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it's a mess, that's how one negotiator describes talks about dreamers and immigration. bipartisan talks today at the white house of a government shutdown looming next week. >> breaking overnight, north and south korea with their first talks in two years. we're live at the dmz. >> touchdown. alabama wins! >> and an instant classic in the college football national championship game. it was a bold move by nick who
helped bring the title back to bama. overtime thriller. just ended a short time ago. most of you have not seen the thrilling conclusion. we had a sloto sleep through it >> it is tuesday, january 9. it is 6:00 p.m. in the korean dmz. let's talk about immigration. the president will meet with lawmakers from both parties focused on daca. >> if they cannot debragree, th federal government could shut down next week. rare for a chief of staff to get the assignment. sources say he got the job because immigration is the most
important issue for trump's base. >> one person directly involved says, quote, it's a mess. for the latest, we turn to cnn's reporter on capitol hill. >> reporter: good morning. a big meeting over at the white house today, a group of lawmakers will head over to meet with trump to find a way forward on tadaca and the big deadline. lawmakers are at a real impasse here for daca. democrats say they won't agree to any spending bill that doesn't address daca and expend those protections for dreamers. then you have president trump pushing very hard insisting that any deal must fund the wall along the u.s. mexico border that he wants to build. he spoke about this when huddling with republican leaders at camp david. >> we want the wall. the wall's going to happen or
we're not going to have daca. we all want -- i think i can speak for everybody. we all want daca to happen but also great security for our country. >> of course building that wall and making mexico pay for that was one of candidate donald trump's biggest campaign promises but for now calling for u.s. taxpayers to potentially foot the bill. dave and christine? all right breaking news overnight. north and south carolina face-to-face. first high level talks began over night with the leaders from both countries able to listen in in real-time. some progress already announced on military matters. the olympics. of course u.s. bystanders. let's go to our reporter.
>>reporter: well, dave, there's been some pretty fast agreements in the first three hours north korea agreed they would send a high-level delegation to the olympics in south carolina. they said they would send athletes, a press core and a cheering quad. >> but also south carolina was pushing for more. saying they want to discuss military talks, want to make sure in the future there's no room for miscalculation. they want to talk about separated families who haven't seen each other. it's very important things for the south caroli south korea side. also south carolina could temporarily lift some of the sanctions if it means it's
easier for the north koreans to come to the olympics. we don't have details on that. potentially maybe someone within the delegation. or a cruise ship they're send to go pick up the delegation and bring them down. sanctions mean any ship cannot dock in south carolina. these kind of technicalities being ironed out. >> a lot of details, paula hancocks live for us. >> president trump's lawyers are preparing for a request for special counsel robert mueller to question the president directly. so far there have been no substantive talks about a potential interview. trump's attorneys are studying how past administrations have handled similar requests. >> they want to determine whether he needs to testify under oath, whether he can provide written answers and whether the testimony should be recorded. white house lawyer ty cobb says his team is cooperating fully with the investigation to bring
it to a swift conclusion. >> the white house in h a surprise move has renominated kt mcfar land to become the ambassador to singapore. unlikely to support her because of questions about her testimony. she testified she was not aware of michael flynn's contacts with russian ambassador kislyak appearing to contradict flynn's account in his plea agreement. >> the white house struggling with the talk about the president's mental fitness. the source close to mr. trump considers the apology from steve bannon too little too late. >> the president we're told is frustrated by the cooperation his other top aides apparently gave to michael wolff. >> bannon told people to cooperate.
sean spicer did. >> because they're liars, this is donald trump. this is what he does. a day after day after day, incident after incident, he doesn't tell the truth. because he doesn't know what the truth is. >> wolff also says bannon is not being truthful when he claims he was no the referring to don jr. when he called a meeting at trump tower with the russian lawyer treasoness. >> they're still celebrating on the alabama campus after a thrilling victory. 26-23 the overtime score. as alabama beats their sec rivals. they were trailing 13-0 at the half. alabama actually replaced the starting quarterback with a freshman from hawaii. he led them back tying the game at 20 with a pass. then had a chance to win the
regulation but the kicker shanked this. bulldogs strike first with a 51-yard field goal and that means alabama must score and they did in dramatic fashion. >> fires in the end zone. touchdown! alabama wins! >> 41-yard touchdown pass. smith. winning 26-23. >> showed resiliency to overcome hard and make some great plays. we needed a spark on offense. certainly gave us that. did a really good job. >> i don't know how he found me in hawaii from alabama. i just thank god he found me, and we're here right now. >> thank god and thank marcus. what's an epoch title comeback without a marriage proposal.
