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support in this poll. hillary clinton was back in iowa today. bernie sanders is on his way back tonight after a meeting at the white house. steve: our chief political reporter cynthia fodor has the latest on the democrats.
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they enter the final stretch, sanders brought a movie star to des moines today to help capture the female vote. rita harder was excited hillary clinton asked her to take a selfie. >> everything she believes in, i do and she'll get things done. cynthia: no bowling in this alley today, only battling for votes. hillary clinton stood in front of a lane telling supporters she plans to win this hard fought game. ms. clinton: i know i will be a better president because of what i have learned iowa. cynthia: she said she will fight to raise wages for the middle class and hillary sounded like bernie on income inequality. ms. clinton: i want to impose what i call a fair share surcharge. cynthia: while clinton met iowans in the bowli-- bowling alley, sanders met with the president in the white house. but afterward, his mind was on the midwest. sen. sanders: i think what the iowa campaign ends up being about is one word, turn out. we're feeling really good about where we are. cynthia: to help turn out the female vote, which is behind clinton, sanders brought in susan sarandon to dm. -- susan sarandon. >> if you're going to go with somebody with the courage to make moral decisions when they are not popular, i think this is the guy. cynthia: while donald trump drops out of tomorrow's debate, hillary clinton asked the democratic national committee to add another presidential debate, hoping for another exchange with rival bernie sanders before next month's new hampshire primary.
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race at the top of the republican ticket. this week's quinnipiac poll shows that just 2% now separate donald trump and ted cruz with marco rubio as the only other republican in double-digits. tomorrow night should have been the last time trump, cruz, rubio, and the rest of the republican field faced-off in a debate here in des moines before the iowa caucuses. stacey: but as we told you last night, trump has pulled out of the event. kim st. onge is live at the iowa events center where tomorrow's debate is still scheduled to take place. on on -- kim: the satellite trucks are lined up ahead of tomorrow night's last big debate before the caucus. rand paul will now have a spot on the big stage. a gop strategist tells me this is an opportunity for the other candidates to spread their message without all the insults. donald trump is shaking up the presidential race yet again backing out of the last debate , before the iowa caucuses.
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he's making a mistake. but, she's convinced this last-minute move won't hurt him in the polls. >> nothing seems to bother him as far as his people are concerned. >> he's got the magic of attention this cycle. kim: former iowa gop co-chair david oman says it a high-risk move, but stopped short of calling it a mistake. >> it's questionable judgement to miss the premo political media event of this cycle in the first state hours before people caucus. kim: by the way, trump's reason for not participating in the debate is because he does not like megyn kelly, who is one of the moderators. we have just gotten word tonight that trump is planning to host his own event tomorrow night here in iowa at drake's chaise longue auditorium. doors open at 5:00. live in des moines, kim st. onge, kcci 8 news, iowa's news
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stacey: the university of iowa says several members of its football and wrestling teams did nothing wrong when they appeared with donald trump at an iowa city rally yesterday. the players presented trump with a personalized jersey at the university fieldhouse. the university says it don't -- says it did not and does not endorse trump or any other candidate, and trump's appearance should not be seen as such. athletic director gary barta adds in a statement, "university of iowa student-athletes are encouraged to participate in the political process as individuals . we are confident that no violations of n.c.-double-a -- ncaa rules and regulations have taken place. steve: the trump rally in iowa city landed one man in jail after police say he threw tomatoes at the presidential candidate. 28-year-old andrew alemao is now charged with disorderly conduct. officers saw him throw 2 tomatoes toward trump. but he didn't hit trump or anyone else. trump's closest competitor is holding a rally of his own tonight. stacey: ted cruz at a rally in west des moines. todd magel is there.
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event venue on 90th street. todd: it is standing room only here. all waiting for ted cruz to make his appearance. we are told he is barnstorming across iowa in the last few days before the very important iowa caucuses on monday. this is a pro-life rally, so you can expect a lot of folks like i will representative steve king to introduce ted cruz. of course, he believes all of the support he can get here now that he is literally never and neck with donald trump, according to the latest polls. we are told he will be out here in a short time. we will hear what he has to say about the battle in texas with the planned parenthood victory there. live in west des moines, todd magel, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader.
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senator marco rubio wrapped up a pre-debate rally in west des moines. rubio spoke to a group at wellman's pub and rooftop. rubio says its important for everyone to go out and caucus. sen. rubio: this caucus on monday night is not just a choice between political parties it's about the future of our constitution. this is the greatest country in the history of the world. i know that you belive that. i do, too. jeb bush is also back in iowa. he spoke to hundreds of employees today at nationwide insurance in downtown des moines. so far, this caucus season the workers have heard from john kasich, carly fiorina, and ben carson. bush told them his top priority as president would be national security and rebuilding the military. he said he was the first candidate to lay out a plan to defeat isis. mr. bush: we can't be occupiers, the president says. isis is not going to invade us like a nationwide. the simple fact is this for of
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because it attacks our freedom. we have to be vigilant about this, and better to do it therere them constantly playing defense. stacey: the iowa republican party says its test of all 1600 caucus sites was successful. the iowa gop and the iowa democratic party are using a new microsoft reporting system to get the results from monday's caucuses faster and more accurately. both parties hope to avoid the problems that cropped up during the 2012 caucuses, when gop declared mitt romney the winner caucus night, but later found rick santorum actually came out on top. steve: we had a pretty nice day today. so some sunshine, some more. kurtis: we hit 41 degrees. quite comfortable. sunshine early on. 41 in ottumwa. winds out of the west right now. they will kind of move around to the northwest. clear skies at 7:00 a.m.
