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you're fired. president trump fires the attorney general and replaces the acting director of immigration enforcement. and democrats are up in arms, issuing a late night impassioned plea. >> please, mr. president, reconsider. don't just get mad. don't just call names. >> anti-trump demonstrators were out in force, this time in ohio where officers used peopler spray. >> we'll get the president's place to replace antonin scalia. >> a new warning about a phone scam using your own voice against you. >> and dog lovers have more to
love. we'll explain. early today starts right now. >> good tuesday morning, everybody. >> you're fired. the morning headlines say it all. overnight in a rare move that could set a precedent for the next four years, president trump removed the attorney general of the united states, sally yates. the reason? she ordered the justice department not to defend the administration's new restrictions on immigration. she's an obama administration holdout. in a statement denouncing her as very weak, the president claims she, quote, betrayed the department of justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the united states. in yates' place is another obama appointee. dana. almost immediately he redescribeded the order telling officials. as far as the pick for attorney general, senator jeff sessions is awaiting approval from the senate.
democrats protested for hours against the new immigration restrictions with the senate leader having this to say about the acting a.g.'s firing. >> we had a monday night massacre. sally yates, a person of great integrity who follows the law, was fired by the president. she was fired because she would not enact, pursue the executive order on the belief that it was illegal. perhaps unsconce toogsal. >> that monday night that he refers to goes back to richard nixon firing his prosecutor who also refused to obey the order. it come as the trump administration saw another day of massive protests across the country with thousands joining congressional democrats on the steps of the supreme court. trump's executive action be revoked. >> there is an assault on our
values and our principles. now more than ever, we must choose to fight. we must choose to resist. we must choose to stand up for what we believe in. >> what we say to president trump, rescind that ban. >> meanwhile, hundreds came out to protest the president's actors at google's headquarters. many chanting against him with signs in tow. thousands more marched in london, new york, and columbus, ohio where demonstrators were met by mace from police. officials say no arrests were made. up to 3,000 protesters had gathered at the height of the demonstrations blocking traffic. >> this morning the president's immigration order is facing new challenges from a which is a action lawsuit just filed out of washington state. to another challenge taken up in virginia, found by the council
on islamic relations. it all comes as democrats introduce a bill in an effort to repeal the immigration order and it could get some traction with republicans. up to 31 house gop members saying they are either opposed or have kernels regarding the president's action. within the president's own administration, tensions have surely mounted as a memo circulated slamming the travel ban saying such a policy runs counter to core american values of nondiscrimination, prompting this threat unleeshld by the white house. >> these bureaucrats have a problem with it? i think they should either get the program or they can go. hold on. hold on. this is about the safety of america. >> this as we hear from president obama for the very first time since he left office, his silence just ten days into the new trump administration by responding to the massive protests saying to a spokesman that he was quote, heartened by
the level of engagement taking place in communities across the country. the state department said approximately 900 refugees will be admitted into the u.s. as part of an exemption to the president's order. among those exempted are those in trans when it the executive order was released. the 900 individuals does not include those who are nationals of iran, iraq, yemen, syria or libya. but it is steve bannon who is getting the lion's share of the yesterday the editorial board dubbing him president bannon. the new york time wrote, we've never witnessed a political aide move as brazenly as bannon nor have we seen one damage so quickly to his boss's pop hard standing. >> this morning another chosal battle is about to begin on capitol hill, this time over the highest court in the land.
the president expected to make his pick to fill the vacancy in a prime time speech tonight. what more can you tell us? >> good morning. this is going to be a big speech for president donald trump tonight. the new justice could tip the skiles some very big issues like abortion and donald trump's new immigration plans. he has three names on his short list. the first is william pryor, thomas hardiman and neil gorsuch. they are all conservative. all appointed to the judgeship by president bush. democrats expected to fight this. they plan on filibustering the nominee because they say this will be a retaliation for republicans not bringing president obama's choice to the supreme court to the senate floor for a vote. senator chuck schumer says that he will quote, fight tooth and nail against a conservative pick.
