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it's tuesday, february 16th. coming up on "early today." as the the nasty name calling and personal attacks get even more bare knuckles. >> ted cruz is the most dishonest guy i think i've met in politics. i've never heard another -- >> when both marco rubio and donald trump scream liar, liar, liar. then the music's biggest night. what happened to adel's return performance? and the multiple tributes that
plus wicked weather causes havoc around the u.s. and a creature from the depths of the polar vortex. "early today" starts right now. good morning, i'm dara brown. the battle lines have been drawn between democrats and republicans over who should fill the supreme court justice position after antonin scu nrksantonins skalia's call. >> the republicans should not allow it to happen. >> on the other side of the aisle, democratics are holding true that it's president obama's responsibility. >> for the president this boils down to something simple, doing his job and we expect the senate
>> the white house ads that the president will not announce a nominee until congress returns from break next week and does not plan to make a recess appointment, at least for the time being. tracie potts joins us from washington. >> reporter: we have to find out who the president is considering. but the top democrat says that he does have a list and names to talk about with president obama. but whoever the nominee is, republicans have firmly stated that they don't even want to give the nominee a vote in the president's final year and now we're getting a lot of push back from democrats on capital hill and on the campaign trail. lehigh calls it irresponsible. unprecedented.
hillary clinton and bernie sanders are crying against this. sanders says that they are cowards for at at least voting on who the president nominates. and you have republicans saying that it should not happen in the president's final year. actually, justice kennedy was confirmed by a democratic senate in president's reggen's final year, even though he was nominated a couple months before that. so, we're getting lot of back and forth on the campaign trail on whether or not this is even going happen. marco rubio says even if one is confirmed, it probably won't be in time to have an impact on this firm. so, the fight is on. we'll see how it proceeds. >> so many if's. it's pretty amazing. turning now to the race for white house.
is standing shoulder to shoulder with his little bruth otherbrother, jeb bush. both bush 41 and 43 won south carolina's primary. but jeb's strategy may be too little too late. donald trump remains to lead the field. and meanwhile, trump being booed in recent debates. trump claims the republican national committee is can d faulting on its pledge to treat him with respect. >> the rnc better get its act together because i signed a pledge but it isn't being honored by them. the pledge isn't being honored by the rnc. they do a terrible job and remember what i said. remember in this room, i signed
and as far as i'm conturned cerned, they're in default. >> and nbc's dan scheneman has the latest. >> reporter: jeb bush got help on the campaign trail from his brother, with choice words for gop frontrunner, donald trump. >> in my experience, the strongest person isn't usually the loudest one in the room. >> reporter: he dismissed billionaire jeb bush's campaign. earlier in the day at a news conference, trump saying another rival, ted cruz. >> high does >> he doesn't even have the right to run or serve as president. so i will bring that lawsuit if he doesn't apologize. >> this is the most rattled i've ever seen donald.
side, former secretary of state, hillary clinton hopes to rebound sanders. candidate. >> reporter: he took his campaign to michigan and said he ithe i by the water cries in flint. >> i just kamntd came from one of the most difficult meetings i've ever attended. >> reporter: dan schenamen nbc news. last night the best of the best of the music world got together for the grammy awards. it featured epic performances from people including kendrick lamar and taylor swift.
sound problem. after the show she tweeted that the mike fell on the piano strings, adding that she was going to treat herself to inand worth it. rihanna had to bow out at the it last moment due to braun kites. suspected tornados destroying more than a dozen homes in the pan handle and mississippi. and this captured the moment the a woman was pulled from the debris. rescuers formed a human chain. mississippi say homes destroyed, trees downed and power outages. it brought nearly four inches of fresh snow to the nation's capital.
and meteorologist here with news of a major thaw. >> it's coming but that wild weather is still out there. we're tracking the same storm as yesterday. it's advanced slowly east. so, that snow in d.c., probably a lot of melting with temperatures back to the 50s. and the severe weather threat this morning across florida. so, watch out for significant impacts there. and a tornado watch that includes fort meyers. it's another difficult travel day for the east coast. new york, city, boston and d.c. all into the 50s, so no more snow and ice. that's limited to extreme inland sections here. near 90 in los angeles, lots of sunshine, same in phoenix. couple showers in seattle. and finally drying out in the niche, temperatures back to the 40s. we're finally changing up in the
rain and wind in the northwest as well. temperatures in the 50s in seattle. that's a look at your national weather, now here's a closer look at your day ahead. another soggy day across the northeast, wind and rain, temperatures in the 50s to near 60 in philadelphia. temperatures in the 30s in chicago. near 60 with sunshine in denver. so, one more rough day to get through and then things quiet down a bit in the east. >> i like that, 50s and sunshine. thanks so much. we'll be right back. what if one piece of kale could protect you from diabetes? what if one sit-up could prevent heart disease? one. wishful thinking, right? but there is one step you can take to help prevent another serious disease. pneumococcal pneumonia. if you are 50 or older, one dose of the prevnar 13 vaccine can help protect you from pneumococcal pneumonia, an illness that can cause coughing, chest pain, difficulty breathing, and may even put you in the hospital.
