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nomination tonight, but voters in 12 states are choosing nearly half the delegates needed for the republican nomination, and more than a third needed for the democrats. major garrett is covering the republicans, nancy cordes the democrats, a start tonight with major. >> today's such a big day, and i shouldn't be here because i shouldn't be thinking about this. i should be thinking about tonight. >> reporter: a supremely comfort donald trump ignored sprlt states and campaigned in ohio, which doesn't vote for two weeks. he focused his fire on democrat hillary clinton. >> hillary clinton does not have the strength or the stamina to become president. >> reporter: truz voted in his home state of texas and took a dig at marco rubio, who is currently trailing in his home state of florida. >> any candidate who cannot win his home state has real problems. >> reporter: rubio rallied in minnesota, the one state he looks to win, and kept his attacks focused on trump. >> i will get in my pickup truck
i have to before i allow the party of lincoln and reagan to fall into the handsave con man. >> reporter: rubio got some backup today from republican speaker of the house paul ryan and senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. they denounced trump for waffling on whether he would disavow the support of former k.k.k. leader david duke. >> if a person wants to be the nominee of the republican party, there can be no evasion and no games. they must reject any group or cause that is built on bigotry. >> let me make it perfectly clear. senate republicans condemn david duke, the k.k.k., and his racism. >> reporter: but as voters cast ballots, the trump phenomenon, its highs and lows, got a generally favorable review. >> he does spark a lot of interest in people, and good or bad, it is waking a lot of people up. >> reporter: ben carson today called for a private meeting of all five candidates in detroit before thursday's prime-time
scott, carson said recent antics and sophomoric personal attacks on the campaign trail have made icans an embarrassment on the world state. >> pelley: major garrett for us tonight. major upon thank you. nancy cordes is covering the democratic race between hillary clinton and bernie sanders tonight. >> that's good! that's good! >> reporter: a last-minute trip to minnesota this morning of a sign that clinton felt confident enough about her standing in six southern states voting today to try to make inroads into sanders' territory. >> hi, everybody! hope you'll come caucus for me. >> reporter: sanders is poised to do well in colorado, oklahoma, and in his home state, where he cast his own ballot today. >> it was great to be back here in vermont. >> let's go, bernie! >> there you go. >> reporter: virginia is the biggest battleground state voting today. in alexandria katie dorgan vote forward clinton, her husband, jim, voted for rubio.
going on in the political system right now? >> it's insane. it's unpresidential, and we have a lot of bigger problems to worry about than name calling. >> reporter: clinton argued that's why her party should coalesce about her as quickly as possible. >> i'm just speak out against bigotry and bullying wherever i hear it, and i hear a lot of it from the republican candidates. they seem to have forgotten completely about issues and they're now running their campaigns based on insults. >> reporter: sanders said there's no rush to name a democratic nominee. >> this is a campaign that's going to the philadelphia convention in july, and i want to thank the millions of supporters throughout this country who are fighting to make real changes in this country. >> reporter: and he's got millions of dollars to keep going no matter what happens tonight. scott, sanders pointed out today that even though this is a super-sized primary day, there are still 35 states that haven't voted yet, including some big worngz like new york and
>> pelley: sanders' campaign said they racked up $40 million in february alone. nancy cordes for us tonight. nancy, thank you. joining us for election night tonight are norah o'donnell, cohost of "cbs this morning,"" and john dickerson, our cbs news political director and anchor of "face the nation" opinion john, what are we expecting to the republican side? >> reporter, well tonight we have donald trump and the men who would like to stop his steam roller. to do that, they need to win, ted cruz and marco rubio need to win somewhere. if they can't win they need a story, something they can take to their voters and donors and say, "please naing there with me." that's one of the challenges we're look for. in the larger picture, in talking to republicans, they talk about a trump realignment of the party so every time we get a new result, we get to see how he's remaking the republican party in his own image. >> pelley: and, norah, what do we expect to see for the democrats? >> reporter: this is also the biggest night for democrats and hillary clinton is hoping to cement her lead. but of the 12 states voting tonight, bernie sanders is
