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>> together withe've always felt great about our campaign here. we continue to feel that it's growing in support. we'll see what it leads to on monday night. ted cruz is clearly the front-runner going into the night. he has 10,000 volunteers on the ground. he's spent an exother tant amount of time here. and has gotten every endorsement he wanted. we know it's a tough hill to climb but we feel good about our campaign and very positive about what it means going into new hampshire. we'll be leaving aas soon as the caucus is over and we'll be in new hampshire ready to work. >> sounds like you're setting expectations to your opponent there. he's calling you the republican obama. what do you think of that? >> other than the fact that i -- it's kind of bizarre. ted is leading in a lot of the polls.
and has spent a lot of money. his campaign has bragged repeatedly about how well they'll do here. it's strange that at the last moment they've pivoted all their attacks against me. they took a video of an interview i did in 2007 in florida and clipped it so it makes it sound like i support cap and trade. this has already been lampooned and mocked for years because others have tried to do the same thing. desperation attack. i don't understand why. he's got such a strong organization here in iowa but it's all fine. we feel good about it. >> make it means you must be doing something right? >> we've taken more than anybody else in attacks. jeb bush's super pac has spent close to $30 million on television which is more than every other attack on every candidate combined. you add ted cruz's attacks. when people don't attack a
we feel good about it and feel even better it's having no impact and we're continuing to message. we're going to close strong here with our message. we like where that leads. we look forward to moving on to new hampshire and south carolina, which comes up shortly after that. >> let me ask you about those jeb bush attacks from his super pac. spent a lot of money attacking you. steven hayes of the "the weekly standard" said the lasting legacy of those attacks may be to make donald trump the nominee. what do you think of that? >> well, trump did the i don't believe will be the nominee. that said, yeah, jeb has the right to spend his money any way he wants. i think people have noticed that it's close to $30 million of attack ads against me. i knew that when i got into this race that the establishment, many people in the republican establishment didn't want me to run. they thought i needed to wait my turn or wait in line. but i just felt that after seven years of barack obama, this was no time for patience. it was a time for action. and so i ran and i knew that i would face some of this. this is big dollar checks that
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supporters show up at their rallies -- >> i am thrilled to be here at marian. >> the weather is vermont weather. thank you, iowa. >> reporter: the only crowd count that really matters is on caucus night. >> so, there are 20 precincts in west des moines. >> reporter: in des moines clinton supporter, julie, is schooling her fellow caucus captains. >> our ultimate goal, as it says on a number of different papers s to get more people for hillary. >> hi. how are you? >> reporter: they need training because caucuses are a little confusing. >> what's a caucus? >> i mean, why not just vote? chieftains. >> reporter: the good wife tried to explain in a recent episode. >> literally a gathering of neighbors trying to convince each other to support their candidate. >> reporter: even the sanders campaign attempted to sum it up in this facebook video. >> prove them wrong and caucus for bernie. awesome! >> reporter: here are the basics.
voters express their preference and the process ends there. for democrats, though, it's more complicated. iowans separate into camping according to the candidate they support. any candidate who doesn't hit 15% in that precinct is eliminated and that candidate's supporters can then choose to back someone else. >> approach them with a show of respect for their candidate and for them. >> reporter: a unique process where neighbors convince neighbors to switch sides. >> have you heard about bernie sanders at all? >> reporter: the more precincts you win, the more delegates you get. that plays into the strategy. for the sanders campaign, for example, they have lined up volunteer drivers to take college students from their college towns to their hometowns to caucus. that way his large base of youth support will be more spread out across the state. >> with more on the race in iowa, here's major garrett. >> we are going to make america great again.
