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>> ♪ >> ♪ ♪ good morning. it is monday, january 23, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." severe storms pound the southeast after tornadoes and extreme weather killed at least 19 people. dangerous flooding in california forces dramatic rescues and drives people out of their homes. president trump will begin his first week in office by signing executive orders and meeting with congressional and business leaders. his new administration spent the weekend lashing out over the size of his inauguration crowd. samsung finally knows why so many of the note 7 smartphones caught on fire. we have the results of a month-long investigation. but we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds.
>> i think that's a tornado. is that on the ground? >> it was just like a train and it was gone. >> deadly tornadoes ripped through the southeast. >> georgia's governor declared a state of emergency in seven counties where storms levelled homes and damaged property. >> i told everybody to get down. couple seconds later we felt the house shake. >> we pray to god whoever they find is actually alive. >> on the west coast torrential rains caused flooding, mudslides and evacuation. >> a river of mud. >> there in the mall. [ speaking at the same time ] >> ridiculous conversation. he said there were crowds all the way to the washington monument. >> there was. i was -- >> there wasn't. >> yes, there was. >> you are saying it's a falsehood. sean spicer gave -- alternative facts to that. >> alternative facts are not facts. they are falsehoods. >> we want our country back and we are going to fight for it. >> millions of people poured onto streets across the world to push for women's issues and to
protest against donald trump. >> what people were saying to donald trump, women are not going backward. >> a deadly jewelry store heist at a mall in texas. two suspects are now in custody. >> it's absolutely senseless. >> united airlines grounded all domestic flights because of a computer problem. >> everybody wants to go home, i guess. >> all that -- >> police officer helps a woman escape from her burning car with his baton. >> come on! >> that was the weirdest thing. >> a sea lion chose an unusual sleeping spot. >> sun yourself. >> and all that matters. >> falcons pick it up. still in bounds. touchdown! the atlanta falcons. >> for the fans who over 25 years rocked this place, this is for you, baby. >> on "cbs this morning." >> the flea flicker. it's a new england touchdown. >> the patriots have a date with atlanta. >> extra motivation for you this year to go to the super bowl again and win it?
>> no. this is my motivation right here. all the fellows in front of me. that's why we are here. >> this morning's eye opener presented by toyota. let's go places. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." dangerous and damaging storms are slamming both sides of the country. torrential rains triggered mudslides and flooding in california. violent storms hit the southeast with deadly tornadoes. video showed this massive apparent tornado yesterday as it ripped across southwest georgia. >> violent weather killed at least 19 people in georgia and mississippi. more than 60 people were hurt. the national weather service says there were at least 37 reports of tornadoes. they struck in states stretching from louisiana into georgia. mark strassmann is in albany,
georgia. >> reporter: a twister tore through here ands toed this tractor-trailer like a tonka truck into power lines. think of the force it took. a quarter mile that way, four people were killed in a trailer park. much of albany lies in ruin. >> i think that's a tornado. is that on the ground? >> reporter: storm chasers captured video of one of the reported tornadoes that devastated georgia sunday afternoon. >> hello? >> reporter: overnight in areas with no power, first responders and volunteers used flashlights to search for survivors in a mobile home community. >> we pray to god whoever we find, they are actually alive. >> reporter: james black and his family rode out the tornado in their house, a quarter mile down the road. >> felt like a train. i told everybody to get down. couple seconds later we felt the house shake. >> reporter: more than a dozen people in georgia killed in storm-related accidents over the weekend. >> i didn't hear nothing. i just seen it all come off the
house. and i never did hear a tornado siren or nothing. >> reporter: seven of the deaths were in one cook county trailer park where the storm created a trail of ruin. it left behind roofless houses, downed power lines and rubble in this neighborhood. margie's daughter lost her house. >> i thank god they are alive. it could have been much worse. you know, material things can be replaced but my children can't. >> reporter: tornadoes are being blamed for deaths in mississippi. a drone captured the destruction where 300 homes were damaged. president trump spoke to the governor. >> tornadoes were vicious, powerful and strong. they suffered greatly. we'll be helping out the state of georgia. >> reporter: the national weather service says on average georgia sees two tornadoes in
january. over the weekend this state saw at least 24 reported tornadoes. gail? >> thank you very much, mark. one of the largest storms in years is hitting california. heavy flooding caused mud slides and washed away several cars. many drivers had to be rescued before their cars were swept away. the storm is blamed for at least three deaths here. maria villareal has concerns about new flooding. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. normally there is a small road that runs right here. we are standing in it. as you can see the rain that happened over the weekend caused the floodwaters to take over the road. there was a car that was here overnight that was swept down the creek. we haven't seen it for several hours. since october, los angeles has gotten more than 13 inches of rain. that's more than 200% that was expected for this time period. heavy rain and rushing water
submerged southern california sunday. causing mudslides. and turning typically dry roads into rivers. rescue crews around the region raced to save stranded drivers. braving the racing waters to save this trapped family with a young child. pulling a father and son from their stalled truck overnight. and floating a raft to a couple before their truck washed away. when 15-foot waves in san diego dragged two women into the ocean saturday, an on-looker dove in, saving one of them. >> she was in close so i jumped in. i don't know. i got her and i threw her over my shoulder. >> reporter: fighting the waves, rescue crews searched more than 40 minutes before finding the second woman and pulling her to shore. she died late sunday. to the north near los angeles,
