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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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  • Obama communications director steps down -- another win for Fox News?

     
    First, Van Jones resigned as the Obama administration's green jobs czar after taking a pounding from Fox News' Glenn Beck. The charge: Jones signed a petition seeking an inquiry into whether the Bush administration was complicit in the 9/11 terrorist........
  • Top stories, 2009: Economy, health care

     
    by Mark Silva The economy was the big story of 2009. That and health care. From the start of the year, Americans have paid close attention to both an unfolding economic crisis, the Pew Research Center has found in a......
  • Shocking DGA Award win for 'The Hurt Locker's' Kathryn Bigelow

     
    "The Hurt Locker" helmer Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman ever to win the top award from the Directors Guild of America. It was a major victory over James Cameron, Bigelow's ex-husband, whose "Avatar" recently became the highest-grossing film in...
  • Times design, art and photo staffs honored

     
    The Times' design, photography, graphics and magazine art direction departments received top honors Monday in two international journalism competitions. The Times received 100 total awards in the Society for News Design best of design creative...
  • Michelle Obama heads to Nevada

     
    by Lisa Mascaro Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will get a little help in his re-election bid next week as he welcomes First Lady Michelle Obama to Nevada to tout healthy living initiatives in Reno and Las Vegas. Michelle Obama......
  • 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......
  • Inauguration hotel rooms: Pennsylvania

     
    by Andrew Zajac Pennsylvania tourism types used to boast that "You've Got A Friend in Pennsylvania". More recently, the Keystone state's marketing mavens have asserted that "America Begins Here." Those catchphrases could stand a little freshening up for...
  • Monday morning ten: Vetting Bill

     
    The Obama team has begun vetting Bill Clinton, suggesting that Hillary will receive the much rumored offer to become Secretary of State. But Bill's activities could create ample opportunity for conflicts of interest. In an interview with 60 Minutes,......