>> reporter: welcome to the presidential campaign that breaks all the rules. >> let me say, i'm a maniac. >> reporter: there's the, you can't say that rule. donald trump breaks it almost daily. >> isis is making a tremendous amount of money. i would bomb the [ bleep ] out of them. >> reporter: no oval office vacancy for socialists. >> bernie! >> reporter: tell bernie sanders. >> a democratic socialist certainly can and will be. >> reporter: and armada of campaign cash and famous last name can never help. >> incomes went up for everybody. >> reporter: then the all men rule. clinton has the best chance in history to break a 240-year-old glass ceiling. presidential politics, governors and former governors are supposed to have not built-in advantages. >> i had to make these decisions after 9/11.
george w. bush, bill clinton, ronald reagan and jimmy carter, but not bobby jindal, and scott walker. they've all dropped out. while democrat martin o'malley struggles in single digits. and most bizarre of all -- >> donald trump has chosen not to attend this evening's presidential debate. >> reporter: attendance at a prime time televised debate isn't even mandatory. >> is it for me personally a good thing, a bad thing? will i get more votes? will i get less votes? nobody knows. who the hell knows. >> if i'm elected president. >> reporter: what go governing experience, politicians with the least, ted cruz, marco rubio, trump and even ben carson, have turned that question upside down. the only rule that seems to apply is the old rules no longer apply. >> hi. how are you? >> reporter: new ones are being written daily and the
guess. by one count there have been alone. one series of tv commercials is standing out. here's dean reynolds. essence of america. about all of us who feel out of place in our own country. >> i have spent my life fighting country. >> there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. >> reporter: if you're lucky enough to live in iowa or new hampshire, political ads like these are just about all you see on television now. >> hippo-crit. one belose. >> reporter: all while, they all begin to sound the same. >> hi. i'm gil fullbright and those who bank roll my political career tell me i'm running for president, so here i am. >> reporter: wait. what was that?
president but a dramatic camera president. >> reporter: he's not running for president, he's an actor. it's a satire that's been viewed more than 3 million times on social media. >> ideas, policies, morals. these are things i don't need. what i need is $2 billion. >> reporter: it makes you chuckle but there is a serious point to his pitch. >> he's just shining a light on how politicians are routinely being bribed by special interest lobbyists and swaying their votes in their favor and the people who are left out are, we, the american people. >> reporter: josh silver is the director of represent us, the grassroots organization behind gil fullbright that's working to pass laws combating the influence of monied interests in american politics. silver is talking about the strategy to basically end-run washington and begin by focusing
ground up. >> we know that washington is not going to fix this problem any time soon. they don't fix anything any time soon these days. the only place there's a bright light is in the city and statements. >> reporter: from its office in florence, massachusetts, represent us, brought together an unlikely alliance. the group's advisers include republicans, democrats, prominent members of occupy wall street and the tea party. even disgraced lobbyist jack abramoff who served several years in federal prison after being convicted of conspiracy to bribe members of congress. dan is the political director of represent us. do you find that this is a bipartisan issue? >> i'm a republican. and conservatives are fed up with the amount of corruption, the fraud, the waste and abuse in government. we're all essentially paying a
of those problems in government. so, we want reform. >> reporter: represent us wants to stop elected officials taking money from special interests they regular. bar them from taking jobs from taking office, at least for several years, limit their donations from lobbyists and force organizations which fund political advertising to disclose their donors. >> we know that politicians are spending most of their time raising money, listening to donors. they need to listen to us. >> reporter: in november represent us backed reforms passed in maine, seattle and san francisco. and there are plans for more >> hi. >> reporter: honest gil not actually running and you can't actually vote for him. nor could you in the 2014 kentucky senate race. >> i have a deep-seeded love for kentucky that is directly
money i raise there, 25%. >> reporter: but he was so successful back then as a fund-raising vehicle for the represent us cause that he's been elevated to the big time. >> they said, do you want to run for president? i said, okay, sure, why not? president. >> reporter: gil fulbright will be reminding us of that for the that's a promise he intends to keep. >> i promise that i will work every day to suddenly misdirect donors can continue to rip you off. >> "the cbs overnight news" will be right back. aco tuesday. man: you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. i'm go od all day. [announcer:] mucinex keeps working. not 4, not 6, but 12 hours. let's end this dry spray? that's fun. it's already dry! no wait time. this is great. it's very soft. can i keep it? (laughs) all the care of dove... ...now in a dry antiperspirant
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tomorrow is groundhog day. communities across the nation will wake a groundhog judginging will spring is right around the corner. the tradition started in punxsutawney, pennsylvania, in the 1800s, but for one town in wisconsin, the whole event almost ended last year. here's steve hartman. >> reporter: when you think of groundhog day, you probably don't think of sun prairie, wisconsin, but there's as much passion here as punxsutawney. they have a wooden woodchuck in the town square. the local bakery sells groundhog cakes. in fact, the only thing they're missing is a real groundhog. this was the sun prairie grond groundhog. you may remember him from last year when then-mayor lent him his ear, and he took it.
