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birthday. >> your next local update is at 7:26. thanks for staying with us. viewers in the west. it's tuesday, december 18, 2018. welcome to "cbs this morning." a government shutdown deadline is three days away and budget talks have hit a wall. why republicans in congress want the president to back off the demand for $5 billion to help build a border wall. >> investors react to another market plunge over concerns about the economy in a trade war with china. only on "cbs this morning," president trump's former chief economic adviserks at tkep tax cuts. it's been almost five years since pro football star ray rice was caught on video hitting his future wife janay. this morning they tell gayle how the new cases affect them and
how they work to stay together. >> plus the new movie "vice" takesd look at dick chauny's a har pursuit of power. christian bale's stunning transformation into the former vice president. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. former cbs ceo les moonves will not be receiving his $120 million severance package. >> the board says there are grounds to terminate for cause. >> cbs says no to a golden parachute to les moonves. >> the boa merit. former national security adviser michael flynn set to be sentenced this morning for lying to the fbi about his cnt s ing. >> james comey slammed republicans for not speaking out against president trump's attacks on the fbi. >> overcome your shame and face him.
>> two chicago police officers are dead after being hit by a train. the two were responding to reports of shots fired. >> there are no words that can express your grief. knocks you back on your heels. the dow plunged more than 500 points pushing stocks to the lowest minaryear.or >> all that. fresh prince of bel air alfonso ribeiro sued fortnite for his carlton dance. >> and all that ♪ ♪ >> i can get 'em b ♪ ♪ don't gethot comfortable ♪ ♪ i make money move >> on "cbs this morning". >> i have a lambeau, i have a lamborghini truck. i have a maybach and a suburban. >> five cars. here is my question. you can't drive. >> no. >> what's point of having these cars? >> to take pictures on it. [ laughter ]
♪ ♪ that's practical, right? cardi b likes cars. she looks good in a picture. show her. >> i have a subway pass. >> right? >> that's cute, too. >> i take pictures with my dog. >> that always works. > as you can see, the gang's home. welcome to "cbs this morning." and there is no sign of a solution to washington's christmas budget standoff that threatens to shut down much of the government. president trump is standing firm, but he doesn't seem to have enough republicans standing with him. >> the white house and congress have until midnight on friday to agree on funding for the president's proposed border wall whichpp republican lawmakers sayoc theym in the dark about a plan to avoid a weekend shutdown. major garrett is at the white
house. so, major, what is the administration's strategy. >> john, washington knows that government shutdowns, even partial one, are costly, inefficient and politically brdouhahiut ws, iasng why?to president trump doesn't have a strategy to avert it or if he does he hasn't shared it with congressional republican leaders. what does the president want? $5 billion for construction of a border wall on the u.s.-mexico border. problem one, house republicans don't have the votes to pass that, diminishing the president's leverage. that's why those here at the white house suggest to the president a short-term spending bill to get things in the government funded into january when there will be a new congress under democratic leadership and the president can fight the battle on those terms and the president hasn't signed off on that and his leverage appears to be minimal. houserats a senate decrat, e present'ems t oc very muc dh to accept that and until he changes the terms of lookg towa he'seading's
toward a ck stushutdown.e asyou chief of staff mick mulvaney, one of the conservative members of congress who used to play footsie on a shutdown. what's the latest on this. >> he's preparing a government if there say partial government shutdown. he's doing something else. shadowing the current chief of staff john kelly to find out how his job operates because on january 2nd that becomes mick mulvaney's new task at the white house. >> major garrett, thank you. the president's former national security adviser michael flynn goes to court in about an hour for his sentencing. the retired general admitted lying to the fbi about his contacts with russia's then u.s. ambassador sergeyes cannily a k. >> he saidssure.
paula reid in wash. we know the special counsel has praised michael flynn for giving substantial assistance to the government. is that why he may not face much time in prison? >> reporter: exactly. he's one of the only people mueller has recommended receive almost no jail time. now we know that he has met with investigators 19 times and provided what they describe as a substantial assistance, but what we don't know is exactly what he has shared with investigators. most of that remains a secret. the only thing we do know is that he has provided evidence of contacts between the trump transition team and russia. >> also flynn's legal team has said he deserves a light sentence because he was caught off-guard when he was originally approached by the fbi in january 2017. is that a fair defense? >> reporter: well, y. ynn'fl warned that lying to the fbi was a crime that the special counsel punched back pretty hard against
the interrogation. he invited fbi investigators to the white house to speak with him and this is a man with three decades of public service. he has often worked closely with the fbi and the special counsel argues he's not someone that needed to be reminded that lying to federal investigators is a serious crime. >> good point. paula, thank you. the federal reserve begins a two-day meeting today and is expected to raise interest rates. it comes as stocks opened higher after sharp declines hammered americans' 401(k)s. the dow plunged 507 points yesterday and all 30 dow stocks declined and the s&p 500 dropped 54 points. it's down nearly 5% for the year. cbs news financial contributor melanie hobson is here to explain the market uncertainty and join us at the table. so good to see you. >> good morning. >> investors, as you know, do not like uncertainty and this was the lowest in 14 months. what's the deal? >> the market doesn't like uncertainty either and this is the story. we have uncertainty in spades
right now so it's not tomorrow's federal reserve's mting they've widely telegraphed that they're going to raise rates tomorrow. it's what are they going to do in 2019? that has the market rattled. on top of that we have our politics weighing on this market. will we have a government shutdown on friday or not? no one knows. let's go to the uk and brexit. how are they going to lead the european union? theresa may survived the no-confidence vote last week, but still feels like she has one foot on ice and another on a banana peel. we have macron's problems in france and the skirmish and all of that uncertainty is weighing on this market. >> i read one on wall street, if santa claus doesn't show up soon u.s. stocks will end up in negative territory for the year? >> let's put that in perspective. it's been a decade since we've had a down year. ten years. last down year, 2008, that was a doozy, but this is not normal that the market goes up in ten years. we should know trees do not grow
to the sky. i've said that before. down markets >> is is your way of saying don't freak out? >> yes. we've gotten used to no volatility and it's been unusually calm over the last decade. i know it doesn't feel like that, but it really has. this is more normal. we're just not used to it. >> we started the show with a potential government shutdown. what impact would it have on the stock market? >> i don't think it would be a good thing. it gets to the dysfunction of our politics. i think everyone knows at some point the government is going function and that we're not going to go for any extended period of time without the government functioning. we've had this happen before and so that's a good thing, but i think at the end of the day it just shows that these are self-inflicted wounds and it just shows that anything can happen. this is not rational. a government shutdown is not rational. >> as you said, many headwinds facing the market and the economy, as well. >> a lot of good news out there. the u.s. economy is strong.