roadways were covered with nearly four feet of water, forcing life guards to go door to door to help families. >> we have been here about five years. this is the highest we have seen it get. >> reporter: the los angeles fire department has responded to more than 170 calls since yesterday with more rain expected to come today. this could be just the beginning of the problems. >> thanks mireya. lonny quinn of wcbs is tracking the storms. good morning. >> good morning, everybody. take a look at the whole usa. there will be more problems on the west coast. quiet in the mid section of the country. the biggest storm on the eastern half of the country. let's zoom in tight to show you where the center of circulation is. right now it's right here, right around ashville, north carolina. this will push offshore, move to the northeast, become a nor'easter but the biggest risk
now for possible tornadic activity around the mid section of florida, some of the tornadoes are possibly intense. isolated large hail and straight line winds. wind is an issue from the bottom of florida up into portions of new england. look at this. wind advisories from the blue ridge mountains in virginia to the green mountains of vermont. it is the red areas from new york city, boston with high wind warnings. could see winds blowing 50, 60 miles per hour in the big cities. there will be snow? not on the coast. you have to go inland. specks of purple could be a foot, foot and a half of snow. but wind is the problem with the storm. nora? >> thank you so much. president trump has a busy week ahead after a rocky first weekend in the white house. he welcomed senior aides who were sworn in yesterday. saturday he spoke to cia employees but the president was also thinking about saturday's protests that brought hundreds of thousands of demonstrators to washington. major garrett is at the white house where a meeting with congressional leaders is one
item on a big agenda. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the agenda starts here in a couple of hours with president trump meeting with top business executives he mentioned a moment ago on twitter. a big focus will be on creating more manufacturing jobs. we expect the president to sign more executive orders and among those with the most immediate impact would seek to roll back obama administration pollution control policies and rules preventing some illegal immigrants from deportation. yesterday, the president focused on staff work. >> i just went to the oval office and found this beautiful letter from president obama. >> reporter: at a swearing-in for his senior advisers sunday the 45th president held up a letter left for him by his predecessor. >> it was really very nice of him to do that. >> reporter: he said the contents would remain confidential and offered this about the presidency and his team. >> this is not about party. this is not about ideology.
it's about serving the american people. >> reporter: earlier in the day president trump was less conciliatory when he noted % hundreds of thousands who marched in washington and across the country to protest his presidency and agenda. was under the impression that we just had an election. why didn't these people vote? he tweeted before changing his tune an hour and a half later. even if i don't always agree i recognize the rights of people to express their views. on saturday, crowd size was also on mr. trump's mind during his first official trip to cia headquarters. >> we had a massive field of people. you saw them. i get up this morning, turn on one of the networks and they show an empty field. >> reporter: in front of 300 cia agents the president lashed out at reports about attendance at his inauguration. >> it looked, honestly, like a million and a half people. whatever it was, it was. >> reporter: the visit was designed to reset relations with
an intelligence community he criticized. >> i love you. i respect you. you will do a fantastic job. we are going to start winning again and you are going to be leading the charge. >> reporter: it is a sentiment the president repeated for law enforcement and security leaders that included fbi director james comey. some democrats blame his announcements about the e-mail investigation for costing hillary clinton the election. an inspector general probe is reviewing his conduct. mr. trump's pick for cia director mike pompeio is expected to be announced today. the announcement from john mccain and lindsey graham in support of rex tillerson more or less guarantees his eventual senate confirmation. >> thank you very much. president trump is also moving along with his foreign agenda. the president spoke on the phone yesterday with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. the white house says they discussed several issues
including threats posed by iran. mr. trump emphasized the only direct talks can produce a peace deal. he plans to meet with the leaders of britain, mexico and canada in the coming days. the argument over how many people attended president trump's swearing-in has been summed up in two photos. this is the national mall during friday's inauguration and this is the national mall at the same time of day during president obama's inauguration in 2009. on saturday, white house press secretary sean spicer accused reporters of trying to, quote, lessen the enthusiasm of the inauguration. >> there's been a lot of talk in the media about the responsibility to hold donald trump accountable. i'm here to tell you that it goes two ways. we are going to hold the press accountable as well. this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period. both in person and around the globe. >> the fact-checking website politifact claims pants on fire
which means false. counselor to the president kellyanne conway defended sean spicer yesterday. >> why did he do that? it undermines the credibility of the entire white house press office -- >> no, it doesn't. don't be so overly dramatic, chuck. you're saying it is a falsehood. they are giving -- sean spicer, our press secretary gave -- alternative facts. >> spicer said presidents are judged by accomplishments, not crowd sizes. >> ari fleischer joins us now. welcome. you watched the first briefing by spicer. i know he's a friend. what concerns you? >> it's one thing to take on the press. that's a time honored tradition in washington, d.c. >> by republicans and democrats. >> absolutely. take them on when you have high ground. the part about how many people showed up in the audience of the inauguration, who cares? it is not worth fighting over. >> and where it took place, too.
>> in terms of the question that the president did at the cia when he raised the question of crowd size in front of the heroes of the cia. >> one thing we have learned about president trump is he's authentic. he lets it rip anywhere he is because that's what he feels. whether he did it at the cia or wherever the issue is -- wrong fight. if you want to get into a fight with the press about them trying to delegitimize his presidency, that's fair game. but a fight over who had more people at the inauguration is not worth it. >> he came out swinging. that had to come from somewhere. >> it came from the president. i have known sean almost 20 years. he worked in the bush administration. this is a time when you are told, get out there and fix it and do it now. it doesn't give you time to prepare. can't develop the facts the way you want to. he did his job to represent the president. today is the press's day.
