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texas and fidel. cuba's former president and the current one as the u.s. awaits a big arrival this week. secretary of state john kerry says how many refugees will be allowed in? >> i am a real person. >> hillary clinton defends herself against the criticism she's out of touch. and sunday school for jimmy carter. this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "cbs overnight news." i'm jeff glor. pope francis met with fidel castro and celebrated where the castro government normally stages xunist rallies.
both delivered spiritual and political messages. he arrives in washington d.c. on tuesday at a time when american catholics are feeling positive about the pope and the church. according to a cbs news "new york times" poll 53% of american catholics says the pope is in touch with the needs of catholics. it's the highist since 1987. 63% view pope francis favorably. 79% approve of the trekz he is taking the church. we begin with alan in havana. >> reporter: the arrival for mass was classic francis. as close to the crowd as possible, blessing and kissing children hand the to him, but the overall tone of his visit to cuba so far has been a little less exuberant. the pope urged cubans to serve people, not ideas. church policy seems to be to avoid controversy and win more religious freedom by
capitalizing on goodwill from the vatican's role in softening relations between havana and washington. it was piloted by the pope by giving communion to ten youngsters. several dissidents were reported detained in advance of his visit spshgs not everyone here approves of the tactic of engaging rather than confronting the authorities. that wasn't evident in the crowd who came to mass, however. 109-year-old amelia travelled more than 200 miles. we are very happy we came, she said. there are a lot of people, and i feel so great. the constant theme here was praise for improved cuba-u.s. relations. things have been changing, juan said, and we respect pope francis and his involvement in cuba's relationship with the u.s. after pope francis met privately with former leader fidel castro. vatican spokesman said they spoke about protecting the
environment and the great dangers of the world. a private talk where any -- francis's american debut will be more up front and potentially controversial. his speech to a joint session of congress will put pressure on those who oppose the liftinging of the trade embargo wroe with cuba. the canonization of a 18th spanish missionary has angered some native americans. today the vatican issued a video message from pope francis saying how much he is looking forward to his visit to philadelphia. >> i will be there because you will be there. see you in philadelphia. >> but he still has two more stops to make in cuba. that means two more masses and the full plate of meetings and speeches. not bad for a 78-year-old. jeff. >> alan, thank you. secretary of state john kerry said today the u.s. will increase the number of refugees it accepts and resettles to
85,000 next year, up from 70,000 this year. in 2017 the u.s. plans to accept 100,000 refugees. meanwhile, meeg rants fleeing the violence in the middle east continue to flow into europe. officials in croatia say about 27,000 have entered the country in the past few days. mark phillips is there. >> reporter: when there's no plan and there's no information, there is chaos. this group had been stuck at a train station in croatia when a train arrived that they hoped to taken them further into europe, they weren't going to wait for an invitation. police tried to control access, but the situation here and elsewhere is out of control. the weather has turned cold and wet. these have become the huddled masses. they may be yearning to be free of the war and poverty they left behind, and yearning to get out of the balgan countries which don't want them and haven't the resources to care for them, but
most are going nowhere fast. for those who have made it across croatia, their trek stops again at the next border. croatia on this side, slovenia, and the route to austria, swrerm anne, where most of these people want to go through here, but right now for this group it's this far and no further. it's people on the move who are forcing the hands of governments that just don't want hem. the slovenians at first tried to shut their border and then relented and promised buss to take the migrants further on. few buses have come. mohammed from syria has been here two days. >> have you been told how long you will have to stay here until you can move on? >> they say it's a matter of hours. as you can see, it's a matter of days. >> reporter: when a bus finally did show up at another border crossing, the crowd surged forward. tempers flared. lists had been prepared.
