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captioning sponsored by cbs >> pelley: a rebuke from his own nominee. the president draws fire from his supreme court pick after mr. trump attacks the judges hearing the immigration ban. >> i listened to a bunch of stuff last night on television that was disgraceful. >> pelley: and the president judges his own ability to read the law. >> they comprehend very well, okay, better than i think almost anybody. >> pelley: also tonight, trump supporters say give him some time. >> he won. let him do his job. >> pelley: she says her pleas to jail guards for medical help were ignored. >> they told me to knock my crap off. >> reporter: until she gave birth in her cell. and living stronger.
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he wants you to know that this is what 77 can look like. this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: today, president trump ridiculed the three federal judges who are considering whether to reinstate his immigration ban. the president side a bad high school student could do better. well, tonight, mr. trump's own supreme court nominee called the president's attack on the federal judiciary disheartening and abhorrent. mr. trump nominated appeals court judge neil gorsuch just eight days ago. margaret brennan is at the white house. >> and i'm very proud to have picked judge gorsuch, who i think is going to be an outstanding member of the supreme court. outstanding. >> reporter: speaking to a gathering of sheriffs today, president trump praised his supreme court nominee neil
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gorsuch. but criticized the branch of government he works for, attacking a federal court for scrutinizing the president's temporary travel ban. >> courts seem to be so political, and it would be so great for our justice system if they would be able to read a statement and do what's right. >> reporter: the attack on the judicial branch stunned judge gorsuch, who told senators on capitol hill he felt mr. trump's recent comments were "disheartening and demoralizing." mr. trump's travel ban was put on hold by a federal judge last week. >> 212-"f." >> reporter: today the president recited the law he believes justifies the order. >> and it couldn't have been written any more precisely. it's not like, "oh, gee, we wish it were written better." it was written beautifully. >> reporter: yesterday, three federal appeals court judges heard arguments on whether to reinstate mr. trump's travel ban. an audio feed of the hearing was broadcast widely on television. >> and i was a good student.
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i understand things. i comprehend very well. okay. better than i think almost anybody. and i want to tell you, i listened to a bunch of stuff last night on television that was disgraceful. it was disgraceful. >> reporter: president trump argued the country is at risk because his executive order is not being enforced right now. >> terrorism say far greater threat than the people of our country understand, but we're going to take care of it. >> reporter: the white house released a list of 24 people from the banned countries, some of whom went on to become u.s. citizens. but, scott, they targeted americans or had links to terrorism. >> pelley: margaret brennan at the white house. margaret, thank you. well, senators are battling over the nomination of one of their own to be attorney general, the nation's top law enforcement officer. last night, republicans invoked an arcane rule to silence a
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democratic critic, rule 19 forbids criticism of the senator. it was written in 1902 after a fist fight on the senate floor. nancy cordes is calling this bout. >> reporter: did you expect to get rip remanded? >> no, i did not. >> reporter: a supposedly silenced elizabeth warren had a lot to say today about her public rebuke. >> this republican-controlled senate says that i have to sit down, be quiet. >> the senator will take her seat. >> reporter: warren's transgression was reading out loud from a 1986 letter coretta scott king wrote about alabama senator jeff sessions. >> mr. sessions has used the awesome power of his office to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens. >> reporter: republican leaders accused warren of impugning a fellow senator who is now up for attorney general. >> she was warned. she was given an explaination.
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nevertheless, she persisted. >> reporter: today, defiant democrats took turns reading the letter themselveses, with no repercussions. >> "mr. session has used the awesome power of his office..." >> "to chill the free exercise of the vote by black citizens." >> reporter: and they noted republicans weren't punished from disparaging colleagues in 2015... >> a flat-out lie. >> reporter: any with 2016. >> with his cancerous leadership. >> look, it was a diatribe for most of the evening. >> reporter: utah republican orrin hatch argues warren's attacks -- >> give me a break. >> reporter: were more extensive. if democrats have concerns about his civil rights record, shouldn't they be able to talk about that? >> of course,, of course, they should. but they ought to tell the truth, too. >> reporter: he and other republicans insist that sessions' record on race has been distorted for decades. that's partly what set them off last night. they're expected to vote to confirm him within the hour,
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scott, at which point, warren's gag order will be lifted. >> pelley: nancy cordes on capitol hill. the white house said today it is an insult to the memory of a fallen sailor to criticize last month's seal team 6 raid in yemen. yesterday, the chairman of the senate armed services committee, john mccain, sailed the raid was a failure. in addition to the death of chief ryan owens, several other americans were wounded. 15 civilians were killed, and a u.s. aircraft was lost. this was the president's spokesman today. >> i think anybody who undermines the success of that rage-- raid, owes an apology and a disservice to the life of chief owens. >> pelley: the yemeni government said today that it wants to reassess its cooperation with with u.s. forces. a recent cbs news poll found that americans are split on the president's ban on citizens from seven predominantly muslim countries.
