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Zeoli Show Log 02.16.17

3pm- President Trump announces Alexander Acosta as his new nominee for Labor Secretary. Acosta replaces Andrew Puzder who withdrew from consideration yesterday. 3:05pm- During his press conference this afternoon, Donald Trump called CNN “very fake news” while fielding questions from Jim Acosta. 3:20pm- NBC’s Chuck Todd criticizes Trump for the way he deals with, and treats, the media. 3:35pm- NJ ...

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DC Bakeshop Says They Were Asked to Recreate Obama Inauguration Cake for Trump

The issue stemmed from a pastry parallel — a cake at President Donald Trump’s inaugural ball Friday night mirrored one at President Barack Obama’s in 2013. Duff Goldman, of Food Network cake-baking fame, tweeted two side-by-side images of identical cakes. One of the cakes was made by Goldman and his Baltimore-based Charm City Cakes for Obama’s inaugural ball in 2013, ...

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Stormy Weather Forces The Obamas To Briefly Delay Their Palm Springs Vacation

PALM SPRINGS (CBSLA.com) — Barack Obama and his family had to delay their Palm Springs vacation briefly Friday after bad weather conditions forced their plane to be diverted. After attending President Donald Trump’s inauguration, the now-former first family departed from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland and headed west. Former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Obama “vowed to take his ...

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Stormy Weather Prevents Obama From Landing in Palm Springs for Post-Presidential Vacation

Barack Obama’s got nothing but time these days — but he probably didn’t plan to spend it in an indefinite holding pattern. Obama was forced to delay the start of his post-presidential life Friday, after unusually bad weather in Southern California prevented the newly minted federal retiree and his family from landing at Palm Springs International Airport. CNN affiliate KESQ ...

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Bittersweet Feeling Flows Through Hyde Park On Obama’s Last Day

CHICAGO (CBS) — Seeing the Obama’s leave the White House brought mostly sadness to many of their neighbors on Chicago’s South Side. 57th Street Books in Hyde Park is where Barack Obama used to buy his books. On the wall hangs a photo from the then Senator’s first book signing. New books about the former President now fill the displays, ...

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Trump Signs Executive Order to ‘Ease the Burden of Obamacare’; Press Secretary Offers No Details

President Donald Trump on Friday night signed an executive order aimed at trying to fulfill one of his most impassioned campaign promises: Rolling back Obamacare. The executive order signed in the Oval Office is designed “to ease the burden of Obamacare as we transition from repeal and replace,” White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters. Spicer did not respond ...

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President’s Twitter Account Sees First Ever Transfer Of Power

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter WASHINGTON (CBSMiami) — Just as the office of president saw a peaceful transfer of power during inauguration day, so too did the commander-in-chief’s social media mouthpiece. In a first since the American political world joined the digital one with Barack Obama’s presidency in 2008, the @POTUS account on Twitter changed hands Friday as his successor, Donald J. Trump, ...

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Trump Administration Takes Over White House Website; LGBT Rights, Climate Change Pages Vanish

The moment that Donald Trump took the oath of office and became the 45th President, a transformation occurred — online. Simultaneous with the formal transfer of power that occurred on the steps of our nation’s Capitol, the entire White House digital presence was changed over. The White House website changed from the administration of former President Barack Obama to that ...

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California Among States That Have Moved to Protect No-Cost Contraception Covered Under Obamacare

Even before President Elect Donald Trump suggested Obamacare was in jeopardy, Republican cries of “replace and repeal” inspired some states to protect the no-cost contraceptive benefit guaranteed under the federal bill. California, Illinois, Maryland and Vermont have passed laws over the past two years requiring cost-free coverage of birth control options. Like the Obamacare provision, the state laws cover one ...

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Taking Exit, Obama Says Presidency Proved Hope Wins Out

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama exited the presidency on Friday with a message of gratitude to Americans and a plea to his supporters not to be bowed by the inauguration of President Donald Trump. “You proved the power of hope,” Obama said before departing Washington as a newly minted ex-president. In a farewell speech at Andrews Air Force ...

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Obama’s pension = $207,800 for the upcoming year

Watch Video NEW YORK — At noon on Friday, 55-year old Barack Obama became a federal retiree. His pension payment will be $207,800 for the upcoming year, about half of his presidential salary. Obama and every other former president also get seven months of “transition” services to help adjust to post-presidential life. The ex-Commander in Chief also gets get lifetime ...

