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rirks . good morning. it is monday, december 31st, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." there's growing concern over the health of hillary clinton after the secretary of state is admitted to the hospital with a blood clot. and less than 24 hours until the nation heads over the fiscal cliff. we'll go to washington to see if lawmakers are any closer to cutting a deal and we'll tell you what will happen if they don't. we begin with today's "y opener," your world in 90 seconds. hillary clinton will be celebrating the new year from a hospital bed. >> secretary of state hillary
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clinton is hospitalized in new york city. >> she's got a blood clot she suffered from a fall. >> it left her severely dehydrat dehydrated. clinton had been planning to return to work this week. >> there's still significant difference between the two sides. >> today the final day of fiscal cliff negotiations. >> i want everybody know i'm willing to get this done but i need a dance partner. vice president joe biden is now in on negotiations. >> do i wish things were more order will i in washington? absolutely. a tour bus crashed on an icy oregon highway has killed nine people and injured 20 others. >> today is december 231st. there's going to be a huge celebration in times square with everyone waiting for the crystal ball to drop. new video surfacing from the fate tall plaep crash in russia. sending debris into oncoming traffic. a scary slip on a frozen
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lake ban an effort to save a life. kim kardashian is pregnant. her boyfriend kanye west broke the news at a concert in atlantic city. heading into the playoffs, rg3. maybe he can solve the fiscal cliff. and all that matters. >> new zealand celebrated a few moments ago shooting fireworks into the sky to welcome 2013. >> on "cbs this morning." chuck pagano was back on the colts' sidelines yesterday cancer-free as the colts took care of the texans, the 28-16. >> i'm so glad to be back with you guys. i'm so proud. thank you. thank you so much. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm norah o'donnell with anthony mason. charlie and gayle are off. the deadline for the fiscal cliff is less than 24 hours
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away, and there is no deal yet, but members of congress will be back on capitol hill this morning, so we will have all the news from washington in a moment. but first there is breaking news on the condition of secretary of state hillary clinton. >> she's in a new york city hospital this morning being treated for a blood clot. doctors say it's related to a concussion that has kept her out of the office for the past three weeks. margaret brennan is in washington with the latest. margaret, good morning. >> good morning to you. secretary clinton is taking anti-co-ag lands to thin out the blood clots. doctors will report lid monitor her for at least the next 48 hours. >> welcome to the secretary of state. >> secretary of state hillary clinton was admitted to new york presbyterian hospital on sunday after doctors discovered a blood clot during what was termed a follow-up exam to check on her recovery from a recent concussion.
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clinton's health scare began after she contracted a stomach illness following a whirlwind trip through europe. that virus led to extreme dehydration which caused her to famt and sustain a concussion. according to doctors at george washington university medical hospital, she's been recuperating at home since early december. she also suffered a blood clot in her knee when she was first lady. in her autobiography, she said her doctors contribute it to her non-stop flying. it's only increased. illness has sidelined clinton during her final days as secretary of state causing her to cancel a december 20th hearing on the benghazi attack. >> he has a deep respect for the men and women of the state department. >> clinton's last public appearance was december 7th in
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belfast, northern i ireland. she spoke then about her upcoming retirement and looked forward to relaxing and thinking about things beside a public life. in a statement released last night, secretary clinton's spokesperson said the doctors will continue to assess her condition including other issues associated with her concussion and will determine if any further action is required. and when asked if secretary clinton is still able to work her spokesperson reply thad the secretary of state is the secretary of state. >> margaret brennan. thank you. medical correspondent jon lapook is here. he's affiliated with the presbyterian hospital where secretary clinton is being treated but you're not involved with her treatment. >> that's right. >> thank you so much. let me ask you. how serious is this that they're keeping the secretary in the hospital for at least 48 hours. >> that depends on a lot of questions we don't know.
