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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is wednesday, october 25th, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." republican senator jeff flake says he can no longer be complicit in president trump's behavior. this morning he writes, there is a sickness in our system and it is contagious. we will talk to the senator about his call to fellow republicans to take on the president. new ties emerge between the clinton campaign and the controversial trump/russia dossier. details on who paid for the government investigation. and we go deep inside a colorado mountain to see the nerve center protecting the u.s. from threatsro
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the impen itable fortress city is built to withstand any kind of attack. from survivors to the world series, two women who escaped the las vegas massacre take to the field as ball girls. but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> reckless, outrageous, and undignified behavior has become -- >> i don't know why he debases the country the way he does. >> this country didn't 'length somebody to be weak. they elected somebody to be strong. when he gets hit, he's i got to bite back. >> to all three of you, knock it off. >> in late october heat wave sweeping southern california. >> thought my face was going to burn off it was so hot. >> air scare. an air canada flight failed to respond to ordered to
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landing. the ffaa and air canada are investigating. >> in honolulu, they're going to fine you if you cross the street -- >> all that -- >> a boy was hit by a violent lightning strike. >> the dodgers claimed game one of the world series. >> and all that matters -- >> you can imagine it was quite a shock to bjoeyoncbeyonce. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> the iditarod has been rocked. they announced yesterday thes do, a four-time champion tested positive for drugs. >> one of the dogs stood on his hind legs and
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celebration. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." a republican senator's making an extraordinary direct challenge to president trump's legitimacy. arizona's jeff flake writes in the "washington post" this morning, quote, it's time we all say enough. >> flake said yesterday he will not seek re-election as a republican. he writes in his op-ed, we can no longer remain silent, merely observing this train wreck passively, as if waiting for someone else to do something. flake's opposition came as president trump met with senate republicans on capitol hill. it was meant to show party unity of the issue of tax reform. >> that's not what happened. this morning we're talking to senator flake about why he's taking on the president. but first nancy cordes is on capitol hill with the growing republican split. nancy, good morning. >> he took things much
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this time, heading to the senate floor to call the president dangerous to democracy itself. he and his go president obama colleague bob corker say that they can express what many of their colleagues are thinking because they are retiring at the end of this term. >> mr. president,ly not be complicit or silent. >> in the blistering 17-minute speech, flake said president trump's behavior is debasing the nation. >> it's turning us into a backward-looking people. >> the white house press secretary said flake was right. >> based on the lack of support he has from the people of arizona, it's probably a good move. >> his approval right is at 30%. his primary challenger kelli ward had more.
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in a tweet mr. trump threw his support behind ward. >> i look forward to being a part of that class of 2019. >> last night she called flake's retirement another win in ban non's self-declared war on the republican establishment. >> the president trump has great difficulty with the truth. >> senator corker said he regrets backing mr. trump and won't do it again. >> i don't know why he lowers himself to such a low, low standard. >> mr. trump calls him a lightweight and incompetent. there was no name-calling at the luncheon. >> do you have an obligation as the leader of the party to weigh in on the very serious criticisms of the president. >> what i have an obligation to do is to try to achieve the greatest cohesion that i can. >> flake's friends in the senate say it was short-sighted for back nonto d
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vote and fiscal conservative who has backed a lot of the president's agenda, norah, even though he's been highly critical of the president's character. >> nancy, thanks. senator flake started his op-ed said i cannot help but they of joseph whelp. he was a well known army sergeant who called out a senator in 1964. >> i nerve approved of your recklessness. you've done enough. have you no sense of decency sir? >> arizona jeff flake joins us now from capitol hill. senator, good morning. that is 1954. you write we face such a time now. why are you comparing president trump to senator joseph
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>> this is a time when joseph mccarthy had gone on a lot of years and done damage and no one would speak up. there were a few voices that were raised, but until this time, until this hearing when the chief counsel for the army, joseph welch actually stood up, you have no decurrency sir, that really turned things around and at that point that was kind of a threshold that i guess question had to get to and people spoke out which is what i did yesterday. >> you seem to be igniting a movement. you write, it is time to take a stand against trump. if he is dangerous to democracy, as you say, should he be removed from office? >> i don't think any of those remedies are justified, i
