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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: phantom terror attacks. offering no evidence, the president says there have been terror attacks that the media have covered up. >> the very, very dishonest press doesn't want to report it. >> pelley: also tonight, tech giants join the court battle to stop the immigration ban. >> this sends a really kind of chilling signal to i think our partners and our friends globally about what kind of country america is going to become. >> pelley: a syrian family gets through the temporary suspension of the ban. >> i'm happy like i win the super bowl. >> pelley: and celebrations in boston after one of the greatest games in football history. >> we're bringing this sucker home!
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this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: today president trump told a u.s. military audience that there have been terrorist attacks that no one knows about because the media choose not to report them. it has been a busy day for presidential statements divorced from reality. mr. trump said this morning that any polls that show disapproval of his immigration ban are fake. he singled out a federal judge for ridicule after the judge suspended his ban, and mr. trump said that the ruling now means that anyone can enter the country. the president's fictitious claims, whether imaginary or fabricated, are now worrying even his backers, particularly after he insisted that millions of people voted illegally, giving hillary clinton her popular vote victory. there is not one state election official, democrat or
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republican, who supports that claim. margaret brennan is covering the president. >> radical islamic terrorists are determined to strike our homeland. >> reporter: in his first address to the troops as commander-in-chief, president trump accused journalists of covering up terrorism. >> it's gotten to a point where it's not even being reported, and in many cases the very, very dishonest press doesn't want to report it. they have their reasons, and you understand them. >> reporter: mr. trump offered no examples. and neither did press secretary sean spicer when he tried to clarify aboard air force one. >> there's a lot of instances that have occurred where i don't think they've gotten the coverage they deserve. >> reporter: the president's comments come after senior adviser kellyanne conway referred last week to a terrorist attack that never took place. >> two iraqis came here to this country, they were radicalized. they were the master minds behind the bowling green massacre. most people don't know that
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because it didn't get covered. >> reporter: she later said she misspoke, but she talked about the purported bowling green attacks two other times. conway says she was referring to two iraqi refugees accused in 2011 of supporting terrorism. their arrests were reported in the press. >> he's a leader of his country. >> reporter: the president is also facing criticism from within his own party for these comments to fox news about russian president vladimir putin. >> putin's a killer. >> a lot of killers, we got a lot of killers. you think our country is so innocent? you think our country is so innocent? >> reporter: senate republican leader mitch mcconnell. >> i don't think there is any equivalency between the way the russians conduct themselves and the way the united states does. >> reporter: retired general barry mccaffery went further. >> one can argue that's the most anti-american statement ever made by a president of the united states, to confuse american values with putin, who is running a criminal oligarchy. >> reporter: today the kremlin
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said that fox news should apologize for insulting mr. putin. the russian president has held office more than 17 years and has been accused of having some of his critics killed. scott, the vice president did come out in defense of mr. trump saying he merely wanted a fresh start with russia. >> pelley: margaret brennan at the white house. tomorrow an appeals court in san francisco will hear arguments on whether to reinstate the president's travel ban. in a filing this evening, government sawyers argued that the ban does not discriminate based on religion. it targets country of origin instead. our chief legal correspondent jan crawford is following this. >> reporter: lawyers for two states urged the appeals court not to reinstate president trump's travel ban, saying it would unleash chaos again, separating families, stranding our university students and faculty, and barring travel. in a flurry of legal filings, the trump administration said the ban is necessary to protect
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national security. unlike the president, courts do not have access to classified information about the threat posed by terrorist organizations operating in particular nations. the efforts of those organizations to infiltrate the united states or gaps in the vetting process. but two former democratic secretary of state, john kerry and madeleine albright, said in court papers the ban would only help isis as a recruiting tool, feeding into the narrative that the united states is at war with islam. on friday, seattle-based federal judge james robart, ruling in a lawsuit filed by washington and minnesota, suspended the travel ban nationwide, reopening entry to people from seven countries. >> i find that the court should and will grant the temporary restraining order. >> reporter: the justice department immediately appealed. the president himself weighed in on twitter, calling robart a "so-called judge," and saying,
