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prevent a budget crisis. but wall street is not buying yet. >> a new storm batters the northeast, slowing the recovery from superstorm sandy. >> how looking in the mirror could provide clues to your risk for heart disease. but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> second storm has just made life miserable. people have to worry about heat and not dying. >> new misery for the northeast as a post sandy storm slams the wi region. >> coastal flooding wintry mix. >> causing 100,000 new power
outages. >> it eats away at you, you end know. finally you see the light at the end of the tunnel, the power is back and we're starting over again. >> more than 1,000 flights canceled in new york and last philadelphia. >> when i finally got that foreconfident i got last night i said i'm waiting for the locust pest and pestulants next. urging more bipartisan cooperation. >> mr. president, this is your moment. moment.ady we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans, but as americans. americ >> i want to work together but k i want everyone to also you can't understand, you can't push us around. >> today gabby giffords and >> t husband will be in tucson in a courtroom there where jared loughner is set for sentencing.oom when the drove their motorcycle straight into a shopping center.otorcy 9-year-old samantha gordon
turn s turns on her jets. the boys can barely keep up with that her. look at her go. >> all that -- >> rex ryan the most overrated coach in the nfl. >> i finally beat belichick at something. something. >> l.a., excuse me. got my artists mixed up. >> and all that matters. >> still waiting for the results to come in from florida. >> please don't pick on florida.bs >> you're only allowed to rning. campaign within 100 feet of a polling station. i saw countless signs telling me to vote for some guy named a krchltc acqui. welcome to "cbs this morning." as you wake up in the west we begin with what's happening in washington. captioning funded by cbs p one one white captioning funded by cbs p one one white house adviser said ifif republicans think the election doesn't change anything that would be unfortunate as both sides are already talking.
>> good morning, norah. imagine that. wz has been holding its breath to deal with the fiscal cliff. once it became clear, principle actors began weighing in. phone calls to congressional leaders and among the major players in congress. the president returned to the white house wednesday night and the reality of governing in a bitterly divided washington. one day after the election -- >> compromise is not a dirty word. i'm willing to negotiate any time on any issue. >> a spirit of cooperation was suddenly in the air. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we want you to succeed. >> reporter: good news for a president with an ambitious agenda. one he laid out tuesday night after winning a second term. >> reducing our deficit, reform ing our tax code, fixing our immigration system, freeing ourselves from foreign oil. >> reporter: up first, so-called fisc. l cliff, toxic combination of spending cuts and tax increases that kicks in at the beginning
of next year. a perfect storm that endangers the fragile economy. yesterday the republican speaker of the house laid out his path to a deal. democrats agree to entitlement cuts, he says republicans are open to new revenues and what he calls tax reform. >> we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. what matters is where the increased revenue comes from and what type of reform comes with it. >> but boehner shot down the idea of tax increases specifically targeting the rich something the president insisted on during his campaign. earlier in the day, the top democrat in the senate implied that any compromise would need to include the president's plan. >> there was a message sent to us by the american people based on the campaign. that is people making all this money have to contribute a little bit more. >> reporter: now exit polls from tuesday showed that voters side with the president on the tax
issue. 47% of voters said that taxes should increase for people making more than $250,000 a year. 13% said that they should increase for everyone. administration sources say that there's speculation and they won't confirm it, but there's likely to be a meeting between the president and congressional leaders soon, maybe even next week. norah, charlie? >> bill thank you very much. wall street opens slightly higher this morning after a big sell off wednesday. the dow jones industrials lost 313 points. its worst day of the year. the index fell below 13,000 for the first time in two months. rebecca jarvis is watch inging the countdown to the fiscal cliff for us. rebecca, good morning. >> good morning. this is becoming like debt ceiling debate 2.0 right now. the clock is ticking. investors are looking ahead to what a possible package of tax increases and spending cuts could mean to the economic recovery. >> if you toed up all the things that will happen on january 1st
all the tax increases, spending cuts and everything, it takes it to $728 billion in calendar year 2013. >> the numbers are staggering. the average american family will pay between $2,000 and $3,000 in additional taxes. 1,200 government programs will see cuts and unemployment is expected to climb back above 9%. >> it's very very likely we suffer a very deep recession. i don't think that's the way we want to go here. >> the fiscal cliff is as much about politic ss as it is about economics. >> as a member of the budget committee i've worked with and met with other senators democrats and republicans to try to figure out some path forward. bluntly our challenge is leadership. >> reporter: chris coons of delaware has been working on the issue for more than a year. why would anything be different now after an election where pretty much everything has remained the same? >> that's exactly the core question. why should the markets believe, why should families believe?
because we have to. because we don't have a choice. >> reporter: the alternative means more turbulence. >> until investors and business people can construct a clear narrative with respect to how president obama and house republicans are going to nail this thing down there's going to be a lot of uncertainty, a lot of fear. and we're not going anywhere. >> i'm sure it's going to be messier and harder than i would like. that's the nature of a real compromise, is that everybody ends up unhappy. >> does everyone believe it will be the catastrophe that it's projected? >> yes and no. yes in that right now businesses hate the uncertainty. so does the stock market. so that catastrophe scenario as much as it might not be an armageddon one we are in this recovery right now. it's very fragile. businesses are stalling at this very moment in time. i hear it from ceos every day. senator coons hears from them every day in his district in his state. every single day that this decision doesn't get made a
business doesn't know how to plan for the future. that weighs on stocks. that weighs on how people pay for their debt in this country and it weighs on companies. >> it's not just suspending cuts that are part of this but also tax increases. not just for individuals, but what about businesses? >> businesses will see the increases as well. there's a demand problem. because when you see an increase in taxes as an individual all of a sudden your not spending on things. unfortunately we're at a demand scenario in this country where demand has been very much weakened by the recovery. the more taxes, for example, that are taken out of pocket they can't go toward thing that is ultimately would crow ate jobs for americans. >> john boehner drew a line yesterday, no tax increases for small business. very interesting. thank you, rebecca. more than 120 million americans voted for a president this year but now a much smaller group of people are deciding the government for china.