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high crimes, misdemeanors, people talk about impeachment on the left, i don't think that's the direction to go. nor do i think the 25th amendment is either. i do think members of congress ought to speak out. if the president follows through only some of the policies or threats he's made with regard to the first amendment, for example, or if he continues to -- in terms of the tweets and just kind of the debasing statements that he's made and also on the foreign stage. i think we need to be incredibly careful about what we're doing and that's what bob corker has expressed concern about. >> senator, how long have you been thinking about this, and was there a final straw for you? >> well, i spoke out during the campaign and actually before that, long before donald trump ran
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conspiracy theory about president obama that was embraced by too many. and then during the campaign when the president talked about the mexican immigrants in ways that were unbecoming, talking about my colleague john mccain, how he couldn't be respected because he was captured. >> senator, two points. one, some skeptics will say it's easy to do this when you're facing a very uphill campaign and you're likely to lose, number one, and you should speak to that, and number two, you seem to be saying to your fellow republicans, if you do not speak out now, this is so serious, you're complicit in the actions of the president. >> i do think the longer we go, the more this behavior is normalized. and that is a problem. we can't allow our dialogue to continue to coursen. already, i t
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the effects of this new era. >> if you don't speak out, you're complicit in the crime, however the president is doing it. >> i think we have a responsibility as elected officials to speak out. when there's behavior beyond the pale and then some of what we've seen fits in that category. >> do you think you can change the president? >> you know, i think all of us have been waiting for nine months for that pivot that was going to occur toward more appropriate behavior and stability. we haven't seen it. i think it's time that we -- you know, that we stand up and be a little more forceful. >> how many fellow republicans have said privately what you're saying publicly? >> i've talked to some colleagues who haven't been as vocal. i don't want to speak for them. i know there's concern. i know you will in the future
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>> senator flake, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. hillary clinton's campaign helped pay for ties. it contained unsubstantiated claims connecting the president to russian interest. president trump questioned the origin. he tweeted who paid for it, russia, fbi, dems, or all. jeff pegues is in washington. good morning. >> good morning. the dossier has gained credibility. cbs news confirmed earlier this year that parts of it were being used as a roadmap as agents unraveled alleged trump connections to russia. but with new ties to the clinton campaign coming to light the supporters are calling the
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initially commissioned, it was confirmed by gps with information from foreign british spy. but after donald trump's primary victory, the research didn't stop. mark elias working for the clinton campaign and dnc hired gps. his law firm confirmed that tuesday saying in part, they urged them in 2016 to continue see. that fusion gps had conducted for were or other clients. >> i had nothing to do with russia. haven't made a phone call to russia in years. >> the president has denied any connection to the kremlin or russian operatives. still there are three congressional investigations looking into it and special counsel robert mueller is
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looking into whether the trump campaign conspired with russian operatives. last night there was a tweet it will will have been money well spent. earlier this year it was revealed that the fbi had agreed to pay christopher steele, but the bureau ended the arrangement after steele was publicly identified. >> thank you so much. an investigation will look into an obama-era uranium deal in 2010 when clinton was secretary of state. republicans want to know if the purchase of american uranium mines by a russian-backed corporation was investigated by the obama-related justice department. democrats call the probes a diversion from an investigation of the trump campaign and
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morning showing how a military mission in niger turned deadly. four american soldiers were killed earlier this month in an ambush near the village of tongo tongo, north of the capital. isis was looking to recruit and expand. they were asked to look into a location where a wanted terrorist leader had been spotted. margaret brennan is at the pentagon with the latest on this story. good morning. >> good morning. they're a group whose leader had prior ties to al qaeda. now the u.s.-led patrol was attacked shortly after leaving the village where a high-level terrorist had recently been spotted. he leads the terrorist group known as isis in the greater sahara and has drifted from various groups including al qaeda. he had been
