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thanks, wolf. good evening, welcome to a special primary of edition of thanks, wolf. good evening, welcome to a >> thanks to wolf, a huge night for mitt romney. have the republicans finally admitted he is their candidate? president obama comes out swinging on primary day. and plus, george zimmerman has shaken up husband defense team. let's go "outfront." "outfront" we have breaking news for you. mitt romney has pulled off a republican hat trick. he swept the maryland, washington, d.c. and wisconsin contest today.
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according to our math here he's got about 77 more delegates at least on his quest to the 1,144 needed to clinch the nomination. now, that means he's halfway there according to my math. about 57% of the delegates he need. tom foreman is here, hat trick, no small feat here. how did he do it? >> well, you know, a hat trick you have a bunch of hats thrown on the ice. what he's got is a big number change. look at this. that was the number coming into tonight. watch it tick over here. 648 now just as importantly, rick santorum's number did not move at all. i want to look at a little of how he did. move into the national map here. that's some areas where he had some more intense wins than others. you see where santorum won down here and romney here. the darkest areas is where romney really dominated. those were the big power counties down here. milwaukee county and walkashaw county, kenosha county.
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that's one of the areas he did really well. one of the others is the demographics and the opinion of the tea party. tea party voters here, people who support the tea party, this is normally a group that you would expect to be a santorum group but look what happened in this case. romney, 49%. 49% among the tea party people. and santorum 36%. that's not good news if you're rick santorum. that's one of the ways he did it. another way he did it here was vote by the size of the place you work, the rural/urban mix here. look at the leaders here. rick santorum won the urban and the suburban vote. he won -- santorum won the rural vote, but not enough to make a big difference. in the end what it will come down to, as we said so many times, the question of the delegate map. if you add up the numbers, he's starting to move forward to the next races.
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connecticut, delaware, new york, that sort of group out there. even if you start to give a lot to rick santorum state by state and contest by contest, even if you start to click them over, let's give them to rick santorum look at this. you can keep going and going and adding to him. and he's got so far to go. he keeps saying it's halfway through the race. but as of right now, if you look at where he is right now, it may be halfway through the race but he's also halfway down in the points. that's really what the big story is here. this continual, steady drum beat of adding up delegates. mitt romney gained delegates tonight and just as importantly so far, rick santorum seems to have gained few if any. erin? >> all right. the question is, is this capitulation or not? john avlon is with me, gloria borger, ari fleischer and good to see all of you. ari, capitulation, question mark? >> capitulation? i think the writing is on the
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wall. only question is does rick santorum want to read it? what happens in a race like this, when you are the conservative in the race and you look at mitt romney and you say, how can he be winning, he's not conservative, it makes no sense. you say hang in there, the voters will come around. i don't think the voters are coming around. and that's what rick santorum has got to judge. >> look, i mean, rick santorum has notably failed to convert the big states he could have won. wisconsin one of them. he was up in the polls, then a bunch of big endorsements came in. the advantage of money and organization. and he's added the intensity of support. it's a sign of momentum moving in rick santorum's direction. but rick santorum is right about one thing. it is only half over with regard to rick santorum getting the number of delegates needed to clinch this nomination. >> you have done the math that would prove -- i think you're saying it's going to happen.
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but it isn't really going to happen. it has to depend on the superdelegates -- >> mitt romney is going to likely clinch in june. it may take a couple of superdelegates to get him over the top. doesn't mean that rick santorum is going to win the nomination. but there's a mathematical fact of cobbling together 1144. and it's still far away. >> there are a core group of republicans who don't like mitt romney. while he did well with some of those folks tonight, in the state of wisconsin, in the state of wisconsin 65% of the people voting said they would be satisfied if romney won the nomination. 34% no. said no. now, that 34% is just not going to change its mind about mitt romney. it just is what it is at this point. >> go ahead, ari. >> even if mitt romney or gloria borger had run unopposed, no one can seal the deal until tonight. people in states are going later, it's the nature of the primary this year.
