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decision makers to look ahead at what the new year in the news business may bring. sign up for our nightly newsletter and find more of my interviews with obama's press aidesf aides. so we'll see you online and back here next week. hello, thanks for joining me. i'm dana bash in for fredricka whitfield. netanyahu says he's summiting shapiro condemning israeli settlements to pass. israel also ten countries that voted forever the resolution, a foreign ministry spokesman said the meetings were to express deep anger and dissatisfaction as a result of the vote of countries that consider themselves friends of israel. the vote sparked a bipartisan backlash for many here in the
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u.s. who thought the u.s. should have backed israel and voted against the measure. vetoed it, which would have killed it. cnn correspondent orren liebermann is with us now from israel. a u.n. ambassador asked to see these ministers is not unusual but these are anything but normal circumstances. is this kind of a power play or a message by mr. netanyahu? >> it's absolutely a message that netanyahu said he would take diplomatic steps and we saw those diplomatic steps last night, pulling some $8 million from the u.n. and now we're seeing a follow-up to those steps. he's calling for reprimanding every ambassador that has a relationship with israel to reprimand them for invoking this resolution of critical settlement. israel says this is anti-israelism and won't bring about peace at all. at first, israel had decided not
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to summon the u.s. because after reconsidering he decided to summon dan shapiro. what's interesting about that, shapiro is a president obama appointee, which means he only has a few weeks left in office. trump has already picked his ambassador to israel, a man named david freeman whose views are far closer to netanyahu's. >> oren liebermann, thank you for that from israel. republican senator lindsey graham says he's planning to spearhead a move in congress to withhold u.s. funding to the u.n. in an interview, he also said he won't stop there. here's part of our conversation. >> this is a real afront on the
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part of israel. there are decade-old policies on the united states to make sure that the policies negotiate in the mid-east and not in the u.n. security council. he told me when it comes to the u.n., gloves are office. i will respond in kind. 22% of the budget comes from the american taxpayer and i'm going to lead the charge to withhold funding until they repeal the resolution. >> now, you've been talking about that but i guess when i hear you say, that my question is, what makes you think that that will turn around the entire security council on this settlement issue? i realize that 22% is a lot of money, but it's certainly not the whole ball game from them? >> oh, no. it's up to the body to decide what kind of body it would like to be. here's my view of the peace process. israel gave gaza to the palestinians years ago. they withdrew.
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they've gotten 10,000 rock sets fired controlled by hamas. who in the hell is israel supposed to do peace with? the palestinian authority pay young palestinians money to kill israelis and americans. taylor force was a young man whose parents who went to west point and killed by a palestinian and the body was sent back to ramala and not only am i going to lead the charge to suspend funding to the united nations until they correct this problem, we're going to suspend funding to the palestinian authority until they stop paying young palestinians to kill innocent people. >> do you think you'll get enough support for that, to withhold that kind of funding for the palestinians? >> i think it was a very interesting vote and what's so
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sad about this, i'm an internationalist. i went about four weeks ago, talking about a marshal plan for the developing world. i have been in the forefront of trying to create aid programs to combat terrorism and build up the lives of others and the u.n. does a lot of good work in the refugee area. i said, please don't single out israel. the reason we don't have peace is not because of settlements. again, israel gave all of the gaza strip back to the palestinians and in return they have the terrorist organization launching rockets into israel. so it's not settlements. it's the idea that the palestinians won't accept the recognition as being a viable entity. so i think most members of congress agree that it's unacceptable and the u.n. needs to be put on notice that congress is a player when it
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comes to american foreign policy and i don't believe most americans want to fund an organization who can't see the difference between the democracy, israel and a terrorist organization, which is the hamas and the palestinian authorities heading in that direction. >> elsewhere overseas, a tragic christmas day plane crash with no survivors. it happened off the coast of southern russia in the black sea. a military plane with 92 people on board, most of them members of a well-known military orchestra and choir. rescue crews found the creek in the water about a mile from where it took off. the winter olympic city of sochi. cnn's matthew chance is in moscow following developments. >> reporter: well, according to defense officials, none of the passengers or crew on board this 154 aircraft operated by the russian military survived the crash which happened shortly after takeoff from the black sea
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resort of sochi in southern russia. a naval recovery operation has been under way to retrieve the fuselage and bodies and a formal investigation into the disaster has been launched. this was an aircraft en route to syria and to russia's military base there in latakia. on board was the official military choir and dance troop, the alexandrov group. it's also the type of aircraft used by the russian defense ministry to transport journalists to syria. me and several of my colleagues have taken this trip in the past. indeed, russian officials say nine journalists on board this flight apparently from russian organizations had been especially invited to cover the musical performance in syria. vladimir putin has offered his condolences and declared a day
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of national morning for the passengers and crew who lost their lives. he's also appointed his prime minister dmitry mededev to investigate. they are trying to find out why this plane plunged into the black sea. matthew chance, cnn, moscow. >> tragic indeed. matthew chance, thank you so much. coming up, the trump foundation closing up shop. why the president-elect is planning to dissolve his namesake charity and the road block that could stand in his way, next. l is for layers of luxury. a is for alll the way back. r is for read my mind.
