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mcconnell stated that the republican -- the republican position. i added a little bit. steve: the republican position is this, the president is free to do his constitutional duty. you expect him to put up nominees? >> he made it clear he would put up a nominee. steve: and the senate will do their duty, but no hearings or a voice -- vote on the nominee. >> in a lame-duck. of time -- in a lame-duck amount of time, he should go over until the new president takes over. steve: he says the position is based on something biden said on the senate floor in 1992. >> action on a supreme court nomination must be put off until after the election campaign is over. steve: which has become an unwritten rule that both parties abide by. >> it is not just something just out of the air blue sky -- clear blue sky.
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political parties, under different circumstances or prospective circumstances have had fairly the same point of view. steve: grassley says he would take the same position, no matter who is sworn in as president on january 20 of 2017. >> let the people having a voice -- it is applied to hillary clinton, or senator sanders, or tromp, or rubio, or ted cruz. steve: our exclusive conversation with senator grassley here in washington dc continues on kcci eight news at 6:00. he tells us why president obama cannot make a recess appointment , and how the democrats did this to themselves. reporting live from capitol hill in washington dc, steve karlin, kcci eight news, iowa's news leader. stacey: state senator rob hoag
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he expressed his feelings today at the statehouse about grassley's refusal to consider a nomination from the president. >> each should be working with the president on finding a nominee who he would be billing to at least consider. the way this process works is, the president will make a nomination, and then the senate judiciary committee will have a hearing. that nominee would get a vote. stacey: will hear from the challengers tonight at 6:00. todd: commendatory 16 -- new poll number show donald trump facing a tough and losing battle with democrats if he wins the -- democrats and the general election. the cnn, orc poll found in a hypothetical matchup with donald trump and bernie sanders, and hillary clinton, would beat out the public in front runner. sanders 55% support to trump's 43. clinton 52% to trump's 44. voting is underway to super tuesday. -- this super tuesday. it is the biggest single day
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now. kcci's aixa diaz and sally kidd . analysts say that momentum is on donald trump side -- trump's side. escrow -- reporter: the donald trump campaign in ohio is -- is in ohio instead. >> today is such a big day, and i shouldn't be here, because i shouldn't be thinking about this. reporter i should be thinking : about tonight. according to recent polls, trump leads the gop field in most states voting today. for ted cruz, super tuesday is all about winning his home state of texas, which has the most delegates up for grabs. collects the only campaign that is in a position to beat donald trump on super tuesday is our campaign. reporter marco rubio, who is yet : to win a primary or caucus, looks to stay competite in the delegate count. marco rubio and so i must laugh : when i read that donald trump says after tonight marco rubio should drop out. reporter campaigning in : virginia, john kasich predicted victory two weeks from today. john kasich we are going to win : ohio, i've got news for you,
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whole new day. reporter ben carson, who has the : fewest delegate so far is throwing an election night party in baltimore. in washington, i'm aixa diaz. todd: hillary clinton is hoping to rack up a significant haul of delegates tonight. bernie sanders is banking on a handful of states where he could pull off an upset. click hillary clinton is hoping to rack up a significant number of delegates tonight, while bernie sanders is inking on a handful of states where he might pull off an upset. >> hello everyone. collects hillary clinton making a last-minute stop in minnesota. hillary clinton: i am happy to be back. i want to reach out to as many of people as i can to convey what i want to do as president, to encourage them to come to the caucuses tonight. reporter: clinton is hoping for a super sweet of southern state. the latest polls show she is holding.
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he is the overwhelming favorite to win his home state of vermont. he is locked in a tie with clinton for oklahoma. the race is also tight in massachusetts area bernie sanders: i am confident that if there is a large voter turnout today, this country will do well. >> this will not technically be bernie sanders last stand, but effectively it will be. a clinton is heavily favored to win most of the super tuesday state area >> if things do not break his way today, sanders team is eyeing several states to vote later this month. he says he has plenty of money to keep going, raising more than $42 million last month alone. clinton will be in miami tonight, sanders will be in vermont. reporting from washington, i'm sally kidd. todd: key states to watch tonight, the race has been very close in oklahoma and massachusetts. also colorado and minnesota. sanders has dedicated a lot of resources there. stacey: for a look at the forecast let's check in with kurtis.
