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sparks fly at the democratic debate in new hampshire. hillary clinton and bernie sanders with the sharpest attacks yet in the first one-on-one match up. we are breaking down the biggest moments this friday morning. i'm christine romans. welcome to "early start." >> i'm john berman. breaking news, hillary clinton and bernie sanders come out swinging hard. the first one-on-one debate. it created a different feeling from hillary clinton. three days after barely winning iowa and five days before facing
daunting odds in new hampshire. she decided not to wait another day to fight back. we have cnn's eric bradner at the debate and he has the latest. >> reporter: the gloves were off. bernie sanders hit hillary clinton accusing her of being influenced by wall street for taking speaking fees and campaign contributions. hillary clinton got angry. >> i really don't think these kinds of attacks by insinuation are worthy of you. enough is enough. if you have something to say, say it directly, but you will not find that i ever changed a view or a vote because of any donation that i ever received. so i think it's time to end the very artful smear that you and your campaign have been carrying out in recent weeks. let's talk about the issues. >> let's talk about why in the
1990s wall street got deregulated. did it have anything to do with the fact that wall street providing spending billions of dollars on lobbying and campaign contributions? some people may think it had some influence. >> reporter: it was a risky move for clinton trying to extinguish the bern in new hampshire where he has a 2 to 1 lead. she is trying to pick up a few points and stop his momentum nationally. she flashed anger over sanders calling her a moderate. a progressive is something one who likes to make progress. she offered a new response to her 13-year-old vote to go to iraq. saying that has little to do with fighting isis today. she talked about the results and the sanders camp is prepared to challenge the results.
sanders took a pass saying that a few votes here and there is not the biggest deal in the world and they essentially tied. john and christine. >> thank you, eric. let's talk about this more and all of the political action time. we have cnn's political reporter with us via skype. tom lobianco. a sharp defense from hillary clinton? >> reporter: absolutely. she said if you have something to say, say it directly. that was the clearest, most direct counter to sanders that we have seen so far. she was basically saying, look. come out, it's time. the race is now. he didn't do that. i think what was very interesting about that was his response. he basically went after her again by bringing up the '90s.
what he is really talking about is bill clinton. >> it is interesting. she seems no longer willing to be patient. she would be patient. wait until it gets to friendlier terrain. now she clearly thinks she cannot wait any longer. responding at every turn. let's play one more exchange on establishment versus non-establishment when hillary clinton talked if she becomes president, that would itself be anti-establishment. >> secretary clinton represents the establishment. i represent, i hope, ordinary americans. by the way, who are not all that enamored with the establishment. >> senator sanders is the only person who would characterize me a woman running to be the first woman president as exemplifying the establishment. i have to tell you it is really
quite amusing to me. >> you know, tom, we try to read body language in the debates. it seems bernie sanders looked a little surprised that hillary clinton was going at him as forcefully as she was. nevertheless, he did seem to deviate from his themes. >> reporter: right. you know, i forget who pointed it out on twitter last night, but they noted that sanders' responses sound like his stump speech cut up. that is how he performs at town halls and debates. for clinton, it was interesting. what she was doing was really driving a wedge in there. she will not get his base. she is not going to cut into those folks who think, you know, you really need someone way more liberal than obama and you need someone who is willing to push the fight. for her, what she is trying to
do is get people on the fence. especially some of those, i won't say younger, but middle aged voters. when she talks about being a woman, that is directed at the baby boom generation. that's getting those people back into her camp. >> interesting. let's talk about the progressive label. we have been mentioning this for the last couple days. the democratic party tried very hard. you don't want to say you're a liberal. that means you are not electable. now suddenly a fight for the most progressive and making sure you are wearing progressive proudly on your sleeve. let's listen to that. >> i am a progressive who gets that done. the root of the word is progress. i heard senator sanders' comments and it caused me to wonder. who's left in the progressive wing of the democratic party? i don't think it was progressive to vote against the brady bill
