We're getting reports this morning of a possible drive by shooting in Waialua. Emergency medical responders say a man in his 30's was taken from the scene in serious condition. Police are searching for the suspect. We'll be gathering more details on this developing story on Sunrise.
House Republicans are not budging on a proposed two month extension of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits despite pressure that it could hurt the GOP during a critical election year. House Speaker John Boehner sent a letter to President Obama, urging him to order the Senate back from its holiday break to work on a year-long deal, but the President says the two month agreement is the only option. We'll get the latest from Congresswoman Mazie Hirono via skype at 7:10.
As that stalemate continues, it's looking more and more like President Obama will spend his Christmas solo in Washington D.C. Michelle Obama and their two daughters arrived for their annual holiday trip to Hawaii on Saturday. The White House Press Secretary was asked about that scenario repeatedly yesterday. The official response? "It is a very fluid situation. It's hard to know what tomorrow is going to look like, what the next day is going to look like, as this saga continues."
One local boy could be coming home to become the next UH Head Football Coach. A formal announcement is expected tomorrow, but reports are circulating that the job will go to Norm Chow. Chow is the experienced Offensive Coordinator who helped USC rack up big wins.
Private First Class Bradley Manning's defense will begin their arguments Wednesday. Manning is accused of stealing and leaking more than a quarter of a million classified documents from the State Department and the Defense Department, the biggest intelligence leak in U.S. history. If convicted on all 22 counts, he could face the death penalty.
Gusty tradewinds will pick up today and the blustery weather pattern will persist for the rest of the week. There's a gale warning posted through tonight and a high surf advisory tor most east facing shores through tomorrow. Malika is tracking the windy weather.
Also this morning on Sunrise, gift ideas for women, live music from Edward Akio Tanaka Junior, plus find out why iPads could be in short supply this Christmas.
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