhere on 295 in belmawr on the ramp from the black horse pike to 295 southbound there's a crash in the teens coming from wood crest station. word in of a jackknifed tractor-trailer market at front streetlocking the ramp at i-95 and front street. let's outside to david murphy. >> reporter: tam, it was just a
little while ago we were in the 40s, most of the areas are in the 60s and climbing from there. this afternoon much of the region will get up to 80 for the high. if you're down the shore, mid 60s and lots of sun. breezy and great tomorrow, sunny and 74. lots of sunshine on wednesday we dip down to 69. that's not bad for this time of the year. sun to clouds on thursday, 74. rain possible at night. friday kind of bumpy day occasional showers and thunderstorm mixed in. mild high of 77. coming weekend clouds breaking after a morning shower on friday, nice for the union game on saturday, 4:00 p.m., 69 the high there. "live" with kelly and michael is up next. get outside and enjoy this great day. are you sick of harrisburg politicians
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