five times. i don't think it was progressive to give gun makers immunity. i don't think it was progressive to vote against ted's reform. >> she is trying to turn the table. >> reporter: absolutely. that has been uncorked. everything is fair game, of course. by going for the liberal/progressive/left purity test, that all comes in to play. that's something the clinton camp was pushing yesterday, the day before. this line about nobody in the senate really being progressive anymore if you define it the same way that sanders does, it is really effective. >> it is interesting to me. talking about guns in new hampshire indicates to me she realizes that new hampshire may
be unwinnable. she sees the polls and the latest cnn/orc poll has her losing 2 to 1 to sanders. it is astounding five days out she is down 30 points. i want to shift to the republicans. donald trump did an interview with anderson cooper before the debate last night. it was interesting. i talk about hillary clinton shifting her strategy. donald trump clearly shifting strategy with anderson. it happened on cnn last night. he is not being as aggressive. particularly about ted cruz. listen to what he told anderson. >> you accused him of fraud. stealing the election in iowa. you talk about wanting a new election there. have you spoken to republican party officials about that? >> no, i'm into new hampshire now. it is one of those things. a lot of strange things. i like ben carson very much. he got pretty roughed up, frankly. although it affected me more than ben. i'm so much because i have been
here for two days, i'm so much into this, into new hampshire, that i don't care about that anymore. >> do you think ted cruz was intentionally spreading false? >> i don't care. >> forget that twitter storm i live this morning. i don't care. why is he doing this? >> reporter: the difference between him and sanders' folks pressing the recount -- not recount, but review of the results. the difference is on the democratic side, it is very thin. on the republican side, it is clear he did not win that. you know, pressing that case would not change that. so there's really nothing for him to gain by going at it like that. he does have to look forward. >> so much to talk about. we'll talk to you in a few minutes. we'll talk about jeb bush and his mom coming out and campaigning for him. wonder if that breathes new life for him. thanks, tom. federal officials are
calling enrollment for the third year of obamacare. 12.7 million americans signed up. that beat the stated goal of 10 million. 3/4 of those who signed up did through the federal health care. and let's look at your money. asian markets mostly lower. europe markets down. futures here in the u.s. barely moving. a good day on wall street. stocks closed higher for the second day in a row, thank goodness. the dow gained 80 points. one factor that could move the market today. the government's job report is out in a few hours. here is the prediction from cnn money, 197,000 jobs added in january. the unemployment rate is expected to go down slightly to 4.9% from last month's 5%. one thing to look for if the
mild winter hurt or helped. utility companies are hiring fewer people. people are willing to travel and shop in milder winters. see if that effects the makeup. >> if we get into the four. new confirmed cases of the zika virus in the united states. florida now expanding its state of emergency. that's next. check this out, bro. what's that, broheim? i switched to geico and got more. more savings on car insurance? yeah bro-fessor, and more. like renters insurance. more ways to save. nice, bro-tato chip. that's not all, bro-tein shake. geico has motorcycle and rv insurance, too. oh, that's a lot more. oh yeah, i'm all about more, teddy brosevelt. geico. expect great savings and a whole lot more.
concern is growing over the mosquito-borne zika virus. the outbreak has cast a shadow on carnival. workers are spraying the streets with insecticide. we will learn more from the cdc today about the zika virus in the united states. we have cnn's alina machado with more. >> reporter: we know none of the cases in florida involve pregnant women. four of the cases in miami-dade county. rest in broward, hillsborough, lee counties. there is no indication that mosquitoes in florida or anywhere else in the united states is transmitting zika. workers are getting ahead of the virus and want to make sure the
appropriate resources are in place in case we see an outbreak. that is why an emergency is declared in the counties effected. here is what the governor has to say about the response. >> we will get ahead of this. we want to make sure our residents are safe and visitors are safe. >> reporter: the state of florida is asking the cdc for additional testing kits. they want 1,000 zika antibody tests. the mosquito that carries zika is in florida. john and christine. >> thank you so much. new developments in the flint water crisis. michigan's attorney gentlera general tells the detroit news that senior officials knew about
the link of lead contaminated water and legionnaires' disease before the governor declared a state of emergency last month. the bill is expected to pass a statehouse next week. hillary clinton just announced she is going to flint on sunday. interesting. one shows she is maybe backing off new hampshire a bit and she wants to draw attention to that. >> interesting. welcome news for residents of porter ranch, california. state officials say a ruptured natural gas well leaking since october could be permanently sealed by the end of next week. it forced 4,000 families to relocate. the company's socal gas is filing lawsuits. and natalie keepers is being held without bail.