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>> let me play a quick piece of sound of what rick santorum had to say tonight. no signs of bowing out. james carville, i want to get your reaction as to how he's trying to compare himself to ronald reagan. >> we have now reached the point where it's halftime, half the delegates in this process have been selected. and who's ready to charge out of the locker room in pennsylvania for a strong second half? >> well, the longer this goes on the better, james carville. although to make the point i guess -- i don't know what this say, but the president's running unopposed but he only clinched his number of delegates today in the democratic primary season which was technically going on. >> well, romney is trying to get his delegates and santorum never had a chance. after south carolina he was like a chicken with his head chopped off. the chicken is dead, and he can
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flop around all he wants to and they're not going to nominate him. the republicans since 1944 have always nominated the front runner. they have done it again. there's really no surprise here. romney just happens to be a little weaker in more -- more limp than most of them. but probably all of them. but santorum can -- he's going to go through and do what he has to do, but romney was the nominee from the get go in this thing. >> james, is though mitt romney getting stronger the longer this goes on? i mean, sure he's learned his weaknesses. he's become terrified of open microphones, but these are fears you want to come -- you want to come to terms with the skeletons and the fears in your closet before you go up against the real rival, don't you? >> i should be complimentary. he won three primaries tonight. no, he's getting weaker. the polls that i see show that it's going in the wrong direction for him. he did not look -- last time i
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looked at the wisconsin number before i came up, it was anything but impressive. and, you know, he's probably going into it by most calculations the weakest republican challenger in modern american history. so i don't know what the case is that he's getting stronger. he just doesn't look like a very strong candidate to me. and he's really giving the quality of the opposition, i honestly think he should be doing better than he's doing. >> james is always half right. mitt romney is not -- he's coming out of this a pretty weak nominee. but on the other hand, he's running against a weak incumbent who has a wimpy recovery. we're watching this primary play out and watching the president, the american people are in a surly mood to all their elected
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officials that's the great equalizer in here between romney and barack obama. >> well, it's going to depend on the economy, isn't it? >> a big part. >> as james once famously said, and i think they may be too -- two weak candidates but if it turns into a choice which is what the president wants, you have to see who has a great economic plan for the future. by the way, we do not know what president obama's second term agenda is. we do not know what mitt romney's health care plan is. these are things we ought to be learning. >> right. everyone is still so focussed on mitt romney's past battle with health care. here's what mitt romney said in his victory speech. i want to play it because i think it's important. >> and barack obama's government-centered society, government spending always
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increases because, well, why not? there's always someone who's entitled to something more and who's willing to vote for anyone who will give them something more. now, by the way, we know where that kind of -- you know, that transformation of a free society to a government-centered society leads. because there are other nations that have followed that path. it leads to chronic high unemployment, crushing debt, and stagnant wages. it's beginning to sound familiar. >> the only thing, john avlon, just purely on his comment about the economy, it may not be a recovery to write home about, but it's a recovery, and to say it isn't makes you look stupid. >> right. he's saying that barack obama's government-centered society to create a contrast to last no matter what's going on in the economy. when you hit the narrative that hard, people are smart and they see what you're doing. it starts to depart from reality.
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it's not a credible critique. it's someone just screaming talking points at you. bumper sticker politics. there are limits to that effectiveness. >> some people are saying he's smart to come up with the government-centered society line. but you don't want to go too hard on the economy angle if you're out of touch. >> most people think this economy is on the wrong track. even if it's getting better, the numbers are still bad. unemployment above 8%. the president told us it wouldn't be above 8%. i think there's a plausible, realistic case to be made that the economy is not doing well and the president has been delayed and made worse because of the policies. and the penny of the stimulus was squandered a year ago. it has nothing to do where the stimulus and recessions have a cycle to them. >> it could be a lag effect. but that's a conversation for another night.
