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and we're back now with more of "today" on a wednesday morning. it's the 7th of november. it's 2012. it's cold. it's dreary here in the northeast, and we are bracing for some more nasty weather. this is i guess winter storm athena is what they call it right now, and it's coming up the coast just when we don't need it. as a result we don't have a lot of people outside anymore. >> can't blame them. >> i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and willie geist. just ahead we'll be talking about the day after. >> we're here. a hard-fought battle but campaign 2012 is now one for the record books. president obama will return to the white house for a second term. we're going to have the latest from the campaign and take a look at how it all unfolded.
>> and then the world's best travel destinations voted on by the readers of conde nast travelers. i bet you guys a crisp $20 bill that you can't guess the number one. >> i bet you were close to saying i bet you $10,000. >> best in the u.s. or worldwide? >> the u.s. >> the readers' favorite city. >> we'll do a gentleman's bet. i'm going to go with san antonio, texas. >> respect your answer, but it's incorrect. >> san francisco. >> incorrect. >> one of the ones -- that's been like number one. >> that's moved on to number two so we'll get that to you. >> where was san antonio? >> it's a tease. >> come on, let's go. >> give me number three. let's get a check of the top stories this morning with natalie over at the news desk. >> good morning, matt, savannah and willie, good morning, everyone. an historic night as president obama wins a second term in the
white house. the commander in chief addressed the cheering crowd in chicago after picking up more than 300 electoral votes. nbc's kristen welker hats very latest from chicago. good morning, kristen. >> natalie, good morning to you. after months of campaigning and spending record amounts of money, president obama declared victory. there is a lot riding on this second term, especially with the stagnant economy. just a few hours ago there was only celebration here in chicago. this is what it looked like. the crowd here erupted into excitement when president obama and the first family walked out on to the stage. he delivered a soaring victory speech in which he pledged to meet with mitt romney and also to work harder to foster a spirit of bipartisanship by reaching across the aisle to work with republicans on deficit reduction, immigration reform and jobs, jobs, of course, were the number one issues for voters. the economy almost costing the president his re-election. he made it clear he got the message. >> a long campaign is now over.
and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you, i have learned from you, and you've made me a better president. >> reporter: now the president also joked that unlike 2008 the first daughters will not be receiving a dog this year. on a more serious note though, a campaign official tells me that the very first phone call that president obama made after governor romney called him to concede was to former president bill clinton, of course, one of his top surrogates during this campaign season. the obamas will head back to the white house a little bit later on today. natalie? >> all right. kristen welker in chicago, thanks so much, kristen. as the votes rolled in on election night, the republican party retained control of the house while the democrats held on to the senate, and another closely watched races consumer advocate elizabeth warren beat out scott brown to become the
first female senator from massachusetts. in missouri republican todd akin lost his bid for senate after his controversial comments earlier this year about women and, quote, legitimate rape. in illinois democratic congressman jesse jackson jr. has been re-elected to his post despite a lengthy absence and his current stay in the mayo clinic. and in maine and maryland, voters approved measures to allow same-sex marriage. and in colorado and washington state, residents voted to legalize marijuana, a measure massachusetts was also approved to allow medical marijuana use. just a week after getting slammed by superstorm sandy, new york and new jersey are bracing for yet another new storm. hundreds of flights in the area have already been cancelled, and airlines are evaluating how many more will be grounded. in low-lying areas police are using loudspeakers to tell residents to move to higher ground, and hundreds of nursing home residents in the hard-hit rockaways have already been evacuated.