13-year-old nicole lovell was buried thursday. keepers and died eisenhauer planned how to kill nicole during a meal at a fast food restaurant. keepers was excited to be part of something secretive. eisenhauer had an inappropriate relationship with nicole and she planned to expose it. police in chicago working to solve a mysterious multiple murder this morning. six bodies. five adults and child found in a house thursday in the gage park neighborhood. the bodies had signs of trauma and may have been stabbed. they are still trying to determine exactly what happened there. troubling accusations with johnny manziel. the ex-girlfriend tells police that manziel forced her into a car and hit her and dragged her by the hair in dallas last weekend and threatened to kill her and himself. his team, the browns, is
expected to cut ties with him. rain, sleet and snow along the east coast this morning. let's bring in meteorologist derek van dam. >> good morning, john and christine. a fast moving snowstorm threatens to bring a messy morning commute for the major cities along the eastern coastal areas. d.c. to new york as well as boston. let's time this out. look out for the i-95 corridor. we will start to see that snow come to an end midday for places like washington, d.c. and new york city. it will stick around from providence to boston. that is where we anticipate greater snowfall totals in excess of 6 to 8 inches of snow. look out portland, maine. you have possibility of hefty snowfall totals for you. eastern sections of maine picking up to a foot of snow. the national weather service has issued winter storm warnings for much of massachusetts and rhode island and connecticut.
that includes long island with winter weather advisories for new york city. look what's coming for the first part of next week. arctic blast of air to the eastern half of the u.s. including new york city. a brief warm up this weekend, but monday and tuesday and look at chicago by monday, only high of 29. bundle up. thank you. the u.n. ruling that julian assange is being unjustly detained in london. he has been holed up in the ecuadorian embassy for years. what's he going to do now? we're live next.
breaking news this morning. a u.n. human rights body ruled that wikileaks julian assange has been unlawfully detained. he is wanted in sweden for questioning in a rape case. despite that, british police say they will arrest him if he steps foot outside the embassy doors. let's go to london and bring in
our correspondent nima elbagir. >> reporter: we know, christine, the british government's position has not changed. they intend to formally contest the findings of the u.n. panel. the u.n. has not held back on this. the panel of experts not only accusing the british authorities of arbitrarily depriving assange of his liberty by holding him in isolation, but the swedish prosecutor's office are not exercising due diligence and dragging out the deprivation of his liberty. they do not acknowledge so-called diplomatic asylum. which is what the ecuadorian authorities are saying is at play here. they also say that they have not
problem with mr. assange walking down the steps behind me, christine, but they are obliged under the orders of the europe wide extradition order to arrest him if he walks down those steps. mr. assange is scheduled to speak later this morning. the prime minister says as far as they are concerned is the statute of limitations on the charges on julian assange has expired and one remaining two outstanding charges, the statute of limitations on that, is due to expire in four years in 2020. what they don't want to happen is for that to run out on the clock as they are putting it. christine. >> nima, thank you. saudi arabia says it is prepared to participate in a ground operation against isis and syria if the united states and allies agree to initiate
one. syrian government forces backed by russian air strikes are advancing on the city of aleppo and poised now to retake it. 27 minutes past the hour. tensions erupt on the democratic debate stage. hillary clinton and bernie sanders with their sharpest attacks yet on who is the real progressive and who can get things done. that's next.
a very different debate between hillary clinton and bernie sanders. tense moments. hillary clinton clearly with a new strategy in this campaign as new hampshire inches ever closer. we will break down the debate and discuss who came out on top. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> good morning. i'm christine romans. a lot to talk about. breaking overnight. hillary clinton and bernie sanders come out swinging hard for the one-on-one debate. it created a different feeling. especially from hillary clinton. three days after barely winning iowa she decided she could not hold back. we have cnn's eric bradner with the latest. >> reporter: we are days away from the new hampshire primary and the gloves are off.
