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next time...whoo! it's tuesday, january fifth and coming up on "early today," using executive power, president obama bypasses congress to tighten the nation's gun laws p. >> i'm also confident that the recommendations being made by my team are ones that there entirely consistent with the second amendment and people's lawful right to bear arms. to the campaign trail where hillary clinton's not so secret weapon is working on her behalf. while donald trump and ted cruz fight for headlines. and the frightening scene
of a bus engulfed in flames. and a race against the clock rescue at sea. and becareful where you stand after it snows. "early today" starts right now. president obama is taking his most aggressive action on gun control to date and bypassing congress in the prosis. just a few hours he will outline gun issues. critics say he is over stepping his power. speaker paul ryan called it a dangerous level of executive over reach. nbc's tracie potts live from washington with more. >> reporter: clearly they are setting it up for a fight here. we're taking a look at what the president is going to be
and it looks like he wants to focus on restricting some rights of people to buy arms at the gun shows without background checks and adding more fbi and atf agents. after getting the okay from his attorney general and fbi director that it's constitutional he plans to announce new measures to tighten gun laws. >> it's not going to prevent every mass shooting and it won't keep a gun out of the hands of every criminal. but it will potentially save lives. >> reporter: it will require more people who buy weapons at gun shows to get background checks. >> unfortunately, we need things in place now. >> reporter: republican candidates accuse him of gutting the second amendment. >> his actions will restrict our
criminals or the terrorists who tearing target them. >> we don't beat the bad guys by taking away our guns. >> what the president will be doing in the next week is an executive order. the next president on the very first day could wipe it away. >> reporter: the political stakes are high. the president is doing several public events to gain public support. part of what he wants to do will actually require congress. he wants to ad another 200 atf agents and another $500 million to deal with mental health. shannon. >> all right. tracie potts live for us in d.c. now to the campaign trail and one month from this morning we will likely know the winner of the iowa caucuses. yesterday alone democrats and
campaign stops in iowa, plus 12 in new hampshire. in all, more than 100 events just this week. the latest poll from iowa shows ted cruz surging ahead of donald trump. and hillary clinton has a nearly 10 point lead over bernie sanders. in new hampshire, sanders holds a lead over clinton. those two are jockying for position. and trump took a swipe saying not a lot of evangelicals come out of cuba and the response from ted cruz. >> politicians behave a certain way when they're panicked and they engage in attacks, personal attacks. that's human nature. i'm not going to get drawn into that muck. i'm going to keep the focus on the issues that matter. >> meanwhile, bill clinton is
campaign but how is he handling donald trump's attacks? for that,. >> reporter: bill clinton at a popular restaurant in manchester. living up to a famous snl parody. both clintons taking nothing for granted this time. can hillary win this one? >> sure. >> reporter: back in his element and despite trump's attacks. following a campaign decision not to take clinton's bait. how do you feel about the kind of campaign trump is running, sir? >> the republicans will have to
how >> reporter: hillary clinton in iowa also not taking on trump. >> i've adopted a new year's resolution. i'm going to let him live in his alternative reality and i'm not going to respond. >> reporter: she calls bill her not so secret weapon. and this time vermont senator, bernie sanders is giving her a run for her money in new hampshire. only 4 million less than clinton's 37 million raised. all this as both clintons try to stick to their game plan, ignoring donald trump. nbc news, new hampshire. >> reporter: i'm katy tur on the campaign trail where he
clinton by continuing to jabality bill. following up online he honed over the weekend. >> her husband was paid a fortune for speakers paid by people that were doing business with the state department. >> reporter: then again on sunday. >> i'm the only one willing to talk about his problems. >> reporter: and now the billionaire is starting to put his money where his mouth is. spending $2 million in iowa and new hampshire in his first tv ad. it's a 30 second summary of trump's campaign hits. stopping illegal immigrants and building a wall but if that doesn't look like the mexico-u.s. border, you're right. plitolitifact found it's morocco. by playing to fears, trump is
in iowa, where polls have him losing to ted cruz. >> if i come in second, they'll say this is a terrible defeat. >> reporter: and he's tapping down on expectations. >> he's someone who has said he is going to win and if he doesn't, then he fails and then he becomes the most dreaded word in the trump lexy conis loser. a south carolina police officer charge would shootd with shooting an unarmed man is out on bail. a judge ruled thatd he could go free after posting a half million dollar bond. self phone video showed the north charleston police officer shooting wall shooting walter scott as he fled. his trial is set to begin
armed militants continue their occupation of a national wildlife refuge near burns, oregon. and dwight hammon and his son steven have turned themselves into the authorities. and the self called citizens for constitutional freedom are sons of cliven bundy known for his stand off in 2014. the group broke off from a larger protest supporting the hammonds. who had their sentences extended by a judge who said the initial sentence was too short. the fbi is working to bring a peaceful resolution to the situation. meanwhile, schools as far as 30 miles away are closed due to saflt safety concerns.
avalanche in turkey. and they ran for cover, some of them were buried but thankfully quickly rescued by bystanders. two people were injured. bill karins joins us this morning. >> if it was ice, they could have been really, really hurt. we're not dealing with anything like that. snow. the winter. south. wind chills this morning are negative 8 in boston, negative 8 in burlington and zero as far south as washington d.c. and a wind chill of 20 in atlanta. so, the bus stop forecast not ideal. it is cold just about everywhere. right now is the peek of the cold. from here on out, we're going to start to warm it up and overthe next few days we significantly warm up.
nashville about 10 degrees warmer. today will be cold in northern new england and 37 by thursday and even buffalo gets up to about 39 by thursday. so, we go from very cold to above average in three days. so, today's forecast, stormy in the west, lot of rain in california. and that will booe a good size snow storm for the rockies. now a closer look at your day ahead. well, we won't see a little bit of ocean effect snow showers this morning in areas of cape cod. you don't have to worry about any snow or ice and we'll have a nice warm up in florida and the southeast after a very cold morning. so, everyone can't say we didn't feel winter. >> remember when we were talking about barbecuing on christmas? >> that was a long time ago. it is one of the coolest cars we have ever seen.
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the 41-year-old oscar nominee split from 25-year-old model kelly warbuck. the two are still friends. music fans, listen up cocella has just announced its 2016 line up. and guns and roses will headline. and justin bieber's transformation is complete. he posted his new corn rows while on tropical vacation with gal pal hailey baldwin. director michael bay is in preproduction for his fifth and final transformers movie. he said he's done after this one is done. and ellen degeneres been named people 's choice favorite humanitarian. she's giving 200 grand to st. jude's children's hospital.
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leading the news from nbc southern california, police shoot wanted murder suspect after chase. the hunt for murder suspect ended monday on a south california freeway. police shot the suspect after the chase ended in a crash. he was wanted for a crime spree that included murder, car jacking and burglary. and the world's five richest peopleal lost $8.7 billion in monday's sell off. not to worry though, he's good.
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