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of americans believe the supreme court should uphold roe v. wade and republicans are getting new guidance on how to use the ruling to their advantage. according to documents, a gop strategy firm says its research shows the best way to rally support for their base is to paint democrats as outside the mainstream, drawing from focus group questionnaires. the messaging suggestions for candidates including promises that republicans will not take away contraception or women's health care and would prioritize the mother's health all in this document. meanwhile, democrats scrambling for their own strategy. shortly after the decision was leaked, president biden affirmed his promise to codify roe v. wade into law and protect abortion access for all americans. of course congress has the power to do that but without key members of the party willing to end the filibuster, there really is no path poured.
meantime in texas abortion is front and center in the heated battle for governor with governor abbott declaring that texas, and i'm quoting here, is a pro-life state. governor rourke has scheduled a rally on saturday. a new poll from the university of texas tells us an overwhelming majority of people there believe abortion should be allowed in some form. just 15% of those polls said the procedure should be outlawed. that's where we begin. we have garrett haake and leann caldwell on capitol hill. since you're in d.c., tell us about this decision to take a procedural vote. we know the votes aren't there to codify this. how does this fit into the democrats' strategic plan? >> that's right. the votes are not there. for this procedural vote, democrats will need the support
of 60 senators in order to get on to this bill. and they're not going to get that. they might not even get the support of all 50 senators. first they want to show their voters that they are committed to trying to do something and so they have an obligation, they feel, to even though it's going to pass, to show that they are fighting. the second reason is because they want to put republicans on the record of opposing this. and that is going to be really critical for democrats as well. they have said over and over again that this is going to be a campaign issue, an issue that motivates democratic voters heading into the polls in november. and also as senate majority leader chuck schumer said earlier this week for the first time this is no longer an esoteric issue. this is a realistic issue, something they are voting on that will actually matter because roe v. wade is likely going to disappear, the
protections of it anyway. and so democrats pure and simple want to show they are fighting, they are going to make a campaign issue of this and they want to show that republicans are on the other side of the issue. >> so, garrett, if we're looking for how democrats are going to use abortion in their messaging strategy, beto o'rourke has been all in on this. >> you can look no further than texas. o'rourke had already made protecting abortion rights a key issue. there was an abortion law that limited abortion to six weeks when most people don't know they're pregnant and texas is the largest state that has trigger laws that would ban abortion outright with no
exception for rape and incest. o'rourke argues that that i they're wildly out of touch with texans. and he made an argument that without the safety net that is roe v. wade, this is an issue that sort of motivated voters, it was the sort of thing they thought about in the ballot booth now becomes much more present and much more important for them to actually cast their votes on. further he made the arguments that the types of people most affected by this ruling tend to be younger voters, voters of colors, the voters he is trying to bring out to vote in the election. >> what are party leaders saying about cuellar and about their
continued support or lack thereof? >> this is an interesting race in which abortion is on the ballot not in november but in a democratic runoff that's happening in a couple of weeks. cuellar is the last democrat in congress who describes himself as pro-life. he voted against the women's health protection act. they have tried to hammer squarar on that. not only have democratic leadership declined to do that. i asked what we should make of that and here is part of what he told me. >> reporter: your endorsement i think weighs a lot. i can't help but read into your endorsement here, you're campaigning with congressman cuellar. is that more about protecting the majority or about trying to steer the ship in a more moderate direction? >> with me i consider myself to
be as progressive as anybody. i'm very moderate in my approach to politics. my dad always told me the best sign of a good education is good manners. so i do not believe in bombacity, i got call people names, give people room and respect for their positions and i move on. look at my record. i don't see anybody who has a more progressive voting record than i have. i'm considered to be moderate just because i say yes, ma'am and no, ma'am. >> he also told me that he disagrees with henry cuellar on the issue of abortion but he is supporting an incumbent who has served his district well and