popping the question to his girlfriend after the game, looks like she said yes. >> i think that's a yes. >> that's a lot of pressure on national television. alabama's fifth national championship under head coach nick saban. president trump of course was at the game including for the national anthem he stood hand over heart sing singing along to parts of the anthem. twitter had other thoughts on that. he left, landing back at the white house at midnight. know clue if he saw the end of the game. you can win if you like on the national anthem. twitter has certainly voiced eloquently its opinion. >> i will not weigh in on that. president trump -- promised to help coal country and now regulators he appointed are rejecting his proposal to prop up the industry. sent that sample off to ancestry.
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co more than 200,000 citizens are el salvador could lose legal status in the next months. trump says temporary status covered by this program will end by next september. officials say it will give them time to find other legal means of staying in the u.s. or face deportation. >> the president of el salvador calling it an 18-month grace period. cnn's reporter has more from chill. >>reporter: thanks. the decision yesterday by the trump administration was widely expected but that by no means lessens the blow to these groups. what happens is there is a category called temporary protective status. in this case, a natural disaster, a series of earthquakes in 2001.
there are more than 250,000 nationals that the department of homeland security says are covered by it temporary status in the u.s. they all must have lived in the u.s. since 2001. they've been working. many of them had u.s. citizen children. the decision yesterday extends for 18 months a window for those individuals to make the decision now, can they find another way to stay in the u.s.? will they be able to do so in time? separate the families or take everyone back home or continue to live in the shadows. it's now punted to congress to a certain extent. the department of homeland security says, that congress should be the one to take action here. so certainly this is not perhaps the end of the saga with temporary protective stat bus b >> thanks for that. people in el salvador send back
$4 billion or $5 billion that comes from here. half of the salvadorans have been here for 20 years and a third of them have a mortgage. >> she used the key word. temporary. it was temporary. that was the program designed. everyone knew president trump would make this move. that's part of the reason his base elected him. >> name only, and now. >> colorado senator corey gardener extending an invitation to attorney general jeff sessions to meet and discuss marijuana. it comes after sessions' decision last week to resecind and obama era policy. the move is likely to pit federal law enforcement against local officials in eight states and washington, d.c. where pot is legal. gardener says no meeting with sessions has been scheduled yet.
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triggered talk of a 2020 presidential run. >> we've seen response from nancy pelosi quote i think one of the arguments for her is 45. the i think one of the arguments against her is 45, meaning trump. >> if we are going into -- you might as well have somebody who knows what they don't know and would get the best possible people there. >> oprah's speech getting a rm waer reception from ivanka trump. let's all come together women and men and say time's up, united. >> vicious responses on line to that tweet, given allegations against her father. the for more on what oprah is thinking here's cnn's correspondent brian stelter.
>> reporter: she as no official comment. she's pretty much the only one staying silent. even the trump white house responded to the idea and said they would welcome the challenge from winfrey or anyone else. it's been a really interesting 24 hours to see all the reactions to winfrey's golden globes speech. it's almost as if her speech, which almost sounded like a campaign speech was a trial balloon of sorts. here's what we know for sure. i've been told by two of her close friends and some of her friends are urging her to run for president, that they want her to take on trump in 2020. according to these two friends, shoe he is actively thinking about the idea. she hasn't decided she will run, nor has she ruled it out. she is definitely taking the pocket seriously, partly, i'm told because she's horrified by some of trump's actions by president. she also finds that energizing, motivating. in that way, she's a bit like
the other women choosing to run for office. we've seen the stories about a record number of women, mostly democrats deciding to run for office for the first time this year. any talk about 2020 kind of has to wait until the midterm elections. this time next year we'll see candidates flocking to get in. this is a ways away but already the talk of the universes. which goes to show how powerful oprah is. >> all right. it's going to be a fantastically intriguing 2020. >> meanwhile a tweet sent out touting a presidency was not meant to be a political statement. they posted a tweet with the words nothing but respect. >> donald trump citing it as an example of media bias against
his father. >> another said this puts every reporter in nbc in a bad spot. foolish thing for them to do but at least now they are open about their bias. nbc says the tweet was sent by a third party agency during the broadcast in reference to a joke by seth meyers, the tweet has ins been deleted. stupid, stupid mistake. >> all eyes on your tweets, a third party would be in control of them in one of the biggest fligh nights of the year for the network. >> i would say perhaps-- >> the reporters in the hot spot. >> the president says no wall, no dreamers, democrats say no daca, no government funding. that's where we are, the immigration battle playing out at the white house with a government shutdown looming next week.