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thanks to all of you. speaking of recoveries and what causes what, you know, does the bailout cause a recovery, for example, auto industry had a big day today. what does it mean for the president and for mitt romney? and the latest in the trayvon martin case. george zimmerman has a new defense attorney. and tornadoes ripping through dallas tonight. new video we'll show for you and a storm chaser who likes to go as close to tornadoes as he can.
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we're following breaking news, a big night for mitt romney, a trifecta. he swept all three primaries today. that means according to our math at this point, at least 77 delegates, he's put himself halfway to clinching the nomination. i have 57% of the way there. so we were just talk attack narrative is either, well, it's essentially impossible for anyone else at this point to get it. or the narrative is hey, you're only 57% of the way there, they'll fight you to tend. >> a little bit of both. depends on which way you look at it. my own sense is santorum is going to continue. see what happens in pennsylvania. at the end of this month. if he loses his home state of pennsylvania, then santorum sees the handwriting on the wall. he may continue in a half hearted way along the lines of say like newt gingrich is continuing right now.
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but it will be basically over. if santorum, you know, wins in pennsylvania, then, you know, texas, arkansas, kentucky, some states that santorum could do well. this process will go on. let's not forget with hillary clinton and barack obama it went through mid june, it didn't hurt barack obama when all the dust settled. >> to look at this the way that the parties have laid the primaries out, the way they have chosen to allocate delegate that the president only clinched the required number of delegates for the democratic nomination today. >> he is the democratic presidential -- >> here we are in april. >> who would have thought? >> it's sort of amazing. i guess -- >> who even knew, you know? i knew, but most people didn't realize there were democratic primaries going on over these many months. so he's got the democratic nomination. not a big surprise because he didn't have an opponent. >> seeing all the different ways that the parties have tried to
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do their parties, are we going to see the primary seasons done in the future the way this is done, or have the republicans taught everyone a lesson on how not to choose -- >> they basically copied what the democrats did. the republicans used to have winner take all and it was basically over. that's why mccain could nail it down as quickly as he did. the republicans decided they wouldn't have winner take all. there would be proportional distribution of the delegates who knows what the party chairman and the party insiders will do. they may look at this and say, you know, we'll change it. or if they win the white house they say it worked out pretty well. >> i guess it depends on that thank you, wolf. well, mitt romney and congressman paul ryan from wisconsin, it has been interesting if you have watched this. it went from paul ryan was on
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this show last week talking about his budget and saying oh, well, you know, i'm on the gop committee. so i can't come out who who i'm going to endorse. well, not only did he come out with who he's going to endorse, he was inseparable from mitt romney and he introduced him tonight, he also took a few shots at the president himself. >> i seemed to remember him saying he would be a uniter, not a divider. frankly, i think this is one of the worst of his broken promises. we don't need a campaigner in chief. we need a commander in chief, we need a leader that america deserves. >> all right. our political panelist is here, and jamal simmons is joining us and david fromm. wolf just said, we all know why he had paul ryan do the introductory speech, maybe he should have had ann romney introduce him as usual.
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>> and the president served notice today that the president is not -- the president intends to campaign against paul ryan. it will be paul ryan's plan that's the theme of this election. mitt romney is cooperating with that. he may do the etch-a-sketch thing and may make his distance from paul ryan later, but it will be more difficult after the events of the past three or four days. >> well, it's interesting that mitt romney wears the ryan plan. he's endorsed it. president obama can't think of anything better because here's what he said of the ryan plan today. >> in this country broad based prosperity has never trickled down from the success of a wealthy few. it's always come from the success of a strong and growing middle class.