wants to hold on to a district this cycle. >> michael bennett, thank you for being with us, senator. let me ask you about the breaking news and that is that leader schumer is going to go ahead with a procedural vote, even though as leann just pointed out you guys don't have the votes you need to codify roe. is this a smart move and what does it accomplish? >> i think it's important for us to have a vote, to show where the votes are in the senate. it's also very important for us not to overpromise and underdeliver here. we do not have the votes next week to be able to codify roe v. wade. we need to codify roe v. wade. that's what these elections are partly going to be about. >> are you confident about the
messaging? from the moment the draft leaked, there has been by some reports near panic by capitol hill, the scramble to respond to this certainly if the draft decision end up being the final opinion, it's broader than a lot of people expected. should there, senator, have been a very clear legal and political strategy in place? because it was pretty clear in december the supreme court was looking to overturn roe. >> well, chris, i think we should be actually thinking about that a lot because this didn't just happen overnight. this supreme court draft opinion is the result of 30 years of right-wing politics in this country that's been leading us to the brink of overturning a fundamental constitutional right and freedom in the united states of america. it didn't happen by accident. and we have to have a politics in this country that respond to that. i think part of that is making sure we have a pro-choice
majority in the senate and the house but it's also making sure that democrats are standing for things that are going to allow us to win races in the middle of the country in places like ohio, wisconsin, pennsylvania, colorado. we need to be clear about what we stand for at a time when people are not just worried about this abortion decision but also rising costs and an economy that has left far too many americans behind. i would argue that's not a messaging problem as much as it is a what are we standing for problem and we should be fighting to reverse the trump tax cuts for the richest americans and we should be extending the enhanced child tax credit and earned income tax credit, which is the largest tax cut that working families have had in generations. >> there is a question to a larger question i think about general sort of acceptance, confidence in the supreme court right now. your republican colleagues, senators collins and murkowski have said this draft breach
essay -- breaches assurances made to them behind closed doors. are you surprised and what is your level of confidence in the supreme court right now being -- you've got a law degree from yale. could you have envisioned this? >> i couldn't have envisioned any of this. you know, i am so discouraged by the fact that this leaked to begin with. that shouldn't happen. but before i point fingers at the supreme court, let me just say that it's an embarrassment how degraded the united states senate's responsibility to advise and consent has become. and that's been both parties, democrats and republicans working to the to degrade this constitutional responsibility that we have to just one more partisan shouting match that, frankly, the american people aren't even paying attention to anymore. these issues are incredibly important. as somebody who has fought for a woman's right to choose for the
entire time that i've been in public life, the fact that it's now being overturned by the supreme court is something when i was in law school was unimaginable. and now the remedy for that is not going to be about attacking the court, it's going to be about electing people to office all across this country who believe in a woman's fundamental right to choose. that's what we need to do. at every level, from congress to the states as well. colorado i'm proud to say has already passed a law that codifies roe v. wade. >> do you believe, senator, that justices on the court are making decisions based on their own personal beliefs and not the law? >> i hope that's not the case. i do believe -- i have said and i do believe i'm deeply concerned about the radical nature of where this court is and where the majority is. and maybe the opinion will be different. i doubt the result will be different. but i read justice alito's
opinion earlier this week and it's a radical departure from what has been settled law for 50 years, settled constitutional law. my friend jon tester is from montana, the last farmer in the senate, says that his daughter is having to fight for rights that her mother never had to fight for because her grandmother won those rights. and here we are, we're about to lose those fundamental rights. and fortunately it's in our hands to in the end make sure we elect people that support a woman's right to choose and we pass laws that protect these fundamental rights. that's what we're going to have to do. it's not just abortion, it's other fundamental rights that may come under attack from this supreme court majority. >> senator michael bennett. it's always good to have you on the program. >> thanks for having me, chris. >> a bloody battle raging inside a mariupol steel plant where the last pocket of ukrainian resistance has been holding out for weeks now. the latest on that fight and the ongoing efforts to get civilians
