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it is 11:00 on the east coast, 8:00 a.m. on the west coast, and this is an nbc news special report. here's what we are expecting, in just a minute president obama will announce his nominee to fil8hmd÷r the supreme court vac created by the death of antonin scalia. >> it willid+ happen in the w be merrick garland,jí
neither should a senator. i know tomorrow the senate will take a break and leave town for recess for two weeks. my earnest hope is that senators take that time to reflect on the importance of this process to our democracy. not what's expedient, no what's happening at the moment. what does this mean for our institutions? for our common life? the stakes, the consequences, the seriousness of the job we all swore on oath to do. and when they return, i hope they act in a bipartisan fashion. i hope they're fair. that's all. i hope they are fair.
as they did when they confirmed merrick garland to the d.c. circuit, i asked that they confirm merrick garland now to the supreme court. so that he can take his seat in time to fully participate in its work for the american people this fall. he is the right man for the job. he deserves to be confirmed. i could not be prouder of the work that he has already done on the behalf of the american people. he deserves our thanks and he deserves a fair hearing. and with that, i would like to invite judge garland to say a few words. [ applause ] >> thank you.
thank you, mr. president. this is the greatest honor of my life. other than lynn agreeing to marry me 28 years ago. it's also the greatest gift i've ever received, except, there's another caveat, the birth of our daughters, jessi and becky. as my parents taught me, by both words and deeds, a life of public service is as much a gift to the person who serves as it is to those he is serving. and for me there could be no higher public service than serving as a member of the united states supreme court. my family deserves much of the credit for the path that led me here. my grandparents left the pale settlement at the border of eastern europe in the 1900s
fleeing anti-semitism and hoping to make a better life for their children in america. they settled in the midwest, eventually making their way to chicago. there my father who ran the smallest of small businesses from a room in our basement took me with him as he made the rounds to his customers, always impressing upon me the importance of hard work and fair dealing. there my mother headed the local pta and school board and directed a volunteer service's agenc agency, all the while instilling in my sisters and me that service to the community is a responsibility above all others. even now my sisters honor that example by serving the children of their communities. i know that my mother is watching this on television and crying her eyes out.
so are my sisters who have supported me in every step i have ever take up. i only wish my father were here to see this today. i also wish that we hadn't taught my older daughter to be so adventurous, that she would be hiking in the mountains out of cell service range when the president called. it was a sense of responsibility to serve the community instilled by my parents that led me to leave my law firm to become a line prosecutor in 1989. there one of my first assignments was to assist in the prosecution of a violent gang that had come down to the district from new york, took over a public housing project and terrorized the residents. the hardest job we face was persuading mothers and grandmothers, that if they testified, we would be able to keep them safe.
and convict the gang members. we succeeded only by convincing witnesses and victims that they could trust that the rule of law would prevail. years later when i went to oklahoma city to investigate the bombing of the federal building, i saw up close devastation that can happen when someone abandons the justice system as a way of ab solving grievances and instead takes matters into his own hands. once again, i saw the importance of assuring victims and families so the justice system could work. we promised to find the perpetrators, that we would bring them to justice and that we would do it in a way that honored the constitution. the people of oklahoma city gave us their trust and we did everything we could to live up to it. trust that justice will be done
in our courts without prejudice or partisanship is what in a large part distinguishes this country from others. people must be confident that a judge's decision is determined by the law and only the law. for a judge to be worthy of such trust, he or she must be faithful to the constitution and to statutes passed by the congress. he or she must put aside his personal views or preferences and follow the law. not make it. fidelity to the constitution and the law has been the cornerstone of my professional life. and is the hallmark of the kind of judge i have tried to be for the past 18 years. if the senate sees fit to confirm me to the position for which i've been nominated today, i promise to continue on that
course. mr. president, it's a great privilege to be nominated by a fellow chicagoan. i am grateful beyond words for the honor you have bestowed upon me. thank you. >> thank you. congratulations to you. >> a very emotional judge, merrick garland, reacting to his nomination to the u.s. supreme court by president obama. he described the last three weeks or four weeks as being an exhaustive process. at the end of the process, ended with one of the sharpest legal minds in this country, a man of decency and integrity receiving overwhelming bipartisan praise in past. what happens now has to be above politics. he urged members of the senate to be fair and said, he has fulfilled his constitutional duty and he urged senators to foul fulfill theirs. >> remember, judge merrick has been interviewed for this before and now has his home.
