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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is wednesday, january 18th, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." breaking news. 92-year-old george h.w. bush has been hospitalized since saturday for shortness of breath. we'll have the latest on the condition of our 41st president. critics slam president obama for commuting a sentence. two days before the inauguration, a cbs news poll finds president-elect trump has the lowest approval rating of any incoming president we've ever measured. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90
seconds. it's concerning and the details are still coming in. chief of staff says he's doing fine, he's doing really well. president george h.w. bush hospitalized in houston. >> at 92 years old he is the oldest living president. >> so much tension and discord caused over the last few days by the tweets of the presidential elect. >> i don't like tweeting. i'd rather be doing other things but i dis-like the dishonest press. >> the president has commuted the sentence of chelsea manning. >> there is criticism. >> a tough day of questioning for the education nominee betsy devos. >> do you think if your family hadn't made millions of dollars
you would be sitting here today? >> our community is going to breathe a sigh of relief. >> a huge truck swallowed by a massive sinkhole in georgia. >> police say the driver was ability to hop out. >> two college students were taking part in a fishing tournament when their boat malfunctioned. >> they're okay. >> all that -- a youngster who has a hot hand when it comes to shooting hoops. >> give me five. that's four in a row. >> he scores! >> he passed it down to himself and baseballs it right into the net. >> -- and all that matters -- >> josh earnest gave his final briefing. president obama showed up and photobombed. >> josh earnest, which if somebody's speaking on your behalf is a pretty good name to have. >> -- on "cbs this morning.." >> donald trump said after he's sworn in on friday, he's going to take the weekend off. >> so trump is not going to start until monday. he apparently thinks the president get weekends off.
instead of hail to the chief, it's "everybody's working for the weekend ♪ >> announcer: today's "eye opener" is presented by toyota, let's go places. charlie rose is on assign money and will join us from the white house briefing room. anthony mason is with us. >> good to be here. >> good to have you here. our 41st president george h.w. bush is hospitalized. president bush who is 92 years old was seen in public less than two weeks ago at an nfl playoff game. >> our affiliate khou broke the news overnight. he was presented to the houston hospital on saturday. what are you hearing? >> good morning. former president george h.w. bush has been at methodist hospital for four days but his
spokesm spokesman says he's being treated. he remains in stable condition. they hope to have him discharged soon. why we weren't updated earlier, we were told the family has a right to privacy and didn't want to alarm anyone without assessing the situation. mr. bush who suffers from a form of parkinson's was hospitalized in 2014 for seven weeks due to pneumonia. a year later the president broke a bone in his neck after a fall at the family home in kenny byung port main main. and he celebrated an anniversary with former senator bob dole. now the former president who is expected to leave the houston hospital in a couple of days had not planned to leave for washington with his wife barbara for the inauguration on friday.
>> thank you very much. chip. we wish the former president well. president obama will leave with the most commutations in white house history. he pardoned 64 people yesterday and commuted the sentences of 200 others. most are for drug offenses. convicted leaker and former army private chelsea manning is among those who had their sentences reduced. retired general james e. cartwright who lied to the fbi in a leaked case involving iran was pardoned. >> chelsea manning was due to be released in 2045. he was sentenced to 35 years in prison for espionage. margaret brennan is at the white house with why the manning decision is so controversial. margaret, good morning. >> good morning. the decision to shortenen chelsea manning's sentence angered many national security
officials. manning's 2010 leak of secret materials is one of the biggest breaches in u.s. history. chelsea manning will now be released from the prison barracks at ft. leavenworth in may. manning has already served more than six years and has transitioned to live as a woman. >> the president's actions probably saved chelsea manning's life. >> aclu attorney chase strangio noted his client who spent long stretches of time in solitaire confinement has twice attempted suicide in the last six months. >> the reality is there is no way she wu going to survive another 28 years in prison. >> the former army intelligence servesman had given over 200 documents to wick yoo leakes. manning said i have never made any excuses for what i did. at time of the leak it put americans' lives at risk but on friday josh earnest indicated
manning's remorse was persuasive. >> as chelsea manning has acknowledged at the wree lease of the information that she provided to wikileaks was damaging to national security, but the disclosures by edward snowden were far more serious and far more dangerous. >> both considered themselves whistle blowers when they handed over u.s. secrets, but unlike manning, edward snowden evaded u.s. authorities and fled to russia. just last week wikileaks founder julian asaunch tweeted he would turn himself in if president obama offered clemency to manning. the white house insisted there was no quid pro quo. paul ryan called the president's decision outrages and mccain called it a grave mistake and said manning's dishonor will last forever. meanwhile expect more
commutations. and, gayle, just overnight russia has decided to extend the resident's permit for edward snowden for a couple of years. >> this is an odd question to ask you. are you standing outside? the picture standing surreal. >> i am joking. this is a metaphor for the week. we can't see very far. the fog is pretty thick in washington. >> it's a very interesting shot. i started thinking about vampires and werewolves, but okay. thank you very much. the cbs news poll shows donald trump will become president on friday with a record low approval rating. just 32% have an approval rate. that's lower than anything measured going back to ronald reagan back in 1981. it's 12 points below the next lowest with george w. bush but at least half of the americans have some confidence that the
president-elect will make the right decision on important issues like economy, trade, and isis. mr. trump was in washington last night for his first inauguration event with foreign diplomats. major garrett is covering it. good morning. >> good morning. they're braving for crowds in washington. homeland security estimates about half as many will be on the national mall, but if president-elect trump proved anything during the campaign it was he can certainly draw a crowd. now, as for mr. trump's cabcabi, it's confirmed it's the least since george herbert walker bush in 1989. president-elect donald trump defied his own america's first brand and spent the first night of inauguration week with nearly 140 different foreign ambassadors and diplomats. >> we have put together a team i think the likes of which has never been assembled before. >> the dinner was out of respect
for diplomacy as mr. trump continued his feud with congressman lewis. lewis said he's the first he will boycott but failed to mention he did the same in 2001 with george w. bush. >> you don't forget something like that. so he got caught and it's pretty bad and it's making him look bad frankly. >> the president-elect's harsh words have given democrats already dubious reason to join lewis's boycott. >> as far as others not going, that's okay. we need so badly, i hope they give me their tickets. >> this is really about standing on principle. >> so far not one senate democrat has backed the boycott. >> i've gone every year whether it's republican or democrat. >> republicans say inauguration day is or should be bigger than
partisan rivalries. >> we all need to support or constitution and support that transition of power in our country. that's how it works. >> later tonight the president-elect will elect two more dinners, one honoring vice president mike pence and the other for his cabinet nominees. he will then travel home to trump tower for the last time before coming back to d.c. for a campaign dinner and a night in the blair house before moving into the white house for good. anthony? >> major garrett. thanks, major. four of mr. trump's cabinet choices will have senate confirmation hearings this morning. senators will question epa nominee scott pruitt, health and service sec tom price. u.n. ambassador nikki haley and wilbur ross. our cbs poll shows 39% of the americans approve of trump's candidate nominations. 40% disapprove. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. good morning. >> good morning.
