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can we just leave them up there. >> reporter: as far as this year's awards, mad max: fury road took home the most oscars with six. the revenant director grabbed his second straight oscar in the directing category. and brie larson won best actress. that is all of our time. john siegenthaler is up next. >> tony, thank you, we're just hours away from super tuesday, the single biggest voting day of the primary season. discussion has been surrounding disavowing donald trump. >> reporter: john good evening to you in miami. florida not a super-tuesday state but hillary clinton and marco rubio will be finishing
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their super-tuesdays here tomorrow. all of the candidates have been criss crossing the south pretty much. donald trump spending some time in georgia. what you are seeing here now is the mad dash to win on super-tuesday to get those delegates, and as you said a big prize here on tuesday for all five candidates on the republican side, and of course hillary clinton and bernie sanders on the democratic side. >> donald trump is nothing but a first-rate con artist. >> reporter: the race is becoming an all-out brawl. >> there have been multiple media reports about donald's business dealings with the mob, with the mafia. >> reporter: hundreds of delegates are up for grabs on super-tuesday, and the fight is now vicious. >> lightweight rubio, little mouth on him, bing bing bing. >> you know what they say about men with small hands. [ laughter ]
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>> you can't trust them. >> reporter: front runner donald trump is also facing fire for refusing to disavow the white superpremist leader david duke. >> would you just say you don't want their support? >> i have to look at the group. >> we cannot be a party who nominates someone who refused to condemn white sup recommendists and the clue cluck clan. mitt romney tweeted: trump's defense, he told the today show he couldn't hear the question. >> i'm sitting in a house in florida with a very bad ear piece that they gave me. >> reporter: this as new jersey governor chris christie struggled to defend why he endorsed trump. >> i'm saying that is only one
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piece of an overall approach to national security. >> but you disagree? >> i said that very plainly. >> reporter: but despite all of his controversial comments the businessman is still leading the polls. the g.o.p. establishment has thrown its support behind senator marco rubio, hoping to propel him forward. >> as a candidate i have offered serious ideas and proposals unlike donald trump who won't tell you where he stands on these issues, because he doesn't care. >> reporter: but rubio hasn't won a single contest so far. super-tuesday will be a crucial test. ted cruz is also facing a make or break moment especially in his home state of texas. >> but the critical question is do you understand the principals and values that made america great in the first place? >> reporter: both cruz and rubio
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are determined to derail trump or slow down his momentum when voters cast their ballots on super-tuesday. >> reporter: it may be the end of some campaigns tomorrow, and maybe the resurgence of others, but when we meet on wednesday evening to talk about this, i'm sure we may be talking about the inevitability of donald trump. >> mooibichael thank you. david let's talk about the republicans. trump as usual has caused some controversy. but look at what happened at a campaign event today. >> are you from mexico? [ cheers and applause ]
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>> there were a couple of things that happened there. the first was a reporter photographer being knocked by the secret service. that's one thing, then there were other incidents about people who protested about trump's campaign, but all of that aside, i mean is this the sort of thing that his supporters come to enjoy at his events? >> you are not going to a ballet, john, when you go to donald trump rally, and it speaks to what is making donald trump and what will continue to make donald trump the candidate that he is, this absolute passion that so many supporters have, and almost a hatred, a loathing of politicians as usual. donald trump has played on this, stoked it, and used it to his great advantage, and there are so many people who think he is the guy on the republican side to carry that republican banner, because he is not marco rubio or
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ted cruz, or any of the rest who have been in politics all of their lives. >> super-tuesday has traditionally been d-day for the g.o.p. field. so give me your sense, if donald trump does as well as expected in super-tuesday, does he almost have it locked up? >> he would like to think that he almost has it locked up. i have played soccer all of my life, and sometimes if you are a team, playing the other team, and you know they are better than you, you play for a tie, and marco rubio, ted cruz, they may be in a situation where that's their best shot after super-tuesday, where they are going to have to play for a tie, in this case a tie being a brokened convention. the math is going to be very complicated. look for the numbers tomorrow. we have been talking about momentum and this candidate having the edge on other candidates for several weeks ever since the iowa caucus.
