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we can't make extortion routine as part of our democracy. >> i didn't come here to shut down the government. i certainly didn't come here to increase the debt. >> while washington continues to fight over the budget, the government shutdown hits military families hard. death benefits are denied for soldiers killed in action. >> i'm ashamed. i'm embarrassed. all of us should be. president obama makes a historic nomination, selecting janet yellen to be the first woman to lead the federal reserve. and new details about the 9-year-old boy who hopped a cross-country flight. why his ee vaks of authorities at an airport isn't his first brush with trouble. >> we're not bad parents.
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we didn't think nothing of it. we thought he was at a friend's house. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 9th, 2013. this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 9th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, this is the ninth day the country has been without a fully funded federal government. in a new poll out this morning, republicans are getting most of the blame. 63% of americans say the gop is not doing enough to cooperate. about half, 52%, point to president obama. one of the casualties of the political gridlock, a delay in the death benefits for families of fallen servicemen and women. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. yeah, these polls showing disapproval on the part of the americans is not showing much approval on capitol hill. both sides seem to be having the same positions they had nine
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days ago. we're hearing hostage a lot from democrats thrown at the republicans. the buzz word of republicans these days seems to be "conversation." the latest progress, though, could be in the area of getting funding for families of fallen u.s. soldiers. the bodies of four servicemembers killed if the line of duty this weekend arrive at dover air force base today. the government would typically pay for the families to fly to delaware to witness the return of their loved ones, but that money is now on hold, a casualty of the government shutdown. >> i'm embarrassed. all of us should be. >> reporter: the families of 17 servicemembers have already been denied benefits, including a $100,000 payment due within 36 hours. of death. >> the death gratuity is to help with funeral costs and immediate living expenses. >> the house is expected to restore today those benefits, but an agreement to end the shutdown is still nowhere in sight. >> it's pretty much the same thing every day and we're not
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really getting anywhere between each side. >> president obama warned republicans he would not negotiate until congress reopens the government and raises the debt creeling. >> we can't make extortion routine as part of our democracy. democracy doesn't function this way. >> republicans say first democrats must agree to spending cuts. >> we can't raise the debt ceiling without doing something about what's driving us to borrow more money and to live beyond our means. >> now, president obama and speaker boehner did speak by phone yesterday, first contact between them since last thursday, but as you can see from both of their comments, anne-marie, they didn't seem to get anywhere. >> indeed. susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. well, stocks have been hit hard by the standoff in washington. yesterday the dow dropped 159 points. the index is down 481 points since the congress started the shutdown. if congress raises the debt
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ceiling, it could get worse. >> reporter: the u.s. treasury already using emergency measures to pay its bills, but by october 17th will be down to $30 billion. >> reporter: mark patterson former treasury chief of staff under president obama says before the end of this month, the u.s. government will owe $12 billion in social security payments and $6 billion in interest payments on the debt. and on the first of next month, another $58 billion is due in social security, medicare, and military and veterans benefits. the president would have to decide who to pay and who to delay. >> when i was at the treasury, we looked at all the options for sort of contingency plans. they all have sort of god-awful consequences. >> reporter: if, for example, the government can't pay interest on its treasury bills, which are considered the world's safest investment, it could cause chaos in financial markets. as goldman sachs' ceo lloyd
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blankfein said at the white house last week -- >> we're the most important economy in the world, reserve currency in the world. payments have to go out to people. if money doesn't flow in, money doesn't flow out. so we really haven't seen this before, askg to become a country that has frequent debt cree cease like greece. >> the treasury borrows one out of every $5 it spends. one wall street analyst says calculating the u.s. default is
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like preparing for a huge asteroid impact. on the "cbs moneywatch" president obama picks the next head of the federal reserve, and neiman marcus unwraps its christmas catalog. gigi stone is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, gigi. >> good morning, anne-marie. this afternoon president obama is expected to nominate janet yellen to be the next chair of the federal reserve. yellen is currently vice chair of the federal bonk. she'll succeed ben bernanke who's been at the helm for eight years. yelllen's behind federal efforts to keep interest rates near record lows to support the economy. economic observers say her nomination could be a steadying influence as washington fights over the budget. >> if you're worried about, you know, the craziness that might happen in the next two weeks you're looking at yellen and saying, boy, here's an adult in the room. >> reporter: if confirmed by the senate, yellen would be the first woman to lead the fed or any other major central bank in the world.
