Less than a week until the next voting in the race for the White House.. and it’s getting ugly out there.

Rand Paul is dropping out of the race. 

Money is pouring into the Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio campaigns after their stronger-than-expected performance in Monday’s Iowa caucus.

 

Donors may be moving towards Rubio as the establishment choice over Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Chris Christie.

 

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That’s not sitting well with some GOP candidates. Chris Christie launching a blistering attack on Rubio yesterday describing him as the “boy in the bubble.”  

 

 

Very busy day today on the campaign trail.

 

1000EST -- Sen Cruz holds a town hall meeting. New England College, Henniker, NH. LIVE via LiveU

1000EST -- Carly Fiorina holds a meet and greet. Portsmouth, NH. LIVE via LiveU

1000EST -- OH Gov Kasich holds a town hall meeting. Three Chimneys Inn, Durham, NH. LIVE via LiveU

1000EST -- Sen Rubio tours Globe Manufacturing and holds a town hall meeting. Pittsfield, NH. LIVE via LiveU

1010EST -- Fmr FL Gov Jeb Bush appears on Americas Newsroom from Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH. LIVE

1030EST -- Fmr FL Gov Jeb Bush holds a townhall meeting. Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH. LIVE

1230EST -- Sen Cruz holds a meet and greet. Robie's Country Store, Hooksett, NH. LIVE via LiveU

1230EST -- OH Gov Kasich holds a town hall meeting. Raymond VFW Post 4479, Raymond, NH. LIVE via LiveU

1230EST -- Sen Rubio holds a town hall meeting. The Belknap Mill, Laconia, NH. LIVE via LiveU

1300EST -- Carly Fiorina holds a town hall meeting. Timberland HQ, Stratham, NH. LIVE via LiveU

1330EST -- NJ Gov Christie holds a town hall meeting. White Rock Senior Community, Bow, NH. LIVE via LiveU

 

1030EST -- Hillary Clinton holds a "get out the vote" organizing event. Derry Boys and Girls Club, Derry, NH. LIVE via LiveU

1330EST -- Hillary Clinton holds a "get out the vote" organizing event. Rivermill at Dover Landing, Dover, NH. LIVE via LiveU

 

President Obama will visit a mosque today. He’ll also attend a discussion at a Baltimore Islamic Center where he is expected to lecture Republicans about anti-Muslim rhetoric.

 

1040EST -- POTUS attends American Muslim Community Round Table. Islamic Society of Baltimore. POOL TAPE SPRAY

1205EST -- POTUS makes remarks. Islamic Society of Baltimore. LIVE

1330EST -- Motorcade departs Islamic Society of Baltimore.

 

Meantime, at 10am the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing on preventing terrorists from entering the U.S. under the U.S. refugee and Visa programs.

A Texas Zika virus patient was infected through sex according to a new report.

As many as eight tornadoes reportedly touched down in three states yesterday causing some damage though amazingly no deaths in Tennessee, Alabama and Missississippi.

California has extended wáter restrictions despite a wet Winter so far.

Stocks plunged yesterday. Markets fell 2% yesterday, and there’s been selling today in Asia and Europe. Oil is back below $30/barrel.  

GM reports earnings today. Ford says it will cut jobs and some models on sagging European demand.

Yahoo is laying off 15% of its workforce as it continues to struggle. It’s reportedly considering putting itself up for sale.

 

China calling for interanational restraint as North Korea appears close to testing a ballistic missile and after it tested a nuclear device. 

 

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