sanders accused hillary clinton of taking speaking fees and campaign contributions from wall street. hillary clinton got angry. >> i don't think these attacks by insinuation are worthy of you. enough is enough. if you have something to say, say it directly. you will not find that i ever changed a view for a vote because of any donation that i ever received. so i think it's time to end the very artful smear that you and your campaign have been carrying out in recent weeks and let's talk about the issues. >> let's talk about why in the 1990s wall street got deregulated. did it have anything to do with the fact that wall street providing spending billions of dollars are lobbying and campaign contributions? well, some people might think, yeah, that had some influence. >> reporter: it was a risky move
for clinton trying to extinguish the bern in new hampshire where bernie sanders has a 2 to 1 lead in the latest poll. she is trying to stop his momentum nationally. during the debate, she flashed anger over sanders calling her moderate. saying a progressive is someone who likes to make progress. she offered a response to the 13-year-old vote to go to war in iraq. saying a vote in 2002 has little to do with fighting isis today. the two talked about the close results in the iowa caucuses and reports that sanders' camp may be close to challenging those results. sanders took a pass saying a few votes here and there is not a big deal. john and christine. >> thank you, eric. let's talk with tom lobianco. more of the rich material from the candidates who seem to, at
least hillary clinton, sharpen her defense and attack here and sharpen her own response to the criticism that she is not progressive enough. she is not the progressive candidate. let's listen to what the former secretary of state said. >> i am a progressive who gets things done. the root of that word, progressive, is progress. i heard senator sanders' comments and caused me to wonder. who is left in the progressive wing of the democratic party? i don't think it was progressive to vote against the brady bill five times. i don't think it was progressive to vote to give gun makers and sellers immunity. it was not progressive to vote against ted kennedy's immigration reform. >> her team has been honing that bringing in pieces. immigration reform and maybe he is not the progressive candidate he thinks he is. >> she started out with that
answer just a little bit corny talking about the root word of progressive. it got her to where she needed to be. which is calling out sanders and really questioning him. there is a real interesting piece that barney frank, former congress member, who is a clinton supporter. he said sanders really benefitted from not getting that major vetting over the last six months or so. so she is really starting to press that case. that's a huge part of the strategy right now. >> it almost seemed like she was trying to go down a check list in the debate. number one, bernie sanders is trying to smear her with the wall street attacks. number two, say she is a progressive. number three, talk about the iraq war vote. that is not a plan to defeat isis. indicating that bernie sanders has a plan to defeat isis. the new line of attack on the e-mail controversy. there is not information that
came out yesterday. new revelations that colin powell had personal e-mail. and condoleezza rice did, too. >> we had a development in the e-mail matter today. when it came out that secretary powell and close aides to former secretary rice used private e-mail accounts and now you have these people in the government who are doing the same thing to secretary powell and secretary rice's aides. they have been doing to me. i never sent or received any classified material. they are retroactively classifying it. i agree completely with secretary powell who says this is an absurdity. i have no concerns about it whatsoever. >> she may think it is an
absurdity. democrats don't seem to care about it, but hillary clinton seems to be looking ahead with this issue. >> absolutely. the absurdity part is interesting. if you look at the base of the argument as esoteric going after how the bureaucracy or agencies determine what information is withheld, but what it is starting to do is provide a defense for her. a new defense. she knows she has to address it. one of the questions is how do you deal with the worries from voters and democrats. i think it was chuck todd who asked about the drip, drip, drip of the e-mails. it is not they don't trust her, it is they worry about how everyone else will perceive this. >> let's talk about the republican side. a new face, familiar face on the campaign trail yesterday for jeb bush.
he brought his mother out to a rally. he was joking. look, mom, these are big crowds. let's take a bit of what she had to say. >> jeb is the nicest, wisest most caring, loyal, disciplined. that's good. not by me. but he's not a bragger. we don't allow that. but he's decent and honest. he's everything we need in a president. >> maybe she would know. she is married to one and the mother of one. does this help him? she had a jeb sticker on her walker. she had a warm reception there. >> right. you know, it was interesting about this is this comes as he's
really firmly has embraced his family and family name. the legacy. you know, his super pac also cut an ad with george w. bush that they will air starting today. i'm not entirely sure about that. down in south carolina. this is part of the strategy. we talk about the clinton firewall in south carolina. the bush team really thinks that south carolina is absolutely essential to their chances. i don't think there is any expectation that he wins new hampshire at this point. they have to start putting points on the board somewhere. that's part of that. george w. bush did real well there. they are bringing out bush name. he is embracing it. >> you know, it is really interesting. i was in new hampshire in 2000 covering george w. bush. it was seen as something as "w."
