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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, december 13th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." donald trump chooses an oil man for secretary of state. exxonmobile ceo rex tillerson could face a confirmation fight over his ties to russia. back-to-back storms slam much of the country with snow and freezing rain. dangerous arctic air is sending temperatures plunging for millions from the midwest to the east. plus america's future first lady goes to court to defend her reputation. the challenge melania trump faces in her $150 million defamation lawsuit against british newspaper and political
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blogger. we begin with your world in 90 seconds. i'm afraid the president-elect is being suckered. >> he's a useful idiot. i want someone who puts america's interests in front of exxonmobile. donald trump makes his pick for secretary of state. >> anybody who's a friend of vladimir putin must disregard the fact that vladimir putin is a murderer, thug, kgb agent. >> the relationship between exxonmobile tillerson, vladimir putin, it's not as if they're intimate friends. neither are god parents to each other's children. this is getting blown out of proportion. the arctic air is reloading. >> it's going to be cold. arctic air is making its way across the midwest. >> it's going to feel like the dead of winter. >> a lufthansa jet liner made an emergency landing because of a bomb threat. >> 535 passengers. >> delta flight 2083.
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police dragged a woman by her arms off the plane. the wild and dangerous police chase that -- >> this guy will not give up. >> tom brady. pass. chris hogan off to the races. >> a big win for new england. >> all that. >> president obama's swan song on the daily show. >> it's important for me to recharge. i think it's important for me to reflect. it's important for me to get back in my wife's good graces. >> and all that matters. >> bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling for an investigation presidential election. >> oh, great. there's nothing more reassuring than the words, don't worry, congress will do something. they're on it! >> on "cbs this morning." >> wisconsin has finished its recount by donald trump beating hillary clinton by 152 more i'm not saying russia had anything to do with that. here's a photo of putin earlier today. this morning's "eye opener"
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presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." president-elect donald trump said exxonmobile chairman and ceo will be his secretary of state. mr. trump announced this morning that he will nominate rex tillerson as the country's next top diplomat. the decision ends a very public search process. tillerson could face a confirmation fight because of his ties to russian president vladimir putin. >> the president-elect said that tillerson is one of the truly great business leaders of the world. mr. trump has also decided that former texas governor rick perry will be his secretary of energy. nancy cordes is watching the transition for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. tillerson has spent four decades at exxonmobile. he has vast experience doing business with foreign governments including russia. and that has already been met with some criticism from those inside and outside his party.
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>> at age 64 rex tillerson has headed the world's largest publicly traded oil company for nearly a decade. last year he was ranked number 25 on forbes list of the most powerful people. under tillerson's leadership exxonmobile struck a deal with russia in 2011 to begin drilling for oil in the arctic but the project was halted three years later by western sanctions after russia invaded crimea. >> i'm going to comply with the sanctions. there's not any conversation otherwise about that. >> tillerson said earlier this year that his relationships with foreign governments including russia's are strictly business. >> i'm not here to represent the united states government's interests. i'm not here to defend it nor am i here to criticize it. that's not what i do. i'm a businessman. >> but if confirmed as secretary of state, tillerson will be america's top diplomat representing u.s. foreign policy interests and will need to
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navigate his 15 year history with vladimir putin. >> i have a very close relationship with him. i don't agree with everything he's doing. >> reporter: putin awarded tillerson a russian order of friendship in 2013. that same year tillerson spoke to charlie rose about how he handles international negotiations. >> you have to look at the head of the state of that country eyeball to eyeball and say to them, i'm going to make this commitment. now i'm counting on you to meet your commitments. >> reporter: for secretary of energy mr. trump has settled on former texas governor rick perry. the two-time candidate once proposed eliminating the department. >> the third agency of government i would do away with education, the -- >> commerce. >> commerce. and, let's see, i can't -- the third one i can't. sorry. oops. >> reporter: with those two
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positions filled, mr. trump is now pretty close to completing his cabinet. the president-elect hasn't held an official press conference since he was a dant back in july. late yesterday he postponed his highly anticipated press conference set for this thursday where he was slated to explain how he's going to handle potential business conflicts. the lawyers need more time to work out the details. he'll hold that press conference early in january. >> thank you very much, nancy. margaret brennan is at the white house with a closer look at the nominee for secretary of state and how his background could reshape diplomacy. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. rex tillerson would be the first secretary of state to take this job without any government experience. if confirmed he'll be america's chief diplomat. he does have deep relationships with saudi arabia and russia. those countries feel very comfortable with him.
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arab diplomats tell me that they hope he's going to push back against iran's expansion into the middle east and not tear up the nuclear deal. european allies have been urging the same. they've been flying here privately urging the trump team to keep that international climate change accord. keep in mind exxonmobile has recognized climate change is a real security threat. is tillerson going to break from trump and keep it? one of the big questions i have been hearing from american diplomats is just how does trump want to position the u.s. in the long term? will rex tillerson be a transactional secretary of state or strategic one? is he simply cutting deals or positioning america for something more we haven't heard trump articulate. what we do know is tillerson is going to have to really smooth out some of these rough edges left by trump's tough talk particularly on trade with beijing. china is needed to help counter that north korean nuclear threat.
