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his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, and i'm not stopping now. i'm hillary clinton, and i have always approved this message. >> you are watching kcci 8 news. eric: countdown to caucus. republican candidates square off one final time just days before the iowa caucuses.
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mr. trump: is it for me, personally, a good thing, a bad thing, will i get more votes? nobody knows. elizabeth: plus, the candidate that wasn't on stage last night. how skipping the debate could affect donald trump on caucus night. good morning, everyone. and thanks for waking up with kcci 8 news this morning. eric: it's friday january 29. is brewing next week. the next couple of days sound really nice. we need to enjoy the nice weather because it will be moving out fast. 26 in des moines, frosty. grab your warmer jacket and gloves. this afternoon, the gloves can stay in the car. i nice one on saturday with highs new mid-to-upper-40's. the january thaw continues. sunday, light rain and snow mixture and temperatures cool into the 30's. here is the snow, the made event
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into wednesday, expect accumulating snow and the main threat will be all of the wind causing blowing and drifting be tricky. eric: thank you here at in commitment 2016, it was the caucuses. seven republican presidential candidates took the stage in des moines for a debate on the fox news channel without their front-runner. aixa diaz is in our washington bureau with the highlights. aixa: one of the big topics of the night, immigration. another topic, donald trump's absence. mr. bush: i kind of miss donald trump. he was a little teddy bear to me. aixa: with no donald trump at last night's gop debate on fox news channel -- sen. rubio: he's an entertaining guy. he's the greatest show on earth. aixa: candidates took jabs at the republican front-runner, and at each other. sen. cruz: the last four questions have been -- rand, please attack ted. marco, please attack ted. chris, please attack ted. jeb, please attack ted. [boos]
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hot topics of the night. mr. bush: we should have a path to legal status for the 12 million people that are here illegally. aixa: leading to heated moments between ted cruz and marco rubio. sen. cruz: if i am elected president, we will secure the border, and we will end illegal immigration. sen. rubio: the truth is, ted, throughout this campaign you've been willing to say or do anything to get votes. gov. christie: this is why you need to send someone from outside of washington to washington. aixa: meanwhile, at nearby drake university, trump held a fundraiser for veterans and talked about his decision to boycott the debate. mr. trump: is it for me, personally, a good thing, a bad thing, will i get more votes? less votes? nobody knows. aixa: trump says the event raised $6 million, with he himself pledging $1 million. in washington, i'm aixa diaz. eric: the democrats, meanwhile, don't have another debate until after the new hampshire primary. hillary clinton and martin o'malley say they want to schedule one. but the dnc says its sticking to the current schedule. elizabeth: last night, trump sat down in his private jet for an exclusive interview with our todd magel. trump landed at the des moines international airport around
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at drake university. he defended his decision not to take part in last nights fox news debate, despite it being the last one before the iowa caucuses. >> you've heard the criticism that this is your one last and for iowans to see you with your competitors, and that's not going to happen. now, is that presidential, when you don't do that? dr. trump: i think so, because chuck laudner and some of the folks that work for me, sam clovis, said, "this shows that your independent, it showed that you will protect yourself and your country when something is unjust." whereas these other guys, they're just politicians, they show up and debate for an hour and leave. elizabeth: trump tells us he'll be back in iowa tomorrow, and will not leave until after he "wins the iowa caucuses monday." eric: turning to the democratic side, a new nbc news/ wall street journal poll shows
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in iowa. she has 48% support to bernie sanders' 45%. martin o'malley is in a distant third place with 3% support. trail in newton thursday. before a rally with the every child matters education fund, she told reporters she is open to having more debates. ms. clinton: i would like the dnc to work with all of the campaigns, because that's what it did when it set up this schedule. and obviously we want to be supportive. but i am urging publicly that we do this debate next week in new hampshire. then i've said i am more than happy for us to start scheduling additional debates as we go through the spring -- in april and may -- and try to get those on the calendar. eric: meanwhile, bernie sanders held a rally in burlington. he told voters his record is very consistent compared to clinton's flip-flopping on some issues. sanders also pointed out how drastically the polls have changed since he started his campaign.
