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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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  • 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...
  • Obama's Inauguration Crashed Twitter

    Obama's Inauguration Crashed Twitter
    Obama’s inauguration yesterday saw a million people show up at the Washington mall, but it was even more popular on Twitter, where mass tweeting caused the site to break. Twitter buckled under intense traffic and was out of commission most of the...
  • 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...
  • President Obama inauguration TV coverage

     
    Updated Jan. 20, 2013, 1:29pm CT On Monday, Jan. 21 (officially on Jan. 20), Barack Obama will be sworn in to begin his second term as President of the United States, along with Joe Biden as Vice President. The oath of office will formally be administered...
  • 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...
  • Political Donor Russell Simmons Joins Wall Street Protesters

    Political Donor Russell Simmons Joins Wall Street Protesters
    They stand on a foundation that is still unstable but their primary target is clear -- corporate America -- and they are growing. What's the goal of the protest? "Money out of Washington," said music mogul Russell Simmons, CEO of Rush Communications....
  • 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...
  • 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,...