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fox is they were gratified the charges have been dismissed. no further comment from them. guys. >> nick watt there in chicago. thank you. the collusion delusion is over! >> what we have right now is the four-page barr report. what we actually need is the mueller report. the question is, obstruction of justice is still on the table? and that is something these committees will get into. >> there is ample everyday of clux in plain sight. >> the democrats have to now decide whether they will continue defrauding the public. so mexico's tough. they can stop them. if they don't stop them. we're closing the border. >> and if they don't, we will be closing the border for large sections of the border next week. [ music playing ] >> announcer: this is "new day weekend" with christi blackwell
and vic -- christi paul and victor blackwell. >> the attorney general says the redaction process is already in the works, with help from robert mueller. he says they may go over the nearly 400 page report before mid-april. after the release, barr said he'd be opened to testifying to congress starting my 1st. >> let's talk now about the southern border, officials say their resources are strained. the president says, that if mexico does not step up, he'll close the border next week. recovering all angles of the immigration debate. leyla santiago is live from el paso. >> we want to begin with natasha. tell us more about what president trump said and what may be in the works this morning. good morning. >> good morning, christi, president trump claims that a closure of the border would be a profit-making move for the u.s., fact, that would be a huge
economic loss for both countries as so much commerce goes between these ports. we right now are here at the mcgowan hidalgo bridge where a lot of border town residents go back and forth for errands and business. on twitter yesterday, president trump ramped up the rhetoric saying the u.s. has weak immigration laws. he says if mexico does not stop all illegal immigration, he will close the border. >> we're not going to give them hundreds of becomes of dollars and tell them that they're not going to use their strong immigration laws to help the united states, so there is a very good likelihood i'll be closing the border next week. >> that will be just fine with me. >> reporter: a senior homeland security official says that for now, they are going to be pulling resources from ports like this to assist with the influx of people coming in between ports illegally. so that's going to affect operations at ports like the one we're in front of now.
this plan so far does not fully closest the ports, but that senior official says that is on the table. christi, victor, back to you. >> natasha, talk about the economic impact how this would affect imparts/exports across the border, that happened all day every day. >> reporter: absolutely and for you and me, we're going to be seeing some changes at the grocery store, perhaps, if this closure happens because of all the fruits and vegetables to come to the u.s. from mexico, to give you an idea, in 2017, fruit and vegetable imports from mexico were valued at more than $13 billion. that's just under half of the total fruit and vegetable imports coming in from all countries. more than half of agricultural imports are from mexico. 4% of u.s. merchandise imports president from mexico. so this is going to be a huge impact. our team even talked to some residents here on the american side yesterday who called a
potential closure ridiculous. because they said many of them here have errands that they run, daily business that requires them to go back and forth, even u.s.-born children who attend schools in america that perhaps go home to mexico to their families each night so a closure at the border would be a huge impact on many americans. >> all right. we'll see if anything changes from the mexican side of the border. the president said if he doesn't, he'll shut it down. he's got a week to take action on those words. thank you so much. >> we will jump off the point how natasha just made, every day there are migrants that cross into the southern border. every day there are migrants seeking asylum. several immigrants rights advocates are helping them now. >> ed lavandara has that side of the story for us. >> reporter: every day this week, buses dropped off hundreds of migrants on the doorstep of the good settlement house she wantner browns victim, texas.