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"if something happen, blame him and the court system." today mr. trump defended the ban. >> we need strong programs so that people that love us and want to love our country and will end up loving our country are allowed in, not people that want to destroy us and destroy our country. >> reporter: the appeals court will hear arguments tomorrow afternoon, but this is just one of many lawsuits challenging the ban. on friday a federal judge in boston upheld the ban, setting up a possible showdown in the supreme court. >> pelley: jan crawford, thanks. the appeals court received a brief against the ban filed by nearly 100 of america's best-known technology companies. john blackstone tells us that 60% of highly skilled work centers sill condition valley were born outside the u.s. >> reporter: some of the biggest names in technology are among the 97 companies that joined the brief to the court of
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appeals, forcefully opposing the travel and immigration ban. they argue the order makes it more difficult and expensive for u.s. companies to recruit, hire and retain some of the world's best employees. it disrupts ongoing business operations. >> america has been at the leading edge of so many innovative markets and trendings because we're able to working -- work on a global scale. >> reporter: aaron levie is head of a silicone valley company. >> many of our employees come from different countries, some of which are on the banned list. that has a meaningful impact in our culture. >> reporter: the brief highlights immigrant contribution, noting immigrants or their children founded more than 200 of the companies on the fortune 500 list, including apple, kraft, ford, general electric, at&t, google, mcdonald's, bogue and disney. and the brief says immigrants are nearly three times more
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likely to file patents than u.s.-born citizens. >> this is what democracy looks like. >> reporter: tech workers that demonstrated against the immigration ban as the industry worries about what's to come with the president's promises to undo certain international trade agreements. >> they would send a really chilling signal to people all around the world that america is not open for business. we're actually closed off. >> reporter: late this afternoon two more major tech companies, tesla and spacex, added their names to this brief filed here at the ninth circuit court of appeals. scott, of course, both companies are led by elon musk who himself is an immigrant from south africa. >> pelley: john blackstone for us tonight. john, thank you. president trump tweeted yesterday that the suspension of his ban is now allowing people to "pour into the u.s." we don't have a complete picture, but we can tell you that the number of refugees over the last three days is 27 families.
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they have gone through a vetting process that can take years. jericka duncan was at new york's j.f.k. airport today when family from syria arrived. >> hi. >> reporter: this is the moment dr. ghassan asail and wife sarmad dreamed about for more than 13 years. >> i'm happy. i'm happy like i won the super bowl like yesterday. i'm very happy. >> reporter: the row union with the asails two brothers was supposed to happen nine days ago, but visas were canceled when president trump signed the executive order. after land l in philadelphia, the six syrian immigrants were forced to return home. >> unhuman what happened to us. >> reporter: 17-year-old matthew asail had the wait even longer before joining his relatives. >> we did everything by the rules, everything what we done
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was right. we did not do anything illegal. >> reporter: why did your family leave? >> over there, it's like a war zone. it's not safe. >> reporter: in 2015, their immigration petition finally proved to the active processing stage, which involved multiple background checks and several interviews. >> welcome to america. >> reporter: local congressman republican charlie dent says the asails are not refugees and spent years going through the proper channels. >> it's clear to me this proposal was not properly vetted. it was not processed. it was rushed, and it wasn't given the kind of consideration it should have been. >> reporter: this afternoon allentown's newest residents celebrated their u.s. arrival in their new home. attorneys for the asail family tell me there is no way the family would be asked to leave. scott, that's because they're now considered permanent residents. >> pelley: jericka duncan in
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allentown tonight. a man who set fire to a mosque in fort pierce, florida, was sentenced today to 30 years. it was the same mosque the orlando nightclub shooter attended. joseph schreiber pleaded no contest. he's an ex-con who posted anti-islamic rants online. the mosque was destroyed in september on the 15th anniversary of 9/11. the senate is expected to vote tomorrow on president trump's nominee for education secretary, and this one is a cliffhanger. here's our congressional correspondent nancy cordes. >> save our schools. >> reporter: the debate over betsy devos followed senators home this weekend, as protests popped up outside the state offices of several republicans. >> here in washington, the pressure is even more intense. >> good afternoon, senator susan collins' office. >> reporter: the snatch switchboard swamped by hundreds
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of thousands of calls. >> so he is not supportive of this nominee? >> reporter: some democratic senators took their own turns at the phones. >> so she's really way outside of the mainstream. >> reporter: and even turned to schoolkids to help make their case. >> we must oppose betsy devos as secretary of state of education. >> the future depends on it. >> reporter: president trump chose the 59-year-old billionaire because of her long-time support for school vouchers, a cause many republicans support. south carolina senator tim scott. >> the real debate is generations of kids that are stuck in underperforming schools. betsy devos has got to go. >> reporter: but teachers group worries devos will move dollars out of public schools. >> she has absolutely no experience,. >> reporter: that lack of experience led to some rocky moments at her confirmation hearing. >> so were you unaware what i just asked you about the i.d.a., that it was a federal law? >> i may have confused it. >> reporter: every senate democrat and two republicans have vowed to vote against her