shadow. >> reporter: shortly after chewing his way through the mayor's ear, the sun prairie groundhog chewed his way through a metal cage and escaped. naturally, the town wanted a replacement woodchuck. and who wouldn't, if a woodchuck could be found. which apparently is easier said than done >> you cannot capture it to exhibit it. >> reporter: sun prairie's groundhog day event planner -- >> memorabilia from years past. >> reporter: she says they started celebrating in 1949 using groundhogs they caught. since. >> reporter: but now it's not so >> it becomes very complicated. >> reporter: there's more than one license? >> oh, yes, there's more than one type of license. >> reporter: she says you need one from the state, one from the federal government, and if you can't find a certified groundhog breeder in your area -- >> so then you would need an import license. >> we're going to be talking about the groundhog ceremony -- >> reporter: the new mayor says it's hardly worth the effort. not just because of all the red
about his own ears. >> after last year -- >> reporter: he says it's simply not humane to hold up groundhogs like we do. >> i don't like that. no. >> reporter: his proposal? >> he's a wild animal >> reporter: to chuck the entire woodchuck idea completely. >> maybe we'll have somebody in a groundhog costume. >> reporter: what about a gerbil, would you have a problem >> he's domesticated so i >> february 2nd isn't gerbil day. we have to have a groundhog. >> that's the way it's always been and that's the way i like it. >> reporter: around sun prairie >> fwoo twoo have to be a groundhog of some sort. >> reporter: the consensus is clear. celebration without no there on. >> reporter: ahh. and you were worried about climate change. loaner groundhog for next week's celebration, which gives her a whole year to find a permanent replacement. >> you shouldn't be doing that with a groundhog. >> reporter: and it gives the how would you propose
it's one of the nhl's enforcers. john scott has spent plenty of time on the ice dolg out punishment and fighting. so, when fans voted him a captain in yesterday's all-star game, some thought it might hurt the league's image. >> reporter: john scott was never supposed to land in the all-star game. he's an enforcer, a so-called goon, hired for his muscle, not his hockey skills. >> i'm not normal all-star. i'm more of a grinder in the lineup, kind of fourth line guy. well at that. >> reporter: pat iverson covers the nhl for sb nation. so, pat, you actually wrote that john scott is bad. if he's so bad, how did he end up as captain of the pacific team at the all-stars? >> well, the nhl left the fan
why don't we try to pick the worst player we could possibly think of, and that happened to be john scott. >> reporter: the nhl apparently wanted hockey stars in the all-stars, not brawlers. in fact, the league is trying to distance the game from fights on ice. they and his team, arizona coyotes, asked him to bow out. he wouldn't. >> my gm said, i got bad news. we traded you to the montreal canadiens so it came as kind of a shock. >> reporter: traded and sent to the minors in newfoundland which meant he was no longer able to play in the all-stars. how did the fans react to the john scott trade? >> it was swift and very -- very angry. his wife is pregnant with twins and the little guy getting kind of shoved around by the big wigs of the league. >> reporter: so the nhl backtracked, back to the position fans put him in.
win. that would mean he'd take home more than $90,000 in prize money. that might come in handy now that his major league career's in jeopardy. >> this is it. i can maybe step away from hockey. i have a degree in engineering. >> that's a train. where did that come from? >> reporter: for now, the unlikely all-star is focused on enjoying his far-fetched moment in the spotlight. >> it's kind of weird that i'm here and definitely kind of an anomaly. >> reporter: maybe, but exactly how hockey fans like it. cbs news, new york. that is the "overnight news" for this monday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new
24 hours before the first in the nation iowa caucuses. the final polls show trump and clinton slightly ahead. cruz and sanders predicting upsets. will a blizzard impact voter turnouts? the teams arrive for super bowl 50 along with hundreds of law enforcement officers for what could be the biggest national security event of the year. >> virginia tech athlete charged with murdering a 13-year-old girl. did they meet on social media? students allege racial intolerance at an elite boston high school. and largest sled dog race this side of alaska is under way.