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there's a question. will tillerson actually follow through in striking a deal with vladimir putin. is he willing to cut a deal with an accused war criminal at the expense of upholding american values like human rights? so a lot of concern on those fronts and what we know is that whoever is his number two, perhaps john bolton is going to have to help him navigate a very deep bureaucracy at the state department. >> thank you, margaret, from the white house. cbs news has learned the u.s. is likely to impose sanctions on the leaders of russia's largest intelligence agency. we're told that the u.s. has high confidence that russia's main intelligence conductor conducted the hacking to try and help donald trump. congressional leaders supporting investigations while the president-elect rejects the cia's findings. jeff spoke to experts who's seen evidence. good morning. >> reporter: good morning.
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some of the evidence stretches back at least six months. private investigators who have been consulting u.s. intelligence officials says this is information warfare and a staple of russian tactics to influence elections. late monday night president obama explained on the daily show with trevor noah why he asked for a review before leaving office. >> the reason that i have called for a review is really to gather all of the threads of the investigations, the intelligence work that has been done. >> reporter: the u.s. intelligence is confident it's the gru main intelligence agency. they gained information but it never became public. stolen private e-mails, campaign information and opposition research from the democratic campaign was leaked to wikileaks and other sites even after being exposed the hackers didn't stop.
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>> this is pretty bold. this is pretty braze zen in a lot of ways. >> reporter: adam myers works for crowd strike, the cyber security firm that investigated the hack and that works closely with u.s. intelligence. >> the actions definitely were more detrimental to one candidate than the other. >> reporter: more to hillary clinton? >> yes. >> reporter: they used information before by leaking embarrassing or sensitive documents, most notably during the 2014 elections in ukraine. the strategy is part of what some believe is a russian playbook to sew confusion and uncertainty. on capitol hill there is a ground swell of bipartisan support for a probe. >> we ought to have a joint investigation, house and senate intelligence committees to look into this. >> top democrat adam siff is calling for sanctions. >> the russians are not our friends. >> reporter: while senate
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majority leader mitch mcconnell casts russia as a foe. >> i think we ought to cast all of these on the assumption that the russians do not wish us well. >> reporter: so far president-elect trump has not acknowledged russian involvement in the hacks. the russian foreign ministry says this is all part of the turf war between u.s. security agencies. charlie? >> thanks, jeff. face the nation moderator john dickerson is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie. >> how did the president come to this decision about rex tillerson and in the end does rex tillerson have ideas about how the united states should strategically look at the world? >> reporter: well, i think he has ideas. the question is do those ideas sync up with what president-elect trump has. there are some people who believe the relationship with russia and the united states is in as bad a place as it has been since the early 1960s, but the world is different than the 1960s.
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the united states is in a conflict position with russia in some places watching what it's doing with baltic nations but also needs russia to counter balance a growing china. the complexity will be a fascinating case to figure out where donald trump begins and ends and where his secretary of state begins and ends. in terms of the choice, it looks like donald trump wanted somebody who was like what he said in the campaign. a ceo who made deals. somebody who had a strong sense of himself, would be able to do america's bidding overseas and i think also donald trump really did want mitt romney for a while and just couldn't get over the obstacles. >> do you expect a difficult confirmation process? you have senators rubio, lindsey graham, john mccain have all raised concerns about his ties to russia. >> i think you will see a difficult process in part because they'll be trying to figure out what exactly donald trump believes about russia and then where the secretary of state or the incoming or the
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named secretary of state, what he thinks about russia. as john mccain said on sunday on face the nation, it's sort of the first question is what do you think of vladimir putin. john mccain thinks he's a murderer and thug. john mccain has been very generous in his treatment of vladimir putin. unless you can get the first question right, all of the policy decisions you make after that could be wrong. >> can't you think of somebody as a murderer and thug and understand they're the leader of a country and you have to deal with them and therefore you want to bring qualities that will enable you to assess him better? >> absolutely. that's the argument democrats made for dealing with countries that republicans didn't want to talk to. ronald regan dealt with russians and his eyes were wide open. the question is whether you operate with someone who is a murderer or thug from a position of strength or in a supine position that lets them do their bidding. that's not important just in
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terms of what russia wants but all the other nations that will react if they think the united states is not in the game in terms of checking russian power. >> president-elect trump said he would hold a conference on thursday. he's postponed that press conference saying that the lawyers are just not ready. what are the implications? >> reporter: well, the implications is that this big question still is out there. if it's so complex that the lawyers just aren't ready, then it seems that it puts more focus on those tax returns. in other words, what's the real picture of donald trump's interests and how will those intersect with his presidency? there's no way to know. it's apparently quite complicated. there's no way to know unless you look at the actual underlying documents. there's no evidence that the the moment that donald trump is hastening to release those returns so whatever promises he made and there's a new one about his sons will run the company, they wouldn't get in any new deals, that's a big step.
