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he was elected. he has the right to nominate another supreme court justic >> the lame duck president in an election year is not going to be able to tip the balance of the supreme court. >> this morning, the epic once in a generation fight over the direction of the court and the country. and jeb bush joins us live as his brother gets set to hit the campaign trail today. after a weekend of record setting lows, the weather conditions will affect 90 million from the deep south to the north today. tomorrow, things heat up in a big way. new scandal for spitzer? elliott spitzer has been accused york city hotel room. allegation. police are investigating. and trapped! dozens of people, including a baby, stuck in a train car for hours in sub zero temperatures.
safety by rope and glad to be back on solid ground today, monday, february 15th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." it's presidents' day, monday morning. carson dayly is in for matt. we have a lot to talk about. >> we do. >> so much has changed with the death of justice scalia. the flag outside the supreme court at half-staff this morning after this weekend's sudden and unexpected death of justice sant antonin scalia. replacing him, of course, will tilt the balance of the supreme court. that has ignited a new election year battle, and an epic one. we have two reports for you this morning. we'll also talk about all of
presidential hopeful jeb bush live in a moment. let's begin with pete williams, who is at the court this morning. good morning to you. >> savannah, good morning. it's been more than 50 years since the supreme court was in this position, facing the busiest part of the term without all nine justices. that cast a big shadow of uncertainty as the court prepares to take up some of the most controversial cases. >> reporter: draped in an american flag, the body of antonin scalia arrived in virginia late sunday night. the death from an apparent heart attack was a month shy of his 80th birthday at this west texas guest ranch. he was in the company of friends before dying in his sleep in his room. >> found himself in a very congenial group. he was surrounded by admirerers of him and his work. >> reporter: the other reagan appointee said scalia will be
the supreme court split, five conservatives and four liberals. with eight justices, it raises the possibility of a 4-4 tie. a tie leaves the lower court ruling in tact, a victory for whoever won in the lower court. among the big cases this term, a tie would maintain tough new texas restrictions on abortion. possibly encouraging other states to pass similar laws. a 4-4 vote would leave the legal hold in place on president obama's plan to let 5 million undocumented migrants stay it. it would head off an effort to weaken unions representing public employees, including teachers. if president obama put scalia's successor on the court, it would mean a liberal majority. >> it's never been so clear that the balance of power ied ideologically is affected. >> reporter: two on the
judge in california. >> we'll soon know the funeral arrangements for justice scalia. if the family wishes, he could lie in repose in the great hall of the supreme court building, just inside the bronze doors at the top of the steps. renquist. justice scalia's death has set off a political battle. peter alexander has that part of good morning. >> good morning to you. the court vacancy is reframing the 2016 campaign. this is now the rarest of presidential elections. one where control of the white house, congress and now the supreme court are all in play. >> in a moment of silence for justice scalia. >> reporter: the moment of silence for justice scalia lasted a moment before the political pile-on began. >> we ought to make the 2016 election a referendum on the supreme court. >> i think the real plan for it
justice scalia. >> reporter: the now empty seat upping the ante in an already fierce battle for the white house. >> there is no way the senate should confirm someone that barack obama tries to appoint in his last year in office. >> reporter: senate majority leader mitch mcconnell arguing it should not be filled until we have a new president. with 11 months left in his term, president obama insists he will nominate a new justice and expects the senate to consider his choice fairly. >> these are responsibilities i take seriously, as should everyone. they're bigger than any one party. they are about our democracy. >> reporter: if the president sees the third justice, that could give the court its first liberal majority in 40 years. ted cruz who once was a law clerk vowed to block any obama nominee. >> we're addviseingeing a lame duck
>> reporter: this ad highlights what's at stake. >> marriage, civil liberty, we're one supreme court justice away from losing them all. >> reporter: fiery feuds in the republican field. >> they lie. >> liar, liar, liar. >> reporter: saturday night's debate, the most combative so far. highlighted in this exchange between donald trump and jeb bush. >> obviously, the war in iraq was a big, fat mistake. it took jeb bush, if you remember, at the beginning of his announcement, when he announced for president, took him five days, he went back. it wasn't a mistake. wasn't a mistake. took him five days before his people told him what to say. >> on this presidents' day, former president george w. bush will campaign alongside his brother here for the first time. after that dispute with donald trump this weekend, jeb bush said that trump is no longer invited. in fact, the two men didn't even shake hands after the debate. savannah?
republican presidential hopeful governor jeb bush is with us now. good to see you. >> good morning, savannah. >> i want to make sure i understand your position on this. senator mcconnell of the republican leadership suggests a nominee put forward by president obama would not get a vote. that it wouldn't come up in the senate. some of your rivals, namely, ted cruz and marco rubio, seem to support that approach. where do you come down on it? do you think a nominee of the president should come for an up or down vote in the senate this year? >> it's up to mitch mcconnell in the senate. i'm not a senate and not running for the united states senate. if he's going to take that path, i respect that. what shouldn't happen is in an election year, a president in a very divisive kind of time, should nominate someone and have it be passed. there shouldn't be deference to the executive, is my point. >> is that a cope out, saying it's up to senator mcconnell?
