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dodd/frank is not an accident. >> reporter: but in repeating it over and over again it played to this notion that your critics have, some of your opponents, that you are a bit contrived, that you're rehearsed. >> that's silly, and people understand when they are running for office are going to say whatever they need to say. chris christie has a very liberal record, right? he supported gun control. he supported planned parenthood and wrote them a personal check. he endorsed. sonia sotomayor so if you're a candidate you don't want to talk about that. you want to figure out something else so that's what they will do and the media is always looking for something new and interesting to cover. for voters, 9 republican voters agree with what i'm saying. >> reporter: marco robot, to see a headline that you checked. >> that's just part of the pros semnoz doesn't bother you? was it your finest performance? >> in our website we raised more money in the first hour that have debate than all the other debates. >> reporter: governors who are your opponents talk about the experience of actually being in charge of something as opposed
legislative side as a senator. what do you respond? what's your response? >> that they have zero experience on foreign policy, none. jeb bush has no foreign policy experience. >> reporter: how deep is your foreign policy? >> more than any of them, member of the intelligence committee for five years and going through some of the most sensitive information this government has. i have more foreign policy and national security experience than everybody else on that debate stage the other night combined. >> reporter: your third place showing in iowa, strong third place, has put a lot of expectations on you in terms of going forward here. what does that mean in terms of what is your bar? >> every state is different. you have donald trump that's consistently been in first place now since june or july. he's the clear front-runner. we'll do well here. we have a good team here. when it's all said and done and the delegates are counted up we'll have more than half of them and we'll the nominee of that i remain 100% convinced >> reporter: conversation with marco rubio over a cup of coffee this morning. let's turn now to chuck todd, our political director and moderator of "meet the press." chuck, you've got bill clinton
personal with voters, rubio's debate performance. are we seeing anything late in the game that's dramatically shifting the dynamic? >> reporter: i think what's amazing is how jumbled everything is on the republican side, and new hampshire is no longer going to serve of as the state we thought it would. we thought it was going to be the state that would winnow this republican field. i think now because of the rubio debate performance, even if he does still finish second, his opponents all believe he has a glass jaw and want another crack at him in south carolina. let's not lose sight of this fact, lester. both bernie sanders and donald trump, have been leading in the polls here for months. they have not lost their lead. maybe it goes up and down, and the fact of the matter is when the country is upset, new hampshire is the first one to tell us and a sanders/trump duel victory will tell us and send us just that message. that's still a big deal, lester. >> chuck todd tonight, thank you. as can you see around mere a winter storm has battered part of the east coast which is
could hit as primary voters go to the polls tomorrow. today a blizzard blasted new england with triple threat conditions. heavy snow, strong winds and icy flooding. cape cod and the massachusetts coast got the brunt of the storm. in connecticut a tour bus with at least 70 passengers rolled over. many of them were hurt. i-95 was shut down for several hours. tonight, thousands aboard one of the biggest cruise ships in the world are heading back to port, shaken after a nightmare at sea as the ship sailed right into a powerful storm with hurricane force winds and 30-foot waves slamming into the sides. water rushing in and passengers running for cover. nbc's janet shamlian has more. >> reporter: a monster storm off the carolina coast, on a collision course with the world's largest cruise ship. this was the aftermath aboard "anthem of the sea," the dining room in tatters and shattered glass everywhere after the
winds matching a category 2 hurricane. >> my dad at one point says, you know, this ship could crack in half. >> reporter: more than 6,000 passengers and crew ordered to take cover. the crew started saturday in new jersey, scheduled to dock in florida today before continuing to the bahamas, but tonight the trip is cancelled. the vessel is returning, due back wednesday. diane hockman said many passengers are angry. >> angry because they feel that somebody should have known. they are angry because they feel that they have lost their special vacation. >> reporter: royal carribean's is promising a full refund and said in a statement while weather was unpleasant the ship remained seaworthy at all times. but with the storm forecast for days, why did the ship trial to go through this, this from an announcement on board. >> yesterday turned out to be probably one of my worst days at sea. >> reporter: the vessel is in calm waters now, as frustrated
every after drama on the high seas. janet shamlian, nbc news. >> the cdc has now moved to its highest alert level over the zika outbreak, and president obama has asked congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the virus linked to birth defects. also, as tom costello explains, there is growing concern ahead of this year's olympic games in brazil. ground zero for zika. with the rio games just six months away the u.s. olympic committee today reiterated cdc guidance that pregnant women and anyone who is concerned for their health might consider not going to the games in august but added we would not and will not prevent athletes from competing for their country should they qualify. top zika experts say it's a personal decision. >> it's very difficult to give advice to people who have devoted the last "x" number of years training for that, and what we can do with the cdc and the hin could do is to just give