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temperatures will be knocked down a bit. 3:00 p.m., the high at 35 degrees. the 40's really move in. friday, 44, saturday 47. system arrives on tuesday and will dragon the cold air. latest on the potential snow maker in your 8 day forecast. stacey: fire investigators are looking into what caused a pizza ranch restaurant fire in jefferson. the greene county news reports fire crews from 4 communities were called to the pizza ranch just after midnight. while the building sustained extensive damage officials say , the structure is still sound. steve: an update now on the death of des moines architect kirk blunck. says blunck's death is suspicious. blunck's body was found on sunday in a stairwell in his village. the cause of death has not been released. stacey: the head of the iowa national guard says more than 1700 guard positions have opened
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major general timothy orr made that statement before the iowa legislature during today's condition of the guard address. a directive from the pentagon late last year opened up many combat roles to women. general orr says there are currently only 15 guard soldiers and airmen serving overseas. and orr noted that kosovo will , open it first ever consulate in des moines friday. steve: des moines' meredith corporation now says merger plans with media general are off. media general offered to buy meredith back in september. that deal is now off because media general says it is being bought by nexstar communications. but meredith isn't leaving the deal empty handed. media general is paying meredith $60 million in cash to get out of the deal. stacey: still to come, why iowa lawmakers are looking into
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conference had x-rated material. the american people can't afford to wait for ideas that sound good on paper... but will never make it in the real world. the grandmother who has to choose between paying for medicine and paying rent... can't wait. the single mom who desperately needs a raise... can't wait. the student with a mountain of debt can't wait. we can make real progress, right now. i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing for hillary clinton.
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announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 6:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, chief meteorologist john
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andy garman. >> that's ludicrous. that's the very defintion of x-rated. stacey: a heated debate at the statehouse over the annual governor's conference on lgbtq youth. legislators are investigating claims student attendees were exposed to vulgar language and sexually explicit content. steve: vanessa peng has the story, new at 6:00. vanessa: iowa legislators are investigating if an annual anti-bullying event for youth, that your tax dollars might have helped fund, went too far in sexually explicit material last year. the house government oversight committee was alerted to the possible problem by west des moines valley high school social studies teacher jamie ehlert. in a letter to legislators, ehlert says last year's governor's conference on lbgtq youth made her feel uncomfortable. in one example, ehlert says speaker sam killermann "gave the
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websites about finding orgies and how to find porn on the internet." >> the intention of this is to make sure the children who are at a conference that is partially paid for by tax payers dollars do not have to be taught such things. vanessa: democrat mary wolfe says she wants to hear from both sides. >> i'm also sure we can get hunderds if not thousands of letters from people who have attended this presentation and it's saved their lives, it meant so much to them. vanessa: we spoke to killermann on the phone. >> in anything sex education and providing information on sexual health, any answer can be twisted and turned into some salacious, and that's what's happening here. what we were doing was responding to kids questions that they had about their wellness and their fears and , they are questions that they don't get to ask people typically. vanessa: iowa safe schools, a non-profit group dedicated to protecting lbgtq youth, founded the event. >> we know this event saves lives and while some want to , detract from that or distract from this whole issue we know we're doing good work and that's all that matters. vanessa: the committee says they
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allegations and plan to reach out to iowa safe schools before making their next move. vanessa peng, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. steve: committee chair, republican bobby kauffmann, says despite some rumors, he does not plan to end the conference. stacey: the university of iowa settled a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by a male track coach. the university agreed to pay $198,000 to coach mike scott and his attorneys. ripplescott said he applied for an assistant women's track coach job back in 2012. his attorney's said a university of iowa e-mail showed the job description was rewritten to attract more female candidates. scott is now an assistant coach at missouri state university. now, let's check back in with kurtis and hear more about this wonderful warm up kurtis:. -- warm up. kurtis: the clouds are moving out. above freezing at 38. the problem this evening, those winds out of the west at about
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to 21 miles per hour. the 30's for a high-end grinnell , marshalltown, and ames. just a test cooler tomorrow. clouds off to the east at 7:00 p.m. 33 at 10:00 p.m. you start out tomorrow with clear skies. sunshine when the sun comes up at 7:30. we will warm up pretty quickly, although not as today. a high around 35 degrees. here are those clouds that moved in and kind of spoiled the sunshine early on. most snow stayed through minnesota. you can already see the back edge of the line. 60's out in western kansas. kansas city tomorrow, 51. snow showers from green bay in through detroit.