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it is day 71 of russia's war on ukraine. russia is laying siege to the last of the ukrainian resistance in mariupol. heavy fighting is under way in that embattled steel plant where ukrainian resistance has been holding out for weeks. officials describe the situation as critical with civilians still trapped inside. still 344 civilians have been evacuated from the city and the suburbs. some describing the horror they experienced from the safety of the ukraine controlled city of zaporizhzhia. >> translator: we counted the minutes between each bombing, five minutes, ten minutes, this survivor said. we expected to die any minute. >> and senior officials tell the "new york times" that intelligence is helping their military targeting and killing generals of russia. the national security has denied it. ukrainian officials say they
have killed roughly 12 generals on the front line. with me from dnipro is kelly cobiellla. how are things on the ground right now? i hear the sirens going off. >> that's right. they started sounding about 10, 15 minutes ago. we heard them last night and about 15 minutes later there was a strike about a mile and a half from here on a railway bridge. we suspect perhaps that's maybe a target again today. so far haven't heard any explosions. as we get closer to this may 9th date, victory day in russia, which is celebrated at the end of world war ii, it's celebrated with a big military parade, we are seeing on the ground more intense fighting in certain areas. we're seeing what appears to be an attack on the steel plant in mariupol, the commander there is
saying that they're getting -- they're being attacked by air and by land. and also attacked in the eastern part of the country, on the eastern front, attacks in some key cities in the donbas as we approach that -- as we approach that date. the presidential adviser to zelenskyy said today that he suspects that the military wants to deliver a win for president putin, whether that's controlling mariupol completely by controlling that steel plant or some other win in the east. of course mariupol is of incredible importance to the russians because it would complete that land bridge that we've been talking about since the start of the war, connecting russia with crimea. chris. >> thank you very much. we appreciate it, kelly. you and your crew stay safe. joining me is the eu ambassador to the united states.
thank you, mr. ambassador, for joining us. let me start with where kelly left off, monday is victory day in russia, a day of great significance to the russian people but also a day where many people believe, many analysts believe, that vladimir putin will be looking for an opportunity to declare victory. do you have see monday as something significant and what will you be listening for in the speech by president putin? >> well, i'm following it very closely as all of us are, of course. one thing is for sure, he was hoping without a doubt to declare victory even before may 9th, expecting that he would have taken over ukraine and wiped it off the map, expecting that mr. zelenskyy would not be the president, expecting that half the population would line the streets of every city of ukraine, you know, celebrating his victory and what he has found out is that ukraine is united, whether you're a russian or ukrainian speaker, whatever,
and has fought back and has made it an extremely costly, extremely deadly war for the russians themselves. and what he also would have liked to celebrate, i suppose, is a division in the west, a european union that wouldn't be able to unanimously impose the massive sanctions it has, a european and a united states who wouldn't have been able to agree and work to the through nato as well to push him back and who wouldn't have supplied the weapons that allowed the ukrainians to be fighting so valiantly. so i do not know what he's going to do on may 9th but i do know it's going to be a president putin that has failed in his goals. that doesn't make him less dangerous. perhaps potentially it makes him more dangerous. >> well, let's talk about the possibility of more sanctions and what the eu is doing to try to essentially strip him of his power, both financial and military. i know the eu has imposed a ban
on all oil imports from russia by the end of the year, which would mark a significant escalation. what are the chances that will happen? and if it does happen, what are the implications for this war? >> i expect it will, that will cut off at least from europe a significant amount of imports of oil or all of the imports of oil from russia, given the amount of money that mr. putin gets from that oil. but i think even more devastating if you like, not tomorrow, but very soon is the decision we have made in europe to decouple themselves from entire russian energy and that includes even gas on which we're more dependent. already last month president biden announced with the european commission announced the u.n. will in self provide about one third of the gas, the
lng, that we're receiving today from russia. we are front loaning massively our renewable energy efforts in europe, our home-grown energy and this will allow us to decouple even further and this will happen very fast. >> as you know, ambassador, not everyone is on board. hungary already had a year's extension and there's about 60% of hungary's oil is imported from russia. they say three to five years is more realistic. there are other countries, the czech republic has sought a longer transition time, slovakia. could a deal be fashioned, mr. ambassador, that allows for leeway for these countries but still will legitimately have a major impact on russia's money to finance this war? >> the short answer is yes. of course the 27 leaders of the european countries are speaking as we speak to hammer out the
