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kraus n captioning funded by cbs on the road. president obama hits the campaign trail as his first campaign ad for the 2012 election hits the airways. inside syria. the ten-month revolt against syrian president bashar assad. cbs news gets rare access. outburst. one upset tennis player takes it outburst. one upset tennis player takes it out on his racquet. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, january 19, 2012. tough being that guy's racquet. good morning everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen.
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president obama is kicking his reelection campaign into high gear. his first tv ad is expected to hit the airways today. the president plans to step up his travel schedule. the latest cbs news, new york times poll of registered voters find the president leads all potential opponents except mitt romney, whom he ties. republican candidates are set to debate tonight in south carolina and terrell brown is in washington with more on the president and the south carolina primary. good morning, terrell. >> reporter: betty good morning to you. one of the topics that will likely be seen tonight in the debate is mitt romney's wealth. on top of not immediately releasing the tax record, he also admitted that he has part of his millions invested in an off shore account. this couldn't come at a worse time and another candidate is gaining ground. mitt romney is fighting to hang on to his lead in south carolina. >> if i'm president, i will repeal obama care and get us back to free market principles. >> he tried to fire up voters at a rally last night before
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attacking newt gingrich. >> him taking credit for the jobs created during the reagan years is like al gore saying he invented the internet. >> rom nis lead is slipping to ten points down from 19 points two weeks ago. the two have a chance to go head to head at the debate the final one before saturday's primary. gingrich is warning voters to be on the lookout nor smear ads. >> i fully expect the romney campaign to be unendingly dirty and dishonest for the next four days because they're desperate. they thought they could buy this. >> president obama isn't waiting for roopd to pick their nominee. his team purchased advertising time in at least six states. the first tv commercial airs today. >> secretive oil billionaires attacking president obama with ads fact checkers say are not tethered to the fact. >> the 30-second spot fires back at charges the president took money from solyndra in exchange for a large federal loan. it emphasizes his creation of
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clean energy jobs. >> president obama kept his promise to toughen ethics rules and strengthen america's energy economy. >> the president will court voters in two states today. he'll visit florida and then to new york city. meanwhile, newt gingrich could have another problem to deal with today. an interview with his second wife airs tonight. it's part of gingrich's past that could turn off religious voters. a key electorate in costa concordia. >> thank you, terrell. the final certified results from the iowa caucuses are expected to be released today. immediately after the vote, iowa's republican party announced that mitt romney was the winner but just eight votes over rick santorum. but discrepancies were discovered and when all is said and done x santorum may end up the winner. we'll stay on top of that for you. herman cain plans to en make an endorsement today in the race. cain is speaking at the southern republican leadership conference in south carolina. cain told msnbc, his endorsement
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would be "unconventional." back to president obama's campaign ad. it defends his energy policy and addresses job creation. the ad follows yesterday's decision by the administration to reject for now a job producing oil pipeline. now, that decision is creating a stir on the campaign trail. bigad shaban has the report. >> the proposed 1700-mile pipeline would have stretched across six states, linking western canada to oil refineries on the texas coast. but president obama rejected it. saying he felt rushed to make a decision because of an arbitrary deadline set by congressional republicans to review the plan. environmentalists had already objected to it. >> it's not enough time. we don't even have an alternate route identified yet. how could anyone possibly review it. >> both parties agreed to a february 21st deadline as part of last month's deal to he can tend the payroll tax cut. fallout over the president's
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rejection is spilling on to the campaign trail. >> this is a stunningly stupid thing to do. we need the jobs. maybe when they're unemployed in november, they'll figure out -- >> reporter: oklahoma's governor says rejecting the plan by the company trans canada will cost the state roughly $1 billion in new investments and 1200 construction jobs. >> this canadian oil, there's a possibility we can lose it to china with that decision. >> reporter: nancy pelosi said the oil was never meant for the u.s. >> i don't agree to the stipulation that this is oil that's going to china now instead of the u.s. it was always going overseas. >> reporter: trans canada will reapply to build the pipeline. bigad shaban, cbs news. now to the cruise ship disaster off the italian coast. this morning divers have resumed the search of the capsized ship. the operation had been suspended
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after the ship moved wednesday. 11 people are known to have died when the costa concordia slammed into a reef and capsized. 21 are still missing. in new audio tapes, the captain of the ship said he never meant to abandon his passengers but was thrown in the water. rough seas stopped the search and postponed efforts to remove the ship's fuel. in minnesota last night, a vigil was held for a missing american couple. >> thy kingdom come. >> hundreds gathered to pray for jerry and barbara heil. their son is holding out hope. >> we still have hope. we have hope for anything that will come. whatever god's plan is, we're at peace with that. >> the costa concordia was carrying more than 4200 passengers and crew when it hit a reef last friday. coming up on the morning news, negative news for eastman kodak. plus being online outrage.
