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this morning, bracing for a showdown. >> the president breaks his post-election silence today to weigh in on that looming fiscal cliff. the house speaker, already drawing a line in the sand to our diane sawyer. it is a major issue facing washington. even the government says, without a deal, the results will be recession. it's the candid moments so many folks are talking about today. a very emotional president obama, just hours after his big win. and cancer scare for an abc star. brooke burke speaking about the health crisis and the surgery she now faces. and damaged on delivery. a train survivors a transocean trip, only to be wrecked at the dock.
good morning, everybody. we begin with the impending budget faceoff that has the country teetering on the edge of a fiscal cliff. >> president obama will speak from the white house today about his game plan to grow the economy as well as cut the deficit. and republicans say they are ready to make it happen. abc's tahman bradley is in washington this morning. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, paula and rob. shortly after he was re-electioned, president obama called congressional leaders to discuss the so-called fiscal cliff. it's a major problem. it has to be solved by the end of the year. republicans and democrats have signaled they're ready to talk. but there's a major hurdle. a showdown's looming in washington, even as democrats and republicans strike a conciliatory tone post-election, both sides are set to collide over taxes. >> raising tax rates is
unacceptable. and, frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview with abc news, house speaker john boehner drew a hard line on raising taxes. but opened the door of raising more revenue as part of a deficit reduction deal. >> i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem and trying to secure our entitlement programs. >> reporter: but democrats think the newly-re-elected president has a mandate to raise taxes on families making more than $250,000 a year. >> there was a message sent to us by the american people, based on the campaign. and that is, people making all this money have to contribute a little bit more. >> reporter: democrats and republicans are set to begin talks on debt reduction, hoping to avoid automatic spending cuts and tax increases from kicking in at the end of the year. the president will make his first post-election comments on the economy today at the white house. during his victory speech tuesday night, he says he wants
a bipartisan solution to solve the country's fiscal challenges. >> i'm looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties, to meet the challenges we can only solve together. reducing our deficit, reforming our tax code. >> reporter: the president will make his remarks this afternoon at the white house in front of an audience. be taking any questions. and the white house says he will not be announcing any new policies. rob and paula? >> tahman bradley, live in washington for us this morning. thank you, tahman. and we're getting a rare glimpse this morning of an emotional president obama. his campaign released this video, which was taken the morning after his re-election victory. it shows the president tearing up and wiping his eyes, as he thanks campaign workers at his chicago headquarters. >> you guys, what you have done, blue, red, and the work that i'm doing. and i'm really proud of that. i'm really proud of all of you.
and what you have done -- [ applause ] >> this is believed to be the first time the president has been seen crying publicly since taking office. >> rarely see that from any president, that's for sure. we're also getting a clearer snapshot this morning of the mood and reaction inside the romney camp, as the results rolled in election night. mitt romney was said to be shell shocked as reality set in. and he was systolic in his conversation with the president. sources tell cbs news that he hastily pieced together his concession speech, knowing he had to say something. despite polls showing the president had an easier electoral path, the romney campaign was very confident, believing intensity and enthusiasm were on their side. and three days after the election, they are still counting the ballots in florida. president obama has claimed victory in the sunshine state. but officials have not declared a winner. florida is still undecided,
largely due to long voting lines on election night, a deluge of last-minute absentee ballots and other assorted problems, so to speak. and our other major story is the drastic steps being taken for gas shortages in new york. new york's mayor says only one-quarter of the city's gas stations are actually open. and the shortage could last for a few more weeks. these drivers think rationing is a good idea. >> i think it will cut down the length of the lines. >> i think that makes sense. i think that should have started from the beginning. you know, it would have eased up. and you wouldn't have had this -- these long lines. and people trying to, you know, fight for gas. i think jersey, actually, did the right thing by doing that. >> as you just heard, a similar rationing plan is drastically reduced lines in neighboring new jersey.
