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captioning sponsored by cbs >> the state of our union is strong. >> is getting stronger. >> never been stronger. >> but it must be stronger, still. >> the state of our union is sound. >> sound and strong. >> glor: now, it's president trump's turn. >> i would consider a great achievement if we could make our country united. >> glor: also tonight... >> hello. >> glor: the state of the union guest who fears deportation. >> we are the people that are giving back to our communities every single day. >> glor: corporate powerhouses join forces to form a health insurance company for their employees. peacocks can't fly-- not on united. and fresh off its summertime dance with the sun, the moon is back with a brand-new winter sky
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show. this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. reporting tonight from the rotunda of the u.s. capitol. >> glor: good evening, down the corridor from here in the house chamber, president trump will deliver his first state of the union address tonight. early today, at a luncheon with reporters, the president reflected on what he says he learned in his first year in office. he told us "a businessperson doesn't worry about the heart. you do what's best for you." but as president he told us a lot of it is heart and compassion, far beyond money. as an example, he pointed to immigration, one of the issues he will be addressing tonight. major garrett is at the white house. >> reporter: the president will discuss his willingness to provide a path to citizenship for 1.8 million so-called dreamers, children brought to the u.s. illegally, in exchange for tens of billions for the border wall and other security measures. "i put myself in their
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position," he told television anchors today when discussing what he's learned about the presidency. "millions and millions of people are affected, so it's much different in that way than i thought it would be." with approval ratings lower than any modern president at this point in his term, mr. trump said he hopes to strike a note of unity. >> reporter: the president's speech will emphasize positive economic news, military gains against isis, and continued economic and diplomatic pressure on north korea. the president has been working on the speech for about three weeks, exchanging drafts with chief speechwriter stephen miller. other big contributors, top white house economic adviser carry cohn, and national security adviser, m.r.
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mcmaster. >> glor: more than a dozen democrats are boycotting the president's speech. many others will protest in a different way. here's nancy cordes. >> reporter: president trump will look out on a sea of black tonight, a nod from house democrats to the movement against harassment. >> we regard president trump as offender in chief, sexual salter in chief. >chief. >> reporter: gwen moore represents milwaukee. he has denied those allegations, of course,. >> that-- it is his prerogative to deny them, and it's our prerogative to believe the 19, 20 women who have said otherwise. >> reporter: the guests they've chose ren meant to send a message, too. >> you are the pride of america. ( applause ) >> reporter: many democrats dems are bringing so-called dreamers. >> the state of the union is better because of the dreamers. >> reporter: arizona republican paul gosar, does not agree. he contacted u.s. capitol police
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and the attorney general today, urging them to check i.d. at tonight's address, and arrest any illegal alien aliens in attendance. >> i would say to the congressman, "you try it." ( laughter ) >> reporter: as for the speech itself, democrats are already bracing for an economic victory lap. >> two words i don't think we'll hear tonight on the economy "thanks, obama." >> glor: all right, nancy with us here now. democrats have selected someone they very recognizable last name to deliver the response tonight. tell us about him and why he was selected. >> reporter: that's right. he is 37-year-old massachusetts congressman joseph kennedy. he is in his third term. he is a former peace corps volunteer and assistant d.a., and he was chosen, jeff, because democrats see him as a contrast in every way to president trump, and like his famous grandfather, robert kennedy, he's got a way with words. in fact, some of his speeches from the health care debate last year reviewed online millions of
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times. >> glor: all right, nancy cordes, i will see you during the speech in just a short time. thank you very much. republican senator marco rubio of florida gave the opposition response five years ago when barack obama was president. and earlier today, i talked to the senator about the battle over immigration, which throad a government shutdown this month. i asked him if he thinks progress is being made. >> who would have thought two years ago that conservative republicans were prepared to do a pathway to citizenship, you know? and that's progress. and i've also seen some willingness on the part of my democratic colleagues to do more on the border. i think the hang-ups are some of these other issues that are there. but the progress is there is willingness across the board to get something done. but right now, aligning the gives and the takes has been difficult. >> glor: what's the biggest hang-up to a deal right now? >> i think the biggest hang-up is understanding exactly what it is we think citizenship is paired with. my-- i think my view is the white house's position is that
