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it's thursday, january 21st, coming up on "early today," an historic noreaster bringing as much as two feet of snow and others will see a chance of rare january tornados. stocks plunge even deeper as oil drops to prices not seen since 2003. hillary clinton is facing the prosspect that bernie sanders might beat her. and releasing emails related to the toxic water cries. fireworks for all the wrong reasons. and snow boarders facing possible criminal charges. "early today" starts right now. good morning. the biggest storm in a century. that's what some cities face this weekend is a monster winter storm makes its way into the eastern part of the country.
as much as two feet of snow in some areas. president obama's motorcade got backed up as eslick roads delayed the commander and chief's return to the white house. and as winter attempts to catch up on what has been a pretty mild season so far. nbc meteorologist bill karins is tracking the storm. >> overnight, minor changes but significant too. storms trending further south and a little colder. and the forecast is now looking worse for areas of tennessee, kentucky and our friends in north carolina. so, this is our european snowfall still pinpointing that two feet snow back up to washington d.c. but notice now, you're talk about a six inch snow possible into northern mississippi. that's a big deal in the south and a crippling storm where they don't have the equipment to deal with it. and our american model pinpointing the same area from
roanoke to washington d.c. and still a possibility now all of a sudden of one to two feet in the mountains of north carolina. so, winter watates from memphis all the way up to areas in philadelphia. and washington d.c. and baltimore included in blizzard watch. and now new york city is under a blizzard watch, only expecting a possibility of six to ten inches at most. and as far as the snow, the bull's eye, to d.c. predicting possibly the second greatest snowfall in washington d.c.'s recorded history. >> we're getting a real winter after all. thanks. they say money cannot buy happiness and it can't buy support either. they show that republican are frontrunners donald trump and ted cruz have spent more than $8
million in tv ads combined. this compared to 91 million spent in support of marco rubio and jeb bush. and chris christie and john kasich, that number jumps to 14 times that of outsiders, trump and cruz. speaking of senator cruz, he doesn't have a fan in former presidential nominee, bob dole. he said he questions cruz's loyalty to the republican party and said it would suffer quote cat clizmic and wholesale losses. the former kansas senator was kinder to donald trump who he says has the right personality, although he remains a jeb bush supporter. carry sanders has more from the campaign trail. >> reporter: >> there is an assault on christianity and an assault on
guns and everything. >> reporter: donald trump. >> and we're going to stop the assault. >> reporter: and sarah palin. >> thank you so much, oklahoma. >> reporter: the former vice presidential candidate saying trump will give the u.s. military what they now lack. >> let them do their job and go kick isis -- >> reporter: that military theme turned personal for palin. >> i guess the elephant is in the room. >> reporter: the enthusiastic crowd fell silent as she explained her oldest son, track, a veteran was charge would domestic violence. >> but they come back a bit different, hardened. the question though, it comes from our own president where they have to look at him and wonder, do you know what we go through? >> reporter: with the stop here at oral roberts university and liberty university.
christianity christianity. >> reporter: his focus is now on the evangelical support. while palin may anoint trump with some evangelicals, she's not universally loved by trump supporters. >> i never liked her. i don't like her. >> so, does the indorsement help or hurt trump in your view? >> the people i've talked to, i think it hurts. >> reporter: nbc news, tulsa. >> reporter: in new hampshire, feeling the burn. hillary clinton surrogates ramping up their attacks, now painting bernie sanders as an unelectable socialist. >> i think it would be impossible for a self-declared socialist to win in a state lie missouri. >> reporter: but bill clinton steering clear of the "s" word saying he's unelectable and can't win. >> the real issue is who can win
to do the job, who can make real change. >> reporter: could the socialist line of attack backfire? >> a lot of those voters are going to be capable of looking past that label. >> reporter: the republican national committee tweeting during last weekend's democratic debate, i feel the bern. >> they're tryininto prop up bernie sanders. >> reporter: the clinton campaign getting jittery with polls showing her lead slipping. a dead heaea in iowa. the campaign downlaying any nervousness to andrea mitchell. >> we have a candidate leading throughout the country. she is leading in all the super tuesday states by significant margins. >> thanks. we continue to learn more about the flint, michigan water crisis, including new details about decision making. as promised in his state of the
state address, governor rick sny snyder's office released emails. in them a september email from a top aid says responsibility lies with the county and city but that the state should be involved to avoid the narrative that they're ducking the responsibility. and snyder asked for status reports and said he acted when he knew and was legally permitted to do so. he has apologized to the people of flint and promises to fix the mess. at the detroit auto show, president obama talked about the crisis in personal terms. >> if i was a parent up there, i would be beside myself that my kids' health could be at risk. >> a federal emergency declaration allows them to deliver water, filters and testing kits to supplement local efforts.
million which now goes to vote in the state senate. and another big sell off on wall street. the dow closing down 249 points as oil prices continue to tank. good news for drivers, but bad news for a major sector of u.s. economy where businesses are hurting. here with the latest. >> reporter: the markets lunging more than 500 points on a volatile day of trading. the dow and nasdaq both touching their lowest points since august. what's behind the drop? for one china's economy is slowing and no one is quite sure by exactly how much and driving the sell off, concerns over the price of oil. a sign of economic growth around the world. the price has plummeted down nearly 80% in the past two years. closing below $27 a barrel. the impact on the u.s. economy is mixed.
the nation wide average is half the price of a gallon of milk. americans are also saving on heating oil and airline fares. but on the flip side, more than 250,000 people lost energy related jobs last year. and for many, there's less money in the bank. since last november, the average american has lost about $9500 in his or her 401 k. >> thanks. experts say the market volatility will continue at least until the price of oil starts to stabilize. one florida woman earned the title super mom. monday night, three people tried to car jack the car. and the trio turned their attention to a second car. the suspect made it into the driver's seat but the owner wasn't about to the let them get away, especially with her children inside.
the car and they caught the two adults and one juvenile. first there's fire, then ice. a philadelphia apartment building engulfed in flames is now incased in ice. temperatures dipped to the mid-20s while firefighters battled the 4 alarm blaze and here with another check of this crazy weather. and there's going to be a severe weather risk and a threat of tornados. jackson, mississippi, down to batten rouge, all the way back to mobile. and we're going to watch you especially later on tonight. now a closer look at the day ahead. so, the storm will be strengthening during the day. we already v a wintry mix from little rock up to southern ozarks. everything is calm and quiet as we wait for the storm in areas of the midatlantic. >> you may be calm and quiet,
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leading the news from nbc affiliate, kgw, whiteness history month raises questions at portland community college. i would hope so. it was designed to examine problems that stem from racism. the project has generated a great deal of discussion, as you could imagine, on social media. and in the toronto star, man 80, charged for driving car almost completely covered with snow. that's sad. in ontario, canada, the car was pulled over with only a small hole over the driver's wind shield. he was charge would driving with no clear view and faces a $110 fine. i think we should let him off this time. in north texas yesterday, a
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