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happening now. voters in new hampshire have begun casting ballots in the first in the nation primary. candidates making their last minute and last second pitches to voters there. we are live in new hampshire. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> and i'm john berman live in manchester, new hampshire. it is tuesday, february 9th. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. it is here. in fact, it has started. while you were sleeping, they voted in three tiny towns. dixville notch. a total of nine voters.
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john kasich prevailed over donald trump, 3-2. bernie sanders over hillary clinton, 4-0. a total of nine votes cast so far. the rest of the polling places open across the state in a couple hours. as for things right now, donald trump maintains his lead in the wmur/cnn poll. you will remember he led in the iowa caucuses before he ended up losing to ted cruz. cruz was a target at a trump rally last night. trump was criticizing cruz for being unwilling to water board terrorists when a woman shouted a vulgar term for wimp. trump repeated it. >> she said a terrible thing. shout it out because i don't want to [ bleep ] it. okay. you are not allowed to say and i never expect to hear that from you again. she said -- i never expect to
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hear that from you again. she said [ bleep ]. that's terrible. >> you may not have been able to tell what he said. go online if you want to. it was a vulgar term. trump has been ridiculing his other rivals. jim acosta has more on that. >> reporter: a blizzard of insults. trump referred to bush as a child and bush called trump a liar and a whiner. trump campaign told me they see a big difference between iowa and new hampshire. inside that campaign, they believe iowa was more about explaining the confusing caucus process to iowans and new hampshire's pure getting out the vote. you saw the big splashy rally in manchester where donald trump actually end with after marco rubio and his performance at the weekend debate. >> i'm standing at the debate.
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i'm watching marco sweating like a dog on my right. honestly, marco's having a nice time. he's a nice guy. i have a very good memory. after three times, i said he said that about three minutes ago. then i said, wait, wait. he said that two minutes ago. after the fifth time, i said what the hell's going on over here. >> reporter: and trump's closing argument is what it has been all along. he is hitting the lines the audience sees every time. vowing to build the wall and escalate the war on isis and scrap obamacare and the iran nuclear deal. john and christine. >> thank you, jim. marco rubio tried to explain his repetitive, some may say the robotic debate moment. he was speaking to fox news. >> is there a system by which you memorize answers?
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>> no. it can be part of that. obviously when you said something because you are answering the same questions over and over again from people. it's what i believe. >> you have to look at the report and the results they got. chris is a governor with a state downgraded seven times in nine years. that is part of his record. in the end, my campaign is not about beating up on the other republicans. we have to bring this party together. >> when you repeat something over and over again, that is a canned phrase and it validates a belief you are not ready. he struggle with his own accomplishments. >> he has a lot of talent, but not a lot of experience. you need both if you are going to be an effective president. i think that showed on saturday night on the stage. >> marco had a tough night. no doubt about that. i think every voter is assessing each of the candidates and not
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just in any one debate. throughout the course of the campaign. >> it is always nice when every one of your opponents say you had a tough night in the debate. on the democratic side, bernie sanders is way out in front in the latest cnn poll. 61%. hillary clinton is at 35%. sanders himself is confidently predicting a very, very good night. as for the clinton campaign, it has a new problem. trying to explain away a political report that hillary and bill clinton are upset with the campaign operation and say they are planning changes. bill clinton is complaining of the campaign's lack of imagination and that the campaign is playing it too safe. hillary clinton denied the report saying, quote, we're going to take stock, but i'm confident in the people i have. cnn's joe johns with the latest. >> reporter: john and christine, hillary clinton's closing argument came here in a high school auditorium in hudson, new
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hampshire. she is down in the polls, but she was surrounded by a large crowd. also in attendance, former president bill clinton and her daughter, chelsea clinton. bill clinton has said he is concerned the campaign has lacked imagination so far. tonight, hillary clinton called on the people in the audience to imagine the world her campaign is all about. >> i really want you to imagine with me, imagine what we can do together. imagine an economy that does work for everybody again. imagine we finally get to universal health care coverage so every single man, woman and child has access to the quality health care that he or she needs. this is a huge, huge issue. to me personally and one of the contrasts between me and senator
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sanders. >> reporter: one question is about how weather could affect turnout. a heavy snowfall on monday. it was expected to end on tuesday. still there could be messy roads. that could be a factor. even in a state where the voters take the responsibility in the first in the nation primary very seriously. john and christine. >> joe johns, our thanks to you. let's talk about the state of play this morning with nine votes cast. joining us is kayli mackinary. i want you to put on your political analyst hat. i want to talk about the political report of a campaign shakeup for hillary clinton. hillary clinton trying to pla explain it away. listen to what she told us. >> i have no idea what they are talking about or who they are talking to. we will take stock. it is the campaign that i've got. i'm confident in the people that
