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If Hillary Runs; Super Bowl Friday?; Apple Eyes Bigger iPhones

Aired January 24, 2014 - 06:30   ET

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PAUL BEGALA, PRIORITES USA ACTION: We'd have to ask Neil (ph) to grasp (ph) Tyson.

(LAUGHTER)

Because it does seem to show a planet with other huge bodies orbiting around it, and I don't quite think they've got the astrophysics right on that. But Ax -- Ax knows my universe of politics.

KATE BOLDUAN, CNN ANCHOR: Right.

BEGALA: And he knows this better than anybody. He's a genius. He's exactly right. I think -- look, Barack Obama won because he's enormously talented. But on top of that, Hillary's campaign make a terrible mistake of running, as David Axelrod says in the article, with this aura of invisibility and invulnerability and inevitability.

You know, everybody wants to be courted, but Democrats more than most like an underdog. And I think that's something she has got to guard against should she run again. I hope she does.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: Right, but I got to tell you something, though, Paul. Even that suggestion, I think that that is going to start to feed into the problem here. That's just a tricky response. She is running, by all accounts. Right now --

BEGALA: Maybe you know better than me.

CUOMO: -- the bar for her, Paul, is to now say that she's not running. Because the infrastructure's in place. The calls are out for money. You know, people are joining. You see what's going on around her. At this point, don't you think that it's -- don't play the game the way it's ordinarily played, especially when you have the past that you do where, you know, she does want to show this is a new Hillary. We're not playing the game as always. Fair criticism or no?

BEGALA: Look, you may know her better than I do. I only have 22 years of history with her, but she has just not made up her mind, nor should she. You know, I support her. I want her to run. I'm sure she's watching. She watches this show every morning.

Hillary, please run. Your country needs you.

But she just hasn't made the decision yet, nor ought she. She's got plenty of time. Right now, she's writing a book. That's going to come out. She's working with her foundation. Look, I hope she does. I have never seen this strong support for a potential candidacy this early. You've got to go back to history back before any of us were born when Eisenhower was being --

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BOLDUAN: Paul, you should know that. And you should know that very well as senior advisors of Priorities USA Action who announced yesterday that it's coming out and backing Hillary Clinton.

BEGALA: Right.

BOLDUAN: This is a super pact that played a big part, was a big help in getting President Obama reelected in 2012. Why priorities coming out to back Hillary now?

CUOMO: So dicey a proposition as it is.

BEGALA: Well, you know, look, it's because the numbers don't lie. She is by far the strongest candidate the Democrats could field. Our super pact wants to continue what President Obama and Vice President Biden have been doing.

That's why we were founded, to help support a collection of these middle-class issues and economic issues, especially. And our -- our strategists, our donors, our supporters, they're all of one mind on this. They think she would be the strongest candidate. Now, we'll support whoever, you know, winds up being the Democratic nominee, but she's obviously the strongest candidate. If she runs, we'll support her.

BOLDUAN: Doesn't that hurt Joe Biden right now?

BEGALA: No. You know, he's got to decide for himself just the way Hillary does. But the numbers don't lie. I mean, the numbers are very clear, the data.

Look, as you know, I have a personal bias here because I love her and I support her and I want her to run. But even setting that aside, if I could set my personal affection for her aside, you just look at the data and she's by far the strongest candidate.

It is very rare for a party to win three presidential elections in a row. It's only happened once in my lifetime, Reagan to Bush. So what the Democrats are seeking to do here is very, very, very difficult. So they're going to have their very strongest candidate.

CUOMO: Well, and that's also the trick, right? The piece gets into that a little bit if people read it is that how does she show that she's new and different from the president now. It will be tricky, as will be the eventual comparisons between her and her husband in terms of who's the stronger candidate and why. She kind of got passed that in the last one. I don't think she will this time.

Paul Begala, thank you very much. Always appreciate the perspective. BEGALA: Great fun. Thanks, Chris. Thanks, Kate.

BOLDUAN: See you later.

And it is money time now, folks.

Chief business correspondent Christine Romans is in our money center. So, Christine, have the bulls just decided to hibernate with this arctic weather?

