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>> please clap. >> that does it for us tonight. we will see you again tomorrow for debate night here at the university of new hampshire. >> "first look" is up next. it's thursday, february 4th. right now on "first look" -- hillary clinton and bernie sanders trade jabs ahead of their first one-on-one debate tonight. meanwhile -- >> it is no surprise that donald is throwing yet another temper tantrum or another trumper tantrum. >> cruz cruz hits back after donald trump accuses him of voter fraud in iowa. and a judge decides the criminal sexual harassment case against bill cosby will go forward. and what caused a massive hole in this airplane? and a terrifying incident captured on dash cam. a giant panda makes his pick for super bowl 50. "first look" starts right now.
good morning, i'm gigi stone woods. tonight, democratic candidates, hillary clinton and bernie sanders, will face off in their first one-on-one debate. things are getting heated as the race kindles closer. sanders is doubling down on calling clinton a moderate and not a progressive, an attack that clinton says she's disappointed in. >> it was kind of a low blow when senator sanders said in response to a question, well, you know, maybe she's a progressive on, you know, some days. >> across the aisle it's becoming even more brutal. donald trump accusing ted cruz of voter fraud. trump says he'll file a former complaint and may challenge the iowa caucus results. that's over a cruz campaign mailer sent before the caucus which said that ben carson was dropping out and his supporters should urge carson to switch to cruz.
unsurprisingly cruz has responded and he came one a new word. >> it is no surprise that donald is throwing yet another temper tantrum or if you like yet another trumper tantrum. i understand that donald finds it very hard to lose, that he finds that very difficult for him. but at the end of the day the iowa people spoke. >> and i'm joined by nbc's tracie potts who is live in washington with more. a lot of bickering. what's going on? >> reporter: well, the fact that new hampshire is a very different race from what we saw in iowa and the candidates are responding to that. donald trump has a double digit lead, much bigger than what he had in iowa. and of course those polls ended up being wrong. but he's got a double digit lead here in new hampshire and on the other side bernie sanders calls himself the underdog, but that's not what the numbers are showing. tonight's msnbc debate is hillary clinton's last chance to take on bernie sanders face to face before new hampshire votes on tuesday.
>> if it's about our records, hey, i'm going to win by a landslide on tuesday. >> reporter: sanders has a double digit lead here. he's hammering clinton on her six figure speeches. >> i do not know any progressive who has a super pac and takes $15 million from wall street. up that's not progressive. >> reporter: her response? >> i don't know. that's what they offered. >> reporter: the leading republican donald trump is claiming he could have won iowa if ted cruz hadn't sent out questionable mailers and spread false rumors that ben carson was dropping out. >> oh, that voter fraud, you know, these politicians are brutal. they're brutal. they are brutal. they are a bunch of dishonest cookies. >> i wake up every day and laugh at the latest thing donald has tweeted. because he's losing it. >> reporter: marco rubio's going after cruz too. rubio is a close number three
here. >> ultimateling it goes back to what i said before. and that's a willingness to say or do anything. >> reporter: the field is getting smaller. rick santorum just dropped out and endorsed rubio. >> he's a born leader and someone i just feel a lot of confidence in. >> reporter: rand paul dropped out too, but no endorsement there. at least not so far. gigi? >> those dropouts could make a difference. thanks, tracie potts. as she mentioned hillary clinton and bernie sanders face off one-on-one for first time in a democratic debate moderated by chuck todd and rachel maddow live from the university of durham. it is tonight at 9:00. and in pennsylvania, a judge ruled wednesday prosecutors can move forward with their sexual assault case against comedy icon bill cosby. this after cosby's defense team argued the 78-year-old couldn't be charged under a 2005 agreement with the local district attorney. nbc's chris pollone has more.