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45% approve, 51% disapprove. 40% approve of the overall job that the president is doing, and dean reynolds talked to some of them in wisconsin. >> reporter: we've been visiting franks diner in kenosha regularly, not just for pancakes the size of catchers' midst, but for presidential politics, too. what grade would you give the president so far? >> i'd have to break it in two. an "a" for intentions and a "d" for implementation. >> reporter: every trump reporter here said the roll-out had been rocking, but like local businessman glenn woods, they blame the president's opponents for making things worse. >> at the moment, the democratic strategy seems to be make them stand in fire ants, and eventually he'll run away. >> reporter: we joseph centeno about presidential falsehoods, mr. trump's charge that the media ignored terrorist attacks or that millions voted illegally
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in the last election. do you believe millions of votes were cast illegally? >> i don't have any proof either way. >> reporter: as for fake news? do you think somebody from cbs is going to do fake news, going to make up something? >> i would hope that is that's not the case. >> reporter: nearby, dick gentz and larry rasch thought the president should take a breath. >> i think some of the things he's done probably should have been done a little slower. >> reporter: the executive order on immigration? >> i don't think he gave it enough thought. i thought he made change after the election. once he became president, he would be more presidential. it hasn't gotten to that point yet. >> reporter: they both dismissed anti-trump protests, like the big one in washington. what did you think about that? >> oh, i thought that was the worst. i mean, the vulgarity, and the violence that they espoused. it's not american. it's not the way we should be doing things. i mean, we had an election.
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okay, you move for the. he won. let him do his job. >> reporter: and that's what we heard over and over from mr. trump's supporters here, scott. they said "give the president a chance." >> pelley: dean reynolds as we continue to listen to the people. dean, thank you. president harry truman once threatened a "washington post" critic, threatened to punch him in the nose, after he criticized truman's daughter's singing. trade, president trump said he was defending his daughter when he criticized nordstrom for dropping her clothing line. here's jericka duncan. >> reporter: in the midst of a busy day, the president of the united states found time to tweet this: last week, nordstrom announced it would no longer buy ivanka trump merchandise, based on the brand's performance.
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days before that announcement, nordstrom executives sent out this company-wide email, offering support to anyone affected by president trump's executive order on immigration. white house press secretary sean spicer. >> there's clearly an attempt for him to stand up for her because she is being maligned because they have a problem with his policies appropriate president trump's ongoing involve independent trump family business is a problem, says richard painter, chief ethics lawyer for president george w. bush. >> we cannot have him out there shilling for the family businesses on twitter or anywhere else. >> these papers . >> reporter: mr. trump still owns his blses and profits from them, despite transferring control last month to a trust won runby his sons. the paperwork is incomplete in delaware, where the majority of trump businesses, over 300 of them, are registered. trump has until march 1 to resign from his corporation. >> i do think he's brought this on himself. it's unfortunate, because he has experience and know-how in the
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private sector that could be very valuable for the job as president. but so far, he's not conducting himself in a way that is consistent with the duties of that office. >> reporter: meanwhile, the u.s. military is considering renting space here at trump tower. scott, the department of defense spokesman says it's needed to support the personnel and equipment whenle when the presis in new york. >> pelley: jericka duncan in manhattan. jericka, thank you. well, we have learned tonightave security threat to the president's inauguration last month. our homeland security correspondent jeff pegues has discovered that hackers managed to disable much of the vast network of security cameras in washington and hold them for ransom. >> i, donald john trump do solemnly swear. >> reporter: eight days before president trump was sworn in, hackers breached traffic and
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security cameras around washington, d.c. the cameras were part of the security setup for the inauguration and were being monitored at this f.b.i. command center. there are 187ic87 cameras in the city, monitoring everything from the white house, to the capitol to the inaugural parade route, and about 70% of them had been coman deerd. chris caruso is leading the investigation for the secret service. there must have been a real concern about identifying who was behind it before the inauguration? >> yes, there was a great concern that we figure out who did this, why they did it, and, again, mitigate it so that way it wasn't an effect anymore. >> reporter: within hours of being notified, the secret service was able to zero in on potential suspects in britain. police there arrested a man and a woman the day before the inauguration. but the investigation is expanding to more countries. secret service electronic crimes task forces based in rome and paris are now also working the