most are requesting asylum. the scene is sparking frustration among immigrant rights advocates as legions of volunteers scramble to help mothers and fathers with their children. >> what we see is our community is interesting instrumentalized as a tool in a larger political game that is completely anti-thet cam antithetical to what the communities here want. >> reporter: they suddenly released this week by customs and border protection. the action sets it can't hand tell massive number of mike grants crossing the board sfwler the immigration system was at the breaking points. >> that breaking point has arrived this week at our border. >> reporter: board roar patrol agents are on pace for apprehensions and encounters with 100,000 migrants in march, which would be the highest number in a decade. the department of homeland security secretary today is warning the system is in freefall and president trump says the tens of thousands of mike grants requesting asylum
are carrying out a big fat con job and is now threatening to shut don't the border to control illegal immigration. >> and we're on track for a million illegal aliens trying to rush our borders. it is an invasion, you know that. >> reporter: we met vilma and her daughter at this shelter in brownsville. they asked not showing their faces, they feared being returned to el salvador. vilma says she fled her home country with her daughter, they feared being killed. gang members murdered her mother last year. her daughter says three police officers unleashed a bruising attack on her in january kicking and punching her for reasons that were never clear. that's when they decided to leave. advocates say this is not a con job but real people facing life and death consequences. >> we are not ignorant here in the rio grande valley. we know what's happening. >> immigrant rights advocates say the trump administration is
deliberately creating sense of chaos, with massive release of mike grants, hiding them under a bridge in el paso and giving families confusing paperwork. >> this is a migrant that asked us not to identify her. these are the forms they are given once released from custody here. if you look closely, this is supposed to be a notice to appear, giving them a date and time to appear. here they're not getting those dates. >> reporter: the trump administration says there is no manufactured crisis on the southern border and there is a real humanitarian and security crisis unfolding so critics say the trump administration is trying to bolster its case for a national emergency to build more border wall. but the president's threat to close down the border is sending shock waves. you see that bridge in the distance, that's what millions of people use to get back and forth that connects brownsville, people use that to get back and forth to see family, friends to get to work, skoomg thchool, th of thing. they are the lifeline, shutting
down these ports of entry will have a devastating effect. ed lavandara, cnn, browns victim, texas. immigration as we know will be key in the 2020 election. it will be a key focus today when democratic presidential candidate former congressman beto o'rourke holds a rally in his hometown of el paso. >> the city has been at the center there, president trump and brurk hobeto o'rourke holdi dual rallies last month. what do we expect to see? >> reporter: victor is absolutely correct. you should expect immigration to be a key issue. why? take a look behind me, you see the lights down behind me, downtown el pass so that is juarez, mexico. yesterday when i spoke to the mayor over there. he told me to put some context on the number of immigrants we are talking about. he has about 500 waiting to seek
asylum in the u.s. right now. that's more than double what they had just a few months ago in january and they have hundreds kumpbcurrently under t international bridge there. that's where beto o'rourke was yesterday. he actually tweeted saying he is going to push for more answers, the majority of children. that was on the same day that president trump threatened shut down the border and a day before his official campaign launch here in el paso. here on a sort of home turf. you will hear him talk about immigration as well as climate change and healthcare and this comes after about two weeks ago when he officially announced he was going to be running for president via video on social media. he has since gone to a lot of those early voting states, iowa, new hampshire, south carolina. it will be interesting to see if those conversations he had with voters there will sort of mold his future campaign, his strategy and more importantly provide clarity on some of his policies. we'll have to wait and see.
but him being back in texas. back where he became this rising star during the mid-term elections against ted cruz, where he did lose by three points. he also sort of became a fundraiser there. known to be a big fundraiser raising $80 million in that race. in his first day on his presidential bid, according to his campaign, he raised $6.1 million. >> that itself most of any of the democratic candidates currently in the field. so today his official kickoff will be joining the field over the next few days. he will be joining other candidates in appearances in other parts of the country and for the rest of today so his big day here in texas will have two more stops. so el paso, houston and then he heads to the states capital austin. >> all righty. leyla santiago, always good to see you. thank you for the report. all right.