families with children were called first. some became separated. even when it works, it works badly. wherever they go, this is austria, the intent is to move them on. yet, even germany, the most welcoming country so far, now says it can't manage the burden alone. european leaders have scheduled to meet this coming week to try to come up with a unified plan to distribute the refugees, but europe is not united. if anything, it is bitterly divide odd this crisis. >> mark phillips, thank you very much. sdmrimplts in greece alexis cyprus was elected back into power. he is left wing leader elected in january on a bailout platform. he resigned seven months later after reversing that position. rebels in yemen released several hostages today. among them, two americans,
today hillary clinton made her first sunday show appearance in four years as a guest on "face the nation." then as juliana goldman reports, it was all about getting real. >> give us three words that is the real hillary clinton. >> reporter: hillary clinton said she's more than a few words. >> just three? i can't possibly do that. i mean, look, i am a real person with all the pluses and minuses that go along with being that. >> reporter: clinton has struggled to overcome a perception that she's not authentic, which has helped open the door to a potential run by vice president joe biden. during her "face the nation" interview, she played down the threat. >> are you doing anything to prepare for joe biden potentially heading into the race? is your campaign doing anything? >> no.
we are not, because this -- this is such a personal decision, and the vice president has to sort this out. >> reporter: clinton also weighed in on republican frontrunner donald trump, saying he is bringing out the worst in people. >> he is fueling a level of paranoia and prejudice against all kinds of people, and when you light those fires, you better recognize that they can get out of control. >> we have a problem in this country. it's called muslims. we know our current president is one. you know he is not even american. >> reporter: since last week trump has been on the offensive for not pushing back against a supporter who said president obama is a muslim sxbt a u.s. citizen. trump said he did nothing wrong. >> he is very capable of presenting himself, believe me. >> reporter: with polls showing voters looking for nonpoliticians like trump, clinton explained why she is still an outsider. >> i cannot imagine anyone being
more of an outsider than the first woman president. >> reporter: clinton was also asked about her chief rival for the democratic nomination, senator bernie sanders, and whether she would promise not to run any neglectivetive ads against him just as he has done for her. she hedged and said she has no interest in doing that. >> juliana, thank you. two new wildfires are burning in northern california. one of them near the seaside community in monterey has already claimed the life and at least ten homes. meanwhile, residents of another town are returning home to take stock whaf they've lost. here's ben tracy. >> reporter: this weekend hundreds of evacuees took a long and painful journey back to middletown. the community they last saw in flames now in ruins. >> i know several friends have lost everything in a matter of minutes. >> 76 years of memories gone. >> reporter: fletcher thornton says he and so many others here are focused. >> we'll all be known to give each other a hug and cry a
little bit and then we'll get busy building. >> reporter: before they rebuild, everything too badly burned must come down. since breaking out last week, the valley fire, which includes middletown, has destroyed nearly 900 homes. it's now the sixth most destructive fire in california history. >> it's like a ghost town for a little while. >> reporter: valerie hawkins is hopeful. >> it will change and be back to the small family town it was. >> reporter: ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. police in phoenix are standing by the investigation that led to the arrest of a suspect following a string of recent highway shootings. detectives say they traced the gun used in four of the shootings to 21-year-old landscaper leslie merit jr. after he took a weapon to a pawn shop. merit claimed the gun had been there for months. according to court documents released today, the gun had not been pawned before the shooting. according to government data the average american household
brought in $53,000 last year. adjusted for inflation, that is 6.5% less than in 2007 near the start of the recession. income is now 7% lower than it was in 2000. here to explain is bill schlesinger. >> this has been going on for about two and a half decades, and it's a combination of factors. we know that globalization has pushed jobs overseas and the competition with wages is really fierce. technology has eliminated a lot of jobs, so a lot of people who were making really solid middle class incomes, those jobs may not even exist anymore. then, of course, we've got this very strange thing that has happened over the last 20 years or so. as companies were making more money, they started shifting their profits more towards their shareholders than their workers, so, i mean, it's great if you have a 401k. it's good for your stocks, but you kind of would like that wage increase. >> the fed made a lot of news this past week by putting off raising interest rates.
