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have more of. >> good, i like that. >> we'll be back here tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. take care. good morning. >> good morning. i'm carol costello. fast and furious dallas cleaning up after twin tornadoes tore through down, big rigs tossed like toys, roofs ripped off houses. today the threat of severe weather returning. >> game on. mitt romney paving his own road to the white house. and new salmonella fears. an outbreak along the east coast. spicy tuna sushi rolls the key suspect. what you need to know and watch for. i screwed up. keith olbermann loud mouth liberal hits the letterman show. the question is has he become the worst anchor in the world?
and boys club augusta national and new calls for women to wear the green jacket. will a ceo change the masters course? and play ball. opening day 2012 is here, new stadiums, new lineups and new chances. get your peanuts and crackerjacks grab a seat. the first pitch just hours away. >> but we begin in dallas. as many as 13 tornadoes danced around the city, tore through the suburbs. so far no fatalities but emergency crews are fanning out to see if anyone is trapped at the wreckage. today's "dallas morning news" describes the onslaught as fast and fierce. it show as twister surrounded by debris. and the "star telegram" shows
rubble. in arlington texas, at least 150 homes were destroyed. good morning. >> good morning, carol. it's amazing how widespread this damage was. that's a bedroom if you can't make it out behind me. they are going through places like this to make sure no one is trapped or injured. >> look at that. oh, my god! >> violent weather whipping across north texas spawning high wind and baseball-sized hail. 14,000 pound tractor trailers tossed like toys, power lines snapped, transformers like fireworks. homes in tatters. >> unbelievable for it to do
this much in short time. >> how scared were you? >> super scared. in my entire life, never security guard like this. >> tens of thousands of homes lost power. at dulles fort worth international airport, one of the world's busiest, hail pounded planes. more than 110 aircraft damage, hundreds of departures and arrivals cancelled, some planes already in the air diverted to other airports. jason mclaughlin captured this video of a tornado touching down in forne, texas. >> i don't really know the words to describe it. it was so close and i was just seeing the debris of these homes literally falling on my car and thinking about the homes and lives and everything you see people built up until this team is just destroyed like that in a matter of a couple of seconds. >> now, a couple of these updates.
the national weather service will have teams out across north texas to determine how many storms or tornadoes did touch down in the area and dfw is getting back up and running but they say they've cancelled 200 flights today. that will have ripple effects across the entire system. it pays to be wise and keep up with your airlines. >> good advice. miguel marquez reporting from texas this morning. this is a bird's eye image from google earth, showing storm swooping across the dallas area and spinning off as many as 13 tornadoes. the trail of damage from beginning to end nearly 160 miles long. meteorologist alexandra steele is here. >> this assault began last april, april 2011, the most prolific month for tornadoes on
record. 758 tornadoes compared to 155. so maybe the dice were loaded in a way. we have so much warm, moist air. the atmosphere, all the ingredients coming to the to create in essence the perfect storm and you can see here are some of just the incredible pictures that we saw from yesterday. dallas county, east of dallas, this is some of the first video we've seen come in in lancaster, 15 miles south of dallas really saw kind of the brunt of this. it was incredible on so many front. >> i'll ask kind of a silly question. why was dallas spared? just dumb luck? >> providence essentially, dumb luck essentially. just that 15 miles, where that line laid out. is t is on a diagonal, you can see it, the line of tornadoes and where they spun up, where we had the best dynamics, the moisture from the south coming
up, the warm from to the north, which is there today. all the dynamics are the same. also the jet stream that kind of powers our storms and moves us from west and east, moves the storm, takes them in and out, it's not associated with this. it's farther north. there's no ei highway to move t on. the low is still there, the moisture is there, the front is still there and everything is there but today the axis of evil is a little farther eastward, not including dallas, east of dallas. the national weather service going out this morning. we'll have preliminary reports tonight. how those are done is after the fact. they go out, survey the damage and the intensity and type of structures that are ruined, be it a brick building. there you see of course that tractor trailer flying through the air. so they look at things of course what happened to the buildings, be it a wood building, be it a
roof off to determine the intensity and thus giving it its scale, ef-2, 3, 4. >> still ahead, a tornado touches down and a texas man watches it as it churns toward his house. >> also this morning, our first look at the suspect accused in monday's shooting rampage. later today, one goh faces arraignment on murder and kidnapping charges. he's accused of killing seven people at oikos university because he was upset over being expelled. >> and the gsa administrator
resigned and several employees were fired. congressman john mika hopes to hold a hearing in a couple of weeks. >> and a russian spy nearly seduced a member of president obama's cabinet. the bureau had to step in and warn the cabinet member to cool it. u.s. officials are denying the story. the cabinet member was not named. it's looking more and more like a two-man race for the white house. for the first time this year president obama mentioned mitt romney by name in a speech and mitt romney is now ignoring his republican rivals and making it clear where his focus lies. >> president obama thinks he's doing good job. i'm not kidding. he actually thinks he's doing a great job. he he thinks he's doing an historically great job like lbj and lincoln. and, no, he did not say that on
"saturday night live." >> 49% of registered voters would vote for obama, 45% would choose romney. >> president obama is getting reed for an easter prayer breakfast. he'll make remarks in the next 20 minutes or so from the white house. what do we expect to hear from the president? >> this is something the president has done every year since 2010. if the past is any indication, we expect he'll speak for a few minutes before a number of religious leaders, top pastors from around the country, including evangelicals and baptists. he may acknowledge really the season since easter is upon us and he might talk about a bible verse and really it's just sort of a moment the white house says for prayer and reflection. we'll be hearing a prayer not specifically from the president. i think the prayer that will be featured will be from one of the religious leaders and there's also a musical performance by a
prominent christian artist. this is something the white house kind of prides itself on because you've seen other religious ceremonies in past years under other administrations, passover, seders, but this is the first time the white house will tell you in 2010 they have this faith celebration specifically for easter, carol. >> we'll get back to you later to find out what he says. his remarks should start around 9:30 eastern time. >> eating a healthy breakfast and exercising, those are right in the first lady's wheelhouse. she paid a visit to "the biggest loser" last night. >> you all are showing millions of americans that each of us can make positive changes in our lives, and these changes won't just make a difference for ourselves, they can make an impact on our families and children as well. so keep up the good work. you all are doing great and i'll belt you feel better too. in fact, i'd love to hear about it in person. so will you all come here to washington so that i can see
just how far you've come? >> yeah, they'll be there next week when michelle obama turns the west wing into a gym and exercise area with cast members at the white house. the first lady has made several tv appearances lately. okay nickelodeon, on jimmy fallon and on david letter man. the newly jobless keith olbermann went on letter man last night and said he screwed by taking the job on current tv. his job history was not lost on dave. >> tell us your story. >> how much time you have got? >> how long ago did you leave msnbc to go to the current tv show? over a year, right? >> i'll have to consult my notes because after a certain point i can't keep track of where i'm working. i don't have any idea. >> that's why we had this made for you. this is an adjustable business
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>> large tornado on the ground! large tornado! large tornado on the ground! >> this is heart pounding video captured by storm chaser jason mclaughlin. he spent much of yesterday afternoon racing across the dallas suburbs to capture the latest touchdown. this is about 14 miles outside of fort worth. our next guest didn't go looking for the tornado. it found him. >> look at the debris fly.