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now the delegates count. now the adding is what matters, and it's a case about the bottom line. there was a story in the "new york times" talking about what is going on within the republican establishment. and you have karl rove, mitch mcconnell, and mitt romney, and the koch bothers, and others trying to figure out ways to stop donald trump. has this reached a point of desperation in the g.o.p.? >> it's getting to point of -- desperation might be a little strong, but it is going to a point we haven't seen so far. there is a new super pac that can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money. if you are a chicago cub's fan you know would the owner, because she owns the cubs.
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adds going directly against donald trump ahead of super-tuesday. ahead of other establish, quote unquote, politicians and organizations that will be ginning to coalesce around a candidate they know they don't like, and that is donald trump. >> bernie sanders he needs to win five states to get ahead in the nomination. but if he doesn't win five states, is he done in >> it will be very difficult for time if he doesn't get those five states. vermont his home state, massachusetts, oklahoma, colorado, and minnesota is another state he is polling fairly well in. but if he doesn't get all of them, things are looking pretty bleak. he still has a lot of money coming in. he is going to post fund-raising
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numbers for february, keeping pace, with hillary clinton. but it becomes a math issue at that point as well. hillary clinton seems to be on a glide path with super-tuesday if she does as well as she hopes to do, and also she has another thing favoring her on the democratic side which are these superdelegates, delegates that are party faithful who just simply get a delegate vote in the convention, and hillary clinton has a heck of a lot more of those than bernie sanders. >> thank you very much. the polls show clinton leading in many of the super-tuesday states. john terrett is in burlington, vermont tonight. john? >> reporter: that's right. bernie sanders's home state. vermont. here we are in the city of burlington. we're right up by the canadian
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border. it is absolutely freezing where i am tonight. but it is here to this city that bernie sanders will return tomorrow evening to hear the results of super-tuesday, and as your last guest explained, he and his campaign must know by now that they face an uphill battle, not least of all because of that lop-sided victory of hillary clinton. but that hasn't slowed down bernie sanders. ♪ >> reporter: fresh off of her landslide victory in south carolina, hillary clinton hit the campaign trail again. and then it was on to massachusetts where she doesn't talking about bernie sanders anymore, but taking on the republicans. >> one advantage i have is they have been after me for 25 years, and i'm still standing. [ cheers ] >> but sanders is doubling down after being stumped in south carolina, sanders headed for
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minnesota a super-tuesday state he thinks he can win. >> this campaign is about telling wall street, sorry, you are never again going to destroy our economy, because of your greed and recklessness and illegal behavior. [ cheers ] >> reporter: playing to his supporters sanders hammered away at income inequality. >> tomorrow minnesota can help lead this country to a political revolution, where millions of people stand together and demand a government that represents all of us, not just wealthy campaign contributors. >> reporter: neither candidate is letting up, and both are campaigning hard to shore up support. polls suggest clinton holds a commanding lead over her rival and could all but lock up the nomination after tuesday's vote. she promised voters she would be
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different. >> what we can't let happen is the scapegoating, the blaming, the finger pointing going on on the republican side, which not only sets a bad example, which as the congressman said, at least my mother would have said stop it, but it really undermines our fabric as a nation. >> reporter: an appeal echoed by her rival who says he is the better candidate to beat trump. >> we will defeat mr. trump because the american people understand and always have that love trumps hatred. [ cheers ] >> reporter: so one footnote, the sanders campaign has set a goal of $14 million to raise by midnight tonight to complete their fund-raising for february. and one other footnote the candidates they said in the
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report, he'll be here tomorrow night for the results, and then on wednesday he heads to michigan. john? >> okay. thank you. donald trump has been criticized for what many call offensive comments about immigrants. still he seems to have some support in the latino community. heidi zhou castro reports from texas. >> they are bringing drugs, crime, they are rapists. >> reporter: with those words donald trump launched his presidential bid in june. the statement set off a fire storm with univision dropping trump's miss universe pageant, and predicts that the business mogul would never redeem himself with hispanic voters. but that is not totally the case. those his approval rating among hispanics is low overall, he has a base among republican primary
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voters who are latino. here in texas, husband and wife robert and lou pay gonzalez, hope to hand trump the same win. can you remember the moment when you first started considering him as a serious candidate? >> i mean we were cooking dinner -- >> we were cooking dinner, and we stopped -- >> yeah, we just kind of stopped -- >> and looked towards the tv, and started listening, and we're like woe. this is making sense. >> reporter: robert is a retired airplane mechanic living on a fixed income, both family's date back generations in the u.s. and they oppose illegal immigration. >> we are americans. we can't look at it as our heritage as being, you know, attacked. i'm sorry. you are not born here. you are not supposed to be here.
