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immigrants from deportation. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is tuesday, april 19th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. big day today. no more waiting. the new york primary is now. very soon. polls open in a bit. the frontrunners on both sides are hoping for big wins to return them to the days of yore like four weeks ago with the momentum. hillary clinton trying to fend off bernie sanders. both candidates campaigning late into the night. >> we win when the turnout is high. we lose when the turnout is low. >> come out and vote come. i will work hard for you. thank you all very much. >> we have jeff zeleny with more from sanders closing rally in it queens. >> reporter: john and christine, bernie sanders wrapping up his final rally after two strong weeks of campaigning across the state.
he's gone from borough to borough across state of new york rallying supporters to his side trying to make one last victory here in new york, a chance for him to erase the big lead that hillary clinton has in delegates. this is an extraordinary two weeks. both candidates have strong ties to the city and to this state. bernie sanders born and raised in brooklyn. he has attracted tens of thousands of people everywhere he goes. he has appeared before 100,000 people over the past two weeks. hillary clinton hand been campaigning as if she is running for mayor. she is going from storefront to storefront on the subway. this election today is going to be a pivotal moment in the primary race. hillary clinton enters it with a large lead. if bernie sanders were to win here in the new york primary, it would upend this race. hillary clinton has a strong lead in delegates, but sanders has momentum on his side. he won eight of the last nine
contests. this new york primary could not be more critical in terms of the race going forward. bernie sanders has pledged to go to the convention in july. he almost certainly will. a win here in new york would make that much more possible. a hillary clinton win would begin to set in reality mathematically that she cannot be defeated. she has too big of a lead here. all eyes on turnout across the boroughs of new york city and across the state as well. vermont, where sanders has lived for years is close to upstate new york. the new york primary today is so, so important on the long democratic road to the white house. john and christine. >> thanks, jeff. >> with muse "uprising" playing in the background. let's bring in tom lobianco. a crucial day for donald trump. the new york delegate rules are if he wins 50%, he gets an at large winner take all.
he knows how crucial this is. you can hear it in his voice at a rally in buffalo last night. listen. >> tomorrow, we're going to show ted cruz, who hates new york, when you look at that debate and you see the way he talked about us and new york values, here's the man that turned down sandy money for this state. no new yorker can vote for ted cruz. >> so potentially a big haul for donald trump. it all comes down to the percentages. >> absolutely. you know, the number is 1,237. if he can reach that before cleveland, he will put to rest any challenge to him is the nominee. that's not clear at this point whether he will get there. you know, that 50% benchmark across the board, if he can
clear that tonight, that would be huge. that would be absolutely huge. >> this is why inside the campaign some shifts and change of focus in all the campaigns. this becomes a delegate hunt. you have gone from the early parts of the campaign where this was a cult about the campaigns and now tell us about high profile departure in his campaign. >> sure. field director stuart jolly tendered his resignation. he was a big corey lewandowski supporter. you have a big move away from the first part of the campaign to the move to paul manaford, the delegate director, top strategist they brought on who was i was integral in the 1976 contested convention. you have rick wylie.
former manager for scott walker. this is now an inside game. winning the nomination means winning delegates. you have to find your way to 1,237. if you can't get to 1,237, which is a distinct possibility, you have to protect your delegates. you have to find a way to 1,237 delegates. that is all reflected here. >> the chess board of the nation's map. if you look beyond new york, we have big primaries next tuesday in states like maryland and pennsylvania and delaware. that's where ted cruz is now. he's already moved past new york to campaign in those states. listen to what he said yesterday. >> now maryland votes just over a week from now. maryland is a battle ground. maryland is going to have an out
sized voice as the nation is looking to maryland to decide do we nominate trump and hand the election to hillary clinton or do we unite behind the cruz campaign and beat hillary clinton. >> so just like simon & garfunkel, just as the nation turns its weary eyes to you. what strikes you is, those will be good states for trump. those are tough states for ted cruz despite the fact he planted his flag in maryland yesterday. >> as someone who grew up in towson, it is tough to hear maryland as a battle ground. here we are. the last few weeks have been good for cruz and sanders. the next few weeks are where clinton and trump could easily take this back. pennsylvania in particular looks like a good state for clinton
and trump. tons of delegates there. almost a moderate, but these are more old fashion maybe with republicans and democrats. you have maryland. not a lot of delegates, but a fair amount when you are looking at the margins we have here. everything leading up to june 7th, when we have an absolute ton of delegates with california being the decider. all leading up to the convention. if either one can put it away, they're in good shape. otherwise, we're having huge convention battles. >> what did you call it? the political reporter employment act. that's you, tom. thank you so much. nice to see you this morning. >> thanks, guys.