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tomorrow, putting devos on the edge of defeat. massachusetts democrat elizabeth warren. >> just one more republican, that's all we need, just one. >> reporter: but as of right now, the senate appears to be split 50/50, which means vice president will have to cast the tie-breaking vote tomorrow, and that's a first, scott, for a cabinet-level position. >> pelley: nancy cordes on capitol hill. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," super bowl ads usually out to make you laugh take a serious turn. and later, shake and make-up. an awkward encounter after the an awkward encounter after the game. be the you who shows up in that dress. who hugs a friend. who is done with treatments that don't give you clearer skin. be the you who controls your psoriasis with stelara® just 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses. stelara® may lower your ability to fight infections
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>> where's the beef? >> when i hear your new ideas, i'm reminded of the ad,
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breakthrough where's the beef." >> pelley: the 1984 wendy's super bowl ad finding its way into politics. now the reverse. >> do i tell herminie grand pa is worth more than her grandma? >> reporter: super bowl saw a relatively new player in the ad game. ideology. >> do i tell her she will automatically be valued less than every man she meets. >> audi promised to give women equal pay for equal work. >> or maybe i'll be able to tell her something different. >> reporter: airbnb promoted its commitment to housing refugees from a multicultural world. >> welcome to america. >> reporter: anheuser-busch spent $so 10 million plus production costs for a one-minute spot about how the company co-founder immigrated to america. >> anheuser.
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>> busch. >> reporter: newcomer 84 lumber showed a mother and daughter making their way to america, but the ad was edited after fox complained, so viewers saw this, but had to go to the internet to see the original end, a door in the wall. >> we know loews, now we know 84 lumber. >> reporter: rob schwartz. >> it used to be that advertisers would avoid politics, but that wasn't the case last night. not only have advertisers gotten bolder to make political statement, but the audience is more political. >> reporter: it's a 10 haircare took a funnier approach. >> we're in for at least four years of awful hair. >> reporter: one of the night's most emotional ads transcended politics. hyundai's 90-second live commercial featured three american soldiers stationed
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overseas. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: with 360-degree virtual reality technology, the soldiers were surprised to find themselves suddenly attending the game. with their loved ones. as could be expected, social media exploded when messages both supporting and condemning many of the ads. because of how long it takes to produce these commercial, some of them were conceptualized and began filming last year. scott, that was back when hillary clinton was seen as the clear favorite to become the 45th president. >> pelley: don dahler tonight. don, thank you. coming up, fire in the sky. i sure had a lot to think about. what about the people i care about? ...including this little girl. and what if this happened again? i was given warfarin in the hospital, but wondered, was this the best treatment for me? so i asked my doctor.
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>> 34-28 the final in overtime, and the patriots have redefined the word "momentum" here tonight. >> pelley: nielsen says more than 111 million people watched the patriots come back to win the first overtime game in super bowl history, 34-28. fans in new england are used to winning, but michelle miller found for them it never gets old. >> he's in! patriots win the super bowl! >> reporter: it was a record-breaking comeback win for the patriots' fifth super bowl, enough to make a grown man like season ticket-holder bob brenza cry. >> people can see that tom brady is the best.
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>> reporter: folks here say the celebration isn't just about the greatest comeback in super bowl history, it's also about vindication after tom brady sat out four games this season for the 2015 football deflating scandal. many watched as nfl commissioner roger goodell tried to awkwardly bury the hatchet, but owner bob kraft couldn't let the moment pass. >> a lot has transpired during the last two years. [cheering and applause] >> i'm despondent. i'm looking for a bridge to jump off of. >> reporter: even today there were plenty of haters. that was a hot topic on boston's 98.5 radio. >> people are sick of them. >> that's a given. >> reporter: host tony mazzarotti. >> everybody in america but new england was rooting for the falcons. did it seem that way to you? >> oh, no, it didn't seem. i knew. look, that's the way it's been. they're not an embraceable franchise.
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>> reporter: boston has had its share of success in the past 15 years, ten world titles in all, half by the patriots, three for the red sox, even the bruins and celtics each have grabbed a championship trophy. the fans here say brady is the reason they'll keep coming. >> he works, and that's why he's great. >> reporter: and the oddsmakers in vegas are already betting there will be a repeat at super bowl 52 next year. michelle miller, cbs news, foxborough. >> pelley: the champions robert kraft built. that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night.
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