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if you do it right, go for it. but we're american and we're going to vote american. >> go trump make america great again! >> reporter: this election, in fact will be the first time lupe casts a vote. >> this is so exciting for me to vote this year, because i see that all of this political sense is not making sense to me, but trump makes a lot of sense to me. >> reporter: they say they like trump because he is a political outsider, as for his comparison to mexican immigrants to criminals. >> my experience is it's true. i'm sorry, i have got relatives that come over here and take benefits from us, and then go back home and live off their benefits here. to me they are crooks. >> reporter: polls show trump supporters skew older and lower income.
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demographics that may matter more than race. >> my guess is these are folk whos are a little bit older, a couple of generations removed from immigrating to the united states, but they still believe in the foundations of the american dream of building a business, being successful, doing it on your own, being very independent and being successful. i think that's your donald trump voter, whether they are latino or white. >> reporter: but not latinos fit that profile. gabriel is 27 and the son of mexican immigrants. >> i think what he is looking for is for the safety of this country, national security. there is a lot of people that come here for work. i understand that, but also along with those are coming terrorists and other criminals. >> reporter: so you didn't take any of that personally as a latino? >> no, why would i?
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>> reporter: meanwhile outside of a trump rally, a group of latino protesters saw it otherwise. >> he calls us drug dealers, rapists, killers and criminals. and says the majority of us are the ones that do that. and it's not true. he says so much stuff, and he wants all of us to go back to mexico. >> they say i'm a racist because i told them to go home or go back to mexico. >> come in legally like everybody else! >> reporter: as for the gonzalezes they tuned out the insults from both sides. the couple says they are decidedly for trump. >> we believe in him. >> he is just saying what a lot of us wanted to say for many years, and never -- never did. and a lot of people are scared to say it, and i give the guy props for it. he is all out there.
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>> >> reporter: heidi zhou castro fort worth, fxt. >> coming up, signs the syrian ceasefire might already be unravelled, and how u.s. commanders are using cyber attacks as a weapon of war against isil. ((úz@úxóxkxñ($9
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on the greek border, macedonian police fired tear gas on hundreds of migrants today who stormed the crossing. [ shouting ] [ screaming ] >> earlier the exhausted refugees tore down part of the fence demanding to be let
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through. aid agencies report many had been at the crossing for up to ten days. greek officials estimate 22,000 migrants are stuck in that country. clashes erupted in calais, france today. hundreds of migrants and activists threw stones at police, as authorities started clearing out a section of the camp. police fired tear gas. officials say the clamp needs to be cleared out for humanitarian reasons. they say only a thousand refugees will be effected, and they will be able to move into better conditions at a different camp. the uneasy ceasefire in syria has now held for three days, but in some parts of the country the hostilities have neither ceased nor slowed. >> reporter: day two of the truce in syria got off to a bad start. a war plane believed to be russian hit a number of towns
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and villages. many people woke up to this, following the early-morning raids. >> translator: people were sleeping. what truce? they hit the houses, the shops the markets. >> translator: get your militias out. those from iran and hezbollah. >> reporter: the trust is meant to spare these people, but it seems it didn't. the rebel group al-nusra front is excluded from the ceasefire deal along with isil. people in this town deny nusra fighters are here. but activists in the area have told al jazeera that the group is a number of rebel groups controlling this area. the terms of the truce can be interpreted differently by all sides. the ministry of defense in moscow says russian strikes are not a violation of the terms of the truce because al-nusra front was the target. the russians say they recorded nine violations on the rebel side in the last 24 hours.
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fighting is also being reported between government forces and the rebels. turkey's president is also warning kurdish fighters the ypg who are fighting isil in syria, that the turkish army will stop them from creating a free corridor on the southern border, and that could worsen the fragile truce. moderates and reformers have made big gains in iran's parliamentary election. together the two blocks secured a majority in the 290-seat parliament. it could help the president who wants to loosen social restrictions and reform the economy. it's the first parliamentary election in iran since the nuclear deal this summer. the u.s. has taken the fight against isil online. jamie mcintyre is at the pentagon with more on the u.s. military cyber offensive.