>> i am taking a position. if there is an up or down vote, it should be rejected based on the history of how president obama selects judges. if there is no vote, it's fine, too. what i'm saying is there shouldn't be an obama -- justice shouldn't be appointed in an election year. let it be an important part of the election process. there's a lot riding on this. the second amendment, religious freedom and other causes important for this country will be determined by this pick. >> for those saying that there shouldn't be an up or down vote, and i understand you're not necessarily one of them, are they on weak constitutional ground? in other words, you said the other night, you're an article ii guy. it makes clear the president nominates, is senate advices and consents. it doesn't say, except in an election year. >> the president has the right to nominate. that was my point in the debate. the senate has the right to carry out the rules. my point is, irrespective of
appointment based on the record of president obama's selection of judges. they're way out of the mainstream. this should be an important point that we have in the election. i'm more than happy to litigate that. even though i'm not a lawyer, i'm happy to litigate the constitutionality of this case. >> let me talk about your campaign. president bush, george w. bush, will be on the trail with you this morning. he's made a point to stay out of the political race since he stepped out of office. was it a hard decision to make? >> this will be the first time he's gotten involved, and i respect the fact that he has been out of the political fray. it's a good tradition. like president clinton, i guess, supporting his spouse, and, you know, he wants to help his brother. i don't have a problem with that at all. i'm proud of his service. i'm proud of my family's service. i'm running for president based on my own merits but the fact he's supporting me will add to the primary in south carolina,
>> you say you're your own man, but donald trump said it was your brother who, according to trump, lied about weapons of mass destruction. he said 9/11 happened on your brother's watch, so didn't keep us safe. and he added there was an economic collapse at the end of the administration that led to the election of barack obama. i guess the question is, by having your brother out on the trail, does this kind of invite that relit-litigation of the past? >> it's interesting that donald trump praises putin and attacks my brother. i think in a south carolina primary, that's probably the wrong place to be. >> did your brother give you any advice for dealing with someone like donald trump? >> i don't think my brother ever had any experience with dealing with a person like donald trump. he's a bully and you have to stand up. i'm the only guy standing up against him. he's hijacking the conservative cause by running as a republican. there's nothing in his past that
i think it's important to stand up to him. do it respectfully, do it with civility, but you cannot allow a bully to take over this party. >> governor jeb bush, we'll be watching today. thank you for your time this morning. appreciate it. >> you bet. on the democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders say the president has the right and responsibility to nominate a new justice. this as the battle between them tightens in nevada. kristen welker, good morning. >> carson, good morning to you. secretary clinton was initially planning to campaign in florida today, but now she's added an extra day of campaigning here in nevada. feeling the pressure from a surging bernie sanders. she knows in order to win these larger, more diverse states, she needs latinos and african-americans to turn out in big numbers. >> reporter: today, with the democratic race tightening, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are turning their attention to nevada.
numbers on caucus day, we're going to win here in nevada. >> reporter: both candidates reaching out to african-americans and latinos, two key voting blocks. with clinton meeting with a group of dreamers in las vegas, and touching on the country's racial divide late sunday. >> discrimination and bigotry. we have work to do to try to tear the barriers down, too. >> reporter: sanders is trying to rally minority voters to his message of income inequality. >> together, we are going to create a government that works for all of us. not just the 1%. >> reporter: for clinton, the silver state is crucial to regaining her momentum, after a bruising defeat in new hampshire. sanders is closing in, blanketing the airwaves with more than $2.5 million in ads, compared to clinton's nearly $1.5 million. >> she's no bernie. >> reporter: it was perhaps
delivered the sharpest blow, spoofing clinton's supporters who are now giving sanders a serious look. i can't make you love me if you don't >> secretary clinton is getting a boost today, an endorsement from a group of ministers in flint, michigan, who say she's highlighted the water crisis there. it is an resonates with african-americans. >> kristen welker in reno, thank you. it was a weekend of record-shattering cold across the eastern half of the country. way to show it up, snow and ice. >> unfortunately, this is what we may see repeated again. this is i-65 in indiana, 30 miles northwest of indianapolis. this thing was closed for four hours, about 60 vehicles involved.
snow came down. it started to coat the roads, and what a mess. look what we have coming into brutally cold air, although not as cold as it was. 17 below in bangor. 4 below in albany. now we have a storm system pushing north and east. the blue line is the freezing line. atlanta, you have rain. but you go north, we've got snow and freezing rain developing. this is what we're looking for. today and tonight, snow will spread into the northeast. temperatures start to rise. we start as snow in new york and turn to rain. icy conditions from georgia to new england. 100 million people in some sort of winter weather advisory. upwards of 12 inches of snow up to the north and west. icy mix as you get from atlanta, north of atlanta, all the way up into new england. we're also going to be looking at heavy rain with this, on into tomorrow. up upwards of 3 inches of rain from
we could see flooding, as well. >> wow. >> temperatures rising up in the mid 50s. >> i was going to say, warmup coming. it's like a roller coaster. thanks. this morning, the fbi is trying to figure out who attached an explosive device to a rental car. sunday. during an inspection. the building was evacuated. travelers were diverted to another lot to wait for vehicles but the airport remained open and no flights were affected. pope francis will celebrate mass today in mexico's least catholic state. on sunday, the pope held an outdoor mass for more than 300,000 people in a crime-ridden suburb of mexico city. the pope condemns the drug trade, telling worshippers there can be, quote, no dialogue with the devil. pope francis is halfway through his five-day trip to mexico. hours long ordeal for people at a new hampshire ski resort.
>> good morning to you. two tram cars malfunctioned, leaving dozens, including an 8 month old baby, trapped in the biting cold for hours. their dramatic rescue is caught on camera. >> reporter: a day on the slopes in new hampshire turned into a harrowing rescue, when two tram cars suddenly stopped, leaving dozens stranded 40 feet in the air for almost three hours in sub zero temperatures. after what passengers described as a severe jolt, one tram came to a rest near the 4,000 foot summit. mountain. among the 48 people trapped, an 8 month old baby. with the mercury around negative 4 degrees, blankets were sent to the top car to help guests stay warm until help arrived. one by one, ski patrol and firefighters repelled each door in the tram. thankfully, no one was injured
cannon mountain officials say a mechanical issue, not the cold, caused the brakes to get stuck, making for an unexpected downhill situation for those on board. >> as of late night, crews were still working to fix the issue with the tram. the guests who were trapped were offered vouchers to go back to canon mountain for another day, on a warmer day. >> wow. can you imagine, especially with a baby. >> have you been on a tram and see the trapdoor and think, wow, i hope i never have to use that. >> natalie, thank you. al, we meet again. >> that's right. we'll get to your local forecast (man) hmm. what do you think? (stranger) good mornin'! (store p.a.) attention shoppers, there's a lost couple in the men's department.
