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security escort out of the seat stadium. good morning. to our viewers in the west it is monday, may 7th, 2012. welcome to at the cbs broadcast center, i'm charlie rose. breaking overnight an american hostage begs president obama to meet al qaeda's demand and save his life. voters in france and greece say no to austerity and see how that could affect the united states and the u.s. economy. i'm gayle king. a tennessee mom and her three children disappear. this morning, there is a massive manhunt across several states. when i see awe the 8:00, dr. phil stops by the studio 57. >> i'm erica hill. a new national poll has good news for mitt romney and only on "cbs this morning" find out who
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is on top of the new fortune 500. as we do every morning we begin with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. my life is in your hands, mr. president. >> an american held hostage pleads for his life. >> warren weinstein was kidnapped in pakistan last summer. >> if you accept the demand, i live. . you don't, then i die. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> french voters pick a socialist over the status quo. >> hollande has beaten sarkozy. >> stocks overseas took a nose dive. >> he is likely to have a big impact on the euro zone crisis. >> multistate manhunt is on for a young man accused of kidnapping three young girls and their mom. >> a quit quiet community.
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>> busy highway in russia. cars moving so favorite and don't notice a guy out of his car! he is apparently fine except for a broken leg. are you eli manning? >> nope. i'm your worse [ bleep ] nightmare! >> all that matters. >> in denver a bit of str distraction in the second quarter. a woman walks onto the play and reportedly has a history of stalking the nuggets. >> i want to show you this trick. piece of bread. put it between my thighs. looky. >> oh, my god! ♪ captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." new developments in the battle against al qaeda. a drone strike reported by the cia killed a top al qaeda figure in yemen on sunday. john miller reports a new online video shows an american
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hostage speaking desperatelily to president obama. >> my life is in your hands, mr. president. if you accept the demands, i live. if you don't accept the demands, then i die. >> the video was posted on an al qaeda website late sunday. 70-year-old warren weinstein, an aide worker, was abducted in and pakistan last august. his message to president obama? agree to the militant group's demands and act quickly. >> if you respond to them, then i will live. and hopefully rejoin my family and rejoin my family and two daughters like you enjoy your two daughters. >> this is the first time wine steen has been seen since abducted by gunman who tricked their way into his home. after the abduction statement released he would be released if air strikes were stopped in afghanistan.
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another al qaeda leader was killed in a drone strike sunday. this man is top the fbi's most wanted terrorist list for his involvement in the bombing of the "uss cole" in 2000. >> reporter: you were in yemen. how big of a threat is this and who is this guy and how significant? >> he is pretty significant. he was caught in the "cole" case and escaped in the" cole case and went to work for al qaeda. this was the guy who bought the boat and rented the safe house and who was supposed to videotape the "cole" attack and overslept that day and missed a page saying the ship was on the scene and to get his camera. but he was a key aide to khalid ben attash who is going on trial
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in guantanamo bay for the 9/11 plot and moved $36,000 from a meeting that they had that probably went to two of the hijackers. >> when you look at the video of the hostage pleading for his life and clearly something the president can't respond to but how do you treat that? >> i think something between the state department, but also the intelligence agencies and the fbi, and we have seen some of these incidents where there have been rescues. what back channels can we have a reasonable conversation on that doesn't involve the demands we can't get and what are our other options, including going in. >> let's go with jan crawford who was in guantanamo this week where noiven master mind khalid sheik muhammad returned to court for the first time in three years. tell us about the defendant and how he is acting and what is the tone it sets for this trial. >> well, charlie, they were very -- all five of them were
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defiant and dismissive and refused to answer questions from the judge and wouldn't look at the judge when he asked them questions. khalid sheik muhammad the mastermind was in control and turn around and whisper to the other four during the break this issas they pursued what one of the defense attorneys said yesterday was a strategy of peaceful as he put it, peaceful resistance. now, i was in that courtroom back in 2008 when those five first appeared. it was the first time we had seen them since their capture and that time, the scene was dramatically different, charlie. there were multiple outburst. they railed against america. khalid sheik muhammad wished to be put to death for 9/11 and looking tor mart be martared. this time they were silent and in many ways it was much more disturbing. >> the silence in part is to have -- to continue to claim
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that this court is not -- does not have jurisdiction over them? >> reporter: what we saw was -- they even refuse to do enter pleas. four years ago they wanted to plead guilty. this time it appears they are going to drag this out as long as possible and continue to allow these lawyers to attack this system and pursue what they say are allegations. that these men were tortured so they want to purr tu all that in these courtroom proceedings. at saturday's hearing was really routine. they were just entering charges against these five. it should have taken no more than an hour or two. it lasted 13 hours. the proceedings were translated in arabic and stretched the entire day and suggests this trial could continue indefinitely when it gets under& way completely. >> john, you testified at guantanamo. what do you make of this action or lack of action by the defendants? >> this is classic ksm. he is somebody who has a big ego. he's a bit of a control freak.
