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democrats in washington would rather pursue outrageous hoaxes and delusional witch hunts which are going absolutely nowhere. >> today for the first time the public will hear directly from impeachment inquiry witnesses as democrats try to make their case immigration showdown the fate of nearly 800,000 dreamers in the u.s. now lies in the hands of nine justices of the supreme court. new clues on how they could rule winter has arrived with a vengeance. heavy snow, a deep freeze. massive car accidents and a growing number of deaths from this extreme weather front and did all that bad weather
lead to an overwhelming demand for brand new streaming service disney plus? some are calling disney minus. plus the biggest college basketball upset as number 1 goes down hard "early today" starts right now good morning i'm frances rivera >> and i'm phillip mena. in just hours the impeachment inquiry will spring to life on television as the first open hearings get under way in the president trump ukraine scandal. two witnesses will tell their story this morning deputy assistant secretary of state george kent and acting u.s. ambassador to ukraine bill taylor then on friday we will hear testimony from former ambassador to ukraine marie yovanovitch their testimony is expected to lay the groundwork for the democrats' case against the president. and then next week eight more witnesses are scheduled to testify including the national security council's top ukraine expert, lieutenant colonel alexander vindman and u.s. ambassador to the eu gordon sondland nbc's hallie jackson has more on what to expect from the historic day ahead on capitol hill.
>> reporter: in the calm before the impeachment storm washington's bracing for a blockbuster day. >> democrats in washington would rather pursue outrageous hoaxes and delusional witch hunts which are going absolutely nowhere don't worry about it >> reporter: the president projecting confidence in the hearing starting with bill taylor and george kent who paint a picture of a quid pro quo. the president's supporters slamming democrats >> they're relying on people like bill taylor as a star witness who is going to tell us something that is third or fourth-hand information. >> reporter: nbc news has learned more about the gop playbook a strategy memo circulating encourages republicans to point out the military aid the president appeared to be trading for personal political help ultimately flowed to ukraine and that ukraine's president said president trump applied no pressure during their july phone call some allies trying to thread the needle >> do you think this is a perfect call >> in his mind he thinks it was a perfect call >> what do you think >> i think it's never a good
practice for ask a foreign country to investigate an american >> reporter: but democrats feel they'll build support for their side by methodically laying out the facts of what they describe as extortion by president trump. >> it's not just ink on a page anymore. they get to actually hear what they have to say >> and he there's also a new report out that the president discussed getting rid of the inspector general. two sources say that ploemz was never under serious consideration. the white house is not commenting >> we will have live coverage of the impeachment hearing that will begin this morning at 10:00 eastern time on nbc. as the impeachment inquiry enters this new phase there are reports of a growing rift between president trump and his acting chief of staff. according to the "washington post," president trump has been threatening to fire mick mulvaney for weeks >> three sources told the "post" one major sticking point for the president was mulvaney's combative press conference last
month. >> did he also mention to me in the past the corruption that related to the dnc server? absolutely no question about that but that's it. and that's why we held up the money. >> what you just described is a quid pro quo it is funding will not flow unless the investigation into the democratic server happened as well. >> we do that all the time with foreign policy i have news for everybody. get over it. there's going to be political influence in foreign policy. >> house democrats later subpoenaed mulvaney to testify, in part due to that exchange accord together post the president's advisers have suggested he hold off on firing mulvaney amid the impeachment inquiry. a major shake-up in the race for 2020 the mayor of south bend, indiana is officially a democratic front-runner in iowa according to a new monmouth university poll, pete buttigieg is the first choice for likely democratic caucusgoers with 22% support.
joe biden was second with 19%, followed by elizabeth warren and bernie sanders let's turn now to those bone-chilling temperatures hitting about 2/3 of the country this morning an arctic blast has already led to countless accidents poor road conditions have been blamed for at least five deaths. the latest fatality was confirmed in ohio where there have been multiple pile-ups. here's nbc's ron mott. >> reporter: outside cleveland more than half a foot falling. residents here in chardon caught by surprise. >> when is the last time you had this kind of work in november? >> not that i can remember in chardon. been here for about 30 years >> reporter: across the region treacherous travel accidents from kentucky to pennsylvania to an overturned school bus in illinois an accident in ohio involving 50 cars weather blamed for at least four deaths, including an 8-year-old girl in kansas bitter cold temperatures charging in. up to 100 new record lows predicted even in the deep south
with freeze warnings and watches in effect for nearly 30 million americans from coastal virginia down to southern texas in suburban dallas frosty plants, corn and soybean plants threatened with ruin by continued bad conditions back in ohio an unusual november cleanup on tap mountains of snow ahead of schedule >> this is the second time i've done this. >> this must not be much fun >> oh, no. it's not >> reporter: now, even more lake effect snow in the forecast tuesday night into the overnight hours of wednesday here in northeast ohio an additional three to six inches of snow accumulation possible and it will just simply keep getting colder cleveland expecting to feel and brace for wind chills of about 12 degrees overnight phillip? >> all right, ron, thank you the supreme court delivered a blow to the gun industry the court is allowing families of the sandy hook shooting victims to sue remington they're the makers of the
semi-automatic rifle that was used in the 2012 mass shooting at an elementary school in newtown, connecticut >> remington tried to appeal but it was denied. in the suit a survivor and families of nine other victims are target the company's marketing strategy they're alleging that remington's market of the ar-15 style weapon inspired adam lanza to commit the massacre the shooting left 20 children and six adults dead. remington which filed for bankrupt last year has denied any wrongdoing an immigration battle takes center stage in the high court the program that allowed young undocumented immigrants to remain in the country is now hanging in the balance protests flared up across the country as the supreme court justices take up a landmark case determining the fates of nearly 800,000 dreamers nbc's pete williams has the latest >> reporter: outside the court a huge cheer for some of the dreamers who fought in court, met by hundreds of supporters pouring into the street. among those who sued, elliana