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>> and of course, he talks about the ryan plan as a trojan horse. politically james carville, is this good for the president? it seems that way, but will it be in two or three months? >> i think it will. i think agree with david. i think the president tipped his hand today. what i'm curious is is romney tipping his hand because ryan is very popular with the economic conservatives in the republican party, and he may feel that he needs to maybe help make him vice president. i don't know this. but seems as though the president and romney are doubling down and paul ryan is getting to be a really big figure in this campaign. it's a pretty interesting thing. being a democrat, honestly, i think the president's on the better side of this. but romney seems to be maybe calling the ryan plan marvel -- marvelous is inviting a big fight here and maybe we'll have
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a dustup in early november. >> look, i think what we do see is the president really wants to change the subject. from the fact that there are 13 million americans who are out of work and the average duration of unemployment is ten months. so instead, he's attacking paul ryan for a medicare plan that is cutting medicare by as much as the president's own affordable care act cuts medicare. that is it reduces medicare's growth to gdp plus 0.5%. that's exactly what president obama does under his affordable care act. again, he's deciding to take on a member of congress for a budget proposal that basically does the same thing that he does to medicare, but puts seniors in charge rather than a small bureaucratic group in charge of how medicare is going to change and he's shifting the conversation away from those folks who are still unemployed. the economy is moving in a good direction but the thing is the folks who are still unemployed
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this is the hard core group of unemployed a and a real danger we'll forget the guys. you know, one had hoped that president obama, someone who came from the south side of chicago is the kind of person who would have cared about these folks rather than playing politics by attacking paul ryan for doing to medicare what he plans to do to medicare via other means. it's really depressing and if that's what this election is about, well, i think that the republicans are going to have a pretty formidable case to make that we should not forget those 13 million americans who are job less. >> jamal? >> well, ryan has a bit of selective memory, not only does paul ryan want to cut medicare, but cut taxes for the wealthy taxes. >> don't forget that obama also cuts the medicare. >> we don't want to be cutting taxes for wealthy people right now. as the president said today, we
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don't do best when we have everybody at a go it alone strategy. now, you asked a question at the very beginning about women. i think this is going to be a very key point for mitt romney is he's got to get his numbers up with women. when president obama won the election last time, he got 13% more than john mccain over women while george bush in 2004 only lost women by 4%. romney has to do better with women. >> can he do better with women without coming out against aggressively the more radical members of the party who are taking dramatic lines on issues like contraception which mitt romney has said, look, get out of people's business on that issue? >> look, the contraception issue doesn't help and that kind of rhetoric doesn't help. republicans need to be clear about why they have had for 25 years a gender gap of 10, 12, 15 points. that is that the real difference, contraception plays
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a part, abortion plays a part, what is fundamentally different is women are less economically individualistic than men. if you ask the question should people left to stand on their own two feet or should the government help them when they need it, however you ask that question with regard to whatever program, women will give you an answer that is 10, 12, 15 points less individualistic. when the republicans go in the direction of strong message of economic individualistic, that's their problem. it's not contraception. so i think ryan is really wrong about this. it isn't the president who changed the subject from unemployment to medicare, it was the republicans who made it possible for that. ryan is right. that's what i this ryan plan adventure is so costly. >> all right. hold on one second, because i want to ask james carville, there are two interesting stories out today. we look at these gaps between mitt romney and barack obama and
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the hypothetical tie-up. obviously the gap has increased in barack obama's favor, but there are some who think this race could be tight. muslims make up less than 1% of the population but there's muslims in swing states and they could turn the vote. that sort of sounds like the jewish conversation a few months ago when it came up that 46% of the jewish population that supported barack obama were not excited about voting for him this time around. can you see a small group like this making a difference? >> look, if it's a close selection which is a possibility, they could. there's 150,000 -- there are more mormons in florida than i thought when i was reading up on the florida primary. they could make a difference. once you get down to, you know, really tight numbers, any number of groups can make a difference. you know, turn out in the margins can make a difference or anything like that. but any number of muslim voter, you know, i think michigan has the highest percentage of them.