CHRISTINE ROMANS, CHIEF BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: You know, Kate, it turns out stocks don't just go straight up like last year. What's the problem? We got emerging markets trouble. We got earnings for U.S. companies that are kind of unimpressive or worse.

Dow futures down big this morning, you guys. The Dow fell 176 points yesterday to a five-week low. The Nasdaq S&P down, too. All indications are this morning you will see that trend continue.

Let me give you some perspective, though, on what the start to the year looks like. The Dow for the year now down about 2.3 percent. The Nasdaq is still higher on the year. Tech stocks have been doing better. The S&P down 1 percent.

One strategist telling us this not a bear market; it's a scare market. Be ready for a lot of scares after such a good year last year.

A bright spot this morning with Microsoft. That one you're going to see rise today. It's up 3.5 percent in the pre-market (ph). The XBox was a great seller over the holidays. Microsoft sales, revenue up 14 percent. Company bringing in better earnings, so Microsoft will be a bright spot today.

Jamie Dimon, America's banker is getting a raise. He runs JPMorgan Chase, a bank that has paid out record fines, record settlements with the government over everything from mortgage fraud, being Bernie Madoff's banker and not noticing his crimes, sloppily oversight, all of that this year, all those fines this year, "New York Times" reports the board hashing out this pay package after a series of meetings that were pretty heated at times.

Last year he got a pay cut. They cut his compensation by half to just $11.5 million after that embarrassing trading blow-up called the London Whale. Looks like Jamie Dimon will get a raise this year, guys.

CUOMO: Called both America's banker and Bernie Madoff's banker.

ROMANS: Exactly.

CUOMO: All right, Christine Romans. A mixed bag, by definition.

(LAUGHTER)

BOLDUAN: Thanks, Christine. Coming up next on NEW DAY, how does Super Bowl Saturday sound? It's not in the plans, but the NFL says it could happen if the weather for Super Bowl Sunday is bad enough. We're going to talk about what happens if mother nature does not decide to cooperate.

And how about this? Is a bigger screen the next big thing for the iPhone? We're going to talk tech later this hour.

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BOLDUAN: Welcome back. Let's go around the world now starting at the Vatican, where the French president, allegedly embroiled in a love triangle, will enjoy a private audience with Pope Francis today.

CNN's Erin McLaughlin has more.

ERIN MCLAUGHLIN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: -- if you're the president of a predominantly Catholic country and speculation of infidelity was making global headlines. But the meeting between French President Francois Hollande and Pope Francis was scheduled long before news of Hollande's alleged affair with a French actress broke.

Now the pope and Hollande are expected to meet for about a half hour. They'll likely stick to topics like global warming and Syria. But the French people still want clarification on Hollande's personal life. Is his partner, Valerie Trierweiler, still the first lady in France, or is she being replaced by French actress Julie Gayet?

Now, Trierweiler lawyers talked to a French newspaper saying that she and Holland are still working to clarify the situation.

Back to you, Kate.

BOLDUAN: Erin, thank you very much.

And more deadly clashes to talk about between police and protesters in Kiev with some demonstrators calling for the U.S. to get involved.

Diana Magnay has more from Ukraine.

DIANA MAGNAY, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Long talks between President Yanukovych and the leaders of the opposition have come to nothing. Clearly, his resignation or that of his cabinet are not up for discussion.

The streets are calm for now, but there is a very real sense of frustration here. The leaders of the opposition were booed when they explained to the crowds that the talks had failed last night. People say they want to see a clear road map for action or they'll take matters into their own hands.

They say the want the West to impose sanctions on Ukraine's leadership. The U.S. says it's considering targeted sanctions but nothing more concrete yet, Kate.

BOLDUAN: Diana, thank you for that. CUOMO: So you getting pumped up for Super Bowl Friday?

BOLDUAN: I have a count-down clock at home.

CUOMO: Super Bowl Friday? That kind of went right back.

BOLDUAN: I'll take whatever day I can get, is what I'm saying.

CUOMO: How about Super Bowl Monday? Why am I saying that? What could happen? As was suggested Monday here on NEW DAY, weather could be a real factor.

Now, for the first time ever with the big game being played in an open air venue in a cold-weather city, the nature of coming weather looms large. Could there be a last minute Super Bowl shuffle? Real question.