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>> reporter: john secretary carter calls the offensive an important new capability. and argued that the momentum is now on the u.s.'s side not isil. these videos released by the u.s. central command show some of the latest attacks against oil and gas facilities. but at a news conference, defense secretary ash carter boasted the u.s. is also targeting isil's computer networks with weapons which he dubbed cyber bombs. >> this is something that is new in this war, not something you would have seen back in the gulf war, but it's an important new capability and an important use of our cyber command, and the reason cyber command was established in the first place. >> reporter: carter gave few
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details except to say cyber bombs were designed to disrupt isil's command and control by overloading its computer system so it can't function which will limit isil's ability to spread propaganda. >> we have to attack their command and control. this is one of the ways of doing it. >> we're trying to limb their ability to communicate with each other, conduct operations locally and tactically. >> reporter: he said cyber warfare is not all of that different from what friendly forces are doing on the ground, such as in northwest syria where they just captured a training camp for isil. >> as our partners take control of the camp, i believe we will learn a great deal more about isil's criminal networks,
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criminal enterprise, and what it does to sustain them. >> we're trying to make life difficult for isil and stay a step ahead of them. >> reporter: carter also said the u.s. would be doing more to backup iraq troops. he appeared to be referring to the deployment of apache attack helicopters. general dunford said the operation to retake mosul has already begun in the sense that air strikes are increasingly encircling and isolating the city, but when asked if mosul would be liberated before the end of the year, he said, honestly, i don't know. coming up next, the fight over income inequality, how it is playing out on the campaign trail and in one major city.
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candidates from both parties have spent plenty of time talking about income inequality, the issuest is especially important in birmingham, alabama where lisa stark is tonight. >> reporter: john, the city says it hoped to blaze a trial, to become the first city in the deep south to raise the local
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minimum wage, but this most i will democratic, majority african american city has run into a roadblock, the republican-controlled state legislature. from a bird's eye view, birmingham, alabama is a gleaming vibrant city, parts filled with lively restaurants, fountains and parks, but 31% of families live below the poverty level. double the national average. so the city last summer decided to raise its minimum wage in phases from the federal level to $10.10. >> in the city of birmingham, there are over 40,000 people that are making minimum wage. so the immediate impact would be for those families. >> reporter: families like jessica's. she struggles to support two
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children. earning the federal minimum wage as a cashier at a restaurant. >> i have to make arrangements, like i'll pay a little on here. they are work with me. but i like to be caught up on everything, because that is kind of stress, you know, my children they have needs as well. >> reporter: under the city's plan her wages would have started to increase this summer. but it was not to be. the republican-controlled legislature reacted with alarm, arguing that workers might be worse off, because businesses would be forced to cut hours and cut employees. lawmakers, began considering a bill that would ban cities from raising the minimum wage. >> i think it would create chaos in the state with various municipalities coming with their own minimum wage. right now it's just birmingham, but next week it could be huntsville or mobile. >> reporter: fighting back the city council voted last week to
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fast track its wage hike, making it immediate. the state counterattacked taking just three days to pass its bill, blocking birmingham's new law. >> republicans are concerned about state's rights, and home rules, and that's how they are nationally, but it's only convenient for them when it's convenient for them. >> reporter: alabama is one of 17 states to pass such laws, as the national fight for a living wage heats up. higher wages and good jobs are hot topics on the presidential race. bernie sanders supports $15 an hour. and hillaryclinton, this weekend in alabama denounced the state's move. >> at some point it just doesn't add up. part of the reason you raise the minimum wage is because people deserve a living wage, and that actually helps other people get ahead. >> reporter: on the republican side the three leading candidates, trump, rubio, and cruz all oppose a minimum wage
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increase, focusing on expanding jobs and job skills. at a non-profit in birmingham, the ceo warned that even the threat of the wage hike in his city had an impact. >> we typically place 20 to 50 people every year. so to go from 20 to 50 people down to zero, after the announcement, it was pretty obvious us to. >> reporter: but at a local pub the owner says he guarantees at least $10 an hour, reducing employee turnover and ultimately saving money. >> it is an investment you are making in your people. you make your money back in the long term. >> reporter: city council members say they are considering legal options, warning the fight has just begun, no matter who is in the state house or the white house. >> we are the richest country in the world. but how in the world can you be
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a president over the richest and the freest country in the world, and take -- don't take care of your poor people. >> reporter: now recent polls -- in fact in 2015 by the associated press found that six in ten americans support raising the minimum raise, but support much stronger among democrats than republicans, and obviously we're seeing that play out here in alabama and in the presidential campaign as well. >> lisa thank you. i want to continue this conversation. lisa, back to super-tuesday, the governor of the state of alabama talks about alabama being a player, because it's part of super-tuesday. do you see that as -- as you traveled around that state? >> reporter: well, i can tell you that four of the candidates were here in the last few days. donald trump, marco rubio, ted cruz, hillary clinton, all visited the state this weekend.