as i go to you, pete williams, it bears repeating that while vacancies in the supreme court are rare, vacancies to change the ideological balance of the court are rarer still. that's why the stakes are so high here. >> no question about it. one of the main reasons why the senate is taking the position that it is. if this were replacing, say, one of the court's more liberal members during a democratic administration, we wouldn't see probably anything like this. i have the same thought you do, savannah, watching merrick garland there, people on the supreme court always say that basically lightning has to vehicle for you to be qualified or appointed to the supreme court. there has to be a special combination of factors. and i got the sense you did watching this, one of the reasons merrick garland is so emotional is, he's been up to the bring twice before and now it's really happening. not only is he nominated to the
united states supreme court, it's actually happening this time when he's, in essence, twice before been to the halter. >> chuck todd is here in the studio. prior to this, many republicans said no way, not now, no hearing. when will they have a meeting? i watched you going over your phone as this was happening. is there any crack in that? >> some crack. ied noticed, for instance, a roy blunt, mainstream conservative from missouri saying he would vote against this pick. but look what he said, i would vote against this pick, not hearing. some of the other republicans said i'm sticking by my pledge of no hearings, no anything, wait until the ex-will. for what it is worth, the rnc has already put out their first fund raising in how to frame this argument. breaking obama nominates clinton judge to supreme court. using the clinton name to rally conservatives against this pick, meaning hillary, of course, not bill. but still, to go back to the lightning strike metaphor,
lightning did strike for merrick garland. the only shot of getting picked was with a republican senate in a politically difficult time. and the president is walking a tight rope here but may have made the perfect political pick he could have made. still may not get him, but i think he made the perfect pick. >> he could get a vote and confirmation. >> we'll have much more on nbc.com. we'll have a full wrap tonight on "nbc nightly news" with lester holt. i'm matt lauer with savannah guthrie. this has been a special nbc news alert. if you peeked outside, it's a little overcast. here's a live look at the jersey shore from the camera in cape may at the lafayette hotel. sheena parveen is here with the forecast. we expect a little rain later today, sheena? >> later today, vai. you may want to have the umbrella handy. in the meantime, we saw the fog
clearing up or lifting across the area. but now it has created overcast skies here. we'll continue to see breaks in the clouds. so some sunshine today. temperatures warmer than yesterday. but we're still looking at a lot of cloud cover. delaware seeing clearing from the clouds. but there you see it, no rain with it yet, but there's rain off to our west. showers in the forecast later on this afternoon. temperatures are warmer now 58 in philadelphia. also wilmington. 54 in pottstown. 60 in northeast philadelphia. 61 in wildwood. and as we go throughout the afternoon, temperatures will keep on warming up. so by 1:00 p.m. right around 63 degrees. then we keep going through the afternoon, mid to upper 60s today. by about 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., we could be dealing with showers moving through. showers in the forecast today and for part of your st. patrick's day tomorrow. other than that, we have some cold temperatures moving in. some cold air moving in as we go into the weekend. it feels more like winter with a chance of rain and snow. i'll show you the forecast coming up.
thank you. now to decision 2006, donald trump and hillary clinton won big in yesterday's five-state primaries. they are among the five candidates still in the race for the presidency. the field got a bit smaller last night when florida senator marco rubio dropped out after a disappointing loss in his home state. and here's a delegate count right now, the democratic side, hillary clinton has 1,565 delegates. that's nearly doubled bernie sanders' haul of 858. the democrats need 2,383 delegates to win their nomination. donald trump on the republican side has got 656 delegates. he's followed by ted cruz with 408 and among current candidates, john kasich is in third with 138. republicans need a total of 1,237 delegates to win. nbc's tracie potts has more on where the race stands after super tuesday 2. >> thank you, florida, thank you, north carolina, thank you ohio!
>> reporter: those three states plus missouri and a more narrow victory in her home state, illinois, leads hillary clinton to more than 1500 delegates this morning and a clear path to the nomination. bernie sanders is already in arizona for next week's primary. >> we will win if the voter turnout is high. let's make it high! >> reporter: donald trump won every state but one, even with the violent surrounding his campaign. >> you explain it to me because i can't. my numbers went up, i don't understand it. nobody understands it. >> reporter: losing florida to trump was the last straw for marco rubio. he's out. >> after tonight it is clear that while we are on the right side, this year, we will not be on the winning side. >> reporter: losing ohio to john kasich means trump needs nearly 60% of all remaining delegates to avoid a brokered convention. >> we are going to go all the way to cleveland and secure the
republican nomination. >> reporter: ted cruz is hoping to make it a two-man race. >> america now has a clear choice going forward. >> reporter: but apparently not an easy one. exit polls show that there could be trouble ahead for republicans. more than half the voters in florida, ohio and north carolina voted for a candidate other than donald trump. and more than half of those in florida said if he's the nominee, they will look at a third-party candidate in november. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. and john kasich will be in our area today. governor kasich will take part in the town hall at villanova university. it starts in about a half hour at noon. nbc 10 will be there, of course. look for our reports later today on "nbc 10 news" at 4:00. for in-depth coverage of decision 2016 and the presidential candidates, be sure to have the nbc 10 free app available for your smartphones and tablets.