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forces went out. they went out to a village where a terrorist had recently been spotted. the villagers delayed their departure. when they left they were ambu ambushed by 50 enemy fighters. u.s. officials say it's unclear whether the attack was plan order simply one of opportunity. >> when the investigation is complete, we'll know the full details. >> chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general dunford said the troops were not prepared for enemy contact. >> they were authorized to accompany nigerian forces when the prospects of enemy contact was unlikely. that is the rules under which they're operating. >> congress is asking rules about whether this is failure of intelligence or preparation. >> we had a lot of some american boys, and, you know, i want to know what happened. >> and why this team was given
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>> three soldiers were mortally injured and sergeant la david johnson was found separated from the group. he was later found by nigerian forces. it's still unclear which target had been there. cbs news has spoken with one of the u.s. soldiers who took a bullet to his elbow. he's back and in therapy to regain use of his arm. president xi jinping's 2345i78 and political ideology are now written into the party's constitution that makes him the most powerful leader since founder of the people's republican. ben tracy is in beijing. ben, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. so xi jinping does not yet have
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mao zedond did. challenging him is like challenging communist part rules. fueling speculation that he will try to stay in power indefini indefinite indefinitely. xi has been making the case that china needs a steady hand to continue to grow its economy, build its military, and become a global super power. state media is rapidly building a cult of personality around its leader drawing come pafrsons to the large e than life chairman mao. the communist party has taken over all of the billboards in the country. and they're doubling down on propaganda, turning villa
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like this for the commercial party complete with a tv screen to make sure everyone gets the message. in the past five years zxi jinping has tried to crack down. >> he's trying to put them back into the is chinese political mind. and control what they say, do, and ultimately think as well. >> when president trump comes to beijing next month he's expected to press president xi on trade. but unlike mr. trump, president xi now has unilateral decision-making authority. >> bag story. ben tracy, thank you. the faa is investigating another close call for an air canada jet at the san francisco airport. >>
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>> air traffic controllers told them repeatedly not to land because there was a jet in the way. they said they were previously cleared to land and that's what they did. at the same airport another jet nearly landed on three. >> i marvel at how air traffic controllers sound. you don't want them to sound hysterical, but i'm amazing at how they react quickly. disaster asserted. five students are charg
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in game one of the world series, both teams were red hot literally with 103 degrees at dodger stadium yesterday, the highest temperature ever recorded for a postseason game. that did not bother l.a. pitcher clayton kershaw. >> he strikes him out. got him over the inside corner. >> the dodgers' ace struck out 11 astros in just over seven innings. game two is tonight and they say the temperatures are going to be again
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it is hot. >> houston is a big-hitting team. >> they are. >> we'll see how it goes. welcome back to "cbs this morning." here are three things you should know. president trump is expected to sign a $36.5 billion aid program today. more than 75% of puerto rico is still without power more than one month after hurricane maria blasted through the island. mike pence broke a tie. republicans argued the rule arguing the consumer protection bureau. democrats say consumers should be allowed to sue financial companies for wrongdoing. they cited the massive security breach at equifax. "usa today" reports the bill and melinda gates
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and eradicating polio said, quote, we can see the end of wild polipoliovirus disease in country. today there are only 12 documented cases in just two nations. five high school students in michigan are accused of throwing rocks off an overpass and killing a man. kenneth white was 32-year-old. father of four children. he was riding home when a rock hit and killed him. the five suspects are 15 to 17 years old. they're all charged with second-degree murder. adriana diaz is at genesee county jail in flint, michigan, where the oldest suspect is being held. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the teenager who prosecutors believe dropped the rock is 17-year-old kyle anger. he's at the jail. the
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detention facility. they were all arraigned yesterday and are being tried as adults. the five teenagers were expressionless as their lawyers entered not guilty pleas for them. their disfraught families watched their proceedings. so did the father of kenneth white, the 32-year-old victim. >> i buried my father, my mother, and a brother. this was the hard it thing. >> reporter: police say white was getting a ride home in a con straukz van. that's when a six-pound rock was allegedly dropped from the overpass and crashed through the wind field. the father of four was struck in the face and a the chest. he was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. after the incident, the suspects went to mcdonald's. investigators found at least 20 rocks on interstate 75. one weighed more than 20