owner, my god. please! oh, shoot! >> that is vincent tang perched on his roof and watching the tornado destroy a nearby neighborhood. he's in lancaster, texas this morning and joins us by phone. good morning. >> good morning, ma'am. how you doing this morning? >> i'm good. i'm just glad you're okay. you were on the roof? >> yes, ma'am, i'm on the roof of my house. >> didn't you feel scared that you were on the roof and you're shooting pictures of this huge tornado? >> not at all. >> you didn't? you're like superman! >> i don't feel scared anything at all. first of all, i thought it's not going to come over to my house. but actually, first of all, it's my ex-boss calling me from california, from sacramento,
california and he said, hey, vinny, did you know that the tornado is going to touch down in your area? i said, yeah, i can see already. he said good. and after he told me the conversation over the phone and he hang up and the light went out. after the light went out, i go outside, i saw the debris flying and i ran back in to my house and grabbed a video camera and i ran on my rooftop. >> so when you saw this huge tornado in the neighborhood not very far from yours, you thought what? >> i don't know. i don't think anything. i just grabbed the video camera and went up to my rooftop and i started recording and then i saw amazing things flying on the air. i don't know, just screaming and
yelling, screaming and yelling. hopefully nobody get hurt, that's what i thought in my mind. >> it's just, you know, when you think about 16 tornadoes possibly touching down at once, all through the suburbs surrounding dallas, like it's just hard to wrap your mind around, isn't it? >> yeah, it is. it is hard to wrap my mind around. but, you know, at that moment i don't know what to explain to you. i just grabbed the video camera and ran on my rooftop and started regarding and around my house it's okay. i don't see any other tornado, i just saw one that hit really hard over my neighborhood area. probably about 1/8 of a mile from where i live. it started to rip up some buildings and a shopping center
and then go toward the house -- residential houses and after it's all done i'm scared. but when the actual tornado started, i don't feel scared at all. >> oh, man, i'd be heading for my basement. i'm sorry, vincent, but i would. thank you for sharing your pictures with us. we're glad you're okay and you're okay. we know how the tornadoes jump around from place to place. thanks, vincent. >> my pleasure to talk to you, ma'am. >> the fire ball lighting up the predawn sky off malibu. that's someone's sail boat. it forced the l.a. fire department to make a water rescue. the outcome next. [ male announcer ] no one just hands you the title, most advanced technology in its class. it needs to be earned. earned with smartbeam head lamps. earned with vented temperature control seats. earned with an 8.4-inch touch screen.
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this news just in to us. it was a tense trip for passengers on board a united play this morning. flight 1727 was flying from tampa to houston when it ran into heavy turbulence over lake charl charles, louisiana. the plan landed safely. we'll have more information as it comes to us. >> checking stories cross country now, look at this. it's a 60-foot sail boat burning brightly against the predawn sky off malibu. firefighters spent hours battling the claims. a team rescued at least one boater in the water. no serious injuries reported. >> no new york city a man dies after a huge construction crane collapsed last night. another worker was seriously injured. police say two long pieces of the crane broke free and fell. several streets surrounding the
accident were closed off as emergency teams responded. >> this town in washington is dealing with a sinkhole that's disrupting traffic. the hole is big enough to swallow a car or small home. the repairs could take up to a few weeks. >> now is your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. the question for you this morning, who is more radical, president obama or the gop? it's obvious campaign 2012 has begun. for president obama, that means no more mr. nice guy, especially when it comes to the republican budget. >> it's a trojan horse disguised as deficit reduction plans, it's an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country. it's thinly veiled social
darwinism. >> what is a social darwinist? it means survival of the fittest, on money-wise. g gop front-runner mitt romney hardly disagrees who calls the president a liberal all about big government. >> in barack obama's society, the government has to do more because the economy is doomed to do less. because when you attack business and you vilify success, you're going to have less business and less success. >> we pretty much knew what the election would be about, it would pit rich versus poor. obama says republicans are so radical, even ronald reagan couldn't win the nomination today. on the other side many republicans have long called president obama a socialist. but there's an added twist. now both sides are calling the other radical. so today's talk back question for you is kind of tongue in cheek. who is more radical, president obama or the gop?
