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and west cast their votes in the race for the white house. >> make america great again and it's going to be greater than ever before. that's the potential we have donald trump takes the south carolina primary but the real dog was for the second place and it's the end of the road for a one-time front runner >> the people have spoken. i really respect their decision. so tonight i am suspending my
campaig campaign. >> it has to be about what we're going to build together a much needed victory as hillary clinton sweeps by bernie sanders. in washington dc a funeral for a powerful voice on the supreme court, antonin scalia good evening. thanks for joining us with our special coverage continuing here live from new york. it was a critical day in the race for the white house. two elections with a lot on the line for both democrats and republicans. first out west in nevada, a desperately needed win for
hillary clinton and in south carolina a razor thin race to see who would come in second to front runner donald trump. let's go ahead and take a look at the latest numbers coming in from south carolina. they are almost done counting the final ballots there. donald trump was the winner with 32%. but marco rubio and ted cruz virtually tied for second, but if you look beyond the percentage, you will see marco rubio leading by just over a thousand votes there. the big story also was jeb bush. coming in fourth place and dropping out of the race tonight suspending his campaign after a disappointing 7% in south carolina. we have a team of correspondents in south carolina, experts here in the studio. first beginning with our correspondent live in colombia. as expected, at least one casualty coming out of south carolina tonight >> >> right. in a campaign season where a
self-funding billionaire can defy the conventional wisdom and break every taboo of campaigning for political office, it is a year when it is simply not the time for jeb bush. although he comes from a dynstayy campaigned for him, the very popular senator from sclooib also in his corner, it is not the year for jeb bush. it is the kind of year where donald trump can surge to the front. he can come in second in i've and new hampshire and prove that his campaign is a mile wide and deep, he has smashed it here again. there was he wasted no time appearing before supporters tonight here colombia just next-door to where we are in the
convention strn and called it quits. let's listen. >>-- center. >> i've had a front row seat to this office for most of my adult life. i have seen fallible men rise up to the challenges of our time with hue milt and clarity of purpose, to make our nations safer, stronger and freer t i firmly believe the american people must entrust this office to someone who understands that whoever holds it is a servant, not the master. someone who will commit to that service with honor and decency. - >> although we're only 4% through, they're going to have to be decided before a nominee is put forward. it appears that donald trump because of the formula and the way they do this in south carolina is going to win east of those 50 delegates we're hearing reports of a record turn out there.
i'm curious as to your thoughts behind that, especially given the fact that when i was down there earlier this week, you were just inundated on radio and television with negative ads but it didn't turn people away electric the polls >> it was a nasty campaign even by south carolina's measures. e-donald trump praised the affordable care act, a heresy about many. in the past he has backed abortion rights. he was before the war in iraq - he was for the war in iraq and then against it. he was defying conventional wisdom. it is not so much what he says and where he stands on the issues, but it's what he represents. he has clearly tapped into anger and resentment and frustration
with the party apparatus in washington thank you for that. donald trump, no kidding here, he has momentum, celebrating his win and after the win in new hampshire. he continues to define those against him again and again. the billionaire businessman just right now seems unstoppable. >> south carolina was supposed to have been a fire wall for the so-called establishment candidates. it turned out to be a fire wall, but one for donald trump who has upended predictions. donald trump made outrageous
statements and seemingly impossible promises like building a wall on the border of mexico. >> i want to begin by thanking the people of south carolina. this is a special state. thank you. >> south carolina is now his second solid victory. he has racked up a solid showing in iowa, a huge win in new aengd now the first in the south primary. his promise to build more on the military and make the mexican government pay for a wall. it will be become more difficult for him to win some say >> i was watching upstairs and it was really amazing to be watching what i was watching. some of the pundits said, well,
if a couple of the other candidates dropped out, if you add their scores together it will equal trump. these geniuses, they don't understand that as people drop out i'm going to get a lot of those votes also. you don't just add them together here in south carolina some of the leading politicians did make endorsements, but only one endorsed donald trump, henry mcmaster. the candidates called it everything except a child of god. south carolina lived up to the reputation of bare knuckle ads but the republicans will unite >> they've been in this arena before. everybody shed blood many times. you would be surprised how