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i have. i'm very committed to them. they're committed to doing the best we can. we are moving into a different phase of the campaign. >> what does it is a about the campaign that they are answering questions about the campaign staffers the day before the primary? >> they are in crisis mode. when campaign staffers start to talk, there is dissent. people are worried and they start leaking things. i think it was david axelrod that tweeted that maybe problems are at the top. it makes you ask are the problems at top or underneath? >> and ronald reagan fired his campaign manager. john mccain had a purge too. you can right the ship even with
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problems. >> no doubt about it. hillary is exceedingly well with african-american voters. people worry when there is a minor stumble in the campaign. we see a stumble here. bernie's campaign needs to worry about what is ahead. >> not the story you want on primary day for the clinton campaign. let's talk about the republican side of the race. we are listening to marco rubio explain his reputation. we saw his opponents pouncing on him. yesterday at the event, there was another sort of robotic moment. listen. >> we are taking our message to families that are struggling to raise their children in the 21st century because as you saw we are raising our four children in the 21st century. we know how hard it is to i instill values in our kids. in the 21st secentury, it is
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harder to teach the values at home instead of the values in movies and music and popular culture. >> you saw it again. the ram down our throats. part of the same very moment. look you repeat yourself on the trail. the problem for marco rubio is everyone is talking about it. >> you watch the debate and you have to ask was it the right tragedy and have marco rubio saw this was intentional. it is evident when you watch the debate. it wasn't my strongest, but look at my other performances. you know, sometimes it is best to say i stumbled and move on. rather than say this is what i intended to do. >> he has plenty of time to recover. by the end of today, who knows. if he finishes second or third, he will go after the media. >> john, you are right. it is easy to think one bad
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debate and you're over. this is a broad narrative. marco rubio is a strong candidate. voters love him. this is a stumble. he has a long way to go. >> the republican frontrunner continues to be donald trump. he is going into today's primary with the big lead in the polls and going to the primary swinging at all of his oppone s opponents. he seems to relish going after jeb bush. >> he's a desperate person. he's a sad and pathetic person. he doesn't use his last name in his ads. he is a sad person who has gone absolutely crazy. he is a nervous wreck. jeb is having some kind of a breakdown. he is an embarrassment to his family. he has to bring his mother out and walk his mother around at 90 years old. i think it is a sad situation taking place. >> what is the expectation bar for donald trump? he is leading in the polls by a
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lot. he was leading in the iowa polls too. >> i think he wants to win by double digits. that would be great. you look at 2012 and mitt romney was constantly polling in the 20s. he won by 18. i think that is a huge victory. as you heard donald say, if he wins by one voter, that is a victory. he learned the game of expectation. >> if he is close to 5% or less, it would be a bit disappointing. >> i think so. >> kayleigh, thank you. christine romans, back to knew new yo you in new york. it is fun to wake up and see dixville notch already voted. i remember they had george w. bush calling the voters in dixville notch. you don't need every vote, but
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you don't want the morning shows in new hampshire blasting bush the big loser in dixville notch. >> i think it is fair to say people in new hampshire are hardy. they will get out to vote. john, the other story overnight. michael bloomberg, telling "the financial times" he is thinking about running. he finds the level of discourse benal and outrage and insult to voters. here's what i think, john, you have a hatred of wall street infusing both campaigns. the republicans and democrats. here is a guy who made all of his money on wall street saying he wants to get in. interesting. >> it is hard to see great success running in the wall street lane right now in the american political landscape. that is what michael bloomberg wants to do. he is to the left on some
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issues, but pro wall street on either party. >> it shows you what an interesting campaign season this is, no question. john, we will get back to you. voters in new hampshire enjoy one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. 3.1%. that is well below the national average. the economy is better than it was in the great recession, but still a feeling that it is not good enough. that feeling is resonating and infusing these campaigns. here's one reason why a smaller share of the adult population is working. 62.7%. that's the lowest since the 1970s. one reason why, baby boomers retiring, thousands every day. you have the share of the adult population working is shrinking. a number of people still looking for jobs who can't find one. double the rate during normal teams. the third reason, wages are not going up. slow wage growth. the typical take home pay is about the same as it was 20
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years ago. in new hampshire, 3.1% unemployment. the nationwide unemployment rate is falling. those are some of the factors that are resonating in the campaign and people are talking about the economy. 15 minutes past the hour. president obama taking new action to prevent the spread of the zika virus in the united states. why the white house is so concerned. that's next. with hyaluronic acid it plumps skin cells with intense hydration and locks it in. for supple, hydrated skin. hydro boost. from neutrogena