one ray of hope. weather experts now say this nor'easter may be weaker than originally expected. after indicating that he would not voluntarily attend a congressional hearing this month, house lawmakers have issued a subpoena for barry kaden, the director of the massachusetts pharmacy at the center of the deadly meningitis outbreak. 30 deaths have been blamed on the outbreak and more than 400 people have been sickened by tainted steroid injections distributed by the compounding facility. the former president of penn state university is set for arraignment today as graham spanier's criminal case begins. he's charged with perjury and attempting to cover up the jerry sandusky sexual abuse scandal at his school. spanier denies the charges against him. a name for a new baby lion cub born just last week in china. this is twen twen which means
spring. both of the cub's parents are yellow lions making the coloring unique and beautiful at that. now back with another check of the weather with from point pleasant beach, new jersey. >> a week ago we were standing on a dune that eventually got washed out and the public works folks here worked all night taking sand off the streets and created a new eight-foot dune that runs about a mile to try to protect against the effects of this nor'easter which the weather channel has named atheep ar atheepa. take a look and let's show you what's going on. airport delays from the i'd 95 corridor from boston all the way to washington, d.c. we're in fact getting rain here in point pleasant beach. we're worried about the storm surge. that's why they put up this
berm, this do you know, to try to protect against the storm surge that could be anywhere from 3 to 5 feet, 8 to 12-foot waves, peach irose and coastal flooding. wind gusts of 65 miles per hour, and we are also talking about rain, and, yes, snow. along the coast, anywhere from 1 to 2 inches of rain, but you get inland, and we're talking about upwards of 2 to 6 inches of snow from philadelphia up into northern new jersey and some isolated spots could get up to anywhere from 9 to 12 inches. >> good morning.ing on it will be a breezy and chilly day with off and on rain showers. some snow might stick on the
>> and that's your latest weather. now back to the gang. nice and warm. >> but you're doing a great job, al. >> he is. hang in there, al. coming across the street a few minutes ago, gusty and flurries, snow flurries. >> got a future as a weather man. >> was that good? >> low pressure moved through. >> stay around for your five-day outlook. let's go to today's "take 3," the three of us share our take on the three stories catching our attention and yours. where else could we begin but with election night last night. curious, savannah. you were there covering it and natalie looking at this pretty close. >> poor thing. probably so exhausted. >> not responsible for what comes out of my mouth at this point. >> natalie, what jumped out for you? >> what i loved watching and what really made the biggest impression last night is we all realize over the course of the
election but how much the landscape has changed. i mean, everybody said it over and over again. the latino vote last night made a huge difference. back in the day we talked about the soccer moms being all the difference. here it's the football mami that made the difference. >> natalie has coined a term there. 7 out of 10 latinos voted for president obama, and if you look at -- really showed you the minorities are now the majority. 9 out of 10 who are black voted for president obama. 59% of young people so the youth vote made a huge difference, and single women, two-thirds of them voted for president obama as well. i mean, i think it says a lot, and you spoke about this last night how much the republican party has to connect with -- >> something that they will be thinking about. >> how they will find and make the connection. >> the white portion of the electorate has shrunk as it has every year. now it's 72%, and then you saw president obama ran up hugemore joins with non-white vote errs and you look at a state like nevada. it's 1 in 7 voters is latino.
nevada has one of the worst economies, i think it has the highest unemployment rate. >> foreclosures. >> it's basically an economic basket case, and yet the incumbent is able to prevail, and a lot of people will be looking at that and saying that's the effect of the latino vote. >> and smart republican strategists have already come to terms with this. had before the election, especially so this morning. some of them saying this morning that texas within eight years could turn into a swing state, one that republicans have taken for granted. 38 electoral votes but with the rising latino population that suddenly could go into that category. >> republican ted cruz won in the stat, by the way. >> of all the important things to come out of the election, stunned to see what you zeroed in on here, savannah. >> to use brian williams team, weed, marijuana. >> that's not brian williams term. people say that. >> that was one of the funnier moments. >> let's put it plainly, we're talking about weed. colorado was the first state to
legalize marijuana without a prescription. washington state also legalized it. massachusetts approved pot for medical reasons. i have to say it's a little complicated with federal law still forbids it. governor hickenlooper in colorado who won last night had a funny statement. he said the voters have spoken. we have to respect their will. this will be a complicated process, but we intend to follow through. that said, federal law still says marijuana is an illegal drug so don't break out the cheetos or goldfish too quickly. that's why i bring it up. >> that's a great tweet. >> in a related story savannah just purchased a second home in colorado. >> oh, willie. >> a ski home. >> my favorite exchange last night is when lester hold said oh, yeah it's a good night for pot smokers and brian williams said let's keep your personal life out of it. >> got a little punchy there. >> for me some of the enduring images yesterday were the lines. a lot of us stood in lines to vote. we saw lines as six hours.