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devastating flooding. so is the worst over for houston or is more yet to come? let's bring in meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> john and christine, i think the worst is over for these areas. there is still plenty of rainfall in the forecast. this is an omega block developed. it is a pattern that resembles the greek letter with the high pressure system across the eastern corridor of the country preventing systems from moving out of the rockies. this storm will move, but not fast enough to remove the moisture from the forecast. you look at what happened on monday afternoon across texas and early morning hours as well. up to 17 inches west of houston coming down in a matter of a few hours. that alone in the town of hockley, it is greater than salt lake city sees in an entire year. incredible rainfall. the thunderstorms are forecast to regenerate right around
houston this afternoon. forecast totals up to 2 to 4 inches as you see with the yellow and oranges. potentially up to 6 inches in the next two to three days. cincinnati, 81 degrees. nashville, 82. chicago into the low 60s. new york shoots for 70 this afternoon. guys. >> pedram, thank you. time for an early start on your money. important milestone for the dow jones industrial average. crossing 18,000 for the first time since last july. the highest since last july. wow. where did february go and the fear? the dow was near 15,000. that is an incredible run-up. 16%. three reasons pushing stocks higher. the rebound in crude oil. subsiding fears of a u.s. recession. low interest rates. no interest rate hikes from the fed at least until this summer. the next number is 18,351. the dow's all-time high.
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the battle for new york is here. voters head to the polls in hours to choose their next president. a critical primary election for democrats and republicans. we're breaking it down. good morning. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. 30 minutes past the hour. at long last, no more waiting.
new york primary is now or very, very soon. polls open in a bit. the frontrunners on both sides are hoping for big wins to return to the days long ago, about four weeks ago, when they had all the momentum. on the republican side, donald trump is hoping for a big win here to rack up some big delegates. pull ahead of ted cruz and john kasich. ted cruz has been gaining of late. last night, there were changes to the trump campaign. national field director resigned days after another shake up in the campaign. jim acosta was at the final rally in buffalo. jim. >> reporter: john and christine, donald trump is sounding confident about his chances in the new york primary. he doesn't want to talk about the polls that show him out of front of ted cruz and john kasich. trump at the rally here in
buffalo fired off on cruz for the comment about new york values. he went after the rnc and system for rewarding delegates for presidential candidates. trump again said that's a rigged system. here's what he said in buffalo. >> let me tell you a couple of things and why tomorrow's so important. because the system is rigged. it's not meant for a guy like me who is not taking any money from the special interests. i'm self funding my campaign. i came up here. i paid to come up here. it's a rigged system. just like so much else in government is rigged. i've never seen anything like it. when you have a colorado or a wyoming. in the case of colorado, they were supposed to vote. they said there were no changes made. there were. i announced in june. people said i would do great in
colorado. they changed the vote in august. they took the vote away from colorado. >> reporter: despite the setbacks in colorado and wyoming, donald trump is looking for a clean sweep of the 95 delegates in new york. coming up next, northeastern states like pennsylvania, connecticut, maryland and delaware. john and christine. >> jim, thank you. let's bring in political reporter tom lobianco to breakdown the new york primary which gets under way in a few hours. good morning, tom. a big day here in new york. donald trump, you hear him talk about it's rigged. he says it over and over. yet he is tweaking the focus of the campaign team so he can play in what he calls the rigged system and try to get more delegates. >> that's right. it's ironic. on the one hand he acknowledges it is rigged publicly. he says it is rigged publicly.
behind the scenes, he acknowledges this is the game you have to play to get the republican nomination. the shake-up at the top with stuart jolly leaving. obviously a big corey lewandowski loyalist from the first part of the campaign here. this moves to an inside ball game now. they brought on paul manaford. master of the delegate process. veteran from the 1976 contested convention. the last time we had an all-out convention battle. they brought on rick wylie from the scott walker campaign. all this points to it is a two-tiered attack. on the one hand, you keep up pressure on the republican party itself. they will meet in florida this week. they will make some key decisions on how the convention will operate. whether or not they want to have
a say in what happens in cleveland in july. this is keeping the pressure on them from the outside. meanwhile, paul manaford himself will head in to lobby inside their meetings at the hollywood, florida meetings. this two-tier attack is an issue. >> let's talk about the democrats. the stakes here are very, very high. you can hear it in the voices of the candidates and those close to them. we have sound last night from bernie sanders and the final events and sound from bill clinton at one of his final events. listen to the back-to-back. you get a sense of how much they're pushing for this one. >> it is an enormously important primary because there are a lot of delegates at stake. >> we need you. we need every single vote. how this comes out tomorrow will
shape the rest. primary campaign and how we go into the future. >> we need you. this determines what goes on in the future. again, you know, the stakes are very, very high for both campaigns. in some ways, tom, the tenor of the democratic race changed in the last two weeks in new york. >> you watch that debate last week and boy, those are some of the sharpest exchange we have seen on the democratic side at all. the escalation that happened there was remarkable. and you know last week, we saw bill clinton make that off-handed joke about how sanders supporters would like to shoot people on wall street. that kind of back fired. you know, it's been real tough the last few weeks between the two of them. it is because the stakes are so high. both sides know how big new york is for them. if sanders can walk away strong
or with a win, which doesn't look likely, they can claim the momentum. if clinton can walk out with a strong victory, double digits, they can claim their foot in it and take it away. >> let's talk about how the sanders campaign has been chipping away at clinton in the favorability department. the numbers we have on the voters views of hillary clinton. favorable in april. 32% favorable and 56% unfavorable. a win in new york is something that could help here. >> i want to do a hat tip here to maggie at "the new york times." she wrote a great piece for politico in 2014 which pointed to the high unfavorables of
politicians elected. it is fascinating. through the entire race, clinton has been upside down with the favorables and so is trump. your two frontrunners have been upside down with support in the public at large. you know, eventually it does have an impact. it used to be said if you are running for re-election, you never wanted to be above 40 negative and below 50 positive. that dynamic has changed. you know, it's looking worse. we can see the movement there. it doesn't help them. that's why they want sanders out. now, because the longer he hangs around, the more dynamics pop up. >> you see the more attacks from the sanders campaign. they put out a letter yesterday complaining about the combined fund raising with hillary clinton and the dnc.