quickly those wounds heal and everybody comes together to win this general election. you would be surprised. >> donald trump says he has started a movement. his next stop is nevada and next super tuesday we will see if it continues thank you for that. with such a divided g.o.p. field, the race for second place has turned out to almost be as important as winning it all. the one that benefited the most from this may be marco rubio. going to robert ray at the marco rubio camp. the senator was finishing neck and neck here with ted cruz, but it seems he has as much reason to celebrate as donald trump because he certainly rose up over of the last few days. >> indeed. the november nor endorsing him. you can hear crickets in this
place, but april couple of hours ago you couldn't hear yourself talking it was so loud as marco rubio came out with an explosive speech, . >> after tonight this has become a three-person race and we will win the nomination. this country is now ready for a new generation of conservatives to guide us into the 21st century. limited government, free enterprise and a strong national defense is a better way forward for all of us in america. >> you just listen to how excited he was. clearly charged up by what happened in south carolina. he's going to move on with a lot of momentum into super tuesday and beyond. you talk about the new generation of conservatives that he spoke to, we spoke to many
people at the rally, one law student saying that the people who are following bush, john kasich and ben carson, some of them will go towards marco rubio and go to making his campaign stronger. we just don't have the numbers as to who will take the second place. it's less than a thousand peoplpeople it may not make a difference to the candidates. it sounds like donald trump will get almost all the 50 delegates but it does speak to the momentum. when you're watching the speeches by donald trump and marco rubio, how different these candidates were. you have donald trump off-the-cuff speaking off some notes that he scribbled on the back of a piece of paper. marco rubio, a very polished speaker; how does the crowd react to that?
>> when donald trump was giving his speech, you could just tell that this was a crowd that really is not for donald trump. marco rubio and donald trump are complete opposites, trump being the outsider and rubio has been in the senate and what the g.o.p. really wants. this will be interesting. it will be a cage match. don't expect marco rubio to take a negative approach to this. he has stayed on an even line throughout this. i'm sure going forward on super tuesday will be the same, just to use this momentum to allow donald trump to say whatever he wants to say. a lot of the voters supporting marco rubio they're hoping donald trump does something outrageous, maybe more outrageous than he has done in the past, so they can take him
down thanks for that. moving on to talk about senator ted cruz who was hoping that he would win that evangelical vote there in south carolina and have a strong second place finish. in the end he has tied neck and neck with marco rubio. lisa stark is in colombia. >> this place has cleared out as well, but it was packed earlier with cruz supporters. as the night went on, he came out and barely mentioned marco rubio except saying that they were locked in a battle for second place. you heard marco rubio say it's now a three-way raise. ted cruz had a different message. he said it is a two-way race between him and donald trump. he said he was the only candidate to beat donald trump
>> in iowa, new hampshire and south carolina have given the voters a clear defined choice. you can go with washington deal makers. or we can stands together with a proven consistent constitutional conservative and bring back morning in america. >> of course, the washington deal maker referred to there is marco rubio. he good get some of the evangelical voters, but not enough to make april different. -- an a difference. >> the political establishment he
here, they went all out to stop ted cruz. he is within a hair of second place. >> his point, of course, that all of the establishment, the political establishment here, went for marco rubio and so ted cruz did so well, he has plenty of ground to move on, and the campaigner manager told reporters that they're finding it easier to get their message out. we did talk to a couple of supporters. some said they were not disappointed, but one said he was and he said to us, well, i was hoping god would work a miracle let's bring in our correspondent mary snow, and former white house aid. we got news that the associative
press is not going to call a second place finisher in this race tonight because the numbers are so close. how vital is that title to say that you finished second. >> it is important, as you can see electric the speeches. both of them claimed victory tonight supplies, supplies >> marco rubio has claimed the republican nomination and ted cruz is saying he is the only one to beat donald trump, it is a two-person rate. they're using the second-third place finish is a win for them. donald trump got all the delegates in south carolina. he heads to super tuesday with momentum and with a real head of steam. he is going to be tough, very tough to beat. cruz does have money, more than marco rubio has. that matters. he has a lot of volunteers as
well. that is important because that's how we did so well in iowa with the 20,000 phone calls a day being made. he has got and that you can't discount it going forward, but it's going to be a race who is going to be the best candidate to beat hillary clinton or bernie sanders? when you look at the polls do you think that is going to continue to drooich people now to rely on their second candidate because jeb bush dropped out. how important are these polls? >> there is such a fight for second place, and it is so extraordinary and telling about this race. conventional wisdom has been tossed out. donald trump had a strong lead. you keep hearing from the reporters tonight. they've talked to supporters waiting for donald trump to do something that would be so outrageous that people will say we can't support him any more.