they will ask questions. today he'll be challenged on it. he has to back up the statistics he used. my advice to sean is if you used a statistic that's wrong, correct it today. there is no harm done if you are press secretary saying i got a statistic wrong and walk it back. if you are making a broader point about the press make your broader point. cool the confrontation down a notch or three. >> can you see both sides? do you think the press is to blame in any way? >> here's where the press is to blame. they have been hostile to donald trump throughout. donald trump has been happy to return the favor. so that's future wall. the part about the mlk bust they said was removed, why didn't zeke miller, a good reporter from "time" ask a white house official to confirm it before he tweeted it. reporters are too fast to hit twitter and too slow to ask questions. >> he took it back. >> he did. it's a good point to ask before tweeting or reporting. good reminder to do that. let me ask you, the press
secretary, it is different from a campaign secretary, right? you have been white house press secretary. what's the onus, the job? as of your first day in the white house you are paid by the taxpayers. do you also represent the american people in some regard? >> you have three phases. on the campaign you are talking to the primary voters, then the american voters, then the world. >> in the white house? >> you're talking to the world. that's a sober responsibility. by the same token you are speaking for the president. your job is to faithfully and reflect the president for better or worse. >> here is what you wrote in november. i don't know what changes president-elect trump will make but if he decides to go around the press, abolish the daily briefing, not take a press pool to dinner. the reason he can get away with it is the main stream media lost the trust of the american people. do you believe the main stream media is in danger of losing the trust of the american people? >> charlie, according to the gallup poll trust in the press
to tell the news fairly and accurately is at an all time low. this is a tragedy for the press and the public. it is vital the people accept the press's reporting as fact. because of the manner they have reported has led to a steady decline of people trusting the press. one of the reasons the press is so vulnerable to whatever changes donald trump will make. my advice to the press is it doesn't matter if the president praises you or criticizes you. your job is to be neutral, fair, and accurate. >> thank you. >> all right, ari, well said. the super bowl 51 match-up is set. the new england patriots take on the atlanta falcons. the pats beat the pittsburgh steelers yesterday 36-17. tom brady will compete for a record-breaking fifth super bowl ring, the most of any quarterback in nfl history. mvp candidate matt ryan and his falcons crushed the green bay packers yesterday.
the score was 44-21. they are looking to win their first championship in their second super bowl appearance. the patriots and falcons meet for super bowl li sunday, february 5 in houston. >> we'll be watching. samsung said it solved the mystery of what caused the flagship note 7 smartphones to catch on fire. ahead what the months-long
after months of criticism president trump tells the cia, "i'm on your side." >> there is nobody that feels stronger about the intelligence community and the cia than donald trump. >> ahead, why some intelligence officials say the president only made a bad situation worse. >> you are watching "cbs this morning."
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ex. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back. >> good morning, i'm rahel sulliman. the pennsylvania turnpike bridge is closed and will stay that way for the the foreseeable future, closed over structural issues, it will be about two weeks before they know how much the bridge is damaged. first, we get over to meteorologist, katie fehlinger. katie, also busy day in the weather department. >> very busy yes. will impact everybody, in one way shape or form here, rahel. we've not just very strong wind expected all day today, but also, some very heavy rain. you can see the leading edge of the rain starting to work its way through the virginias, southern delmarva peninsula, all headed our way, already had light rain out there but the other thing to keep in mind is we are expecting gusts could peak at the shore now up to 65 miles per hour, so,
very, very potent storm system, not much snow, though, you have to go to the mountains for even modest accumulation there, everywhere else, meisha, what a mess today. >> my gosh, can i not even begin to tell you how slow it is out there. like rahel just pointed out, delaware river bridge closed right now because that far fractured beam. so, alternates, threes four bridges, burlington bristol, trenton, morrisville, however i'll tell you those four bridges are also very slow, in fact, up right now, rahel, back to you. >> meisha, thank you. next update is at 75:00, a up next on cbs this morning, what's up for samsung after they admit design manufacturing problem, their phones catching fire. i ' rahel solomon. make it a good morning.
work on the dance floor. get it in there. >> that's the atlanta falcons owner arthur blank celebrating a victory with a little dance. go, mr. blank. the falcons routed green bay 44-21. they will now play new england in the super bowl. this will be atlanta's second trip to the championship game. they lost to denver in 1999. they are ready to play. >> boy, such great quarterbacks. i can't wait. >> arthur blank is having fun. >> i like it. go, atlanta. >> that's a tradition he started down there, dancing. >> he's still got the moves. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, did
donald trump's attempt to mend fences with the intelligence community backfire? that's the question many are asking? he went to the cia and blasted the media. how some say that appearance made relations worse. and samsung knows why some of the galaxy note 7s burst into flames. they tested 200,000 devices. questions about whether the brand can survive the damage. >> time to show you headlines. the washington post reports on how president trump's executive order on the affordable care act is creating uncertainty. trump signed the order friday as republicans worked to repeal and replace obamacare. it instructs federal agencies to grant relief to those affected by the law. the possible pullback of obamacare rules could affect enrollment this year and how many companies participate next year. the white house did not return the "post"'s request for comment. >> the women's march movement.
