President-elect Biden to nominate Lloyd Austin as defense secretary in historic move.

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate retired four-star Army general Lloyd Austin as defense secretary. If the Senate confirms him, Austin will become the first African American to lead the Pentagon. CBS News Radio White House correspondent Steven Portnoy joined "CBSN AM" with the latest.

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Trump releases farewell address touting achievements.

Trump releases farewell address touting achievements.

President Trump on Tuesday released a videotaped farewell address touting his economic and foreign policy achievements. Referring to his followers, he said, "the movement we started is only just beginning." He did not mention President-elect Joe B...

Biden's  «historic»  nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine for assistant health secretary

Biden's «historic» nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine for assistant health secretary

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine to be assistant secretary of health. If confirmed by the Senate, she'll be the highest-ranking openly transgender federal official in the U.S. CBS Philly has d...

Confirmation hearings underway for Joe Biden's cabinet picks.

Confirmation hearings underway for Joe Biden's cabinet picks.

Five of president-elect Joe Biden's cabinet picks began their confirmation hearings Tuesday as the Trump administration prepares to leave office. But there is some fear that a minority group of Republicans may try to slow the process down. CBS New...

Biden bids emotional farewell to Delaware before leaving for inauguration.

Biden bids emotional farewell to Delaware before leaving for inauguration.

A visibly emotional President-elect Joe Biden bid goodbye to his home state of Delaware at a National Guard center named for his late son, the day before he is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Watch his remarks. CBSN is CBS New...

Trump to issue pardons on last full day in office

Trump to issue pardons on last full day in office

President Trump is expected to announce a slew of pardons and commutations on his final full day in office Tuesday, before flying to Florida on Wednesday morning. CBS News senior national correspondent Ben Tracy joins CBSN to discuss the president...

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