most of the nominees who have testified so far appear to be toward an easy way toward confirmation eventually but democrats are making it more difficult for two of the nominees going before congress today and they have been speaking out against them for weeks. >> scott pruitt is a professional climate denier. >> democrats went to the senate floor last night to slam scott pruitt, mr. trump's pick to head the environmental protection agency. >> someone who denied climate change science is in charge of an agency that really is tasked with advancing our strategy to address climate change. >> democrats argue that as oklahoma's tone general prue it was more dedicated to donors than he was to the environment. in his testimony today pruitt will say as epa administrator he'll advocate for a better and healthy environment but that environmental regulations should not occur in an economic vacuum.
georgia's tom price will also be questioned. they want to know why he bought stock in a medical device company one week before he introduced a bill that would benefit that company. >> it may well be that this trade was illegal. >> some democrats are arguing whether she has the right experience. >> our adversaries in the united flagss are represented by very seasoned, very capable, very sharp-edged diplomats and this is nod the model u.n. this is the real u.n. >> experience also came up at the confirmation hearing for billionaire betsy devos last night. she is mr. trump's choice to be secretary of education but has never worked in a public school system. >> do you think if you were not a multi-billionaire you would be sitting here today? >> i do think there's that
possibility. i have worked very hard on behalf of parents and children for the last almost 30 years. >> devos was asked at one point whether she ploets gun-free zones. she was noncommit tall saying they might be necessary to fend off grizzly bears that tend to get close to mike enzo's schools in wyoming. democrats argue people are more likely to be hurt by fellow classmates and that grizzly bears on the prowl. >> that's interesting. >> i like nancy's delivery of that too. >> dan senor is a political strategist and former adviser to mitt romney in the 2002 presidential campaign. good morning. >> good morning, norah. >> president obama said he commuted chelsea manning's sentence because she accepted responsibility and showed remorse. what questions does this raise? >> serious questions
particularly where our country came down on it. the recommendation was not to go forward with this. why? when bin laden's compound was raided in afghanistan, at the compound they found documents from the bradley manning leak. in other words, bin laden, according to court transcripts, had requested these documents. what were in these documents that bin laden had? information that our u.s. forces had on afghan informants, the names of afghan informants, key secrets that were indispensable to the army in afghanistan. they put lives at risks and suddenly they got into the hands of a terrorist who was attacking afghanistan. that's why the national security is so up in arms that this person is being released from prison? the irony is that at the time the u.s. intelligence is accusing wikileaks of affecting the election, to commute her sentence. >> exactly. at the exact time that the
democrats and the white house -- not just wikileaks but making a big deal of julian assange and done kriegt julian assange and julian assange was the vessel in which these documents got into terrorists' hands. >> do you think president obama is trying to box president-elect trump in some way? >> ily was a lot of pressure by aclu because of transgender issues and manning's suicide attempts. i think that's part of it. the other part of it is it's true in those documents there was information about atrocities and really bad regimes that one could argue helped address those atrocities and the governments responsible for them. that said it's not like manning selectively released those documents. he released 750,000 documents, some of which attempted the u.s. army. >> all right, dan. good to see you. >> good to be with you. >> row more is you'll join us on
friday. >> rumors are true. they're not rumors. >> they're facts. >> they're facts that i can report. speaking of the inauguration, cbs news will bring you complete coverage of the president-elect's inauguration on what show, gayle? >> "cbs this morning." >> good segsegue. that was totally natural. >> we fought a cyber intrusion against political parties and individuals in the united states of america. we should expect further attempts by russia to meddle in the democratic process. it will occur again, i promise you. and, again, the purpose is clear, to collapse the liberal international order. >> putin denies it. he calls the country's attempt
to collect information to blackmail president-elect trump, quote, total nonsense. elizabeth palmer is in moscow. elizabeth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there hasn't been any official reaction to vice president biden's comments here. that's not unusual because the kremlin and the official spokesmen don't tweet any official reaction and, inte fac tend to be very cautious. yesterday putin appeared to throw caution to the wind. at a meeting president pew tin called the unverified files on president-elect trump a hoax. people who do that for political gain, he said, are worse than prostitutes. then he expanded in perhaps more detail than mr. trump might have wished on the president-elect's 2013 trip to moscow as the owner
of the miss universe pageant. trump organized beauty contests, said putin, and socialized with the most beautiful women in the world. i find it hard to believe that he rushed to a hotel to meet with russian girls with loose morals, although, we do have the best in the world. finally he got around to the kremlin's goal with working with a trump administration. i'm sure in the end we will establish normal relations, he said, responding to the interests of the people of europe, russia, and the united states. of course, president putin's remarks are getting a lot of play here in russia. in fact, one of the papers say the prostitutes are thrilled by the compliment made by the president and made yesterday their professional day
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good morning, i'm rahel solomon. there is now a $7,000 reward for information, on the suspect for new years day assault. nineteen year-old philadelphia native private first class austin freeney was badly beaten in south philadelphia after the mummers parade. the his mother tells cbs-3 that the assault started after a group made derogatory remarks about her son's military services. lets look the a the forecast with katie fehlinger. are you still tracking showers >> we are. they are few and far between at this point but there are a to speckles of green on the maps to track and most notable as taras locally concerned up they are poconos and along i80 for example. we might be flicking windshield wipers even left over pud foreleg last night's rain and spray from the vehicles could still get you but worse of it has departed.