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i am familiar with columbia. i haven't spoken with any of the doctors who are taking care of the secretary. but here are some things that are running through my head. it's unusual that somebody would get blood thinners after they've had a blow to their head. the last thing you would want to do is thin their blood. so trying to figure out what could have happened here. she had some sort of concussion two to three weeks ago. she fell, she hit her head. at that point i'm sure they did some brain imaging, or cat scan, mri of the head. at that point she must have had no bleeding or so little they were able to observe her outside. at some point they're observing her closely. in the last few days she either had symptoms or a routine cat scan or mri or a clot. now, this clot would have to be inside the brain tissue, inside one of the tissues. we're not talking about one of the bleeding that natasha
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richardson had underneath the scalp. so at that point there's reason to give anti-coagulation, blood thinner, to prevent another clot from forming if you think she's at increased risk. things that would be, again, i don't know about in her case, irregular heart rate. if there was some damage or swelling to the brain. the last thing you would do, though, would be to give a blood thinner because you're afraid now of causing bleeding. so they're in a position where they have to decide i want to give a blood thinner because i want to prevent further clotting, but also i don't want to give a blood thinner because i'm afraid if she had some bleeding going on -- she's hit her head. normally you would not give blood thinner three months following somebody hitting her head. >> one of the things i saw from a spokesperson, the doctors will
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assess her situation including other issues associated with her concussion. that's what has a lot of people concerned. what other issues is she suffering from? we've not seen her since late november. >> that's one of the cryptic lines. again, is it another issue that's putting her at increased risk of having another clot again? i think they're between a rock and a hard place. they want to give her blood thinners to prevent a blood clot but they're afraid to on someone who's smack third head recently so they're going to observe her very closely in the hospital. >> lots of questions, jon lapook. thank you. as we mentioned congress goes back to work to try to avoid the fiscal cliff. if there's no plan by moment and we go over, economists will predict we'll go back into recession. >> taxes would increase $2,400 a
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year. their social security taxes would also go up on average a thousand a year and some 2 million jobless americans stand to lose their federal unemployment benefits. in all, the congressinonal offie says an estimate third degree.4 million could be would jobs in 2013. >> reporter: senate leaders hoped to have an agreement by yesterday. they didn't. negotiators were here late last night and it does appear they're now much closer on that main issue which is the bush tax cuts and who gets to keep them. the question is whether the two sides can make it the rest of the way before tonight's deadline. senators filled the halls sunday hoping they'd have a deal to vote on, but just before 6:00 the senate leader sent them home. >> there's still significant difference between the two sides but negotiations continue. >> those talks hit a snag sunday
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when democrats missed a self-imposed deadline to deliver a counterproposal to mitch mcconnell. >> it's now 2:00 p.m. and we've yet to receive a response to our good-faith offer. >> he indicated the differences were too wide and he indicate thad the white house might be tying their hands. >> i've had a number of conversations with the president and at this stage we're not able to make the counteroffer. >> so senator mcconnell called the vice president who he served with in the senate for 24 years. the two men spoke several times sunday. >> i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done, but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: democrats want to let the bush-era tax cuts expire for all household income over $250,000. republicans would rather set the cut-off at around $500,000.
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the estate tax rate stands at 35%. it is set to revert to 55%. at this point, many members are just hoping their leaders can come up with something if only to show that congress is competent. >> i don't think anyone here is going to benefit from a calamity happening in this country's economy. >> reporter: any agreement, if they do come up with with one today, is not likely to include significant spending cuts. entitlement cuts that the president was trying to work out with speaker boehner. republicans seem to have accepted that they're running out of time on that front. democrats have appeared to have accepted that they're going to become a big bargaining chip in the next fight coming up which is over the debt ceiling coming up in january and february.
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>> nancy cordes, thank you. more than $100 billion of cuts would also kick in. they're getting ready for those across the board-cuts. major, what exactly is the white house doing to prepare? >> reporter: good morning, norah and anthony. today the administration is in the final statements of preparing layoff notices it will deliver later today and out this week to a wide array of government agencies, this to comply with across the board spending cuts. now agency will decide which employees to lay off and when. another thing the administration is doing is to send out notices to can sell or delay government contracts. they're in negotiations themselves. they appear to be stalled but it's kind of a team effort here at the white house. the president is negotiating regularly with senate majority leader harry reid and vice president joe biden is now in it. those two get along much better
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than mcconnell gets along with the president. over the last 24 hours the president has given some ground for higher levels for income taxes and estate taxes but is also along with that demanded much more in government spending than republicans are comfortable with. this is part of the impasse. and one of the things the administration wants to do is find some across the board spending cuts and cannes. ed government contracted due to take effect starting this week. >> all right. major garrett, thank you. wyoming senator john barrassow is with us. >> thank you for having me. >> if there's a deal today, why would you vote to extend tax cuts if there are no new spending cuts? >> that's the exact thing. the real problem is spending. if you want to raise taxes as the president promised in the campaign he wanted to do that, it was to pay down on the deficit. there's no evidence of any of that and that is a major sticking point.
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so the democrats are divided on tax rates, on the death tax and taxes on small business and the republicans are holding firm that you actually have to deal with the number one problem in our nation, which is the spending, our debt. >> so, senator, the senate is reconvening this morning. how close are we actually to some kind of a deal here? >> i'm hoping we get an arrangement and an agreement because americans deserve certainty. what we ought to do is put a bill on the floor and let people offer amendments and vote on them. we shouldn't be here waiting for people to cut deals in back rooms. the american people ought to be able to watch the discussion and the debate and how people vote on various issues. the death tax, tax rates and how the money is going to be used. that's the big question. how we're going to use the money. >> we heard them say in an interview if congress can't get anything done and we go over the fiscal cliff, plan d is to have another vote on january 4 when
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the new congress comes in and that would be a straight up or down vote on extending tax cuts on middle class, families making up to $250,000 a year. do you think that's what happ s happens? >> reporter: i'm hoping that we resolve this today to give the american people some certainty. the president doesn't seem too eager to actually get involved and find solutions to deal with the number one problem facing our country. if you do what the president has just proposed there and raised taxes on those folks, it helps fund the government for seven days. it doesn't deal with our fundamental spending problem in this country. bottom line is the president's the only one with a pen who can sign into law something. and he ought to be very involved with making sure he gets something he will sign that will pass both a republican controlled house and a democrat controlled senate. >> senator, i mean there's been a lot of finger pointing and we even been hearing this for some time now and think a lot of people are looking for some kind
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of a deal and agreement. there are, in fact, 535 of you down there. senator joe man shin, the democratic senator of west virginia says something's gone terribly wrong when the threat to our american economy is the american congress we know there's a recession looming here if this doesn't get done. why isn't it getting done? >> i agree. i would say to harry reid bring a bill to the floor of the senate and let's start voting. quit trying to cut deals behind closed doors. get to the floor of the senate. let the american people see the discussion. but as your opening report said this morning on this show, it seems like the president is handcuffing harry reid from bringing a bill to the floor now. the president i believe is slowing down the process, not helping. >> senator barrassow, thanks. >> thanks so much for having me. bad weather in the northwest may be to blame for a tour bus
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accident that killed 9 and injured at least 20 others. as lee cowan reports the bus lost control and went down an embankment. >> reporter: a steel guardrail along the rural park did little to keep the tour bus and the roughly 40 passengers from going over the 85-foot drop. dozens of rescuers followed a black scar down to the bottom of the ravine, resting upright but damaged. getting down to the injured and dying was a process. >> there was snow on the ground which made it pretty treasure rush, so we used a haul system to get the patients from the crash site which was down over a ravine back up to the highway so they could be transported to medical facilities. >> reporter: the most seriously hurt were airlifted as far away as portland and boise, idaho.
