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. roy moore with an 11th hour lawsuit to block the special election. we have signed more legislation. >> president trump with the big pat on the back pofor himself b his claim doesn't exactly hold up. >> and the secretary of state says changes at the a state department are showing results. we'll tell you what he said
about the north korea threat and potential of working with russia. >> good morning. >> good morning. i'm dave briggs, thursday december 28. couple of weeks passed by still roy moore is fighting the campaign filing a complaint overnight to delay the planned certification of the special election results in alabama. in h a late night filing -- the e-mail says moore took a polygraph test proofing the accusations are false. >> he lost the race earlier this month. moore refused to concede. the almost secretary of state is scheduled to certify today unless the court filing forces a delay.
president trump touting his legislative record but he mighting giving himself a bit too much credit. president claimed he has signed the most legislation of any president. that claim doesn't quite pass fact check. >> and for the 87th time since he was sworn into office, the president got back on the golf course, not that we have to -- could actually prove it, because what happened yesterday was a giant truck here actually blocked reporters from capturing on camera his 87th day at one of his golf courses since taking office. let's get the latest from cnn's sara murray. >> reporter: good morning. wednesday was another quiet one for president trump on his vacation, but he did make one surprise stop visiting a local fire house to greet firefighters and tout his legislative achievements. >> we have signed more legislation than anybody and broke the record of harry
truman. saying if we get the big tax cut because that's the ledgislation. it included the repeal of the individual mandate. that's where you have the privilege of paying a lot of money so you don't have to buy health insurance. >>reporter: president trump obviously riding this wave of victory. as for the notion that he's been more productive in the white house than previous occupants, that one doesn't hold up to fact checks. in fact he has signed fewer bills than any administration dating back toiz eisenhower. >> on wednesday, it was a little bit tougher, a big white box truck suddenly appeared to block
the shot. unclear who commissioned it, but not any pedestrian. seems particular sensitive about images of president trump on the golf course. >> all right. president trump trying to bolster his claims of passing the most legislation by setting his rollback of legislation. >> a lot were avoided. in the case of builders and farmers and so many others, they can now go back to doing their jobs. we have the all-time record. as for that mysterious truck blocking the president's golf swing, a spokesperson says the agency has nothing to do with this. the palm beach sheriff's office also denying any responsibility. did we see a close-up of the driver? because the driver's sitting like this in the truck got his arm over his face.
he doesn't -- >> does he have a maga on his hat? >> all right the irs responding to the lines of people rushing to prepay the 2018 property taxes. homeowners trying to take advantage before it's scaled back. the irs says you can prepay, but, here's the thing chlg the payment may not be tax deductible. the agency released a statement saying this. state or local law determines whether and when a property tax is assessed which is generally when the taxpayer becomes liable for the property tax imposed. so the clarification led to questions about whether local governments may have to refund millions to taxpayers while some counties have allowed to prepayment, others are scrambling to make sure others can do so.
confusion comes as both the irs and taxpayers are trying to determine what the biggest tax overhaul in three decades means to the bottom line. the brother of former national security adviser michael flynn pleading for a pardon from the president. joseph flynn, about time you pardoned general flynn who has taken the biggest fall for all of you. he then deleted the post shortly thereafter. >> michael flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi about contacts. flynn's brother is organizing a legal defense fund. about two weeks ago president trump told reporters he doesn't want to talk about pardons yet, adding we'll see what happens. republican congressman francis rooney walking back from remarks critical. >> i'm very concerned that the
doj and fbi, whether you want to call it deep state or not are kind of off the rail. i would like to see the directors of those agencies purge it. >> rooney's remarks echoing the sentiments of several other republican trump allies. rooney now says he shouldn't have used the word purge but maintains the fbi should oust anybody who is politically compromised. >> are you sure you want to be throwing a word like purge around? >> well, it might be a pretty strong word. i'm not maybe the most nuanced political person in the world coming from a career in business. as an american citizen i'm nervous people would have those kinds of lack of impartiality. >> talking about -- sent
anti-trump texts. >> now karen bass, saying she found the comments frightening. >> i want to sit down and talk to him about the mccarthy era because i'm not sure he remembers the cold war. the type he's talking about harkens back to the cold war when there was a purge by mccarthy. it sows distrust in our institution and i think it's irresponsible and maybe he needs a history lessen. >> republicans are quote laying the foundation for there to be mistrust in the process. steve bannon cutting ties with -- the move comes after a number of controversial tweets. one revealing he's reading a book about jewish culture widely considered by anti-semitic.