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president-elect donald trump is dissolving the trump foundation that has his name. he said it's to avoid even the appearance of conflict of interest with the role as president that i've decided to continue to pursue my strong interests in philanthropy in other ways. the trump foundation was a prime target for democrats during the campai campaign. jeremy diamond is live right now from west palm beach florida with a pretty nice christmas duty there. let's talk about this story. explain to our viewers what this
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means and the idea that dissolving the foundation really could be easier said than done. >> reporter: well, it's interesting because the foundation actually has no employees, it has no real active fundraising operation to speak of so it should be relatively easy to shut it down but the problem is, the trump foundation is currently under an investigation launched by the new york attorney general and the new york attorney general's spokeswoman told me in an e-mail, "the trump foundation is still under investigation by this office and cannot legally dissolve into that investigation is complete." so despite donald trump's to shudder the foundation, he can't do that legally just yet while the investigation continues. that investigation is related to a number of things, including accusations of self-dealing that donald trump used the foundation to settle personal, private business at times, legal
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disputes and he used the foundation's money, which has primarily come from other people, not himself. and now the dnc, the democratic national committee, is jumping on this to say that while he's trying to deal with his conflicts of interests. he isn't exactly. they say it's a wilted figure leaf to cover up his pitful record of charitable giving. the democrats trying to put back into the spotlight the issues with the foundation and also, of course, the fact that he has not released his tax returns so we don't know exactly how much money he's given to charity. but this is just the beginning. donald trump is working in the coming weeks and his executives and lawyers are working in the coming weeks to resolve issues of conflict and he will try to
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det detangle himself. >> untangling himself, distangling himself, whatever is the proper word to use there, it won't be easy. i want to talk more about this with cnn presidential historian. thank you for joining me. let's start with where i left with jeremy. donald trump is going to be inaugurated in 26 days. have you seen your historian, anything in recent history or history at all in this country to give us a guide post for somebody who is the kind of business person or has the kind of business interest that donald trump has and how he is going to shift away from that into the white house? >> well, dana, the first issue is that this statement by donald trump is a move forward because he's admitting the possibility of conflicts of interest and there were some in the trump
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camp sending a signal that the president is above the issue of conflicts of interest. so this is definitely a step forward. now, there have been wealthy people who have come to office before. george washington, after all, was a very wealthy man. the roosevelt family, the kennedy family, they had a lot of money. >> uh-huh. >> so that part isn't surprising. but because donald trump didn't release his tax returns during the course of the campaign, the public doesn't really know the extent of the tentacles of his empi empire and because of that, it's hard to know what conflicts of interest there are. t the fact that he's been so opaque -- i'm talking about nonpartisans. this issue is important for governance. it doesn't matter if you're a republican or democrat.