explore it in a subaru crosstrek. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. anderson will be cloudy and cold today. high just 32. winds northeast at 6-10. a freezing rain advisory is in effect today as sleet and freezing rain is expected for most of the day changing over to rain this evening. some areas could see inch of sleet and ice buildup should be less than a 1/10 of an inch but could make for slippery conditions on less traveled roads. the asheville hendersonville area will be under a winter weather advisory for freezing rain and sleet until 1 pm then precipitation changes to all rain this afternoon as temperatures climb above freezing. a 90% chance of rain across the region overnight into late morning on tuesday before it starts to clear. lows t your latest weather. >> al, thanks. i feel like we have to address this. we haven't mentioned it yet, but savannah, underneath the table, is wearing a boot on her left leg. >> that's right. >> please explain. >> well, i tripped on friday, right after -- we were going to al's weather at 8:30.
inside. and i tripped. as matt would say, i could trip on a cordless phone, but i did just trip. i really sprained my ankle. >> it's not broken? >> it's not broken, but it's probably as close to being broken without being broken as it could be. it's a very bad sprain. >> how long will you be in the boot? >> three or four weeks. >> why aren't we signing it, like in high school? >> you showed pictures. it was nasty. >> it was purple. >> my leg was bruceised. i sent ghastly pictures to these guys over the weekend. this was the offensing boot. >> wine therapy? >> a lot of wine therapy. when you wear three inch heels, they kill. i was running and it twisted it. that's why i'll be wearing this attractive boot. >> it's fashion week already. >> it needs to be bedazzled. >> okay. let's get martha stewart here
>> we should do that. coming up, former new york governor elliott spitzer accused of choking a woman inside a hotel room. what we're learning about the investigation this morning. how would you react if you saw a parent
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last storm... the south carolina department of transportation was at it again this weekend pretreating all roads in greenville, spartanburg and other counites north of i-85... crews are working in
12 hour shifts to monitor conditions. in counties like laurens, anderson and areas south of i-85.. crews were working on treating interstates, bridges and known trouble spots. -------------------------------- -- let's turn to traffic....ally....any trouble spots on the road right now. conditions around the state clear right now, could be an icy commute home. accident in spartanburg on church lane at wingo road. conditions around the state clear right now, could be an icy commute home. accident in spartanburg on church lane at wingo road. greenville, spartanburg, anderson will be cloudy and cold today. high just 32. winds northeast at 6-10. a freezing rain advisory is in effect today as sleet and freezing rain is expected for most of the day changing over to rain this
inch of sleet and ice buildup should be less than a 1/10 of an inch but could make for slippery conditions on less traveled roads. the asheville hendersonville area will be under a winter weather advisory for freezing rain and sleet until 1 pm then precipitation changes to all rain this afternoon as temperatures climb above freezing. a 90% chance of rain across the region overnight into late morning on tuesday before it starts to clear. lows ranging from 33 in the mountains to 42 in the upstate tonight. highs on tuesday from 48 to 55. sunny weather and getting warmer
the chilly weather on rockefeller plaza. in a couple days, it'll get warm. >> it'll be wet and warm. >> we're back inside studio 1a. here are the headlines this morning. the body of supreme court justice antonin scalia arrives back in the d.c area. there is a fight on the campaign trail, with republicans insisting president obama hold off and the next president name a successor. >> there is no way the senate should confirm anyone that barack obama tries to appoint in his last year in office. >> we ought to make the 2016 election a referendum on the supreme court. >> we have a president. he was elected. he has the right to nominate another supreme court justice. >> the white house says president obama will nominate a successor to justice scalia once the senate returns from a week-long recess. michigan's governor is promising more assistance for residents in flint to deal with the lead-contaminated water.
government to expand medicaid coverage for 15,000 people. tomorrow. a woman is connected to robberies in south carolina. the 27-year-old is accused of pulling out a gun, zip tying employees and stealing almost $1 million in jewels. she also face charges in florida and georgia. elliott spitzer investigated for an alleged result at a hotel in new york city. kristen dahlgren has more on this. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. he was once governor of the state and now he's facing another potentially embarrassing scandal after the alleged incident at one of new york's swankiestyiest hotels. >> reporter: the former new york governor who resigned after being caught paying for sex with a high-end escort is now under
sources familiar with that investigation tell nbc news that on saturday night, spitzer and a woman in her mid 20s entered new york's iconic plaza hotel and headed up to one of the rooms. inside, spitzer is being accused of choking the woman. the nypd investigating him for assault, but not for sexual assault. a source familiar with the investigation says after the alleged incident, the woman slit her wrists, but the wounds were not life threatening. no charges have been filed and a spokesperson says there is no truth to the allegation. in 2008, a prostitution scandal forced spitzer to resign as governor, just 14 months after being sworn in. >> i've acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family. >> reporter: but he was never charged with a crime. spitzer attempted a career in television. >> the politicians are sprinting. >> reporter: hosting short-lived shows on cnn and current tv. >> we have a right to respond on the other side.