is the wage issue part of what they factor in? >> it's part of what they factor in, but the reason they didn't raise rates last week is because of events overseas. slowdown in china, some of the market ripple effects. in fact, janet yellen described the job gains as solid. she anticipates that we'll see wage gains towards the end of the we're, that economic growth will improve, but we are going to wait, they said, until these other events kind of dissipate and then, i think, they're on track to raise rates at least one time before the end of the year. >> jill, thanks very much. >> great to be with you. her life was as intriguing as her books. we look back at the life and the career of jackie collins. and how people aboard this burning boat got out alive when "cbs evening news" continues.
jackie collins has died at 7756 a battle with breast cancer. over a nearly 50-year career, her subject was vets, dealing with sex and power among the world's wealthiest. the stories heavily based on the life she lived. here's swron. >> in 1968 jackie collins published her first racy novel, "the world is filled with married men." setting the stage for more stories drawn from her colorful life. >> i wanted to write a woman who was not a slut or a hooker, but had her own true sexuality and could get out there and do things. >> reporter: the reaction even among some other female writers was less than adoring.
romance novel called her work nasty, filthy, and disgusting. collins followed that book up with others full of sex and powerful people doing bad things. in 1983 when hollywood wives, a novel about the affairs of actors and tycoons hit book stands, a literary star was born. the book was on the "new york times" best sellers list. ♪ >> reporter: a tv miniseries quickly followed. born in england jack where i collins was thrown out of her all girls boarding school at the age of 15. while visiting her sister actress joan collins in hollywood later that year, collins said she had a brief affair with marlon brando. he was twice her age. >> yeah, that was a very short fling, and he was my favorite movie star. >> reporter: more than 500 million of her 32 novels have been sold around the world. diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago, collins only told her three daughters until recently, preferring to keep her battle
private. the so-called grand dame of trash was awarded the order of the british empire in 2013 for her contributions to fiction and charity. new contemporary art museum opened to the public today in los angeles. the museum named for collectors eli and edith brode has 2,000 works of art inside a building, which is itself a striking work of art. admission is free. up next a dog in danger and emergency workers to the rescue.
dramatic video from galveston bay, texas. a boat caught fire with four people aboard, including a 6-year-old boy. they were rescued by those in a separate boat with the help of the coast guard. nobody was hurt. another remarkable rescue. this one in pitsfield, massachusetts. a dog was pulled from a burning apartment building and then given life-saving cpr, as you
can see. the dog is now recovering at a nearby veterinary hospital. the dog's owners were not hurt. the u.s. women's team roared back to win the solheim cup in germany today. rookie allison lee picked up her ball thinking she had been concede aid short put. she had not. the european team won that round, but the u.s. came back from 10-6 down to win that event. nasa is working with a private company to develop what it calls the first ever space shotgun. the idea demonstrated in this animation is to fire asteroids to see how strong they are and to gather sample that is could help us better understand the origins of the universe. astronauts aboard the international space station watched a movie last night that likely hit very los to home. they got a special preview of the martian which stars matt damon who gets stranded. earlier this year astronauts
we close tonight in plains, georgia. the birthplace and home of former president swrimy carter. the 39th president turns 91 on october 1st. he is undergoing treatment for brain cancer. as michelle miller reports, that is not changing his sunday routine. >> 40, 43. >> reporter: the line begins hours before the service. lynn and her daughter drove to the baptist church from south carolina. >> is this exciting? >> are you kidding me? i haven't slept for two nights. >> you're going to need to do what i say, and we'll get along fine. >> reporter: jan williams takes care of crowd control. >> he is one of the kindest southern gentleman who speaks
what he thinks, stands up for what he believes in. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> all right. i see you are wide awake. >> reporter: president jimmy carter has been teaching sunday school here for 35 years, but since he announced his diagnosis, the crowds have been bigger than ever. while carter has canceled appearances, he hasn't canceled this. >> i have four treatments whaf they call immunotherapy. >> reporter: mr. carter begins with an update on his health. this sunday he taught about ten of less than true believers. >> what do you know about timothy? anything? you know his name, right? >> timothy, he says, about the poshes of love. the former president challenged the group with questions, particularly striking coming from a man near the end of his own life. >> do you have anyone in your mind against whom you have a
grievance that might be resented by you that you haven't forgiven? >> i don't think once you are a politician you ever get over being a politician. he loves the crowds. >> that's why each lesson ends with a photo session. >> my daughters have recommended that instead of standing up i sit down, so i kind of embarrassed by sitting down, but anyway. >> some in the pews are faithful. some were there to see carter before time runs out. like ken and jan bryant. >> we can't pass up this opportunity. it's a once in a lifetime thing. >> thank you for coming this morning. >> reporter: a last chance to learn about leaf and faith from an extraordinary teacher. >> well, i hope you'll all come back sunday. >> michelle miller, cbs news, plains, georgia. >> that is the cbs overnight news for this monday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back later. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm jay.
