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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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  • Hail to the chief band-helper: Rep. Donna Edwards

    Former President Bill Clinton often jokes that the most disorienting thing about transitioning out of the presidency is that a band no longer strikes up a tune every time he enters a room.   Rep. Donna F. Edwards had the opposite and no doubt equally...
  • Oliver tries to keep support in turbulent council tenure

    Oliver tries to keep support in turbulent council tenure
    The councilman wouldn't return their calls. Shirley Supik and her husband, Jeff, were trying to stop Baltimore County from tearing down the historic former Underground Railroad safe house they own. So, Jeff Supik stuck a note on the front door of...
  • Community organizers who taught Obama the ropes get an invitation to the inauguration

    Community organizers who taught Obama the ropes get an invitation to the inauguration
    At their wedding reception in 1992, Barack Obama and his bride, Michelle, made their way to a table to greet three women who had taken him under their wings as a young community organizer. Loretta Augustine-Herron, one of the women in his memoir, "Dreams...
  • Historic East Baltimore church celebrates anniversary of 1863 founding

    Historic East Baltimore church celebrates anniversary of 1863 founding
    On Sunday, the eve of the celebration of the birth of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, some 300 communicants and friends packed East Baltimore's historic St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic...
  • Inauguration, Spanish politics and Super Bowl prep

    Inauguration, Spanish politics and Super Bowl prep
    Barack Obama may already have been officially inaugurated yesterday, but don't tell that to the people on Washington's National Mall this morning: A second, more outdoor ceremony today will give the public a view as Obama starts his second term. Some of...
  • Scenes from the inauguration

    Scenes from the inauguration
    Some came with their kids, not wanting to miss the opportunity to impart a message of political leadership in a live civics classroom hundreds of thousands of people strong. Others arrived with their own place in history in mind, considering President...
  • Inauguration was great, the singing, not so much

    Inauguration was great, the singing, not so much
    Watching the inauguration of President Barack Obama filled me with enthusiasm for the next four years. My only disappointment was the singers chosen to sing our patriotic songs ("History revisited," Jan. 22). Why do these young singers have to spoil our...
  • Legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin comes to Baltimore

    Legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin comes to Baltimore
    Even when Jeffrey Toobin is absolutely, positively, flat-out wrong, it's worth listening to what he has to say about the U.S. Supreme Court. Toobin, an Emmy Award-winning senior analyst for CNN and a staff writer for The New Yorker not only is smart,...
  • Obama inauguration viewing package offered by Newseum

    Obama inauguration viewing package offered by Newseum
    President Obama's second inauguration will be Jan. 21. The swearing-in ceremony will no doubt be a hot ticket -- though if past inaugurations are any indication, the actual experience will more likely be freezing cold for those observing outdoors. The...
  • Corbett Hints At More Privatization To Balance The Books.

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett on Saturday ... ... hinted at an increased privatization of public services, most notably the sale of state-owned liquor stores, to close a more than $4 billion budget deficit and to pay for such long-term needs as......
  • The Reading Life: The United States of Poetry

     
    A look at the poetry book "Crossing State Lines: An American Renga" by book critic David L. UIin....