as allen pizzy reports, inside their country and trying to escape. we warrant the footage and no distance at all what would be peace talks in geneva. even as participants argued over whether or not to get down to business. children and their families fleeing the perilous crossing from greece compared with january last year. 250 are believed to have drowned this month alone. this is the kind of horror that makes them take the risk. dozens of people were killed in damascus when a car bomb went
two suicide bombers struck rescuers attingatting -- adding to the carnage. syria is a catastrophe. >> secretary of state john kerry called on participants to seize the opportunity to bring an end to the conflict. the talks are supposed to begin in some form monday. >> this conflict could easily engulf the region. if left to spiral completely out of control. that is what the negotiations in geneva can prevent. >> so far, the talks are refusing to speak to each other despite the messages from a damascus suburb and turkish beach. the cbs overnight news will
remains near the virginia north carolina border about 100 miles from her home. lovell's family reported her missing wednesday and say her dresser was pushed up against her bedroom door. a missing child poster noted she required medication daily for her liver. friday her father posted this message to facebook. >> nicole, honey, if you see this, if you are out there, you can come to me. i am not mad at you. i am worried about you. you. just come home. >> nicole's facebook page shows she was a member of at least one teen dating group but unclear whether she met eisenhower on line. last march, the champion was recognized as student athlete of the week by a local news station. >> i will personally not stop until i reach my peak performance. >> investigators spent four days searching for lovell. police search for evidence on the virginia tech campus.
statement extending support to lovell's family and friend. police have not release a motive or cause of death. the coroner's office tells cbs news the autopsy is schedule ford tomorrow. >> thank you very much. the super bowl teams arrived in the bay area today one week ahead of the big game. the denver broncos landed an hour before the carolina panthers. behind the scenes, teams of federal and local law enforcement official are fine tuning security plans for the super bowl. john blackstone has an inside look. >> reporter: celebrating the weekest big in football, san francisco is expecting a million visitors a day. six blocks downtown, has been turned into super bowl city. it is a place where football fans big and small can play interactive games. and pose for photos. but first, they will have to line up to go through metal detectors. san francisco's police chief craig sur.
plain clothes, high ground. a lot of it will be unseen to the regular person that is just going to come and have a great time in san francisco. >> law enforcement agencies have been planning for this for two years. coast guard canine units are on hand to screen the crowds for explosives. the fbi brought bomb detecting robots. just in case. dozens of federal state and local agencies have set up a joint operation center. david johnson is fbi special agent in charge in san francisco. >> really what this facility is for is -- to collect information, thread information, intelligence, analyze it and get it out to people that need to know. >> reporter: geography is making security planning more difficult. while many events are taking place in san francisco, levi stadium is 45 miles away in santa clara. that's where 70,000 people will gather for the game next sunday. while fbi officials say there is no known credible threat of a terror attack, an individual
clear danger. >> all about, identifying the lone wolf before he or she acts. hard to find. absolutely no doubt about that. i think we saw that in san bernardino. >> part of the security plan depends on all of these fans being watchful as well. at every opportunity, jeff, san francisco's police chief repeats the phrase "if you see something, say something." >> john blackstone, thank you. el nino soaks california. highway 101 ventura county was flooded. conditions at the farmer's open in la jolla very bad. some parts of the state expecting 3 inches of rain. multiple deplays laydelays. helpful in battling the drought, the rain unhelpful in the insidious problem of cliff erosion. here is carter evans. >> reporter: el nino powered waves are taking a human toll
south of san francisco is giving information. the nature conversancy asked drone handlers to capture a sight rarely seen. >> drones provide a really great perspective you can't get safely any other way. where below the cloud, right near the sea level, and, shooting back at the shore. >> reporter: the drones buzzing above the cliff aren't just taking pictures they're gathering data to create a 3-d map of the eroding california coastline. what have you seen along the coastline so far? >> i have seen destruction. >> this week, george flew his drone in a grid in pacifica. like this apartment building teetering on the edge. >> mapping the coast during high tide will give us an idea of where the high tides are going. and hopefully in the future be able to predict what happened here at the apartment complex.