CNN's Pamela Brown here with real answers.

PAMELA BROWN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Bottom line here, Chris, there could be, but it's unlikely. You know, some people have questioned, even criticized the decision to have the Super Bowl in the cold northeast. And with all the snow and freezing temperatures we've seen just in the past few weeks, the NFL is now preparing some contingency plans.

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BROWN (voice-over): The Broncos and Seahawks are ready to go head to head, But a series of arctic blasts in the northeast has some asking, "What happens if mother nature rears her head on Super Bowl Sunday?"

UNIDIENTIFED FEMALE: Will the Super Bowl be delayed because of weather? Any news on that?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's a little premature.

BROWN: Premature to change the game, but the NFL does have a plan in place that could move the game up to Friday or slide it back to Monday if foul weather makes Super Bowl Sunday unplayable.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Now the basis on which we move it forward would be a massive storm with a massive cleanup.

BROWN: Crews at Metlife stadium had some practice this week cleaning up after a major snowstorm on Tuesday. It reportedly took more than 1,000 workers to clear the stadium and about four hours.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The silver lining is we're running ourselves through a rigorous dress rehearsal.

BROWN: Accuweather is even getting into the game, launching a "Will it Snow?" website. Currently, all predictions are no, which is music to the ears of the officials who made and stand by the decision to have the Super Bowl in New Jersey.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We're not (inaudible). So we came here knowing that it was going to be cold and that this would be some of our challenges.

BROWN: Others take a different view.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's a total disaster to have it in an outdoor stadium in the north in February.

BROWN: And it's not just about the game. Super Bowl Friday or Super Bowl Monday would affect everyone, from the businesses preparing for Sunday's game to local residents who have leased out their homes (ph) to ticket holders.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The entire industry of the Super Bowl is based upon a Sunday broadcast. They may say they have a contingency plan, but the truth is, unless a tornado comes down and rips the stadium open, they're going to play on Sunday. There's just too much money involved.

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BROWN (on-camera): NFL officials say it's all about safety. In the event of a major storm or severe cold snap, they would consult with everyone from law enforcement to stadium operations, transportation officials and the governor's office to determine if the game can go on as planned. But they say it is an all-weather sport with all-weather fans. And at this point, they are confident there will still be a Super Bowl Sunday. Chris and Kate?

BOLDUAN: Take whatever we can get.

BROWN: That's' right.

BOLDUAN: But let's take a look -- thank you, Pamela. Let's take a look at exactly what the weather could be looking at. Indra Petersons is here.

So what do you think? I know it's still a little far out.

INDRA PETERSONS, METEOROLOGIST: Right.

BOLDUAN: But how's it looking?

PETERSONS: Perfect example, yesterday, we were talking about clear skies. Today's forecast for Super Bowl Sunday now has rain and even some snow in the forecast and 38 degrees.

There's a key ingredient here. What's going on? We're in this pattern right now. We just keep talking about clippers. After clippers, making their way through. The key is, scenario one, if it stays where it typically does, farther to the north, you don't get much out of it, maybe an inch of snow.

But we saw this just a few days ago. If one of these clippers, which right now there is one in the forecast, could make its way farther to the south, intersect with the ocean, suddenly you have tons of heavy snow in the forecast. So it's not the only thing, whether you get a lot of snow or a little, but also whether you get rain or snow. The farther south it goes, of course, you have more rain. A little bit higher up to the north, it's all snow. So that's why it's so tricky.

And you guys saw this just a few days ago. It was only 24 hours before, suddenly, we have a foot of snow here. So that's about the time frame they're going to get of notice.

BOLDUAN: What's the time frame you think you'll be relatively confident, like how many days out?

PETERSONS: You're talking literally one. Because when you monitor these, it's all placement.

BOLDUAN: OK.

PETERSONS: Not good news.

BOLDUAN: Keeping us busy.

PETERSONS: Yes.

BOLDUAN: Thanks, Indra.

CUOMO: Let's take a break. Coming up on NEW DAY, the rumor mill is going into over drive over the next iPhone. When is it coming? What do the specs? What are the special features? We're going to sort it all out for you.