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because he's been so opaque, it's hard to know what the possible mind field may be and that's why he's in this problem right now. people are going to keep asking questions until he's more transparent about the nature of the trump organization. >> you know, that's a fair point and you mentioned, you know, the fact that he's certainly not the first rich person to be elected to the white house. but did we know about the business holdings of both roosevelts, of jfk? did we really have that information, especially since the practice, the tradition of releasing tax returns is pretty recent when it comes to u.s. history? >> well, there are two things about this. first of all, we didn't know about the holdings of the kennedy family foundation but we're talking about 1961. >> uh-huh. >> and the american people have come to expect more. after all, afterwards you would have watergate, you'd have a series of shocks to the system and as a result, people began to
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request more information about the president's interests, his family's interests and the source of his money. we expect more as americans because of the trauma of watergate. >> so interesting. so let's talk about this specific attempt, and i'm calling it an attempt, by donald trump to dissolve his foundation because the new york attorney general says, not so fast. he can't do that because it's under investigation. so how big of a challenge does that present for trump on this issue? >> okay. so i assume president-elect has very good lawyers and -- >> good assumption. >> and i suspect that they are well aware of the attorney general suit in the state of new york. but i'm not a lawyer and i will say the most important takeaway for me as someone observing him is that he has admitted the
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problem of conflict of interest. he's admitted it finally. and that's an opening to a much broader conversation he may not want to have but he's going to have to have after january 20th. >> well, his son eric announced that he is going to stop fundraising for his own charity because there was a tweet that got out of obviously it got out, was made public on twitter, auctioning off coffee with his sister ivanka as part of that charity. so he kind of shut it down. donald trump on twitter la meanted the fact -- you can see the tweet making the offer. but donald trump la meanted the fact that his kids are going to have to stop doing this kind of charitable work because it helps kids with cancer. "my wonderful son eric will no longer be allowed to raise money for children with cancer because
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of a possible conflict of interest." and he goes on to say, "he loves these kids and now must stop. wrong answer". my question for you, tim, the historian, is this just what happens, that people lining donald trump when they are a candidate can go after his opponents like he did with the clintons, pay for play, but once they get elected, they realize they have that potential conflict of interest, too. >> the campaign is over and saying "they did it" is not good enough anymore. the clinton foundation is not off limits but it's irrelevant in its discussions. here's the difference. donald trump is the only person to come into office with an active business life, an active business empire. there have been rich people who have come to the oval office before but they were -- they have been in public
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administration. donald trump has never had to disclose because of an elected position before. he's never been in a public administrative position. so he's never even thought about conflict of interest and it's disentangling his empire from the oval office that is going to be really tough and complaining about the clinton foundation just won't help it. that's not the answer. as he would put it in a tweet, "wrong." >> very well done. it's quite notable that you as a historian, you're already expressing and predicting donald trump's tweets because i think that that will be a large part of the history of the donald trump presidency. tim natali, thank you so much. merry christmas, happy holidays to you. >> merry christmas. >> thank you. coming up, it was an election full of twists, turns and jaw-dropping claims. >> it's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of
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and unexpected. 2016 was an election year for the ages with an ending meant to disrupt washington and that it did. the fight for the gop presidential nomination hit new lows in 2016 as republicans vam scrambled to beat donald trump at his own game. >> you know what they say about small hands. you can't trust them. you can't trust them. you can't trust them. >> the insults got under trump's skin. >> he referred to my small hands. something else must be problem. i guarantee you -- >> all right, everybody. >> in a remarkable display of gop hesitation and consternation about donald trump, house speaker paul ryan, the top republican in government, refused to endorse the presumptive gop presidential
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nominee. >> well, to be perfectly candid with you, jake, i'm not ready to do that at this point. i'm not there right now. >> then, touche, trump parroted trump's language in an interview with "the washington post." >> we need very strong leadership, we need very, very strong leadership and i'm just not quite there yet. >> ryan did eventually offer trump a tepid endorsement but the party's discomfort with their unconventional nominee persisted through election day. on the democratic side, there was hillary clinton's rhetorical fumble about trump voters. >> you could put half of trump supporters into what i called the basket of deplorables, right? the racists, sexists, homophobics, islamphobics.
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>> remember what hillary clinton said, basket of deplorables? >> intraparty fighting culminated in two historic conventions, each party trying to repair their rifts before the election. in cleveland, a public display of gop disunity. trump's formal rival, senator ted cruz, was invited to speak but refused to endorse the nominee. >> stand and speak and vote your conscience. >> trump, ever the showman, stole cruz's thunder, appearing in the family box in the middle of the speech. and in philly, it was an unknown couple that stole the spotlight. >> let me ask you, have you even read the united states constitution? i will gladly lend you my copy.
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>> trump went after the gold star family in interviews and on twitter and handing hillary a post convention lead. for president obama, 2016 was personal. >> the donald is not really a plan or facts guy either. >> obama eviscerated trump on the campaign trail and trump hit back. >> he's the founder of isis. >> but after years of stoking conspiracies of obama's birthplace, trump revoked course for the sake of his own presidential course. >> president obama was born in the united states, period. >> then, there were the debates, the kabd's performance was must-see tv for voters. >> hello. >> clinton used the matchups to lure trump off message.
