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Day 2: Obama Moves Toward Government Transparency

(Pete Souza)
On his second day as president – and his first full day in office – President Obama called for a "new era of openness" in government.

The president made moves to limit lobbyists' influence on the White House, make agencies more responsive to Freedom Of Information Act requests, and limit pay for White House aides.

He also placed calls to Middle Eastern leaders and was briefed on the economy and the situation in Iraq.

And news broke that the president planned to sign an executive order tomorrow to close the Guantanamo Bay military prison within a year.

You can watch CBS Evening News reports on Mr. Obama's day below.

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