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nly a prevention. >> reporter: i'm linsey davis in new york. >> can we go for it and funnel? >> no. i'm no >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> thanks to it democrats and republicans in progress, i will sign a law that raises taxes on the wealthiest 2% of americans while preventing a middle class tax cuts. >> finally progress on the fiscal cliff showdown. president obama now on his way back to hawaii to resume his vacation with his family. good morning. it is 4:30. thank you for joining us. >> we are glad to have you with us on this wednesday and in this new year of 2013.
let's check in with jackie. >> it will not be a bad day overall. starting out on the ugly side of things will improve as we progress especially into the afternoon. a bit of cloud cover. just a smidge fof a wintry mix. that will be short-lived. it will be out of here by late morning. temperature wise, not as bad -- not a bad start here. almost everybody above freezing. 32 at it as brick and frigid. 35 at dulles. 38 in washington. highs in the upper 30's and low 40's. we are going to head to traffic. >> good morning. it feels like money mining -- monday morning.
no major problems around the region. maryland virginia, and the district. no road work on the beltway. no problems for the entire beltway to report. i-95 -- regina heading north coming out of stafford, what bridge over occoquan, lanes are wide open. heading across the 14th street bridge. back to you. >> thank you. our big story today, a deal has been reached in this fiscal cliff so down. the house gave final approval for a bill late tuesday night. >> president obama thanked congress and asked that future negotiations not involve much trauma. --drama. >> they finally got it done. congress and the along from all over the fiscal cliff, with house republicans reluctantly
passing the senate bill. >> i will sign a law that raises taxes on the wealthiest 2% of americans while preventing a middle-class tax hike that could have sent the economy back into recession. >> it appears the bill was headed for defeat. house republicans did not want to raise taxes without significant cuts in government spending. >> there are no spending cuts. we are adding $4 billion a day to the debt and we fell ilk -- feel like the senate bill failed miserably. >> they decided not to drag out the fight in the longer and risks taking the blame for massive tax hikes for nearly a met -- for nearly every american worker. >> what is the alternative? >> the bill shields those earning less than $400,000 a year from tax increases and extend unemployment benefits. it does not raise the so-called
app ceiling. in two months, government will reach its limit on borrowing unless congress acts. it only delays large cost the pentagon and other government programs. in march we may see another round of fighting. president says he hopes congress can get a deal done with a little less trauma. >> another blow in the effort to get aid areas -- aid to areas devastated by hurricane sandy. back on friday, the senate approved more than $60 billion measure to help recover is on the storm. house appropriations committee drafted a smaller $27 billion measure and the vote has been expected before congress's term ends thursday. >> secretary of state hillary clinton spent the first night of 2013 in a hospital, recovering from a blood clot. they are using blood thinners to break up the clots behind the
right year. the plot-- the clot was discovered during a follow-up exam for concussions she sustained last month. it is not clear when she will leave the hospital. >> two men accused of brutally beating a d.c. man are back in court again today. they are scheduled to attend a status hearing. they faced aggravated assault and other charges and the connection with the beating of a man near south east. the person also faces charges related to the attack that left him with severe brain injuries. a prince george's county teacher accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl. he was arrested december 6 and charged with six counts of sex abuse against a minor. a teacher at isaac in court and middle school. the alleged abuse happen last school year. he is emplaced on
administrative leave. >> the controversial group opposes the new same-sex marriage law. annapolis police are urging drivers to avoid the area because there are possible street closures around. business news. florida orange grove is at risk. >> the-6 may already be in the works -- the iphone 6 may already be in the works. >> happy new year to both of you. back to work for many of us on wall street after that holiday. stock index futures little change. the fiscal cliff drama played out over the holidays. getting ready for round two. the next phase is the debt and selling. congress has to act in order to face -- before facing a default. the orange juice industry.
more than half of the gross in florida can be infected with a bacteria. orders from the infected trees are still safe for you to eat however the bacterial disease slowly kills trees. you may have unwrapped your i phone 5 but apple is testing hardware for the upcoming iphone 6.1. it could be released during the middle of this year. big defense names including lockheed martin are turning their focus to health care to offset cuts -- to the defense budget. spots are already sold out for the superbowl. details coming at the next half- hour. back to you. >> everyone wants to show off
"good morning washington." >> if you think you have the best rendition of hail to the redskins, we want to hear it. we want you to e-mail us a short video of you singing the song and send it to email@example.com. we will place some of those clips later on in the week. it will be big week at the bus. -- ahead of us. >> there is good today and for the game this weekend. -- weather is good today and for the game this weekend. a wintry mix along the delmarva peninsula. it is evaporating before it reaches the ground. the tysons area this morning
i saw a couple flurries on my drive in. 30's across the region. 35 at dulles. 36 in manassas. upper 30's to lower 40's this afternoon. despite the cloud the start, we will have increasing sunshine into the afternoon. more sunshine in your 7 day forecast. that is minutes away. everybody is back to normal today. >> we are trying to be. no problems right now around the capital beltway. here in bethesda, past connecticut avenue, to landover, silver spring, passing 52 john hanson highway. annapolis and billy things looking good. quiet as we get ready to get back into action. no problems on 395. 95 heading up to the beltway.