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what you're seeing in that courtroom is he ask orchestrating and he is going to continue to try and orchestrate drama throughout that trial. this very much goes to his background, whether it was the time he was in the philippines and he hired a helicopter to swirl around a building where he was trying to impress a dental hygienist posing as a big businessman that he was trying to go out with, or whether it was his role in al qaeda's media committee where he orchestrated a lot of their publicity, or whether it was -- you know, after his capture, it was, you know, that arrest photo with him in the t-shirt and hair up in the air. the first thing he said to the red cross not that i was tortured or beaten owner denied my lawyer. the first thing he said is "i want to get a better photograph out there." he is very conscious and very controlling. >> thank you, john miller. a earthquake in france has the potential to shake up the economy there and in the united states. on sunday, francois hollande won
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the election. >> mark phillips is in paris this morning. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. well, it's a new morning in france. a new president with new policies and new concerns not just in france, but in other countries in europe and in washington. nicholas sarkozy is out. francois hollande is in and if he does what he says he'll do the world will be a different place. when you've waited this long for your victory party, you can be forgiven for partying for a long time. hollande came back from paris from base in france to celebrate with supporters. he got elected by promising a new and less dramatic revolution and instead of the austerity and budget caps france and europe are enduring the way out of the financial mess lies in more
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government spending and more government jobs. last night, he thanked his supporters for electing only the second socialist president in france in more than 50 years. but his election will be viewed with less enthusiasm in germany which has been the driving force for stern budgetary controls along with france until now. nichololas sarkozy, the outstang precious was gracious in the defeat saying he took responsibility' telling his supporters the people had spoken. they were a tough crowd to convince. this being france, a bit of a soap opera surrounding francois as well. he left his partner of 30 years. the last socialist candidate for president for a reporter he met in an interview valley travalor. she says she hasn't thought about what it will be like to be first lady. [ speaking in foreign language ]
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>> reporter: holeading to a sex scandal that ended dominique strauss-kahn's political career. along with the contrast and stril and substance with sarkozy, hollande is a political back room boy who finds himself in power and theories will be tested by political and economic reality. stocks fell as wall street opened this morning after the french election and also after voters in greece put that nation's bailout deal in doubt. let's look at europe's economic crisis and how they might affect the united states with former labor secretary robert reich. he has a new e book called "beyond outrage what has gone wrong with our economy and democrats." good morning. >> good morning. >> they have been outraged by the cuts in social services and safety nets particularly given their high unemployment. >> here you have a man who
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president sarkozy had a good relationship with chancellor merkel. had been working on the european debt crisis. you have francois hollande coming in with different ideas and a different kind of relationship with her. >> hollande basically is saying we are not going to embrace austerity economics, that is is cutting budget deficits and cutting safety nets as a mens of restoring confidence in the business sector and not sacrifice our economy for the sake of the bond traders. but as a practical matter they have to do some of that. it's going to slow down the deficit cuts in france. >> the economists referred to him a week and a half ago as a rather dangerous man. for some of things that he was proposing. is there a danger in throwing off the french economy and the ripple effect that could have? you mentioned some of these things need to stay in place. >> i don't think there is really much danger. in europe a place where a political level, there's a lot
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of drama and people are constantly making positions and people are storming this way and that way. but under the surface, the bureaucrats in the ministries of the finance, the imf, international monetary fund, they are all negotiating carefully. what all this means both in france and in greece and in elsewhere the government fell is that the process of mending the balance sheets of european governments is probably going to be slower than otherwise it would be. >> what, in fact, will that have on the u.s. economy? not a dramatic impact, charlie. big american firms are going to find europe is drifting into recession. there is going to be some nervousness about the bond traders and the bond community and that may slosh over into the stock market. but europe is not going to go down the tubes. it's not -- i don't think the euro is going to come apart. >> why are you so sure? >> because so many people there, every power that be has a stake
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in making sure that the euro, as a common currentsy, continues. >> but they have had that stake for a while. >> yes. nothing kicked it down -- >> they kick it down. they are the masters of kicking the can down the road. here in the united states, i think the debate in europe has a little bit of resonance because here, obviously, there are those who say the deficit has got to be cut, the first thing. others who say we have to have growth and we have to get unemployment down the first thing. but here our deficit is not nearly as drastic as the european deficit, percentage of the total economy. >> good to see you. thank you. >> good to see you. presidential applications and the united states. a new politico/george washington poll showed mitt romney leading president obama by one point, 48 to 47%. in that poll, independent voters prefer romney by 10-point margin. >> over the weekend the president formally started campaigning for another four years in office. bill plante is at the white
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house this morning. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning. good morning in the west. you know, the campaign is really been under way for several months. you listen to any of the president's speeches, large audiences in swing states they look and sound a the although like campaign rallies. over the weekend, he did make it official and if you live in one of the key states he needs to carry, you're starting to see campaign ads like this. >> we are coming back because america's greatness comes from a strong middle class, because you don't quit and neither does he. >> reporter: the obama campaign is out this morning with its most significant ad buy yet in nine states touting the administration's accomplishments during the president's first term. it comes as mr. obama officially launched his campaign this weekend in two key states. ohio and virginia. >> we are still fired up! we are still ready to go! >> reporter: he hit mitt romney on a number of fronds on women.