he told john on "face the nation" on sunday he hoped to win in minnesota, oklahoma, colorado and do well in massachusetts. if hillary clinton can do well in those states, win one of those states, it would suggest that sanders' momentum has fizzled. the test for sanders has always been can he expand beyond his base, his liberal base? can we do well among minority voters? minority voters are the bullwork of democrats tonight. >> pelley: john, the republican establishment is apopleptic about trump. >> reporter: it's not just main street republicans. it is the conservatives. paul ryan had to speak out the second time about this liquid, the second time about donald trump. once it was about his man ban on muslim immigration. now he's talking about his lack of a response when asked about the k.k.k. it's an amazing thing. the person who is marching towards the nomination in the republican party is at odds with the speaker, he's at odds with nikki haley, the governor of south carolina, who gave the republican response to the
union. he's attacked the three most popular republicans in texas politics. he is headed towards the nomination but he is in conflict with his party. >> pelley: norah, in a lot of these states, people have been voting for weeks because states allow early voting bhap impact do you think that will have? >> reporter: so i think this might be one of the most fascinating storylines of the night. as many as 40% of the electorate in these states has already voteed by early and absentee voting. so one of the thing i'm going to be looking for is how the late deciders breakdeciders break, specifically in the republican party, given the droafers over trump the last week, and the amped up attacks from rubio and cruz. do the late deciders break for them? >> pelley: and norah o'donnell and john dickerson are going to be right here with us as cbs news brings you super tuesday updates throughout the evening, andang hour-long prime-time special at 10:00, 9:00 central time. norah o'donnell, charlie rose,
elaine quijano, bob schieffer, and i will have the very latest rurnlz and analysis. and anthony mason is joining us right now, as a matter of fact. we've been talking to voters, anthony, all day long as they've left the polls. what are we findouth? >> reporter: well, scott, among super tuesday voters in the two parties we found decidedly different attitudes towards governments. first among democrats in our exit poll, fully half, 50%, said they want to continue president obama's policies. and in previous primaries, this headache favorable for hillary clinton. but, now let's look at the republican voters, because among republican voters, there's a deep discontent with government. nine out of 10 republican voters said they're unhappy with the federal government, and that includes 45% who said they're angry. and that anger among republicans extends to their own party. 57% of g.o.p. voters said they feel betrayed by republican politicians.
an outsider like donald trump, scott. >> pelley: anthony mason with the exit poll information tonight. anthony, thank you very much. a new york appeals court has ruled that a lawsuit can proceed against donald trump and his trump university, a former school for real estate investors. newnew york's attorney general accuse of school of defrauding thousands of students. another election-year battle centers on the vacancy for the supreme court. senate republicans want to leave the nomination to the next president. well, today, the current president tried to change their minds. here's chief legal correspondent jan crawford. >> reporter: the meeting with republican senate leadershipship was little more than a photo-op. >> thank you, guys, come on. >> thank you. >> reporter: minority leader harry reid. >> at least meet with the president's nominee, which should be coming very quickly, but they are adamant and they said, "no, we're not going to do this at all." >> reporter: majority leader mitch mcconnell said reid
>> if the shoe were on the other foot do any of you think the democrat majority in the senate would be confirming a republican president's nomination in the last year of his term ?sk not. >> reporter: but the president now is narrowing his list of nominees, in search of a solid liberal with a sterling resume who brings diversity, such as federal judge sam ketanji brown jackson, former supreme court clerk who was unanimously confirmed to the district court, with support from a relative by marriage, house speaker paul ryan. and federal appears court judge, paul watford. and patricia millett, a lawyer in the clinton and bush administrations who has argued 32 cases in the supreme court. now, another consideration is the election. all things being equal, scott, some democrats believe the president will tap a nominee who can help rally the base, since turnout in november could well be the key to the white house. >> pelley: jan crawford, thanks.