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it's a mess. that's how one negotiator described talks about dreamers and immigration. bipartisan talks at the white house today with a government shutdown looming next week. breaking overnight, north and south korea with their first talks in two years. we're live at the dmz. >> touchdown! alabama wins! and an instant classic in the college football championship game. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs and a painful morning for georgia fans. up 13-0 at the half. show you what happened in a bit. we'll start with immigration topping the issue at the white house. the president will meet with lawmakers from both parties,
focused on daca. >> if republicans and democrats cannot agree the federal government could shut down at the end of next week. the president has assign the john kelly to guide the immigration proposal. it is rare to get that assignment. sources tell us kelly got the job because immigration is the most important issue for trump's base. >> not much time left in the talks still have a long way to go. one person directly involved says quote, it's a mess. with the latest we turn to our reporter on capitol hill. >> reporter: good morning. a big meeting over at the white house today, a -- group of law makes will meet with president trump to find a way forward on daca. lawmakers are at a real impasse here for daca, which has been entangled into the negotiations.
democrats say they won't agree to any spending bill that doesn't address daca and extend the protections. then you have president trump insisting any deal must fund the wall along the u.s./mexico border that he wants to build. he spoke about this when he huddled with republican leaders at camp david. here's president trump this weekend. >> we want the wall. the wall's going to happen or we're not going to have daca. we want daca to happen. if think i can speak for everybody. we all want daca to happen. but we also want great security for our country. so important. >> of course building that wall and making mexico pay for that was one of candidate donald trump's biggest campaign promises, but for now, president trump is calling for u.s. taxpayers to potentially foot the bill, requesting from congress, $18 billion over the next ten years to potentially build that wall. dave and christine? >> all right. thank you. north and south korea
face-to-face. leaders of both countries able to listen in in real-time. some progress are already announced on military matters, the olympics, the u.s., of course merely a bystander for those talks. let's go to paula hancocks live for us near the entrance of the demilitarized zone. bring us up to speed. >>reporter: christine, the latest information we have is that north korea has now agreed to reopen military communication channels with south korea on the western part of the coast. this is significant because south korea had been asking them to continue for at least start the military talks because they were concerned about miscommunication and miscalculation which could lead to a conflict, not really surprising given what we've seen over the past couple years. north korea has agreed to that. they agreed they will send a high-level delegation to the winter olympics.
they will be sending athletes and the press corps and traveling with many people but of course the question is how will they get here. the south koreans have suggested they could send a cruise ship up to north korea to bring every down, bring them to south korea and double up as accommodation. what we're hearing is they may have to lift some sanctions, un lateral sanctions in order to facilitate getting them here. potentially because any ship that has been in north korea is not allowed to dock south korea at this point. it seems a very positive attitude between the two sides with these talks. most notably, of course the fact that the two leaders were able to listen in in real-time and were able to intervene if they wanted. they had hot lines to the area, so if they didn't like the way something was going, then they could have intervened, but we understand they have made some
concessions and some agreements, so, certainly it seeps positive at this point. >> all right. thank you. keep us up to speed. thank you. president trump's lawyers are preparing for a request from special counsel robert mueller to interview the president directly. they're hoping to limit the scope of the questioning. according to sources so are if a, there have been no substantive talks about a potential interview. they are studying how past administrations have handled similar requests. >> determining whether he can provide written answers to questions and whether the testimony should be recorded. white house lawyer ty cobb says his team is cooperating fully with the investigation to bring it to a swift conclusion. no comment from the mueller team. white house struggling to silence the talk about the president's mental fitness. a source says mr. president
trump considers bannon's apology too little too late. the president we're told frustrated by the cooperation his other top aides gave to "fire and fury" author michael wolff. >> bannon told people to cooperate. sean spicer told them to cooperate. >> why -- >> because they're liars. what are you talking about? this is donald trump. this is what he does. a day after day after day after day, incident after incident, he doesn't tell the truth. because he doesn't know what the truth is. >> wolff also says bannon is not bei being truthful when he claims he was not referring to don jr. when he called them trees -- >> 26-23 overtime win over the
rival. georgia, what a classic it was. trailing 13-0 at the half. alabama coach nick saban replaced his starting quarterback with a freshman. he led them tying the game at 20 with a touchdown pass. alabama had a chance, though, to win this game in it regulation, but their kicker shanks a 36-yard game-winning field goal. oh, that one hurt. the game goes to overtime. bulldogs strike first. 51-yard field goal is good. that means alabama must score, and they do it in dramatic fashion. >> fires it in the end zone. touchdown! alabama wins! >> 41-yard strike to smith. 26-23. >> showed resiliency to overcome
hard and made some great plays, we needed a spark on offense. he certainly gave us that, and did a really good job. >> i don't know how coach even found me all the way in hawaii from alabama. so i just thank god he found me and we're here now. >> legend is born and a marriage proposal. popping the question to his girlfriend on the field rite after the game. you can see the reaction. she said yes. congrats to them. alabama's fifth national championship under head coach nick saban. 16th overall. president trump at the game including with the national anthem. he stood with hand over heart singing along to parts of the national anthem. he left at halftime missing a lot of excitement. they thought georgia was going to be victorious. let's leave that up for a moment. this was a hotly debated topic on twitter. we'll punt as to what we think.
