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caucus night preparations.. how the people who are trying to get you to caucus are working hard these last few days and what they're doing to get a high turnout. 14:01:09-14:01:16"trump is a big name, and i'll be real excited to say i got to see him speak." but not everyone did get to see him. why the event donald trump held instead of going to the debate was a misfire and a success. still waiting... ted cruz still has no rsvp from donald trump for a weekend one-on- one... hear what iowans are doing to get ready just in case. it's friday, january 29th. today
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i-80/35 @ west mix i-35 @ oralabor first on 13... some donald trump supporters are waking up less than satisfied this morning... trump opted out of last night's but not every one left satisfied...in fact, many didn't get to see the candidate at all.. 'pretty frustrating considering ive waited very long for something ive now.' excitement outside drake's
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frustration when ticket holders learned trumps campaign overbooked the venue... that's after some supporters booked last-minute trips to see him... one man traveling from as far as texas. in time, the seven hundred supporters who did make it inside sheslow auditorium got to hear from the g-o-p hopeful... who quickly turned the focus to veterans. 402868 1:17 - 1:24 "we are going to make america great again and it's because of these veterans...1:39 - 1:48 "i used to be greedy and take all the money but now i want to be greedy for america...i want to be greedy for the united states " trump says the fundraiser brought in six million for vets... local non-profit "puppy jake" is one of two organizations that money will go to. puppy jake trains service dogs to help vets disabled in battle. a political showdown before the caucus has sioux city busy preparing for crowds this
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western iowa technical community college still doesn't know whether it will or won't host a one- on-one debate between republican frontrunners donald trump and ted cruz. cruz proposed the idea earlier this week on his website. now staff are getting ready either way. they're setting the room with 500 chairs... officials say when cruz booked staff made no mention of the debate with trump. now they're worried that if trump agrees, there won't be enough space. "from the college point of view the sheer numbers are what we think would be an issue if there truly was going to be a debate. because having 500 seats available i would think that a debate between cruz and trump would certainly draw more than 500 individuals." the debate would take place tomorrow night in sioux city. it would last one hour, and the two would have to agree on a moderator. no spot in iowa has enjoyed more of the caucus spotlight than
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university. in addition to trump's event hosted a democratic debate and town hall... along with the brown and black forum... officials say it's all part of ensuring the younger generation process. drake will also host five precinct caucuses monday night. the push to get everything ready for monday has caucus organizers under serious pressure today... channel 13's josh nguyen is live them this morning. good morning josh. no rest for the candidates today
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in iowa... here's a look at the crowded campaign trail. all three democrats... clinton sanders omalley and nine republicans... santorum, christie, paul, rubio, cruz... kasich, fiorina, bush and carson. the twelve make a total of over forty stops today. bernie sanders spent the afternoon yesterday here in des moines... he campaigned at roosevelt high school.. encouraging students to get involved in the political process no matter which candidate or party they support. sanders also touched on an issue important to all students...
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people to get a college education? easier... but were not doing that - sanders sanders sees his biggest support among young voters. he's neck and neck with rival polls. valley high schoolers are big name today... former pittsburgh steeler justin hartwig is planning to be at tonight's basketball game against dowling satholic. hartwig went to valley before he went pro... tonight he presents an award to the school's principal and football coach.
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one of the areas that i've been particularly interested in is the area of children. all of us have a responsibility, to ourselves, to our children,
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we intend to be sure that everybody in this room and every child in this state is somebody. no matter where they're born, no matter to whom they are born. our children's future is shaped both by the values of their parents and the policies of their nation. it's time to protect the next generation, fill the lives of our children with possibility and hope, open up the doors so that every child has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. i've spent my life fighting for children, families and our country, and i'm not stopping now. (crowd cheers) i'm hillary clinton, and i have always approved this message. he was rated a+ by the nra. not for his promises, but for defending the second amendment... he's a man of deep faith, who fought time and again
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he laid out a plan to destroy isis months before paris. he'll strengthen our border and use conservative principles to put washington's broken fiscal house back in order. jeb bush. he's the conservative you can trust, to fight for our beliefs. right to rise usa is responsible for the content of this message. from postal workers to nurses... he's been endorsed for real change: bernie sanders. endorsed by friends of the earth action as "a bold, fearless voice for the planet." the nation endorses bernie saying, "you can trust sanders because he doesn't owe his political career to the financial overlords." the des moines register calls him, "a man of courage and principle." endorsed by council bluffs daily nonpareil because "he would build on obama's legacy and challenge the establishment." i'm bernie sanders
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get ready for some major melting today and through the weekend. the winds will be out of the south today and that will help the temperatures climb into the 40s this afternoon. a light rain/snow mix will move across the state early on sunday. the bigger system will move in for tuesday when there is a potential for higher snow totals. there is still quite a few elements that will needed to be monitored over the next few days to determine the specifics
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it is a large storm setting up for late monday through early wednesday. we are expecting measurable snow with some totals over 6' by wednesday. high winds and the extra snow will make travel difficult for the tuesday evening commute. it looks much colder on wednesday with highs in the teens. be sure to stay informed over t xweek as continue to bring uhtest updates. i-80/35 @ hickman i-80/35 @ 2nd e 80 @ hwy 65 bypasscoming up next, dav geiger ins us with this morningrisessreport. then... holy roller.. the car pope francis used during one of his events in the u-s is up for auction.. and republican debate. what the candidates said last night... and why they say it was
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hmm hmm hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm-hmm let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together [ cheering ] i've got some real estate here in my bag counting the cars on the new jersey turnpike they've all come to look for america [ cheers and applause ] all come to look for america all come to look for america
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the american people can't afford to wait for ideas that sound good on paper... but will never make it in the real world. the grandmother who has to choose between paying for medicine and paying rent... can't wait. the single mom who desperately needs a raise... can't wait. the student with a mountain of debt can't wait. we can make real progress, right now. i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing... i'm caucusing for hillary clinton.