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frank manly and fred meiers represent the families. >> the public things of them as bad and animalistic. >> your honor, mr. miller understands the serious nature of the charges he faces. >> reporter: the suspects face up to life in prison. kenny white sr., the victim's fare, said that's not enough. >> even if they're in prinze, they get to wake up every morning and get phone calls and have visits. my son won't get there anymore. he was taken away for something stupid. >> they dropped a tire and car parts over another. they were tee night bail and are due back in court. >> very disturbing. one of
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a british adventurer got a real high as he strapped himself to a camping chair and let 100 helium balloons carried him 8,000 feet into the sky. he spent two days in flighting the bloons. he soared above the skies for around 14 miles. he called the trip magical. >> morgan must be single. blowing up balloons for two days. a wife would have said, honey, what the hell are you doing. >> don't try this at home. l.a. dodgers first world series in 29 years is special for all of their fans but it means something more for two of the team's ball girls. they survived the las vegas conner is shooting where 58 people died. jamie yuccas showed how returning to a crowd actually feels them more
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[000:42:00;00] >>. >> reporter: amy moore and christina zambrana are prout to throw like girls. >> they say, oh, they're girls. they're probably not going to throw hard. and then they duo, whoa. >> reporter: he's part of them. >> i've watched them. >> there aren't many with bucket seats for the world series. sitting down the lines it's their job to protect fans from hard fit foul balls. >> nice catch. >> they catch the foul balls like it's nothing. those girls deserve a lot of credit. >> reporter: earlier this mornlt there was no one to protect them when gunfire erupted at the route 91 harvest festival in las
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vegas where they were in the middle of 22,000 was, we thought it was on the ground. i looked over and there's people falled from getting shot and getting trampled running toward us. >> reporter: moore and zambrana hid under a table until moore's dad's ing stingts kicked in. her dad was a retired law enforcement officer that they said if anything like this happened you kit sit there because you're a sitting duck. >> reporter: ripped with fear they ran crashed through a barrier and scaling a 6 foot wall. in the commotion moore lost a sandal and tore up her foot. >> she said i can't run anymore, i said, here jump on my back, and away they went. eventually they found kevin.
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zambrana took off her belt to us >> many reached out including outfielder yasiel puig. >> he texted, hey, i heard you were there, so glad you made it out. >> reporter: they're still dealing with the emotional scars. >> i look back and can't believe we gout out. >> the survivor's guilt, why them and not me. >> they became sisters within the dodgers family. >> just the outpouring of doingers employees and fans. >> we're so fortunate and blessed to be part of this organization. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning" jamie yuccas, los angeles. >> nice to see them doing well. >> everyone was glad to see them on the field. maybe we have to rethink what throw like a girl means. it's good to see them out and about and okay considering what they've been through.
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enron ed gillespie. he's not lobbying for you. it is wednesday, october 25th, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." ahead, a retiring republican senator wants people to say enough to president trump. how the gop feud could affect the president's agenda. plus, photo legend annie leibovitz tells charlie about her years with rolen stone magazine and traveling with the rolen stone. she she's got lots of pictures. but first here's your "eye opener" at 8:00. >> thaw could go much further this time, heading to the senate floor to call the president dangerous to democracy.
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>> i think that we h officials to speak out. when there's behavior that's just beyond the pale. >> since january they have garoned credibility, but with new ties to the clinton campaign coming to life, they're calling the russians partisan. ideas that will now be taught in chinese schools. >> dodgers win game one. >> in game one of the world series, both teams were red hot literally with 103 degrees at dodger stadium yesterday, the highest temperature ever recorded. >> it was so hot at the world series players were pulling a groin muscle just to put an ice pack on it. it was so hot players took a knee from heed stroke. it was so hot everyone was
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honing to see this relief pitcher. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. president trump is firing back this morning after extraordinary criticism from republican senators jeff flake and bob corker after announcing plans to retire. both are raising doubts about mr. trump's fitness to serve. >> the president tweeted the reason flake and corker dropped out of the senate race is very simple. thaw had zero chance of being re-elected. now acting hurt and wounded. flake said this is the moment to stand up to the president. >> we must stop pretending that the degradation of our politics and the executive branch are normal. they're not normal. reckless, outrageous, and undignified behavior has becomed