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here are some stories we're watching right now in the newsroom. texans are surveying the damage. as many as 13 tornadoes touched yesterday. remarkably no deaths. emergency crews are searching for anyone who may be trapped in the wreckage. >> we're getting our first look at the suspect accused in monday's shooting rampage at a small christian california in oakland, california. 43-year-old one goh is accused
of killing seven people at oikos university because he was upset ever being expelled. and more fallout from the big government bash in las vegas. a republican from florida wants a house hearing on the topic. the general services administration spend more than $800,000 on an employee conference in 2010 complete with a mind reader, clown and commemorative joining. the gsa administrator has resigned, several congressmen were fired. they hope to hold a hearing in a couple of weeks. >> new this morning, the private sector added 209,000 jobs in march. we go to the new york stock exchange. good news? >> if you ask wall street, they'll tell you they expected better, carol. it's not all bad news. you look at the report even deeper, it shows it's actually the second month you're seeing the private sector add jobs above that 200,000 mark. also january and february, the
job gains were better than originally reported. you want more perspective in take a look at this chart we put together. you can see job growth happening over the past year but the problem is it's been a lot spotty. look at last may. 47,000 jobs. that's it. that's all that was added in the private sector. if you really want to see unemployment come down, you really need to see strong job gains consistently month after month. it's part of the reason why expect the unemployment rate to stay where it is at 8.3% when the big jobs report comes out on friday. carol? >> i can't help but focus on the big easter bunny ringing the opening bell. >> annie's. we all know the little bunny crackers. that's what that's about. >> gotcha. >> they went public last week. >> on a serious note, how is wall street reacting to news of the jobs report? >> stocks are beginning lower. the dow right now down 46 points just a few seconds into the trading day. it more of a carryover of what happened yesterday when the
federal reserve shook confidence, saying their not as enthused about putting more stimulus in the economy because they're optimistic about the committee. the analyst said the markets don't like the world when they don't have the feds supporting them because the market has gotten addicted to the stimulus from the fed and the fed saying i'm backing off the bunch bowl at this point, so do you. >> all right, alison kosik reporting. >> you've probably heard there's a war on women going on right now. but one well-known conservative is saying, wait a minute, if women are so defensive about their rights, why are they buying up books that portray them as sex objects? look at the top book on amazon. "50 shades gray "is a about a young woman who submits to the
sexual trade of sadists. >> hi, carol. not for children. >> not for children. i guess we should issue a warning but we're not going to get that racy. >> you have a column on cnn.com and you cite something maureen dowd wrote in the "new york times." she writes "in a season when rick santorum and other conservatives are on a tear trying to debase women, it natural to wonder why women are thronging to the story of an innocent who jumps into the arms of a seattle sadist with a red room of painful of chains, whips, canes and cuffs. you're agreeing with something maureen dowd wrote? >> you're exactly right. i heard you talking about romney and obama going back and forth. what struck me is how much i
agreed with two columns in the "new york times," doesn't always happen to me, very interesting on the same day in the sunday "new york times" about women, one in a tv show called "girls" and the other in this book that you mentioned. and they both draw a portrait which is very unattractive and suggest that maybe some of the after effects or perhaps distortions of liberation and feminism have led some women, many women, down the wrong track. why so much interest in this notion of submission, of being dominated by men. as brunni said in his article, is this what feminism was fought for, so girls can be in positions where they're beat and dominated? i don't think so. i don't think that's what this otherwise worthy revolution was fought for. >> bill, i will say a lot of my
friends have read that book "50 shade of gray" and they're not into that. it's a fantasy of them. isn't it just a sexual fantasy and that's all it is? couldn't you make that argument? >> if that's all it is, then that's all it is. if it's merely a matter of fiction, then fine. maureen dowd talks about the story of o as a book she read when she was a little girl. the question is is it a matter of fiction? i've already had reaction to my article saying it more than fiction and this thing is being lived out in some places and it is a signal being sent to young women and sadly to young men as well -- >> so you really believe this is being played out a lot? >> yes, i do. i don't know about a lot. but if you have this tv show out there which is being run to, if you have these books which are being bought, you can be sure that people somewhere are playing out their fantasies. dowd says in her article that the people are getting a lot of
encouragement to act out these fantasies and that in places across america it is being acted out. now, i don't know whether it is or not. i don't go knocking on doors and asking people. but as a signal to send to young men or women in a this is what sexual satisfaction about, this is what the relation of sex is about, something has gone dreadfully wrong, if this is the message being sent, whether it's actually being lived out or idealized. either way it a real problem. >> okay, bill. people can read your column on cnn.com/opinion. we want to get the other side, too, because i think some women are saying, come on, he's a conservative, a man, what does he know about women's sexuality? give me a break. >> i was quoting liberals. >> i get it. thank you so much. bill mentioned there's a new series on hbo about women submitting to the fantasies of men.
one female characters in that show submits. it's called "girls." >> i can no longer work for free. >> when you get hungry enough you'll figure it out. >> you mean like physically hungry or hungry for the job? >> i calculated and i can last in new york for three or four more days, maybe seven, if i don't eat lunch. >> shelby knox is a feminist organizer. did you man and to catch bill bennett? >> i did. it interesting. we're still having conversations where men are deer siciding wha going on with women's sexuality. i'm happy to be here to provide a women's perspective. >> this hbo series, people say it the best thing since "sex and the city." it does provide a bleak outlook on sex and relationships between men and women.
>> i actually don't see it that way. lena doneham, 25 years old living in new york, i'm 25 living in new york, maybe i have a different perspective. i think she's saying in truth sex is complicated and it difficult to navigate not own our sexuality but our lives as women. young women are going out into the world, they're facing sexism and a culture that tells them they have to be sexy but if they demand reproductive rights, they're sluts, if they get raped, people are going to blame them. i think she's taking a look that young women are navigating how the to be a woman in society. sex has always been complicated. nothing new about that. >> you're right about that.
fred bruni said "some characters in "girls" to some extent think that the way to be happy is to have the marks are of adult life, including an ongoing sexual relationship with a man. it's not just about having the thing, the quality of the actual thing itself matters. >> yeah. i mean, absolutely. but i think that that's not what girls think, that's what culture tells us, that we have to have a man and going back to "50 shade of gray," the idea of the eroticism of male nation, that's what girls are told we're supposed to have. i'm hoping that the show "girls" on hbo are showing there are different avenues for women to navigate and different ways to find what's good for themselves. >> so bill bennett might say, you know, young women not happy anymore, they're not getting married, the family is a thing
of the past, where are we headed, we're headed toward a destruction of a culture that we've always known and it's because young women have this idea that sex is for free with no attachments and that's where feminism has really led us. >> that wouldn't shock me if bill bennett said that. but we have been told by the media that feminism is dead, it did its job and we are completely equal and there are no barriers for us in the world. we go out into the world, we find sexual double standards, we're still not getting paid as much and find everything is a little more complicated than the media pundits want to us think. this new show is showing how that's complicated and how young women have a new take of how we're going to make the feminist dream come true and how we're going to find happiness for ourselves. it going to be us instead of men
like bill bennett who decide what the future of women is. >> shelby knox, thank you for joining us this morning. >> and a comment about business in the women world, and trying to live it down. >> it's an imagery world that he's created. they're first and foremost worriers. >> in george's book, they speak their own language. weep thought we could create that fictional language for a few lines and we tried to do that and it sounded like gobbledygook. >> that's where i came in. >> once we got the language and saw the actors performing the lines, it was no question it made a huge difference in those scenes.