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hundreds around the country protest anti-piracy bills aimed at the internet. first, scott pelley has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >> one state is now requiring people on unemployment to take any kind of work that's available. it's a controversial new policy. we'll tell you where it's happening and why tonight on the "cbs evening news." have asked y to teach you about treating frequent heartburn. 'cause i know a thing or two about eatin'. if you're one of those folks who gets heartburn and then treats day after day... well that's like checking on your burgers after they're burnt! [ male announcer ] treat your frequent heartburn by blocking the acid with prilosec otc. and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] one pill a day. 24 hours. zero heartburn. block the acid with prilosec otc, and don't get heartburn in the first place. available at walmart.
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glad to know it's back and running this morning after a 24-hour shutdown. wikipedia and hundreds of other sites were protesting bills in congress they say would limit free speech and impose censorship on the internet. it wasn't just onlinement there were also street demonstrations in san francisco, new york and other cities. the outcry appears to be working. at least four senate republicans who co-sponsored the bill have withdrawn their support. many artists, film studios and media companies, including cbs, support the legislation to protect themselves from online piracy. but critics say the bills go too far. on the cbs money watch, a massive insider trading ring is busted and iphone users get ready for a possible hike in data plans. ashley morrison is here with more. good morning. >> good morning to you, betty. in overseas trading stocks in asia extended gains. the nikkei rose more than 1%
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hitting a five hp week closing high. the hang seng added more than 1% also. today we'll get the earnings report for the nation's biggest bank, bank of america announces fourth quarter profit before the opening bell. on wednesday stocks finished at the highest level since july. the dow added 96 points while the nasdaq gained 41. eastman kodak filed for bankruptcy. the iconic film manufacturer entered bankruptcy proceedings early this morning. the company has obtained a $950 million line of credit from citigroup to keep it going as it reorganizes its business. kodak struggled to remain competitive as digital photography has become more prevalent. it has not posted an annual profit since 2007. federal authorities charge seven people with running a $78 million insider trading ring. prosecutors say dell computer employee passed along inside company information that eventually made it to several different hedge funds. it will be the largest
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transaction ever prosecuted in manhattan. well, it's news that some iphone and ipad users don't want to hear. at&t is raising the rates of its data plans for smartphones and tablets. new customers will have to choose from a menu of options that are more expensive than the current choices, but offer more data. existing customers can keep their current plans. and the washington monument will be fixed thanks to a donation from a billionaire. david ruebenstein is giving the final $7.5 million to repair cracks to the tower that were caused by last summer's earthquake. betty, it will be good to see that get fixed. >> yeah. good to be a billionaire and help fix it too. ashley morrison joining us live in new york. thank you. straight ahead, your thursday morning weather. plus in sports, tennis can be a frustrating game. but this guy, he might need some anger management. in my line of work, it's not uncommon for the term "hero" to be bandied about. but does bringing a floor back to life really make us heroes?
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. new york, sunshine. 36 degrees. miami, partly sunny, 78. chicago snow, 21. dallas, sunny there, 68 degrees. sunny in l.a. as well. 66. time now for a check of the national forecast. heavy snow will fall in eastern washington, idaho and western montana. snow turns to rain along the northwest coast reaching in the central california. arctic cold with sub zero
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temperatures stretch from montana to minnesota. great lakes snow will move into the northeast and new england and the south, conditions will be moderate from coast to coast. in sports, new york giants quarterback eli manning is under the weather. giants fans, well, they're feeling a bit queasy about it. with the nfc championship game against the 49ers coming up sunday, manning missed part of wednesday's practice. coach tom coughlin called it a stomach bug and adds that he hopes that it's just a 24-hour deal. now, to the nba and a hard-fought game in atlanta. portland's raymond felton dove and dished to craig smith for a layup in the third period giving the trailblazers a lead. it stayed tight. there was a three-pointer on the way to 24 points in the game. then a steal back and a lob for the alley-oop dunk you see right there. atlanta won it 92-89. in orlando, the magic and
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the spurs in an overtime battle as san antonio's gary neal drilled a three-pointer for the lead. magic anderson missed a last chance three and j.j. redick shot, well, that was a little too late. the spurs won their first round game of the season, 85-383. in college hoops, yukon at home against cincinnati. the bearcats led much of the game. but yukon shah baz hit a three-pointer to tie the game with less than ten seconds to play. it wasn't enough. cincinnati's kilpatrick answered with a three of his own. the bearcats won it 70-67. finally, every athlete gets a bit frustrated at times. but take a look at this. during a break at the australian open, marcos baghdatis of cypress took his fury out on his racquet. after reducing that one to junk, he proceeded to smash three more still in their plastic wrappers. two of them were.
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needless to say, he lost the match and was fined, $1200. that's not a good way to go out. when we return, boeing's broken promises. why folks in wichita, kansas say they were duped out of thousands of jobs.