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excused and countenanced than telling it like it is when it's undignifie undignified. >> he writes in the "washington post," nine months more than enough to say loudly and clearly this is enough. corker called the president untruthful. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. good morning. >> good morning. they have called out the president before but say they have much more free thom do so so. they did not hold back. corker essentially called the president a habitual liar who's a bad role model while flake said the president is dangerous to democracy itself and republicans who don't speak out are complicit. this criticism did not come out when the president had lunch with senate republicans on the hill yesterday. he later called it a lovefest withstanding ovations. now, flake's retirement has come
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as something of a surprise up here on capitol hill. million for next year's race, wu a recent poll did peg his poll at just 30% and he was facing a tough primary challenge from kelli ward. a source close to ban says he sees these retimers as the layest in a series of wins which includes his candidate roy moore unseating the alabama candidate a couple of weeks ago. mitch mcconnell said he's made it clear bannon's strategy is accountable for a number of losses in the republican election and he went to the floor to praise flake right after that speech called flake a very fine man with high principles. >> we saw that. thank you, nancy. cbs news contributor ed o'keefe is a contributor editor
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to the "washington post." good morning, eddet what a tay >> whew. >> whew is what everybody is says. jeff flake is saying now is the time we say enough and stand up. are we going to keep hearing privately what people are saying? >> i think the dam's starting to break a little bit. the fact that you've seen former president bush last week who didn't use the president's name but alluded to hum. john mccain has been at it for several months. bob corker and now jeff flake is saying publicly what he's been saying privately for more than a year. >> will others join in? >> we'll see. colleagues of his are sitting in the seats near tears understanding what's going on is, as he said, not normal, is seriously eroding the fabric of the country, and i suspect we'll see more speak up. >> here's what's interesting.
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tom freeman the secretary. he says you need to leave mattis and kelly and say if he does not change his ways, you should all quit en masse. >> that's what members of congress have been saying. for a long time they say reince priebus as an ally. he's gone. now they look to the three in national security and look at them as the last best hope. >> what does flake resigning allow him to do? >> it allows him to speak up. it's important to remember, he's not a moderate mainstream republican. he's an awfully nice guy, good looking, whatever, but libertarian, staunch. >> budget hawk. >> budget hawk. he wants to maintain global trade deals.
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don't be surprised if you see him put up age tax bill. >> we'll, steve bannon is says, listen, he had no chance of winning anyway. do they have a point? >> there was a foot before ban nonstarted. this was the woman running against jeff flake in the primary. hat done this against john mccain. now with president trump in office, she was making an ideological argument against jeff flake and it was sticking. he was down double digits to her and would have been against a moderate democrat is congresswoman who's going to run for the senate seat next year. >> here's what question ask. do you think this will change the president in any way? sfloo you saw the tweet already this morning that suggests, no, and you saw the white house reaction yesterday which says these guys are basically sore losers. there's no kalgs that will happen.
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it's also important to know, flake told you guys, there's no there's no reason to use the 25th amendment, but there are reasons for republicans an others to speak up forcefully against him. >> ed o'keefe, thanks for joining us, we appreciate it. they want to know how a tiny company was awarded a contracting too restore electricity in puerto rico. white fish energy had only two employees. well, the company's now hiring hundreds of workers on the island. members of the house committee want to know if the choice was cost-effective. the department says zinke did not play a role in the contract. puerto rico's governor has ordered a review of the contract but he said white fish energy was the one company who did not require a down payment.
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we take you to the bunkers where they monitor world-famous photographer annie leibovitz experienced an exciting life when she was on tour with the rolen stones. reque >> i was bright eyed. >> you were hanging out. >> nobody was really out there. >> you were hanging out. >> i never hung out. >> come on. >> i never hung out. >> ahead, leibovitz opens up how she's mature and how her work has evolved. you're watching "cbs this
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congress is debating the first new branch in years. last year on space defense. a military base inside colorado's cheyenne mountain plays a critical role in that strategy. bianna golodryga visited that complex from deep inside the cave. >> sorry, new york. this is truly the city that never sleeps. it is said it acts like the human brain stem. the survival bunker pulls in information, makes sense of it, and passes it along to the britain or our country's decision-makers. there's also a reason they're known as america's fortress. >> it is the nerve center for the blanket of defense for the u.s. >> that nerve center is here in colorado springs, an impenetrab impenetrable fortress beneath 2,000 feet of granite.