pope francis spent his first full day in cuba. he celebrated mass before tens of thousands and had a meeting with fidel castro. the pope arrives in washington d.c. on tuesday and then new york and then philadelphia. and a mountain of planning goes into such a trip. scott reports for "60 minutes." >> reporter: the first pope of the new world who came in over 600 years, grabbed his hat and went back to work, before a crowd of 30,000 or more. his 103rd general audience.
so far 15 million have met francis in rome, but don't ask them what to expect because god only knows. >> do they have an idea? no. he is a pope of surprises. he is so spontaneous, and it makes people feel wonderful. >> reporter: few americans know the new pope like ken haag et, u.s. ambassador to the hole where i city. latin for holy seat. >> first of all, they're going to see a pastor, and if they don't whan a pastor is, they're going to learn quickly because he is genuine. he is intelligent. he moves from the heart. he is somebody who is not afraid. he is about the people who are in need and suffering and going through turmoil in their lives. he is trying to be there. >> reporter: and he will be in the u.s. for the first time in his life. washington, new york, philadelphia. >> it is such a special moment
for so many people, and we're going to see that in the united states in all three cities. >> reporter: those special moments arise because the pope understands what is not obvious. the general audience is not about the pope. it's about thousands of burdens, dreams, hopes, and regrets hauled into the square to be lifted by a 78-year-old man. >> i have never photographed anything like that before where you had so much raw emotion just laid out in front of you. >> reporter: the emotion is captured by national geographic's david yoger. >> it's like they don't have any walls when you meet this guy. it's like finding a long lost relative is what i see. some of them are euphoric. >> reporter: any moments that surprised you any time you thought to yourself did i just see that? >> all the time. >> reporter: yoder works six months shooting 68,000 images for the magazine and a new book
on life at the vatican. >> what's happening with this man? >> well, hope francis had just blessed him, had just laid his hand on his forehead, and he is just overcome. he is completely broken down emotionally. the experience was so powerful for him. >> what do you see in the pope's face? >> i'm sure that he really enjoys it. i think that he pushes it up to the point where he exhausts himself sometimes. he is a very sincere person when it comes to meeting people. it will fluctuate between serious and laughing, and it's really been interesting to watch. >> translator: it's his style of life. the style of living each moment, but he has this way. maybe a little latino, a bit south american. >> reporter: this monday seen yo yore is a fellow argentinian who is the strong right arm of the man he has known 23 years.