return to politics. losing to his opponent in the democratic primary for controller of new york city in 2013. following that loss, spitzer divorced his wife, and later started dating the spokesperson for his failed campaign. >> sources tell nbc that overnight, the woman traveled home to russia. case. there is no question though, it's getting a lot of attention, within hours of the story breaking, guys, spitzer was a trending topic on twitter. >> kristen dahlgren, thank you. let's get a check of the weather now from al. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by capital one. switch to the venture card from capital one and earn unlimited double miles you can use on any airline, any time. >> the bigger part of this storm system is stretching about 1,250
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check out what we found on hidden camera. >> reporter: who hasn't been there? >> can i have chocolate? >> no. >> reporter: your child is begging for a treat. >> i really want it. >> reporter: but this mom isn't about to pay. >> if you want it, you have to steal it. >> reporter: we pulled this scenario from the headlines. police say this florida mom was caught on surveillance camera coaching her young daughter to tequila. when the mom walks away, watch the girl hide the battle behind her back and walk out. how would you react if you saw it happening? our hidden cameras are rolling at grassroots natural market in new jersey. our actors are wired up. >> move the mom and daughter into place. >> reporter: we are watching everything from a secret control room downstairs. >> mom, can i have this box of chocolates? >> first up, this real-life mother and daughter, checking
when the cashier steps away -- >> no, sweetie. too expensive. >> please. >> reporter: the girl is already watching. now time for the twist. >> if you really want it, you know what you have to do, okay? >> what? >> you have to steal it, just like last time, okay? >> you want to make me steal it? >> put it under your jacket, okay? >> the girl can't believe her ears. >> i'll go to the car and see you in two minutes. put it under your jacket. you'll be fine. nobody is going to arrest a kid. see you in two minutes. >> mom! >> reporter: our mom walks out and the kid actor is now alone, about to steal the chocolates. it's now or never for the girl to do something. >> i wouldn't. you could just put it back over there. you can just save up your money and wait to buy it. >> that's right. she just stopped her. kid to kid. >> that's the right thing to do. >> let's go, come on. >> reporter: time to meet this crime stopper. >> jeff rossen from nbc news. how are you doing? you said stop. why? >> because it's not right to
>> mom taught you right over here, huh? >> very proud of her. >> reporter: if it's that easy for a kid to speak up, grown-ups will definitely jump in, right? >> if you want it, you have to steal it. >> while a few people privately told the store -- >> i think the mother is trying to get her daughter to steal a box of chocolates -- >> reporter: most said nothing and did nothing. this man nervously tapping on the counter. this woman doing her best to look away. >> did you think about confronting the mom and saying, what are you doing? >> i feel like that's not my place to do it. you never know what kind of reaction you're going to get. >> it's not my life, you know. >> not your life. you didn't want confrontation? >> right. >> reporter: but will all the adults stay silent? this woman is about to knock our socks off. >> if you want the chocolate, do what i told you. >> reporter: she's watching like a hawk. >> put it under your jacket. i'll meet you outside. two minutes. >> reporter: she's clearly torn
staring, silent, for almost a minute, before this. >> how much is the chocolates? >> it's $20. >> does she really want you to take that? >> yeah. >> you know what? i'll buy it for you. i don't want you to take it. >> why? >> it's not the right thing to do. >> that is so heartwarming. she actually bought the chocolate for our little girl. can't wait to meet her. jeff rossen from nbc news. you did a beautiful thing, bought her the chocolate. why? >> felt it was the right thing to do at the moment. >> take care of the little girl. >> i didn't want her to feel bad about her mother, but i didn't want her to have to steal the candy. >> thank you for being so great and helping her out. >> you're welcome. >> thank you. >> we love happy endings. now we want to know how you would react. you wouldn't say a word, probably, but i'm -- >> wow. >> i know you. >> we have a live facebook chat coming up on my facebook change.
i'll answer your questions live. ask us anything. >> i'd like to ask why you think we wouldn't do anything. >> we'll talk about that offline. >> what do you have tomorrow? >> another ethical dilemma. we're talking about another hot topic, entitled kids. when i was a kid, you got a trophy only for winning. today, kids get them for anything, even participation. how would you react if you saw a dad upset that his boys got trophies, even though they lost the game? kids? again. this has everyone on different teams. >> how will we react to that one tomorrow? >> you'll probably side with the dad. >> jeff, thanks so much. coming up, kanye west's surprising confession and who he is helping with a $1 billion up vestment.
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flick starring ryan reynolds, expected to pull down an estimated $150 million for the four-day weekend. >> nobody is getting hurt. >> reporter: all by bucking conventional wisdom with its outlandish, violent style, heavy dose of adult comedy. hollywood insiders crediting the film's success to an intelligent marketing campaign, that saturated and subverted traditional advertising. >> see you this friday, america. >> reporter: and to ryan reynolds. >> from the opening credits to the tippy top after the credits, it's as unusual as it gets. >> reporter: it's not so risky to get risque with an r rating. steve patterson, nbc news, los angeles. >> we loved it. >> we all saw it. >> spectacular, yeah. >> so great. it's not for kids. >> be prepared for the r rating. >> tamron, what are people saying about "deadpool" online? >> leave your kids far from the theater but grab your friends and go. the success didn't stop at the box office.
media. as the movie. jared wrote, i have no idea how "deadpool" got made but i'm so glad it did. this is the most entertaining years. michael wrote, "deadpool" was vulgar, inappropriate and extremely gory. i loved every minute of it. level. >> oh, boy. >> how cute is that? >> the thing is, this should be a cat contest, what is the cat thinking? the star, ryan reynolds, has been active on social media promoting the film. he said he's walking on sunshine thanks to the "deadpool" fans who carried him the whole way. if you don't have enough "deadpool" in your life, head to the movie's facebook page where multiple characters take each other on. we know the value of social media. ryan reynolds is stepping up the social media game for "deadpool." >> very cool. it's working.
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of this year's "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue. small wonders. >> only one person with this syndrome has died from cancer. >> yes. >> it's extraordinary. >> what if we told you there is a place where no one suffers from cancer, diabetes, even high blood pressure? how is it possible and is there a catch? we'll explain the genetic mutation that shows small things s -- big things come in small packages. "friends." >> we experienced friendship, heartbreak, babies, everything together. >> we have a sneak peek at the highly anticipated reunion over a decade in the making. today, monday, february 15th, 2016. troublemaker, girl
>> from little rock, arkansas. >> celebrating my 18th birthday. >> hello, louisiana. >> good morning, alabama. >> the cold doesn't bother us anyway. >> happy presidents' day weekend. good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." we have a boisterous holiday crowd out here on our plaza. good morning to them. it's chilly but, man, are they fired up. >> there's a lot of them. >> i know. they're crazy. us. >> the broncos won and they're still fired up about that. >> great to have everybody on this holiday monday. the cover models for the "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue are making total waves this year. we'll meet two of the ground
first, let's get a check of the morning's top stories. natalie? >> good morning. flags today at federal buildings are flying at half-staff on this presidents' day. two days after the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. his death leaves a key vacancy on the supreme court. pete williams is at the supreme court this morning. good morning. >> natalie, good morning to you. the body of justice scalia arrived overnight, draped in an american flag. it came from texas, where he died over the weekend of an apparent heart attack. we don't yet know the funeral arrangements, but if the family wishes, he could lie in repose at the great hall of the supreme court building. for now, president obama says he will nominate a successor, but the republicans say that decision should be made by the next president. the court itself is in its mid-winter break. the justices return to the bench in a week. for the first time in 50 years, they'll face the busiest part of justices.
