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up the country's government. we are live. >> i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. the startling advice being given to the white house over the nsa spying programs. that advice -- stop it, at least stop doing it like you are. a panel of outside experts hand-picked by the white house is urging the president to rein in the nsa's wide ranging data dragnet and restructure how the nsa is collecting logs of phone calls. all told, 46 recommendations in their report. chief national security correspondent jim sciutto has a look at what the panel said and the potential impact. >> reporter: the headline here is one of the panel members told me is accountability and that is accountability for the nsa to congress, to the white house, and to the public. you see that reflected in these 46 recommendations. for instance, they recommend that congress pass legislation to move all of that phone data
from the nsa's hands back to the phone companies to private hands where the nsa can access it when they need to, but they don't hold it all the time. in terms of the white house, they recommend that at the highest there level there must be improolve when the nsa is listening to the conversations of foreign leaders. you remember the outrage when it was discovered that the nsa was listening to angela merkel's conversations in germany. in terms of the american public a number of recommendations. one of them the nsa should be had heed next time by a civilian and send the message not as a military leader running it but a civilian there is more public oversight and the nsa restate its mission which is collect foreign intelligence on foreign targets so refocus there so not this impression they are listening to americans calls. now, the issue here is, though, the president doesn't have to take all of these recommendations. he will look at them now' decides which ones he wants to take and doesn't. a senior administration official told me he will look at them and
make hig decision probably by january but we already know one of the recommendations he has not accepted and that is from this panel they recommended that the nsa be split from the military cybercommand. the white house has already rejected that one. that said, the senior administration official told me the white house is aware, they have a trust gap here with the american public but also the foreign public and they want to address that. the president is going to really listen to these recommendations, make some changes and i'm told it's likely in january he is going to make a speech to the american public explaining his decision. john and christine? on wall street that taper tragedy, token taper as one of my sources calling it. ben bernanke saying the federal reserve would reel back its bond buying program by only slightly by $10 billion a month and assuring investigators the fed was in no hurry rate to raise the interest rates down the road. the best of both worlds for stocks. the fed with a lot of stimulus
in the system and acknowledging the economy is strong and european markets rising this morning in london, frankfurt. if you look at the big picture, yesterday's rally was even more impressive. the dow up 23% and the nasdaq up 15%. it was ben bernanke's last fed press conference. his term expires at the end of january. it's fitting he is also at the helm from the fed pulls back ever so slightly. >> our modest reduction reflects the committee's believe that toward the economic justice will be sustained. we will likely reduce the base of securities purchases in
further measured steps at future meetings. >> what has helped bernanke? the job market is improving and housing in the midst of a big rebound. auto sales are strong. for consumers the fed news means mortgage rates and car loans will likely go up gradual. that is a reason for a token taper. savings rates will go up too. the best thing a growing economy is good for job and income prospects. >> they seem to hit the sweet spot there. a lot of concern and worry but they seemed to nail it. >> nobody knew how you would withdrawal that $4 trillion. we have never done this before so it is unchartered territory. >> probably makes janet yellin's job easier. >> it does. >> all that is needed now is
president obama's significant. the senate proofito avoid a shu next year. nine senate republicans joined every single democrat to get this done. the bipartisan deal negotiated by republican congressman paul ryan and democratic senator patty murray eliminates some of the spending cuts and reducing the deficit by more than 20 billion over a long period of time. prisoners at guantanamo bay may be heading back to the country they came from. a deal to lift most of the restrictions on transferring detainees over overseas and a final passage of a bill in the senate this week and seen as a victory for president obama in his bid to shut down the prison. max balkus would take over a role of growing tension between the two countries following the recent dispute with japan over
air space rights. balkus has sevened in the senate since 1987 and he has not commented on the nomination. balkus was set to retire from the senate next year and could boost democrat's chances of keeping that seat though a tough hold for the democrats. senator baucus has been krit critical lately about the obamacare rollout. >> that is one of the most important jobs, i think. secretary of state john kerry is trying to calm the fury over new york over the arrest of khobragade who was taken into custody last week and charged with visa fraud and paying her housekeeper a fraction of the minimum wage. her lawyer told piers morgan police we wanted too far. >> she was handcuffed and put in