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so clearly they think this state is a player. alabama, two other states, arkansas, as well as texas moved up their primary dates to join these other southern states, and i think it has made a difference. it shows that the southern states who sort of felt left out of the presidential elections in some ways because they held their primaries on so many different days, this has really put a lot of attention on the southern states. >> donald trump talks about the thousands of people that come to his events especially in alabama. is trump mania evident from what you can see? >> reporter: not in this town. i seem a majority democratic town. one thing we found really interesting here is that we don't see a lot of signs for any of the candidates. we see a lot of signs for local elections. we have seen a lot of signs for bernie sanders but not a lot of
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signs. >> all right. now let's go up to vermont and john terrett. john, it is bernie sanders's, but back to donald trump, what are people saying about donald trump and republican chances for donald trump in the state of vermont? >> reporter: well no one is talk about donald trump here. this is bernie sanders's state. he was the very, very popular mayor of burlington as you know. and all of the talk is about here they are expecting 80% of the vote. but this is burlington. this is vermont. the issue is going to be what can we do in the other dozen or so states that are in play tomorrow? we at this point simply don't know. but we do know he is coming off of the back of a huge win by hillary clinton in south carolina on saturday. so the momentum is really all
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with her at the moment, and bernie has got to know that he is facing a very, very uphill battle tomorrow. the pundits say he has got to win at least five states, and if he doesn't win those five states, including vermont, it is going to be very, very difficult for him to continue on. but the biggest clue what is happening post south carolina is that mrs. clinton has stopped talking about it. she doesn't refer to bernie sanders anymore. she talks about the republicans and in particular donald trump. and most people seem to think the election will be between hillary clinton and donald trump. so we shall see. this is a beautiful city up near the canadian border. he'll be here tomorrow night to listen to the results, and then he intends to be in michigan to campaign on wednesday. so he is obviously not going to give up, i suspect tomorrow, but depending on the results it may be very difficult for him to
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continue, john. >> all right. i want to go to michael shure in miami. listening to hillary clinton and bernie sanders today, sort of focus a little bit on this kkk controversy. you kind of wonder whether or not democrats are unified -- that this particular issue has helped unify people like -- who support hillary clinton and bernie sanders against donald trump. >> reporter: yes, john. i mean you are going to start having these conversations even -- i would say more forcefully beginning wednesday. it's not going to be a good day according to the ebb and flow. even a today a poll showing hillary clinton up in massachusetts, not a place where she thought she would have a win, it's a close to vermont, close to bernie sanders's hometown, so it's not the kind of place where you would think she would do well. so when you hear about the ugliness coming out on the other
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side, a lot of the republicans are saying this might be what unifies us. and going back to what lisa stark was saying about this sec primary, it is in the south, but it also designed this big front-loaded super-tuesday, it was designed for president romney. this was going to be where he was in one day going to get the nomination and be renominated for president again. and you look at what republicans architected and maybe it's not working out as well as he had planned. in july presumably there will be a nomine. >> florida of course not a super-tuesday state but the home of jeb bush and marco rubio. does marco rubio have a good chance based on the people you are talking to of picking up jeb bush supporters in the state of florida? >> it's unclear. right now donald trump in the latest polls, and again, there
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has not been reliable polls that has come out here, but they were splitting some vote and donald trump was getting a lot of the vote. they come from different eras of florida politics. so it's hard to say whether or not those votes will go to marco rubio, but there are a lot of jeb bush supporters who don't like marco rubio at all. and we can't forget dr. carson who also lives in florida. but, yes, john, i think that's what people are going to be looking at in two weeks. but the polling here is still showing donald trump on top of marco rubio. and he is ill afford to lose his home state, especially on the same date that john kasich in ohio will be facing the voters in his state. >> it is worth remaining everyone that he still hasn't won a state, marco rubio.