some of the most controversial cases could be decided by a 4-4 tie, which would be the same as no decision at all. this is a time of uncertainty, both politically and for the court. natalie? >> pete williams at the supreme court for us. thank you, pete. the death of justice scalia sent shock waves through the presidential campaign. some republicans including cruz and rubio want the next president to be the one to pick the next justice. earlier on "today," former florida governor jeb bush weighed in when he spoke to savannah. >> if there is an up or down vote, it should be rejected based on the history of how president obama selects judges. if there's no vote, that's fine, too. what i'm saying is there shouldn't be an obama -- justice should not be apointpointed in an election year. there's a lot riding on this. >> governor bush's brother, former president george w. bush, will join him on the campaign trail today. democrat hillary clinton
campaign trail are talking about blocking any supreme court nominee named by president obama. she says the president has a responsibility to nominate a new justice and the senate has a responsibility to vote. her challenger, bernie sanders, agrees that president obama should name the susuessor, saying in his words, let's get on with it. a virgin atlantic flight from london to new york was forced to turn back sunday after a dangerous incident in midair. it happened when someone on the ground aimed a laser into the cockpit, leaving the co-pilot feeling unwell. >> we have a medical issue with one of the pilots after a laser incident after take off. we're going to return. >> officials are looking for whomever aimed the laser. there was an incredible sight over the weekend off the coast of florida. professor from florida atlantic university shot this video. you see there, it shows tens of thousands of sharks off palm beach. all those dots you see down there, those are sharks migrating to warmer waters.
harmless, so they say. the professor hopes to tag some of them to learn more about the way they migrate. hopefully they migrate off the coast, away from swimmers. back to savannah and carson. >> natalie, thanks so much. "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition is out today and it's ground breaking. >> have you done your research? >> oh, yes. >> it features three cover models, putting body image back in the spotlight in a whole new way. >> reporter: reaching more than 70 million people, the "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition always makes a splash. this year, it's also making history, with not one but three cover models, with very different body types. for the first time ever, there's a plus size model, size 16 ashley graham, who calls the magazine's move beyond epic. rhondaonda rousey, known as the world's most dangerous woman, also graces the cover, wearing
and hailey, who has been modeling since she was a teen, is the third and more traditional model, who says every girl has somebody to relate to in the issue. three models with three looks and sizes, helping to break tradition and defy body image stereotypes. we have two of the cover ladies with us. >> good morning. >> we can't wait to hear about your reaction. you just found out. but i have to say, is this the first time you've done three different covers? >> it is, in 52 years. >> why did it take so long? this is a genius idea. >> i've only been in charge for four years. >> why was it important to you to highlight the three different women? >> i think it's a very, very timely moment that we're having right now. people are very aware of all the beauty in the world. "sports illustrated" is certainly one of the publications. traveling to every country in
continent, i see beauty in all shapes, sizes, forms, everything. it was time to highlight that and bring it to the world. >> how did you find out? >> literally on tnt, on the show. they said, you got the cover. i thought we were presenting an award. >> i thought it was three finalists. >> you didn't know? >> boom, three covers. oh, my gosh. >> this is amazing, to even be in the issue is one thing. >> yeah. >> but to be on the cover, i mean, that's got to be a huge feeling. >> i thought we were like, you know, being ground-breaking, revolutionizing by putting me, a size 16 girl, in the actual pages. then for me to be on the cover, i mean, don't even get me started because i might start crying. you'd love that. but it's still like, i'm shaking just thinking about the fact that i'm on the cover of "sports
>> m.j., go down ronda, too, who isn't here. >> each can stand alone as a cover. it was obvious. when i saw the beautiful pictures of ashley, the beautiful pictures of hailey and ronda, it wasn't, are we going to do this? it was, this is happening. it was a perfect storm of beautiful photos and women who represent all things to all people. it was undeniable, we had to do it. >> i read an interesting fact. issue. 16 million of them are women. it's really cool. what would your message to the women be? >> i mean, this is so special because they all have somebody to relate to in this issue. you know, we're starting a new thing. everybody has an amazing body. you have to own yourself. >> you had a new discussion of beauty is and what it is, and the dialogue that can take place.
i had these up on my wall. now you have three beautiful posterpos ter poster posters. >> now a size 16 girl. >> you have a readership with 70 million people and not everybody likes the same thing. it's thrilling to offer diversity. >> so great to have you here. personality. you have the whole package, ladies. >> thank you. >> they'll be back with kathie lee andhoda. they are going to premiere the video diary of ashley's shoot in a while. thank you, ladies. no problem. people are saying this slam dunk contest was the best ever. can ya westkanye west in debt? who he's asking for help. the series, living better, living longer. we'll take you to a place where people don't get cancer, high
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time for what's trending today. >> we're going to start things illusion. we'll put up an image, and tell me what you see. here it comes. >> duck. >> rabbit. >> if you saw the image of a duck and a rabbit almost instantly, congratulations. those who can see both images quickly have a more creative brain. this comes from a study in 1899. the image you saw recently has reemerged on the web. >> it's been trending since 1899. >> right. >> first i struggled to see rabbit, but then i saw rabbit. >> i saw rabbit. when you said duck, i see duck. >> i see all beak. >> i saw rabbit first. >> i see rabbit season. i see duck season. >> man. you see bugs bunny? >> yeah. >> you might be happily in love but has your health declined since you met your match? >> yeah. >> your match is actually a great cook.