>> reporter: the sexual assault case against cosby moves forward. a pennsylvania judge ruled there was no agreement between prosecutors and cosby not to press criminal charges against him. it stems from a 2004 incident in which cosby is accused of sexual assault by an associate named andrea constand. cosby's attorneys contended the entertainer had been promised a decade ago that charges would never be filed. the decision comes after a second straight day of arguments and testimony. his long time attorney john schmitt took the stand first. telling the judge he believed the district attorney's 2005 decision was irrevocable. he said there was no written agreement with bruce castor, but pointed to the news release announcing it as proof. castor himself testified that when he decided cosby wouldn't be charged, he meant that none of his successors would prosecute cosby either. current montgomery county prosecutor kevin steel said no
such agreement existed. if the threat of criminal charges loomed, cosby never would have testified in a 2005 civil suit against him. it's the transcript of what cosby said in that lawsuit admitting to giving constand pills in wine among other things which gave the newly elected steel enough evidence to file charges against cosby late last year. the judge told lawyers he couldn't find any case law which matches the scenario, playing out in the cosby case. instead, forging out in his own and deciding with no former nonprosecution agreement in place the prosecution of the comedy icon can continue. chris pollone, nbc news, norristown, pennsylvania. >> cosby said that sex with constand was consensual. florida governor rick scott has declared a state of emergency in the zika outbreak. all of the patients travelled to
latin america or caribbean. the red cross is asking people traveling to affected countries to wait 28 days before donating blood back here in the u.s. the virus has also made an appearance in georgia and texas. meanwhile in brazil, tourists are pouring into the country to celebrate carnivale. they're rushing to spray best asides ahead of the week's festivities. nearly 5,000 cases of zika have been reported in brazil since october. officials continue to examine the events that tore a hole in the side of a somali plane mid flight on tuesday. senior defense officials tell nbc news they have no evidence of terror group's al shabaab's involvement but can't rule it out. keir simmons has more. >> reporter: the moments after the explosion ripped a hole in the cabin of a commercial airliner.
oxygen masks flap as it descends from 12,000 feet. most passengers, stunningly calm, walked safely away. >> i heard a big bang. and the smoke erupted, you know, we couldn't see anything for a few seconds. >> reporter: experts are studying the images for clues. >> it's evident from the pictures that the explosion or the failure of that fuselage happened from inside out. it looks like it originated inside the cabin and blew the structure outward. >> reporter: could it have been a bomb or failure of the plane? 747 from honolulu lost part of the fuselage in 1989. passengers torn from their seats. while in 2011, the southwest flight from phoenix to sack men foe lost part of its roof. metal fatigue was blamed. then attempted terrorism. richard reed tried to detonate explosives in his shoes and then in 2009 on a detroit bound plane, a man hid explosives in his underwear and the device
failed. officials in somalia told nbc news no shrapnel has been found and the country is home to al qaeda linked extremists. experts say had this plane been flying at a higher altitude, or had the explosion occurred closer to the fuel tanks it might have suffered the same catastrophic fate. keir simmons, nbc news, london. let's get down to business with cnbc's landon dowdy. good morning, landon. >> hi, gigi. good morning. stock futures are pointing to the higher open after the dow and s&p staged a major come back yesterday. at the lows the dow was down 200 points but a rally in oil helped to finish wednesday up 180 points. markets today will be watching earnings from conocophillips and duncan brands and the weekly jobs number at 8:30 a.m. meanwhile, the faulty takata air bags controversy continues
to grow. that brings honda's total up to more than 8.5 million vehicles recalled as a result of the air bags that can be dangerous and deadly when deployed. and summer red stone has resigned as executive chairman as cbs amid concerns about his health and ability to run the company. he will be replaced with the current ceo of cbs, leslie moonves. the other board where he's chairman, viacom will meet today to discuss the succession plan from that company. now to sports where the nhl has handed down a 20-game suspension for calgary flames defenseman dennis wiedman for cross checking linesman henderson last week. it's without pay. there was a statement issued said it strongly disagrees with the decision. wiedman said that the hit was unintentional and he's
apologized to henderson. and the panda from the memphis zoo has picked the carolina panthers over the denver broncos to win the big game. pandas are fans of taps over horses. just ahead, major tech issues at the irs. this is important. plus, a horrific highway crash caught on camera. you're watching "first look." stay with us. is your head so congested it's ready to explode?
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eventually, these storms will pass down through north florida. tampa area. jacksonville, melbourne, daytona beach. a few strong storms. then down to ft. meyers this evening. we have to watch closely, that storm system will clip areas. we have winter storm areas for cape cod. cold air filters in at the same time that it brushes us along the coast and areas like cape cod could get four to six inches of snow. boston four to six. and it will be a heavy, wet snow. we will push some of that all the way back almost to new york city. so all of long island getting some snow and coastal jersey could pick up maybe a slushy inch of snow. be prepared for that friday morning as you're getting ready to go to school or work. otherwise, pretty nice across the country. a couple of snow showers around minneapolis. >> thanks. some bad news if you're
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solution. according to ted cruz's wife heidi, ted will call her on the phone and sing broadway tunes to relieve tension. she says it's normally welcomed, but sometimes can get annoying such as when he called her while she was on a work call. she recalled thinking, do you really need to be doing this? i think it fits with the narrative. is donald trump in the running for a nobel peace prize? perha perhaps, according to the head of the peace institute in oslo. a nominator added his name in the running, although he's not listed as having a chance of winning. bernie sanders took some time off running for commander in chief to play a new role -- medic in chief. >> some of you know they were -- oh, my god! >> his concern did seem genuine. a man on the stage fainted. sanders rushed over to check on him. the man laid on the floor a little bit before being helped up to walk out.