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president obama asking
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congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the zika virus and the mosquitoes that carry it. the request coming as the centers for disease control and prevention steps up its response moving the emergency operations center to level one status. that's the highest due to risk of transmission in the u.s. it means the agency will work around the clock to contain the fast spreading virus. homeland security and fbi is investigating the data breach that exposed sensitive information about nearly 30,000 of their staff members. we're talking names, titles, contact information released online by the hackers. a company with a pro palestinian logo. half the employees information out there. it claims to penetrate the files through the justice department
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computer. president obama sent his eighth budget to congress. it listing transportation projects and cancer research and opiod abuse programs. the house of the budget committee refuses to grant the hearings. governor rick snyder failing to take the invite to the hearing on wednesday because he has a budget presentation to his state legislature. the republican governor says that presentation will include significant resources to help people of flint. tens of thousands of syrians begging for safety at the turkish border. they are desperate to escape their war-torn country. stuck at the border. we are live with that story next.
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tens of thousands of syrians fleeing to the turkish border to escape what the u.n. is now calling extermination.
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syrian government forces backed by russian air strikes are driving them from their homes in aleppo. now a u.n. report accuses the assad regime of inhumane actions against civilians. syrian civilians. i want to bring in correspondent arwa damon live along the turkey/syrian border. >> reporter: good morning. another issue highlighted in the u.n. report is more people, civilians, have been killed by the assad regime than by isis or opposition groups or coalition air strikes. tens of thousands already gathered here on the other side of the border crossing awaiting for turkey to decide that the condition will allow them to cross through. what does this mean? well put, turkey says it cannot take anymore refugees.
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it already has more than 2.5 million. it is providing shelter, food, water for them on the other side. those who are stuck are really just begging with the authorities to have mercy and let them through. they don't necessarily care about having a tent over their heads. what they want so desperately is the sense of security in the face of what many are describing as the most intense bombardment of the syrian civil war. the bombardment by russian jets that are providing significant air cover for assad's forces clearing out not only areas in the aleppo countryside, but advancing what was once syria's largest city. >> arwa damon, thank you for that. arwa damon on the turkey/syria border where all of those people are just caught. thank you. happening now, new hampshire voters heading to the polls. the nation's first presidential primary. it's here. candidates there making a flurry
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of last minute attacks. we have that next.
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here we go. the voting has begun in new hampshire. the nation's first presidential primary. candidates making their last minute pitches across the straighstate. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans in new
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york. >> i'm john berman live in manchester, new hampshire. 30 minutes past the hour. it is here. in fact, it has already started. while christine romans was sleeping, they voted in three towns. dixville notch was the first. they picked john kasich over donald trump and bernie sanders over hillary clinton. there were two other voting early towns. to get a sense of how close this is, a three-way tie for first place on the republican side. donald trump, ted cruz and john kasich. amazing. as for where things stand right now, donald trump maintains his lead in the cnn/wmur poll. he led in the polls before the iowa caucuses as well before he lost to cruz. cruz was the target of trump during the rally. he was criticizing cruz for being unwilling to water board.
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listen to this exchange. >> she just said a terrible thing. you know what she said? shout it out. i don't want to say [ bleep ]. okay. you are 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 [ bleep ]. that's terrible. terrible. >> donald trump playing to the crowd there. he is also ridiculing all of his rivals. jim acosta has more. >> reporter: john and christine, along with the snow in new hampshire, a blizzard of insults and putdowns with trump and bush. at one point, trump referred to bush as a child. and bush called trump a liar and whiner. trump campaign told me they see a big difference with iowa and new hampshire. inside that campaign, they believe iowa was more about
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explaining the caucus process to iowa ands. and new hampshire, it is pure getting out the vote. you saw the big rally here in manchester. trump went after marco rubio after the performance at the weekend debate. >> i'm standing at the debate. i'm watching marco sweating like a dog on my right. honestly, marco is having a hard time. he's a nice guy. he's a nice guy. again and again, after three times, i have a very good memory. after three times, i said he said that about three minutes ago. then i said, wait, wait. he said that two minutes ago. the same thing. after the fifth time, i said what the hell's going on? >> reporter: and trump closing argument is he is hitting the lines that his audience seems to expect every time. vowing to build the wall, escalate the war on isis and scrap obamacare and the iran nuclear deal.