there's growing frustration and anger on long island, since many residents still don't have power nearly two weeks after the storm. some are told it will be thanksgiving before the juice comes back. a report says the power company ignored warnings as far back as 2006, that it wasn't able to handle a major storm. one official is calling on the military to take over the job of restoring power. a judge affirmed jared loughner would spend the remainder of his life in prison for the deadly shooting rampage. it was the first time victims who survived the crime, including former congresswoman gabby giffords came face-to-face with loughner. her husband, mark kelly, spoke on her behalf. he said it marked a new beginning. >> the goal is to move on. and make the most of every day and not to focus on the past. this is now in our past, which is a nice thing. it does feel some sense of
resolution. i can guarantee you, we will not be spending a lot of time thinking about jared loughner. >> throughout the hearing, loughner sat without emotion and said only two words to the judge. yes, sir. it's time, now, to take a look at the forecast from across the nation. friday. >> a beautiful thing. >> a big storm in the rockies, with blizzard conditions and up to two feet of snow in montana, idaho, wyoming and utah. light rain in the dakotas. drier in the northeast. and a chilly morning in the southeast. >> 70s from miami to new orleans. mostly 50s in the northeast and midwest. some 40s from seattle to portland. and when we come back, talking turkey. what this year's thanksgiving feast is going to cost. not just in terms of your waistline. >> exactly. also, the deals you can snag when that dinner's over. more black friday previews are now rolling in. and then, train wreck. we've got the pictures of a crash-landing by a 200-ton
welcome back, everyone. wall street is facing growing fears that the economy could careen over that so-called fiscal cliff, which is the double-whammy of spending cuts and tax hikes that kicks in january 1st without a deal in congress. the dow sank another 121 points yesterday, with a two-day loss of 400 points. the nasdaq tumbled 41, almost 1.5%. mcdonald's is serving up some disappointing numbers.
the fast food giant says worldwide monthly sales are down for the first time in nearly ten years, dropping 1.8% in october. the weak economy and competition from chains, such as burger king and chipotle, are key reasons for the decline. and speaking of food, this year's thanksgiving feast, just 13 days away, we should add, is going to cost about the same as last year. the price of a classic holiday meal, turkey and trimmings for ten, is pegged at $48.48. that's up just 28 cents from last year. and more stores are trying to get you up from the table and into the mall. sears and walmart are opening up at 8:00 thanksgiving night to get a jump on black friday. and best buy, the biggest electronics chain is offering its earliest black friday sneak peek ever. the chain deals a 40-inch lcd tv
for just 180 bucks. that is a good deal. that could be worth standing in line, getting up early. that's not bad at all. >> i prefer to go to the movies. let all that turkey just ruminate and everything. coming up, punishment for some members of s.e.a.l. team six. the navy says they revealed classified secrets for a video game. and college teams hitting the decks of a u.s. aircraft carrier.
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too. ouch. we'll take a look, now, at your morning road conditions on this friday. a slick ride from san francisco to san diego. whiteout conditions and snow-covered roads in the northern rockies. wet highways across the dakotas. >> if you're flying, just a couple of trouble spots. airport delays are possible in salt lake city and san francisco. and back to the news this morning. the pentagon revealing that iran has made a provocative, new move against the u.s. >> defense department officials just confirmed that iranian war planes shot at an american predator drone that was flying over the persian gulf in international air space last week. the drone wasn't hit. but the pentagon disclosure only came after news organizations learned of the attack. talk about the last to know. several members of s.e.a.l. team six, including one on the mission to kill osama bin laden have been punished for allegedly disclosing classified information. the s.e.a.l.s, apparently con
cu consulted with the makers of a video game. sources tell abc news that talks are under way for a possible plea deal for congressman jesse jackson jr., who is currently being treated for bipolar disorder. the fbi is investigating jackson for using campaign funds for personal purchases. but jackson coasted to victory on tuesday, retaining his congressional seat, despite his absence on the campaign trail. a new development this morning in the case of the tennis umpire accused of bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup. an initial test shows lois goodman's dna was not on the shattered cup in the home where her husband died. her attorney says it bolstered the claim that alan goodman fell down the stairs while holding that cup.
and chris stephens the late ambassador to libya was honored last night at an awards ceremony. secretary of state hillary clinton called stevens the best of what america embodied. she held hands with his sister, ann, as she accepted the humanitarian award she accepted on her brother's behalf. we could see the new face of the bush political dynasty. george p. bush has filed papers in texas to run for office there. he is the son of former florida governor, jeb bush, the nephew of george w. bush. the younger bush has not said, though, exactly which office he will seek. >> a lot of georges. it is time, now, for sports and some thursday night action in the nfl. we get the highlights from espn news. >> doug kezirian here with your "sportscenter" update. the colts had a bad season.