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about nine months ago, and we were told that my opponent was the inevitable nominee of the democratic party. [boos] sen. sanders: well, nine months have come and gone and she inevitable today. [cheers] eric: sanders told reporters before the rally in burlington that while he also wants to have more debates, he wants to wait until after the new hampshire primary. elizabeth: several candidates will be back in iowa today. hillary clinton is in the metro this morning with a rally at grand view university at 11:45. she'll then make stops this afternoon in dubuque and davenport. rick santorum is also in the metro with rallies in west des moines at the des moines golf and country club at 7:00. then, at the polk county heritage gallery in des moines at 10:00. he also has stops in clarinda and council bluffs. eric: and chris christie will be at his campaign headquarters in johnston at 8:00 this morning. then he'll go on to pella, ottumwa, burlington, and
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elizabeth: several other candidates will be making stops around the state today. rand paul, chris christie, marco rubio, ted cruz, john kasich, carly fiorina, jeb bush, and ben carson will all be holding various events around the state. on the democratic side, bernie sanders and martin o'malley will also be in iowa today. eric: leading up to monday's caucuses, we will bring you expanded hour-long newscasts again tonight on kcci 8 news at 6:00 and 10:00. plus, full commitment 2016 coverage all weekend. and on caucus night, we go live at 6:00 p.m. on and will stay on until it is over. we will bring you live reports from caucus sites, with the candidates and expert analysis all right here on kcci. elizabeth: busy time. more news happening right now, health officials now say the zika virus is spreading at an alarming rate. the disease is spread by mosquitoes and can cause serious birth defects if contracted by pregnant women. in response, u.s. health officials are working to protect the global blood supply by blocking donations from anyone
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the zika virus is prevalent. and in oregon, right now , officials say at least four militants are still occupying a federal wildlife refuge near burns. on thursday, police released a video of the violent traffic stop earlier this week that resulted in the death of one militant and the arrests of several others. the remaining holdouts say they'll only leave if they're not arrested. group leader ammon bundy has urged them to go home. eric: more big stories in central iowa, a 32-year-old pella woman is facing charges this morning in the death of a 17-month-old child. valerie wackerly is being charged with involuntary manslaughter. investigators say she left 17-month-old amelia smith unsupervised in a car seat. amelia was later found unresponsive and died at the hospital. and the fbi and iowa dci are investigating an alleged sexual abuse claim at the midwest academy and midwest treatment
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the claims involve a staff member and a former student at the therapeutic boarding school. no charges have been filed at this point. the iowa dci will hold a press conference later this morning. elizabeth: we are getting a much needed break from our winter weather. metinka: so nice for the january thaw lifting the spirit that it cannot last forever. frosty. the breeze has shifted back to the southeast, great news. that will help warmer temperatures this afternoon. make sure against where the hats and mittens and winter coats. near 30 and by lunch, closer to 40. 45 by this afternoon with a south wind 10 to 20 and a warm one tomorrow. if you cannot enjoy today, head out tomorrow. temperatures take a nosedive towards next week with highs by wednesday and thursday 30
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eric: sports news now -- the iowa hawkeyes have had an impressive start to big 10 play, beating michigan state and purdue twice each and starting off 7-0. last night was a different story. the third ranked hawkeyes took on the 8th ranked maryland terrapins. star jarrod uthoff struggled, going just 2-13 for nine points. the game stayed close for the most part, though, iowa was down two with just two minutes left. but maryland pulled away to win it 74-68. the hawks are now 7-1 in the big 10, tied for first with indiana. up next, iowa hosts northwestern saturday. tipoff is at 2:00 p.m. on the big 10 network. elizabeth: late to work -- still ahead, some of the craziest excuses employees come up with when they're running behind. and we'll have more post-debate analysis live from washington, d.c. which republican candidate did the best in last night's showdown. plus -- >> what you need to know to
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eric: traffic, across the metro, good conditions, no winter weather, if you are a visitor coming in for the caucuses, no problems going where you need to go. i 235, the traffic is moving, 26 there are those who say we cannot defeat a corrupt political system and fix a rigged economy. but i believe we need to lift our vision above the obstacles in place and look to the american horizon. to a nation where every child can not only dream of going to college, but attend one. where quality healthcare will be a birthright of every citizen. where a good job is not a wish, but a reality. where women receive equal pay and a living wage is paid to all. an america where after a lifetime of labor, there is time for rest and grandchildren. a nation that defends our people and our values,
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i know we can create that america if we listen to our hearts. and that journey begins here in iowa. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message, and i ask you to join with us at the caucuses on monday night.