millions took part in protests around the world saturday. now women's groups and civil rights organizations are scrambling to harness the energy. they are trying to enlist more supporters and encouraging women to run for local public office. >> this will be worth watching. >> i'll say. >> that was one of the messages, run for office. >> the kansas city star says families turned out at a stadium to mourn a 25-year-old pitcher who died yesterday in a car crash in his native dominican republic. he helped the royals win the world series in 2015. the houston chronicle said barbara bush chose to stay in the hospital with her husband though she was cleared to leave. a family spokesman said former president george h.w. bush is recovering from pneumonia. doctors hope to move him out of intensive care in the next day or two. mrs. bush was treated for bronchitis. >> they have been married over 70 years. >> that's nice. >> really nice. the "wall street journal" says president trump's national security adviser was
investigated for alleged links to russia. the u.s. counter intelligence agents in fact gated michael flynn's phone calls to the russian ambassador on december 29. on that day the obama administration announced sanctions against russia in retaliation for alleged use of cyber attacks to interfere with the u.s. election. it is not clear if the investigation produced incriminating evidence or if it is continuing a. white house spokeswoman denies knowledge of any investigation. the president's first official trip was to langley, virginia. the speech was supposed to smooth over bad feeling with the intelligence community. it may have done the opposite. we have reaction from some of the officials who heard the president. good morning. >> good morning. before being sworn in mr. trump reminded the intelligence community of the failures leading to the war in iraq and accused it of being a source of leaks. the speech saturday didn't appear to mend fences. it left some current and former
cia officials stunned and angered. >> there is nobody that feels stronger about the intelligence community and the cia than donald trump. >> reporter: despite that pledge of support, u.s. intelligence officials tells cbs news president trump's visit to cia headquarters was uncomfortable and that he made relations with the intelligence community worse. during the speech in front of a memorial wall dedicated to fallen cia officers mr. trump blamed the media for creating a rift between him and the agency. >> they made sound like i had a feud with the intelligence community. i want you to know the reason you are the number one stop is exactly the opposite. >> we didn't think that sounded right. in fact, we rated it false. >> reporter: the editor of politifact found mr. trump had been critical of the intelligence community, even saying at one point he didn't
trust them. >> very easy to use them. i won't because they have made such bad decisions. >> reporter: he stepped up criticism after all 17 intelligence agencies concluded that the russian government was behind a wave of cyber attacks to influence the election. >> i think it is just another excuse. i don't believe it. >> at that time he said that this is the same intelligence community that had worked on weapons of destruction and saddam hussein. so that was a criticism. >> reporter: when information leaked about an intelligence briefing this month in which mr. trump was informed of the existence of a dosier of unsubstantiated claims about him he said this. >> that's a disgrace, something that nazi germany would have done and did do. >> reporter: two days later a series of tweets saying the leaked information was released by intelligence, even knowing there is no proof and never will be. the setting for the speech, the memorial wall, is considered
sacred ground for the agency. former cia director john brennan who left the agency last week said over the weekend he was saddened by the president's statements. he said the president should be ashamed of himself. nora? >> he said he was saddened, angered, called it a despicable display. thank you very much. president trump invited benjamin netanyahu to the white house next month. israeli media reports the united states plans to move the embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem. sean spicer told cbs news we are at the very beginning stage s >> reporter: -- bricks and mortar are changing the sign on the u.s. consulate here. jerusalem is a city and a capital claimed by israelis and palestinians. it is home to some of the most sensitive religious sites.
palestinian leaders say moving the embassy here recognizes jerusalem as the capital of israel and would damage the peace process. no other country has its embassy in jerusalem due to the conflicting claims on this city. on sunday, israel approved hundreds of new settler homes in east jerusalem, just before president donald trump's call with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. it is a move that has angered palestinians. the concern here, of course, is that this anger and frustration could boil over once again. gayle? >> thank you very much, seth doan from jerusalem. united airlines customers may experience delays this morning after the airline had to ground all the flights yesterday. the airline said a technical problem caused a ground stop. it lasted more than two hours. cbs news learned the glitch was with the system which transmits data about a plane's performance. it is not clear how many passengers or flights were
affected. samsung has discovered why the galaxy note 7 smartphones overheated and sometimes caught fire. ahead, how the huge phonemaker is trying to put the recall behind it and regain the confidence of consumers. we want to invite you to subscribe to the podcast. you will get the news of the day, extended interviews and, what else do you think they will get? >> podcast originals. >> yeah. i'm thinking that, too. you had a new gayle podcast original. >> we love originals of all kind. >> we do. >> charlie, you may weigh in. you feel the same. >> a charlie rose original. >> still to come -- >> we'll be right back. i don't want to live with the uncertainties of hep c. or wonder whether i should seek treatment. i am ready. because today there's harvoni. a revolutionary treatment for the most common type of chronic hepatitis c. harvoni is proven to cure up to 99% of patients...
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hopefully the safety rope wasn't attached to another large icicle. >> thank you, jesus. he's all right. samsung says design flaws and manufacturing problems caused some of the note 7 smartphones to overheat and burst into flames. the company released the conclusion of the investigation into the burned phones overnight. the phones, as you know, led to a massive recall that cost samsung billions of dollars. chris van cleave is in washington with what the company plans to do next. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. this was an unfortunate case of lightning striking twice for samsung. after it recalled the note 7 and made modifications, the replacements had a similar but different problem with overheating. the public laying out of what went wrong and new safety protocols is all in an effort to win back customers. a samsung executive apologized monday as he detailed the results of the company's investigation into what caused
the galaxy note 7 smartphones to catch fire. >> there were two different defects. they had the same end result. >> reporter: samsung said since it began in recall in september 700 researchers used 200,000 devices and 30,000 batteries. they concluded the original issue was a design flaw. the company said incorrect battery positioning created problems in the phone's upper right corner. >> it caused the two parts of the battery to basically come into contact and short out which caused overheating and some of the fires you saw. >> reporter: the replacement phones had a problem with how the batteries were welded together which led to an internal short circuit. >> they went to great pains to point out that in all their testing they didn't find any flaws with the actual design and build of the phone hardware or the software in it. they put all the blame on the batteries and the manufacturing of the batteries. >> reporter: a source tells cbs
news the first battery was supplied by a samsung company. the second was outsourced and the production problem there was linked to a rapid increase in production to replace all the phones from the initial recall. samsung said 96% of the 3 million note 7s soldreturned. in the u.s. there were 13 reports of burns, 47 reports of property damage associated with note 7 phones and a total of 96 reports of overheating batteries. >> it is a black eye in terms of consumer confidence. people are obviously going to think twice about getting another samsung phone. this incident is survivable but the business has to win back the trust of consumers. >> reporter: part of that's a newly announced eight-point safety check on all samsung phones which it says will exceed industry standards. worldwide about 120,000 note 7s are still outstanding. we are waiting for the results of a separate investigation into the overheating problems.