unemployment is still super low. things have been going -- while the fundamentals look good even if the growth is starting to slow around the world. >> our blood pressure has gone down a little bit. >> calm down. >> thank you, melody. we appreciate it. cbs says former chairman and ceo leslie moonves will not get the $120 million severance payment his contract called for. the cbs board of directors said yesterday there are grounds to terminate moonves for cause, allowing the company to block that payout. board members made the decision after reading the results of an independent investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against moonves and the overall culture at cbs. jericka duncan is here with the board's description of that report. jericka, good morning. >> good morning, bianna. two law firms were investigating allegations against leslie moonves to help the board decide if they had the grounds to terminate him without severance pay. the board said yesterday
investigators found it did. once a television titan, leslie moonves' more than two decade career at cbs came to an end in september after multiple women came forward accusing him of sexual misconduct and retaliation. on monday cbs moved to deny moonves his $120 million golden parachute saying its outside investigation concluded he violated company policies, breached his contract and failed to cooperate fully with their investigation. just last week moonves faced allegations from another high-profile accuser. >> he says, you know, why don't you let me take you home? i said no, i have a ride. >> ssctre a her show "cybill" was taken off the air in 1998 after she rejected moonves' advances? >> how soon afte you findid dr th you were having ish the series? >> quiteho after ward. >>
do you bt d if h hd to e show? >> it would have run another give years. >> a leaked draft in which investigators say they found issues with cbs's anti-harassment and other policies. they found moonves were typically allowed to sidestep anti-harassment training and some people in the news division had had their assistants complete the training for them. cbs news had faced scrutiny. it fired "60 minutes" executive director jeff fager for sending a threatening message to this reporter and it fired charlie rose over sexual misconduct allegation, but the cbs board said monday investigators concluded harassment and retaliation are not pervasive at the company. we ask conclusion. one employee told us they agree with the board'smplosaid cultur
of harassment is being overlooked here. a different employee told us they feel secrecy allows the problems at cbs to fester for decades and without transparency this process has zero credibility. they must release the investigators' report. >> cbs declined to answer additional questions when we reached out including whether it plans to release the report. the company did say it has begun to take robust steps to improve the working environment for all employees. an attorney for moonves said in a statement the conclusions of the cbs board were foreordained and without merit. he vehemently denies any non-consensual sexual relations and cooperated with investigators. he denied retaliating against women and it is unclear if moonves will fight the decision on his pay. john? >> all right. jericka, thank you. >> it is clear that the reckoning continue, and you can't provide solutions until
you know fully what the problem is and what exists and so that secrecy that still exist, the people that have covered up that behavior that still needs to be clarified until we can make meaningful changes and i do believe that those on the board. there are now six women on the board and there are five men and it is a majority female board and they're pushing for a change. >> the board wants transparency and they want the right thing. i'm also of the camp to see the report so we know what we're dealing with and how you can change it and get rid of the people who no longer need to be here. i do hope it's a brand-new day. >> we have been promised that a new day is on the horizon and we are holding firm to the ideament. >> yes. >> a new day in the new year. the wife of a former u.s. army commando charged with murder says she would welcome a pardon from president trump. major matthew golsteyn was
charged in the killing of a suspected bombmaker in afghanistan who allegedly killed two u.s. marines in 2010. golsteyn could face the death penalty. president trump tweeted that golsteyn is a u.s. military hero any that he would review the case. we spoke with julie golsteyn last night. >> one of the implications of that tweet is that the president might pardon your husband. are you hoping for a pardon? >> as i said before, whatever it takes to have justice for matt if it's a pardon, great. >> so just for the record. did your husband assassinate this suspected bomb maker? >> assassinate? no. my husband took care of an enemy combatant who did harm and was planning to do harm -- more harm, to not only american soldier, but the afghans that we trere