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>> this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning with eric hanson, elizabeth klinge, meteorologist kurtis gertz, and right now coverage with shaina humphries. metinka: a little frosty this friday morning but it will end up eating a beautiful day, grab the warm coat and gloves, temperatures below freezing and watch your step, anything that melted yesterday is now a little bit icy. the rest melting away this afternoon with highs of near 45 degrees, feeling like march. even into saturday, the january thaw continues but will come to an abrupt end. snowstorms will affect the state tuesday into wednesday. expecting moderate to heavy snow
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temperatures and the travel will be hazardous tuesday and into wednesday. eric: thank you. we are counting down to the caucuses, just three days away from the first votes of the 2016 presidential election. if you want to take part in the process, there are a few requirements. kcci's emmy victor is live outside the caucus headquarters at capitol square. so emmy, we do this once every four years but we need a refresher. what do we need to know the fourth monday night -- before monday night? emmy: caucus-goers should remember that the rules are a bit different than voting. you don't have to be 18 to vote in the iowa caucus. you just need to turn 18 by election day, november, 8. you do need to be registered with the party in iowa. in order to support a republican
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good news is you can register at -- during the night of the caucuses. the iowa caucuses are only open to residents of iowa. prove that with a valid photo id with your current address on it. party leaders always recommend being at your precinct early. we have a full list on kcci.com of all the caucus sites. eric: thanks, emmy. there are a few other things to know before you head to caucus. first, know how to find your precinct. if you're a republican, you can find that out at iowagop.org. for democrats, iowademocrats.org. it will point you to a school or church in your neighborhood. elizabeth: once you find your precinct, here's what you need to do. arrive no later than 6:30 monday night. register or change parties if you need to. the actual caucuses start at 7:00 p.m. most of them last from 30 to 90 minutes. eric: they are saying get there early goes there could be long lines. -- because there could be long lines. i will be at a democratic caucus on monday, that process is a little different.
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determine if their candidate is viable or not. been debating back-and-forth and arm-twisting to get you to a different side. really fascinating process. elizabeth: it will be fun to see. economic headlines now, stocks rose thursday as the price of oil climbed for a third day in a row for the first time this year. the dow added about 125 points. the nasdaq was up more than 38. and the s&p 500 was up about 10. facebook is getting more expressive. it is experimenting with six new emoticons to express how you feel about a certain post. instead of just like, now, anger, sadness, wow, ha-ha, and love are options. and running late happens to everyone. but a new survey from career builder found some people come up with pretty unique excuses for being late to work. some of the reasons make sense, like taking care of the kids or feeling sick. but others are a little more creative. the survey says some people have used excuses like their hair
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sounds dangerous -- having to go skiing after a snowfall, and even being detained by homeland security. eric: wow. elizabeth: but the survey also found more than 1/3 of employers say they don't care if you're late every once in a while. eric: i'm sure a lot of comes weather gets blamed, but today it is no excuse. metinka: annex used to head out early to enjoy the nice day. this morning, frosty but shaping in the mid-40 and will still be breezy, you will need the code and this morning the glass with gusty is the winds into the early afternoon. the south winds today will warm things up. early, clear skies for central and eastern iowa with a few clouds to the west and north and if you snow flurries up near mason city. no accumulation expected so great travel weather across the region. toward the beginning, changes in the air -- towards the weekend, changes in the air, a system across minnesota that may drag a
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across far northern iowa but the rest of us will miss out. on saturday, hopefully we will sneak in some sunshine and that will boost our highs back to 50 degrees. sunday, the cold front moves through and a little light rain and maybe a light snow mixture on sunday followed by cooler temperatures. toward monday, a very busy day, it looks quiet but at 6:00 a.m. on monday the snow storm will begin to affect dodge city, kansas and it has -- it is coming to live on tuesday. what he five degrees today, -- 45 degrees today. sunday, temperatures start their downhill slide and next week very wintry. 26 in des moines now, headed for 45. a south wind at 10 to 20 and
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when typical highs are around freezing. sunday, light rain and snow, nothing to impact travel. tuesday into wednesday, snow, wind, blowing and drifting snow, bad travel tuesday and wednesday. at least it waits until after the caucus. elizabeth: enjoy your traveling, nice weather and nice open roads. you should have an easy drive, bile speed units, 4900 block of hickman road in des moines. paul county -- polk county, 3100 block northeast 46th avenue. eric: the final debate -- which candidates helped, and which ones hurt their chances during last night's debate.