>> relationship weight gain is real, people. researchers from florida state university determined that we are all more likely to make unhealthy diet and exercise choices around the ones we love. the theory is, obviously, you kind of care less about your appearance once you become more comfortable with each other and settle down. do we agree? >> absolutely. >> let yourself go a little bit. >> no, no. >> it's comfortable. >> no, deborah is always a health freak. i felt worse always myself until i got healthy. >> interesting. you stepped up your game because of her. >> you lose the motivation to exercise because it may not be there if you've found a match. >> unless your spouse is competitive. my husband is at the gym every day. >> we're competitive about who can eat the most ice cream. i can do the whole pint. >> i walk by her mixer. if i see butter in the mixer,r, she's left it cookies are coming. >> also, when you break-up with
>> divorce diet. >> break-up diet. >> yeah. >> you go from one side to the other. the nba slam dunk contest was saturday night. if you missed it, you missed a showdown. the battle for the best dunker came down to zach lavine and gordon. gordon had the ball scooped from the mascot and slammed it down. zach lavine makes dunking look easy. gordon got a perfect score with the jump over the mascot's head. >> best ever. >> amazing. >> under the legs. >> zach lavine took the title. second year in a row. >> they're saying that's better than any jordan dunk.
they were back in the day. with jordan and dominique. >> incredible. >> great to be the mascot, right over the head. now to kanye revealing he's in debt and a much-talked about reunion. >> interesting. >> carson, your turn. >> sounds likeeop start is about to start. >> yeah. >> start with kanye west. it's fascinating. he took the stage on saturday night, "saturday night live," he sang songs from his new album "the life of pablo." moments before his performance, he revealed shocking news and tweeted this. i write this to you, my brothers, while still $53 million in personal debt. pray we overcome. this is my true heart. if that wasn't bizarre enough, last night, kanye reached out to facebook ceo mark zuckerberg for help. saying, i know it's your birthday but can you call me by tomorrow? one of the coolest things you could ever do is to help me in my time of need. kanye revealed in an interview last year that with the launch of his yeezy fashion line, it
a side note to the story, it is not mark zuckerberg's birthday. just putting that out there. >> okay. i'm so confused. >> he invested his own money. usually when you start a clothing line, you have investors. that's his argument there. i have downloaded the album. it is very good, but there's this current now. you have a great trend of his, and he wrote a lot of songs and said that he needs some help. >> he also -- who trusts what kanye writes? it could be nothing. he could -- >> why would you say that though? >> i don't know. the things that come out -- >> why would you tweetet that out? there are a lot of nations that are bankrupt and need money. >> i don't understand it. >> i don't understand, is it a legitimate and sincere cry for help? >> i think it's a cry for help one way or another. >> it is. >> the family, they have to have it. >> the kardashians have a lot of --
>> we're goioi to keep more to come on the kanye story. back in january, almost the entire cast of "friends" reunited for a tribute honoring director james borrow. everybody was there except matthew perry. the group sat down with andy cohen to discuss the reunion and reveal how one of the episodes came to be. here's an exclusive look. >> you play a lot of poker? >> he gave us husband dressis dressing room because it was big. >> yeah. >> that's fine. but because we really wanted to connect. i mean, i think it was sort of unspoken, but we instinctively felt like we need to be friends. we need to get along. we need to connect. so we started playing poker, and jimmy gave us his room so we could have a bigger hangout room for us. >> and they wrote an episode about it, actually. the one with the poker. >> that's right. they are referring to that episode.
that episode aired in season one. the full tribute airs on nbc on february 21st. that's your pop start. >> carson, thanks. let's get a check of the weather. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by milk life. start every day with milk's protein and milk life. letrain across the region overnight into late morning on tuesday ranging from 33 in the mountains to 42 in the upstate tonight. highs on tuesday from 48 to 55. sunny weather and getting warmer wednesday through sunday. >> savannah? >> al, thank you so much. now to a special series we're calling living longer,
we're rheeevealing what people across the country and around the world are doing to live better. cynthia will help us get started. >> good morning. on the cutting edge of science, we journeyed to ecuador to meet from unique people. less than 4 feet tall, scientists believe their dna may hold huge secrets that could, one day, benefit all of us. meet the big-hearted little people protected from cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. >> reporter: high in thee mountains, ecuador is almost 10,000 feet above sea level. virgin statue. the wonders of this place can come in small packages, too. meet the tiny ecuadorians with a special gift. a rare condition that protects them from cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes.
>> only one person with this it's extraordinary. >> it is. >> reporter: they can grow no taller than a small child because they have a unique form of dwarfism. it blocks them from receiveing growth hon moanrmones. he just turned 18. and this 50-year-old, about the same height but heavier. >> she's gained more weight. i always recommend her to things but she never listens. >> but she doesn't have diabetes? >> she doesn't. >> reporter: no diabetes, no high blood pressure. >> 100/60, excellent. >> reporter: he worries her weight might one day catch up with her. >> does she take seriously your
you don't think it's a consequence, why bother, right? >> exactly. >> reporter: they are 2 of only about 300 people with this syndrome in the entire world. 100 live in the villages of southern ecuador. they're being studied by leading researchers on aging from the university of california. in the kitchen, confirmation of how fattening her diet is. >> plenty of carcarbohydrates. >> reporter: doesn't seem to matter because, so far, she's just as healthy as someone going to the gym every day. >> we see them defying almost the time of diet they have. okay, i can have a big plate of fries and there's nothing this can do to me. >> reporter: they warn her that being protected doesn't guarantee there will never be
still, when the team gave lab rats the disease, the results were astonishastonishing. >> they liveded50% longer and developed less diseases. this is the direction we want to go in. can we extend the life a little but decrease cancer, diabetes, alzheimer's and high blood pressure? >> reporter: he said it could be a magic pill that wouldn't make us shorter but would protect us from disease. >> how far away? >> maybe 20 years. >> still impressive. >> reporter: also impressive, how the doctor's work has brought his patients out of the shadows. >> she didn't want anybody to see her. she was secluded in her home. >> has he changed your life? >> you have given them something, a sense of community, sense of importance. >> i make them aweare of how
they're spectacular. >> reporter: like yonic, about to enter college, he dedicates time to help the researchers better understand his disorder. >> lends me blood, all types of exams, some of them painful. >> reporter: he does it, he says, for his 5-year-old brother, also diagnosed with the condition. >> bruno. >> reporter: a gift that could someday help all of us, too. >> okay. amazing people and amazing story. it was a privilege to be able to report.