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the 44th annual iowa pork congress had its last day in des moines. earlier this week, they hosted a meeting, which looked at voting on a resolution that checked out other venues for the congress to move to. the reasoning was because of a pending water quality lawsuit from the des moines water works. leaving des moines would be a show of disapproval; however, because of a confusion of whether the city or water works board is in control of the lawsuit, there was an amendment that asked the pork board to investigate changing the venue. a committee would be set up to look at
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some worry that there's no other place in iowa that has the facilities and size of the convention center in hy-vee hall where the congress has been set up for years. howard hill, past president of the national pork producers council says, "well i don't know that people want to move, i think the impetus behind was the factteople wereset, farmers were upt, pork oducers, cattlemen, corn oducers, soybean producers all are upset by the fact that the des moines water works is suing rmers oveorhis waterquality issue. we don't think at's the way to makeogress." our top story... some donald trump supporters missed out on an opportunity to support their pick for president. trump skipped last night's republican debate and held his own event instead... it had drake's sheslow auditorium packed with hundreds, but many had to be turned away at the door. university officials say his campaign oversold the venue. trump says the event raised six million dollars for veterans. oversold the venue. trump says the event raised six million dollars for veterans. sioux city is getting ready for a political showdown that may or may not happen... ted cruz originally booked a
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college for saturday... then this week he challenged rival donald trump to turn it into a one-on-one debate. trump has yet to respond. but the college is getting ready either way. if trump agrees, the debate would take place tomorrow night. it would last one hour, and the two would have to agree on a moderator. donald trump made headlines by telling fox news no to last night's debate... meanwhile the rest of the republican pack was busy duking it out on stage... the iowa events center stage held the remaining seven front runners. candidates didn't spend as much time...this time...talking about trump. and the moderators kept the trump talk to a minimum... instead focusing on issues like immigration. that got heated at one point between marco rubio and jeb bush. :46 - :55 presidential candidate :46-:52"you changed your position on immigration because you used to support a path to citizenship." presidential candidate :53-:55"so did you, so did you marco." afterwards, rand paul called
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their best debate yet. :35 - :41 "did you miss donald trump out there tonight?" presidential candidate :35-:41"not at all, man was i -- that was the best debate we've had of all of the debates, easily." immigration was the most talked about debate issue on facebook... ted cruz was the most talked about candidate. we're seeing new video this morning of a protest turned fatal in oregon... the-f-b-i released the video at a press conference last night... it shows the fatal traffic stop shooting of lavoy finicum -- an armed occupier at the national wildlife refuge. officials say it started when finicum tried to drive around a roadblock and got stuck in a snowbank. that's when he got out of the truck and reached toward his pocket... officers then fired the fatal shots. the f-b-i says there was a loaded 9- millimeter semi-automatic handgun in his pocket. a piece of pope francis history is up for sale this morning...
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pope's visit to philadelphia last fall is now available for auction. it's one of two fiat 500l model cars he used while here. the other will remain on display at the philadelphia auto show... organizers say the proceeds will benefit ministries and missions in philadelphia. still ahead.. your walk to work may look a little different today... and you have the caucuses to thank for it. coming up, see how downtown des its
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car repairs, home improvements, a family trip... it's not easy to afford them. what did marco rubio do? he put $22,000 in personal expenses on a republican party credit card. rubio's bad judgment caused a scandal and for five years rubio refused to release the credit card records. marco rubio: skipping major votes... all over the place on immigration... bad judgment. marco rubio: just too many questions. right to rise usa is responsible for the
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