ask parker about the best moment, and he remembers the first mass in the square. >> translator: he was in the popemobile, and he hit it, and he said we must stop, and he got off to bless a quad rowplegic. remember the following day i asked him how he had realized that in the middle of that huge crowd there was someone with such need to receive a carress and a blessing. and he said i proceeded, and he said i took a step backward because he realizes he is truly in front of someone special. >> special for his humility because francis foresakes what most people desire. he has the power to give them what they need. he turned down the palace where pope's room with michelangelo
and moved into a vatican hotel. his room 201 is more sherwin williams than rafael. he ditched the papal limousine and the traditional red slippers for a blue ford focus and clunky orthopedic shoes, and he works like a man who is running out of time. >> translator: he gets up at 4:30 in the morning. from 5:00 to 7:00 he prepares his interior life with prayer and reflection. his daily homilies. >> he gets up at 4:30 in the morning? >> translator: yes, he is very regular like that. very disciplined. >> reporter: and the day ends for him when? >> translator: 10:00, 10:30 in the evening. >> reporter: parker told us he brings the pope the news on a tablet. glass, not stone. francis prefers the phone to
e-mail. >> translator: many times he surprises people. maybe he knows of someone who is suffering or very sick, and he calls them. many times they cut him off because they don't believe him. he says i'm francis, and they don't believe it's the pope. >> has he called you? >> oh, yes. a few times. >> he says, hello, this is pope francis. how are you doing, mr. mayor? >> yes. >> before ignacio moreno became -- of rome. he will be with the pope in philadelphia. mroo what do you talk about? >> most of the time we talk about the city. >> was the pope offering his assistance to you? was he calling and saying, mr. mayor, how can we help? >> oh, he does. he does all the time. >> reporter: the hope wanted to help the homeless who also caught the eye of national geographic's david yoeder. francis set up a clinic for the destitute and showers inside the
vatican. wednesday morning's cleanliness is next to godlyness in the 350-year-old square. the piazza is a sun dial, penned at the center by this that was more than 1,000 years old when jesus was born. on that scale general audiences practically began yesterday. it was in 1929 when the vatican became a country of its own. everyone can come to the audience and hours before the 10:00 start the determined hustle for front row seats like competitors at a sale after thanksgiving. they find francis selfless in the age of the selfie. sfroo are the ushers trying to keep people back from the pope so that they don't throw their arm around him? >> translator: if everyone wanted a self where i with the pope, the audience would last all day. it's the pope who decides
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welcome back to the cbs overnight news. pope francis's historic visit to the united states will take him to washington d.c., new york city, and then philadelphia. as martha tyson reports for cbs sunday morning, the trip is already inspiring the faithful. >> reporter: passersby don't even notice the figure on the bench in front of catholic charities in washington. the one by the banner announcing that pope francis is coming. if they did -- >> they might think it's a real homeless person. >> reporter: canadian sculpt tour has named the work homeless jesus. >> only after they come very close up will they notice it's here, and that is the way they can identify it as being christ. it's a sculpture that is almost
like theater. >> reporter: like seeing what pope francis stands for. >> i have sat here myself and contemplated life. >> reporter: being acted out. >> that's me, and jesus laying here is a sem blens of all that we have within us. >> reporter: here this thursday francis himself will be meeting with the homeless, delivering his own show and tell about what he believes the catholic church should be. >> before he became pope, if you asked the person on the street what's the lite church, people would say they're against abortion, they're against gay marriage, they're against birth control. >> reporter: father thomas reece is a senior analyst for the national catholic reporter. >> now you go out, and you ask people what do you think pope francis is all about? oh, he is the guy who really cares about the poor. he is concerned about the environment. he wants to preach the love and the compassion of god towards people. >> reporter: from the instant
the argentine jorge mario bargolio walked out on that balcony, march 13, 2013, he began signalling no more business as usual. starting with his choice to be the first ever pope francis, taking the name of a saint who lived in poverty. >> the feeling in the square was very joyful. it was just electric. >> reporter: christiania and paul from johnston, rhode island, were in st. peters square that night and then again on easter sunday with their children, including dominik who has cerebral palsy. >> during the course of the mass there was an usher who had taken notice of dominik, and he got the thought in his head i'm going to get you sit waited on the route that the popemobile is going to take. >> reporter: this is what happened.