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john. >> jim, thank you. marco rubio trying to explain his repetitive, some would say robotic debate moments on fox news. his republicans rivals are not impressed. >> is there a system by which you memorize answers? is that how you do it? you say it over and over again on the campaign trail. >> it can be part of that. obviously when you said something because you have been answering the same questions from different people over time. in the end, it is what i believe. >> you have to look at this record and the results. chris is a governor who had his government downgraded seven times in nine years. in the end, we have to bring the party together. >> when you repeat something over and over again, it's basically a canned phrase and it validates a belief you are not ready to be president. this started when he struggled about what his accomplishments
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have been. >> he has a lot of talent, but not a lot of experience. you need to have both if you are going to be an effective president. i think that showed on saturday night on the stage. >> listen, marco had a tough night. no doubt about that. i think every voter is assessing each of the candidates and not just in any one debate. throughout the course of the campaign. >> all of his rivals piling on marco rubio right there. on the democratic side, bernie sanders ahead in the cnn/wmur poll. 65% to hillary clinton's 35%. that is not the right graphic. there we go. sanders, 61% to hillary clinton at 35%. bernie sanders is confidently predicting a very, very good night here in new hampshire. the clinton campaign has a new problem. trying to explain away a political report that both hillary and bill clinton are upset with the quality of their campaign operation and they could be planning changes.
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insiders say bill clinton is complaining of the campaign's lack of imagination and playing it too safe. hillary clinton denied the report saying, quote, we are going to take stock, but i'm confident in the people that i have. cnn's joe johns has the latest. >> reporter: john and christine, hillary clinton's closing argument came here in a high school auditorium in hudson, new hampshire. she's down in the polls, but she was surrounded by a large crowd. also in attendance, former president bill clinton and her daughter chelsea clinton. bill clinton has said he's concerned that the campaign has lacked imagination so far. tonight, hillary clinton called on the people in the audience to imagine the world her campaign is all about. >> i really want you to imagine with me, imagine what we can do together. imagine an economy that does
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work for everybody again. imagine we finally get to universal health care coverage so that every single man, woman and child has access to the quality health care that he or she needs. this is a huge, huge issue to me personally and also one of the contrast between me and sanders. >> reporter: one issue is a heavy snowfall on monday. it was be expected to end on tuesday, but still messy roads could be a factor even in a state where the voters take their responsibility in the first in the nation primary very seriously. john and christine. >> thanks, joe johns. snowing a bit this morning, but i have to say the roads will certainly be clear for the voters. i do not think weather will get in the way. joining me now is kayleigh mcenany. thank you for being with us.
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>> i think trump will come in first. everyone is conceding that. you can be surprised. polls were wrong in iowa. that being said, it is a race for second. what is interesting to me in the latest cnn poll, you see ted cruz three points behind rubio. this is not ted cruz's state. he is polling pretty well. what an upset that would be if ted cruz could pull off second place. >> you see the bunching. rubio at 17, cruz at 14. kasich at 10. most of the poll was taken before saturday's debate. there could be shifting. i talked to kasich people. they think they are higher than this. basically if you look at all of the polls, a four-way tie for second. you bring up ted cruz. he is running in his own lane here in new hampshire. >> absolutely. he hasn't put in the resources that would say john kasich has. you are right to point out john
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kasich is doing well among internal pollings. he is a formidable ground game. maybe the dixville polling has him winning, but that is only nine voters, but that is indicative of what could happen today. that could be huge for him. >> if you are in the group with the rubio and jeb bush and john kasich and chris christie. jeb bush has decided he will engage donald trump. he is the trump batterer. let's listen to jeb bush. >> it's a long list of people that donald trump says that disparages people and individuals like john mccain. i find it remarkable that as a candidate for president, you think that is evidence he is a strong person. he's not. >> at some point instead of talking about trump, do these governors need to talk about each other? does jeb bush need to go after
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kasich voters? >> no doubt about it. when jeb bush attacked trump after the debate, 1% of people thought jeb won. the media was saying this is his greatest night ever. jeb, i wish he would contrast his record to kasich. jeb bush has a conservative record. i remember billions of taxes cut. he has a conservative record. he would serve better. >> last question on the republican side right now. there has been talk when rubio thought he was surging out of iowa. maybe the field would be narrowed to three or four candidates going into south carolina. we could come out of new hampshire with more than that. this could actually muddle things more than it clarifies. >> this is rubio's nightmare if kasich wins. polling in south carolina, kasich is at 1%. rubio's nightmare is have kasich peeling off some of the votes. as long as the establishment lane is divided. >> that is an unusual thing.