we have so many of those moments that haven't whittled down his support with jeb bush out of the race, john kasich is still in the race. he plays second to new hamp hampshire and this is what he said >> it started as a 16-person race. now, folks, it is down to the final four. we're going to travel all across this country, all over, and then guess what we're going to head to the mid-west, up in illinois, and one of my favorite states of all michigan, ohio and i will
take you with me it's interesting. donald trump said don't assume that jeb bush supporters will go other than to him. can he pick up the jeb supporters? >> i think it will be hard. what people keep in mind is who do they think is going to win. as they see the field narrowing down, they will go with the person or people who have momentum. john kasich is a great general election candidate. he can win independence, democrats as well as retain republicans, but getting there is going to be harped for him. if he can hang around-- hard for him another important caucus coming up to tuesday in nevada. what can we expect?
>> the democrats are going to texas. bill clinton went to colorado. that was very telling on the democratic side. now super tuesday in the south is going to be a big battle. where will marco rubio stands? ted cruz, this could whittle down the race if we thought the rhetoric was hot, wait until the next 10 days. thanks for being with us. stay with us because coming up next our special election day coverage continues with the democratic caucus in nevada. we will dig deeper into that. hillary clinton wins, but it is
rival and she held back a strong challenge from the vermont senator finishing 5 percentage points ahead of him. the numbers at the bottom are the delegates. there is a spread of around five/600 or so. our correspondent has more on a result that clinton hopes to silence some of other doubters. >> here what they call the first in the west contest, the nevada kau caucuses gave hillary clinton what she came form. it allows her to stop the bleeding after a bad loss in new hampshire at the hands of bernie sanders. clinton moves on to the south and other states, south carolina and other states on super tuesday. what was important for her here was to face an electorate. she had more african american voters here and also union
voters came out to vote for her today. she was very relieve when she addressed her supporters >> i am so, so thrilled and so grateful to all of my supporters out there. some may have doubted us, but we never doubted each other, and this one is for you >> with while she was jubilant to this victory it is to bernie sanders to learn from this. he didn't do too well here on immigrants. many look at the immigration issue in this state to make their decisions. what was also interesting about today's vote is that 34% of nevada voters was the second time they voted. 65% of voters were knew voters.
bernie sanders said we did well and closed the gap and we move o on. >> i believe on super tuesday we have an excellent chance to win many of those states. we have come a very long way in nine months. it is clear to me, and i think most observers, that the wind is on our backs. >> so for now hillary clinton goes away with a victory that she so badly needed. they move to south carolina next week. march 1 is super tuesday all right. michael shaw continuing our coverage there there from l.a. a representative also a candidate right now for lieutenant governor. good to have you with us. in nevada it's not that winner takes all type scenario like in sclooir. they will end of splitting the
numbers, but where do you think bernie sanders missed out on the opportunity. you saw him climbing up the polls but in the end he couldn't close the deal >> bernie sanders has been putting a team together over time that hillary clinton has had in place for quite some time now. wherever you see his team land, you see him surging, and i think that will continue. this remains a close race and one to watch for a number of future caucuses and primaries vermont in nevada are two entirely different states, new hampshire especially, but that is not a very diverse state. you saw tie versity played a big deal in these. can sanders, do you think-- diversity. increase his outreach and reach out to hispanic voters? can he get more women on board? hillary clinton won with women tonight >> i think what we're seeing
around america is that the american people are not monolithic. the groups split and they do want to hear substantive issues. as a woman of color and the daughter of an immigrant, i am a bernie sanders supporter because i believe it is coming down to the american dream. democrats are having a debate about how to give more people access to the american dreams. republicans are having a debate on how to exclude people from the american dream you were 22 years old when you were first elected into office. you told me you were inspired at an event where bernie sanders and president obama were both at, right >> that's right the president said to you maybe you should run for office as a joke. he motivated you. we don't see in the state of vermont many mainstream, many popular statewide officials getting behind and backing bernie sanders. what do you see in him that
other elected officials don't >> as you may now, peter welch just came out and endorsed bernie sanders. so you are seeing the tides turn. he has longstanding ties with clinton aside, bernie is beloved by all officials and many vermonters one of the concerns i hear from democratic voters is that hillary clinton is more pragmatic. they believe what she talks about. she may have a chance of getting some of this done even in an republican controlled congress whereas bernie sanders speaks of a resolution. do you think that's hurting him, his ideas may be untangible in the near future? >> i think both parties are fighting for relevancy with the american people. you have two population candidates on both sides in double-stranded and bernie sanders who don't represent the establishment at all. americans are buying into it.
