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york city. i'm jamie yuccas. captioning funded by cbs it's friday, february 17th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." i don't think there's ever been a president elected many this short period of time who has done what we've done. >> president trump boasts about his accomplishments and goes after his perceived enemies in a no holds barred news conference. and senate talk-a-thon. they talk all night over trump's epa pick. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york.
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good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, president trump is at the boeing aircraft plant in south carolina today, but this morning's headlines focus on his extraordinary, sometimes stunning back challenge news conference yesterday. the president did not hold back against the press being dishonest, saying the intelligence leaks are real but the news about them are fake and talking about his campaign links to russia. craig boswell begins our coverage. >> there's never been a presidency that's done so much in such a short period of time. >> reporter: in office for less than a month, president trump boasted about his accomplishments and brushed off reports of chaos at the white house. >> this administration is running like a fine tuned machine. >> he had to dismiss his acting attorney general, he faced an executive order which was rejected by three different federal courts, and then he had to take the resignation of his
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national security adviser. that's never happened to any president in history. fine tuned machine off to a pretty rough start. >> reporter: but the president deflected blame. >> i inherited a mess. >> reporter: he also said the news media is out of control. >> the tone is such hatred. i'm really not a bad person, by the way. >> reporter: he also criticized leaks from the national intelligence community. >> they really feel like they have nowhere to go. they don't know who's running the government. >> reporter: the president dismissed any ties to russia calling it a ruse or a scam by the media. >> i own nothing in russia, i have no loans in russia, i don't have any deals in russia. >> reporter: he declined to say whether the white house would respond to recent russian aggression. they recently tested a ballistics missile, buzz ed a
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ship, and sent a spy ship off the u.s. waters off the east coast. the chairman of the congressional black caucus says the white house has reached out to set up a meeting with the president. now, this follows one of the more startling moments during yesterday's news conference when the president asked a black reporter if she could set up a meeting with the caucus. >> am i going to -- >> are you going to include the congressional black caucus. >> well, i would. i'll tell you what. do you want to set up the meeting? o you want to set up the meeting? >> no, no, no. >> are they friends of yours? let's go. set up a meeting. i would love to meet with the black hawk caucus. i think it's great. >> one member of the black caucus jim clyburn of south carolina said there was an element of disrespect in mr. trump's request. question. the president announced a new nominee for labor secretary but a top candidate turned it down. today the senate is expected to hold the final vote on mr. trump's nominee to head the environmental protection agency. hena daniels is here in new york. good morning, hena. >> good morning, anne-marie.
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the senate will hold a final vote on president trump's pick to lead the environmental protection agency. meanwhile the democrats held another all night session to block that vote, spelling more trouble for the trump administration. >> it is my conviction they are singularly unqualified to lead the environmental protection agency. that is scott pruitt. >> the reason we freak out about this one is very simple. clean air and clean water. >> many of them want time to examine thousands of e-mails the oklahoma attorney general exchanged with the oil, gas, and coal industry. a judge for the state ordered him to turn them over yesterday. >> why won't they give the american people the ability to find out what is inside of these e-mails before there is a vote here on the senate floor. >> but republicans disagree. >> scott pruitt is the right person to run the agency and we need to confirm him.
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>> the nominee for secretary of the department of labor will be mr. alex acosta. >> the marathon session came on the same day the president held a combative news conference during which he named his pick to replace andy puzder for nominee after he withdrew his name for consideration. he also asked for the resignation. >> mike flynn is a fine person. i asked for his resignation. he respectly gave it. >> another turning down the offer citing disagreements about staffing. and the white house announced thursday it will not pursue an appeal of the suspension of the president's travel ban. instead mr. trump will issue a new executive order expected sometime next week. anne-marie.