bill whitaker is in china with that story for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. tightly held behind closed doors. unlike the u.s. the chinese people don't have a say. but they're making their voices heard just the same. everything about the 18th party congress is big. beijing's great hall of the people, more than 2,000 delegates, the communist elite carry the enormous weight and pride of history and chiennachina's boundless hope ss for the future. increasingly the hopes of 1.3 billion people clash with the one-party state. by some estimates there are 500 protests in china every day over corruption. last week in the central coastal city, huge protests over the expansion of a petro chemical plant. communist officials say it was
good for the economy. 10,000 angry citizens say it was bad for their health. where were you in the crowd? 35-year-old building contractor xu xinglong was in the middle of t he shot this video on his cell phone. the air quality has deteriorated for years, he says. it's not just air quultality but food and water. his daughter he says is always sick. his wife always sneezing. the pollution we suffer is too severe. the people aren't known to protest but they just can't take this anymore. >> reporter: are you not afraid? he told us he doesn't worry. remarkable considering this is how chiennachina's government dealt with protesters on teeianaman square 20 years ago. bowing to public pressure officials decided to halt the expansion of that plant.
today outgoing president hu jintao said growing production could mean growing social unrest. and that he said could threaten the power of the communist party. norah? >> so interesting. bill whitaker thank you. some average citizens got a taste of how we choose our leaders in america. u.s. embassy in beijing holds an election party every four years. guests are encouraged to cast ballots in a mock election then watch the real returns on tv. their choice turned out to be the same as america's, president obama. >> new weather problems on the east. nor'easter affecting tens of thousands of superstorm sandy's victims, knocking out electricity to more than 200,000 homes and businesses in the new york city region many of them had just gotten their power restored. >> the winter storm brought rain, strong winds and several inches of snow to the region.
airlines canceled nearly 1,600 flights. highways and train routes were also disrupted and families shivered in homes across the northeast as temperatures fell below freezing. ben tracy is in hard-hit tuckerton, new jersey, along the jersey shore. how are they doing there? >> reporter: charlie and norah, good morning. good morning to our viewers in the west. folks here not doing so well this morning. streets are flood eded here in tuckerton. front yards are flooded. while this nor'easter on its own may not have been that big of a deal, here is the problem. for a couple of days people have been able to come back to neighborhoods like this, to begin the recovery rip out carpets and walls and stay ahead of the mold that is growing in some of these areas. that's all been put on hold. that one woman who told us that the second storm feels like a second punch to the gut. when the nor'easter slammed into the jersey shore, wind and rain quickly turned into a whiteout as temperatures plummeted into the low 30s. volunteers handed out blankets
for those with no heat. >> i just want this to end now. i want it to be over. >> reporter: in snow-covered belmar a generator is running nick symchik's one light and computer. etches gone ten days without power. he is using his oven to heat his house. >> at some point you want to go to sleep at night and not be frozen. so you know, you leave it on. you know, you kind of roll the dice. >> reporter: on wednesday, coastal towns race to shore up their battered beaches, building temporary dunes to keep the ocean's rising anger away. low-lying areas such as brick, new jersey were empty, evacuated ahead of the storm. mayor s mayors along the coast vowed that this so-called sucker punch storm would be just a brief pause in the cleanup. >> it's not going to slow us down from the progress we've made recovering from hurricane sandy. >> reporter: yet the nor'easter is expected to slow efforts to restore power to the more than 300,000 still in the dark. power lines in many areas are
now coated in ice and snow. crews are working 16-hour days but can't repair lines in winds more than 40 miles per hour. with his trademark humor, new jersey governor chris christie wondered what else could hit his state. >> i'm wait withing for the locusts and petulance next. >> reporter: the nor'easter basically has moved out of this area now. they're expecting warmer temperatures and sun later today. that's good news for folks who need to get back into these neighborhoods and continue this process of cleaning up. because it's going to be a long process. >> thank goodness for that. ben tracy, thank you. david bernard is chief meteorologist for cbs station 4. >> things are beginning to improve for new jersey and new york. latest radar and satellite picture this morning, you can
see the back edge of the snow flurries right there. it's all moving to the east. it's still nasty around the cape and also boston, getting strong winds this morning. look at these snow totals. greenwich, connecticut, 6". over 4.5" at central park. jfk. parts of new jersey freehold and manchester around a foot of snow has occurred with this storm. really incredible considering the time of year. so far today highest wind gusts in new york city is 36. we still have gusts out at martha's vineyard over 60 miles per hour. that's where it looks like the worst weather is at this time. overall it's gradually going to be moving out by tomorrow morning. >> is there any good weather news? >> for once i would like to talk to you charlie, without something swirling behind me there. there is good news. for the weekend it's going to be much warmer. temperatures might even be a bit
above normal. and see something we see a lot here, sunshine. mark strassmann made it to new york's laguardia airport. good morning. >> lots of canceled flights and with good reason. i flew in ahead of the storm. right through the whiteout on its way here. american, united, delta, airlines got ahead of this storm by noon yesterday, canceled hundreds of flights in the northeast. new york in particular for the second major storm in ten days. there were more than 1,700 flights canceled yesterday, 600 plus into the area's airports newark alone took a big hit. here is good news for a change. arms are waiving change fees. 20,000 flights canceled last week because of sandy, killing the airline's quarterly profits. they now canceled flights
