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President Obama today announced that he is freezing the pay of White House aides making more than $100,000, a group that includes the White House chief of staff, national security adviser and press secretary, according to the Associated Press. CBS News

President Obama retook his oath of office yesterday after Chief Justice John Roberts flubbed while delivering it at Tuesday’s inauguration. The second oath was also administered by Roberts and took place at 7:35 p.m. Wednesday in the White House’s Map Room. The do-over was aimed at dispelling any confusion that might arise from Tuesday’s take — in which “faithfully” was said out of sequence — and erase any question that Obama is legally the president. CNN

Caroline Kennedy has given up her bid for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton. Kennedy, who was widely considered the front-runner for the seat, told New York Gov. David Paterson she was no longer interested in the job due to personal reasons. CNN

The Senate has overwhelmingly confirmed Hillary Clinton to become secretary of state. The chamber voted 94 to two to confirm Clinton. Though some Republicans had expressed concerns about conflicts of interest related to Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, they were not enough to derail her nomination. CBS News


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