my boy in front of a crowd and everyone said he is talking about his son. that's different. now clearly jeb bush grabbing this because it may be one of the only paths he has left. tom, thank you. federal officials are calling enrollment for the third year of obamacare successful. 12.7 million americans signed up for health care. that beat the stated goal of 10 million. 3/4 who signed up did through the federal exchange and the rest through state exchange. time for an early start on your money. asian markets lower. europe stock markets are mixed. london and paris are up. it was a good day on wall street yesterday. stocks closed higher for the second day in a row. dow gained 80 points. big moves in oil prices. keeping markets on edge. prices jumped 6% in oil before
closing down 2%. volatile. that is keeping it very volatile in the stock market. president obama wants to upgrade the transportation system. he wants to pay for it with a tax on oil. a $10 tax per barrel on imported oil. almost all oil companies have cut jobs. many filed for bankruptcy. at least 50 bankruptcies. some defaulting on their loans. it is unlikely it will go through the republican controlled congress. >> i think double zero percent chance of passing. new cases of the zika confirmed in the u.s. florida expanding the state of emergency. how health officials hoping to start the outbreak.
and concern with florida. it has expanded the health emergency. cnn's alina machado has more on that. >> reporter: none of the cases in florida involve pregnant women and the cases were all brought about from traveling abroad. one in miami-dade, broward and lee and santa rosa counties. there is no indication that mosquitoes here in florida or anywhere else in the united states are transmitting zika, but state and local governments are working to get ahead of the virus. they want to make sure the resources are in case if we see an outbreak. that is why a state of emergency is declared in the counties. here is what the governor has to say. >> we will get ahead of the issue. we will do everything we can to take care of everybody in our state. >> reporter: the state of florida is also asking the cdc
for additional testing kits. they want 1,000 zika anti-body tests. those tests can tell if someone had zika in the past. they want 4,000 more kits to test active cases. remember, the mosquito that carries zika is commonly found in florida and already mosquito control plans in place throughout the state. john and christine. >> alina, thank you. and the flint water contamination crisis is going back ten years. state government e-mails reveal senior officials knew about a link with lead water in flint and a spike in legionnaires' disease long before the governor made it public last month. on thursday, the michigan senate approved $30 million to pay the water bills of flint residents. welcome news for residents of porter ranch, california.
a ruptured natural gas well leaking since october could be permanently sealed by next week. the gas leak forced more than 4,000 families to relocate. the company is facing more than two dozen lawsuits filed by residents. a second virginia tech student natalie keepers is charged with the death of a 13-year-old girl is being held without bail. lovell was buried thursday. keepers and david eisenhauer planned to kill and dispose of her body at a fast food restaurant. investigators believe eisenhauer had an inappropriate relationship with the 13-year-old and she planned to expose it. he is charged with abduction and murder. police in chicago working to solve a murder this morning. six bodies, five adults and child, were found in the gage park neighborhood. the victims discovered
throughout home. the bodies had signs of trauma and may have been stabbed. they are trying to determine what happened. troubling accusations against johnny manziel. the ex-girlfriend tells her he dragged her by the hair and hit her and threatened to kill her and himself. he has not been charged. i'm supposed to go to new hampshire today. that may be tough. significant rain, sleet and snow along the east coast this morning. >> what is wrong with new hampshire? >> weather. let's bring in meteorologist derek van dam. >> good morning, john and christine. a fast moving snowstorm threatens to bring a messy morning commute for the major cities along the eastern coastal areas today. d.c. to new york as well as boston. look out for the i-95 corridor connecting the particular cities. we will start to see the snow come to an end midday for places
like washington, d.c. and new york city, but will stick around for providence and boston. that is where we are anticipating greater snowfall totals in excess of 6 to 8 inches of snow. portland, maine, you have a possibility of hefty snowfall totals for you. the eastern sections of maine picking up to a foot of snow. the national weather service has issued winter storm warnings for much of massachusetts, rhode island and eastern sections of connecticut. that includes portions of long island with winter weather advisories for new york city. look what's coming for the first part of next week. arctic blast of air will impact the eastern half of the u.s. including new york city. we have a brief warm up this weekend, but look at the temperatures for monday and tuesday. new york's not the only place getting cold. chicago, by monday, only a high of 29. bundle up. back to you. derek, thank you for that. i know that you will show up on the day after the super bowl because your team's not in it. what is your plan for the day