earlier, to avoid turning airports into shelters for stranded travelers and to get back up to speed as fast as possible. sandy disrupted air travel for pretty close to four days. this storm impact will be much less. for one thing it's already, for the most part out of new york and almost out of new england. so a full flight schedule will resume as early as later this afternoon, tomorrow morning at the latest. >> that's good news mark. when happens if you were on a canceled flight what do you do? >> reporter: best thing, norah is act as your own travel agent. call the airlines and try to get them to rebook for you. but they'll be overwhelmed by the other callers who also had canceled flights. best bet is to go online see if you can do it yourself. >> mark strassmann good information. thank you. time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. daily star reports former congresswoman gabrielle giffords is expected to attend today's sentencing of jared loughner, who plead guilty in last year's
shooting killing six people and injuring 13, including giffords. under his plea deal he will get life in prison without parole. governor andrew cuomo fired his chief of emergency management, reportedly asked for clean-up crews to remove a tree from his own property from superstorm sandy before dealing with more serious problems. wall street journal says existing home prices are up 7.6% from a year ago. it is the largest year-to-year growth since 2006. cities include phoenix, las vegas and miami. they saw the biggest rebounds. "new york times" reports the marine corp is trying to diversify its officer ranks. tv commercials and fwlosy ads will feature women actively engaged in their communities as well as leading other marines. walmart released its black friday promos today, offering a $75 gift card with the purchase of an ipad 2. other offers include a 32" hd tv
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it was one of the most powerful images from hurricane sandy, water rushing in to a new york city tunnel at the height of the storm. this morning jeff glor takes us there to see how they are getting it ready for traffic. and indianapolis colts players shave their heads to support their coach as he returns after cancer treatment. >> you guys understand it. i understand it. >> we'll check on chuck pagano's condition and talk about the colts with james brown of "the
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several lanes and it is stacked up really heavy traffic behind it. in the meantime, toll plaza busy morning here, as well. turned on the metering lights early because of a smaller fender-bender and stall on the upper deck. it's jammed solid through the macarthur maze. that is "timesaver traffic." here's lawrence. >> all right, elizabeth. still quiet weather-wise. a little blustery and breezy outside. but we have some big changes coming our way as we are expecting rain to move in. hi-def doppler showing you some of that rain now moving into far northern california. that's expected to slide our way throughout the day today. so the temperatures running in the 50s and low 60s for highs today. staying cool next few days unsettled and possibly a little bit wet. drying out over the weekend. but we could see some more showers return on tuesday.
unwatering flooding tunnel at the tip of lower manhattan. it's a massive job. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. the brooklyn battery tunnel is one of the most historic stretches in america. opened in 1950 it has never seen anything like this. this is what it looks like when 60 million gallons of water goes where it doesn't belong. sandy's surge flooded two miles of the brooklyn battery, the longest continuous traffic tunnel in north america, typically responsible for 45,000 vehicles a day since last monday it has handled none. to see how it's getting fixed we board a boat for governor's island off of manhattan's southern tip as the coast guard, army corps of engineers and new york transit workers fought through another storm, this week's nor'easter. >> this latest storm doesn't make things easier on you >> no.
that's a concern for us all. what that could do could bring more water into the area. additionally the high winds is a concern. >> reporter: when we arrived, it didn't take long to see water still rushing out. all of it getting pumped from deep underground. is this facility engineer. >> one of the biggest challenges in pumping water out that's seven stories deep? >> the pressure loss access electric cal power, restoring power. >> reporter: each of these tubes can clear 2,000 gallons a minute. powered by punches using these four diesel generators. >> they drop the pumps into the water from here and from here it's 150 feet down. >> reporter: to see just how much gravity they are up against, engineers took us all the day down. the only access point, a
darkened stairwell that sandy water is gone from here but the floor of the tunnel is covered with mud and debris. the water that remains is under the water or just above it. you can see the ceiling above us was still leaking. but even when the water is gone the job is far from over. mounds of mud, sand and garbage need to be cleared, electric cal systems need to dry out. which is why he's not putting an estimate on when this famed roadway will finally reopen. what have you learned from this process? >> we have to start looking at ways to help prevent it from happening again. take action. >> when you talk about things that can prevents this in the future, you mean seawall. >> seawalls.
barriers. gates at the tunnel. we have to start looking into that. >> otherwise it happens all over again. >> hopefully it won't happen for another hundred years from now but know it happens. >> that describes what it was like down there. what was it like four to be down there? >> like being in a post-apocalyptic movie disaster. it's muddy. doesn't smell nice. they are dealing without power. you're dealing with rodents. it's a massive job. >> what will they do to prevent flooding in the future. >> that's one of the big questions right now. there seems to be lot of discussion about possibly putting up barriers around the city but the lowest estimates on what those barriers cost come in around $10 billion. massively expensive enterprise. >> what about structural damages to the tunnel. >> that's one of the reasons why they are not rushing it right now because it's not just the water it's the electrical systems.
so they are trying to get the water out then clean the mud out and then make sure the systems are working. >> so nobody knows how long it will take. >> no. i tried to pin them down multiple times and they will not say when they think it will be back open. >> thank you, jeff. sometimes the best moments in sports happen off the field. it's happening right now with the indianapolis colts and their coach, chuck pagano. we'll look at that with nfl today's john brown. >> tomorrow we'll talk with condoleezza rice. she will join us right here on cbs "this morning."