this one by the u.s. consumer product safety commission. nora? >> chris, thank you. a lot of people still love their samsung. it has a nice camera. >> you don't want to give it up. it has all your information. that's why they had to shut it down so you can't use it. >> transparency is essential. tell them everything. >> that's right. a police officer's bravery in a fire is captured on his own body camera. how he got a woman out of a burning car when the door would
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(this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". good morning, i'm jim donovan. later today mayor jim kenly release report on discrimination in philadelphia's lgbt community, kennedy -- kenny will be joined by human relations report create from the testimony presented during public hearings last october. now, the report is expected to contain recommendations for business owners and other groups in the city. >> let's head right over to katie for a look at today's forecast. >> quite a mess out there, jim. we're beginning to see the leading edge of the storm system headed our way. so while we've already had light rain, some drizzle, worth is -- worse is yet to come when it comes to heavy rain. pushing in from the south wrapping in a lot of the atlantic moisture, so we are going to be seeing the biggest impact from the storm at the shore, but heavy rain, high winds; a widespread issue.
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it is monday, january 23, 2017. known around here as nora o'donnell's birthday. [ cheers ] >> give her a hug when you see her. she loves those. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news including new rules for tax filing season. we'll ask about the changes that could slow down your refund. first, here's today's eye opener at 8:00. terror came sunday when a twister tore through here. it tossed this tractor-trailer like a tonka truck. >> it was actually a car here overnight that was swept down the creek. we haven't seen it for several hours. >> right now, the biggest risk for possible tornadic activity around the mid section of florida. >> president trump meeting with
top business executives. a big focus of the conversation will be on creating more manufacturing jobs. >> you watch that first briefing by sean spicer, what concerned you? >> well, what concerns me is it's one thing to take on the press. that's a time honored tradition in washington, d.c. the part about how many people showed up in the audience of the inauguration, who cares? >> before being sworn in mr. trump reminded the intelligence community of the failures leading up to the war in iraq. the speech saturday didn't appear to mend fences. >> handwritten letters by alexander hamilton were sold at auction for more than $2 million. you know they are authentic because they all begin, yo, my name is hamilton and i'm here to say -- >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. at least 19 people are dead after tornadoes ambassador violent storms slammed the south. the national weather service says there were at least 37
reports of tornadoes. the wave of severe weather injured more than 60 people. >> the tornadoes hit from louisiana to georgia. we have more from albany where a tornado yesterday killed four people. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. now that it's light everyone can see the scale and scope of the destruction here. some of it is obvious like a tractor-trailer tossed behind me. search teams will fan out looking for more survivors and more victims, too. storm chasers captured video of one of the reported tornadoes that devastated parts of georgia on sunday afternoon. over the weekend more than a dozen people in georgia were killed in storm-related accidents. seven in one trailer park, four in another. the storm left behind roofless houses, downed power lines, rubble in this neighborhood. overnight first responders and volunteers searched for survivors in one mobile home community. think how terrifying the weekend was for so many people in south
and central georgia. in one weekend 24 reported tornadoes. norah? >> that's incredible, mark. thank you so much. california is getting pounded by one of the largest storms in years. heavy flooding caused flomud slides. receive people have had to be rescued. there were at least three deaths near los angeles. nearly four feet of water swamped roads. life guards went door to door to help families trapped by flooding. the president will sign more executive orders this morning. he tweeted today, busy week. planned with a heavy focus on jobs and national security. top executives coming at 9:00 a.m. to talk manufacturing in america. on saturday the president made claims about the size of the crowd at friday's inauguration. >> it looks, honestly, like a million and a half people. whatever it was, it was. it went all the way back to the washington monument. i turn on and by mistake i get this network. it shows an empty field.
and it said we drew 250,000 people. now, that's not bad. but it's a lie. >> this is the view from the washington monument at the time the president gave his inaugural address. there is no official count but the crowd didn't go all the way back to the monument. white house chief of staff reince priebus defended the claims yesterday. >> there is an obsession by the media to delegitimize this president. we are not going to sit around and let it happen. we are going to fight back tooth and nail every day and twice on sunday. >> white house counselor kellyanne conway defended press secretary sean spicer's inaccurate statements about the crowd size saying he, quote, gave alternative facts. president trump vowed to eliminate the threat posed by isis. u.s.-backed iraqi forces are making gains in mosul.
iraq's second largest city has been an isis strong holtd since 2014. cbs news made it into eastern mosul. charlie d'agata shows us the slow, dangerous work of clearing the city. >> reporter: good morning. in some neighborhoods in eastern mosul things are returning to normal. retraveled to the center of the city and witnessed some of the destruction that took place in the battle for mosul. flattened buildings, pock marks, broken glass from shrapnel and gun fights that took place. iraqi forces managed to liberate the city up until the tigress river. isis holds onto the west. clearing parts of eastern mosul is another matter. iraqi forces will have to go house to house in order to root out isis militants who may have melted into the community and still pose a threat. potential sleeper cells. there have will be been
examples. you can hear the gunfire in the distance. >> there have been examples already of car bombs that were hidden in garages and neighborhoods in eastern mosul that then spring into action and attack iraqi forces. u.s. and coalition forces have blown up most of the bridges leading to mosul which will complicate things for iraqi forces. isis maintains control of the region. the last big battle for iraqi forces is facing isis in western mosul. it represents the last real stronghold that isis has in iraq. they are not likely to give it up without a fight. for "cbs this morning," charlie d'agata in mosul. football fans in new england and atlanta have good reason to celebrate this morning. the new england patriots punched a ticket to super bowl li yesterday with a convincing victory over the pittsburgh steelers. quarterback tom brady is seeking his fifth championship win.