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caucus night live from one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. all of us have a responsibility, to ourselves, to our children, to each other. we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. our children's future is shaped both by the values of their parents and the policies of their nation. it's time to protect the next generation, fill the lives of our children
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open up the doors so that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, families and our country, and i'm not stopping now. (crowd cheers) i'm hillary clinton,
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eric: welcome back to kcci. more commitment 2016 coverage now. gop front-runner donald trump's absence from last night's fox news debate didn't dull the sharp exchanges between the rest of the republican field. elizabeth: our political analyst marc sandalow joins us live from washington, d.c. with more. so marc, how was a no-trump debate different from the others where he was center stage? marc: in the big picture, it was not as different as i would have thought, the issues were still the same, republicans hammered the democrats for not keeping america safe. whether the evidence is there or not, they insisted democrats have made this country vulnerable to terrorism and insisted they would do better.
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field would be like if the guys stuck to real estate -- the guy stuck to real estate and celebrity apprentice. chris christie grab the mantle as the loudest outside washington guy and ted cruz defended his conservative record. jeb bush was much more confident . if you were a voter and you do not know who you will caucus for and you invested two hours on the debate last night, it is hard to see how you would have said donald trump was right not to attend because of principles. i would think he may regret giving them sunshine when they have been in his shade. elizabeth: what will the keys be for them to win the caucus? marc: i do not thank you in iowa appreciate how confident this process is to the rest of the country. i teach a class in washington and we had a mock caucus yesterday.
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viability a little bit, we talked about the 50% threshold. test 15% threshold and they lost it. the key is turnout. people forget that iowa will choose less than 1%, about 1% of the entire delegates, not very many. the key is how you use what happens in iowa monday night to convince the rest of the country you are a front runner. mike huckabee and rick santorum did not do a good job of that when they want four and eight years ago. jimmy carter did a brilliant job when he stole the iowa caucus by surprise more than a generation ago. the key for the candidates would be to take any momentum they can get from iowa and turn it into a national movement. eric: on the democratic side, is there a clear leader? marc: there are seven polls in the last week i will forsake
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in washington, sanders has the enthusiasm and commitment. clinton has the organization. the rules are so complex with who emerges that it is anybody's guess. the betting line in washington is straight down the middle, 50-50, maybe a slight edge to hillary clinton. elizabeth: thanks marc sandalow live in washington. new stories ahead, lowering the legal limit, we will take the number of -- never federal authorities want and why some in iowa agree. >> here is your drivers license light, good and bad news for you --
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>> the most-watched morning news in central iowa. this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news this morning. >> what is a caucus? it has been explained to me four times before.