PEREIRA: And we've got to show you this. A California couple's close -- way too close encounter with a bear caught on camera, but you have to wait for "Must-See Moment" to see what happens next. Don't worry. It all works out.

CUOMO: Do you run, do you freeze, do you fight?

PEREIRA: They didn't even know the bear was there.

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PEREIRA: You always have to listen to what the music they play to tell me what the segment is going to be. It's going to be about -- a top secret new iPhone, could it be in the works? With Apple facing competition from all of these rivals offering larger screens, insiders are saying that larger iPhones could be available as early as this year. So, our tech analyst and whiz kid of all things technology --

(CROSSTALK)

(LAUGHTER)

PEREIRA: Playing with his phone. Brett Larson is back to talk about this.

BRETT LARSON, CNN TECHNOLOGY ANALYST: Yes.

PEREIRA: I thought that this was just one of these things that we were seeing overseas, but it sounds as though it's coming to America. LARSON: It is. I mean, as we see, you know, we've got all these phones here that show --

(CROSSTALK)

LARSON: So, like, this is literally, that's the Samsung mega.

PEREIRA: Hold it up to your head --

LARSON: Look at how big that thing is.

CUOMO: It's when the age when everything is supposed to be getting smaller.

LARSON: Right.

(CROSSTALK)

LARSON: This is the new Nokia Lumia. Look at the screen on that thing.

(CROSSTALK)

LARSON: -- this is a seven-inch screen which is kind of ridiculous.

PEREIRA: Here's my new one.

LARSON: Yes.

(CROSSTALK)

LARSON: No. But here, I want to show you especially with the Nokia because this is the biggest one here. If you put it -- it's not -- you don't look that bad when you're talking on it, right?

BOLDUAN: Looking the other way.

LARSON: If you were walking down the street, you were like, sell, sell, sell!

(LAUGHTER)

CUOMO: The assumption is that they're getting bigger because people are using them to replace the tablet, the laptop, even the television.

(CROSSTALK)

LARSON: Yes, that's true. That is true. One of the things we're seeing here is a huge trend in mobile video. People want to watch video on their mobile devices. So, it makes sense that the screens are going to start getting bigger, more high-definition, more high- resolution. That's another big thing.

The Google Nexus phone which is just under five-inch screen has a really high-resolution, so it's higher definition, just slightly higher than regular high-definition, but it looks great when you're watching video.

PEREIRA: It's interesting because I think that women probably wouldn't have as much of an issue because we carry these around in our purses.

LARSON: Right.

PEREIRA: Where you guys have to carry them in your pocket --

(CROSSTALK)

BOLDUAN: Guys, I look ridiculous. Let's be honest.

(LAUGHTER)

PEREIRA: It's not about how it looks. Is it a good phone?

LARSON: It is. It is.

(LAUGHTER)

LARSON: And so -- but this is the market --

BOLDUAN: How do you type on this thing?

LARSON: Carefully. This is the market that Apple makes to get into with the next iPhone. And a lot of people expected the iPhone 5S, which is what we got which was the 6 (ph), they thought that we would get a bigger screen, but we didn't.

(CROSSTALK)

BOLDUAN: -- begs the question, is bigger better?

(LAUGHTER)

LARSON: I actually think so. Yes. With all these things, I think the bigger screens are better. But you do reach a point where it's too big. I think the Samsung Mega and the Nokia Lumia --

PEREIRA: This might be a bit big.

LARSON: It's right on the line there.

CUOMO: What about the battery to power all these --

LARSON: Right. Here's kind of the hidden benefit in the bigger phone is you got more space for a bigger battery, which is good, but then as they get thinner, then you decrease --

CUOMO: Because I'm disappointed in my iPhone's battery life. I know you can get the --

(CROSSTALK)

LARSON: -- add on packets which helps. PEREIRA: And let's be honest, there' more room for fingerprints. More space to break when you drop it.

(CROSSTALK)

LARSON: And now, this is -- that's another rumor about the new iPhone is Apple purchased a glass maker that makes it even more durable glass.

CUOMO: Because that gorilla glass is a misnomer.