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citizen-- he's prepared to do citizenship as long he's able to change migration to the nuclear family. i think many democrats would argue, no citizenship is for the wall, or for border security. so we've got to fig that you are part out. if we do, that then the other pieces start falling into place. >> glor: final question, how do you think the president has done in his first year i would say if you take on a blank piece of paper and write out the achievements -- the unemployment, tax reform-- 250 companies have announced bonuses and raises-- and you put that on a blank piece of paper, you would say that's an extraordinary first year. and you see that reflected in the financial markets. the problem is, you know, the focus is on the other stuff, you know, the tweet in the morning, the statement in the afternoon. and it's distracted from those achievements. but that's who the president is. he's very unconventional. that's why he won, and he's not going to change. >> reporter: john dickerson, gayle king, norah odponl donl
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and i along with our correspondents will bring you live coverage of the state of the union address, the democratic response as well, beginning at 9:00 eastern, 8:00 central. the president does have five days to decide whether to make public a classified memo on the russia investigation. the republican majority on the house intelligence committee voted yesterday to release it. the memo, written by republicans and based on classified intelligence, alleges the f.b.i. and the justice department engaged in surveillance abuses against members of the trump campaign. more on this now from jeff pegues. >> there may have been malfeasance by people at the f.b.i. >> reporter: today, house speaker paul ryan brushed off questions about whether republicans are intentionally railroading the investigation. >> first, there are legitimate questions about whetheroon american civil liberties were violated. >> reporter: democrats responded angrily. >> i don't know if this is some kind of sick game. >> reporter: for now, the bitter partisan divide divides t
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threatened to sidetrack the investigation into whether the trump campaign coordinated with russian operatives in want 2016 elections. the four-page classified republican mem oafs voted out of the house intelligence commit along party lines. the document alleges surveillance abuses by the f.b.i. on members of the trump campaign in 2016. democrats have written their own 10-page memo to counter house republicans' claims. isn't transparency a good thing, especially with an investigation like this one? >> transparency is always a good thing, but this is not transparency. this is a misleading document where they're hiding the underlying materials. >> reporter: adam schiff, a ranking democrat on the committee, said they're trying to undermine the special counsel's russia probe. >> i think there's a real fear, as mueller gets closer to the inner circle of the white house, they throw up more and more by way of distraction. >> reporter: the president has five days to review the document. already, white house fors have signaled that mr. trump wants it
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released. and there are concerns that could jeopardize national security by exposing sources and methods. last week, the justice department warned that making that document public would be extraordinarily reckless. jeff. >> glor: jeff pegues with the latest on this memo. jeff, thank you. the audience in the house gallery tonight will include school teacher ivan rosko, a guest of martin heinrich. she is a dreamer, brought to the u.s. illegally as a child, and manuel bojorquez visited her classroom in albuquerque. >> what makes an ideal community member? >> reporter: 27-year-old ivan orosko, teaches at the high school in albuquerque. she was recently named new mexico's attacher of the year but was brought into the company illegally by her parents from mexico when she was 12. she is a daca recipient, one of close to 9,000 undocumented teachers working across the
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united states. talking about immigration is sometimes part of the lesson plan. how often are these conversations happening? >> you know, most of what we do in the classroom is very academic. it's not an everyday thing. but when they do happen, i like to make sure that we do have a safe space where students can express all of the things that they are carrying in their hearts. hello. >> reporter: we joined her sixth period class to see what that looks like. >> we are going to focus on the topic of immigration in our community today. how does it affect your everyday life? what does it look like for you personally? >> when i was younger, i didn't really recognize immigration as a very big issue. i saw it very black and white. i was like, "oh, that's illegal. it's just illegal." >> okay, i'm an immigrant myself. next month, i'm going to have to miss school flike, i don't even know how long, because i'm in the process of being a citizen. so i have to, like, go to mexico and do an interview and stuff.
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and i basically have to wait there until they, like, approval so i can come back. >> it's really stressful because i consider my friends as family, and knowing that they can be taken from school or home, like, scares me. >> my mom and my dad were being threatened of getting deported. i remember my mom, she came up to me and she said, "could you write a letter on the back of this saying how much you want us to be a family"? and at the time i didn't know what it was going to be used for, but i did it anyway. but, no, it was, like -- it was for a court, and she wanted to show it to the court to be like, "pliez, don't break up my family." and now that i look back to, it's really hard thinking how close we had been to losing both of my parents.