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just a little bit of cloud cover. it will keep us a touch cooler because of the northwest winds, but there is even warmer air off to the west. you see those clouds moving out. sunshine early tomorrow, but then the clouds returned by the afternoon. friday looks to be mostly sunny across a good portion of the state. it does stay mild on saturday, but the clouds return. i think southern iowa will see some sunshine. it looks like late in the day we could get some light showers. temperatures tonight dipping down to 29 degrees. a little bit breezy out there. northwest winds tomorrow, the high 35. clouds increase as the day goes along. temperatures on friday, 44 with mostly sunny skies.
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look for mostly cloudy skies on saturday. chance for light rain on sunday. only a few hundredths of an inch. monday, generally drive. it is tuesday we are keeping an eye on. this system has the potential for some heavy snow, and there will be a lot of wind, so any snow that falls could be blowing snow. it will also bring in colder air. 20's on wednesday and teams by next thursday. steve: we have a correction for you. big daddy's barbeque on east 14th street in des moines will reopen for drive through business this friday, saturday, and monday, for the caucuses. it will not be open on sunday. the seymour family is reopening for the many caucus workers who have told them they miss big daddy's. a lot of people miss big daddy's. stacey: it is a big-time to be a hawkeye fan.
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team -- the time has come to make a choice... about which candidate can actually make a difference for you. in a world as complex as this, we need a president as experienced as hillary. in the situation room... at the negotiating table... and always on your side... fighting for children and families. with a real plan to get incomes rising... ...reduce drug prices... ...win equal pay for women... ...and protect social security and medicare for seniors. she'll build on obamacare, not start over. break through the gridlock, not add to it. defend planned parenthood, not attack it. stand up to the gun lobby, not protect it. lead on foreign policy, not ignore it. we need a president with the experience and determination to get the job done. i'm running to make a difference.
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across our country. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. car repairs, home improvements, a family trip... it's not easy to afford them. what did marco rubio do? he put $22,000 in personal expenses on a republican party credit card. rubio's bad judgment caused a scandal and for five years rubio refused to release the credit card records. marco rubio: skipping major votes... all over the place on immigration... bad judgment. marco rubio: just too many questions. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. announcer: from iowa's sports leader, this is kcci 8 sports. tony: welcome back. iowa has been spoiled this year. football, wrestling, and basketball. what do they have in common? all top 3 teams in the nation at some point this season.
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the latest squad to make it basketball team. who would have thought the hawkeyes would be here after their 1 point heartbreaking loss to iowa state in the cy-hawk showdown? 9 game winning streak, untouched and on top of the big 10 . of those stats? the terps, especially when the terps are in their own shell. >> i don't think you look at it as a win. there is a certain way replay. there is a certain way we play on the road. we try to consistently do that no matter what. >> poise under pressure. the ball is still the same, the court is still the same. it is all about controlling your emotions. tony: iowa plays maryland tomorrow night.
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isu held the jayhawks to 29 points in the final four minutes. isu is now on a 4 game win streak. why? big time players make big time plays. >> these guys, you are dealing with guys who are starters and they have won championships, big 12 tournament championships. they understand the flow of the game. they just have to keep fighting. we weren't good enough defensively to win the game in the first half. tony: isu faces another top team in the big 12-sec challenge in texas on saturday. you can catch it at 1:00 pm on -- at 1:00 on espn. uni is the dr. jekyll and mr. hyde of the missouri valley.
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have also lost 4 in a row and 6 in the last 7. a key chance to get back in the win column tonight as they take on the 3-18 bradley braves. it's on the road. game starts at 8:00. january has been tough for the lady cyclones. taking on tcu tonight at 7:00. a lot of fun stuff. steve:resident, i will defend this nation, but i will do it responsibly. i voted against the war in iraq, and that was the right vote. we must never forget the lessons of that experience. isis must be destroyed, but we should not do it alone. we need an international coalition with muslim boots on the ground fighting with our support. it's time to end the quagmire
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as president, i will.
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kurtis: is cooler tomorrow, 35. 40's friday. light showers early on sunday. stacey: we will be back at 10:00. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [kcci captioning is brought to you by the iowa clinic.] the time has come to make a choice... about which candidate can actually make a difference for you. in a world as complex as this,
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in the situation room... at the negotiating table... and always on your side... fighting for children and families. with a real plan to get incomes rising... ...reduce drug prices... ...win equal pay for women... ...and protect social security and medicare for seniors. she'll build on obamacare, not start over. break through the gridlock, not add to it. defend planned parenthood, not attack it. stand up to the gun lobby, not protect it. lead on foreign policy, not ignore it. we need a president with the experience and determination to get the job done. i'm running to make a difference. a real difference for you and your families across our country. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. he was rated a+ by the nra. not for his promises, but for defending the second amendment... he's a man of deep faith, who fought time and again
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he laid out a plan to destroy isis months before paris. he'll strengthen our border and use conservative principles to put washington's broken fiscal house back in order. jeb bush. he's the conservative you can trust, to fight for our beliefs. right to rise usa is responsible

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