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>> he called this woman miss piggy. then he called her miss housekeeping because she was latina. >> where did you find this? >> her name is alicia machado. >> part of the problem in washington, which, it turns out, really resonated. >> she's been doing this for 30 years and why hasn't she made the agreements better? >> the monster political storm rocking donald trump's campaign. >> october brought an unwelcome surprise for the trump campaign and an infamously caught on tape "access hollywood" appearance where he's making extremely lewd comments about women. >> when you're a star, you can do anything. you can do whatever you want. >> women said that trump had sexually assaulted him with only weeks until the election, it seemed like the contest might be over. but in a stunning move, fbi
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director james comey took action 11 days before the election and handed the clinton campaign their own october surprise. comey had more power than usual since attorney general loretta lynch was compromised after bill clinton boarded her plane during the investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails. comey decided not to bring charges against clinton in june. but then he sent a letter to congress a week and a half before the election saying the fbi was looking additional e-mails discovered on anthony weiner's home computer. >> it is incumbent upon the fbi to tell us what they are talking about. >> he cleared clinton again before november 8th but her team points directly to his actions and the key reason for her loss. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states! >> after trying in 2008, hillary clinton did make history in 2016, becoming the first female
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presidential nominee of a major political party. still, her heartbreak was palpable when she spoke about falling short of the historic benchmark she failed to reach. >> i know we have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling, but some day, someone will and hopefully sooner than we might think right now. >> for the political world, 2016 will be remembered with one head-spinning day. november 8th. >> cnn can report that hillary clinton has called donald trump to concede the race. she has called donald trump to say that she will not be president. >> even donald trump himself appeared surprised. >> as i've said from the beginning, ours was not a campaign but rather an incredible and great movement. >> voters certainly called for change in 2016. the test for 2017 is whether donald trump, a first-time
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politician and unconventional candidate and president-elect can deliver his promise to fix washington.
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hello. thanks for joining me. merry christmas. i'm dana bash, live from washington, d.c., president obama and president-elect trump. the white house says there is one president at a time and president obama is the president of the united states. this comes as trump continues to speak out on a number of international issues contradicting the current president. cnn's tom foreman has the story. >> reporter: president-elects are expected to make headlines with their cabinet picks but donald trump is going a lot further, issuing statements on trade with china, talking about renegotiating government fighter jet contracts and calling the recent attacks in europe terrorism, even before investigators or the white house confirmed it. >> it's an attack on humanity
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and it's got to be stopped. >> reporter: inauguration is still four weeks away but if president obama is feeling hurried out the door, team trump does not seem concerned. >> if the president-elect wants to get things done, he's going to get things done. >> the latest example, mr. trump tweeted, "the united states must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability that. fro prompted a strong reply from russian president vladimir putin. >> translator: today, the russian federation is stronger than any potential aggressor. if someone accelerates and speeds up the arms race, it's not us. >> reporter: the president-elect did not back down a bit. indeed, a co-host of morning joe told her off camera, let it be an arms race. we will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all." >> he needs to send a clear and concise message, that he's going
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to be a president that defends america's interests and the american people. >> and on it goes. at the united nations, the president-elect urged the white house to veto a resolution and abstained the measured past and a frustrated tweet quickly followed. "things will be different after january 20th." political historians know that they often clash but rarely so openly and it could be risky. >> if you hear two different voices, especially from people with two different perspectives of countries overseas or interests here in the united states might not know exactly what's going on. >> reporter: the white house really hasn't pushed back against this publicly a whole lot. realizing that donald trump's power politically is growing every day. but they did say, you know, there's only one president at a time and at least for now it's still barack obama. tom foreman, cnn, washington.