breitbart has supported him in the past but now one of the advisers says he's quote, dead to us. 84 to 16% in 2016. a new poll on america's most admired person likely to aggravate president trump. 17% of the polled name president obama. the good news for the president, the gap narrows from seven points last year to three this year. when it comes to the most admired woman, hillary clinton remains the top spot for the 16th year running. michele obama. not sure what you make of the republican side of that. is nikki haley the frontrunner for the next republican
candidate, whenever donald trump exits. >> how about this. russia is accusing the u.s. of interfering with its election. yeah, you heard right. now the secretary of state with the revealing op ed this morning discussing russia and north korea. live in moscow. and the paths they took to a new home. could their journey inspire yours? order your kit at ancestrydna.com
dialogue remains open but we have made it clear the regime must make
its way back to the negotiating table. tillerson also says china should do more by putting more economic pressure on pyongyang. >> in his op ed he also says of russia, quote, there are no illusions about the regime and their meddling in our election. he says the relationship is poor but need to work together. this comes as russia accuses the u.s. of weight for it -- meddling in its upcoming election. that's right. left's go to moscow with the latest. >>reporter: that's what the russians are saying or at least the spokes woman. she was saying that yesterday. she believes some of the comments coming out of the state department were what she called a direct meddling. it's question interesting. this was a regular press
statement that is often given by the state department. this was in regards to an opposition candidate being barred from running. the state department said they're concerned about not all candidates being allowed to run. that's why the spokeswoman said that. it is quite an interesting take. but comes within a barrage of criticism. you were just mentioning that op sed that rex tillerson wrote. he was saying one the areas he thinks there could be cooperation would be in syria. he says within the process we're trying to get peace, he believes it could be the end of the rule. the russians see that differently. they've propped him up. he's stronger than he was at the beginning of this coniflicconfl. it doesn't look like they're going in the same direction. at the same time you have major criticism coming from the russian chief of staff of the military accusing the united
states of training former isis fighters at a base in southeastern syria. the u.s. says yes, they do. have a presence there, but they're training moderate rubbles to try to combat isis if in fact isis tries to get back to that area. as you can see, there's been a lot of criticism coming from the russians toward the united states over the past 24 hours or so. so, if secretary of state tillerson wrote that op ed and he feels there will be cooperation from the russians it certainly is going to be a very, very tall task, at least from what we've been hearing over the past couple of hours. live for us in moscow. thanks. as for north korea, the trump administration is planning to take a quieter tone to avoid antagonizing the rogue regime. a senior administration official telling cnn they plan fob more quiet and discrete about military exercises. they've hoping this will help
u.s. diplomats in ongoing talks. we have more from the pentagon. >> reporter: the u.s. intelligence committee, keeping a sharp eye as always on north korea. there are preliminary signs cnn has been told that the north again is moving equipment around. is it aimed at another upcoming ballistic missile test? are they planning to launch a satellite? two say we simply don't know. this comes at a very sensitive time. the olympics in south korea are coming up in the next weeks. and the u.s. military is saying it will keep a more quiet view. it will not be talking so much about any upcoming training or exercises because of the sensitivities in the region. typically, the pentagon talks about it, it wants north korea to know that this is training that it is routine business,
that these are not upcoming military operations. but the sensitivities in the region right now, the effort to get a diplomatic solution, is leading the pentagon to pull back publicly on its own discussion about exercises. but now, it will be up to president trump to decide whether he is going to take that line or he may once again engage in very aggressive public rhetor rhetoric. all right. breaking news overnight. 40 people killed in a suicide bombing in kabul. according to afghan aofficials the bombing was followed by two more explosions, taliban denies it is responsible. if you're hanging out in the northeast, midwest, pretty much anywhere september california, miami, you don't need me to tell you it's cold. it's not getting any warmer until 2018.
