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new warning signs in the race for president. latest cbs news poll shows both front-runners are viewed negatively by half the public. also in politics a rare television interview with charles koch. trying to reach the communities cut off by flooding in south carolina. a councilman in texas is tassed by police while on his knees. in the same town where a woman recently died in custody. and the national women's hockey debut day. >> yeah! >> yeah! >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "cbs overnight news." a new cbs news poll shows hillary clinton and donald trump holding the lead for their party's presidential
nominations. but there are signs of trouble. among all registered voters clinton and trump both have unfavorable ratings of 53%. and about 60% of voters view each front-runner as dishonest. more now from julianna goldman. >> reporter: democratic front-runner, hillary clinton beats bernie sanders nationally by 24 points. with vice president joe biden in the mix her lead shrinks slightly, clinton with 46% follow by sanders with 27% and biden third at 16%. the vice president is expected to decide whether to launch a white house bid in the coming days. and he spent the long weekend in delaware with his family. >> mr. vice president, everyone wants to know -- >> the poll shows democrats believe clinton has the best chance of winning the general election next year. but they also give her and biden similar marks on leadership. and across the country, 61% of voters say biden is honest and
trust worthy. compared to 35% for clinton. putting her in the same territory as donald trump. the republican presidential front-runner lead with 27% followed by ben carson with 21%, the rest of the field is in single digits. >> you love polls. you are at the head. >> i don't love them. i only look them. 84% of republicans say trump has strong leadership qualities and of all candidates or potential candidates in both parties. voters nationwide give trump the highest marks on leadership. but a majority of the country says he doesn't care about voters need and problems. >> but i win hands down on leadership. right. by far, it's not even close. double and triple anybody else. that's very important to people. >> reporter: in a sign of why carson and trump are doing so well. only 64% of republicans have a favorable view of their party. and with house republicans in disarray, congressman paul ryan
is still weighing whether to answer the calls from colleagues and run for speaker. jeff, sunday, jim jordan who lead the most conservative members of the caucus said his group would look favorably on ryan. >> thank you very much. now the rare television interview with charles koch as in the koch brothers owners of the second largest private company. forbes estimates their worth $43 billion each. they have bankrolled a network of conservative groups that help start the tea party movement. in a book, koch writes about the value that drive him personally and politically. he sat down with anthony mason for cbs sunday morning. do you think it's good for the political system that so much what's called dark money is flowing into the process now? >> well, first of all my, what i give isn't dark. what i give to politically, that's all reported, it is either to pacs or to the
candidates. what i give to my foundations is, is all public information. but a lot of our donors don't want to take the kind of abuse that i do. they don't want these attacks. they don't want the death threats. so, they aren't going to participate if they have to have their names associated with it. >> do you think it is healthy for the system that so much money is coming out of a relatively small group of people? >> well, yeah, listen if i didn't think it was healthy or fair i wouldn't do it. bah what we are after is to fight against special trtz. >> there are people out there think what you are frying how to do is essentially buy power? >> but, i don't what i want is a system where there isn't as much centralized power. where it is dispersed to the people. and that's everything i advocate, points in that direction. >> anthony's interview continues tomorrow on "cbs this morning."<
overseas turkey appointed a panel to investigate yesterday's suicide bombings that killed at least 95 people. bombs went off at a kurdish peace rally. kurds are the largest ethnic minority in the country and the turkish government is strongly against. holly williams is in turkey. >> reporter: in ankara today thousand of mourners grieved for their dead. after the worst terrorist attack in modern turkish history, the two explosions just second apart targeted at peace rally in the turkish capital. they killed nearly 100 people with unofficial death tolls much higher. she didn't want war. she wanted peace. and they killed her. said this woman who lost her sister in the blast.
