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for more news, download the cbs news app on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm bradley blackburn, cbs news, new york. it's friday, september 2nd, 2022. this is the "cbs morning news." >> too much of what's happening in our country today is not normal. >> democracy under threat. president biden sounds the alarm attacking donald trump and so-called maga republicans. his fiery speech and the gop response. breaking overnight, assassination attempt on the re the dramatic footage. take two. nasa will try again to launch its "artemis" moon rocket. the new comments about the long-awaited flight. good morning. thanks for tuning in. i'm matt pieper in for anne-marie green. we begin with president biden's stern warning to the nation
about what he called extremist threats to democracy from former president trump and maga republicans. during a primetime address at philadelphia's independence hall, mr. biden accused trump. -- accused trump and his staunchest supporters of threatening the foundation of our republic. bradley blackburn is in new york with the details. >> reporter: this was a sharp political speech and a departure for president biden who has in the past rarely mentioned former president trump by name, but last night he took him on directly and said he is fanning the flames of political violence. >> as i stand here tonight equality and democracy are under assault. >> reporter: against the backdrop of philadelphia's independence hall, president biden addressed americans to warn about what he considers a threat to the soul of the nation. >> maga forces are determined to take this country backwards. backwards to an america where there is no right to choose, no
right to privacy, no right to contraception, no right to marry who you love. they promote authoritarian >> reporter: in his primetime address, the president called out former president trump and fervent make america great again supporters while saying he wanted to be clear that mainstream republicans do not embrace extreme idealogy. >> maga republicans do not respect the constitution. they do not believe in the rule of law. they do not recognize the will of the people. they refuse to accept the results of a free election. >> reporter: president biden said efforts are under way across the country to undermine future elections at the state level. house republican leader kevin mccarthy delivered a preemptive rebuttal from scranton, pennsylvania, where mr. biden was born. >> joe biden is right -- democracy is on the ballot in november. and joe biden and the radical left in washington are dismantling americans' democracy
before our very eyes. >> reporter: a new cbs news poll found seven in ten americans believe democracy and the rule of law are under threat. about the same as in the days following the january 6th attack on the u.s. capitol. that address in philadelphia is one of three trips president biden is making to pennsylvania in about a week. a major focus on that state heading into the midterms. former president trump plans a rally there this weekend in scranton. matt? >> bradley blackburn in new york. thank you. breaking overnight, a man is in custody after an apparent attempt to assassinate the vice president of argentina. cristina fernandez de kirchner was surrounded as she exited her videowpoinng a gun inches from her head. she was not physically hurt. argentina's president said the attempt failed because the gun did not fire when the trigger was pulled. the suspect identified as a brazilian citizen was quickly detained by security.
the vice president who previously served as president is on trial for corruption charges. back in california, firefighters are still battling two wildfires amid a blistering heat wave. the root fire in a rural area north of los angeles has burned more than 5,000 acres. it's destroyed at least one house and is only 27% contained. temperatures in the area hit 112 degrees yesterday. they're expected to top 100 for the next several days. and the border 32 fire east of san diego has grown to more than 4,000 acres. it's burned at least four buildings including a house. it is only 14% contained. about 400 homes near the u.s./mexico border have had to be evacuated. one border crossing was closed because of the fire. new details about the investigation into documents seized from former president trump's home in florida. a judge ordered the unsealing of a more detailed inventory of
what was taken last month, but there's no ruling yet on whether a special master will be appointed in the case. robert costa has more. >> reporter: trump's lawyers clashed with justice department officials in court for the first time since last month's search. trump's team argued that the review of evidence should pause so an independent lawyer or special master could be appointed and see whether the documents are privileged. some legal experts say that move could further complicate the investigation. >> if that special master's given authority to look for executive privilege, very much so because, one, that master would look at every document, and two, presumably it would mean that trump wins someof these calls. >> reporter: the federal probe has already revealed the presence of hundreds of documents marked classified in trump's possession and prompted an unprecedented damage assessment by intelligence officials. the head of doj's counterintelligence division argued against the appointment of a special master. he claimed the fbi search was legally sound.
trump is no longer the president, and because he is no longer the president, he said, he did not have the right to take those documents. the former president continues to maintain that he did nothing wrong when he brought the sensitive materials to florida last year. as federal judge eileen cannon mulls whether to appoint a special master, she has ordered the unsealing of a more detailed list of property taken from mar-a-lago. >> you're going to see what trump had and that it was more than just keepsakes and mementos, it was serious national security material. >> reporter: robert costa, cbs news, washington. a former new york city police officer and u.s. marine veteran was given the longest sentence so far in the january 6th capitol riot. a federal judge sentenced thomas webster to ten years in prison for assaulting police during the riot. video showed him using a flag pole to attack a washington, d.c., officer.
federal prosecutors wanted a more than 17-year sentence. a u.n. inspection team has entered a russian-controlled nuclear power plant in ukraine to try and prevent a possible nuclear disaster. the 14-member team arrived at the plant yesterday after being temporarily delayed by shelling. both russia and ukraine have accused each other of bombing the area. the plant continues to be operated by its ukrainian staff. >> the ukrainian employees, i was with them throughout the day. of course they are in a difficult situation, but they have an incredible degree of professionalism. and i see them come and moving on. >> the inspection team says it will maintain a presence at the plant. nasa will try again tomorrow to launch its new "artemis 1" moon rocket. the initial test launch was scrubbed monday due to an engine cooling issue. nasa says it's changing its fueling procedures to deal with that problem. the rocket is supposed to send an uncrewed space capsule into
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