fernandez who came from ecuador when she was 14. she's now a college graduate with a job and a house fighting in court because even more is at stake >> i have two beautiful children that are my entire life. they're the reason why i wake up every day. >> you can come out of the shadows. >> reporter: launched by president obama, daca, meaning deferred action for childhood arrivals, allows children of undocumented migrants to stay if they were under 16 when they arrived. nearly 800,000 young people have avoided deportation. two years ago the trump administration order td shut down >> everybody said that obama had no right to do it. >> reporter: but they say president trump is trying to avoid the heat for saying the administration wanted to end the program. >> they said we cancel td because it was illegal in other words, they don't want to take responsibility they want to say the law has force med to do it >> reporter: the cowart's four liberals seem to agree "this is bay choice to destroy
lives," said justice sotomayor where is the political decision made clearly but the court's conservative majority suggested president trump did not need to justify his decision in court any more than police would when they exercise their discretion to crack down on illegal drug use justice cav nall called ending daca a very considered decision. so after the argument a bare majority of the court seems prepared to let the government shut daca down president trump is now predicting that if that happens he'll get a deal with the democrats to let the dreamers stay frances? >> all right pete williams for us pete, thank you. the nation's largest milk producer has filed for bankruptcy dallas-based dean foods announced it filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amid decades' decline in u.s. milk kong sungs the company produces dairy products under the brands land o'lakes and country fresh, organic valley, dairy pure milk, friendly's ice cream and more. dean foods said it will use the proceedings to keep running the business and address debt as it seeks to sell the company.
officials say customers can expect to receive their dairy products without interruption. a little taste of march madness. in november the first big upset of the season came one weekend unlike evansville knocking off the number one team in america the kentucky wildcats. they were neck and neck the whole game but they came out on top 67-64 just a few stats for perspective. the wildcats were 25-point favorites. and coming in they had a 52-game winning streak over unranked non-conference opponents at home what's happening across the country right now, feels like november madness bill karins, good morning. >> january in november, right? let's get into these numbers 57 record lows were set yesterday at major climate sites. we could approach somewhere near 100 today because we're shattering record lows in many locations right now. here's the temperatures. you know, 20 in cleveland, that's cold really but for this time of year it's not unheard of but get down to atlanta at 25.
tallahassee 27 houston. that's the unusual part of this, is how widespread it is and how cold it is in the south. and then when you put on top of that the wind chills make it feel much better highs in the ohio valley and the northeast will only be in the 20s. some locations breaking freezing of course the wind chills will make it feel like the teens and 20s in most areas. here's the silver lining this is the peak of the cold this morning then as we head toward the weekend many areas, the midwest, the northeast will start to e itse w cold start we will warm it up considerably this afternoon throughout much of the deep south with clouds developing in texas. we've got a pretty good rainstorm that's going to head through the south toward the end of the week. we'll talk about that coming up. >> anything besides the though excited to hear about that thanks, bill in today's quick hits justin bieber has shared a first look at his animated persona.
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we're back with an update on a dog named miracle who was rescued after surviving more than three weeks trapped in the rubble when hurricane dorian hit the bahamas. nbc's kerry sanders has the exclusive as miracle is about to join his forever family. >> reporter: this is miracle >> 34.8. >> reporter: hard to believe this doghas almost doubled his weight, learned to walk again, and is so full of life when his story began on the doorstep of death. found in the wake of hurricane dorian in the bahamas, trapped under rubble, miracle survived an incredible 3 1/2 weeks. >> he's a fighter. he's a survivor.
and he's a great symbol of hope for people that have lost everything >> reporter: laurie simmons, founder of big dog ranch rescue, coordinated the team that saved miracle's life >> extremely animesic and his muscles on his hind end had wasted away to nothing >> reporter: it took a drone with heat-seeking capabilities to find him buried beneath the debris skin and bones but alive you may remember when we first met miracle how weak and emaciated he looked. and then how he surprised us all. >> this is the first time we've seen her stand up since -- look at that. look at the strength >> that was like watching a flower bloom like literally watching it that was awesome >> reporter: since then miracle's been fed special food and treated with doggie hemp oil to quell his anxiety over the sound of thunderstorms >> do you remember me? do you remember me oh, my god how are you?
>> reporter: 10,000 people sent in applications to adopt miracle. >> it's a miracle that we got miracle. >> reporter: one lucky family gets to take him home. clark and brianna beatty and their three daughters. they've had to keep the news a secret and three little girls who are planning a big party for his arrival. >> start of something good >> reporter: miracle, who was alone for 3 1/2 weeks, now finding his forever home >> we love you, miracle! >> our thanks to kerry for that report 10,000 people wanted to adopt miracle. >> but that one family, how over the moon are they going to be? and miracle too. >> lucky dog today is world kindness day. it's also being called world cardigan day in honor of mr. rogers at the pittsburgh broadcasting station in mr. rodgers' neighborhood is asking everyone to wear a red cardigan and spread kindness today. as we know in that same spirit every day should be kindness day
every day. it could be cardigan optional. but nice to be able to spread that >> yeah, i wish i had the memo i would have worn my cardigan. just missed it >> thanks for waking up with us. this is charlie not coughing because he took delsym 12-hour. and this is charlie still not coughing while trying his hardest not to wake zeus. delsym 12-hour. nothing lasts longer for powerful cough relief. ♪ meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow, meow. ♪
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