the attack follows an upsurge i% violence between the turkish government and militants from turkey's kurdish minority. today, as kurdish politicians tried to lay flowers at the scene of the attack, there was a confrontation with police. they said investigators were still working at the site. nobody's claimed responsibility. yet many of the mourners believe the turkish government is to blame. because they say it stirred up unrest. ahead of a national election next month. but the turkish prime minister said that kurdish militants and isis were possible suspects. turkey used to be held up as a rare example of stability and democracy in the middle east. but, jeff, just three weeks away from a national election, in which kurdish voters could play a decisive role, the mood here
iran says a verdict has been reached in the trial of american reporter jason resian. but they have not revealed what the verdict is. resian, a reporter for t"the washington post" has been in jail 15 months accused of espionage. the family says that is ridiculous. >> a police officer killed today in memphis. according to investigators, officer terrence olridge was shot multiple times while offdutien cordova. a suspect is in custody. it is not know if he was targeted because he was a police officer. new developments in the tamir rice investigation. two outside experts hired by county prosecutors in cleveland say the fatal shooting of the 12-year-old last november was
justified. that's part of the evidence presented to a grand jury deciding whether to indiet the officer. attorney for rice's family say the prosecution is trying to avoid accountability. >> video out of prairie view texas is raising questions about police use of force there. a councilman is seen getting tassed while on his knees with his back to officers. police say he was resisting arrest. >> reporter: 26-year-old jonathan miller was on his knees with his hands by his side when he was tased thursday night by prairie view, texas police. before using the taser, police warned the city councilman several times to put his hands behind his back. >> he is going to have to tas you. you are not doing like he said. >> put your hand behind your back. put your hands. >> what the [ bleep ] -- >> put your hand behind your back. put your hands behind your back.
>> i live here, man. >> reporter: officers arrived to question miller's fraternity brothers outside miller's home. miller came out to ask what was going on. >> i'm not frying to be combative or anything. >> i understand. you are coming in at the tail end. he told you everything is okay. they already explaned everything to me. >> reporter: but the situation escalated when another officer asked miller to move away. >> i'm telling you one more time, go over there before you go to jail. turn around. >> i'm not saying nothing. get your hand off me. i'm not saying nothing. >> reporter: miller was arrested and spent the night in a jail. >> i feel like i was checking on my brothers and it escalated to a situation where i was tassed. it shouldn't have came that far. >> chief larry johnson is standing by his officers who are still on the job. >> in that situation, officers were conducting an investigation. they asked that you step away from the scene. and allowed them to finish what they were doing.
out of safety for all concerned. >> coincidentally, the female officer in the body camera video is the same one who transported a woman to jail after she was arrested in july. bland made headlines after authorities say she hanged herself while in custody. councilman miller was charged with interfering with public duties and resisting arest. >> thank you very much. now to the carolinas where the recovery from historic floods is just beginning. the storms killed 21 people and destroyed an untold number of homes. in columbia, south carolina, more than 300,000 still have to boil their water. a 16-mile stretch of i-95 remains closed forcing drivers on a two-hour detour around the capital. more than 300 roads and bridges are closed across the state. tonight david begnaud reports from a community cut off. >> reporter: on a sunny sunday in south carolina, dr. used a .
>> i drive hithis road to do ho visits. there is no road. >> buried under 15 feet of water. >> exactly. >> dr. green's team from tideland health system loaded medical equipment into boats driven by volunteers. on the water it is deceptively dangerous. >> what the -- >> our camera crew hit a submerged guardrail. no one was hurt. on shore, more volunteers help to unload the supplies and drove them to the land locked community of big dam where dr. green had to travel in a second boat to reach a local church. >> 142/72. that's not bad at all. not bad. >> reporter: blood pressure checks seem a priority. >> right now your blood pressure is doing real good, girl. >> thank you, ma'am. >> reporter: as dr. green spent the day, we stopped in to check on 88-year-old mary roweswales.
she needed medication when her house was closed in on. >> thank the lord. >> reporter: back in big dam christina burton and family are land locked stuck on dry land and surrounded by floodwater. >> a lot of people are worried about having their jobs. how to pay their bills. but, you know, really, the community has got it together. they're helping each other out. >> reporter: we left them knowing another day would pass and they would be stranded on an island. we notice today the water dropped about a foot. but it is still 15 to 20 feet in some places. look at this home. there are scenes look this across georgetown county. jeff, some homes are submerged and have been for the last six days. david begnaud. thank you very much. the controversial slide that could change the course of a playoff
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last night's mets/dodgers playoff included critical controversial hit. not at the plate but at second base. leaving one player with a broken leg. the dodgers won the game. the series is tied 1-1. maria villareal has more on the slide. >> a play used to see a lot 30 years ago. rarely see it happen now. >> reporter: if one play could turn a game upside down.