him, as well. >> president trump can pardon during his legal trial and it could violate military law. the white house has not said what the president actually plans to do. >> a woman from yemen who wants to fly to california to visit her dying child is being denied because of a controversial travel ban. abdullah hassan, a u.s. citizen, is on life support. his mother is being banned by the so-called muslim ban and is stuck 7500 miles away in egypt. mireya villarreal spoke to the father, a u.s. citizen, is begging to let his family reunite one more time. >> i'm literally seeing my son dying in front of my eyes. >> abdullah has a been out five weeks sce abdullah smiled at his father. >> it is so hard for me that
day. >> what were you telling him? >> we were hugging him so hard and he was smiling, but that's the last thing i've seen from him. >> why have you chosen to keep him on life support? >> to have a chance for his mother to come see him. >> hassan met his wife shaime swileh, hassan, a u.s. citizen decided to take abdullah, also a u.s. citizen, to doctors in california, but he had to leave his wife behind. as a yemeni citizen, she can't enter the u.s. under the trump administration's travel ban targeting several muslim-majority nations. >> the president says that this ban was necessaryopur ve thas w happening ? iea -- anyone that comes to the u.s. they're not going to come and just do anything bad, you know? they're coming for family. >> hassan, backed by a coalition
of faith and community groups, is asking for a temporary humanitarian parole visa for his wife to enter the country. >> it is immoral for us to just stand by and watch as this mother mourns so far >> for "cbs this morning" mireya villarreal, sacramento. >> the state department says counselor offices can grant waivers on a case by.ite casan g o ds due haneip. women are behind men when it comes to pay parity. the new report sho good tuesday morning to you. we're starting off the day with areas of low clouds and fog as we head through the afternoon. most of us will see partly sunny skies and dry conditions. 60 for a high in san francisco. 61 in oakland also for fremont.
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with a woman, it reminded many people of another incident involving an nfl player nearly five years ago. you may remember in february, 2014, baltimore ravens running back ray rice was seen dragging his unconscious fiancee out of an elevator. a second video revealed later showed that rice had punched her and knocked her out in the elevator. his team dropped him, and he's not played professional football since. rice and his fiancee, janay, married weeks later. they now have two children. in an interview you'll see only on "cbs this morning," we spoke to ray and janay at their connecticut home. we learned how they make their marriage work and how the kareem hunt video has affected their lives. i'm wondering what you thought when you first saw the kareem hunt tape. >> obviously, you know, you look back, and you see the similarities. i knew that our name was >> i do think people see you as a poster boy for domestic violence caught in a very graphic way on tape.
>> yes. >> and how do you feel about that? >> early on, you could feel like why do they keep bringing my name up? you could make excuses, or you can do the hard work. >> i've heard you say that there are many underlying things. and as you've had time to reflect and really do a deep dive for both of you -- >> yes -- >> what was the answer you came up with yourself about the underlying issues? >> one of the underlying issues for me was i never wanted to ask for help. football for me was my counseling. it was my therapy. it was my psychologist. it was everything. >> did you see domestic abuse in your own home when you were growing up? >> it was more of my mom going through, you know, a bad relationship. that's when i started to realize i was normalizing abnormal things. i was a man at 11ecame a boy. >> and that was a revelation to you about -- about there are many different kind of abuse. is that what you're saying to us? >> yes.
>> and how to process that? >> yes. we didn't have a physical abuse problem. but i can say there were different forms of abuse that took place. it was emotional? financial, you get to the physical and that's obviously like -- if it's one time, it's still one time too many. >> i'm curious, janay, did you think that you were in an abusive relationship knowing what he just said, that there are many forms of abuse? >> no. i did -- >> you did not? >> i just thought we were being a typical, you know, boyfriend and girlfriend. like we argue, and -- we argue and i didn't really sit back and think about it until i was forced to think about it. >> janay rice has never seen the video from inside the elevator. the one where ray punches her. i think it's hard for people to understand -- >> right -- >> why you haven't looked at that tape. >> i was there. i lived it. i don't really need to relive it over and over again just to appease the world. >> you've also said that was the first and only time. >> yes. >> what do you think, ray, when you look at it now?