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the show is called "two and a half men." no doubt the co-creator of the comedy should have stuck to that subject. instead he branched out with a few choice word about women. a.j. hammer is here to tell us all about it. >> lee aronson feeling some justifiable heat this morning. the "two and a half men" co-creator was speaking at the toronto screenwriter conference and first offended how the women on his show are depicted by saying this "we are centering the show on two very damaged men, what makes men damaged? sorry, it's women. i never got my heart broken by a
man. he then followed that up by criticizing the current crop of sitcoms featuring women saying "enough ladies, i get, you have periods, adding the shows have reached a saturation point and used a few choice references of the female anatomy i will not repeat here. understandably women in hollywood didn't take it well. the topics started trending on twitter. now aronson apologized on his twitter feed saying he was trying to be funny, it was a bad joke. i should point out his resumé as a writer and producer includes comedies like "grace under fire," cybil," "murphy brown." he's not against female sitcoms. he used a poor choice of word
and i have a feeling he's deeply regretting that today. >> can't we all just get along? >> i know. >> a.j., thanks. we'll have the story behind one of the favorites getting voted off "dancing with the stars." it was a surprise for a lot of folks. we'll be back. it confirms your reservation and the location your car is in, the moment you land. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz.
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beautiful. that set off a blizzard of e-mail and twitter comments that quickly turned ugly. we have that story from london. this is one of the weirdest things i've ever heard. >> it's weird. why hate me for being beautiful, carol? now, those aren't my words. those are the words of samantha brick and this is the headline in the newspaper today in "the daily mail." she's had some major backlash for saying something like that. she said "while i'm not ellie mcpherson, i'm tall, slim, blond and told i'm a good looking woman. there are down sides to being pretty, the main one being that other women hate me for no other reason than my lovely looks." carol, you're a beautiful woman. how do you feel about this? she then talks about the pros and cons. she's like i get free champagne from men, free cab rides, train tickets but i'm never asked to
be a friend's bridesmaid and there are so many jealous bosses and friends and she has to downplay her attractiveness with ugly clothes. she's been a top trend world wide. there have been so many mean, nasty, horrible comments written about her. she said the last horrendous of. let me give you three examples. one guy says hilarious. i wish i had an inflated view of my looks. someone, please tell me it's a spoof. someone else says, i have heard of beer goggles. samantha brick would appear to possess a beer mirror. someone else talked about how it made violent sexist bile fuel remarks and said, it worked. what an ugly light the whole thing shines. you know, i feel strongly about this, carol. you know, someone says she's beautiful and then everybody trashes her for feeling good about herself. she's not a conventional beauty. but, i mean, it's just something -- we spend so much
time building up young women to feel confident and empowered about themselves and then someone says hey, look at me i'm beautiful. then we trash them. >> i will say that the thing that got me, really, is that other women didn't want her to be their friends because they were so jealous and envious that they wouldn't ask her to be in their wedding. i mean, can't we get over that conversation. i have great friends. it's silly. >> right. of the awful things on -- it was the awful things on facebook she was reading. the point isn't to say she's the hottest thing in the world, but she was doing this as an experiment to say it's the women who are the most critical of other attractive women. so she is saying today, you guys have all proved me right. all the 5,000 really crappy things about her that have been written by women, you know, she's just saying that this was an experiment to see. you know, but look, the majority view of that she's not confident
about herself. she's being arrogant about herself. if a woman thinks she's beautiful, then okay, let her think that. do we have to trash it? >> i think we have solved all of women's problems in this hour of "newsroom" on cnn. we have talked about issues from every angle. we'll get together and go out for a big old drink. >> you're gorgeous. >> stop it. thank you. you know what tonight is, right? it's opening night at the old ball game. the 2012 season is upon us, officially, if you can get some hot dogs and apple pie to make it all complete. in america, we believe in a future that is better than today. since 1894, ameriprise financial has been working hard for their clients' futures. never taking a bailout. helping generations achieve dreams. buy homes. put their kids through college. retire how they want to. ameriprise. the strength of america's largest financial planning company.