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>> we don't need another political fight about end ago woman's right to choose or getting rid of planned parenthood. >> reporter: on romney's view-of-big corporations. >> i don't care how many ways you try to explain it. corporations aren't people. people are people. >> reporter: and he showed off his new campaign motto, forward. >> the question that we will actually make a difference in your life and in the lives of your children, is not just about how we are doing today. it's about how we will be doing tomorrow. >> reporter: the romney campaign hit back. accusing the president of moving the goalposts for success to a second term. and arguing that americans are not better off now than they were four years ago. despite a brutal primary battle, polls show that romney will be competitive in the 11 battleground states where this campaign will be fought. and former romney rival newt gingrich said sunday that republicans are now united on the core issue of the election. >> the choice is the most radical president in american history and a failed president
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at the economy and somebody who has a solid record on jobs and who, in fact, basic principles as a conservative. >> reporter: conservative is one of the tags the president will try to pin on romney recycling romney's attempts to appeal to the tea party during the represent primaries. meanwhile, the president himself may have a little more work to do to boost enthusiasm among his supporters there were 14,000 people at one of his rallies over the weekend. but there were also 4,000 empty seats. charlie, erica? >> bill plante, thank you. there is a massive manhunt this morning under way for a mississippi man suspected in the disappearance of a tennessee mother and her three daughters. the suspect have been friends with him for years. now as jim axelrod reports, he has been linked to two suspicious deaths. >> reporter: authorities won't say yet whether two bodies found over the weekend are those of jo ann bain or any of her three
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daughters. police made the discovery in hometown guntown, mississippi where adam may es had been staying. they believe the man kidnapped along with the mother and three daughters. the family was last seen ten days ago at their home in tennessee where investigators returned sunday searching for any clues. >> let us know where the kids are. let us know where that mom is. it's that important. >> reporter: authorities have issued an amber alert and are calling mayes armed and extremely dangerous. last seen in mississippi, authorities say mayes has ties to texas, arizona and texas and north carolina and south carolina and officials hope to track him down soon. >> i don't want him hurting any more kids. >> this is a quiet community. nothing serious has happened around here. so it's pretty rough situation. >> reporter: authorities believe mayes has altered his appearance
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and may have cut and dyed the girls' hairs to help keep their identities hidden. mayes is charged in tennessee with abducting all four of the bains but they are trying to determine if jo ann bain went with him willingly. >> time to show you some of this morning's headlines around the globe. britain's telegraph reports on
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>> good morning. but to get you caught up with some of the bay area headlines. a police officer fired at a suspect during a chase in east san jose. nobody was hurt but the suspect was caught. two neighbors were rescued, a 96 year-old woman and her son, from their burning home. the fire is under investigation but may have been started by hot cold that was put into a plastic container. uc-berkeley officials are trying to decide what to do about the activist occupying vacant land owned by the school. the protesters refused to leave before the deadline over the weekend. if you l,,,,,, ,,
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>> they're still doing one way traffic control in san ramon on crow canyon road. there was an accident early this morning with a motorcycle and a couch. they're doing traffic control by 680. it looks ok on 880 pass the coliseum. in nice smooth ride. everything looks pretty good on 237. >> lots of sunshine for the weekend continues today and even a little bit warmer by the afternoon. '40's and '50's now but may be low 90s in wind and low '70's towards the coast.
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i am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women and heterosexual men marrying women are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, civil liberties, and quite frankly i don't see a distinction beyond that. >> vice president joe biden touches a political nerve saying he suspects same-sex marriage. his boss has never said that. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> we mentioned earlier in the broadcast president obama officially began his re-election campaign over the weekend. he blasted his expected republican opponent mitt romney on a number of issues. >> here to look at the race, author and wall street journal
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columnist peggy noonan and bill bradley, who ran for president in 2000. his new book is called "we can all do better." welcome. great to see you. this neck is race and neck, dead even? >> yes, everybody says it is and for the first time in a while, i think they're right. >> even in the most important states, decisive states it seems to be dead even. who will determine this? independents? >> i think independents are a big role. i think also the black turnout will be important and the hispanic turnout will be important. i think that also how people feel about the two candidates, once they get to know them even better, because i think the fundamental question somebody asks when they vote for president is, who do i trust with my life? who do i trust with my job? and who has a view of life remotely similar to my own? >> you saw what biden said, the vice president said about same-sex marriage. he's gone further than the president has. will that become an issue? >> i hope not because that's not
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the real issue. the real issue is what's happened to the middle class in this country. in the last 20 years. i mean, the reality is that the median income in 2010 was the same as it was in 1996. there are people who can't get loans, small businesses. the fact of the matter is, the economy is the major issue and has always been and will be -- >> so should it be a referendum on what the president has done with respect to the economy? >> i think that it should be a referendum on who would be the best leader in the next four years, given our circumstance. the president came into office, he had the worst economic circumstances since the great depression. he had two wars he had to deal with. he has moved on all of those very decisively. now he didn't get as much as he wanted. i think he didn't get as much as he wanted because of the role of money in politics. i think it is the washington club and money that has
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prevented him from achieving what he set out to achieve in the fullest sense of the word, even though he has made a lot of progress. >> i think it -- this is the way it's going to be. people are going to look at the last three years and say, okay, we know what that was. if you want more of that, you can rehire, re-elect the fellow who's the leader then, if you don't you have to look at the other person. if he is credible, you can give him support. one of the things that i think people have on their mind with regard to obama is that there's two ways to looking at where he started. one, as bill says, he came in time of terrible economic crisis. we had two wars going. wall street is up-ening. it's dreadful. it's also true that he won by 9.5 million votes. he was enormously popular. he had a democratic house, democratic senate, the wind at his back. he could do anything, plus an
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era of crisis to push things forward. some people look at what he did and say, he didn't do the right thing. didn't help enough. >> clearly, the president has difficulty in having the same kind of enthusiasm he had in 2008. you ee it with the youth, especially. there is also the question, though, can conservatives bring about the same kind of enthusiasm for romney that they might have had for more conservative nominees? >> yeah. i think that's true. although i still go back to getting people excited on both sides is going to be very important if we have an enormously negative campaign, as it looks like we're probably going to. the president's announcement the other day was pretty pugilistic and almost a little grim in tone. that may tend to keep down response and voter participation on both sides, so we'll see how that goes. i was inspired by the fact that
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france just voted, and whatever the outcome, turnout was high. that's a good thing. >> 74% i think, something like that. >> that's pretty good. >> what do you make of arnold schwarzenegger writing in the l.a. times talking about the republican party? you say both candidates have a tough time connecting. but he writes this morning, basically, blasting the republican party about this new and narrow litmus test they have that doesn't allow for compromise. is that going to be, part of the conserve ties as charlie mentioned, is that going to be a major hurdle with people like independents? >> i think the republican party continues to have a big fight on its hands. i must tell you, it's had that fight on its hands for about 50 years. but on the ground conservatives look at washington in the past 20 years and they say, no matter who we send to washington, it keeps spending more. the government keeps getting better, regulating more. we're going to have to get tougher about who we send, more
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conservatives, do you know what i mean? more strict. i am a big tenter myself what i think of the republican party. i think, there's lots of room for lots of people. i understand governor schwarzenegger's criticism, believe me. with the problems we face, we'll need many different kinds of heads coming from many different kinds of places, i think. >> in your book, you argue and have argued that you have to change congress. >> absolutely. i mean, you know, and that depends on citizens. in 2008 on that evening in chicago, for example, we made the mistake of believing a leader can renew the country all by himself. even a leader like barack obama who touched us so deeply, can't do it alone. it takes citizens, lute nents and sergeants out there. ultimately democracy is not a vicarious experience. in the internet age, the idea that you can fail to participate
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should not be an option. >> can i add also that sometimes i think in support of your point, the point made in this book, we sometimes come to think because we focus so much on the presidency in america, we think the presidency is a magical office that can change everything. it is not. it is chief executive office. it's only part of the drama. >> thank you both. this morning we'll reveal the new fortune 500 list and show you who's number one and a surprise at number five. >> and tomorrow, noble prize winner tony morrison in studio 57. you're watching "cbs this morning." ♪ [ jennifer ] better. stronger. believe. happier. healthier. i believe weight watchers made me more powerful. it's time to believe again.