they're supporting bernie sanders with millions of donations, giving trump multiple wins because they're wondering what change is going to happen in this country it's the fight for the heart and soul of the republican party. do you believe that's happening amongst the democrats as well? >> i think it is stabtive on what will help americans move forward. people are wondering how they're going to pay their bills and they want to hear how this election will help them have a bigg bigger better life thank you for that. history will recall him as one of the supreme court's most powerful conservative voices. >> god blessed him with the desire to be the country's good servant because he was god's
washington dc in the nation's capital somewhat of a respite from all of that today for the funeral of justice antonin scalia and this is washington so politics is never far away. one of the republican candidates turned up today to pay his last respects. the cask containing the justice's body transported from the hurs up to the basilica, high on a hill overlooking washington dc. this is the biggest catholic church of the country. it is a magnificent house of god, something the justice would have appreciated. alongside his family wife and nine children and 36 grandchildren were guests of honor. among them vice president and his wife, his colleagues at the supreme court, former vice president and even though this is a primary date in south carolina.
senator ted cruz who left the campaign trail to pay his last respects. this was a high church funeral, hymns sung. the priest, the justice's son. >> we thank you for your son antonin who you have called to journey to you, and since he hoped and believed in you, grant that he may be led to our true homelands. >> reporter: readings from his friends, including leo leonarle. >> they shall judge nations and resume over peoples and the lord shall be their king forever. >> reporter: and fellow supreme court associate justice clarns thomas. >> the love of god has been powered out into our hearts through the holy spirit that has
been given to us. >> reporter: delivering at his funeral mu been an emotional thing. >> what a privilege to bring our father through the holy doors >> >> he had found himself in my confessional line. he quickly departed it. as he put it later, like heck if i'm confessing to you. the feeling was mutual. >> reporter: so the mourners said goodbye in a ceremony worthy of someone who was much more than a justice, a father, a grandfather and a friends i do think it is worth pointing out that to some people the justice was the lion of the conservative court. to others he was someone that
they would never see eye to eye with nor he with them. today was his funeral so that was left to one side. the battle to replace him resumes. the white house tells us that obama is powering over a list of potential nominees thank you for that. his death has sparked this political fight over who should get to pick his replacement. it also puts into focus just how much power the next president could have in shaping the nation's highest court. >> a lifetime appointment. >> i take this obligation freely. >> reporter: he sat on the bemplyg for 30 years helping shape the nation with his conservative opinions. whoever-- bench. his death leaves the court divide. the next president could inherit this fight and maybe others too if additional seats open up. justice ginsburg is more than 80
years old and others close behind. that means the next president's influence on the court could be felt long before his or her time in office. >> whoever controls the majority on the supreme court after this next presidency could control it for 15 or 20 years before a consequential asset. sos it is being decided one vote in november 2016. >> reporter: legal experts say a lot is on the line this election >> until fairly recently in the 1970s or so, justice mz did not stay on court as long as they've been staying recently-- justices. people didn't live as long or stay as active as long. >> reporter: the power to appoint supreme court justices should be a top issue for voters >> i think it is a very important role and there are
many people who would vote for a particular candidate just for that reason alone. although generally speaking it is a kinds of a symbol for many other reasons that you would support a particular candidate for president >> reporter: to shape the court nominees must be confirmed. the fight over replacing justice scalia could be a roadblock in the next presidency >> if clinton could find herself in the seat, i doubt that she would find anyone successful, that the republican is willing to confirm. if we talk about president cruz or trump, they would either. >> reporter: this could drag into the next administration or repeat itself after the election >> if a vacancy opens up, it could just - the seat could sit
