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new hampshire votes. granite state residents pass the first ballots in the nation's first primary of campaign 2012. noted. a tougher than usual winter buries one alaskan town under ten feet of snow. and bcs beatdown. the alabama crimson tide rolls to its second football championship in three years. captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody. and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. the polls are open in new hampshire where voters are casting their ballots in this year's first presidential primary. new hampshire is expected to be a runaway for mitt romney, deit into some recent stumbles.
but the latest cbs news polls shows the race is closer on a national level. 9% of republican primary voters say they support romney, followed by newt gingrich and rick santorum, but 58% of those asked say they are not satisfied with any of the current candidates. susan mcginnis joins us now from a polling station in manchester, new hampshire, with the latest. good morning, susan. >> reporter: hi. good morning, betty. it's up to new hampshire now. the voting will be under way in earnest in just a few hours. across new hampshire, high schools like this one and many other venues statewide. at the stroke of midnight, nine residents in the tiny town of dixville notch cast the first ballot in the nation's first primary. mitt romney, the odds-on favorite in new hampshire tied for first place with former utah governor jon huntsman, each getting two votes. huntsman already seemed like he was in celebration mode at a packed rally last night. >> ladies and gentlemen, can you feel a little bit of momentum in the air? >> reporter: but romney wants to be the one holding the victory party tonight.
>> let's take it to the next state after. >> announcer:. give me the boost i need, i hope. >> reporter: he's still dealing with the fallout of this comment he made on monday. >> i like being able to fire people who provide services to me. >> reporter: at the time he was talking about letting people change their health insurance. the candidates will be stopping by several polling places today to squeeze in some last-minute campaigning, but it appears some have already conceded the tot spot. >> you cannot compete with romney if you are totally positive and he's running $3.5 million. >> second place would be a dream come true. >> reporter: rick santorum is hoping to gain enough momentum to propel him to south carolina. last night a crowd of angry protesters shouted at him as he left an event. ron paul ran into his own mob on monday. he could barely make it through a rush of cameras as he tried to greet voters. and jon huntsman took a hit.
he apparently does not qualify for arizona's primary that's coming up next month. he apparently filed all the paperwork by the deadline yesterday, but it does not have his notarized signature on it. so as of now he doesn't qualify. betty, his campaign is going to challenge that ruling. >> thank you, susan. we do appreciate it. we also asked voters regardless of their party affiliation how the president is doing. 45% approve of the way president obama is doing his job, not much different from last month. but just 38% are happy with how he is handling the economy. the president is trying to link the republican presidential candidates with those in congress. mr. possible spoke to supporters at a fund-raiser in washington last night. the president said, quote, the very focus of what this country stands for is on the line. >> this election may be harder than the last one, but i promise you, we will finish what we started in 2008. we're going to keep on, we will press forward, we will remind
the world once more why the united states of america is the greatest nation on earth. >> earlier mr. obama unexpectedly announced a staff shake-up. chief of staff william daley is stepping down after just one year on the job. daley had a rocky relationship with congressional leaders. budget director jack lew becomes the president's third chief of staff. now to some rough weather. more rain is expected today in southeast texas following powerful thunderstorms. by early yesterday, more than 4 inches of rain had fallen in the houston area. roads flooded, and thousands lost power. there are unconfirmed reports that a tornado actually touched down south of houston. in alaska, the trouble is snow, a lot of it. the fishing village of cordova, located on alaska's southeast coast, is all but buried by more than 10 feet of snow, and more is expected today. roofs collapsed, and some residents are trapped inside their homes. the national guard has been