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$229. baseball's official opening day is tomorrow. of course i'll be watching boston and the tigers will win. not many people can say they're perfect, but the baylor lady bears can this morning. the team won the ncaa women's basketball championship last night and made history finishing the season with 40 wins and no losses. baylor beat notre dame 80-61. the starter brittany griener had 26 points, 13 rebounds. they become the seventh women's season to finish with a perfect undefeated season. good morning to you. i'm carol costello. at least half a dozen tornadoes batter the dallas metro area. and the power of the storms are caught on camera. take a look as this tractor-trailer gets picked up and it's literally spun through the air. >> the tornado, everything was just flying. this morning we're getting
new pictures of the damage as people start sifting through and cleaning up the debris. and forney, texas, city officials have scheduled a news conference that's scheduled to start any minute now. of course we'll monitor that and bring you any new information. the bombshell russian spy is making headlines again. a new documentary says she was close to seducing an obama cabinet official. this morning the obama administration is responding to the allegations. plus, all eyes are on augusta national, but it has nothing to do with this week's tournament. this woman could become the first female to be offered a membership. you used to flying the unfriendly skies when you travel these days? we're revealing the list of the meanest airlines. but we start with the damage of the devastation in and around dallas, texas, this morning. we're getting a new look at the
damage from the air. rescuers going out and searching for anyone who still may be trapped. at least six tornadoes touched down in the area. some of them caught on video. >> look at the debris fly. oh, my god. please. >> take a look at what it looked like at lancaster, texas, a homeowner watches helplessly as a twister approaches his home. and even zooms in on the swirling debris. >> it is coming. get in the building. >> at nearby forney, the camera rolls as a tornado fills the sky with the gray mist and seems to hover over a helpless truck yard. and listen to this twister. it's the ominous tornado sound so many people say they hear as a tornado bears down. we are covering all angles of this developing story. miguel marquez is in arlington, texas, where at least 150 homes
were destroyed. and meteorologist alexandra steele gives us a closer look at the amazing video. but let's begin with miguel. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we're in front of one of the houses in arlington where rescuers will be going through today. yesterday, this was a brick house. this was the wall here for the house. today it's pretty much a pile of bricks. this is a bed, that's the closet if you can picture this. another bedroom over there. everything literally got sucked out of this house. it is amazing every time you cover the tornadoes about how massive and widespread the damage can be. and yet, how selective it can be as well. this house destroyed. obviously, the house next to it is heavily damaged but the house to the right of it is untouched. and the houses across the street seem to have fared a lot better than this house did. as you said, rescuers are getting out across a wide swath of texas today trying to figure out if there's anything injured or trapped. dallas-ft. worth airport is trying to get back on its feet. today, they have cancelled 200 flights but flights are coming and going so it pays to pay
attention there. and the national weather service is also getting teams out across this huge area of texas, trying to figure out exactly how many tornadoes in the end actually touched down. carol? >> yeah, we're figuring that out. miguel marquez from arlington, texas. we want to give you a better idea of how things turned in the area. this is radar image from tuesday afternoon and it shows the violence across the dallas area and spinning off as many as 13 tornadoes. the trail of damage from beginning to end nearly 160 miles long. meteorologist alexandra steele joins us. just the amazing thing about watching coverage of these tornadoes, everybody had a camera out and they were shooting pictures. some of the pictures were unbelievably frightening. >> but i don't think i remember a tornado that we had this amount of video. just incredible video and pictures. everyone has one of those. a camera phone.
so i think it's twofold. really, one, of course, i have heard you ask the people that have been out there and shooting this, you know, why are you out there, are you scared, et cetera? but in terms of kind of understanding tornadoes, we are seeing a lot more visually. you get a lot of insight from visual pictures. looking at these pictures. i mean, it really is incredible. what we have learned, it's not so much what you can learn from looking at other than analyzing it. but looking at this, what you can see is the gray and white debris field and if you look carefully now, this is the tornadoes near i-20. and when you see that, see the debris flying around, which is incredible. what's so incredible is no one has been killed. no reports of any of that when you see this. you see the tractor-trailers and another cool piece of video, look at this. this is a storm chaser. look at the picture of this thing. and it almost looks like -- now, kind of breaks up and dissipates a little bit, but the circulation is still there. but it looks like a breathing machine and that's in essence
what it is. this does look like something out of the movies but you can imagine the amount of video? that's the debris field, the gray and white, and that's what we have seen. incredible tractor-trailers being thrown by the power of this. you know, miguel talked about being out there in the field. national weather service going out there to assess the damage. and pictures like this are so key because you look at the structures that were damaged, be it the roof, the walls and that's how damage is assessed in terms of getting a qualification like in the ef 3 or 2. you can see the roof totally decimated. ef-2, winds up to 135 miles per hour. debris air borne. we have seen that, but an ef-3 which takes the winds from 136 to 165 miles per hour, roofs and walls torn from structures. we have seen that as well. that's how you kind of know in essence before hand what the expectation will be just by looking at the damage because that's what the surveyors are
doing out there. looking at the damage and then knowing the structure from which all the damage has come. >> they have a lot of damage to look at, right, and we have so many witnesses. so we want to give you more firsthand accounts. >> large tornado on the ground! >> now, that storm chaser, justin mclaughlin, he shot that video. that tornado touching down near a school. we'll talk to him live. that will come your way in about 15 minutes. the thing -- i just continue not to understand is, i would be running away from that thing so fast. >> yeah. >> drop my phone. also this morning we're getting our first look at the suspect accused in the shooting rampage in a small christian college. one goh faces arraignment and he's accused of killing seven people because he was upset over being expelled. and a judge will begin sentencing five former new
orleans police officers. in september they were found guilty of shooting unarmed civilians trying to cross the danziger bridge into the hurricane ravaged city. the shootings took place during the post katrina looting and lawlessness. all four face sentences of at least 15 years. the republican primary season is not over yet. but the race for the white house is on. mitt romney has more than half the delegates needed to clinch the gop nomination. and he's looking to rack up more in the next few weeks. that's when connecticut, delaware and new york and pennsylvania and rhode island all vote. yesterday, romney pulled off a primary sweep in wisconsin, maryland and d.c. his focus now is on president obama in the fall. >> the president has pledged to transform america. and he spent the last four years laying the foundation for a new government-centered society. i will spend the next four years
rebuilding the foundation of an opportunity society led by free people and free enterprises. >> president obama is taking aim at romney as well. he mentioned the gop candidate by name for the first time in a speech on tuesday. president obama by the way is hosting an easter prayer breakfast right now at the white house. brianna keilar is there. is he done yet? >> he has finished with his remarks, carol. he addressed -- i will tell you though the breakfast isn't over, it's still going on, but president obama addressed the crowd of religious leaders. this is something that the white house prides itself on. in 2010 they started this breakfast before easter and we -- to honor easter in a way that they say that other administrations haven't done. this is something they do every year and president obama joked to some laughter that this is the calm before the storm, because we have the easter egg roll coming up here at the white house this weekend and the white
house is taken over by hundreds of children. so president obama addresses this crowd and he talked about jesus overcoming fear and overcoming doubt. talking about, you know, he acknowledged the bible verses. he does previously. there were a number of religious leaders that he was talking to. catholic, greek, baptist, evangelical, as well as a prominent african-american pastor from the atlanta area, carol. >> thank you. a british documentary claims russian spy anna chapman nearly seduced a member of president obama's cabinet. a top fbi official says the bureau had to step in and warn the cabinet member to cool it. the cabinet member was not named. santa monica college in california, dozens of students gathered to protest a plan for high priced courses and then as you can see things got really ugly. they tried to storm into a board of trustees meeting last night. someone unlearned pepper spray
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checking stories across country now. look at the 60-foot sailboat burning brightly off malibu. fire boats spent hours battling the flames. a team rescued at least one boater in the water. no serous injuries reported. a man dies after a huge construction crane collapsed last night. another worker was seriously injured. police say two long pieces of the crane broke free and fell. several streets were closed off as emergency teams responded. the town of winlock, washington, is dealing with a big problem -- a cavernous sink hole. it's blocking traffic on the main road. it's big enough to swallow a car or a home. they hope to get state and county money to pay for repairs. the boys of summer get cracking tonight. it's opening night for major league baseball. the defending world series champion cardinals will play the marlins in miami. the marlins are breaking in the new ballpark.