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the bus was owned by mi joo travel. >> we're not blaming road conditions. we know there was snow and ice on area road bus the investigation is just beginning. >> reporter: the driver of the bus was injured but survived. that testimony more than anyone will be able to tell the investigators just what went wrong. for "cbs this morning," i'm lee cowan in los angeles. time now to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. brita britain's "guard yan" says the 23-year-old woman from india whos with gang raped has been cremat cremated. they're called on the government to take action to prepro text women. the "houston chronicle" says george h.w. bush is out of intensive care and is resting at
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a houston hospital. a spokesman said his condition improve oefrd the weekend. "the moscow times" reports that five were killed when a plane tried to land. video showed how a plane overshot the runway, ran through a fence and onto a highway. "usa today" says lawmakers on capitol hill reach add deal on sunday to extend the farm bill for another year without. n without an agreement dairy subsidies would have risen to 1949 levels and the price of milk could have doubled. the "new york post" says kim kardashian and kanye west says they're expecting their first child. he told the crowd in song, now you're having my baby and he said congratulate the baby mom. you were surprised. >> i was a little shocked. were you surprised? >> i was not surprised.
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a connecticut lawyer is getting heavy criticism because he wants to sue the state over the newtown school shooting. he insists he wants safer schools, not money. >> hello, wi didn't do enough. this never should have happened. this morning jack ford looks at the claims behind this controversial lawsuit. and an fl coach makes it back to the sidelines just three months after learning he has cancer. chuck pagano talks about beating leukemia and leading the indianapolis colts to the playoffs on "cbs this morning." [ female announcer ] jump-start your day
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the new york giants had a special guest on sunday. they invited about 200 students from newtown, connecticut, and their parents to watch the giants beat philadelphia, 42-7. welcome back to "cbs this morning." that is a nice story. >> it is. giants still didn't make the playoffs though. >> yeah. but the redskins did. >> we won't go there. survivors of the newtown massacre are expected to return to classes this week in a different school, and as terrell brown reports, an attorney for one of the children is ready to go to court. >> reporter: two weeks after a gunman opened fire inside sandy hook elementary, a new haven lawyer is asking permission to
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sue the state of connecticut for $100 million. >> i'm saying for a fact that the state didn't do enough to provide for their safety. >> reporter: attorney irving pinsky represents the child, a 6-year-old who survived. she's traumatized of what she saw and heard in the school. >> the whole thing came down on the intercom, the screaming, the cursing, the bang, bang, bang, and her friends are dead. >> reporter: pinsky filed the claim last week claiming that the state failed to protect the child and as a result she suffered trauma and injury. in all 20 children died and six staffers. staffers credited with trying to save lives. on pinsky's facebook page hundreds have expressed outrage.
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sickening. simply sickening. another wrote should be disbarred and jailed for abuse of the system and trauma caused to the parents whose children actually died. pinsky insists the lawsuit is not about money. >> hello. we didn't do enough. this should have never happened. >> reporter: he claims his only mission is making schools safer. for "cbs this morning," terrell brown, new york. and cbs news analyst jack brown is here. >> good to be here. a lot of legal experts are looking at this and saying that the chances of success are not so good. here's why real quickly so that you understand. we have what's called sovereign immunity in this country and that essentially means you can't sue governmental entities or private individuals of entities. it goes back to the king can do no harm. we don't have a king but the
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governments don't have the ability do everything for everybody. the way our system has evolved is only in limited circumstances can you successfully sua governmental entity. and what you have to show in this situation is what happened in newtown was reasonably foreseeable. the incident that was reasonably foreseeable and they didn't take reasonable steps to protect against. that's a pretty tough standard. many would say that would be a hard hill to klein. >> so that's the league part of it and then there's the optics of this. $100 million. the shooting was just on december 14th. is this unseemly? >> there are two questions. the first is does the lawyer have a right do this, and second is it the right thing to do now. as for the first question, yes, if he truly believes he can prove a case here, he has to by law make this application. connecticut is interesting. you have to essentially apply, get permission to sue the government for things. you have a year to do that.