look at this seven day normal will high 40 for reference. it is well above average for one straight days but we will have additional rain, over course of the time too, meisha >> katie, thanks very much. >> good morning. looking outside we still have this accident on the plea route northbound near broomall pulled off, can't see it but still pulled off to the shoulder. see flashing lights. put your brakes down going by, a gaper delay and speed restrictions on the bridge, betsy ross bridge, commodore barry bridge you are down to 35 miles an hour. construction on 422 westbound is still out there rahel, back to you. meisha, thank you. our next update 7:55. up next on cbs this morning two rhode island sisters found live after hissing for more than 30 years. i'm rahel solomon good morning
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bet you're glad you're not here, but you do feel some sympathy for what the drivers are facing in houston this morning. this is not good. water is flooding lanes on interstate 45. a flash flood warning has been posted for southeast texas. they're not having a good time there. >> ooh, be careful. >> you're right. you need a boat. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, investigators track down a woman accused of abducting her two young daughters more than 30 years ago. well, these girls, they are now grown, they've got families of their own. see how their mother evaded detection for so long. lus, two young school children are mauled by pit bulls on their way to school. the dogs killed one child and badly injured another.
ahead, why the police are praising the bravery of the other kid. time to show you this morning's headlines. usa reports what could happen if obamacare were repealed and not replaced. they predict 18 million americans would lose medical coverage within a year. premiums would rise by up to 25% and the number of uninsured would jump to 59 million by the year 2026. the projections were based on a 2015 republican plan to overturn the affordable care act. the "washington post" says they've agreed to setting a two decades-old lawsuit. t more than 100 agents took part in the action. as part of the deal the secret service admitted no wrongdoing but agreed to institutional changes to correct the problem.
the orlando sentinel says the police ended a nine-day manhunt. he's led away by police officers. he killed lieutenant debra clayton last week and he was wanted in connection with the illing can of his pregnant ex-girlfriend. and walmart is touting its expansion of american jobs in a nod to donald trump. they plan to add 10,000 jobs in e-commerce or new or expanded jobs. 24,000 construction jobs. this is amid criticism of the president-elect. a georgia man is in jail after his unleashed dogs attacked two elementary children. the kids were walking to their bus stop yesterday. the 6-year-old was killed and the 5-year-old was critically hurt. demarco morgan shows us how this
strategy unfolded. >> back here behind this house is where i found them at. >> you found him. >> i found him. >> she found the body of her 6-year-old son logan shortly after he left the house for school tuesday morning. >> we heard screaming from the house. and everybody came running. i saw the one child lying on the ground and the others were trying to find the kids. >> the girl was found badly injured and unresponded. >> i ran to the baby. i looked down to see what i could do for her. when i looked at her, nigh there was nothing i could do. >> reporter: sanders was rushed to a local hospital where she remains in critical condition. >> there's nothing we could do because they kept coming back. >> atlanta police quickly responded shooting and injured one of the two dogs suspected in the attacks. >> some brave kids. some kids ran back to the scene to try to pull the dogs off the children that was injured.
>> reporter: police arrested the owner of the dogs, cameron tucker, charging him with two counts of reckless endangerment. the two pit bulls are in the custody of animal control while investigators determine if a third dog was involved in the attacks. for "cbs this morning," demarco morgan. the charges against cameron tucker are miss demeeshs that generally carry sentences of no more than a year. the fulton county sheriff's office may add additional charges. i can't think of anything -- two children doing their usual thing attacked by unleashed dogs. that should never happen. a rhode island woman iaccusd of abducting her own daughters will face a judge today. her daughters vanished in 1985 from their home in the town of warwick. investigators tracked them down monday in houston more than 1,500 miles away. tony dokoupil is at the rhode island courthouse to what led to their disappearance.