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>> it means the meaning of chieftains. >> seriously? you could make this up and i would not know. eric: funny moment from last night's late show that includes colbert likening the iowa caucuses to a favorite playground game. more on that just ahead. it is kind of confusing if you are new to iowa. welcome back, everyone. i'm eric hanson. elizabeth: i'm elizabeth klinge, along with metinka. for all the people visiting, we have lucked out weather-wise. metinka: they say i want to come back. this morning, prostate, 26 now in des moines with the feels like temperatures close to 15. you do need the gloves and warmer winter coats, the south when will warm things up this afternoon and sunshine will help. highs near 45 degrees. another big january thought they with breezy conditions from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. before
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nice days are numbered, winter making a comeback next week. elizabeth: commitment 2016 dueling in des moines. republicans debate but donald trump's boycott only boosted his supporters. there were some fireworks on stage in that 7th gop debate. eric: but as marlie hall reports, it may have been dominated by the candidate who wasn't even on stage. marlie: with donald trump absent , his biggest rival, ted cruz took center stage becoming the target of the night. sen. cruz: gosh, if you guys ask one more mean questions, i may the stage. fireworks came as the candidates immigration. mr. bush: we should have a path to legal status for the 12 million people that are here illegally. sen. rubio: you said, on the issue of people who are here illegally, we can reach a compromise. in the committee you said i want to bring people out of the shadows. now you want to trump trump on immigration. senator cruz: marco made the
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the major donors to support amnesty because he thought it was politically advantageous. marlie: with cruz in second place in iowa, and rubio in third, political analysts say the two men needed to stand out. rick davis: i think it was a good hit, but i don't think you can use rubio as an advocate on what is or isn't a conservative position. marlie: other candidates often overshadowed by the trump during the debates, called this one the best one yet. sen. paul: we got to go around several times on issues and so i think it was a big improvement. marlie: despite being a few miles away from the debate stage at drake university, donald trump still managed to garner a lot of attention. the billionaire front runner dominated google searches last night. and even had the most mentions on twitter. mr. trump: is it for me , personally, if it was a good thing, a bad thing, will i get more votes, will i get less votes nobody knows, who the hell knows. >> trump's camp says his last-minute rally for veterans
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marlie hall, cbsews, des moines, iowa. eric: in the final hours, a spokesman for fox says trump offered to appear at the debate only if the network contributed $5 million to his charities, which they refused. $1 million of the money raised for vets came from trump himself. elizabeth: people waited outside for hours to get into the trump event. and we talked with some people after who had mixed reactions. >> i thought it was very honoring to not only our vets, but to americans. >> i think it was ridiculous. he is a candidate of so little substance i don't know why people like him so much. he had a lot of good speakers up there and it was a definite feel good message about the veterans. but as far as his candidacy, he just joked about it. elizabeth: mixed reaction from veterans as well to trump's fundraiser. some told us they're glad trump is focusing on them, others said it was a political stunt. before the event, trump talked one-on-one with our todd magel. he said his refusal to attend
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independent and strong leader. >> just a few days left to the caucuses, you going to win? mr. trump: well i hope so, i really do. i've really developed a bond with the people of iowa. elizabeth: trump was planning to fly back to new hampshire last night and he said he will return to iowa later today. he then plans to stay here until the caucuses are over on monday. eric: some of the other republican candidates were talking with reporters after the debate. some welcomed the chance to appeal to iowans one last time. others say that stage was not the best place to make their case. sen. paul: i think it was incredibly important for me to be here tonight. one, because i think i spiced the debate up a little bit. and two, because i have a unique position. i'm the one fiscal conservative on that stage. dr. carson: this format is not the best format for convincing anybody of anything. we're dealing with sound bites
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explain something in depth. but, unfortunately, that's characteristic of the society that we live in. we live in a sound bite society, very superficial. eric: so as we count down to the caucuses, kcci's. emmy victor is live this morning taking a look at those uncommitted voters and what it may take to sway them one way or another. emmy: some voters say they are having a challenging time picking a candidate, caucuses just a couple of days away and they are not sure who they will vote for. part of that is due to the large year's race. they say it is been hard to get to know each candidate and what they are running on. others say they may have made a decision at one point but got comfortable with another candidate and shifted their support. a recent poll shows that 39% of make up their mind by caucus night. it may resort to a coin toss in