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it really doesn't mean anything unless they really start to show their work, show and have some transparency. >> how likely do you think it is, john, that we'll ever see the tax returns? >> i -- well, you know, based on the promises that were made during the campaign and the ones that weren't fulfilled on the tax returns, you'd have to be skeptical, but it's really only until it's kind of all laid out there for the american people that people can be certain that the conflicts that there have been so much talk about are really taken care of. >> john dickerson, good to see you. thanks so much. parts of the country are waking up to more dangerously cold temperatures. arctic air is bringing bitter conditions to the northern plains and upper midwest. it feels like minus 20 degrees in bismarck, north dakota. in minneapolis it feels like 17 below. jamie yukus is in mound, minnesota. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i am currently walking across a very frozen dutch lake here in minnesota, but a year ago at this time i could have been
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swimming across. the lake was open. that's because this region last year didn't see temperatures dip below zero until january 9th. what a difference a year makes because this week you're going to see temperatures 15 to 20 degrees below average. now that happened because all of this fluffy snow came on in, created a big problem in terms of travel for much of the country once it hit here and then moved east. accidents and airport delays and that type of thing. behind it is that very, very, very frigid cold air. more snow could be on the way. this is the first of many winter storm systems to come. there's another one brewing in the northwest right now. that region set to get hit with the snowstorm that will impact here later on this week. we'll continue to see those very frigid temperatures here and moving east for much of the country. >> that's what we're talking about right now. thank you very much, jamie. drivers are dealing with heavy snow in indiana this morning. here's a scene near gary. meteorologist megan bare rows of
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our chicago station wbbm is tracking the cold air and the new storm that jamie mentioned seconds ago. good morning, megan. >> good morning. some much-needed rain and mountain snow to parts of california begins to move on shore late tonight and into the day on wednesday. this storm system then may move from the pacific all the way through to the atlantic over the course of the next few days running into a very cold air mass as it does so. for much of the midwest and east it will spell possible accumulating snow. arctic air mass is settling in. look at the wind chill numbers. wind chills from 25 to 35 degrees below zero. stretching on off to montana this morning. high temperature of 17. even colder tomorrow. 8, minneapolis. balmy 65 in los angeles. charlie? >> thank you so much. syria's army says it is ready to take over the last holdout in eastern aleppo.
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the pro government forces reportedly kill at least 82 civilians since october. the red cross says thousands of other civilians says nowhere safe to run. they say there are 12,000 people have been killed in six years of civil war. retaking aleppo would be the biggest victory yet. a bomb threat against an airliner forced a major security response at new york's jfk. lufthansa was diverted to jfk after the airline got a call saying a bomb was on board. all 530 passengers and crew members were evacuated. they searched the plane and found nothing specific. 8 million blades are being recalled in food processors. the voluntary recall shows some sold from july of 1996 through
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♪ donald trump has been meeting with mark barnett the creator of "the apprentice" to plan next month's inauguration ceremony. is the whole thing going to be reality show scenes? i understand to get to the white house he won an amazing race. out of the dozens of candidates, trump was the survivor. even though according to the popular vote he was the biggest loser. >> i think he could have come up with something else. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, the future first lady is suing a british newspaper and a blogger, for provide evidence
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that he planned more deadly violence. that story is ahead. some of the headlines. "the new york times" says election results in wisconsin and pennsylvania are now official. donald trump picked up an extra 131 votes in wisconsin. mr. trump won by more than 44,000 votes in pennsylvania. the electoral college votes on monday. the philadelphia inquirer says a former congressman is headed to prison for racketeering. chaka fattah. the term is one of the longest imposed on the federal lawmaker
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charleston where the jury heard the chilling explanation about why the rampage ended. mark, chilling is the word here. >> reporter: good morning, chilling is the word. jurors have heard parts of roof's online manifesto read in open court. a former agent found it on the roof computer. he testified that roof looked at a time four hours before the shooting that left nine people dead. in federal court on monday, law enforcement officials presented evidence collected from dylann roof's car, including a handwritten list of his other potential targets.
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at least five charleston area churches and their addresses. >> it made me feel a little disappointed to know that morris brown was on the list, but not quite surprised. >> reporter: reverend charles keaton is senior pastor at one of those churches. >> i imagine that there was a bible study going on in this very building the night that happened. >> reporter: in a two-hour taped confession with fbi agents roof explained why he chose charleston's historic emanuel ame church? >> so that is why you chose that church? >> right, right. i wasn't going to go to another church, you know because there could have been white people there. >> were you going to shoot other people? >> reporter: in roof's car, law enforcement also recovered american and confederate flags, ammunition boxes and a firearm along with a laser sight
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attachment. >> what kind of gun was it? >> a glock 45. >> reporter: roof allegedly bought that weapon at shooter's choice in columbia, south carolina. the gun store manager testified that roof cleared the federal three-day background check to receive the handgun. he said roof bought it and five magazines on april 16th, 2015, nearly two months before the shooting. >> are you glad you did it? >> well, i wouldn't say i'm glad i did it, you know. but i've don it. >> it was something you had to do? >> yeah, i had to do it. >> the shooter's choice gun store was ultimately notified by the federal government not to sell a gun to roof because of a previous drug arrest but that notification came 12 days after the shooting. norah, the government should wrap up its case this week. >> mark, thank you. future first lady melania
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trump appeared in a maryland courtroom yesterday. in her defamation case against a daily mail blogger. for false allegations that she worked as an escort. mrs. trump was not required to attend the court conference but chose to do so to meet the judge, meet opposing counsel and show her commitment to the case. rikki klieman is here. good morning. >> good morning. >> this is a defamation case. what wstates. she has to show actual malice when means a reckless disregard of the truth. it goes all the way back to "the new york times" versus sullivan.