evidence-based information. >> reporter: with 4,000 babies already diagnosed with microcephaly in brazil, today the white house asked congress for nearly $2 billion to search for a vaccine and ramp up the fight. >> we expect with the warmer months to come that more risk will be present, and so this is really a time where we need to scale. >> reporter: the cdc now says its emergency operations center has moved to the highest level to respond to the zika outbreak. while on the ground in south florida, a proactive push to wipe out mosquitos that could soon arrive carry the zika virus. searchers say they still don't know whether zika can be transmitted through saliva and urine and also continue to believe mosquito control efforts should prevent a widespread outbreak in the u.s. washington. investigators have released potential key evidence in the bombing of a passenger plane over somalia, a video that they believe cap tufford the handoff
hole in the fuselage. nbc's keir simmons shows us what's on the tape. >> reporter: the new video shows two men cooley walking through an airplane. they appear to be airport staff, one carrying what looks like a laptop, but authorities now believe that laptop was likely a bomb, and this is the moment they hand it to an alleged suicide bomber. the result, a hole blasted in the side of a commercial airliner tuesday. the body of the alleged bomber ejected from the plane by the explosion. was this the work of people who worked at the airport? >> reporter: well, one of the people who works at the airport we are investigating. >> reporter: investigators working with a team of americans have arrested 20 people. some aviation security experts say it shows the risk from workers inside airports, even in the u.s. >> i believe we don't have enough security measures from the inside, and i think that's a problem, and i think it's
needs to be taken on. >> reporter: alleged bomber was booked on a cancelled turkish airlines flight. he took a later plane. had the bomb gone off later at a higher altitude, the explosion may have killed everyone on board. keir simmons, nbc news, london. still ahead tonight, are you one of the millions of americans who take heartburn medicine? a new study shows that reflux relief comes from a serious risk of a potentially life-threatening disease.
tonight a new warning about some of the most popular prescription drugs in america, treating heartburn and acid reflux. they are now also sold over the counter. while it's already known they are linked to a risk of fractures and infections, now a new study finds they can have another serious side effect. nbc's anne thompson has the details. >> can't afford to let heartburn get in the way? >> reporter: stopping heartburn is big business. >> zero heartburn. >> reporter: sold as nexium, prilosc and prevacid more than 15 million americans shelled out more than $10 billion in 2013 for the prescription versions of these drugs cold proton pump inhibitors. now a new study from johns hopkins says the acid-reducing drugs may increase the risk for chronic kidney disease 20% to
cleveland clinic kidney specialist is treating kim hinkel. >> kim had normal kidney nunks in march and bloodwork in august showed kidney function down to 30%. >> reporter: kim was taking one of the over-the-counter versions. on a hunch the doctor had kim stop, and her kidneys improved. >> i was lucky it was caught early, and that we can do something about it. >> reporter: for over-the-counter acid reducers the fda recommends they be used for 14 days and no more than three times a year. for the prescription versions, the package insert recommends for most conditions the pills be taken for up to eight weeks. >> pills are not the only answer. food is the answer. >> reporter: this doctor prescribes the drugs but insist his patients also avoid acidic vote like chocolate, berries and caf fine for 28 days. >> you can change your diet and reduce acid production, and actually heal your own body by what you're eating.
the clock is ticking to rescue the more than 100 people to still be believed to be trapped after the powerful earthquake in taiwan. four more were pulled from the rubble today including an 8-year-old girl who was trapped for more than 60 hours. more than 30 people are confirmed dead, but officials warn that total could top 100. 112 million people watched the denver broncos beat the carolina panthers last night in super bowl 50. peyton manning celebrated today with his kids and a parade at disneyland. on the "today" show manning side stepped questions over whether last night's win marked his retirement retirement.
criticized widely for his play on the field and behavior afterward, walking in a post-game news conference. at halftime many agreed beyonce stole the show from headliner coldplay and as usual some of the most talked about moments were the ads from the funny to the bizarre to the controversial. when we come back here tonight, is lighter side of the 2016 race. how a stuffed dinosaur became
finally month, when it comes to campaign felto-ops people here in new hampshire have seen it all, from the candid to the crazy and now the cuddly. nbc's peter alexander tells us about a fuzzy face who is quite the sensation on the campaign trail. >> reporter: it's only fitting that the granite state forms the bedrock of american campaigns. this year red and blue are united behind pink in darren garnish's hands. show meet goods. >> this is dino, and he's really proven to me how special the new hampshire primary is. >> reporter: call it the dinosaur primary. one man's non-partisan pursuits snapping photos of as many presidential hopefuls as possible posing with his favorite childhood cartoon.
