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it just made me feel good. come into work everyday, and just knowing that i was going to make a difference in people's lives. come get health insurance, it's easy. i can help you. i just love helping people. i don't want anybody to be without health insurance. enrollment for 2016 is happening now. 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.
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 out of china today. 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. jujust a few hours he will outline gun issues. critics say he is over stepping his power. speaker paul ryan calned it a dangerous level of executive
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 announcing in just a few hours and it looks like he wants to focus on restricting some right. 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 an tnounce new measures to tighten gun laws. >> it's not going t prevent every mass shooting and it won't keep a gun out o the nthands of every criminal. but it will potenw,ally save melives. >> reporter: it will require more people who buy weapons at
>> unfortunately, we need things in place now. >> reporter: republican candidates accuse him of gutting the second amendment. >> his actions will res ict our law abiding citizens, not the 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 a 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 a nother 200 atf agents and another er00 million to deal with mental health. shannon.
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. sterday alone democrats and republicans racked up 15 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 trum and hillary clinton has a nearly 10 pornt lead over bernie sanders. in new mpshire, 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
that's human nature. i'00m not going to get drawn into that muck. i'm going to keep the focus on the issues thaba matter. >> meanwhile, bill clinton is now officially part of the 2016 campaign but how is he handling donald trump's attacks? for that, . >> reporter: bill clinton at a popular fa restaurant in manchester.civing up to a famous snl rody. both clintons taking nothing for granted this time. can hillary win this one? >> sure. >> reporter: back in his element and despite trump's attacks.
noant to take clinton's bait. how do you feel about the kind of campaign trump is running, sir? >> the republicans will have to decide who is going to be no fminated. how >> reporter: hillary clinton in iowa also not taking on trump. >>ci i've adopted a new year's resolution. i'm going to let him live in his ternative 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 millien raised. all this as both clintons try to stick to their game plan,
nbc news, new hampshire. >> reporter: i'm katy tur on the campaign trail where he continued to swing at hillary 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 hipas 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
mexico-u.s. border, you're right. plit olitifact found it's morocco. by playing to fears, trump is hoping for a boost, especially 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 fairy and then he becomes the most dreaded word in the trump lexy conis loser. a south carolina police officer charge would shoot d with shooting an unarmed man is out on bail. a judge ruled thatd he could go free after posting a half million dollar bond.
north charleston police officer shooting wall shooting walter scott as he fled. his trial is set to begin october 31st. aleed militants continue eir occupation e of a national wildlife refuge near burns, oregon. and dwight hammon and his son steven have turned themselves into the authorities. anwad the self called citizens for constitutional freedom are sons of cliven bundy known for his stand off in 20u4. e group broke off from a larger protest supporting the hammonds. who had their sentences extended by a judge who said the initial serentence was too short. the fbi is working to bring a
meanwhile, schools as far as 30 miles away are closed due to saflt safety concerns. and a video captures a 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. thankfully no falling ice or snow. this is tne coldest morning of the winter. and even into areas of the deep 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.
right now is the peek of the cold. from here on out, we're going to start to warm it u and ovtrthe next few days we significantly warm up. and areas like louisville and shville about 10 degrees warmtr. 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 erage in three days. so, today's forecast, stormy in the west, lot of rn n in california. an hd that will boo e a good size snow storm for the rockies. w 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.
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he was convicted of perjury for lying about the torture. and the consumer product safety commissions is stepping up its probe of hoverboards. this after dozens of reports of hover bord fires in 17 states. the agency has collected samples and is looking into the safety of the entire product line. at the consumer electronics show, a so-called ufo line because they're quote not o this world. some say it's a cross between the bat mobile and a porsche. no word when the vehicle will go into producon. and in perue at least eight people were injured during an annual four day running of bulls. people ran for cover as angry bulls stomped and tossed men into the air. let's get down to business
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