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>> hena daniels here in new york. thank you, denna. now, back to the president's news conference. mr. trump got some in-person fact-checking from nbc's peter alexander over a claim about the size of his electoral victory. >> you said today you had the biggest electoral margin since ronald reagan with 304 or 306. in fact, he got 365. >> i'm talking about republicans. >> george h.w. bush, 426 when he won as president. so why should americans trust you. >> i was given that information. i don't know. i was just given. >> i guess my question is why should americans trust you when you accuse the information they received as being fake when you're providing information that is -- >> i don't know. i was given that information. actually i had seen that information around. but it was a very substantial victory. >> mr. trump claimed 306
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electoral votes, but two republican elect torls many texas went rogue, so he ended up with 304. three states put mr. trump over the top. the margin combined was more than 77,000 of over 129 million that were cast. ahead, jeff pegues looks into leaks. today in germany world leaders are getting an up close and personal look at the trump administration. mike pence is leading the u.s. delegation to the munich security council. the conference is known for providing an informal gathering of allies and adversaries to meet. many are expected to attend. well, no one was injured when two airliners clipped wings at a phoenix airport.
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the faa says a southwest airliner was taxiing and a frontier jet was pushing back from the gate when the incident occurred last night. both planes were evacuated because of a fuel leak. the national transportation safety board is investigating. a strong storm system is moving over california today. it's the latest in a string of storms that has drenched the state. the most intense rainfall is expected today and tomorrow. the heavy rain could lead to more mudslides and flooding. high wind advisories are proposed for much of the state. a man was arrested at a hotel near the los angeles airport after pipe bombs were found in his denver hotel room. adam hayet was arrested yesterday many a hotel room in denver. hotel staff searched his room after he failed to pay his bill. he faces charges of having an unregistered explosive device. coming up on the "morning news," the bridgegate scandal moves on, a case against governor chris christie moves
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♪ a surprising acknowledgement from delta air lines. coach passengers get hungry too. delta will offer meals in economy class starting this spring on some cross-country flights. u.s. carriers stopped feeding flyers in coach years ago. that's some good news. on the "cbs moneywatch," why parents need to check their strollers, and olive oil may get a lot more expensive. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. britax has recalled more than 700,000 strollers because the car seats could detach from the stroller without warning. it includes two models with click and go receiver mounts.
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there have been 33 reports of car seats detaching from strollers without warning leading to 326 injuries. there's a full list of recalls on their website. the possibility of cuts at powe peck extends it higher. the dow gained about 8 points yesterday. the s&p fell 2. naz dak lost 4. samsung's vice chairman was arrested. they approved the arrest of lee jae-yong. he's accused of bribery and scandal. it was a blow to his south krora powerful family. they control and dominate the country. experts predict a worldwide olive oil shortage in the next few months. prices have already jumped. weather has decimated crops.
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in italy farmers say their crops will be cut in half. so far consumers in the u.s. have been spared those dramatic price jumps, but unfortunately that will likely change. and 20th century fox has apologized for using fake news sites and bogus stories to promote one of its movies. it was widely criticized. fox says we do our best to push the boundaries of traditional marketing and many this case, we got it wrong. >> that probably wasn't the best idea, but movie looks pretty good. pretty creepy. >> and at least they admitted it. >> exactly. still ahead, a billionaire's secret. we'll tell you how the man behind little caesar's pizza paid kwie yesterday tribute to a civil rights icon, rosa parks. icon, rosa parks. cocoa, the delicious taste of nutella
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♪ monopoly players vote thumb's down on the thimble. the traditional token is out after circling game boards for more than 80 years. it lost out in an online poll by the maker of monopoly, hasbro. hasbro has yet to announce what token will replace it. the final results of the poll will be revealed in march. as long as it's not the hashtag, just a personal preference. the man whose pizza chain made him rich was a larger than life figure in detroit. a revelation after his death is only raising his stature. jim axelrod learned how the