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let's talk about the democrats. hillary clinton with the exact story you do not want heading into primary day. campaign shakeup. they deny. they say they are not going to fire the campaign. they will take stock. >> not a good story heading into new hampshire. she was never expected to win here. she will go forward and do very well in the southern states. she should listen to bill a bit. a few weeks ago saying hillary's campaign should spread among the southern firewall. not staory you want to hear today. >> pick a spread on the democratic side. >> 20. >> the sanders campaign would be thrilled with that. i think the clinton campaign wants low double digits. kayleigh, thank you. christine romans, if you look at the republican race, it is a three-way tie for first. it is not even 5:00. kasich, trump and cruz.
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nine votes each. >> it is early, john. it is wide open. election fun fact for you, john berman. since 1968, in election year, one election year with a lower unemployment rate than today. 4.9%. still wages and the feeling the little guy is not getting ahead in the economy, resonating with both republicans and democrats. second lowest unemployment rate. >> what year? what election year? >> 2000. just before the go days of the dot-com boom. thanks, john. 42 minutes past the hour. the wife of the isis leader charged with the death of the u.s. aide worker held hostage by terrorists. new details next.
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welcome back. the wife of the top isis leader charged by the justice department for her alleged role in the death of american aide worker kayla mueller. it is not clear if the u.s. will take custody of the woman. she was captured in a raid last may. she is in the custody of the kurdish government in iraq. sayaff kept mueller for seven months on behalf the al
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baghdadi. officials confirm they are investigating a data breach of sensitive information of 30,000 staff members. names and titles and contact information released on line by hackers. the identities of more than half of the fbi employees are now in the public domain. the hacker claimed to penetrate the fbi files through a justice department computer. president obama sends his final budget proposal to congress today. it is already dead on arrival. the plan is $10 a barrel tax on oil for green infrastructure and transportation. it includes cancer research and opiod abuse programs. the chairman of the house committee refusing to grant the hearings. president obama asking congress for $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the zika virus and mosquitoes that carry it. this request coming as the
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centers for disease control and prevention steps up its response moving its operation center to level one status. that's the highest due to the risk of transmission in the u.s. it means the agency will work around the clock on levels to contain the virus. michigan governor snyder declining an invitation to testify at wednesday's hearing because he has a budget presentation to the state legislature. the republican governor says that the presentation will include significant resources to help the people of flint. the democratic steering and policy committee does not have the power to subpoena the governor. four anti-government protesters are still occupying the oregon wildlife refuge. they posted videos calling the fbi and calling them losers. one said they will face additional charges. this standoff started january 2nd.
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eight were arrested last month. one of the protesters was killed in a shootout with police. time for an early start on your money. fear around the markets around world. chinese markets are closed. nikkei is plunging 5.4%. the yield on long term bonds dropping below zero. investors running out of stocks and into the safety of bonds. a lot depends on the price of oil. european markets stabilizing as oil rises 2%. the dow fell 178 points. at one point, the dow was down more than 400 points as the fear brewed. the nasdaq dropped 1.8%. oil was driving the selloff once again.