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>> we provide 24/7 global watch on all ballistic missile threats. the sensors that are global are feeding data into cheyenne mountain but processed and dissem nate. >> reporter: this was built at the height of the cold war in the 1950s and 1960s to defend long-range soviet bombers. tensions have since thawed. but russia and china are developing technology that could disable or destroy america's satellites, and north korea have launched a litany of military tests. >> reporter: is this facility equipped to handle what's gone on in the last 20 years? >> it is. it's a high-energy electronic pulse. >> reporter: the underground bunker is survivable so the agencies inside can survey the
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skies and provide sety the u.s. and canada. they have two 25-ton doors that would seal the mountain and everyone inside the base within 40 seconds. >> since the cold war has there been a need or threat or scare when both doors were closed? >> september 11th, 2001 was the only time the doors had ever been closed. there was an aircraft we lost contract with heading toward colorado, so we closed the blast doors. >> this is an underground stirks a hospital and a fire department. firefighter kerry thompson run drills so crew is capable of responding to any security issues. >> we've heard it actually has happened. >> absolutely. it's something we've trained on,
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and it has happened. >> if there is a size mick 1,300 rolled springs isolate the building. >> the buildings will sway in their chambers and continue to go on mission. >> reporter: despite the gravity defying efforts, some congressional leaders accuse the pentagon of not doing enough to prioritize space. it calls for the creation of a new combat-red space corps by 2019. it's pitting the two chambers on a collision course over space. >> the first indication of a launch comes from our satellites. >> reporter: general jay raymond heads up u.s. space command and is opposed to creating a separate space corps. >> how worried are you and what do you say to those who argue that we've dropped the ball? >> the air force has been leaders in space for over 60 years.
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today there's nothie joint force that isn't enabled by space. our potential adversaries have had a front row seat and have watched us. to with honest, they probably don't like what they see. >> and yet it may surprise you to know that space is a bit like the wild west. there is no agreed upon code of conduct. there's a u.n. treaty that calls for the peaceful use of outer space, but there are more than ever battling for skies and it seems to be one for all. each has their own rules when it comes to outer space, which is baffling. there are 300 that work there during the weekend end 1rks 50 during the week. and they gave me this gifting a piece of cheyenne mountain. there you go. >> it could make a beautiful necklace. >> and add to the gayle collection.
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>> thank you very much, albert einstein is known for his theory of remmivety, but he also notes about happiness. it was put up for auction. it's thought einstein's advice is worth a whole lot of money and they paid bucks for this. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back.
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ah, ah, ah! (laughter) in the wake of the d ralcandidate for'm governor,rtham, and i sponsored this ad. narrator: they call him enron ed. because washington, dc lobbyist ed gillespie represented the worst of the worst. lenders trying to keep student loan rates high. corporations sending jobs overseas. and of course the enron scandal. now, enron ed is lobbying for donald trump's agenda. like cuts to virginia school funding, and taking away healthcare from thousands of virginians.
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enron ed gillespie. he's not lobbying for you.
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albt universe worked, but he also had a vision of happiness. a note from the scientist sold for $1.3 million yesterday at an auction in jerusalem. ienstein reportedly wrote it in 1922 while staying at a japanese hotel. he just learned he would earn an ward for physics. he gave was broke and gave it a tip. >> it seems ironic. let's have a calm and modest night and it sells for $1 million. >> we shout put that on instagram and see if people agree with that. >> i'm not sure i agree with it. >> i like calm, i'm not sure about the modest life. >> you are modest. sometimes. >> yeah, sometimes. have you seen my shoes?
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i get your point. >> they are "new york times" thomas freeman says he likes it when
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we want them to grow up stronger. look ak that. that is gorgeous. the leaves are changing colors. tony gets very upset if you don't take the cue right away. i was marveling about the beauty of the colors. >> he's trying to do his job. >> and i'm trying to do mine. >> exactly. and we're both doing just fine. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> right now it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the wall street journal" says people are getting close. the 2018 winter games open in february.