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so you have a lot of time to do that. so does he have a right do it? yeah. is it the right thing to do? a lot of people as we've heard are looking at this saying people who gave their lives to save these children are part of the governmental entity here. is this the right thing to be doing now. >> and he says he's representing a 6-year-old who survived the attack but has been subject to emotional pain and suffering, right? >> exactly. and, you know, if you were going to see lawsuits filed, i think most people would expect you'd see them filed on behalf of those whose children died. that's another fact. we don't want to diminish what the survivors are going go through for the rest of their lives here, just a horrendous episode but think that's another factor we're seeing people comment about in terms of is it the right thing to do now. >> as you point out, jack, there's a lot of outrage. ultimate lay that outrage doesn't affect anything legally.
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>> good point. it's out there. but ultimately connecticut has a commissioner of claims who will make this decision whether it's equitable to move forward and if it does, it would then be a trial before a judge and you would like to believe whatever concern they have as to propriety of timing they will decide the case base pond the facts of law. >> jack ford, thank you. indianapolis colts had a lot to scelebrate on sunday. head coach chuck pagano returned to the sidelines after successfully battling leukemia. and on this new year's eve, we'll look back at the biggest news stories and best video of 2012 ahead on "cbs this morning." ♪
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you and you and every man in here. you've been my inspiration came week in, week out, watching you fight, watching you play, and what you did on the football field, what you've given the city, hope, and that's what you gave me, and that was better than any medicine than the doctors could give me. i feel so blessed to be back with you guys in the battle. thank you. thank you so much. [ applause ] >> that is indianapolis colts' head coach chuck pagano after they beat houston. he coached from the sideline for the first time since he was diagnosed with leukemia in september. his cancer is in remission and he and the colts are headed to the playoffs. greg gumable spoke with him about their return. >> how has it been? >> tremendous, amazing.
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just -- you know, we had a date targeted, you know, and fortunately it all worked out and now be back, you know, doing what you love do. it's been tremendous. >> i've got circumstances. you guys understand it. i understand it. it's hard to beat. [ applause ] >> the minute you get the diagnosis, you know, it's like getting hit across the head with baseball bat, you know. there's a moment there, you've got a couple of minutes to try to digest what the doctors just told you and then it's like, okay, what do we have to do to beat this thing. you know, you feel helpless. you feel powerless because you can't do a thing about it, you know. i had to watch a game with my wife for the first time in 24 years of marriage, and that was
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something that -- i love her to death, but i don't want to watch any more games with her. i'm sure she doesn't want to watch with myself either. >> watching your team from a distance, what did you think? better than expected? >> i basically told them, i said, what you guys have done, am i shocked? you know i'm not because this is what we talked about from day one. you guys just went out and lived it and did it. we've become a really tight family in a short amount of time. >> cheerleaders, one or two would agree to have their heads shaved in honor of coach chuck pagano. >> tell us about the story about the light on in your office. >> i found out what bruce had done. >> i asked if we could leave the light on in his office permanently until he comes back, and we're going to do that. >> only if you're cut from the cloth that bruce is cut from and the type of man that he is would you come up with something like that. >> when you got back into your
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office and the first time you left -- >> when i walked out of the office on monday evening and turned the light off for the first time in over three months, it was like victory. >> i love that story about the light. that's such a sweet thing to do. >> i love that story. he inspired so many people and it was great to see him back on the sidelines yesterday. really good for the colts too. >> biggest victory of the season for the team. >> absolutely. it was fun to see him in the locker room, too, sort of dancing with all the players. i don't know what that dance is, but well deserved, right? >> it's kind of a little
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drug contamination is blamed for meningitis outbreak while drug shortages are now less of a problem. we'll look at all the top health stories of 2012. that's next on "cbs this morning."
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or abnormal behavior. the most common side effects are mild to moderate nausea and vomiting. the flu comes on fast, so ask your doctor about tamiflu. prescription for flu. we saw some promising breakthroughs in the world of medicine this year and some disturbing moments as well. dr. jon lapook is back with look at this year's top health stories. we've got some interesting ones here. first the meningitis outbreak. what a story. >> what a story. who would have expected that 370 people who went in for back pain ended up with meningitis. 250 people ended one an abscess at the site of the infection and 39 people died. it turned out that the company who was making the stair yoid,
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necc, new england compounding center, one of the compounding centers making drug, there was all sorts of infection in there. three vials with it. >> on the bright side, another big story had to do with dyi diagnosing alzheimer's. >> yeah. the good news is we're much better at diagnosing alzheimer's. there's a new scan that you can see that gooey protein that's a telltale sign. you can see it years in advance. it turns out -- this is a big breakthrough. it turns out the changes in the brain, they start 10, 20 years before you get symptoms, so a lot of the medicines -- none of the medicines are working too well. maybe we're giving it too late. imagine having five heart attacks and you say, give them lipitor.