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made a combined profit of $825 billion. fortune's managing editor andy serwer is with us. andy, always nice to see you. a record year for profits. >> that's right. >> up almost 16.5%. we hear the economy isn't that great but see great profits from businesses. >> corporate america is doing great. the consumer in america, not so great, government in the united states not doing so well. but businesses are doing well. they've really come out of the downturn doing things, they're in good shape and a lot has to do with the fact they cut back. they cut costs during the downturn meaning layoffs quite frankly and that's why profits are so high. they've also been doing a lot of business in places like chain, brazil, growing markets but not investing in america. and that's what we're going to hear over and over when you see those high profit numbers, hey, how come we're not sharing in the wealth and the story is, of course, that these companies
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need to start to hire again and start to pay wages and give people wages. >> these are ranked by sales, by revenues. number one exxonmobil, two, walmart, three, chevron, four, conoco phillips, a lot of oil companies. >> well, that's right and that has a lot to do with the price of oil obviously. the price of oil $100 a barrel that makes the revenues and the profits of these companies go way up and up and, in fact, exxon and walmart have been one and two back and forth switching for the past ten years. >> apple which has the largest market cap but in terms of sales revenue is way down, 17. >> they're number 17 in terms of sales which is not bad for what used to be a tiny tech company, the third most profitable company in the fortune 500 after exxon and chevron, so very, very profitable company. >> gm is number five which is probably surprising for a lot of people because a few years ago, some people thought gm might not be around much longer. >> government motors, we can
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still call that because the government still owns a stake in gm and went through bankruptcy bailed out by the government but you have to say it is a success now. if you think about the fact they've made $9 billion in profits and think of most importantly the job, think of the hundreds of thousands of people who work for gm and the companies that support gm, that's really what the obama administration. >> this means that gm is the leading auto company in the world? >> no, because toyota is, although toyota and gm are neck and neck. toyota has had its own problems in the united states and north america gm is back so definitely. >> when you look at this list, what else interests -- what else is interesting about the list beyond general motors and apple? >> there is a couple of things that catch your eye, number one, california now has more corporate headquarters than any other state beating out texas and new york which i think is really interesting and indicates the strength of the technology sector, charlie, in the nation's top companies. >> northern california. >> well, northern kaichl in particular and i think another
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thing that's pretty interesting, as well, the fact that 17 million americans work for the fortune 500 which is an awful lot.
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dr. phil mcgraw is with us getting his thoughts on news from the john edwards trial to the suicide of junior seau. >> and the newly infamous tanning mom. he will be right here in studio 57. we'll set the table in a few minutes. first time for this morning's "healthwatch." here's dr. holly phillips. >> good morning. in today's "healthwatch," running for your life. new research shows regular jogging can significantly increase your longevity. now, the good news you don't have to do all that much to reap the benefits. latest data shows between 1 and 2 1/2 hours a week of moderately base paed jogging increases life expectancy for men by six years and for women by 5 1/2 years and found the study subjects derived optimum benefit from jogging two
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♪ gayle is in the green room. what do you have for us in the 8:00 hour? >> full hour. colin firth will be live but he's not talking about acting but about the passion that caused him to play hooky growing up. "50 shades of grey" trilogy is a best-seller banned in one florida county. apparently too hot and it's in its tenth season, the king of daytime talk dr. phil is here. hello, in number one. are you and robin reading "50 shades of grey"? speak into the microphone. >> every time i ask a woman it's 50 shades of red. apparently it's a giveaway. >> everybody says they're getting lots of ideas. you don't need them but talking about the news of the day. can't wait to see you. we'll be ready. he's ready. you're watching "cbs this
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morning." catch us on facebook and twitter. catch us in a sec. >> get instant access to all the original reporting of "cbs >> time for the news headlines from cbs five. sunnyvale based yahoo! has a 9:00 deadline this morning to either fire its ceo or risk legal action stemming from the embellished resume of the ceo. a hedge fund is manager exposed the and accuracy and he is demanding that thompson be ousted. demand is being hailed as a hero after hopping offense to rescue a 96 year-old neighbor from her burning home. brandi harold got him, her out of a home and lifted her over the fence. the fire might have been caused by a fireplace,,,,,,
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>> let's go out towards the bay bridge toll plaza where it is backed up for about a 20 minute wait to get you want to the bridge. there are also reports of a stalled just pass the metering lights but a typical commute heading into san francisco from the east bay. southbound 680 by gary road, we have an accident there. this problem spot coming in, northbound highway 17 by summit road. >> another day with fantastic weather outside, all the way to the coastline we are looking good today. beautiful sunshine as high pressure sets up over in these temperatures will be something else. look at san jose, already 60 degrees, 62 in mountain view. this afternoon, '80s and may be low 90s in one. the next couple of days stay
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joining us now the tanning joining us now, the tanning mom. you have said that those who criticize you are fat, ugly and jealous. >> yes, though i can't blame them for being jealous. i am alluring in a way they will never be. trust me, there are plenty of men in new jersey who would love to snap into this slim jim. >> yikes. the tanning mom and they are not the first people to say what was
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she thinking. welcome back to "cbs this morning." look who else is here, dr. phil. >> i love the new digs. it has a new community sense to it. everybody is talking. >> i'm thinking number one never gets old, does it? congratulations. >> if you are a number, number one is a good one to be. >> let's talk about tanning mom. they did an interview with her and she thought it was funny. she was accused of taking her little girl into the tanning salon she said that would be ridiculous. don't you think it is more than just taking the girl to the tanning salon? >> parents have a couple of