they will face the atlanta falcons who crushed the green bay packers yesterday. it is their first super bowl appearance since 1998. james brown, host of "nfl today" is here with predictions for the match-up. >> ooh, predictions? >> yeah! >> obviously the diet continues. you're looking better and better. >> thank you very much. without the spanx. >> was the liposuction painful? >> not as bad as they said. >> no, you look great. >> gayle makes me blush. >> you look great. >> this is the match between brady and matt? or is it a question of who has the best defense? >> it's both questions. of course the public and the press will focus on the marquee names but it is really about organizations. new england is the best there is. in an era of designed parity in the national football league, they are the dominant team. they get it done with a system.
key players, but a great talent evaluator bill belichick is. >> especially tom brady wasn't there for the first four games. gronkowski was out and he looked sad watching. >> because norah wasn't with him. brady comes back and they go 13-1. the guy is playing a game -- in football vernacular we say the game is moving slowly in front of him. the unsung hero is it starts in the trenches. you need somebody to protect him. they get it done and the defense does it collectively. >> tom brady needs to get better and better. he threw 384 yards against the steelers. the patriots' post season record. he kept throwing to hogan who was there. a couple of times wide open. >> doesn't that speak about the genius of bill belichick who would watch a guy like chris hogan, an ex-lacrosse player but
he liked the intangibles at the table. they get it done. >> if i were to listen to you i may not go there if i were the atlanta falcons. they just smashed the green bay packers. >> absolutely. >> tom brady has all the time in the world. >> you're good. gayle has impressed you now, influenced you. arthur is a good guy. even going through the michael vick saga he was there cheering vick on. he has a great offense there. matt ryan should be the mvp. they have a lot of options, as my producer alvin patrick was saying. no, no. they are a talented team. new england can get inside your head before the game starts. >> somebody got inside aaron rodgers' head. >> what a blowout. >> for aaron rodgers i give him credit. it just so happened to me and clause may disagree. >> let's bring him to the table.
>> hey! >> is he not the enforcer? football on the line for syracuse, they just ran into a better team. >> are you expecting a good game? we had such blowout this is weekend. what are you expecting? we all want a great game. >> as john madden used to say they don't play the games on paper. let's see what happens on the field. >> right. >> on paper it should be a good match-up. the league's number one scoring team against the defense that allows the fewest points. you tell me, give me one star's name on defense for new england. it's team oriented. you can't think about it. >> the patriots have the edge now? >> absolutely. >> couple of touchdown favorites? >> you're good. i never predict a winner from a tv standpoint. i always want to see a competitive game. or norah up in bob craft's box. >> you know what jersey i will be wearing on super bowl sunday. >> tony gonzales sends love.
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tax filing season begins today. did you know? there are rule changes that could affect your refund. this year's deadline is april 18. you have three extra days to file. the irs expects more than four of five taxpayers to file electronically. cbs news financial contributor melly hobson is in san francisco. that's why you see the golden gate bridge. melody, good to see you. the question everybody wants to know is how to get money back or how not to pay. what will these changes mean? >> i can't tell you how not to pay. but in terms of how to get money back one of the things the irs has on their brain is fraud. they want to diminish fraud. they are trying to do it with additional verifications. so for some people the return could be slowed down if you claim the earned income tax credit or the additional child tax credit. the irs are going to d additional verifications so they
won't mail out those returns until after february 15. for most people, nine of ten people they say you will get your return in 21 days. you can actually log onto the irs website. irs.gov and track your refund with a tool that they have called where's my refund. >> what's the free file program? >> if you make under $64,000 a year, you have an opportunity to get free tax software to be able to file online for free. this is software that's a joint venture with the irs and a number of commercial tax providers. think everyone from h & r block to tax slayer. this is software that normally costs 20 to 50 dollars. you can do this for free. those providers also say in addition some of them to filing your federal returns for free, they will file your state returns as well. the irs says s 100 million peop
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every continent >> surveillance video helps them with the suspect of a robbery at a wine bar earlier today. south 13th street, center city, robbed at about 1:30 this morning, right now detectives are examining security camera video, police say the around suspect was wearing mask and gloves, and got away with about $200. now we send it over to katie. already windy morning out there? >> it is, it is a little damp outside. nothing like what we will finds later today, rahel. looks like heaviest rain comes into the afternoon, you can see why. just looking at storm scan, the steady rain, currently, falling very heavily across the virginias, and also just off shore of the delmarva peninsula, headed our way, will rotate in from south to north. we will see coastal flooding we think as a result. so coastal flood advisories as well as warnings, up and down
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, millions of people participated in the protest. over the weekend for women's rights. jo di canter is in the green room now. we'll find out whether this attempt to create a movement can succeed. plus one of melania trump's roles has nothing to do with politics. how she'll work to keep her family life stable. >> the "new york times" reports on a lawsuit expected to be filed against president trump. it alleges mr. trump is violating the constitution by allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments.
it is fear ed american official could be corrupted by gifts. the case is being brought by a group including former white house ethics lawyers. >> the "new york times" also reports that starting today snapchat is cleaning up the news service. they updated guidelines to restrict publishers from posting misleading and explicit images ahead of an initial public offering expected for this spring by snapchat parent company. madonna spoke in washington. >> i have thought a lot about blowing up the white house. >> her comments got the attention of the white house. she said i am not a violent person. i do not promote violence and it is important people hear and understand my speech in its entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context. the only way to change for the better is to do it with love.