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uncommitted which some people are leaning toward. >> there are so many people in both parties that are trying to become our president. i think that creates some confusion. >> there's a lot out there right now and no one has really said what i want to hear. emmy: those voters you heard from say they will be reviewing comments made at last night's gop debate to make their decision. live downtown des moines, emmy victor, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. elizabeth: thanks, emmy. looking ahead, today, three candidates will be in the des moines metro area today. at the des moines golf and country club in west des moines at 7:00 a.m. he will also be at the polk county heritage gallery in des moines at 10:00 a.m. chris christie will be stopping by his headquarters on merle hay road at 8:00 a.m. and hillary clinton will be holding an event at grand view university at 11:45 am. elsewhere in the state today , bernie sanders, martin o'malley, rand paul, marco
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carly fiorina, jeb bush and ben carson. a lot to cover so we will bring you expanded hour-long newscasts again tonight on kcci 8 news at 6:00 and 10:00. and we've been planning our caucus night coverage for months -- we go live at 6:00 p.m. on monday night and stay on until it is all over with. we will bring you live reports from caucus sites, with the candidates and expert analysis all right here on kcci. eric: right now, the iowa dci, and fbi among those investigating a claim of sexual abuse in keokuk in southeast iowa. officials have been executing search warrants at the midwest academy campus and the midwest treatment center. this, after a staff member of the midwest academy was accused student of the academy. that is a therapeutic boarding school that enrolls students from around the country. no charges have been filed yet but we will get more information
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and the zika virus is spreading fast. the world health organization will hold an emergency meeting monday to plan its response to the pandemic. spread by mosquitoes, it's especially dangerous to pregnant women. doctors call it very concerning because there's no treatment and no vaccine. elizabeth: new this morning, the legal limit for drinking and driving could go a lot lower. the national transportation safety board is proposing that states like iowa lower the limit to .05 percent. down from .08%. the ntsb says a 170-pound man would reach .05 by drinking three beers in one hour. so far, the lowered limit hasn't been proposed in iowa but some say they would support it. >> i would think that would make people consider drinking less and being more aware of the situation before they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. i think it would be good to have something to make you think
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elizabeth: iowa lowered the limit 2.08% -- to .08% in 2003 partly because of the threatened loss of federal highway funds. eric: one iowa police officer pulled over a new driver this week with a surprising result. >> the bad news is you're going to get a ticket. the good news it, it's to justin bieber. happy birthday. eric: 16-year-old hanna burgess of cedar rapids was driving with her dad when she got pulled over. little did she know, her dad actually planned this traffic stop. she was a little embarrassed about it and maybe a little angry at her dead, that her dad, -- her dad, but very excited about the justin bieber tickets. elizabeth: i had this friday, why iowa? why are we first in the presidential process and how
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the last really nice day for a wild. sunday, light rain and snow cooler. winter next week with a on tuesday. elizabeth: three days now until the iowa caucuses but who's counting? eric: it really is something that iowa is at the center of the political universe right now halls, and tv ads all comes down to monday night. iowa positioned itself as first in presidential contests in 1972. we've had a mixed track record through the years. in 1992, bill clinton only registered single-digit support here. but senator tom harkin was running at the time. in 2000, iowa did pick both eventual nominees, george w. bush and al gore. in 2004, iowa picked john kerry, who did go on to win the nomination but not the
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in 2008, iowa democrats also picked president obama. but republicans picked mike huckabee while the eventual nominee, john mccain, finished fourth. in 2012, rick santorum edged out mitt romney. elizabeth: interested to see that. iowa is really supposed to whittle down the candidates -- start narrowing the options. cbs face the nation moderator john dickerson tried to explain the caucus process to stephen colbert last night on the late show. >> everybody breaks off into a group, if one group does not represent 15% of the total they are not viable. they go and are up for grabs. >> they are just in rooms? are they playing red rover? and your delegates on over. >> that is true, if you do not make viability and/or candidate and your people -- you are not viable.