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jobs. you need to socialize and prepare them and you have to keep them out of harm's way. if she is taking the kid to the tanning booth that seems to me to be really running her own agenda. she is focused on this because she looks like this. maybe she thinks that is cool. my dermatologist tells me most of the damage to our skin happens when we are children. if you are taking a child in there if she did, that is not okay with me. >> she said she didn't bring it to the tanning bed. is the simple fact of bringing your child in there damaging ntd building? >> i don't know. the most powerful role model is the same sex parent. here is her mother. come on. what is she modeling whether she
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takes her to the building or walking around looking like she does the child is likely to emulate that. not smart in my opinion. >> we were talking about the death, the suicide. it seems that the nfl is under the gun lately. we hear about a lot of players broke. you have something with terrell owens coming up. now the belief that maybe it is the concussions that causes this. what is your take on that? >> we are finding out that there is a lot of traumatic brain injury that underlies a lot of tpsd. we are seeing it with soldiers coming back and in the nfl. this is serious stuff and i think it is terribly under reacted to. i think it is a confluence of
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factors. close to 80%, it is estimated close to 80% are either bankrupt, divorced or in serious financial trouble within two leagues after being out of the league. >> why is that? >> the research says getting ripped off by investment ideas. these are young men who all of a sudden have a fair amount of wealth. the median is $900,000 a year. terrell owens on our show tuesday with three baby mamas confronting him with his conduct with them -- >> can i ask you how you got all three women to agree to do the interview? >> it felt a little like a firing squad. he wants to tell people that he is not the person that the media has depicted him of being. i'm not sure he made a lot of
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progress with these women. >> we have a little bit with the interview. >> i have been raising our daughter to the best of my ability. i have tried to be the best mother i can be. i have always supported you and i think you know that. i have come to your defense all the time because i realize you are my child's father. i would not wish any harm on you. i wish you nothing but the best because i know how i feel as a daughter. >> do you believe what she's saying? you don't believe what she's saying? >> did he know all three were going to be there? >> i don't ambush. he knew they were coming. he said when i call to see the children they are busy. the mothers don't cooperate. but he hasn't seen these kids much year after year so come on.
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>> there was a time in your life in which you advise people going on trial, i think that's where you met oprah. look at the john edwards trial for us. if you were representing the defendant, what would you be trying to coach them in terms of presentation. >> we always try to get the witnesses to tell the truth effectively. so not create a truth. i think what he has to do is deal just with that. and buy a lot of credibility by acknowledging that some things just appear to be improper. what we are dealing with here is not a sensational trial. everything that is being focused on is sensational. the real issue is whether or not campaign funds were used for individual personal gain.
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that's not a very sexy trial. all this other stuff being picked up by the media and talked about by the prosecution is to create sensationalism in there. they need to focus on what was actually happening here. i think the fact that someone is a candidate doesn't mean that they don't have separate funds. >> but the question is do jurors separate that in terms of how they feel about the defendant and his character versus on the question of law whether there has been a violation? >> it is very, very difficult for them. it has been said it is difficult to be one kind of man and another kind of character. they do look at the private life. that is going to weigh heavily on the jurors mptd they don't like the fact that his wife was suffering from cancer. i think all of that spills over into whether or not this money
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was rerouted. so the job of the defense is to separate that out and say we are here to make a determination on what happened with this money. if you can't separate that out this is going to be a very long trial. >> it's hard to focus on that when all the other stuff is so salacious s. do you think he needs to take the stand? >> i think you are going to have to make that decision when you see where you are at the time. we always used what we call mirror jurors where we would match jurors with personalities very close to them that you could debrief every night. if he gets to the point where it is almost over and he is seriously behind then why not. if you are not then i think it & would be very difficult to advise him to take the stand. >> suppose he does, authen tisity is important. how do you make sure a witness does that?
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>> i think they have to decide what their truth is. and we always when we say we want witnesses to tell the truth effectively you find out three or four things that this is going to turn on and you stay focused on those things. everybody tries to float ten different ideas, 20 different ideas. if you are not going to get the jury with your top three or four you are not going to get them with 16, 17, 18 and 19. you may not like my judgment and my values but the money here was not for campaign. >> before we let you go we know antibullying is very important for you and this is the topic of your show today. reading the description of this almost made me sick to my stomach. you are dealing with teenage girls and violence. it seematize is getting so much worse. >> we seem to have a society now where everybody thinks they need
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to be on television. they all think they need to be on film. it's like i'm brushing my teeth, turn on the camera. we have girls fighting and beating each other up and posting it on youtube with pride. weez have to stop this. there has to be consequences. we have a young girl in rhode island that has a shunt in her brain and gets bullied by girls who have her on the ground pounding her in the brain. they said they
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50 shades of grey is too hot 50 shades of gray is just too hot for some library shelves. when we come back you are watching "cbs this morning."