a cell with other people and treated like an ordinary u.s. citizen charged with the trim. the fact she is not an ordinary u.s. citizen but a diplomat with immunity and shouldn't have been treated this way. >> reported to us standard procedures were followed but we recognize this is a sensitive issue in india, we are continuing to review exactly what happened in this case. >> the u.s. attorney in new york says khobragade was given additional courtesies and said she was allowed to make multiple phone calls. india's foreign minister is pledging to bring khobragade back to india, in his words, restore her dignity. >> hugely sensitive between the two countries right now. it is 8 minutes after the hour. here is indra petersons with a check on the forecast. >> it is slowly getting better a couple of days. we are going to track a couple of systems. everything comes from the west. notice we see a system from the west make its way across to the midwest and then eventually over
the lakes and, by friday. tomorrow, some light rain into the northeast. possibly some icing to the north. we will take a look depending on where you are what you're expecting. the amount of snow we are expecting here moderate amount of snow. 2 to 4 in the midwest and higher amounts 3 to 5 inches. the story for the east coast is the temperatures climbing. take a look at this beautiful weather as far as the temperatures. 69 degrees. that is how high we are climbing in new york city. hard to believe we had snow a few days ago. same thing for atlanta and d.c. expected to get up towards 71 but this does play into a second system that is going to be moving across the country because take a look when you have those warm conditions, you have a system make its way across. we have a threat for severe weather into the south saturday and sunday and here in the northeast a chance for icing for upstate new york and places like new hampshire and vermont as well. a lot going on this weekend. >> thank you, indra. >> wow, 69 degrees. target customers be on the lookout for fraudulent charges
on your credit card and the secret service is investigating whether card information was stolen from target in what is being called a massive data breach. reports indicated the breach started black friday and may have gone on for weeks. hackers may have gotten enough data to create counterfit credit cards. please check your statements. the longer you can with a fraudulent charge the harder it is to get it taken off. >> seems like a bad situation. coming up, diplomacy and embarrassment and disaster? no! it's dennis rodman in north korea this morning, days after a shocking execution there. what on earth is he thinking? we are live with what he has to say about this this morning. wow. this story is a shocker. the star of one of television's top rated shows suspended and taken off the show for some
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executed his own uncle. why did rodman come through with this trip? ivan watson is in beijing with the latest. good morning, ivan. >> reporter: good morning, john. this is more about the strange relationship between the strange and reclusive north korean dictator and the former bad boy of the nba. dennis rodman may become the first real outsider to meet kim jong-un since he ordered to have his own uncle executed one of the top men in the north korean regime. this is what he had to say before flying out. >> it has nothing to do with it, man. has nothing to do with it, man. i volunteer no control over that. these things have been going on for years and years answers
years. whoever want to be a political insider over there for america and the world try to get a hold of it, i'm just going to a basketball game and have some fun. >> john, a lot of analysts say he may be landing in a country with a purge of supporters of the former, you know, slain uncle of the current north korean leader. >> interesting time to go over to a country just to have some fun when apparently a purge is going on there, ivan. also, families of americans being detained in north korea have been past in critical in the trips like the one dennis rodman is on. what are they saying right now? >> take a listen to this sound bite from a sister of kenneth bay, a u.s. missionary who has been charged, sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in north
korea. he has been languishing in prison there since last year. and take a listen to her personal appeal to dennis rodman. >> mr. rodman, if you're watching, please do think about this american citizen. a father, a husband, a son, and a brother who has been in prison for 13 months in the dprk. while you're there, could you think about him and his family waiting for him to come home for christmas and do everything you can to bring him home? >> reporter: rodman said it wouldn't be entirely appropriate for him to mix politics with his friendship with kim jong-un. it is worth noting, though, john he has traveled to north korea accompanied by a documentary film crew and it's a trip that is being sponsored by an irish online gambling company. john? >> ivan watson, thanks so much. people have fun with this issue but lives at stake here. thanks, ivan. >> and politics involved for everyone who has got their hands
