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MARIA BARTIROMO, FBN ANCHOR: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton looking to secure their nominations for their parties.
Well, Ted Cruz is hoping to make a case for him to stay in the race.
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DONALD TRUMP (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: If we win in Indiana, it's over with, folks, it's over with.
And then we focus on Hillary Clinton.
SEN. TED CRUZ (R-TX), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Millions of Americans are lifting the state of Indiana up in prayer.
And I could not be more gratified. I could not be more encouraged that this primary is coming down to the Midwestern common sense to the good judgment of Hoosiers.
HILLARY CLINTON (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I told my husband he's got to come out of retirement and be in charge of this, because you know, he's got more ideas a minute than anybody I know.
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BARTIROMO: Meanwhile, more protests erupting outside of a Donald Trump rally. Those demonstrations including young kids who taunted Trump supporters with vulgar language and obscene gestures as they headed to the event.
The outrage coming up. New questions over who the soldiers are in the famous Iwo Jima photo.
The latest on the Marine Corps investigation into possible mistaken identity ahead. Johnson & Johnson losing another lawsuit over its Talcum Powder products.
The company will have to pay $55 million, it faces another 1,200 lawsuits around this issue.
An unusual tribute to music icon Prince. One farmer remembering the musician with purple grain.
Those stories and more coming up right here, right now. Turning to markets this morning in Asia overnight, Chinese stocks jumping after the country's president stated support for the healthy development of the stock market.
In Europe, we're looking at a selloff however, weak bank earnings weighing on markets this morning, as well as a stronger currency.
The euro is now at the highest level against the dollar since August and that has stocks throughout Europe down this morning between 1 percent and 2 percent.
It's also hitting the U.S., Futures indicating a lower opening for the broader averages. Take a look, the Dow Jones Industrial Average expected to open down 108 points.
That by the way is off of the worst levels of the morning. We turn back to our top story this morning, and that is the polls open in Indiana across the state right now.
Today's primary is do or die for Sanders and Cruz with both candidates falling far behind in the national delegate race.
Donald Trump is holding a commanding lead, still with 996 delegates as he looks to secure another 57 delegates today which are up for grabs on the Republican side in the Hoosiers State.
Hillary Clinton aims to capitalize on her momentum, following major victories in New York and Pennsylvania.
She now has 2,165 delegates, the former Secretary of State as well as Bernie Sanders battling it out for the 92 available delegates in Indiana.
That number including the nine super delegates in the state. Blake Burman in Washington D.C. this morning with the very latest. Blake, good morning.
BLAKE BURMAN, FOX BUSINESS: Hi there, Maria, good morning to you, as well. And the numbers roll in later tonight, all eyes on the Republican side will be focused on Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.
Fifty seven delegates are winner-take-all, both state-wide and by congressional districts.
So, it's likely the winner will receive all or most. Cruz is pushing back on the notion that tonight is do or die for his campaign.
Trump cannot get to the needed 1,237 delegates tonight, but an Indiana win would make that a whole lot easier.
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TRUMP: The biggie is going to be Indiana because if we win in Indiana, it's over with, folks, it's over with.
And then we focus on Hillary Clinton.
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BURMAN: It is believed the race might be tighter on the Democratic side where delegates are awarded proportionately.
Hillary Clinton will move closer to the Democrats magic number no matter what happens tonight.
But Bernie Sanders is hoping to show his viability by putting another state potentially in his win column.
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SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT), DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: If you can help us bring out a large voter turnout tomorrow, Indiana will be the 18th victory.
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BURMAN: Now, Indiana is an open primary, Maria, which means independents will have their say tonight.
That has tended an open primary has tended to benefit both Trump and Sanders. Back to you.
BARTIROMO: All right, thank you, Blake, Blake Burman in D.C.. Joining us right now is co-host of "THE FIVE" on Fox News and author of "We the People", Juan Williams along with Dagen McDowell in New York.
Good to see you, guys. And Juan, obviously a big day for Trump and Clinton, the frontrunners. Is it over if in fact they take it today?
JUAN WILLIAMS, AUTHOR & CO-HOST, THE FIVE: I think it's pretty much done. I mean, I think actually Donald Trump was right, he said Sunday, he thinks it's already pretty much a baked cake.
And Maria, you think about it in terms of even some of the Pennsylvania delegates that people thought were uncommitted, and it turns out most of them had already gone to Trump.
And you see some of the second round delegates, people who had been committed to Trump, but Cruz had won in terms of promises to go with him on second ballot now thinking the momentum is just too strong for Trump.
I think Trump really does have legitimate confidence at this point.
