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Inauguration of President Barack Obama (2009)

Inauguration of President Barack Obama (2009)
On Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as president of the United States. Obama took his place as the 44th president under a bright winter sky, painting this perilous national moment in unsparing terms and exhorting Americans to respond by taking greater responsibility for themselves, the country and the world. More than 1 million people flocked to the National Mall to take part in the event, spilling outward from the gleaming white Capitol steps toward the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial more than a mile away.
On Jan. 20, 2009, Barack Obama was sworn in as president of the United States. Obama took his place as the 44th president under a bright winter sky, painting this perilous national moment in unsparing terms and exhorting Americans to respond by taking greater responsibility for themselves, the country and the world. More than 1 million people flocked to the National Mall to take part in the event, spilling outward from the gleaming white Capitol steps toward the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial more than a mile away. « Show less

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  • Howard Dean stepping down

     
    by Frank James In an expected move, Dr. Howard Dean is planning to step down as chair of the Democratic National Committee, according to a Huffington Post report. After four years at the helm of the Democratic National Committee, Howard...
  • Obama forced into president's role early

     
    by Frank James We actually may have more than one president at a time, despite what President-elect Obama and his aides have persistently said since Election Day. That's the only way to interpret some reporting that indicates Obama's transition is...

    Inauguration fever: Rooms grow scarce

     
    by Laura Olson If you waited to see the election results before booking a hotel room in Washington for the inauguration, you may be too late. Calls have been flooding area hotels over the past few months to reserve rooms,...

    Obama inaugural scalping draws fire

     
    by Frank James Good luck getting a ticket to President-elect Obama's inaugural. The demand for them is extraordinary, with some would-be profiteers asking as much as $40,000 for tickets that won't be available until January. Reports that some people are.....

    Obama, why no deep dish?

     
    by Frank James It's all things Obama for much of Chicago which means that even his choice of pizzeria is an object of fascination. Turns out he likes a South Side Chicago joint called Italian Fiesta Pizzeria located in...