open indefinitely until you have a unity between the party that controls the white house and the party that controls the senate. >> reporter: that means it could be a reality that the country would have to get used to russian air strikes have killed eight people in the city of homs. russia has been targeting that area for the last month. al jazeera has learned that two separate raids were carried out on friday. a vacuum bomb is thought to have been dropped in the city killing women and children. the second attack targeted a mosque during friday prayers. syria's opposition says it will agree on a ceasefire, but the president keeps defending its stance >> our troops are honing their military skills in the operation in syria by fighting in this middle eastern country our
soldiers and officers are defending our mother land u.s. secretary of state john kerry spoke with russia's foreign minister by phone today. they discussed the progress that has been made in the delivery of humanitarian aid, also the fight between turkey and syria. stay with us. when we come back, some new life for some of the presidential candidates. but it is the end of the road for others. those stories coming up. first, fiji residents trying to escape the worst cyclone in the nation's island's history.
fiji's has seen one person killed and more than 50 homes destroyed. winds of up to 200 miles an hour. our correspondent has more. >> reporter: racing to get out of the way of cyclones winston the strongest storm of record to hit fiji. it has been battering the outer earn island. a curfew was imposed at 6 p.m. local time. many islanders opted to stay at home rather than going to government shelters. many buildings are flimsy and may not withstand such powerful winds. >> with the support of the
international societies, we have been in contact with the communities where the anticipation of the high likely likely places where the cyclone might hit and the communities are well prepared. >> reporter: rough assess are also endangering boats and ships. fiji ask an group of 300 islands prone to sea surges and flash flooding. this massive storm is so plovg and likely to dump rain on lands destroying crops. further along the coast, the rugby team helped sand bag walls. the third largest city has prepared as best they can. >> there is big confuse on the
at-- queues on the at m. >> reporter: there's only so much people can do to prepare for such a massive storm, bringing a full force to populated areas over night a look at the weather here at home. >> i'm going to start this weather because we're taking look here across parts of western pacific and show you what has been happening with cyclone winston, the strongest ever recorded here. it did make land fall across parts of fiji on saturday night. it is now sunday morning. they are 17 hours ahead of us. we can see this. first of all, the track of the system. that was in the areas of grey right there. first of all, starting off towards vaunuato and then down to the south, over towards the east and then tracking back
towards fiji where it made lan fall on local time saturday evening there. the system is going to be pushing more towards the west and then down towards the south. there's no areas in this area that we're going to be watching. it looks like all clear for now as long as the track takes it down towards the south. look at the temperatures we have seen today. these are the high temperatures. new york saw 61, washington saw 61 as well. these are temperatures that are 15 to 18 degrees above average for this time of year. asway go towards the next couple of days-- as we go towards the next of days, look at this. we have a system that is going to be coming out of the west. we're not seeing much as we go towards sunday, but towards monday we have this area of low pressure. what that will be is start to intensify, make its way to the
south-east, bring moisture from the gulf of mexico. as we go towards wednesday, that system moves up the coast. we're not going to be seeing too much snow for those major cities, but up here we're expecting to see quite a bit a documentary about migrant's crisis has won top honors >> the golden bear for best film goes to this one. >> i hope this will bring awareness and it is not acceptable that people die crossing the sea to escape tragedies it tells of the dangerous journey of migrants from africa to europe. it is dedicated to the people of
an italian island where many of them turned up. t t tinsel town awards are coming um. a film festival also in australia. >> reporter: in a sydney park crowds and the odd famous face gather to what organisers say is the world's biggest shortly film festival. each year 16 films are short listed from the hundreds submitted to compete for the festival's prize. each must have been made specifically for the competition. just as the oscars are being criticized for a lack of diversity for those celebrated at the top of the film industry. the same has been said of these, short listed for this grass roots prize.