there is 1,270 miles of shoreline along california. scientists identified several thousand homes that may be in jeopardy during this el nino winter. >> the work you do here today may make it safer for people to live here tomorrow. >> hopefully. that's the point of the whole thing. we can do this now. why not? >> reporter: it could eventually help those who never intended to live on the edge. carter evans, cbs news, pacifica. all three inmates who escaped a southern california jail are back behind bars. the last two fugitives face charges including murder and torture returned to jail overnight. they were captured in san francisco yesterday. a third inmate surrendered friday. this time the men are beg kept in separate cells. >> still ahead, accusations of racial intolerance at an elite boston high school. and, an extremely rare albatross sighting. let's get these dayquil liquid gels and go. but these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast max. it's the same difference. this one is max strength and fights mucus.
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>> reporter: the two created this youtube video their goal was to draw attention to allegations of racism at their elite school, boston latin which they say had been ignored. the students claim underlying racial tensions in the hall ways and online ramped up when darren wilson was not indicted in the shooting death of michael brown. >> it made students of color feel really uncomfortable, students they sit next to in class every day, who they see in the hallway, whose locker is next to them said and thought these things. >> reporter: among their claims they say school officials did not reprimand students who used racial slurs at school. they're now encouraging other students to join the conversation. >> that video has now gone viral and the discussion is expanding. boston mayor marty walsh is supporting them. >> the experiences that our kids have shouldn't be racism.
boston latin is the oldest public school in the country, considered a top feeder school for the ivy league with long list of prestigious graduates. 22 years ago roughly 23% of the student body was black. today african-american students make up less than 9%. >> whatever happens we definite definitely are going to be holding administration accountable to make sure these things in the future. >> the head master laid out a six point plan to address the issue. jeff the conversation has taken off with students joining discussion from other boston schools. >> kenneth craig, thank you very much. up next here, what soda come pans are doing to improve flat
soda sales fizzled 14% in the past decade. cola companies are making moves to turn things around. pepsi is opening its first rest rauntd this rest -- restaurant. here, fighting this by selling smaller cans? >> yes, it is working. considering it portion control. i think a lot of americans are trying to cut down on their sugar. they're actually willing to pay more for a smaller size. coca-cola says in the first nine months of last year small can sales were up by 15%. since 2011, large sales are down by 5%. so, actually stemming the tide of sliding sales, the smaller containers. >> smaller containers. and $4 billion in 2016. >> a retro campaign. it is aimed at both millenials and boomers. we don't know whether it will work. they're throwing a lot of money
pepsi going old school. sponsoring the super bowl halftime show again. this really does seem to work. combination of the nfl and pepsi. stores say they actually, drive traffic into the stores. pepsi is happy they sell more product. also trying new ideas like this restaurant. >> let's talk about this, pepsi restaurant? >> not called the pepsi restaurant. called kola house. and everything is themed around the kola nut, the basis for the sodas. what's really funny when you look at some ingredients here, kind of goes pretty far afield. you can get vodka-infused with kola bitters. get your meat drizzled with kola truffle oil. a far cry from pepsi and chips and dip, but maybe it will work. we'll have to wait and see. >> the next generation. jill, thank you very much. thank you. a hole in one on a par 4.
jang was p challenge, >> cheer and a rousing song. way. the grueling 383 sled dog marathon. the route is extreme, rugged terrain in the dead of a north minnesota winter. >> you have to be tough. >> trusting your dogs. >> preparing for the race means months of vigorous training. >> good girl. >> no one knows that better than
>> they all have personalities. all smarter than all of us put together. >> reporter: wallen has competed 15 times and turned the race into a family affair. >> right in our own backyard. >> reporter: training usually starts in september. wallen's team of dogs, run 100 miles each week. while eating 4,000 calories of meat each day. that meat is expensive. multiply by a dozen dogs, it is an investment. fewer and fewer mushers are willing to spend the time and money required to run long races. this year, less than half participated than a decade ago. for wallen and her family it goes beyond the trail. >> it is very moving. very spiritual. great time to get your family outdoors. and the crazy dogs. >> reporter: a relationship rooted in deep tradition. now, up to the future generation to stay on course.