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her pee-wee highlight reel has gone viral. she scored 35 touchdowns this season and gained more than 1900 yards. she's also made 65 tackles on defense. love it. welcome back to cbs "this morning" opinion. >> can't imagine a story you would love more. >> whether or not you're a football fan, indianapolis colts are hard to ignore right now. the team is winning while its new head coach is fighting cancer. players are showing support on and off the field. >> reporter: the indianapolis colts were expected to pull up lame this season without their veteran quarterback peyton manning many picked the colts to be one of the worst in the league. but the team with the horse shoe logo have luck on its side. literally. andrew luck is the colts rookie quarterback and helped bring the team a 5-3 record good enough for second place in the division and right in the playoff hunt.
so when their head coach chuck pagano came into the locker room sunday it's no wonderer he got applause but it wasn't just for the team's victory on the field it was for his victory off it. >> i got circumstances. you guys understand it. i understand it. >> reporter: he didn't have to say the word cancer. his physical appearance made it clear that he already wage ad vicious battle. chuck pagano was diagnosed with leukemia. as the seen kicked off so did his chemotherapy treatments. >> you ready? let's do it. >> reporter: so this week in solidarity with their ailing coach dozens of his players had their heads shaved as smooths a pigskin. a no hair club with true distinction. >> you bald we're bald. >> doing this together right. all for chuck.
>> reporter: out of all the encouraging words chuck pagano could have used for his team -- >> you're on your champions and well on your way. >> reporter: none were greater than these three. >> hard to beat. >> reporter: his cancer is what he says he's beaten. for now it's in remission. >> i'm living. see two more daughters get married, dance at their weddings, and then hoist that lombardi several times i'm dancing at two more wedding's hoisting that trophy together. >> reporter: rarely has a team high five meant quite so much. for cbs "this morning," lee cowen in los angeles. a powerful story. james brown host of "the nfl today" on cbs sports is with us. good morning.
talk about this. you know what's happening with this remarkable story. >> the best story in the national football league so far this season. look that speech -- coaches give great locker room speeches. that was from the heart. it was sincere and emotional and the team has been riding that very nicely throughout this season. again, emotion does play an important part in sports and it can inspire you and fire you up for a short period of time. but more than that this indianapolis colts team is one that's been put together nicely with a great group of guys who reflect character and integrity, what a great story this has been so far. >> i love they are calling it chuck strong and using that and shaving their heads in solidarity. others have done that in the past shave to be brave. how much of the colts success is attributed to the emotion of this situation or got a really good team this year? >> norah, i think it's a combination of trust me most pre-season pundits didn't think
this team would win more than between four and six games so they've already surprised quite a few people. their number one draft pick andrew luck a sensational pro ready quarterback, great work ethic. also let me step back and give credit where it belongs. the owner who blew up this team toughest decision was letting peyton mango after 14 years who represented the city that was a tough decision. he changed coaches, he changed front office people he made the right moves and had the right people in place right now to carry them through and is playing very well. >> is andrew luck rookie the year? >> you know what? he's got some tough competition. guy here in washington rg iii is in that same conversation as well but andrew luck is everything they thought he would be and he's playing exceedingly well. >> do you think the colts can play in the playoffs neighbor super bowl? >> yes they are in the conversation. i know my colleague at the nfl
today hates saying this if the season were to end today they are in absolutely. >> boy, this is a story that touches your heart to see a coach realize his dream to be there and thoen walk into a took tor's office and say i got bad news and at the same time internalize it and share it went have the team has got to affect his attitude about his disease. >> and modelling by example, what it means to be strong in the face of adversity and the players. look we often talk about sports being such a microcosm of society at large, how to overcome difficult,
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it's 7:55. i'm michelle griego at the hurricane relief fund telethon where the lines are open and we are taking your calls and donations. so many people have called this morning giving money to help the victims of hurricane sandy. we have seen these stories over and over of these people who are just devastated by these storms. look at this. the donation tally over $20,000 so far and we just opened the lines a couple of hours ago. so this is great. emily from the american red cross is over here. where does the money go? >> hi. the need is really tremendous and it's only growing. the money right now is going straight to shelters to warming stations to provide hot meals, snacks, relief supplies, everything that is needed to help people. >> reporter: you're doing a great job. thank you so much. we hope to raise even more money. remember, 1-888-5-helps-u. stay with us, traffic and weather coming up.
silicon valley valley commute westbound 237 leaving milpitas to san jose. better news and some bad news. the traffic alert has been for san jose, cupertino northbound 280 pushing wolf road traffic is backed up across the stretch. that is your "timesaver traffic." here's lawrence. >> elizabeth, do you hear that? getting quiet here in the call center. call on in here and help donate to help those folks devastated by the hurricane. outside today we have some big changes coming in our direction. blustery conditions, even some showers sliding down the coastline today. could get a bit wet toward the middle of of the day in the afternoon and the temperatures are going to be chilly. 50s and 60s, unsettled and wet over the next couple of days.
♪ it is 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." a major new storm hits the northeast, giving superstorm sandy victims a second blast of misery. and a new study says your risk for heart disease could be as plain as the look on your face. we'll have a leading doctor about that. but first, here's a look at what's happening in the world and what we've been covering on "cbs this morning." this is becoming like debt ceiling debate 2.0 right now. the clock is ticking. >> the focus in washington turning from the election to the fast-approaching fiscal crisis. >> mr. president, this is your moment. >> i'm sure it's going to be messier and harder than i would like. that's the nature of a real compromise, is that everybody ends up unhappy. i just want it to end now. i want it to be over. >> the nor'easter is affecting tens of thousands of superstorm sandy's victims.