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breaking news. human rights body of the u.n. ruled that julian assange is being arbitrarily detained. he has been holed up in london embassy where he is wanted for questioning in a sweden rape case. despite the finding, british police will arrest assange if he steps outside the embassy doors. let's bring in cnn's nima elbagir. what is the situation, nima? >> reporter: we are waiting to hear from mr. assange himself. this will escalate the
controversy surrounding the allegations of sexual assault and rape that face julian assange. his lawyer had been speaking out saying if the u.n. panel of experts did not find in julian assange's favor, he was willing to submit himself to arrest. now we know the u.n. supports his team's claims he was arbitrarily deprived of freedom. they go further and criticize the swedish prosecutor's office saying they did not exercise due diligence. britain has come out very strongly, john, they say that they will formally contest the panel of experts findings. they say it is julian assange depriving himself. he is free at any moment to walk out behind me. they will arrest him. they will exercise their responsibilities under that european arrest warrant that the swedish authorities have filed. this will give some moral weight to his claim throughout that
that julian assange is a political dissident. others have found that he was arbitrarily detained. julian assange is expected to speak later this morning. >> maybe get new rhetoric, but doubtful for new freedom. thank you. saudi arabia is prepared to a ground operation in syria. that announcement comes one day after the suspended peace talks. syrian government forces are advancing on the city of aleppo and poised to retake it. top national security advisors are requesting president obama to expand in libya. the pentagon is considering air strikes and command raids in
libya. the president has ruled out a large scale ground operation. asian markets are lower. europe stock markets are higher. today is the monthly jobs report. cnn money predicts 197,000 jobs added in january. the unemployment rate steady at 5%. there is a chance it could tick down. applications are soaring at george washington university. the school ditched the s.a.t. requirement last year and applications spiked. gw says it saw more applications from african-american and hispanic students. experts say s.a.t. requirements discourage students from applying. george washington university is the latest school to go test
option optional. planning to skip work on monday because of the big game? get this, 16 million people are planning to skip work. 10.5 million workers already asked for the day off in advance, which is what i recommend. among those who manage to make it to work, 7.5 million will show up late. >> that is bogus. it is a 6:00 start. >> i took the day off. >> not here? >> you took the day off because you thought it was the patriots. >> when the red sox lost the world series in 1986, i was a freshman in high school. i cannot go to school the next day. there's a difference. i was really sad. >> john. it's just a game. >> it's not just a game. i don't know what you're saying. "early start" continues right now. >> sparks fly at the democratic
debate in new hampshire. hillary clinton and bernie sanders. hillary clinton with a decidedly new angle here in this election. just a few days to go before new hampshire. we'll break it down. good morning. >> welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is friday, february 5th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. breaking overnight. hillary clinton and bernie sanders came out swinging pretty hard. the first one-on-one debate which created a different feeling. especially from hillary clinton. three days after barely winning iowa. five days before facing daunting odds in new hampshire, she could not wait another day to fight back. we have cnn's eric bradner in new hampshire with the latest. >> reporter: john and christine, we are days away from the new hampshire primary. the gloves were off. bernie sanders hit hillary clinton accusing her of being influenced by wall street for taking speaking fees and for
taking campaign contributions. hillary clinton got angry. >> i really don't think these kinds of attacks by insinuation are worthy of you. enough is enough. if you have something to say, say it directly, but you will not find that i ever changed a view or a vote because of any donation that i ever received. so i think it's time to end the very artful smear that you and your campaign have been carrying out in recent weeks. let's talk about the issues. >> let's talk about why in the 1990s wall street got deregulated. did it have anything to do with the fact that wall street providing spending billions of dollars on lobbying and campaign contributions? well some people might think, yeah, that had some influence. >> reporter: it was a risky move for clinton