details and they will get to those. indeed it is true that some european countries import and rely more on russian oil than others and the proposal that the european commission put in place takes that into account but the details will be decided by the leaders and i expect that will be very soon. >> ambassador, thank you so much for being with us today. >> thank you. >> an unfathomable number, the u.s. surpassing one million covid deaths. a look back at how we got there. and it's no secret that parents suffered burnout at the height of the pandemic. which parents, though, got hit the hardest and what the real impact is. those details coming up. is. those details coming up. riders! let your queries be known. uh, how come we don't call ourselves bikers anymore? i mean, "riders" is cool, but "bikers"...is really cool. -seriously? -denied. can we go back to meeting at the rec center? the commute here is brutal. denied. how do we feel about getting a quote to see if we can save with america's
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this was reached two and a half years after the u.s. confirmed its first case of covid-19. with me is nbc news correspondent steve patterson. we all remember the kirkland nursing home, it was the epicenter of covid cases at the beginning of the pandemic. what's it like in kirkland now two years later and what are you hearing from folks here? >> reporter: i was here when it was the epicenter and here the year after to come back on the anniversary of that horrible, horrible time. i would say the mood just about anywhere else when you're looking at a milestone like this is incredibly somber, although just like anywhere else, this place has tried to move on and put it past them and in so many ways, they can't do that. this place was a blur with ambulances and the center of
the -- where people died from covid. talking to people who had family members, carmen gray stood outside of the window when they were quarantined. they didn't know what was happening. just that fear was permeating through this community so heavily. i asked her what that was like, especially with her mother being one of those covid victims. here's what she told me. >> they gave me everything. i gloved up and i went in because i didn't know if that would be the last time that i could hug my mother. and i just really wish that if in the beginning they would have told people your loved ones are going to die alone, you're not going to get to see them, you're not going to get to bury them, you're not going to get to
celebrate their life. maybe it would have made people react differently. >> haunting words there from carmen. her mother did recover. she managed to survive the virus, although obviously still in assisted living. meanwhile, this area is still mostly a work-from-home type place, people wearing masks, because of the trauma of being first with everything that happened. >> it reminds of all the people who worked so hard, whether it was in nursing homes and hospitals. of course you didn't have to test positive to suffer the effects of covid. from health care workers to teachers and millions of working parents worried about their kids as well as themselves and now we're learning more about the exhaustion and the anxiety that continues to linger. in fact, there's a new study out
just this morning from the ohio state university showing 66% of parents feeling burned out. with me in the studio, morgan radford. 66% is a lot. >> it's a pretty high number but some people are surprised it's not higher. the authors of this particular study are sounding the alarm, saying we've now reached epidemic levels of parental burnout and exhaustion and calling it a major public health system. they are say this may just be the beginning, that we haven't seen the full range of effects and that side effects are still hitting families today but they have shared practical ways to help. >> reporter: it's a daily struggle. >> some days it's just total chaos. >> reporter: -- playing out for parents nationwide. >> you have to do everything on top of your normal duties and
then some. >> reporter: parental burnout, feeling overwhelmed, overworked and plain exhausted for long periods of time. a challenge that kate knows firsthand. as a working mother of four living near columbus, ohio and a professor at the ohio state university college of nursing. >> there was one point during the pandemic where i felt like i was being forced to be a super human. i had to be an elementary school teacher, i had to be a care giver, a spouse, a cleaner, i had to be emotional support for everyone and it's not feasible for you to have to take on so many different roles. it's inevitable almost that there's not some degree of burnout present. >> reporter: which is why she co-authored a new study just released today that found that out of more than 1,200 parents surveyed in the middle of the pandemic, 66% of them reported burnout, a phenomenon that was