>> one woman told us that this second storm feels like a second punch on the gut. >> airlines canceled nearly 1,600 flights. >> flights scheduled will resume as early as later this afternoon, tomorrow morning at the latest. the brooklyn battery tunnel has never seen anything like this. >> hopefully, won't happen until another 100 years from now, but we know it happens. >> is there any good weather news? >> you know, for once i'd like to talk to you, charlie, not with something swirling behind me there, but -- check out number 6. her name is sam gordon. that's right i said her. she's 9 years old and she's a football star in the making. >> that was emblematic of what everyone at cbs are trying to do, chasing you right now because you're out-running everybody on the field right now. >> oh, j.b.! i like you, man. charlie, you have some competition now. i may want j.b. up here! [ laughter ] >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. a major storm in the east is knocking down superstorm sandy
victims just as they're getting up. more than 200,000 homes and businesses lost power because of the nor'easter. >> the storm brought rain, strong winds and snow to the region and caused severe travel problems. airlines canceled nearly 2,300 flights. and in the new york city borough of staten island police urged people to evacuate flood-prone areas. seth doane is in staten island. seth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, norah. staten islanders had really just started to pick up the pieces following sandy, and then this another storm, only slowing relief efforts. >> residents of the zone should evacuate to higher ground. severe flooding could occur. >> reporter: the nypd didn't take any chances with this storm. the already ravaged coastal communities of staten island. police are not forcing residents to leave this area but they are making them aware of the threat encouraging them to leave. wet snow mixed with wind gusts from the nor'easter blasted the
flood-prone areas devastated by sandy. dave weaver helped his friend clean up after snow set in. >> the second storm has just made life miserable, and now people have to worry about heat and not dying, and you know, surviving, you know. it's definitely really the icing on the cake. >> reporter: this second storm is? >> yes. >> watch your backs! >> reporter: the aid distribution site, nearby miller field, was bustling before the storm, but not because aid was being handed out. bill hind helped pack up supplies. >> people coming this morning for assistance and we have been able to grant it to them but we have to get away from the storm. we have to get ahead of this. we have a lot of food we have to put in trailers. everything just has to get put away today. >> reporter: we asked new york governor andrew cuomo about the nor'easter.
>> well, any storm now is a problem, right? a strong gust of wind is a problem for a lot of these communities right now, they're so fragile. so we have to worry about that and then we're going to turn towards the long-term recovery. >> reporter: around 60,000 people who lost their electricity thanks to sandy were knocked in the dark again because of this storm. and one of the other real concerns with storms coming after sandy is the damage to coastal communities and areas that barrier places that used to protect these coastal communities. take a look at what sandy deposited in the marsh behind me, a house. >> thank you, seth doane. the pictures certainly tell a story. thank you very much. nbc news hurricane consultant david bernard is the chief meteorologist at our miami station, cbs 4. he's watching the latest on the storm. and david, what's going on with this storm right now? >> well, gayle, as we can see from staten island and seth's location, things are gradually improving in the new york city area. the center of the nor'easter is now just south of the cape near
nantucket, right here. that's where the lowest pressure is. it's also where the strongest winds are. notice the precipitation is cutting off from the west to the east, so we'll continue to see gradual improvement today. now, the winds, that's been a problem. that's helped to contribute to those additional power outages, but our peak wind gusts since midnight have come way down in the new york city area. hartford's only had a gust of 31. you can see the stronger gusts toward providence and also martha's vineyard has had a wind gust to 61 miles per hour. and guys i made this especially for you. this is high temperatures for saturday. good news on the way, a warming southwest wind and you're probably going to be pushing temperatures into the 60s by the time we get into saturday and also into sunday. and i know everybody wants to hear that and some dry weather. >> david bernard, thank you. leaders in washington are vowing to deal with the fiscal crisis, higher taxes and spending cuts that kick in new year if congress doesn't act. president obama called congressional leaders before he returned to washington last night. >> earlier house speaker john
boehner said republicans are open to new tax revenues under the right conditions. boehner said republicans would be willing to accept new taxes if, if the president is willing to reduce spending. however, boehner rejected any new taxes that specifically target the rich. after senator john mccain lost the 2008 presidential race much of the republican spotlight landed on his vice presidential pick sarah palin. now her observers are wondering if the same thing will happen to mitt romney's running mate paul ryan. chip reid is in janesville wisconsin, with that. chip, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. paul ryan is spending some down time with his family in his hometown of janesville wisconsin, before heading back to washington, and yes, he will be heading back to washington because while he lost the vice presidential bid, he was overwhelmingly re-elected by the people of this district to his seat in congress. and now, just two days after election day, talk in political circles is already turning to paul ryan's political future.
for mitt romney losing the presidential campaign likely means the end of the political road, but for paul ryan defeat could lead to a new beginning. >> i don't know if he covered himself with glory, but i think he kind of met a certain test. >> reporter: a test that has already led to speculation that ryan, at just 42 is on the short list for the republican presidential nomination in 2016 a list that includes florida senator marco rubio and new jersey governor chris christie. and because ryan will continue as chairman of the house budget committee, his prominence and power will only grow as he goes toe to toe with the president in the coming months and years over spending and taxes. >> i think democrats and republicans will look to him as a voice, and maybe even the most powerful voice, for congressional republicans. >> reporter: the campaign did have some political down side for ryan. critics panned his convention speech. some on the right felt his
conservatism was often straight-jacketed by romney's advisers, and the limits of his political power were laid bare when the republican ticket lost ryan's home state of wisconsin by a surprising seven points. but some who know ryan well say they've seen him respond to adversity before and it only makes him stronger. george style was a law partner of ryan's father, who died of a heart attack when ryan was just 16. he says the strategy inspired ryan to achieve, an instinct to fight back that style says is ingrained in ryan's character. >> he's had adversity in life and he knows how to handle it and recover from it and i don't have any doubt that that's exactly what will happen here. he'll go on and be every bit as successful and more successful than he has been in the past. >> reporter: there have been suggestions that ryan's wife janet, is uncomfortable on the political stage, and some say his three young children could discourage him from another run.
and another challenge in running for president four years from now is that the republican field is expected to be jam packed with rubio, christie maybe jeb bush plus all those other republicans who are still kicking themselves for not running this time. charlie, gayle and norah? >> thank you, chip reid. and take a look at this video that could have come from hollywood. it's a motorcycle gang caught on surveillance cameras on tuesday. so, they're riding into a london shopping center.