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chilly 17 degrees, but people are in a great mood. great to have them here. >> coming up, captain kirk himself, william shatner, will open up about the 50th anniversary of star trek and his relationship with leonard nimoy. plus, are you tied to your phone 24/7? can't look at your overflowing inbox without freaking out? we'll show you steps to take right now to declutter your digital life. >> declare e-mail bankruptcy. one of the hottest chefs is here for a recipe of a stew that is a perfect combination of salty and sweet, like carson daly. don't forget about our love of
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yours. start practicing your dance moves now. are you ready, mr. roker? opa! >> hopefully it's warmer when we have this. >> yeah. >> let's show you what we have going on. the week ahead, it'll be icy in the mid-atlantic states. snowy and west in the pacific and northern plns. wet weather in california and pacific northwest. late week, we have some messy weather around the northern mississippi river valley. wet weather in the pacific northwest. it'll be below normal in the east. western 2/3 of the country above normal. warms up in the northeast, stays warm, midsection of the country. that heat continues from the plains all the way down into the gulf. that's what's going onanderson will be cloudy and cold today. high just 32. winds northeast at 6-10. a freezing rain advisory is in effect today as sleet and freezing rain is expected for most of the day changing over to rain this evening. some areas could see inch of sleet and ice buildup
inch but could make for slippery conditions on less traveled roads. the asheville hendersonville area will be under a winter weather advisory for freezing rain and sleet until 1 pm then precipitation changes to all rain this afternoon as temperatures climb above freezing. a 90% chance of rain across the region overnight into late morning on tuesday >> that is your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. to star trek fans, william shatner and leonard nimoy will be captain kirk and spock. william shatner wrote, "leonard." william is here this morning. >> glad to be here. >> this book is a love letter to leonard nimoy, isn't it? >> it . i loved leonard. we were like brothers. on the general term friendship, how do you m me friends, what are friends worth, what is the
difficult it seems to me for men to make friends. so how cherished a singular male friend should be. women, for some reason, and it could be oxytocin, make friends more easily than men, it seems to eme. >> you write in the book that you didn't initially hit it off as personal friends. >> well, there's -- life is never perfect. no, we had some disagreements to begin with. and in the end. but in between was a brotherhood. i loved it. >> i thought there was an irony. you write that at first, the star trek conventions, all that that happened after the show, you both were kind of like not sure you wanted to be a part of all that. but it was through doing those appearances that you really bonded.
afafr, that you became close. >> that's exactly right. so many shows, i notice for example, you had "friends" on earlier earlier, that's extraordinary, for people to remain friends after the show has been -- is over. usually, you're the best friends forever while a show is on, whatever the show is, and then when the show is over, stage, film, series, you say, i'll see you tomorrow, and you don't because life takes you apart. in many cases, you never see each other again. in this case, fate threw us together with all these appearances. and the films we did. we became very close. >> you were very different, weren't you? >> well, they say your cells change every seven years, so on. >> you were honest in the book because toward the end of his life, you write that you two had a falling out.
you say in a certain sense, you're still not really sure what that was all about. >> that's true. i have no idea why. i sought to find out why and couldn't. so he -- i thought whatever it was would blow over and he'd tell me what it was. i would try to make amends or find common ground. but h died before that could happen. >> what do you think he'd think of this book? >> well, this is about how i cherished my relationship with him and how i miss him. there's no substitute. and there's another thing, and that is when you lose someone you care for, and you've had experiences totother, those experiences that you had together no longer have validation. because the other person is saying, remember when, and you
with. the experiences themselves disappear. that's really the reason for the book. >> you miss him? >> yes. >> 50 years since star trek, can you believe it? >> incredible. >> this is the anniversary. will it be hard to go through the year and people remembering without your friend? >> yes. how beautiful it would have been. we had the best time on stage with each other. communicated more on stage, at times, than we did in person. >> william shatner, good to have you here. thank you so much. >> glad to be here. >> the book is called "leonard." up next, is your e-mail inbox out of control? the guide to cleaning up your digital clutter.
people who have too many e-mails to count or the ones who keep the number at zero. either way, you could probably use a digital de-clutterer. here's more from nbc's joe fryer. >> reporter: like a good cup of java, our e-mail inboxes are usually filled to the brim. >> i have 2,254 unread e-mails. >> reporter: just ask anyone sitting in a coffee shop. >> 3,158 unread e-mails. it looks a lot worse.
>> reporter: all that clutter used to pile up on our desks. now, it's clogging up phones and computers, wasting our time. >> e-mail has the ability to suck our will to live. >> reporter: professional organizer beth knows that well. >> when people come to you with their overflowing e-mail boxes, i mean, do they feel a sense of hopelessness? >> people come to me very overwhelmed and frustrated. they don't know what to do but
>> reporter: her company, bneato bar, offers services on digital clutter, including naked inbox. >> what is this e-mail? >> reporter: she tells clients to first take a sample of their e-mail. >> just like going through our physical stuff, we're going to start at the top and work our way down. >> reporter: to gain control, she suggests using an app called unroll.me, which unsubscribes from messages you don't want and combines your favorite subscriptions into one e-mail delivered daily. from there, it's easy to focus on incoming e-mails. if you can respond to a message in less than two minutes, go ahead. if you can't, put it in a special to-do folder. >> these are the things you're going to tackle today. we want to get the e-mail out of the inbox. >> reporter: once you've dealt with an e-mail, delete it or archive it. >> is the goal to have a zero e-mail mailbox? >> maybe for a split second. we're always going to get more. >> reporter: here comes the hard part.