BARTIROMO: Yes, but Dagen, I was just reading a tweet from DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and she basically said, look, I would exclude independents from Democratic primaries.
It's a little late for that, the independents are there and they're going to be critical.
DAGEN MCDOWELL, FOX BUSINESS: Right, and Hillary Clinton isn't even in Indiana. She's been campaigning badly, I might add, in West Virginia and Kentucky trying to take on the coal miners.
And then kind of do a 180 on what she said about putting coal mining companies and coal miners out of business.
But I want to ask Juan, something, if Ted Cruz can deny Donald Trump, say 50 of the -- more than 50 of those delegates, Juan, does it change the psychology?
Because again, Trump has gotten so much momentum coming out of New York in those five states.
If it looks like that people still don't like Donald Trump, does that change things?
WILLIAMS: Well, sure, already, it's the case that it's close to like 70 percent of Republicans are not Trump supporters.
He's just broken 50 in this last East Coast, when he point out the big win in New York was the first time he broke 50.
But the question is if you get somehow a Cruz win tonight, does it change the psychology?
Well, I think that then people could say, well, Cruz is legitimate, maybe some of the money will continue, his money has been dwindling a little bit.
But I just don't see that it's a game changer.
BARTIROMO: Yes, but let me ask you this because the whole violent part of the story is really important.
Fox News reporter Matt Finn, captured these scenes basically a rowdy crowd outside of a Trump rally in Fort Wayne, Indiana, over the weekend.
These are young protesters, guys, and they're so angry, they're voicing their anger towards the Republican frontrunner, using strong language, making explicit gestures. Watch this, I want to get your reaction, Juan.
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BARTIROMO: You heard all those beeps, we had to keep --
WILLIAMS: Yes --
BARTIROMO: Bleeping out what they were saying. That's how, you know, violent and really offensive they were.
WILLIAMS: I think it's very ugly, Maria, I think it's the kind of thing that suggest that their parents put them up to it.
Those kids are being exploited. On the other hand, I know what's going on here. I mean, you can see the sombreros, the whole anger over the immigration issue, especially in that community, heavily Mexican, Los Angeles in that area.
And Trump has called those people criminals, rapists, suggested that they are not worthy to be in America and should be thrown out.
So the families are having an extreme reaction, but I think the use of kids pushes a line there.
I think it suggests that, you know, they don't understand the kind of dynamic that suggest children are being exploited.
MCDOWELL: But you're basically --
BARTIROMO: Yes, Dagen, yes, go ahead, Dagen.
MCDOWELL: No, I was just going to say that these protesters might as well be voting for Donald Trump to paraphrase the "Wall Street Journal's" editorial page yesterday.
Because you're standing out there and they look like they're essentially for illegal immigration.
And then you add violence on top of that, which you've seen particularly out in California. That does nothing but help Donald Trump now and come November.
WILLIAMS: Well, helps him with his base --
BARTIROMO: Yes --
WILLIAMS: I don't know if it helps them with the general electorate.
MCDOWELL: No, but how does it -- but how does it help --
BARTIROMO: No, that's right --
MCDOWELL: How does it help Hillary Clinton with the general electorate?
WILLIAMS: Well --
MCDOWELL: Because these kids can't even vote.
WILLIAMS: Well, I -- no, the kids are out of line. I mean, I don't think anybody says, oh, that was a good idea.
But what I am saying to you is --
BARTIROMO: Right --
WILLIAMS: I think people say, my gosh, in every instance where Trump is involved, you see violence, you see anger, disruption, I think that does not appeal to Americans in general.
MCDOWELL: Like he asked for it though, Juan?
WILLIAMS: Oh, well, what did he say about Mexicans? What did he say about illegal immigrants? What did he say about Muslim --
MCDOWELL: Yes, but -- so that gives people cover for basically violent --
WILLIAMS: No, but I think that people --
MCDOWELL: Then beat people up and destroying public property?
WILLIAMS: Well, it's a good point, Dagen, but I think that people understand that there is a strong reaction to his statements.
His statements are -- I can't even -- I mean, they're demagogue-type statements that are alarming people in this country.
BARTIROMO: But the point is, are those people going to stay home? I mean, is a big portion of the Hispanic community going to stay home on election day?
Is a big portion of women going to stay home? These people who are pushing back on Donald Trump, if they stay home and they don't vote at all, that's a vote for Hillary Clinton.
WILLIAMS: Well, without a doubt. The thing is that, you know, one thing about Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton in the Fall is that the campaign becomes about Donald Trump.