this was it. >> chase utley went in hard at second. the tying run scores. chase utley of the l.a. dodgers did not appear to be targeting second base instead barreled into mets shortstop tejeda breaking his leg. mets manager terry cohen spoke for the team. >> playoff series to lose a guy to the serious of an injury, you know, they're not very happy about it. >> reporter: utley says the play was legal and clean. >> i think anytime you're going to barareak up a double play, d your best to do that. there was no intent to injure ruben. >> reporter: mets fans weren't buying it. one tweeted as i walked out of my apartment. chase utley slid into me and blanked up my leg. the man is a menace and must be stopped. charles schumer weighed in. >> i thought it was deliberate
and thought the umpire missed the boat by not throwing utley out for what he did. >> reporter: the league is reviewing the play, says joe torre. awe thought was late. concerns me. the lateness of the slide. >> how are you feeling? how is your head? >> fine. >> reporter: tejeda's leg not so fine. >> breck my shortstop's leg, that's all i know. >> mets fans are in no mood to let this slide. a city's unique approach to its drug problem. massachusetts governor charlie baker will file legislation giving hospitals the right to detain drug addicts up to three days to force them into treatment. in gloucester, massachusetts, a new approach to the problem. the chief says arresting addict isn't helping so they're offering assistance instead. here is kenneth craig. >> reporter: the seaside
community is known for its historic fishing port and new england charm. but four people died here of heroin overdoses in the first three months of this year. for gloucester police chief, leonard camponello. >> well are not going to arrest our way out of the problem. >> reporter: the chief is trying a policy, the angel program. he wants addicts to run to the police rather than away. >> we rely on it here in gloucester. any one who comes for help we would not arrest them instead facilitate them into treatment. >> reporter: all users need to do is walk into the police station and ask for help. 20-year-old jordan had been trying on his own. but could not find a space in rehab. police found him a spot the same day. >> very nice to meet you. >> reporter: a volunteer angel
kept him company. the program launched with $5,000 and handful of volunteers and partners with treatment centers across the country. some of them donating their services for free. there is no extra cost to taxpayers, that they why the department can afford to help users from well beyond gloucester. steven came all the way from the west coast. >> you are not from gloucester or massachusetts, called from california they got you help. were you surprised? >> i was more grateful in realizing that the humanity of people is just absolutely amazing. >> reporter: since june, the program has helped more than 170 addicts. >> come back in if you relapse. we will help you. continue to help y as long as you are alive to get into treatment. >> reporter: how do you feel today? >> i feel great. not a slave at this moment to a substance. i didn't have to rip anybody off off to day. it is the opportunity of a lifetime, really. >> reporter: law enforcement agencies across the country are following the city's lead.
at least 20 are now rolling out angel programs of their own. kenneth craig, cbs news, gloucester, massachusetts. >> frustrating travel day for southwest airlines customers. a computer glitch caused major delays. for at laes 450 flights nationwide leading to long lines in airports. gate agents had to hand write tickets. the airline sent messages this morning asking people to show sxup t up extra early for their flights. 500,000 migrants have crossed the mediterranean sea this year, trying to escape war and poverty in north africa and the middle east. how internet crowd funding is helping some refugees. >> reporter: when the 25-year-old graphic designer, received an e-mail from kick starter she acted immediately. >> it made it seem like there would be action at the end of when i could, hit that button. something would be done. water would be given to them. there would be somebody receiving it and being grateful.