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vanity fair fending off criticism after posting a video mocking hillary clinton. it suggests new year's resolutions for clinton. >> take more photos in the woods. how else are you going to meet unsuspecting hikers. take up a new hobby in the new year. volunteer work, literally anything that will keep you from
running again. >> to finally put away your james comey. a year later and time moves on. >> wow. the magazine released a statement saying the video was an attempt at humor. actress tweeted stop telling women what the blank to do or can do. okay. almost 18 million people in the northeast under a wind chill alert. wind dhichill alert. there won't be much relief through the new year. let's get the latest from derek van dam. >> good morning. new yorkers know that mother nature means business when the fountain freezes over like it has done this week. this is not the coldest air we'll experience over the next five days. there is actually a reinforcing shot of cold arctic air coming
in h just in time for new year's leave and day. we've had such cold temperatures we have broken some record cold across the midwest and the eastern half of the u.s. in fact 30-plus record lows have been tied or broken within the last 24 hours. the national weather service has issued a wind chill add risvisa. check out these temperatures tonight. we will drop for 10 degrees for chicago. daytime highs not much warmer. in fact barely making its way into the 20's today for st. louis, new york in the teens, washington at 27 degrees. back to you. thanks, derrick. what looked like christmas cash quickly turned to lumps of coal for lottery players. a two-hour long computer glitch
generated more winners than should. person after person appeared to win the top prize of $500 bucks from the $1 terminal game. people say they got error messages. lottery officials reviewing the problem. a normal day expected at disneyland after an outage left visits stranded. a transformer issue knocked out power to part of the park yesterday. the outage lasting five hours affec affecting about a dozen attractions, one man says he was on the small world ride. he says the famous song played the entire 25 minutes he was stuck on the ride. he says he will likely be singing that song for the rest of next year. >> how does it go?
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van knit f roy moore with an 11th hour lawsuit to block results of alabama's special election. the result is supposed to be certified today. >> we have signed more legislation than anybody. we broke the record. >> president trump, big pat on the back for himself but his claim for passing more legislation than any president since truman doesn't exactly add up. >> secretary of state showing change result the welcome back to "early start." good morning. >> i'm dave briggs. good morning to you. 4:30 eastern time. we start with two weeks later still talking roy moore. filing a complain overnight to delay the results in alabama. in h a late night filing his campaign quotes three so called
election integrity experts who believe voter fraud occurred. the campaign also says he took a polygraph test proving allegations of sexual misconduct that derailed his campaign are false. >> moore lost the race to democrat doug jones earlier this month. moore, refusing to concede. the alabama secretary of state is scheduled to certify the results today unless the new court filing forces a delay. jones is expected to be seated early next year narrowing the republican's advantage in the senate to 51 to 49. >> president trump touting his legislative record but he might be giving himself a bit too much cred credit. president trump claimed he has signed the most legislation of any president but that doesn't pass the fact check. >> the president also getting back on the golf course, not that we can prove it because a giant truck wound up blocking reporters from capturing his 87th day at this golf course
since taking office. we get the latest from sara murray. >> reporter: good morning. wednesday was another quiet one for president trump on his vacation to mar-a-lago here in florida, but he did make one surprise stop visiting a local fire house to greet firefighters and south his legislative achievements. >> we have signed more legislation than anybody. we broke the record of harry truman and saying if we get this big tax cut because that's the legislation of all legislations. that's the biggest there is. but that included ag war as you know and the repeal. that's where you have the privilege of paying a lot of money so you don't have to buy health insurance. the most unpopular which most people thought should have been unconstitutional. >> president trump obviously riding this wave of victory after the sweeping overhaul of the tax system. but as for the notion he's been more productive than previous
occupants that doesn't hold up to fact checks. nchgt in fact he has signed fewer bills than any administration dating back to eisenhower. >> while wn has been able to get pictures of him on the golf course in previous days, on wednesday it was a little bit tougher. a box truck appeared to block the shot. unclear who petitioned it. this is a white house that seems particular sensitive about president trump on the golf course. thank you. whatever reason might be the particular swing we caught on camera the prior day. but meanwhile the president trying to bolster his claims by setting his roll back of regulations. >> you can go back to work and do your jobs. the in the case of builders, farmers and so many others.