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but they are in different places. sure they'll vote and jewish voters will vote and other people are. tight elections are going to be decided on the margins. look at how diverse northern virginia is and that's a swing state. >> we'll leave it there. still "outfront," the latest developments in the trayvon martin case. george zimmerman has a new attorney. the airlines have found a new way to charge you a fee. it's not a little fee. that's coming up. [ male announcer ] this is genco services --
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we start the second half of the show with stories we care about, where we focus on the reporting, do the work and find the "outfront" five. first, a very good month for car companies. in fact, the best since the summer of 2007. gm reported a 12% jump led by the subcompact sonic car which gets 33 miles a gallon. chrysler which technically italian now reported a 44% jump in sales thanks to the fiat 400. the sales are not there yet, but that would be 17 million cars a year in this country. number two, a man accused of
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killing seven people execute style is showing no remorse. that's what police in oakland, california, are telling us at this hour. one goh went to oikos university looking for a specific administrator and when he found out she wasn't there, he started shooting. this is what sources are saying. they say that goh had been expelled from the religious college. number three, demonstrators in argentina attacked the embassy with firebombs today. video is pretty incredible. you'll see literally a shot fly across. it's just pretty stunning. comes about -- that's it. riot police flowing -- clashing with them. the conflict between argentina over the falkland islands lasted 74 days and tensions are still high.
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number four, in a reverse decision, a transgender contestant will be allowed to compete in the miss universe canada pageant. we called for this last week on "outfront." she can compete and it's not totally resolved, we don't know what the requirements are. last week she was blocked because she wasn't a naturally born female. she knew at the age of 4 she was a girl and she underwent surgery at age 19. it's been 243 days lost the top credit rating. the federal reserve seems to be leaning away from a third round of quantitative easing. that would be known as qe 3. it's when they do things like buy mortgages and that keeps mortgages lower. if they don't do another round, it could mean interest rates are headed up. no justice, no peace. >> race had nothing to do with it. >> we are asking for justice.
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justice. >> shot in the arm today for george zimmerman's defense as the 28-year-old volunteer neighborhood watchman added a new lawyer to his defense team. he will join craig sonner in the controversial case and he spoke out on fox affiliate wofl. >> you know, if you look at the forces arraigned against george, if you look at the media, particularly the national media, the state attorney's office, fdle, the u.s. justice department and craig has been trying to stand up for this guy, i think it's time we have more effort into putting the truth out and getting george's story out. >> well, as the investigation into the shooting death of 17-year-old trayvon martin continues, both sides of the case are disputing the evidence. and there aren't definitive answer on what we learned from the 911 calls or what the witnesses actually saw.
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zimmerman said he shot him in self-defense and martin's family wants him arrested. the fbi, the department of justice and the state attorney are conducting parallel investigations. there's no arrest today. david mattingly, good to talk to you again. what can you tell us about the new lawyer? george zimmerman's new attorney. >> well, jorge he started his career out as a police officer, as an attorney one time he was a general counsel for the orange county office. he worked as an assistant attorney general here, prosecuting rico and organized crime cases. but he's distinguished as a pioneer in cases involving dna evidence. it's not known if that type of expertise will need to be brought to bear here. we know that george zimmerman has not been charged and not
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been arrested in this case of any wrongdoing. >> what are you hearing about where george zimmerman is right now? >> well, we don't know where he is. and there's a lot of people that's been looking for him. but back when we were still able to get answers from the sanford police department, they assured us that they knew where he was, they knew how to reach him and that they were in contact with him. so his whereabouts are not a mystery apparently to the authorities here. only to the public at large. >> so is there any indication, david, from what you're hearing and from various attorneys there could be an arrest before the grand jury next week or is it safe to say that's not going to happen? >> well, that option is on the table. the special prosecutor here has the option of arresting and charging zimmerman outright if there's enough evidence for probable cause. she has the option of not charging him with anything after looking at the evidence and then that's the option of calling the grand jury. there's some indication from the office early on there may may not need to be a grand jury called in this case.