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Obama: ‘This Is Just A Little Pit Stop’

WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — Former President Barack Obama thanked staff and supporters at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland following the inauguration of President Donald Trump Friday. “I said before and I will say again, that when we started on this journey, we did so with an abiding faith in the American people and their ability, our ability, to join together and ...

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Obamas Depart Washington After Trump Takes Oath

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have departed Washington. The Obamas held hands as they walked to a military helicopter parked outside the East Front of the Capitol after Donald Trump took the oath of office. MORE: Full Coverage | Photos: Trump’s Inauguration  | On The Ground At Inauguration Day Trump and first lady Melania ...

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Trump Also Gets @POTUS in First Twitter Transfer of Power

After he was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump gained another prestigious title: @POTUS. US President Barack Obama greets President-elect Donald Trump as he arrives on the platform at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2017, before his swearing-in ceremony. (Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images) The Obama administration will hand over the ...

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The Obamas Release Video About Future Plans & Obama Foundation

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBSMiami) – President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are going to take some time off after leaving the White House Friday. In a video released on their new website, The Obama Foundation, the pair said farewell to America and talked about their plans after leaving office. Part of those plans is The Obama Foundation which ...

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Obama Leaves Letter In Oval Office For Trump

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — President Barack Obama has left a letter for his successor in the Oval Office before departing the White House, as is the tradition from one president to the next. The White House is providing no details about what Obama conveyed to Donald Trump. Photos: Obama Departs The Oval Office Obama campaigned vigorously against Trump. But the president ...

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On The Ground At The Inauguration

Join us as we cover the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump. Reporters, anchors and producers from many of our local CBS TV stations around the country will be there for the arrivals and departures, the oath, parade and inaugural balls to follow. Take a look.

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Obama Tweets Final Message to American People from White House; Announces Post-Presidential Website

President Barack Obama tweeted the American people in his final hours as head of state promising to continue his work with them, and unveiling a new website. President Barack Obama leaves the White House for the final time as President as the nation prepares for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump on Jan. 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Kevin ...

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Obama’s final White House tweet: ‘I won’t stop’

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama tweeted the American people in his final hours as head of state promising to continue his work with them, and unveiling a new website. “It’s been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man,” he said. His post-White House website, Obama.org, features a request form ...

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Barack Obama’s First Stop After Donald Trump’s Inauguration: Southern California

President Obama’s first destination as a former president will be one that has become a favorite of the first family: Southern California. The Obamas will travel to Palm Springs on Friday following the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, the White House confirmed Tuesday. As is custom, the outgoing president is afforded one final trip aboard the presidential aircraft, called Air ...

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Obama’s Final Tweets As President: ‘It’s Been The Honor Of My Life To Serve You’

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork) — President Barack Obama had a final message Friday to the American people:  “It’s been the honor of my life to serve you.” With just hours left in his presidency, Obama issued a series of tweets ahead of his tea with first lady Michelle Obama, President-elect Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, at the White House. Extra: On The ...

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Inauguration Day: Donald Trump Prepares For Swearing-In Ceremony

WASHINGTON (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA/AP) – Donald Trump upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington, and now the real estate mogul and reality television star will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Republicans will be in control of the White House for the first time in eight years. Ebullient Trump supporters have flocked to ...

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Donald Trump Set to Be Sworn in as 45th President

Donald Trump is hours away from being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States during a historic transfer of power that encapsulates American democracy even in politically divisive times. Donald Trump walks on stage after his daughter, Ivanka Trump, introduced him during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, ...

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Inauguration Day: Donald Trump To Be Sworn In As America’s 45th President

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Donald Trump upended American politics and energized voters angry with Washington and now the real estate mogul and reality television star will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Ebullient Trump supporters have flocked to the nation’s capital for the inaugural festivities, some wearing red hats emblazoned with his “Make America Great Again” ...

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Obama commutes 330 drug sentences on last day as president

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a last major act as president, Barack Obama cut short the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bringing his bid to correct what he’s called a systematic injustice to a climactic close. With his final offer of clemency, Obama brought his total number of commutations granted to 1,715, more than any ...

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4 More Inmates Transferred Out of Guantanamo Bay

The Pentagon announced Thursday that four more inmates were transferred out of the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, marking the final such transfer under President Barack Obama and leaving the facility’s population at 41. Thursday’s transfer concludes the Obama administration’s final push to empty the facility as much as possible prior to Friday’s inauguration, with 19 inmates being ...

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