As the nation prepares for the inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday, "CBS This Morning" launches a new series, "We the People." We traveled across the country and spoke with four people with different political backgrounds and beliefs to examine Americans' hopes and fears for the Trump presidency.
Hundreds of thousands of people will descend on Washington Friday for Donald Trump's inauguration. CBS News political director John Dickerson and contributor Bob Schieffer, who has covered 13 inaugurations starting in 1985, join "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss the pace of Trump's Cabinet nominee hearings and why political leaders are concerned about the Trump presidency.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has called Russia a "global menace led by a man who is menacing." That's a very different tone than President-elect Donald Trump, who has taken towards Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin. In an interview with Charlie Rose, Ryan says he isn't sure what the president's long-term plan is for dealing with Russia.
NASA is working to uncover the mystery behind an asteroid that may contain a priceless treasure trove of minerals. The space agency is planning to send an unmanned spacecraft to the chunk of metal known as 16 Psyche. Some scientists estimate its minerals could be worth $10,000 quadrillion dollars. Carter Evans reports.
We are learning more about how an unverified report of Russian blackmail attempts against President-elect Donald Trump reached U.S. officials. The Trump dossier was compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele, who has since gone into hiding. Steele shared the information with Sir Andrew Wood, Britain's former ambassador to Russia. Charlie D'Agata spoke with Wood about Russian strategy of sexual entrapment.
In his last news conference in the White House, President Obama left reporters with a message of hope, as well as a warning for his successor. While Mr. Obama said he's looking forward to taking a break from public life, he rattled off a list of actions that -- if enacted -- would lead him to protest. Margaret Brennan reports.