tony, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. under rhode island law child snatching is a felony defined as one parent denying the other a court ordered right to his children or her children. that's what elaine yates is charged with. she's been doing it for decades to her estranged husband it's awe news to me. >> reporter: russell yates is still dumbfounded his daughters are alive and well after vanishing more than 30 years ago. >> i hope they want to get in touch with me. >> reporter: kimberly yates was 3 years old and kelly was 10 months old when russell returned home to find them missing. an anonymous tip finally led police to this home in texas. >> after an investigation they were able throw indicate elaine yates in houston, texas, under an alien name. >> reporter: the mother had
assumed a name. the sisters have families of their own. these aged progressed rendering were remarkably similar. she vanished after she learned her husband was having an affair and he hit her during an argument. at the time child snatching was not considered a crime in rhode island. charles yates went to court to force the grandmother to disclose their whereabouts. when she wouldn't comply, a judge put her in jail for eight days. >> it's family doing it toward their own volition and i don't feel bad about it. >> in all of these cases there are two sides to the circumstances on why the abduction happened. >> robert lowery says parental abduction is behind many of the cases he deals with. >> the fact that these children have been found after 31 years, it does restore hope to those other parents who are looking for their long-term missing
children. >> reporter: and police say elaine yates was arrested without incident and has confirmed her identity. russell yates says he feels badly for his ex-wife and doesn't think that prosecuting her will do any good at this point. norah? >> interesting story. thank you, tony. climate change is contributing to a slow-moving disaster in one southern state. >> reporter: the coast of louisiana is losing on average a football field worth of land every hour. i'm jeff glor. we'll have more on how the past, present, and future is being shaped before our eyes. that story's coming up on "cbs this morning." >> incredible. we invite you to subscribe to our "cbs this morning" podcast. get the news of the day, extended interviews, and podcast originals. find them all on itunes and apple ipod casts. we'll be right back. i don't want to live with
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the geography of the louisiana coastline is quickly changing. a state commissioned report predicts rising water could swallow more land along the gulf of mexico if nothing is done to address damage done by climate change and commercial activity. jeff glor is in black manns parish to show how the landscape and history is becoming overrun by rising water. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: norah, good morning you do. hurricanes rita and katrina did so much damage here in 2005, but the land losses continue today. louisiana loses on average a football field worth of land every hour and that affects just about every way of life here you can imagine. businesses, homes, tourism, cultural history, and the islands protecting them as we saw are rapidly going away. if you want to see what's happening to the coast of louisiana, it's harder to find a better spot than adams bay about
50 miles southeast of new orleans. we went riding on water that was once lush with marshland and arrived on a piece of land that will soon be submerged. >> it's terrible. it's being eaten away and eaten away fast. >> this archaeologist showed us lemon tree island. pieces of pottery, glass, and other ancient artifacts are everywhere, but not for long. >> we're not doing excavations out here. we're doing emergency documentation. within the next two years all these sights are going to be gone. >> reporter: rising sea levels and commercial development have lead to erosion threatening not just lemon tree island but much of the coast. a new master plan released by the coastal protection an & restoration authority shows what's happened to louisiana over the past 85 years. from 1932 to 2010, louisiana lost 1, 900 square miles, an
area the size of delaware. another map show as what may be lost over the next 50 years from erosion if nothing is done. it's not just artifacts that will be washed away. >> coastal communities are really important to the offshore oil and gas industry, essentially become islands in the middle of nowhere in the gulf of mexico. it means storm surges come in, waters are deeper. it's impact for for everybody. >> she's the head of the water institute of the gulf. they consult with private agencies on where restoration is needed and how much it will kofts. >> most of it is sea level rise. it's coming home to roost. other systems are starting to experience increased high tides, flooding in streets. sea level rising is becoming familiar to most communities. understanding what's going on here really is a great way of not just showing the problems of other systems but also what kind
of hope they can have for the future. >> reporter: a new master plan of 2017 calls for $20 billion over 50 years. the money would be used to build barrier islands and improve inhabited wetlands. $50 billion is a lot of o money. who pays for this. >> it is a lot of money. it's a huge problem. it's the largest delta. it's been a great resource for this nation for hundreds of year. now itz's kind of time for payback. >> reporter: so far about $9 billion has been freed up most from the deep water horizon settlement. spending a little time down here, you see these discussions taking place everywhere right now. they will only get more intense in the years ahead. anthony? >> all right, jeff. thanks. extraordinary 1,900 square miles of louisiana gone. >> yeah. i'm glad we did that story. >> i am too. >> yeah. because it's not something i knew was happening. >> it's something for people to
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good morning everyone i'm jim donovan. members of the some south jersey shore police departments, depart the today for washington d.c. for friday 's inauguration shown is the members of the somers point and ocean city police department will help with crowd control, also on duty in d.c. officers there wildwood, middletown ship and atlantic city. lets go over to katie for a look at weather. >> one nice thing about this forecast, scrim, it is how warm it will be. the it comes with the trade off and this time around it will be fact that we are still dealing with some rain down the pike here, for thousand everything is sort of moving out, we hey still find residual showers this is next few hours but temperatures are above average, a chill in the air granted and still want to have your heavier coat the but we will warm up to 53. normal high 40.
we don't even get in the 40's anytime soon here for daytime highs. rain comes gannon try and once more sunday into hon, meisha. >> katie, thanks very much. we are still looking busy, look at 95 south cottman traveling less than posted seed. the it is almost stopped there , right around cot hand lust boulevard is lag slow too moving in the southbound direction, toward the schuylkill. the head up on that. we also ask speed restriction ness play on two bridges betsy ross and what dor down to 35 miles an hour. the it slow commute, eight the schuylkill, jim. next update 8:25. coming up on cbs this morning arting word there president obama's press secretary, i'm jim donovan, make it a great
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it's wednesday, january 18th, 2017. there's more real news ahead including charlie rose in the white house briefing room. he's going to ask outgoing press sayre josh earnest about chelsea manning and the president's legacy. but first here's your "eye opener" at 8:00. our 41st president george h.w. bush is hospitalized for the first time in four years. >> he's responding well to treatment. mr. bush is the oldest living treatment. >> the decision to shorten manning's sentence was opposed by the pentagon and angered many national security officials.
at the exact time the democrats in the white house were making a big deal about julian asaunch and sightings of julian assange, the manning documents got out of the private domain and got into the wrong hands. democrats are determined to make things more difficult. organizers say they're bracing for crowds of less than 2 million. if done proved anything during the campaign, he can certainly draw a crowd. >> it's bad news for donald trump. it's expected to rain in washington during donald trump's inauguration. true story. it's supposed to rain. in response donald trump tweeted the sky is rigged. that's what he said. it's rigged. good morning to you. i'm gayle king with norah o'donnell. charlie is off today. hi's actually on assignment.