an early morning fire forced six people out of their home in trenton and now the red cross is helping them out. rain ins tore through the home on libber ci eerty street this . six people inside the home got out safely. investigators are trying to figure out how the fire started. the philadelphia fire department responded to a hazardous chemical leak in port richmond overnight. officials say the 6,000-gallon liquid nitrogen tank was leaking near tulip and tyoga streets. the situation is under control and no one was hurt. tonight concerned parents will meet at george washington carver high school in philadelphia one day after a ninth grade student died from bacterial meningitis. that's more severe than the viral form and spreads through droplets. parents are wondering what this means for their kids. >> for something like that to be in school, that is scary.
i have two kids, one in day care and one in the high school. that makes me wonder, are they being cleaned? >> here are the most common symptoms of bacterial meningitis. fever, headache, a stiff neck, naus nausea, vomiting, confusion and sensitivity to light. those most at risk are immune, comprised or have a pre-existing injury to make them at risk. doctors suggest anyone 11 years or older should be vaccinated. we have clouds in the area right now and some showers later today. then a much colder weekend. i'm tracking a chance for rain and snow. the details are coming up.
march, madam c.j. walker is a true trailblazer. she developed a hairline for women 100 years ago and developed as the first african-american woman as a millionaire. we will celebrate her accomplishments and many in her footsteps. robin is the president of 100 coalition of women. and she is here with the president of the madam c.j. walker luncheon happening this weekend. robin, tell us about your organization and what you do. >> the organization is a group of progressive women that advocate on behalf of women and girls of color to promote gender equity. three specific focus areas are health, wealth and education. and organization was started in the philadelphia area over 34 years ago. our founding president sylvia
wester is still very active with us and will be in attendance on saturday. the organization has seen a lot of -- has gotten a lot of attention recently for some of the accomplishments over the years as it relates to seeing more rerppresentation of women courts, women of color opening their own businesses and achieving higher levels of success as it relates to leadership roles in fortune 500 companies. >> let me ask you, this will be the 30th annual luncheon, what is so great a about this event? >> on saturday at our 30th madam c.j. walker luncheon, we'll be blessed by the direct genetic legacy of miss madam c.j.
walker. her great granddaughter will be there to receive an award. also the legacy of giving scholarships to three african-american women. and there are some other things that will occur. so i hope people -- i'm excited for people that were able to get tickets. and if you weren't, it's a sold out event and we hope more people will participate again next year. >> and we like when things are sold out like that. the madam c.j. walker awards luncheon happening this saturday at the loews philadelphia hotel. the luncheon is at noon. go to nbcnews.com or check out the app. don't worry about getting tickets this year, but they will be around next year. thank you for coming in. wish you well. >> thank you. well, we are still seeing the clouds around from this morning's fog. so the fog has lifted but now
it's creating this layer of stratus clouds, a little tricky to clear up. but we'll see breaks of sunshine and we are tracking rain throughout the afternoon for part of the area. and tomorrow, st. patrick's day, we have some showers in the forecast for that. also, possible rain/snow as we go into sunday. you have probably heard by now but it's going to be a lot colder this weekend, feeling like winter. right now philadelphia, overcast skies, 58 degrees. visibility is good, though. we are not looking at the fog around anymore. mid-50s through the lehigh valley. 62 in reading and bensalem. 69 in glassboro. millville, 58. the temperatures will continue to go up throughout the afternoon. a lot of the cloud cover is trying to get out of here, so eventually we'll start to see breaks in the cloud cover. but we also have another area moving in that is in parts of western p.a. currently. so later on today we'll see clouds increase again and then we'll see some showers move in. here's future weather, so
temperatures hanging right around the mid to upper 60s today. by 5:00 p.m., we'll have showers moving through, mostly on the light to moderate side. not too much, though, overnight and into tomorrow morning. we stay dry and now here's tomorrow afternoon, st. patrick's day, 4:00 p.m., we could be dealing with some showers. not widespread or a washout if you have plans for st. patrick's day. highs in the mid-60s. tomorrow evening, there you see it, not too bad as far as the rain is concerned. coverage is not going to be very big. now, aside from that into friday, we have another shot at some showers in the afternoon. this is showing friday afternoon. that's a cold front. once it moves through, look at the colder air moving in. this is more of a northerly wind. so that is going to really cool us downgoing into the weekend. morning lows in the 30s. and then we'll be watching this storm system sunday into monday. area of low pressure offshore. that could give us a chance of some rain and snow across the area. we're still many days out. so we'll be updating you as we