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maybe if we can give it earlier. >> and you can recognize it earlier. >> one of the big stories is drug shortages. know that's a story you're passionate about. >> yeah. since 2005 there's been a tripling of the number of drug shortages and this was the perfect example -- >> and cancer drug shortages. >> cancer drug shortages. we had babies, beautiful little alaina couldn't get the cancer drug. it turns out a lot of these drugs have become generic and there's a lot of complicated reasons why there was a shortage but it involves a happy story. there was a bill that was before congress for 15 months, bipartisan support, the president supported it, everybody wanted it, no specialty group didn't want it, and yet it took 15 months before it was passed. it was a bill to give the fda more power to regulate the shortage. now, the good news is that since it was passed in the last six months there's been a doubling of the notification that the fda
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gets of the shortages. when they get the notification, they can import drugs from abroad, they can call manufacturers and increase the amount of supply here in the united states. there's been a 44% drop this year compared to last in the number of drug shortages. still there are a hundred on the shortage list. >> finally from your perspective, what's the biggest health story of the year. >> for me it's this obesity crisis. you know, two thirds of americans are either obese or overweight. >> yeah. >> and we have this big question about the food police. is it possible to regulate behavior and we see in new york city to lower this crisis. and one of the things that bloomberg has been doing has been to, you know, after he banned smoking or his administration banned smoking and trans fat, they said, why don't we ban the garbage that's being sold in schools. a big study found out over the summer that it works. >> it works.
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good morning. it is 8:00 a.m. and welcome back to "cbs this morning." the world is starting to celebrate 2013. you're looking at australia's sydney harbour bridge. back in the states we'll check on preparations in times square, and we're not going to forget 2012 any time soon. we'll review news stories from the past year. but first here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. when asked if hillary clinton would still be able to work her spokesperson replied the secretary of state is the secretary of state. >> she's in the hospital being
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treated for a blood clot. her doctors say it's related to the concussion that's kept her out of the office for the past three weeks. >> how serious is it? >> that's an answer we don't know. >> reporter: anyone they come up with today is not likely to reduce significant spending cuts. >> congress goes back to work trying to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> how close are we to a deal here? >> we shouldn't be waiting for people to cut deals in back rooms. american people ought to be able to watch the discussion and the debate. >> reporter: a connecticut lawyer is getting heavy criticism because he wants to sue the state over the newtown shooting. >> hello. we didn't do enough. this never should have happened. colts' head coach makes it back to the sidelines three months after being diagnosed with cancer. >> it's like getting hit in the head with a baseball bat. kim kardashian and kanye west are expecting their first child. >> a little shocked.
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a little surprised. if we go over the fiscal cliff, americans will go back into recession. >> we don't want a howard dean scream. >> bungee jumping. >> we might need it. i might then and i might now. i'm norah o'donnell with anthony mason. charlie and gayle are off. we have hours go before the fiscal cliff deadline when dramatic increases and spending cuts kick in. congressional leaders and vice president biden are struggling to avoid the fiscal cliff. those negotiations continue this morning. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, norah. they have appeared to move closer to one another. democrats have come way up from the president's longstanding position that the bush tax cuts should expire for all household income over $250,000 a year.
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republicans have come way down from speaker boehner's insistence that that limit be set at a million dollars. and so if there's a deal today, and that's a big "if," you can expect it would be set around $400,000, $500,000, $600,000 a year, so certainly 90, 95% of americans would be keeping their tax cut. one of the biggest sticking points for the republicans right now appears that this deal doesn't include significant spending cuts. in fact, it contain as lot of new spending and so that is one major issue that's going to have to be ironed out. and if they don't get an agreement today by the deadline, the big question, norah, is do the two sides continue to work together, go over the cliff, but continue talks and perhaps come to an agreement sometime in the next few days, or do democrats give up on those talks, introduce their own bill here in the senate, and hope that it passes? we'll wait and see. >> nancy cordes, thanks, nancy.
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there are new health issues this morning for secretary of state hillary clinton. she's hospitalized for treatment of a blood clot, a setback in her recovery from a recent concussion. elaine quijano is outside presbyterian hospital in upper manhattan. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, anthony. doctors are treating hillary clinton with anti-co-ing a lands to thin out the blood clot and they'll continue to monitor her for the next 48 hours. this was during a routine follow-up exam from a recent concussion. this all began after the secretary contracted a stomach illness which led to dehydration. she fainted, hit her head, and sustained a concussion. she has not been seen in public since early december. now, the statement from her spokesman said doctors will continue to assess her condition including other issues associated with her concussion, but there is no word on what those other issues might be. anthony? >> elaine quijano, thank you.