you might not see a connection between heart disease and your eyelids or your earlobes, but they may reveal if you are at risk of heart disease. we'll look at the new research on that. how does that happen? coming up next on "cbs this morning." next coming up on cbs "this morning." chili's $6 lunch break combos. a
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presbyterian and columbia university medical center is here. >> good morning, gayle. >> most people don't think there's a connection between this and this so what did this study show? externally that you can look for that increase your risk of heart disease. and those include a male pattern of baldness. receding hairline or baldness at the top of the head. class diagonal crease in the ear lobe. finally, yellow deposits around the eye, fatty deposits. these external visible signs of ageing are associated with an increased risk of heart disease. >> they tell you what specifically? >> i think it's important to realize that these don't cause heart disease but are ex
indicators. so we look do i have these signs. >> how much of these signs are simply indicative of growing older? >> that's a really good question. signs of ageing like having wrinkles or gray hair. in the study were not associated with having increased heart disease. if you have these signs, somebody else of the same age that doesn't have them then they are indicative of ageing inside our bodies. >> because i think charlie raises a good point what's the difference between i just look old for my age and i'm just an old person and this is how i look and you're saying there's internal things we should be looking for too. >> that's right. these point to problems going on inside that's more invisible. the risk factors for heart disease that we want to look to see if we have if we have these external signs are factors such as high blood pressure high cholesterol, diabetes and smoking. any one of those four risk factors and most americans, by
the way, have these risk factors. >> here's what i'm hearing you say. these things cause heart attacks and what they do cause these kinds of facial conditions. >> that's an interesting point. it is a causal relationship or just an association. it turn out, for example, male pattern baldness is associated with hormonal changes, genetic factors that might also increase risk for heart disease. diagonal ear lobe crease for example, is associated with reduce he reduce elasticity. deposits around the eyes is soeshd with be a normal cholesterol. >> any gender differences? >> not really. these seem to be robust for both men and women. >> what can we do? i hear it's a matter of lifestyle. >> yes. >> do you think that's true? >> i do think it's true. i think the common denominator
for most risk factors for heart disease is lifestyle, lifestyle, lifestyle. if we can keep our blood brush controlled, not smoke, maintain a healthy weight can go a long way to reduce the number one killer. >> sleep late. >> i don't know if you can do anything if your hair is starting to go. >> again, we can do a lot about positive lifestyle choice. that's a key message here. florida is famous for great breaches and strange elections. we'll can author and cloumist carl hiassen what's going on in his sunshine state on cbs "this morning." >> "cbs healthwatch" sponsored by campbell's healthy request. it's amazing what soup can do.
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you win an election there's nothing better. you lose an election there's nothing worse. and republicans some are taking it hard. clint eastwood has spent the entire day -- [ laughter ] -- buying drins for an empty bar stool. >> i started laughing before you knew what the bottom line was. >> you just interviewed clint eastwood. >> david letterman. david letterman important the kennedy center honors. he's one of the recipients. it's a high honor for him and he was great. i mean natural, insightful funny. >> i can't wait to see it. >> a london tradition is in trou
good morning. i'm frank mallicoat here at the cbs 5 call center. we are raising money for hurricane relief. all those folks hurt because of sandy. and we have a tally. we have been on the air since 6:00 this morning. bell, please, roberta. $23,612 so far from all the generous people here in the bay area. thank you so much. but we need more. 1-888-5-helps-u. that's all you have to do, $5, $10, anything you can give us. [ bell ringing ] it's going to go to the red cross for the good of the cause for all those people devastated in new york and new jersey and now they have another storm there as well a nor'easter. we are going to talk to marcus from alice radio. real quick here. >> hey, guys. >> a lot of generous folks out there. >> in fact, i want to say hi to janet who i'm on the phone with now making a donation as we speak and also to joan whose
are cycling through the metering lights as quickly as they can but one lane is blocked heading into san francisco. southbound 280 daly city new accident blocking a lane. that's traffic. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> a lot of sunshine in the shots outside right now but don't let that fool you. there's a chance of showers developing throughout the day especially toward noon and the afternoon. in fact, we're seeing some of that on our hi-def doppler radar right now. scattered showers showing up to the north will be moving in our direction over the next few hours. and by the afternoon, it could be a little wet in spots. also, cool, too. highs only in the 50s and 60s. the next couple of days staying unsettled, cool and possibly wet, drying out for the weekend.
>> in case you hadn't heard president obama defeated mitt romney. we know this for sure despite fact that the returns from florida still have not been counted. [ laughter ] some people had to wait five or six hours to vote there. what goes on in florida. they had four years to fix that. and four years before that. we have to make sure florida never gets the olympic. >> florida. wow. >> no hanging chads this time but as you heard the presidential race in florida is again too close to call. we haven't called it yet. unlike 2000 the final outcome does not decide who wins. >> long time "miami herald" columnist carl hiassen is here to talk about the florida vote. his best selling novel is called "chomp." what is it with florida as kimmel said?