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but i have to tell you for the last week or so after they were leaks from the police department and unauthorized information there was a clamp down and not releasing any information, playing everything very close to the vest. or at least as closely to the vest as possible. when you're under this kind of intense national scrutiny. >> david, thank you very much. and there's also something else to tell you about what happened today. a new task force being formed to re-evaluate florida's stand your ground law. you can use it if you feel you're in dang of imminent death. justifiable homicides have more than tripled in florida. the murder rate is down too, but murders have declined across the country. florida state senator chris smith is the man behind the task force. thanks for coming "outfront"
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tonight. rick scott has appointed a task force to evaluate the stand your ground a few weeks ago. you're not satisfied. how come? >> he's waiting until after the trayvon martin case has gone through. and i think that would take a little long and besides stand your ground law was misused an misapplied way before trayvon martin. it is not only about that case, but about this controversial law in florida that's been misused. we have eight years of evidence on this law and so there's no need to wait. there's a lot of misinformation about this law and waiting only perpetuates that misinformation throughout the nation and throughout florida. >> so let me ask you a question about this. i know that back in 2005 when this law passed, you were not in favor of i. but you said that there are positives and negatives. first, could you give us an example of when the stand your ground law specifically in florida has gone wrong? >> well, when people are the aggressor and then they avail themselves of this law. remember, this law came out of what's known as the cassel doctrine.
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everyone believes in defending your home or car and what the legislature did in 2005 was extend that to any place you're legally allowed to be. and so what it did was say you can be out in the street. you can be in the mall. you can be anywhere and stand your ground. the big problem with it is if you initiate contact and you're the aggressor, you shouldn't be able to avail yourself of this. you can still avail yourself of, you know, common law self-defense and then have to go to court to prove it. but it's been misapplied when people are the aggressor and criminals are getting off in florida. that's why i have assembled legal minds to look at this and come up with some suggestions so that we can set the parameters of a civilized society in florida. >> let me make sure to be clear. i have talked to george zimmerman's lawyer and he says he doesn't plan to use the stand your ground law in this case. he plans to use pure and simple self-defense.
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i would imagine that doesn't change your view on the stand your ground law separate from this case, right? >> that's why i said the governor is wrong in saying he has to wait until the end of this case. i'm glad this case is shining a light on it. two weeks ago, this case -- this law was used in miami, florida. a gentleman chased a thief a block down the street and stabbed him to death. and the judge had to let go under stand your ground law. it happened in tallahassee, you had gangs shooting at each other in the street. and it had to be dismissed under the stand your ground law. i have assembled legal minds to review it and come up with some suggestions so the parameters can be set of what we live by in florida. tornadoes ripping through dallas-ft. worth tonight. we have video to show you. plus, a guy who gets his thrill chasing twisters.
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we do this at the same time every night, outer circle, and tonight to pakistan where the united states is offering a reward of $10 million -- $10 million for information leading to the arrest of mohammed saeed. he is accused of master minding the terrorist attack in mumbai.
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but the bounty is one of the highest ever offered by the u.s. state department's rewards for justice program. why? well, i asked nick peyton walsh that question. >> well, he's the man alleged to be behind the mumbai hotel attacks in 2008 and the leader of the group that is considered by america to be one of the more dangerous terrorist organizations in pakistan and assisting the insurgency inside afghanistan. it's important to point out though that this man lives quite openly inside pakistan. apparently appearing on pakistani tv to denounce this particular measure by washington against him. i'm sure many observers will see this at a time when u.s. and pakistan are trying to see that kind of relationship they can salvage over iraqi recent few months or years perhaps as measure from washington to see how serious pakistan are about
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cracking down on terrorists who they say are living in the midst. erin? >> all right. thanks. and now developing story on the tornadoes. they have been ripping through the dallas-ft. worth area. tossing the tractor-trailers through the air. schools damaged, businesses wrecked, but no reported deaths tonight. it's pretty incredible when you consider when they go through the towns, there's a few deaths. this much damage, no deaths. multiple injuries though are reported. rescue teams right now are combing through the wreckage. all flights were grounded at dallas-ft. worth airport. severe hail causing more than 400 cancellations. passengers moved to shelters at. more than 47,000 people in the ft. worth area are still without power at this area. storm chaser jason mclaughlin caught this tornado. >> tornado down.