>> reporter: online grocery delivery service insta-cart is giving customers a chance to buy food for families. air b & b, providing free housing credits. the president for the center for disaster philanthropy. >> it begins to encourage participation from the american public. something that has been lacking until now. and hopefully is also going to attract a new generation of donors. >> reporter: in new york. contessa brewer, cbs news. >> mail carriers are used to dealing with elements. rain, snow, and more. this, a u.s. mail truck got caught up in a water spout near the tampa coast. this is what it was up against. fortunately the driver of the truck was not hurt. an update on the recovery of u.s. airman spencer stone. upgraded to fair condition. doctors say he is awake in good spirits. stone was stabbed early thursday outside a war in sacramento two
we close with sports history. opening day for new professional women's hockey league. in buffalo, the hometown buttes took on the pride. in connecticut, the whale/riff otters. in front of a soldout crowd. >> reporter: the puck drops phone the first ever national women's hockey league in the u.s. >> let's play hockey. >> yeah! >> commissioner, danny ryland says the women are fast, ferocious and competitive. people will say they didn't notice the difference between the men and women's. until they zoom in. >> the first time women will get paid to play at $15,000 a year. most have day jobs.
players say worth it to be part of the growing sport. women's sport are hot right now. business in it. it's untapped. this is a good time. yep. ha-ha. >> reporter: investors paid for the first year. the league will need to sell out 18 games to make a profit. >> let's go! >> reporter: the hope is a jen ration of fans will pack the bleachers not just to stay in business but as player celeste brown says to inspire. >> it is so important for a young girl to see an older girl in a position of, you know, leadership. >> it gives them a realization that they can actually do that. >> my gosh, look how fast they are. look at them. they're so fast. >> reporter: an easy score for a sport just getting started. >> let's go! jamie lucas, cbs news, connecticut. >> that's the "cbs overnight news" for this monday. for some of you the news
>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "cbs overnight news." president obama leaves office in 15 months. so what's next? the president sat down and discussed it all with steve croft of "60 minutes." >> the solution we are going to have inside of syria is ultimately going to depend not on the united states putting in a bunch of troops there, resolving the underlying crisis is going to be something that requires ultimately the key players there to, to recognize that there has to be a transition new government. in the absence of that it is not going to work. >> reporter: one of key players now is russia. a year ago when we did the
interview there was saber rattling between the united states and russia on the ukrainian border. now it is also going on in syria. you said a year ago that, that the united states, america lead, we're the indispensable nation. mr. putin seems to be challenging that leadership? >> in what way? >> he's moved troops into syria. for one. he has got people on the ground. two, the russians are conducting military operations in, in the middle east for the first time since world war ii, bombing the people that we are supporting. >> so that's leading, steve? let me ask you this question. when i came into office ukraine was governed by a corrupt ruler who was a stooge of mr. putin. syria was russia's only ally in the region. and today, rather than being able to count on their support and maintain the base they had
in syria which they have had for a long time. mr. putin now is devoting his own troops, his own military, just to barely hold together, by a thread, his sole ally. >> he is challenging your leadership, mr. president. he is challenging your leadership. >> steve, i got to till you, if you think that running your economy into the ground and aving to send troops in in order to prop up your only ally is leadership, then we have got a different definition of leadership. my definition of leadership would be leading on climate change and international accord the potential we will get in paris, my definition of leadership is mobilizing the world community to make sure iran doesn't get a nuclear weapon, and with respect to the middle east, we have got a 60 country coalition that isn't suddenly lining up around russia's strategy. to the contrary they're arguing in fact that strategy will not work.
>> my point was not that he was leading. my point that he was challenging your leadership. he is very much involved himself in the situation. can you imagine anything happening in syria of any significance at all without the russians now being involved in it and having a part of it. >> that was true before. keep in mind for the last five years the russians have provided arms, provided financing, as have the iranians as has hezbollah. >> they haven't been bombing and haven't had troops on the ground. >> the fact that they had to do this is not an in kags dication strength. their strategy didn't work. you don't think mr. putin would have preferred having mr. assad solve this problem without him having to send a bunch of pilots and money that they don't have. >> did you know he was going to do all this when you met with him in new york? >> yeah, we have seen, pretty good intelligence the we watch. >> you knew he was planning to do it? >> we knew he was planning to provide the military assistance
that assad was needing because they were nervous about a potential imminent collapse of the regime. >> you say he is doing this out of weakness. there is a perception in the middle east among our adversaries, certainly and even among allies that the united states is in retreat that we pulled our troops out of iraq and isis has moved in and taken over much of that territory, the situation in afghanistan is very precarious, the taliban is on the march again. and isis controls a large part of syria. >> i think it is fair to say, steve. >> they said, let me just finish the thought. >> okay. >> they say you are projecting weakness not strength? >> you are saying they. but you are not citing to many folks. >> i will cite for us if you want me to. i would say the saudis, i would say the israelis. a lot of our friend in the middle east. i would say, everybody, everybody in the republican party. do you want me to keep going?
