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melissa rivers and buzz this is going to be so much fun. are you ready to make america great again? stumping for trump.. just days out from the iowa caucuses... donald trump gets an endorsement from someone who knows all about presidential campaigns. hear what experts predict it will mean for his iowa support come caucus time. governor branstad says one republican is the wrong fit for iowa farmers... who he hopes doesn't get elected. and hear what farmers themselves have to say about it this morning... winter hobby.. it''s cold outside... but january is the perfect time to experience something you can't see any other time of the year. it's wednesday january 20th... today in iowa starts now. a warming trend starts slowly today. temperatures will go from the 20s for daytime highs to the 30s by this weekend. skies will stay mostly cloudy with a few
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couple of days. you'll get to see more sunshine this weekend. there is another chance for more
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first on 13... the race to caucus time is bringing some big names out of the woodwork... one of them... is now standing behind donald trump. fmr. vice presidential nominee :00-:06"our next president of the united states, donald j. trump!" former vice presidential candidate and alaska governor sarah palin got people talking when she showed up for a trump rally yesterday in ames... then the buzz grew louder when she announced she's now committed to putting him in the whitehouse. palin says conservatives are angry... and trump will shake up washington. this morning political strategists are saying the endorsement may be just enough to get iowans off their couches come caucus night. "this just might be the kind of move that excites someone that supports donald trump but wasn't sure if they were going to go out and caucus on a cold night." in 20-10 sarah palin endorsed 64- candidates across the
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of them won. ted cruz is dealing with the exact opposite of an endorsement this morning... 2810 i believe it would be a big mistake for iowans to support him." fuels conference in altoona yesterday. he bluntly called cruz an opponent of renewable fuels.... saying the texas senator cares more about subsidies for his homestate oil friends than iowa's farmers. iowa leads the nation in ethanol production - and many in the business of course want continued support for it. others say it's not necessarily a deal- breaker. ted cruz, was quick to respond to branstad's attacks... saying it's exactly the sort of thing voters are fed up with...
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there's plenty to talk about for candidates on the road today... hillary clinton, rick santorum, mike huckabee, donald trump and carly fiorina make stops across the state... fiorina is back in des moines over the noon hour. she'll speak in the iowa right to life forum... at the des moines botanical gardens. hillary clinton is feeling some added pressure to lock in iowans support this morning. that's as her new hampshire support is lagging. a c-n-n poll released yesterday
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by 27- points. the same poll had sanders up by ten- points just a month ago. in iowa.. sanders and clinton are neck-and-neck. the polls might not be clinton's only worry. the u-s inspector general says both top secret and "special access program" information were found on clinton's private email server. special access programs are a step above top secret. clinton used the private server while secretary of state. she maintains all information sent on the server was not top secret at the time it was sent. doctor ben carson is speaking out for the first time about the man who died campaigning for him yesterday... "i saw video of him last night, making yard signs. he was so energetic. it's just amazing what he was doing. and our hearts go out to his family and to
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yesterday four of his campaign workers went into a ditch in cass county... this is what was left of the van they were in. police say it flipped in icy conditions and was hit by another car. three of the people were treated and released. 25-year old braden joplin was rushed to an omaha hospital where he died of his injuries. carson posted a photo of joplin on twitter and canceled his events for the rest of the day. people in sioux city have found a unique way of honoring a delivery man... take a look... dozens of u-p-s trucks drove together along highway 75 before splitting off on their routes. it was all in memory of a long-time carrier. the man worked for u-p-s for 25 years, sorting, loading, and delivering packages. iowa's latino community is responding to news from
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th morning... the supreme court announced it will take up president obama's immigration push... the executive action would grant work permits to more than four million illegal immigrants whose children are u-s citizens. local immigrants say they're happy the community is finally having its day in court... 'this is a good thing, were glad the supreme court is going to hear this case.' 'we need comprehensive immigration reform, congress needs to address this, they need to work with the president to make this happen.' 26 states sued shortly after the president's executive order was issued. the supreme court will hear arguments in april... and will likely issue its ruling in june. we're learning that des moines'
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the iowa dnr has located its first invasive emerald ash borer within the city's limits. it was found on the western edge of town... south of urbandale boulevard. the beetle kills all ash tree species and is considered one of the most destructive tree pests in america. other winged species are more welcome here in des moines... and this is their time to shine. january is the best month for bird watching. that's what channel 13's josh nguyen is doing this morning, he joins us now live,
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if white sidewalks have you dreaming of white sand beaches this if white sidewalks have you dreaming of white sand beaches this morning... you may be in luck. coming up, we'll tell you why a
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a warming trend starts slowly today. temperatures will go from the 20s for daytime highs to the 30s by this weekend. skies will stay mostly cloudy with a few flurries possible the next couple of days. you'll get to see more sunshine this weekend. there is another chance for more
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still ahead... rock bottom fuel prices have travelers flying high ... for cheap... we'll tell you why airlines are cutting their best deals in years... and how long you have before they disappear. she's always stood strong... get the job done. hillary clinton. she stood up to china... ...and spoke out on women's rights...
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the drug and insurance companies spent millions against her... ...but hillary didn't quit until eight million children got health care. i've never been called a quitter and i won't quit on you. she's got what it takes to do the toughest job in the world. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. there are two democratic visionsfor regulating wall says it's okay to take rmillions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to playby the rules if i'm president?
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i'm bernie sandersand i approve this message.
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caucus time... yesterday she endorsed republican donald trump at a campaign rally in ames. analysts predict this will give him a significant boost among conservatives in iowa... we're now just 12 days away from our first in the nation caucus. governor branstad is stepping out against ted cruz.... he said yesterday at the renewable fuels conference the republican is more focused on catering to texas oil than iowa ethanol... because of that... he said he wants cruz defeated. cruz did not attend the conference. he called branstad's comments exactly what voters are tired of. good news this morning for anyone dreaming of some place tropical after yesterday's fresh layer of snow... air fares are running at 3-year lows... with the best bargains coming in the next few weeks... as nbc's tom costello reports.. now. if you've got some flexibility, the next few weeks may offer up some of the best air fares in years! -a quick trip to honolulu?
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fare is running $545....but could drop another $109 in the coming weeks. -$228 is the best price into miami. but that could drop another $38. -that $236 fare to new orleans could drop by $40. with kids and parents back from the holidays, january and february are typically the slowest and cheapest months to fly. with oil now trading below $30 a barrel, rock bottom jet fuel prices have pushed air fares to 3-year lows: i've been using you know a lot of the traveling web sites and finding really good prices, looking online, a lot of the fares seem fairly good, fairly reasonable. but that's the way to go, check different airlines, see different ones, but the airlines also know when kids are on spring break! ...and that's when air fares start rising again: spring break: chicago to san diego: $430 -washington d.c. to orlando: $290 plus fees. the advice from the pros - book now! "so saturday and sunday on both ends of the spring break week you're going to see prices raised by anywhere from 20 to 30 percent even 50 percent on beach destinations like the caribbean d mexico beheinations." as for the summer vacion....look for good prices in the coming months, but they will be higherhan spring eak.ith planes already nearly ll, the best ds for deals e typically the o-eak avel days: monday, tuesdays,dsdays and saturdays. but ocrastinate too long and those
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marco rubio. he ran for senate saying he opposed amnesty... then he flipped, and worked with liberal chuck schumer to co-author the path to citizenship bill. he threatened to vote against it. and then voted for it. he supported his own dream act and then he abandoned it. marco rubio. st another wasngton politician you can't trust. jeb bush. he's a leader, so you always know where he stands. right to rise usa
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