congress today that a thief could steal more information from an iphone than by breaking into a house. and that's why apple is fighting a court order to unlock an iphone used by one of the san bernardino terrorists. the f.b.i. director present the his case for opening the phone. here's jeff pegues. >> reporter: f.b.i. director james comey says what investigators are asking of apple is simple. >> essentially, we're asking apple take the vicious guard dog away. let us try to pick the lock. >> reporter: but lawmakers questioned whether they had done everything in their power to break into the killers' iphone before taking apple to court. republican congressman darrell issa. >> are you testifying today that you and/or contractors that you employ could not achieve this without demanding an unwilling partner two it? >> correct. >> reporter: congressman john conyers, a michigan democrat,
>> and i would be deeply disappointed if it turns out that the government is found to be exploiting a national tragedy to pursue a change in the law. >> reporter: last december, syed farook and his wife, tashfeen malik, killed 14 people in the deadliest terrorist attack on u.s. soil since september 11. in the days and weeks after the attack, investigators attempted to extract information from farook's iphone, but today, comey told lawmakers the f.b.i. made a mistake by resetting farook's account password. that reset prohibited the iphone from syncing with farook'srook's icloud backup comey insists investigators need access to the data on the iphone itself. the f.b.i. director agreed getting it will have international implications. >> pelley: jeff pegues in the
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she's suing the man who took the video and the hotel where it happened for $75 million. anna werner is following the case. >> i'll always are to go get treatment for this. >> reporter: the 37-year-old sportscaster cried throughout her two days of testimony, telling the jury she's dealt with embarrassment, humiliation, and depression since being stalked and secretly videotaped while naked in her room at this nashville hotel in 2008. >> i feel like if i can do the top nfl game and work the world series and i can pass out the trophy, then people will forget. and hopefully i'll forget. >> you have been able to forget? >> no. >> reporter: andrews says she's now paranoid every time she checks into a hotel room. >> i instantly cover the peephole, and then i do check the room. i look everywhere. >> reporter: in a video deposition, her stalker michael barrett testified he picked andrews because she was trending online. he said he used a house phone at
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even without methotrexate. ask your rheumatologist about xeljanz. >> pelley: we end tonight with a view of the u.s. presidential election from across the pond. mark phillips caught up with a first brother in waiting. >> you're right. it's just so mind-boggling. >> reporter: before there was bernie, there was larry. have you become a minor celebrity? >> i've become definitely a minor celebrity, absolutely. >> reporter: larry is bernie sanders' older brother by six years. they've been close since childhood and through life. ( cheers ) and watching his brother's campaign from a distance, larry's been surprised by a couple of things, starting with
>> people say, "well, bernie...." >> reporter: "bernie." to larry it's never been bernie. it's been. >> bernard. bernard, bernard, really. >> reporter: larry has lived in england since 1969, mostly in the university town of ox ford, where he's taught and practiced social work. and from where he's been a little more than bemuseed by bernie's or bernard's current hip campaign image. he's been called cool. you find that amusing. >> it is amusing. yeah, cool is not the word that comes to my mind. >> reporter: dorothy and elias sanders didn't raise cool children. they raised political ones. larry, too, has run for office. he lost badly. still, a brother watching from afar can be a useful sounding board for a presidential candidate. so he calls you and says, "how am i doing?" >> no, he doesn't say, "how am i doing?" he-- he says things like, "it's a hard job."
i don't know what's going to happen next." >> reporter: neither does larry. have you bought your suit for the inauguration? >> well, i've got a jacket for interviews. the suit comes next. >> reporter: but larry's going to watch bernie's campaign a little more before placing his order at the tailor. mark phillips, cbs news, oxford, england. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. we'll be back with super tuesday updates throughout the evening and an hour-long special at 10:00. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, i'm scott pelley. see you again soon. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org people in georgia.. and in 11 other states have been heading to the polls ... all day... casting their ballots for their presidential pick. our crew in georgia
live super tuesday update. plus... a filibuster is holding up the voting process ... and preventing the senate from voting on a bill... to fix roads. now... one group ... is hoping to stop it. we'll show you...what they're doing. right now... -12- states... are holding their primary elections. most... are doing traditional polls... and others... are doing caucuses. polls in georgia, vermont and virginia ... have just closed.
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