get closer. warmer today, temperatures in the mid to upper 60s, late showers. same thing tomorrow with afternoon showers. low 60s to mid-60s for a high for st. patrick's day. 47 on saturday. but saturday looks nice and dry. morning lows this the 30s, even sunday morning, 42 for a high sunday. that's actually the first day of spring, but it will feel more like winter. stay tuned, we'll be right back. is she done? i can never tell when she's done. >> this is more familiar to everyone. adult children moving back home. that's the premise of the new nbc comedy "crowded." a situation our next guest can certainly relate to. patrick warburg is one of the
stars of "crowded" that debuted last night. thank you so much for visiting us. tell us more about the premise of the show. >> well, you know, the gals go off to college and then they move back in. we thought we were at first sad empty-nesters and realized we could do whatever we wanted with our lives at this point. still young and healthy enough to have some fun. then the girls moved back in and dad and stepmom, his new wife, decide they are not going to move to florida. we need them now. >> so all of a sudden the house is crowded. but crowded describes your life because this in real life, it's a little crowded at your place, radioi thoug right? you have four kids. >> we have more. we have four kids, the in-laws lived with us last year. my father-in-law was in hospice care. my wife was his primary caregiver. we had a girlfriend that pretty
much lived there for a few years. and my daughter's boyfriend, he's there an awful lot. >> it sounds like your house is more crowded than the actual show that is on. >> the show is crowded light. >> tell us a little bit about the cast. >> the cast is fantastic. you know, getting to work with stacey keitch is pretty amazing. i get to work with carrie preston. she plays martina, an amazing actress. the girls, i think, are just the two sweetest, cutest, prettiest, lovelyiest, funniest, most talented gals on tv. after you watch the first season, you have to argue with me if you say they're not because they are great. you know, miranda cosgrove plays the rocket scientist.
and mia plays the one with probably the lesser morals. but they have a great dynamic with each other. and it's a great cast. i mean, jim boroughs -- >> i'm going to let you go. we are going to run a little clip here that you will find familiar. >> i'm a recovering germ d -- germophobe. >> what is that symbol? >> it's a germ. >> one of your roles, as david, everyone knows the role. it even drew a smile watching the old clips. >> well, you know, it's -- it's strange for me to think that '98 was the last year we were in production on "seinfeld." almost 20 years ago now. but the show is in perpetual --
it's such an iconic show. >> you have done tv, movies, commercials, do you have a form you enjoy better than the others? >> no, you know, they are really incomparable realms. voice-over, you're in and out. >> not to mention all the voice-overs you do. >> it's fun. it's really fun to work in that field because you work with so many artists and it's a concerted effort of many artists and animators. so it's fun to see the finished product there. i love doing -- sitcoms are great, like a new play every week. you get the lines and do a new show every week. >> i thought the squint that you do was something -- but you actually do the squint. >> i'm blind, vai. >> is that the reason why you do it? >> everybody here thought -- i think you have escaped i'm not being cool when i put sunglasses on. >> you can't see they are prescription sunglasses. >> i put on my prescription
sunglasses and glasses. if i want to read something, everybody is like, who do you think you are, ray charles? >> you can watch "crowded" this sunday night on nbc 10. thank you for coming in. >> thank you. appreciate it. i do everything on the internet. but it's kind of slow. my friends say i should get fios because it's the fastest. i just downloaded 600 photos in 60 seconds. that's seriously better. we're out of 2% i wonder what else could be better around here? i heard that. now get our best offer ever. super fast 100 meg internet, plus tv & phone for just $69.99 a month online with no annual contract. 100 meg speeds at a price this good? fios can do that. cable just can't. switch to better. switch to fios
we are following breaking news. the chief financial officer of the city of philadelphia tourism corporation, joyce levitt has been charged of theft for embezzling $200,000. the grand jury has reviewed the case. >> thank you to the men and women of economic and cyber crime unit and the investigating grand jury who like me are disgusted by joyce levitt's embezzlement of money meant to benefit the people and citizens of philadelphia and not her lifestyle. >> the d.a.'s investigation found levitt charged personal expenses to her corporate credit card. business philadelphia gets much of its funding coming from the city's hotel tax. final look now at weather. sheena? today clouds are around, but it will be warmer in the mid to upper 60s. we'll see breaks of sunshine. a chance of showers later today, even for your st. patrick's day.
. >> brady: summer, listen, relax. whatever you said, i'm sure you didn't ruin everything. >> summer: i almost told maggie that i'm her daughter. >> brady: okay, okay. >> summer: but then i couldn't go through with it. i sounded like an idiot or a crazy person. probably both. >> brady: okay--just give yourself a break. >> summer: you know, i am trying so badly to have her like me. but i'm just a bundle of nerves every time i get near her. i just can't do anything right. >> theresa: i have the-- i have an idea. >> summer: what? >> theresa: look, if you're whole idea was to make a good impression on maggie before you told her the truth, well, that ship seems to have sailed, so why not just get it over with? and if you're too afraid to spit it out, then i'll tell her, and we won't have to worry about it anymore. >> maggie: [sighs]