more common among women and in homes with two or more children. >> when we talk about burnout, how do you distinguish that from just a pretty rough day and being tired one day? >> burnout in parents is that physical, emotional overexhaustion. and that feeling of just i need a break. and i think it's very shaming for parents to think that they can be burned out in this role of being a parent, you know, because obviously we all love our kids and it's too much on us to be asked to do all of these different things. >> what happens as a society if we do not address this problem? >> i do feel like it's a public health problem. it's not that i'm depressed. it's not that i'm anxious, it's actually that i'm just burned out in this role. >> reporter: and it can manifest in harmful ways. in some cases research shows anxiety and increased alcohol
consumption for parents, along with increased likelihood of insults and physical harm through spanking aimed at children. as for the kids, parents experiencing burnout reported they saw more signs of unhappiness, more trouble concentrating and increased difficulty interacting with other children. the good news, says the co-author of the study says there are also strategy that can help, things like being kind to yourself and lowering expectations, asking for help or talking to someone you trust and self-care, even something as small as five-minute recovery breaks. >> for parents who are struggling with this feeling of burnout every single day, what can they do? >> take two minutes, make a hot drink. sit. sip is slowly. focus on the present moment. count your blessings, not what you don't have. just four to five abdominal deep
breaths can so relieve stress. it's these types of simple practices that can make a big difference for anybody who's stressed. >> a tiny bit of advice for parents everywhere, taking it one step at a time. >> one step at a time. that's all dean melnick says you have to do. and the researchers included a ten-point checklist that lets you know where you are on the scale of burnout. >> let me see that. >> i should have made copies for everyone in the studio. >> i feel like i'm in survival mode, check. and i'm not even a parent. >> even for people who aren't parents, it's fascinating, because this is universal, this feeling of fighting your way beneath this pile of rubble. a lot of parents are saying the same. if you look at that online, can
you gauge your own level of burnout and really find ways to adjust and see what you can do. >> i might suggest if two minutes with a hot drink isn't your idea of nirvana, two minutes with chocolate. >> i love that, i love that. sign me up. >> morgan bradford, appreciate it. >> coming up, inside the growing legal battle of abortion and how activists say they'll fight back against so-called trigger laws. plus the price is the same but what you're getting for it is not the same. how shrinkflation is a thing and how you can avoid it. a thing ad how you can avoid it
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nonscaleable fencing now surround the supreme court after decision indicating that the justices will repeal roe v. wade. anti-abortion groups have been preparing for a roe-free world for decades. there is also new focus on what it will mean for access to abortion pills, which can be prescribed remotely, ordered from overseas and taken at home. joining me is the deputy
director of the aclu's freedom project. she successfully defended the abortion rights of an immigrant teen in custody identified as jane doe. i've been talking with anti-abortion lawyers over the past several days, they're working with governors and attorneys general so that the minute the decision comes down officially, they can quickly file to make laws and constitutional amendments that have been put on hold operational. how fast could that happen and is there any way, anything to stop or delay that? >> thanks so much for having me. you're absolutely right this is a draft opinion, so i want to make that clear. but if this is the opinion that going to be issued when the supreme court decides this case and overturn roe v. wade, almost half the states immediately will ban abortion. in most of those states there doesn't even need to be groundwork that has to be laid because the other side has been
doing that already. so almost half the states will born abortion immediately if roe v. wade is overturned and the devastation and chaos it will wreak will be horrific. >> right now you have this patchwork of restrictions across the country. how concerned are you in many of the states they're going to roll them back even further? restrictions that are in place now they're going to decide that it needs to be fewer weeks, for example? >> yes or flat out bans. and the penalties for violating those bans that we've seen even lawmakers already say they're going to increase penalties for abortion bans to fines to homicide charges we've seen lawmakers introduce bills that would prevent people from crossing state lines to access abortion. so the hostility that we are going to see is going to be exponential and we will be doing everything that we can to fight back. we will be looking at state
courts, state constitutions, we will be doing everything that we can but i feel things are going to get a lot worse before they get better if roe v. wade gets joran turned. >> throughout this decision, he takes issues with fundamental rights. he says fundamental rights should be based on our nation's history and tradition. the right to marry only first was mentioned by the supreme court as a fundamental right in loving versus virginia in 1965 and that case is one of the major opinions of hodges. in his opinion, that case, that right to marriage could be thrown out, then not just same-sex marriage but in my opinion interracial marriage is at risk, not to mention the right to privacy.