called in to help. to the northwest now, the city of nome has its own problems. it's iced in and facing a fuel shortage. a russian fuel tanker is following a coast guard ice breaker through three-foot ice in the bering sea to deliver fuel, but it's still unclear when they're going to arrive. on the "cbs moneywatch," a new sign that the economy may be recovering, and gadgets galore in las vegas. ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more. good morning, ashley. >> good morning. tokyo's nikkei inched up nearly half a percent while hong kong's hang sang also finished higher, more than half a percent. it was another positive day on wall street. the dow jones added close to 33 points to start the week while the nasdaq also finished on the plus side. it's a sign that some people are feeling confident about the future of the economy. according to the federal reserve, consumer debt rose by
more than $20 billion in november. that's the largest amount it gained in nearly a decade. the increase in borrowing is due largely to credit card spending and a jump in car loans. a group of farmers is suing failed financial firm mf global. they target the company's ceo jon corzine. mf global filed for bankruptcy last year after more than a billion dollars went missing from client accounts. much of that money belonged to farmers and ranchers who invested in the company. the supreme court will be hearing arguments against tv and radio networks against the fcc. they want the court to overturn a decision to give them authority to regulate the industry and issue fines based on content that airs in prime time. and get ready for the gadgets. the consumer lex tronnic show kicked off last night in las
vegas. microsoft owner steve ballmer kicked it off. the software giant is trying to make strides in the tablet and smartphone market. they're expected to check out the latest gadgets and innovations between now and friday. betty, why can't we -- >> i know. just send us a few samples. we'll test them out for you, no problem. >> i want to go there, to las vegas. >> oh, that's a good idea. she may be in vegas. coming up on "the morning news," an american arrest over terror attacks in tampa. plus a huge fire lights up the skies in southern california. first up, we have a preview of tonight's cbs evening views. republican voters get one step closer for deciding their presidential nominee at the 2012 primary kicks off in new hampshire. we'll be here live with the latest results and analysis tonight on the "cbs evening news." ♪ so fresh my knees grow weak
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it looked bad overnight, but firefighters with helicopter support say they're making good progress this morning against a wildfire in rancho palos verdes, california, which is southwest of l.a. the flames scorched at least 15 acres in a brushy canyon, but firefighters say nearby homes are in the clear. wisconsin police reportedly have identified a body found in an icy river as the son of a green bay packers assistant coach. 21-year-old michael philbin went missing sunday. in oshkosh, wisconsin. he's the son of packers' offensive coordinator bill philbin. team members say the body recovered by divers was michael philbin. police say no foul play is suspected. syrian president assad is giving his first public speech since a plan to end the crackdown against anti-government protesters.
this is a live look at the speech from syrian tv. syri syrian's state-run tv said assad will discuss domestic issues despite allowing leaders into the country. the military has continued to kill anti-government protesters. in poland a shocking incident caught on camera and on microphone. a warning. this video may be disturbing. it happened at a news conference in warsaw yesterday. a polish military prosecutor told reporters he objected to planned reforms at his office. and then at the end of the session, walked out of the camera frame and -- [ gunfire ] -- he shot himself in the head, but he did not die. he's hospitalized in stable condition. now, his motive? well, that's still a mystery at this hour. disturbing though. a young muslim immigrant is being held without bail in tampa, florida, on federal terrorism charges.
