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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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  • Sweet Home Chicago II: Honeyboy's ball

     
    by Mark Silva It's a long road, with more than a few crossroads: Picking up a homemade guitar in the Mississippi Delta, making one's way to Chicago to play with most of the blues greats of the time, picking up......
  • 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......
  • Barack Obama: 'Magnitude humbling'

     
    by Mark Silva "The magnitude of it is humbling,'' President-elect Barack Obama says of his inauguration coming Tuesday. "I'm sure I'll have trouble sleeping the night before.'' This is what Obama told CBS News anchor Katie Couric in an interview......
  • Barack Obama: 'Pragmatic progressive'

     
    by Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten Some liberals might think that R. Bruce Josten has no business visiting President-elect Barack Obama's transition office once, let alone 16 times. That's because Josten is the top lobbyist for the U.S. Chamber of......
  • Most. inauguration. security. ever.

     
    by Frank James In case you haven't heard by this point (perhaps you were on another planet?) there will be a record amount of security surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama to go along with the record expected......
  • Obama pitches economic plan in Ohio

     
    by John McCormick BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio - Campaigning for the top priority of his upcoming presidency, Barack Obama on Friday pitched his plan for more than $800 billion in new spending and tax cuts as he stood under the roof......
  • Obama's train ride: Lincolnesque imagery

     
    by Mike Dorning and Mark Silva, updated at 6:45 pm EST President-elect Barack Obama, arriving in Washington Saturday night at the end of a 137-mile train journey evocative of Abraham Lincoln's arrival in Washington, used the trip as a pre-inaugural......
  • 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......
  • Republican Party won't be celebrating on Tuesday

     
    Giddy Democrats are planning watching parties and galas across the county for Barack Obama???s inauguration Tuesday. How will Republicans celebrate? Not surprisingly, most won???t. Obama has tried to cross party lines, keeping Robert Gates as defense...
  • Jeremy Schaap is covering the Obama Inauguration

     
    That's it for this week. Enjoy the conference title games, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Inauguration Day. Once a week I serve as a writing coach for fifth graders at the local school. This week the talk turned to......
  • Blitzer or blitzes? Sean McManus juggles news, sports

     
    Speaking of my list of best all-time sportscasters (see post somewhere below), in which Jim McKay finished second, his son, CBS Sports and News president Sean McManus, is preparing for an interesting few days. Sunday, CBS Sports will broadcast what......