Remember, Hillary Clinton has negatives off the scales, but somehow Donald Trump's are even higher and everybody is going to be focused on the unpredictable candidate that is Donald Trump.
What's he going to say? What's he going to say about women? What's he going to say about her and her husband?
BARTIROMO: Yes --
WILLIAMS: It's all going to be on him, he's so unpredictable. That's why you're going to see the Democrats come out early with all their attacks on Donald Trump.
They are going to go with him heavy --
BARTIROMO: Yes, but --
WILLIAMS: And early.
BARTIROMO: Real quick, Dagen, we've got to talk about this coal story, because --
MCDOWELL: Right --
BARTIROMO: Hearing Hillary Clinton, her saying she's going to put all these coal miners out of work.
And then say, oh, no, I've been fighting and wanting to help coal country get jobs for a long time.
It's just -- it's amazing. It's a complete opposite of what she's been saying.
MCDOWELL: I think her response was laughable. But one of your previous guest was talking about Hillary Clinton in the future.
Her problem is that she's running on the last more than seven years, an economy that hasn't grown faster than 3 percent in a decade.
The longest stretch at least since 1930. So, what is it? Because a lot of your policies are very similar to President Obama's.
Are you running on his record? What are you running on? It seems like she can't make up her mind and again, she'll get labeled as a flip-flopper.
It's not the same as some of the labels on Donald Trump, but still that doesn't help her.
BARTIROMO: All right, Juan Williams, Dagen McDowell, thank you, we're going to keep following this, we've got Laura Ingraham coming up on the show to talk more about this.
Thank you, Juan, for joining this show this morning. A case of --
WILLIAMS: Thank you --
BARTIROMO: Mistaken identity meanwhile, 71 years later, the Marine Corps looking into who the soldiers are in the famous photo from Iwo Jima.
Then signs of life in outer space, the remarkable new discovery in a different star system. Details next, back in a moment.
BARTIROMO: Welcome back. We have breaking news this morning out of Iraq where a U.S. soldier has been killed by ISIS. Cheryl Casone with the details and the other headlines right now. Good morning, Cheryl.
CHERYL CASONE, FOX BUSINESS: Good morning, Maria. Well, that's right. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the soldier was killed in Erbil, that's in northern Iraq.
This is the first U.S. soldier to be killed by ISIS while on a -- mission in that country.
Carter saying that it happened after ISIS militants stormed through defenses that were set out by Kurdish Peshmerga forces.
Well, a British TV channel has obtained security footage that shows a pediatric hospital in Aleppo in the moments before and then right after a missile from a fighter jet hit the facility, this happened last week.
The field hospital was struck Wednesday night in a rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo.
At least 50 people were killed including patients, visitors and staff. Well, here in this country, a U.S. jury ordering Johnson & Johnson to pay $55 million to a woman claiming that using the company's Talcum Powder products for feminine hygiene caused her to develop ovarian cancer.
Johnson & Johnson plans to appeal this verdict, it's the second straight trial loss for the company which is facing about 1,200 lawsuits, accusing it of not adequately warning consumers about health-based products and are cancer risks.
And three earth-like plants -- planets orbiting a nearby star could have life and water.
This is pretty cool, Maria, a group of international astronomers say that both the size and temperatures are similar to earth and to Venus.
So they hope the best promise for life to exist outside of our solar system.
So much for life on Mars. We've already given that one up, right? Well, the new planets were detected as they were blocking some of the stars light while orbiting, the ultracool dwarf star is just 40 light years away from earth or about 240 trillion miles away, Maria.
But considering our own Milky Way, Galaxy expands a 100,000 light-years, that dwarf star is actually pretty close.
But it's pretty far if that makes any sense. Back to you --
BARTIROMO: Yes --
CASONE: In California.
BARTIROMO: That it does, and it's fascinating and the pictures are also fascinating, Cheryl, thank you.
Take a short break here on the program. A North Dakota farmer is turning heads with his tribute to music legend Prince.
Why the 75-year-old fan decided to plow the musician's symbol into his corn field just ahead. And then the polls are open in Indiana.
We've got full coverage of the crucial state primary throughout the hour. Stay with us, back in a moment.
BARTIROMO: Welcome back. Today is Indiana primary do or die for Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
The Republican presidential candidate is trailing Donald Trump in the national delegate-count, 565 for Cruz to Trump's 996.
Cruz is hoping to secure all 57 Republican delegates up for grabs in Indiana today as he looks to push a contested convention in July.
Joining me right now is Fox News host Laura Ingraham. Laura, good to see you, thanks so much for joining us.
LAURA INGRAHAM, RADIO HOST: Great to see you.