in it. more details inside what happened inside a doctor's office when a man with a gun opened fire and killing a doctor and killing another doctor and a patient before turning the gun on himself. they say the gunman was carrying a shotgun and fired five rounds. those who saw him say they knew something was very wrong. >> he seemed calm, yet agitated at the same time, because of how he took the rifle or shotgun or whatever it was and banged it on the nurse's desk three times. he started swinging the gun and telling everybody in the waiting room, you need to get out, you better get out, you should get out. >> the fact that the shooter went through the first and second floor, made his way to the third floor of the building would indicate to me it's not a random event. >> wow. the gunman's identity has not
yet been revelveed. police think they knew who he was but waiting to confirm that with his farmer. a nevada man is under arrest to plot terror strikes in india. 39-year-old sing was arrested in reno. prosecutors say he was fighting to establish an independent state. prosecutors trying again to put a texas teen in prison for killing four people while driving drunk. 16-year-old ethan couch was sentenced last week to ten years probation after his attorneys argued his wealthy parents spoiled him making it impossible for him to exercise normal judgment in what some are calling a case of affluenza but they are asking the judge to put him away. >> a harvard sophomore is asked to stay away from campus saying he is behind the bomb scare that
shut down the school. eldo kim is facing up to five years in prison. no explosives were found in any of the buildings. prosecutors say kim did it to get out of taking a final exam. his lawyer called his client remorseful and shattered. >> this is a 20-year-old young man under incredibly pressure. >> kim, for now, will live with a sister in the boston area. he faces up to five years in prison if convicted. a "duck doin' ciynasty" sta being suspended from the show. he said, gays are sinners who won't get into heaven and he suggested that african-americans in louisiana were happier under jim crow than they are now.
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houses met in miami last night as the heat took on the pacers. >> good morning, andy scholes. he is here with the bleacher report. >> good morning. only december but it's pretty clear the heat and the pacers will play in the eastern conference finals again this year. last night they were squaring off the second time this season. check out heated exchange between lebron and mario chalmers on the bench and came to blows almost during the game but kiss and make up later. lebron holding on to paul george. no foul was called. heat would go on to win 97-94. remember this brutal hit from sunday? bengals punter kevin huber suffered a broken jaw, a concussion, and cracked vertebrae as a result of the blow from terrance garvin. the flag wasn't thrown on the
plate but the nfl has fined garvin for the hit. huber will miss the rest of the season due to the injuries he suffered on the play. the sport rant of the year. tuesday night, southern ill lost to murray state. head coach barry hinson was not very happy with his players afterwards. >> i got a bunch of mamma's boys right now. 2 for 11! how could you go 2 for 11? my wife could score more than two buckets on 11 tries. i know my wife would make that shot. it's like house training. when a dog does something wrong, bad dog! >> that was amazing. my wife would at least shot fake. >> if i'm his wife or his puppy or his players, i'm not at all happy with that tirade there.
>> or a kid. >> as a mother of two mamma's boys, i'm offenderd. >> he regretted he called one player out by name and was sorry about that. the rest he said, he said was needed. the a.d. backed him up and saying, "i agree with everything he said." >> wow. andy scholes, thanks. when we come back, the top headlines and everything you need to know for your day. >> my mamma could read that better than you do!
a call for a near total overhaul of u.s. cyberspying from a team hand-picked by the white house. this morning, the big changes they want and how the white house will respond. attention target customers. beware. black friday shoppers hit by a major credit attack. this could affect millions. the latest in what to do about it ahead. what is russia up to this morning? key high profile prisoners set to be free.
so why the sudden change of heart? who could be relieved? we're live. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. new pressure on the nsa this morning after a panel of outside experts hand-picked by the white house has told the president enough is enough. the spy agency they say should not have blanket authority to gather up phone records. and should make internal changes as well. chief national security correspondent jim sciutto has been looking into the recommendations. for the white house, they recommend that whenever the nsa is listening to the conversations of foreign leaders that the white house give approve right up to the president. for the public, a series of
recommendations. one being they want the next head of the nsa to be a civilian, that that would send a good message but also that the nsa restate its mission as it should have been which is to focus on foreign intelligence on foreign targets. now, the president doesn't have to accept these recommendations. he says he will look at them, pick the ones he wants to follow but i am told by a senior administration official they know they have a trust gap here both that the american public and foreign public and that in january it's likely the president will make a speech explaining what restraints they are going to put the nsa under going forward. >> our thanks to jim for that report. 32 minutes after the hour. the senate giving final approval to a bipartisan government deal -- while the debt ceiling limit could be hit and not shut down technical. the next stop for the budget is on his desk and he is expected to sign the deal.