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asian stocks were mixed. tokyo's nikkei added 1% while hong kong's hang seng lost half a percent. wall street faired worse over the shutdown. yesterday the s&p 500 fell 20 points while the nasdaq fell 756789 both the biggest one-day losses in six weeks. expect to pay more to heat your home this winter with energy prices on the rise. there is one exception, heating oil which the government expect to cost you 2% less than last year's record-breaking prices. natural gas surged 13% while home's heated by electricity will pay about 2% more. and the world's first smartphone with a curved display went on sale today in south korea. samsung's galaxy road has a 5.7-inch screen with a slight curve. samsung says it provide as more comfortable grip than the flat screen phones. the company hasn't decided whether to release it outside of korea. a bankrupt company operating under a new identity after it
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stocks were surging. it was after twitter announced its upcoming ipo. it's one letter different than what twitter chose and it isn't even yet available to buy. and neiman marcus is out weapons its christmas catalog with gifts ranging from a coffee mug for an acquaintance to a seven-figure present for someone who's special. the highlight is a diamond ring and it including a trip to africa to trace the stone. it sounds necessary. it makes up 40% of the catalog. i don't know about you, anne-marie. that still sounds expensive to me. >> that's definitely not inexpensive. i will be getting my high lighter out as soon as get my catalog though. gigi stone at the new york stock exchange. a new york police detective is due in court this morning. he was arrested late tuesday for
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his involvement, alleged involvement in the violent confrontation between a pack of motorcyclists and family in an suv. the detective was off duty at the time of the incident. his lawyer says he was only a witness, but investigators say video shows him pounding on the suv. coming up on the "morning news," house arrest. more than a half dozen members of the house are put in cuffs during a rally in the capitol. this is the "cbs morning news." during a rally in the capitol. this is the "cbs morning news." [ female announcer ] it balances you... it fills you with energy... and it gives you what you are looking for to live a more natural life. in a convenient two bar pack. this is nature valley. nature at its most delicious. this is nature valley. if yand you're talking toevere rheuyour rheumatologistike me, about trying or adding a biologic.
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you should not start humira if you have any kind of infection. ask your doctor if humira can work for you. this is humira at work. police i police in washington, d.c., arrested at least eight democratic congress members at an immigration rally. the demonstration yesterday sought to pressure republicans to call a vote on an immigration reform bill that's been stalled in the house. officers arrested the lawmakers who were among an estimated 200 taken into custody for blocking a street. and the makeup of the next congress could depend on what happened at the supreme court on tuesday. the justices heard oral arguments in their first major case of the new term.
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as jan crawford reports, the case involves a challenge to limits on campaign donations. >> reporter: in court the battle lines were drawn. liberal justices defended rules that limit the overall amount of money people can give to different candidates and political parties. justice ruth bader ginsburg suggested the limits promote democratic participation, adding the little people will count some, and you won't have the super affluent as the speakers that will control the elections. the conservatives indicated overall limits on contributions to candidates instead infringe the right to free speech. justice samuel alito bluntly dismissed speculation that caps are needed to prevent corruption. what i see are wild hypotheti l hypotheticals that are not obviously plausible. the case was brought by alabama businessman sean mccutcheon who args he should be able to support as many candidates as he wants under an ee lerkz cycle.
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under the law he will hit the contribution cap after donating the maximum $2,600 to 18 candidates. >> i think this is a fundamental free speech issue about your right to spend as mump money on any candidates you choose. it doesn't make any sense to say that my 18th race was an alabama house race and then i also wanted to donate to a florida senate race, that i couldn't do that. >> reporter: but a veteran campaign fitness war advocate says there's a cab that would add up to millions. >> this case is not just about mr. mccutcheon and whether he can give a few extra contributions. it's about whether he can give $2.5 million to support congressional candidates. that's where the danger comes. >> reporter: now the sharp division shows how contentious it's become. on one thing they did seem to agree there was no case to use this case as a sweeping ruling
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here's a look at here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. new york, partly sunny today. miami will see scattered thunderstorms, and chicago will be sunny.