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wind is blowing. look at these feels-like temperature's. single digits to the north. feels like 11 here in des moines. i cold night out there. we will see the clouds slowly thin as the night goes long. i think by the morning we will be around 18. we will see some sunshine early, but clouds return in front of the next system. high temperature tomorrow at 43 degrees. if you like mild weather we have a whole lot of it on the way. have to get to a few cold days. thursday in the upper 30's, near 50 on friday. saturday, 51. after that we move on up into the 60's. todd: day two of the trying your trust -- day two of the troy mure jr. trial in des moines. the 24-year-old is charged with vehicular homicide in the death of scalicity perez. she was killed in a high-speed single-car crash on 35th street in des moines in november. kcci's mark tauscheck is just back from court. mark: an emotional final day in court as we learned more about
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and he himself took the stand and claimed he was driving 80 miles an hour in a residential ingersoll area because he was afraid for both his, and perez's lives. the crash tore the saturn sedan in two while troy mure was , inexplicably able to walk away the force of the impact caused , multiple traumatic injuries to scalicity perez, including an amputation of a leg. >> she took the brunt of the impact with the poll, i think and as the vehicle got ripped in , half, it ejected her from the vehicle, and left here where she was at. >> mure says he and perez were being chased and multiple witnesses confirm seeing what looked like a cadillac chasing the saturn down 35th mure says someone in the cadillac flashed a handgun. grexit do feel you had any options other than driving fast? >> no. my main objective was to get away from the cadillac or at least make it -- where i knew
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>> he thinks he was being chased because in previous days he had received threats from people who thought he was involved in a fatal shooting. prosecutors try to prove that he caused his girlfriend's death, not because he was running from danger but because of his , recklessness behind the wheel. >> approximately 90 miles an hour down 35th street, correct? >> correct. >> in the wrong lane, correct? >> a couple times. >> swerving around cars, correct? >> correct. >> all this in a residential neighborhood, correct? >> correct. >> mure's defense attorney closed with this final question for his client. >> would you do it any other way if you had it to do again, would you do it different? collects the judge will make a ruling on the case. he faces up to 15 years in prison for this vehicular homicide charge. todd: defense attorneys for a former boone man accused of killing his wife called on family members to discuss alleged issues his wife had with
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both emily and alexander fazzino's relatives testified today in a winnishiek county court. alexander is charged with first degree murder, and he has pleaded not guilty in emily's death. stacey: changes could be coming to the car parts you're required to buy. kcci's kim st. onge is in studio to explain how this effects every driver. kim: right now, iowa drivers are required to have a have a front and rear license plate. but one lawmaker has proposed a bill to only require a rear plate. the lawmaker who introduced the bill says this will allow car enthusiasts to keep their vehicles authentic, and not appreciate the value. a local car dealership also supports the bill and adds that it can cost $200 or more to have front plates installed if they aren't already. right now, iowa is one of 31 states in the country requiring both plates. tonight at 6:00 here why law-enforcement has concerns about the bill. todd: still ahead, premature celebration.
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high school basketball game started partying over there quote big win." stacey: the big game in iowa city. todd: there is still one presidential candidate in iowa, what life on the campaign trail
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university announcer: this is iowa's news leader, this is kcci 8 news at 5:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst and chief meteorologist john mclaughlin. todd: welcome back, tonight is a rematch for the hawkeyes and hoosiers area stacey: and it is a must win scenario for iowa. we are in iowa city tonight. grexit is the final home game of the season for iowa, and it is a big one. a chance to right the ship, the hawkeyes struggling in the month of february. they have lost four of their last five. tonight is a prime opportunity to get back in the win column. they take on indiana. tip time at 8:00. more tonight at 6:00 and highlights is in :00. stacey: girl state basketball is underway at wells fargo arena. class three a going on with nevada.
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five a quarterfinals or tomorrow. todd: new at 5 the caucus is over, but there's still one presidential candidate in the state. griff the bulldog is drake university's mascot. he is also running for president, and what voters to know he declared his candidacy first. last week, two other division 1 bulldog mascots jumped in the race, georgetown's jack and butler's blue. we talked to griff today about life on the campaign trail when he stopped by our studios. click the years since you have taken his role, how are you liking it so far? i know, it is hard work, isn't it? todd: they get right to the hard questions. griff feels he has the campaign experience and grassroots support required to win. to be on the safe side, he is seeking celebrity endorsements on twitter in his 3 dog race. stacey: teenaged chefs put their talents to the test today.
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2016 kicked off this morning. teams of students have one hour to prepare a three course meal an appetizer, main dish and , dessert. the competition is a culmination of class study, internships and what they've learned from their mentors. todd: now it's time to check in with kurtis, this morning felt like february more than march. kurtis: a came in like a lion. -- it came in like a lion. i would like to get invited to that event. we had clearing. 24 degrees. wind chill feels like 11. north so northwest winds at 15. fort dodge, four inches. three and out goa. ames some of just over one. near an inch in boone. if you snow-covered runways in the north, the bigger story tonight is the cold air moving in. it feels like to above in mason city.