>> i had no line. i was disappointed. should be waiting in a long line. >> one, how great is this that we still live in a country where people will wait six hours to cast a single vote in an election and number two how in the era of the iphone and ipad are we still standing in six-hour lines? has to be a better way. complications with electronic voting and concerns about fraud but there's got to be a better way than waiting six hours and having your name looked up in a phone book before you go into a booth. >> what's amazing to me is the areas that were ravaged by sandy. i mean, it seemed like they had the process down in a lot of the areas whereas in some areas here in new york city some of the voting poll areas, didn't have it down, and they had huge lines, and they weren't even affected by the hurricane. >> take two, twitter talk. the photo of the president hugging the first lady, been talking about it this morning, became the most popular twitter message of all time. >> retweeted. >> half a million times and
there's a before and after image of the obama family, then and now, and it has gone viral, too. we've got that picture to show >> you what's amazing, i think is just seeing how much the girls have grown up in this time. this is the before picture. this is four years ago, and then now, look at them. i mean, malia is almost as tall as michelle and -- and sasha, they are just gorgeous and beautiful growing up so nicely. >> and the president's got a bit more gray hair. >> what i liked about michelle, obviously everybody looks at what she's wearing, so last night, of course, everybody is like what is she wearing? and interesting to note she's wearing a recycled dress, meaning one she's worn many times over now. i think she wore it at a 2009 event and then a 2010 holiday party, a michael kors dress, recycling her dress again being very careful with the message the economy is still struggling so wearing that dress to stick to that message. >> and looking at that picture, done such a good job keeping the
girls out of the spotlight. >> well rounded. >> and giving them as normal life as possible. >> we're so blabby that we'll call this take two because we didn't get to take three or the bonus game. >> we'll be back with all the weed talk. >> it was worth it though, right? >> okay. put that in your pipe and smoke it. >> that's good, good one. >> coming up next, how the drama of the election night unfolded. >> you're on fire today. >> where's al? we need him. with prevacid24hr. with one pill prevacid24hr works at the source to prevent the acid that causes frequent heartburn all day and all night. and with new prevacid24hr perks, you can earn rewards from dinner deals to music downloads for purchasing prevacid24hr. prevent acid all day and all night for 24 hours with prevacid24hr. the latest thing to wear with beautiful tops. beautiful underarms.
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across the country. >> the power is with the people. >> less than three hours the first polls will close. >> i love election night. >> pull up a chair, get comfortable. we have every reason to believe we're going to be at this for a good long while. >> how good is romney's offense? how good is the president's defense? >> it's a different year. have you to think back where we were four years ago. we elected the first african-american president. >> this is the most important number of the night, watching that electoral vote. the road to 270. >> what's the key for mitt romney tonight is to go on the offense, to turn a 2008 obama state into a 2012 romney state. >> looking at these county returns, very closely, and i'm obsessed here a little bit watching orange county. florida is going to be razor tight all night. >> i would love geeking out with chuck todd. chuck, thanks. >> paul ryan's home state has fallen to the democrats. >> midwestern firewall is holding for president obama. >> that wisconsin call is such a big deal because it is now just
ohio away for the president. >> we've been following florida. want to go back to the drama. >> 2,000 beep remembers going off for all the lawyers already in florida because everybody knew this would be a tight race. >> do they still use beepers down there, do they? >> speaking to obama campaign officials who say that they like what they are seeing right now. >> in the words of one source close to the romney campaign so far this night is stinging. >> it wasn't a very romantic campaign. >> hang on, chuck. hang on, chuck. >> here we go. >> we've got some critical calls. >> yes, we do. >> let's see now, roll them. ohio, president obama. >> brian, there's no what ifs anymore. that's done. >> gone from excited to election. take a moment to take it all in. >> president barack obama has become the fourth democrat in the last 100 years to be elected to a second term. >> i so wish that i had been
able to fulfill your wish to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader so ann and i join will you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. >> we're not as divided as our politics suggest. we're not as cynical as the pundits believe, and we remain more than a collective of red states and blue states. we are and forever will be the united states of america, and together with your help and god's grace we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just what it is that we live in the greatest nation on earth. thank you, america. god bless you. god bless these united states. >> great victory speeches, great concession speech as well. >> so gracious. >> classfully done. >> a peaceful transfer of power and, you know, this is for president obama now, we've had
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>> slow motion walking out of the ocean. >> athleticism, athleticism. >> you can choose to define it however you want, savannah. >> his athleticism will be here tomorrow on "today." you won't want to miss that. >> on full display. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie alongside natalie morales and willie geist. >> coming up, we'll separate fact from fiction when it comes it your health. there's common beliefs such as flossing to help your heart or the belief that yoga is gentle on your body. we'll get a real scoop about some of the conventional wisdom out there. >> never heard that, flossing for your heart. >> really. apparently the plaque in your teeth has a lot to -- at least that's what we think, conventional thinking. >> need to learn more about that. we will a little bit later. if you're looking for a place to visit a tour of the very best in the world and according to some very seasoned travels we've got the conde nast award winners, everything from the top cities and hotels, many right here in the united states. savannah has still not guessed the number one city. and then up in "today's