>> i have a campaign good luck charm. would you like to pose with it. >> reporter: can't say no to >> >> nobody did. >> reporter: candidates and personalities matters as much as what comes out of the mouth. this is the chris christie, like with confidence did, the one arm with confidence. this is the rick perry, the governor of texas. held it up like it was a dead fish. >> reporter: then there's cruz's cradle and carson's wide grin. kasich mistook it for a campaign contribution. >> and no way i was giving up dino. >> reporter: hillary clinton was cautious. >> she put her arm around me and insisted i was in the picture with her. >> reporter: and trump played along even though the crowd didn't. it's been tried before in 2008. a guy in iowa passed around mr. potato head, garnish passed around his kid. >> i would love to live in a word where dino flintstone influences global politics but more it was about appreciating the candidates as real sneem in the live free or die state this dinosaur is proving good old
it's tuesday, february 9th, coming up on "early today," official voting has already begun in new hampshire, the candidates scrambling for what may be a make or break day. nigh details on the monster storm. president obama gets serious about fighting the zika virus. >> plus peyton hits disney after 112 million americans watched super bowl 50. drones over take piloted aircraft. and it's fat tuesday. "early today" starts right now. good morning. l eyes on new hampshire today as
first in the nation primary and for the 100th time voters in the tiny town voted at midnight, all nine of them. john kasich personally called all nine. he was the only candidate to hold an event in the town. kasich actually won while sanders swept it with four, hillary clinton, 0. and overall, sanders has the early upper hand over clinton, 17-9, while kasich, trump and cruz are in a three-way tie. donald trump is in more hot water, this time over his repetition of a use of a cruz. we shouldd warn you, viewers may find this offensive. thing. you know what she said?
want to -- okay. you're not allowed to say and i never expect to hear that from you again, she said i never expect to hear that from you again. she said he's a pusz osse, that's terrible. >> i'm blushing. how are we allowed to say that? and he's been touting building a giant border wall with mexico. former mexican president has harsh words for that plan. >> mexican people, we are not going to pay any single cent for such a stupid wall and they need to know that. >> trump is the clear frontrunner in new hampshire but the fight for seksd cond place is now a toss up between cruz, kasich, bush, rubio and christie.
his assault on marco rubio. n . >> rubio flying high after iowa is in damage control mode for the criticism he received over his repeated talking points during saturday's debate. about. >> but in repeating it over and over again, it played to the issue that you're a bit contrived, rehearsed. >> and understand people when they're running for office are going to say whatever they need say. >> to see a head line to say you choked. >> but that's just part of the process. >> on the other side of the aisle, the race is getting more personal with clinton attacking the sanders campaign saying they're being sexist. and hillary stating a recent
night. >> i have no idea what they're talking about or who they're talking to. we're going to take stock but it's going to be the campaign i've got. i'm very committed to them, they're committed to doing the best we can. we're going to take stock, what works, what doesn't work. we're moving into a more diverse electorate. it would be malpractice to say what worked? what do we need to do new and different that we have to pull out? >> and currently 538 has sanders odds of winning at greater that 99%. and even though it shows sanders with a large lead, let's not forget she did pull off a stunning upset last time. tracie, good morning. what kind of reshuffling are we looking at?
the democrats. this is where hillary clinton, in 2008, became the comeback kid. she was not forecasted to win that primary and she did over president obama. this time she's double digits behind bernie sanders as she's able to get out of new hampshire, not winning but losing by single digits. they're going to consider that a success and move on to what she diverse areas like south carolina and she has huge leads downd on the other side, it's a fight. cruz and rubio at the top of that list and then we have john doing so much better here than iowa and in one poll already in second place. he's a possibility to comeere. along with jeb bush and maybe
why you're seeing him really go so far. so it's a four and maybe five way tie for the second. and they're expecting a big turn >> tracie potts, thanks. flint, michigan is seeing its first led contamination lawsuit. sophia showed high levels of led at her one year check up. they were protective surfaces if the levels didn't decrease. the test was done after they switched the water to the riverto have found caused pipe curosion. locol local officials have declined to comment.