they can go back to doing their job. we have the all-time record for stopping ridiculous regulations and very proud of that. >> now back to that mysterious truck blocking the president's golf swing. the spokesperson from the secret service said the agency had nothing to do with it. palm beach sheriff's office denying responsibility. >> irs responding to people rushing to i pay the property taxes. the irs is saying you can prepay, but the payment may not be tax deductible. the agency released this statement saying quote, state or local law determines whether and when a property tax is assessed, which is generally when the taxpayer becomes liable for the property tax imposed. so this clarification led to the question whether local government the may have to
refund millions to taxpayers, when some counties have allowed for prepayment, others are scrambling to figure it out. they want to assure those who want to pay can do so if they can't guarantee it will be deductible. the confusion comes as both the irs and taxpayers are trying to figure out what the tax overhaul means to the bottom line. >> brother of michael flynn pleading for a pardon. he replied with this. about time you pardoned general flynn who has taken the biggest fall for all of you given the ill legitimacy of this crime. he then deleted the post. >> flynn pleaded guilty belying to the fbi. flynn's brother is organizing a legal defense fund. about two weeks ago president trump said he didn't want to
talk about pardons yet. >> republican congressman francis rooney walking back on remarks critical of the fbi and justice department. >> i'm very concerned about that the doj and fbi are kind of off the rails. i don't want to discredit them. i would like to see the directors purging. >> rooney's remarks echoing the sentiments of several other republican trump allies ratcheting up criticism of the fbi and justice department as the special counsel's investigation moves forward. >> rooney now saying he shouldn't have used the word purge but maintains they should oust anyone who is politically compromised. >> are you sure you want to be throwing a word like purge around? >> well, it it might be a pretty stong word. i'm not maybe the most nuanced political person in the world but i'm pretty frustrated. the as an american citizen i'm nervous and discontent that people would have those kinds of
lack of impartiality. >> on that point, rooney is referring to the fbi agent who was removed from the special counsel's team after it was found out he sent anti-trump texts during the campaign. >> now karen bass, a member of the house judiciary committee she found the comments frightening. >> i want to sit down and talk to him about the mccarthy era because i'm not sure if he railroads the cold war. he's old enough, but the type of purges he's talking about harkens back to the cold war when there was a purge by mccar that to find communists hidden in the federal government. it sows distrust in our institutions and i think it's irresponsible and maybe he needs a history lesson. >> bass said it's very sad they're laying the foundation for there to be mistrust in the process. >> steve bannon cutting ties
with the challenger of paul ryan. the move comes after paul him publishing tweets. another tweets he uses the hashtag it's okay to be white. breitbart has supported nahim i the past. a new poll on america's most admired person likely to aggravate president trump. 17% polled named president obama compared to 14% who named president trump. good news, for trump the gap narrows. when it comes to the most admired woman, hillary clinton remains the top spot for the 16th year running. michele obama at second place at 7%, the highest ranking republican women or condoleezza
rice and nikki haley receiving 1% of the votes. many feel nikki haley after all this could be the first female president. that suggests maybe it's a possibility down the road. >> maybe it is. here's a twist for you. russia accusing the u.s. of interfering with its elections. now the secretary of state with a revealing op ed this morning discussing russia and north korea. live in moscow.