the average resale price on a ticket for tonight's game is more than $229. baseball's official opening day, tomorrow. not many people can say they're perfect, but the baylor lady bears can this morning. they won the ncaa women's basketball championship last night and made history in the process, finishing the season with 40 wins and in olosses. baylor beat notre dame last night. star center britney griener had 26 point, 13 rebounds. >> it was great. everybody was a part of this win. everybody did what they needed to do and the unfinished business is done. we did it. 40-0. what's it like to win this national championship? >> i can't even give you words. >> they become the seventh women's team to finish with a perfect undefeated season. the skies turned black in a series of tornadoes went on a destructive rampage through the
dallas-ft. worth area. >> tornado on the ground. >> so scary. some of it was caught on camera. by storm chaser jason mclaughlin. also, mitt romney is inching closer to winning the republican nomination, but rick santorum says hey, it's a just halftime. halftime or game over? we'll ask our political buzz panel. that's coming up later. [ crickets chirping ]
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airline performance if you were traveling. you were less likely to get bumped, for the airlines to lose your luggage and more likely to arrive on time. look at four years ago, airline performance actually hit a historic low. but oh, no, no, it's not all about rainbows and sunshine. the airlines that had the lowest rankings all had huge issues. with customer complaints. another common theme that we saw was bankruptcy or merging which may or may not have had a hand in the issues. take a look at the top three worst big airlines. this is according to a survey. the third worst airline, american airlines. it happens to be going through bankruptcy. it had more people getting involuntarily bumped from flights. coming into number two, continental. that happened to american with united. it's got a growing number of delayed flights. then united, that happened to be the worst airline. it had the highest rate of consumer complaints last year. it also lost more bags. had more planes arrive late.
lots of headaches with that one. >> sounds ugly. so what was the top airline, the best airline, it was the small one, right? >> no, no. of the majors, we looked at the major. of the majors, delta came in number one. seeing improvement. there were fewer complaints on delta. fewer mishandled bags, fewer bumped fliers. but the best of the best, airtran takes the number one spot. >> okay. so i guess we should check stocks because they're not looking so great right now. >> not looking so good. the dow down 139 points. a report came out, a big disappointment to wall street. it showed employment was up, but activity slowed. also the fed said that it's not going to be giving out any stimulus any time soon. that's not what wall street wanted to hear. that's what happened yesterday. it's carrying over through today. once again the dow down 139 points. >> alison kosik at the new york stock exchange.
oh, they're cleaning up in texas after a violent tornado tore through the dallas-ft. worth area. more than a dozen twisters may have touched down. storm chaser jason mclaughlin caught this one on camera. amazingly. look at the size of that thing. amazingly, there are no reports of any deaths. rescue crews as i said combing through the wreckage thousand. jason joins us from arlington, texas. jason, that was like enormous. >> yeah, it was pretty intense. the tornado that affected this area and caused scenes all across the metroplex, this particular tornado touched down five miles south of here yesterday afternoon and it was a very violent tornado. >> is this one of the more violent ones you have caught on camera? >> just mainly the proximity of where it was. just all the damage that did occur from it. you know, being in a big area like this there's a lot of homes all over. there's subdivisions all over f if -- the areas where the
tornadoes touched down. not nearly the strongest tornado i have seen, but they were relatively small, but they were relatively intense. that was something different about them. >> have you ever experienced so many tornadoes coming down at one time? >> there's been very, very limited times. this is the only time i can think of this has occurred here in the metroplex. typically in kansas, western oklahoma, things like this can tend to happen. but you know, the area that this touched down, one tornado affected tarrant, articlington. another one was further east, southeast dallas. then another one in the town of forney. mainly the main populated areas of the metroplex are what was affected from these tornadoes. >> why do you think this is happening so often in the south or seemingly often i should say? >> this happened to be one of those days that everything happened to set up. this actually is the first
severe event we even had across north texas this year. most of the severe weather has been off to our east. so this was kind of a change of pace compared to what we have seen over the last couple of years. >> you said before you were like shooting one tornado here and one tornado there. were you in a car? how does that work for you? >> i was -- i'm trying to keep the public safe, so i'm out watching these storms. the first tornado i had touched down, it was actually south of this home around ten miles. that tornado moved off to the north and as it did, it continued to track north from here after it crossed over this home and this subdivision. when it did, i had to leave there. there was no way to stay with that storm. it was headed north into a very populated area. new storms were forming back to the south, so i shot back southeast. it was around an hour and a half later that the second tornado i ended up catching which was east of dallas. >> wow. we're glad you're safe. thanks for sharing your video with us. jason mclaughlin. >> absolutely, thanks, carol.