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grey" after librarians found out, oh, my gosh, sex in it. all 19 copies of the erotic novels will be pulled from circulation as soon as readers who checked them out bring them back. a little late for that. >> yeah, "50 shades of grey," new title, that really didn't ep happen. >> i want to check this out. >> police in phoenix say a woman faked having breast cancer to get breast implants. "newsday" says the 27-year-old woman is charged with fraud and theft after raising $8,000 for surgery. you can't get it for $8,000, can you? >> why are you asking me? >> no, i'm just -- maybe she's just getting one side done and then -- >> i don't approve. i hear it's very expensive. the el paso times says carl and carol are on a quest to eat every whataburger in existence. the burger chain has ten chains
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throughout the south, from florida to arizona. but the texas couple vows they'll make it to all 735 wh whataburge whataburgers. >> what be your recommendation? >> stop. if you go somewhere in l.a., have you to go to in and out. tells us about bill johnson. he's donated sperm to at least ten women in new zealand without huz wife's knowledge and he's now left his family to live in new zealand where he apparently plans to be with the babies and donate to more women. >> i'm just going to give a big ew. >> he's running for governor? >> yeah. i'm going ew. >> i assume he didn't win. >> no, no. >> moving on. the l.a. time clarz "the avengers" -- look at this number. the movie took in $280 million for the best weekend in hollywood history. smashed all record sast last year by "harry potter".
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>> that's a lot of people watching a movie. >> i think so, too. >> notice sh looks good in tights. the new york post looks at commuter taking revenge against a romeo bus driver. a woman has taped up flyers along his bus route saying the married driver uses his job to flirt with women all day. she also refers to him as mr. one night stand. is that an admission? >> i think that's an admission. i wonder what mrs. one night stand has to say. i'm thinking there's a guest or something on the "dr. phil" show. >> i wonder if the bus driver would talk? >> thank you very much, phil. christie is a wife, a mother, rancher, farmer and member of congress. now she can add college graduate to her list. we'll show you how she did that after the break.
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he's an oscar winner and colin firth is here in studio 57 here today. we love him on the big screen but he's taking on a new project. he's telling us why he uses his voice to interpret a classic novel. did you know that he used to skip school because he loved reading so much? uh-huh. you're watching "cbs this morning." ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> good morning. let's get too caught up on some of the bay area had winds. a san jose police shooting is under investigation this morning. the one was wounded when an officer fired at a wanted man last night. they took the suspect into custody. uc-berkeley officials say they're getting no response from occupied the farm protesters but this morning in spokesperson for the protesters said she thought they had a dialogue. oakland police are looking into possible home invasion robbery that some one man to the hospital.
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>> good morning. we have an accident in the financial district in downtown san francisco. the crash is blocking a stretch of california street so california is shut down between tierney and montgomery. .
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not too bad in the northbound lanes but it does start slope towards downtown oakland exit. westbound 237, this is what it looks like, slow and go from 880 towards zanker road. >> is looking good all the way up the coastline today. high pressure over head will cranked up the temperatures outside. beautiful sunshine already. temperatures begin to warm up, 63 in fremont, 58 in san francisco. 80s and low 90s this afternoon, hot in the valley. '60s and '70s at the coast. the next couple of days stay hot inland and we will start to cool down on the coast. some fog making to return tuesday night,,,,,,,,,,
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♪ if you believe they put a man on the moon ♪ ♪ man on the moon >> man on the moon. look at that. we told you last week about the supermoon. there it is. all over the world. isn't that gorgeous? the full moon over the weekend was the biggest and the brightest of the year because it was unusually close to the earth. welcome back to "cbs this morning." that's a beautiful picture. i think i saw it this weekend. did you guys see?
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>> i did see on saturday night. >> i did, too. you know what we're talking about? >> no. it doesn't get dark there so i saw no moon. >> a special part on saturday night where the moon was bigger and brighter. >> the pictures are fantastic colin firth, smooth talker but won an oscar playing a monarch with a stutter in "the king's speech". >> what do i call you? >> your royal h highness and sir after that. >> how about dirty? in here it's better if we're equals. >> if we were equals, i wouldn't be here. i'd be home with my wife and no one would give a damn. >> now he's lending his voice to a series of audio books featuring many of hollywood's top stars. colin firth is here in studio 57. welcome. >> good to be here.