e-mail less often. no more than five times a day. it can take 16 minutes to refocus after dealing with an e-mail. that stat showewe 28% of our work week is spent reading and writing e-mails. >> if we are constantly in our e-mail inbox, we are never getting any good work done. >> reporter: photos are another form of digital clutter, sucking up all the storage in our phones. she recommends using google photos or dropbox to store and organize pics in the cloud. you can also dump some of the phone apps. research says we only use 27 apps a month, butut have far more on our devices. >> i think i actually have three or four to-do lists, organizing apps on my phone, none of which i use. >> let those go, absolutely. >> reporter: this might sound daunting. >> you wish it was zero but who has the time? >> reporter: she says it's not
>> this is going to be your new life. why rush it and burn out? let's take our time. >> reporter: consider it a home ec lesson, sweeping away the digital clutter in your life. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. >> i just erased six apps during that. >> you did? >> i was inspired. >> oh, my gosh. >> impressive. >> it's a start, carson. >> i'm good without the apps. >> we're terrible. we need help. >> how many do you have? >> 77,000 and -- >> i have 11,000. you make me feel better. >> work on that, ladies. this might help. up next, we have a delicious, spicy stew you're going to love. >> bone in stew. >> yes. >> we're going to enjoy that
all this week on today food, we're focusing on healthy recipe recipes to help you live longer. here to help us kick things off, we have the executive chef at the incredible restaurant everyone is talking about in new york city. also the co-author on a new cookbook. i'll start off, you're like 26 years old. you've already graduated from the culinary institute of america. you've worked under some of the greatest chefs in new york city and you're an executive chef now yourself, of course. you made the "forbes" 30 under 30 list, and you have one of the hottest restaurants in new york city and your first cookbook. >> it's a lot. >> not a bad year, my friend. >> wasn't bad. we're excited to bring korea town, the cookbook, to you. it is the first cookbook written in the perspective of korea town. >> new york, l.a. and everywhere in between. >> matt and i, the co-author, we traveled for two years writing the book. >> you're so young and have done great things in the culinary world.
walk me through the ingredients. >> today, we'll make spicy chicken stew. my mom's recipe. the first recipe i ever cooked. it's a spicy chicken stew. some honey powder. koreans aren't crazy about using straight sugar so they'll substitute it in any way. and soy sauce is the basic marinate. we have vegetables. >> are these ingredients tough to find? >> usually, it's available in asian marts. you can even get it at amazon now, so it's great. >> okay. >> carson, you're going to have to do the marinateeinade for me. >> okay. >> the chili paste and honey powder. >> everything in a bowl. this recipe is simple. >> it's a sugar substitute. mix it up. >> you start the chicken
>> i'll have it in one pot. i'll put it all in, including the vegetables. >> is this a dish you did at culinary school and they loved it? >> yeah, and now it's part of the curriculum. >> that's crazy. >> it's all super simple, too. i mean, i did it when i was -- the first time, literally, the first dish i made when i was 12 or 11. >> wow. >> one of my mom's recipes. >> by the way, we have the tasters downstairs. >> oh milliony gosh, we're in love. >> my head is sweating. >> it has a kick but we love it. >> really good. >> really good reviews down there. this looxks like a one pot deal, which is easy. >> exactly. i'll have a little bit of the chicken stock. honestly, this is it. >> put the chicken down, made the marinade, you have -- >> you cover wit a lid, medium to low heat and it's done in 20 minutes. >> perfect. >> this is our end product.
the chicken that creates a nice broth, along with the chicken stock. you get a perfectly cooked -- >> this is easy. >> korean food, that's the point. >> people are intimidated, they don't think they can pull it off. >> exactly. korea town, the book, has over 100 recipes. the next recipe is going to be a quick recipe. >> is it pickled cabbage? >> traditionally it's a dish. in the book, we focus on it as a verb. you'll see vegetables and fruit. we say, yes, it's a staple dish of korea, but also pineapple, cucumber. we'll make the marinade. usually, it takes two to three months. we have some that's two years old. this is a quick version, less than 20 minutes. korean chili powder. the paste form, and this is the powder form. garlic, ginger.
>> oh, my gosh, the pineapple. >> spicy. >> perfect for 9:00 in the morning. >> we love it. >> mix this up and let it marinate? >> then it comes to this. >> whenever you want this? >> exactly. we chose pineapple. matt and i, when we were doing the testing, tried the pineapple. in the book, we have over 100 recipes. 20 are like guess recipes. >> flavorful. >> every recipe, every vegetable you do gives off a nice kick. >> you can jar it up? >> jar it up, leave it in the fridge, eat it whenever you want to eat it. >> congratulations on the recipes. >> all the stuff in the restaurant, too? >> it's in the cookbook. >> get the cookbook. you're the man. thank you so much. come back and see us. for the recipes, go to today.com/food. eat up down there, and we'll be right back in a moment. >> well done! this is "today" on nbc.
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and is a champion. susan georgantas is 100 years old from massachusetts. you have to like this, her secret to longevity, a glass of scotch every night. >> incredible. >> there you go. >> go, susan, ! >> woodrow wilson felty from pennsylvania, 100 years old. retired from the air force. we salute you for your service. thank you. mary corbett from virginia. 100 years old. 22 grandkids. 24 great grandchildren. 12 great great grandchildren. >> wow! >> that's what keeps her young.
tony olicerie is 100 years old from arizona. didn't retire until 87. happy birthday. fantastic. >> amazing. >> if you know of somebody any age celebrating a leap year birthday this month, we want to celebrate them on the air. head to today.com/celebrate and send in your photos for a chance to be featured. >> i like that. >> got to celebrate the leap year birthdays. what's coming up next hour? we have a president joining us. president we're going to do a little presidential tribute. >> nice. >> we have kitchen hacks and some of the hot toys. >> the kid at heart. >> i love it. all that coming up in a few minutes.
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