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very few public figures have ever been able to meet that burden. so, she has a big burden, but he just might satisfy it. >> why? >> i think that this is a different kind of case. when someone say public figure. the reason that we have public figures who -- it has to be a higher burden of proof is because they have a public purpose. they can defend themselves. the reason why this one is particularly offensive is what you have -- >> does she have to prove that she wasn't an escort and she didn't have a nervous breakdown? >> well, it doesn't quite work that way. what she has to prove is that when they published the statements that the statements were false. so, in essence, going back to your question. but they were done without any kind of investigation, without any kind of sourcing. without any kind of proof. in fact, both the daily mail know and say that they were
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throwing out rumors out there. that these were rumors that they were then going to continue to publish. >> they retracted those stories pretty quickly. does that make a difference? >> well, it will help them in some little bit of equity that they did the right thing. and they did retract them quickly. however, damage of reputation is done at the time of publication. so, this is a case that, as we look at it going forward, this is a big, what we call emotions case. you're going to have motions to dismiss. you're going to have motions to summary judgment. the court is going to get deeply involved in all of the legal length of these involving defamation. if this case gets past the motion phase, and it really well might in this case goes forward to a jury, with the lawyer that she has, that i think she has a decent chance of success which is rare. >> beyond the obvious reason nobody wants to have people say bad things about them that are not true, why is she doing this?
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>> what you're looking for here, a case you're talking about chastity and ac disor the, even when it delves into potentially sensitive matters is critical in the political arena. >> right thing to say. that would be his face. >> lawyer charles harder is the one who represented hulk hogan. rikki klieman, always good to have you here. ahead, we'll go to beijing to see why china's government is upset about a possiut this --
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the white house is stepping into the dispute between donald trump and china. the president-elect rattled relations with beijing. when he took a phone call from taiwan's president breaking decades of protocol. white house spokesman josh earnest said yesterday the obama administration does not view taiwan and relationship with taiwan as a bargaining chip. mr. trump suggested that taiwan is not bound as the one china policy. good morning. >> good morning. the one kind of policy. the notion that taiwan is inseparable part of china is a nonnegotiatesable for the government. in fact, accepting that policy is a prerequisite for any that want to have ties with beijing. the comments of donald trump not only infuriated the relationship
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here. >> reporter: china's foreign minister issued a clear warning monday. anyone who tries to damage the one china principle he says is simply lifting a rock that is dropped on their own foot. today, the global times went one step farther challenging the taos a fight. an editorial read especially in the taiwan strait, china is confident enough to arm wrestle with the u.s. and trump bruised protocol by speaking to taiwan's leader. he doubled down. >> we don't have to unless we make a deal with china. >> reporter: but for china, that policy is not up for negotiation. >> taiwan touched the most nerve in beijing. >> reporter: he's an affiliate with the carnegie institute.
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>> it's seen as a term of bilateral relationship, china will only be forced to act even tougher. >> reporter: and beijing has plenty of ways to fight back. as our largest trading partner, nearly $600 billion worth of trade is at stake. and china could retaliate against the u.s. by adding trailed barriers. and it could also stop cooperating on north korea and become more aggressive in the south china sea, a vital shipping route. the potential fallout from trump's rhetoric is causing concern on the streets of beijing. how important is it an issue for chinese people. it's very important said this man. it will be one china forever. not two. adding to the mixed signals trump's pick for ambassador here terry branstead is a long time friend of xi jinping.
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auth ive us good morning, 4 minutes before 8:00. i'm anne makovec. this morning, federal authorities are going to give us an update on the oakland warehouse fire investigation. they could release an official cause of that fire, which killed 36 people. last week they ruled out a refrigerator as the source of the fire. today the oakland city council and alameda county board of supervisors will consider a plan aimed at keeping the raiders in oakland. the proposal calls for a new stadium on the coliseum site and comes from an investment group organized by nfl hall of famer ronnie lott. coming up in the next half- hour of "cbs this morning," the legacy and impact of outgoing president barack obama. but first, traffic and weather coming up next. ,,,,,,,,
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good morning. trouble in san francisco. it's 7:56 and you have slow traffic in the northbound and southbound 101 southbound 101 is in the traffic alert, before 280 motorcycle crash blocking the two right lanes and now we are having reports that it's clearing. but that backup remains to the central freeway. also slow on the northbound side of 101 in san francisco after 3rd street. that two-car crash cleared but that backup is near oyster point boulevard. roberta? >> let's do this. it's our life kpix 5 high-def doppler radar picking up precipitation in the north bay and off the coast. we do have this very light rain in the forecast today. but a flood watch is in effect for lake, mendocino and humboldt counties, about 300,000 people. that will have some urban and small stream flooding. that's today through thursday night. live weather camera looking out towards ocean beach, temperatures are in the 40s and 50s. later today 50s and 60s. rain through thursday. ,,,,,,,,
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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, december 13th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead including president obama's legacy as our first black president. also, we're looking at why the last eight years may never be repeated. but first, here is today's eye opener at 8:00. >> tiller son spent his entire career at exxonmobil, so he has vast experience doing business with foreign governments. >> tillerson would be the first secretary of state in decades to take this job without any government experience. >> it looks like donald trump wanted somebody the way -- who was like what he said in the campaign, ceo who made deals.