>> well i'm going to -- i'm going to make an apology for the president. the service member next to him not singing, he may have not been sure whether he was supposed to not. >> we all feel that way or not. when it's an anthem. >> the polls on twitter think the president -- >> all right. speculation around a possible 2020 run by oprah winfrey drawing a mixed reaction. you may be surprised who's singing her praises and maybe who's not so sure. except for these two fellows. this time next year, we're gonna be sitting on an egg. i think we're getting close! make a u-turn... u-turn? recalculating... man, we are never gonna breed. just give it a second. you will arrive in 92 days. nah, nuh-uh. nope, nope, nope. you know who i'm gonna follow? my instincts. as long as gps can still get you lost, you can count on geico saving folks money. i'm breeding, man. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance.
reduces administrative complexity. the federal law also kills many deductio deductions. that broadens how much is subject to tax. many states will see an increase in revenue which could mean an increase on spending on education, health care and law enforcement. stating really need to new revenue. budgets took a big hit during the recession and haven't really recovered because of an aging population and on line shopping cutting into sales tax. states like california, new jersey, new york, they are scrambling for ways to blunt the impact of those taxes on residents. they're getting pretty creative. the president's pick for health and human services secretary appears before the finance committee today and serious questions are being raised about pricing and other decisions made by alex azar.
the hearing will be covered and renee brings us this preview. >>reporter: alex azar is president trump's pick to replace tom price. he'll be before senators this morning for his confirmation hearing. he should expect to face some tough questions on drug prices, obamacare and close ties to the pharmaceutical industry. azar served as a top executive at pharmaceutical cap eli lilly. the company has raised prices on medication including insulin and according to politico, while he was at the company, it also tested an erectile disfunction drug on children. it was a strategy to get an extension on the drug's pat end that was about to expire. it gave the company a six-month extension for the lucrative drug that makes about $2 million a year. he should be pekexpected to be hammered by democrats on all of
this. christine and dave? >> contentious. thanks. colorado senator cory gardner inviting jeff sessions to discuss marijuana. gardener said he would block all of the president trump's judicial nominees until sessions' marijuana decision is reversed. session's move likely to pit federal and local officials against. gardener says no meeting with sessions has been scheduled yet. it's a whalcohol lot -- >> if you're hungry your pizza hut delivery could roll up in a self-driving van. >> perfect. >> at 4:47 a.m. how soon could these vehicles hit the road?
sunlen serf will she? or won't she? so many questions swirling around oprah winfrey after a housing golden globe speech triggered talk of a 2020 presidential run. >> seeing interesting reactions including a luke warm response from house minority leader nancy pelosi. she says i think one of the arguments for oprah is 45.