>> my son lucas says it's dominik. i looked up at the jumbotron. of course, he was still moving. >> what did you do? i was moved to tears. >> he actually took his arm and put it around the pope's neck. >> i can count on my two hands the number of times that's happened in the course of his lifetime. >> it felt for me as a mother that it was a little kiss directly from god. just i know your son is in this crowd. i love him, and he gave him a kiss. that's what it felt like. >> reporter: on his first visit to the united states pope francis is likely to get a rock star welcome and then some. the vast majority of american catholics approve of the direction he is leading their church, according to a cbs news poll out this morning. just this month he announced that priests can absolve women who have had abortions and a dramatic simple fiction of
marriage annulment, but some issues remain deeply troubling to american catholics. according to our cbs news poll, fewer than half approve of the way he is handling the clergy sex abuse scandal. although compared to his predecessor, pope benedict, that's a huge improvement. >> there are a lot of things that are from an older generation that just don't make sense to me spshgs some of the things that are a bit antiquated or honestly unfair, i choose to ignore, if you will. >> reporter: at 29 maggie place is the personification of many young american catholics. conflicted. >> i have several friends that are gay, and i will likely attend her gay marriages someday. >> reporter: makiggie is in a choir that will sing for the pope in his outdoor mass next sunday. it concludes the world meeting
of families, the conference which prompted his visit to the united states. lgbt families have been all but shut out of the event. on the thorny issue of gaze in the church, the pope's who am i to judge comment was a shift in tone. >> like changes in rhetoric seem like monumental changes in terms of what the catholic church is espousing. >> reporter: for gay lawyer mathy and his parents sheryl and francis, a hang in rhetoric is good, but not good enough. >> to say everyone is welcome to church, whether you are gay or straight, but if you are gay, you cannot be a full catholic because you cannot get married. if he said to me that dad i have to leave the catholic church because they don't accept me, i would say, matthew, i understand completely. >> reporter: they appear on a video pleading acceptance for lgbt catholics that was hand delivered to pope francis. >> right now i haven't made a decision, so i'm not going to
leave during the struggle. that's what faith is. that faith -- faith is that hope for something better. >> reporter: but as for the rest of the pope's goals, do you see any possibility that pope francis will permit priests to marry? >> i think there's a very good chance. >> reporter: according to father thomas reece, allowing women to be priests is not on the pope's reform agenda. what is? making the church a more tolerant place. the question is whether this kinder, gentler francis affect is actually trickling down and putting catholics back in the pews. >> i have talked to people who have been excited by francis and decided, okay, i'm going to give it another chance, and they went back on to their parish, and they heard the same old, same old, and they turned around, walked out the door, and they're never coming back. there can be no francis affect
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cbs's john dickerson spoke to republican presidential candidate r& paul and frontrunner hillary rodham clinton healthing. it was mrs. clinton's first sunday morning interview in nearly four years. >> in politics this year it looks like everybody wants an outsider. >> yeah. >> now, that puts you in a fix. >> you know -- >> tell us why it doesn't put you in a fix. >> i cannot imagine anyone being more of an outsider than the first woman predz president. i mean, really, let's think about this. >> i agree. >> we have all these mothers and fathers bring me the place mats with all the presidents, and they bring their daughters, and she they say my daughter has a question for you. she says how come there are no girls on this place mat? >> i agree, that is the -- >> i think that's pretty big unconventional choice. >> you know what i'm asking. >> i know you are asking do we want people who have never been elected to anything who have no
political experience who have never made any hard choices in the public arena? voters will have to decide that. >> they worry that people who are inside are too inside, that that's why the economic situation is tilted against the middle class. it's why they always feel like little can witle around the rules spshgs that's something you have to deal with, right? >> that's why i have an economic policy that is centered on raising incomes because i think what we inherited from the bush administration when president obama had to deal with, had the potential of becoming a great depression, not just a great recession. we have now recovered 13 million jobs after losing 800,000 a month when he came into office. why would we go back to the same policies? call them insider, call them tilted towards the rich, call them giving corporatings a free pass. i'm against that. i have always been against that. i want to go back to economic policies where we create millions of new jobs and where people's incomes rise not just at the top, but in the middle and at the bottom like they did under my husband. i'm not running for bill's third