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>> private investigators say what they have seen goes beyond just cyberattacks, a staple of russian tactics to influence elections. >> all the fluffy snow came on in, created a big problem in terms of travel for much of the country once it hit here. >> big story, arctic air mass settling in for much of the eastern half of the nation. in fact, look at the windchill numbers. >> this case goes forward to a jury, with the lawyer that she has, that i think she has a decent chance of success, which is rare. trump this morning met with carly fiorina, bitter rival during the cam pap. trump is supposedly considering her to be director of national intelligence and here is what carly had to say. >> all the athletes that have given him this incredible memorabilia, i was taken by shaq o'neill's shoe. shaq o'neill, you know, the guy from the movie kazam, you know?
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i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. president-elect donald trump announced this morning that exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson is his choice for secretary of state. he tweeted, the thing i like best about rex tillerson is he has vast experience at dealing successfully with all types of foreign governments. tillerson has led exxonmobil for more than a decade, the world's larmest publ e largest publicly traded oil company. they have known each other for 15 years. putin awarded tillerson russia's order of friendship in 2013. he also supports the trans pacific partnership. president-elect trump vowed to withdraw from that trade deal. in a 2013 speech, tillerson said this, only governments can open the avenues of free trade. one of the most promising developments on this front is the ongoing effort for the transpacific partnership. mr. trump will nominate
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former texas governor rick perry for secretary of energy. he has advocated eliminating energy department. perry is not the only nominee at odds with the agency he is poised to run. scott pruett chosen to lead the environment protection agency is a climate change skeptic. he sued the agency. tom price is a strong critic of obama care, and labor secretary designate andrew puzder opposes the rise in the minimum wage. he wants to overturn new rules giving workers overtime pay. there trump has three cabinet openings left, veterans affairs, interior and agriculture. a senior administration official says the united states has high confidence that russia's largest intelligence agency was behind hacking aimed at the election. a congressional inquiry into the hacking has bipartisan support. president obama wants a review to be completed before president-elect trump is sworn in. the president told the daily
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show's trevor noah that the country should reflect on the election. >> the leaks of what were frankly not very interesting e-mails ended up being an obsession, and the fact that the russians were doing this was not an obsession. this was not a secret running up to the election. the president-elect in some of his political events specifically said to the russians, hack hillary's e-mails. >> the president said he wants to prevent future foreign interference in american elections. president obama will leave office in five and a half weeks. a new cover story in the atlantic is called my president was black, a history of the first african-american white house and of what came next.
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national correspondent tanahase coates writes, what obama was able to offer white america is something very few african-americans could, trust. he stands firm in his own cultural traditions and says something to the country that virtually no black person can, but every president must, and that is, i believe you. coates has written about president obama several times over the last eight years and he joins us at the table to discuss the president's legacy on race. how many words was this? it is a great read. >> it was short. 17,000. >> 17,000, 20 pages. >> it was a great read. congratulations. >> thank you. >> you write this, you said he could never have succeeded along normal presidential lines. what do you mean by that? he needed a partner. >> he didn't have one. traditionally the president came into the office thinking, you know, that he basically would work with congress and he would start in this position and they would start in that position and work together and you would have
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this series of legislation that, you know, would be the result of compromise. that did not actually happen. folks didn't even want to come to the table. >> you said his greatest misstep was born out of his great insight. >> the great insight is that it was possible for the country to elect a black president. that, indeed, you know, the barrier of white supremacy could be vaulted by a special individual, him specifically. that, i think, also caused him to underestimate the force of it. >> and because of his own upbringing. >> yes. >> but why didn't he come to the table? >> well, i think what, you know if you look at the long view of history, you know, after 40 or 50 years, increasingly the parties have become racialized. so you can go -- >> racialized. >> right f y. if you go to certain southern states, the democratic party is basically a black party. the republican party is basically a white party. and that sort of thing filters
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up, you know, from the base. all the way up. >> republican opposition to obama was based on race is not entirely fair. >> i wouldn't say completely. >> you had a democratic president who was talking about a massive expansion of obamacare. significant policy differences. but back to your article, what do you think has obama write about what he meant to black america? >> yeah, well, i got to just respond. i want to be clear about that. very few -- when you talk about the force of racism anywhere, it very rarely i look at you and you're black and you're white and i don't like you. it is usually complicated. it is hard to ignore in the article. when you go from, you know, obama during the primary, the birtherism, you go through you lie, you go through sarah palin telling -- >> during the state of the union address. >> the whole thing about the first food stamp president, you start hearing this over and over
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and over again, this has some impact. it is not the only thing, but the fact that it is a thing is objectionable to a lot of people. >> i was covering the white house. there were significant differences on policy. however there were a lot of personal differences that people attributed not paying him the respect he deserved. you write so much about how obama was able to become president, how he talked about race as president, how he sometimes didn't talk about race. what did that all mean? >> that's the core of it. >> yeah. >> i think you really would have to struggle to find -- i say that, even with all my criticisms, the president i had, you had to struggle to find an individual who would be able to deal with, you know, the great difficulty of having to speak it a majority, you know, white country while himself being rooted in a black experience about race. and, you know, i think there is, you know, one side says he should have spoke more about it, i am not convinced that would have done, you know, him or anyone -- >> that's within the african-american community. >> yeah, there is.