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>> despite jet lag. >> indeed. >> jet lag looks pretty good on him, i have to say. looks pretty good. >> catch me later in the day. >> okay. >> this is a great idea. good actors reading good books. >> absolutely. i listen to audio recordings quite a bit. you know, there's some people who, i think, feels it's cheating. you are to read. and i completely dispute that. i think that the oral tradition has been there long before the written tradition. the stories we first heard were probably read to us before we learned to read. and i think it resides somewhere very deep in us all. i think the human voice interpreting it, if done well s an absolutely wonderful experience. >> speaking of that, when you play the part of george vi, had you to listen to recordings. >> absolutely. it's often the best material i can find. if i'm playing someone who has a
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different dialect, i enmesh myself in audio recordings from i think there's something d. extremely intimate and very personal in taking that journey with one voice. >> in listening to his voice, which you did so brilliantly in the film, what did you find? >> well, i thought i'm not going to seek to reproduce his exact voice. i thought, it's not necessary to do that, but i thought, if i can get the information about what it feels like to be him through his voice, then i will try to interpret that through my own. so, hearing his struggles, hearing where it stuck, hearing how agonizing that must have been and hearing the limitations. also, by his class. this sound which cannot help him is very disciplined, rigid sound. >> i was watching the oscars the night you won, mr. firth. has it sank in for you? when they call your name, are you sitting there thinking, oh, i hope they call me, or are you thinking, it's an honor to be
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nominated? >> it sank in, i would say, last week some time. >> really? after all this time? >> no, i wanted to throw a party and everyone had had moved on. >> colin firth finally gets it. battery of one. >> i love you're doing this with your audible books. how did you decide? how did you decide what you were going to do? >> it was difficult. because when the people approached me, they told me they were doing this. they picked the people they wanted before they picked the material they wanted. so, it was up to us. >> and you chose? >> paralyzing when you love reading, you love books. grahame green has been one of my favorite writerers. i find his work complex, painful, the prose is a pleasure to read. and this story is one i've read several times. and i think like all good love stories, it's based on
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misjudgments, misunderstandings, painful misinterpretations of each other, people finding out -- >> it was made into a film, was it not? >> yes, it was made into a film. i think it might have been two films. i think there was an old film before. >> but you were not late to the party of reading. i was reading about you that you actually as a kid would play hooky from school so you could go and read. is that true? >> it's long been an obsession of mine. >> why? >> storytelling, disappearing into another world. >> yeah, i get that. >> it partly -- it's partly pure escapism if you think your own life is hum drum. >> did you think your own life was hum drum? >> i found school hum drum. i was being taught things that can't catch my interest and my mind would wander. >> algebra? >> you're on the right track. and numbers didn't quite do it. but to be taken through some extraordinairetive, whether it's something to do with ancient greeks or just modern fairy -- you know, fantasy stuff.
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i fine it beautiful. then you can import some of that into your own life. it's very interesting how you discover truths. it's not just a universe that doesn't exist you're going to. it does interpret your own world. >> what's the secret to reading? i mean, to do, tulgly standing in front of a microphone? >> i don't know. i did this many years ago when they didn't -- they basically didn't have all of the technology they have now. if you made a single mistake, you went back five pages. then had you to go again without a single mistake. now, you don't have to do that. you do have to try to get a run at it. i think you have to just surrender a little bit. i think it would be very easy to be overly precise about how you want to do it. if -- then it gets rather dry if you do that. i think you have to get a flow, embrace the shape of it. >> the idea of having very good actors do it moons what? >> well, suddenly enough, very
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good actors are often very bad at this. these i've heard are brilliant. it was intimidating when i had just been told nicole kidman had been generous and -- >> the feel no pressure, mr. firth. >> exactly. now you're on your own. >> was it difficult for you? >> it's very difficult. it's difficult. some people -- be prepared. it's a marathon. you're in it in an airless room hour after hour after hour, alone with these characters, with your own ideas. and that's wonderful. but it is also hugely challenging, i think. >> and you're playing all the characters, reading all the characters? >> yes. people take a different approach on that. some people characterize them very strongly, inhabit them as actors and completely take on a transformation for each character. other people argue that that's probably going to interfere with experience and better just to suggest them. it vastly depends on the culture
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you're doing. and if it's -- you know, if you're doing an italian novel in translation, you have to decide how you're going to do the italian peasants and italian king. >> you can speak italian. >> i don't think i can speak it well enough -- >> you learned it for all the right reasons, to convince -- >> yeah, your wife is italian. i love that story. but we can see how you do. we can go on and hear the end of the affair for ours, but before you leave the table, dame daphne's in the green room. i saw the two of you talking. i had no idea you have a connection. >> i didn't know she would be here so it's an extraordinary, unexpected treat for me about two years ago, three years ago, i had taken my family for a trip to kenya. and we had the privilege of going to the elephant orphanage in nairobi. we were so moved by it. >> buy what you saw? >> that we decided to support the foundation. >> and you have adopted an
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elephant? >> yes, we got each of my sons adopted an elephant. you get updates, a photograph and news of the foundation. i think what they do is vital. it's overpowerfully moving, when you encounter these babies. >> charlie, they were in the green room saying -- he was saying, hey, i have a couple elephants from your place. see what we do at krk rk? >> everything. >> everything is good. we'll take that. thank you, thank you very much. >> great to see you. a woman who started that elephant nursery we were talking, dame daphne sheldrick ,
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>> this is one that was in a coma when she arrived. had she was on a drip for 24 hours. we never thought she would be alive in the morning. she's our ilgt miracle. >> bob simon and "60 minutes" introduced us to dame daphne sheldrick and her remarkable elephant nursery in 2006 and again in 2009. since then, africa's elephants have become even more threatened. they're now about 500,000 left compared to 1.3 million 30 years ago. >> so that means dame daphne's orphanage outside nairobi, kenya, is still a very busy place. in her new memoir it's called "love, life and elephants: an african love story." she's with us in studio 57. good morning. >> good morning. >> you do clearly love these animals. you talk about your mongoose and impalas and cats. you grow up and have a love
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affair with elephants because? i think they're gorgeous creatures but you love them so because? >> elephants are very human animals. in fact, they're better than us. >> i've heard that. >> in many, many ways. they can teach humans a lot about being gentle and caring and nurturing and highly intelligent. and emotionally identical to us. the only age an elephant duplicates the same age as a human but yet so much smarter. an elephant just a few years old is all together. >> what what do you mean? >> it knows it's routine, knows how many bottles it should have. if another one is having a bit more, they get a bit jealous. you see the orphaned elements the same as your own children. >> why are they so threatened? >> the ivory, unfortunately. there's a huge demand for ivory in the far east, particularly china, and a lot of the chinese
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are more opulent than they were before and it's a status symbol in china to earn an ivory seal. it comes from the largest and strongest land mammal. there's a symbolic attachment. >> and what can be done to stop it? >> well, as long as there's a trade in ivory and a demand, there will be elephants being killed for their tusks. obviously, ivory has to be banned totally. and the countries that burn their ivory stockpiles should be rewarded for doing so because up until now, the international convention for trade in endangered species has sabzed the sale of south african stockpile. and as soon as there's a legal market, then what we've seen, and this has been proved, the illegal tusks are laundered into the system, poaching goes up. the time when there was a total ban on ivory, 1989, only for a couple years, bearing in mind that that it takes two years for an elephant to be born and only nine months for a human.