>> we're in a state of euphoria because it didn't come down to us. we all live in dread of another repeat of bush versus gore. i don't know. i don't have an explanation. we can't seem to figure out how to count a ballot. and this could go on for years before we know how florida went in the election. >> talk about the 2000 election 2004 or 2012? >> they should just leave that space on the electoral map, just leave us blank all the time. that would be the best thing they can do for florida. >> i can't imagine because of the circumstances that governor romney will demand a recount. >> i mean unless he want as vacation down here which the weather is pretty nice. that would be a good reason. no other reason to do it. we specialize in prolonging everything. >> carl why do you think there's so many election issues in florida? why does it seem they just can't
get it right, in your opinion? as someone who lives there and loves your place so much? >> basically it's because it's a freak show and it's sort of 24 hour freak show. we're used to this. we don't expect anything to go well or to go smoothly. earlier they cutback the number of early voting days from 14 to eight. this was set up. you could see this coming. then when they appealed to the governor during the course of the early voting to extend i want he said no. so you could see the crash. all of us were fully braced for this. we knew it wouldn't go smoothly. >> i'm glad you brought up early voting because as my colleague knows i'm obsessed with it. that was part of it. the governor shrunk it to one week instead of two weeks so that compressed the amount of people when they could vote. i was struck by this, the mayor of miami-dade said part of the problem was poor planning and lack of resources. >> imagine that. >> it's not like this was a
storm. everybody knew the date was coming for four years. who is responsible for the poor planning? >> well you know in 2000 it was palm beach county. there were problems in broward county as well. they should move it around. next time it will be the panhandle. we moved the incompetence from one part of the state to another for variety. there's no excuse. no apology. we're grateful the future of the republic did not depend on us. >> talk about that hispanic population, not only in florida but around the country because it's not a monolith. >> it isn't. florida is a microcosm for the rest of the country. we're very diverse and very divided like the rest of the country and even the hispanic community is very diverse, and you just can't waltz in and have a couple of campaign.
you went to florida said nothing about castro and went on your way if you were a politician. that's how you campaign. it's much more complicated than that. the republicans missed the boat. they fell short here. >> what is it do you think, carl, that the obama campaign understood that the romney campaign did not? >> i think that there are people who vote who are not old middle aged angry white guys. i think the obama campaign picked up on that pretty quickly that there's a lot of young people. there are a lot of diverse populations. you saw how eager everybody was to vote. that's the one thing i think was we should take heart from. people lining up until 1:30 in the morning to cast a ballot. it's pretty extraordinary. >> i get teary eyed when i see people waiting in line and yelling waiting to vote. it concerns me that this country it's that hard to vote in this country. i mean it shouldn't happen that way in florida. i think it raises real question
about our democracy. this is a really serious issue. >> on the other hand it shows how much people want to vote and express their privilege to vote. >> this is not a new thing with florida. this went to the supreme court in 2000 and 12 years later florida is still having this problem. >> we'll get there. >> it's about florida's voting apparatus. >> what are they doing about it? what are they doing to change it? what your hearing? >> absolutely nothing. they are holding meetings and giving press conferences. here's the thing our motto down here is better late than never so i think at some point this week they will call florida probably for obama looking at the numbers right now. and life will go on and it's short of a disorganized way as it always does. >> whoa you're not writing your playing golf or fishing or what are you doing? usually fishing. i don't play much golf. i'm usually hiding out
somewhere. there's still enough beautiful places in florida that you can get away from some of this craziness. we have beautiful weather today and a lot of people living up your way wish they were here. >> carl hiassen great to see you. >> humor is in tact. >> samoa deling if mitt romney won the same percentage of the hispanic vote as george w. bush obviously he would be president of the united states. >> last night's nor'easter was part two of a one-two punch. we'll ask the ceo of cesar's how atlantic city and the
damn south, louisiana. but, but here's the deal. of the nine key swing states obama won eight. i mean how -- even pennsylvania. despite the fact that after a week of hurricane sandy, thousands of amish remain without power. [ laughter ] >> superstorm sandy made landfall near atlantic city new jersey ten days ago. resort city is struggling to get back on its feet. >> casinos were closed for nearly a week and that affected dozens of lower cal businesses. ceo of cesars is here with us. his company owns several luxury properties. so how dual make out and what's the latest today for you all? >> the properties in the resort area of atlantic city made out quite well. unfortunately a number of our employees suffered like their
neighbors in this storm and are putting their lives back together and, of course business in atlantic city has been affected for square substantially in the wake of the storm since our re-opening on friday. >> you keep hearing the boardwalk, how much? >> very substantially. gaming activity and hotel activity is down more than 50% since we re-opened on friday compared to what we anticipated i want to be. boardwalk in our area was not affected. the boardwalk surrounding our areas held up just fine. our properties sustained scarcely any damage. what you saw on television was in peripheral areas. >> people don't know you're really opened for business that atlantic city made out? >> we went through hurricane katrina with our property in new orleans. unfortunately one consequence of the tremendous coverage that's provided at these events people tend to think that's not where i first imagine going for vacation activity or leisure activity. that's unfortunately a really bad counter intuitive result because the folks that work in these areas need the visitors.