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this isn't even high tide yet. high tide is going to be around 1:30 this afternoon. one of the detectives at point pleasant beach said they are very nervous about it right now. let's take a look and show you what's going on as far as today's weather. this nor'easter is making its way up the coast. rain along the coast. snow inland and windy conditions. out west we're looking at some mountain snows in the western plains and showers in the mid-mississippi river valley. fog in central california. tomorrow a big area of rain and snow in the northern plains. wet weather extends down along the central california coast. look for rain into the upper midwest. also still some rain and snow throughout coastal and northern new england. that's what's going on around the ro >> good morning. it will be a breezy and chilly with off and on rain showers and possibly some snow.
>> savannah, natalie and willie, we are talking tomorrow. by this time tomorrow in parts of central and northern new jersey, even to southern new jersey, there could be anywhere from 3 to 9 inches of snow. some areas as much as 11 to 12 inches. >> wow. >> oh, gosh. so this is going to be one fun storm, kids. >> things that we don't need in this region. >> just as some people were getting their power back on, it could be taken away. >> great work, al roker, once again. >> coming up next, award-winning cities, hotels and resorts. what's the best city in america, willie? >> wait no more. >> we'll tell you right after this. with depression,
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this morning on today's travel. conde nast traveler is out with its 25th annual readers choice awards with the top destinations and hotels. good morning. >> good morning, willie. >> breaking the tension here. setting it up, want to get to the number one most popular city in the united states, according to your research. >> yes, for the second year in a row, top in the u.s. and now in the world, charleston, south carolina. >> great town. >> it's a fabulous town. on fire. savvy travelers are really enjoying this place because there's so much to offer here. it has history and culture. it has a real easy pace. fantastic sophisticated dining that's a magnet for foodies everywhere and proximity to beautiful beaches and this place really scores high for ambience and friendliness. what really kicked it to the top of the list this year. really anywhere in the world,
and it's really telling also that will eight hotels in charleston have scored 90 and above. i mean, that's equivalent to london. >> wow, the people are great. southern charm. there a few months ago for the primary there and the restaurants are absolutely fantastic. a row of restaurants about ten deep and all just fabulous. >> glad you got a reservation. >> i know a guy. san francisco, chicago, santa fe and new york round out. any surprises on the list for you? >> the top five have all been circling around the top. what's really nice about charleston is the second year in the row and top in the world now so we're really excited about that. >> best in the world for resorts, we have to go to australia for that one? >> it's on hamilton island in queens land, australia. a really ultmath mat luxury tropical destination and one of only four properties ever in the history of readers choice awards to get a perfect 100 score. that means it scored in all
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this morning on "today's health," busting some common myths. a common stream of studies and research, hard to though what to believe when it comes to your well-being. carrie glassman is a nutritionist and contributor to "women's health" magazine. science and nutrition health research, still a new science. >> exactly, and contradiction is the norm. >> right. >> i always remind people of that, and the best we can do is take all of the research in account, of course, the latest research and our own personal needs when making health decisions. >> all right. so let's get to some of these statements that we posted on our website and our viewers weighed in on what they thought was fact and what they thought was fiction, and we'll reveal the first belief is footloosing is
actually good for your heart so 91% of our viewers thought this was true. it's an accurate statement. 9% of our viewers thought it was false. we hear so much about plaque and your teeth being related to, you know, heart disease, so what's the truth. >> well, i'm not surprise that had your viewers thought that because for years doctors have touted the link between periodontal disease and heart disease. that's because they thought that the bacteria in our teeth that cause gum disease gets into our bloodstream causing an inflammatory response in our blood vessels which increases our risk for heart disease and stroke. however, the new thought is what happens in your mouth stays in your mouth. the american heart association looked at over 500 journal articles and studies, and they now say that there's no clear evidence that gum disease causes heart disease. but the net-net leer is, of course, we should still be footloosing away to reduce gum disease and, of course, also to prevent bad breath. >> okay. so keep flossing. next belief is you shouldn't eat
soy if someone in your family has had breast cancer. 29% of our viewers thought that that statement was in fact true and 71% think it's false. so research says. >> soy is one of the most controversial topics in the nutrition world, and soy contains compounds called isoflavins which mimic estrogen and tumors in the breast failed by isoflavins. a recent study looked at over 10,000 breast cancer survivors and it showed when they had 10 milligrams of isoflavins a day, as much as you'll find in half a gram of soy milk so people are throwing up their hands. what do you do in the recommendation is have about one serving of real soy, so edamame or tempe versus processed soy.