>> this year you've got 16 finalists and one of them is a woman. all of them are white. of course, it's like the other 15 are white men. you're thinking how come this happens every year. >> reporter: it's criticism the festival director partly accepts >> i think there is an industry wide issue of diversity. i'm not going to pretend it isn't. it's part of the industry. we can only choose the films we get entered. we're always looking to and we will continue to look for initiatives and everyone to enter. >> reporter: good weather meant a good crowd. this festival should have happened last november, but by natural problems. a last minute corporate sponsor, insurance company meant it was delayed rather than cancelled, but there is no guarantee for the future. does that matter? online video sites like youtube
means that they can be seen easily. this film is about to begin and an expected crowd of 60,000 people. it was at this festival four years ago that this film was first shown. with it a trop fest. she works in l.a., directing television drama. >> i've short films on the internet. this opportunity to point people to the short films is invaluable >> reporter: this year's prize was won by an animation film. its director already works in l.a. this win should help his career shine. andrew thomas
it turns out it's not just old beetle records that paracel-- sell so well. 35,000 for a piece of hair. this was for a roll in the 1967 film how i won the war. this four inch piece of hair to anguish collector. some other items that sold included a signed photo of the band and a sealed copy of their butcher cover for the album yesterday and today. space travel is expensive and out of reach for anyone unless you're an ass troe nought or a really rich celebrity. maybe not for long-- astronaut. >> reporter: you might not have considered taking in the view of
the cloud 9 to see life under the eyes of these. these new retro travel posters will get us thinking and talking about an idea of taking a trip into space. a number of private companies have been working on the first step. this new modified space ship 2 craft replaces an earlier model that broke apart and killed a pilot in 2014. virgin promises a ride more than 100 kilometers above earth. they will get a few minutes of weightlessness. the u.s. company is also selling tickets for flights on its link space plain. it mass made advances on technology but hasn't said when it will start flying the plane. another company recently tested its rocket landing technology in
texas and hopes to offer a few minutes of weightlessness. another contender is world view, balloon trips which will take passengers 26 kilometers above the earth >> reporter: even if you do dream of this, it might be the cost of the ticket. while one spent 20 billion dollars, virgin's are quarter of a million. $150,000 by another and $75,000 for another. you might also want to hold off until the technology has been proven before you book your next holiday in space the results are in the following south carolina's republican primary where donald trump claimed victory in that state with just over 32% of the vote, but it's still too close to call for the second spot.
both marco rubio and ted cruz around 20%. donald trump did speak to his support ye supporters. >> when you win it's beautiful and we're going to start winning for our country. we're going to start winning. because our country doesn't win any more. doesn't win if the numbers hold, it looks like marco rubio will finish second. here is what he said. >> after tonight this has become a three-person race and we will win the nomination. tonight here in south carolinament message is pretty clear. this country is now ready for a new generation of conservatives to guide us into the 21st century jeb bush did suspend his
campaign. hillary clinton beat bernie sanders. 52% and bernie sanders around 47%. they addressed their supporters after the race was called and they stuck tight to their messages. >> it is clear there is so much more to be done. the truth is we are not a single issue country. we need more than a plan for the big bang. the middle-class needs a raise >> you have a corrupt campaign financed system which is undermining american democracy. we are going to create an economy that works for all of us and not just the top 1% the next big battle grouped for the democrats is saturday in
south carolina's primary the republicans square off in nevada. thanks for joining us. i'm adam may in new york. stay tuned. news from doha is next, have a great night. >> this is al jazeera america live from new york. >> at 7:00 - "news roundup". tony harris gives you a fast-paced recap of the day's events. >> this is the first line of defense. >> we have an exclusive story tonight. >> then at 8:00 - john seigenthaler brings you the top stories from across america. >> the question is, will these dams hold? >> and at 9:00 - >> i'm ali velshi, on target tonight... >> ali velshi on target. digging deeper into the issues that matter. >> i'm trying to get a sense for what iranians are feeling.