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falling. the s&p 500 and tech heavy nasdaq both taking major hits as well. cnbc's kristina partsinevelos is at the nasdaq with more on this. i'm trying to figure out the disconnect between yesterday's initial reaction to the fed announcement and what we're seeing now. >> yeah, it's not often where we have a massive upswing then a manl down swing the next day. historically, that tends to happen when there's a fed decision to there's investors sinking in the decision that interest rates are going up, but the other two big statistics that came out today is we got the productivity rate for americans. that fell 7.5%. the lowest we have seen since 1947. unfortunately, covid is still a factor. the second, labor costs continue to climb higher. so productivity's dropping, labbe costs continue to climb. so there's fears of this wage spiral because employers keep paying people more. they have to increase prices so
that means inflation. people demand more wages because inflation is climbing so it's this big spiral. then the last point is a technical one, but very important. it has to do with the ten-year treasury yield. this is the amount the government pays investors for holding these types of bonds. that climbed above 3%. that means debt will be more expensive going forward so a lot of technology stocks, apple, meta, microsoft, all plunging today because of that swing on the treasury. so there's several factors for why we're seeing this huge sell off today despite the positivity yesterday when the fed released their data. >> terrible day on wall street. kristina partsinevelos, thank you so much. we know everything is costing more these days, but did you all also know you may be getting less of what you paid for, too? it is a growing trend. it's called shrinkflation and
impacting everything from yogurt to toilet paper. >> it's affecting everything from the grocery aisles to the fast food menu. companies like to use this tactic because often consumers don't notice. we're expanding your knowledge on shrinkflation. record high inflation has impacted all of that and a bag of chips. feeling the economic crunch, one expert says makers of popular snacks like doritos, yogurt, give you less for the same amount of money. none of the brands responded to our request for comment, but it's a sign of growing inflation. >> manufacturers can either raise the price of an item or they can give you less so when they give you less, that's called downsizing or shrinkflation. >> ed, founder and editor of
consumer world, says it has existed since the days of the five cent candy bar. >> i've never seen it as bad as it is now. we're having product after product that are downsizing. >> where are we seeing the most? >> well, where are we not seeing it? paper products traditionally have been one of the big categories where we're seeing downsizing happen. >> i can't spare a square. >> this classic seinfeld scene possibly becoming a reality. he says cottonelle mega rolls come with 312 one-ply sheets. an entire roll now gone from each package. the maker did not respond to our request for comment on the alleged change. also making the list, miracle-gro and gatorade.
gatorade say its change to a 28 ounce bottle was part of a year's long plan to phase out the 32 ounce container. burger king announced it would reduce the number of chicken nuggets in a meal from six pieces to eight. and the fast food giant also putting its signature burger out to pasture. removing the whopper from its value menu. how does this add up to the average consumer? >> we're seeing some items being in essence increased by 10% in costs because you're getting 10% less. sometimes 12% less. multiply that times the number of items you by and it's really going to hit your pocketbook. >> he says many are shifting to store brands, which are often the last to downsize and that has household names like clorox and kraft taking notice.
clorox says it will increase promotions if cheaper brands keep ending up in carts. when it comes to finding the best deal, he says use unit pricing, switch brands or buy store brands if they're cheaper and use coupons to shop. make a meal plan and stick to your list to stay on budget. why would a company opt for shrinking a product instead of raising prices? research shows consumers are a lot more sensitive to price hikes. we're more in tune with how much something costs than its weight. so it's a way for companies to save without spooking consumers. back to you. >> thank you so much for that reporting. that's going to do it for me today. hallie jackson picks up our korj next. hallie jackson picks up our korj next our bottles are made to be re-made. not all plastic is the same. we're carefully designing our bottles to be 100% recyclable, including the caps. they're collected and separated from other plastics, so they can be turned back into material that we use to make new bottles.
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