A New Jersey woman finally has a new kidney, more than a year after a life-saving transplant fell through at the last minute. After complications with the first donor's organs, Nina Saria found a match in her mother -- who lived half a world away in the country of Georgia. Jamie Wax has the heartwarming story.
Josh Earnest took over as President Obama's White House press secretary in 2014. He's delivered more than 350 briefings in that role and has confronted reporters on a wide range of issues, from Iran to health care, and even award shows. Earnest joins "CBS This Morning" from the White House briefing room to discuss President Obama's decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence, nostalgia and how often Mr. Obama and President-elect Trump communicate.
Vice President Joe Biden told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to undermine the U.S. and Europe. Putin denies trying to influence the U.S. election, and called allegations his country attempted to collect information to blackmail President-elect Donald Trump "total nonsense." Elizabeth Palmer reports from Moscow.
Four of President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet choices will have Senate confirmation hearings Wednesday, including EPA nominee Scott Pruitt and Health and Human Services secretary nominee Tom Price. Our CBS News poll shows 39 percent of Americans approve of the Cabinet nominations, while 40 percent disapprove. Nancy Cordes reports.
President Obama will leave office Friday with the most commutations in White House history. He pardoned 64 people and commuted the sentences of 209 others on Tuesday, mostly for drug offenses. Convicted leaker and former Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is among those who had their sentences reduced. Margaret Brennan reports.
Our 41st president, George H. W. Bush, is hospitalized for the fourth time in five years. The oldest living president, who is 92, was seen in public less than two weeks ago at a Houston Texans playoff game. A spokesman says the former president was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Saturday. Chip Reid reports.