paul neh welcome back. americans are ending 2017 feeling upbeat about the economy that is. consumer confidence is close to a 17-year high. it dipped a bit in december but analysts say expectations are at historically strong levels. that means the feeling-good feeling could continue into next year. key factors, the stronger job market, stock market rally, tax reform and regulatory rollbacks. unemployment at a 17-year low. also lots of job openings. consumer spending also up. that could fuel even more growth since consumer spending accounts for the lion's share. >> secretary of state rex tillerson said americans should be encouraged. especially when it comes to
north korea. in a "new york times" op ed he defends president trump for abandoning what he calls the failed policy of strategic patience. he said the u.s. and allies have cut off 90%. >> he says he hopes the isolation will pressure the regime into serious negotiations. a dialogue remains open but we have to make it clear or have made it clear that the regime must earn its way back to the negotiating table until denuclear ration occurs, the pressure will continue. also doing more to put economic pressure on pyongyang. >> also, he says there are no illusions about the regime and adding their meddling in our elections and others, says the relationship is poor but need to work together.
this comes as russia accuses the united states of meddling in its election. >> reporter: good morning. there have been a couple of statements from the kremlin and russian foreign ministry accusing foreign powers are trying to meddle in russian elections. vladimir putin said it earlier this year, and then now the foreign ministry is saying the same thing, saying a comment made by the state department where the u.s. said it was concerned that some of the candidates tried to run in the upcoming election are being barred from doing so. they say that's meddling in the election. that was absolutely normal statement, not a change in tone in any way from what the state department has been saying in any case. so it's quite interesting to hear what they're saying about that. at the same time, you have those statements by secretary of state tillerson in that "new york times" op ed where he's saying one of the areas where perhaps
there could be cooperation could be in syria, and secretary of state tillerson also saying he believes that the ent of a process of negotiation, he believes we could see the end of the regime in syria. le we managed to get in h touch with the kremlin and the spokesman for vladimir putin tells us he doesn't believe there is any cooperation between the u.s. and russia at this point in time. he doesn't -- he thinks it would be a good idea if there was but there simply is nothing. to take that even further, the russian military is now accusing the u.s. of training former isis fighters in order to destabilize the situation in syria. all this happening at a base in the southeast of syria. the u.s. says it does have forces there, it is training folks there, but the u.s. says it's doing that to ensure isis can't return to some of those
areas it was ousted from earlier in the year. >> thanks. as for north korea, the trump administration is planning to take a quieter tone to avoid antagonizing the rogue regime. a senior administration official telling cnn they plan to be more quiet and discreet about exercises with south korea and japan. hoping this will defuse the crisis. cnn's barbara star has more from the pentagon. >>reporter: the u.s. intelligence community, military keeping a very sharp eye as always on north korea. there are preliminary signs cnn has been told that the north is moving equipment around. is it aimed at another upcoming ballistic test? are they preparing to launch a satellite on top of a rocket? too early to say. this comes at a very sensitive time. the olympics in south korea are
coming up. the u.s. military is saying it will keep a more quiet view. it will not be talking so much about any upcoming training or exercises, because of the sensitivities in the region. typically, the pentagon talks about it, it wants north korea to know that this is training that it is routine business, that these are not upcoming military operations. but the sensitivities in the region right now, the effort to get a diplomatic solution is leading the pentagon to pull back publicly on its own discussion about exercises, but now it will be up to president trump to decide whether he is going to take that line or he may once again engage in very aggressive public rhetoric about the north. thanks. breaking news overnight. 40 people killed in a suicide bombing in kabul.