BARTIROMO: Do you agree with that setup and if Cruz loses in Indiana, do you think he should drop out of the race?
INGRAHAM: Well, I loathe to tell anybody to drop out of the race. But I think these races tend to take on a life and a momentum of their own.
And one does sense that this is certainly -- if not already having moved in Trump's direction.
If he wins tonight, I think it's going to be very difficult for Cruz to continue to win in -- win in California where it looks like in some polls, Trump has a pretty decent lead.
I mean, I think we're looking at New Hampshire where we're seeing that Trump delegates are being denied key positions and in Arizona where Trump won by 22 points.
But the at-large delegates overwhelmingly went to Cruz. I think Cruz has shown he can do all that.
I mean, he has the party activists, a lot of them really geared up for him. He's done a really good job of organizing them.
But that's different from the public perception and what the public, the actual voters are desiring.
As strong as Cruz has been, I mean, to me it seems at this point, you're beginning perhaps to spin your wheels.
And I think that the confrontation with the -- with the Trump supporter and then with the kid who was screaming out something at a rally, those are signs that I think this is all beginning to wear on him.
And you know, it happens at the end of a very difficult campaign.
BARTIROMO: So, what -- so, what do you think about the general election though?
Are you of the mindset that Trump can beat Hillary Clinton or do you think that there are groups of people like Hispanics, perhaps some women who will stay home and not vote if Trump is the nominee?
INGRAHAM: Well, I think both can happen. I mean, I think Trump will be able to if he runs a smart campaign.
And look, he's confounded every expert, most every expert. He's defied most really smart pundits and critics, and he's done this his own way.
This has been his campaign that he's run the way he's wanted to run it, unconventional from the beginning, and I imagine there'll be more surprises as this moves on.
And I think if the party begins to unify and there's no sense that it really won't. I mean, there'll be the hold-out never Trumpers.
But I'm talking about the people, if they begin to unify behind Trump, I think you're going to start seeing him going into these unconventional places to spread the good news as he calls it, of border enforcement, American jobs for American workers and deregulation that will free up businesses, better trade deals that will bring better jobs back to the United States.
I think it's going to be an America movement almost for Trump. That's how I see this. It's going to be difficult.
But if anyone can flip states that Romney lost last time, I mean, I think Trump has a -- has a decent chance of doing that.
Perhaps a state or two in New England. If things go really well for him, perhaps even a state like New York which hasn't gone Republican as you know, Maria, since I believe 1984.
So, and it's hard to see what state Ted Cruz will flip if he is the nominee perhaps, but I think the best so far with the turnout that we've seen, the best chance is with Donald Trump to flip those states.
BARTIROMO: Yes, I think you make a really good point. I was thinking about that just the other day because he did so well in New York that you have to question whether or not he could actually take all of New York during the general.
Let me ask you about Hillary Clinton though, because she's facing new backlash this morning over her comments in March on killing the coal industry.
And yesterday, she was forced to answer to the people who were put out of jobs. Listen to this, got to get your take on it.
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CLINTON: So, for example, I'm the only candidate which has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean, renewable energy as the key in the coal country.
Because we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.
What I said was totally out of context from what I meant, because I have been talking about helping coal country for a very long time.
And I did put out a plan last Summer. And it was --
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes --
CLINTON: A misstatement.
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BARTIROMO: Wow --
INGRAHAM: Yes --
BARTIROMO: What do you make of --
INGRAHAM: Well, first of all, Hillary doesn't usually say she's misstated anything. So, I guess that's progress.
But she meant what she said. And remember that great profile, I think it was on "60 Minutes", Maria, that was done on -- I think it was one or two families in Kentucky, West Virginia.
What happened to these good people? They went from making $85,000 a year in the coal industry to trying to support a family on food stamps.
And trying to, you know, buy Christmas presents with a few extra dollars that they have.
Because there are no jobs there. So, the idea that Hillary is going to come in and what? Turn West Virginia and Kentucky into like a high-tech corridor?
It's obscene what's been done to these people. But these are the forgotten people, the forgotten workers who work with their hands, who are patriotic, good Americans who don't want welfare.
They don't want a government handout. They want their jobs, and they don't want to pollute the environment and if there are problems, the problems will be dealt with.
They want their jobs. They don't want to be demonized as dirty coal, as dirty workers. And that soundbite I played it on my radio show at the time, that was so telling.
They look down their noses at these people and the people in the great state of West Virginia and Kentucky especially, they know it, they know it, they feel it.
And I think this election could be their revenge by the time it's all said and done.