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i don't know if that's the majority opinion. i wouldn't say that. that was a criticism. i see very little evidence that would have helped. the fact he did speak out, i don't know it was particularly clarifying. >> you write he had to straddle two worlds and it was more than straddling black and white. >> straddle two worlds. talk about that. >> i think, like, you can almost overestimate the fact that the president is biracial and say, that's why, he was able to speak to both of the places. it wasn't just that he was biracial. he was born and raised in high high, far from a place where the force of, you know, the legacy of jim crow is really there. he was born to parents who made him feel good about being black and didn't, you know, weren't -- you got to remember, obama was 61. his mother brings this black dude home and the family is, like -- >> african -- >> they're, like, okay, that's a unique scenario for people, biracial or not.
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>> what did you find out that you didn't know going into the sessions that you spent with him? >> i suspected things and almost all of it was confirmed. he's sincere. he's deeply, deeply, sincere. the optimism is not a joke. it is not a game. it is not a put-on. he's still optimistic. some of this might be a little bit of his -- for the country, up but i think he believes in the resiliency -- >> has he lost that optimism? >> no. >> thank you. >> you call him a deeply moral human being, one of the greatest presidents in american history. >> i believe that. i believe that, very much so. >> thank you very much. it is a good read, a long read, but a very good read. >> long. >> yes, it is. >> young people. >> thank you. >> we need it in the era of twitter. a longer article. >> norah, you're right. mortgage rates have gone un. jill schlesinger has advice if you're looking to refinance. and whether or not
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a new effort bringing a historic immigration center into better focus. >> documenting part of our past, i'm jim axelrod on ellis island. coming up on "cbs this morning," we'll meet an old school photographer who sheds light by skillfully manipulating it. ulating it. photographer who sheds light by skillfully manipulating it. at cancer treatment centers of america. the evolution of cancer care is here. learn more at cancercenter.com/experts try theraflu expressmax,nd flu hold you back now in new caplets. it's the only cold & flu caplet that has a maximum strength formula with a unique warming sensation you instantly feel. theraflu. for a powerful comeback. new expressmax caplets. ♪ ♪
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in this morning's eye on money, mortgage rates are at their highest level since october 2014, a 30 year fixed rate loan now averages 4.2%, about 56% of mortgage applicants or homeowners looking to refinance. jill schlesinger has important reminders if you're thinking about a new mortgage. good morning. rates have climbed how much? >> we were down about 3.5 and now we're around 4.25. it's a big jump, but we've seen much worse. we looked this up, 1961, we were
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at 16.95%. so even in 1992, 8.2%. so, yes, 4.25 seems terrible if you could have gotten 3.5, but about a third of all folks who have a mortgage have rates that are higher than 4.5%. so they may be able to refinance. part of this is because home prices have increased, equities has improved and credit scores have improved. >> and how low did they get? >> we got the down to -- and this is where you kick yourself. like basically 3.25. and it was pretty tough to get there for that moment. but obviously if you're at say 5.5 and now you can refi, that is great. but another reason you might want to refi, maybe you have a huge bill that is coming up, a few tuition payment, maybe you have equity, maybe you want to change the term of your loan. a lot of people also have to wh
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people were out of work and they weren't looking good credit wise, but they can now qualify. so now could be a good time to lock in a good rate. >> how important is your credit score on the mortgage rate? >> it is a big deal and a lot of people's credit was destroyed after the financial crisis. now years have gone by, credit has improved. about if you have a credit score above 740, you'll get a really good rate. for every 20 points lower, the rate starts to inch up usually by about a quarter percent. it's hard to refi if your credit score is below 620. if you want a new house, an fha loan is possible. but also this is a good opportunity to rock in apadjustable rate. >> i always thought those were scary. >> they are and they will get scarier. so if may be a good reason to lock in and refi right now. >> all right. before we leave, should we mention this about you?
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in union city. this is what it looked five.. about an hour good morning, it is 8:25. i'm anne makovec. crews are on the scene of a fire in union city this morning. this is what it looked like from chopper 5 about an hour ago. you can see flames and a lot of smoke. it's happening on appian way near mission boulevard. no word on what caused that fire. the king tides return today. and some of them are going to reach above 7 feet. roberta says the usual spots along san francisco's embarcadero and highway 101 could see flooding. coming up on "cbs this morning," the national park service has selected a new photographer to document manmade imprints on america's landscape. meet him on ellis island next. but first traffic and weather.
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okay. the good news in san francisco the two traffic alerts are over but a lot of residual backup in the area and a new crash to tell you about on northbound 280 at serramonte boulevard. it's a solo car crash blocking the left lane and the backup is already to 380 in the area. you're at 26 miles per hour. outside of san francisco, here's the bay bridge toll plaza, the maze to downtown will take you 18 minutes. and across the span of the san mateo bridge, it will take you 26 minutes between 880 and 101.