back to you. >> developing story out of los angeles where police say a photographer was struck by a car and killed while taking pictures of justin bieber's story. -- ferrari. he was struck after he walked across sepulveda blvd. note charges are likely to be filed against the driver. so far, biebers has not commented. >> hundreds of drivers took advantage of a program to keep drunk drivers off the road. the alcohol program said nearly 2000 people participated in the sober ride program between december 14 and early tuesday morning. about 400 people used the service on new year's alone. defense is missing its annual
state of the bay reports this morning. >> the measurement of the bay's health. each year things are of value with the black water clarity. this morning the foundation will also discuss its priorities for the coming year. it is 4:44 now.35 degrees. >> did gathered to remember a prince william cabot -- hundred gather to remember a prince william county police officer.
>> welcome back. president obama thinking congress this morning for passing a bill that prevents the middle-class tax hike and cuts in domestic spending. the house approved the bill last night. it raises taxes on the wealthiest americans. the senate approved the bill early tuesday morning. two men charged with bodybuilding a man near d.c.'s eastern market are expected to pe- with beating a man near d.c.'s eastern market are expected to appear today in court. the anne arundel court house today -- protest of 's of new
same sex marriage law. >> today pennsylvania is suing the ncaa for sanctions regarding the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal. the governor -- governor tom corbett is expected to talk about the suit during a news conference today. including a $60 million fine to help fight child abuse and victims. pennsylvania leaders object the enzi of -- the ncaa using most of them on the outside the state. nearly three weeks after a gunman's rampage and those who escaped, students and teachers at sandy hook elementary school in newtown connecticut are returning to school tomorrow. the december 14 shooting skill -- killed 26 downs and teachers.
>> an emotional tribute to the the prince williams accounted for an officer killed in the line of duty. friends, family, fellow officers gathered for a vigil last night for officer chris yung. monday, he was responding to an exit -- an accdiiden thnwhen a mini van pulled up in front of him. you can see the damage. >> he was my best friend. >> officer chris yung just 35. he leaves behind a wife and three children. note charges have been filed in connection with the case. george washington university is mourning the loss of its former president. lloyd elliott died tuesday at george washington university hospital. he was a president from 1955-
>> i am excited. finally going to the show again. hail to the redskins. "good morning washington." >> are just four days away from that huge matchup between our washington redskins and the seattle seahawks. the question now is whether or not you can still get a ticket. >> and can you afford that ticket? staggering prices for sure. tom has the details for us. >> at somers grow and sports public, the focus has been college football but normally the manager says it is all about the redskins. it will be this sunday. >> we have a group of friends getting together to watch it. >> let's say you want to go to the game but you do not have a
ticket. how much will the cost you on this site? some tickets are not as chief -- are in the $138 range but he will stand in the entire game places like here at the very top. not exactly the best view. >> would you have to pay that if you have to stand the whole game? >> hell yeah, of course i would. >> if you do not want to stand the cheapest price will cause a $150. plenty of -- plenty are asking for well over $1,000. >> that is totally out of the question. >> seats at $1,000 are at this yellow. near the field. but even if you sit here in the gray, it will cost over $500. would you pick that? >> not that much. -- would you pay that much?
>> not that much. look at this. a bunch of folks asking for $5,000 a ticket. you can still get tickets a lot cheaper especially if you are willing to stand. >> i like the fat people are more prone to catching favors the pay off those big bucks. we will invite you to join us for our abc 7 redskins playoff special. tim brant will host at 5 tonight, it clock right here on abc 7. -- 8:00 right here on abc 7. let's go to jackie. >> starting out cloudy. a bit of a wintry mix. this is a weak front. this will be pushing offshore by late this morning. we will watch for skies to clear
out and get plenty of sunshine. temperatures pretty comfortable. 38 in washington. 35 at dulles. 32 in gaithersburg. temperatures as afternoon could reach the upper 30's, lower 40's, but look at the cold air to our north and west. today, mostlyl sunny skies. hawaii between 36 and 42. a cool -- highs between 36 and 42. cool dropped the west of the week. >> 395 smooth trip right now. 14th street bridge, happy about that. no problems. annandale, tyson, the entire beltway, maryland, new carrollton 270 -- so far no
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