BARTIROMO: Yes, so, when you're saying she meant it, you're saying she meant what she said when --
INGRAHAM: That's why the coal companies are out of business --
BARTIROMO: We're going to --
INGRAHAM: Yes, the restatement after the fact the post-talk re-statement, I don't believe that farther than I could throw Hillary, OK?
They want to put it out of business --
BARTIROMO: Is especially -- yes --
INGRAHAM: And Obama has done that. Obama has done that to a lot of these companies.
Some of my old interns, the families that are in the coal business, I've been hearing about this for, you know, a decade-plus, but especially since Obama has been in office.
It's been despicable what they've done to these communities that are already, frankly, not doing all that well in the era of globalization.
BARTIROMO: Yes, which is why it was hard to hear Hillary say, oh, no, you know, I want to help jobs in coal and I've been saying that --
INGRAHAM: Oh, yes --
BARTIROMO: For a long time because she hasn't --
INGRAHAM: Yes, wow --
BARTIROMO: Been saying that for a long time.
INGRAHAM: Now, it's all -- it's you know --
BARTIROMO: She's been saying the opposite for a long time --
INGRAHAM: Yes, as her own words came back to bite her, and so --
BARTIROMO: Politics --
INGRAHAM: The documents weren't classified, but they were, I mean, it's all -- these words are all fungible with the Clintons.
That's how it's always been.
BARTIROMO: Laura, thank you, we'll be listening --
INGRAHAM: Thanks, guys --
BARTIROMO: To you. We'll see you soon --
INGRAHAM: Good to see you, Maria --
BARTIROMO: Laura Ingraham --
INGRAHAM: Thank you --
BARTIROMO: Joining us there. Up next, decades after the battle of Iwo Jima. Two amateur history buffs claiming the iconic photo was a case of a mistaken identity.
We've got the details coming up. Then frustrated Uber employees making a statement by using a horse and carriage to deliver mail by hand.
We'll tell you why? Stay with us.
BARTIROMO: Welcome back. It is decision day for Indiana. Good morning, everybody. I'm Maria Bartiromo. Coming today live from Los Angeles and the Milken Global Conference, here are your top stories right now at 8:30 AM on the East Coast. High stakes in the Hoosier stakes, all of the polls are now open. Front runners, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton looking to secure the nominations. Ted Cruz, fighting for his future in the race to the White House, taking a shot at Trump over Trump's rhetoric.
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CRUZ: If you would feel embarrassed to see your child repeat the words of the president, if you don't want to spend the next five years being embarrassed to turn on the television, then I think the entire country is depending on Indiana.
TRUMP: I consider myself a message-- I'm a good messenger. I mean, I've been doing this for nine months, see the other guys have been doing it for 35 years. You know, were, boom, boom, boom. We're knocking them out, you know, like corn flakes.
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BARTIROMO: Meanwhile, Atlantic City narrowly avoiding default. The city's mayor says there is more trouble ahead. We will tell you about it. And a case of mistaken identity, 71 years later. The marine corps looking in to the marines in the famous photo from Iwo Jima. Could be mistaken identity there. Meanwhile, an unusual tribute to music icon, Prince, one farmer remembering the musician with purple grain. The film, We're the Millers, bringing in nearly $300 million at the box office in 2013, meanwhile. We're talking to one of the film's producers, coming up in the program. We got an exclusive peek at his newest film. And those stories coming up in the program this half an hour.
But first, markets this morning indicating a lower opening for the broader averages. Futures indicating the Dow Jones Industrial average will open down at about 120 points. NASDAQ and the S&P 500 also weaker this morning on the heels of weakness across Europe and Asia as well. To the campaign trail we go. And our top story, the polls in Indiana now open, kicking off the state crucial presidential primary. Fifty seven delegates are up for grabs on the Republican side. And the 92 delegates available for the Democrats, including those super delegates. The latest real clear politics average shows Donald Trump with a commanding lead in the Hoosier state. Hillary Clinton in a statistical tie with Bernie Sanders. Fox News, Matt Finn, live this morning in Terre Haute, Indiana, with the very latest. Matt, good morning to you.
MATT FINN, FOX NEWS: Good morning, Maria. We're at Baesler's Market in Vigo county. This county is considered one of the most accurate Bellwether County in all of the United States. Who these guys vote for president typically goes on to win. They only got in wrong twice since 1888. The polls open here at 6 AM, local. You can see the line stretching around the corner, we would show you, but it will take too long to walk there and back, but over 200 people have voted. So far, we ran into Dennis. Dennis is about to place his votes, moments away. Dennis, what are some of the most important issues to Vigo county voters?