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yesterday at this time lemoine i was in the 60's. turning colder. when chills in the teens at 10:00 p.m.. clouds gradually decrease. if you want to see sunshine, you'll have to get up early tomorrow. 80 degrees at 7:00. sun comes up at 6:47. clouds will slowly increase. temperatures will slowly creep into the 40's tomorrow. noon, 36. 4:00 p.m., 43. average high as 42. -- is 42. we can see we are starting to clear out. the snow turned into a bigger system as it moved east. look at tomorrow, maybe a thunderstorm in north platte, 65. a light makes in bismarck, 41. 74 in dodge city. minneapolis, 34 for the high, 31
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it will move off quickly. -- this ridge of high pressure. another fast-moving system will move through. tomorrow night and early thursday we could get -- some sunshine early, but already starting to see an increase in cloud cover by the morning our -- hour. there is the chance of rain during the evening, i think a better chance of light snow as we head to the northeast, we can see that in that area of blue. once the system winds up, we will get flurries and light snow showers on the backside. slowly the clouds will decrease. late on thursday, especially more towards thursday evening. tonight the low 18, clearing skies, colder. winds settle down. a little gusty, but out of the northwest, five to 10. tomorrow, 43. clouds return quickly. it looks like light rain to be
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southeast winds 10 to 15, gusting to about 25 miles -- 22 miles per hour. there is the system moving through. upper thursday -- upper 30's on thursday. friday, 49, partly sunny. saturday, 51. sunday, 61. monday, 63. i cannot rule out thunderstorms on tuesday with highs in the mid-60's. stacey: it is time to be the traffic, take a look at the metro wide map. you can see green, that means traffic is moving smoothly. the drive times confirm. seven minutes to the west, six minutes to the east. todd: kcci live with new developments. here's what we are working on for 6:00. >> the senator appears unwilling to budge on his stance not to consider president obama's supreme court nominee. we hear from two men challenging him for his senate seat, coming up.
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iowa bill could affect the look of your vehicle and why law enforcement has concerns about it. vanessa a lot of mud slinging : leading up to super tuesday. i'm vanessa peng i'll show you
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at's all this nonsense about balls? pink balls, blue, yellow, red. it's hard to keep the whole thing straight. and all these so-called deals? well, they come with a lot of deal breakers. like when you leave the city the signal goes weak. u.s. cellular built a network to give you a stronger signal where the other guys don't. and as for deals? how's $300 back for every line you switch? $300! no ball nonsense. get $300 per line and a stronger signal,
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todd: today in the buzz buzzer , beater. stacey: a rhode island high school basketball team thought they won a state title, and started celebrating. one problem, they had not one yet. todd: with seconds left, the burrilville broncos threw the ball into the air to run out the clock. but the opposing team caught the ball, and called a timeout. stacey: may suck a layup as the time expired to win, 60-59. todd: well, we know parents shell out the big bucks to get their kids braces. but now, when dog owner is doing the same. stacey: you heard correctly. retriever. veterinarians in michigan say the pup wasn't able to close his
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he was actually starting to lose weight because he couldn't eat. todd: the doctors gave him his braces february 19. they should come off this week. how about that? stacey: too lazy for cereal? the cereal industry says sales are tumbling, we may now know the reason why todd: i had trouble rate -- trouble believing this. this has a lot of people shaking their heads. 40% of millennials surveyed say cereal is too inconvenient because they have to clean up after eating it. stacey: you don't have to, i suppose. a vermont college says it will stop selling energy drinks on campus to deter problematic behavior. middlebury college says drinks like red bull and 5 hour energy are linked to high-risk sexual activity, elevated student stress levels, and a poor academic environment. todd: and the easter bunny may be stopping off at mcdonald's. the fast food chain is now offering the cadbury creme egg mcflurry. it's a combination of the soft serve mcflurry, topped with
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one problem, it is only available in australia. stacey: if you want to get a little nutty today, go ahead. today is national peanut butter lover's day. the net butter has been around for about 100 years, --. did you know it takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12 all-star -- 12 ounce jar of peanut butter? todd: we're back next with a final check of the forecast.
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todd: we haven't following all day -- a sitdown with senator grassley. moments after his face-to-face with the president. steve karlin is live in washington tonight. you can hear how the meeting
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president has an uphill battle as he plans to announce the nominee. that is coming up at 6:00. kurtis: a little sure -- chill in the air. tomorrow's high, 43. late tomorrow night and early thursday we could see light rain changing to light snow. a better chance for a accumulation: northeast. quiet on friday. 50's on saturday. 60's on sunday. thunderstorms on tuesday. stacey: thank you for joining us tonight. the cbs evening news is next. we are back with kcciter. dad: i know. spots. culligan man: the problem is your water! anncr: a culligan whole-house water conditioning system gets rid of sediment or impurities. so keeping everything spotless is effortless. mom: hey. dad: the culligan man. culligan man: morning! with 40 megs of internet speed from centurylink, a family of four can all be online at the same time, streaming, gaming, or downloading movies. yeah, the internet's great, but i think hair and makeup went a little too far.
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anncr: a culligan whole-house water conditioning system gets rid of sediment or impurities. >> pelley: can trump be caught? >> super tuesday is the single best opportunity. >> pelley: he's already looking ahead to another opponent. >> hillary clinton does not have the strength or the stamina to become president, i'll telling you. >> pelley: also tonight, the president argues his case for a supreme court nomination, and gets his answer. >> this vacancy will not be filled this year. >> pelley: erin andrews testifies in her multi-million-dollar stalk case. and there's another sanders. meet bernie's bro. >> reporter: he's been called cool. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: norah o'donnell, john dickerson, and i are coming to you tonight from cbs news

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