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thank you all very much. as the candidates look to the biggest delegate hall of the year, my next guest is advocating an overhaul of the system. good to see you. >> you too. >> what would you like to see happen? >> i would like to see the complete overhaul of the primary system. >> what does that mean? >> in california, nebraska, and washington we have enacted none partisan primary. >> so everyone runs togethers. >> you have a single primary that all of the voters are able to vote in. >> so if two republicans end up on top, they run against each other and the democrats are left out. >> exactly. >> and vice versa. >> exactly. it's not just a tweak in the electoral system. what we're looking at is that our whole political system is set up right now to rely on the parties to provide stability, but they can't.
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look at what is happening in the parties right now. they are not stable. the republican primary is a complete uproar. i don't know if they are going to be able to patch that together. >> but essentially the parties in the states run the primaries. >> exactly. >> it's not the g.o.p. national party. >> no at the state level they run the primary. >> but you are asking them all get together and unify. is that really a reasonable possibility? >> no, asking the people -- giving the people the opportunity to participate in a process that doesn't confine them into one party or the other. >> that takes away the power from the parties. >> absolutely. >> but why are the party going to let it go? >> who said they are going to let go? we're going to have to fight them for that, and that's what we are doing around the country. we are looking on ballot referendums, legislation, activists, to put this issue before the voters.
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the campaign to watch in 2016 is in arizona, where we have a team of democrats, republicans, and independents who have come together to put a referendum on the ballot to create a level playing field for all voters and candidates and complaining that with campaign disclosure so that the voters of arizona, all of them have a system that works for them and not for the party. >> in your perfect world, you would like to see these parties gone; is that right? >> no. >> or you would like to see more parties? this >> i would like to see the american people have more capacity to innovate in our political system. we might want a 20-party system. we might want a no-party system. but right now the american people's hands are tied. if you look at a primary, the voters are chafing at the constraints, the political correct categories, the partisan boxes -- >> sounds like donald trump.
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>> well, they are looking for -- i think there's a reason why he is getting sup support on the republican side, he is advocating in his own way to shake things up. >> bernie sanders in that "new york times" story i mentioned earlier, it very much appears that the republican party is about as not unified as i have seen it in my lifetime. >> and that's is their problem. but also on the democratic side, senator sanders has raised very important issues about the bigged economy, and -- rigged economy. and my hope is win or lose he forms an organization to keep those issues alive post the election. >> do you think the internet and technology has added to this. >> absolutely. 50% of mel -- millennial voters
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are registered as independent. we have to deconstruct this or we risk losing an entire generation. >> but it's not going to move fast enough for your younger generation is it? >> we're working it. >> it is going to take years isn't it? >> yes, but history moves in funny ways. sometimes it moves very quickly you never know. >> thank you very much. kristen saloomey has more on the campaign facts and some fiction. >> there's a lot of dishonesty in politics. >> reporter: few americans would disagree with that statement, but according to one political watchdog a number of his other claims don't hold up. he has been given the title king of the whoppers. it is the first time in years
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they have singled out one above all others for misrepresenting the truth. even about 9/11. >> trump had said that there were thousands and thousands of muslims celebrating in the streets of new jersey. everybody looked at that, could not find evidence of it, and yet he continued to insist he was right. >> the hispanic community has been profoundly hurt by the obama economy. >> that particular statistic that he cited is wrong. >> reporter: and hillary clinton has her email server. >> i have been as transparent as i could, asking that all 55,000 pages be released to the public. >> however, she only did that because she was required to. >> reporter: even bernie sanders has exaggerated when it comes to talking about income inequality.
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>> things are bad but not as bad as being portrayed by bernie sanders. >> reporter: technology has changed allowing the boldest of claims to go viral without being checked. >> we have more news than anybody can sort out. >> reporter: larry wrote the become that became the film "wag the dog," about a politician manipulating the media. he says the tradition of objective journalism often comes at the expense of objective reality. >> reporters are not supposed to have an opinion, so they can't say, oh, i went to the record, and looked it, and it shows that is not true. they have to go to another opposing party who says it isn't true. >> reporter: he says what voters really need is a reality check.