we'll see him in a few seconds. we're in good hands. anthony mason is here. >> charlie is right there. george h.w. bush was hospitalized overnight. we learned he was taken to a houston methodist hospital for shortness of breath four days ago. >> mr. bush is expected to go home in a couple of days. at 92 he is the oldest living president. he suffers from a form of parkinson's disease. two of president-elect trump's cabinet nominees are likely to face difficult confirmation hearings this morning. the democrats slammed trump's pick for the epa, scott pruitt. georgia congressman tom price will face questions about investing in a meld cal company and then introducing a bill to
regulate affecting it. nominee betsy devos, democrats question her experience. >> mrs. devos, do you have any direct experience in running a bank? >> senator, i do not. >> have you ever managed or overseen a trillion dollar loan program? >> i have not. >> how about a billion dollar program? >> i have not. >> in a speech you were pretty blunt, quote, government really suction and you called the public school system, quote, a dead end. in order to clarify, you never attended a public school, k-12 school, did you ? >> correct. >> and your children have not. >> correct. >> and you have not taught in a public school. >> i have not but i mentored in one. >> she was defended saying an outsider will be good in changing the status quo. president obama's decision yesterday to shorten the
sentence of form er army privat was criticized. bradley manning was convicted of giving secret government documents to wikileaks. at the time the white house said the disclosures put american lives at risk, but press secretary josh earnest said manning's remorse persuaded the president to grant clemency. house speaker ryan calls the president's decision outranges. josh earnest took over as press secretary in 2014. he's confronted and engaged reporters on a wiej range of issues from iran to health issues, even award shows. >> during a final briefing yesterday his boss gave him a surprise send-off. >> he is not only a great press secretary but more importantly he's a really, really good man and i'm really, really proud of
him. josh, congratulations. >> thank you. >> josh earnest joins us this morning from the white house briefing room with our own charlie rose. good morning to you both. >> thank you, norah. you were surprised yid, josh. good to have you here this morning. surprised when the president comes in. >> i was. >> not only what he said but beyond the fact he's your friend, he said he's got that all-american matinee good-looking thing going. that's helpful, let's face it, a face made for television. >> listen. to have the president come out yesterday was such a humbling experience and i have so much respect for him both as a president of the united states and as a man himself who takes care of his family, fulfilled his responsibility to the country and has a clear vision of where the country needs to go. i've been so inspired by him. that's why his compliments meant so much to me yesterday. >> let's talk about the chelsea manning decision. >> yeah.
>> it's controversial, you heard paul ryan say and john mccain. >> yeah. >> and even the secretary of defense has said to have opposed it. is this a decision that the president took with careful consideration? >> yes. >> and was he concerned that people might take it the wrong way? >> i think president obama was interested in making sure justice was serve and what you have in the case of chelsea manning is a young woman who has acknowledge thad she committed crimes, she took responsibility for committing those crimes, she expressed remorse for committing those crimes, and has spent most of the last seven years behind leavenworth. so i think you would be hard-pressed to say the justice system went easy on her. i've got to say it's outrageous for republicans to say chelsea manning needs more serious punishment because of her concern with wikileaks. when you look at a man who praised wikileaks, encouraged people to check out with wick yoo leakes and encouraged
wikileaks to collude with russians, it's outrages to think right now what chelsea manning did is worse than what the man who they endorsed for president did. >> is there any connection to the speculation that julian assange will be released because of what happened here? >> listen. right now julian assange is somebody who's on the lam from authorities in europe and he's holed up in an embassy. >> he has no connection to this decision. >> i can tell you mr. assange's comments had no bearing. there's nothing he could say or do that would have any impact on the president's impact to make sure justice was served. >> norah? gayle? >> josh, charlie, good to see you. iloved the president's continues about matinee good lucks and that you're man of integrity and
a good man. i sense you're a little nostalgic when you've had dustups with the press. how are you feeling? were you feeling nostalgic yesterday? >> it's hard not to feel nostalg nostalgic, certainly the president's farewell address he delivered to the country from chicago a couple of weeks ago kicked off a couple of weeks of nostalgia around here. it's been an amazing run and remarkable to have served for a albrighton i so deeply believe in. one of my principle responsibilities has been to try to manage the relationship between the white house press corps and the white house and it's not been entirely friendly, but it's -- there's is up pieced to be friction in that relationship. the day that the white house press corps walks into my office and says we're totally satisfied with what you guys are doing -- >> -- it's the day you're not doing your job. >> that's right. we're not doing our job. >> how you do feel about moving? >> having the most effective experienced informed press corps in the world located in the west wing in a position to hold
people accountable directly is really good for our democracy. that kind of accountability made president obama a better president and i think that's a system that's worth protecting. >> here's a question. john kerry has announced he's not coming to the inauguration. are there any other cabinet members from this administration or high officials that are not attending the inauguration of the president-elect donald trump. >> i have to admit i don't know. the president and his wife will obviously be there. >> how does the president feel about that, the secretary of state not respecting the new president. >> well, listen. i can't speak to secretary kerry's plans and i'm not sure what went into them. i don't know the reasoning for his decision. what i can tell you is it's -- it should be pretty obvious to everybody president obama has profound political differences with the incoming president, but after the election president obama instructed all of us to set aside our own personal feelings and fulfill our
institutional responsibilities to the american people, set aside those feelings and ensure the next administration can get off to a running start. we have ebb gauged in a transition promise with them that has lived up to that and president obama's participation will be the culmination of that effort to put the country's efforts ahead of his own. >> two things. number one, a poll shows he's back at 60%, the highest rating this president has had since 2009. secondly, he's having his last press conference. should we expect anything surprising? >> well, listen. i think part of the reason the president wants to have a final press conference and the reason he's going to be standing here in just a few hours is he wants to bid farewell to the press corps and show them the respect he believes they've earned for the role they've played in his administration over the last eight years. again, it's not because he's been pleased with all the stories and coverage of his administration but rather because he believes the work they do is so critical to the, we of our democracy and that