the victory fund raising pac she is doing to raise money for down ballot candidates. in questions like that are what concern the clinton campaign as they go forward. they will attack in the primary, it can stick if tn the general. >> that is an fascinating. they were doing the fund raising for the party. sanders has the same opportunity to do the joint fund raising with the democrats. there is some question of whether who did not follow through with it. the party or sanders. now they are using it as an attack on clinton. you know, it goes to show how high the stakes are right now. they both really have thrown the kitchen sink and everything else at it. today's big. >> it is big day. tom lobianco, we will talk about it all day and night and tomorrow morning because it is an important race. >> also it is our job.
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what's recommended for me. x1 makes it easy to find what you love. call or go online and switch to x1. only with xfinity. president obama heads to saudi arabia today with the relations with the countries strained to say the least. saudi regime coping with plunging oil prices and civil wars along the borders. now a bill in congress to allow the united states to sue the saudis over 9/11. let's go live to riyadh and bring in nic robertson. nic, there could be serious tension in the meeting this week. >> reporter: absolutely. the relationship between president obama and the saudi
king and the leadership here, the government here, is perhaps at an all-time low. based on a breakdown of trust. the saudis see the united states as leaning too far to iran. the nuclear deal is an indication of that. saudis perceive the situation in yemen and syria. there is a real tension over that issue. it goes back before that. the saudis feel president obama let them down by the arab spring and not backing the egyptian president and not backing the tunisia president when they were overthrown. this mistrust comes at a time when president obama wants to come here and sort of bring more regional stability and security and find a way that saudi and allies and the united states can tackle isis. president obama's view on the bill before congress is that it can also damage u.s. interests because it could lead u.s.
citizens and the government open to reciprical actions from other countries. he is facing this issue domestically and internationally coming to saudi arabia when you have already the existing tensions. the saudis reaction to the possibility of the bill to say look, we will withdraw $750 billion of assets in the united states. it is fuelling tensions for president obama when he arrives here with what was already a tough diplomatic task. >> both hillary clinton and bernie sanders come out in favor of the bill. which the white house says the president would veto. nic robertson, thank you. let's get an early start on your money. dow rallied above 18,000 for the first time since july. the dow is 350 points from a
record high. stocks in europe are posting solid gains. look at rebound in tokyo. trouble for theranos. an issue with the securities and exchange commission and in addition to the probe by centers for medicare services. theanos is valued at $9 billion and billed as disrupter in medical services. in october, a scathing report in the wall street journal called the technology and testing methods in question. the company says it is cooperating fully and will work with closely regulators. s.e.c. declined to comment. shares of netflix will fall ahead of strong quarterly results. it now has 81.5 million subscribers around the world.
in the u.s., the customer base rose to 2.2 million. 42% of the subscribers are outside of the united states. netflix lowered the growth forecast for the year. now it plans to increase prices gradually. now amazon is launching a subscription to compete directly with netflix. the lower guidance that concerns the wall street pros. primary day in new york. it is here. "new day" picks up now. >> no new yorker can vote for ted cruz. >> nominating donald trump hands the election to hillary clinton. >> you can't put me democratic nomination.
>> we have bad news for them. >> the candidates running this cycle are not typical. >> standoff for real fundamental changes in this country. >> they know i'm comin' after them. they're already coming after me. >> we're going to beat crooked hillary so badly, that your heads will spin. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com good morning. welcome to your "new day." it's tuesday, april 19th. 6:00 in the east. alisyn is off. brooke baldwin here with mic and me and polls are open, my friends in the exceleor state. looking with hungry eyes at that 247 delegates up for grabs. >> hungry eyes.
start singing. you like that? and republican the now. donald trump expected to do well given his home field advantage. could he sweep and get all 95 republican delegates? news of another shake-up in the trump campaign has many asking, what's really going on here? the race covered the way only cnn can. beginning with chris frates live in brooklyn on the democratic race. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brooke. so it's finally here. new york primary day, and the battle of brooklyn comes down to this -- brooklyn native bernie sanders looking to upset hillary clinton, and the two democrats crisscrossing new york yesterday. bernie sanders spending five hours shaking hands, kissing babies and trying to remind what's at stake. 250 delegates up for grab, second only to california. remember, no winner take all. if hillary clinton