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responding to democrats and a demand by jerry fad ler that attorney general barr hand over the mueller report in full to congress by april 2nd. >> that would be tuesday. it is increasingly unlikely that will happen. though, what we are hearing from the president is he wants transparency. there is a bit of caveat there, though, listen to what he was asked here at mar-a-lago and a question about his trust in the attorney general. >> i have great confidence in the attorney general, if that's what he'd like to do. i have nothing to hide. this was a hoax. this was a witch hunt. i have absolutely nothing to hide. and i think a lot of things are coming out with respect to the other side. >> reporter: the president saying he has nothing to hide. despite that look at these tweets he sent out directed at democrats. he writes, quote, robert mueller was a hero to the radical left democrats until he ruled there
was no collusion with russia so ridiculous to even say, after more than two years since the insurance policy statement was made by a dirty cop, i got the answers i wanted. the truth. the problem is, no matter what the radical left democrats get, no matter what we give them, it will never be enough. watch, they will harass, complain, resist, the theme of their movement. maybe we should take our victory and say, no, we have a country to run. unclear if the president is suggesting he may exert executive privilege over the mueller report, over certain sections of it. attorney general barr says the president has that right. though he has clarified and says he is not planning to give it to to the white house at this point. as to the information, it falls into four categories, first, there is information that pertains to ongoing current investigations, there is information that legally is going material, that by law should not be released to the public. there is also material that
could potentially compromise sensitive sources or meth odds and, lastly, i want to read to you an interesting line from that letter from attorney general barr to congress. he says, that he's looking at information, quote, information that would unduly infringe on the personal privacy at a reputational interest of peripheral third parties. we obviously don't know what he means by peripheral third parties. perhaps the president unclear also what he means by reputational interests. we may not find out for years, if not decades if that information is ultimately redacted. victor, christi. >> all right. boris sanchez, good to see you this morning, thank you, sir. >> i will pick up exactly at that point where boris left off. we have a u.s. attorney joining us for this next group discussion. cnn contributor walter shaub, former director of the government of ethics, spe spec
tore usa contribute or, michael more, welcome all. michael, that line from the criteria of those that will be likely redacted, information that will unduly infringe on the personalle privacy and reputational interest of peripheral third parties who are they? and does that line concern you? >> it doesn't necessarily concern me. there is a pretty good reason we have that in there. that's the department of justice policy. if there is no proof against them to have sure reputation soiled and their character pulled through the mud if you will. in this case, we don't know who we are talking about yet. that's because we don't know what other investigations are going on in other parts of the country. what we know is mueller september some things out, he formed them with the southern district of new york and the u.s. attorneys office in d.c. so we don't know in his report if we will see things about little don, you know, jared
kushner, if we would see things about other people who may have been close to the campaign. so, i want to kind of let's all take a step back, take a breath, say, okay. we need to know what's going on. at the same time there can be legitimate reasons for having some of these redactions in the initial report. the special counsel regulations are clear if you read the testimony of the statement from dig thorn berke and others when they were enacted. you can see what they were trying to do. at this point it does call for previous reports and summaries and interim reports if you will from the attorney general. >> and that's the point that sally yates made in her op-ed this morning in the washington post. let me bring that to you. she said there should be -- there are legitimate reasons for redactions for classified information, also for grand jury testimony. and she writes the justice department should expeditiously provide to congress a redacted version of the report. >> that identifies the basis for each redaction and those redactions should be drawn aznar
rowly as possible. does she -- not she, does the attorney general have a responsibility to explain, walter, each of those, those redactions? considering the public interest? >> i think the first thing to emphasize is yates at its op-ed asked that the redactions be as crafted aznar rowly as possible and i think that's incredibly important. i'm worried that we may see entire pages or entire sections redacted. and, yes, the attorney general absolutely has a responsibility. because this goes to the very legitimacy of the president and the integrity of our public. this is an incredibly important report. there is an incredibly powerful public interest in knowing this, the contents of this report and i think that the congress needs an unredacted copy, perhaps barr could send a redacted and
unredacted copy. but congress is the body charged by the constitutional and primary responsibility for presidential accountability and there is no reason to hide the truth from them. >> kelly jane, in response to the letter from the attorney general, the chair of house judiciary jerry nadler responded. this is a part of it. congress requires the full and complete mueller report without redactions as well as access to the underlying evidence by april 2nd, that deadline still stands, that's tuesday. well, that's unlikely to happen. what happens wednesday? >> yeah, that's not going to happen, victor. you know, a part of it is legally william barr cannot send an unredacted report to congress as he mentioned, he says your report mentioned, anything, for example, grand jury, sitting grand jury information. >> that cannot be made public. >> that has to be redacted. now, of course, jerry nadler is asking bill barr to seek a court order to allow him to to do
that. as it stands, jerry had in wler is asking for something that is legally impossible. now, what will happen on wednesday you ask? i don't think there is a whole -- there is not a lot that jerry nadler can do to force the justice department to do something it legally cannot do. one of the things i found interesting in bill barr's letter, he mentioned there were discussions between him and jerry nadler in between the letters each have been accepting back and forth. they have been on the phone, they have been talking. i'm sure chairman nadler has been trying to persuade attorney general bar tore seek that court order to allow him to do that. now, will bill barr do that? i'm getting the impression, no really he doesn't have a lot of motivation to do so. i thought the letter was interesting he says he is working with special counsel mueller to work on those redactions. i think that's a great move. i suspect he's doing it to you know give himself more credibility.