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that city is just 40 miles from the dmc. the olympic flame for the games was lit yesterday in greece. ticket sales in south korea have been slow. >> the "new york daily news" says lord & taylor is selling its flagship store. lord & taylor will retain a small amount of space in the nearly 100-year-old billing to keep the store open. the conversion to office space is another sign that brick and mortar retail sales are declining. for the record, let me say i love lord & taylor. >> me too. temperatures in the east have soared in the 70s. the "times" says hotumn is when
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it's late in october and we're still wearing shorts and hitti your pocket. >> it's one of the technological advancements in 2007, the same year that saw amazon's kindle. >> this combination of events led thomas friedman to call the year a technological inflection point. he said in his latest book. the book is called "thank you for being late "an optimist's guide to thriving in the nations." it's now available in paperback. tom friedman, we're pleased to have you here. >> thank you. >> you have a column. you simply write a letter to the secretary of defense, mr. mattis, secretary mattis, and you say to him, secretary
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mais diagnosis of the problem. you need a coup. you need to tell the secretaries if trump doesn't change they should all quit. you say that's how you talk to a bully bully bu bully. that's the only language he understands. >> yesterday we saw senator flake do the same thing. everyone is giving us diagnoses, but there's actually no action around it. i still think the impeachment, 25th amendment, is really unlikely, but i do think people have credibility inside the nation and it really is one general left standing now and that's secretary of defense mattie who could have an impact. >> how do we know they're not trying now, doing the best they can?
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>> i think that's a very good question and that may well be by the things they're seeing especially with the bit political buildups like north korea korea talked about that they have to be frightened. >> on the other hand, he has a lot of support. some say he's gone in there to do exactly what the people ee electricaled him to do. what do you say to that? >> you know, gayle, came from london late last night and what i saw in london, this're dealing with this brexit. pulling out of the european union. brexit is what happens when you follow the advice of someone who has no second paragraph. so there are all these people who called for brexit in london, boris jonsshnnssonjonsson, bori. they have no idea. they have no second pair grachlt when you follow people with no second paragraph, wreks it is what you get.
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there are a lot of britting saying what do you do now starting with the prime minister. you have the danger of the same thing here. in a time of acceleration, you know, which is really what the book is about small errors in navigation can have huge consequences. when we go through all of these rabid changes and a bad leader, you can get so far off track that the pain can be enormous. >> it's so interesting. when something gets analyzed in 140 words and we put it up on the screen like it's a statement when it's really kind of a blurting. >> that's no way to run a railroad let aileen a country. >> you traveled to china where they just lad the 19th party congress.
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where is c a path to the future. >> what you sense with china, the leaders wake up every day and ask one thing. what world am i living in, what's the biggest trends in the world. it's always in climate change, globalization, technology. then they're saying how do i get the best out o these and cushion the worst. you don't have that feeling here, that these leaders are waking up and saying what world do we live in. the republicans are pushing for tax cuts. is that the rieng thing? wrong thing? no one's giving us a dying knee sis. here's where i think we are, here's how we get the best out of it. this is where we cushion it. >> do you have a message? yesterday jeff flake said what will we have to say to generations to come. >> and we'll be held accountable. >> for parents -- i have a quote in the book from my friend
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heather mcgowan when things really fast. >> in the age of acceleration, don't ask your kids what they want to be when they grow up. other than policeman and fireman, the jobs won't be here. will you have an agile mind? what you learn in your first year of college may be outdateded by your forth. so what you talk about is how you inspire people to be lifelong learners horks we get the government to incentivize. >> and the type of person you want to be. >> i like to see someone who's on time. >> you know, the book is about everything that's old and slow. old and slow stuff is better more than ever. >> i like a 15-minute grace period. always better toon time. thank you, thomas.
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>> "thank you for being late." books. annie leibovitz considers herself an artist. everybody else does too.
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not just a photographer. how she got her ralpand as a doctor, nobody ever asked if i'm a democrat or republican. they just want my help. so if donald trump is helping virginia i'll work with him. but donald trump proposed cutting virginia's school funding, rolling back our clean air and water protections, and taking away health care from thousands of virginians. as a candidate for governor, i sponsored this ad because i've stood up to donald trump on all of it.
