Top Democrats insist the Russian hacking during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign represents a threat to American democracy. A group of senators from both parties want a special committee formed to investigate all the available evidence, but that could lead to a fight with the president-elect, and Senate Republican leaders.
Across the country today, every state’s winning slate of electors will gather in person in their state capitals to cast their votes for president and vice president. Despite the efforts of some Democrats to pressure Republican electors to change their votes, there’s no indication they’ll have much impact. We look at how the voting will likely play out, and when Donald Trump will likely be declared the winner.
Break it down
A lot of attention has been paid to the popular vote since Election Day. Several million more people voted for Hillary Clinton than voted for Donald Trump, but he comfortably won the electoral vote to take the election. A look at the map shows it’s also true that Mr. Trump won 30 states compared to Clinton’s 20. How did that happen, and what do the numbers say about where the votes came from?
China is set to return a U.S. underwater drone it seized last week. The U.S. publicly demanded it back, but was accused by Beijing of dramatizing the incident. After both countries agreed the drone would be returned, President-elect Trump waded into the issue on Twitter, breathing new life into something both militaries seemed eager to put behind them.
Knock it off
Customs officers are working to stop huge quantities of counterfeit products from ending up in your holiday shopping cart. Only on “CBS This Morning,” we visit a facility in New Jersey to get a look at who is profiting from the flood of illegal goods.
Is the “Santa Rally” set to stall? Expectations for Dow 20,000 and beyond are off the charts -- and stocks are looking increasingly vulnerable to a correction amid global profit expectations that many experts say are at unrealistic highs.
What should high-school and college-age students be studying now to help ensure they can land good jobs in the future? There’s no easy answer, but there are ways to prepare for the real world of tomorrow.