he cannot -- democrats cannot say you are trying to cover up for president trump. he is trying to work with special counsel mueller, who, of course, democrats have been saying for over two years now, rightly so, he is a professional, he is thorough, he is going to get the job done in a non-political manner. so we got a fight ahead of us. i think it's interesting that bill barr gave his own dates for when he is going to appear before congress. there is no negotiation there. he is saying these are the dates i'm available. >> chairman nadler says he will take those under advisement, those dates provided by the attorney general. michael, let me bring that to you, the significance of bob mueller working on the redactions with the attorney general. we know that mueller wasn't involved with that letter sent last sunday with the principles conclusions, as i saw you nodding, walter said there may be full page redactions, that gives the attorney general a lot of cover. >> i think it absolutely does. i think it's a smart move by bar tore bring in mueller to sort of
bring up his credibility as he presents the report. remember we have these regulations what we did not want and congress didn't want the time was to have a repeat of the ken starr report. where we were basically looking at an adult erotic novel. you know, it was so lured and feel the graphic detail so these regulations and these limitations were put in place, including things about federal and criminal procedure 16, which simply says, grand jury information is secret and we don't let that stuff out. there can be limited reasons, can you imagine taking this report, given the entire unredacted report to the congress. that place leaks like a siv. we have been amazed through the mueller investigation how tight lipped the congress team was. congress is not known for that. to tell the folks running the tour races, you can't use this information, you can't use this page of the document, because you know in your campaign, is almost nonsensical because you will have people who violate
those rules. there can be provisions for confidential briefings. there can be classified briefings held. you have to think, how does that information get shared with the public. if what we try to do is get that information back to the public. they deserve. we need to take a step back, let some of this play out. remember that we know there are other investigations going on. we have not heard from mike flynn. we know the southern district of new york is looking at some finance issues and some campaign finance violations. we just need to let some things play out. i think at that point we will have a better picture of where we are. >> walter, we are about six days out from that first letter of principle conclusions from barr to members of congress. looking back now, a little way removed from the immediacy, was that prudent in the public interest or was that a smooth political move? because he didn't have to send that letter saying, hoarse a little taste and then i'll give you more later.
>> yeah, you know, first i want to add that barr has known for weeks this completed report was coming. there is no reason he couldn't have asked the court for permission to release this material. there is no reason he couldn't have spent this past week working on trying to get court approval to release this material. instead of devoting himself to consealinging information from congress and the american people. there is a certain element of disingenuousness he now says in a subsequent letter that his original letter wasn't an exhaustive account. therefore, it wasn't a summary. i think he needs to look up the definition of summary. he said summarize in his original letter. i think there is plenty of reason to have concerns about bill barr. he was installed in this position after writing a 19-page memo that had a curious interpretation of obstruction of justice, that has now made its way into the decision he usurped
from congress after mueller chose not to address it? and i think that he's done nothing to inspire confidence. i am very concerned that his role in this process as he sees it, as the president sees it, is presidential protector. >> well, the president certainly has expressed confidence in him. kelly, let's as we wrap up here, turn to you. what the president is saying, president trump was uncharacteristically quiet between the hand joseph of the report to barr and the release of the principle conclusions. i guess it's unlikely to expect to see that type of restraint between now and when we get the redacted mueller report in the middle of april? >> yeah. we were all surprised, weren't we, victor that president trump was not tweeting much about it. you have as to wonder were they sitting there just with baited breath wondering what was happening? you know and president trump had been saying, let's get this to the public.
let's let the american people see it. then all of a sudden as you pointed out, he hinted in tweets he may 'changing his mind. i think that would be a very bad idea. again, if he as he says he has nothing to hide. as he says the report seems to have found no collusion between his campaign and russia, then there is really no reason to stop the report from becoming public. you know, bill barr wrote his letter, people still want to know what's in that report and nobody, either side, republican, democrat, the american people who are not necessarily partisans, they just want to know what happened. nobody is going to rest until this report as much of it as possible becomes public. >> thank you all. >> thank you. >> good to be with you. well, the bill would create one of the strictest abortion laws in the country is headed to go. 's governor. governor kevin says he is going to sign it.
