One week until the first votes in the race for the White House!

 

Iowa heads to the polls for their first-in-the-nation caucuses next Monday!

 

1000EST -- OH Gov Kasich holds an event. The Stone Church, Newmarket, NH. LIVE via LiveU

1015EST -- Sen Cruz makes a retail stop. Jackson Fairgrounds, Macquoketa, IA. LIVE via LiveU

 

1000EST -- Sen Sanders holds a meeting. Ellsworth Community College, Iowa Falls, IA. LIVE via LiveU

1300EST -- Sen Sanders holds an ISU town meeting. Iowa State Univ, Ames, IA. LIVE via LiveU

 

New Fox News Polls out last night show Donald Trump has not only regained his lead in Iowa.. he’s beating Ted Cruz by double digits.

 

In Iowa Trump gets 34% among Republican caucus goers, Cruz gets 23% (down 4% from two weeks ago), Rubio gets 12%.

 

In New Hampshire, Trump gets 31%, Cruz gets 14% and Rubio gets 2%. Kasich is number four at 9%.  

We’ll get the polling on the Dems tonight at 6pm.

 

Trump has been running more of a traditional campaign this week with visits to Iowa diners and small gatherings. He’s even stayed at local hotels.

 

The Democrats are holding their final debate before the Iowa caucus tonight in Iowa.

 

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is exploring running as an Independent. He is reportedly disgusted by the rise of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. (Imagine Trump v Bloomberg v Sanders in a general election!)

 

President Obama is calling out Republicans in a new interview released today. He said politics has become meaner, and that voters would turn away from anger (and Trump and Cruz). He also seemed to suggest in an interview with Politico’s Glenn Thrush that he sympathized with Hillary Clinton, “Bernie came in with the luxury of being a complete long shot and just letting loose,” he said. “I think Hillary came in with the both privilege – and burden – of being perceived as the frontrunner… You’re always looking at the bright, shiny object that people haven’t seen before – that's a disadvantage to her.”

 

The Northeast and Mid-Atlantic are digging out and trying to get back to normal after a blizzard for the record books. At least 29 were killed. As much as 40 inches of snow fell in parts of the country. It will take days to get roads cleared, planes back on schedule, and driveways shoveled. School is cancelled for many children. The Federal Government will remain mostly shut down today as DC got about two feet of snow. New York City got a more than expected two feet, and JFK Airport has the biggest snowfall totals in its history!

 

Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Cambodia and Laos today. He was working on negotiations over Syria that had been scheduled for today but have been cancelled.

 

Southern California police are looking for three men considered dangerous who escaped from a maximum security jail in Orange County.

 

Markets are likely to open lower today as oil has resumed falling. Friday, stocks had the best day in more than a month.

 

Tyco will reportedly merge with Johnson Control in what could be a $20 billion deal.

 

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has fired several top executives in a big shake up of the struggling social media company.

 

A new ISIS video purportedly shows nine of the Paris terrorists who later died in the attacks and the aftermath bragging about their plans and threatening England. The 17 minute video also shows them committing atrocities in what is believed to be Syria.

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