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expelled. mitt romney swept wisconsin, maryland and washington, d.c. he now has more than half the delegates needed to clinch the republican presidential nomination. and if you match him up with the current president, 54% of registered voters would vote for president obama, 43% would choose romney. political buzz is your rapid fire look at the best political topics of the day. three questions, 30 seconds on the clock. playing with us today on the left cnn contributor maria cardona. in the middle jason johnson. chief political correspondent at politic 365. and on the right, strategist and former mccain/palin aide boris epstein. good morning. >> thank you. >> first question, the republican primary isn't officially over, but it really is. president obama is already taking shots at mitt romney and mitt romney is returning the favor. let's listen. >> this congressional republican budget is something different altogether.
it is a trojan horse. disguised as deficit reduction plans, it is really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country. it is thinly veiled social darwinism. >> in barack obama government-centered society the government has to do more because the economy is doomed to do less. because when you attack business and you vilify success, you'll have less business and less success. >> so the question republicans are social darwinists and democrats are socialists. so who's more radical? jas jason? >> look, this is fascinating. so the democrats are so radical that they propose a health care plan in 2009 which was the same one the republicans had in 1996. the republicans are so radical that they have a tea party that a hates government so much that they all ran for congress in 2010. look, neither of the parties is
as radical as they claim they want to be. the democrats seem to be beholden to wall street, only doing what they think they can get through the republicans. and the republicans are only as radical as they're sort of conservative and moral base will allow them to be. so i don't think either party is all this radical. we haven't seen the revolution that americans are asking for. >> boris? >> jason is right on one thing, neither party is that radical at its base. there are winds of both parties that are radical. on the left they want to make sure that government pays for everything and controls everything. on the right, they want government completely out. the reality is neither of the one side or the other side is going to happen. we are in the middle, the majority of the country is in the middle and we talked about the niche issues that are disconcerting like the high-def it is and the high unemployment. >> maria? >> look, there's no question
that on both sides there's hyperbole, but democrats being socialists is so old and has been very discredited but the president in talking about the paul ryan budget is actually right. it does gut every single program the middle class and working class families have benefited from and thrived from. it puts trillions of dollars as trillions of dollars to the budget to give millionaires and billionaires more tax cuts. don't take his word for it. newt gingrich called it right wing social engineering in a rare bit of truthfulness. >> newt gingrich does not speak for the republican party. >> all right. let's move on to the second question. republicans seem to be steering the conversation away from contraception. governor nickki haley visited "the view" and said women don't care about contraception, but about jobs and their family.
do economic or social issues matter more to women, boris? >> yes, they do. the approval ratings for president obama and mitt romney were the same before the contraception debate started. after now, it's kind of died down. the key issue right now is the economy. it is jobs. and that women and men both care about the most. that's why this president's approval rating hasn't gotten -- the disapprovals continue to be higher, and the economy is recovering at a much slower pace because of the policies put in by this president. >> have you seen the approval ratings among independent women? romney and the republican party are bleeding the support of independent women. because yes, they care about economic issue, they care about economic growth and job creation. they're supporting the president on that, but they care deeply, not just about contraception, but about equal access to health
care rights whichrepublicans have been trying to take away. republicans would have done well to stay away from pandora and especially her box. and they didn't, and now they're paying for it. >> whoa, jason. >> that's incorrect. >> this is why the republicans do so poorly with women. for nikki haley to say that's like saying americans don't care about the beach, they care about the sand and the sun and the water. look, you can't separate contraception from the economic issue. it's called family planning. women will say, look, can we afford a child right now? can we afford the children we have right now. this is the tin ear of the republican party and they're losing women right now. nikki haley talked herself out of the vp job. >> and rick santorum threw everything but the kitchen sink at mitt romney before the primaries. let's listen. >> i'm rick santorum and i approve this message. >> what if i told you this man's big government mandating health care included $50 abortions and
killed thousands of jobs? would you ever vote for him? what if i told you he supported cap and trade and the wall street bailouts? and what if i told you he dramatically raised taxes and stuck taxpayers with the $1 billion short fall? one more thing. what if i told you the man i'm talking about isn't him. it's him. >> okay, so yet that ad ran and santorum lost badly in wisconsin, maryland and d.c. he said it's just halftime for me. why is it so difficult for santorum, gingrich and paul to face reality? maria? >> because right now the reality for the republican party and for any nominee is that it's going to be very difficult for them to go up against this president with the policies that they are embracing. not only that, but they know that mitt romney is not part of the a-team. not that they would be any better, but they're going to be very hard pressed to put together a vision to really --
to really compete against president obama when in fact they are embracing -- they are embracing the exactly the kind of budget that president obama was talking about. >> jason? >> the reason they don't understand it, they're like the walking dead. santorum and gingrich and paul, they think they're alive but they're really shuffling around. look, this is mitt romney's race. mitt romney has been in the lead since the beginning. the other guys need to give up, get out of the way. they need to allow mitt romney to focus on facing the president. they just don't want to accept it. like old athletes and zombies, they don't know when it's time to walk off the stage. >> boris? >> santorum and gingrich thought they weren't part of the a-team they would have gotten out long ago. this isn't part of their belief that president obama is so strong, he's not so strong. unemployment has been above 8% and geithner said it wouldn't get above 8%. santorum and gingrich has gotten to personally dislike mitt romney. he -- and they're fading away
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woods' sudden surge would be the big story of the masters. not so. controversy is in the air over ibm and its female ceo, virginia rometty. will she break into the all-male club? augusta national is planning a news conference in 20 minutes. patrick snell has more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, carol. yes, you can see the thousands on the course here already. behind me for the final practice day ahead of the tournament proper getting underway on thursday. but yeah, big talking point is will the club finally announce its first-ever female member? we're waiting with bated breath. it will be a packed media conference a few yards in front of me here. billy payne will address the world's media and we'll see what if anything he does have to say on this topic. we're not guaranteed anything as far as the club is concerned. they was dealt with a couple of
weeks back where they said we don't comment on the individual membership policies that we have here at the national. so we're going to see what happens. it's possible of course, carol, that mrs. rometty has been offered membership. we simply don't know because the club doesn't divulge details. it should be an interesting hour or so coming up here. >> so she could keep it secret and there's no controversy? >> she would have to say it. that's what we're looking for here. the club will not reveal anything. they have made that very clear. so all i can tell you is that the four previous ceos of ibm, one of the big three corporate sponsors, all male, have been all offered membership. we're expected to hear a lot more from billy payne at the top of this hour. now, when he took over as chairman here at the national back in 2006, the only thing he said about the topic at the time is there was no specific
timetable to address the issue of female membership. a potentially big morning ahead of us, carol. but as i say, he may not go there. >> we'll see, i guess we'll see in 12 minutes. thanks so much, patrick. how cool are you if you're a 30 something still living at home with your parents? apparently some say it's pretty awesome. coming up, we'll explain. wow. wow. but you can help fight muscle loss with exercise and ensure muscle health. i've got revigor. what's revigor? it's the amino acid metabolite, hmb to help rebuild muscle and strength naturally lost over time. [ female announcer ] ensure muscle health has revigor and protein to help protect, preserve, and promote muscle health. keeps you from getting soft. [ major nutrition ] ensure. nutrition in charge!