>> i hate that person. soere theli, erybwasi teing dhashiem. derv,e and t sheecond other. i actually got my second chance. >> how so -- >> right here. >> oh. with your wife. >> during my darkest moments, you know, i used to ask myself how could she want to support me. >> a lot of people wondered that. >> that's understandable. but i think what's misunderstood about us is that the friends we were before the incident, that's why like i said when i look at kareem hunt, i want to know what his life was like. i want to know what happened in life. you know, i know kareem moolcar apologized and expressed remorse. >> guys, apologies mean nothing if people don't feel, a, you've done the work -- >> you've done the work -- ahat this isn't just some attempt to get back into football. >> see, that -- for me, that is
something that i understand why it was being said early on. >> perceived that way -- >> about is this a ploy to get back into football. i mean, i'll be the first to say it. i don't have to retire to tell you i'm done with football. the pressure i was under of being a star, that was the person i hate the most. >> why did you give this man a second chance? >> i know it's hard for people to understand. >> it is. w nhthe'm not here to force una iop t o was going leave or not because i knew that that wasn't him in that moment. this is somebody i've known since i was 15 years old. i knew that we had work to do. and i was willing to move forward and put in the work. >> you said that you dut y tco ce? i de>>lyyou think the nfl is taking domestic abuse? >> i've met with --
>> who? >> i met with the nfl. they're trying to do the right thing. i know they are working with groups to try to get more of an understanding, and they're doing the work. >> reporter: in addition to kareem hunt, the nfl is also dealing with reuben foster. last month the san francisco els doter a mesteric v49iolence arrest. just days later, the washington redskins signed him. though he's ineligible to play or practice with the team while the nfl continues to investigate. how can people take that the nfl is taking abuse against women seriously? >> i know the nfl, they're not trying to push people who do bad things, abuse against women. they're not trying to push those guys on the field. >> have you spoken to kareem hunt? >> no, i haven't. >> do you want to? >> i would love to that's willing to go the long haul. >> well, we reached out to the nfl whiche league's domestic violence education program. the nfl says that rice has an important message to share, and
that his commitment is sincere. domestic violence and you need help, you can call the national domestic violence hotline. that's 1-800-799-7233. i also thought that his commitment is very sincere. he does a lot of speaking to nfl players and college players. he's coaching high school football at his old high school. he volunteers there. but i was really impressed with janay rice, i have to say. she's not a little mouse wife. i couldn't understand after knowing and seeing that video how she was able to take him back. and she says that this was the first and only time -- i pressed them to that. i said, that defies everything that we know about domestic violence in any type of relationship. they both insist that was the case. >> remember, he not only punched her, he knocked her unconscious. >> exactly. i know. >> the first videotape we saw was just of ray rice dragging her. then i had the interview with roger goodell at the time. i am glad -- they seem like they are in a good place.
>> they are, norah. >> they're getting the therapy they need to discuss this and maybe try and help people learn something more about domestic violence, whether they were a victim themselves and then repeated that behavior and how to end it. >> and that's what they mean about hard work, to your point. they've had extensive counseling. they still have counseling and credit the counselor. and another thing i think is telling, her parents have been married for 30 years, and her parents support their relationship. >> as you pointed out, when people have been givg apologies recently, they have one answer, it's short, and let me get back to the other thing. there's no way you can sit in the interview and give the answers ray rice did -- that many answers at that depth without feeling it and feeling it -- >> he didn't run away from it. i sort of had a tsk-tsk judgmental attitude, i have to say. he didn't run away from any of the questions. that i both embraced anything that we wanted to talk about. >> to hear him say he didn't deserve a second chance in the nfl was something most people don't expect to hear. >> exactly. and doesn't want to play football again, and his be -- she gave him the second chance and that's what matters to him. you can hear the full interview with the rices on the "cbs this
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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it's tuesday, december 18th, 2018. welcome back tocbismog. eymisbehing here. form former white house here. plus, christian bale and adam mckay share their view of former vice president dick cheney in the highly anticipated movie "vice." first here is today's eye opener at 8:00. washington's christmas budget standoff that threatens to shut down much of the government. >> president trump doesn't have a strategy to avert it. if he does, he hasn't shared it with congressional republican leaders. >> praised michael flynn for giving substantial assistance to the government. >> one of the only people mueller has recommended receive almost no jail time.
>> dow plunged 507 points yesterday. >> we've got uncertainty in spades right now. it is what are they going to do in 2019 that has the market rattled. an attorney for moonves said in a statement the conclusions of the cbs board were foreordained and without merit. it is unclear right now if moonves will fight the decision. ♪ >> that's drake winslow, serenading the crowd prior to the syracuse women's basketball game. drake is only 3 years old. ♪ for the land of the free ♪ and the home of the brave >> that is one of the hardest songs to sing, so the singers say. that little guy did a very nice job. >> stole our hearts in the process. >> that song never gets old to
me. >> no. >> i'm gayle king with norah o'donnell, john dickerson and bianna golodryga. we are all here. we begin with this, michael flynn will learn today whether he will go to jail for lying to the fbi. special counsel robert mueller's office has asked the judge to consider no jail time for flynn, who has cooperated with the russian probe and other investigations. >> flynn admitted lying about his contacts with the russian u.s. ambassador after the election. he is now the fifth associate of president trump to plead guilty in connection with the russia investigation. >> president trump and congress have three days left to prevent a partial government shutdown and there's no sign of progress. a shutdown on friday could leave about one-quarter of the federal workforce without paychecks, just before christmas. congress needs to approve a $450 billion spending bill. the president wants $5 billion for his southern border wall. democratic leaders are offering 1.3 billion for fencing and border security, not a wall. legislators on both sides say
there's no clear plan to avoid a shutdown. a new poll finds 54% of americans oppose a government shutdown, 43% say they blame president trump and the republicans if it happens. >> this week marks one year since the passage of the tax cuts and jobs act, reducing tax rates for individuals and increased standard deduction. it also cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%. since the tax cuts took effect this year, they've been credited with boosting the omy. they'v alson crized for not helping working families. as part of our series "issues that matter," we're taking a closer look at the impact of those tax cuts and the state of the economy, one year later. gary cohn served as director of the economic council and chief economic adviser to president trump during the tax debate. he resigned from his white house post in march and joins us for an interview you'll see only on "cbs this morning." good morning. great to have you at the table. >> thanks for having me. it's great to be here.