term. i'm not running for president obama's third term. it would be foolish of me not to say that worked better than what was before. >> on her death bed clinton wants to say she was true to herself and not going to do phony makeovers to please others. give us three words that is the real hillary clinton. just three. >> just three. i can't possibly do that. i mean, look, i am a real person with all the pluses and minuses that go along with being that, and i've been in the public eye for so long that i think, you know, it's leak the feature that you see had some magazine sometime. real people actually go shopping. you know? >> thank you. >> thank you. >> carol tobias has said that while nobody wants to defund planned parenthood more than her organization, that threatening a government shutdown actually
hurts the cause. what do you think of that argument? >> i think we're missing sort of the bigger picture on everything. not just planned parenthood. we borrow $1 million a minute. if you do a continuing resolution, you are acknowledging that the government is broken, but you're going to vote to continue spending money at a rate that is unsustainable, so it's not just planned parenthood. it's everything. i think we need to flip the tables. everybody is saying we have to have 60 votes to defund planned parenthood. we need 60 votes to fund planned parenthood. we need 60 votes to fund everything in government. we need to start from scratch. that means, yes, we need to hold the line and i'm for saying let's put hundreds if not thousands of restriction on all the spending. see, that's how congress should assert themselves. we have a passive congress that is basically abducated their role, visa vi the president. that's a real problem. if i was in charge of congress, i would put forward spending, and i would say this is what it is, and if democrats don't vote for it, then democrats would be shutting down government. >> whose fault is it that
congress doesn't act and particularly republicans act in the way you like? >> congress has been abdicating its role for 100 years. it's gotten worse, and it's two-feld. president obama is frustrated because he can't get anything passed, so he grabs more and more power, but congress lets him do it. it's because we don't pass inform of the procreation bills, and it's been 40 wreerz since we passed all the procreation bills. that's our job. the one reason i won't vote for any continuing resolution, i won't vote for any of them because it's not how we should do business, and nothing gets fixed. sfroo what's your guess? do you think the government shuts down? >> i hope that it doesn't continue on without reform, and that's a different way of putting it. i would put forward spending bills, and i would say to the democrats you either vote for them, or you shut down government, or you come and negotiate with us. right now there's no negotiation because we just acknowledge we don't have 60 votes to stop any funding, but it's our job and
a young man in michigan took it upon himself to let the men and women in blue know they're appreciated. steve hartman has his story. >> no one ever said all police officers were bad. with all the protests this year, you can understand how someone might get that impression. especially a little someone. >> makes me really sad. >> reporter: after seeing one of the protests on the news, 10-year-old swrar my of lansing, michigan, who always wanted to be a police officer, asked his mom if he had picked the wrong profession. >> he goes, mom, the cops are still the good guys, right? i said, yeah, you know, there are some bad police officers and then there's still the good ones that are trying to protect themselves. >> reporter: jeremy got that,
but he still didn't like the idea of good police officers being called bad names. it felt like bullying to him. >> i've been picked on ever since i was in kindergarten. >> and you saw a little bit of yourself in the police officers? >> yeah. >> is that why you wanted to do something about it? >> uh-huh. >> jeremy came up with the idea of a police thank you card. when his mom tried to explain they didn't have money for that, jeremy offered a solution. to give up his birthday party. >> why? >> because the police are more important than any birthday party. >> reporter: when his mom realized how sincere jeremy was, she agreed to help him do it up right. all summer they've been making and selling cookies to raise money for the party, and all summer officers have been showing up in droves to thank him. >> he tapped into something huge. >> michelle bryant is with the lansing police department. >> it was very uplifting, and it did start to improve morale.
he would stop in and deliver cookies, and you could just see it on the officers' faces. they would light up. >> reporter: the party will be next february on jeremy's 11th birthday. they're expecting hundreds of officers to attend from all over central michigan. although jeremy has surrendered his birthday for the cause, his mom says he has already received a great gift. >> he is positive. he is happy. he couldn't wait to go to school. >> could that be because he has a whole police force on his side? >> i think it has a lot to do with that. >> would you mess with this kid? steve hartman on the road in lansing, michigan. >> that is the cbs overnight news for this monday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back later for the morning news and cbs's morning. from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm jay.
it's monday, september 21st, 2015. this is the "cbs morning news." americans await the arrival of pope francis. the pope making history in cuba meeting with fidel castro and celebrating mass with hundreds of thousands. gaining ground. carly fiorina surges in a new presidential poll, while two other gop hopefuls make controversial statements about muslim americans. and viola davis makes history, as television's best is honored at the emmy awards.