that relationship and role is worth respecting and he's going to pay respect to it right here at this podium around 2:00 this afternoon. >> thank you, josh. >> josh, one more thing. how often do president obama and president-elect trump speak? do they speak on a regular basis? >> they don't have a set schedule for their conversations but since the day after the election, they've had an opportunity to speak with some frequency. >> would you say more than 15, 20 times? >> probably not that many but the president-elect indicated they spoke earlier this week. that i have an open line of communication. again, that's with the president's view he wants to do everything he can to ensure mr. trump and his administration can get off to a running start. you know, one of the things that president obama has indicated is that there's a difference between campaigning and governing and he wants to make sure the president-elect has a good feel for all of the factors that went into the governing decisions that president obama has made over the years so as
the president-elect begins to assume this responsibility he can understand the context. >> thank you for joining us in your place. >> thank you. >> all right, gayle and norah. >> we're not done. he's in washington to interview outgoing national security adviser susan rice. he did that yesterday. she'll take a look at some of fwig bigest dangers this country faces. >> in a few days donald trump will turn in his private jet for
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court where the band is arguing. >> reporter: good morning. in 2006 simon planned this all-asian rock band hoping to inspire and encourage young asian americans he thought was underrep accepted in the entertain&industry. he thought the band's name slant was something to be proud of. the government disagreed. they call their music chinatown dance rock and they've traveled the world reaching out to asian american communities, even entertaining u.s. troops overseas but with the patent & trademark office their name is racist. >> almost a quarter of my life has been spent in court because i decided to name my band the slants. >> he founded the band in 2006. the name was a key part of the group's message. ♪
>> we have an outdated obscure racial slur we want to flip on its head and turn it into something powerful. i was ridiculed as a kid for having slanted eyes. now i can sate's something to be proud of, not something to be ashamed of. >> to the trademark office you were what. >> we were racist. >> they refused to give him the trademark and he argues nothing in the first amendment requires congress to -- >> will are tlouss of really gross trademarks out there and no one thinks the government is associating with or endorsing those vulgar sometimes kind of silly trademarks. >> first amendment lawyer megan brown refers to other bands with race in their name whose trademark names have been approved like nwa and uncle cracker. ♪ follow me and everything will
be all right ♪ >> reporter: the government's definition of what's offensive -- >> they're trying to make these judgment calls of what the legal standard is. >> the case could have far-reaching implications. >> it is intercepted. >> reporter: using the same reasoning in 2014 the government canceled trademark protection for the washington redskins. ♪ nerve going to settle never going to settle ♪ >> reporter: for tam and the slant it's now up to the supreme court. >> i'm hoping after wednesday we can go back to being a band, not the band that's fighting at the supreme court or the band that's been fighting the trademark office but the band who can release music and communicate. >> reporter: he said if they lose at the supreme court the band is not going to change its name, but without a trademark it's almost impossible to get a record deal or merchandising deal or protect the band from
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becomes president. ahead, why changing the good morning, i'm rahel solomon. the mother accused of brutalry murdering her adopted teenage daughter is on suicide watch this is bucks county jail. her lawyer is not wear of any attempt she had made on her life. forty-one year old packer and her boyfriend daniel sullivan raped, tied up and poison packer last summer and then dump her body in luzerne county. bucks county d.a. may seek the death penalty. lets get the forecast with katie fehlinger. good morning. >> we are still awaiting the entire departure of the storm system and warm trent which lead to the wet weather we saw yesterday. the it is still at this point intensifying as it makes a full departure. we are fining left over showers that continue to pop up in the northern counties and very dreary otherwise but
i will say this we can see more of the city sky scrapers then we were able to, even just in the last half an hour. clouds are beginning to lift but they are still out there. it is dreary but gets nicer and more pleasant with time. our temperatures remain in the lower 50's today so it is a thighs warm trend for january standard. tomorrow we will have january there for you, full sunshine and high of 54. we will keep that theme going right through seven day. so big story here is that it does stay mild but few chances of rain mainly try late this is day and then again sunday into monday, meisha. >> we have got a big accident outside right thousand, so roadways are looking more dry and a lot of parts but this is where we have an accident 95 south at girard blocking right lane and it is just a string of vehicles here. so what is happening is this number one down one lane, number two getting gaper delays and break lights and a lot of vehicles coming up, a lying breaks and moving over to the left. head up we have people out identify their vehicles walking around if you have to
welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up this half hour, donald trump's new wing. wheel take a look at how "air force one" compares to the president-elect's private plane. why it may be considered a downgrade. a woman received live saving kidney transplant. how the surgery was almost blocked from ever taking place. local movers are making a gold line stand against the nfl chargers. two dozen moving companies joined an online pledge saying they won't help the team
relocate to los angeles, but the protest is not expected to impact the team's move to l.a. for the next season. and "bloomberg news" reports that the cia is opening up its secretive history to the public. some 12,000 pages are now available online. the documents could only be seen at the national air kiev and it covered the agency's work from the 1940s through the '90s. susan rice has served in the obama administration since 2009 first as ambassador to the united nations but since 2013 susan rice has been the national security adviser. she is responsible for giving the president his daily national security briefing. rice also coordinates the administration's foreign policy, intelligence and military efforts. rice spoke yesterday about some of the biggest dangers this country faces. we're joined once again from the white house briefing room. good morning again to you. >> good morning. i talked to susan rice for more than an hour yesterday. she said our most consequential
relationship is with china and if in fact president-elect trump breaks the policy it would break decades of diplomatic norms. >> donald trump is talking about taking a new look at the one china policy. do you think it's a wise thing to do? >> i don't. the one china policy has served the united states, taiwan, and china well, and it has been a foundational element of the u.s./china relationship since normalization back in 1979. we are a friend and partner of taiwan. we adhere to the taiwan relationsing at. we provide defense equipment and support to taiwan. and that has served taiwan and the united states well. but to abrogate the one china policy or to bring it into ancillary negotiations say on an economic or trade issue i think would be a grave mistake and i