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case. the malware that infected the cameras and servers has been identified as ransomware, which hackers have used in the past to take over computer system and then extort money from cities, companies, and hospitals. did the people behind it make any sort of demand? >> i can't speak specifically about what the secret service found with this investigation at this point. >> reporter: if they did, you can't talk about it. >> that's correct. >> reporter: in the end, the cameras were taken off line for 48 hours and reconfigure. no ransom money was paid, and, scott, the cameras were fully operational for the inauguration. investigators have not ruled out that this was a state-sponsored operation. >> pelley: jeff pegues, breaking the story tonight. thank you, jeff. winter weather is expected to storm back to the east coast tonight from washington to boston. already at least 2500 flights have been canceled. there was a 30-car pileup in boston but no serious injuries
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chief meteorologist eric fisher is track the storms at our boston station wbz. eric, what are we in for? >> scott, quite a wild weather ride we are on here. we had a lot of ice last night, this afternoon, a feeling of spring, record highs, even 70s in washington, d.c. not so fast. now, winter storm warnings up in those same locations, even blizzard warnings for parts of long island and massachusetts. this will be a fast-moving storm system, very quickly deepening as we head into the day tomorrow. big shield of snow right up across new york city, philly, into boston and parts of northern new england, and then exiting as we head into tomorrow night. after that warmth, we have 6-12 in philadelphia neerk a foot in new york over a foot in boston, as well as hartford, and behind this, scott, we're talking about some significant cold, wind chills in the single digits, even subzero numbers by tomorrow night. >> pelley: eric fisher, thanks. the tornado that plowed through new orleans east yesterday was the most powerful ever recorded in the area. an ef-3 wwinds up to 165 miles
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an hour. at least 60 homes and business were damaged. a few people were hurt, but none seriously. coming up next on the cbs evening news, a mother's harrowing tale of being forced to give birth in jail.
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unable to pay the $10,000 cash bond, preston waited behind bars at the macomb county jail. >> they told me to knock my crap off, stop lying to them. they could put another charge on me if i-- if i kept lying to them. >> reporter: as labor pains intensified, surveillance video shows preston went to the infirmary three times. she finally gave birth without a doctor present. how did this make you feel? >> i was scared. i mean, i was terrified. i was so worried for both of us that-- that either one of us could-- could catch something and, you know, it would be life threatening. >> reporter: sheriff tony wickersham said the jail's medical staff properly attended to preston. >> i know 100% that our people did what they needed to do. at some point she probably would have been sent to the hospital but the baby came before that happened. >> reporter: your words for the sheriff giknow he said they were holding me because i had prior warrants. another yeah, you're right, i did. but what does that have to do with take meeg to the hospital when i'm in labor?
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>> reporter: both mom and baby are okay. scott, after being checked out at the hospital, she had to go back to jail for five days. >> pelley: demarco morgan for us. thank you, demarco. thank you, demarco. we'll be right back in just a moment. ibgard is right for you. ibgard calms the angry gut. available in the digestive aisle at cvs, walgreens and riteaid. so i thought it might be time to talk about a financial strategy. you mean pay him back? so let's start talking about your long-term goals. knowing your future is about more than just you. it's how edward jones makes sense of investing. i use what's already inside me to reach my goals.
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>> pelley: we made a mistake in a story on friday night. we'd like to tell you about it. in a story on price increases for naloxone, a drug used to treat heroin overdose. we incorrectly showed a drug called narcan. that's a brand name of naloxone that is a nasal spray recently approved by the f.d.a. while some forms of naloxone have undergone price increases-- the point of our story-- the price of narcan nasal spray has never changed, and the company that makes it, adapt pharma, offers a 40% discount for first responders. we regret the error. up next, a role model for living longer and stronger.
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at 77 years old, why push yourself this hard? >> because i like it. i love it. i want to stay out of the nursing home. >> reporter: bonilla is the oldest man to compete in the cross fit games, going up against men a decade younger. cross fit is the fastest growing fitness movement in the world. in 2008, bonilla stopped training for two months to take on his biggest challenge yet. he was fighting prostate cancer. >> i got a little emotional about this. >> reporter: why? >> i have always been in healthy shape. i always watched what i ate, ad i came down with prostate cancer. and i had it taken out. and then i started coming back. >> reporter: now cancer free, bonilla has challenged crossfitters around the world. each year they mark his birthday by doing six exercises like pushups, squats, and the kettle
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bell swing, to match his age. >> if i do it this year, all the exercise, it would be 78 times. >> reporter: in one sitting? >> in one sitting. >> give me that last one. >> reporter: two years ago when foe one would give him a job as a crossfit trainer, he built a gym in his basement and got his own clients, including former navy seal luke mason. >> he's got years of experience on me, you know, what i mean? he's a testament. i mean, the guy's 77 years old. he's got something to teach. >> reporter: would you say this is your own fountain of youth? >> yes, i love being strong. i love being able to do a lot of things that a lot of young people cannot do or are not willing to do. >> reporter: motivation, inspiration, perpseration-- his recipe for living stronger. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night.
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