>> yeah, if you want. if you are citing the republican party. i will say there is nothing i have done right over the last seven and a half years. and i also think what is true is that -- that these are the same folks who were making an argument for us to go into iraq. and who in some cases still have difficulty acknowledging that it was a mistake. and steve, i guarantee you that there are factions inside the middle east. i guess factions inside the republican party who think that we should, should send endless number of troops into the middle east. that the only measure of strength is us sending back several hundred thousand troops that we are going to impose a piece, police the region, and that the fact that we might have more deaths of u.s. troops,
thousand of troops killed, thousand of troops injured. spend another trillion dollars. they would have no problem with that. there are people who would look to see us do that and unless we do that, they'll suggest we're in retreat. >> they'll say you are throwing in the towel? >> no. steve, we have an enormous presence in the middle east. we have bases. we have aircraft carriers. and our pilots are flying through those skies. we are currently supporting iraq. as it tries to continue to build up its forces. but the problem that i think a lot of these critics never answer is what's in the interest of the united states of america? and, and, what point do we say that here are the things we can do well to protect america. but here are the things that we also have to do in order to make sure that america lead and america is strong and stays number one. and if in fact the only measure
is for us to send another 100,000 or 200,000 troops into syria or back into iraq or perhaps into libya or perhaps into yemen and our goal somehow is that we are now going to be not just the police, but the governors of this region. that would be bad strategy, steve. and i think that if we make that mistake again -- then shame on us. >> do you think the world is a safer place? >> america is a safer place. i think that there are places obviously like syria that are not safer than when i came into office. but in terms tough us protecting ourselves against terrorism, in terms of us making sure that we are strengthening our alliances, in terms of our reputation around the world, absolutely
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the latest cbs news poll shows the race for the republican presidential nomination is tightening up. donald trump is the front-runner at 27%. ben carson is closing the gap. now at 21%. the gop has an immediate pressing concern finding a new speaker of the house. john dickerson discussed the issue with trump and carson for "face the nation." >> paul ryan is mentioned as possible speaker. what do you think of paul ryan? >> somebody they could get good support. he is a very nice person. i think he doesn't want it very badly. maybe he is playing one of the great games of all time. speaker of the house is a great position. he doesn't seem to want it. if it us offered to him he would take it. >> you want some body strong.
is paul ryan strong? >> i think he is strong. when mitt romney chose him it was a tough choice the he has been anti-medicare, medicaid, social security, in a sense. he will say he hasn't been. they played that up hard. that was a disastrous campaign for a lot of reasons. but paul ryan is a good man. i know him very little. but i think he is a very good person. >> you would be okay with speaker paul ryan. >> i would be okay. it may not be him. a couple people in there. not going to mention name. people that are really tough and really smart. right now that's what we need. the republicans never win. john, they never win. everything whether it's on obamacare, whether it's on the debt ceiling, whether, no matter what we have, there is never, ever a victory. so we need a toughness we don't have there right now. >> you said republican should do, quoting from you here, something, really, really significant with the coming debt ceiling vote. the vote on whether the united states government can keep borrowing money. what can republicans do?
>> john, if you go back and check. i have been saying this for three years. that is a tremendously powerful weapon. if they knew how to use it. the problem, you have 70% of the republicans say, we're not closing government. now when you say that. i wrote the art of the deal. when you say that. the other side says we have 70% of the people, says it is not going to happen. the other 30% are rendered useless. really unfair to them. they're left out there hanging. so, you need somebody that can unify, be tough and win against the democrats and against others. in all fairness. against the world essentially. but they really do have a tremendously powerful weapon. they don't use it. they don't use it properly. they're terrible negotiators. >> john boehner after he announced he was resigning, said there were false prophets in the republican party, the false prophets are whipping people into a frenzy believing they can accomplish things they know are never going to happen. he is kind of talking about you.