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oil prices fell 3%. they are now below $29 a barrel. one bright spot. gold prices spiked 3% yesterday. heavy snow brewing today in the northeast. let's get to meteorologist pedram javaheri for that. >> john and christine. we are done with one of two storms we are dealing with this week. the initial one with the blizzard like conditions in cape cod is all but gone over the canadian maritime. over to the west is the trough which is the next weathermaker to bring snowshowers. the highest threat is west virginia on into eastern areas of kentucky and southern ohio and pennsylvania as well as the delmarva region. those snow amounts could be high. scattered snowshowers. nothing really off the charts. nothing we have not seen before when it comes to this time of year. some of the observation points could bring in 8 to 12 inches in west virginia and work toward
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philly with 4 to 6 inches. locally higher amounts in that region as well. the other story is the cold air. dramatic shift from what is already very cold to how about arctic in nature as you take a look at the air push across new england by saturday into sunday. at that point, the coldest air of the season in d.c. with temperatures dropping to 19 degrees for an overnight low. should be at 46 degrees for the high this time of year. central park, by saturday night into sunday, the best we can do is right around 5 degrees in central park. it warms up to 23 as we head in for valentine's day on sunday. guys, back to you. >> stay inside. a brutal day on wall street. bank stocks hammered. the dow plunging. can markets turn it around this morning? an early start on your money next. i think we should've taken a left at the river.
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tarzan know where tarzan go! tarzan does not know where tarzan go. hey, excuse me, do you know where the waterfall is? waterfall? no, me tarzan, king of jungle. why don't you want to just ask somebody? if you're a couple, you fight over directions. it's what you do. if you want to save fifteen percent or more on car insurance, you switch to geico. oh ohhhhh it's what you do. ohhhhhh! do you have to do that right in my ear?
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whatever purpose that north korean satellite may have had. it is useless. officials say it is tumbling in orbit and incapable of functioning. this is the second time pyongyang has tried, but failed to put a satellite in orbit. this created a wave of condemnation. the u.s. believes it was a cover for a ballistic missile test. now new sanctions against north korea. we have paula hancocks following the latest for us from seoul, south korea. >> reporter: good morning, christine. we have fresh photos from the south korean military showing parts of the rocket they say they found them in the waters off korea. this is part of the rocket that north korea launched on sunday. they are hoping they could learn something of the capability of
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north korea from this. they analyzed this for a day. they say they believe this is the same kind of rocket as it was back in december of 2012. they don't believe there are too many differences. the intelligence agencies believe there are improvements in the satellite itself. one interesting point they say is they believe a self destruction detonator that was within the first stage. the booster. it blew up, exploded in 270 pieces, presumably so north korea could tell no one could analyze it and find the capability. kim jong-un is celebrating. there were fireworks in pyongyang. and president obama spoke to the south korean president park and the need for the sanctions. they may have multilateral
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sanctions outside the united nations to make sure pyongyang is punished for what it did. >> paula hancocks from seoul. thank you. breaking news. at least 90 people injured in riots hong kong when police tried to shutdown sidewalk vendors selling food illegally. protesters threw bricks at police who responded with gunfire and pepper spray and t batons. let's get an early start on your money. chinese markets are closed for the lunar new year. european markets mostly lower here right now. u.s. stock futures leaning lower after a brutal day on wall street. dow down 178 points. had been down 400. the nasdaq is moving los closera
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bear market. oil prices fell 3%. dipping below $29 a barrel. if it stabilizes, that could turn the mood of the stock market around. energy companies, baker hughes down 5%. trans ocean, down 7%. chesapeake energy fell 51% on rumors of filing bankruptcy. the company said it is not the case. the stock closed down 33% for the day. that is very bad news for oil companies. the oil prices is great news for drivers. down more than 20 cents in the past month. some in the country are getting close to $1 a gallon. a 7/eleven is selling for $1.11. 58 minutes past the hour. "early start" continues right
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now. happening now, voters in new hampshire have begun casting ballots in the first in the nation primary. the candidates campaigning hard across the state. making their last minute, last second pitches to voters. we are live. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans in new york. >> great to see everyone. i'm john berman in manchester, new hampshire. it is tuesday, primary day, first in the nation primary day. february 9th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. they started voting here in new hampshire while were you sleeping. they voted in three tiny towns. dixville notch is the most famous. nine voters. they picked john kasich over donald trump. bernie sanders over hillary clinton in the democratic side. it is funny, if you add the two other towns, there is a three-way tie for first. ted cruz and donald trump and
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john kasich all sit with nine votes. as for where things stand in the race, heading into today, donald trump kept his lead in the latest cnn/wmur poll. he led in all of the polls before the iowa caucuses before he lost to ted cruz. maybe that is why cruz was the target at the trump rally. a woman shouted a vulgar term for wimp and trump repeated it. >> she just said a terrible thing. you know what she said? shout it out. i don't want to say [ bleep ]. okay. you're not allowed to say and i never expect to hear that from you again. she said he's a [ bleep ]. that's terrible. >> trump is going after all of

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