This program is 16 minutes long
(White House: Kelly O'Donnell) The clash of politics after the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia featured. [Presidential candidates Marco RUBIO, Hillary CLINTON, Ted CRUZ, Senator Charles SCHUMER, Bernie SANDERS - offer differing opinions on the Supreme Court & confirmation.] [President OBAMA - comments on responsibility.]
(Studio: Thomas Roberts) Report introduced.
(Washington: Pete Williams) The impact of the death on pending Supreme Court cases on abortion, immigration, unions examined. [Ranch owner John POINDEXTER@- comments on his death.] Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Clarence Thomas quoted. [NBC analyst Tom GOLDSTEIN - explains a 4-4 vote in the court.] [Former Scalia clerk Ed WHELAN@- says Obama could cement a leftist court.] Possible nominees named: Sri Srinivasan, Patricia Millett, Paul Watford.
(Greenville, South Carolina: Gabe Gutierrez) Last night's combative debate between Republican presidential candidates reviewed; scenes shown from South Carolina of the guys bickering. [Jeb BUSH, Donald TRUMP, Marco RUBIO, Ted CRUZ - bicker.] [John KASICH - reacts to the bickering.] The coming campaigning for Jeb by former President Bush noted.
(Studio: Dylan Dreyer) The cold weather due to the polar vortex & the week's forecast with snow in the East reviewed; weather & temperature maps shown.