>> i don't think so. i know him and like him on a personal basis. i do think they should be tougher. here is the problem. when he says false prophets, you cannot win when you have 20% or 30% on this side. a group of 70% on this side say we are never going with the 30% who want more. that's what is happening the every time i watch it. it is so sad. if they were really unified and took the 30% stance. they really wanted to make changes and do it right and cut the budget. cut the deficit do things they should be doing. if they took the group. if everybody was unified. obama would fold. but there is no reason for him to ever fold. because he knows that, a big proportion, vast majority of the republicans are on his side. >> i want to ask you about your view on the use of military power. you say in personal relations you are a counter puncher. you don't hit until you are hit. is that a good way to think of how you would use military
force? >> i am the most military based, on your show. i want a much stronger military. so strong. nobody is going to mess with us. take care of our vets treated terribly. third-class citizens the we have illegal immigrants that are being treated better than our great vets. they're like, third-class citizens. they're going to be taken care of. we have to make our military strong and hopefully never have to use it. >> dr. carson, big news in washington is about the vacant speakership in the house. what do you think about paul ryan for the job? >> i like paul ryan. i think he would do a fine job. i hope that all of the people who are being kidded will have an opportunity to, to put forth their philosophy on leadership. and that the, members can make an intelligence decision. >> what do you make of what is hatch penning in the house of representatives -- happening in the house of representatives among the republicans right now? >> you know, over the last few elections a lot of people have been sent to washington with the thought that maybe some changes could be made.
i don't think anyone is seeing changes. the electorate is getting frustrated. reflected in washington right now. >> talk to you about your book and comments you made this week. a lot of talk about comments you made in which you said the -- i want to talk about the context of that statement. in your book, there is a passage, in which you say -- so, i want to ask you, who wants to confiscate all the guns of the american citizens? >> what i am talking about is the reason we have a 2nd amendment. this is a book about the constitution. and the 2nd amendment is part of it. it is therefore the reasons that
i stated in the book, specifically, in case of an invasion by foreign power. the people will be able to aid the military. and also, if, if we have a time when we have the wrong people in office, and they want to dominate the people, the people will be able to defend themselves as daniel webster eloquently said. the people of america will never suffer under tyranny because they are armed. >> in the book it suggests there is, i just want to make sure i read this right. when you talk about confiscating the guns of american citizens. do you think that's a present threat, the notion that guns would be confiscated from american citizens? >> no. it is something, many of the things that are in the constitution are to, to help to prevent horrible things from happening. so they're in place to make sure that the people maintain their liberties and that the government remains constrained. those are the two purposes.
>> i think a get that speaks to what you are talking about also in your book, you say that you were once a supporter of a ban on assault weapons and armor piercing bullets. but then as you say in your book, you realized, recognize the intent of the second amendment which is to protect the freedom of the people from an overly aggressive government. it sound like you are saying the idea of an overly aggressive government that would require that kind of resistance is a clear and present danger. do you see it that way? >> i didn't say it was going on right now. i think the -- the implication is quite clear that it is something that can happen. and i listed a number of countries where that kind of thing happened. fact of the matter is if you go to the countries well before it happened and asked the people if that is going to happen in their country. they would say, oh, no, no, no. wouldn't happen here. >> that's what interests me. so many people are distrustful of the government. angry at the government. you mentioned some countries.