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dallas sunny as well and morning rain in los angeles. time now for a check of the national forecast. mid-atlantic and carolinas will see heavy rain. in the west, showers and mountain snow will stretch from southern california into the northern rockies, and the midwest is sunny and warm. in sports now, the boston red sox finished in the cellar of the american league last year, but now they are headed to the league championship series. boston eliminates tampa bay in a tight game four in florida. the red sox managing just six hits, but it's enough to win the game, 3-1. boston gets the winner of the oakland/detroit series. the tigers facing elimination at home in game four, and they get some luck. victor martinez ties the game alt 4-4 with a seventh inning homer and it has to be reviewed because two fans reached over the railing, but the umpires rule it's a home run.
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the tigers tack on three runs in the eighth to win it, 8-5. the pittsburgh penguins are denying reports that all-star player james neal was injured while playing whiffle ball. last week the team play add game of whiffle ball on the ice. it was in tribute to the pittsburgh pirates making playoffs for the first time in 21 years. the penguins have not disclosed how neal was hurt, only listing him as week to week. the penguins were also on the ice last night playing hockey. pittsburgh's jussi jokinen finishes his second career hat trick. the penguins are off to a 3-0 start to the season. and long distance swimmer diane nyad is putting her endurance to the test again. the 64-year-old dove into a pool right here in new york city tuesday and is aiming to swim for two days straight. nyad is raising money for victims of superstorm sandy.
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now, last month she became the first person to swim from cuba to florida without the protection of a shark cage. and when we return, trouble past. we will hear from the father of a 9-year-old boy who sneaks on a flight from minneapolis to vegas without a ticket, and it wasn't his first run-in with the law. first run-in with the law. >> announcer: sports sponsored by just for men autostop. the foolproof way to get rid of gray. the foolproof way to get rid of gray. ♪ ho ho ho [ female announcer ] at 100 calories, not all food choices add up. some are giant. some not so giant. when managing your weight, bigger is always better. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant
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here's a look at today's here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., morning showers. cloudy in atlanta. sunshine in in louis. mostly sunny in denver and mostly cloudy in seattle with a high of 58. two scientists behind the
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so-called god particle won the nobel prize. peter higgs of britain and francois englert of belgium won. they split a prize of $1.2 million. and we're now hearing from a father of a young boy who managed to fly from minneapolis to las vegas by himself without a ticket. it comes as a leaked memo reveals top lead investigators made several home visits and considered him to be, quote, a challenging child. >> reporter: the father of a 9-year-old boy who hopped a delta flight from minneapolis to las vegas without a ticket is asking same question as investigators. >> how can you let emanuel sneak past security, get on the plane without anyone stopping him? >> the father who spoke to cbs station wcco did not wish to be identified.
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last week his son was seen on surveillance video being screened at a tsa checkpoint. airport officials tell cbs it shows the boy boarding without a pass and darting past a distracted agent. >> we're not bad parents. we didn't think nothing of it. we thought he was at a friend's house. >> the crew realized mid flight the boy wasn't supposed to be there, and las vegas police took him into protective custody when the plane landed. plane landed. the boy has a troubled history. the father said two days before the trip to las vegas he took a 30-foot refrigerated truck on a joy ride that ended when it crashed into a police car. >> from what the officers told me, they was about to tase him and shoot him when they realized he was a 9-year-old. >> investigators are investigating the incident. investigators say the boy scouted out the airport the day before. the leaked memo says the boy's mother works at the st. pa
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4 minutes before 5:00 on this wednesday morning. it's feeling like fall outside. >> it's actually warmer than normal. no question about it, there's a breeze with a fall feel. take a look at the day part. by i would say 12 hours from now there's going to be showers in the area. you definitely want to take an umbrella to school and work. i'm not sure you're going to need to use it a lot. the window of opportunity is going to open later on. right now a mix condition. 56 degrees on tv hill. >> thank you. here's what we have our eye on today. black bear sightings are increasing in frederick
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county. residents are advised to use safety. a federal bike grant will help pay for 23 miles after new bike lines in baltimore county. they are planned for dundalk, towson, wood lawn and catonsville. partisan bickering continues on capitol hill. a trafficking case busted up in howard county. the latest on people behind bars. the pressure amounts for an nfl team to change its name. what critics and supporters are saying as the president weighs in on the controversy. more news, first warning weather and your first traffic report of the morning in a couple of minutes. ,,,,,,,, ♪ i woke up to a lightbulb
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