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billionaire helped the woman who made history. >> reporter: as the line of mourners in downtown detroit made perfectly clear, the city just lost someone very special. >> i think mr. ilitch was the most significant person in detroit. he was detroit. he loved detroit. >> reporter: mike ilitch built a billion dollar industry with pizza, owned the tigers, and won four stanley cups with the detroit red wings. not only was he good, it turns out he was even better. that is rosa parks, yes, the rosa parks, an american icon. after the bus boycott in montgomery, she moved to detroit where in 1994 a man broke into her house and beat and robbed her. >> i said, mike, i don't want rosa parks going back to that
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bad neighborhood. >> reporter: so ilitch helped arrange for her to move to a much nicer apartment and then sent checks like this one for the next 11 years, paying rosa parks' life for the rest of her life. >> he just believed in helping people. >> reporter: it's only coming to life after his death because mike ilitch never said a word about it when he was still alive. >> there are people of wealth in this country who are still concerned with underprivileged and those who are deprived. >> reporter: rosa parks taught us all about dignity and resolve, and when she needed help, along came another teacher with a powerful lesson of his own. the purest form of giving is when no one knows your name. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. >> he didn't do it for a pat on the back. he did it because it was the right thing to do and because he could. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning,"
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our top stories this morning, president trump said his administration was a well oiled machine during a news conference yesterday. he said he's not aware anyone on his campaign staff made contact with russian officials. he said the intelligence leaks are real but the news about them are fake, and he blasted what he called the dishonest press. the president's choice to replace michael flynn as national security adviser turned down the job. retired admiral robert harwood cited disagreements about staffing. mr. trump said he'll roll out a new executive order on immigration, and today the president travels to south carolina to visit a boeing aircraft plant. many shops and businesses
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nationwide were closed thursday when immigrant workers walked off the job to demonstrate their worth. jericka duncan reports. >> reporter: hundreds took to the streets of washington with one clear message. >> we're not bad people. we want to work. we want to pursue the american dream. >> reporter: those words were echoed across the country as thousands rallied from chicago to raleigh to minneapolis and scores of businesses including restaurants were shuttered. it was all in solidarity with immigrant workers who say president trump's deportation policies threaten their livelihoods and their future in this country. a third of american service jobs are held by undocumented workers. over 2 million immigrants work in the restaurant industry alone. >> every business on the street is generally open. none of them are today. >> reporter: ben miller from pennsylvania and his wife christina martinez who came here illegally from mexico own el
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campadre in south philadelphia. they kept their doors closed. >> do you think keeping one day off makes a difference? >> this is like flexing. >> in other words, you want to show the major impact of just one day. >> that's right. we support the workers, protection for workers, for everyone that's working. >> reporter: nearby this restaurant is operating with limited staff. owners say they understand why employees like jocelyn batista took the day off. >> if we don't work hard every single day, this country is not going to be the same. >> reporter: here in philadelphia at least 80 restaurants shut down or had limited service because of a day without immigrants. organizers say they're planning a similar event for may 1st. jericka duncan, cbs news, philadelphia.
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coming up on "cbs this morning," more on the app and how they've seen a spike in signups andgations of a former team doctor. ahead in a preview of "60 minutes" two former gymnasts speak out for first time on the alleged abuse they suffered. and alex wagner has a rare behind-the-scenes look of the hit tcv tv drama "home land." that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day and a great weekend. -- captions by vitac --
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thanks for joining us this morning as we take a live look at the wet golden gate bridge.
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it is friday, february 17. good morning. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. we are on storm watch. let's check in with roqui and roberta. >> i thought we had this discussion. >> what? >> we are on storm watch. >> yes. [ laughter ] >> on, not under storm watch. >> we are on it, not under it. >> bottom line is it's raining. >> thank you. [ laughter ] >> you know what, honestly, this is pretty much -- i don't want to say as bad as it gets but it's raining everywhere this morning except in the santa clara valley where we have that rain shadow effect. look at the screen all lit out right there because of the santa cruz mountains. a little bit of a void in the activity around san jose. rain can't get over the mountain range. otherwise we have heavy rain now in the east bay. emeryville to alameda, north bay you have your rain as well from liberty into petaluma. lakeville all the way to sears point. look at san francisco. moderate rainfall at this early hour from balboa street in the richmond


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