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kristen saloomey, al jazeera, philadelphia, pennsylvania. and we hope you'll join us tomorrow night for our special super-tuesday coverage. polls start to close at 7:00 eastern. tony harris will join you then. i'll be here at 8:00. antonio more row at 10:00. coming up next on this broadcast, hear from the director of the oscar winning best documentary feature, about the late singer amy winehouse.
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[ applause ] and the oscar goes to . .. amy. [ cheers and applause ] >> amy won the academy award for best documentary feature on sunday. the film tracks the rise and fall of singer amy winehouse. she died at age 27. through archival footage and interviews, amy paints a tragic picture. randall pinkston talked to the film's director. take a look. >> the more people see of me, the more they realize what i'm up for is making music. ♪ >> and the grammy goes to amy winehouse! ♪ >> she was one of the truest artist, i ever heard. >> the world wanted a piece of her. >> amy! ♪
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>> amy was a girl that just wanted to be loved. this was someone who was trying to disappear. >> most people may have thought she had a good voice, but they didn't think much of amy as a person, and what i found was that everyone talked about this amazing, witty, intelligent girl, someone quite different than the persona that was presented. ♪ happy birthday >> i didn't realize how talented she was. she was really sharp and witty. and all of that is there is any lyrics actually. so you get to hang out with amy. everyone loved her. everyone wants to reach out and give her a big hug. >> her dad and that relationship what struck you the most about
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that? >> it seemed like that relationship did seem to effect her. because for her she had a childhood of not lots of boundaries. she was needing that presence in her life. >> her dad left when amy was how old? >> it was a complicated situation, because i think he was having another relationship while she was growing up. i think became divorced when she was nine. he became more involved in her life when back to black wait a minute out. >> her father had real problems with the film how do you respond? >> my response is the film is called amy. it's about her and her life. she was the one who needed help. she is the one who died. so really -- i'm on amy's side. in that was the main intention
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of the film. the aim was to give her a voice and a presence and to show how brilliant she was, but also show she made decisions, she chose to change her management. she fell in love with a certain person who took her down a certain path. lots of people around her made choices and decisions on her behalf. and quite a few didn't turn out well for her. >> i don't think i'm going to be at all famous. >> why did you decide to do away with on-camera interview? >> the kind of thing we do right now is liken to -- i suppose for me, i come from a background of making drama. and i like films to -- i want them to be as cinematic as possible, watching them in a way of you are not aware of who is speaking. i want to be in the presence. which is one of the conventions of talking heads you have
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someone telling you something, and then you envision what they are saying. i want to make the story visual and with amy, i think people if they know anything, they know how it ended, so i'm interested on the journey. i want you to forget the ending, and at the moment enjoy the journey as it goes along, and actually see the twists and turns and realize there was an opportunity there, there was a ruinty there, there was an opportunity there. ♪ >> you can see amy online and on-demand. up next, setting the tone for the campaign, the history of slogans in presidential elections.
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presidential campaign themes come and go, so do the slogans. many are uninspired. a few, however, stand the test of time. randall pinkston takes a look. >> reporter: campaign slogans can be catchy, colorful, and for better or worse, mem orable. eisenhower swept into office with i like ike. jimmy carter wanted to prove he was more than a farmer from georgia, not just peanuts was his catch phrase. in 1860 lincoln turned a promotion with vote yourself a farm.
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america's 30th president, not exactly mr. personality, let a song do the talking. ♪ >> keep cool with coolidge with a popular payoff for his second term. in 1844 henry clay banked on who is james clay polk to win the white house. reagan turned to the theme of are you better off than you were four years ago. bush 41 went with a kiner gentler nation. 43 went with yes, we can. this year is a pot purery. ted cruz speaks off reigniting the promise of american. donald trump wants to america great again. slogans can fall short. even for the winners.
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just look to hoover in 1928 he went with a chicken in every pot and a car in every garage. eight months after his inauguration, the stock market crashed, signalling the start of the great depression. and that's our broadcast. thank you for watching. ali velshi is next. ♪ >> i'm ali velshi. "on target" tonight. i'm at the mow jahi air and space museum. replacement to the ship, the vss, version spaceship unity is all new and it's addressed a lot of the safety issues that were concerns when that last spes