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how's mass transit looking? all good. bart, ace train, muni and caltrain all on time. our live hi-def doppler radar is fired up. we are going to see rain off the north coast and "pushhhh" into the north bay. we have a flood watch in effect for lake, mendocino and humboldt accounts. about 300,000 people will be affected. between today and thursday night, we're looking at five inches of rain in those locations. that does encompass the clearlake area. mostly cloudy skies at the coast. you can see the tide is building, as well. we have king tides in effect through the week. 40s and 50s as you get ready to kick-start your tuesday. there is the possibility of a passing light shower today very minimal precipitation. otherwise 50s and 60s for daytime highs. heavy rain begins wednesday night through thursday.
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♪ >> that's hailee steinfeld, too. she's coming up. the twin panda cubs at the zr zoo names. sheila and nala. their names were picked after 23,000 fans from around the world sent in suggestions. it's estimated there are 1900 giant pandas living in the wild. the twins didn't attend the naming. they're still learning to walk. but we noted they're okay. very, very cute.
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i guess you like hailee. >> this is on my running play list. welcome back to "cbs this morning," coming up in this half hour, photographer used old methods to creates a fresh perspective in an old american history. how he's using it on ellis island to remind the country where its roots are. plus, actress hailee steinfeld is in the toyota green room. yes, i know the words too. she just earned a golden globe nod. how she finds a balance and also deals with heavy subjects. time so show you this morning's headlines around the globe. for the tine says bill gates is leading a million dollar push for clean energy. amazon's jeff bezos and facebook's mark zuckerberg are among the other investors. britain telegraph wonder
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everybody believes the grass is greener. >> that's right. >> that's right. be grateful for what you have. "usa today" says drug rates of smoking and drinking are the lowest in years. the rate of high schoolers sploking at least half a pack a day from 1991 to 11%. to now 1.8%. seniors say they have been drunk at least one, from 53% to just to 37% now. and the advice for the perfect gift. christmas, hanukkah, get the one they asked for, people. >> it's not difficult. >> just ask me, we'll tell you. few are happier getting those on the gift registry. some some cases they're happier still to receive cash. >> what do you want, gayle? >> yeah, what do you want.
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but there's one extension, don't try giving cash to your spouse. that's very tacky. sometimes, you pick out the perfect gift that you think the person would like, thank you. thank you so much. it's so pretty, what is it? >> what do you want for charlie? >> i don't know yet. >> the secretary of interior commissioned ansel adams to photograph the national parks 35 years ago. ever since there's an a refer reverence and response around the job. to document the heim touch on the american land scape. the first assignment was the little known ellis island. it's tucked behind the famous great hall. as part of series "america the beauty," jim axelrod is there. jim, good morning. >> good morning. air force veteran javab vortez
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is a native-american. photography became an obsession for him. a dream job making sure the past is preserved for the future. while at first look his work space doesn't look so dreamy. an area like this, is this a challenge four? >> this area is very much a challenge for me. ♪ >> reporter: this building, abandoned for 60 years, boarded up and filled with debris is actually supplies photographer jarod ortiz with both a challenge -- you've got to make something interesting when it's actually nothing but wide open space. >> exactly. >> reporter: -- and some powerful inspiration. >> when you're taking a photograph especially the way the public consumes photography, it's all instinct. real quick. so what you have to do is find a
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composition angle that captures them. that's where the light comes into play. usually you can draw light to people's emotions. >> reporter: ortiz is snapping his way to a forgotten corner of ellis island. far from the splendor of the great hall where 12 million immigrants entered the country. >> this room in particular very evocative for you. is there a way you can take a picture in 2016 which gives us a sense of the challenges of 100 years before? >> that's the hard part. because i don't think you can really capture that. that's more of the imagination. >> reporter: 80-year-old graffiti. carved into the wall here. paul kettunen, march, '35. that must grab your eye. >> that's a remembrance of his particular person.
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obviously, he thought it was important. and he knew there was something big happening here. >> reporter: ortiz is making sure all parts of the experience the ellis island are remembered. >> i definitely think about the emotion. i just can't imagine what it must have been like to go through that boat ride and coming off, it inspires me to do the best i can. i think it's important that the stories get told. >> ellis island is important to american history because immigration is important to american history. >> reporter: historian. >> 1 in 3 americans is ascended from somebody that walked through this wall. it's about real people doing real things. >> reporter: ortiz is the newest member of an exclusive club ever american photographers. those like ansel adams, who captured our national parks for the library of congress. and just like adams in the 1940s, jarod ortiz you uses a
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large format camera. >> it's a control thing. if you're willing to take it and just want to have all control over every single aspect of your image, this is the camera to use. >> large format cameras are old school. >> they are old school. but they're still used today. the resolution you get out of that, the film will blow away any digital photograph. >> really. >> you can't even come close. >> reporter: each shot can take up to an hour and a half to set up and take. the process involving a lot of math and precision, all for just one split second, burned into film forever. >> what i'm doing is just trying to capture the essence of history and inform the public of what's happening in this location with my photographs. >> reporter: and why is that important? >> you think a lot of people forget about where we came from. it's what shapes us. it's how we know what we know.