>> s&p is at a 14-month low. we continue to see these wild market sell-offs. former fed chairman janet yellen said she's really concerned about another financial crisis because of too much deregulation and corporate borrowing. is she wrong? >> let's start with the u.s. economy. that's really what's core to everything. the u.s. economy is really strong right now. we're going to have 3.3% gdp growth in the united states this year. we have jobs or unemployment at all-time -- not all-time but 50-year low right now. we've g uneyment rate in the united states. we have wages growing at 3.1%. the more interesting part of the wage growth is the bottom end of workers, lower paid workers growing at a rate than hirer paid workers. corporate spending, we're starting to see it come back into the system, which is exactly what we had projected when we passed the tax bill. we gave companies a five-year
window to expense all of their capital expenditures. we've seen in recent weeks, companies like apple and amazon announce mega billion dollar plants where they're really going to go out and build new plants, hire new people. that will start hitting the economy in the beginning of next year and we think we'll see a lot more of that in the next couple of years. we think the fundamental economy in the united states is very strong. >> we've yet to see corporate spending really make an impact as far as the gdp overall. we anticipated a sugar rush immediately following the tax cut. you were really selling this as a way, and a mechanism for companies to reinvest in the economy. i want to play back a clip of you last year, talking to a group of ceos about this. >> can i ask you all a quick question? if the tax reform bill goes through, do you plan to increase investment, your company's investment, capital investment? just a show of hands, if the tax reform goes through. okay. >> why aren't the other hands
up? why aren't the other hands up? >> so the ceos were really -- most of it was seen in stock buyback and dividends. are you not disappointed in the results? >> no. if you look at the numbers we are seeing exactly what we thought we would see in expenditures. if you look at a small, medium-sized business today, the regulatory process they need to go through to spend is not that difficult. if you're a sole proprietier that owns a pizza restaurant, nail salon or dry cleaner and you want to expand to a second sto store, you need to go out and lease the store. if you're go iing out to buy a huge manufacturing facility in the united states that's going to hire 15,000, 20,000, 30,000 people you need to go out and acquire the land, get the permits. t architects. you need to go through that
entire process. it takes well over a year. when we did our tax plan, which was based on a ten-year cycle, we assumed we would get no major cap ex in the first year. on stock repurchases, at the makes enormous sense for them to repurchase stocks now, especially since stocks are low. yields at some of these stocks, the boards of these companies are making good fiduciary decisions for their shareholders. when you buy back a stock, what happens? someone sells you a stock, that person pays tax on that gain and that person reallocates the capital to another business that needs the capital. the stock market is acting just as it should in reallocating capital to those businesses that need capital. >> the promises made with the tax cut is that the wages would go up faster first and it wouldn't go into stock buybacks and plants and that. there would be more going into wages. some wages are up, but it's been eaten away by a little inflation. let me ask you about the future. >> i don't think that's right. when you see 3.1% wage growth the tax reform was done, we had
zero wage growth. we've had real wage growth in the united states for the last year. you cannot deny that. >> you also had tariffs, which are a tax, as you agree, right? >> i agree. they are consumption tax. >> so you have a tax on these kind of worker. a lot of them buy chinese goods, which are now more expensive, farmers are having to get bailed out for the second time by the u.s. government. you have a policy here where you have tariffs, a bailout to fix the problem that's happening with the tariffs. in the future, if that's the situation with that, we also have deficit and debt numbers that have gone up considerably. revenue is up after the tax cut but not at the rate that it would be under previous policy. those are big, long-term problems for the economy. >> i'm not going to sit here and deny that we have a debt problem. we have a huge debt problem. i'll be the first to tell you that. our debt problem is not a revenue problem. as you just said, our revenue is up this year, even with the tax legislation. we have a spending problem in this country.
>> it would have been higher under previous policy. >> it may have been higher. you don't know that. you don't know that. the interesting thing is you say the revenue would have been higher. we don't know if the 500-plus companies that went out and gave bonuses to their workers weeks after the tax plan was enacted, we don't know if those bonuses would have been given, we don't know if those pensions would have been funded. we don't know if those companies that raised wages right after the tax plan, if they would have been raised or not. so you say it would have been higher. we don't know that. what we do know is the economy right now, because of the tax money, is very strong and we continue to grow. we also do know -- and i agree completely, weanfi pro in united states. and we have to figure that out. and we just can't keep spending deficit this country. >> the president has said he will shut down the gen if he doesn't get funding for his border wall. how much do you think that will hurt the economy and how much will it hurt investor's confidence?