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so all you notice is relief. aspercreme. for all of you still living with your parents, fear not. you're not a loser. you're cool. hey, whole movies have been made about you. >> so where do you see us going? >> well, tonight, i see us going back to my place. >> as long as you're up, son -- oh! >> come on, pop. >> you two have fun. >> hmm. >> you live with your parents? >> is that a problem? >> brad tuttle is in springfield, massachusetts. he wrote an article for "time" magazine called "being 30 and living with your parents isn't lame, it's awesome." welcome. >> thank you. thank you for having me. >> really? it's awesome? >> i don't know if it's exactly
awesome. i don't know if this is something that people are bragging about necessarily, but i think it's more so than it has been in the past. it's normal. >> oh, no. you're cutting out there. do we want to re-establish the skype signal? okay. we're go oing to try to re-establish. i wanted to talk about this too because it's an interesting issue for many different reasons. let's go to our talk back segment. talk back question this morning, and we asked you this question, who's more radical president obama or the gop? we got a lot of responses. mostly going against the president. here's a sample. this from michael. obama is the most radical president in u.s. history. he criticizes the gop budget but his budget didn't get a single vote from even the most liberal democrats. this from diana, the gop. they are for the rich and could care less about the working class. most of them signed a pact saying that they will not raise
taxes on the wealthiest people in america. alyssa says i'm fiscally conservative and a social libertarian. i can see that obama is way more rad cap than republicans. this from susan. obama is unquestionably the most radical politician to make it into office. his change has taken my change out of my pocket. please keep the conversation going on facebook. we have over 2,000 comments, so this question hasn't -- it's absolutely touched a nerve. facebook.com/carolcnn. okay. we have our skype signal up and running. let's go back to brad tuttle who wrote an article for "time" magazine who said you're not a loser who lives at home, it may be considered cool. tell us what you mean by that. >> i don't necessarily mean this is something that many people are bragging about to their friends, but moving back with your parents is awesome in a sense that it's less stressful in a lot of ways.
recent surveys have shown that young americans who are out living on their own have about the same level of satisfaction with their living arrangements as do young americans living with their parents. a lot has to do with how expensive rent is nowadays and how comfortable young people are spending with their parents nowadays. >> so when you say they're more comfortable living at home, is that because their parents say, oh, it's okay, come back home, i want you to come back home or is it because the kids want to come back home to relieve stress? >> well, i think that parents are very, very sympathetic with young people's struggles in the job market today. parents probably -- their friends if not themselves have probably lost jobs over the last few years so they really, really get how difficult it is to -- for young people to find jobs and particularly to find good jobs. add into that that young people
and their parents, they seem to get along in a lot better ways than generations have in the past. there isn't the generational conflict that you saw, you know, in the '60s say. they say eye to eye. >> i think you have a point there. i want to give people the statistic because it blows my mind. 21% of people between 25 and 34 live with their parents. if you compare that to 1980, only 11% of kids went back home after college to live with their parents. and i just have to say, being from a previous generation than generation x, even if i made no money at all and i had to beg on the streets, i would not go home to live with my parents. even though i love my parents and i get along with my parents, i just wouldn't do that to my parents. >> well, i think this generation has a bit of a different take.
they have space, their parents welcome them with open arms. their parents love having them home in a lot of ways. especially at this time given the state of the job's market, parents are happy to have them home. saving up, perhaps even if they're working, saving up, you know, paying off those student loans before they go off on their own. in a lot of ways, parents are going to understand that if kids move out on their own, they might wind up in really, really hard, you know, financial situations. not being able to pay off student loans and digging themselves into credit card debt. these are the problems we have seen over the last few years that people have encountered. part of that is because they're out on their own. >> i hear you, brad. i do. but, you know, i fell into all of those things but i fought my way out myself. i didn't ask my parents for a bailout. but that's just me. i understand things are different. but it's a fascinating article. brad tuttle, if you want to read
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he got the boot. "showbiz tonight" caught up with jack backstage. although he definitely seemed a little surprised himself when he heard the news, he handled it gracefully. watch what he told us. >> i really took this challenge on. >> yeah. >> and, you know, i was there early. i would go through a t-shirt or two before she got there. then she'd come in and she'd say, we'll fix all that. i'm dancing out of here tonight. i'm not stopping. i'm never taking this outfit off. can i get a full shot of this? this is going to be on for a long time to come. >> yeah. the show has been extremely competitive this season, carol. pretty emotional too. a lot of stars shedding tears over the last couple of episodes. big announcement last night. the judges announced that for the next few episodes the final two couples will have a dance-off to survive with the judges having the final say. so they're shaking it up. >> a good thing. i want to talk about justin timberlake and jessica biel. are they getting hitched? >> it looks like they may be. you know, they have been on again and off again.
they reportedly are planning this big wedding for the summer. they were engaged in january. but always kept a low profile. "people" magazine says they are getting ready to celebrate their marriage in style, although they didn't have details about events. but they're saying that justin promised jessica the best day ever. that will be one heck of a fun wedding. >> with two beautiful people. thank you. if you want information on everything breaking in the entertainment world, a.j. has it on "showbiz tonight." 11:00 eastern on hln. federal health officials are investigating whether sushi could be behind a new salmonella outbreak in the united states. so far more than 90 people have gotten sick in 19 states in washington, d.c. seven have wound up in the hospital. investigators say spicy tuna rolls are highly suspect but they're not certain yet. they're focusing on six clusters of restaurants in texas, wisconsin, maryland, rhode island and connecticut. coffee doesn't have vitamins... unless you want it to.
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