>> all right. thank you. >> the senate will be busy today reviewing the president's picks for cabinet positions. this morning they will vote on jeff sessions' nomination. rick perry's nomination for energy secretary should receive a vote as well as ryan zinke's nomination. shortly afterwards, the finance committee is expected to vote on tom price's nomination and steve mnuchin's nomination for treasury secretary. right now 11 days after nomination, just four cabinet members have been sworn in. >> jimmy fallon is back as trump and this you have to see. first, our meteorologist has some winter storms to work. with i thought it would be quiet. what's stirring out there? >> we call them clipper storms. lower michigan, early morning drive around cleveland won't be done and this will move into the northeast. here's a storm fall pre particulars. in areas of northwestern pennsylvania, the southern portions of new england, two to
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>> maybe a laugh that some of us may need. you never really know what's going to happen when you wake up, what the headlines may be. leading the news, the man hinted president trump's massive claims of fraud was himself registered on vote in three different states. the president has repeatedly claimed without evidence that between 3 and 5 million people voted illegally, costing him the pop hard vote. trump cited gregg films for the numbers. he said that he was registered to vote in alabama, texas and mississippi. records show he only voted in alabama. films has tweeted that this just bowlsters his arguments that elections are broken. >> new details on that mosque shooting in quebec city, canada that left six people dead and more than a dozen wounded. the suspect is identified as alexandre bissonnette. described as a loner. he was charged with six counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder. he did not enter a plea.
a second man who was detained after the deadly attack has been cheered as a witness. the boy scouts of america made a major announcement. effective immediately they will begin accepting transgender people into its programs. this comes 18 months after the scouts ended their long ban. they have band only their practice of determining eligibility by birth certificates because states vary widely on interpretations. just ahead, donald trump's policies turn up the heat in the battle of uber versus lyft. we'll tell you about that. plus some heavy hitters are pushing back on the president's immigration policies. you're watching "early today." this is 100% useful for a 100% fresh mouth. just ask listerine® users. the very people we studied in the study of bold. people who are statistically more likely to stand up to a bully.
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a lot of us remember that. in today's quick hits, the father of pacman has died at the age of 91. the video pioneer released the sensation way back in 1980. >> more than 40 years after the ex-wife of righteous brother singer was raped and killed, they've identified the suspect in the slaying of karen klaas. he was killed in 1982. >> it is just, it's closure, you
know? and i speak for the family. and all of us. it is just nice to chose the book on this. >> the bobcat is on the loose in the nation's capital after escaping from the zoo. ollie, the 25-pound female, was last seen monday morning. bobcats are not usually aggressive toward people but they are asking people not to approach her. >> with the way it is going in washington, d.c., you can understand. president trump's haste firings, his executive orders on immigration and that has a lot of banks speaking out. good morning, karen. >> good morning. globally, the stocks are stepping back on the bands. wall street has its worst trading day of the year so far. investors, the travel banls have
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and deadline looming. break dun the battle over the affordable care act. why experts say you should still sign up despite the uncertainty in washington. good morning. i'm tracey davidson. >> i'm vai sikahema. let's get right to bill henley. most accurate forecast in town. how's it looking. looking dry right now. that will likely change in
easton. this one area i expect to see light snow this morning. right now cloud cover and cold enough for snow in easton. dry in the lehigh valley in allentown. easton, richland. just to the south moving to north eastern maryland. most of that falling into dry air. not reaching the ground. evaporating. this is more likely the reach into the lehigh valley. berks county will see some. some of the suburbs could see some very light snowfall this morning. then there's a chance of rain this afternoon as the atmosphere will be warming up. that's what we're watching to start with. temperatures, everybody is feeling the cold this morning. look at the 20s. 24 degrees. delaware at 27 and 24 now in south jersey. philadelphia is 27 degrees. lehigh valley temperatures still falling. each one of these neighborhoods, all cold enough for snow this morning. cold enough to stick once it
starts falling. go through the timing of the snow. tell you who will get sunshine instead of snow, but first jessica boyington with your first alert traffic. starting out this morning on the vine street expressway. closed with construction. you can see that right here. this is the westbound side thchlt is traffic that's moving towards the schuylkill expressway. both sides are closed. you can seedy verticaling all traffic off right now at the broad street off-ramp. about another half hour for that. 422 looks okay for the most part. nine minutes there. little bit heavier in the wsh side. nothing to set you back there. there's a missing manhole cover where the right lane is blocked. heading westbound. new jersey roads look great right now. updates through the rest of