meanwhile, in addition to tonight's democratic debate here on msnbc, the democratic national committee has sanctioned three more. "the washington post" reports the first will be in michigan in march. then pennsylvania in april. and in california in may. clearly anticipating a long primary process. jeb bush continues to have trouble gaining traction even among his own supporters. >> i think the next president needs to be a lot quieter but send a signal that we're prepared to act in the national security interests of this country to get back in the business of creating a more peace. world. please clap. >> at least he has a sense of humor about the whole thing. to add insult to injury, the lights turned out. he joked that he was showing leadership. oh, no. that's your morning dish of "scrambled politics." let's bring in political analyst and best selling author, ellis
henican. >> please applaud. if you want people to clap for you, sometimes you have to ask. >> he has a good nature about it. >> yes. >> ellis, what is happening in new hampshire? is it going to be completely different from iowa? does iowa have any spillover into what happens in iowa? >> what happens in iowa does not stay in iowa. yes, the evangelicals had such a role in iowa and that's not a big deal in new hampshire. new england attitudes are different and donald trump is way ahead in the holds. >> really the evangelicals will not give ted cruz some boost there. they have the lowest church attendance there. >> people seem religious to me when i was up there. the nice, pretty white churches, you know? >> trump accusing cruz of voter fraud. is there anything to this? >> dirty tricks i would say, but not voter fraud.
right? i mean, clearly calling around and telling your supporters that the other guy is dropping out of the race -- >> that was ben carson that he was saying was dropping out. >> right. i mean that certainly falls in the dirty tricks category. voter fraud, i don't know it's legally voter fraud. i think it's the normal sleaze of the final days of the campaign. i would say they won't overturn the results based on that. i would predict that right here and now. >> speaking of name calling, a big debate here on msnbc tonight. democratic debate. now bernie sanders' new attack on hillary or at least doubling down on this idea she's a moderate, but not a progressive. are those two mutually exclusive? haven't we had president who were moderate and progressive? >> yeah, i guess so. progressive policies in a moderate temperament. obama in some ways, right, is a kind of a moderate, progressive guy. but those terms are also
slippery now. right? they're almost always said in a way that is not necessarily connected to any actual meaning. maybe what bernie is saying is that hillary is a phony when it comes to progressivisprogressiv >> and bernie is a neighboring son in new hampshire. see if he pulls it off. >> be nice to the neighbors. >> don't miss this debate it will be good. it's moderated by chuck todd and rachel maddow. the debate is at 9:00 p.m. eastern. big thanks to ellis henican. just ahead, why elon musk is kicking someone off the waiting list for a new tesla for a really good reason. you'll want to see this. cut. so i'm gonna take this opportunity to direct. thank you, we'll call you. evening, film noir, smoke, atmosphere... bob... you're a young farmhand and e*trade is your cow. milk it.
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this is "first look" on msnbc. "way too early" starts right now. on monday, dr. paul came in fifth in the iowa caucus. with only 4.5% of the vote. you think being an eye doctor he would have seen this coming. losing or losing. losing or losing. ha-ha, i'm a pirate. >> two more presidential bids go belly up. what rick and rand said on the way out. plus -- >> if it weren't for ted cruz, he's the one that got justice roberts on to the united states supreme court. justice roberts approved obamacare twice. ted cruz gave us obamacare. >> it is no surprise that donald is throwing yet another temper
tantrum or if you like another trumper tantrum. >> ted cruz coins a new term. and hillary clinton and bernie sanders go head to head tonight in the first and only debate before the first of the nation primary. they're trying to set a record as to who the real progressive is. it's 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west. this is "way too early." good morning. it's thursday, february the 4th. i'm louis burgdorf. hillary clinton and bernie sanders will meet on a debate stage tonight after all. they gave viewers a preview of the collision yet to come.