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them because they get more delegates. >> were caucuses invented before there were pieces of paper and boxes to stuff them in? elizabeth: the democratic caucus is a little more complicated. the republicans just write names on paper. we'll see on monday night. and all those caucus workers who are here can grab some great bbq for lunch today. big daddy's barbecue is reopening its drive-thru starting today. the family tells us they have heard from a lot of people who who say they miss big daddy's after it closed several years ago. so they're going to serve it up today, tomorrow, and monday only. eric: a decent day for a drive through, 26 degrees. a really nice day. a live look at the west mixmaster. metinka's will tell us how warm
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>> weather is never more than five minutes away. only on "kcci 8 news this morning." metinka: it is a little chillier
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to 15 degrees colder than on thursday, starting out in the 20's. you might have to scrape off your windshield. a great afternoon, a wind will become gusty and will help boost our highs above average, mid-40's this afternoon. early this morning, snow flurries near mason city but they will stay away from the metro and waking up with clear skies with clouds rolling in shortly, they are already across western iowa. no travel headaches across the region. getting out of town for the twin cities, they could see wintry mix and maybe light snow is a front drops in across the area. it will state north of the metro and we stay on the warm side of the system and saturday, it will continue our january thaw with the cold front moving through on sunday and light precipitation with light rain or light snow, not much accumulation that it will drag in some cooler air. next week, monday, starting a
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carefully for the next winter storm to arrive, already across the western part of kansas and headed for iowa by tuesday. in des moines, quiet, a little chilly, 26 degrees with light southeast winds which will increase by midmorning. headed for 45 this morning with sunshine and a few clouds, looks really good, our nice days are numbered, 10 -- tomorrow on the warm side, 4250, especially if we get sunshine. turning colder sunday with highs into the 30's with a light wintry mix possible and raindrops and snowflakes. monday should be quiet, the caucus weather looking ok followed by snow, wind, and cold for tuesday and wednesday. eric: should have a decent drive to work, no problems on the roads. one disabled vehicle. mobile speed units, 4900 block
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elizabeth: 2016 headlines -- this morning, without donald trump there, the republican candidates for president could dive right into the issues at last night's debate in des moines. immigration a big topic. ted cruz and marco rubio hoped to capitalize on trump's absense -- absence and they are second and third in the polls. eric: trump, on the other hand, both energized and puzzled supporters at drake university. he called the rally a fundraiser for veterans, saying he raised $6 million. he pledged $1 million himself. some analysts say trump's decision to skip the debate was a move to show his strength among the gop field, but he missed a chance to convince iowa voters who have not made up their minds. elizabeth: democrat hillary clinton planning a big rally in des moines today. she spoke to thousands in keokuk last night. she will be at grand view university at 11:45 this morning. doors open at 10:15.
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kcci.com and our news at noon. eric: also in the metro today, rick santorum getting ready to appear in west des moines at 7:00. chris christie also in des moines in the next hour. a total of nine other candidates are in iowa but spread across the state. be sure to watch our expanded news at 6:00 and 10:00 for the latest news on the 2016 race. elizabeth: a nice day to get up to the events. metinka: a big temperature swing from where it is now, 20's, headed for the 40's this afternoon. 45 this afternoon, it will feel wonderful although still breezy. tomorrow, nice, 40's, may be near 50. sunday, colder with a little bit of light rain or snow but monday should be quiet ahead of the snow storm set to move in on tuesday into wednesday. it will break moderate to heavy snow accumulations and a lot of wind, visibility and travel will be tricky if not impossible late
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elizabeth: enjoy your wide-open snow free lanes today. drive times are looking great. seven minutes coming from the west mix into downtown, six minutes from the east. eric: incredibly busy andowa. tune into our newscast and kcci.com for the they're one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown -- goldman sachs. just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and speaking fees. our economy works for wall street because it's rigged by wall street. and that's the problem. as long as washington is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy that works for people.
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