think we will find that china with whom we have managed to forge a far more pragmatic and effective relationship where we cooperate in a far wider range of areas than ever before, whether it's climate change or peace keeping or global health or nonproliferation and we manage our differences in competition whether on the economics sphere or south china sea in a constructive fashion to avoid conflict, that whole balance could be upstep in a very devastating way. >> not only that, but north korea. >> well, in fact, china, for better or for worse is an indispensable player when it comes to north korea. our global economy is such that the u.s. and china's economies are intimately linked. they hold a high proportion of our debt. there's just many ways in which we can't afford to play fast and loose with what is the most consequential bilateral
relationship on the planet. >> here's what some people are looking at and they ask themselves. they see xi jinping saying globalization is good when the whole populist revolution is about globalization is bad. it ee almost like china is saying we are the champion of globalization, not the united states. >> well, the united states has been the biggest beneficiary of globalization and free trade and open markets and has reinforced democratic rule in many places. it's raised living standards, around the exports are a huge basis of our economy. so i think we would be very remiss if we seated the mantle of leadership on free trade and openness to china. >> susan rice also told me that although china had been very aggressive especially in the south china seas, she thinks u.s. policy has managed that
potential crisis. >> charlie, did you talk to her about bashar al assad in syria? >> i did. the interesting thing she said she was never for the u.s. intervening. that their goal in syria had to be defeated isil and suggested that within the year, 2017, she thinks that the united states not only will retake mosul but will also retake raqqah, but they had no alternative. >> charlie, we understand you ran into general james mattis, mr. trump's pick. what did he have to tell you? >> it's very quiet this morning although we're facing a a huge change in power. we're getting out of the car and a friend of mine said that's general mattis. he turned around and said, hey, charlie. it was one person seemingly alone with no security soon to be after confirmation one of the most powerful people in america
surrounded by aides and security people here on this morning two days before the inauguration. he's singular and solitairely walking to work and this is a guy, you know, that they call mad dog because he was such a good marine officer. but here he was by himself. and i thought, this is a nice vignette of democracy and america in transition. >> yeah. it's all changing in two days. so did you invite him to "cbs this morning"? >> yes, i did. i knew you would ask me that, gayle, so i did. >> yes. i try not to be predictable. thank you. >> gayle king, our booker in chief. >> that's great. i love stories like that. it can only happen in washington. >> it can only happen in washington. of course, it's 6:50 in the morning. >> charlie and mad dog. >> it's all going to be different for him very soon. the ceo of boeing says he will streamline the process of building new air force aircraft after meeting president-elect
donald trump yesterday. he tweeted last month the cost in the $4 billion program to build two new programs are, quote, out of control. the president-elect will use the existing jets when he takes office. cbs news travel editor peter greenberg says that means he'll give up his own plane. >> good morning. when asked about his own presidency, most say "air force one." in the case of donald trump, the transition from one wide bodied plane to another wide bodied plane may be considered a downgraid. "air force one" tells the world the president has arrived but "air force one" isn't just a plane. it's a military designation for any air force plane the president might be flying. the first plane carried president eisenhower in 1959, but it was jfk who brought the plane into the jet age.
it's comprised of two specially modified boeing 747s. the planes have carried every president since from clinton to george w. bush to obama. at a cost of over $180,000 per hour. >> it's still the white house and it's in constant contact and he's still the commander in chief anywhere he is in the world. now, to say you could don't that on president-elect's aircraft, i wouldn't say that. but you would have to do an awful lot of retrofit to make it happen. >> reporter: trump's plane has a different history. it entered service in 1991 with sterling airlines, a low cost danish airline. it then flew for a mexican charter company before being sold to microsoft co-founder paul allen who then sold it to trump in 2010. and that's when the real refurrishment began. >> it's got the donald trump
touch that he has throughout every eve everything the ehhe's ever drie >> when he has a special t button that overrides everything else. >> the nose of his plane is smaller. it can only carry 43 passengers. "air force one" can fly up to 7,800 miles and carry over 70 passengers. it has in-flight refueling capabilities, an anti-missile system and blast-resistant skin that can reject a nuclear blast. >> it's got to be able to defend itself until we can get our fighters to us. >> reporter: while it has an on board hospital btru trump's plas gold and plush seats and branded
with the trump name. after friday the only brand on the plane will carry the seal of the president. incoming presidents tend not to redecorate like they do at the white house. the exception was lyndon johnson who installed a recording device that eavesdropped on every single passenger. here's the irony. when nixon got on the plane and found out about it, he ordered it immediately removed from the plane and not in the oval office and the rest as they say is history. >> something tells me donald trump will be okay but his plane is very, very nice. let's talk about the "air force one." it's an older plane but low mileage. >> it's a 27-year-old 747. it has about as many takeoffs and landings as an american, united, or delta gets in four months. >> because there's more than one. >> because they don't use it every day. >> it doesn't have a special "t"
it's a great story. a new jersey woman finally has a new kidney more than a year after a life-saving transplant fell apart at the very last minute. c"cbs this morning" shared the story of little serena more than a year ago. she found a kidney donor on craigslist but when it didn't work the next best option was half a world away. jamie wax is here with a heart-warming ending. jamie, we like the soujd of this. good morning. >> that's right. good morning. when nina awoke from surgery last month she asked whether she got a new kidney as planned. the nurse responded yes but she felt the need to ask again, are you sure. her disbelief understandable perhaps given what she had been through before. >> i just can't wait to lead a normal life again. >> reporter: when we first met
nina in 2015 she was getting ready for surgery. glen had responded to her husband's post on craigslist, looking for brave person to donate a kidney. she told us she was looking forward to coming offer dialysis and spending more time with her son. >> i feel like this what was happening is a dream and it's not real. >> and she was right. the dream didn't become real, at least not then. >> if everything goes well with today's surgery -- >> reporter: while we reported outside the hospital, inside there were complications. >> one of the surgeons woke me up and said, nina, you've got to wake up. i said, did i get a kidney already. he said, no, i'm sorry, but the donor had a problem. >> reporter: surgeons halted the operation shortly after it had begun about the state of called der bank's organs. >> i didn't think it would ever happen. 2 1/2 years, everything went against me.