>> usa today says roger federer is playing better and better. it looks ahead to the quarter finals of the australian open. the swiss star defeated a japanese player yesterday. this is federer's first official tournament after missing six months with a knee injury. >> look at that shot, guys. cross court and down the line. >> no one has played the game more beautifully. >> he's using his knees. they seem to be working oak. >> that's what you do. >> it's very pretty to watch after his knee surgery. and new research shows anxiety might be more common among older people than previously thought. up to 20% of seniors may suffer anxiety disorders. marked by overwhelming worry, thoughts of dread and an inability to re, la. -- relax. organizers of the women's
marches are looking to transform the energy from the weekend protest into action. hundreds of thousands of people showed up for the women's march on washington. the crowd was more than double what planners predicted. more than 500 rallies across the country from new york city to seattle drew huge crowds of people. many of them spoke out against the expected policies of president trump. the president responded on twitter saying, quote, was under the impression that with just had an election. why didn't these people vote? later he characterized the protest as a hallmark of democracy adding even if i don't always agree i recognize the rights of people to express their views. alex wagner covered the marches. good morning. >> good morning. millions of women marching saturday look to take aim at the policies and actions they are expecting to face during the trump administration. they hope the enthusiasm will translate into a grassroots movement.
>> the crowds clogging the streets of the nation's capital were so massive organizers had to abandon the route originally planned. one of the four national cochairs of the women's march on washington is bob bland. >> saturday's march was well beyond any of the expectations any of the founders or organizers could have had. >> my body, my choice! >> reporter: women, men and children, many wearing pink pussy cat hats packed the national mall where a day earlier president donald trump was sworn into office. teacher maria christina came from newark, new jersey. >> the new president is at home right over our shoulders. what's your message to him? >> we will come out and protest and let ourselves be heard. expect this many times over. >> reporter: there were enormous crowds in blue bass chons like
chicago, boston, los angeles and san francisco. americans also showed up by the thousands in red strongholds including alaska, indiana and tennessee. organizers trying to capitalize on momentum have already launched a campaign encouraging marchers to send postcards to senators. the first of ten actions planned for the trump administration's first 100 days. >> a lot of the partner organizations are still very involved and enthusiastic about what's to come. >> we won the popular vote! >> people were so cynical and skeptical of what women can achieve we proved to the world that when women lead, women will be successful. >> the biggest issue on the minds of many of the protesters we spoke to was women's health care and the republican plan to repeal the affordable care act. president trump's executive actions this weekend targeting key provisions of the law is only adding to the anxiety surrounding this administration.
>> don't go anywhere. joining us now is cbs news contributor and correspondent for the new york times jody cantor. welcome. >> thank you. >> there were a lot of pink hats and they said they would have given the march an 11 out of 10. they said it was peaceful and the message was heard. what stood out for you? >> turn out beat expectations not only in new york and washington and la, but across the nation and the world. i talked to women who marched in cheyenne, wyoming, small towns in minnesota, pennsylvania. i want to tell you the story about a librarian named michelle barton in northern minnesota, so stirred by the idea of the march she decided to march herself. she was going to go down the street all alone but in the end 60 people joined her. >> what might become of the marches? >> that's the question. if you look at the signs which was a fascinating project. there were so many different
causes represented. the uniting factor was a vitriolic operation against president trump. my colleagues wrote about this today and quoted a democrat saying trump is the cure. not meaning trump is the cure to the nation's ills but trump is the cure to democratic enemy. >> i kept hearing organizers say this is not an anti-trump rally. this is about women speaking out. it didn't seem the case when i watched. >> they focused on this coalesce sense of a number of causes whether immigrants rights, reproductive rights or free speech. in the end, the tone and i think jodi saw it, too, was anti-trump. the interesting thing is a lot of the women were grandmothers, mothers and daughters. this was an intergenerational happening. these women will continue conversations at home and intended to continue conversations nationally as activists. >> 53% of white women voted for
trump. where were these women -- many i'm sure voted. where was the movement to propel hillary clinton into the white house that many thought would propel her into the white house? >> president trump tweeted the same idea. >> i read that. >> he said did these women vote. many of them probably did. i think it goes to the diversity and the huge divide in the country. >> leading candidates for the democratic national committee. were any of them there? >> no. my colleague reported they were at a weekend retreat for donors. >> what does that say about the future of the political party trying to harness the power on display? >> i think it is complicated. this is a day after the president was inaugurated. democrats have been focused on a peaceful transition of power. elected officials may have voiced their support privately but didn't feel it was appropriate to stand at the foot of the white house on president trump's first day protesting his future administration.