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so let's talk about this power battle. with me now, mustafaa. democratic strategist and former consultant for the homeland security and head of the eagle form and former chairman of the missouri gop. ed, i want to start with you. check this out, here are just some of the ways trump has jumped into u.s. policy since being elected. he shook up the u.s. and china and the relations between the two after talking on the phone with taiwan's president. he intervened on a u.n. vote on behalf of israel contacting the egyptian leader. he threatened to trigger an arms race after calling for the u.s. to increase its nuclear capability and he caused boeing and lockheed to see their stock take tumbles, at least temporarily so far, after publicly calling for them to deal with high-priced aircrafts that they are doing that he says
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are just skyrocketing out of control and hurting taxpayers. so my question for you after that litany, can you name another modern day president-elect who has had this much of an effect or tried to have this much of an effect before even taking office? >> no. dana, thank you. happy christmas day to you. look, i don't think there's been anybody like donald trump in american politics. i think what we're seeing, though, is a guy whose campaign is being run -- run in a way that was very transparent and the transition is transparent. the question becomes, are the rest of our leaders going forward going to be more like him or more like the past because he really is, i would say, more transparent and accountable. he's buffeted by what the voters think and here's the thing, obama already gave a speech three or four weeks ago where he said he's not going to abide by the tradition that says he should be quiet, he's going to
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get involved. these ideas that the traditions of the past should bind all of us, i think people are ready to drain the swamp and to change the rules and trump is doing that. >> well, i think one thing has been very clear that tradition is a word we should not use anymore with regard to our political system. mustafa, let me ask you about something that the former speaker of the house newt gingrich said. he spoke this morning about the transiti transition. here's what he said about obama's final days. >> president obama is figuring out that his legacy is like one of those dolls that as the air comes out of it shrinks and shrinks and shrinks and he's in this desperate frenzy. what he's actually doing is setting up a whole series of things to distract trump which will make his liberal allies feel good about democrats and hate republicans when trump rolls them all back. >> your response? you know, the presidency is not a reality television. it's not about appearances. there are some important things
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that the president of the united states does and i'm not sure if donald trump really understands that and as he talks about the word transparency when it relates to donald trump, it's just laughable. this is the most opaque presidential campaign that we've seen. it's the most opaque transition that we've seen. and we're going into an inauguration of a president who we haven't even seen his tax returns. so his erratic behavior is coming into this transition and makes the world afraid and he talked about nuclear p proliferation. >> let's talk about that. let's talk about the transparent versus opaque. >> okay. >> mustafa has a very good point, that there are a lot of
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parts about the trump campaign and transition that are quite opaque and there are parents that are transparent. but what is clear going forward, when we're talking about what the trump policies will be, they are very much left open to interpretation and it seems to be done on purpose. you know, there's very little you can do with 140 characters on twitter and maybe that is to donald trump's benefit, right? to put things out in the ether, have people guessing and then that way when it comes down to actually creating policy, there's such confusion that he believes there will be leverage. >> it's hard to know where to start on this. i think donald trump when he ran for president laid out ten points on immigration. what he named transparently was interview every person for his cabinet and we know who he has
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talked to. andy posner says i will do what president trump does and rex tillerson says, i will follow the president's lead. president-elect has laid out who he is and what he's about. he hasn't set out the seven steps to do each of them but to your point earlier in the earlier commentary of the report, one of the things is that they were counting on a hillary third-term obama so many of the things that they had tried to do by executive order are now going to be reversed like that. live by the pen and the phone and die by the pen and the phone and the point is, obama and the people are terrified that their legacy will be reversed very quickly but that's what politics and campaigns mean and america chose. and so let me say on this idea of nuclear proliferation, this is a tradition of subpoena peer
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y subpoena peer yority. >> look, the tradition in america has been that since the kennedy administration, we have been trying to reduce it from around the world because to go in and attack and increase nuclear armament around the world and to do it on a tweet, for god sakes, that's not the world we want to live in. >> okay. that's going to be a whole other discussion which is very much worth happening and i guarantee you we will have it more many hours and hours and hours to come over the next few months, few years and we promise to do that very soon. ed martin and mustafa, thank you so much. thanks for joining us on this holiday. >> thanks, dana. speaking of holidays, winter weather is causing a headache
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polaris, from united. a powerful earthquake hit the coast of chile about 800 miles south of the capital of santiago. a tsunami alert for the immediate area has now been lifted but people are still being told to avoid beaches there. now, if you're still dreaming of a white christmas, you may be getting a little bit more than you bargained for if you're celebrating in the northern plains. in parts of the southeast, it feels more like memorial day. meteorologist tom sater is in the weather center. tom, who is going to get the snow, who is going to get the sun? >> how about southeastern u.s. will not have christmas, no snow in the pines.