the bipartisan deal negotiated by republican congressman paul ryan and democratic senator patty murray eliminates some of the spending cuts and reducing the deficit by more than 20 billion over a long period of time. prisoners at guantanamo bay may be heading back to the country they came from. a deal to lift most of the restrictions on transferring detainees over overseas and a victory it is seen for president obama and his bid to shut down guantanamo bay. a bill is awaiting final passage in the senate this week. they are working on capitol hill. >> a long time democratic senator is set to take over the growing tension between china and japan. max baucus would take over a role of growing tension between the two countries following the recent dispute with japan over air space rights. baucus has spent many years in the senate. he was set to retire at the end of the year. this could give him a chance to keep the seat.
also mr. baucus has been critical at times of the obama administration and specifically obamacare so this gets a vocal critic far away. >> it is far away but an important job out there, especially now. secretary of state john kerry has now expressed his regret to a senior official from india over the rest of khobragade. she was taken into custody last week, charged with visa fraud and paying her housekeeper a fraction of the american minimum wage. her lawyer told piers morgan police went too far. >> she was handcuffed and put in a cell with other people and treated like an ordinary u.s. citizen charged with the crime. the fact she is not an ordinary u.s. citizen but a diplomat with immune the and she should never have been treated this way.
>> thus far, all indications are standard procedure was followed. with you recognize this is a sensitive issue in india we are continuing to review exactly what happened in this case. >> the u.s. attorney in new york says khobragade was given additional courtesies and said she was allowed to make multiple phone calls, he claims. india's foreign minister is pledging to bring khobragade back to india, in his words, the foreign minister saying this, if his words, restore her dignity. a sensitive diplomatic mess right now to say the least. >> morsi is called a terrorist facing a new round of terrorist charges. he is already on trial for the murder of opposition protesters. morsi was driven from office in july by the egyptian military. he and 35 other defendants are also accused of divulging defense secrets to foreign countries and funding terrorism training for the muslim brotherhood. dennis rodman has now arrived in north korea for a visit he says is about fun.
not politics. rodman is making his third trip to the nation and calls kim jong-un his friend. he plans to have training in a basketball program. >> it has nothing to do with me. it has nothing to do with me, man. what is done is done and north korea, i have no kroverl that. these things have been going on for years and years. i'm just going over to do a basketball game game and have some fun. >> years and years, your friend executed his uncle. he will take part of an exhibition game against other players in january. >> he says he is going to have fun there but a heck of a time when what just happened over there. a check the forecast now with indra petersons.
>> today we are talking about new york city, 42. how does 69 degrees sound by the end of the weekend? probably a lot better. that is going to be the trend all up and down the east coast. 61 in atlanta and 72 by saturday. but it's not all sunshine. there is a little key there. watching a couple of storms make their way across. first one today watching it go into the midwest where overnight tonight from wisconsin through st. louis we could see some icing so freezing rain advisories are currently up and then it goes over the lakes and shifts into rain by the northeast by friday. so tomorrow. a new is a little bit stronger. remember i showed you how warm it is expected to be in the southeast? you combine that with the cool system moving across and we have a severe weather threat. the southeast heavy rain and isolated tornadoes cannot be be ruled out and that shifts into the carolinas back into florida for sunday and not the only story because you have that huge temperature contrast between the southeast and the northeast so for the northeast, it does mean the threat for icing as we go through the weekend as well.
so a lot going on. hard to cover all of that quick but i hope you got the idea. >> north of us will get rain. if you shopped to target on black friday, keep an eye on your credit card statements. the secret service is investigating whether hackers made off with numbers and other personal data from stores. reports this morning indicate the breach may have lasted weeks and some say the hackers could have taken enough data to create count count counterfeit credit cards. passengers revolt. the whole thing caught on camera. it's coming up next. is this the bacon and cheese diet? this is the creamy chicken corn chowder. i mean, look at it. so indulgent. did i tell you i am on the...
