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January 19, 2017 | 11:51PM EST

With President-elect Donald Trump set to take the oath of office in less than a day, CBS Evening News ended Thursday with anchor Scott Pelley turning the microphone over to former anchor Bob Schieffer to pontificate about how he imagines President Barack Obama. “In the early days, most Americans never saw their presidents or even their likenesses,” he began his gushy rambling, “In the modern era, we can't avoid them.

January 19, 2017 | 9:30PM EST

NBC closed out Thursday’s edition of Nightly News with an over-the-top tribute to President Barack Obama where they dubbed him ‘father-in-chief.’ “President Obama prepares to leave the White House, he's written a letter to the American people thanking them for making him, quote ‘a better man,’” touted anchor Lester Holt, “In the past, he’s also said the presidency has made him a better dad.” Reporter Chris Jansing dug up old photographs of the president as she hyp

January 19, 2017 | 7:30PM EST

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Less than a day after CNN wondered what would happen if President-elect Trump were assassinated, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews tried to instill fear in viewers late Thursday, floating the idea that Trump might need to use the nuclear launch codes on Inauguration Day.

January 19, 2017 | 1:28PM EST

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January 19, 2017 | 12:52PM EST

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January 19, 2017 | 12:31PM EST

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January 19, 2017 | 11:29AM EST

[See NewsBusters for more.] The Trump/Pence administration hasn’t even taken office and CBS is already going negative. CBS This Morning co-host Charlie Rose on Thursday reminded Vice-President-elect Mike Pence just how unpopular the team would be. He also lectured Pence about social media: “You've been asked this before, I'm sure, are the Tweets, A, necessary, B, distracting?

January 19, 2017 | 12:00AM EST

When Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign on June 16, 2015, the savants in the news media weren’t just skeptical — they were openly disdainful of the man who will be sworn in as America’s 45th President at noon tomorrow.

January 19, 2017 | 12:00AM EST

When Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign on June 16, 2015, the savants in the news media weren’t just skeptical — they were openly disdainful of the man who will be sworn in as America’s 45th President at noon tomorrow.

January 18, 2017 | 9:46PM EST

The end of Barack Obama’s reign as president of the United States appeared to hit the Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) pretty hard. All three of them took the time bid the president an emotional farewell at the end of their Wednesday night programs. “While President Obama was busy changing the White House … the White House was also changing him,” remarked anchor Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News.

January 18, 2017 | 8:18PM EST

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