this area need the revitalization of people coming to see us and that's what we're lacking right now. >> what's the status of the gaming business today because we all read about what's happening in other places far from the united states. >> well it's mixed in the following way. there's a greater liberalization of gaming as what i describe as a normalization of gaming as a routine luxury activity and that's a good thing for our industry and for a company like mine. the largest market for gaming is now macau which is larger than all commercial gaming. >> is there a decline in las vegas and atlantic city because of that? >> no. that hasn't happened. macau market is driven by chinese and hong kong and taiwan and hasn't affected our business. >> just expanded the business. >> enormously. >> how do you bounce back from something like this? >> first we need to get across
the message that atlantic city is open for business and the experience you've always enjoyed here is available to you this weekend. come see us. come see your friend and help support the reviewtalizationrevitalization. we're making our properties available. we have employees whose homes were damaged living in the hotels. we have red cross in our hotels. we have all sorts of outreach programs. compensation programs. hearth programs anything we can do to support anyone. >> is gaming expanding on the east coast? >> rather dramatically. >> this election include a big referendum in maryland that will bring gaming to washington metropolitan area. we're building a facility in baltimore. we want to build one in boston. gaming has spread up and down the mid-atlantic and east coast. >> each state is approving this by votes in the legislature. >> constitutional amendment or referendum or votes in the legislature. >> what does your company do? it's a fine line to say come on
down atlantic city when you look on the news and so many other people are still suffering, still trying to recover in that area. how do you walk that fine line to say come but we're very sensitive to people who are still suffering. >> we are. we want to do everything we can to reach out twhors suffering and make our resources available to them. we recognize that revitalization in a disaster affected area has to come through economic activity. we need visitors and people coming to eat and reside with us and enjoy entertainment and all the things that bring back the circumstances of our employees and their neighbors. >> how does cesars compare to other casinos? >> i'm quite positive. >> i you know are. when you look at it because there's so many too choose from -- >> right. two different things. first the brand we carry. cesars is a very well-respected luxury brand that's been in the business a long time and i think people know what it stands for in terms of luxury and
experience. but also we offer these facilities all around the world so that visitors to our facilities are known to us and taken care of across a big network. that experience is unique. >> when do you think you'll be back in business fully engaged? >> i would like to think we'll be back reasonably shortly. what concerns me is a lot of the group and convention business has cancelled here in the near end period like we experienced in the wake of hurricane katrina. if i can encourage any one actor to come to atlantic city to come back and help revitalize the area. hopefully we'll be back in that position after the holidays. >> good to see you. >> discountled rates? >> discounted rates. >> i like discounted rates. thank you very much. tourists going to london beware. 100 tradition is in danger of disappearing. >> one of the most iconic images in britain but it may be the end
this video has just been released showing a sky west airplane pilot trying to steal a plane. he was a murder suspect trying to escape. you see him hitting the terminal building and skid ago cross the parking lot. welcome back to cbs "this morning." >> 2009 of the world's great cities even the taxies are famous, new york city has its yellow cabs and in london they are black. those black cabs and their customers are facing a dark
future as charlie d'agata found out. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, norah. for starters london's black cabs are getting old. mayor is forges oldest once off the streets. the problem is the companies that make these old-fashioned cabs is on the verge of bankruptcy, so at the moment they face extinction. they've been on the streets of the capital since, well since before cars. black cabs make london london as much maybe more than those other timeless british icons. red phone boxes. double-decker buses. big ben. if you had been visiting london in the days of sherlock holmes and charles dickens at the end of the 1800s you would have gotten into a carriage a horse drawn cart and these cabs are a direct descendant of that. but it maybe the end of that long line. the company that makes black cabs is on the verge of going bust unless someone can bail it out.
after four years of heavy financial losses and recent recall of cabs manufacturers are in trouble. john rowley has been driving cabs for a lifetime. he's driven by pride. >> every day is a challenge. dealing with the public. you got to be a diplomat and ambassador. >> i imagine a tour guide. >> yes. yes. >> reporter: that means memorizing every street in central thrown and knowing how to get there, every black cabbie has to pass a four year course called the knowledge. >> that's all up there. just a lot of maps in your head. >> reporter: way back in the day soldiers returning from world
war ii were offered that training for free. they learned the streets on the street on two wheels before four. >> 1,000 pupils passed their cabbie test and joined the 5,000 strong band of london taxi drivers. >> reporter: not a lot changed except there's 21,000 cabs on thrown streets. stepping into one is like stepping back in time. >> is there a certain part of london you prefer? >> not really. i'm happy to go anywhere as long as there's somebody in the back. >> reporter: he prefers a body and says he always has to be up for a chat whatever may be on his passenger's mind. >> you become a therapist. >> in a way. i've heard so many stories about their personal lives, you know. we hear things you know. hear no evil see no evil speak no evil. but sometimes you do hear things that you don't want to hear you know. but never repeat it. >> reporter: he says he does try
to steer clear of some bumpy roads. >> never talk about religion or politics, you know. stay clear of that. last thing you want to get involved in. or the economy or the prime minister or the president or whatever, you know. >> reporter: best to talk about the weather, i suppose? >> yeah. that could be short-lived, that subject. >> reporter: what nobody wants to talk about or even think about is the end of the london black cab as the british all know and love. >> as long as i've been coming to london i've been getting into one of those. paying a lot of money but loving it. >> reporter: they are a luxury. one of the most expensive cabs in the world. on average three times what you would pay in new york city and just to give you and idea the cab ride to that story is 45 minutes in rush hour traffic ended up costing us 60 pounds plus a tip well over $100.
>> thanks charlie d'agata. you had a great driver. really liked him a lot. >> he can write about religion and politics. aren't some things universal. >> can you imagine four year course called the knowledge. >> seems like a could idea they can transport. >> exactly. >> they really are -- there's something charming about london cabs. that does it for us. up next your local news. we'll see you tomorrow on cbs "this morning" with more weather stories, political stories and all the news we can present. see you then.
and it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego down here live at the hurricane relief fund telethon. we have been taking calls since 6:00 this morning to get donations in and this helps the victims of hurricane sandy and, of course, that nor'easter that is hitting the northeast right now. we have a lot of people working the phones down here including our very own liam mayclem right here working the phones, very busy taking donations, doing well. and also, marcus d from alice. you have been taking donations for a while now and you have been getting a lot. >> people have been really generous. i'm on the phone right now. i have to say i had jeannie made a $50 donation, in her car now on hold hopefully. >> reporter: even a dollar helps. >> every little bit helps. people are calling an apologizing because they can't give as much as they want but my message is, just everything
look through milpitas the 880/237 interchange. and it is starting to get crowded now for the silicon valley commute in those westbound 237 lanes. also a new accident just popping up along the peninsula southbound 101 approaching willow road one lane is blocked. and look at this. this is the nimitz through oakland. 880 northbound almost a half hour now between 238 and the maze. that is traffic. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> all right. we just had a couple of donations here, $500 apiece. $1,000 in the last minute. good for you folks. key donating here, 1-888-5- helps-u. keep donating here. we have sunshine and clouds outside but don't be fooled. we have a storm system picked up by our high-def doppler radar. some of those showers showing up along the north coast pushing into the rest of the bay area throughout the day with cool temperatures only in the 50s and 60s. next couple of days staying unsettled and possibly wet. captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org