(CROSSTALK)

PEREIRA: Brett Larson, we will give you back your --

(LAUGHTER)

PEREIRA: --which I thought was short for fabulous phones. I was incorrect.

(CROSSTALK)

LARSON: I actually like that better.

(CROSSTALK)

PEREIRA: -- we want to talk to you about something else. Olympic- related.

LARSON: Yes, I see that.

PEREIRA: Our "Must-See Moment." You got to look at this. This is crazy. A heart pounding video of a bear. a bear. But they catch a couple by surprise in Pasadena, California. Take a look at this.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

PEREIRA (voice-over): A terrifying run in-in with a black bear caught on tape. Pay close attention to the corner of your screen. The elderly couple, Bob and Irene McCune (ph), don't even notice the black bear stalking them just steps away right in front of their home. The bear hot on their tail as they walk to their car, but then husband, Bob, notices the animal and quickly shuffles his wife into the vehicle.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And I go -- and as I do that -- so, I close the door and I look. A bear. I dive up to the stairs.

PEREIRA: The bear swiped Bob on the leg, but he escaped with only a minor scratch. Now, this isn't the first bear sighting in their Pasadena neighborhood. Several residents have videotaped a black bear roaming the area presumably in search of food.

UNIDENTIFIED KID: I was right up there. It was scary because it was right up there. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's a baby bear so it's not that scary. And it's calm and quiet. So, it's not that scary. It's just scary when you have kids.

PEREIRA: That bear is still on the loose with officials urging residents to stay alert in hopes of avoiding another close call.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You just see a bear. I've never encountered a bear. I wasn't expecting to.

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PEREIRA (on-camera): He's so fortunate, that's all that happened. And I think the bear -- generally, they're more afraid of you than you are of them. but that was a very unusual situation.

LARSON: No, I was just looking. That was a very curious bear. I like how it's coming around the corner like, what's going on.

CUOMO: or something was wrong with it which makes it even more --

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BOLDUAN: I'm so glad that they're already -- scary.

CUOMO: And his accent made it even better.

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(LAUGHTER)

BOLDUAN: Not even close.

LARSON: Not even close.

BOLDUAN: You missed it.

All right. Coming up next on NEW DAY, an energy emergency. Half the nation facing a propane shortage during deadly cold snap. Will help arrive before millions find themselves without heat?

CUOMO: And boy, this is a horrible situation we're following. Today's a big day. A heartbroken Texas man is heading to court. Imagine, hoping that a court decides in your favor which means allowing your wife who's pregnant with your child to die. What we can expect? Top of the hour, big debate.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We don't feel it's right for the state or the hospital to force this on her.

CUOMO: Decision day. A family must face the worst kind of decision, trying to remove a pregnant mother who is brain dead from life support. But there is a law that says the baby must be protected. Today, a judge will decide and you join the raging debate.

BOLDUAN: It's Hillary's world and it seems we're all just living in it. The massive political operation that helps get President Obama elected said it's now backing Hillary if she runs. And, what's with this magazine cover everyone's talking about.

PEREIRA: Uniformly dislike. The new team USA Olympic outfits are out and the response is ugly. And according to many, (INAUDIBLE) sweaters. We take on the serious sweater situation.

CUOMO: Your NEW DAY starts right now.

ANNOUNCER: What you need to know --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I sure as don't want to pay $4,000 a month or so for propane.

ANNOUNCER: What you just have to see --

ANNOUNCER: This is NEW DAY with Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan, and Michaela Pereira.

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CUOMO: Good morning. Welcome back to NEW DAY. It's Friday, January 24th, seven o'clock in the east.

Happening today, a Texas man heads to court to try to persuade a judge to take his pregnant, brain-dead wife off a ventilator. Hospital officials are resisting the wishes of Marlise Munoz's family to remove her from the machine, because of a law in Texas. They say the law says it's very clear, they can't do it. The situation is now in the hands of a judge. We have Ed Lavandera monitoring the situation for us. Ed, what do we know?

ED LAVANDERA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Chris. Here in Ft. Worth Texas, later on today, lawyers for the hospital and lawyers for the family of Marlise Munoz will battle it out in court, and it will be up to a judge to decide what will happen with Marlise Munoz.