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so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? welcome back. the members of russian punk band and activists from green peace could soon get their freedom now the parliament in russia has approved amnesty for some low level criminals. diana magnay is live in russia. what are you hearing? >> thousands of prisoners might be relieved and you qualify if you're, for example, a mother which both those two activists are or if you're elderly but it's going to take a long time. possibly up to six months, the penitentiary service tells us to
go through the documents and to see whether each individual prisoner qualifies. russian president who is, right now, giving his annual press conference said about the green peace detainees because there obviously is so much youproar because of their case. if they qualify, all well and good but they shouldn't go around exercising pr stunts if they want to bring attention to the plight of the environment. we will have to wait to find out whether the green peace qualify but it looks like they might. >> vladimir putin making some interesting comments about the nsa spying scandal and edward snowden. fill us in. >> reporter: absolutely. he was asked whether the whole spying scandal had deteriorated relations between him and president obama. he said, well, in regards to president obama, i envy him because he can spy and get away with it.
he also said that he hadn't met edward snowden, he thought he was an interesting individual with a noble cause. he also said that the activities of the nsa were justified in the fight against global terror but should follow stricter guidelines and as a former kgb agent, he knows what he is talking about. we are hearing morning about what happened during a deadly shooting at a reno's doctor office. a gunman killing a doctor and injuring others before turning the gun on himself. those who saw him say they knew something was wrong. >> he seemed calm, yet agitated at the same time, because of how he took the rifle or shotgun or
whatever it was and banged it on the nurse's desk three times. he started swinging the gun and telling everybody in the waiting room, you need to get out, you better get out, you should get out. >> the fact that the shooter went through the first and second floor, made his way to the third floor of the building would indicate to me it's not a random event. >> the gunman's identity has not yet been revealed. police think they knew who he was but waiting to confirm that with his farmer. aaron hernandez now face ago wrongful death suit from a family of a man he is accused of killing. odom lloyd's mother says hernandez was responsible for her son's death and seeks to block him from receiving $3 million of his nfl salary. tabatha perry was 27 and survived a car crash that killed another hernandez acquaintance.
police say perry's death is not considered suspicious. he has been ordered to stay away from campus. a harvard yuvert campus sophomore is said to be behind a bomb scare that all but shut harvard down. he is accused of e-mailing a threat to police and a claiming explosives were in four buildings. no explosives were found. they say kim did it to get out of taking a final exam. his lawyer calls kim remorseful and shattered. >> a 27-year-old man under krshl pressure. that much is clear. >> kim will live with his sister in the boston area and faces up to five years in convicted. big sur wildfire is 74% contained and a big improvement. the blaze has scorched 800 acres
and destroyed nearly two dozen homes and other structures. some of the passengers on a bus in seattle took matters into their own hands when a gunman stormed. this video surveillance shows a man pointing a gun out and robbed two people. when he pointed his gun at another person, it was too much. one of the passengers was robbed. and fought back. says they all did what they had to do. >> he came up to me and stuck the gun to me and took my phone. it was one of those things no one gave any thought to it once things started happening. >> the accused robber is a 19-year-old with no past criminal history and in custody and could face 15 years in prison. brave passengers. >> wow. imagine watching that unfold. imagine being strand odd a plane for five hours. that's what passengers at boston
logan airport say. five hours, two hours morning federal rules allow. the flight was supposed to be headed to frankfurt but caught in tuesday's snowstorm and those on board said the crew did little to make them comfortable. >> we boarded the flight at 3:30, came back at 9:00. >> told we can't put our seat back and can't use our cell phones, we can go to bathroom for emergencies but we can't loiter in the aisles. >> they offered us a little pacific cup of water and one little bag of goldfish crackers in the shape of airplanes. >> the plane was eventually brought back to the gate but passengers say it took another four hours to get their bags back. the agency that runs logan airport says it only accounts for about half of the five-hour delay and two and a half hours because of a broken snowplow. they were given a voucher for a hotel room. >> the goldfish in the shape of airplanes probably not enough. >> i spent eight hours on a plane one time before these new
rules were in effect. i was so thankful i did not have a baby with me. >> did you have a goldfish in the shape of airplanes? >> i had nothing but i didn't have a baby with me that was key. if you had a baby with you, that would be worse than hell! >> he is a reality tv show star but this morning, he is under fire for some comments that he made about african-americans and gays. phil robertson seemed to equate being gay with prostitution and he suggested that blacks in louisiana were happier under jim crow than they are now. robertson has been put on hiatus from the show and saying i would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. we are all created by the almighty and, like him, i love all of humanity. in new york a man and dog will stay together after both tumbled on to the subway tracks and remarkably they survived.