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so the state of georgia is one step closer to passing one of the most restricted abortion laws in the country. the house of representatives voted to approve the state's so-called heartbeat bill. the governor is expected to sign it. the bill would ban most abortions into six weeks into pregnancy, that's when doctors are able to detect a fetal heartbeat. the bill says it would make most abortions illegal before they know they are pregnant. they plan to sue if it becomes law. they say it's unconstitutional and infringement of a woman's rights, democrats say they have mobilizing. the aclu ready to go to court if the governor signs this bill.
democratic georgia state representative erica thomas
is with us here. thank you for being here. i want to get this out. i know this is something people wonder about. you are pregnant with your second child. congratulations to you for that. how do you reconcile what you have to legislate with the state of where you are personally right now? >> well, i'd like to break it up into two parts. the first part is i am a representative of my people and what my people say that that's what they want, that's what i should be thinking about. not about what i feel or i believe, it should 'what the people believe. the second thing you know, the choice i made was between me and my husband. it wasn't between me and the chamber or the house or the senate and i chose life. but i don't put that on any other woman in the state of georgia. >> did you have conversations with your husband about this? >> yeah. we did. we did. >> what were those like if are you so kind to share. >> you know we sat and we talked about it and it's really a
burden to bear to say
that i am going to choose for so many thousands and thousands of women. when you think about me, myself. i didn't find out i was pregnant untilp-and-a-half weeks. what if something was wrong and i wanted to be able to choose. i didn't have that right until after seven weeks. we talked about that and women in rural georgia. i have a friend that had four counties and in all four counties, there is not one ob/gyn. people have to travel across the state to detect their pregnancy. they may not be able to do that in six weeks. >> governor kevin, you said of him yesterday, you did this in your first year because you know that you're done. have you heard from him? >> no, ivan. you know, and i don't expect to hear from him. you know, i think that the biggest things that needs to be heard is the people of georgia. i think they spoke. in 2020, they're probably going to speak a little bit louder.
it's a scary thing to be messing with people's lives and agendas. you can't do that and think it will be over and it will go under the rug. look at what's happening in kentucky. >> i was going to say, do you think we are going to see a repeat of what's happening in kentucky? >> oh, yes. just yesterday the aclu said they are going to file a lawsuit and just what happened in kentucky about march and saying the same month and in the same week of the governor signing that bill, they had a lawsuit and guess what, it was struck down. the same thing happened in iowa and in north koredakota. i believe it will happen here in georgia. >> there is another element in this. hollywood. the film industry in georgia, there are big tax perks for the industry. it is booming in georgia in a big way. hollywood stars have been threatening a boycott of this state if it passed. alissa milan no tweeted this. there are over 20 production shooting in georgia and the state just voted to strip women
of their bodily autonomy. hollywood! we should stop feeding georgia economy. do you believe the political issue here will override the economics? >> you know, in our past governor, he always touted governors, our state is number one to do business and if they want to continue that they have to listen to people like alissa milan no i started the georgia entertainment caucus. we have people from the industry and people that are in the house of representatives. i'm pretty sure they stand with us and say that this is terrible. you know, just as we were driving into the capitol just the other day, they were shooting bad boys 2 at city hall. if you can't drive into your job and see the economy and the impact that industry has on georgia and we can't ignore their voices. >> do you really believe at the end of the day, they will pull their business from georgia with the economic breaks that they get here? i mean, there is a reason that georgia is -- >> that is true. >> that georgia the a place that they come.