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and a few miles to the south, times square is getting ready for tonight's new year's eve party. this year safety is on everyone's mind. tony is in times square. tony, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. new york police commissioner called times square the safest place in the world to be on new year's eve, and let me tell you why he said that. no one gets through here without going through a checkpoint, metal detector, radiation detector, backpacks not allowed, alcohol not aloud. every manhole cover sealed, every mailbox removed. the bomb squad sweeps every building here, the office building, the hotels, the restaurants, the theaters. the crowd tonight will number in the hundreds of thousands. a battalion of police will be among them, many in uniform, many undercover, and police will also be watching this crowd from
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towers, from rooftops, and from helicopters. britain's royal family will have a lot of memories from 2012 including celebration and scandal. elizabeth palmer is outside buckingham palace with a recap of the royal year. elizabeth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, as you might expect from a family this prom nept, the year's brought both ups and downs, but i think most people would agree that in the end the ups have prevailed. in a year filled with royal pageantry, queen elizabeth was front and center. 2012 marked 60 years on the throne for her. the jubilee party staged over a weekend in june was the grandest of spectacles. ♪ >> reporter: and the wetness bringing new meaning to the queen's reign. it didn't dampen their spirits. outside the buckingham palace,
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the grand finale was a concert. prince philip taken ill after standing for hours in all that rain didn't join his wife on stage, but her son prince charles did and stole the show when he abandoned protocol for affecti affection. >> your majesty, mummy. >> reporter: the next generation of royals wowed the crowds too on a nine-day asian pacific tour. back home scandals had erupted over topless photos of princess catherine. privately they said they were going to sue. publicly it didn't show. the younger prince harry was on a tour of commonwealth countries as well, finding time to dance in jamaica, but like his sister-in-law, in 2012 he faced
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a scandal of unauthorized photography when he was photographed buck naked in a hotel. but they always seem to forgive the party boy prince who so loves his grandmother as he displayed in this rare interview. >> she's a fantastic grandmother as well as a queen as everybody knows. >> reporter: the year ended with the most joyous of announcements. britain's future queen catherine announced she's pregnant. but while in the hospital being treated for morning sickness, a prank cal from a couple of deejays ended in a suicide of one of the nurses who was fooled. for a time, that tragedy overshadowed everything else, but royal commentators say all eyes will be on the expectant couple.
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>> all the things that go with that, the future of the royal family is secured. >> reporter: but queen elizabeth who made her traditional christmas speech in 3-d this year isn't showing any signs of slowing down. it doesn't look as if the top job will be open any time soon. and with soon-to-be four generations of that royal family in the public eye, the dynasty is looking to be in very good shape indeed. thoem anthony, norah? >> elizabeth, good piece. i congratulate you for
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well, whether you like it or not, we're saying good-bye to 2012 with a look back from the presidential election to the disastrous weather and everything in between. you don't want to miss our special year in review. that's on "cbs this morning." ♪
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this morning we're learning the fact behind a color frl episode in american folk history. >> reporter: i'm mark strassmann on the west virginia/ky border where no two families ever hated each other like the hat fields and the mccoys. now for the first time artifacts have been discovered from the infamous feud and you're going to see them coming up on "cbs this morning." ñp
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that ended america's most infamous family feud. the hat fooelds and the mccoys. researchers have now found the first physical remains of the final battle. mark strassmann has the exclusive look of the evidence that could rewrite the history of these hillbilly clans. >> reporter: in these east kentucky hills bob scott's family has owned this land, almost 50 acres, since 1902. it was a stage for a bloody chapter in american history that's also part of his family history, the hatfield/mccoy feud. >> my mother's maiden name was hatfield. >> and this is mccoy property. >> randall mccoy, pate trat of the kentucky clan once lived here and his well sit here's on scott's land.
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his once enemy was hatfield, leader of the clan. this spot is where they finally ended a generation of fussin', fightin', and killing. sparked by a murder right after the civil war. >> mccoy's brother was a northern soldier. he comes back from the war. hatfield and his family fought for the south. word gout out they were out to get him and they eventually went out and get him. >> reporter: between 1865 and 1868 dozens of members of both families were murdered. he showed us various places where the families spilled blood. >> this is where there was a trial over a hog that really began all the hard feelings and all the gunfire. >> reporter: january 1st, 1888. a half dozen hatfields walked six miles from west virginia to kentucky. >> they all get drunk on new year's eve and get a wild idea
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let's go over and kill all the mccoys and our problem will be solved. >> reporter: this climactic battle came to live in a mini series earlier this year starring kevin costner. the hatfields starting an open fire on the mccoys inside their cabin. >> this is middle of the night, killing women. randall escaped but others were killed. >> it was a turning point in the feud. within 20 days the hatfields were under arrest and trials followed shortly thereafter. 23 years of this conflict and almost like a light switch it's over. >> reporter: for 125 years the most famous family feud in american history was just a story in these hills separating west virginia and kentucky. there was no evidence, no artifacts, no science to prove how it happened until now. >> oh, i got a bullet. >> reporter: this past september a team with the national
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geographic channel series "diggers" used metal detectors to search around the site. they found ten bullets. the trajectory of the bullets led them to this spot near the mccoy well and this find. >> the mccoy house burnt down. man, that's awesome. >> reporter: they outlined the area of the cabin and they began excavating. >> put that in your hand. you're holding a piece of american history. >> reporter: he showed us some of the artifacts. >> goes in the ground, stays there for 125 years. >> until today. >> until today. this is the thing that confirms everything else. this piece right here, this confirms, oh, it was the cabin. >> why is this find so significant? >> we don't have any bullets that were fired at the okay corral or that jesse james fired. here you have a bullet fired in
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one of the most famous conflicts in america. >> bob scott's hatfield ancestors came call, guns firing. >> to realize what had happened here at that time. after the episode of the movie, we've had thousands of people visit the well. and it makes you think more about what could have occurred. what really happened that night. >> but nothing found will ever settle which side of america's most famous family feud was at fault. >> reporter: as a hatfield decede decedent, do you understand this feud today? >> what? >> reporter: around here, them's fightin' words. for "cbs this morning," mark strassmann, hardy, kentucky. >> and the "diggers" series premieres tomorrow night on the national geographic channel. >> and we'll look ahead to this year's events. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." you don't want to miss it.