cecil williams was worried he would have to give up orlando when the dog retires next year but they have received enough donations to ensure that orlando's needs will be taken care of and he can live on his life as a pet and williams will get another guide dog to replace him. williams praised his dog for helping him stay calm when a train was barreling in on him. >> angels i believe are here and that is what saved me. orlando is my best buddy. he's my pal. when we fell over, you know, he stayed down with me and licking my face and he was doing some things, you know, but he was there for me and always watching out for me and always looking for me. >> the train rolled over the top of both of them and both are okay williams only suffered minor injuries during that fall. >> that who whole thing is a
miracle. amazing they both survived it and great they can still be together. let's see what is coming up on "new day." >> good morning. >> i say the dog knowing to lie down in the middle of the tracks is the most extraordinary thing about that story. the man knowing to lie down and listening to the people, impressive. but the dog knowing to do that, amazing. amazing. we will have an a different update on that coming up. talking about the arrest of this indian diplomat. a back story. we are dealing with the geo politics of it and is why is india angry and reacting this way and now secretary of state john kerry is involved. we will take you through why this happened in the first place. there are serious concerns about food safety this morning. this pops up over and over again. but it is no less concerning when we talk about something like this. a new study says an outbreak of salmonella has sickened hundreds across the country and the
report argues that current policies may be to blame. is the fda doing enough to protect you and to protect all of us? we are going to talk to experts about it. >> important stuff. look forward to seeing that. thanks. coming up for us next, here comes the taper! can you see the excitement on her face there? how will it impact you? what you pay, how you're saving for retirement. christine romans has all of the answers and more "money time" next. [ male announcer ] they are a glowing example of what it means to be the best. and at this special time of year, they shine even brighter. come to the winter event and get the mercedes-benz you've always wished for, now for an exceptional price. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer ] lease the 2014 e350 for $579 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer.
welcome back to "early start." it's taper time. >> we changed the whole name. >> on wall street it's called the token taper and tapertots. by 10 billion a month the bond buying program has been cut back. all of this was a perfect mix. the goldilocks mikx for investors. investor agonized for months and now love it. both the dow and s&p record high. a nod of approval for the economy and still flooding the zone and saying the economy is getting better. it was a good combination. yesterday's rally was even more impressive.
the year the do you up 23% and nasdaq up 35%. what helped bernanke make his decision? the economy is performing better and job market is improving and gdp is sfrorng and big rebound in housing and auto sales solid. for consumers the fed news means mortgage rates going up probably gradual and same for car loans. the fed in no hurry to raise rates. savings rates will go up too. that is a good thing for investors. savers have been slammed the last few years. if you take a lot of risks you've been rewarded with the fed with the money in the system. keeping interest rates low it means people like us who put money for a rainy day haven't been getting interest on it. >> i like taper tots and things
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16-year-old ethan couch could be heading for prison after all. one of the texas teenager who killed four people while drunk driving but was given probation on an affluenza defense and they want him to go to jail on assault charges. more will be coming up on this controversial case on new day. sunny hostin will join chris and kate coming up at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. "new day" starts right. now. we felt it was important to allow people to see -- to draw their own conclusions. pushing the limit. a new report requested by the white house urges new restrictions on the nsa's spying program, but will they take them? hacked. the secret service investigating this morning have hackers been stealing credit card information from shoppers at target throughout the holiday shopping season?
fowl play. a duck dynasty star suspended over anti-gay remarks. the debate raging about his future this morning. your "new day" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> good morning, welcome to "new day," it's thursday, december 19th, 6:00 in the east. a task force appointed by the president was tasked with assessing if things need to change when it comes to spying. their answer, yes. we'll tell you what else is called for. but the big unknown right now is whether the white house will accept the report it asked for. let's begin with jim acosta at the white house this morning. jim? >> reporter: this report is at this review panel