>> i don't want them to pull from georgia. i don't, when you think about celebrities like mellissa milan no i think of trickle down effect of these production assistants and the people that bring the food. we don't want them to lose their jobs. we have to think about the jobs in our state. we do not want to think of those people that won't be able to feed their families. so, no, we don't want that to happen. we don't want women to not choose what they can do with their bodies. >> how far are you willing to go with this? >> i told them i will stand, actually sit, i've e i'm five months pregnant, outside the governor's office as long as i can until you know it's time -- i want to to be there. >> do you think you have a voice with him? >> you know what, i should. i am -- >> you should, but do? >> i speak for 56,000 people with that being said i do believe i have a voice with him. it shouldn't be about politics or democrats versus republican. i live in the state of go. . he's my governor as well. >> state representative, erica
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noe not. most are anticipating he will get in mid- to late-april and biden, obviously, if he jumps in, wants that strong fundraising right now he wouldn't be able to raise a lot of money with ten first quarter reports come in. i think mid- to late-april is when he will come in. >> we teedz before the break, age and ideology are leading amongst voters, how so? >> you see the quinnipiac poll and see bernie sanders is ten points behind him. take a look at the age breakdown, what you see is something very, very interesting, you see joe biden winning overwhelming with those over 50 and bernie sanders has a slight lead under 50. this is reminiscent of what we saw during the 2016 primary where bernie sanders won overwhelmingly with young voters
e, hillary clinton won with older voters. that's a big breakdown, the older voters make up a slight projectorate. if bernie sanders will do better this time, he has to improve his standing among older voters, he is not doing that yet. >> what might be leaving the best? >> mayor pete, i have a difficult time pronouncing his game name, buttigieg i think i have it right there. he's the mayor of south bend, indiana, he has a lot of online support. what you saw in the quinnipiac poll he was up to 4%. you say that's not that high. he has jumped in the race at zero. it's significant. it comes on the fact that he is getting a lot of google searches. he's gotten in more searches in the last two weeks than 90 prior to that combined.
he had more this week and the other major candidates, with perhaps the exception of beto o'rourke. >> that, of course, is important. because we have seen throughout this primary season that google searches is the leading indicator. when candidates get a lot of searches on google, they tend so see their polls rise. let's talk about politico and the troubles they're facing in the polls. >> look, if you think our prescriptions are unpopular, you should go over to the other side of the pond. those politicians are absolutely hated. teresa may her next approval rating is at mynous 33, donald trump not popular, nancy pelosi, far more popular than that to those complaining in this country, i say it could be a lot, lot worse. >> i don't think i've ever seen a negative. >> this is the bright side. thank you so much for being with us. >> thanks, harry zplchlt shalom, with well.
>> you too. >> march madness living up to the name in the sweet 16. coy. >> good morning to you. the first number one seed in the tournament went down. another number one barely survived. i have some comedy for you this morning of all 42,000 people in our cnn bracket challenge. you will not believe who is in the top 5%. my goodness. oh.
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tournament. last week they squeaked by ucf. it was virginia tech two a chance to tie wit one second to go. the hokies, they draw up this perfect placemey. on that hill, misses. it's like a force field. the hokies and everyone everywhere just stunned. >> that miss is going to haunt on that hill for quite some time, just think about that, duke wins, on another miss by an opponent with a wide opened. look at the rim. more drama, houston with a chance to go up 3 over kentucky, 30 seconds to go, pj washington, though, get that stuff out of here. he missed the first two games in the tournament with injury, came back in a big way, now kentucky needs to store, kentucky needs a hero, how about 19-year-old freshman tyler, hero, kentucky moves onto the elite eight. auburn's chuma okeeke was having
an incredible game, powering his seed over north carolina. then this devastating injury. check out the incredible display of sportsmanship from the players as okeeke is taken off the court. incredible stuff that moment galvanized the you a turn tigers, they trampled the mighty tar heels by fine points, the tournament has fallen, but so has auburn's star player, it's a bittersweet win for the tigers, the coach said it all after the game. >> chuma, takuma was the best player on the floor. he he's hurt. he's hurt. so we're erratic. i go -- >> auburn goes to the elite 8 for just the second time everyone. the last time, 33 years ago. so look at this scene back on
campus. students rolling, and the famous corner, elite eight action begins tonight, gonzaga, texas tech and per due and we're in the presence of greatness. >> greatness. >> our crick victor blackwell, he's a bracket savant, you are in the top .5%. how the thus moment feel? >> it feels great. i don't know what i've done to earn this. my process was pouring myself a glass of begin and first 1908 and picking duke to take it all and randomly picking other teams. >> you know, friend at home, this is incredible. because the person who is currently in 1st place out of the 42,000 people picked north carolina to win it all. have you duke, north carolina is done. you might end up winning this thing. if you do, i will find the biggest, baddest, gumball machine i can get. >> oh, the gumballs are back.
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