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"vanity fair" fending off criticism. in h the video the editors the website suggest new year's resolutions for clinton. take more photos in h the woods. volunteer work, knitting, improv comedy, lit rally anything that will keep you from running again. >> finally put away james comey. a handful other things. it's a year later. times move on. ? cheers to you, hillary. >> the magazine released a statement saying the video was an attempt at humor and missed the mark. it caused outrage on line. including actress tweeting in part. stop telling women what the blank they should do or can do. that was one of thousands of angry tweets throughout the afternoon. a detention hearing set for
a former u.s. marine who authorities say was planning a terror attack in an francisco over the holiday season, a court document revealing he spoke with an undercover fbi employee about caring out a terror attack at pier 39. jame mess son is charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. a spokesman making it clear there are no known credible threats in the bay area. >> four ohio teenagers charged with murder after a sand bag they allegedly dropped from an overpass killed a passenger. they allegedly through sand bags and other objects. one of the bags hit marqueis byrd in the head. all four boys denied the charges. switching gears to the
brutal cold. nearly 18 million people in the northeast under what's called a wind chill alert. and there won't be much relief to the bitter cold through the new year. let's get to meteorologist derek van dam. good morning. good morning. on this cold thursday check out international falls' record low temperature. 37 degrees farenheit below freezing. that surpasses a record. a notorious cold spot. but when you start breaking record lows, you know it's cold. in fact we had over 30 record lows tied or broken across the midwest and eastern u.s. as we head on wednesday morning. now, again, on thursday, waking up to a very cold day over the eastern u.s., but this is not the coldest air. we have yet another arctic blast
coming in from canada. wind chills feeling well below freezing. that's why the national weather service has issued wind chill warnings and advisories from new york through maine. 18 million americans impacted by that. the temperatures for the afternoon barely making it out of the teens for the big apple. 27, d.c. back to you. yikes. a normal day expected at disneyland after an out age left visits stranded. transformer issue knocked out power yesterday. the outage lasted 5 hours. one man says he was on the it's a small world ride when the outage happened. the lights went out, but he says that famous song played the en25 minutes he was stuck on the ride and will likely be stuck in his head all of 2018. >> i sang is last half hour. now it's your turn. >> 0 do not do that to our viewers.
good for you. but you're welcome, viewers. ahead one of the more hilarious football plays you'll ever see. yes, the fosterer farms bowl. the boilermakers made use of 5'7" runningback. he hid behind. he couldn't see him. out of nowhere, he gets the ball, runs for 30 yards and you can see it there. there you can see just how impossible it would be to see the young man. it worked for them. they hold on for the 38-35 win. you got to use trickery where everyou can. >> all right let's get a check on cnn money treatment. stock closin up slightly yesterday with the dow getting closer to the 25,000 milestone. this morning seeing futures up. the u.s. stocks enjoyed a first class into record territory in 2017, they weren't alone. if you take a look around the
globe, argentina surging 73%. nigeria all-share index saw a 43% rally and hong kong's index charged ahead by nearly 36%. looks like someone is afford the iphone x. showing cook finished the year with a $102 million for fiscal 2017. that pay package accounts to a whopping 74% increase from last year. the huge pay day was partly driven by the better than expected sales and major gains apple has made in the stock market. jumping 39% this year. filing also shows cook also racked up there $100,000 by usi
private airplanes. with holiday facing a 22-year low in ticket sales. gaining hoards of subscribers. movie pass allows you to see unlimited amounts for $9.99 a month. more than 1 million subscribers signed up in just four months. critics like theater owners say the price is too low, say the business model is unsustainable. you beg to differ. >> i don't have a pass but i would sign up in a second for that. >> what's great about the pass is that movies you wouldn't otherwise see because you think they stink you'll see. >> i saw "star wars." >> what do you think? >> pretty good. pretty solid. >> that's part of the reason why people aren't going to movie theaters. >> i think it's more of a reflection of the movies. post looks great, darkest hour
looks great. "early start" season continues with roy moore still hanging on. -- captions by vitac -- >> roy moore with an 11th hour lawsuit. the result supposed to be certified today. >> we have signed more legislation than anybody. >> president trump with the big pat on the back for himself but his claim of passing more legislation than any president since truman doesn't exactly add up. >> secretary of state says changes at the state department are showing results. we'll tell you what he said about the north korea threat and potential of working with russia. good morning and welcome to "early start." >> i'm dave briggs. it's thursday, december 28. you might not believe it's december 28th because it wa