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you know, when i returned, the poaching was controlled. but it's not long enough. you know, unfortunately it's all greed and trade. it's all about trade here. >> how long do elephants who have a complete life live? >> same as a human. given a fair wind, and they suffer from source, there's a lot of stress in the elephants these days, climate change, drought is more frequent, burgeoning human populations taking up the space that elephants used to use, migratory routes and so on, competition for land, and elephants travel huge distances to copy in touch with family and friends. and they communicate with infrasound. they don't need radio and things like we do. >> do you become attached to special ones and -- >> observation oh, you know, when you take a little elephant just a few days old and you know it, you -- it's with you for at least ten years.
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and then she goes wild, even when it's wild, it will always love and remember its human family. if ever it's in trouble it comes back to the humans it loves. now have wild born babies and they bring the babies back to show the keepers and encourage the men to actually go into the herd and handle the calf under the mother. the last one that came back with her baby had 50 other elephants with her. >> as a kid, i was always told you have a memory like an elephant. elephantings never forget. is it true they never forget anything? >> it's absolutely true. one orphan in our 50s, remember the man that was her keeper when she was 5. she just hadn't come back and recognized this man. nobody else knew. >> colin firth said the work you do is very, very important. as you see, it's clearly catching on. >> and the passion and joy it brings to you. >> oh, there's huge rewards but a lot of sorrow as well. >> yeah. thank you so much.
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great to have you. the book is called "love, life and elephants" now on sale at your favorite bookstore. >> talk about a real multitasker, how about christie noem, a mother, a member of congress and just finished her colleague degree. we'll introduce you to her after the break. you're watching "cbs this morning." ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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for more than a year, that's chicago's "saturday in the park," haven't heard that in years. some call her america's most powerful undergrad. she finally finished college. >> whit johnson has the story of her unconventional path as a graduate and and a lawmaker. >> reporter: while it's not
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uncommon for a member of congress to speak at a graduation, they don't usually earn their bachelor's degree in political science on the same day. but south dakota's kristi noem path. d to taking a different - >> who's going to bail out my kids some day? >> the only thing i'm not -- >> reporter: considered a rising star in the republican party, she was elected in 2010. as the gop took control of the house. >> this is my three kids on horses. >> reporter: but her story begins 1500 miles outside of washington, back home on the family ranch. where this farm girl, mother of three, business owner and politician, learned to multitask at the highest level. despite her success, she never finished college. dropped out at age 22 after her father was killed in a tragic farming accident. >> it turned our whole lives upside down. he was the guy who could do anything. i remember going to bed that night thinking, i have no idea what tomorrow looks like because he's not here. >> reporter: she left school to help run the family business,
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but eventually got the bug for politics, becoming a state lawmaker in 2006. two years later, she started taking classes again. most of them online. by the time she got to washington, 92% of her colleagues in the house and all but one senator had college degrees. >> that was one thing about coming here to washington, d.c. i never felt insecure about my education. i felt like i'd been through the school of hard knocks. >> reporter: saturday's graduation from south dakota state university was five years in the making. her oldest daughter cassidy will graduate from high school later this week. >> and in-f your dad could see you today -- >> he would think i was crazy because today i'm serving in congress and that's something that i never really talked about doing before. you know, he was the one who raised us to always see an opportunity and to say yes. >> reporter: that attitude has also helped her navigate the bitter politics on capitol hill, when she voted to raise the debt ceiling.
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in august noem was blasted by some in the tea party, prompting a possible primary challenge from the right. >> we got sent her with a referendum from the people in this country that said go there and change things. >> reporter: from the left, democrats hoping to foil her re-election think matt varalik has a chance to beat her. but she says she's laser focused. >> oh, yeah, this is real life. what happens in washington, d.c. isn't real life. this is policy and working to get things done. but then i go home to the reason that i get out of bed every day. >> reporter: the same reason she went back to school, something she says her father would are been proud of. for "cbs this morning," whit johnson, washington. >> nice story. >> oh, really nice. she said dad may think she's crazy. i agree, dad would be proud. like her very much. >> i love the idea, you're never too old to finish your education. >> i was thinking that, too. they always say education is something nobody can ever take away from you.
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erica is not here but she's not far. she's tracking down a museum at metropolitan of art.,,
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>> good morning everybody. we're just getting word over at contra costa county that there is some sort of a gas leak. we cannot pinpoint it just get but a number of calls that come into the police department. that is a picture right there of parts of the high school. this is the general area in south walnut creek. the high school has been evacuated as a precaution. there was no fire but people are concerned because of the smell of gas is so prevalent. walnut creek police said the calls started coming in around 8:00 this morning so if you are in the south end of walnut creek take note, at a good four
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or five blocks could be evacuated as they try to figure out exactly what that is.
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>> we will take you back out to breaking news in walnut creek, a possible gas leak, we're sending news crews to the scene we're
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hearing of evacuation's around south main street in walnut creek. several blocks in and around that area might be affected. the kaiser hospital is also in that area. let's take you out toward san jose by blossom hill road where we are following a traffic alert in that area. the rest of the south bay, pretty jammed on 280 heading out of downtown san jose. >> lots of sunshine around the bay area right now, it is heating up right now with temperatures in the '50s and '60s. some places like fairfield are already 70 degrees. temperatures at the beach, plan on 60s and low '70's inside the bay. even some low 90's at some spots in lent. the next couple of days may start to cool off towards the
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