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find it in a subaru crosstrek. for almost five decades photographer annie leibovitz has built a portfolio that could serve as a chronicle for american culture. she started in 18970 as a photo journalist for "rolling stone" magazine. she earned a reputation as a relentless perfectionist by way of her stylist high concept stielgs. she spoke with us late last month in her new york office about her newest book of portraits, her life and her remarkable work. >> i love photography and i eat it up. i feel like an encyclopedia inside. i photographed the queen and she said to me, annie, you've really got to find your own way.
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>> is that the way she talks. >> annie, you must find your way. >> your majesty, i'm going to ask you to look to your left. >> there are few kinds of royalty that annie leibovitz has not photographed. her subjects are some of the most prominent people in the world, famous athletes, actors, presidents, and businessmen turned presidents. >> sit down in palm beach. >> her latest works are from 2005 through 2015 in which culture was shifting in a way we didn't kite take in. >> why now? what's the story of this book? >> well, over a year ago, must have been august, like three months before the election, and i thought, you know, i think i should try to put a book out, and it would end with hillary clinton in the white house. that would be my ending. >> that was your plan. >> that was my plan. >> and then we had an election. >> then we had an election.
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i think in the last 20 or 30 pages you can knowing where to go, what to do. i was throwing everything. i shout kate mckinnon, oprah, bruce springsteen. we had to pick ourselves up. >> as one of the most sought f fundraisers she worked with celebrities. >> how did you go from them. how were they part of the definition of annie leibovitz. >> after 13 years it was really hard for anyone to tell me what to do. they were smart enough to know, to let me go do what i do and find my way. >> and you were tough enough to be able to do it. >> i love my work. >> reporter: her work began in 1970 in the capital of san francisco. in just three years at 24, she
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was rolling photographer. in 1975 he personally asked leibovitz to swap the magazine for the band. >> i was bright eyed. i couldn't believe everything i was walking into. >> did they begin with rolling stone sh. >> rolling stone. >> you were hanging out with two of the biggest rock and roll stars. >> i was a photographer. >> you were hanging out. >> no, no. i never hung out. >> come on. >> i never hung out. >> you were part of a thing. >> oh, my god. i did not headache out. >> it was a rolling caravan and you were a part of it. >> i wept on tour with them. in 1975 i was the tour photographer for them. i hung opt my camera for dear life. >> because what? it was a security blanket? >> no, because it scared the
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hello out of me. >> she left the tour with a adiksz that took years to overcome but found stability in steady portrait wok and then in her longtime partner writer susan sontag. >> i thought about this relationship with susan and i thought, oh, god, this means i'm going to have to be good, it's going to have to be about my work. >> because she wouldn't have it any other way? >> that's right. she's tough. >> she set a bar. >> she definitely set a tar. she didn't have to -- she didn't have to do much to set a bar. i mean she was the bar. >> their 15-year relationship ended when susan died from cancer in 2004. her death marked a new period of hardship for leibovitz. she lost both of her parents and was millions of dollars in debt. >> i would do assignments and pay for them myself. hayed no regard for money, for
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business. well, that is happening anymore. you know, i worked really hard and picked it all up and understand my business so much more. >> reporter: at 68 leibovitz lived with her three daughters in new york city and worked in an office downtown. for all the change her world has met with over the years, she said she finds herself increasingly prepared for it. >> i feel more like a creative artist because the digital work is so interesting now. >> so the first word for you now is artist, not photographer. >> thank you. yes. i would like that. >> an artist who uses a camera. that's your brus. that's your pen. >> it's come to that. i have had many different stages of photographer as there are many different ways to take photographs, but i feel now i'm in that stage of my life where i
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use the camera, you know, that way. >> i think you have said this, and i hope you have. >> me, too, the way you're saying it. >> you welcome age and learn from age. >> i have said that. i think it's not talked about enough, how interesting it is. >> i do too. i really do. >> yeah. it is really exciting. it doesn't mean you're going to necessarily take a better photograph, but you know what you're doing. it's just great. i love it. >> i just love her, by the way. i just love her. >> you could tell. you could tell the two of you had something very special. she welcomes age and learns from age. it's only those of us over 60 who say that. but i happen to think it's true. >> i do too. >> i happen to think it's true. >> as long as you have your health. >> you're absolutely right. when you look at the photographs, there's so many we recognize and go, oh, yeah, she
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