andrew luck leading the colts. 5-3, entering last night's game in jacksonville. first quarter, reggie wayne with a nice grab. and falls forward for a first down. he passed the first down marker. later in the drive, second quarter, luck gets to the end zone. indy goes up 10-0. later in the second, blaine gabbert, to robinson. butler recovers it and stays in bounds. colts ball. ensuing indy possession, luck, deep. don avery, great grab. a gain of 44 yards. that sets up fourth and goal from the 1. luck, again. the q.b. sneak. that's a touchdown, his second of the game. colts go on to win, 27-10.
jags' coach, mike mamularkey, throwing his headset. college football, a thriller between florida state and v.a. tech. seminoles on the move. e.j. manual, for the touchdown. just needed a field goal. but instead, a big touchdown. now, v.a. tech with a chance, until logan thomas is picked off. seminoles with the road win and remain in the bcs bowl hunt. v.a. tech has to win its final two games of the regular season to avoid missing a bowl game for the first time in 20 seasons. >> thanks a lot for that report. and with veterans day almost upon us now, college sports is going all-out to support the veterans and the military in general. >> one way that's happening is tonight on the flight deck of the carrier. they have a doubleheader on top. you're going to see the women of notre dame take on ohio state. then, the buckeyes men's team
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she has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. burke will undergo surgery that will leave a scar across her neck. the doctors said it was a good type of cancer to get. highly treatable. highly curable. we're sending her best wishes and warm thoughts this morning, for sure. also, there was a new controversy brewing in the nfl. not on the field, though. but in the delivery room. it turns out, more nfl players are saying, if they have a baby due, they'll miss a game rather than miss the birth. >> now, the bears charles tillman says he was going to skip this weekend's game against the texans if he needed to be with his wife for the birth of their fourth child. but instead, some sports commentators say, these guys have to play 16 days a year, no matter what. and they have eight months, which their job, playing football, doesn't interfere with their families. peanut feeling a little bit of
pressure tweeted late on thursday, that he was going to play. a baby is coming monday. don't worry. i'll be there sunday. if you know about his situation, he almost lost one of his daughters because of a heart condition. really put things in perspective for him. >> i understand. what dad wouldn't want to be there for the birth? >> a lot of games. your baby's only born once. >> it's hard to plan around those things. if all of us had planned pregnancy, there would be more room on the interstate. if you were watching yesterday morning, you saw the brazen robbery in which a group of thieves drove straight into a mall to rob a jewelry store. >> this morning, a robbery that was more direct, comes from tennessee. surveillance cameras picture ripping off forklift to take an atm. the atm has not been seen since. >> the trick is, how they get into it once they get it home. think about that. all right. for some of you, your local news
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we're going to update the top stories. gas rationing begins this morning in new york city and on long island, after continuing shortages in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. president obama is delivering a statement from the white house today to address the looming fiscal cliff. he will talk about his plans to spur the economy and reduce the deficit. a new view of the president's emotional side. the campaign releasing a video of the president tearing up at his chicago headquarters as he thanks campaign workers the morning after his election victory. very emotional. with that, taking a look now at the weekend weather. a chilly morning in the southeast. warming up, though, in the middle of the country. blizzard conditions in the northern rockies. we also have some showers out west, along the california coast. and finally on this friday morning, isn't it good to say friday? electing a president is serious business. >> that doesn't mean the
late-night comedians can't have a little fun with our once in every four years exercise in democracy. >> you get so close to becoming the most powerful person in the world. and just like that, you hope to get a call from "dancing with the stars." "business week" magazine has an interesting cover planned for next week. they digitally aged president obama's face to show what they think he'll look like at the end of his second term. and you can see, they did a really good job. apparently, the president will turn into morgan freeman by the end of his second term. this is what they believe 69-year-old president mitt romney would have looked like. [ laughter and applause ] >> florida is still being counted. folks, i have to tell you, i'm still hanging in there. and i'm checking for updates on the campaign's i'm with mitt
app. it still works. and it lets you take photos, little messages, that show your support for mitt romney. i tweeted this one today. then, later, i tweeted -- i'm standing with mitt. and eventually, i'm in the fetal position with mitt. >> within the media, it was a tale of two anchors. i'm going to play you both anchors discussing the story. see if you can find the narc. >> the governor of colorado issued a statement today saying it's still el legal in the eyes of federal law. so, pot smokers shouldn't break out the cheetos or goldfish too quickly. i'm sure that pot smokers know what he meant there. >> i guess they don't have entiman's out there. >> what happened to mallow mars? >> look at williams. williams is going full-metal stoner on this. >> what a wee