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>> ortiz was drawn to his job precisely because he's focused on photographing buildings that are part of our national parks and not just landscapes. from the beginning of his photography career he's been passionate about documenting the industrial midwest. this job is an extension of that work making sure we don't forget the lives we've led in the past. >> wow, what a great piece. what a great photographer. amazing that digital photography cannot replicate that. >> old school. >> old school is good. >> yeah, love it. >> i'm a student there. >> me, too. i went to old school. i like old school. do you like old school, charlie? >> i do. i like new school as well. speaking of new school. hailee steinfeld, she's very much schooled. she can sing, she can act.
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go ahead, hailee -- ♪ know i was starving >> starving the new hit single from the multitalented hailee steinfeld. the singer and actress picked up her first golden globe nomination yesterday. go you. she plays a teenager when she thinks the world is ending when her best friend is dating her brother. >> i didn't have a chance to do homework last night because i don't know if you know this, but my dad passed away. it's just been really hard to do anything. >> date of passing? >> sorry? >> when did he die? >> on the 2/11. >> i have a one year expiration
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on a previous dead and dying. >> are you serious? >> there will be other opportunities. your grand parents can't stick around forever. >> a very funny scene. haley steinfield, woody harrelson is great in it, too. she received two critics choice nominations for the role of nadine. and she joins us at the table. congratulations. >> thank you. >> the golden globes came out yesterday. oscar nominee, a golden globe nominee. when you first heard, please don't tell me you were sleeping? >> no, actually, i was on a plane on my way here. it was actually more stressful. we find out and then we took off. i couldn't do anything about it. >> what a feeling, you turned 20 over the weekend. >> yeah. >> i read this about you, when you read the script you liked because it was a perfect representation of teenagers today. what did you mean?
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>> i read pieces in the past and i always felt slightly off with them. i could never figure outside why. i read this and it honestly felt like an interpretation of what it feels like being a teenager today. how it affects who we are, and how we meet people. it just felt real. >> you should know because you were a teenager last year. >> yeah. >> talk about the film. because it's funny, as we just saw in that clip, but it also deals with some heavy issues. >> it does. it definitely does. one thing that is so incredible about this movie. it really walks that title rope as being, you know, playing a character that is really funny and witty and quick but is so fragile and sort of broken inside. and every single character, it's really a coming of age story for everyone in this movie which is also sort of real.
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>> impair it to "the breakfast club" or "sweet six teen." have you heard that? >> to have a film that's mentioned in the same sentence as that, it's an honor. >> you've been doing many things for a while now. have you missed anything in terms of growing up? >> i don't -- >> because you were professional early. >> yeah, i personally don't feel that way. i know there are some experiences that i sort of -- i have an older brother i watched him go through high school. he went to the prom, homecomings, took the buses and all of that. i look at those experiences and realize i'll never have that. but i feel like i've made up for that. >> do you relate to nadine in terms of your childhood? were you bullied as a kid? were you ostracized? you've got a great video, love
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thy self. it's so empowering for young ladies or little girls. you very do declare i love myself. >> which is a good message for everybody. >> thank you. i definitely had social issues growing up. as i still do, as think you do throughout life, no matter who you are or how old you are or what you do. and i have found that very few people can speak about it. and to have a voice in have people willing to listen to me. to spread a message like love myself, is not only something i wanted to give to people. >> singing touches you like acting. we love your voice. >> thank you. >> he's not going to put you on this ipad. >> it's on mine. "love myself" is on my running play list. thank you. >> thank you. >> do you dance, too?
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♪ well, don't mess with this 72-year-old grand mother in nova scotia, canada. hanna frazier won her black belt in tae kwon do. she starred against her own granddaughter who is a black belt. and the martial arts is a way to stay active after a heart attack she had four years ago. she said attitude matters more than age. she's right. >> and don't mess with people in their 70s.
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>> you there go. duly noted. >> duly noted. >> that does it for us be sure,,
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deadly warehouse fire in ld release good morning, 5 minutes before 9:00. i'm anne makovec. later today, we should get an update on the deadly warehouse fire in oakland. the atf could release an official cause. last week, they ruled out a refrigerator as the source of the fire. but they were still looking into possible electrical problems. today alameda county supervisors and oakland city council members will consider a plan in hopes of keeping the raiders. the proposal calls for a new stadium on the coliseum site and comes from an investment group organized by former nfl star ronnie lott. in pacifica, growing concerns over erosion as crews continue repairs on a 15-foot sinkhole that opened sunday after strong storms forced the closure of the serpentine
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trail. >> and we have more rain on the way. roberta? >> we do. good morning, everybody. it's our hi-def doppler radar. it's featuring a little bit of light rain right now across portions of the north bay. there you have the cloud cover in ocean beach. but let's take a look at the precipitation right now and where it is. if we can zoom in here, you can see by the looks of it that we have some rain showers around hopland, cloverdale and also nearby clearlake. from you in clear lange, you're in lake county, do you have a flash flood watch in effect today through thursday if you are in clearlake. we are going to see up to five inches of rain in lake county. passing light showers today. heavy rain wednesday night through thursday with gustysty winds to 35. lingering showers friday. a look at the morning commute with roqui up next.
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good morning. it's still slow on north- and southbound 101 in san francisco. but on your way into san francisco, how's it looking? here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. the maze to downtown will take you about 18 to 20 minutes and then expect a 22 to 25-minute drive across the span of the san mateo bridge and that's between hayward to foster city.
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