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good morning, everyone, well, instead of that snow in the northeast, we're tracking rain and milder temperatures. it will be heavier, especially later on this afternoon through d.c., new york and boston. temperatures in the 50s, still hot in the southwest, near 90 for one more day in los angeles. and we're dropping those temperatures, turning rainy out west. lots of sunshine, temperatures in the 40s, 29 in chicago and a pattern, quiet, takes over. >> raphael, thanks for that. last night's grammy's wasn't all about the music, the red carpet was looking fierce,
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>> this is 7news now. >> kris: good tuesday morning to you. 7news "today in new england" begins in just a few minutes. >> sarah: here's some of the stories we're working on for you. you're going to want to be careful heading out the door this morning. icy conditions on sidewalks, parking lots, back roads. crews have been out trying to get the roads clear, but there were some spin-outs overnight. >> kris: it's slippery out there. a newton hotel remaining closed this morning after a pipe burst and flooded an electrical room. there people staying at the crowne plaza had to be evacuated last night and taken to other area hotels. >> sarah: and a revere neighborhood encased in ice watching and waiting as temperatures rise today.
temperatures rise they will get a look at a floodgate that malfunctioned over the weekend. >> kris: one good thing, it's getting warmer out. >> sarah: it's hard the believe. chris, we have these frozenide roads tonight, and we could get in the 50s today. >> chris: absolutely. we're talking 60-degree swings in some towns. subzero yesterday to well into the 50s this afternoon. a winter weather advisory in effect until 9:00 a.m. inland. that's where temperatures are coldest and you have icy roads north an west of the city of boston. still at freezing in boston, but look at this. we've jumped up to 45 in norwood and 50 many plymouth, 28 in bedford and 27 in fitchburg right now. the winds calm or very light where we have subfreezing temperatures from boston north and west. you notice south of the city, though, that wind now out of the south and it's the south wind that will erode that cold air and the temperatures do jump up, but to get there, we still have the slick condition, especially inland. not a whole lot of rain, freezing rain falling at this hour, so the biggest issue is just that freezing drizzle.
even locations that have seen temperatures go up to 33, 34, 35, that ground still frozen. so you're still getting icy spots with temperatures just above freezing. we go through thedy and see the temperature trend by 9:00 a.m., worcester, bedford, up into beverly, the north shore, we're well above the freezing mark. there may be pockets of colder air in the nashoba valley, merrimack valley, southern new hampshire, but even by 10:00, 11:00, that is gone and all of us into the 50s as we work into the afternoon. just an incredible turnaround. once we get into the afternoon, we'll feature a higher chance of some rain. so watch out for the icy roads, secondary roads inland through the next few hours. better travel through mid-day. a soaking rain and gusty wind this afternoon. more on that forecast as "today in new england" starts right now. >> sarah: now at 5:00, today's rising temperatures bringing pipes to their breaking points, which could lead to more bursts. >> kris: getting to work this morning could take a little
be careful out there. overnight weather leading to slippery spots out there. traffic tracker has a closer look at some conditions you'll be dealing with as you leave home this morning. >> sarah: trump takedown. former president george w. bush hitting the campaign trail with his brother and taking a few shots at the front-runner. >> this is 7news "today in new england." >> kris: it's 5:00 this tuesday morning. thanks for making us part of your day. i'm kris anderson in for christa. >> sarah: and i'm sarah french. the mix of weather overnight leaving behind a big mess. there are slick spots, especially on untreated walkway, sidewalks, those back roads. crews have been out on the roads, though, on the highways and everything trying to get them clear for your morning commute, but it might be a little slower this morning. >> kris: highways were pretty good. we were both on 93. >> but the become roads and walking to work, i almost fell on my booty. >> chris: you had to do that