is that a good move in your opinion, first? >> no. we never want to see the government shutdown. shutting a government down or shutting a business down is never a good move. i'm hopeful that the congress can get together in the next couple of days here and deliver something to the president that makes sense and he's willing to sign. >> dof any regrets about your time in the trump white house? >> absolutely not. it was the most amazing experience in my life. anyone who gets the opportunity to serve this country, they should take that opportunity. it was a spectacular experience. >> are you offended by the term globalist, which is what the president called you, anti-semitic? >> i'm absolutely not offended as i am a globalist. i believe we live in a globalized world and the united states is a very integral part of a globalized world and we have to figure out how to live as a good citizen in a globalized world. so do the chinese. so do the russians. so do the middle eastern coun we cannot change that back. >> how many times, gary, since you left, have you said boy i wish i was back there at the white house? since it was such an amazing experience for you? how many times have you said --
plus, are wheat and grain silent brain killers? controversial views and the food we should eat to be healthy and have a great brain. and christian bale talks about transforming himself into former vice president dick cheney. he gained 40 pounds, yikes, and practiced having heart attacks. double yikes. you're watching "cbs this morning." we thank you for that. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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it would have been the first national security launch for spacex. mark strassmann shows us how it would benefit billions of people on earth. >> everyone from pilots to first responders to every day drivers on the road, an estimated 4 billion people worldwide rely on gps. now the u.s. air force's system of gps' satellites is about to get a long overdue makeover beginning with the launch of this $577 million satellite. >> gps is a military system but it has provided incredible capability for the everyday user. >> reporter: the satellite, built by lockheed martin is the first of 32 planned gps satellites that will replace older ones in orbit. among the upgrades, stronger military signal that's harder to jam and location information that's three times more accurate. >> new satellites also have
civilian channels that will improve everything from your ability to drive your car around town to search and rescue operations, and the list goes on and on. >> still the launch comes four years behind schedule and many of its key features won't be fully up and running for at least a few more years. >> the overarching reason they're running behind schedule is the command and control segment, building the software and infrastructure on the ground that can talk to these satellites and do it all in a level of inscription is unprecedented. >> lockheed martin says the l t liftoff marks the first of what it hopes is a steady flow of launches with the public feelin improved system by the end of 2020. for "cbs this morning," i'm mar improvement, certainly using our waze and other abilities. i use it every day. >> change our lives. >> by 2020, we'll know where we're going, gayle. >> we have to wait that long?
♪ take a look at this video. it shows a retired police officer racing into traffic to save a toddler. darrell pang was driving along the california road the other day when he saw an unsupervised little boy who was bouncing his ball across the street. he made a u-turn. as he pulled up, the boy began to run across the road with his ball, chasing the ball. pang grabbed the little boy just
before he darted in front of oncoming cars this. was close. look at that. very close. right after that, another adult appeared to be -- who appeared to be the child's guardian, we're not sure, came for the boy. he's very lucky that that officer sort of ran into action. >> taking a leisurely walk over to get the boy. you'd be running if you were a parent, right? >> exactly. >> gives me chills looking at that. goodness. >> the little boy's okay. >> happy ending. on a lighter note, commuters upset about a holiday display over a traffic-clogged tunnel are getting their way. ahead, why their call for a christmas tree to be shifted a few feet is finally being answered. a christmas miracle. your local news is next. this is a kpix 5 morning
update. good morning it is 8:25 i'm michelle griego. breaking right now police are responding to a deadly crash involving a box truck and passenger vehicle. this is at whipple road and dyer street. that area is expected to be closed for the next few hours. drivers who avoid tolls by using those temporary paper plates won't get away with it much longer. this morning san francisco police say 26-year-old anthony wangard is a person of interest in a series of suspicious fires in golden gate park. the fires began last month. we'll have news updates throughout the day on your favorite platforms including our website kpix.com.
welcome back. we head back to union city as michelle messaged. we are following breaking news. it is now affecting ac transit. so do plan for that. use industrial as an alternate southbound whipple road 2 lanes are closedthisrash. we do have another accident to report northbound 101 right at julian mckey. it's blocking one lane. ch.p headed out to the scene. you've got stop and go conditions. and going all the way towards mountain view. a live look at the bay bridge right now. you are backed up into the maze.
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defense department, and other military assets. the command would be a accept closer to the president's goal of creating a space force as an independent branch of the armed services. "wired" reports a study by amnesty international found quitter is a toxic place for women. it looked at 15 million tweets sent to prominent politicians an jts and found one in every 15 tweets sent to white women were abusive or problematic. black women were targeted most of all. one in every ten tweets were troubling. twitter said it is committed to holding itself publicly accountable toward progress in this regard. >> g to h'mot britain's "guardian" reports on a study that suggests junk food crave regulars linked to a lack of sleep. researchers at the university of colon said when people are sleep deprived, there's greater activity in the brain regions involved in reward and regulation. and people who were sleep deprived were willing to pay more for a snack than when they were rested.
>> the mini bar. you can get an a for effort. here's an effort for a. "the new york times" says the heavily traveled holland tunnel between new york city and new jersey received a holiday decoration makeover. for years drivers have complained about the placement of the decorative christmas tree over the letter "n" and not the better-fitting and obvious "a" in the tunnel's name. more than 20,000 people voted on line, and the democratrations were adjusted. >> remember the one guy, the driver, who said it made him crazy every time he would go. >> inch by inch -- >> inch -- >> he got a petition going. and people really upset. >> when you're stuck at the holland tunnel, it's a short drive to crazy. >> re frustrated there. >> when something bothers you, you should speak up. >> yes. that's the lesson. >> the holiday message. >> right. tony's like, yeah. i'll be on 57th street going, "taxi!" >> i'll bring your stuff out. >> i'll be looking for work.