and also the context in which you said the people in germany dent speak up when nazism was on the rise. i guess, what i wonder is do you think it is that close here or just hyperbole to use the nazi analogies. >> it's not hyperbole at all. whether the is on our doorstep or whether 50 years away, it is still a concern. and something that we must guard against. that's one of the real purposes of having a constitution. i think the founders were really quite insightful into looking at possibilities and understanding what is happened in other places and trying to put together something that would prevent that from happening here. you know there are a lot of people in the media who will take anything you say and try to make it into hyperbole and make it into controversy. but the fact of the matter is when you talk to average american citizens they know exactly what i am talking about. >> but the extermination of an entire race, the nazi goal, that
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north korea celebrated its 70th anniversary this weekend. the north korean government invited foreign journalists to watch the spectacle. but as seth doan found out they were kept on a short leash. >> reporter: they may be the most secretive country on earth, but they sure know how to put on a show. this was saturday night's torch parade. featuring tens of thousand of people running in sync with real-life torches. through the spitting rain on slippery kim il-song square. we watched. mesmeriz mesmerized. also watching was kim jung-un. who had quite a day of parades. earlier saturday he presided over perhaps the biggest ever ceremony ymilitary might in norh korea history. with all of this goose stepping
while you are standing here, the ground is shaking. this was saber rattling on a grand scale. kim made it clear in a speech saturday that america should take note. kim called the u.s. a tyrant and said the dprk was ready to defend itself if provoked. after the parade this 36-year-old railway worker told us seeing kim jong-un in person for the first time gave her butterflies and she added she felt safe seeing the massive show of force. >> reporter: i am an american, what do you think about that? >> i didn't know you were an american, she giggled. you are not as evil as the what i read about in books. well it is rare for americans, even more so for american journalists to be granted access. the price of admission for foreign journalists entering north korea is that the government decide exactly what
you see. we're taken to tourist sites with absolutely no news value. and to subway stations built decade ago. though even here among the out of date details you glimpse just how significant the government's role is in every day life. be it leaders' pictures on subway cars or even on pins. as americans we hear that life in north korea is difficult. does it feel that way to you? >> no, we are living a really happy life, cho chul yung said. there is no mafia here. there is no burglary here. there is a strong government. at least that's what they wanted us to see. in this carefully stage managed production it can be hard to tell when the show begins and when it ends. so, after the spectacle of this weekend's massive military parade, there was something almost refreshing about seeing what came next.
finally, steve hartman, the story of a wedding, groom, bride and the two men who walked her down the aisle. >> reporter: for most of her life, 21-year-old britney peck of elyria, ohio caught in the middle. torn between two men she adored. her father and her step dad. >> i felt like maybe i need to just. >> reporter: pick? >> yeah, basically. yeah. >> reporter: what a position to be in? >> i know. it was really, really tough. i was in kindergarten. >> reporter: this all began when britney was 6. her parents split up. then got wrapped up in a bitter custody battle. >> it was riddled with lawyers and courtrooms. >> reporter: her dad, a short
haul truck driver wanted custody and had no interest in sharing his daughter with britney's step dad who said the ill feelings were mutual. >> we did not get along. we tolerated each other. that's probably the best way to describe it. >> reporter: over the years things did improve slightly. they shared custody and both men came to realize they were both pretty good fathers. but there was still a little tension in the air when last month the two families got together for britney's wedding. her biological father was supposed to walk her down the aisle when all of a sudden he bolted to the front. i said i will be back. that's when i walked down the island grabbed todd and said come on. >> he said you had just as much part of of this raising these kids i did. you are going to come and help me walk our daughter down the aisle. >> reporter: our daughter. he said our daughter. >> that's when i lost it. >> hand in hand they went back to get brit nechney. arm in arm they gave their
daughter the wedding she dreamed of. >> it went the world to me. it was-- the happiest moment of my life walking down the aisle with both of them. >> reporter: parents and stepparents are often at odd. but the wisest eventually realize that getting along isn't just best for the kids. it's best for them. >> if that individual accepts your children and treats them as his own how can you not have respect for somebody like that. >> he invited me to be part of that day. and that is something that can never be take any way. it will always be there. >> reporter: a little wedding day advice from the fathers of the bride. steve hartman on the road in elyria, ohio. >> that's the "cbs overnight news" for this monday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back a little later for "the morning news" and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm jeff glor.
captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs it's monday, october 12th, 2015. this is the "cbs morning news." president obama weighs in on the 2016 presidential race. in a "60 minutes" interview, he talks the possibility of a biden candidacy and hillary clinton's e-mail controversy. southwest airlines scrambled to fix a computer glitch that left thousands of passengers grounded. there could be more drama on the diamond tonight after a new york mets was injured during a hard slide during saturday night's playoff game. good morning from the studio