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bay. the wild string of events that nearly killed him. plus, the new sheriff in town has his day in court today. the request.. lawyers will make for ross mirkarimi. and a call to abolish tuition. why the head of the u-c system.. is actually considering it. join us for cbs 5 early edition ... beginning at 4:30.
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country today. washington, d.c., sun and clouds, 44. atlanta, mostly sunny, 57. detroit, morning snow and 27. denver, partly sunny and 56 and seattle, 36 degrees. wichita, kansas, is still trying to regroup after boeing announced it was shutting down its factory there. it used to be that one out of every five planes manufactured in the u.s. was built in wichita. folks there think they've been
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double-crossed. jim axelrod reports. boeing produced planes in wichita since the 1920s. employing generations of workers, like ted bates, an engineer for 34 years. do you feel grateful for a career at boeing? >> yes. yes. >> but now employees like bates are shaking their heads at how boeing's treated their hometown. >> you lose respect for those people who can't keep a consistent story. it's not just about employees. it's about a community. >> in 2008, boeing asked kansas officials to help win a $3.5 billion contract for 18 air force tankers. wichita's mayor, carl brewer, says kansas had a long history of coming through for boeing. >> they've received $650 million in tax breaks over the last 30 years. >> that is an awful lot of money. we thought that that really meant something. >> brewer and the kansas congressional delegation lobbied the pentagon hard.
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in return, boeing promised the tanker work would be kept in wichita, saving 2100 jobs and creating 7500 more. >> and somebody looked you right in the eye and said, we're going to be in wichita? >> going to be in wichita and it's going to be just like it's been for the past 84 years. >> all that lobbying paid off. boeing was awarded the $3.5 billion contract last february. no one here heard another word until november when boeing suddenly announced it was rethinking its plans. the company decided its production costs in wichita were too high. it was moving the tanker work out of kansas to other u.s. plants and was closing its wichita operation next year. do you feel duped? >> well, you can't help but feel that way because the fact -- by 2013 i'll have 2100 workers that are out there that are trying to figure out what's going to happen in the future. >> plus 7500 jobs that never
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came here. >> plus 7500 jobs that will not come here. >> brewer, would worked for boeing for 20 years, would love an explanation from his old company. trouble is, no one is returning his calls. jim axelrod, cbs news, wichita, kansas. the transportation security administration has apologized to two ailing elderly women who say they were strip-searched by tsa agents at new york's kennedy airport. but the women say that is not good enough. in a letter, a homeland security official admits tsa screeners violated some standard procedures, but it goes on to say there is "no evidence to support the claims that tsa employees conducted strip searches of any passengers." well, that angers 88-year-old ruth sherman and lenore zimmerman, who is 85. >> i think it's a lie that they say they didn't ask to remove any clothing. because they did. they strip searched me.
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in in the last ten months in syria, the u.n. says more than 5400 people died in anti-government demonstrations. there had been little scene of the uprising until observers from the arab league were allowed in last month. correspondent elizabeth palmer also gained entry. she traveled to southern syria for a look at the battle against a brutal regime. >> reporter: after ten months of being killed, spied on and arrested by the syrian regime, the protesters of dara were the first to take the streets back
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in march are as angry and fearless as ever. they're led by local activists like this man whose identity we agreed to keep secret. we will carry on, he says, until the regime collapses. until just four days ago, he was in prison in damascus. then on sunday in a blaze of publicity, he and over 100 others were released under a sudden presidential amnesty. but as he walked free into the night, he said months of custody and beatings hadn't deterred him. to see him back on his home turf, we drove 70 miles south of damascus. but as soon as we hit the town of dara, we were spotted by local syrian intelligence who explained there were dangerous hotspots in town and sent us back the way we'd come under police escort. the next time moving discreetly to avoid detection, we were picked up by the protesters' scouts and led through the back streets. we're deep inside a suburb of
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what the opposition says is a safe-haven for them guarded by members of the syrian free army and they've just assembled for a demonstration spontaneously, they say. they have them two or three times a day. about 60 soldiers who defected from the syrian army are now hiding in this neighborhood. it was here that we met this man who showed us the burns he suffered after he said an army shell hit his kitchen stove. nearby, an eight-year-old boy was recovering in bed from what his parents told us wa was a sniper's bullet. back in the safe house, dara's women came forward as committed to the anti-regime resistance as their men. >> these are -- for five months. they torture us, they kill us. >> the protests will continue
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says the man we last met as he was leaving jail. but to win, he believes they need outside help. >> elizabeth palmer, cbs news, damascus. coming up a little later on "cbs this morning," a live chat with new jersey governor chris christie on the republican presidential race, plus is your smartphone ruining your posture? a look at that growing problem and how to fix it. and close within hup with julian assange. we'll speak with a journalist about his recent interview with the wikileaks founder. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. i'm betty nguyen. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. thanks for joining us. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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