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your local news is next.
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good tune. welcome back to "cbs this morning." it is new year's eve, and as we say good-bye to 2012, you want to look back at the stories and events that we'll remember from this extraordinary year. >> mr. chairman and delegates, i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> massachusetts governor seps the nomination. >> i accept your nomination for
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president of the united states. >> last night the candidates met face to face. >> we know the path we're taking is not working. it's time for a new path. >> do you think there's a reasonable chance your husband can lose this election? >> absolutely not. >> i went to a number of women's groups and said can you help us find women and they brought us binders of women. >> i just want to point out we have our binders. >> politics are by choices. >> i love these debates. you know, these things are great. ♪ i feel again many of the homes were simply incinerated. >> i'm just glad to be here. >> i couldn't believe how much damage in just five seconds. >> we've seen wind gusts north of 80 miles an hour. >> oh, my gosh. >> look at this. ♪ i don't know where i went wrong ♪ >> the largest storm ever to hit
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the united states. >> reporter: the real fear here is when hurricane sandy comes to shore, the water levels will rise even higher. >> the power is still out on wall street. >> the seawall is crippled in lower manhattan. >> it's the worst thing that's happened to this city certainly since 9/11. >> it's a major disaster. >> it's in ruins down there, every ounce of it, ruined. >> we'll rebuild it. no question in my mind we'll rebuild it, but for those of us who are my age, it won't be the same. they've been talking to people and they say, we have never had our own democratically elected president. >> morsi face as power struggle with the military leaders. >> they won't leave until he rescinds the decree that gives him these new powers. >> no one wants to see a civil war in syria.
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>> translator: she's says that thousands of people in syria are together as one. >> very concerned. very concerned. >> they're demanding -- >> hamas blesses the attack. they attack more places in gaza overnight. just after 2:00 a.m. there was this massive blast outside the hotel that blew in the windows of my room. u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens and three other americans on his staff were killed last night as protesters stormed the american consulate in benghazi, libya. >> what do we know about the people behind the attack in ben ga zazzi. >> they're driven by a belief that they're in a war with the american people. why did an american soldier
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walk into an afghan village and kill 16 civilians. >> they will not stop me. i will getmy education, if it is in homes, schools, or anyplace. the s.e.a.l. who calls himself mark owen describes it. >> so after osama bin laden is wounded, he's still moving, you shot him twice? >> three or four times. >> when somebody talks about the particulars of how those operations are conducted, it tells our enemies essentially how we operate. jerry sandusky, the former penn state assistant football coach is charged with assaulting -- >> this is the most graphic
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creeping testimony i've ever heard. >> they convicted john edwards on one count, accepting illegal campaign contributions. >> while i don't believe i did anything illegal, i did an awful lot wrong. >> secret service agents partied hard. >> the government is investigating reports of unprofessional behavior. >> the fbi uncovered evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. his resignation happened so fast and unexpectedly one senator said it was like a lightning bolt. three weeks after the shooting death of a 17-year-old police have now arrested george zimmerman. >> if i had a son, he'd look like trayvon. >> i just have to say my son was in fear for his life. >> we're going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened. 911, where's your emergency?
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>> we just had a shooting at our school. we need to get out of here. >> victims in chardschaachardony there's no reason why he should have shot them. >> no parent thinks about picking out a casket. >> picking out a casket for your son. >> we are following a mass shooting overnight inside a movie theater in colorado. >> they're saying somebody's shooting in the auditorium. >> i saw a younger girl just laying there with bullet wounds just bleeding. even in the darkest of days, you know, life continues. right now james holmes is in solitary confinement in the arapahoe county jail behind me. >> what will be remember ready the good people who were impacted by this tragedy. a man opened fire at about 9:30 this morning in the sashdy hook elementary school in
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newtown, connecticut. >> evil visited this community. >> the majority of those who died were children, beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. >> there's 20 parents that were just told that their children are dead. it was awful. >> and all those families, i am so sorry. i am so sorry you have this to deal with. >> she was the type of person that could just light up the room, and i'm so blessed to be her dad. >> the quiet was deafening. every second seemed like an hour that you wanted to be fake. your mind keeps telling you that this is not real. >> i think about those parents, about those teachers. i think about them all the time now. >> i'm so proud to say that victoria is my sister. >> they put themselves between a guy with a rifle and the children. >> can we honestly say that
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we're doing enough to keep our children, all of them, safe from harm? ♪ we've had a death in our family. >> she's the greatest voice of all time. ♪ i would only be in the way >> it's a real experience, the experience of a lifetime to be able to fly in space. ♪ i'll go in story-telling in the old griffin show by just telling the story of love. ♪ the way that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. ♪ i will always love you
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>> it's hard to believe that mike is gone. >> what is this? >> this is "60 minutes." >> it's astonishing what you learn and see and feel along the way. that's why a reporters job as you know is such a joy. oh, what a shot. >> when you see that, what do you think? >> craziness, awesomeness. for the second time in four years giants fans are celebrating and patriot fans are crushed. the giants' second world series win in three years. >> puts it out. fires, jeremy lin. >> linsanity. >> lincredible. >> i didn't know they could turn