>> reporter: she found another match in her mother but there was a problem. he mother lived half a country away in the country of georgia. talk about the roadblocks. >> it's call ed -- >> congressman menendez got involved. >> she said i want to go to the united states to go to the united states to donate a kidney for my daughter that. i said, i'm sorry, it's an merge, but i cannot let you go. >> something is wrong there. >> yes. >> when you have an american citizen's life who is depending upon thi higher level of engagement and not a check list. >> reporter: menendez helped the family qualify for humanitarian parole, a step they describe as an extraordinary measure, allowing a foreigner to enter
the u.s. for a period for a compelling emergency and one year after the day her original transplant fell through, nina was back in the hospital. this time she terned with her mother and left with a new kidney. >> i've never been a person who goes to church. you know, did believe in god but not that much. but that day when i came out of the surgery, that was the day when i looked up and i said, thank you, gochltd i know you're there. >> nina says her recovery is going well and she feels like a different person and as for glen calendar bank, the original craigslist donor, we reached out to him yesterday. he's in good health and he couldn't be happier that her long wait for a kidney was over. >> i was wondering if glen was all right. isn't that frustrating. after all the red tape it goes back to mom. it's rare that it work out. >> extremely rare. three out of four of the 1,200 people who apply for humanitarian parole for something like this are denied. >> wow. >> wow. >> there should be a change in the works on that.
>> i hoe so. the senate is working for it. >> happy ending all around. that's good. a close encounter with a sea lion turned into perfect harmony. ahead. the power of a simple wave of the hand. you're watching "cbs this morning." at perdue, we take some unexpected extra steps to raise healthy chickens with no antibiotics ever. like putting oregano in their water. it has natural antioxidants and we don't have to use antibiotics in their diet. perdue. over 200 products no antibiotics ever.
we take some unexpected extra steps to raise healthy chickens with no antibiotics ever. for example, thyme. it's part of our 100% veggie diet and helps support their immune system. perdue. over 200 products no antibiotics ever. unexpected treat. one realized he could communicate with a sea lion using his hand. whatever direction, the social swimmer chased every move perfectly. the video was posted on youtube on monday. already it has more than 32 thousand views. >> it's beautiful. it's a little dance between the two. making friends. >> all right. on that note, that does it for us. be sure to tune in t
good morning, i'm jim donovan. there is now a $7,000 reward for information leading to the at rest of suspects in a new years day assault in south philadelphia. nineteen year-old philadelphia native and private first class austin freeney was badly biden near third and oregon in south philadelphia after mummers parade. treen i has a broken jaw and other serious injuries, his mother tells cbs-3 that at salt started after a group made derogatory remarks about her son's military services. here's kate which a look at the today's weather. >> forecast overall jimmies just very mild but there will be series of disturbances that rel rel through next couple days to present i in additional round of rain. no snow in this forecast, folks just too warm but we will find on storm scan three residual showers rotating in on the heels of a storm that continues to actually leave
the region but it the is still left over moisture so that is where that is coming there. generally seeking for one thing visibility is getting so much better, temperatures will start to climb as things brighten up here but we will still already been above what is typical normal high 40 we are at 41 in philadelphia. we expect to continue that trend on the thermometer for the next seven taste at least, low to hid 50's is expectation and we will see couple round of rain one coming this late this is day try and another sunday night into hon. meisha. >> katie, thank you. we are still tracking this accident out there on i-95 south at girard, it is now pulled all the way off to the shoulder but still block ago this far right lane plus we have people outside their vehicles. it will be slow moving even though it is for the most part pulled off to the shoulder but give yourself extra time there emergency gas hain repairs street road between hard willing and central avenue. they are tracking traffic until 5:00 p.m. head up on. that another accident in new jersey 295 north at route 30 that left lane blocked there. go wide quick peak 13 on the
schuylkill, six on i-95 pushing in the southbound treks, 21 on the vine and 21 in the plea route moving northbound treks, jim. >> that is "eyewitness news" for now join us for "eyewitness news" at the noon i'm jim donovan make it a i'm jim donovan make it a great fios is not cable. we're wired differently. that means incredibly fast 150 meg internet. so in the 3.7 seconds it takes gary watson to beat the local sled jump record fly, gary, fly. ...his friend can download 13 different versions of the perfect song... ...his sister can live stream it... ...while his mom downloads how to set a dislocated shoulder, get 150 meg internet, tv and phone for just 79.99 per month online for the first year. hurry offer ends january 21st. only from fios.
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