for many americans eating healthier would be a top new year's resolution. one expert says we should start by new mexieliminating gluten. eating foods high in carbohydrates can cause brain inflammation and trigger anxiety, depression, and adhd. it he updated and revised his be bestselling book, "grain brain,: your brain's silent killers." in a statement, the sugar association says this -- it believes that sugar is best enjoyed in moderati decades of research s t dr.ta i have to say i'm on the side of the sugar people. when i was reading your book, i have to tell you this -- i was reading your book, that night i had truffle pasta because truffles are in season, and i had a raspberry-filled doughnut for dessert. i'm doing all the things wrong that you say ton -- that's an anomaly. i don't normally eat that badly. i was doing all the things that
you say don't do. you're saying we shouldn't eat grain at all if we want to have a healthy brain. >> actually, let me comment on the sugar issue. >> please. >> we should definitely believe the sugar industry. like we should have believed the -- shouldn't have believed the tobacco industry years ago when they told us smoking cigarettes was good for our health. to have grain if it's gluten free is not the end of the world. it's the total carbs we're interested in the last session on junkfeursle, day and long term. it's important to understand that the choices we make today while we're younger are going to have an effect on the brain as we get older. and once that happens, there's actually very little we can do. so prevention is the mantra of the day. >> you said you heard of a cancer cancer survivor but never heard of an alzheimer's survivor. it starts in the 20s and 30s. the changes we should be making. >> how incredible it is that the "journal of the american medical association" last month published a review of the
so-called alzheimer's medications and indicated that not only do they not work, but they actually are associated with more rapid cognitive decline. so we really have to emphasize prevention. and we have that understanding now. >> you're suggesting that grain causes alzheimer's? >> i'm suggesting that sugar and high carbohydrates is absolutely related to alzheimer's. and not just that dr. perlmutter is suggesting but that's what the most well respected peer review jal areelling us. that's the inconvenient truth we need talk about. >> so the alzheimer's association said, who doesn't have the same kind of relationship i don't think, the one you're suggesting with the sugar folks, says this about -- david perlmutter cites research and guidelines that may have value for some health conditions buotppith her dementias." >> when you're getting a statement from an organization that is supported by makers of so-called alzheimer's drugs, that sort of mentality is not surprising. the bottom line is we know
alzheimer's is to a great extent a preventable disease. and a disease for which we have no treatment. so my mission -- it's been for decades to get that information out to you and the rest of the world that our lifestyle choices are fundamentally important in terms of determining your brain's destiny. so you know, the idea of waiting for a magic pill, there's nothing on the horizon. so -- >> don't you agree that the alzheimer's association would want to do everything possible to eradiate the disease? >> i think that they would. and i would agree with you. and i think that the understanding that lifestyle choices are really very, very important is something that they've not fully embraced as yet. that's my mission. >> so what is the lifestyle choice that somebody needs to make immediately to avoid the -- >> the biggest issue -- sugar. and how incredible that we led the segment talking about sugar. that is according to the ""new england journal of medicine"" something that powerfully relates to increased risk for
alzheimer's disease. i want to be clear -- >> what types of sugar? >> simple sugars. anything that's going to raise your blood sugar. as they published way back in -- that i put in the first edition of "grain brain" in 2012. that there's a perfect correlation between even subtle elevations of your blood sugar well below the range of diabetes and future risks of becoming an alzheimer's patient. >> you talk about the connection between diabetes and alzheimer's. i thought it was interesting. >> yes. if you become a type-two democratic y diabetic you may have quadrupled has no treatment. why increase your risk for either of the issues? you want to do your best to reduce risk, that's what prevention -- >> can i ask you to respond to dr. david katz, yale university, well regarded scientist there. >> i agree. >> he said, i also find it sad that your book is filled with a whole bunch of nonsense. it's misleading people, suggesting that there is a magic
cure for something as complex as alzheimer's. >> the book doesn't address the cure for alzheimer's. that's his -- where he got sidetracked. i have a lot of respect for him. people with all due respect tend to be down on what they're not up on. the book has everything to do with prevention. so i -- you know, somebody talks about treatment of alzheimer's, that's not what "grain brain" is about. >> three simple stems you can make. >> get the sugar out of your diet, increase your dietary fat. who knew? fat is your friend. >> exercise -- >> eat. we'll get there. eat things like olive oil. nuts and seeds. fat was taken off the table as we know for the wrong reasons 30 years ago. reality is your brain needs fat. your brain is -- not just your brain, not taking on you --, aco >> eggs. remember the dreaded eggs? you shouldn't eat eggs -- >> the third thing? >> aerobic exercise. you don't have to be cardi b. on your team. you can do it - >> we've got to go. exercise is key. >> you bet. >> that's right.