>> it also did show an energy, organization and as alex said, an intergenerational approach that the democratic party didn't have. >> so it was a legitimate movement now? just a one off? what happens now? >> there were the stirrings of it. part of what was impressive. the hats women stayed home and knitted. signs they made themselves. what a lot of people said about the signs is the hand made signs feel so much more authentic than the mass produced hillary signs people waved at the convention. >> is it comparable to anything in history we have seen? >> i think what's special about this, what's distinctive about this was the day after a president's inauguration, to see so many people around the country and the world rise up and say we are fundamentally not okay with this man being president. >> we think it puts at risk things we believe in. >> a preemptive strike not just nationally but internationally.
the size of the crowds around the globe. you look at the "new york times" map. there are dots on the earth. these are people uniting for a man who had one day in office. >> yesterday women were asked what theyn't with aed going forward. they talked a little bit about the causes. they really said i want a different president. >> i hear that. could it begin there and become something larger in terms of the empowerment of women and crucial issues for women and their place and their opportunity to participate in the world that we live in? >> i think we'll see a choice by president trump for the supreme court. what that judge, justice or person's view on abortion may add to that. what happens with the repeal of the affordable care act whether that repeals the preventative measures that allow women covered birth control. >> would some of the women who marched be willing to work with
republicans? for example, many are you able are in favor of paid family leave and the trump administration may have a proposal on that. would the marchers back that or do they want to a pose everything from this -- oppose everything from this president. >> there is definitely interest in sign-ups. >> it's called the women's march on washington. >> were there people signing them up? was there a master list being created? >> social media was huge. sign-ups online. >> i hope there is a way to work together on this. thank you. melania trump is taking a different approach to her role as first lady. what sets her apart as she
melania trump tweeted from her official flotus twitter account saying she was deeply honored to serve this wonderful country as first lady. she was next to her husband when he assumed the presidency on friday. she will not be constantly at his side at least for now. here's how she's expected to take on her new role. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the first lady of the united states is an unofficial ambassador. she's like a voice of the american people. it's an unpaid position, but it comes with a sizable implied
responsibility. as she starts the week with her son in new york city and not in d.c. with president trump it is clear she'll do the role her way. . melania trump has not yet made her first official statement as first lady. an inauguration day her ensemble seemed to speak for her. her outfit, designed by ralph lauren looked like a throwback to a predecessor. >> people are saying she looks jackie o. in powder blue from head to toe. >> reporter: she's only the second foreign-born first lady in u.s. history. >> our first lady. >> also one of the only ones to speak five languages. >> reporter: president and mrs. trump were introduced by this man. >> the values, shh care she gives to the child she would wring to the white house and make it unique. >> reporter: through much of the
campaign melania remained on the sidelines. but thrust into the spotlight at the republican national convention she became the target of social media roasting. [ together ] >> that your word is your bond and you do what you say. >> reporter: after a speech included several passages mirrorimirro mirroring michelle obama's address in 2003. she later pledged to fight bullying as first lady. >> we have to find a better way to talk with each other, to disagree with each other, to respect each other. >> reporter: days before the election melania made it clear her first priority is still her son. 10-year-old baron. >> i'm a full time mother to our son, an incredible boy. >> reporter: she's chosen to live with him in new york until at least the end of the school year. anita mcbride, former chief of staff for laura bush said she grappled with the same thing. >> one of the important things
they have to do is create a family life, a sanctuary around the president that keeps family life as stable as possible. this is an enormous amount of pressure on a family, particularly when there are young children. >> reporter: another critical role for the first lady, first adviser. melania told "60 minutes" correspondent leslie staal she shares her opinions with president trump, even when it comes to his tweets. >> sometimes it got him in trouble. but it helped a lot as well. he had unbelievable following. >> you never say, come on -- >> i did. >> she does. >> of course i did many times. from the beginning of the campaign. >> does he listen to you? >> sometimes he listens. >> for her role at the white house, melania trump said she's going to stay true to herself. >> i'm very strong and tough and confident and i will listen to myself and do what is right and what feels to my heart.
>> among all the other celebrations this weekend the first couple celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary. the role of the first lady has changed dramatically. only time will tell how melania will leave her mark on the white house. norah? >> thank you. >> the people that know her say she's not a wall flower and she speaks her mind. because we don't know much right now they are focused on her fashion. she was a-plus-plus for that. >> we wouldn't want a wall flower. >> it's great she speaks her mind. she walks in high heels on the parade route. >> pretty good. beautiful. >> awesome. >> you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back.
live from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". good morning, i'm jim donovan, the turnpike bridge between pennsylvania and new jersey is closed this morning and it will be closed until further notice. bridge was shut down friday when stuck usual issues were discovered, authorities say it will take about two weeks before engineers determine what's wrong. the same officials say drivers should expect delays. work from home, use another route, or use public transit. meisha will get more details in just a minute, now, let's turn to katie for a look at the forecast. >> today would be great day to work from home if you are able to do that, jim. this weather not making matters much better when it comes to traffic. but looking at storm scan, the reason why, coastal storm system lifting in. we are going seat rain get much heavier before it lightens up here, in fact, today, periods of winds swept rain, one-two plus inches expected out of there is coastal flooding is a very
real concern for all of the shore lines, through delaware, all of new jersey, slow, slick travel certainly a concern, as well. here's where we currently stands with the winds, sustained into the two's, even 30's, i was just looking at the gusts, seeing the gusts as high as the 40's right now, they could even peak at the shore up to 65 miles per hour. up to 50 further inland. that will goes for everyone, now there is a light at the ends of this proverbial tunnel. sun finally shines. stuck with the worse of the storms today. mainly rain and wind and then it starts to ease up at least little bit tomorrow, meisha. >> katie, thank you so much. we're still talking about this bridge. so delaware river bridge closed because of fractured beam, because of that, you have to use these alternates, burlington bristol, trenton morrisville, i can tell you right now, all four of those bridges are very slow, moving right now, plus septa, taillights, suspended because of downed wires, chestnut hill inbound 30 minute delays, all other regional rails 15 minute delays because of power problems, be sure to check the schedules on line. downed pole here roosevelt boulevard northbound near
commonly road. that inner drive is closed, and downed tree, henry avenue dew point street, northbound lanes right now are blocked overall, just very, very slow going still. jim, back over to you. >> thanks, meisha. that's "eyewitness news" for now. join us for "eyewitness news" today at noon. i'm jim donovan, make it a great day.
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