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lin into so many things. you're really bad at it. >> i got off to a slow start. >> i could win the australian, then i could win wimbledon and i could win the usa. >> i say it every year. >> miguel cabrera made history. lance armstrong's wins were enhanced before performance drugs. >> that was so nice for you to bring it to charlie. don't put your fingerprints on it. the first u.s. gold since 1996. >> phelps won two more gold medals making him the most decorated olympic athlete in history. >> lebron james captures that elusive title he so desperately coveted.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> and i'm charlie rose. >> and i didn't say my name. >> oh, i'm sorry. charlie, norah, gayle, thank you. >> when i first sat down, she went, we're very nice people. >> hi, charlie. >> great show, great set. >> how did you know you were a funny kid? >> when i was 3 days old. >> look who else is here. >> i'm here. >> what do you say about the country for the next four years. >> i feel good. i feel smarter. >> where are we going, charlie. >> did you really just ask me that? >> don't tell me you're going do this. >> louis, we can hear you. >> you're the one who asked me. >> he is charlie rose. >> i know, i know. i forgot. >> i'm going to be 48 soon. >> you're a baby. >> i like you so much. >> this is too personal. >> totally excited to be here. >> am i leaving you now? >> yes, yes, you may. >> you don't have to get up right now. ♪ >> we know in our hearts that
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for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. [ cheers and applause ] >> the crowd here in chicago is going bananas. >> there's just a sense of deflation and defeat in this room. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader. >> reporter: he uses this victory as an opportunity to make compromises with the republicans. >> we're not as divided as our politics suggest. >> it's never too early to talk about the next election. >> we'll continue our journey forward and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on earth. thank you, america, and god bless you. [ cheers and applause ] >> god bless these united states. ♪ >> what an incredible look back
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at the year. >> it's always amazing how much has happened and you forget how much has actually happened in a year. >> absolutely. >> what was the biggest part of the year for you? >> probably joining "cbs this morning," right? yeah, it's a new job, right? >> yeah. >> a new job and moving to new york. so it's all good. >> yeah, that's a big change. >> what was the biggest part of your year? >> i think the most personally shocking thing was storm sandy. we lost power for 11 days in our house and still came ahead. it was so bad and that looked good. >> so many are still suffering and waiting for the disaster relief bill from congress, one of the things on their to-do list. that's a lack back. we're hoping you're looking forward to ending the year with us. our expert will show you five good options for under 20 bucks and point out the most common mistakes that people make with sparkling wine a
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a good bottle of wine will help you ring in the new year, so josh is here to help you find one. he's a wine writer and retailer and the chief guru of grapes for new york city's fairway market good morning, josh. thanks for being here. happy new year to you almost. >> happy new year to you. >> to start off, we always call it champagne, but, of course, champagne can only be made in one region outside of paris. sparkling wine is all good? >> all sparkling wine is champagne but not all champagne is sparkling wine. you get in a car in paris, go 90 miles east and you'll be in a beautiful park in france. but they're not the only people and place you can get sparkling wine from.
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i brought five fantastic sparkling wines. it's a party now. they come from different places in the world where sparkling wines come from. they're all $20 or less. you don't need to spend a lot of money to have a lot of fun. >> let's go through them. cava from spain is $9. i drink a lot of that. >> this sounds like a law firm in barcelona. some of the most amazing sparkling wines and values come from spain and it's only $9. it's made like a champagne but doesn't cost lime one. >> how much is that? >> it's $12. it's absolutely a party in a bottle. >> if you go to italy, whether you're in rome or venice, you'll see literally everybody on new year's eve walking around with
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it. this is a very good one. >> and then a sparkling wine from australia. >> it's unusual. >> yeah. i've never heard of that. >> people think of australia gives us chardonnay and others. this is jacob's creek. ice made exactly like a champagne, chardonnay and pi pino noir, two of the grapes that go in champagne. but it's really remarkable. >> this is champagne? >> it's right next door to champagne. in france when they make wine in a sparkling wine type style, you can get this from burgundy. this one is made from pinot noir and chardonnay. it's aged like a champagne but doesn't cost like a champagne. this is only $17 an hour. this is my personal favorite. this is very famous.
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they're famous for cristol. this is their california version. imcomes from mendocino. it cost 20s but tastes like a stunt double. josh, you've got an open bottle and you can just pour. i want to get a sense. what are these different glasses for and do you use a different glass for sparkling wine or champagne? >> no, you use the same glass. but what you want to do is avoid things that happen when it comes to champagne. you don't want to have the bubbles disappear too quick which is why i brought a glass that's the worst kind of glass to serve sparkling wine because it's flat and allows the bubbles to disappear. don't use these. these are betle for fruit compote than sparkling wine. >> so it's better to use a flute. >> the flute preserves the
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bubbles. my favorite is a tall white wine glass. >> that's a wine glass. >> because this doesn't really allow you to get the aromatics but you can stick your snouz in that one. >> happy new year, josh. we'll be right back. you're watching "cbs this morning." cheers.
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♪ well, that's it for 2012. >> that ice the end of the year? >> that's it. >> the whole year is over? >> that's it. we wish everyone a healthy and happy new year. your local news is next, and we'll see you right here tomorrow on "cbs this morning." how about a little cheers? >> on the other side. >> on the other side. here's to a great 2013. >> cheers.
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