the revised and updated "grain brain" is out today. actor christian bale changed his diet to gain 40 pounds. hope it was with fats and learned how to simulate a heart attack for the new movie "vice." >> wonderful cardiologist to act out -- he didn't want to do it initially, then i -- can you show me the different extremes, you know, from -- the clutching to the just sort of -- strange feeling in my stomach. i had him act it out for me. i stole his performance and put it in the film. >> ahead, bale's impressive transformation into former vice president dick cheney. first, a check of your local weat
♪ the new movie "vice" has an early lead this awards season with six nominations for golden globes. the dark comedy charts the rise of dick cheney to become the most powerful vice president in history. the movie reunites actor christian bale who plays cheney with adam mckay who directed bale in "the big short." we spoke with them in los angeles. >> i want you to be my v.p. i want you, you're my vice. >> "vice" spans 50 years of dick cheney's rise to power. >> the vice presidency is a mostly symbolic job. >> the film portrays cheney as a political operative. >> however, if we came to a
different understanding -- >> reporter: the idea for "vice" happened by accident. down with the flu, director adam mckay picked up a book on cheney. >> i started reading it. i was like, oh, my god. i saw a love story there. i saw an arc of ambition. >> reporter: at which point do you start thinking about christian? while you're writing it or reading it? >> when dick cheney's described as a man lacking any charisma. right? that was when you went hmm, got to be bale. >> i want to show the world the true power of the american presidency. >> i saw change in america. i saw fear, paranoia. >> are you even more ruthless than you used to be? >> reporter: intrigued, mckay kept reading. 18 books in all, he said, to gain insight into the man who he say pushed for the invasion of iraq in 2003 and backed the most progressive measures for pursuing terrorists at home and
abroad. adam, you've talked a lot about power. is power an actor in this play, or is power kind of coursing through it? >> it was one of the things that drew me to the story. how does power affect human beings? dick cheney was a guy through very quiet, brilliant means of understanding how our elaborate government works, took on this incredible amount of power while never having to stand in front of the spotlight really. >> he claims to have absolutely zero regrets. he's very st >> reporter: having worked with bale on "the big short," mckay had him in mind while writing "vice." to play the former v.p. bale shaved his head and backed on some 40 pounds.r phical transformations, in 2004 bale lost 60 pounds to play an insomniac in "the machinist." only to bulk back up the following year play bruce wayne in "batman begins."
in 2010 he slimmed down and took home a supporting oscar for "the fighter." then shaved his head and gained a paunch for "american hustle." bale attacks every role with the same intensity. how long do the characters stay in your head? >> do they ever leave? i don't know really, you know. >> reporter: do you have moments of cheney that still happen -- >> doing that -- it sounds odd but you do a little bit, yes. >> reporter: like mckay, bale studied cheney from the tiniest details to the big ones. like suffering multiple heart attacks. how do you learn to play somebody having a heart attack? >> i went and i got a wonderful cardiologist to act out -- he didn't want to do it initially. then i convinced him. i said come on, get up on your feet. can you show me the different extremes from the clutching to the strange feeling in my
stomach? and i had him act it out for me. then i stole his performance and put it in the film. >> reporter: did you have to practice having heart attacks? >> yeah, you do that. you just sort of walk around and do it. you know, you always look a bit mental when you're an actor. i'll be doing things not realizing it, then my son will look at me as i'm talking to myself or pretending to have a heart attack. he said, daddy, please stop doing that. i don't like it. >> action. >> reporter: during production, mckay said he smoked heavily and overate like cheouts d smokhree p day earlin his career. when the filming ended, adam tried to get back into shape. >> then i had like tingly hands, but my stomach was kweesy. i think we think of heart attack as chest pain, arm pain. i told my trainer, i'm fine, don't worry about it. the second he left i remembered this fella telling me like, how do you want the heart attack? you want the stomach or like --
i ran upstairs and took four baby aspirin and called 911. and when i got to the doctor, he's like, why did you do that? i said, my lead actor had told me that was the symptom. he's like, well, because you did that, you have no damage to your heart. >> reporter: if you'd phoned in your character, hadn't gone to the cardiologist, hadn't gone deep, you wouldn't know all that. >> thank you for where you're going. i saved his life, didn't i? >> i like that. >> yeah. >> wow. that was good. >> yeah. >> that was really good. >> acting led to more than just a good performance. >> the fact that adam could see christian bale in that role, genius genius. >> that's right. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪
update. >> good morning. it is 8:55 i'm michelle griego. right now crews are rushing to repair a sink hole that opened up on brian street and caesar chavez in san francisco. police have arrested a san ramon student who allegedly brought a knife to school. the teen also reportedly had acid used to create explosives. >> p g&e has terminateded a construction company contract. poking fun at victims of the camp fire. we'll have news updates throughout the day on your favorite platforms including our website kpix.com.
good morning i'm giana franco in the traffic center. live look at the bay bridge right now. all approaches seeing delays that's 88, 580, and 80. give yourself 35 minutes as you head through there. san mateo bridge also a heavy ride. jumping over to our maps right now 101 northbound right at great america parkway. got a crash. you're blocking one lane. also a trouble spot along 280. north of there southbound 280 at
edgewood. this crash blocking one lane. and that southbound side of 280 along the peninsula as well. here's mary. we're catching some sunshine now but also dealing with dense fog still this morning. let's talk about the visibility. down to a quarter mile in concord. still at zero in pedaluma and about a mile a a half in santa rosa. we are looking dry across the area. 60 for downtown san francisco. later on in the afternoon. 61 wl as for fremont. although, the north bay you could see a few showers today. 59 in santa rosa and 61 for a high in napa. dry wednesday. we're talking about light rain into thursday and friday. stronger storm system sunday into monday.
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