if that's even too much for you, take out a couple of servings per meat and add in real soy, reducing the meat and getting the benefits of real soy without going overboard. >> good to know. next one, fat-free salad dress, the best choice. 83% of our viewers responded said they think it's false where 17% think it's true. >> we all know somebody that has their fridge lined with fat-free salad dressings because the thought always was take out the fat, lose the fast. we now know that fat is healthy for us for multiple reasons. one of them is absorbing fat soluable vitamins so it's particularly important when you're eating a salad because salads are loaded with vitamins, the keratonoids that helps lower the risk of heart disease. that doesn't mean you pour on the dressing. add a clear base where if you like the creamy dressing, i tell
people to get the heart healthy fats from avocado and mix it with a cream el balsamic vinegar. >> thank you so much. more tips on our website that you can read through it all. thank you. >> coming up next, the pioneer woman ree drummond cooks up a classic comfort food with bacon. we can't wait, but first this is "today" on nbc.
this morning in "today's kitchen," what's for dinner, bacon-wrapped meatloaf. that's what's for dipper. that's all i'm going to say to get you up to the tv. ree drummond, aka the pie mere woman has a new book aka called "charlie and the christmas kitty." >> good morning, willie. >> the book comes together with the food here because charlie is like a bacon freak, is that right? >> that's the understatement of the year. i have this basset hound and he
loves napping and bacon. >> a lot like me. >> yeah, me, too, come to think about it. i've blogged about charlie for years. he's this hilarious lazy dog and i've written a couple of children's books about him and my new book has a christmas theme. it documents what happens when a kitten comes into charlie's life so in honor of charlie the bacon lover i have a bacon spread for us. >> i like how a book segment has turned into a meatloaf segment so let's get right into it. >> i'll have you tell me what to do. we've got some ground beef and white bread soaked in milk here and help me throw all these ingredients in, parsley, beaten egg, parmesan, a little cajun seasoning for some kick. >> what's the story on the bread and the milk? how long do you soak that? >> just enough for the bread to soak up the milk, not artisan crusty loaf, like white sandwich
bread from our youth. knead it together. >> and it becomes a hunk of meat. >> you don't put it in a pan. >> i put it on a baking pan and all the grease drips off it and what this meatloaf so charlie friendly or ree friendly, i wrap it in bacon slices and tuck it under and i'll move on to the sauce which is my favorite part of meatloaf which is ketchup-based. >> brown sugar with ketchup. >> ketchup, brown sugar, hot sauce for a sick, i like things saucy and a little dried mustard and worcestershire. >> do you feel like you can put bacon on almost anything? >> i wouldn't want to live in a world without bacon so i find all sorts of ways to use it and all sorts of things to wrap it in so anything wrapped in bacon is wonderful. so basically with the sauce, it just gets purees over the top.
i reserve a little bit for dipping at the end. >> all right. >> spread this around. >> hi, natalie. >> all that bacon. >> meat wrapped in meat. >> life it good. >> i like to serve this with mashed potatoes or mac & cheese and in honor of the bacon lover choo charlie i'm doing cheese grits with bacon. creamy cheese grits with bacon. >> beautiful, too, the presentation. >> best looking meatloaf i've ever saw. >> poor al roker. i'm going to put saran wrap over this and save this for him. ree, thanks so much. >> give our best to charlie. >> kathie lee and hoda coming up next.