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they are look at record warmth in the mid-70s. a lot of rain moved into the l.a. basin, flagstaff getting ten inches and moved into colorado, great for the ski resorts, and salt lake city could probably see 8 to 10 inches. this is where it gets as far as the forecast. in the middle of the country, just two days ago, a tornado outbreak across oklahoma, kansas, nebraska. it's a thin line of storms that could produce maybe a damaging gust. but that's it. no tornado threat. changes over to ice. some areas of iowa, nebraska getting into south dakota, that will change to snow in a little bit. central minnesota is looking at a rough go at it. minneapolis is looking at significant icing. blizzard warnings in the da t e dakotas. look at the purple. that's significant icing that takes effect. the eastern part of the country looks very good.
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as we look at the forecast for you, the storm will intensify. look at the snow with whiteout conditions in the da tokotas. one quick look at the high temperature records. memphis could hit 73. record back to 1940, dana. >> this is looking kind of nice right now, not that i don't like a white christmas. ahead, new concerns about queen elizabeth's health as she face as traditional christmas service. we'll take you to london, next. so how ya doing? enough pressure in here for ya? ugh. my sinuses are killing me. yeah...just wait 'til we hit ten thousand feet. i'm gonna take mucinex sinus-max. too late, we're about to take off. these dissolve fast. they're liquid gels. and you're coming with me... wait, what?! you realize i have gold status? do i still get the miles? mucinex sinus-max liquid gels. dissolves fast to unleash max strength medicine. also try fast-max multi-symptom
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this morning, pope francis gave his christmas address to the city and the world and singled out the victims of aleppo saying far too much blood has been spilled. >> translator: aleppo, site of the most battle in recent weeks with respect to humanitarian law. it is time for weapons to be still forever.
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>> the pope also urged the international community to actively seek a solution to restore civility in war-torn aleppo. for the first time in decades, queen elizabeth was too sick to attend the royals traditional christmas visit to church. officials say the monarch is recovering from a, quote, heavy cold. but a couple of hours, they released a year-end message from the queen which was recorded before she got sick. >> i often draw strength from meeting ordinary people doing extraordinary things. volunteers, community organizers and good neighbors. unsung heroes whose dedication makes them special. they are an inspiration to those who know them. and our lives frequently embody a truth expressed by mother teresa, from this year, st.
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teresa from cal cut ta. she once said, we can't all do great things but we can do small things with great love. >> again, that was a pretaped message. cnn's ian lee is in london with more on the queen's current condition. >> reporter: dana, we were expecting the queen to attend a christmas day church service. it would be the first public appearance since getting a heavy cold but she didn't attend saying that the queen continues to suffer from a heavy cold and will stay indoors to assist with her recovery. her majesty will participate in the royal family christmas celebrations during the day. the palace announced that the queen and her husband, prince philip, were ill last wednesday, delaying their trip. but for the rest of the royals, it was business as usual.
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prince william and kate spent christmas with her family in berkshire. in the queen's yearly christmas message, which was recorded before she caught the cold, she spoke about the importance of giving as well as small acts of kindness. dana? >> ian lee, thanks. and we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ if you've got the time welcome to the high life. ♪ we've got the beer ♪ miller beer
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i now want to share a moment with you that is really going all over the internet right now. it's going viral and when i read this for you, you'll know why. it's from the harry potter recreator, j.k. rowling. "at this time of year, we're bombarded with images of perfect lives which bear as little relation to reality as tinsel does to gold. if you're lucky enough to be with the people you love, warm and safe, the people you love, i'm sure he feel as blessed as i
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do. but if you aren't where you want to be, either literally or figuratively, remember that extraordinary transformations are possible. everything changes, nothing is forever. so if you're sad or lonely or separated from your loved ones or in any other way suffering this christmas, i send you love and wish you luck in better times. remember, christmas day is, in the end, just a day. it's not a scorecard of you or your lives. so be kind to yourself. merry christmas." thank you, j.k. rowling. the next hour of cnn starts right now. hello and thanks for joining me. i'm dana bash in for fredricka whitfield.
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merry christmas to one and all. israeli prime minister netanyahu says he's summoning daniel shapiro after the u.s. allowed a resolution condemning israel settlements to pass. a foreign ministry spokesman says the meetings were to express deep anger and dissatisfaction as a result of the vote of countries that consider themselves friends of israel. now, that vote sparked a bipartisan backlash from many here in the u.s. who thought the united states should have backed israel and voted against the measure which would have killed it. oren liebermann is in jerusalem for us now. explain the significance of this. >> reporter: well, this is a way of expressing anger, disappointment and frustration when there is


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