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>> around this time last year, my own father was deported. it was the worst thing in the world to see, to be at the airport when he had to leave. he now lives in-- i'm sorry. he lives in monterey with his parents, and i haven't been able to see them in two years. it's just really hard to know that other people around me can be taken as easily as he was, especially my own teacher. >> i just want to say that the space that you guys have created in this class, i just so appreciate it. >> reporter: what about parents out there who see this and think, "you're injecting politics into the classroom?"
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>> the parents here at my school have been incredibly supportive. often, teachers are seen as people who should be, you know, objective and only here for the academics, right. my classroom is a space where students can freely express themselves and, also, explore all of these really hot-topic issues. >> reporter: but people will argue that some immigrants might not number the best interest of the country, and that extending legal status to someone like you is essentially saying, "hey, come in, legally or not." >> most people that are here working as immigrants, you know, they're just really contributing to their communities. we are teachers. we are doctored. we are the people that are giving back to our communities every single day. >> glor: manuel bojorquez in albuquerque tonight. orosco's daca status expires in less than a year. if it isn't extended, she likely will the be abe to continue
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teaching. texas governor gregg abbott ordered a criminal investigation today into claims that former doctor larry nassar abused gymnasts at the karolyi ranch near houston. it is owned by bella and marta karolyi, and once hosted training camps. more fallout from the mistaken missile alert that caused a panic in hawaii. the state's emergency management administrative resigned and the worker who sent out false alarm was fired. he told federal investigators he did not hear the words, "exercise, exercise," on the recording announcing the drill, so he thought it was the real thing. fema will end its food and water aid for puerto rico tomorrow. since hurricane maria, the agency has provided more than 17 million gallons of bottled water, and nearly 60 million meals. 20% of the island remains without power. there is much more ahead on tonight's cbs evening news. >> an announcement by three big companies sent shudders through
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ago. out-of-pocket costs have nearly doubled during that time. anhealth insurance premium increases have far outpaced wage growth. the three companies will try to contain rising health care costs. in essence, they will try to kill off what berkshire hathaway's c.e.o. warren buffet called "the hungry tapeworm on the american economy." >> glor, of course, the big question, jill, is how exactly do you do this? >> well, there are scant details, but they point to leveraging technology and the power of their 1 million employees to provide simplified health care at a reasonable cost. and this new health care company would run as a service to employees without the need to generate a profit. that would be bad news for pharmacy benefit managers, big chains, drug distributors, and health insurance companies, which plunged 3% to nearly 7% on the announcement. clearly, investors are worried that amazon is about to disrupt yet another business. >> glor: jill schlesinger with
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what could be a huge change in the future of health care. jill, thanks. >> sure. >> glor: still ahead here tonight, a would-be passenger runs afowl of an airline.
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convergence of lunar events last seen in the united states in 1866. >> the big show is to watch the shadow of the earth advancing across the surface of the full moon. >> reporter: but that lunar eclipse is just part of the show. the moon will pass closely to earth, appearing both bigger and brighter, called a supermoon. it's also a blue moon, the second full moon of the month. >> but this blue moon is actually going to be red, just to make things interesting. >> reporter: red because the earth's shadow will turn the moon a rust color, called a blood moon. together, it's a grand slam known as a super blue blood moon. >> it's the ultimate lineup, right, you have a whole planet lined up with it. >> reporter: photographer tim mcmanus can seem obsessed. you're stalking the moon. >> pretty much. >> reporter: he sometimes waits years to capture the moon in just the right position near a san francisco landmark. he has a secret location in mind for early tomorrow morning. >> just say that there had will be some san francisco iconic images in it.
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>> reporter: there will be something for everyone in the super blue blood moon. scientists will be measuring what happens when the earth's shadow blocks the sun and the temperature on the moon's surface drops suddenly. >> and so by watching these temperature changes, we can actually make some assessment of the different types of material that we have in different areas of the moon. >> reporter: in the united states, only those in the west will see the super blue blood moon, but for everyone else, tim mcmanus has photographs to show any full moon can be almost as magical. john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. >> glor: and that is the cbs evening news tonight. our live coverage of the state of the union address is coming up at 9:00 eastern, 8:00 central. i'm jeff glor in washington. see you again soon. captioning sponsored by cbs captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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