prosecutors describe him as a lone wolf who planned revengeful attacks on various sites in the tampa area. tara mergener has more from washington. >> reporter: this american citizen is charged with planning terror attacks. 25-year-old sami osmakac, who was born in a former yugoslavia, is believed to have created the plot because he wanted payback for wrongs done to muslims. according to court documents the suspect was ready to bomb targets that include bridges and popular nightclubs in the tampa area. he also reportedly planned to air explosives, enter a crowded area, and take hostages. a confidential source put them in touch with an undercover fbi agent. he tried to buy an ak-47, uzi submachine gun, grenades, and an explosive belt. >> this individual wanted armaments and weaponry in order to create mayhem. >> reporter: law enforcement agents arrested the suspect
saturday after he allegedly bought disabled firearms and explosives from an fbi agent. >> there was no real danger to the community once we got involved because we knew we could handle the situation. >> reporter: homeland security officials say it doesn't appear that osmakac is tied to terror groups. federal terror charges have also been filed in maryland against a former u.s. soldier arrested in kenya. craig baxam emerged from court yesterday in green belt, maryland, with a coat over his head. he's accused of trying to join an islamist militant group in somalia. he could face 15 years in convicted. straight ahead, your tuesday morning weather. and in sports, roll tide. a super dome shocker in the bcs championship game. [ sue ] wow! i've been so looking forward to this. when my asthma symptoms returned, my doctor prescribed dulera to help prevent them. [ male announcer ] dulera is for patients 12 and older whose asthma is not well controlled
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yards of total offense. the tides scored the game's only touchdown, 34-yard run with 4:30 left. the final score, 21-0. the first shutout in the 14-year history of the bcs. he threw for 234 yards. he gave the head coach nick saban much of the credit. >> i'm just thankful the coach gave me the opportunity to come out and, you know, put the ball in my hands and let me make some plays. >> the character, the attitude, the resiliency of this group, the work and the commitment and the buy-in was what made this team different. >> it's the second bcs championship in three years for saban at alabama. now to golf, and a win for steve stricker in the season's pga opener. final round at the tournament of championships in hawaii, he nailed his approach shot on 16 and putted for a birdie, then
capped the victory with another birdie putt on 18, finishing under 269 and hugs from his biggest fan. and barry larkin know s where he'll be on july 22nd, cooperstown, new york, to be inducted into baseball's hall of fame. the sure-handed cincinnati reds shortstop was elected in his third year of eligibility. he got 86% of the vote from baseball writers of america. in 18 seasons, larkin was a 12-time all-star hitting .295 with 198 home runs. and when we return, another look at this morning's top stories, and a pill mix-up triggers a recall of some of the popular over-the-counter drugs. popular over the counter drugs. wake up!
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some cities around the country. washington, d.c., sunny, 52. atlanta is going to have some afternoon showers, 65 there. detroit, partly sunny, 46. denver, partly sunny, 54, and seattle, partly sunny, 42. here's another look at this morning's top stories. the first votes were cast in the new hampshire primary just after midnight. mitt romney is expected to be the runaway winner overall in new hampshire. and the national guard has been called in to dig out the alaskan fishing village of cordova. cordova has been buried by mountains of snow, more than 10 feet, and more is expected today. the fda has issued a warning about a possible mix-up of powerful prescription drugs and common over-the-counter medicines. the warning follows the recall of several nonprescription drugs
including excedrin and gas-ex. >> reporter: novartis is pulling bottles of excedrin off store shelves. it also includes bufferin, gas ex-and the caffeine caplets nodoz. the swiss drugmaker says the over-the-counter pills may contain stray tablets from other novartis products. >> first of all, you need to definitely be concerned about side effects if the drugs were mixed. and so some of the drugs that could have been mixed cause a lot more drowsiness than just your excedrin or bufferin. >> reporter: the recall occurred at a novartis manufacturing facility in nebraska, which was shut down after fda inspectors found problems there. novartis decided to pull the products after receiving complaints of miss labeled bottles and broken and chipped pills. the bottles are excedrin and nodoz that expire before december 2014 and excedrin and
bufferin and gas ex that expire before december 2013. novartis says if you have the recalled product, don't use it and contact the company for a refund. some of the over-the-counter pills may have been packed with powerful prescription painkiller. that i sell the drugs as percocet, endocet, opanopana, a zydone. they're not recalling those painkillers because the risk is low and so many rely on those medications. >> they don't want to create any kind of irrational fear. >> reporter: experts say look at your medications closely and if you have any questions, contact your pharmacist. cbs news, new york. listen to this. a little girl had a face-off with a scary lion and it was all caught on tape. the 3-year-old was admiring the lion last week at a new zealand zoo but the lion had something else on his mind. he pounced. look at that. the girl didn't even flinch. the zoo officials say the girl was never in danger. was never in danger. [ female announcer ] fashion or food, it's all about taste.
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it is a dry day after a knew flakes yesterday. we have fog. we're starting out in the 30s for most of us. 20s farther west. 33 in bel air. 33 in baltimore. once we get rid of the fog sunshine is returning. we'll have the forecast for you. here's what we're following. fleams erupts in a home in essex and claiming two lives. >> they're lining up to foa. the voting is underway in new