i think one of the arguments against oprah is 45. 45 of course meaning president trump. pelosi continues, if we're going into a place where they've
devalue waiting experience you might as well have somebody who knows what they don't
know and get the best possible people there. >> oprah's speech getting a warmer reception from ivanka trump. she says just saw the inspiring speech. let's all come together, women and men and say time's up. united. some vicious responses on line to that tweet given allegations against her father. for more on what oprah is thinking there's brian stelter. >> reporter: oprah winfrey has no official comment about all this 2020 chatter. she's pretty much the only one staying silent. even the trump white house responded to this idea and said they would welcome the challenge from winfrey or anyone else. it's been a really interesting 24 hours to see all the reactions to winfrey's golden ro globes speech. it's almost as if her speech which almost sounded like a campaign speech was a trial
balloon of sorts floated up in front of 20 million people. here's what we know for sure. i've been told by her trend tfr. according to her two friends she is actively thinking about the idea. she hasn't decided she will run, no has she ruled it out. she is definitely taking this pocket seriously. that's partly, i'm told, because she's horrified by some of trump's actions as president. but also finds that energizing, motivating. in that way she's a bit like many of the other wiem choosing to run for office. we've all seen the stories about a record number of women, mostly democrats deciding to run for office for the first time this year. now. of course nef talk about 2020 is kind of sort of has to wait until after the midterm elections. this time, in ex-year, we're going to see candidates flocking to new hampshire trying to get in on the democratic primaries. this is a ways away but already
the talk of the political and media universes which goes to show how powerful oprah winfrey is. >> nbc says a tweet send out during the golden globes touting an oprah presidentsy was not meant to be a political statement. posted the words nothing but respect for the future president. there was immediate backlash on line donald trump jr. citing it as an example of need media bia. >> foolish thing for them to do but at least now they're out in the open about the bias. nbc says the tweet was sent by a third party agency during the broadcast in reference to a joke made by seth meyers during his mono log. the tweet has been deleted. >> heavy rain in southern california. all the rain threatens to cause
landslides in areas hit by the thomas fire. now some evacuations are under way. our meteorologist has more. >> dave and christine we're watching a rain event set up across southern california that has a potential to be a significant weather maker. it's going across this region as the storm pushes right towards los angeles points to the south, in fact even as far north as san francisco. heavy faithful is anticipated in sacramento. some of the heavier totals ventura, loss angeles counties. when excessive heat applied to the soil and veg tration removed, the soil itself becomes hydrophobe ic or water repellant. any additional rainfall you get can move the soil down stream and cause landslides, mudslides and quick flash flood events
across the region. as much as 4 inch the across the areas, that will be problematic. unfortunately, this is too little too late and something we're going to be watching in the next 24 hours. >> let's get a checks on cnn "money" stream. noble stock market the higher today. dow closed lower because of mai health care and bank stocks. still the strongest start to the year in more than a decade. big changes for go pro. killing its drone business blaming a hostile regulatory environment in europe and united states, layoffs big time slashing 20% of its staff. go pro's revenue fell $200 million forcing it to cut prices on the camera product. your pizza hut delivery could run day roll up in h a self--driving van like this. toyota unveiled a concept vehicle called the e-palate.
it's teaming up with a handful of partners to make this reality, incluszing pizza hut, amazon, uber. toyota says this could host a mobile store, act as a ride sharing service, deliver packages. how soon will it hit the road? toyota plans to start testing in 2020. google is being sued for allegedly discriminating against white men. a man was fired over his essay which said women were biological inferior to men in some aspects of engineering. he claims they discriminate. in response google kept it brief telling cnn we look forward to defending in court. >> i'm lost at the pizza hut story. still focussed on a ride-sharing van with a smell of pizza. that's just torture. >> imagine. you could kill two birds with
one stone. >> "early start" continues right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com it's a mess. a mess. that's how one negotiator describes talks about dreamers and immigration, bipartisan talks in h the white house today with a government shutdown looming next week. and breaking overnight. >>narrator: and south korea with the first talks in two years, what progress was made on pyongyang''s nuclear program. >> touchdown! alabama wins! >> and an instant classic in the college football championship game. a bold move helps to bring the title back to alabama. we have reports from capitol hill from the dmz, new york and the college football title game in atlanta. all over the place this tuesday morning. >> what a game it was. a tough morning for georgia fans. it's tuesday, january 9,
5:00 a.m. in the east. we start with immigration topping a critical agenda at the white house today as lawmakers try to avoid a looming government shutdown. the president will meet with lawmakers from both parties 11:30 today focussed on daca, the dreamer program protecting undocumented immigrants brought here as children. >> if they can't agree the federal government could shut down at the end of next week. president assign the john kelly to guide it through congress. it is rare for a chief of staff to get such a specific assignment. >> not hutch time left and the talks still have a long way to go with one person involved saying it's quote a mess. the for more we turn to sunlen serfaty. >>reporter: good morning a big meeting, at the white house. a group of lawmakers will head over to meet with trump to find