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tornado on the ground. there it is. right behind the tree. tornado on the ground. large tornado on the ground! large tornado! large tornado on the ground >> a short time later he caught this tornado in southeast dallas. >> i'm en route behind the storm. that's a tornado right there. it's important that everybody take cover. this is not a storm that you can -- you shouldn't be outside during this. very strong. the tornadoes have not been -- they haven't moved consistently. they have kind of wobbled, back filled throughout the day. so again, very dangerous situation. this is on 548. oh, my goodness. we've got what appears to be a
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roll of businesses being hit at this type. oh, no it's going to hit forney high school. >> jason is "outfront" with us on the phone. what was the most frightening or bizarre thing you saw today? >> one of the most frightening thing i had seen, in the forney part. it was kind of immediately everybody came running outside screaming and it's just -- it's just one of those things you don't ever want to hear again. >> and yet, you do this -- i mean, what is it about the storms and the tornadoes that makes you -- well, go towards them and chase them and try to find them? >> well, i'm fascinated with weather, but i'm out there to help protect the public. i'm constantly in communications with local law enforcement. media. and national weather service. trying to make sure that every possible opportunity for warning is out there for all of the residents that are around.
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because, you know, the more prepared, the more advanced warning that everybody has of what's coming, obviously helps to save lives. today we lost none so that was a good thing from today. >> and jason, one of the things we heard there on the video, we heard you watching, you were very calm and then you raised your voice, then your voice got much more urgent and quick. how does it work you know which way to go? >> it's just one of those -- i kind of know the times of it and what's happening. that's a wide angle lens that's there. starting to see the roofs being ripped off homes and knowing that people's lives are completely being shattered right before you. you know, it's just one of those things. it's more shock than anything that is happening. so, you know, you get your adrenaline going, but yet it's a regard for -- i really hope everybody is okay there.
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because that's immediately what happened after the tornadoes passed. i was right out doing rescue and making sure that, you know, everybody was safe. >> and jason, is this the better, worse, normal season for tornados from your experience? >> so far for this area this is very low. this is the first tornado event we have had and we're clear into april. today's event was unexpected. the conditions started to set up last night for tornadoes right across the metroplex. a boundary of yesterday's storms came out and were sitting right across the dallas and ft. worth area. one of those -- really our first severe event we had this year. you know, it's not the number, it's what comes from them that does the harm. >> well, jason, thank you very much. we appreciate your taking the time. jason chasing those storms. you may have heard him mention nine deaths in the dallas-ft. worth area.
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at cnn we have been unable to confirm any deaths at this time. if that does happen, we will of course let you know. well, the airlines have added insult to injury. a fee injury. this is honestly like rubbing into an open sore. and why is your computer at work so slow? we found out. and there's a person to blame. the e th's gravitational pull and hurtle us all into space. which would render retirement planning unnecessary. but say the sun rises on december 22nd, and you still need to retire. td ameritrade's investment consultants can help you build a plan that fits your life. we'll even throw in up to $600 when you open a new account or roll over an old 401(k). so who's in control now, mayans? the chevy cruze eco also offers 42 mpg on the highway. actually, it's cruze e-co, not ec-o. just like e-ither. or ei-ther. or e-conomical. [ chuckling ] or ec-onomical.
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so you've screamed at your company's computers for being so slow. today, p & g discovered more than 50,000 youtube videos were being downloaded on company computers and the employees were listening to 4,000 hours of radio a sense. the cincinnati inquirer reported this today, that immediate -- and immediate intervention was needed.
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they left youtube alone, saying some employees need to use it for marketing purposes. but p & g said it would have to spend $15 million a year to support this growing personal use of company property. now, some people believe that a little social media or video watching at work is good for morale. you can check up on your dog during the day so that means you'll stay at work longer. there's probably something to that. this goes way beyond it. people spend 25% of their time at work doing personal stuff like on line dating or ebay auction. should they personally pay the $15 million to p & g so their harder working employees don't forego the salaries? it's easy for me to say because we get to watch lots of videos for the show. like these. >> i'm as mad as hell and i'm not going to take this anymore! ♪


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